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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 C13285 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13285

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 750 lbs TW
  • 750 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • 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: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 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.



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Installation Details C13285 Installation instructions

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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 Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - on a 2019 Cadillac XT5

Ryan: Hey guys, Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today we have our Curt hitch on our Cadillac XT5. Now, what's nice about this is you're only going to see it whenever you need it because it can hide behind this panel. This is what it's going to look like with our panel on. Now, this is going to utilize these standard size 5/8 pin and clip, which if you need one, you can find one on etrailer.com. Now, the safety chain loops aren't as big as some of the other ones on the market, but they're still going to work just fine and be functional.It is a Class III hitch, so it's going to utilize a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening, and it's going to have a reinforced collar for extra support.

Our hitch is going to have a gross maximum tongue weight of 750 pounds. That's going to be the amount of weight pushing downward on our receiver tube. It's going to have a maximum gross trailer weight rating of 5,000 pounds. That's going to be the amount of weight pulling on it. That'll be the weight of your trailer plus anything you might have on it.

Now it can be used with weight distributions systems; however, the tongue weight rating stays the same at 750, but our gross trailer weight rating goes up to 6,000 pounds. However, it's always a good to check with your Cadillac owner's manual to make sure your XT5 can pull that much weight.I'm going to give you a few measurements. These are going to help you when deciding which hitch-mounted accessories to use. From the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening is about 18-1/2". You're going to use that measurement when deciding whether to get a ball mount with a drop or a rise.

From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the rear bumper is about 5-1/2". You're going to use that when determining if any folding accessories you might have can be folded in an upright position without making contact with your bumper. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.To begin our install, we're going to remove this fascia door. It's going to be held in place with two 7mm bolts. We can just pull it out and set it off to the side for now.

Next, I'd just like to point out our attachment points. There's going to be three on each side, one here, one here, and one there. Now, we're going to use a fish wire technique to get our hardware into the frame.What we're going to do is take the coiled end of our fish wire. We're going to first run it through this hole closest to the front of the vehicle. We're going to push it towards the rear and get it to come out of this larger hole like that. Then what we're going to do is take our spacer block, put that over the fish wire and feed it into the frame. We'll take our carriage bolt and thread that into the fish wire and pull that through the frame as well and get it to come out the hole. We're going to use that exact same technique for these other two holes. Now, the other side is going to be exactly the same, so whatever we do over here we'll also do over there.Now with an extra set of hands we can put our hitch in place, and we'll feed our fish wire through the corresponding holes in our hitch. Once you have that flat into the frame, you can remove one of your fish wires. Then we'll get a nut started on each side. That way the hitch will stay in place while we're working on the rest of the hardware. With all of our hardware hand tight, we can take a socket and just snug everything up. We can now take a torque wrench and actually torque all of our hardware down. You can find that torque specification in your instructions. That'll do it for our look at and installation of the Curt Class III 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2019 Cadillac XT5.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13285

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (46 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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2017 Cadillac XT5

The hitch is totally under the car and cannot be seen. So a picture would not be helpful. The installation was somewhat difficult for a person By himself but overall it went very well and it looks like it's a perfect fit. I wish there was a trim piece for the XT5 Cadillac that did not need to be removed every time the hitch was to be used. I guess GM does not make such a part 389482



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2018 Cadillac XT5

Product arrived on time, excellent quality and a perfect fit for my car. The instructions are great .I have absolutely no complaints . I’ll totally recommend this company to all my friends. Good job keep it up. 566717



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The Curt hitch cost a bit more than the Draw Tite, but I am drawn to "made in USA", which Curt bragged about, and Draw Tite doesn't mention..(ie made in China). If you look at the pictures of both hitches, you can see that the Curt hitch has a considerably larger cross member, which, I feel, can account for at least 1/2 the difference in cost. I was sold on etrailer because of their excellent video on you tube. The installation went without a 'hitch' (ouch!). The video was very accurate and explains everything extremely well. The only difference for me was that I did not have to enlarge the 'fishing' holes; mine is a 2018 XT5, and the holes were plenty large for the bolts and doublers. I also installed the Tekonsha 118720 wiring harness, which amounts to simply 'unplugging a dust cap, then plugging in the harness' - there is absolutely no reason for this to take more than 2 minutes....(it took me 5). As many have noted, the hitch is pretty heavy (I'm guessing 40 to 50 lbs). The weight is not such a problem, except that it is also pretty awkward. What worked very well for me was to not raise the car at all. Where the cross tube, and the receiver tube meet (middle of the hitch) is braced with a large, flat plate (safety chain eyelets) this wide plate is ideal to set on a floor jack, and the hitch balances very well. My wife 'manned' the jack, and I rolled around on a creeper guiding the hitch into place. The 'fishing' wires are long enough that they can be passed through the hitch's bolt holes while the jack is still low. Keeping the wires tight as the jack is raised guides the hitch right into position. I had to 'wiggle' the hitch a little as it passed in between the muffler and the bumper cover, then I was home free! I didn't really time the procedure, but I would estimate about an hour, start to finish. Not bad for a "mid 60's, fat, out of shape, fella" & his 60(ish) wife! My trailer lights use the round, 6 pin connector, so I made a bracket that bolts to the cross tube, and holds the 6 pin receptacle. I then cut the 4 pin fitting off the wiring harness, and connected the wires to the receptacle. Also, I didn't care for the idea of having to keep up with a 7mm nut driver, so I decided to install "Southco 1/4 turn wing fasteners". Those last two projects took almost a whole day (including nap time!) I attached pictures of the finished project. Probably doesn't show much..I didn't take pictures as I went.....& I'm not going back! 460545



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Easy install, no drilling, best feature the original access panel covers install 771724



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Cadillac

I bought the Draw-Tite trailer hitch for my new 2020 Cadillac XT5. It really did not fit to my satisfaction. I contacted Michelle at etrailer and explained the issue and she arranged to have the hitch shipped back and a new Curt hitch shipped to me. The new hitch fitted perfect and was easy to install after watching the video. Thank you Michelle for the great customer service. etrailer made my experience a pleasure. I highly recommend them. A picture is attached. 750231



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2019 Cadillac XT5

My shipment came in on time and everything that I ordered was shipped correctly. All items were in great condition and not damaged. I am very happy with my order with etrailers. I will not hesitate to let anyone know where to purchase trailing equipment at a great price. Thank you so much for you help. I will install the hitch and all accessories next week and I will take pictures of the final install. 749676



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Direct bolt no drilling. One man job I used a floor jack and a 2×4 to lift and hold the hitch in place. It could not be more easy. Far exceeded it's rating, the hitch is stronger than the frame I'd guess. 728787



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Excellent service, price and product Have both several items with great success Great support and service 705482



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took about 30 minutes and fit perfect ! 703651



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Very easy install, great directions and a very well made hitch and it looks good too. 697665



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Thirty minutes to get guide wire thru farthest holes in frame, thirty minutes more for complete finished installation. Tight fit used floor jack, super product. Perfect fit and design of hitch. Very satisfied. Installed with wifes help. 690817



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It fit well,took me about 1hr 1/2 with floor jack used up time looking for wrench.not bad for 88 year old, but I thought it had trailer plight pig tail with it 688758



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Great product . Easy installation. 688627



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Cadillac

My second eTrailer install on my wife’s 2019 Cadillac XT5. My first install was on her 2015 Cadillac XRS several years ago. Had to use the “fish wires” to get the Bolting into the blind holes to properly mount the hitch. Good instructions. Very happy with the install/ performance. 671135



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Superior product, etrailer expertise, prompt shipment/delivery and installation video! Followed the installation video for a complete DIY in about 30 mins! I highly recommend this product and etrailer! 670996



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they fit well and the service is great 670818



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2018 Cadillac XT5

I am a 65+ year old man and I installed this hitch alone in about 1.5 hours. I used a floor jack to raise the hitch into position and then fed the wires thru before raising it all the way. The hitch will balance on a floor jack but I used loading straps to hold the hitch in place. The hitch is a perfect fit thank you etrailer for a great product and the very helpful videos. The install kit should include some sort of "hitch pin" to hold the bolts in place while removing the wires and starting the nut. After starting the nut the same pin could be reused on the next bolt. I don't imagine it would be easy to retrieve a bolt once lost into the vehicle's channel. I suggest two people for this job. 669176



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2019 Cadillac XT5

Well I read all the reviews and didn’t believe the installation process. But was I wrong I couldn’t believe that I was done in 20 minutes with no help at all! Great product feels strong and looks great. I received everything as promised. You guys rock! Thank you 667421



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Very fast shipping, product exactly as described, installation was a breeze. Very satisfied. 667264



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2018 Cadillac XT5

Product arrived promptly and in perfect condition. Was a breeze to install and looks factory. Great product. 656872



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Easy to install. Great videos and have already recommended etrailer 651329



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Awesome job retailer. Fast delivery, fantastic videos and instructions. Product was perfect fit for my car. 637232



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My brother and I spent 15 minutes to install the hitch—best deal ever 635978



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Hi, When the box with the curt trailer receiver arrive the box look a little beat up. Opened the box all was good the way it was packed. Watched the install video on line. The install was exactly like the video. Installed alone with car on the ground. install took me about 30 minutes. Very satisfied with this product. 619570



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Excellent 610918


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Cadillac XT5
    The Curt hitch part # C13285 would be the hitch you'd want as long as you don't have the Platinum model. For trailer wiring you'd then want the T-One kit part # 118720 which is a custom fit as 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...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2017 Cadillac XT5 Base Model
    Yes, the Curt Class III Hitch Receiver # C13285 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Cadillac XT5 base model. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation and features a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have attached an installation video that you can also use for reference. For a trailer wiring harness I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One # 118720 if you need a 4-Way connector or the Tekonsha # 118276 if you need a 7-Way. These are both custom harnesses...
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  • Compatibility of Curt # 13285 on 2018 Cadillac XT5 with Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack # 64670
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285 on your 2018 Cadillac XT5 will have a hitch pin center to outer bumper measurement of 6 inches. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 has a measurement from the center of the hitch pin to the closest wheel hoop of 8 inches. You will have 2 inches of clearance so you will be able to use the XTC-2 bike carrier with your Curt trailer hitch.
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  • USA Made Trailer Hitch for 2019 Cadillac XT5
    We have the Curt hitch # C13285 which is made in the USA for your 2019 Cadillac XT5 but the Draw Tite # 76022 is not made in the USA.
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  • Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Cadillac XT5
    The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT would fit the Curt hitch part # C13285 you have installed on your 2017 Cadillac XT5 well and would be an excellent bike rack to use. This is one of the nicest bike racks around that's very easy to install, load/unload, and secures the bikes in a way that only touches the tires instead of the bike frame.
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  • Available Trailer Hitch Fits for 2017 Cadillac XT5
    We do have two confirmed hitch fits for the 2017 Cadillac XT5 that you can see on the linked page. Both of the 2-inch Class III hitches we have for this vehicle, the Draw-Tite # 76022 and the Curt # C13285, offer no-drill installation and include all required mounting hardware. An installation video is linked for you. Trailer hitches are custom-fit items that usually are not interchangeable between vehicles. There are exceptions, such as with sister brands like GMC and Chevrolet, where...
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  • Towing Capacity Of 2017 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD And Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76022 and the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13285 for your 2017 Cadillac XT5 are rated for capacity based only on the hitch, not the vehicle. You will be limited by the vehicle capacity, and not the capacity of the hitch. In this case, using either hitch with that large a trailer weight would void your warranty on the vehicle, but not the individual hitches.
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  • Can I Install A Wiring Harness On A 2019 Cadillac XT5 Without Having To Splice Wires
    Yes, I recommend the Tekonsha part # 118720 as an ideal solution for you. This Wiring Harness for your 2019 Cadillac XT5 provides a 4-way trailer connector and plugs into the exterior connector located up and to the driver's side of your 2019 Cadillac XT5. No splicing required. If you haven't yet purchase your hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285 as a solid option for your towing needs and looks great on the back of the XT5 as you can see from the included customer...
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