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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 C13382 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13382

  • 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
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 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.



13382 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13382 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13382 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Subaru Crosstrek




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 Subaru Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we'll be having a look at and showing how to install the CURT Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13382. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. One thing that you'll notice about this hitch is that the main frame of the hitch is mostly hidden behind our rear fascia. The only part you really see hanging down is our actual receiver itself.On the side of our receiver you'll find our industry-standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole to secure any of our hitch-mounted accessories. You can pick up a pin and clip on our website as part number PC3. Welded onto the bottom of our receiver you'll find our safety chain loops.

They're a rolled steel design. They have a fairly decent size opening for you to attach your safety chains from your trailer onto. On the back of our receiver you'll find this collar that's welded on to help improve the strength of the receiver opening and to give us a nice finished look.This hitch features a 525 pound max tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 3,500 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can hold. You want to make sure that you consult with the owner's manual of your Crosstrek and not exceed what the vehicle is rated for. Go by whichever number is lower.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 a cargo carrier.

You're looking at about 15" from the ground to the top of the 2" receiver opening and about 2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed.To begin our install we need to have a look at our vehicle's frame rail. On both sides we will find some rubber plugs that we need to remove. We find three rubber plugs on our frame rails. We're looking at the driver side.

We only need to remove the front one and the back one. It's the same on the passenger side. We'll use a flat head screwdriver and pry out the plugs.Now our front access hole here, we need to enlarge it slightly for our hardware to pass through. You can use a file or a grinder. I'm going to use a rotary tool in order to enlarge it.

With our hole enlarged, our spacer block will now slide through, as well as our bolts. We'll do the same for both sides on the forward hole.Now we'll take our pull wire, insert it into the back hole. It will come out the front hole. We'll take our black, place it on the wire, insert inside our frame rail, thread our carriage bolt onto the wire, push it inside the frame rail, pull it through our hole. Now we'll take a second pull wire, place our block on, thread on our carriage bolt, insert our bolt inside the frame rail, followed by our block. Then we'll pull our bolt through. We'll make sure we leave our pull wires attached. Now we have our hardware in place, we'll take some spray paint and cover up where we notched out to help prevent any rust. Now keep in mind, anything we do on one side we'll repeat on the other side.We're looking at the top of our hitch right now. This is the front; this is the back. We need to have a block on the top on the front hole that will go between the body of the vehicle and the hitch. This will ensure that it's level. Now in order to make it easier for us to get the hitch in position with the block there, we are going to tape these blocks to our hitch. We'll have one on each side of the hitch.Now with an extra set of hands we'll raise our hitch into position, feeding our pull wires through the holes in the top of the hitch. Make sure we place them in the right holes. We'll raise it up over our exhaust. With it in place, we'll remove our pull wire and we'll thread on one of our hex flange nuts. Now we use a 3/4" socket and tighten down our hardware. Now we'll torque our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. That completes our look at and installation of the CURT Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13382, on this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13382

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (210 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 Subaru Crosstrek

Great item and easy installation. The websites posted video is amazing with perfect step by step installation process. 571771


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Excellent

Christian - 10/06/2019

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

This trailer hitch is very heavy duty. It fits perfectly under the car so it is hidden really well. It looks great! The directions were easy to follow to install it. 566012


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Love it!

Valerie - 09/17/2019

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

I had this professionally installed by a local shop and they told me the fitment is great and it's easy to install (with the right tools and a helping hand). I like how most of it is kind of hidden behind the bumper. 439785



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Video was great but I had to lower exhaust to make sure I didn’t hit lower skirt and damage it but other than that took 1/2 hour to install 474054



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Item was easy to install and is a perfect fit. Made of very strong material. Installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. 522130


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Still working strong after a year

Julio - 06/15/2019

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

I really like the way this hitch tucks up behind the bumper except the actual receiver box. It gives a clean look for our vehicle. The design allows you to install it without dropping the exhaust or anything. The only negative point is that the hardware does not fit in the access hole, so some grinding and touch up paint was required. 466699


Comments

Denise, The Curt Hitch C13382 for the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does require filing or enlarging the access holes in your frame. We do not recommend grinding the hardware of the hitch or the hitch itself because it can affect the structural integrity of the part.

-- Heather A - 01/12/2018

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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I couldn't be happier with this receiver which fit perfectly on my 2018 Crosstrek. The mounting kit comes with everything you need. It came very well packaged w/o any scuffs or damage. While I was able to install it alone in about an hour, it should be very quick and easy with two people. I was also able to install it without having to lift the vehicle. Enlarging the holes was easier than I expected, as I wasn't sure the exact thickness or durability of the frame from the video. I ended up using a round 10x3/8 inch file to carve a channel similar to the one in video. There was sufficient room to file the opening and there was enough travel to let the file cut quickly. After that, it's really pretty easy to align into place. Do note, the exhaust piping does block the alignment holes more so on the driver's side than the passenger side. While tight, there is still enough space to do your work. You may want to loosely fasten the nuts on this driver's side first, as the passenger side has more room to move and swing the receiver into place. Wait to tighten all the nuts after you've got them all started to allow for any adjustments. I was also able to leave the guide wires attached to the bolts until I was ready to put on the nuts to avoid them getting pushed back up into the frame while aligning it. I'm really happy with the profile aspect of this receiver. It's a very clean look. I highly recommend it. The installation video by etrailer.com was very well done and really influenced my decision to order from them. They were very helpful on the phone to. Great customer service all around. 476295


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First off, I really appreciate your follow up email. Its a true sign of great customer service! Also, I have to commend you and your team for the time and effort you put into your installation videos. Honestly, its the reason I decided to purchase from you. I believe it makes your site standout from the rest of the purchasing options available online. The products have been holding up perfectly! Not long after I purchased and installed the new equipment I took a road trip from Mississippi to Colorado to visit some friends and do some mountain biking! The only downside was that the rack I purchased from you did cause me to purchase a new bike during the trip!

Alan - 03/29/2019

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2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Fits perfect. No issues. No altering. Just put it on. My crosstrek is a 2019 model and fits perfectly. Hitch is hidden , all you can see is 2inch reciever. Like it alot. 571507



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Fittment was good, 1 bolt was defective I had to get a replacement from the hardware store. Not that big a deal. I chose to remove the bumper to access the holes rather than grind a slot in the frame. It took 20 min to disassemble, 30 min to reassemble. As usual another great product from e- trailer. 518127


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Hitch works well

Michael - 06/06/2019

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Received the trailer hitch and it was as described. The installation instructions were plain. As I am 77 years old and four years past getting a pacemaker followed by a four by-pass open chest surgery, I elected to go by your instructions to let a experienced shop install it. Five years ago I ordered one like this and was able to install it per installations on my then vehicle with no trouble. It looked and worked as described. I am well pleased with the products. 523372



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I bought and installed the hitch(bar is out of sight receiver is seen when not in use) and the vehicle specific Wiring Harness (plug n play). I watched a install video of this being installed on my new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. After seeing how easy it was to install I ordered the things needed and in less then 48 hours they were delivered to my front door. I did the install by myself and followed the install video instructions. I took extra steps to run the wiring by removing the muffler heat shield so I could route the wiring out the spare tire drain hole. Resealed the drain plug and mounting hardware with Rubber undercoating spary. This. Whole Kit and the video’s are top of the line. The fish wires for the mounting hardware is a very nice add and makes it very easy to install this hitch. I managed OK by myself but it would definitely be nice to have a helper when it comes to raising the hitch into place for bolting it to the frame. I am very impressed with the thought and attention to detail this company did with this Hitch, wiring harness and install videos. I would not hesitate to do this same purchase again and highly recommend it. There were several hitch options and price points to for me to choose from for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. 489393



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I bought this Curt trailer hitch receiver for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek because of its clean appearance and easy installation. It took me a little less than 2 hrs. to get it and the T-One wiring harness installed, working at a very deliberate pace and checking the excellent etrailer videos frequently. I didn't have to jack up the car, and didn't need an extra set of hands. Could not be happier with the hitch and the fast, free shipping I received from etrailer. Highly recommended! 558450



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Very good product. Hitch fits nice and tucks up under the bumper for a clean look. The install was simple and right to the point. The video from the web page was a good tool to view especially when opening the fwd holes up for the install. I used a hand file and it worked great. I did remove the muffler just for the extra elbow room and because there was limited space on the driver's side to get to the mounting area. Total install took about 1.5 hr 573056



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Everything about the ordering process was exceptionally well handled, incl. the 110% price program........the only suggestion I would have is that eTrailers might consider mentioning that, due to the size and weight of the hitch(s), customers might be alerted that the hitches may be received with scratches or whatever due to the fact that the hitches are delivered to eTrailers on pallets NOT cartons.....therefore, some surface blemishes are normal and not a problem. Otherwise, I am TOTALLY happy with my purchase from eTrailer and expect to be back for accessories once the weather warms up and I can do my install! 469598


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We’ve used the Curt hitch lightly last year because we had a long run of abnormal heat and humidity up in New England were we reside……. We also purchased a pair of new road bikes only to use them twice!!! This year, we’re investigating getting a small sail boat which will, however, make the hitch more functional so I’ll be back to you as the winter ends to investigate the plugin tail lamp harness………IF we really do get the seal boat.

Steven - 01/25/2019

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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Perfect fit on ‘18 Crosstrek. Very well made and designed hitch. I like that it has only the receiver box visible, and crossbars hidden. Easy installation, just make sure to follow directions carefully for the “fishwires”. Very happy with my purchase! 495754



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2018 Honda Odyssey

Purchased this Curt Class III hitch along with a Thule Vertex 4 bike rack for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The installation was only about 45 minutes, thanks to the excellent installation videos that etrailer.com provides on their website. Disclaimer: I have installed two other hitches myself (Honda Fit and Honda Odyssey, both also purchased from etrailer.com in the last 5 years), so it was not my first rodeo, and I was familiar with running the wires through the frame to run the bolts and washers, widening some of the frame holes with a Dremmel (just slightly), and being careful not to push the bolts back into the frame when threading the nuts. Installing the hitch on a 2018 Crosstrek by yourself is a bit awkward, since you have to be on your back holding the hitch up with one hand while threading the wires through the frame and then threading nuts with the other hand (having a second person makes it a lot easier). But, the high ground clearance gives you plenty of room without jacking up the car, and I did not have to loosen the exhaust or anything like that. The only snag in my install was that I broke a socket when torquing the four nuts, and had to run to the hardware store to get a replacement 3/4 socket. One thing to be aware of: the instructions list a pretty hefty target torque on the four mounting nuts; If you go with the recommended torque rating mentioned in the printed instructions, you may have to search around for a torque wrench that can measure torque that high (you don't want to guess on the torque). 518964



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I am very happy with the product, I appreciated the suggestions from the etrailer representative. I like how the receiver tucks away nicely under the vehicle. The video link for the install was very helpful and made the install relatively simple. As you can see by the photos I also Purchased a bike rack which I am very please with as well. I am a very satisfied customer 638614



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The trailer hitch was easy to install with the given video instructions. Took about 1-1.5 hrs. 507881



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Second vehicle install either curt trailer hitch, very heavy duty construction and an easy installation. I would recommend the curt hitch to anyone. 570252



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

It arrived in a box. There were two holes in the box, where the bolted to car parts were scuffed as they must have been dragged around during delivery. I filed them just to remove burrs. The center receiver (visible after installed) was well packaged and avoided any damage. I grinded the hole into the car frame to allow fishing bolts and spacers into the car with the pictured tool. It was less material removal than I feared. But be careful you make the hole large enough for both spacer and the bolt, because I had trouble fishing the bolt in one hole that was just shy of the right size. A light hammering helped it in. But I made sure the hole was big enough before putting away the air tool. I did not need to lower the muffler, but it was much easier to wiggle the thing into place with the fished wires with my wife assisting. It only took 10 minutes of her time. From raising the car onto jackstands, installing the hitch receiver, to lowering it, I was done in 2 hours. 476939



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

I was able to install this hitch for n my own with a little McGyvering. I really like the clean appearance also. I would highly recommend this hitch. 572189



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Excellent product and service. The product arrived ahead of time and included everything needed for the installation (no additional hardware needed) Because of the position of the hitch once installed, it provides firm support to the rear bumper which is a pretty soft plastic with thin plastic brackets. It doesn't affects the look of the car since the only part visible is the receiver. The only issue I have is that all the bolts provided are the same length, and while the length is plenty appropriate for the rear attachment points, the use of the provided spacers for the front barely provide enough tread to have the nuts all the way in. 505182


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Firstly, the spacers you mentioned only need to be used if the hitch mounting flange doesnt sit flat against the underside of the frame member. If they are not needed, they shouldnt be used. Secondly, when properly torqued, the bolts should show 1 thread protruding from the nut at the very least. If the bolt is flush with, or is recessed in the nut, it hasnt grabbed enough threads. If it hasnt grabbed enough threads, its possible that the square portion of the carriage bolt isnt seated properly in the square washer up in the frame member. If thats the case, you can unscrew the nut, push the bolt up slightly and turn the bolt by hand so itll seat correctly.

-- Mike L - 05/08/2018

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After looking at the Curt and Drawtite hitches, I decided to go with the Curt hitch because it appeared to be more concealed under the car and I did not need the increased tow capacity of the Drawtite hitch. I placed my order on a Tuesday afternoon and my hitch was delivered on Friday, which was awesome. Installation was straightforward and easy as described on Etrailers website, I took my time and even spray painted around the holes that needed to be enlarged to get the bolts in the frame. Total install was 1hr 15 min. Very happy with fit and look. 563424



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Easy install on my 2018 crosstrek. Love how etrailer has reviews on the products and attaches the install videos to the email order. 507993



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

I'm beyond excited about this product. I had originally ordered the Draw-tite 2" hitch and the day before installing, decided to order the Curt hitch instead. Primarily I didn't want to look at the visible cross bar on the Draw-tite, but another big reason was the difference in mounting hardware. The hardware included with the Curt is SO much more confidence inspiring that that included with the Draw-tite. The metal plates that slide up into the frame of the car were clearly designed with different ideas in mind. Draw-tite included plates that only prevented the bolts from spinning, while Curt included plates that are double the thickness, and clearly designed to provide a great deal of pressure distribution inside the frame of the car. Additionally the bolts are 7/16" dia on the Draw-tite. while they are 1/2" on the Curt, which is why you need to file a notch into one of the entry holes. These extra touches may be completely overkill, but I sure appreciate the attention to detail. 543773



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The hitch was well packaged and arrived without a scratch. Make sure that you orient the rectangular shims as shown on the video with the long side running side to side. This is important and it is not highlighted anywhere. I started out with the long side running fore to aft as shown in the printed instructions. This resulted in one end of the shim resting on a unibody weld seam and I could not get full thread engagement with the nut. After rotating the shims the nuts went on without a problem. I used jack stands to help support one side of the hitch during installation since I was working without a helper. 567799



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1 year review- everything is great! Lots of bike trips to the mountains! 574345



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Good quality and came boxed well. Fit was good as was the hardware. Loosened the exhaust and dropped it to allow for ease of installation. I have purchased from etrailer previously and will again! 515724



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I installed the Curt hitch on my 2018 Crosstrek yesterday. I encountered one problem that I will describe below. The shipment from etrailer arrived in fine shape, in a heavy duty cardboard box with no damage. I was able to install hitch without raising the rear end of the car and without removing the muffler, although in hindsight it might have been easier had I removed the muffler. I used a dremel tool with a grinding bit to cut the two notches in the front frame holes, which took less than ten minutes. The problem was with the square spacer blocks that go between the hitch and the frame at the front of the hitch. With the square spacer blocks in place , the two corresponding bolts were too short. I double checked that the bolts were properly seated in the rectangular blocks. Note that that the square spacer blocks overlap a weld seam on the frame, which results in a gap such that the square spacer block does not seat flush with the frame. My guess is that this extra gap was not anticipated when the bolt was chosen. My solution was to remove the square space blocks. I'll also mention that with the muffler in place it's difficult to properly torque the bolts. Using a six-point socket is helpful here. Overall I am satisfied with the installation & the instructions, however I gave this product a four star rating because of the issue with the length of the bolts. 522843


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I have confirmed with my contacts at Curt and the spacer blocks that are installed outside of the frame rail are intended to level the hitch and are included as an as needed basis.

-- Rachael H - 06/18/2018

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Easy to install / saved big over factory option From outside looks Like factory install 727685



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As always -- great product, great price, great instructional material. Went on exactly as described. No annoying details left out. Absolutely first rate and my go-to choice for all my trailer needs. This is the third trailer I have purchased for my vehicles and have never been disappointed. 726570



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Solid as a rock. I installed this Curt hitch on my Subaru Crosstreck 2019. I'm not super handy, but I was able to figure it out. It was a little tricky, but with a little persistence anyone could figure out how to install this hitch. Saved me $300 doing it myself. Definitely an hour well spent. I recommend safety googles and a headlamp. 726284



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Never had an issue with the hitch. 726240



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Great product and the "how to install" videos for the DIY are invaluable which is why I selected you're company to purchase my hitch. 726193



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Installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Used it several times and have been very pleased. Solid construction. The Crosstrek would fail before the hitch, that’s for sure. 724784



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Works very well. I had it installed professionally. It's not light and I don't have the safety jacks to do it safely. My mechanic said it is very well made. 722812



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Pretty easy to install. Did it by myself and a car lift. Love the product. 721520



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did install with my dad looking good 720301



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The hitch arrived in great shape. I helped my brother install it and we had to loosen up the exhaust to make it happen, extensive drilling needed on all 4 frame holes. I read lots of reviews and I am amazed that folks did this by themselves! I seriously recommend a second set of hands folks..we actually used a floor Jack at one point to hold it up and in place.. It looks great and is mostly hidden. I only plan on using it to haul bicycles around on an old Yakima rack at this point! Have had Curt hitches on Jeeps and Ford pickups on the past and they held up well. This was put on a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. 719053



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Great price for a solid product and excellent customer service. 719030



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I love it. The product is durable and it looks great. Easy to install. 718550



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I was skeptical that fishing bolts through the holes wouldn't be an all-day job. Taking the muffler off was a huge help in creating elbow room since the original holes in the frame need to be widened to accept the bolt head and washer that have to be fished through. There was no direction on how to widen the holes, just "widen the holes". I wound up using a reciprocating saw with a bimetal blade and just notched the hole wider on 2 sides. Total time for installation 1:15. Could've knocked at least 20" if I had just taken the muffler off in the first place, rather than work around it. The finished install looks great and plenty of heft to tow my riding mower and trailer. 717489



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Great site to purchase from, quality products and great customer service!!! 716900



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Great product took two of us to install. Well worth the price. 716570



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Great reciever hitch glad I didnt go with the more expensive one this is plenty sturdy for the crosstrek Whither its limited towing capacity. Instruction vids were spot on 716449



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I got this hitch for my 2019 Subura Crosstrek about one year ago to add a bike rack. Since then, I have also towed a mini travel trailer without issue. The hitch is working well. I did have it installed professionally after finding my tools on hand was not sufficient. 714301



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

I needed a 2 inch receiver to fit a bike rack. The Subaru only makes a 1-1/4" receiver so I was glad to see that there were aftermarket options. I didn't like the Draw-Tite one because the entire horizontal bar hangs below the bumper. I didn't like the EcoHitch one because the removable piece is another thing that can go wrong and rattle. That left the one from Curt which only exposes the receiver tube just under the bumper, but is a single welded piece. The receiver has served me well, no issues or complaints. I even got lucky that I can still open the back hatch even when my bike rack (1up USA heavy duty rack) in the storage position. 713995



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

The product is a great fit for the Subaru Crosstrek. Other than the hitch receiver itself it is barely visible. I bought it for a bike rack which fit perfectly with the hitch receiver. Visually it looks very similar to the Subaru original hitch receiver (which is 1 1/4"). Installation took a little more than an hour. Few installation tips: 1. Raise the back by parking the car on a slope facing downhill. Pull the parking break. 2. Equip yourself with safety goggles and a rotary tool (such as dremel). 3. You would need to file a notch in two holes to fit the bolts and brackets. The instructions and video are pretty detailed. It is not a big notch but takes some effort to file. This is the reason I gave this product 4 stars. I would have liked to install it without having to drill into a perfectly good car ;-) 4. Use touch up paint (the color doesn't matter as it is not visible) to cover the newly filed notch. The undercarriage is very susceptible to rust (especially in the North East and other cold climate area). 5. Take your time and line up everything before tightening the bolts. 6. I've installed the receiver alone, another set of hands would have shorten the installation time and made it much easier. 713630



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Has been working as expected.... nice for my bike rack. Maybe some day we can try a small trailer for a road trip! 711961



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

This is the 5th hitch I've purchased from Etrailer. Installation was very straightforward and as others have said, doable with the car only slightly lifted. Finish was perfect, hardware was clean and fit well. I installed without the optional spacers and the hitch is level. I will be using the hitch for a Kuat bike carrier I purchased from Etrailer last year. The most important thing for me was loosing as little clearance as possible, and this hitch is perfect. The receiver is tucked up higher than the rear differential, so it will not drag in snow or effect clearance on our driveway in the woods that is humped in the center. Great product. 711200


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  • How Does etrailer Hitch Look Installed on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I have added some photos of how the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98912 will look when installed on a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Though these are photos of the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13382, the two hitches are the same except for the etrailer hitch has a matte black finish compared to the gloss black finish of the Curt hitch, which basically just means the etrailer hitch has a bit more of a rugged look and isn't quite as prone to scratches. As you can see by the photos, the etrailer.com Trailer...
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  • Is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hidden Like the Curt Hitch
  • I have included a picture showing what Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76209 looks like when installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. (It may take a little while for the picture to appear.) The crosstube on this hitch will be visible below the rear fascia on the back of the vehicle. Like you said the Curt hitch # C13382 is mostly hidden with the exception of the receiver. The difference is tongue weight capacity between the 2 hitches is not a factor because the vehicle itself has a maximum tongue...
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  • Concealed and Visible Trailer Hitch Options for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we offer several hitch options, all shown on the linked page, that include both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III types. We generally always recommend the 2-inch option when it is available since these hitches typically offer a higher weight capacity for towing and much broader compatibility with the range of available accessory items like bike racks and cargo baskets. Also among the hitch options are products that have a completely hidden crosstube,...
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  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hitch Comparison Curt vs. EcoHitch
  • The Ecohitch part # 306-X7365 and the Curt hitch part # C13382 are both USA made 2 inch hitches confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The biggest difference is the removable lower section that the Ecohitch has which means that when you don't need the hitch you won't see it at all. The Curt does not have this so the hitch is visible at all times. Because of that the price difference is pretty large since that feature is more expensive and highly desired. The other thing to...
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  • What Curt Trailer Hitches Fit a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • Both the Curt trailer hitches # C12184 and # C13382 are confirmed to fit your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend going with the latter part # C13382 as it is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver. This will allow you to use a wider variety of accessories. I have attached an installation video of this hitch on a 2018 Crosstrek for you to reference. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Carrying Bikes with a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We do have some trailer hitches with that hidden crosstube look you are wanting for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. For a standard trailer hitch where the receiver is permanently in place I recommend the Curt # C13382 but if you are wanting a removable receiver then you will need to go with the premium EcoHitch # 306-X7365. Both of these trailer hitches are great for carrying a bike rack. The only big difference is the removable receiver on the EcoHitch. I have attached pictures of both...
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  • Benefit of Class III Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The benefit of having a Class III hitch on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek such as the Curt # C13382 or Draw-Tite # 76209 is that these hitches have a 2" receiver, which will give you more - and better - options in terms of usable accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier than if you had a hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver like the Class II Draw-Tite # 36644. Just as a reminder, a hitch with a larger towing capacity will not increase the amount your '18 Crosstrek can tow, it will still...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro to Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT is a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and will hold the bikes by their wheels. That rack will allow bikes up to 60 lbs each and with tires up to 5 inches wide. The closest part of the rack when folded is 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin and the carrier weighs 52 lbs. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G is also a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and holds the bikes by their wheels. The...
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  • Does Bumper have to be Cut to Install Curt Trailer Hitch C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The rear fascia/bumper on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does NOT have to be trimmed, cut, or modified to install Curt trailer hitch # C13382. I have included a link below to the installation instructions for you to view. I checked with Curt and they list trailer wiring harness # C56040 as the correct wiring harness for your 2018 Crosstrek. I also 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...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13382 Fit a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The only trailer hitches that are currently listed as a fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek (as of September 2018) are both from EcoHitch. These are parts # 306-X7365 (2" receiver) and # 306-X7366 (1-1/4" receiver). None of our other manufacturers have a fit listed as of yet. I recommend going with the part # 306-X7365 that has the 2" receiver as it will allow you to use a wider variety of accessories. If you let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for I can make additional...
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  • Can Step Bit be Used to Enlarge Frame Access Holes to Install Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • There isn't a specific amount that the access holes on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek have to be enlarged to install Curt trailer hitch # C13382. But it isn't going to be much and you can use a step bit. That 1-3/8 inches is more than enough so only go as large as needed to fishwire in the blocks and bolts. I have linked the instructions and a video showing an example installation of the hitch for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For a Curt trailer hitch that is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek we have the part # C13382 which I would recommend highly. It has a 2 inch opening which means more accessories are made for it and it has higher weight capacities as well as having a concealed crosstube that will be much less visible than most hitches. I attached a picture of what it will look like when installed. For a trailer wiring kit the best option is the Tekonsha part # 118467 which is a custom fit...
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  • Class III Hitch for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek to Use Yakima LiteRider 2-Bike Rack Y02472
  • I recommend you select a 2-inch Class III hitch for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek because this type of hitch will be stronger and have broader compatibility with accessories such as bike racks like the Yakima LiteRider # Y02472. The three 2-inch hitches we offer for your 2019 Crosstrek and their shipping weights are as follows: Curt # C13382 (32-lbs) Draw-Tite # 76209 (37-lbs) EcoHitch # 306-X7365 (35-lbs) Despite only a small difference in weight the Draw-Tite hitch offers nearly...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I certainly understand your concerns with modifying a brand new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek as I am sure anyone who dishes out the money for a new vehicle would. However, there is no need to pay dealer prices for accessories that can be purchased through aftermarket manufacturers for a fraction of the cost. The aftermarket hitch manufacturers we carry (Curt/Draw-Tite/TorkLift) are no slouches. They are considered to be the premier supplier of aftermarket trailer hitches. They spend countless...
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  • Comparing the Install of Draw Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We have to recommend you install both hitches exactly like what the install instructions show. You have enlarge holes to install the Curt # C13382 or you have to lower the exhaust to install the Draw Tite part # 76209. So if it were me I'd go with the Draw Tite hitch install. Lowering the exhaust is actually easier than it sounds as basically you just pry a coupler rubber hangers off of a bracket. Enlarging holes permanently modifies the vehicle so that's not my favorite route. Also the...
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  • Which Ball Mount Should go With Curt Hitch C13382 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?
  • We haven't yet been able to do a test fit on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Curt hitch # C13382, so the exact measurement from the top of the hitch to the ground is not yet known. Based on the 13 inches from ground to coupler on your trailer and recent heights from the Crosstrek and it's Impreza brethren, you can use the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068. This mount does come with a pin and clip though you'd need 2" hitch ball # 40038 to go with it. I've added a link to a...
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  • Do Curt and Draw Tite Trailer Hitches for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek have Same Ground Clearance
  • Both the hitches you mentioned have the same ground clearance. The Draw Tite # 76209 and the Curt # C13382 both have 15 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground.
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  • Is Curt Hitch C13382 Easy Enough for Average Person to Install on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • Yes, the Curt Class III hitch # C13382 installation can be handled by a DIY novice installer. This hitch is a fairly easy install and for a novice will take about an hour. I linked an installation video to let you see what's involved and the written instructions that are linked give you the specific tools needed. All mounting hardware comes with the hitch and the help article I linked will enable a trouble-free install. You can check out all of these helpful resources while the hitch...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Cause 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to Sag?
  • The Curt # C13382 hitch itself weighs just over 35 lbs and will not cause your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek's rear suspension to sag. Since you mentioned towing you will need a wiring harness to power your trailer's lights and I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118467, which will give you a 4-flat connector. I have added a link showing this hitch and wiring harness being installed on an '18 Crosstrek for you to check out. I also recommend taking a look at Ball Mount Kit # 989900,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 is a custom fit option for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that has a measurement of 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper. It will work great with the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 or the T2 Pro # TH9034XT in black or # TH9034XTS in silver. You will not need the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050 for your vehicle and I personally wouldn't want to use it when it isn't required for the warranty. It does...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13135 Fit a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I'm glad that you checked with us before ordering new hardware. We do have a solution for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13135 that you referenced does not fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It will fit up to a 2017, but after that there were some changes made to the Crosstrek that warranted a design change in the trailer hitch. For your 2018 Crosstrek we have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver just like what you had with the...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Have Hidden Design Like Curt Trailer Hitch
  • The crosstube on the Draw-Tite # 76209 actually lines up with the trailer hitch receiver so is not hidden like the Curt # C13382. The only other 2 options for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek that feature a hidden crosstube are the etrialer.com # e98912 which is like the Curt or the EcoHitch # 306-X7365 which has a unique design where the receiver can be removed for a completely OEM look. I have attached some installation videos for the various trailer hitch options so you can get an idea...
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch C13382 on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw Tite # 76209 and Curt # C13382 are 2-inch Class III hitches both confirmed to fit your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. You are correct that the Draw-Tite includes four 7/16-inch carriage bolts while the Curt hitch includes 1/2-inch diameter bolts. I cannot recommend using anything other than the included hardware to mount either hitch. Doing so will void the hitch warranty. It may not be necessary to enlarge the access holes on your Crosstrek. If this step is needed to gain access to...
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  • Invisible Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • If you want a trailer hitch designed to fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that will be totally invisible when you aren't towing you'd want the EcoHitch part # 306-X7366. This hitch has a lower section that totally removes when not in use so that the hitch isn't seen. The Curt # C13382 that you referenced would still fit but the hitch tube would always be present. The EcoHitch does not require any trimming to install so your rear bumper as it sits not would not be affected. For a bracket...
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  • Weight of Trailer Hitches that Fit 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt part # C13382 that you referenced weighs 32 lbs and is a fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. The Draw Tite part # 76209 weighs 37 lbs. The EcoHitch part # 306-X7365 weighs 36 lbs. All of these hitches have 2 inch openings too. You should note that the weight of a trailer hitch does not need to be factored into the towing capacity of the vehicle. Reason being that essentially the hitch becomes a part of the vehicle frame.
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  • Does Installing Curt Trailer Hitch on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Affect Rear Crumple Zone Integrity
  • The install of the Curt 2-inch hitch part # C13382 that you referenced on your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek would not negatively affect the crumple zone of the rear bumpers. This attaches to the bottom of the vehicle frame where a hitch was designed to attach by Subaru. If you were rear-ended the hitch would provide a bit more rigidness but it would still crumple like it would need to and be safe.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited
  • We only have one trailer hitch receiver confirmed to fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It is a 2 inch receiver however, which I believe is the better option due to your accessory options as well as the strength of the hitch. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13382. You can use a hitch reducer like the Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02 to give you the 1-1/4 inch opening if you wish.
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  • Do Frame Access Holes of 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Need to be Enlarged to Install Hitch
  • The install of the Curt hitch part # C13382 on a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek does not require drilling but it does required you to enlarge the access hole that you sent us a picture of. I attached a picture of the step in the install instructions that covers this. A dremol tool would be the most ideal tool to accomplish this but a file could work as well.
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