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

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2003 Honda CR-V - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Honda CR-V's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • 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.



13535 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 13535 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , We recommend that all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) should be supported by stabilizing straps, such as 18050, sold separately





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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Honda CR-V - Curt

All right, today it's 2006 Honda CRV. We're going to show you a Class III 2" receiver hitch from CURT, part number 13535. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the CRV. Now you notice it sits completely underneath the bumper of the vehicle. It has to do that because that's due to the way the vehicle is constructed. Go ahead and take a look here at the receiver. This is our two inch opening right here, it has a nice round collar around the edge of it for reinforcement. Also has a generous loop right here for your safety chains.

This hole right here is where your hitch pin goes, and that uses a 5/8th inch hitch pin or your favorite hitch pin lock. Goes to your rectangle shape steel, that goes out towards the flanges here, which reach up towards the frame. As you look over on the passenger side, the exhaust, we have plenty of room around the exhaust so it won't rattle. A couple other details is that this is rated for 350 pounds ton weight, which is the weight pulling down the vehicle. This is all ready for 3,500 pounds pull weight as well. Always double check your owner's manual or your manufacturer to make sure that your vehicle can handle these kinds of weights. Next we'll go ahead and use some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.

From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be able fifteen and a quarter inches, and from the center of a hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the spare tire is going to be about eight and a half inches. Now the size of your spare tire may change this measurement a little bit. Next we'll go ahead and show you how to install. To install our hitch, we need to move the exhaust out of the way. We'll spray down this rubber hanger here, we'll spray lubricant, and we'll go ahead and push, pull, pry it off. There's one here and there's one on the other side as well.

Now, if you need a little more extra room, there's one more hanger in front of our rear axle here that we can spray down and loosen up. We want to support the exhaust as we do this, that way we're going to slowly lower it. Now with the exhaust down, we can see where we hitch our mount up to the frame. It's going to use this hole here and this one. That was the passenger side, we'll go ahead and take a look at the driver's side as well. Looking at your driver's side we've got the same two holes, so we'll ahead and install our hardware in these holes. This is the simple hardware that goes in the front.

We have this block and a carriage bolt. To help put it in the frame, we've got this bolt leader that comes with the kit as well. Let's go ahead and install this one first. Put our bolt leader through the hole closest to the bumper, and then out to this second hole here, which will be our access hole. Take our block, thread it on and push it into the frame. Then our bolt, which we'll thread it on, and we'll push it into the frame. Then we'll pull out the wire, and our bolt comes out our hole. Now put the hardware in this hole. We'll just put everything together on the outside first. Push in and pull back through. Our hardware's in our frame on our driver's side. We'll repeat the same thing over on the passenger's side. Next we'll go ahead and install a u-bolt that will go onto our tie-down point right here. Simply slide it on like that, and we'll go ahead and put our hitch up using this attachment first. We'll have it loosely installed, and then we'll line up the other bolts and put it into place. Let's go ahead and get an extra set of hands to hold up the hitch, and we'll install the flange nuts that will go onto our u-bolt. We'll take one end of the hitch and put it over the exhaust, and then we'll line up our u-bolt first. Also it'd be a good idea to keep the hitch tilted up until you're ready to line up the bolts. Go ahead and line it up and get it started just enough to get the threads on. That was our driver's side, we'll do the same thing on the passenger side. Sometimes you push the hitch up against the bolt to keep it from moving and making it easier to thread on. Now all our hardware loosely installed, we'll make some final adjustments to center up the hitch the way you want it, and we'll go ahead and tighten down the bolts. We're tightening down our u-bolt using a 9/16th deep well socket. Now tighten down our bolts going through the frame, we use a 11/16th socket. Now we'll torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. This point we can go ahead and put our exhaust back up. We'll just go ahead and spray down the rubber hangers to help push them into place. Now finish it for the CURT Class III 2" receiver hitch, part number 13535 on this 2006 Honda CRV. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13535

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (255 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.

- 13535
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2006 Honda CR-V

Ordered on Saturday and recieved my hitch on Tuesday. Mounting was easier than expected. Look's great. It was very well packed and for once I didn't have to go buy anything to complete insulation. I would highly recommend. 711621



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2004 Honda CR-V

Quick delivery, super easy install, excellent prices. I like that there was an install video for my make and model SUV. 523281



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2006 Honda CR-V

Very happy with the product in the service I received . Great customer service, would recommend to anyone looking to purchase towing and trailer products . 572366



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2004 Honda CR-V

This product is very good I use it all the time I built a homemade trailer six months ago and I use it to tow my trailer with I would definitely recommend this product to someone else pulling a trailer. 562820



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2006 Honda CR-V

Great product. I watched the video, took it out of the box and it was installed within about an hour. Installation was as easy as shown in the video (2006 CR-V). I did all the work from the floor without lifting the vehicle. I soaped the rubber grommets with a spray bottle to get the muffler off - pretty easy (I only removed the two near the muffler). The only help I needed was my wife helped hold up the hitch for the initial bolt-up - no problems at all. Fit and finish are outstanding. I also got a Thule 934XTR hitch mount bike rack, received a the same time, which was also easy to assemble, and fit the hitch very well. I highly recommend this product and this company. Thanks, Chris W 345535


Comments
Very well. For 3006 CRV, bolts about 14 too long and would contact muffler over certain bumps, causing a rattle. Resolved the problem by installing a spacer in the rubber grommets which connect the muffler to the car thus reducing muffler vertical travel when going over bumps
Chris W - 02/26/2018

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Thanks for the great hitch! I don’t think shipping and delivery could have been faster! Great service! And the Hitch…..great! I watched videos and read some of the tips. I figured it would take me more than the 1 hour estimated since I would not be jacking my vehicle up. I was wrong- it was very easy and more like 30-40 mins if I remove about 15 mins of the minor delays of learning little nuances. My first difficulty was in getting the driver-side exhaust hanger. Despite silicone and trying to get leverage with my thumbs and fingers, I struggled for 10 mins. Then, a small push with the straight end of a 18” wrecking bar on the hanger took care of that. Next I tried to combine a step, placing the hardware bracket and bolt on the fish-wire. 5-10 mins wasted before I conceded that I could not manipulate the wire well with the hardware. Wire to 15 seconds to fish with no hardware. I then got hung up for a few minutes unscrewing the bolt from the fish-wire, surprised at how such a simple thing was hanging me up. I realized the wire tightens on the bolt as you unscrew. I had to get my fingernail or hook the very end of the wire to help open or release the tension, then it becomes simple once again. Placing the hitch by myself was not a big deal. Since I had not jacked the vehicle up, I sat behind the vehicle with the hitch in my lap, easily placed in near position and loosely secured the u-bolt in the middle. Was nothing to then secure the side backets. I am amazed at the great fit. I think the engineering is remarkable. I imagine the bolts are just the proper length and weight needed. Yet, if they were much longer, they could become top heavy and have more of a risk of being pushed to high by accident and fall over in the frame. That seems like a valid fear that could lead to frustration of retrieving the bolt in a near blind sealed frame. Does not sound like it happens often from what I researched. I applaud the engineering. The wiring harness was another story. Got it done, it is great quality and turned out good. I just hate working on trim panels. Not knowing where hidden trim clips are always lead me to undoing needless other screws and panels thinking there must be other hangups. The cargo strap in my CRV that comes through a cutout on the trim panel at the floor board was always in the way on removal and return. If I do this again, I would just remove this little strap to avoid the difficulties it caused. If the instructions could have included some better guidance it may have helped. Specifically if it indicates some negatives that I tried: don’t remove this other cargo hook-it does nothing, don’t remove this blind panel in the front-there is nothing there. Those should be more helpful, but I understand there are likely way too many models and makes variations that it is prohibitive. It installed well. Left at the end with no instructions on hiding the wire or where it might best be routed to the exterior. For now, I’ll just close it lightly in the door while in use. Hope that works, but in future will have to drill hole in spare tire well. in summary, great product. Plugs in wall and well worth it. Took me more like 2 hours to install and a few scratches in the trim. Thanks, I’ll highly recommend your site / products to friends. 119775



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2003 Honda CR-V

Very impressed with this hitch I just finished installing this hitch on my 2003 CR-V and I must say that I am impressed overall. I decided to go for the Curt because of the online installation video. I would recommend spending the extra couple bucks over the other models for the Curt because it is truly well-made and easy to install - there truly are no suprises like widening holes in the frame or any other crap to deal with. Just follow the video (the directions are fine, too) and you will be set. In my driveway on ramps, I loosened the exhaust hangers, put the bolts in the frame holes with the wire, and my friend held the hitch up while I hand-tightened the nuts before torquing them to spec. That's it - it literally took 45 minutes! You can tell it is going to last and be very reliable. I wholeheartedly recommend this hitch and eTrailer.com was fast, easy, and cheap - 6 stars!! 1723



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2004 Honda CR-V

It functions perfectly and was pretty easy to install. However the nuts above the muffler that hold it to the frame hang down just enough that road bumps or specific engine speeds the muffler strikes the nuts and makes a not so pleasant sound. (2004 Honda CRV EX, 5-speed manual) 553134


Comments
The exhaust system at the rear of the car is attached to the vehicle using rubber isolators and easily bendable exhaust hangers. Because of this, the actual position of the exhaust system can vary a bit from vehicle to vehicle. When the hitch is installed, its position will not vary from vehicle to vehicle. The large tolerances in the exhaust system is what can allow the rattle to occur. Youll just need to create a bit more space between the hitch and the exhaust. This is a common occurrence that is easily remedied by slightly bending the exhaust hanger. You might also consider Ive linked you to a help article that addresses how to easily fix the rattle.
-- Mike L - 08/13/2018

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- 13535
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2006 Honda CR-V

This hitch was exactly as advertised and fit my CRV perfectly!!! Used spray bottle with soap & water to lube the two upper muffler rear hangers and they slid off with little prying needed (did not need to remove the lower hanger in front of muffler). etrailer's installation videos for installing both this hitch and corresponding 118336 wiring harness were spot-on and very helpful (also a good video on the Curt website). Took my time tightening the hitch bolts to specs which was a bit awkward until I thought to use my ratchet extension bars. Maybe the easiest "car repair" I've ever done, and probably saved a lot of $$$ doing it myself. If you can change your oil, you can do this installation no problem! Also, etrailer promptly shipped this product for free (thanks, guys!) and it got here a day early. GREAT COMPANY! When I save up enough to buy roof rack rails in the near future, I'll be back... 398694



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2006 Honda CR-V

The hitch arrived bent, most likely damage from shipping. I didn't notice until I had started to install it and realized the bolt holes didn't fit. I was able to bend it enough to get it to work but would suggest additional packaging to protect the hitch during shipping. So far it's worked fine with a bike rake. 677636


Comments
What you are describing, is a common issue during our shipping process. The hitch manufacturers do design the hitches to have a small amount of flex. During shipping to our facility and to our customers hitches can be flexed out of alignment and cause the mounting holes to not line up properly. I am happy to hear that you were able to get this hitch installed, but I have included a help article that explains some solutions in further detail for your reference.
-- Rachael H - 08/01/2019

58509

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No major complaints. Fit well, sturdy construction etc. 800933



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2005 Honda CR-V

Product seems to be a good choice for our need in hauling our bikes on a rack. Timing from order to receiving product was excellent. Instructions for installation were easy to follow. No complaints from this end. Thanks 799880



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2003 Honda CR-V

Delivery EARLIER than advertised. 799458



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2002 Honda CR-V

The hitch got tweaked in shipping, didnt quite fit, but with a little persuasion got it fitted. That was UPS's issue not etrailers, all worked out in the end. Looks great, low profile, have bought several items from etrailer, and is my first place to look for related items. The wiring harness fit perfect and the videos are specific and detailed. 798365



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Install was easy, maybe 45 min if that. 796231



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This hitch is very well designed, strong, and easy to install with common hand tools. (with exception to the Torque Wrench) The hardware kit includes a very handy "fish wire" to install the mounting bolts. Bit of advice is to use a jack to install, you DO NOT want to knock those bolts back up into the frame. This was installed onto my Daughter's CRV, and she did most of the installation. 796137



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It was easy to install, and effective. We installed it on a towable hot dog cart, and we sometimes have to pull it through uneven surfaces. We went over a bump at a farmer's market, and the whole apparatus went sideways on us. We jacked it up and returned it to it's proper position, but the backing plates had stretched out. We took it to a machine shop, and he built a backing plate (very similar to the front plate), and it's worked fine since then. 795842



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2004 Honda CR-V

I replaced a previously installed Curt hitch on my 2004 CR-V with a new one from etrailer. After a few repaintings of my old hitch, the rust was bad enough to warrant replacement (the hitch was installed about 15 years ago). The new hitch was delivered quicker than I expected and well packed. The biggest problem I had was not with the new hitch but with removing the old one, specifically, removing the old mounting bolts as I did not want to re-use them. They were rusted to the metal tabs and it took a lot of patience to separate them to get them out of the frame. Most folks would have just reused them, but I wanted to use the new bolts with the new hitch. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was the mounting holes on new hitch did not line-up with my frame. I had to put the new hitch in a vice and bend it to get things to line-up (had to do this several times to get it right). Perhaps not the fault of Curt or etrailer, but a perfect line-up would have been 5 start performance. 794193



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Currently use it every day with a bike carrier. Works great and the finish is holding up very well too. 793203



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Honda

This product is a perfect fit for my 2006 Honda CRV. No issues were noted during installation. 792214



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2003 Honda CR-V

2003 CR-V install went well. First, watch the installation video! Be sure and lubricate the rubber hangars. Then you can remove and install by hand. Follow the Curt instructions for order of install. I forgot the u-bolt and it won't fit after the 4 frame bolts and nuts are installed. A second set of hands really helps. We used a needle nose pliers to hold the bolts while screwing on the nuts. There was interference between back passenger bolt and the muffler upon re-install, so I used a 13/16" box wrench to bend the back right muffler hangar up about 1/4". Problem solved! To reduce long term rust, I painted the exposed nuts and bolt ends with a rust resistant paint. 785043



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Fits great, looks great easy to install! 781876



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2002 Honda CR-V

First let me say that I am almost 68 years old and was somewhat skeptical of installing it myself. THIS IS SO EASY!!!. First I would tell everyone to watch the video at least 2 times and get it in your mind that it is as easy as the video. Second, spray some WD-40 on the muffler brackets and let them sit awhile. The rubber mounts came off very easy. I installed this by myself and did not have to raise the Honda. Getting the bolts through the frame holes were a piece of cake. I put the U bolt on and lifted the hitch up with a jack and started the nuts on the U bolt. I then manually raised the drivers side of the hitch up to the bolts and started them, I then raised the passenger side of the hitch up and started them. I then started tightening all the nuts a little at a time until everything looked like it was seating well. I then torqued all the nuts, reattacked the muffler brackets and it was complete in less than an hour. 767516



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good product but I had to left side bent inward about 1/2 inch. We had to install the hitch twice because of this. 737379



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Easy to install (by myself, about an hour). Install videos were spot on. Service great. Product washigh quality, Very Happy. Well Done etrailer! 726206


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535
    Yes, what you will need to do is go to the product page for the Hardware Kit part # RHK, enter the part number of the hitch you have (13535), select Curt as the hitch manufacturer and then hit add to cart and we will ship you a replacement hardware kit.
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring & Ball Mount for 2003 Honda CR-V
    Curt Class III hitch # 13535 is a confirmed fit on your 2003 Honda CR-V, as is the 4-pole trailer wiring harness kit # 118336. Curt part # C45036 does have a 2-inch ball but for an equivalent item with a pre-installed 1-7/8-inch ball you can use # C45034. You can refer to the linked articles for tips on the hitch install and for general towing guidelines.
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  • Does Exhaust Have to Be Lowered to Install Curt Hitch # 13535 on 2003 Honda CRV
    Yes, the Curt Class III trailer hitch # 13535 that fits your 2003 Honda CRV will require you to temporarily release the exhaust from its rubber hanger. This step is needed just to give you better access to the hitch installation points. The process is simple enough, requiring a spray lubricant as illustrated at the :30-second mark in the linked installation video. The only specialized hitch installation tool needed in addition to basic hand tools is a torque wrench. I have also linked...
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  • Which Ball Mount for a Class III Hitch on a 2003 Honda CRV
    Choosing a ball mount requires knowing what rise or drop you need to keep your trailer and vehicle level. The easiest way to do this is to park your vehicle and trailer on level ground and take some measurements. First measure from the ground to the the inside top edge of the receiver tube on the hitch. Then measure from the ground to the bottom edge of the trailer coupler. If the trailer coupler is taller than you need a rise to make up the difference. If the vehicle is taller, you need...
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes with a 2003 Honda CR-V
    With a class I trailer hitch, you are only supposed to carry up to 2 bikes. Also, if you use an extension, your available tongue weight will be cut in half. If you want to carry 4 bikes, you might want to consider upgrading your hitch from a class I to a class III. The Class III Hitch that is available for your vehicle is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13535, I have posted a link to the installation instructions for you to review.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Honda CR-V and Yakima Flipside 4 Bike Rack
    Judging by our install pictures it looks like the Draw-Tite part # 75690 looks to hang the lowest of all of the hitches we carry that are confirmed to fit your 2006 Honda CR-V. It's not a huge difference, but if you check out the picture I attached you will see it sits a tiny bit lower.
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  • Is it Possible to Install Hitch on Honda CR-V Without Raising Vehicle Off Ground
    You should have enough clearance under a CR-V, however you may not know for certain until you are actually under the vehicle. If you find you do not have enough clearance, you can always jack up the rear end and use jack stands -- as long as you take all of the safety precautions associated with using them. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch that you reference is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Honda CR-V. For a wiring harness for your application I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Curt Hitch part # 13535
    We do offer a replacement hardware kit, part # RHK for all of the hitches we carry. All you need to do is enter the part number and manufacturer of the hitch on the product page, hit add to cart, and place your order and we will ship you replacement hardware for your Curt Hitch part # 13535.
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Honda CR-V with Wires Blocking a Mounting Hole
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Honda CR-V without Rear Spare
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  • Install Instructions and Video for Curt hitch # 13535
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2004 Honda CR-V Towing Trailer with Coupler Height 18 inches
    Sounds like the rental company has given out the coupler height of their trailer when level. Since we know that when the Curt hitch part # 13535 is installed on a 2004 Honda CR-V that the hitch height is 15-1/4 inches that means you would need a rise of right at 2-3/4 inches to tow their trailer level. The part # 2753 has a rise of 2-3/4 inches so it would be perfect. For a 2 inch hitch ball you'd want # 63845, for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball # 19261.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # 13535 Come with Install Hardware
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # 13535 that you referenced does come with all install hardware needed to complete the install. I attached a picture of the install hardware included as well as an install video link below.
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  • Exhaust Rattling After Hitch Install on a 2002 Honda CR-V
    Yes, you are going to need to bend the exhaust hangers on your 2002 Honda CR-V which will then prevent the muffler and or heat shield from coming into contact with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13535. This problem is fairly common on vehicles with tight clearance between the hitch and exhaust. If you take a large crow bar and place it between the exhaust hanger and hitch then you should be able to bend the hanger just slightly out of the way which will then prevent the rattling...
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  • Is the Hardware Needed for Installation Included with Trailer Hitch # 13535 for a 2004 Honda CR-V
    The hardware pictured on the product page for Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13535, for the 2004 Honda CR-V, is included with the hitch. You will receive: 2 fish wire tools 2 hex flange nuts 4 carriage bolts 4 spacers 4 large hex flange nuts 1 U-bolt I have included a link to the installation details and a video installation below.
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  • Maximum Towing Capacity of a 2005 Honda CR-V
    A trailer hitch receiver such as the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13535 which is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Honda CR-V is almost always going to be rated higher than the vehicle's towing capacity. You will need to abide by the lower of the two ratings as this will be your limiting factor. I have attached an install video of this hitch on a similar 2004 Honda CR-V for you. To determine the maximum trailer weight you can tow with your CR-V, you will need to find both the Gross...
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  • How To Fix Muffler Rattling Against the Trailer Hitch on a 2004 Honda CRV
    When we have this issue on vehicles here at our shop. Sometimes we bend out the last exhaust hanger just enough to force it away from the hitch . Also the rubber hangers could be on the loose side causing too much play, you could try replacing with new rubber hangers. Check through your directions to see if it mentions flipping or removing an exhaust hanger.
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  • Recommendation For Towing Pop-Up Camper With Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch # 13535 on 2004 Honda CR-V
    The Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 13535, will fit your 2004 Honda CR-V. The hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 3,500 lbs, but the 1,500-lb towing capacity of your vehicle will be the maximum you will be able to tow. When you add the hitch to your CR-V it will not increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions and an installation video of the Curt # 13535 hitch. If the total weight capacity of your pop-up camper, loaded...
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  • Will the Thule Revolver Bike Rack Work with the Curt Class III Hitch On a 2006 Honda CR-V
    The only way to determine for sure if the Thule Revolver Swinging 4 Bike Rack, item # TH964, will work is to measure the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole to the farthest back part of your spare tire. The Revolver has a clearance of 7-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest back part of the bike rack. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # 13535, sits just about even with the farthest back part of the rear fascia when installed on the CR-V....
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware Kit for Curt Hitch 13535
    We do offer a complete hitch installation hardware kit confirmed to have all the correct original-specification parts you need to safely install a trailer hitch like the Curt # 13535. Do please note this hitch does NOT fit your 1999 RAV4; it is a fit for model years 2002 through 2006 only. The correct Curt hitch for your car is part # C13524 To order a hardware kit for any hitch we carry simply enter part # RHK into our search box and press enter. Then just put the hitch brand and part...
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  • Can the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535 be Used to Tow a Small Trailer with a 2006 Honda CRV
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535, will allow you to tow a trailer with gross weight of 3,500 pounds and 350 pounds of tongue weight, see instructions link. The size of the trailer is not as large an issue as the weight of the trailer is. We have an informative article with trailer towing tips for you to review, see link. You will need to consult your vehicle owner manual to be sure that the trailer you plan to tow and all of the contents carried on it are within the vehicle capabilities. Some...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendations for 2004 Honda CR-V EX
    Your 2004 Honda CR-V EX can be fitted with either a light-duty Class I hitch like the Draw-Tite # 24772 or with a higher-capacity Class III hitch such as the Curt # 13535 that you reviewed. The Class III Curt hitch # 13535 is an excellent choice as it will give you more weight capacity, safety margin and flexibility for use with a range of accessory items like cargo carriers and bike racks...not to mention a substantial towing capacity. You will want to refer to your CR-V owner's manual...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch from a 2003 Honda CR-V Fit a 2003 Honda Pilot
    We do have trailer hitches for the 2003 Honda Pilot but Curt hitch # 13535 only fits the 2002 to 2006 Honda CR-V. The Pilot and CR-V do require different hitches. The comparable Curt hitch for the 2003 Honda Pilot is # 13328. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It...
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  • Can Curt Hitch 13535 be Used to Carry Mobility Scooter Carrier
    Yes, the Curt hitch # 13535 can be used to carry a mobility scooter carrier as long as the weight of the carrier and scooter are both below it's 350 lb tongue weight capacity. You'll also need to verify that your vehicle has at least this 350 lb capacity as well. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.
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  • Fitment of Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13535, on 2005 Honda CRV and Gross Towing Weight
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13535, will fit your 2005 Honda CRV. The hitch has a Gross Towing Weight of 3,500 lbs., but you will be limited to what the Gross Towing Weight of your vehicle is, which is listed in your owners manual. The reason they make a Class III receiver is because it has a more common 2 inch receiver opening than the 1-1/4 inch Class I receiver and gives you a bigger selection of accessories to use on the CRV and still be within the 350 lb. Tongue...
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  • Will Curt Ball Mount D-28 Work w/2 Inch Ball 63845 on 2005 Honda CR-V w/Curt Class III Trailer Hitch
    The first thing you are going to want to look at is the gross trailer weight capacity of your 2005 Honda CR-V. It has been our experience that the vehicle is only rated for 1,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 100 to 150 pounds tongue weight. Check the owners manual to confirm the capacities of the vehicle. The ball mount # D-28 and 2 inch ball # 63845 will work just fine together and with the Curt trailer hitch # 13535 you have on your CR-V. The anti-rattle device and lock you already...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Ball Mount and 7-Way Wiring Harness for 2006 Honda CR-V
    To complete the trailer hitch on your 2006 Honda CR-V to go along with the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13535 you'll need a ball mount, hitch ball, pin and clip, and a wiring harness. I like the Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45036 because it includes the 2 inch hitch ball and a pin and clip. It provides 2 inches of drop so if this doesn't work for your setup I've linked our selection of ball mounts that will fit so you can choose one that has the correct rise or drop you need....
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535
    For replacement hardware for a trailer hitch you will need # RHK. You will need to enter the hitch number in the area provided on the RHK page and then select the manufacturer, Curt, in the bow below where you entered the part number. Then our team will assemble the correct hardware. Current pricing is available on the RHK page.
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  • Hitch, Wiring & Related Items for Towing Trailer with 2002 Honda CR-V
    Towing a small trailer, one that does not have electric brakes, requires a hitch, ball mount, hitch ball and wiring harness for the trailer lights (if it has lights). You might also want some towing mirrors like # KS3990 to give you a better view of the trailer and the motorists behind you. The best hitch option for towing is a 2-inch Class III type. You can use the Curt hitch # 13535 along with 4-pole wiring harness # 118336. For a ball mount and hitch ball use kit # EBMK4 which includes...
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