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 C13200 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13200

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 lbs WD TW

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
  • 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: 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.



13200 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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C13200 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13200 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2019 Toyota Highlander




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 etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2019 Toyota Highlander, you're gonna be taking a look at, I'm gonna how you how to install the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see the cross tube is visible. But it sits nice and tight up against the bottom of the fascia, and has a round tube design, so it's gonna fit nicely with the contour of the vehicle. It's gonna be a class three hitch, two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. We're gonna have a nice reinforced collar to give us a little extra stability there. Hitch pinhole is gonna be 5/8 inch in diameter.

It's gonna take a standard 5/8 hitch pin. Now the hitch pin clip does not come with this hitch, however it can be found here at etrailer.com. We're gonna have plate style safety chain loops. The plate's gonna be welded to the bottom of the cross tube and the receiver tube. You can see we're gonna have large openings that's gonna accommodate a variety of different size hooks.

This is gonna have a nice black powder coat finish that's gonna resist any rust or corrosion.As far as our weight capacity's gonna go, we're gonna have a 900 pound max tongue weight, which is a downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube, the 6000 pound gross trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included. You can use weight distribution with this hitch. Tongue weight's gonna stay the same at 900 pounds. Trailer weight's gonna go up to 8000 pounds. I do recommend checking the owner's manual of your Highlander, make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight.

You're gonna pick the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch. Now let's give you a few measurements to help you on deciding on any hitch-mounted accessories you may need. From the center of the hitch pin hole, back to the outermost part of the bumper, is gonna be about a half inch. From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, is gonna be about 16 1/2 inches. Now let's show you how to get this installed.Now before you start your installation, it's a good idea to go ahead and lower your spare tire.

Then we're gonna remove our two appearance panels, on the bottom driver's side and passenger side. We're gonna have a couple of push pin fasteners that look like this, then we're gonna have a couple bolts like this, and we use a 10 millimeter socket to remove those.You can take a flathead screwdriver, or trim panel tool if you have one like this, pop out the center, and make sure you bring the base with it. Then we'll have two fasteners on the inside. We use a 12 millimeter socket to remove those. It's easier if you just put some downward pressure on it, too. 'Cause these are plastic. Pop our panel out like that.On our passenger side, we're gonna remove this tab here. We're gonna use an 11/16 socket to remove the large bolt, and a 10 millimeter socket to remove this one. And on both frame rails, we're gonna remove the plastic plugs and the two rubber plugs. You use a flathead screwdriver or trim panel tool like I'm using here. We're gonna be using the three well nuts on both frame rails. Because they we're covered, you shouldn't have anything in the threads, but what I suggest doing is taking your hardware and hand threading it into the hole, just to make sure there's nothing stuck in there. If it is, I suggest maybe spraying some lubricant or something up in there, taking a tube brush and cleaning the threads really well.Our exhaust deflector, we need to cut it back. We're gonna measure two inches from the hinge right here back this way. And you can see how I have it marked there. I'm just gonna take a Dremel tool with a cutting blade on it, should cut it pretty easy. Then we'll take a utility knife, I'm gonna clean up the edges here. This is to knock off the burrs. Now with an extra set of hands, we'll get our hitch in place. We're gonna go over our exhaust on our passenger side. We're gonna use a hex bolt, conical tooth washer to make sure the teeth are facing towards the hitch. We're gonna get one in on each side, to hold our hitch in place. We're gonna use the same combination of hardware for all six holes, three holes on each frame rail. Then we're gonna tighten and torque all of our hardware to specifications in the instructions.Next, we need to trim our underbody panel for our driver's side. What you want to do is turn it upside down like this, or . this is actually the way it's gonna be installed. We're gonna follow these rib lines right here. We're gonna go on the inside of this rib line, we're gonna come on the inside of this one, over, and then up. Now your directions are gonna show you going straight up from here, and this hole, they're showing it way over here, so what we're gonna do is we're gonna come up, and we're gonna go beside that hole, because we don't want to lose that attachment point. That's for the front, or for the most rear part of this panel. For the back part of the panel, or the front part of the panel, we're gonna go down three inches, and then over four inches right in this corner. Then again we'll clean off the burrs, just kind of clean it up a little bit.Now we'll test fit our underbody panel, and make any necessary adjustments. Looks like everything's fitting good. We'll go ahead and reinstall our fasteners. Once you've reinstalled your underbody panel, you can reinstall your spare tire, and you're ready to go.That'll do it for looking at an installation of a Curt class three trailer hitch receiver on a 2019 Toyota Highlander.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13200

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (503 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 chose this product primarily based on two things: 1) it did not protrude from the bumper, and 2) the installation did not require re-positioning of the muffler. The shipping time was great, ordered on the 8th, received it on the 10th in Atlanta, Ga. It is very well built and I do not anticipate any problems with it. The on-line video showed everything I needed to know on how to install it. It was well worth the time spent watching it. The receiver was a bit cumbersome to install it by myself, if I had another person, as recommended, it would have been a breeze. In all, I am very pleased with the product. 486017



- C13200
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Toyota Highlander

This was the 4th hitch that I installed. As typical, the hardest part was getting the plastic covers detached and modified to allow them to be remounted after the hitch was installed. The suggested places to cut could have been a little more clear. I would recommend trying to mount the plastic before cutting to ensure you minimize your cut and make it a clean cut. All told it took me 55 minutes from the time I backed the Highlander into the garage until it was completed and driven away. The instructions on how to take the plastic covers off were a little confusing as it sounded like they wanted me to take off the low bumper molding which thankfully did not need to come off at all. Now that I look back at them, they make more sense. All part of the fun. 200884



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Installed last night. Planning on hauling a small camper and occasional bike rack. Just followed the convenient video etrailer has on how to install it on a 2018 Highlander. The enclosed instructions are useful as well as they show where to trim some of the under body panels to fit. The only difference is my car did not have a tow hook to remove. I did it myself using a pair of ramps to hold it in place while I threaded the bolts, but it would have be A LOT easier with two people. As the video states it does stick out the back maybe a 1/4". Always feels nice to buy American. 554153



- C13200
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2018 Toyota Highlander

I installed this hitch on my 2018 Highlander. If you follow instructions its a very simple installation. My only advice would be to make the cutouts smaller they were larger then needed. Other then that excellent all the way!! 562534



- C13200
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2018 Toyota Highlander

Super easy install of the C13200 on my 2018 Highlander Limited. I reviewed the videos for installing hitch and harness. They were well done and missed nothing. I set the hitch on an overturned 5 gallon bucket and was able to easily start the bolts on each side without a second set of hands. I marked and cut the panels with a fresh blade in a utility knife. The plastic panels are just soft enough. I did not have to take the spare down but I do see where you would need to tilt it when raising and lowering it into place. One suggestion for the folks at e-trailer: put your decals on straight if you'd like me to advertise for you. Mine was slapped on crooked and creased so I took it off. You do a great job on everything else! This was the second time I've bought a hitch from you and am completely happy with your products and service. Oh, and wiring harness was a cinch, too! 572172



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2017 Toyota Highlander

Very good delivery time, 2 days. I put in on my 2017 Highlander the day I received it. It took about an hour and a half. Now that I have done it, it probably would only take an hour. The fit was good and it looks good. I have not used it yet, but I feel it will do the job. My dealer wanted $1,200 to put a Toyota hitch on, I am very happy with the price I paid to etrailer and it shipped free. 427836


Comments

It has worked fine. I out a motor cycle carrier on it and drove 1,800 miles with no problems

Hollis L - 09/02/2018

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2018 Toyota Highlander

etrailer is amazing. Great prices and products. Easy to navigate the web site to attain the right parts. Fast shipping. Video directions of installation are spot on. I installed the hitch myself. Hitch fit perfect and is well made and solid. Well packaged for shipping, arrived with no scratches or marks. Can’t beat the price. Also used the Curt wiring harness. Simple plug in and done. Couldn’t have been easier. This is the third hitch I have purchased from etrailer. I wouldn’t waste my time anywhere else. 574142



- C13200
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2018 Toyota Highlander

Does not fit my 2018 Toyota Highlander. The spare tire is too wide. The shipping to Hawaii was not free. I will purchase a OEM. 564850


Comments

This hitch part C13200 will fit with full size spare tire stowed under vehicle unless spare is on an Aluminum rim, which is too wide.

-- Heather A - 09/20/2018

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The hitch receiver is very well constructed, arrived on time and in perfect condition. All parts and instructions for installation were included. Installation was straightforward and quickly accomplished. Useful to have a helper to hold up one side while fitting bolts to the other - but one person could make it work. Also purchased a wiring harness that was simple and quick to install. Everything was completed within an hour. This was our second hitch from e-trailer - perfect product and service each time. 134997



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This has been perfect! Was able to install by myself. Have had no issues and have been using regularly. I definitely recommend. 573059



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2015 Toyota Highlander

Excellent step by step installation instructions down to the smallest detail. Perfect fit! The Carpod basket is perfect for hauling any kind of cargo, including extra large garbage cans! 512621


Comments

Still an awesome product! Been using it weekly to haul garbage and more recently for carrying my push mower and weed eater.

Billy - 05/24/2019

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- C13200
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2015 Toyota Highlander

I ordered my 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE with the factory tow package specifically to carry heavy loads on the tow hitch. I have a power wheelchair, which combined with the weight of the electric lift brings the total to a little below the factory specs. Unfortunately, I found after several months that the hitch had bent under the weight and needed replacement. My Toyota dealer did not quibble about the failure, but the service tech speculated that because of the dynamics of my load while underway a replacement factory hitch would probably fail again. He offered to install an aftermarket hitch of my choice without charge for labor, though I paid for the replacement. I chose the Curt C13200. This hitch is noticeably more robust than the factory item and has performed flawlessly since it was installed. I have carried the powerchair from California to Florida and back without, well, a hitch. We have also towed a small toy hauler up from Arizona with no qualms about the hitch's strength or fitness for the task. I'm not complaining about the factory hitch. It simply was not designed for the kinds of forces exerted by heavy, standalone platforms plugged into the receiver. The Curt hitch was. I would not hesitate to recommend this hitch, in fact I have on several occasions. 247588



- C13200
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2015 Toyota Highlander

Ordered Curt Class 3 Hitch Receiver and custom T-connector Wiring Harness for 2015 Highlander. Order dispatched immediately Monday morning. Delivery as promised Thursday. Box was pretty badly beaten up and harness had been expelled from separate clamshell packaging. Nothing appeared damaged and all parts (except for 10 amp microbus for vehicle fusebox) were present. Video instructions for installing both parts were excellent and was able to do install in about 2 hours (don't have a lift and was working by self). Now just have to see if wiring actually works when I go rent my trailer. Thanks 407158



- C13200
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2015 Toyota Highlander

Five Stars! I leased a new 2015 Toyota Highlander a few months ago and completely forgot to negotiate the trailer hitch install, so I went to Toyota and they wanted $466.00! I shopped around town and got similar quotes. The best quote was from the local U-Haul dealer and I was ready to have them do the install in a few days. But then, the "little voice inside" suggested I do a search online and found Etrailer.com and reviewed the three different models of trailer hitches you offered for my rig. After the reviews, I was convinced the "CURT" Brand you offer was the one I wanted. This is a leased vehicle and I wanted to get the best fit possible. I realized I could not control the type of hitch U-Haul would install so my best option was to getr' done myself and save the money as well! I had not even considered buying and installing a trailer hitch for my SUV but the high quality detailed install videos you provided took all the "mystery" away about doing the install myself. The hitch arrived in perfect condition in a few days with free shipping and was glad to see you took the extra time to tape the wiring harness box to the inside of the large box to make sure it remained with the package. The install went perfect, saved a bunch, and very happy about the entire transaction with Etrailer.com. 244225



- C13200
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2014 Toyota Highlander

I got the trailer hitch & wiring kit yesterday and installed both on my 2014 Highlander in about 4 hours. It was fairly straightforward, but a couple of things should be noted. The fuse box under the hood requires a 30 amp fuse for the trailer, you supplied a 10 amp however the converter has a 10 amp fuse. I had a 30 amp fuse so I just installed it in the empty slot for the trailer circuit. Another thing is that if you wish to continue to use the existing tow hook bracket the bolts supplied are not long enough but I simply discarded the bracket as the trailer hitch itself can be used for this purpose. I also wish there was a more convenient way to route the 4-conductor flat plug for the trailer outside instead of just laying it over the rear deck and closing it. It would be helpful to have two people to lift and hold the hitch while bolting it to the body but I did it myself by using wood blocks on one side while putting the bolts in on the other side. Other than that, the hitch looks great, and is heavy enough for my utility trailer and perhaps greater loads. I'd buy it again. 220762


Comments

Your trailer hitch and wiring harness fit flawlessly and I recommended you to my good friend [...]who also bought one from you. Much better price than what Toyota wanted for theirs which was in the $700 range if I remember correctly.thanks,

Steven P - 08/23/2016

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- C13200
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2014 Toyota Highlander

I installed the trailer hitch and wiring kit to our 2014 Toyota Highlander. Since I am 69 my wife insisted that my son help. I did the "prep work" getting the car up on improvised "ramps" (2x12 and a 4x4) under each rear wheel. I (my son) had no problems installing the hitch. Taking off the Toyota trim parts was "interesting", the panel under the drivers side of the car had 3 different types of fasteners, but that is a Toyota issue. As for the wiring kit I did that myself. One question I had was, why 3 fuses of different physical sizes when only 2 are required. The suggestion I have is on the wiring kit, the fuse holder that is attached to the module should have longer wires (maybe 9-12inches) so it could be routed to a place where replacement would not involve taking off 2 awkward to remove panels. Also the ground wire if about 2 inches longer it would reach to a convenient grounding place. And lastly the module is supposed to be attached to a "flat surface" inside the car, there are no flat surfaces, so I used the extra zip ties to hold the module to the cars wiring harness so it doesn't flop around. 188173



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2016 Toyota Highlander

This is the 3rd trailer hitch I have purchased from eTrailer.com, and once again it was a excellent experience. Great price, delivered on time, high quality product, and the perfect fit for my vehicle. The instructional video made it easy to install. Now we're all set to carry our bikes and accessories on our summer vacation! 517089



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Quick delivery, easy installation, seems to be a very nice hitch, great service from etrailer 563018



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Easy to install 575181



- C13200
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2018 Toyota Highlander

I originally shopped for the the Toyota OEM hitch for its tidy appearance. It is too expensive and I did not want to spend time disassembling and cutting the bumper. The OEM wiring kit is also unnecessarily complicated. My neighbor recently had a Draw Tite installed which was nearly as tidy as the OEM hitch, so I came to etrailer.com to shop for one. Then, I saw this Curt at a much lower price with a higher tongue weight capacity, so I ordered one. I installed it myself in one morning, taking my time to not hurt myself or the SUV. I also took time to Loctite the bolts. The suggestions and pictures of others to not trim as much from the underbody panels was very helpful and easy to do with a bare hacksaw blade. I initially thought the more visible cross bar would detract from the appearance, but after installation, I find that it actually adds a nice little bit of visual mass to the rear, as you can generally see under the bumper to the suspension components which is not particularly attractive. The way the tube is bent down without exposing the end plates is much cleaner than the Draw-Tite Max Frame, while still providing the same tongue weight capacity. I made a couple of calls to customer service before buying and received very thoughtful answers and input. I purchased and installed a T-One wiring harness which was FAR easier than I thought thanks to the very well done install video. I like the T-One over the Curt for the simple reason that the Curt kit requires drilling a hole for the ground wire, and I hate doing that. One thing I did differently than the install video was I cut a small hole in the bumper side of the underfloor tray to poke the hitch wire AND the in-line fuse holder through, to ensure access to change the fuse without having to take out the whole tray. I once tried to rent an old rental trailer with my minivan and some sort of short blew the fuse. Because it was easily accessible behind a removable panel, I was able to diagnose and change it easily. So, I wanted to make sure this fuse would be similarly accessible. Thanks etrailer! 551028



- C13200
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2016 Toyota Highlander

I'm 77 years old and if I can put this hitch on my 2016 Highlander by myself I believe anybody can do it. I did it without a lift lying on my back on the garage floor. One thing I would suggest is to remove the spare tire (as I did) to make more room to work. When the plastic cover and the plugs and all the prep work was accomplished I laid the spare tire on its side with several pieces of wood on top to prop up the drivers side while I worked the hitch over the muffler exhaust on the passenger side. Since I was working on my back I had placed the trailer hitch on my feet and worked it up to my stomach to support it and after lining it up was able to start a bolt on the drivers side and then on the exhaust side. Once the weight of the hitch was supported by these two bolts the rest was easy. I used my Dremel tool and bench knife to trim the plastic covers per directions. I am very pleased with how the hitch fits and looks on my Highlander. I was concerned initially it would show to much and not look good. I was wrong....I fits and looks great. Since I was working alone I was unable to take pictures of the process. 561422



- C13200
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2015 Toyota Highlander

I had to modify the instructions slightly. My vehicle is a 2015 Highlander, XLE. Installation was not difficult. Most of the time was spended on trimming the drivers side underbody panel to my liking. Passenger side trim don't have to be remove. On the metal facial tab, only remove the existing m12 bolt. I removed the bolts holding the muffler to give me easier access because this was a one man installation. Follow the rest of the information. Shipping was done fast and the vendor was always helpful providing information. 183266


Comments

I also have a 2015 XLE. Did you have it on a rack or did you crawl underneath?Did you need to use torque wrenches or were good standard socket wrenches okay?Did all the attachment bolts come with the kit?

-- comment by: David R - 12/14/2015

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- C13200
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2018 Toyota Highlander

All the people at etrailer.com were very helpful and the shipment was delivered on time and in good condition with all required parts included. After viewing several installation video’s, I decided to perform the installation myself because the procedure was so well documented. The only problem I encountered was a miss alignment of the forward mounting holes on both sides of the hitch. The other 4 bolts were at the extreme end of the adjustment slot but I was able to install them by hand. To install the remaining 2 bolts, I fabricated a spreader device and was able to widen the brackets about ¼” which allowed the 2 remaining bolts to be inserted. Working alone this proved to be a challenging task and is the reason why I rated this product with only 4 stars. 571518


Comments

The mounting flanges on a trailer hitch are designed for straight line strength, but not necessarily lateral strength. The flanges are purposely designed to have some give in them, so that if they get flexed during shipping, they can be easily bent back into place. As long as the powder coat didnt crack and there arent any cracks in the mounting flange itself, the hitch will work perfectly after being bent back into place. Ill link you to a help article that shows a few different ways of manipulating the hitch back into place.

-- Mike L - 10/04/2018

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- C13200
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2014 Toyota Highlander

Great product and great customer service from etrailer! I've been putting off getting a hitch receiver for a while and the time had come to stop borrowing friends trucks to haul things around. I did some research and after watching the install video online, I decided there was no reason to pay someone to do this install. As expected, it was relatively easy (especially when someone else helps hold the hitch up while you start the bolts). The receive does stick down below the bumper slightly (as accurately shown in their product gallery) but not as bad as some of the other models out there. Based on the combination of price and visual appeal, you can't go wrong with the Curt receiver. I also bought the wiring kit from etrailer and installation was a breeze! One note to future customers watch the etrailer install videos. They are extremely thorough and will make the installation of whatever you decide to buy much easier! 239178



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2015 Toyota Highlander

Easy to install.... 223527


Comments

Excellent

Nelson - 09/01/2016

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- C13200
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Toyota

From start to finish, this is a great product and a great buying experience. I had shopped this product around on the internet, and found that the videos, documents, and customer service from etrailer was where I would spend my money. I was not disappointed. I ordered this item on a Tuesday, received status updates from George at etrailer via email, UPS showed up on Friday evening (7:19pm according the the tracker on the site), and had finished cleaning up my tools and the garage floor by 9pm. The video on the site was for my exact vehicle, everything fit as prescribed, and while I expected that I'd have to use your video for the install, the printed instructions were all that I needed. For the do-it-yourselfer's out there, it is mentioned in the video that you don't have to loosen the exhaust to install the hitch. That is correct. I laid a piece of cardboard on my garage floor and went to work. I thought about putting the rear wheels on my car ramps, but there is ample room to work without it. You will need two people to guide the hitch in from behind so that you can sneak over the rear exhaust if you choose not to loosen it from the hangar, but my wife helped me do that, and then I set her side of the hitch on a tall bucket until I got a pair of bolts installed on my side. The most time consuming thing is trimming the plastic underbody pieces, but there's no way around that. I used my dremel as they showed in the video. I wouldn't want to try that with a utility knife, as that is some tough plastic, but that's a Toyota thing, not an etrailer thing. I even received a follow up from George this morning (Saturday), letting me know that his system showed that the delivery was made last night. You may find this item for a few bucks cheaper elsewhere, but when I buy a speciality item like this, I need to be sure that there is someone to help me. Thanks! 217720


Comments

It works like a champ. I still use it monthly for hauling bikes and a kayak rack.

Dan D - 08/16/2016

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- C13200
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2015 Toyota Highlander

The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver was easy to install and looks great. I had never installed a hitch before and it went really quick and was straightforward. I looked at the other hitch options available and felt this hitch did the best job of blending in with the vehicle, as if it had been there sense day one. 184070


Comments

After one year Im still very happy with the purchase. Id recommend it.

Nathan P - 04/07/2016

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- C13200
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2014 Toyota Highlander

Attaching this hitch to my 2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus was pretty straight forward. It is much easier to have a second set of hands. I attached the hitch by myself. I had a couple of stands to help me. I was fortunate because I have access to a car lift which made the installation very convenient. The only issue I had with the installation instructions was the section where they tell you to trim the driver side panel. The instructions tell you to trim off way more than you need to. The only cutting that needs to be done is a 1” wide cut from the back of the panel to around 2” past the existing hole in the panel (See photo). For placement of the cut compare the panel to the hitch bracket. As for function… I have not attached anything to the receiver yet. 151867



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Fits up as directed, 2.5 hour install with trailer wiring. Feels solid. Spare wheel still fits with a little finagling. It's my first vehicle with a spare tire suspended under the boot, so I may need some time to learn how to do it properly. 569639



- C13200
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2013 Toyota Highlander

I was able to install the hitch solo, as my second person failed to show. No need to hoist the vehicle, there was plenty of room to work. Lowering the spare made removal of the driver side cowling much easier. I then rested the hitch on the spare tire, making the first bolt in relatively easy. I shored up the other side by jacking the hitch up . I could have used stacked lumber as well, for an even safer mounting process. My high-speed Dremel saw was elsewhere, but my oscillating wood/drywall saw I think gave me a better and straighter cut. It was safer too. It was much easier than anticipated. Note: The spare does need to be tilted up on to the hitch so it will fit properly. It's unlikely a full size spare will fit in the same space. That's my only caveat for the hitch. If you have a newer than 2013 hybrid Highlander, look for my review of the wiring harness . The battery in the back creates a modest complication . 438184



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Toyota Highlander

Thanks for all your help! What a great experience. Your instructions and videos were spot on and easy to follow. Had the hitch installed with the wiring harness in an hour and save a few hundred dollars on the install. 385782



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2014 Toyota Highlander

The Curt description includes a notice that it won't accommodate a full-size spare on an aluminum rim. Believe that. I'd seen a mention somewhere in the comments that you can tip a full-size spare into place. Seemed only one way to test that theory, so I bolted the hitch on. The full-size spare wouldn't mount back in place. Fortunately I still had the compact spare and was able to swap it in. So, not ideal in terms of the spare, but we're in business with the hitch. Looking at the comparison between the Curt and the DrawTite (which I discovered after installing the Curt) it looks like the DrawTite might accommodate a full-size spare. The trade-off being that the DrawTite projects out from the bumper a bit more. The Curt is a rugged piece of goods. Installation was straightforward using the etrailer video. The plastic cowling under the driver's side on a Highlander is a little fussy, but it went back on OK. I Installed it alone, using my spare to prop it in place (photo). I finished it off with the Curt wiring harness (C56217). etrailer service was great. Only reason for four stars is the issue with the spare (which you might argue is my own damn fault). 433355



- C13200
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2018 Toyota Highlander

It took one hour and half to install on my Highlander hybrid platinum, I did by myself, need cut some plastic covers ,and put away a piece metal ( secure cover on the right passengers side ) It look sturdy, handsome , I love it , also Etrailer sell best prices 560817



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Great hitch, great price, easy installation. Got a plug and play wire harness, took grandson and I about an hour and 15 min start to finish. Another great etrailer purchase. 728540



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After one year of having this tow hitch on our vehicle it has held up great. Install was easy and directions were clear. No rust and blends great with the back bumper. Very happy with the purchase. 727706



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Great item, easy installation and well built... 727631



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The hitch and wiring came in what looked like a biker proof cardboard covering. It was well constructed and kept the paint in great shape! The hitch itself fit right up, taking me roughly an hour total to install by myself. Thank you for the cheap price, ease of selection, fast shipping and customer satisfaction all the way around! 726964



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2019 Toyota Highlander

A perfect fit on 2019 highlander. Instructions easy to follow and other being heavy, installation straight forward. 720644



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I installed the C13200 hitch on my 2019 Highlander in a little over an hour with no difficulty. It took a little longer as some of the details were not the same as my vehicle and I took my time reading and reviewing the installation instructions and video several times. Such as I did not have a trailer loop and a couple of the fasteners were slightly different as per the instructions. Also I trimmed the driver side underbody panel and reinstalled it. Word of caution, I used a utility knife to cut the plastic. It takes a lot of force to start the cut, but once it breaks through that same force will cause you to over cut as I did. I also did not have to jack up the car as there was plenty of room to work under the car. I also did not need to remove the donut spare tire. I installed the hitch by myself using an old milk crate to raise and hold the one side of the hitch in place as I held up the other side of the hitch to put in the bolts. I had done my Traverse's trailer hitch over 8 years ago so my experience was rusty, but it was still an easy installation. 718304



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This hitch has been everything it was cracked up to be. I installed it myself, (I'm 71 now) and the instructions prepared me very well. It looks good on the vehicle and has performed flawlessly. I would definitely buy this product again especially considering the price was far less than locals could offer and in most cases they would not install any hitch since it required making a few cuts in the plastic trim underside of the vehicle (as described in the directions.) etrailer was my only real option and it turns out it would have been the best even if the other locals who install hitches professionally would have been willing to do it. 716227



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Custom hitch and wiring. Easy to install and works perfectly 715444



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Product was to installed. Fit perfect. 30 min total with harness. 714619



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This is a very good hitch and it was easy to install. 713503



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Fit perfectly, easy installation, and the video tutorials are very good. 707749



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Received the product well packed in excellent condition. 706625



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2018 Toyota Highlander

I purchased to install on a 2018 Toyota Highlander and it fit perfectly. Easy to install and much cheaper than a Toyota OEM hitch. 704179



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2016 Toyota Highlander

Hitch shipped right away and arrived on time. Followed the instructions and the install was incredibly easy. Would highly recommend the site! 703806



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I bought this hitch for a 2015 Highlander. The online video was extremely helpful. The hitch was very easy to install with no issues. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. 699901



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Perfect fit took about an hour to install , price is right too 699059



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Hitch installed easily on my Toyota Highlander. Instructions were clear and was able to do by myself 699033


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  • Compare Trailer Hitches for a 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • There are a number of trailer hitch receivers that fit your 2018 Toyota Highlander and it can be confusing because they have a lot in common; however there are differences as well. Two of them, the Curt # C13200 and the etrailer.com # E98844, are virtually identical. A third, the Draw-Tite # 75896 is also the same basic design and installation. The biggest difference between these is the Curt and etrailer hitches have the hitch pin hole positioned about 1-3/4 inches further under the...
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  • Comparison of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receivers that Fit a 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE FWD
  • The biggest difference is how much of the hitch can be seen once it's installed on your 2017 Toyota Highlander. With the # 75896 you can see the entire crosstube under the Highlander's bumper. However, the # 76156 hides the crosstube behind the bumper so all you see is the receiver tube opening and safety chain loops. The latter is becoming more and more popular for cosmetic reasons. It's also the one I recommend for the same reason. The Curt # C13200 also leaves the crosstube exposed...
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  • Best 2-Inch Hitch for 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • There are both Class III and Class IV hitches made for your 2018 Highlander but all are the 2-inch receiver size. The one I recommend for its combination of high capacity, easier installation and value is the etrailer hitch # e98844 which offers 900-lb tongue weight and 6K towing ratings. This hitch will easily handle your towing and bike rack applications and it is compatible with your spare tire. Please refer to the linked installation video and the photo of this hitch installed...
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  • Why Hitch Does Not Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander With Full-Size Spare That Has Aluminum Rim
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13200 will not fit a 2019 Toyota Highlander with a full-size spare that has an aluminum rim because the rim on this spare is just too wide for the hitch to be able to fit. If you have a full-size spare I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75896 because it has the highest capacities of 6,000 lbs towing and 900 lbs tongue weight and can be used with a weight distribution system, something that not all the other hitches for a '19 Highlander are capable of. I have added...
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  • Comparing the Thule, Yakima, and SportRack Swinging Bike Racks for a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • The compatibility of the bikes rack that you listed is going to be dependent on what trailer hitch you have installed on your 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. That said, most of them do not sit too far behind the bumper so you should not have any issues with this. If you don't already have a trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13200 which I can confirm will work with the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465, the Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9027XT,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE
  • I was able to confirm with the manufacturer that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13200 is a fit for your 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE. For your trailer wiring, if you don't have the OEM 4-way, you need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56217. This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness. The connection point for the 4-way tow harness is located behind the interior trim panel in your...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution System for Horse Trailer
  • For your 2018 Toyota Highlander, the Curt hitch that fits is # C13200 and this hitch is compatible with weight distribution systems. It has an 8,000 lb towing capacity and 900 lb tongue weight capacity when used with a weight distribution system, which gives us a good idea of the system you need. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch with Flush Receiver for 2014 Highlander with Full-Size Spare
  • There are a few trailer hitches available for the 2014 Toyota Highlander that are compatible with the full-size spare tire. Some of these hitches, like you mentioned, will fit with the full-size spare but only if the rim isn't aluminum. The reason for this is that the aluminum rim tends to be a bit too wide to allow the hitch to bolt up around it under the Highlander. The only hitch available for the 2014 Highlander featuring a receiver that will be completely flush behind the bumper...
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  • Does Curt Class III Hitch # C13200 Fit 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2018 Toyota Highlander the Curt Class III hitch part # C13200 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the rear of the vehicle and is not a front hitch. I attached an install video for the hitch on a similar 2018 Toyota Highlander as yours for you to check out too. For trailer wiring you'd then want the T-One kit part # 118449 which is also a confirmed fit. Install video attached for this as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball...
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  • How to Determine if a 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited Can Tow a Trailer with a 5,250 lb GVWR
  • If you have a 5,000 lb trailer towing weight capacity for your 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited and you will not be filling your tanks before traveling then you should be okay. The difference between your dry trailer weight and the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is 2,685 lbs. Since the GVWR is the max weight that your 2007 Fleetwood Pegasus Ultralite can weigh that means you have to take a lot of cargo with you. Be sure to check your owner's manual to ensure that you do have a trailer...
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  • What Hitch Is Recommended For A Toyota Highlander Carrying A Bike Rack
  • If your only purpose for the hitch is a bike carrier, I would narrow down your choices to two hitches. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13200 and etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844. Both are solid options that provide the same 2" of clearance from the top of the receiver to the farthest point of the bumper on your 2014 Toyota Highlander. Both provide a low profile, hidden appearance and so the key difference is for preference for the matte finish of the etrailer hitch or...
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  • Recommended Wiring for a 2016 Toyota Highlander XLE Pulling a Small Popup Trailer
  • Yes, I would be happy to assist you in picking out wiring for your 2016 Toyota Highlander XLE. If your Highlander came with the factory tow package (there is a converter under the dash) then I recommend going with the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package # HM11141825 which will simply plug into the connector at the rear of your Highlander. If your Highlander did not come with the factory tow package (no converter under the dash) then I recommend going with...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Toyota Highlander for Install of Thule Hitching Post Pro
  • You would need to have a hitch installed on your 2016 Toyota Highlander to be able to install and use the Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR that you referenced. If you don't have a hitch you would want the Curt hitch part # C13200 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for carrying a 4 bike rack.
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2018 Toyota Highlander I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76156. As you mentioned in your question, this hitch along with the Draw-Tite # 75896 and the Curt # C13200 are Class III, 2 inch hitches that are confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Draw-Tite # 75896 and the Curt # C13200 feature a pretty similar design and identical towing weight capacities. Both will have their crosstube exposed under the vehicle when installed. The reason I think the Draw-Tite...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for a 2014 Toyota Highlander with Spare Tire
  • The Curt # C13200 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Toyota Highlander, however, in our installation notes we have that you will NOT be able to store a full sized spare underneath after the hitch is installed. Instead of the Curt option I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 75896 which has the same weight capacities as its Curt competitor and you can fit a full sized spare underneath after the hitch is installed. If your Highlander has the factory tow package (converter under dash) then...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2016 Toyota Highlander
  • The 3 hitches that fit the 2015 Toyota Highlander do indeed fit the 2016 Toyota Highlander: Curt # C13200, Draw-Tite # 75896 and Draw-Tite # 76156. All of these hitches will work well for towing the 2,100 pound tent trailer but the most popular option is the Curt hitch # C13200 so it is a great choice. The differences in the hitches are marginal and no single one of them is going to be better or worse for ground clearance. In addition to the hitch and wiring, # 118449 without factory...
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  • 4-Pole and 7-Way Wiring Harness for 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with 4-pole wiring to go along with the Curt hitch # C13200 for your 2015 Toyota Highlander. If your truck has the factory tow package wiring in place (with the under-dash converter) you'll use Curt # 56042 or Hopkins # HM11141825, both of which connect to the vehicle with a square plug as shown in the photo I linked for you. If you do not have the tow package then instead use Tekonsha kit # 118449. Please see the linked video. If you want to have a 7-way type trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13200 is the correct hitch for your 2015 Toyota Highlander. We checked with Curt to confirm this. Also, the reviews and comments on this hitch will apply for your vehicle as well. The 2014 and 2015 Highlanders are the same generation. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56217. I attached an install video for you to check out. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C13200 Interfere With Spare Tire On 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • The spare tire on your 2015 Highlander will not have a problem with the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13200 installed. I have attached a photo of the underside of a Highlander with the hitch installed. As you can see in the photo the hitch does sit below the edge of the tire so if you need to remove the spare you will need to tilt the front of the tire to remove it.
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  • Recommended Hidden Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • There are indeed a few trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2018 Toyota Highlander. We have actually gotten a chance to install all of them on this vehicle, so we know exactly where the hitch receiver sits in relation to the rear bumper. The Class III hitch that will provide you with the most hidden design is actually the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13200. When installed on your Highlander, there is a distance of right at 2 inches from the center of the hitch...
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  • Are Modifications Needed to Install Curt Trailer Hitch C13200 on 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • Thanks for the kind words and the simple answer to your question is no modification needs to be made to the muffler or muffler hangers when installing Curt hitch # C13200 on your 2018 Toyota Highlander, but there WILL be trimming of the underbody panel required. I have attached part of the instructions which shows you what will need to be trimmed in order to install the hitch. Apart from that no other modifications need to be made; I have linked the installation instructions for you...
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  • Does Tow Loop of 2018 Toyota Highlander Get Removed to Install Curt Trailer Hitch
  • When installing the Curt trailer hitch part # C13200 on a 2018 Toyota Highlander like yours there are some lower fascia tabs that get removed as well as a tow loop. The main lower fascia piece gets trimmed and reinstalled. I attached a picture of how it gets trimmed. I also attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. The hitch itself has safety chain loops on it that if you needed to use as a recovery point you could.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Highlander Carrying Wheelchair Carrier
  • I'll try to answer your questions without being too techy! Basically you need a trailer hitch that has enough tongue weight capacity for the weight of your carrier and chair. So you need at least 340 lbs of tongue weight. 350 lbs of tongue weight is basically the standard for Class III hitches so that would be the Class you'd need. Which the hitch Classes are just a way to organize them generally by weight capacity and size. So for a hitch that fits a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and...
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  • What Curt Hitches Require the Use of a Stabilizer Strap and Which Do Not
  • I apologize for the confusion. I checked with Curt and since the Curt Hitch part # C13200 that you referenced is rated for use with a weight distribution system it does not require the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050. Curt recommends the stabilizer strap for non-supported loads for all of their hitches that are 1-1/4 inch in size and for the Class III hitches that are NOT rated for use with a weight distribution system.
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