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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 C13136 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13136

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 750 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty



etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13136

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (86 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 must Say I am very impressed with the customer service that was provided. I made a mistake on my order, and was able to get in touch with customer service in a little less than 5 minutes to resolve my issue. The item was shipped really fast! I received it maybe 2 days after ordering (it helped that I live in the neighboring state) but nonetheless it was quick to arrive. The item looks solid and has a nice gloss paint scheme to it with no big decals which is nice. Installation was not very challenging, it took maybe 1.5 hours. Once installed the trailer looks amazing, it sits subtlety underneath the car which is a big plus. I went ahead and purchased a hitch as well and it all looks great together. 669781


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Still holding up strong! Been through a lot of towing this past year and it has held up very well. Definitely a great investment if you plan on towing light or heavy loads.
David - 07/14/2020

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Holding up great! Couldn’t be happier with the hitch. Most importantly I was able to do the install myself with the help of the in depth instructional videos on the website. 590884



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I must admit up-front that removing the bumper facia on my 2015 Audi Q5 was intimidating, however after watching the video [online] I felt confident that even I could complete this install. The install was not too difficult but also not exactly like the video. You just need to see where the trex bolts are in the wheel well by feel. The hitch is well hidden and looks like part of the original vehicle. Overall I am very happy with the product and am proud to have drone it myself and not ruined my car! Thanks etrailer and Curt. 792847



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We are very happy with our trailer. 570426



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2011 Audi Q5

Fit perfect and was easy to install with directions included. 137005


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Perfect so far.
Steve M - 06/22/2015

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Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Great hitch. It fits perfectly well, giving a great sense of strong and safe support. Now I feel my bike is travelling safe and comfortable. It also looks great on the car. Really great product. Now I´m getting another one for my new Mitsubishi Montero Sport 619753



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Simply put - it went perfect: 1. Ordering - put in my car model, type and year - crazy simple. 2. Shipping - came sooner than expected, much sooner. 3. Arrived at 6:30 pm had it in by 8:30 pm 4. 2.5 days from order to completion... seriously, didn't expect that. 5. email notification - had video of install requirements - priceless. 6. Product and hardware - all there, great condition 7. Install just like video - fishing the u-bolts, that was a trick, but the tolerances of everything were spot on and worth the extra effort. 8. End product looks fantastic, just what I wanted. 9. Took some pics - just a couple. Enjoy 671836



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2014 Audi Q5

Although the hitch works fine, after just one year it is rusting out badly and soon the paint will likely flake off entirely and expose the underlying rust. It would be one thing if I lived or used this vehicle in New York or Chicago, but here in Maryland/DC we get next to no snow and the roads are rarely treated for such conditions. I am shocked at the extent of corrosion in this product after just one year. 560832


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Rust will sometimes form from moisture in the air or from exposure to saltwater. If rust has started to form, use a piece of fine sandpaper and sand it off as much as possible then cover that spot with a rustoleum type of paint. It is a good idea to check over the hitch for any scratches or deep gauges and paint over these areas to prevent future rust issues. I have attached a help article on preventing rust.
-- Heather A - 09/13/2018

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Pretty easy installation (about 2 hrs) after we had to reshape the frame due to damage in shipping. When it arrived by UPS, it was poking thru the box and the box had no packaging material inside it. That's why I only gave it a 4 star. 368201



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2015 Audi Q5

I just purchased a new 2015 Audi Q5. Audi's Q5 Hitch was prohibitively expensive therefore I went to etrailer. Erika was very helpful guiding me to this Curt Hitch. I arranged prior to purchasing my Q5 that the Audi dealer would install the Curt hitch. When I picked the car back up today the Service Manager said that despite the video and directions, this was not installed in under an hour; rather it took his mechanic between 2-3 hours! So, if you are an amateur mechanic, be patient..... .....anyway, the installed hitch is less obtrusive than I expected. Note: I removed all the stickers from the hitch with "Goof Off" which helped it blend in when not in use. Put my Thule Aero Bike Rack on the hitch and it all worked perfectly. I am very pleased with my purchase and service from etrailer. 194212


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The hitch is working perfectly. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Ken H - 05/26/2016

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2011 Audi Q5

I primarally chose this hitch for bike racks or other light loads. I plan to use it for a double ski trailer and a small trailer in the near future and can come back for an update. So far it has performed as advertised. Installation was easy and also as shown but that was after the bolt fell in, the bottom bolts would not line up. Basically be patient and follow the instructions but have patience. It is not a smooth transition. I would have preferred it be in on higher on the bumper but it still looks good and works. 595627



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2013 Audi Q5

This tow hitch (and probably others like it) is not a good match for the Q5. First of all, the instructions might apply to 2010-11 but 2012+ S-Line bumpers do not have the easily removable bottom valence. The entire rear bumper cover needs to be removed, which involves opening up multiple pieces of cargo trim. Plus the bumper cover is made to such tight tolerances it is easy to break the retaining tabs. The hitch itself attaches to the bottom of the spare tire well. This attachment point is dubious and doesn't seem very solid. The top attaches to sheet metal using frustrating U-bolts that need to be held in place with fishing wire. Not the best design. The holes didn't line up and had to be bent into place with a crowbar. The instructions don't call for it but removing the bumper bar helps with installing the U-bolts. Due to the design, the exhaust tips will hang 1/2" lower than normal. Also the rear parking sensors could become loose so make sure they are plugged in completely before putting back together. Overall it took me around 4 hours to install. The actual hitch installation took less than an hour, the rest was the bumper. I do not recommend this hitch. In hindsight I should have bought the OEM tow package from the factory. Yes it is more expensive but the design replaces the OEM bumper bar which is much sturdier, has a more hidden look, and comes with the trailer detection module and brake lights (no brake controller though, that needs to be added). Plus tow package cars come with an upgraded cooling system from the factory. 116992



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2015 Porsche Macan

Great hitch but came with too short of carriage bolts. They need to be about 1/4 " longer for the Macan. Also it did not come with Porsche Macan instructions.I only had to trim the rear cover 1/2 x3/4" and it looks factory. I did speak with a tec guy a curt about the issues an he could have cared less.I liked there hitch and your service ,this my third hitch from you and I would order again .I mail you before the hitch got here and they e- mail a full copy of instructions for both Audi Q 5 and Porsche Macan to me that should have came with my hitch.Thanks to woman who helped me with the mail. Just a heads up i spent over 30 years as auto tec for Three different car lines so I know my way around a car and this is my 5th hitch that I have installed. Great shipping speed. I tried to order a cargo carrier but the shipping was to much .I should have ordered it when I ordered the hitch. Thanks Frank 149145


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Good morning Frank,I have a 2015 Macan S that was built by my local dealer without roof rails or the tow package. I am looking at options outside of the ridiculously expensive Porsche OEM Hitch that needs to be installed by the dealer. Since you are a Macan owner I was hoping you could provide me with some feedback on the Curt13136 hitch. I was hoping to utilize this hitch to transport my road bike and possibly a 18 trailer. I was wondering how you handled the wiring since Porsche does not want to sell this outside of their OEM hitch solution. Any feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
-- comment by: Miles F - 06/05/2015

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The wiring is available from Porsche now ! You will need a harness for the fuse box a control box and a harness to the trailer wiring, you will spend about $400 for the set up and will have it matched up to your car at the dealer, Then you can buy a plug that fits ur hitch wiring harness to match the 4 pin trailer plug Check the Macan Porsche site. I have heard they charge one hr @ 135 per hr,if you dont need the wiring right now I would wait for Curt to come out wit one later at a fraction of the cost.The dealer has a step by step install with photos on how to but u will need to capture the pics with your phone flash off.I may be doing this in a week or so ,if you get back next week will have all the pics and info u needA lot of money but I could have kicked the salesman for not telling me the factory install was a must @ $600,
-- comment by: Frank S - 06/10/2015

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It`s been fine i have installed the factory wiring and it works great but i spent $400 on parts and put the harness in but had to take it to the dealer to get it matched to the car.If anyone needs part I have them one is tricky.Frank
Frank S - 09/01/2015

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2013 Audi Q5

I absolutely hate working on cars, but Audi charges more than $1,500 to put a hitch under a Q5. I make a good income, but $1,500 for a tow hitch is offensive to me, so, I bought this hitch and blocked out two days for my installation project. I was not able to do the install in the one hour that the instructions said it would take for a professional, but I did get it done within 3 hours. Much of the time was spent drinking coffee. The printed instruction sheets which come with the hitch have photos which are too dark to really see what's going on, so find a video on YouTube instead. Getting the hitch to fit over all the bolts was a bit fiddly and I even had to adjust the width of the vertical hangers because they were about an inch too narrow. This is a result of warping from the welding, and a couple of bumps with a 3 pound maul fixed the problem. When all was done I spent about 3 hours of wallowing around on my garage floor and about one fifth of the cost of an Audi install to get this hitch. If you want a hitch on a Q5, get this, it's a no brainer. 351078



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Great hitch that looks like it could have been a factory installed option. My install was much rougher than the video - the upright posts were tilted slightly inward, and needed spread outward 1/4 to a 1/2 inch to line up with the u-bolts. So be warned you may need either a port-a-power, a spreader clamp, or a large traditional clamp (hooking from the upright to the car's outside frame) to pull the final side after the first is attached. Overall, took close to four hours. And three of that was fighting the final u-bolt. 884160



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2010 Audi Q5

Installed on my 2010 Audi Q5. Followed the instructions and installation only took 1 hour. Make sure you have some sealant for the drain plug bolts. Hitch looks very nice underneath the rear bumper and is not big or bulky. I'll be using this for a Thule bike rack. 880763



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2017 Audi Q5

We are very happy with this trailer system. Our local mechanic was able to install it on our 2017 Audi Q5 with no problem. We only use it for a bike rack. 867295



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2015 Audi Q5

Sleek design, very well built, robust, easy to install and, most importantly, perfect fit for my Audi Q5. 863940



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Trailer hitch arrived quickly and in good condition. Have not installed it yet. The videos are very informative. 855981



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Relatively easy install (with two people). Use the video and it’s no problem and looks great! 855384



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Lock performed as expected, no problems. Thanks!.. 860516



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Thanks again for traile Hitch for 2015 Audi arrived on time Install went as your website stated 852112



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2016 Audi Q5

The installation on 2016 TDI Q5 took about 90 minutes, mainly due to initial confusion with the plastic bra with no removable fascia. After some prodding and removal of the internal plastic element (had to be unglued to avoid breaking it into pieces), the hitch went into place in about 30 minutes, 20 more to properly put everything in place, screw it all down, and voila. The end effect is slightly different from a factory installed unit, but looks solid and reliable. We will see how it fares the Colorado weather and winter salt. The installation can be done in the driveway, with ramps, as long as you can find driveway with some elevation. My next project is to get the wiring harness, and make it look like the factory provided one, running it through the bottom baggage compartment. Shipping was quick, much quicker than expected, with no issues with the box, wrapping quality, etc. Some extra protection would be welcome as far as the hitch itself, just in case UPS does not handle it so gently. The installation instructions (video) could be also done on a unit with no removable fascia to help people out. That would save me some initial pain of trying to work it out so that no plastic elements need to be trimmed down or cut. 828219



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2016 Audi Q5

Clean appearance when mounted. Quality part and hardware. Installation videos are excellent and detailed. My 2016 was the same as the 2014 video. 2016 video appears to be the 2017 model. Took me longer than estimated time with added waxing of bumper cover and polishing exhaust tips. 828155



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2011 Audi Q5

It is very good and of high quality. It took them quite sometime to work on my order and shipping too (almost 2 weeks) may be due to the pandemic but after I received it, I was really impressed. I followed the video and it took me 45 mins working on it by myself. I recommend it to anyone looking for a hitch like that. Good job guys. 822080


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    I recommend using the Curt # C13136 on your 2014 Audi Q5 Hybrid, which will provide you with a 2" hitch receiver that is well suited for towing a trailer. It looks like your Q5 hybrid has a 4400-lbs towing capacity, so you'll want to make sure that you stay under that to avoid damaging your vehicle, but this hitch will allow you to tow up to that capacity. Since you're going to be towing, you'll also need trailer wiring, a ball mount and hitch ball to complete your towing setup. For...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendations for Carrying Bike Rack on 2015 Audi Q5
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Setup for 2013 Audi Q5
    You have really done your homework well. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13136 is a strong hitch receiver that is confirmed to fit your 2013 Audi Q5. The Loctite RTV 598 High-Performance Silicone Gasket Maker - Black - 2.7-Fl Oz Tube # LT37467 will work well to create a water tight seal when installing this hitch. The Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C59236 is also a fit and will require power from the battery....
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  • Fit of Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on 2010 Audi Q5 S-Line
    According to Curt Manufacturing, the only fit exclusion for their # C13136 is the Hybrid model. From what I was told, the S-Line provides a removable portion of the bumper cover for a OEM or factory hitch to pass through. An aftermarket hitch like the Curt would sit under the bumper. The notation you saw was for a 2012+ Q5. Because the Curt hitch warranty requirements stipulate that the # 18050 stabilizing strap must be used for non-trailer loads like bike racks or cargo carrying trays,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2017 Audi Q5
    We do offer a couple custom fit Class III trailer hitches confirmed to fit your 2017 Audi Q5. I recommend the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C13136 because of its easier installation process when compared to the Draw-Tite alternative # 75940. The Curt Hitch has a 750 pound tongue weight capacity and a 5,000 pound towing weight capacity. I recommend also checking your vehicle's weight capacities as listed in the owner's manual, as this will likely be the limiting factor. This...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Audi Q5
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75940 does not attach to the gas tank on a 2015 Audi Q5. It installs like the factory hitch would. I have linked the instructions for you to view. If you are talking about Hidden Hitch model 87603 it is going to be discontinued but it also does not attach to the gas tank. It has that center attachment point that connects to a cross member forward of the trunk pan. I think you might be confusing the trunk pan with the gas tank. The Draw-Tite hitch will be...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2015 Porsche Cayenne S-E Hybrid
    The only trailer wiring harness that will work with the 2015 Porsche Cayenne is going to be # 119250KIT. There is no splicing required for this kit and it powers the trailer lights from the vehicle battery. The harness has connectors that clamp around the vehicle tail light wiring and sense when current is passing through them. It's pretty awesome.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Reciever And Correct Wiring For A 2014 Audi Q5
    For your 2 inch trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III # C13136. This is a customized hitch for your vehicle that has a stylish round-tube design. It is very strong and a fairly simple bolt-on installation. I've attached a video to assist. Curt recommends using a stabilizing strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load like a bike rack or cargo carrier. For the trailer wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected...
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  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap Required with Thule Anti-Sway Strap
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050 needs to be used when using the Curt Hitch Receiver # C13136 for anything other than towing a trailer. The support is required by Curt's warranty. Which is why I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Hitch Receiver # 75940 over the Curt for your 2017 Porsche Macan. They're both rated the same and the Draw-Tite doesn't require the use of the strap. The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is an example of a Thule rack that has the anti-sway...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch & Trailer Wiring Harness for 2013 Audi Q5
    The Curt # C13136 and the Draw-Tite # 75940 2-inch Class III hitches share identical weight capacities but their designs differ and this will affect the complexity of the installation process. The Draw-Tite hitch installs in place of the aluminum bumper and this hitch requires a more involved installation than the Curt. I linked the instructions and an install video for both hitches to help you decide with which one you feel more comfortable. If it were me, I would go with the Curt in this...
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  • Tools Required for Hitch Install on a 2012 Audi Q5
    In the install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C13136 that you referenced Curt recommends safety goggles, a ratchet, T-20 and T-27 Torxbit socket, 3/4 9/16 10 mm and 13mm socket, screwdriver, 12 inch socket extension, a marker, a power drill, a 1/2 inch drill bit, a torque wrench and a cut-off wheel on a grinder. The torque specs are listed in the attached install instructions. I also attached an install video that details the entire install process as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation on 2012 Audi Q5 S-Line Edition
    We do offer three choices in a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch receiver for your 2012 Audi Q5 S-Line Edition, viewable on the included link, and among these is the Curt # C13136 that you referenced. All three hitches' installation will require temporary removal of underbody panels and lowering of the exhaust. The linked instructions for the Curt hitch make no reference to any special install procedures for the S-Line edition. They linked file includes clear color photos and step by step...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Audi Q5
    The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13136, has the highest towing and tongue weight capacities, 5,000 lbs towing and 750 lbs tongue weight, but you will be limited to the maximum towing capacity of your Q5. The towing capacity should be listed in your owners manual. Curt also states that a stabilization strap, # 18050, must be used with all non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Setup for 2017 Audi Q5
    Good news, I can help you find the right trailer hitch for your 2017 Audi Q5. Since the manufacture confirmed that there is no change in the design of the frame from 2016 to 2017 then yes, the Curt trailer hitch # C13136 would also carry over. In my research I did find that Draw-Tite has confirmed the # 75940 to fit the 2017 Audi Q5, this was the same hitch that fit the 2016 model. It is also the hitch I recommend for your Q5 over the Curt hitch because per Curt's warranty you will...
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  • Does the Curt Hitch # C13136 Fit the 2015 Porsche Macan
    The Curt Hitch part # C13136 that you referenced is designed to fit your 2015 Porsche Macan as well as an Audi Q5. The install pics we have on our site show this hitch installed on the Q16 which has a different lower fascia than your vehicle. In the picture I attached you can see that the crosstube is largely visible when this hitch is installed on a Q16. On the Porsche models the cross tube is behind the rear fascia that will get trimmed slightly. It won't sit as high up as the OEM...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Porsche Macan
    The Curt hitch part # C13136 that you referenced once installed on your customers 2015 Porsce Macan S will look very similar to the picture I attached that shows it installed on an Infiniti Q5. We haven't had the chance to install this hitch on a Macan yet so we don't have any pictures of it on one. I confirmed with my contact at Curt that the hitch will fit the S models as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Audi Q5
    For your 2014 Audi Q5 there are 2 hitches which are a confirmed fit. We have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75940 which is a fit and the Curt # C13136 which is also a fit and the one I recommend since it has an easier install and better price. The years you see are related to install pictures we have for the hitch on the different vehicles it fits. I attached an install video for the Curt hitch on a 2014 Q5 just like yours.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Audi Q5 That Doesnt Require Stabilizer Strap
    Curt does require the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack on your 2015 Audi Q5 if you were to use their hitch part # C13136. Failure to use this strap will void the warranty of the hitch. An easier solution for you might be the Draw-Tite Hitch part # 75940 that you also referenced as it does not have the same requirement. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your vehicle as well and would work great. I attached a help video...
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  • Is a Stabilizing Strap Required to Be Used on a Curt Hitch # C13136
    Since Curt specifies that you have to use a stabilizing strap like the part # 18050 when carrying non-supported loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier I would recommend you use one even if the combined weight of your rack and bikes is 130 lbs. Using two straps like you referenced would be a great idea considering that you would not want to damage your spoiler. I attached installation instructions for the # C13136 for you to check out also. I also attached a link to the hitch...
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  • Installation of Trailer Hitch on 2018 Porsche Macan
    There are a few installation notes regarding Curt Trailer Hitch # C13136 on a 2018 Porsche Macan. The trunk pan cover, which is underneath the car, is going to need to be removed to install the hitch. There will also be some minor fascia trimming, as you can see by the accompanying cut out of the installation instructions I added for you. I have added a link to the installation manual for you to take a look at as well which has all of the required steps needed to install the # C13136...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Audi Q5
    We do have trailer hitch and wiring options for your 2016 Audi Q5 that will surely be more economical than the dealer options. For a trailer hitch you can use the popular Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13136. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. For a trailer wiring harness you can use # 119190KIT to add a 4-Way flat trailer connector to the back of the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It...
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  • 2016 Cayenne S E-Hybrid Trailer Hitch Recommendation
    We do offer a hitch for your 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75950. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. The Curt # C13136 would probably also fit, but since it hasn't been tested at this time I cannot recommend it.
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation on 2016 Porsche Macan
    The Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # C13136 is indeed a confirmed fit on your 2016 Porsche Macan but we have not yet had a local customer bring in their 2016 Macan for an installation. If/when that happens we will certainly make an installation video. Since the hitch's mounting flanges are the attachment point to all compatible vehicles the main differences in the installation will relate to the removal of interfering structures and cosmetic trim panels. Taking these items off the vehicle...
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  • 2-Inch Class III Hitch for 2013 Audi Q5 2.0T
    The aftermarket trailer hitches made for your 2013 Audi Q5 2.0T are indeed the 2-inch size that will accept a 2-inch rack like the Thule T2 and both hitch options we have are shown on the linked page. Both the USA-made Curt # C13136 and the Draw-Tite # 75940 have the same 750-lb tongue weight rating, but the Curt will require use of a stabilizing strap # 18050 for use with your bike rack. The Draw-Tite does NOT have this requirement but its installation will be more challenging. So...
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  • Locating Right Turn Signal Circuit on 2012 Audi Q5 To Install Trailer Connector
    Because the car manufacturers can vary the vehicle wire colors from year to year, we typically tell folks to wire by function, not by color. We haven't yet installed a wiring harness on a 2012 Q5. When we installed a taillight wiring harness on a 2011 Q5, we found that the wire for the right turn will located in the upper connector, and was a black wire with a green stripe (see linked video). The wire attaches to a tan plug. The plug will have many wires going into it, but each wire...
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  • Is Cut-Off Wheel Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2012 Audi Q5
    The cut-off wheel/shears you referenced is actually not required to install Curt trailer hitch # C13136. If you take a look at the cutout of the installation manual I added you can see that those shears are only necessary if you were installing this hitch on the Porsche Macan that it also fits.
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