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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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75742 - Class III Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2013 Honda CR-V
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Trailer Hitch 75742 - 4500 lbs GTW - Draw-Tite on 2013 Honda CR-V

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • 675 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75742 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75742

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


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.



75742 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

87621 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



75742 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75742 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2016 Honda CR-V



Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame 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 Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Custom Fit Class Three Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number is 75742. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You see our side plates are going to come down on each side. They're going to meet here, in the middle at our hitch. This is a class three hitch, so we've got the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Just about any type of hitch accessory that they do make for vehicles, they're probably going to have a class three version. Now, when it's time to secure all of those items, you always want to use the hole that's closest to the front of the vehicle, that's a 5/8 diameter hole. You want to pick class three accessories and it looks like, even with that weld there, we're going to have enough room for anti-rattle devices, hitch pins and clips, locking hitch pins, whatever you might choose. The second hole that you see here a little bit closer to the rear, that's for use only with the J-Pin stabilization system. The safety chain connection points have a good opening on them, so you should be able to connect any type of chain.

They're made of a rounded steel stock, so that should be nice and sturdy for us. They've attached a small wiring bracket here if you do decide to run wiring to the outside of your CRV. Typically, your wiring will be in the back hatch but they do have this bracket, three pre-drilled holes there, to attach a four-pole bracket, maybe a seven-pole bracket. If that we're the case, you would have to run your wiring from inside of the vehicle out through a ground in the floor or something like that. That's the only time that would really come into play. When it comes to tow ratings and your trailer weight ratings, you're going to have a 675 pound tongue weight rating. That will be the maximum downward force we can put at the receiver tube opening.

Then, we've got a 4,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. That would be the total weight of your trailer and anything that was loaded up on it. Now, the hitch is not rated for use with weight distribution, so you're not going to use any kind of a spring bar setup or anything like that. Of course, you want to check the owner's manual to see what the tow rating of the CRV is and then just use whichever of those are the lowest. Now, a few measurements that are helpful in selecting your ball-mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening. We've got about 14-1/2". Then, from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's about 3-1/4". Now, the first thing we're going to do is cut out an area here where our hitch is actually going to pass through and go up to the bottom of the frame rail.

Now, you can completely pull this panel down. There's several push pin fasteners that go around the outside edge and a couple of screws or nuts that are in this area but we've found it's really just easier to cut it while it's on the vehicle. What we're going to do is come from our tow hook area here, I want to measure over, the instructions are going to tell you 16-1/4 but we've found 16 is usually better. Then, we want to go over to about 20-1/2, try to mark that in two locations here that way we can get a straight line. Then, from the back lip, which is going to be right about that bend, we need to go forward 3". Now, from that, we'll go forward 8-1/2 to 9", 8-1/2 usually works out okay. We'll use a straight edge and just get all those lines created and we're going to be taking out this middle section right here. Now, the material is a plastic, so typically, a razor knife's really all you're going to need to get in there and cut this out.

All right. Now, once we've got that cut out, there's going to be some material here. It's like some batting material. I like to just pull down on it, then use my knife to get that cut out. Now, we'll use a little bit of black spray paint. What I like to do is just paint that. One, we don't want to see it from behind the car, which we really won't. Two, it's also going to act as, almost like a glue. That's then, going to allow us to look up and in. You can see our frame rail right here. We're going to have one attachment point there and if we come a little bit closer to the rear of the car, there's another one located right there. The next step we're going to do is get our exhaust lowered down. We've got a hanger right here and one right here. We just want to use a little bit of spray lubricant on these. It's going to help us get those slid off. I like to start with this one, it's on this side. You pry it off from the bottom here. You can use a pry bar or a long screwdriver to do it. Once that's slid off, just pull over this way and at the same time, pry out on that hanger. See, that will slide off, get us a little bit of room there. Now, you'll see, with the exhaust out of the way, we're going to have two of the same style attachment points. One here in the rear, one a little bit further to the front. Our hitch also requires a center attachment point. That's going to be a U-bolt. That's actually going to come down through our hitch and we've got a couple of nuts to put on the bottom side there. Now, we're ready to start with lifting our hitch in position. We're going to use just a little spray lubricant in each one of our weld nuts. We're going to use a nylon tube brush, part number 814092. We're just going to get these cleaned out a little bit, just so we can make sure our bolts start properly and we don't have to worry about them running into any interference when we get them in there. Now, what I'm going to do is just guide my hitch right up into position and you see how I can let it rest there on the exhaust That hanger's actually going to hold it in place. That will allow us to get our driver's side up into position. Now, what we want to do is use one of the supplied bolts and the conical tooth washer. The teeth of that washer are going to face up towards the hitch. After we have that through, on the rear-mounting location on each side, we need to put on that flat washer. Now, we can raise it up and get it lined up with that weld nut and get our bolt started. Now, we can come over to the passenger's side and repeat the same process there. Now, we'll want to move to our U-bolt here. You can see that just comes right down through that flange. We're going to be putting on a flat washer, a lock washer and the nut. All right. Now, we can start tightening down our hardware. Then, torque it down to the specifications listed in our instructions. All right. Now, we'll just get our exhaust picked back up. Now, a little bit more of the spray lubricant's going to help you out with getting the hanger in place. We want to do the inside one, then the outside one. We just rotate that on, then we can slide that one on. All right. At that point, everything's re-secured. Our hitch is ready for use. That's going to complete the installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Custom Fit Class Three Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75742, on our 2016 Honda CRV.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75742

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (433 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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I made this into an afternoon project that my 5 year old son could help me with. Easy to do (on my 2014 CR-V) Very happy with the versatility a receiver hitch now provides us with. 441407


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Sorry I did not write back sooner, it’s has been a busy October. I really like everything that I bought. So far I have only used the hitch for my bike rack. But I am planning on using a friends trailer for some yard work and home project jobs. I am a welder by trade and everything is well built and as expected, no issues with anything. I especially like how easy the electrical was to connect to the factory harness. My friend who owns the trailer recently bought another truck and with my recommendation he also purchased a trailer hitch and the other parts he needed from etrailer.com. I have recommended etrailer.com to literally everyone I know. I really like the products and will be a return customer.

Peter H - 10/20/2018

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The receiver itself is super beefy - something tells me the car frame would bend before this thing does. For installation (I have a 2015 CRV), I followed the provided instructions & other reviewers' detailed descriptions & it went on without a hitch (nyuk, nyuk). Took around an hour to do the whole process - great product & great company to do business with. 571766



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2012 Honda CR-V


Fit was perfect, instructions were good, needed to use A 10 1.25 tap for holes in SUV frame because of rust, much quicker that way rather than using bolt as suggested. Also a 2 person job! 572852



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I Love dealing with etrailer. Customer service is friendly and they actually care about giving great service. This is my second hitch purchased from etrailer. I received my products very quickly and both are excellent in quality. The only thing I would change is the sticker on the hitch is upside down when installed. 568234



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So far so good. Diagram was not accurate so I trimmed a little too much. Not a big deal. Instructions were good. Everything lined up. 573889



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Fast shipping and all parts lined up for solid installation. Problem with rusted threads in frame of honda crv. Taped all holes (one above muffler hard to got to) and went together. 572091



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2016 Honda CR-V


The model 75742 E-trailer hitch arrived at my house well packaged. I was pleased to see that it was made of heavy steel sections, with excellent machining, welding and finishing. It appeared to be powder-coated. I worked as a mechanical engineer for 38 years, so I have some expertise in this sort of thing. The written installation instructions were less helpful than the video on the website. It was particularly helpful that both instructions said to remove the outboard muffler isolator first. What they neglected to say in the written instructions is that you should detach the inner isolator from the muffler, NOT from the chassis. (You can't get the inner isolator onto the post welded to the chassis after the hitch is in place. ) It would have been helpful if the video gave advice how to mount the hitch if you don't have a lift for the car. I used blocks of wood to raise the 2 X 2 ID bar until I could put nuts on the U-bolt. Then I used the nuts to raise and support the hitch in the middle while I inserted the M10 bolts into the vehicle frame. I found it necessary to use a M10-1.25 tap to clean out the weld-nut threads in the vehicle frame - also not in instructions. Overall, I am pleased with the product -- it has the robustness rarely found theses days at a reasonable price. 563056



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Writing this review after 1 year. Installation difficulty was about 4 out of 10. The only real difficulty was needing a second person to hold the receiver in place while I bolted it to the underside of my vehicle. I installed the unit exactly as the directions stated. It's gotten a lot of use over the past year, hauling a variety of loads up to 1500-2000lbs. The receiver mounting is still solid and I feel very confident in this product hauling anything up to my vehicle's tow rating. In Wisconsin we can have rough winters and lots of salt on the roads. There is some rust (as expected) around areas where the paint typically gets scratched. But hasn't affected performance or easy of use. Other notes: I don't recall if the mounting bolts came with Loctite on them. If they did not, I am sure I added some Blue Loctite to the bolt threads. 563483



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2015 Honda CR-V


My hitch was delivered very quickly and fit my vehicle perfectly. Hitch did have a little damage on it from maybe shipping? It wasn't bad enough to not put it on. Just a couple places the paint had come off. Other than that definitely worth the money! 564785



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2016 Honda CR-V


Great product except the bolts don’t fit well. I have to get new bolts from the auto parts place. 567981



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Just returned from a 5,000 mile trip with our Mt bikes using a trailer hitch rack and the hitch bought for our Honda CR-V. It was easy to install, and works great! 565602



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2014 Honda CR-V


Ordered hitch and wiring harness for my 2014 Honda CRV. Watched the video’s included on the tracking e-mail. Started at 3:45 pm and was finished at 6:45 pm. Just watched and followed the video. Did the entire install alone. Great product and even better instructions on the video. I would highly recommend etrailer.com! Now I have to get a small trailer to pull! 559189



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Delivery was prompt. Website was easy to navigate. Instructional videos were a great asset. Installation of the tow bar and wiring harness were easily handled after the videos were watched. 563153



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2015 Honda CR-V


I bought the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2015 CRV. With the easy to follow instructions I made the install myself. I use the Receiver for pulling trailer and for my bike rack. Very satisfied. 561651



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Tow Hitch fit perfect and installation was easy after reading installation instructions and viewing a YouTube video. Looks great on the CR-V also. 561641



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Great product, and it arrived before l expected it. Very well packed and easily installed. E trailer is great to deal with and all the employees are top notch. Thank you for a job well done. 560060



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2016 Honda CR-V


Worked great as expected. 566797



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I put this hitch on our 2016 Honda CRV. Looks good - fit perfectly. Dealers charge hundreds more dollars to purchase and install. It took me about 90 minutes working alone in the driveway with the car on ramps with only limited hand tools. Excellent videos online show just how to do everything. Highly recommend this product. 421823


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one year later - hitch looks great - has met all expectations

ScottC - 08/17/2018

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2016 Honda CR-V


Excellent customer service with understanding of what I needed for my CR-V. Product was received a day earlier than we expected and gave me more time to get it installed. Best prices anywhere. 557046



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2015 Honda CR-V


The product fit perfectly. I had a little trouble with the Honda installed nuts in the frame. The holes were tight and some had glue in them. It definitely helps to pre-thread. I watched the install video on the etrailer web site and it helped to take out the third muffler hanger. The video was very helpful! Etrailer was great. Best price, lots of on-line help, and fast shipping. I opted for the standard (lowest cost) 5 day shipping, but the hitch arrived in 3 days! It was installed by the end of the third day. I would definitely buy from etrailer again. 546082



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500


I chose 3-5 day shipping and received it (and 2 other coordinate parts) even sooner. This part was in good working condition and fit properly on my 2014 Honda CR-V LX. No complaints with regard to this part, the shipping, or the service. Installation note: The threads on my CR-V undercarriage bolt receivers were rusted and prevented installation. I had to purchase a "thread tap" set ($27.00) to clean out the rusted threads enought to bolt this trailer hitch in. The thread tap size required for a 2014 Honda CR-V is 10mm x 1.25. 544654



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2014 Honda CR-V


I purchased this last year for my wife's 2014 CR-V to attach a Thule bike rack so she didn't have to put the seat up/down and lug her bike in/ out of the back every time she went to the bike trail. It is very much as expected, very sturdy with solid attachment. Getting the muffler hangars on/off was a chore that took up most of the installation time, but other than that, installation was fairly simple. I used a Dremel to make quick, relatively clean cuts, then snipped the cut a bit wider where the bracket fit through, and finished it by drilling holes and putting in cable ties to keep it closed (pictures attached). 526463



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2015 Honda CR-V


The Draw-Tite hitch arrived in perfect shape and installed without any trouble. I haven't used it yet, but I am sure it will perform as expected. Draw-Tite has been a leading manufacturer for decades so buy with confidence (and no, I have no connection to them). The etrailer installation video along with the instructions really helped make me confident as I did the install. The video will show you a couple of tips that the instructions don't mention. The shortcut of cutting the underside trim panel without removing it (he used a wheel cutter, I used a sharp utility knife). It was easy because the material is soft and thin. I didn't have a sharp cutting wheel and I have a lot of experience with utility knives. Either way, use extra care, safety goggles and gloves. And remove the third exhaust hanger ahead of rear wheel as the video shows. Lube it like the others and it is an easy r & r; you need every inch of space above to torque the fourth hitch bolt. Oh and I wish I had installed the inside rear rubber hanger back on the car's hanger pin before installing the hitch. I left it attached to the muffler (resonator) and after the hitch was in, I had a little trouble getting it back in place. But only a little, I didn't have to remove the hitch thankfully. All in all, great hitch at a great price and great help from etrailer! 509329



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2015 Honda CR-V


Great value for your money. Purchased to carry bike rack on 2015 CRV. I pulled the car backwards up some car ramps and had plenty of space to work. As mentioned in several post I created a flap with the big cutout and tywrapped the opening closed. It looks much more professional than the big open hole. Make sure you have a torque wrench to tighten the bolts. It surprised me how much they compressed the spring washers. Didn't really like the idea of taping the washer on the rear attachment point but in that area there is some distortions in the frame possibly for safety crush zones so I think it helped to square things. Removing the rubber isolaters was difficult but some PB blaster helped a bunch. 293712



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Have to install on vehicle yet! package arrived on schedule and pruducts not damaged. 553713



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I always come back to etrailer for all my towing needs. There are a lot of options out there but none like etrailer. They have excellent products that make your job very easy! Everything I bought for my vehicles fits perfect every time. It took me about an hour to install. But before I got my class III hitch I watched etrailer's YouTube video (installation instructions) I had the pan cut and ready to install the hitch. 390306


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Works perfectly for what we use it for.

Richard V - 06/06/2018

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The trailer hitch was shipped fast and came just as described. The installation was a little trickier because I don't have a hoist, but the instructions and video's were of great help. Thanks again etrailer for an excellent purchase and customer service 548022



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Hitch arrived in good shape. Video instructions look pretty good and I plan to install it next week. 552319



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2016 Honda CR-V


Great! Hitch arrived sooner than expected. Installation was exactly as shown in the instructions. We're using it for a bike rack and maybe a small trailer. Works great!! Thanks! 549240



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2013 Honda CR-V


As promised . Delivered on time . Free Rapid shipping . Now to install and start towing . Ordered to pull small trailer for camping . Also to use for hitch mount bike rack . 549575



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I was very pleased with the ease of ordering and timeliness of delivery. I received order status updates both before and after delivery. Nice to have a company keep their promises! Nice work everyone! 548724



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2014 Honda CR-V


This hitch was very easy to install on my 2014 Honda CRV. It fits great under the back and is nicely hidden. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. My only comment with regards to the instructions is that It is critical to actually measure the area to be trimmed on the Appearance Panel as the diagram provided on the instructions could be misleading based on the holes and ridges in the appearance panel. Measure twice (or 3 or 4 times in my case) and cut once! Based on some other reviews, I also cut only 3 sides on the trim area so I could close it up by drilling a couple of holes and using zip ties. The removal and trimming of the Appearance Panel took the most amount of time for me as I did not want to make a mistake and wanted to end up with a good looking installation which I think I have accomplished. I installed this hitch so I can use a hitch mounted bicycle rack to haul our bicycles to nearby bike paths in our state. I highly recommend etrailer.com! The site is easy to navigate and has so much helpful product information and videos, both installation and product reviews! This is a great and valuable resource that I can't say enough good about. My order was processed promptly and I received my hitch sooner than I expected. It was well packaged and arrived in great condition. 399382


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1 year later and the hitch has been working great! It is so nice to have the hitch on my CR-V to carry our bicycles on. The hitch still looks like new on my CR-V. This was a great purchase!

Bruce V - 06/26/2018

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Chevrolet Silverado


Wow, what a great hitch. My wife and I plan on towing our bikes with this hitch. We already had a Thule bike carrier that fit onto the 2 inch hitch we have on our Chevy Silverado but sometimes we don't always want to take the truck. We looked at bike carriers to place on the CRV but they all seemed flimsy compared to what we had. As such, we chose to install the hitch. To start things off the price was excellent and I received the item within 2 days of ordering. I also received an email from the company indicating that if I had any issues, to please contact them immediately. A friend and I reviewed the online video (make sure you do this!!!) to install the hitch and moved forward with the process. Following the video and the instructions included with the hitch. we had everything installed within 90 minutes. Just some tips we would include: 1) make the cut into the underside CRV plastic larger than is shown, especially the width. This will allow you to easily place the trailer hitch into position. 2) You do not need to cut a 4 sided hole. Cut 3 sides and bend the plastic toward the driver so that it can be patched very easily with duct tape. I chose to spray paint the plastic and duct tape black but this is not necessary as it is not seen. 3) It was a little difficult to get the muffler hangar back into position once the bolts were tight. We had to loosen the bolts and push the hangar bracket through the hole in the hitch to get this accomplished. 4) We backed the CRV onto 2 small car ramps to allow us the ability to crawl around under the CRV much more easily. I highly recommend this. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it to anyone contemplating attaching a hitch to their CRV. I am not a "handy" person but was able to do this without any issues and no one getting hurt!! You can do it!!! 335021


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My wife and I used it to carry our bikes on a trip from St. Louis to Palm Springs last summer. It worked great and we plan to use it for the same bikes on our trip to Colorado. Thanks for the excellent product!!

John W - 01/26/2018

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2008 Honda Odyssey


The weather and my schedule finally cooperated enough for me to in stall my Trailer Hitch this weekend. I actually installed mine and also I mentioned a week ago to a friend of mine about your trailer hitches and we installed one on his Honda Odyssey at the same time. We started in the morning and had both completed by noon (his van was a 2008 so we had to use a tap to clean out the treads and that took a long time). The following is what I ordered: 1 T-one Vehicle Wiring Harness 1 Curt Led 4-way Flat Connector Tester 1 Draw-Tite Max-frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III - 2 First let me thank you for your quick links to the YouTube videos. They were extremely helpful. Draw-tite Max-frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III Installation: The YouTube video was again extremely helpful and the technician's suggestion of leaving the plastic under body panel in place was an excellent idea. The only deviation from the instructions/video I made was to not remove the cut out section of the under body panel but to only cut it along the rear and side edges. I then folded it forward and taped it, and the insulation in place to keep them out of the way while I installed the hitch receiver. Once the hitch receiver was in place I bent the small piece back into place (triming a small piece away from the edge that contacts the hitch receiver and then drilled two small holes and zip tied it into place. I took it on a test run with my motorcycle trailer and it worked like a CHAMP!! My wife was a bit concerned at first about having a hitch sticking out at the rear of her car but was VERY pleased at not only how it looked but also how the receiver is recessed such that it does not protrude past the bumper. Thanks again 502556



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As others have indicated, the dimensions for the cutout template in the instructions for this hitch are a little bit off. I also left the outside of the cutout area uncut, leaving the line as a hinge so that the cut section of panel can be folded down and towards the driver side of the vehicle. It is necessary to cut away a strip about 3/8 wide to accommodate the hitch structure. The distance from the edge of the underbody panel to the front of the hitch itself at the closest point of the flat vertical flange is just about 2", not 3" as shown in the diagram. In my case I added a notch to adjust. Other points: - Out of the box the hitch had several scratches and flaws in the finish down to bare metal. I took the opportunity before installation to re paint those areas in order to delay the start of the rust process. Please provide this feedback to Draw-Tite and etrailer internal teams. - The plastic panel was easier to cut than I thought it would be with a sharp knife, single pass, moving slowly and firmly. Holding the flap out of the way to lift and bolt the hitch in place required scratched forearms. When done, I simply wire-tied the flap back in place. Having just gone through a car wash before installing the hitch, the area up above the panel was surprisingly wet - so I don't think this panel provides enough function other than appearance and road noise, so it's not worth extra efforts to create a tighter seal around the cutout and the hitch. - The hardest part was torquing the bolt directly above the muffler. The muffler only swings down a few inches so there is not enough room to get a long beam torque wrench too securely on the bolt, and even then, it can only be swung about 1/16 of a turn. With 6-point sockets this factor was even more difficult - a 12-point socket would have been easier to reposition and turn. Ignoring a little upside-down righty-tighty-lefty-loosey confusion, I ended up torquing it as tight as possible with a small ratchet so that I only need a few short swings of the torque wrench to get it secure. Next time I'll have to get a torque adapter or crows foot. - It was fairly awkward, but not impossible, to do this install while lying on my back on concrete. A lift would be luxurious. - It took about 1.5 hours to install solo - and much of this time was figuring out how to support the hitch up off the ground at each step. To get all four frame bolts started, it was helpful to do things in a modified order: 1. Hook the hitch loosely above the muffler hanger, 2. Capture middle section loosely to the tie down loop with the U-bolt, 3. push driver side up and find the bolt holes to loosely start both bolts, 4. Return to exhaust side and start both bolts. 392543



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My third hitch from eTrailer and the service is still superb. I installed the hitch in less than two hours thanks to the online videos. Shipping was fast. 171378


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Thanks for your follow up. The hitch has performed as expected if I remember correctly it is the third hitch I have purchased from eTrailer.

Tom J - 02/06/2016

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We wanted to put a hitch mount bike rack on our 2016 Honda CR-V. The delearship wanted $725 to install a 2" receiver hitch. The part alone was over $500. I went online and found etrailer.com and ordered the Draw-Tite brand class-III 2" receiver hitch. The after-tax price including shipping was less than $110 and the hitch arrived in a couple of days. The best part was the ability to watch a video online at etrailer.com's website of a technician installing the exact same hitch on a Honda CR-V. The video saved me a lot of time. Make sure you have the appropriate tools because you need more than pliers and bailing wire to install a hitch. When you're finished, the bolts will need to be tourqued to specification. I'm buying a torque wrench to add to my tool collection because it's something I'll need again for other projects. I got excellent advice when I called etrailer.com. Highly recommend etrailer.com. 280901



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This was my first purchase from etrailer and it was the best experience. I wanted to buy a hitch and bike rack for a 2015 CR-V to transport my cruiser bike to the beach. I read a lot of recommendations, reviews and Q&A's posted on etrailer. I chose the Draw-Tite over the Curt, because the Draw-Tite does not require supporting a bike rack with a stabilizing strap. I chose the Thule Platform TH990XT rack, because my cruiser bike's bar is angled and not horizontal. I did not want the bike to hang on an angle. The items shipped quickly and were delivered in a few days. After watching the installation video and reading other reviewers tips, I decided to install the hitch by myself in the garage. I cut a flap in the appearance panel without removing it, by using a utility knife with a new blade. I measured 16 1/4" instead of 17". After spraying lubricant on the muffler hangers, they slid off easily. I loosely installed the U bolt to help support the hitch, while I attached the other bolts to the undercarriage. A 1/2" drive torque wrench with a 6" extension allowed me to get the proper torque on all the bolts. Gorilla tape was used to seal the flap and finish the installation. I have hauled my bike to the beach several times and both items are working well. I am extremely pleased with my purchase from etrailer. 200769


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Glad I purchased this hitch. No issues. Highly recommend.

Jerry W - 06/30/2016

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Very good directions and easy to follow. Great product. I have never had a hitch on a vehicle and managed to survive at the mercy of friends. Thought now is the time to get a hitch on a vehicle and use it to haul those items I've had to rely on friend for. Thanks. The only issue I had was the cutout was about an 3/4" off on the 17" measurement. Maybe should of been 16.25" I followed it from the slot opening for the vehicle tie down hook (like directions show). I did the old adage of measure twice and cut once, but still was off. Another small critique, in the directions where the picture shows the hitch installation breakdown add a reference point such as rear of vehicle. This reinforces the location for the flat washer. Not that I had an issue, but just in case someone doesn't read the directions close enough. Some people look at pictures and do the work from that. 84926



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Installation instructions were clear and helpful. The one thing I would change on the instructions, or at least advise on, is that you can cut the "appearance panel" without having to remove it first. I used a box cutter to cut the clearance for the bracket to go through and it saved some time. Also, you should loosely fit the u-bolt first to keep the weight of the receiver up so you can align the other holes. The balance on this is funny so you can't get a jack under it. The holes all aligned perfectly and it works great. Great receiver, and the packaging for my order kept everything secure and damage free. Someone took the time to wrap everything nicely and box it. I got all the stuff (receiver, hitch, ball, pin) and it was wrapped together so it wouldn't rattle around and get beat up. 540957



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Haven't used the hitch receiver yet, however, it was pretty easy to install. The instructions were easy to read. All parts came as described. The installation instructions that come in the product package are more detailed than online. The online instruction video has no sound on my computer, which is probably why they include the script. Customer service is ver good. The answered my questions the day of asking them. Good transaction overall. Like I said, I haven't used the hitch receiver yet (I need to buy a trailer first), but it is heavy and sturdy. I figure the pic will help give you an idea of what to do when cutting through the plastic undercover to install the unit and leave the cover on. 105940


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Ive had and used a trailer for about 2 months on my CRV. No issues what so ever. Everything is working well. Customer service is still excellent-I recently called to check what I ordered and what the hitch could tow, and got immediate response. Great purchase. One suggestion: perhaps some instruction on how to properly attach and load a trailer to such a hitch, as it would help prevent any mishaps from misuse of the hitch itself. Heightweight/and positioning of trailer load on the trailer is important so as not to overload the tongue weight on the hitch. thanks.

jim p - 11/01/2014

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Thanks for the feedback and reply. Happy to hear you are pleased with your hitch on your CR-V. Please keep in mind that you will need to check the tow rating of your CR-V, and it is rated lower than the tow rating of the hitch you will need to abide by the lowest rated component of your towing system. I have included links to several of our helpful articles that you might find helpful regarding loading your trailer, the tongue weight, and choosing the correct height ball mount for your trailer.

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..GREAT SERVICE ..thankU... 556664



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The hitch receiver arrived in 3 days,which was awesome. I pulled it out, read the directions, watched a video, and headed to the garage. An hour and a half later, I was done. This, from a non mechanic! The fit is great. Thanks for a great product. (Installed on a 2016 Honda CRV) 545453



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Bought this along with a folding cargo carrier so my wife could haul a bale of hay with her 2014 Honda CRV without getting the inside of her nice new car all filthy. The install went smoothly. I threw it on in about 45 minutes and it bolted right up. The CRV suspension is a little soft in the rear and I never plan on testing the 525 lb max tongue weight rating but it will work well for what we need. 216113


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Still great. No issues.

Tom - 08/05/2016

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Great deal, like the hitch. Had some troubles with the diagram on cutting the plastic cover. Oh well no one looks under there anyway right? Not the point. Still looks good. 86790


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Just what the towing geek that has to try to tow anything with what he or she has to tow with. Lol Maybe Honda should look at this hitch instead of the 1 they put on my car. I guess they are just keeping in tow ratings. Great hitch and I dont have any problems pulling my 17 foot 6 boat.

Glenn N - 06/30/2014

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Super easy install, great hitch at a great price. If it weren't for my slightly rusted passenger side mounting points it would have taken no time at all to get this on and ready to haul our bike rack. Kudos to etrailer for shipping with Saturday delivery included in free shipping. That is AMAZING customer service! Thanks for everything!! 544339



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I can rate this "Excellent" because I did the ordering, and let the men do the installation!! No, seriously, after watching the installation video, which was very good, we decided we could install this hitch ourselves. What helped the most was the photos and review from Tony L, and we followed his process of cutting out the appearance panel on three sides, rather than removing the whole thing and it worked out very well! (Thanks Tony!!) The zip ties to close it back up worked well also. What took the most time was working on cleaning out the rusty threads where the bolts were to go in, making sure that we didn't cross-thread the new bolts. We may have taken more time here than necessary, but "better safe than sorry" paid off, and finally after using a lot of WD-40, and cleaning out the threads with a wire brush, everything was prepared for the final installation and the rest went in very easily. Solid product! Look forward to using it! 293735



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Took me about 2 1/2 hours to install this hitch on my wife's 2015 CR-V. A big thank you to the previous posters. I made a 4.25" X 8.50 template first and traced the template on the appearance cover. I cut three sides only and made a flap. After installation, I taped the flap up with black Gorilla tape. I cleaned the threaded bolt holes with a bore cleaning brush and spray lube. The video shows the washers being taped to the front threaded bolt hole. Tape won't stick after spraying the area with lubricant. I used Liquid Nails to paste the washer in place. I used a motorcycle jack to lift the hitch close to the underside of the vehicle so I could get the bolts started. I did not have to remove the exhaust pipe hanger forward of the muffler as shown in the video. Had no problem slipping the muffler off the two rubber hangers after spraying them with lubricant. That gave me enough room to install the bolts. I also had no problem reinstalling the muffler on the rubber hangers by hand after torquing down the bolts. All of this was done with the car parked in the garage. Had plenty of room working on my back. Thank you for the video!! 463325



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Very happy with the new Trailer hitch and Bike rack . Everything was delivered ahead of schedule . The hitch was very easy to install. The bike rack is a very good value for the money . I would highly recommend etrailer.com to anyone in the market for these type of products . 545330


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  • Your 2015 Honda CRV has a towing capacity of 1500 lbs max. The 2017 Aliner Scout has an unloaded weight of 1180 lbs with a max carrying capacity of 1320 lbs to give a gvwr of 2500 lbs. As long as you keep the towing weight under 1500 lbs when loaded, you will be able to tow this camper. If you don't already have the towing setup for this, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75742. This will give you a sturdy hitch with the ability...
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  • There are a couple different style bike racks that may work for you. You stated you want a bike rack that goes behind your CR-V and not on the roof. We offer trunk mount bike racks and the other style bike rack we offer would be a hitch-mounted bike rack. The trunk mount bike rack I recommend is the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier, part # SA805BL. This is an easy bike rack to put on and take off the rear of your CR-V. It uses 6 straps to secure it to the back of the vehicle and has an...
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  • Recommendation For Trailer Hitch For 2014 Honda CR-V
  • We do carry hitches that would be a fit for your 2014 Honda CRV. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119. This is a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video of this hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The numbers you see for the weight capacity of a trailer hitch are not based on the vehicle they are installed on. They are based on the strength of the hitch alone. Although many times a hitch may have a rating of several...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • Hitch bike racks are generally preferred because they install more securely, they don't touch any painted surfaces, and they can carry more bikes at a time. My favorite hitch bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded. You would need a hitch for this bike rack. For that you would want the part # 75742. I attached review and install videos for both products. Both show a very similar...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 2012 Honda CR-V Towing a Small Trailer
  • We have had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V so I attached a link to the installation video for you to check out. I also attached a picture from the installation instructions for you to check out as well. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch will have about the same visibility under the bumper as the Curt hitch, but the crossbar begins to recede under the vehicle beginning at the receiver....
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  • Choosing Correct Hitch Tongue Weight Capacity for Using a 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack on Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13119 does have a 350-lb tongue weight (TW) rating as you noted, and that capacity must be enough for the weight of the bike rack itself plus that of your loaded bikes. A substantial 4-bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400 weighs about 80-lbs all by itself. Add the bikes and you are indeed talking about a hefty load on the hitch. In your case I absolutely agree that using a higher-rated hitch like Draw-Tite # 75742 is the way to go....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CRV EXL with AWD
  • The trailer hitch that I would recommend for your 2014 Honda CR-V EXL AWD is the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, # 75742. We have installed this on a CR-V, so I attached the installation instructions and the installation video for you to check out. Draw-Tite is a reputable brand that makes both aftermarket and OEM trailer hitches and it does not require any type of support strap for non-trailer loads like the Curt hitches. For a bike carrier, the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Carrier,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V LX AWD
  • The tongue weight figure you referenced, 150 pounds, is correct if the hitch or owners manual states the max tongue weight is 10 percent of 1,500 pounds. The vehicle tongue weight capacity is what you will need to go by, even if the hitch is rated higher. In this case, if the hitches you are interested both exceed the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle, there is no advantage to going with the higher of the two. When you are calculating how much weight is on the hitch you would...
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  • Comparison of Curt Hitch # C13119 and Draw-Tite Hitch # 75742 on 2013 Honda CRV
  • The comparison of the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # C13119, and the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75742, for the 2013 Honda CRV is very similar. The tongue weight difference of 350 lbs for the Curt and 525 lbs for the Draw-Tite would be one of the biggest differences. Also, if you will be using the hitch to haul a hitch accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier, the warranty on the Curt hitch does require the use of a stabilizing strap like the Curt Support Strap,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • We offer three Class lll trailer hitches that are designed to fit your 2015 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper on a 2015 CR-V is 2 inches. The Curt part # C13119 has the same measurements from the pin hole to the back of the vehicle but I like the 75742 because it has more towing capacity than the Curt hitch. I have attached...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Honda CR-V
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite 41944 and Curt C15321 Trailer Hitches for 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • First, for both Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41944, and Curt trailer hitch # C15302, the receivers will be located directly beneath the rear bumper. Take a look at the video I have linked showing a typical installation of the Draw-Tite hitch as an example of the location. Both hitches feature a black powder coat over a base e-coat for corrosion resistance. They are on par with each other in this respect as well. The main difference between these 2 hitches is the capacities. The Curt...
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  • Using Stabilizing Straps on a Cargo Hauler in the Curt Hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, is designed to help provide extra support to the receiver when carrying hitch mounted bike racks and cargo carriers. For the 2012 Honda CR-V the Curt hitch, # C13119, requires a support strap for all non-trailer loads for manufacturer warranty requirements. To use the suppport strap with a cargo carrier like the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, you would need to loop one end of the strap through the cargo carrier top rail and attach...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. You will need a trailer hitch to install the rack as well. For that you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75742 which is a confirmed fit. If you plan on carrying any...
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  • Recommendation for Locking Hitch Pin for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack on 2015 Honda CR-V
  • In order to lock the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75742 you will want to use the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Trasfer 2 Bike Rack # PTSCLK12. If you are looking at the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack # TS03G, you'll want the kit for the Transfer 3 # PTSCLK13. Since the Transfer has a threaded hitch pin hole for the anti-rattle threaded hitch pin, the hitch pin that comes with the rack will need to...
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  • Wiring and Is a Hitch Support Strap Required for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CRV
  • Draw-Tite Does not require the use of a stabilization strap with non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on their hitches like part # 75742. It might be a good idea to use one though if you are loading a bike rack or cargo carrier close to the tongue weight capacity of the hitch, vehicle or bike rack/cargo carrier, whichever is rated lowest Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. The strap...
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