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

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

Item # C13042
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1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup

Pickup - Standard or Step Bumper

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Curt trailer hitch for your 1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your GMC trailer hitch. Expert service, and cheapest trailer hitch price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Curt products. Order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13042 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your GMC C/K Series Pickup's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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13042 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13042 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation , Does not fit models with rollpan bumper






Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13042

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (30 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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1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Fit perfectly onto our truck and installation was easy. I am not sure if this was an issue with specifically our truck but the two holes for the middle mount positions had to be drilled to make them larger to accept the provided bolts. Have been hauling all sorts of stuff since receiving and has done great. The only negative I have on the receiver is that the loops for the chains slightly interfere with the pin for the hitch. I need to lift the pin to get it out of the way to attach the chains. Overall it does a great job, easy to install, and was a great price. 613108



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1990 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Prompt delivery. Exactly as described. Everything needed for installation with precise instructions. Perfect fit and receiver is flush with bumper. Truck is rated for 5000 lbs, but will only be used for 3000 lb boat or small utility trailer. Thanks again, you guys are great. 302633


Comments
I have towed boat and utility trailers 500 miles and have had no problems.
Vann J - 10/16/2017

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One year later and the hitch looks the same as it did the day I installed it. Etrailer is the best place to get affordable planned trailer parts. 825714



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1996 Chevrolet Silverado

The product said no drilling for installation but I did have to drill a pre existing hole a little bit bigger on my 1996 Chevy Silverado. Otherwise, product is great 805512



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Second one bought , perfect. UPS did destroy the box! 804422



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Installed easily with no problems! 796870



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1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

fit perfectly no drilling just bolt right on. stayed informed on delivery and also after to check product 796017



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1991 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Great hitch. Took me a lot longer than 2 hours because my truck has aftermarket dual exhaust. The mufflers were in the way so I had to cut off the muffler hangers to move the pipes so the hitch would line up. Had to mess with raising the spare tire because the crossover pipe from one muffler to the other was in the way & the front of the hitch was in the way also. Had to line up the spare tire as I raised it. Will be going to the muffler shop so they can reline everything. After all that, the hitch bolted on with no problem. I love how well made the Curt hitch is. My truck is a 1991 Silverado 1500 with step bumper. 774600



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Great service and great products. What else can be said. 774474



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Product installation was super easy. Basically plug in and go. No wire nuts or flimsy connectors that are just a source of corrosion. 773466



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What can one possibly say about a trailer hitch? It works, that's the bottom line. The last hitch I had that came with my truck 22 years ago, had rusted so bad inside the receiver tube that the ball mount simply could not be removed, they had rusted together so bad even a torch wouldn't remove them. So when I got the new receiver I coated it inside with "never cease", a compound that's prevents rusting. Hopefully this will work for the next 22 years 764002



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Great deal 754973



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Exact fit couldn’t be happier. 747007



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Perfect part, quick response. 733317



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1997 GMC C/K Series Pickup

Installed in 30 minutes went on easy 721969



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1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Fast and simple. Fits like a glove. Kinda surprised at how near perfect the whole install was. THANK YOU, etrailer. 668267


Comments
Working great. Still looks good and holding up in the Wyoming oil field. Thanks again.
Joseph - 07/10/2020

86512

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Great price, Great Fit , Grat deal ! 667331



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Everything was in the kit like they described it. Installation was very easy. Agree with the other gentleman one grounding bolt was in the way but very simple to move. Would recommend this product to everyone. 652674



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Most excellent. Fit up exactly as it should have with all the right hardware. Excellent value. Will work just right for pulling my motorcycle in a 5’ X 10’ wells cargo trailer. 651338



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1993 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Delivered quickly. Installed without is sue 638384



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Received product in a timely manner and in good condition. Fit properly. 613932



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1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

easy install. no problems. hardware all there and all went well. bolted up exactly 606662



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1991 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Easy to install because all the holes lined up perfectly for a great fit! 583121



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1989 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

This hitch tucks up behind the bumper so only the receiver shows, just below and even with the bumper. Easy installation. 544710



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1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I received my order very quickly and it looks great and fits perfect.... Definitely recommend this company and the trailer hitch receiver. 529080


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch for 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 with Full Size Spare Tire
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13042 is what I recommend for a 1996 GMC Sierra C1500. This hitch features a bolt-on design with hidden crosstube. I checked with Curt and this hitch will work on models with a factory full-size spare tire so it will work well for you.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13042 Fit 1996 GMC Sierra C/K 2500 4x4
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13042 is a confirmed fit for your 1996 GMC Sierra 2500.
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  • No-Drill Trailer Hitch that Fits 2000 GMC 3500 Truck
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13042 is a confirmed fit for your 2000 GMC 3500 and does not require drilling! The spare will need to be temporarily lowered to install the hitch but aside from that it basically just bolts into place.
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  • Is Crosstube Concealed on Curt Hitch When Installed on 1991 Chevy C/K Series Pickup Truck?
    The crosstube of Curt hitch # C13042 that fits your 1991 Chevy C/K Series Pickup truck will mostly be concealed behind your factory bumper. If you take a look at the accompanying photo from a customer with a 1990 C/K, you can see how the hitch will look when in place.
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  • Can Spare Tire Still be Mounted Under 1997 Chevy K1500 with Trailer Hitch Installed
    Yes, the spare tire can still fit under your 1997 Chevy K1500 after Curt trailer hitch # C13042 is installed. It is recommended to remove the spare to make installing the hitch easier but then it can be put back in place. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13042 Fit a 1998 Chevy Pickup 1500
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 1998 Chevy 1500. If looks like when you selected your vehicle you chose "1998 Chevrolet C-Series Medium Duty" instead of the "1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup" catagory that your 1500 falls under. If you will be using this trailer hitch to tow lighter trailers that don't utilize brakes then you will also want to install the Tekonsha T-One # 118315 to activate the basic trailer lighting functions....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 1999 Chevy C1500 Extended Cab with Standard Bumper
    I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding your 1999 Chevy C1500 pickup with the extended cab and standard bumper. He stated that 1999 was a split year for Chevrolet between the C-Series and Silverado, so as long as you do in fact have the C-Series C1500, the correct Class III hitch is the Curt # C13042. This Class III trailer hitch has a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening. Just note that the spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Compatible With 1992 GMC 1500 4WD with Standard Bumper
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 is a confirmed fit for your 1992 GMC 1500 4WD truck. There is no drilling needed for this hitch installation, but you will need to lower your spare tire for installation. If you don't already have trailer wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118315 which is confirmed to fit your truck. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your GMC C/K Series Pickup's wiring harness, which is located...
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  • Best Priced Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1988 Chevy Truck
    Our lowest price hitch that is a confirmed fit for your 1988 Chevy truck is the Curt part # 13028 which would work well for you. It has a 6,000 lb total trailer weight capacity though so as long as that 5,700 lb figure includes the trailer you would be good. Otherwise you would have to go with a higher rated hitch like the Draw Tite part # 41901 which is also a confirmed fit.
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch that Fits 1993 Chevy Stepside Truck
    The Curt Class III hitch we offer that fits your 1993 Chevy Stepside truck is the Curt part # C13042 which fits without requiring any drilling.
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  • Hitch Fit for 1993 Chevy C1500
    A much better hitch fit for your 1993 Chevy C1500 would be one custom fit for your truck like the Curt # C13042 as the # C13900 is a multi fit hitch that wouldn't fit easily.
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  • Availability of a Class III Trailer Hitch to Fit a 1997 Chevrolet K1500 Truck
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13029, that you referenced will not fit the 1997 Chevrolet K1500 truck. If your truck has the standard or step bumper, then the Curt Class III Trailer Receiver Hitch, # C13042, will fit you truck. If your truck has the 10 inch deep drop bumper, then the Curt hitch, # C13099, is confirmed to fit. See attached picture to see the difference in bumpers.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch for 1995 Chevy C1500 Long Bed
    I do have a great option for you, however I checked with Curt and it doesn't look like the Multi-Fit Class III Trailer Hitch # C13902 will fit without some significant modifications on your older 1995 Chevy C1500. As long as you have the factory standard or step bumper, a much better option is with the Curt Class III # C13042. This hitch is specifically designed for this truck and it will use existing holes in it's frame rails for a no-drill installation. The spare tire will need to...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch Fit for 1999 Chevy K2500 Pickup
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13028 will fit your 1999 Chevy K2500 Crew Cab as long as it's a cab and chassis with a frame that measures 34" outside to outside. If your pickup is a standard pickup then you need the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13042 instead. Installation instructions have been linked for both options that you can check out. Since you have a pickup I'd imagine that you plan on using the trailer hitch for towing. To complete your towing setup you also need wiring, part...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1990 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Step Bumper to Carry Bike Rack
    There are trailer hitches available for your 1990 Chevy Silverado with a step bumper, though none that have a 1-1/4 inch receiver, they each have a 2 inch receiver so you will need to use a reducer. What you will need to use are one of the following: Trailer Hitch: - Non-Crew Cab models: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 - Crew Cab model: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13028 Hitch Reducer: - Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02 with Pin and Clip # PC3 or -...
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