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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
  • 525 lbs TW
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 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. 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

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


etrailer.com Technical Support

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



C13381 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13381 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan




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   (58 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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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

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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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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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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

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



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



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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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Perfect fit and very easy to install 611173



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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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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

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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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

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



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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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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

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

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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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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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I got the hitch, I know is not your fault but one end was bent during transport, took some force and a lot of hammering to install it, but I got it done, I just wanted to let you know. 575731



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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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Volkswagen

I have the trailer hitch put on at Pep Boys which only charged me $50.00 to install. It fits perfectly unlike what you order from VW. VW part requires that you have to have part of the bumper cut to make the trailer hitch fit. This trailer hit fits perfectly and I don't hit my legs when putting items in the back. I highly recommend purchasing this product. 458659



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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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2018 Ford Edge

The hitch receiver was a perfect fit for my 2018 VW Tiguan. I prefer the 2" receiver on this hitch to the 1 1/4" receiver that VW offers. The instructions were spot on, and the installation was easy. I was a little nervous about lowering the exhaust during installation, but that went smoothly and allowed the hitch to go right into place. I used a mounting bracket for the 4-pole wiring, and was glad I installed it prior to installing the hitch receiver. The bracket was easy to install on the receiver by mounting it to the crosspiece on the receiver. Make sure the holes for the bracket screws aren't too far from the edge so that you avoid the welding when installing the screws. When done the receiver looks great on the Tiguan. 447097



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Simple install. Mostly use it to haul bikes. Doesn't stick out far passed the bumper when the rack is removed but ample clearance when the rack is mounted. 672007



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Very good fit 670938



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

When the product was finally installed, it looked great and performed perfectly. The challenge was the install. I read the instructions and reviewed the installation, which for my installation, was a bit too simplistic. In the 2018 VW Tiguan I have, I had a very difficult time lining up the final two bolts to secure the hitch to the frame of the vehicle. This was due to the internal reinforcement bar, which the bolts screw into, would move around, making the needed perfect alignment to install the final two bolts a challenge. After my second attempt to install the rack and knowing that I had to "giggle" around the internal reinforcement bar, I was finally able to get the final two bolts installed and torqued down. At the end, the product was great and I'm confident using it. Just the installation was a bit harder than the video or instructions portrayed. Cheers, Steve 655790



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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Perfect fit for your hitch on my 2019 Tiguan. Tips for putting screws back into frame: one of the frame nuts moved and I had to reach into the frame and pull to align it (used a short screwdriver through the hole and found out the nut drifted up), rear set of screws didn’t align until I used a jack to lift the hitch to get it through the thick plastic frame coating. I didn’t check if these tips are on your website already. Other than that it was easy, etrailer did a great job throughout. 652027



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Perfect fit, and no drilling! 651685



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Has been difficult to find the hitch I was wanted for this vehicle. Etrailer had it, shipped it almost immediately, and received it in 2 days; along with the other items I ordered in the same box ! Easy install Perfect fit Couldn’t be happier Off to the lake in less than a day ! 641285



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Good service 638838



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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Curt hitch was incredibly easy to install. Definitely recommend a good jack to lift up the hitch into the right area and a friend to help hold things in place and tighten some bolts. No body work or trimming needed! Took about 20 minutes from unboxing to fully installed. 637970



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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Very nice fit on my 19 Tiguan. Took me a little bit longer to install as did not had that "extra" set of hands recommended in the instructions to get the hitch up in place to bolt it down. I used one of my floor jacks to position one side while I got the other side located in place. A tip for the install is to remove some of the undercoating around the bolt holes in the frame before trying to get the hitch located. It is a close tolerance fit and the thickness of the undercoating might interfere a little with the install. No issues with ground clearance even going up and down my steep driveway. 637897



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The installation video was spot on. Thank you! 634010



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super easy to install, works great, looks factory 625365



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The hitch was simple to install and works well with my bike rack. 618084



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Fit perfect great quality and speedy de livery. 615898



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No issues - works great! Use regularly for bike rack, and have also used to tow boat. 615140



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Great product. Took about 1/2 hour to install. I used a small jack to hold to up which made the installation a lot easier. 613043



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Great product. I installed by myself which is difficult. I attached the forward hitch brackets first then rotated the back of the hitch upward (using a trailer jack because of the resistance of the undercoat on the frame) until the rear holes lined up one at a time. Worked perfectly. 612055



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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

I am 74 yrs old, installed the receive and wire harness in less than two hours. 598202



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Product arrived very fast and is exactly as described. Picked it up from UPS and it is already installed on my 2018 VW Tiguan. Was a little narrow to slide up on outside of frame rails but a little messaging with a hammer and it fit perfectly, no big deal. Looks good and I am sure will work great for a bike rack. 579608



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Awesome quick service and delivery! 569898



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Good product with a very instructive installation video - 564233



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The trailer hitch was received as promised. The “how to” video was spot on. My wife and I installed the hitch without a hitch. Ordering was a breeze, the website is easy to use and place orders on. My order was shipped immediately and delivered on the promised date. I would, without hesitation order from these folks again and definitely recommend to others. Thanks for an awesome experience! 555914



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Video really helped with installation. Took me about 1 hour after all was said and done. 547691



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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

UPS did a number on the box but everything else was as advertised. Installation video was spot on with no surprises. 547525


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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Class III Trailer Hitch Fits for Canadian Version of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • The fit of a custom trailer hitch like Draw-Tite # 76192, which is made for the 2018 VW Tiguan, will be based on the version sold in the U.S. We do note this in our fit information that appears on the this item's page. In the case of your Tiguan this hitch is a confirmed fit for both U.S. and Canada versions according to my contact at Draw-Tite since both are for North America. The frame attachment points on both versions are usually the same even though other trim parts could differ. I...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Raise a Cargo Carrier for Ground Clearance on a Volkswagen Tiguan
  • I recommend the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2 Inch receiver part # D210 to raise your Curt cargo carrier part # C18153. The Curt ball mount has a receiver above the ball mount that will raise your cargo carrier 3-9/16 inches off of the ground to avoid scraping the driveway. The Curt Multipurpose ball mount with extra receiver does reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch part # C13381 by 50 percent. That does include the weight of the cargo carrier. The high/low adapter...
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  • Will Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145 Fit in Curt Hitch for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Yes, the Curt cargo carrier part # C18145 will fit and work well in the Curt hitch part # C13381 installed on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan like you have.
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