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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 C13380 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13380

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 7500 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW wen used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Ryan: Hey everybody. Ryan here at etrailer.com. So now on our 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class III 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver. Now the main difference with this hitch compared to some of the other ones out there is that this one is going to be for the most part completely visible. You're going to be able to see the cross tube as well as your receiver tube opening, but the cross tube does sit pretty far underneath the bumper and holds up pretty tight against the bottom of it, so it's really not going to be all that noticeable or at least stand out all that much.Now if you're looking for something that's completely hidden, there is a hitch available that sits behind the bumper. You would take this little access panel off and your receiver tube opening would be behind it, but at the end of the day it's really just your personal preference and what you're looking for as far as the appearance goes.And one of the things I really like about this hitch is how easy it's going to be to get to whenever you need to use it.

Since it is exposed, you're not going to have to worry about taking your panel off every time or worry about losing your panel itself. Now the hitch does actually come out relatively far, almost flush with the edge of the bumper, so this one should work really well for those folding accessories.Now this is a class three hitch, so it's going to have a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening and a reinforced collar for extra strength. It's going to have the standard 5/8 size pin hole. Now a pin and clip does not come included, but if you need one you can find it here at etrailer.com. You're going to have a plate style safety chain openings, which are going to give us more than enough room to use just about any size hook that you might have.Now as far as the hitches weight capacities go, it's going to have a 750 pound maximum gross tongue weight rating.

So that's going to be the amount of weight pushing down on the hitch. So that's more than enough for just about any sized cargo carrier or bike rack. As far as the maximum gross trailer weight rating goes, it's going to be 5,000 pounds. That's going to be the amount of weight pulling on the hitch. So that's the weight of your trailer plus anything that you might have on it.

Now the hitch can be used as the weight distribution system, which is a separate component, but if you are using that, the maximum gross tongue weight rating will remain the same at 750 pounds, but the maximum gross trailer weight rating will increase the 7,500 pounds. And I do always like to point out, it's never a bad idea to check with your Chevy's owner's manual to make sure you can pull that much weight.Many Traverse owners use your SUVs to do a little bit of everything, and this hitch is going to help allow you to do that. It's going to be great whether you're pulling a trailer or if you plan on just using some accessories, either way, it'll get the job done. And I'm going to give you a couple of measurements and you're going to use these to help figure out which hitch mounted accessories to get. From the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening and it's going to be about 13 and a half inches and you're going to use that measurement to figure out if you need to go to ball mount with either a drop or rise.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of our rear bumper, it's going to be about four and a half inches and you're going to use that to help figure out if any folding accessories that you might have can be stored in an upright position without contacting the bumper.Now as far as the installation goes, it is going to take a little bit of time, but I'll show you some tricks along the way to make it a little easier. Speaking of which, let's go ahead and put the hitch on together now. To begin our installation, we're going to be working underneath the back of our Traverse and since we're going to have to lower our exhaust a little bit, what I'd like to do is just take a strap and just run it from side to side, that way the exhaust will have a little bit of support. To get our exhaust lowered, if you look just above our tailpipe here and kind of back, there's going to be two 15 millimeter bolts that we'll take out and once we have these two out, we're going to do the exact same thing on the other side of the car.We're also going to have one rubber isolator hanger that we're going to need to remove. Now to get these off, what you want to do is spray them down with some soapy water or some penetrating oil just to make it a little easier. Then you can take a pry bar and pry off one end of that rubber hanger.The heat shield that sits just on top of our mufflers here, we got a couple of different options what we can do. You can either completely remove it or remove a fastener, that way we can still keep the heat shield in place. We're going to opt to just remove one of the fasteners, that way we can try to utilize and keep our heat shield. So the one that we're going to take out is this one right here and the way to get these is just take a pair of needle nose pliers, kind of put them into the openings and you can just get it removed. Usually once you get a couple of turns started on them, you can go in there by hand and get it loose in that way.I'm just going to do that same thing over on the other side too. With the exhaust kind of pulled down out of the way to get us some more room to work, what we're going to need to do is enlarge this hole here in the frame rail closest to the front of our vehicle. Now since we are going to have to make this hole relatively large, what I'm going to do is this cut out some of this heat shield here, that way we can see a little bit better and just make it a little bit easier to enlarge that hole. I'm just going to grab a pair of tin snips and I'm going to cut out an opening.So with the heat shield trimmed out of the way, you can now get our hole enlarged. Now we're going to have to make this hole big enough to take this because this is actually going to go up into the frame rail like so. So the hole is going to have to be relatively large and what I found it's best to take a little bit of material out on the side close to the front, but the majority of the material we're going to take out, it's going to be on this side and towards the back of our car. Now you can use a few different tools to enlarge this, a drill bit like a step bit is always a good choice, a hand file will do it as well, just take you a little bit of time. What I'm going to do is make the majority of our opening with a dremel tool here.Okay, now with our hole made since it is square, what I'm going to do is to use a die grinder bit here, you can also use a hand file, just kind of clean up any of the rough edges and what I'm going to do in the corners is just kind of round them out. With the whole made you want to verify that the whole entire nut plate is going to be able to fit inside and you don't want to push it all the way in just yet. And now that we know it is going to fit, since we have some bare metal here, what I'm going to do is just take a paint pen, just kind of cover that bare metal to help prevent any rust or corrosion, or you could also use spray paint, but since it is relatively close to the exhaust, if you do do that, I would recommend using some high heat paint. With the paint pan. At least we're going to have some coding on that bare metal.To get our hardware ready to put into the frame rail, what we're going to do is take the coiled end of a fish wire and if he come to this hole closest to the bumper, I'm going to take that coiled end, push it through that and get it to come out of the access hole that we just enlarged. So sometimes they'll drop right out, other times you might have to kind of reach up there and grab it and kind of help get it to drop through.So what we're going to do is grab our nut plate in the side with the square opening that's going to face towards the rear of the car and the side that actually has the nut on it is going to face towards the front of the car. You're going to want that nut, the higher portion to face up. So with that being said, how's this going to work is we're going to take our carriage bolt and drop that into the nut plate like this. Once you lift it up like so, and thread that carriage bolt into the coiled end of the fish wire. We're going to pull that carriage bolt back out of it just a little bit and then we're going to feed all of this up into the frame rail. So what I found is if you just get that nut plate started in there, and you kind of work the carriage bolt of with it, you're going to be able to angle it forward. And as you're pushing on the nut plate, you want to kind of pull the handle nut wire as well, kind of feed them together. And it should pop in there, then you can kind of pull down on that fish wire to get your carriage bolt to drop through.Now the other side of the frame rail is set up the exact same way. So once we have everything sitting like this, you're going to repeat that exact same process over on that side. So some of our customers said it would be helpful to actually know the size of the hole, that way you can get all the hardware in the frame rails and the size of the hole that I have here today that I made, it's going to be about an inch and a half long and 1 1/8 of an inch wide.Now before we put our hitch up, it will make life a little easier if we're able to kind of bend the bottom of our rear inaudible 00:11:46 a little bit. So on each side there's going to be a torch bit screw, so we'll go ahead and remove those. That way we can have a little bit of movement here. Now with an extra set of hands, he can get our hitch into position. You're going to want to take the pull wire, put it through that corresponding hole in the hitch. There you go. Over the exhaust. Then we raise it up. This little bracket here is going to go on the outside of our bumper support, so once you have it lined up, what you're going to do is remove this pull wire and you're going to take a flange nut, just get it hand tight. We're going to want to do this on each side that way the hitch will support itself.For this attachment point what we're going to do is take one of the hex bolts and a conical tooth washer. I want to make sure that the teeth on the washer are going to face up towards the hitch. And you can start to get that threaded into the nut plate that we put in. We'll get this one hand tight and use that same hardware combination on the other side.At this point we can grab a 19 millimeter socket and tighten down all of our hardware. I like to kind of rotate back and forth, that way the hitch will get pulled up evenly. Now before we actually torque down our hitch bolts. What I like to do is take the other bolts here that come included, that's going to hold our exhaust up and make sure that this opening here and our hitch lines up with those holes there. And so like I said, we'll grab our bolt and just want to make sure I can easily thread it into the hole. That way we know we're not going to have any issues when we go to hang our exhaust. If it doesn't want to fit, what you might have to do is loosen up your hitch bolts a little bit and maneuver the hitch either to the left or to the right, then you can tighten them up and check again until you're able to easily thread that in. Well, with that being said, we know ours lines up. We can grab a torque wrench and tighten down our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions.Now we can lift up our exhaust and bolt it back into position. Now since the hitch covers this one hole, the surface here is going to be uneven and so they're going to give us a little spacer block and this is going to sit right here, that way the exhaust hanger will sit nice and flush. So the easiest way I've found is to just take your spacer block, take your bolt, put your bolt through the hole and put that spacer block on the backside of it. It's kind of tricky to see, so you almost have to go off feel. Just kind of hold it in place and then you can raise your exhaust up and you'll feel it kind of fall into place, your bolt.So I like to get that bolts started by hand and then just tighten it a little bit. Once we have the one on each side, we can come back with just a regular bolt and get that going and on the other side of the hand. With all of the exhaust hanger hardware snugged down, we can come back in with a torque wrench to tighten it to the amount in the instructions.At this point you go ahead and reinstall your torch fit screws. These are a little tricky to get to because the hitch is right below them and I found an easy way to get them back in. And while you're threading it in, simply just kind of push from the outside towards the front and that'll kind of bend everything past the hitch to where you can get your bit in there and tighten it back down.Now back underneath our vehicle, we can put our rubber exhaust hanger back on. So again, I just kind of got it wet with some soapy water. We'll simply push back into place. And now that the exhaust is completely supporting itself, we can go ahead and remove our strap. And that'll finish up our look at in our installation of the Curt Class III 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2020 Chevrolet Traverse.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13380

Average Customer Rating:  3.0 out of 5 stars   (1 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.

- C13380
by:
2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The hitch is well built and solid. My complaint is not with etrailers.com, but Curt, the manufacturer of the hitch. The instructions are awful. The pictures are in black and white, making it difficult to identify landmarks when they are referencing areas of the SUV. The instructions also make references to making some holes bigger. It would be nice if the instructions used arrows to point to the holes they are talking about. My final complaint is with the need to increase the size of pre-existing holes in the frame of the SUV. I have a pretty robust inventory of tools including Stepbits, used to bore out larger holes. The instructions tell you to make the holes bigger. It would be helpful if they told you how big to make the hole. I increased the diameter to 7/8", the largest size my step bit will make. Since the hole was receiving a square piece of the bracket one would think they would make that piece a circular shape, nope they opted for square, so, where 7/8" would have probably been sufficient, you will need at least 1" to account for the corners. The largest bit available at the local big box hardware stores was 7/8"... I went to a specialty commercial dealer. They did not carry one large enough either. I had to contact a friend of mine who owns a large marine fabrication shop to borrow the proper bit from him. If I had to go to those lengths just for one tool, I can't imagine how that average Joe is supposed to install this himself. What should have been a relatively easy install was made monumentally difficult by poor illustrations within the instructions, and the shape of that one object. Seems logical, if you are having someone drill out a hole, you would make the object going into the hole a circle. In summary, it could be a moderately difficult install if you had better instructions and if you have a 1 1/4" Stepbit to bore out the hole large enough. 554944


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Traverse
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13380 sits underneath the factory bumper cover. I've attached a photo to assist. For the fit you are seeking, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76184 which will allow the bumper cover to be installed over the cover to hide and protect it when not in use. If you need the wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118287 and mounting bracket # PK12711U. For...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Towing Utility Trailer
    Your 2018 Traverse can be fitted with a 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. We offer two such options, one USA-made model from Curt and one from Draw-Tite, parts # C13380 and # 76184. Both have the same weight ratings but the Curt is easier to install. The Draw-Tite # 76184 will take longer to install but it will be less visible and it has better ground clearance. I linked a photo of the Draw-Tite hitch that a customer sent in to us; you can see that only the 2 x 2-inch receiver tube is...
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  • Parts Needed to Add 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness to 2019 Chevy Traverse
    If you wanted to install a 7-way on your 2019 Chevy Traverse without current trailer wiring all you need is the T-One 7-way kit part # 118287 and you'd be set. This plugs right into the trailer wiring port at the rear of your vehicle and will give you a fully functional 7-way. I attached an install video link for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13380 Fit a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LT
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13380 that you referenced will fit all models of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse including your LT. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver that has a 5,000 lb Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) rating and a 750 lb Tongue Weight (TW) rating. When use with a Weight Distribution (WD) system the GTW rating is raised to 7,500 lbs but the 750 lb TW remains the same. You will want to verify the weight ratings of your Traverse...
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  • Does the Hands Free Lift Gate Still Work On a 2019 Chevy Traverse Premier with Curt Trailer Hitch
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13380 which is a fit for a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse Premier and does not require removal of the rear bumper will still allow for use of the hands free life gate feature. In order to use the hands free life gate feature you simply need to place your foot on either side of the receiver tube opening. There are some vehicle/hitch combos that pose more issues for the hands free life gate feature than others but this is not one of them and will still work...
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  • OEM Versus Aftermarket Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2020 Chevy Traverse
    Honestly speaking, the primary difference is the mark-up the car stealership charges you. A few years back the OEM hitches did have an aesthetic advantage for many vehicles, such as the Traverse. The OEM hitches installed behind the bumper, and were partially or fully concealed. Many folks didn't like the appearance of a big hunk of metal (the hitch) hanging below the rear bumper, so they accepted the extra cost of the OEM offering and went on about their business. These days it's...
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  • Is Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76184 a Good Fit for a 2018 Chevy Traverse
    There actually isn't a problem with the hitch, # 76184, for the 2018 Chevy Traverse. We have had twice as many people have no problems at all than those that did so I think I can explain what happened in those 2 issues. While I can't say why the one customer had such a hard time removing the fascia but as far as the alignment issue that was mentioned there is a simple explanation. Basically, hitches can flex. And when they get tossed around in the shipping process it can cause the holes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Chevy Traverse
    The trailer hitch that I recommend for a 2020 Chevy Traverse is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76184. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver is a direct bolt-on fit with no cutting or drilling required. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver also has a completely concealed cross tube and the receiver portion will fit behind the rear knockout panel so you will never know a hitch is installed with the panel attached. The other option for a 2020 Chevy...
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  • Is Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 76184 A Good Fit For A 2020 Chevy Traverse
    I can see why you would be concerned about poor reviews on the Draw-Tite hitch part # 76184 for the 2020 Chevy Traverse. The Draw-Tite hitch is a confirmed fit by the manufacturer for the 2020 Chevy Traverse however, the Curt hitch part # C13380 is easier to install because it is not a concealed cross tube. Since Draw-Tite is a concealed cross tube design (the only portion of the hitch you can see once installed is the receiver tube) then you will need to remove parts of the fascia for...
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  • Comparing Different Trailer Hitch Options for a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
    There are two main trailer hitch options for a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76184 (see photo one) and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13380 (see photo two). The main difference between the two is that Draw-Tite hitch installs behind the rear bumper so it will be more difficult to install but then again it will also provide a much cleaner look once installed. On the other hand, the Curt hitch will be much easier to install but it...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
    For your 2020 Chevrolet Traverse I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76184. I really like the design of this hitch. There's a trap door on the bottom of the bumper where the receiver tube will sit and it can be put back when the hitch is not in use. So there won't be anything sticking out, or changing the way your Traverse looks. It also helps with ground clearance, because the hitch will sit higher than the lowest part of your bumper. This option will give you...
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  • Which Is Better Curt Or Draw-Tite Hitch For 2020 Chevy Traverse
    The better trailer hitch option for the 2020 Chevy Traverse is Draw-Tite Class III Hitch part # 76184 because of it's concealed cross tube design and ground clearance compared to the Curt Hitch part # C13380 with a visible cross tube. The hitch receiver of the Draw-Tite hides behind the knock out panel of your Traverse for a nice clean OEM look when you are not carrying your bikes. Since the hitch sits up higher compared to the Curt option it provides better ground clearance for your...
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