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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13133 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13133

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • No Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13133

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (118 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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I very happy with the product and amazed at how fast i received the package will definitely be ordering from you again in the future 937524



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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

It was easy to get the right parts the first time and I had my parts in 2 days during the holidays. 923070



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Great product and service with super fast delivery. 922720



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Super easy to install with the instructions and after a new england winter still looking good 868182



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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

I think it is amazing ! Thank you I will try it to Texas To Colorado 856516



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

fast service, and bolts right on. Thank you 852105



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Perfect fit, easy to install 837559



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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Excellent piece and so easy to install. I finish in less than 15 minutes. A must buy piece for those who want to get the best for the money. 822077



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It's been perfect. No issues. 826238



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Great quality! Easy very easy to instal l! 816797



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The hitch and bike rack was delivered very quickly. It was packed securely in one box. We found it very easy to install. It only took about 20 mins total for both. And works great. Very easy to use 804967



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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Great item 804541



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Product as promised. Easy install. Video of install very helpful for planning and install. Highly recommend. 801480



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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Do not Regret getting it! 800565



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Great quality and perfect fit for my vehicle. Instructions on YouTube made it very simple. 795795



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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

Great quality hitch. Came with everything needed for installation. Very easy to follow video instruction on etrailer website. Great Price, cheaper than local stores !!! Arrived sooner than promised. Great customer service. Would highly recommend both the hitch and Etrailer.com !!! Much Thanks 779002



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On time. As ordered. As always. 781958



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Fit & works perfect. 757178



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2016 Mazda CX-5

Great product. Solid construction. Very easy to install. Took just 15 minutes. 732603



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I ordered this product after I viewed the Video about installing a Hitch receiver for my bike rack. I checked around and it was about $700.00 project. Well that did not happen since I placed the order before finishing the video which was amazing and more detailed to instil confidence in me and I am not a handy person. The receiver came with detailed instruction on how to install it which took me less than 10 min. It was the right fit and and I can not be more satisfied. Now I can take my Bike anywhere with me and ride it. Thank you so much for the best customer service, reliability and the good quality of your products with a very affordable prices. Thank You Again 717567



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Received by products in just a few days after I placed the order. I got everything installed in a couple of hours and it all worked out great. Thanks etrailer 716142



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Great product, great price, and fast de livery 714038


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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

The product arrived as scheduled and I immediately proceeded to start the install. Instructions are easy to understand and install took about half hour or so with final torque to 45 pounds. I'm now ready to order my swag bike rack from you guys very soon. 695160



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Have purchased a few items from you pleased with all of them. Just bought my 2nd hitch for another car. 673979



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Awesome product and easy to install. 673124


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring For 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    I recommend Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13133 for your 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line which is a 2" receiver. It does require a fascia cut out for installation. I have attached an installation video and snip from the instructions that show the amount of fascia trimming required for the R-line. If you need wiring, I recommend T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118675. I have attached an installation video for your reference.
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  • Parts To Tow A Trailer With A 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The Curt Class III Hitch part # C13133 is a good choice for the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan because the installation takes about 10 minutes less then the other options for your Volkswagen. It also provides a 1/2 inch more ground clearance once installed than the other options. If you ever decide to use a bike rack or cargo carrier it is less likely to drag the ground in low ground clearance situations. The only trailer wiring available for the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is Tekonsha Wiring Harness...
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  • Difference Between Curt and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
    There is only one difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13133 and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 that fit your 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is the finish. The Curt trailer hitch has a glossy black finish while the etrailer hitch has a matte black finish; other than that everything is equal, such as their 3,500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacities, as well as the installation. The two hitches have a hidden look, which means only the receiver is showing...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Trailer Hitch C13133
    Attached are some photos of these dimensions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13133 that you referenced. Here is a list of the vehicles that this hitch fits: 2009 - 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 - 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
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  • Fascia Trim Diagram to Install Curt Trailer Hitch C13133 on a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Curt trailer hitch # C13133 has instructions that include a trim diagram but it states it is for R-Line models. I have included that diagram for you. For non-R-Line models you can follow the video I have linked. One of the first things our installer does is trim the fascia.
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  • Can a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Be Use With a Motorcycle Carrier
    The vehicle (2015 Volkswagen Tiguan) and trailer hitch (Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13133) are tested separately of one another which is why one is rated for 350 lbs tongue weight and the other 220 lbs tongue weight. That said, the lower of the two ratings which is usually the vehicle will need to be the figure you abide by. Please note, the weight of the motorcycle carrier (MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier part # MT70101) which is 50 lbs will also need to be subtracted...
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  • Is a MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier Compatible with 2016 VW Tiguan
    I may have a solution for you, however there is not an adapter that will work for you without reducing the weight capacity. As you said any adapter will reduce the weight capacity by 50 percent making it not enough. My best recommendation would be to check the tongue weight capacity of your 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan in the owner's manual if you haven't already. You need to make sure it can handle what is necessary because that will determine the maximum amount your vehicle will carry...
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  • How to Determine Tongue Weight of An ATV Trailer with Two Four Wheelers Towed with a 2011 VW Tiguan
    I believe you will find that your trailer setup will be within the 220 lb tongue weight limit of your 2011 VW Tiguan. You should check the actual tongue weight to be sure, but I did some calculations and found that if your trailer is loaded properly the tongue weight should be somewhere around 190 pounds at most. Close, but within the limit the manufacturer set for your Tiguan. Normal tongue weight for trailers is between 10 and 15 percent of total trailer weight for best towing performance....
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  • Draw-Tite vs Curt Hitch for 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Curt recommends the stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike racks to help support the hitch when going over bumps to prevent some of the vertical shock from being transferred to the hitch. Curt does this as a precaution, it's not that Draw Tite is stronger. Both hitch brands make outstanding hitches that are typically stronger than what they are rated for. I would say that Curt just happens to approach the idea of a bike rack/cargo carrier being used in a lower capacity hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible with 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan to Tow a Tow Dolly
    The Curt Class III Trailier Hitch Receiver # C13133 is confirmed to fit your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. It has a maximum trailer weight of 3,500 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. You should know that Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 if you're using the hitch to carry anything other than a trailer, like a bike rack. If you prefer a hitch that doesn't require the strap, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75658 also fits your Tiguan and has the same weight capacities....
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  • Choosing Between A 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2014 Kia Sportage for Towing
    According to the owner's manual for a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan S, the maximum towing capacity is 2,200 lbs if the trailer has brakes or 1,650 lbs if the trailer doesn't have brakes. According to the owner's manual for a 2014 Kia Sportage LX, the maximum towing capacity is 2,000 lbs if the trailer has brakes or 1,000 lbs if the trailer doesn't have brakes. This will hold true if the vehicle has a factory tow package and comes with a factory trailer hitch or it does not have a factory tow package...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
    All of the hitches we carry for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan fit all US market vehicles. So as long as you have a US model Tiguan either the Curt Hitch # C13133 or the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75658 would work well for you. These hitches do have rather different designs and attachment points, but since they have the same towing capacities they will both perform the same. I would prefer the # 75658 for a couple reasons. First being that this hitch does not require the use of a stabilizer...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Ball Mount Selection for a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The most popular option we carry and the one I would recommend for your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is the Curt hitch part # C13133. This is a Class III hitch that would have plenty of capacity for your small trailer and since it is a 2 inch hitch it will have more available future accessories like bike racks that you could use since this is the most popular hitch size. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. When this hitch is installed it will measure 15-3/4 inches from...
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  • Dimensions of Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class III Hitches For a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
    I have pulled all three of the Class III hitches available for your 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan and you were correct that the Curt hitch # C13133 has a shorter overall height compared to the Draw-Tite # 75658. The Curt # C13133 has an overall height difference of approximately 1/8 of an inch shorter than the Draw-Tite. In the pictures I have attached the dimensions for each of the hitches as well as a video snapshot of the Draw-Tite # 75658 that is installed on a 2011 Tiguan to show you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan that Does Not Require Strap for Bike Rack
    So the easiest hitch solution for your 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is going to be a hitch that does not require the stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack like the Draw Tite part # 75658. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well. This is basically a precaution they require to help take some of the shock out of the hitch when on the road.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan and Why Does Curt Require Stabilization Strap
    It just happens to be Curt's policy for all Class I and II hitches and any higher Class hitch that is not rated for use with weight distribution. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch do not have this same policy and thus the stabilization strap does not have to be used for non-trailer loads such as bike racks or cargo carriers. If you want to avoid using the strap then I would go with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75658. I have linked a video showing how the hitch installs. f you plan on doing...
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  • Hitch Availability for the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes, actually the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13133 that you referenced is confirmed to fit all model 2013 Volkswagen Tiguans so it should work well for you. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products as well: Ball Mount # 2923 Pin and Clip # PC3 1-7/8 inch Ball # 19260 2 inch Ball # 63845 Curt Wiring Harness # C59236
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  • Would Curt Hitch # C13133 Fit a 2013 Volkswagen R-Line Model
    According to Curt their hitch part # C13133 is a fit for all models of the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan and that would include your R-Line model. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Curt C13133 Hitch for 2017 VW Tiguan Fit VW Amarok
    Because the VW Anarok isn't available in the North American market, Curt hasn't done a hitch test fit. I can provide you with a diagram showing the hitch hole spacing for the Curt # C13133, which you can compare to the underside of your bumper to see if the hole spacing matches up. I've linked to a video showing the hitch being installed on a Tiguan.
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  • Install Video for etrailer.com Hitch e98906 On a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes, I have attached for you an install video of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13133 which you can use to install the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98906. These two hitches are the same save for finish (matte vs gloss) so the install video will apply to both options.
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  • When Installing 4-Way in 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Can Hot Lead Wire be Run Through Cabin
    Yes, you can absolutely run the hot lead of the Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118675 through the cabin of your 2017 VW Tiguan. You are certainly not alone in not having access to a lift and feeling that going underneath the vehicle can be a pain, so you can route it through your cabin, using Trim Pad Remover # ALL648544 to loosen the trim. In fact, we have a help article about running a hot lead, and I added the section about routing the wire through your vehicle;...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan That Does Not Require Stabilizing Strap 18050
    Many Curt brand hitches do carry the warranty requirement to use a strap like # 18050 when any non-wheeled load is installed in the hitch, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. This applies both to their 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch # C12097 and their 2-inch Class III hitch # C13133. The strap can be positioned at the top of the rear hatch, or on other vehicles to one of the raised roof side rails or roof rack crossbars. Since use of the strap can be a nuisance for some folks I suggest...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
    There are several differences amongst the various hitch classes but the important factor is that the hitch is rated high enough for what you need it for. The hitch tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacity will need to exceed the trailer tongue weight and gross weight. Class I and II trailer hitches have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings whereas a Class III hitch will have a 2 inch receiver opening. Class I hitches usually top out at 200 pounds tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pounds...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Related Towing Items for 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
    For the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and Tiguan Limited we do offer both 1-1/4-inch Class II and also 2-inch Class III hitches. All four products are shown on the linked page. The two 2-inch hitches available are the Draw-Tite # 75658 and Curt # C13133. Both share a common 350-lb tongue weight capacity and essentially identical installation processes. I recommend using the Draw-Tite since it does NOT require use of a support strap # 18050 as the Curt does for non-towing use as with a bike...
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  • Bracket to Mount Factory Trailer Connector to a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan with Aftermarket Hitch
    First if you are needing a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver then you will need to look at the Class III options for your 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan. Curt hitch # C12097 is a Class II with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. Class III options include Curt hitch # C13133 or Draw-Tite hitch # 75658. I have linked installation videos for both hitches for you. If the factory wiring is a 4-Way flat connector then 1 non-invasive option is the Curt Easy Mount system # C58001. It attaches to the hitch receiver and...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2010 VW Tiguan and Pulse Width Modulation Explained
    Pulse width modulation is the taillight wiring configuration that is on a lot of modern cars including your 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. This means that your taillights circuits send varying pulses of power along one wire to operate the different lighting functions of the tail lights. Instead of having a separate wire for each taillight function, (turn signal, brake, taillight), the engineers found a way to carry all of the taillight circuits on one wire. This saves them money because now the...
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  • Can 4-Bike Version of T2 Pro XT Bike Rack be Used with Curt Hitch on 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13133 will allow you to use the 2-Bike Add-On # TH9036XT for your Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT on your 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan. One thing you'll want to note though is that even though this trailer hitch is rated for up to 350 lbs tongue weight, according to my research your Tiguan has a tongue weight rating of 220 lbs to that will be your limiting factor. Since the Thule T2 Pro XTB 4 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT-9036XT weighs in at 96 lbs...
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