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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 C25VR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C25VR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Completely Hidden
  • 750 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 750 lbs WD TW

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
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 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.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C25VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (51 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.

- C25VR
by:

Easy to install on my 2020 Subaru Ascent. Directions were very clear. Fit was perfect.



- C25VR
by:

I've bought Curt hitches from etrailer for every vehicle I owned and this was no different. This is the first time I've purchased and installed this newer style (as opposed to mounting it under the vehicle) and I would NEVER go back if I had the option. This was the easiest install of all time. Quite honestly, removing your bumper is the only part that requires any effort, and still, I had the bumper off, the hitch installed, and the bumper back on in less than an hour, including installing the wiring harness. I bought it to be able to utilize the Ascent's 5000lb towing capacity, but right now, it's being used for the cargo carrier in my pictures. Couldn't be happier with how it all went. Also, I don't know how necessary it is, but I purchased a torque wrench for this install to be sure I was tightening to manufacturers specifications for peace of mind, which I'd recommend. Bonus: This got to me in only a few days after ordering, and shipping was free. Can't beat that!



- C25VR
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2021 Subaru Ascent

ETrailer was super fast in getting this to me. Hitch install was super simple and only took about 2o minutes after watching the install video on etrailer. Thanks



- C25VR
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Volvo Cross Country

After spending my life in agricultural and heavy construction I knew Curt had a decent product. However, after only one year it is rusting and looks awful. I have done touch up painting twice. The first hitch I received had several areas of damage to the paint. I returned it. I am rather confident you sent me back the exact same one with all the damage. I didn't have the time to send it back again since we needed it for a cross country trip. The factory paint on my hitch was very nice. My touch ups will never compare. It is very disappointing that nobody cared enough to package the product properly to avoid damage. It is also very disappointing that the "replacement" didn't solve the problem. When I spoke with customer service I specifically told them to package it properly to avoid damage. I never thought my hitch would require so much maintenance and attention. I am now plagued with a faulty rust hitch on my wifes daily driver.



- C25VR
by:
Subaru

I bought this hitch for my 2020 subaru ascent and it worked perfect! The video that etrailer made was incredibly helpful I installed it in my driveway in about 20 minutes. If I ever need to buy hitch related products again I will definitely come back to etrailer



- C25VR
by:

Excellent buying experience. Items came quickly and well packaged. I would not hesitate to buy again from this company!!



- C25VR
by:

This could not have been easier. I’m so glad I didn’t pay someone to install this. Great quality product. The instructions were clear and made for a smooth install. The only thing I forgot was the electrical wiring but I called customer service and Joshua K was extremely helpful in directing me to the harness I would need.



- C25VR
by:

Perfect! Exactly what I needed. Thank you as well for the how to you tube videos:)



- C25VR
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The hitch seems good. Just installed it. It took some extra work because one of the nuts just wouldn’t come loose and ended up stripped. Had to get a replacement by the time we got it off. We found the pins for the bumper a little tough to reinstall but eventually got there. Now to go biking!



- C25VR
by:

Great Company and great customer service from Kristen and Samuel. I would definitely recommend buying your hitch from etrailer.com



- C25VR
by:
2021 Subaru Ascent

Very easy to install, much closer to a 2 out of 10 installation difficulty. You must pull the rear facia, which has about 6 screws and 10 plastic plug in holders, unbolt the bumper (8 bolts), and bolt on the hitch in place of the bumper using the same holes. Piece of cake. It would be helpful if they would tell you that the top 2 plastic push in fasteners at the rear wheels will release if you push the tiny center button in. This is opposite of normal and can be frustrating. Less than 1 hour install. Seven pin connector looks to be a PIA, but I need the reverse light signal.



- C25VR
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Subaru

Product and parts are heavy duty. The instructions would be a little hard to follow for someone who doesn’t know their way around a car, but most who are self installing can figure it out. Installed on 2019 Subaru Ascent in about 1.5 hours with a few interruptions.



- C25VR
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I haven’t installed yet but how to video makes me believe it will be fairly easy. Great website to order and quick shipping.



- C25VR
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2019 Subaru Ascent

5 Stars (my browser doesn't seem to like me select that) For those of you that don't think you are handy (like me), the act of ripping your bumper fascia off may seem a bridge too far and beyond your skillset. Geesh, just the sound it makes in the video may make you say... "I can't do this". Believe me, you can. The video that was present for my 2019 Subaru Ascent was excellent. Just follow it, place the push pins somewhere you won't lose them so you won't be missing any when you reinstall them, get help to hold the bumper so you can unplug the one cable harness and you are good to go! Also, before removing the bumper, don't forget to remove the other device on the right side of the bumper too. While there isn't a cable connected to the fascia, it does have a cable connected to the rest of the vehicle. Remove that from the bumper before continuing. As far as tools, you will need a 10mm and a 17mm socket. The 17mm will need to be a deep one and you will need an extension. Here's a list... I assume you have a drill... you can get all this from Amazon: - 1/2 inch drive extension bar kit 3" 6" and 8" (I just bought the kit) - Socket adapter set - 3" extension bit (this go into your drill) - comes with a 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" drive on the end that will connect to the extension bar. - Adapter and reducer set - this allows you to adapt to the size of your sockets, socket wrench etc. You may not need all of them, but I bought it just be safe. This may be needed at the end of the extension bar and into the 17mm socket. - I also bought an Auto Trim removal toolset to get that weird looking tool that is in the video that helps you remove the two things on the bumper. - Lastly, I bought a good 1/2 drive click torque wrench. All together, these items cost me approximately $75.00. Heck you probably have some of this stuff already. That $75 investment saved me about $600. The task for me (a total beginner) took about an hour and a half. If I did it again, it would take about 45 minutes. When removing the bolts that connects the bumper to the car, loosen them with a socket wrench first as the drill may spin out of your hands if you're not careful. One other thing... sometimes those pins get stuck. For the ones where the center pops out after you pry it up with a screw driver, I would grab it with a pair of pliers LIGHTLY and pull them out. Also, when replacing, don't forget that the center must be pull up first. Insert them and them push the center and you will hear it click. For that one weird one where you push the center in, just replace with it pushed in and then push the outside so it is flat with the center of the pin. I am making this sound complex, it isn't. Easy... save your self some money. Warning... there might be two different 2019 Subaru Ascent videos. Follow the one that addresses mud flaps as that one best aligned with my vehicle. And don't forget to replace the push pin UNDER the mud flap when reinstalling everything. That cost me 10 minutes. Couldn't be more happy with etrailer. Everything came quickly. The quality is excellent and I feel like the king of world because I did it myself. LOL.



- C25VR
by:

Sturdy hitch at a much lower price than the car dealer charges. My mechanic said it was an easy installation and he was able to do it for his lowest labor charge.



- C25VR
by:
2019 Subaru Ascent

Install was super easy, video was awesome to help with the parts where I was uncertain. Not that my 2019 Ascent didn't have the two bolts on either side for the flaps. Looks like they were never populated, but the holes were there.



- C25VR
by:
2020 Subaru Ascent

Installed with no issues. Will be using for the first time on the 30th of June. Trip to Prescott Valley Arizona from Fort Worth Texas towing a 2018 [email protected] XL.



- C25VR
by:

This is my review of the Curt C25VR trailer hitch receiver which I installed yesterday (September 30, 2020) on my 2020 Subaru Ascent. The online assembly videos on the etrailer.com website are excellent. The guys in the installation videos do an excellent job of explaining and showing you how to put this hitch receiver on the vehicle and how to install the wiring harness. I had never done this before and by watching the video several times the job was very easy. I had someone help me with the installation. However, the only time a second person was needed was to hold the bumper assembly so I could disconnect the tail light/sensor wiring from the bumper. Otherwise, I could have done the whole installation myself. On a negative note the multiple page paper instructions that came with the hitch receiver were almost impossible to use because the photos (which are very important) were so dark that viewing the details was impossible. However, I went back to watching the excellent online videos.



- C25VR
by:
Subaru

The exact trailer hitch we were looking for. The Subaru dealer broke multiple parts on my ascent and so while waiting for them to repair I got in touch with etrailer and Arthur helped me out tremendously! Highly recommend etrailer and their team.



- C25VR
by:
2019 Subaru Ascent

The shipping was fast and install instructions were great. Very easy installation, took about an hour. I haven’t attached anything yet but it seems very secure. I just wish this website had more reasonably priced rooftop cargo boxes I would buy from them in a heartbeat! The sportrack vista xl was advertised for 269 on dicks sporting goods and there doesn’t seem to be anything similar here.



- C25VR
by:
2020 Subaru Ascent

Great product, super easy install thanks to the video on etrailer! Overall it took me about 30 minutes to do the installation by myself, nothing to it. Already used it a couple times and it does what it's supposed to.



- C25VR
by:
2021 Subaru Ascent

It is a very sturdy and well built product. It was very simple to install.



- C25VR
by:
2019 Subaru Ascent

So far so good. Took about an hour to install. The video for my Ascent was spot on. Instructions state to use a hammer to bend in the original bumper mounting tabs, but I was able to easily bend them in and out of the way with my thumb. Alignment and fit was perfect. The torque specs were not anticipated as part of this, but I did have a torque wrench on hand as an avid DIY shade tree mechanic - that’s something I think is an important safety aspect for this install and wanted to highlight that. You should be sure to have one on hand before starting this project. They’re not expensive and essential to have a property attached hitch.



- C25VR
by:
2020 Subaru Ascent

Super easy to install and the hitch is great quality!



- C25VR
by:

written instructions were good but the video was great. Small critique would be the order of the pages seemed weird. we finished in just over an hour with two people but watching the video ahead of time probably really helped that as well as staging all of the tools out. Shipping and customer service seem great from my perspective.


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Hidden Hitch and Wiring For 2020 Subaru Ascent
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 2" part # C25VR is a fit for the 2020 Subaru Ascent. The Curt hitch is hidden behind the removable fascia panel at the rear the Subaru. When the hitch is not in use the panel can be replaced for a completely hidden clean OEM look. I have attached a photo for your reference. If you plan on towing a trailer you will need wiring. For that I recommend T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118790. The Tekonsha wiring is more...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Draw-Tite 76253 and Curt C25VR for 2020 Subaru Ascent
    There are some slight differences between the Draw-Tite # 76253 and the Curt # C25VR, but it's mostly down to the quality of the powder coat on the two hitches. The powder coating on the Curt hitches is traditionally applied a bit thicker and is a better quality, in my opinion. This is going to translate to less dings and scratches and generally means that the hitch is going to be less susceptible to corrosion over the long term, so I do recommend going with the Curt # C25VR hitch for your...
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  • How To Mount 7-way Connector To Trailer Hitch Receiver On 2021 Subaru Ascent
    You will want to use the short no drill mounting bracket # 18140 to secure the 7-way connector to the Curt # C25VR on your 2021 Subaru Ascent. If you have not already ordered the 7-way connector I recommend the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118290 which is confirmed to fit your vehicle. In addition you will need another mounting bracket, # PK12711U as well. I included a few videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Does Install of Curt Hitch on 2021 Subaru Ascent Void Warranty
    The warranty of your 2021 Subaru Ascent will not be voided as a result of installing the Curt Hitch # C25VR because of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act (P.L. 93-637). The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act in short states that manufactures cannot void the entire warranty of a vehicle simply because they installed an aftermarket component. I do however recommend you look this up for yourself though to be safe.
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  • Comparing Curt Hitch C25VR and U-Hual Hitch CMF13448
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C25VR is the same as a U-Hual Trailer Hitch Receiver part CMF13448 and they are both fits for a 2020 Subaru Ascent.
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  • How Far Back Does the Receiver Tube Go On the Curt C25VR?
    I had the Curt # C25VR measured and from the center of the pin hole to the back of the receiver tube will be 3 inches. As long as the shank on your bike rack does not exceed 3 inches past its pin hole, you will be good to go. I will say that most racks will not have shanks that extend that far, but if your racks does, it could be trimmed down if needed.
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt and Draw-Tite Hitches for a 2020 Subaru Ascent
    The Curt # C25VR and Draw-Tite # 76253 will actually be very similar to each other. Both will install the same way and will be completely hidden once completed due to the removable panel on the bumper fascia. However, there are a few differences. The Draw-Tite # 76253 will have a bracket welded on the cross tube where the Tow Ready Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat # 18144 can be bolted to. This makes mounting a wiring harness, like the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat...
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  • Fits for Trailer Hitch From 2019 Subaru Ascent
    The Curt hitch Santa brought you, part # C13400, is designed specifically for the 2019 and 2020 Subaru Ascent and doesn't fit any other vehicles. It'll likely fit future years as well but I can't confirm this yet. The Curt hitch you're looking for that installs behind the bumper is part # C25VR. It sits behind the removable trim panel on your Ascent which covers the hitch when you're not using it.
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  • Is There a 7-Way Solution for Subaru Ascent Using Hitch that Fits Behind Rear Bumper Cover
    Since you aren't sure if you'd even use a 7-way harness when towing with your 2019 Subaru Ascent you could just install a 4-way like part # C56040 and then use a 7-way adapter like part # 37185 when needed which basically just plugs into an active 4-way and is ready to be used.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Subaru Ascent
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2021 Subaru Ascent is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13400 for visible or part # C25VR for hidden. The hidden hitch will take more time to install as you haver to remove the rear bumper but it also makes for the best finished product. It's not actually as challenging as it may sound to remove the rear bumper but if you don't want to do this or don't mind seeing the crosstube hanging down below the bumper you can just go with the visible option....
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  • Can 2021 Subaru Ascent With Curt Trailer Hitch Use Weight Distribution
    That's a good question, and the short answer is yes, you can use a weight distribution hitch with the Curt hitch that fits your 2021 Subaru Ascent: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C25VR I took a look at the owner's manual for the 2021 Subaru Ascent, and it is referring to the factory hitch in regards to not using weight distribution. The reason is, that hitch is not rated for use with a weight distribution system, but the Curt # C25VR rated for use, which is why you can use it for...
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  • Will Weigh Safe Ball Mount # WS4-2 Fit Hitch 2019 Subaru Ascent
    Yes the Weigh Safe Ball Mount # WS4-2 would work well in the hitch of a 2019 Subaru Ascent as this is a 2 inch hitch ball mount which is the size hitch that fits the vehicle like the Curt # C25VR.
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  • Will the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver be Concealed by Hitch Cover Panel on 2021 Subaru Ascent
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e55ZR will be completely hidden by the hitch bumper cover once installation is complete. The last step of the instructions note that the fascia has a removable panel for hitch usage and that the panel can then be reinstalled when hitch is not in use. This will allow you to maintain the clean factory look while having the hitch installed. I have attached an installation video of the Curt # C25VR which has an identical installation process. You can...
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  • Curt Hitch Receiver for 2020 Hyundai Accent Hatchback
    I do have a solution for you but that Curt hitch receiver item # C11548 is not compatible with your 2020 Subaru Accent hatchback. I recommend a different Curt hitch receiver item # C25VR. This receiver is designed specifically to bolt onto your vehicle without any cutting or drilling. This receiver is a higher strength one than the 1-14" receiver you had previously looked at. It has a 5000 lbs towing capacity and a max tongue weight of 750 lbs. The Curt receivers for your Accent only...
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    I definitely recommend the Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # TH9041. Since your Trek Verve+ 3 Lowstep does not have fenders and has an alternate bike frame, the Thule T1 is great because it mounts on the wheels so you don't have to purchase and additional bike frame adapter to attach it at the frame. If you need a hitch for the T1, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" # C25VR. The Curt Trailer Hitch is manufactured specifically to fit your 2020 Subaru...
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  • Will the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier w/ Ramp Fit My 2021 Subaru Ascent with a Factory Hitch?
    If your factory hitch on your 2021 Subaru Ascent sits flush to the bumper like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C25VR, you will have no problem with attaching the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier w/ 48" Long Ramp - 2" Hitches - Folding - Steel - 500 lbs # MT70106. The closest part of the MaxxTow carrier is 4-3/4 inches from the center of the shank pinhole to the platform (while in the folded position). In order to know for sure if it will clear your bumper,...
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