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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 C13381 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13381

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 525 lbs 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
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Installation instructions included
    • Uses existing hardware from your vehicle
  • 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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 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.



13381 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13381 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 - 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part #C13381. Here's what the hitch looks like installed. What's great about this hitch is that the frame of it is completely hidden behind the rear fascia. The only part that you see hanging down is our actual Class 3 2"x2" receiver itself. You'll notice we have plenty of clearance around the end of our receiver from our fascia. This'll make it a great hitch to use with any of your hitch mounted accessories.

On the side of your receiver, you'll find a 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole to secure any of your hitch mounted accessories. You can pick up the pin and clip on our website as part #PC3. Welded onto the bottom of our receiver are our tubular steel safety chain loops for attaching the safety chains from our trailer. It's fairly decent sized opening so you shouldn't have much problem, if any, hooking on our chains.On the end of our receiver, you'll find a collar that's welded on to give us a nice finished look and also, increase the strength at the end. This hitch features a 3500 pound max trailer weight rating which is the amount it's rated to pull and a 525 pound max inaudible 00:01:13 tongue weight rating which is the amount forcing down.

Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 11-1/2" from the ground to the top of the 2" opening and then about 6" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features, let's show you how to get it installed.To begin our install, we need to lower our exhaust. In order to do that, you'll find a hanger on each side. This is our hanger on the passenger side.

We have a 13 millimeter bolt that holds in place. Our drivers side's the same way. Now on the side of our frame rails, we have two 16 millimeter bolts that we need to remove. We'll reinstall these to hold our hitch into place. Now with an extra set of hands, we'll raise the hitch up over the exhaust and secure it with our factory bolts.

Once we have it started a little bit by hand, we'll ensure that it's not cross threading by using a ratchet. Now we've got both of our bolts started, we can finish tightening them down. Do the same for the other side. Now we'll torque both of our bolts to the specifications found in the instructions. With our hitch torqued down, we can now raise the exhaust back up, reinstall our two bolts, and that completes our look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part #C13381 on this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13381

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (76 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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Perfect fit and very easy to install 611173



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Very fast delivery. It was well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. It went on easily and fit perfectly. 558336



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

I like the hitch a lot but it took me more than 30 minutes to put it in! I did it by myself in a little over an hour. I used a little 2 ton bottle jack to hold it in place and get it around into the right position. The directions provided were clear - it's quite straightforward. Once the bracket is in close to the right place, if it's quite tight like mine was, I recommend you use a mallet or something to bump the brackets so the mounting holes are centered as much as possible. That will help make replacing the bolts easier. Then, to replace those bolts, put one hand on the bumper (the metal tube - not the plastic bumper cover) and move the bumper up and down and in and out. around so the bolt threads nicely. You can reach the that bumper easily in the center of the car under the license plate. Move that around until your bolt is threaded nicely, then you should be good to go. I got one of the back ones started but left it quite loose. Then I worked around and got them all in loose, then simply tightened them up and moved the exhaust back up. It looks great. There's no cutting of the bumper cover, which is good. I was concerned about it being really low but I'm not sure it goes much below the muffler and I don't think it's the "low point" of the undercarriage. 716414



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The (hitch) receiver went on snugly, which was just about perfect. Easy project, especially when one is assisted by a hydraulic jack. Kelsey and Dena helped with the purchase, and they were great. Great price, great service, and a quality product. Who could ask for more? 584747



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

I was skeptical to order something not from the dealership. I get wary that not using genuine parts will affect the resale value of my car. After being quoted at over $1000 for parts and labor at the dealership I decided to do some more research and came across this website. Not only was the ordering process easy, the shipping was free (thanks to a promotion), the actual hitch was on sale (WINNING), and I ended up being able to install it myself. The actual installation was super easy. There was no need to drill holes, just drop the exhaust and bolt onto frame with the bolts that are already there. What's crazy is the genuine VW part would have required the dealership to cut into my car. Needless to say I saved a ton of money time! 562446



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

We bought this hitch to use a carrier basket for when we go on vacation. It installed in about 20 minutes with no modification needed. It’s a very well-made excellent product I highly recommend it! 519334


Comments
Great product!! Still wonderful!!
Marteka E - 06/08/2019

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Normally I do not usually write anything about the purchases I make, but this is always the excess ... today I break the rule because I'm really gratified with the purchase made to etrailer.com and to be short, what is published on the website is exactly what I received , a lot of quality, very good information for the installation, a single word would summarize everything EXCELLENT 653190



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Curt hitch looks/works as expected. It did not require cutting any of the lower trim on the vehicle, just a simple bolt on installation. I'll be using it to haul bikes around with my Yakima 2-up bike rack. etrailer shipped it out very quickly (as usual) and provided helpful followup and instructions. Very satisfied doing business with these folks. 443358



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Just installed the hitch. Easy install. Have not used it yet, but will use to hold a bicycle rack. 558133



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Looks great on my new '18 VW Tiguan. Product was well priced, great quality and arrived 1 day ahead of scheduled delivery date. Hard to find that combo when purchasing anything these days! Thanks etrailer. 511361



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Nice quality product , great fast shipping what more can i ask for Great company will always recommend to others 573758



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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Hitch arrive unscathed although box was damaged. Installed easily in 30 minutes 629059



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Awesome product. So easy to install. The video guide helped me get this thing on in 10 mins. Looking forward to using the basket on the hitch for extra cargo. Thank you etrailer! 511203



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Product was exactly as shown and fit perfectly. I especially like that the crossbar is not visible. I bought this from etrailer.com and it was promptly delivered as well. 584500



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

I have a 2018 VW Tiguan and this fit great! Not hard to install was done in like 20 min just make sure you have a jack or a friend to help I had both. Great delivery on time as stated by vendor, Now I’m ready for my trip this weekend. 548659



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Comments
I purchased this particular product for a 2018 Tiguan. Two weeks after purchasing and installing the tow hitch, my wife was driving and had our 3 children with her. Our 2 boys were still in car seats and our youngest was seating the furthest back on the third row. Our middle boy was in the middle row and our daughter in the passengers seat. My wife was at a stop sign and the tiguan was rear ended by a F250 traveling maybe 35-40 mph. It was because of the tow hitch that my entire family walked away with no major injuries. It is my opinion that the tow hitch absorbed the majority of the impact and kept my family safe. The impact was directly to the tow hitch and in turn caused major damage to the tiguan making it a total loss. Even though the vehicle was bent and crushed the tow hitch remained intact. The tow hitch was not bent. Thank you for making a high quality product that, at least in this case, saves lives. We purchased a Toyota Highlander and the first thing I bought for it was a tow hitch from etrailer. It gave my wife and I a greater piece of mind knowing a quality product has our 6!
-- Mike L - 05/23/2019

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Easy to install with extra set of hands. Just make sure to scrape uneven undercoating on frame near bolt holes. Much better than cutting fascia like the Drawtite. Looks great installed and even better than some other photos in the reviews. Some made it appear to hang pretty low but it doesn’t. 595389



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Excellent product. Fairly easy to install. Fits perfectly in position. Very snug. No need to Jack up vehicle. 629314



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Purchased the Curt C13381 Hitch new for a Christmas Gift for my son and daughter in law for their 2018 VW Tiguan. He arrived on Christmas and opened the huge box, and was so surprised. We were to install the hitch the day after Christmas together in my garage. The hitch was to carry their new bicycles and bike carrier back home. Upon installation, my son noticed that the actual hitch receiver (where the hitch stock slides in) was welded onto the hitch crooked. There was nothing I could do but to install it, as he was leaving the following day to return home. I never installed a hitch with this issue. The quality control of this brands fabrication is very poor. Very dissatisfied with the purchase. Never thought after inspecting it before wrapping it, that there would have been such a major issue. It looked fine upon initial inspection. See photos attached. The hitch is causing the stock to be crooked. Order # 107229002 593516



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Easy to fit and the video was exactly how it was needed to be done. So far it has performed exactly as expected, 456863


Comments
Thank you George the hitch is still performing its job tremendously
Philip - 12/04/2018

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Hi etrailer staff, I am happy with my purchase of trailer hitch and bike platform rack. I ordered quickly online, and it was delivered even quicker. I would recommend your store to my friends. Zdravko 463139


Comments
The trailer hitch is perfect.
Zdravko D - 12/27/2018

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Finally had our hitch nstalled today! We showed the mechanic your video of installation and he had it installed within 1/2 hour!! Great video! Very pleased with the promptness for the delivery and ease of installation! Our Volkswagen dealer wanted $900 for hitch and installation... we did it for under $300!! Thank you!!!! Finally have a bike rack!!! Yeah! 529968



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The hitch receiver fits my 2018 VW Tiguan R Line after I did some mods, I also prefer the 2" receiver on this hitch to the 1 1/4" receiver that VW offers. The installation was not easy because they said that CURT did not test it on 2018 R Line Tiguan package. I had to lower a little bit the exhaust after installation because it was a little interference with the exhaust pipe, but after that incovinient was solved, every thing just fit good, I´m very happy to use my THULE rack on it. The receiver looks great on my Tiguan R Line, check it out the pictures. 555358



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INSTALLATION TIPS After a bad experience with a trailer hitch from that trailer rental company that rattled for years on my previous leased vehicle, I found this hitch for HUNDREDS less than what I paid at from them. Since the installation is categorized as "Easy" by etrailer.com, I decided to go for it. Most of the steps were easy. Some were not. Here are my tips... As shown in my photo, I used the following tools/items: 1) a socket wrench w/13mm socket and 5/8" socket (my set was missing 16mm, and 5/8" is an exact match). A crescent wrench will not fit! 2) goggles -- You will be under the car looking straight up. Little pieces of nasty stuff are bound to fall on your face. Protect your eyes! 3) flathead screwdriver (or chisel) to peel away the extra-thick spots of under-sealant to get the hitch to fit. 4) yoga mat -- you know... they're comfy 5) step risers -- or something else to raise the hitch into position while you bolt it in. NOTE: you can also use a significant other for this "step" (pun intended), but make sure you have a solid relationship and have had a good day together so far. There may be cursing and frustration during the install. Don't let it follow you into the house, or even worse... the bedroom. 6) wireless speakers -- not necessary but fun 7) an adult beverage -- see #6 above Again, most of it went smoothly. The biggest issue was getting the hitch into position and then getting the bolts back into place. The step risers were critical since I did the install completely alone. Even then, it took a lot of work to shave a little bit of the excess weather coating from the frame to get it to fit (I'm talking about the excessive clumps because it is otherwise a perfect fit). My arms were dead at the end of the install simply because I hadn't used some of my arm muscles in that way for such an extended period of time. My tip there is this... After you order the hitch, it will take some time for it to be delivered and for you to find some free time to install it. Do daily, EASY workouts with some lightweight dumbbells during that time. You know... dance around with them for 10 minutes. Anyway, this is an AWESOME hitch! Install truly is easy with the right tools so if you're able-bodied and are wondering if you can do it yourself, YOU CAN! 655327



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Easy to install. It took me a little bit longer to install it than 30 min. After removing factory bolts brackets inside frame had a little tension and misaligned with openings in frame. Hitch openings are perfectly aligned with openings in frame. Once bolts were guided the installation went smooth. Great product. It will be used for bike rack. 545678


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    We do carry a hitch that is a fit for your 2018 VW Tiguan R-Line, though it is not from Curt, it is the Draw-Tite # 76192, which is a Class III 2" hitch. In terms of modification there will be some trimming required of the fascia as you can see in the accompanying cut out of the instructions (these instructions are also linked for you to check out).
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C13381 Fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan AWD?
    I checked with Curt and hitch # C13381 will fit a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan models S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. So if your Tiguan is one of those models then this hitch is going to fit; the only thing to note is that you may be limited to using the hands-free liftgate sensor on either side of the hitch receiver. To add a 4-way that will power up your trailer's lights the correct harness for your VW is the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119250KIT. If you are going to be towing,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Leased 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Since your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a lease you really will want the Curt hitch part # C13381 as it is a confirmed fit and does not require fascia trimming like the Draw Tite part # 76192 does. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 VW Tiguan with AWD and 3rd Row Seating
    I checked with my contacts at Curt and Draw-Tite for hitches confirmed to fit your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with AWD and 3rd row seating. Draw-Tite confirmed that they know of no fit issues for their hitch # 76192 and Curt advised the same for their hitch # C13381. Curt confirms a fit for their USA-made hitch # C13381 on the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium versions of the 2018 Tiguan. Sometimes certain features on a vehicle may in fact prevent hitch installation. This might be the placement...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan the trailer hitch I recommend for you is the Curt hitch part # C13381. The reason I recommend it is because it has a 2 inch hitch opening which is the size that has the best capacities and most accessories made for it and because it has a concealed crosstube which means it will be less visible when installed. Check out the picture I attached to see what I mean. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Curt kit part # C56403 which installs by plugging inline...
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  • Ground Clearance Under Curt C13381 Installed on 2019 VW Tiguan
    When installed on a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the underside of the Curt Class III hitch # C13381 is approximately 9-1/4 inches above the ground. For a bit more ground clearance, take a look at the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 76192. When installed, the underside of the receiver tube will be about 12-3/4 inches off the ground. This extra ground clearance is gained because the Draw-Tite hitch requires that the rear bumper fascia be trimmed so that the receiver tube sits tight against the...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13381 Fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with 3rd Row Seats
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan we have the Curt hitch part # C13381 which is a confirmed fit and will fit your seat configuration as well. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 119250KIT which is also a confirmed fit. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 VW Tiguan SEL
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan we have the Curt hitch part # C13381 which is a confirmed fit and will fit your seat configuration as well. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 119250KIT which is also a confirmed fit.
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  • 2” Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan AWD 7 passenger we have the Curt hitch part # C13381 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. I attached an install video for this for you to check out too. No fascia trimming is required to install this hitch either.
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount Kit for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Curt's 2-inch Class III hitch receiver # C13381 is confirmed to fit on several versions of the 2018 VW Tiguan, the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. I confirmed with my contact at Curt that so long as your Tiguan is one of those versions the hitch will bolt up to the existing frame mounts using hardware already on the car. You can refer to the linked install video and help article for installation guidance. If you are towing and need a 4-pole wiring harness you can use either the Tekonsha...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    We can indeed ship Curt trailer hitch # C13381 to Canada. We also have trailer wiring harnesses you can use. The one I recommend is # 119250KIT because with it you will not have to splice into the vehicle wiring. I have linked a video showing an example installation on a similar vehicle. The other wiring options, # 119190KIT and # C59236, can be used but do require spicing into the vehicle wiring. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900 to complete the towing set up for...
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  • Will Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch C13381 Fit 2018 VW Tiguan SEL Premium
    Yes, the Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # C13381 is confirmed to fit on several versions of the 2018 VW Tiguan, the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. I confirmed with my contact at Curt that so long as your Tiguan is one of those versions the hitch will bolt up to the existing frame mounts using hardware already on the car. An installation article and video are linked for you to show the process of mounting this Curt hitch on your car. The linked written instructions detail the process and list...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13381 Fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with Third Row Seating
    Curt does not have any fit exclusions for their hitch part # C13381 for your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan based on third row seating so it would fit and work well for yours that does have this.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For Leased 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Since your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a leased vehicle you definitely want the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch 2" Receiver part # C13381 which does not require fascia trimming like the other options. The Curt sits just below the fascia so it does not require trimming. To install the exhaust does need to be lowered but it can easily be put back into place with the rubber isolators after installation. The Curt installation is as simple as bolting the hitch up to the frame with the factory hardware...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C13381 Interfere with the Hands-Free Liftgate on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Curt trailer hitch # C13381 will fit your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with the hands-free liftgate option. However, it is possible that it or any hitch will partially block the sensor and limit the areas you can kick your foot to trigger it to the areas to the left or right of the receiver. 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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  • 2 inch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2018 VW Tiguan R-Line
    At this time we only have one trailer hitch that's a fit for your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. For that you'd want the Draw Tite part # 76192. I checked with Curt and they have not test fit the # C13381 on an R-Line model so they would not tell me if it would fit without issue. Based on your experience it sounds like it's not going to be listed ever as a fit for that version.
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  • What is Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The only tools needed to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13381 on your 2020 VW Tiguan are a ratchet, torque wrench, 13mm & 16mm socket, as well as safety glasses. The installation of this hitch is as simple as possible and literally only requires you to remove bolts, lift the hitch up and reinstall the bolts. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well as a link to a video install for you to check out as well.
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  • Installation of Curt Custom Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2018 VW Tiguan
    Installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13381 on your 2018 VW Tiguan will not have any impact on the steel rear bumper. The bolts that are removed will be reinstalled and the hitch will reinforce the side frame rails. I've attached the installation video and installation instructions to assist.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C13381 fit a 2019 VW Tiguan 4Motion
    Yes, as long as your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion is a model S, SE, SEL or SEL Premium, the Curt # C13381 Trailer Hitch will fit perfectly. Just note that the hands-free liftgate sensor will be limited to either side of the receiver as the 2 inch square receiver will interfere with it in the center. If you're planning on towing a trailer, I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat # C56403 to power up your trailer lights. This is the only custom harness...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan With No Bumper or Fascia Trimming
    There is one hitch that fits your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan which does not require any type of trimming of the bumper or the plastic fascia, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13381, which is why I recommend it for your Tiguan. This hitch installs very simply by removing factory bolts from underneath the vehicle, raising the hitch up and into place, and reinstalling the bolts. It is about as easy as it gets to install a trailer hitch, as you can see by the linked video of the hitch being...
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Fit 2019 VW Tiguan AWD
    The Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13381 that you referenced is confirmed to fit and will work perfectly on your AWD model 2019 VW Tiguan. This custom Class III hitch will line right up to existing holes in the VW's frame rails for a bolt-on (no-drill) installation. I have attached an installation video below that you can also use for reference. If you plan on doing some towing you will also need to add a trailer wiring harness. For this I recommend the Curt T-Connector # C56403,...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Model
    Yes, the 1-1/4" # C12177 and 2" # C12177 Curt trailer hitches will fit your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line model. In previous year R-Lines we have had customers say that they needed to adjust the exhaust hangers a little to keep the exhaust from rubbing against the trailer hitch and causing extra noise, but that is easily accomplished and you may not actually have to do that. Attached is an installation video of the 2" version, part # C12177, on a 2019 Tiguan for you to follow. I recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2019 VW Tiguan with R-Line Package
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13381. The Curt Trailer Hitch is the only option for a Volkswagen Tiguan that does not require any trimming of the rear bumper fascia therefore you don't have to make any permanent modifications to a new vehicle. The Curt Trailer Hicth also has a hidden design so in addition to not requiring modifications it will also have a very clean install look which you can see in the attached...
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Fit a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan AWD
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13381 will fit the AWD version of your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. This trailer hitch is actually compatible with all models of the '19 Tiguan and it does feature a sleek look with the crosstube hidden up under the vehicle. I have attached a sample instillation video and some pictures that you can check out. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations as necessary.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The best trailer hitch option we have for your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is the Curt Class III hitch part # C13381 as it has the best towing capacities, installs easily, and has only the hitch opening visible below the rear bumper so it's the most concealed. I attached an install video for this as well as a picture of it installed too. For trailer wiring you'd then want the easy to install and very reliable 4-way part # C56403. This installs by plugging in line with the taillight connectors...
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  • Availability of Photos for the Draw-Tite # 76192 on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    I have a picture for you to check out of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13381 installed on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, but unfortunately at this time (December of 2017) we have not had the opportunity to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76192 on a 2018 Tiguan (this has since been updated as we have installed this trailer hitch on an '18 Tiguan). The good news is that these trailer hitches install very similarly and so will pretty much look the same. The Draw-Tite...
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