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
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 600 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13272 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13272

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


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square 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: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 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.



13272 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13272 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13272 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 Lexus RX 350 excluding F Sport

2016 - 2019 Lexus RX 350 F Sport




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 - 2017 Lexus RX 350

Today on our 2017 Lexus RX 350 we'll be having a look at and installing the CURT Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13272. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, the only part of the hitch that's visible from behind the vehicle and underneath it is the actual Class 3 2" by 2" receiver opening itself. On the bottom we have our nice, easy to use safety chain loops. They are a tubular steel welded to the bottom of the receiver, nice access all the way around. We shouldn't have any problems using any safety chains around it.

One nice thing that I really like about this receiver, we have this collar that's welded on the outside edge of our opening here. This gives it a nice finished look and blends in nicely with our vehicle. Our hitch has a nice high-gloss black powder coat finish which also gives it a nice aesthetic appearance underneath our vehicle. Looks like it came from the factory. On the side of our receiver here we have our industry-standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole. You'll use that with either a hitch pin or a locking device to secure any of your hitch-mounted accessories. This hitch features a 600 pound max gross tongue weight rating and a 4,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating.

It does support the use of weight distribution systems. However, our max gross tongue weight rating stays the same at 600 pounds, but our max gross trailer weight rating increases to 5,000 pounds. You'll want to consult with the owner's manual of your RX 350 and not exceed the limits of the vehicle or the hitch itself. My favorite thing about this hitch is that it's really going to work great for bike racks. We found that a lot of our customers really use this hitch for bike racks when they're purchasing a hitch for their Lexus. Seems to be a common theme.

We have plenty of clearance around here to insert our bike rack or any other hitch-mounted accessories that we have, but yet we don't have to worry about it sticking out far from our vehicle, so when we're loading cargo into the hatch area, we don't have to worry about running our shin into it when we're putting stuff in there. Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch-mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or a cargo carrier. You're looking at about 15-1/2" from the ground to the top of the 2" receiver opening, and about 5" from the center of the 5/8 diameter hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features of our hitch, we'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our installation we'll come over to the driver side of our vehicle. On our frame rail on the bottom we'll find five plastic and rubber plugs that are popped into position. We'll take a flat head screwdriver and remove all five of them.

Now on the passenger side it's slightly different. We have two plugs that we'll remove. Then we'll remove our factory tow hook recovery point what these two bolts. These bolts are 17mm. We will not be resolving the tow hook. Now it's a good idea to clean out the threads in our weld nuts in the frame. Spray some lubricant in there. Then we use a wire brush that we have available on our website as part number 814092. Run it in or out a couple times to help clean out any dirt or debris that may be in the threads. We'll do the same for all six of our weld nuts that we have in the frame. Now on our passenger side is an exact mirror image of our driver side. Our attachment points are the three weld nuts in the frame. Now we'll orient our hardware. We have our six bolts and our six conical tooth washers. Place the washer on. The teeth will face up, away from the head of the bolt, towards the hitch. We'll grab an extra set of hands and raise our hitch on up. We'll make sure we have all six of our bolts in place. Now our hitch may interfere with our heat shield here a little bit. If you just push in towards the muffler, you'll get your clearance that you need to get the hitch on up. Now we'll use a 19mm socket and snug down all of our bolts. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. That completes our look at and installation of the CURT Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13272, on our 2017 Lexus RX 350.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13272

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (197 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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2016 Lexus RX 350

This thing was delivered fast! The quality of the product is superior to any trailer hitch I’ve ever purchased for other vehicles I’ve owned. The video on the website was all the help I needed to install the thing. Installation took less than 30 minutes. I’m extremely satisfied. 519610


Comments

Product still holds up like it’s new! I use It regularly for attaching my lawn trailer and bike carrier and I love it!

Taurean - 06/09/2019

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2017 Lexus RX 350

Hitch is easy to install, takes minutes. etrailer website is easy to find what you need, videos are great, and super fast shipping. 569754



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Excellent, Good price, fits well, good installation instructions 575120



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Purchased this hitch for my 2017 RX350. I received the product right on time along with the wiring harness (item 56083) and class III ball mount with 2" Ball (item ). Product arrived in perfect shape and installation was very straightforward and easy. The hitch is nicely located flush and snug to the back bumper. Wiring harness was a simple install as well, snap out the protective cap, insert the wiring harness, and run the wire over to the hitch. I use the hitch for pulling jet skis and a utility trailer, as well as using it for a bike rack and cargo rack on occasion. So far I've only pulled my utility trailer and it went fine. My only nit is that there is more play between the ball mount and hitch then I'd like. When you start off or stop hard I'll here a bit of a rattle as the mount slides slightly in the hitch. It also rattles a bit when you hit a bump. I'd hoped that by ordering all the parts together I'd get a really snug fit like I had on my last hitch (also a Curt class III on Lexus RX). Maybe there's an easy fix I'm not aware of. 355651



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2016 Lexus RX 350

This trailer hitch was a very easy install onto my 2016 Lexus RX 350. I didn't have anyone to help me hold it up and bolt it onto the car so my wife helped me get one side onto a scissors jack while I held the other side. I had her raise the jack just short of the jack touching the car and then it was easy for me to install the 6 bolts (3 onto each side). And did I forget to mention how beautiful the hitch looks on my Lexus? I also put on the Curt hitch cover which tops off the install perfectly. This is a quality product and etrailer is wonderful with all of the communication I received before the sale and after the sale. 526313



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Thank you to everyone at etrailer. I ordered a Curt trailer hitch part #C-13272 for my new Lexus RX 350, which I may add that it came in no time flat without any damage. Yes I was happy! I was a little reluctant about installing this hitch alone but after studying the etrailer site I was more then confident. May I add that I'm 66. After inspecting under the vehicle all that was needed was to detach the existing tow bar which is only two bolts. Next, remove the plastic caps that have the slotted grove with a screw driver. Finally, screw the six bolts with the hitch to the undercarriage, no nuts, how simple could that be. Next, thats it ..your done. Enjoy your new hitch. Sorry there are no pictures but could not catch a good day. Don't worry about it, it was that simple. One last thing, this install only took a total of 16 minutes from beginning to end..... 352801



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2018 Lexus RX 350

Received my Curt hitch right on time, early this morning. Im 78 years old, took one look and said "I can do this", one more time in my life. No one was around to help me lift it, too heavy, so I devised two "slings" out of tie down straps with rachets. Looped them through the bumper brackets under the car. Cranked them up, arm lifted the last inch or so on each end, slipped in a bolt, and the rest was a piece of cake. Only took about half an hour, most of that was getting the slings set up. Yes, old dogs can learn new tricks! 559180



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I ordered this on and received it as quickly as if I purchased off of amazon. The hitch fits my car perfectly. No extra drilling necessary. Comes with all the bolts needed. Great site to tab a hitch! Here’s a photo with the hitch in use with a bike rack purchased. 558046



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Nowadays its not often a product over delivers on it's promise but etrailer did. The install was 30-40 minutes and the 6 holes lined up perfectly on my 2017 Lexus RX 350. The dealer wanted $900.00+ so I saved a ton and I am very happy found this product on the internet. I just blocked up one side while I got the first bolt started on the other side then the rest was easy. I did use some removable blue Loctite on the bolts! 372591



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2016 Lexus RX 350

No trailer hitch option at dealership for 2016 Lexus RX350. Problem solved! My best online buying experience ever! - easy to order, great pricing, fast and inexpensive shipping, clear instructions, EASY to install. Website: easy to find correct product using dropdown menus Shipping: Delivered on time in sturdy packaging with side handles for carrying Installation: Instructions were easy to follow, required tools listed on website, easy to install although a bit heavy for one person to hold in place. GREAT VALUE 255792


Comments

A year later still works great!

AM - 06/03/2017

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2017 Lexus RX 350

Bought this hitch for our Lexus RX 350 to support a bike rack. Hitch arrived in 4 days of placing the order. It was packaged very well. The guality of the hitch is top quality. It was very easy to install. I'm 74 years old and it took me about 20 minutes. Remove the tie down bracket from the right side. Use the exiting holes that already have nuts welded to the frame. Three bolts (that are included) on each side torque them down, project finished 342789


Comments

Great. Fits perfect. The Lexus RX 350 is not really an ideal tow vehicle. BUT the hitch is super easy to install and an awesome solution for a bike rack,

Dave M - 02/18/2018

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2018 Lexus RX 350

Installed on my 2018 RX350. It fits perfectly, without any complication. Installed in 30min. It does rub against the muffler heat shield, but I don't think it will cause any problem. Installation did not mention the use of thread lock, but I applied it anyways. Side note on the packaging, the item is super heavy, and it only used cardboard with cardboard stapler to fix it inside the box, which did not hold, and the hitch was moving around in the box so much it punched few holes on the side and knock loss some stapler. We did not realize this when we pick it up the box at the door, and because it's heavy so we dragged over the floor, and the weight on loss stapler made a deep scratch on the hardwood floor. I think this needs to be packaged better. Repair of the floor will now cost more than this hitch. 554132



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2017 Lexus RX 350

I can say that this has been the easiest purchase and installation I have ever done on any of my cars. The ordering process and updates on shipping have been exceptional. ETrailer has made putting a hitch on my car easier than if it came from the factory with it. From start to finish it was 15 min including tie wrapping the extra wiring for the lights.... granted the 2017 Lexus RX350 I purchased already came prepped for the hitch and Tow package from Factory. When I purchased the vehicle from our local Lexus dealer I requested the hitch package be installed and they quoted me over $750, the ETrailer pricing made it a no brainer and painless easy install. 380542



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Very good, well made product. Precision fit, it looks like it came from Lexis. Easy to install with no modifications required. It took my 19 & 21 yr old sons less than 40 minutes to install which included gathering tools and unpacking. Less than 1/2 the cost of obtaining from the dealership. 353938


Comments

It works great. No issues what so ever. I remain very pleased with the product.

Tom M - 03/17/2018

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2018 Lexus RX 350

Packaging needs improvement. Carton was torn and hitch was scratched basically on the only visible area of the receiver. It wasn't real bad, so I touched it up with some gloss black paint I had. Installation was very straight forward and simple. I'm a little picky and always looking to improve things, so it took longer than it should have. Only improvement would be that I would have liked a couple of longer bolts so that I could keep the original tow eye, even though it really isn't needed since you can use the receiver to hook on to if needed. A nice hitch, quick and easy to install and looks great! It should handle whatever towing or handle any attachments that I may get. 540697



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Installation was easy, it took less than 5 minutes My car was Lexus RX 350 2017 314232



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2018 Lexus RX 350

Quality product that fits perfect on my 2018 RX350. Easy install took me about 15 minutes. I like the Curt hitch over the OEM Lexus part that requires cutting the lower bumper trim. This one fits close to the bumper and looks like OEM. 541629



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2018 Lexus RX 350

This is the real deal! The hitch fits perfectly on a 2018 RX 350, just like described. The receiver hangs about an eighth of an inch below the facia; no cutting and no adjustments. The hitch is super heavy duty and has a great gloss finish. Standing at the back of the RX, the only thing visible is the receiver; see attached pictures. Easy 15 minute job and need an assistant just to hold up one side, while starting a bolt. 558147



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This hitch fit perfectly on the Lexus RX350. I went to my go to auto shop and had it installed and it only took about 20 mins. You won’t regret buying this! 671925



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2017 Lexus RX 350

installation was as easy as claimed, looks good on the RX350, and works great. 667118



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2017 Lexus RX 350

The longest part of this install was getting my car up on the lift - perfect fit with crystal clear installation instructions. 661771



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Excellent Customer Service from Allison. Very Pleased! Great Product! Excellent Instructions! 661260



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2019 Lexus RX 350

Great fit with a new lexus RX350. The video installation instructions were super helpful and it is nicely integrated with the rest of the vehicle. 658472



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Super easy installation, and looks nice also. My dealer wanted $900 to do it, I was able to do it for less then a third of that. 659775



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Everything worked exactly as the video demonstrated. Could not have been easier. 658523



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Lexus

This is my second trailer hitch purchase. etrailer provides great products at great prices. Their instructional videos get you prepared for installation and without pneumatic tools, it took about 25 minutes. From the bike rack to the cargo carrier, I am all set. The Lexus dealer wanted $800 for the hitch package. 656844



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Great product. Well made and easy to install. Took me about 25 minutes. Was also pleased to find bolts were included. 654750



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Super easy to install. Not hard at all. Great product, sturdy and durable! 653902



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2017 Lexus RX 350

I would buy from these guys again! It was delivered within 2 days and was installed within 15 minutes. All of the information including what tools I would need helped speed the installation process up! 652221



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Great product and great customer service. I was trying to choose just the right hitch and I decided to call to get some advise. I got great advise from Martha O. and purchased a very nice Curt custom hitch for my new car. Installation was a breeze and on line videos are most helpful. Thank you Martha O. and etrailer.com 651663



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2018 Lexus RX 350

easy to install, just like they said.great quality! 646916



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Product is a portrayed by etrailer Install is a cinch 643351



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2018 Lexus RX 350

Perfect fit, perfect service. A+ 2018 RX350 642803



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We have just installed the hitch and are now putting the rack together. So far so good! 641485



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Timely shipping, great packaging and ALL parts included! About 30 minutes to install. No issues. 640883



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Lexus RX 350

Took 1 year to write a review. Hitch fit was perfect and quite easy to install, but you do need 2 people. It has worked well for us..good quality; and excellent customer service from etrailer. This hitch for my RX350 is my 2nd hitch from them; our first one was for our GX460 which also fit well. We use it to install a Yakima Bike rack. 639037



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The Trailer Hitch was perfect. It took hardly any time to install, with the help of another individual. Holes lined up perfectly, screws went in with out hitch. Overall, very simple to install. GREAT PRODUCT!! 634556



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Lexus RX 350

The design and fit are perfect for our Lexus RX350. Take a couple of bolts off , lift the unit in place, and tighten the supplied replacement bolts. Took no time at all. I finished it off by buying a receiver cap with the Lexus logo.. 629350



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The receiver hitch was delivered in a prompt manner, communications were good and the product is as described. The fabrication and coating are great. I do suggest that when welding the receiver to the cross bar and other welds that they are seal welded. There are incomplete welds in which water will migrate in between the fabricated pieces. There is no coating in between and rust will propagate from beneath. Complete welds coupled with coating should increase the longevity of the product and keep it looking nice! 617381



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It works fantastic . Bolted in place with no problems. Use it all the time. Thanks for making a good product 615967



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Hi. I had my mechanic install the trailer. I will be going to purchase a bike rack in the next few weeks. thanks. !!!!! 613015



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2019 Lexus RC 350

I ordered the trailer hitch on Wednesday night at 10:30pm and it shows up at my door on Friday night. Get video on how to installed it - a guy on you tube installed the hitch in 11 minutes. 612416



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Lexus RX 350

the hitch solution provided by etrailer.com for my RX 350 was perfect 611026



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Quick delivery, easy install. I use the hitch for a couple of mountain bikes w/ the kuat nv 2.0. No complaints! thanks! 610305



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Super easy to install. Took about 10 minutes. We've used it only to haul bikes and a cargo carrier on the back but it has worked flawlessly. 610194



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Easy to order, delivery was on time and product performs as per specifications and advertise . 609893



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2019 Lexus RX 350

Wow ! it fit perficly on my 2019 rx350 . I am very pleased. Shipping is right on time. Absurelutely recommended. 605205



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2018 Lexus RX 350

Great product, Fantastic packaging, easy installation, simple instructions, A plus! 603820



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2019 Lexus RX 350

Very east install - put that plus the weathertech bumpstep xl 601997



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Excellent website and videos made the installation easy....and fit perfectly. 2 of us did it so maybe more of a challenge for an individual. Operationally easy and a great product. 601130


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  • The only trunk mount rack that will work with your 2016 Lexus RX 350 is the SeaSucker Hornet # 298-BH1302. It uses vacuum cups to secure to a flat, clean rear glass window. The connection is strong but it only holds 1 bike. Other trunk mounts will not work because the design of the vehicle prohibits the proper connections needed to safely use a trunk mount rack. To carry more than 1 bike I recommend installing a trailer hitch, # C13272, and using a hitch mounted bike rack such as the...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
  • Yes we do! For your 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport model we have the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13272. This is currently the only hitch available that is confirmed to fit the F-Sport model. It will install by using existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation and it features a 4,000 pound towing weight capacity. I also recommend verifying the towing capacity of your Lexus by checking your copy of the owner's manual. You will simply need to adhere to whichever limit...
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  • Final Appearance of Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2016 Lexus RX350
  • Since we have not had a chance to install either of the hitches recommended for your 2016 Lexus RX350, I have attached the representative photo used by the manufacture of the hitch, installed on the vehicle from the instructions, which I've linked to this page for you. The Curt hitch # C13272 is installed in the first photo is installed on a RX350. This hitch will fit both the F-Sport and non F-Sport models. You will see that the second photo that the Draw-Tite # 75540 (Cequent license...
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13272 Fit 2017 Lexus RX 350
  • For your 2017 Lexus RX 350 the Curt hitch part # C13272 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and would work well. No fascia trimming is needed. The Curt wiring harness part # 56083 will plug into the port. But what you need to do is test the pins of the connector you found with a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 to make sure voltage is present there. Most likely it is but you would want to verify first. Let us know too!
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  • Which Trailer Hitch is the Least Noticeable on a 2017 Lexus RX 350
  • Curt trailer hitch # C13272 and Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75540 will be in identical locations once installed so in terms of the snuggest and least noticeable fit neither hitch has the advantage. They both cost about the same as well so really either hitch is a great choice. The Curt hitch is the more popular option. I have linked videos showing example installations of both hitches for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • Bolt Won't Thread in to Install a Trailer Hitch
  • You definitely want all of the hardware installed for hitch # C13272 or any hitch because how it attaches is part of how it gets its rating. It sounds like the problem you are having is a factory weld nut that is packed with grime and corrosion. Giving it a good, thorough cleaning with a wire brush and some PB Blaster will help. You will apply a good amount of the spray into the weld nut in question and let it soak for a good 15 minutes. Then go at it with a wire brush. Repeat as often...
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  • Recommendation for Bike Rack that is Easy to Install and Remove
  • Installing and removing the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 will require you to screw in and unscrew the threaded anti-rattle hitch pin that it comes with in order to install and remove it from a hitch such as the Curt # C13272 that fits your 2018 Lexus RX 350, and this would also be true if you wanted to lock your rack to your hitch with the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. It is not a difficult process and the minimal time you'll spend doing this is a...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
  • We do have a 2-inch trailer hitch to fit your 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport, Curt Class III hitch # C13272 that you referenced. This hitch offers no-drill installation using included hardware and the linked video shows the process. Written instructions are also provided. If you don't need wiring because your intended use is something other than towing, such as using a hitch bike rack like the Thule EasyFold # TH903202 or a cargo carrier like # E98874 then you're all set. The term "tow...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport to Carry Thule T2 Pro XTS
  • The Curt hitch part # C13272 does fit your 2017 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport and would work great with your Thule T2 Pro XTS part # TH9034XTS. This would give you basically the nicest hitch and bike rack solution available for your vehicle and bikes! I attached review videos below for both the hitch and bike rack.
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  • Is Any Trimming Required to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Lexus RX350
  • You should not have to trim anything on your 2016 Lexus RX350 to install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75540. At most, you may need to bend a heat shield a little to keep it from making contact with the hitch. On the Lexus RX450h model there would be trimming on a panel underneath. But none is indicated for the RX350. This hitch is an excellent choice for use with a bike rack. There is another hitch that will fit, # C13272. But if it were me I would go with the less expensive Draw-Tite hitch. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Other Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport
  • The Curt # C13272 trailer hitch receiver will fit both F Sport and non-F Sport models. That's why it shows up twice. It is the correct receiver for your 2016 Lexus RX350. I've linked a video on a 2017 for you to see. If you're going to be towing a trailer you'll also need a ball mount, hitch ball, pin and clip, and trailer wiring. The Tekonsha wiring harness # 118255 has a power module that plugs into the F Sport's wiring behind a trim panel in the rear cargo area. The 4-way connector...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For Lexus RX 350 F Sport
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13272 is confirmed to fit the 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport. This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. There is no drilling required for installation. If your 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport has the tow package # 56083 is the correct wiring harness. If you don't have the factory tow package # 118255 is recommended. The plug-in location is under the vehicle on the driver side.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2017 Lexus RX 350
  • For your 2017 Lexus RX 350 we have the Curt hitch part # C13272 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. Your adaptive cruise control would not be an issue at all. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the # 118255. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit and Installation Process for 2016 Lexus RX 350
  • The 2015 and 2016 model years of the Lexus RX 350 are from different generations of this popular vehicle (AL10 and AL20) and so the hitches that fit the two model years are different. For the 2016 Lexus RX 350 we offer Curt hitch # C13272 which fits both F-Sport and non-F-Sport versions. This is a 2-inch Class III hitch that installs without drilling using the included hardware packet. I have linked the written installation instructions as well as two helpful articles. The tools required...
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13272 Fit F-Sport 2017 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
  • Yes, the Curt hitch # C13272 is a confirmed for your 2017 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport. We even had a customer come back and said it fit their 2017 F-Sport just like yours.
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