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

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

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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 900 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • 900 lbs WD TW
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Acura MDX'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 C13146 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13146

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Acura MDX'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
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 lbs
  • 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.



C13146 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13146 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13146 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 Honda Pilot

2014 - 2019 Acura MDX




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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda Pilot - Curt

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the CURT Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is going to offer the 2" opening, it's part number C13146. Here's what our hitch looks like installed in the vehicle. As you can see, just a really narrow area where we can actually see any cosmetic change. Our main cross tube is up here behind the rear bumper, and this is one of the easier hitches that there is out there to get put on your car. We've already got existing weld nuts, we're going to use 3 bolts on each side to secure it right up to the frame rail. This is a class 3, so we've got a 2" x 2" opening, offers just a lot of options as far as accessories we want to put in there, there's lots of room around the hitch, so any of the accessories, whether you want to use a hitch pen, a hitch pen lock, anti-rattle device, regardless of what it is you're going to have enough room here to operate that.

We've got the standard 5/8ths diameter pin hole, so your class 3 accessories are what you're going to want to look for, and you can see the safety chain connection points here are kind of a rolled stock style. Just about any kind of safety chain will connect right in there, you won't have to worry about it. Now, if you are going to be towing, the hitch is going to over a 6,000lbs gross trailer weight rating, so that's going to be the total weight of your trailer and everything loaded up on it. The ton weight, or the downward pressure, downward force we can put right here on the receiver tube opening, that's going to be 900lbs. If we go into the weight distribution setup we're going to change that gross trailer weight rating up to 8,000lbs, where our ton weight rating is going to stay the same at 900. Of course we do want to refer to the owner's manual on the Pilot.

Make sure it can handle those kinds of loads. If you not, we'll go off of whichever of those numbers are the lowest. A few measurements that are going to be helpful in selecting our ball mount bike rack or even hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receive tube opening, we've got about 14-1/2". Then from the center of our hitch pin hold to the outer most edge of our bumper it's about 3". To begin our installation we're going to get into the rear hatch here and we're going to remove any of the floor coverings that might be in there, and just kind of set them aside for now. We're looking to gain access to this little cap right here that says 'Spare Tire', and what we want to do is just kind of pop that cover off and below it we'll see the little grommet.

Pop that up, it's going to give us access to that little square stud there. We're going to use that to lower our spare tire time. We'll just grab our tire tool and go ahead and lower that down. Let's go ahead and move this out of the way and set it aside for now. Now you can see our attachment points here, we're going to have 3 weld nuts, same spot on each side, we're going to hit each of one of these with a little bit of spray lubricant, and then with a nylon tube brush. This is part number 814092, if you don't already have one at home, pick it up.

We're just trying to free any debris or crud that might have built up in those weld nuts while we've been cruising down the road. Now with the cleaned out let's go ahead and raise our hitch up into position. It's a good idea to get yourself an extra set of hands when doing it, it can be a little bit awkward to line the holes up with the attachment points. Then we'll thread in one of our bolts on each side. We want to make sure we've got them started really well, and we can just allow the hitch to rest there while we take care of the other side. While that's resting on those 2 bolts let's get our other 4 fasteners in place. Now with all 6 started let's take a quick a look, just to be sure we have our hitch centered on the vehicle, and then we'll snug those fasteners down. We'll check our instructions, find out our torque specifications, and we'll torque them all down to that specification. You can see as a byproduct of me pushing on that tail pipe to get access to that bolt that hanger has come loose, so we just want to rotate it up, swing it back out. It might not be a bad idea just to go ahead and push that off to give you a little flexibility in this tail pipe to get to that bolt, but that's up to you. Now we'll get our spare tire put back into place. I like to rest it right up on the backside of that hitch, that's going to help guide it up into position properly, and then we use our tool and just reverse the process we did before. Check to make sure it's up under the vehicle secure, not hung up on our hitch. It's perfect. Then we can replace our caps up here on the top, and once we have our tire tools put back in place and our 4 coverings back in there, we're going to have our job done. With everything back in place that's going to complete today's installation of the CURT Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13146, on our 2016 Honda Pilot.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13146

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (460 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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Installation easy with provided link to video. No issues to date. Will need torque wrench. 565632



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2017 Acura MDX

A little more difficult to install than I had anticipated. Unless the hitch is tipped down and slid up behind the exhaust pipe hangers, it will not go into place. I mounted it by my self and it rubbed the exhaust hangers until secured in place. If the portions that fit flat on the frame were notched slightly, this would not have been a problem and would have swung into place much more easily. I believe that this would still have been a problem even if I had a helped on the install as the hitch is wider than the rubber bushing on the exhaust hangers. That said, it is a heavy duty well made product and looks great on my 2017 Acura MDX. 445716



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Honda Pilot

The product was even more heavy duty than it appears. It was designed perfect for the application(I even installed it without taking down the spare!) And for the price, I could have bought 2 and still been well under the purchase price from the dealer. JUst to be clear, on the new Pilot you DO NOT need the "skirt" application as it looks cleaner than the dealer OEM without. 565068



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2016 Honda Pilot

I ordered an etrailer hitch for my 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything was packed well and shipped quickly. I was amazed that it was so easy to install and everything lined and fit perfectly and the 6 bolts, included, was all that was needed. The electrical harness also was so easy to install. Just plug in the main connector, insert the included fuse on the Honda fuse box , and all lights worked perfectly. This hitch is better than the Honda factory hitch and I saved lots of money. 350668



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2017 Honda Pilot

As always, the Curt hitch and etrailer are the best! I got notification it was delivered. I went home and installed it in about 15 minutes by myself (probably not recommended). Dealership cost was over $500. Installed by myself and got the hitch from etrailer, it was less than $160. 461484



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2017 Acura MDX

Have my trailer hitch and wire harness installed for a year now and everything works great. Installation was easy onto my Acura MDX as the bolt holes lined up perfectly with the threaded holes in the vehicle frame. My only wish is that the wire harness was a few inches longer to help position the electrical box in the vehicle's structure. I could not put the electrical box in the exact location I wanted because the wire harness was a few inches too short. I would recommend this product due to its ease of installation and great performance not to mention it is much lower in cost to the OEM trailer hitch. 572108



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2016 Honda Pilot

Received 2 days after I ordered. Fit the 16 pilot perfectly. Local shop wanted 350, trailer rental place was 420 to install. So I saved a ton of bucks just by putting in six bolts. About an hour to install including going to the parts store for a 22mm socket. So I really only saved about 190 bucks. A second pair of hands and an impact gun would make it super easy. 567504



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2019 Honda Pilot

Trailer hitch and wiring were both as represented by etrailer. They installed fairly quickly in accordance with the instructions. They were received expeditiously after the order was placed. The only issue was in determination of whether the trailer hitch wiring would fit my 2019 Honda Pilot. 571291



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2017 Honda Pilot

your receiver is heavy duty and installed with 2 men and a floor jack without too much effort. the wiring harness installation instructions and pics leave a lot to be desired . I found the video on your site and it was great . done in 15 mins. 563845



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2017 Honda Pilot

Good product. Nice fit and they used high quality steel and bolts are excellent. Etrailer does a great job of supporting their sales with installation videos, that's why I went with them. BUT horrible job packaging for shipping. They threw wiring harness, full tow hitch frame and tongue with ball all in one box. They had their own boxes but the wait of the frame and being loose crushed and destroyed other boxes. Also frame came out of large box and chipped paint on two edges, so I had to paint these two damage spots before install. 5 stars product. 1 star packaging. 426083



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2016 Honda Pilot

First time ordering from eTrailer in Canada. Knowledgeable staff fast delivery. We ordered Curt hitch for 2016 Honda Pilot Touring. Took a chance as not sure would fit Canadian Honda as this is for US models. Dealer installed without issue. The top of the hitch receiver is 14" above ground level. This is below the rear lower bumper panel. The hitch does not have bracket for the wiring harness - will deal with this later. 219409



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2016 Honda Pilot

I received my trailer hitch for my 2016 Honda Pilot and installed it right away! The product fit "perfectly" and everything installed without any problem! The video associated with the product greatly helped and I did some pre-installation procedure that helped me install in a very short time. I had located the connector in my vehicle and removed the rubber grommet as well as the spare tire before the product arrived. As heavy as the hitch was (well made) I was able to install it by myself without having to jack the car up. I started at one side and loosely installed a bolt then lifted the other side and installed a bolt to lift the hitch in place. I then installed the remaining bolts, checked for center position then tighten all the bolts to the recommended torque. This is the second hitch that I have installed on a Honda Pilot and this was the easiest (Curt) one to install. 301056



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2018 Honda Pilot

The Curt C13146 Class III trailer hitch fit our 2018 Honda Pilot perfectly. No drilling, cutting or welding required. Pre-drilled holes and provided hardware matched up to the Pilot’s factory provided 6 mounting holes / weld-nuts. 565733



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2016 Honda Pilot

Awesome hitch - looks great on black 2016 honda pilot - you can barely see it. Very durable, mounting instructions were clear, bolts are high quality - all-in-all a great purchase for the price. Shipping was also very fast. 230907


Comments

Its still like new - thank you!

Don M - 11/02/2016

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2015 Acura MDX

Great company that sold me just what I needed. This was the second car and second time I have purchased from them. Will continue to. Easy DYI instructions. 570689



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2018 Honda Pilot

Delivered when promised, installed with no problems. Took about 1/2 an hour to install by myself and a floor jack to hold up the other end. Just using it for my bike rack and occasionally to tow a trailer when doing house projects. 523932



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Installed the trailer with no problem whatsoever. It fit perfectly on the vehicle and appears to be very well made. 574815



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2016 Honda Pilot

I checked out the video on youtube and read the other reviews for my 2016 Honda Pilot. The hitch arrived a day early. I followed the simple instructions and was able to install the hitch in about 45 minutes by myself. Having another set of hands would have been nice but I just used a jack stand to keep one end up while I worked on the other side. Getting the exhaust out of the way was a bit of a pain but with a little WD-40 I was able to move it easier. The hitch looks like it was made to be there. All in all I couldn’t be happier.l and have already recommended the product to friends. 553341



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2017 Honda Pilot

Curt trailer hitch Item C13146 fit my 2017 Honda Pilot perfectly. This hitch is built very strong and installed easily. No need to drop the spare tire to install as shown in the video. The hitch goes nicely past the spare tire and the only issue with the spare in place is torqueing the most forward bolt on the passengers side. I was able to get the proper torque on this bolt but with the spare in place it limited the swing available for the torque wrench. Still less trouble than dropping the spare. Very well built and finished product supplied with the proper installation bolts and special washers. Most of the hitch structure is hidden behind the bumper panel with only the receiver and safety chain rings showing below. Nice black gloss finish, looks really good. 552324



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Was easy to install, with exception of one bolt that was tough to tighten (as a result of the existing holes in the bottom of the vehicle, not because of the hitch receiver). Had it not been for that one bolt, it would have installed in less than 30 minutes. Hitch receiver is sturdy yet discrete. Already used it with a bike rack and it kept the bike securely attached to vehicle. 569731



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2017 Honda Pilot

Technically, I haven't hitched anything yet but I'm sure everything will be fine when I do. I got this for my 2017 Honda Pilot. It was super easy to install. It was so easy, my buddy and I made our first YouTube video on how to install one for future buyers. Don't order this from Amazon for the PRIME shipping. The Amazon fulfilled order shipped the hitch bare bones with no protection. I had to return it because it came damaged. etrailer shipped it boxed up and protected. Don't waste your time like I did. Order from here from the beginning. 445221



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I chose etrailer.com for the discount price for the trailer parts that I needed for my new car. Everything was shipped on the same day and I received it 2 business days later. When the boxes came, everything was there and in new condition. I would recommend etrailer.com to anyone. By buying the parts on-line, I ended up paying less than half the cost that my dealership wanted to charge me to put this on. 402480



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2017 Acura MDX

The perfect hitch for my use. I'm a cyclist and needed it for my rack, so I was looking for a very reliable hitch that is simple to install and has minimal exposure when viewed from any angle. The tapped receiver holes in the new MDX's frame were in perfect alignment with the hitch's. I spent 30 minutes trying to install it myself, but found it just a tad too heavy for a 71 year old guy who believes he is still 40. So, I went to a local garage that installed it immediately for just a few bucks. Some buyers have complained of shipping packaging. Check my photo; perfect condition. Check the minimal exposure after installed, too. Very pleased customer 316846



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2017 Honda Pilot

I ordered the trailer hitch for my 2017 Honda Pilot and it was a perfect fit. I was able to install it my self in about 1 hour with most of the hour figuring out where to place some supports I was using to help position the hitch since I did not have a lift. With a lift and an extra hand this is a 15-20 minute job because everything is so well made and the instructions are easy. I also watched the video on YouTube. I am very well satisfied and highly recommend this product. 442941



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2016 Acura MDX

I purchased a new Curt trailer hitch to put on my 2016 Acura MDX. It's primary use will be for a bicycle rack. Let me first start with the website - it's great! Etrailer does a fantastic job of being current and having all the latest stuff. The product review videos and installation videos are awesome and they were a huge help in helping me make a smart decision on what product would work best for my use and vehicle. As for the hitch there were no surprises. It had clean solid welds and a pretty darn good painted finish for a trailer hitch. It was a perfect fit and I installed it easily in 30 minutes tops. I had also planned on buying a 2 bike platform bike rack from etrailer but found myself needing it much sooner than I had planned for so I bought one from a local bike shop. I ended up paying $40 more than what etrailer had it for.... But again thanks to their website for helping make a smart decision on a bike rack. 299930



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Acura

I installed this hitch on my friends Acura. It came with full color instructions with great photos. The instructions are well written for an English speaking person. The price was very fair for the very high quality parts that we received. It is a shame you can’t see most of it when it is installed. It has all the required hardware included. The bolts that mount the hitch are high quality hardware like the OEM car manufacturer would use. Most of my work and personal interests revolve around working on vehicles, or using vehicles for recreation. This part installed just like a factory accessory. I’m very impressed. 568012



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I love the hitch. I will never have a vehicle without one. It makes it so easy to use my bicycle. I have done more biking this year than ever, because on my new hitch. Your price was great!, also!! Thank you very much.. 575856



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2016 Honda Pilot

Hitch was delivered this a.m. Unlike other reviews I read hitch arrived in perfect condition , no tears in box. Took all of twenty minutes to install start to finish. I did have to get my neighbor to help me lift it in place but otherwise it fit perfectly on my 2016 Honda Pilot. Thanks for the great service ETrailer. 276129



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2017 Honda Pilot

I really like the Curt C13146 that I just installed on my new 2017 Honda Pilot. The instructions were very helpful and very accurate. I installed the hitch by myself with no trouble. The video on the etrailer website showed exactly what to do. I did rest the front part of the assembly on the spare tire (with cardboard between to protect both) and then raised each side to secure the center bolts before putting the others on. I like the sleek look of the hitch and the fact that it does not protrude beyond the bumper. The hitch arrived in a short time from when I ordered it and was packaged very well. I am very pleased with the hitch and etrailer. 401443



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great buy for the money and even managed a self install with just my own efforts; would definitely buy from etrailer again 575677



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2014 Acura MDX

Thank you etrailer for recommending this product. This Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver is very high quality and I am very impressed with how strong and sturdy this is. I am equally impressed on how easy this was to install by myself. I look forward to using this for multiple tasks from carrying my bike rack to towing trailers. Dealing with the whole process from ordering to receiving to following up, etrailer has been amazingly pleasant to deal with. 561480



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2015 Acura MDX

Ordered this Curt hitch for my 2015 Acura MDX, AWD. I was too lazy to install it myself (actually, my tools are in storage) so I took it to my local U-Haul, who did the install for $27, labor charge only for the 15 minutes that it took these pros! A suitable hitch for my vehicle was EASY to find on the e-Trailer web site, ordering was a breeze and delivery was Jimmy John's fast, within ~3 days or so. Even the box arrived in great shape which has been a customer complaint in the past. Best of all - the hitch price was about $50 less than my local seller so this was a great value as well. Love e-Trailer's approach and will DEFINITELY use their web site again for future purchases. 222317


Comments

Still Awesome. As if its brand new.

Tracybjazz - 08/27/2016

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2018 Honda Pilot

This trailer hitch is a great addition to my 2018 Honda Pilot AWD. These hitches are easy to install and are quality built. etrailer is my go to online store for after market automotive items like this. Their website and ecommerce system are easy to navigate, accurate, and deliver a first-rate customer experience. Oh, and the prices are really good too. This item was delivered well ahead of the projected delivery date; another big plus. Love doing business with etrailer. 568372



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2015 Acura MDX

My hitch was well made, a perfect fit to my SUV, and easy to install. All parts needed were included. The trailer light conversion kit was very easy to install, just plug it in and it was ready to go. It worked the first time we tried it out. Both the hitch and light kit continue to satisfy me after a year of use. 575331



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2016 Honda Pilot

Trailer hitch and accessories all came in one box right on time. Box was a little mangled, but no damage to the hitch or other contents. Easy to install, but I did have to go up to the limit of my old manual torque wrench. I did have to use my imagination to get the connector mounted right. I ended up having to make an extra bend in the no-drill mounting bracket and that worked like a champ! For my infrequent, light-towing purposes I could have probably gotten away with a four wire harness, but the 118274 harness was *very* easy to install. I didn't get a nice "click" when installing the white wire into the connector, but all of the rest were good. I hope the white one stays put. Would highly recommend for anyone that's even a little handy. 493712



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2016 Acura MDX

Very happy with the whole process! From ordering, quick shipping, product quality, to the ease of installation! The only issue I encountered was with the wiring harness. There was a white wire with a metal eyelet end that the instructions did not explain where to attach it. Being Sunday, I couldn't call anyone. So I went to the etrailer website and there I found a video showing the harness installation video and sure enough they showed that the white wire was connected to ground! I will definitely order again from etrailer.com. Thanks ! 529602


Comments

Were here on Sundays from 12:00-6:00 PM Central time, give us a call-were here to help!

-- Mike L - 07/03/2018

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2017 Acura MDX

Needed a hitch for my bike rack for my 2017 Acura MDX. Wasn't sure if etrailer would have it and sure enough they did. They delivered in three business days and me and my son installed in 20 minutes! Great hitch! 309198



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2016 Honda Pilot

I just bought a 2016 Honda Pilot and I can't believe this hitch is already in production and ready for delivery in just a few days. And although this hitch is strong enough to pull a big trailer or boat, I plan to use it for my bike carrier only. The price is amazing too. I asked the dealer if they could install just a hitch and was told, "No. You have to install the wiring harness as well." Total cost? $580 plus tax and installation fees of about $225! I'm impressed by the near invisibility of the hitch. On most cars I see with non factory hitches most of it is hanging below the bumper and you can clearly read it's manufacturer's name in bold letters. Not a Good look! Lastly, when UPS driver brought the box to my front door I thought it had fallen off the truck somewhere down the road. The box looked like it had bounced down the road for about a hundred feet. Not to worry. Even the driver was impressed that the hitch had neary a scotch and was ready for immediate installation. 213729


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I have the 2016 Pilot and was very displeased by the dealer response and price when I requested the hitch as well. I was nervous to order this, not knowing if indeed it would fit due to the new design and model just being released. So, were you able to install this one without any complications?

-- comment by: Jess N - 07/30/2015

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More from Doug L. First, make that scratch not scotch. Secondly, the directions and YouTube video both show installation on the Acura MDX. However, both SUVs use a similar chassis so the directions were appropriate. I questioned having to first. lower the spare tire but quickly realized that I could rest the hitch on the fully lowered spare while I positioned the hitch into place. Also, attach the side with tailpipe first because if you attach the other side first youll hit the tailpipe when you try raising the hitch.

-- comment by: Doug L - 07/31/2015

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hi Doug, this product can fit exactly in the 2016 Pilot cut out and not below the bumper? thanks!

-- comment by: roger - 09/29/2015

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Just for the record, the receiver portion of the hitch sits BELOW the bumper, unlike the expensive factory hitch that is all hidden BEHIND a removable cover in the bumper.

-- comment by: Douglas T - 10/08/2015

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2016 Honda Pilot

Ordered the hitch for my 2016 Honda Pilot on 2/29 and received it 3/2. Super speedy. Box arrived on front porch with one small tear so I didn't even check the product. My husband threw it in the back today and I had it installed at Goodyear. The Uhaul near me only installs their own product. I hated their tacky stickers on my last car so forget their product which was priced a lot higher. Goodyear charged $25 to install with an only for you price. This was after they checked that it was an easy install and I gave them the Uhaul $29 price. The video made installation look easy but I don't own a torque wrench and would have paid the $50 quote I first received for convenience sake. Thank you! The savings are being put towards a new bike rack. 239455



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2016 Honda Pilot

The hitch went on in under 30 minutes... it would have been half that if the frame holes weren't so "gunked up". Installing was very easy and I was able to do it without another hand to help hold the hitch while I secured the bolts. I bought this on Saturday and it was delivered on Thursday, all for no shipping charge. The video was great. I watched it before in installed the hitch. It was so detailed, there was no need to read the paper instructions. 422300



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2017 Honda Pilot

Overall great experience using etrailer.com. The website made it easy to find and install all I needed to put a hitch on our 2017 Honda Pilot. All of the products came in one box so it was easy to confirm everything I ordered, and they arrived in excellent condition. Installation videos were spot on. I like to do it myself as much as possible and I took my time installing everything and now can start putting it to use. I definitely recommend etrailer.com. 570270



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Acura

This was my 2nd hitch purchased from Etrailer. The product had a higher load rating than Acura's. The list price at Acura was $2,029 inc tax and installation. I saved more than $1,700 by having it installed which included tax and installation. My photo also shows the Swagman Bike Rack purchased from Etrailer. I saved more than $212 . The list price at Acura was $342 inc tax. The best part was the professional service I received starting from when I ordered to the promptness of receiving it in 3 days and the free shipping was a bonus. If you note in the photo I attached a reflector to the bike rack that can be seen when in the down position. Thank you 314198



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2017 Honda Pilot

Very satisfied with the trailer hitch for my 2017 Honda Pilot. Fit like a glove and install was very easy. 367319



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First I would like to say the product is VERY heavy duty and well constructed. I had perfect fitment with all 6 bolt holes. However, the packaging lack a lot to be desired. The main box arrived in terrible condition with big holes torn it. The wiring kit was packed in a smaller box inside that was crushed. Luckily did not damage it. There was also around 10 extra staples down the side of the box for no reason. This scratched the hello out of the finish on the tow bar. And both sides on the mounting brakets were scratched flat down to bare metal from the holes in the box. :- ( 242411



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Acura MDX

I ordered this hitch on Wednesday at noon and UPS delivered it by 3pm on Friday. Package was somewhat damaged but did it's job as the product arrived in perfect condition. The videos were very helpful and made me confident enough to install myself even though I am not very handy and save the cost of paying a local installer. Would be much easier if I had a lift as we just did it on garage floor which was a little cramped. Easy to hand tighten and hold in place on both sides using two people and then tighten with tools. Highly recommend two person install. Waiting for my Yakima bike rack to arrive but overall great website, videos, shipping, email communication and product experience. Sturdy, heavyweight product with nice black finish at a fair price with free shipping. What more could you ask for! Blends in nicely on my Acura MDX. 528786



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2017 Honda Pilot

It fits my 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L. Also, it is easy to install at home with 2 men. I am not a handy man. If I can install this for 2017 Pilot, then everyone can install it. I just lay out under the car to install the hitch. I install this hitch to carry my bikes. 422529



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I've ordered two hitches from etrailer in the last two months. The first took about two weeks for delivery, the second arrived within a couple of days. etrailer could improve their shipping cartons. The boxes both arrived in were heavily damaged in shipment--carton torn and steel exposed. I alerted etrailer on the first, and requested an RMA. They tried to talk their way through the carton situation, and issued an RMA after a bit. Because these are heavy duty steel hitches, I decided to attempt the installation anyway. I took both to mechanics for installation. My first installer couldn't install--I think he just didn't want to spend mess around with this and gave up. The second mechanic did fine...so I suspect these are pretty easy to install. Over all, the ordering process was easy, and the price seemed reasonable. Expect the hitch cartons to be damaged...but the hitches are steel, so should be ok to install. 139373



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2017 Honda Pilot

The hitch and wiring harness was very easy to install, I actually installed by myself. Looks great and cost much less than the factory install. 547030



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2018 Honda Pilot

Super easy to install, just 6 bolts! Looks good! Package was in good condition upon delivery. I think it took longer to install the wiring harness than the hitch. End to end installation time for both was about 1.5 leisurely hours. 528281



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Curt trailer hitch Purchased to install on daughters Honda Pilot. Unit shipped snd delivered extremely fast!!! Product arrived in very good packaging. Hutch is going to be used primarily to use cargo rack when traveling to help carry the new baby necessities. Thanks to etrailer!!!!! 658274


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  • Recommended Equipment Needed for Towing with a 2017 Honda Pilot
  • Both the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 that you are interested in and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75225 are identical in weight capacities and installation as well so either one will do a great job. Since you are interested in the Curt option I recommend going ahead with that trailer hitch. You will need to note that neither of these options will fit your 2017 Honda Pilot if you have the full size spare tire. You need the mini spare for proper installation. This will work great with...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2019 Honda Pilot 2019 EX-L
  • I am happy to confirm that the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 is a fit for your 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L with all-wheel drive; I double-checked this fit with the manufacturer for you. The only thing to note is that it will only fit a Pilot with an 18" or smaller spare tire under the car, but that is true of each of the hitches that fit a '19 Pilot. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 is a great option because it has a concealed crosstube so your Pilot maintains its clean look and is a complete...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and BIke Rack for 4 Bikes on a 2018 Honda Pilot
  • The best trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2018 Honda Pilot is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13146. This hitch installs use pre existing holes in the frame rail so there will be no drilling required. You also will not need to cut or trim as you can see in the attached install vehicle which is what makes it the perfect trailer hitch for you. Please keep in mind that a trailer hitch will only fit your vehicle as is if it has a 18" diameter or smaller spare tire. If you do...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda Pilot
  • The Draw-Tite # 75225 and Curt # C13146 are the only two hitches which are available for your 2017 Honda Pilot. There is not one that integrates with the bumper, though as you can see from the accompanying photo, the only part of the hitch which is visible is the actual 2 inch receiver on either model. This is less visibility than most hitches on vehicles and our customers have been very pleased with both as you can see by the reviews. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 75225. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack For 2019 Acura MDX
  • We do have hitches that fit the 2019 Acura MDX but the full size spare tire does need to be removed. The P245/50R20 wheel has a 20 inch diameter and all of the hitches available for your vehicle only install with 18 inch or smaller wheel. I recommend the Curt Class III Hitch part # C13146 because it provides the most ground clearance when carrying a bike rack on the Acura. You have about 14-1/2 inches from the top of the hitch receiver tube to the ground. It is a custom fit hitch...
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  • Trailer Wiring and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda Pilot
  • Actually all of the 2017 Honda Pilots are going to be pre-wired for trailer wiring so all you would need is the part # 118760 which will plug right in like in the video link I attached.
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  • How Much Can a 2016 Honda Pilot AWD Tow and What Is Needed
  • According to my research, the towing capacity of your 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD is as follows: Occupants - W/ ATF Cooler - W/O ATF Cooler 2 - 5,000 lbs - 3,500 lbs 3 - 4,750 lbs - 3,250 lbs 4 - 4,500 lbs - 3,000 lbs 5 - 4,250 lbs - 2,750 lbs 6 - 4,000 lbs - 2,500 lbs 7 - 2,500 lbs - 2,250 lbs 8 Towing Not Recommended Therefore, in order to tow the food trailer with your Pilot you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, transmission cooler, and ball mount/hitch ball....
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for 2016 Honda Pilot with Full-Size Spare Tire
  • Both hitch options for your 2016 Honda Pilot AWD, Curt # C13146 and Draw-Tite # 75225, will work with an 18-inch spare but not the larger optional spare tire sizes. The spare will still need to be lowered or removed temporarily during installation to give you easier access to the hitch mounting points on the frame.
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  • Choosing Proper Ball Mount for 2016 Honda Pilot
  • If you've determined that you needed a ball mount with a 4 inch rise, you can't go wrong with the Curt # C45070. The ball mount has a 7500 lb capacity, which will be more than enough for your Pilot. To confirm that a 4 inch rise is correct for your needs, look at the FAQ article I've linked for you. The article shows how to measure in order to determine the rise/drop ball mount you'll need. You might not find a ball mount with the EXACT rise or drop needed, but as long is you're within...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 2016 Forest River R-Pod with a 2015 Acura MDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 along with the Curt T-Connector # C56192, the Wiring Kit # ETBC7, and a brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 or the P3 # 90195 is exactly what you need to tow with your 2015 Acura MDX. For a transmission cooler, the Derale # D13503 is a great option. You just need to make sure that you have room for it under your hood. This part measures 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and has mounting locations that are 8" tall by either 5-1/4" or 6-3/4" wide....
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