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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 C13524 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13524

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 400 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 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.



13524 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13524 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation






Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13524

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (101 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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Incredible hitch from an awesome supplier! The hitch was not only supper easy to self install on my daughters 2000 Rav 4 but was also made very well. We used it to pull our jet ski from Ca all the way to Al during our last move a year ago. Since then we have used it several times for bike racks and a small camping storage trailer. It has held up great and still looks like it did when we first installed it. Etrailer.com had great pricing and I felt they one of the most reputable online dealers after looking into several. The hitch was shipped out quickly with great customer support. I will definitely be using them for any trailer or hitch needs in the future. I highly recommend etrailer for any of your trailer needs. ( the first two photos are of when I first installed it and we did the big move cross country. the second two are photos of the hitch now 1 year later.)



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Product arrive quickly and was well packaged. The quality of product is top notch and the installation was easy. Great customer service.



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Ford Edge

Very quick, simple installation - Toyota takes the credit for this however. Gloss finish looks thick, welds look solid. I chose this over the Drawtite-Cequent class III because the safety hooks are on the bottom out of the way of the car's back door, and to save a few bucks. ...However, with the ball mount installed, the door trim still hits lightly when opening/closing unless you want to grid a little off the top upsweeping edge of the ball mount. Installation notes: - 17mm to remove the tow hook. - 19mm to install the bolts provided by Curt. - Rest the hitch on something as close to installation height as possible. - Put in the forward-most bolts first (looking from the back of the car), it is cramped quarters on the right side in the bend of the tailpipe that makes it hard to get the bolt started.



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2005 Toyota RAV4

Looks and feels well made. Easy install, under 20 min. Includes mounting hardware.



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1997 Toyota RAV4

Great quality receiver hitch! Came packaged up real nice. Dropped 4 bolts and bolted it back up. Super easy straightforward install! Trailer rental place wanted about $80 more and that wasn't including the wiring. I did have to trim plastic where door opens up but that was a breeze with a razor blade...



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Big fan of the curt hitches, and etrailer does them the best! This particular one literally took me less than 10 min. To install with an impact and removing the factory tow hooks.



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2010 Toyota RAV4

Jasmine at etrailer.com was super helpful in helping me decide what trailer hitch to attach to my 2005 Toyota Rav4 to hook up a bike rack for a North American Road Trip. She made me feel confident in my decision to purchase the Curt hitch and now that it is installed I am more than happy with my purchase. Installation took about 10 minutes and the hitch seems very rugged and am looking forward to using it for many years to come. Thanks again! - Shane



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We just installed this hitch. The service was excellent. We we're notified all along the way. Pricing was very good also. We will definitely use etrailer again.



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2005 Toyota RAV4

Outstanding product and customer service!!! Delivered on time as promised. Well made and easy to install!!! Fit perfectly on our 2005 Toyota Rav 4...installation took about 20 minutes 10 of which was spent looking for lock-rite. I would definitely purchase again.



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ordered the curt hitch to replace one that had rusted. new one was much better made that old one. 34 dollars less than replacing with the same brand as before (from u-haul). simple, easy installation in approx. 20 mins. arrived on time in perfect condition, delivered by ups. i will buy from etrailer again. curt makes a good hitch.


Comments
great still in perfect condition. works great
Jeff - 11/05/2019



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Arrived as promised, could be packed a little better to prevent damages. Will install this weekend and update review after install



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This product is the easiest to install and extremely well constructed. I never have installed anything as easy as this was. I also was extremely impressed that a video was also sent to me on how to install.



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Parts arrived late by three days due to winter storms. The package was damaged and did not fit as the mounting brackets had a slight bend. I had to use a porta power to spread apart to line up the holes. The hitch looked of good quality and the finish paint looks like it will last. The wiring kit also ordered plugged right in. Nice


Comments
The hitch is well built and works well, I do have the problem of using the rear door as is is not usable when I have a trailer hooked up, I was thinking of. Ordering an extension bar and a coupler stabilizer because of the ambience noise from inside. I have a friend who bought one of these and it minimized the inside noise.
Rick - 03/23/2020

A hitch extension, like the Curt Hitch Extender for 2 Inch Hitches # C45791
Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long
$40.70
, will help push your ball mount and trailer coupler back a few inches and may allow you to open your rear door a bit further than what it can with your current setup. Keep in mind that using a hitch extension like this will reduce the capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent because of the extra component being added and the distance the load is being pushed back. If you are experiencing noise due to movement of the hitch, an anti-rattle device like the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$26.60
is a great option to keep your ball mount from banging around inside the hitch receiver.

-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 3/24/2020


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1998 Toyota RAV4

Easy install



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Easy to install perfect fit



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2001 Toyota RAV4

I received the Curt hitch very promptly and it seemed very well made. Welds were perfect and the powder coat finish was flawless. I had a chance to install it yesterday, and it was easier than I anticipated. It bolted right up the tie down points and fit perfectly. I did a lot of price comparisons around the web, and etrailer was the best. I was also pleased that they had the plug and play wiring harness to complete the installation.



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1997 Toyota RAV4

Received item just a little after the noon hour and had installed (solo) and wiring harness finished before 5 pm the same day. Everything fit and works perfectly. Had been contemplating a trailer hitch for my old 1997 Toyota RAV4 for awhile but thought it would cost too much. This set up was perfect and much less than I expected or was willing to pay.


Comments
No Hitches with this Hitch a little humor.
Alvin H - 03/21/2018



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2004 Toyota RAV4

I had an initial difficulty at installation due to holes that didn't exactly match up, I didn't know to look for on-line videos that may have helped with that. I did use the videos for the wiring installation and that worked perfectly, I could not have figured it out without the videos. For my 2004 Rav4 the big caveat is that with the hitch and tongue/ball installed you cannot open the rear door. I have learned to deal with this limitation but I find it disingenuous that this is not made clear from the get-go.



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Excellent product fit like a glove I am 70 years old and installed this curt hitch by myself In about 30 mins, the curt wiring harness took longer because I wanted to make sure I didn’t pinch any wires.. but was a pleasure to complete, no problems.. will be able to now pull a small yard trailer..



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2005 Toyota RAV4

I am very happy to find this trailer hitch on etrailer. The product was shipped promptly and I received it in about 3 days after ordering. The product was well packaged and well made. It took me about 15 minutes to install without any issue. All the mounting holes lined up perfectly with the vehicle frame. Thanks, etrailer, for the great instructional video also!



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2004 Toyota RAV4

Bolted right up to my 2004 Rav4. No issues at all. Instructions were easy to follow and the item appears to be a very sturdy and high qualiry unit. Haven't towed anything yet but initial impression is that I would definitely recommend it.


Comments
Product is still fantastic. Have only had to two a few items but both times I had complete faith is this tow hitch. You cant go wrong with this unit.
Austin - 08/09/2019



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Easy install wiring kit took longer to install than the hitch we use it all the time pulling our sons fishing boat and my trailer with four wheeler



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2005 Toyota RAV4

Within 3 hours of UPS dropping of hitch and wiring kit, everything was installed without a problem. Just as the demo movie showed. No surprises at all. Good product, great customer service, and fair price. What more could you ask for?


Comments
Still going great guns!! Has worked out very well.
David T - 02/12/2015



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2001 Toyota RAV4

The product came quickly and was very easy to install, including the wiring harness. After a year, it is still towing strong and looking good!



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2003 Toyota RAV4

Quick delivery, met all of my expectations. Would purchase additional products without any reservations.


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Does Curt Hitch for 2000 Toyota RAV4 Have Capacity for Towing 1,500 lb Trailer
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13524 which fits your 2000 Toyota Rav4 is what you'd want. This has more than enough capacity to tow a trailer weighing up to 1,500 lbs but I also checked and your vehicle has a 1,500 lb towing capacity as well so it would work in that regard as well. For trailer wiring then you'd want the Tekonsha kit part # 118388 which is easy to install and comes with a very reliable converter box. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Jon Boat Trailer with a 2003 Toyota RAV4
    The Curt hitch # C13524 that you have referenced is a good choice. It has more than enough capacity to safely tow the boat and trailer. However, before doing any towing you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine what the vehicles towing capacities are and not exceed them. Even if the hitch is rated higher you still must go by the lowest rating. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes for Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2002 Toyota RAV4
    I went out to the warehouse and found the distance between the bolt holes for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13524. Since the two rear holes sit at an angle the distance from back to front is 3" and then 3-1/4" from closest to furthest points of those holes. They are then separated side to side by 37-1/2" on center as you can see from the attached picture. This is a custom fit for your 2002 Toyota RAV4 and mounts up to pre-existing holes in the frame of your vehicle. I have attached...
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  • Do Hitches Ever Loosen and Fall Off of Vehicles
    As long as the install bolts of the hitch on your 2004 Toyota RAV4 were torqued down to spec when the hitch was installed you would not ever have to worry about the hitch coming loose. We have yet to hear of a hitch loosening over time and falling off of a vehicle so I can almost guarantee you would be fine.
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  • Best Heavy Electric Bike Rack for Limited Spare Tire Clearance
    You're looking for a bike rack with heavy e-bike capacity and sits out far enough for your door. First, a good hitch for your Toyota Rav4 is the Curt Class III Hitch # C13524. This hitch has the most tongue weight capacity at 400 lbs. There's also 10" from the hitchpin hole to the outside of the spare tire on a 2001 Toyota Rav4 so that's the minimum clearance you need in a bike rack which is a lot. As for your 2000 Honda Accord, the best hitch is a Draw-Tite Class I # 24791 with...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver For A 1999 Toyota RAV4
    For your 1999 Toyota RAV4, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13524 is a confirmed fit and is a great hitch that is easy to install and has a nice sturdy square tube design. The rated towing capacity of the hitch is far above your vehicle's rated towing capacity as you stated, but you will be much happier with a Class III hitch. The class 1 hitch will greatly reduce your ability to use accessories and will significantly reduce options for even a ball mount....
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  • How to Transport a Motorcycle with a 1998 Toyota RAV4
    I have another solution but while the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13524 you referenced will offer a maximum tongue weight rating of 400lbs, from the research I did on your 1998 Toyota RAV4 it appears that the maximum tongue weight rating is roughly 150lbs. When determining your maximum tongue weight rating you must use the lowest number between your vehicle and trailer hitch receiver. To safely transport your motorcycle behind your vehicle I recommend using a small trailer. You will...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1996 Toyota RAV4
    For a Curt hitch that is confirmed as a fit for a 1996 Toyota RAV4 we have the part # C13524 that you referenced. The year range of RAV4s that it fits is 1996 to 2005. It would not fit newer versions of the RAV4 like what you mentioned. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • What is the Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Edge of Spare Tire on 2005 Toyota RAV4 with Curt Hitch
    The best way to determine this distance is by measuring the distance from the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the spare tire; we've actually taken this measurement on the Curt # C13524 and determined that when installed on your 2005 Toyota RAV4 you're going to have 10" from the hitch pin hole on the hitch to the edge of the spare tire. This means you'll need any accessory you use to have at least 10" from the hitch pin hole on the shank of the carrier or bike rack to the closest edge...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch-Mount No-Touch Bike Rack Options for 2005 Toyota RAV4
    You are right that a 2-inch Class III hitch is a better choice than a 1-1/4-inch size for use with a bike rack on the back of your 2005 Toyota Rav4. You will not only get higher tongue weight capacity from a Class III hitch but the 2-inch receiver size means more options in bike racks styles and features. A rear-mounted spare tire can make bike rack selection more of a challenge but we do have solutions, and the linked articles will give you food for thought and help you consider your...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2005 Toyota RAV4
    The hitches for the 2005 Toyota RAV4 are a completely different design than those that fit 2006 and newer models. This is because of design changes on the vehicle. A hitch from a 2006 or newer would physically not fit a 2005. Even if you were to move a hitch from one vehicle to another you would still need to replace the mounting hardware because it was designed to be torqued down just once. The equivalent Curt hitch that will fit your 2005 RAV4 is # C13524. If you plan on doing some...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier to Transport 4 Bikes on a 2000 Toyota RAV4
    To carry 4 bikes on your 2000 Toyota RAV4 you will need to install a 2-inch Class III hitch. My recommendation is the Draw-Tite # 75125 since it includes all required hardware and requires no drilling. Curt hitch # C13524 requires you to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 which some people find inconvenient. I have linked the written instructions, an install video and a helpful article to assist with your installation. A torque wrench like # ALL944001 will be needed to tighten the fasteners...
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  • Most Clearance Between Bike Rack And Spare Tire On A 2004 Toyota RAV4
    The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the spare tire carrier on a 2004 Toyota RAV4 using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75125 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13524 is 10". Therefore, you would need a hitch mounted bike rack with 10" or more from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bike rack. So yes, the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack part # PS63138 will work for your...
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  • What Model Years of the Toyota RAV4 will the Curt Trailer Hitch Part C13149 Fit
    The Curt trailer hitch # C13149 is a 2-inch Class-III custom-fit hitch for the 2006-2015 model years of the Toyota RAV4. Currently it is the most popular trailer hitch for the 2006-2015 Toyota RAV4. This hitch will fit both 2010 and 2011 model years. For 1996 through 2005 model year RAV4s, the most popular trailer hitch was the Curt # C13524. I have included an installation video for you as well.
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  • Can Orientation of Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Trike Carrier be Changed to Fit with Spare Tire
    Yes, you can build the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Trike Carrier # HR1450Z-E-TRKADP3 so that it faces to either side of your 1997 Toyota RAV4 so that you avoid your spare tire. I have attached a few pictures to help demonstrate this. Please note that you need a trailer hitch with a 2" receiver, like the Draw-Tite # 75125 or Curt # C13524, to carry this bike rack with your RAV4. If you don't already have one I recommend the Curt over the Draw-Tite because Curt trailer hitches tend...
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware Kit for Curt Hitch 13535
    We do offer a complete hitch installation hardware kit confirmed to have all the correct original-specification parts you need to safely install a trailer hitch like the Curt # 13535. Do please note this hitch does NOT fit your 1999 RAV4; it is a fit for model years 2002 through 2006 only. The correct Curt hitch for your car is part # C13524 To order a hardware kit for any hitch we carry simply enter part # RHK into our search box and press enter. Then just put the hitch brand and part...
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  • Recommended Bike Racks That Allow Full Cargo Area Access for 2001 Toyota Rav4
    For full access to your rear door without the need to remove the bikes from the rack before opening the door, I'd recommend the Yakima FullSwing, part # Y02465. The rack is capable of carrying up to four bikes, can swing out of the way to allow full cargo area access, and features an anti-rattle hitch pin to prevent the rack from moving around in the hitch. Locks are included. To use this option, you'll need to install a hitch if you don't already have one. I'd recommend the Curt Class...
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    To carry a recumbent style of bike you will need to use a hitch mounted bike rack that holds the wheels of the bike. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 # HR1000Z-R, for carrying your Bike E recumbent bike on your Toyota Rav4. My research shows that a Toyota Rav4 could have a Class I, or Class III hitch installed on it, so depending on your current hitch on your Toyota Rav4 you could either have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening or a 2 inch receiver opening. This bike rack would...
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