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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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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 750 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 750 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 C13285 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13285

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
  • Made 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.



13285 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13285 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13285 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2017 - 2019 Cadillac XT5 excluding Platinum




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 Cadillac XT5

Today on our 2017 Cadillac XT5, we'll be installing the Curt Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13285. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's nice and tucked up underneath our bumper cover. When we're not towing our trailer, we can actually put our panel back in place, just pop it back in, and we secure it with the two screws on the bottom. That way our vehicle still has a nice clean look, and it conceals our hitch. The hitch features a nice high gloss, black powder coat finish on its entire construction. This will give it a nice appearance underneath our vehicle, when we don't have our panel in place. We have our industry standard 5/8 of an inch diameter hitch pin hole here to secure our ball mount, or whatever other hitch mount accessory that we may have.

This hitch features a nice collar here, to give it a nice finished look, and help increase the strength of the hitch itself. This hitch has a nice quick and easy installation. There's no drilling required, or any modification required to the vehicle at all; it goes into existing holes already on the vehicle. You just have to fish wire in and a couple bolts into spacer plates in order to install it. This hitch has easy to use safety chain loops, that are on a plate welded to the bottom of the receiver right here. As far as capacity, this hitch has a 750 lb max tongue weight rating, a 5,000 lb max gross trailer weight rating. If we use weight distribution with our trailer, the max gross trailer weight rating increases to 6,000 lbs, and the tongue weight will stay the same. 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 cargo carrier.

You're looking at about 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper, and about 17 1/2 inches from the ground to the top of the Class 3 two inch receiver opening. Here's what our hitch comes with. We have the hitch itself. We have a couple spacer plates, which we'll fish wire into the frame of our vehicle, where our carriage bolt will drop down. We'll secure the hitch up with these flange nuts right here; six bolts in total. There's no drilling or modification to the vehicle required at all, it's real quick and simple installation. I'll show you how to do that now.

The first thing we need to do, underneath our vehicle in the back, very center of it, we have this access panel here. This covers up where the factory hitch will be. You can also reinstall it over this hitch when you're not using it, to keep it hidden. There are two 7 millimeter bolts. I'm going to hold it up, remove these, grab the panel, pull down. We'll take our fish wire here, go into the very front hole.

We're on our passenger side right now. Our hitch will be secured at these holes here. This large access hole here, is where our hardware is going to be inserted through. Then when the fish wire comes out, take one of our spacer plates, stick it on the wire, push it inside the frame of the vehicle, and we'll thread on one of our carriage bolts. We'll pull it on down through, move our pull wire here, secure to the second hole. Put our plate on again, thread on our bolt, pull on through, and repeat the same process for the driver's side. With all of our hardware in place now, we have an extra set of hands, we'll raise our hitch up over the exhaust, push it on up. With our hitch in place, we'll thread on our flange nuts now. We get at least one started per side. We have all three of our nuts in place on our passenger side, we'll make sure we have all three in place on the driver's side. Now we'll snug down all of our nuts, with 11/16 socket. Now we'll torque down all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. That completes our installation of the Curt Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13285 on our 2017 Cadillac XT5.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (30 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.

- C13285
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2017 Cadillac XT5

Fast shipping, all parts were there as well as the electrical connection taped to the inside of box. Directions were clear and process went well. Would recommend 2 for installation as suggested but I did have fun balancing one end of the hitch with a box while gently putting on nuts so as not to push bolt back through. My Golden Retriever had not heard so many new words. Call a friend to help. Great product; thank you much. 403900


Comments

All is well. No issues or concerns.

Jim W - 07/10/2018

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I ordered the Curt hitch and wiring kit for my Cadillac XT5 and it showed up a day early. Brought it down to the local Uhaul who had it installed in less than half an hour. Fit and finish on the Curt was as expected, high quality. Excellent first time experience with etrailer.com. Carol in customer service made sure my order was in stock before I clicked the pay button. Great service and attention to detail that made the exeperience smooth and seamless. Couldn't be happier! 588547



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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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2017 Cadillac XT5

EXCELLENT RATING!! Straight forward easy directions, I was able to install it by myself using a floor jack to help support the hitch. I was a little confused with the "fishing" wires with the "springs" at one end... till I realized that the bolts actually screwed into the springs. When you pull it through, a little jiggle and the bolt comes right through the frame! Also, there is not much clearance for the bumper cover, when you torc the nuts make sure the hitch is pushed all the way toward the front of the car. It is only about 1/8 of an inch but the bumper cover will fit better. For the wiring harness, you have to look high up, it is secured against the frame. Slide the red tab back and then you can pull the plug out. Again, EXCELLENT product, thank you!! 348157



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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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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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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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2018 Cadillac XT5

I have purchased 3 hitches for Cadillac SUV in past 6 years from etrailer. Hitch installation & wiring connection was a snap; taking about 30 minutes. It could not have been much easier locating & holding the nuts in place within the box frame sections. Since I was installing the unit by myself, I used a floor jack to hold it in position while getting bolts started on both sides. I will have an etrailer hitch on the next car. 599895



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2018 Cadillac XT5

I bought an etrailer because of their YouTube videos with exacting instructions. Also free shipping & great price. 582253



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2018 Cadillac XT5

I bought a hitch from etrailer because of their install videos with exacting instructions. 582248



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2018 Cadillac XT5

My new class lll hitch arived on the exact day etrailer said it would and the installation of my new hitch for my 2019 Cadillac XT5 came off without a hitch! All the hardware was there and clear and precise installation instructions made the job very smooth! Quality was excellent, shipping on time, and priced very resonable, and no surprises, thanks 575364



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We were able to install ourselves and have had no issues, we only use it for a bike rack works great. 560004



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2018 Cadillac XT5

So far so good :). I say that because I have yet to tow anything. Price was GREAT, shipping was QUICK, and I loved the bolt guiding wire. Husband did one side, Wife did the other... was installed in maybe 15 min on the floor of our garage :) 554175



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Great products backed up by top notch customer service!!! 547803



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2018 Cadillac XT5

Great prices and customer service. Hitch was shipped out the same day. This is my second time purchasing from etrailer and will use them again for future purchases. 520954



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2017 Cadillac XT5

Box was damaged but hitch was perfect. 518254



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2017 Cadillac XT5

Very happy with the XT5 on time delivery of my trailer hitch and associated parts ordered. My motorcycle jack helped me lift the hitch into place and line it up to the bolts to be fastened. The five connector electrical harness plugged in as specified. 511778



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2018 Cadillac XT5

This is the second time I have perchased a trailer hitch from them.. fast shipping good stuff... Thanks 510442



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2017 Cadillac XT5

Trailer hitch was easier to install than I thought and I did without anyone's help. 498427


Comments

Great hitch.

Thomas - 04/19/2019

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2018 Cadillac XT5

like product. not ins yet . will let you know how that goes. will try to send picture 488226



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2018 Cadillac XT5

product came in as stated and was given email notice to confirm. Will do business with this company in the future. Fair price and fast service, what is not to like? 481226



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Excellent service, as always, and providing top notch products. 473131



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According to my mechanic, the trailer hitch I purchased was easy to install and was high quality. 472442



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Product was received promptly and at a reasonable price. This is the third time I have purchased from etrailer.com and all products have been excellent and instructions easily followed. 456813



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2017 Cadillac XT5

The installation video on the website sold me. I knew exactly what I was getting into. Next time I need a trailer hitch, I will be coming back. Thank you for a great product and thorough installation information. 357494


Comments

I still love it!

Sean L - 03/23/2018

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2018 Cadillac XT5 Platinum AWD Trailer Hitch Installation with Dealer Installed Aluminum Trim
  • I reached out to my contact at Curt and the Platinum version has an optional dealer installed plate like what you have. That plate would need to be trimmed or replaced in order to fit any trailer hitch. The Curt # C13285 is the proper fit for your vehicle. My contact said that there is a metal version that has the cutout if you don't want to notch the plate you have and would rather replace it.
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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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  • 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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