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

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

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13272 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13272

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 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.


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


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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

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (295 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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Try to mount this receiver on a 2017 Lexus RX 350, the mounting holes on the passenger side match perfectly but the last hole (the third hole) on the driver side is like 1mm off, It is very painful to re-adjust, still failed. I decided to leave the hole alone since the other five screws should be enough. 774562



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I went back and forth about buy aftermarket hitch base on that I work at the dealership but after thinking thru and seeing the difference in the OEM hitch it was a no brainer to purchase this hitch C13282 for my 2019 Lexus RX350 F Sport. 756716



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2016 Lexus RX 350

I got the trailer hitch the rubber hitch cover and the wiring harness delivered in 5 days from the day that I put my order in, very easy to install nice and tucked underneath the bumper,very well built and very well priced. 736904



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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

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



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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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This hitch is super heavy-duty and came with a great factory finish. The video provided by etrailer was spot-on. The instructions were perfect for my install and the install was easy for a single person. I did have a slight issue getting all three screws into the passenger side frame, though with a little friendly persuasion from a pry bar I was able to expose enough of the third hole to get the screw started. Once all screws were in-place, I torqued to spec then installed the wiring harness. etrailer has really delivered a great quality product and has provided great instructions for completing the install. Anyone whom owns a ratchet and some sockets can complete this install easily. I'll definitely shop eTrailer for all of my future hitch and accessory needs. 719278



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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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[Vehicle dealer] wanted $500+ for a hitch PLUS they said I had to replace the bumper because my RX350 is an FSport. Sounded ridiculous to me, so I went online and found this one. Fits perfectly, easy to install (though a 2 person job) and looks super. 678453



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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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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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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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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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Great product, excellent support. Very easy install in 25 minutes. Install directions very good. Holes are slotted in hitch, would recommend starting all bolts leaving bolts loose, then center hitch by bumping with wooden block before tightening. Then torque to spec. 855767



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Easy to install, great product. 849899



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2019 Lexus RX 350

Product was just as advertised. Easy to install. 846234



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Installed it myself in about 15-20 minutes. Probably could have used an extra pair of hands, but it went in easy enough. Solid hitch as expected. 845773



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I purchased the fold up cargo carrier, waterproof cargo bag, LED lights, light brackets and wiring The carrier is great! But you need to offer a proper light kit. I had to buy a 12” wiring extension to make it work. 836928



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love it. price is great, easy to install and made with durable materials. I've recommended it to all my friends and family. 830987



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Hitch as advertised installation was easy very pleased would recommend Highly 829600



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2017 Lexus RX 350

From product stand point, it is set back under bumper of RX which is nice, but the biggest plus is the ease of installation. I am no mechanic but the installation (demonstrated with a video) is straight forward that most any one can do on their own. Strongly recommend 826350



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Very good experience. The installation videos on etrailer.com worked great. The mounting holes lined up perfectly and the installation was flawless. The look of the installed hitch is great in my opinion, very minimal impact on the appearance of the car. 825296



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What a great product. It was neatly packaged and arrived as scheduled. The installation videos made it easy for me to make the decision to try it myself. The package instructions were customized to show a picture of my vehicle! The attention to details like this matter! Awesome job etrailer.com and awesome product! Now I can load up my bike to take a longer trip! 825013



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2016 Lexus RX 350

We bought this hitch for a 2016 Lexus RX 350 primarily to mount a bike rack on the car. The product shipped and we received it as advertised. It was well packed. Unboxed, the hitch appears solid with heavy gauge steel and robust welds (as far as I could tell). Following the instructions I prepped the mounting holes and installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. The mounted hitch is minimally visible from the rear. The bike rack mounted in the hitch without any problems. 824153



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Timely delivery. Product Seems to be well made. Fits 2017 RX 350 F-Sport perfectly. Installed in less than 30 minuteS with 2 persons. Nicole was very helpful during the purchase of the item. 821733


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Lexus RX 350
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2019 Lexus RX 350 is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13272 which is a fit for all models even the F-Sport. The Curt hitch offers a complete bolt-on installation with no cutting or drilling required. Therefore, the Curt hitch is very easy to install and should only take around thirty minutes or so. The best part of all is that the Curt hitch has a hidden cross tube which you can see in the attached photo and this means that only the receiver tube...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Tow Capacity of 2018 Lexus RX 350
    I checked out the owner's manual for a 2018 Lexus RX 350 and it said the maximum towing capacity was 3,500 lbs, and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13272 has a 4,000 lb towing capacity so you will not have any problems using this hitch for towing less than the 3,000 lbs you mentioned. That said, we do recommend verifying all towing capacity information with vehicle manufacturers as they have the final say on these matters. To complete the towing set up for your 2018 Lexus RX 350 with...
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  • What Is Needed To Use the Thule T2 Pro On a 2017 Lexus RX 350 With Curt Trailer Hitch
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13272 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Lexus RX 350 and I have even attached a photo for you to show what it will look like. In regards to parts needed, there will be nothing else if just using the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XT. The Thule T2 Pro comes with the hitch pin so you won't need to purchase one separately.
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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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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Needed for 2018 Lexus RX 350 with Tow Package
    I'm not sure what the difference would be between having a tow package vs having an active tow package save that in some models you might need some fuses or relays to make the tow package active. For your 2018 Lexus RX 350 it will either come with the tow package or without the tow package. Since yours came with the tow package that lets me know what wiring kit will work. I recommend going with the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13272 and wiring # 56083 with the ball mount kit # 989900 if you...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C13272 Fit a 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13272 will fit most 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sports. This has actually been sort of a complicated issue as many have installed this hitch without issues but some have run into issues. There seems to be a problem with certain options that may come equipped which can create fit issue. Unfortunately, Curt has not been able to narrow down which exact options cause fit issues so to error on the side of caution we have as a whole removed the Curt hitch as a...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 Lexus RX350
    For your 2017 Lexus RX350, I recommend the Curt # C13272 over the Draw-Tite # 75540. The reasoning is only based on the rated load capacity. Both hitch receivers have a strong tongue weight but the Curt hitch offers a greater towing capacity when utilizing weight distribution if you will be towing. For your tow wiring, I recommend # 118255. This is custom designed to fit your vehicle without splicing into the factory wires. You just plug it in and you are ready to go. This harness...
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  • Install Instructions and Video for Curt Hitch # C13272
    We link our install instructions directly from the manufacturer so that we always have the most current install info, the downside to that is that occasionally if they take the link down or modify it we may not have access for a small portion of time. So what I did was attach two pictures that I took from the install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C13272 to this page. The link was working for me when I tried it though. I also attached a link to an install video for this hitch as well.
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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. The term "tow package" does not have a fixed meaning;...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
    You are correct. The Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13272 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit both the F Sport and base model of your 2017 Lexus RX 350. This is a Class III, 2 inch receiver that has a tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds and towing weight capacity of 4,000 pounds, although you will also want to check the vehicle's capacities as listed in the owner's manual, as this will likely be the limiting factor. I have attached an installation video on a 2017 Lexus RX...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Platform-Style Bike Carrier For 2016 Lexus RX 350
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13272 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 RX 350. This is a class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. The distance from the center of the hitch pin to the back of the rear bumper is 5-inches. This is important because you need to make sure you choose hitch mounted accessories that have enough clearance at the back of your Lexus. The Thule T2 # TH9034XT has a distance of 5-inches from the center of the hitch pin to the closest part of the carrier when...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Installation, and Wiring for a 2017 Lexus RX 350
    The manufacturers and installers (like us) have the luxury of lifts to install trailer hitches and other things but they are not required. It makes it easier for sure especially when making an installation video! You could install Curt trailer hitch # C13272 on your 2017 Lexus RX 350 by just lying on the ground but the more space you have the easier it will be. Using a jack, ramps, jack stands, will give you more space should you need it. The wrench you have sounds like a ratchet...
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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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2017 Lexus RX 350
    Curt hitch # C13272 will likely fit the 2017 Lexus RX 350 but Curt has not yet confirmed it. But I checked with Draw-Tite and found that hitch # 75540 is listed as a fit (excludes F Sport models). I was also able to find that trailer wiring harness # 118255 fits the 2017 RX 350 as well. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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 4 inch drop. It also...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2017 Lexus RX 350
    When looking for a trailer hitch receiver we always advise people to go with a 2 inch option if it is available for their vehicle as a 2 inch option will give them access to more accessories to use in their hitch. For your 2017 Lexus RX 305 I recommend going with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13272 which has a 2 inch receiver and weight ratings of 4,000 lbs for Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 600 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). The GTW is increase to 5,000 lbs when using a Weight Distribution...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport
    We checked with Curt and the Curt hitch part # C13272 does not have any fit exclusions for Sport models so it would fit your 2016 Lexus RX 350 Sport and work well. Because of that we would recommend it for you. 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 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Lexus RX 350 Sport
    I checked with Curt and the Curt hitch part # C13272 does not have any fit exclusions for Sport models so it would fit your 2016 Lexus RX 350 Sport and work well. 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 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does...
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  • Most Concealed Hitch for 2017 Lexus RX350
    In regards to aesthetics and the most concealed hitch we have for the 2017 Lexus RX 350 will be the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13272. I have a picture attached, that shows barely the receiver tube showing. This product is Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. The Curt Rubber Tube Cover # C22272 will further improve the look of the hitch on your vehicle. This hitch cover does not require a pin or clip to hold in place.
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  • Trailer Hitch Made for Use on RV
    There are hitches designed to fit RVs; you should not use the hitch you referenced because it is made to fit certain model years of Lexus and it would not be safe for use on an RV. Instead I recommend checking out the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs # 13703. This is a 2" hitch that will fit your RV so long as it has a box frame, C-channel frame, or I-beam frame that is between 22" and 72" wide.
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  • Is Trimming Required to Install Curt Hitch C13272 on 2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport
    The Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # C13272 is a confirmed fit on your 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport version and Curt rates this installation as being pretty easy since it is a no-drill fit. I reviewed the installation instructions on their website and they confirm this hitch mounts without drilling and without any trimming of cosmetic panels. All tools required are also indicated in the instructions. A helpful article and installation video are linked to assist your install.
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