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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.
Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.
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No drilling required for installation , Per Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, such as 18050, sold separately
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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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. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (185 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.
by: Terrence L03/07/2014
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
by: Tom G06/14/2009
Good quality, OK installation If you are reasonably handy mechanically, you can install this hitch yourself. I have a 2005 Honda CRV. It took me about twice as long as they estimated, but worked out OK in the end. I found the part where you need to work above the muffler on the passenger side of the car very difficult. There are two hangers on the back end of the muffler that come off pretty easy, but the front hanger I couldn't get. Because of this, it was very tight working on that side. Feeding the bolt and plate through the holes with the fishwire was also not as easy as shown in the video. Don't spin the fishwire on all of the way or it will be very difficult to spin off once you have the bolt through. I had to bend the twisted wire off after the first of the four bolts, making the wire difficult to use for the other three bolts. It was very frustrating. Also, make sure you have a helper when it comes time to lift the hitch into place and tighten the nuts on. It is very heavy and awkward to do when you are underneath by yourself and if you are not careful you can push the bolts up inside the frame. The instructions mentioned that the hangers may need to be bent down to avoid the hitch from touching the muffler. I was hoping this was not going to be case for me as the hanger brackets are big and not easily bent. As it turned out, the bottom of the bolts are just barely above the muffler. It is possible in rough road conditions you might hear the muffler heat shield rattling against the bolts, but time will tell. I left it as is. Overall, I think the hitch will work very well. Just alot yourself more time and more help then the instructions indicate. 1982
by: Dave P.08/10/2010
Great product, easy install Hitch came via ground shipping in 5 days with all items in box. Installation was on a 2005 Honda CR-V AWD. Used ramps to raise the rear end for better access. Used spray oil to lube the two rubber muffler mounts and the aft rubber exhaust hanger mount. Popped all three rubber exhaust mounts free by hand. Fished all four hitch mount bolts with anti-rotation plates per directions with no problems (I kinked the fish wire to keep the plates separate from the bolts per instructions). Raised hitch to CR-V frame and attached hitch U-bolt to CR- V tie-down ring first (per directions) being careful not to bump the loose hitch frame mount bolts. Then, with two people, raised hitch flanges up to CR-V frames being careful not to push hitch mount bolts up into frames. Started one nut on the driver side, then started and snugged all remaining nuts (don't push nuts too hard or bolts will get pushed into CR-V frames. Torquing passenger side hitch nuts is tough due to tight clearances but manageable. Re-installed all three exhaust hangers to rubber isolators by hand. Install time with set-up and cleanup about 1 hour. Hitch frame bolt holes were in excellent alignment with CR-V frame holes. Found installation video helpful. So far, muffler does not rattle against passenger side hitch frame mount bolt ends. I have good mechanical skills and a good complement of tools. This is the second hitch that I have installed. Great product, directions, and video. Way to go etrailer! 3340
by: Ron S12/24/2009
Tips for your installation Installation is not as easy as it would seem. The tolerance on the hitch as it lines up with the frame of the car is not perfect. A couple tips: The hardest part, by far, is getting the hitch onto the bolts once you have the bolts fished through the frame holes. I had the bolts fished through the frame holes in no time, and then I lifted up the hitch (by myself with jack stands on the other side) and the holes were close, but not perfect. While pushing it up, the hitch pushed one of the bolts up into the frame. UGH! So, it took me 15 minutes to fish it out with a dental tool! At that point, I put the fish-threader back onto the bolt and left it there as I fished the threader and the bolt through the holes. This allowed me to pull the bolt through and more importantly, to make sure I didn't push it back up into the frame. DO THIS TO SAVE YOURSELF ALOT OF HEADACHES. I destroyed the fish threader in the process, and on the other side, simply used electrical tape. Lastly, the first side went on fairly easily, and one bolt on the second side, but the last bolt on the second side was about 1/8" off due to the tolerance and line up of this hitch. To solve this, I pulled the electrical tape that was on the bolt through the hitch hole, then muscled it so the hitch grabbed just the tip of the bolt, and I had enough thread to grab with the nut. Good luck. 2606
The CR-V hitch came in just a few days. I installed it by myself on the garage floor without jacking up the vehicle. It took about 1.5 hours, but it went very smoothly. No cussing. All the holes lined up and it fit perfectly. If you're worried about the muffler ending up lower or in a different place, don't be. It went right back in its original location. It looks great. The instructions could use a little help, they're pretty good but they kind of didn't explain one step very well, but it wasn't hard to figure out. Overall a 9.8. 159003
by: Jonny C.09/24/2016
I can only speak to the process of assembling it to my 2005 CR-V as I haven't pulled anything with it yet, but I don't anticipate any issues. I am writing about the DIY aspect of the hitch because that was the main concern I had in buying it...It was pretty easy. Assembly was easy and straightforward. The videos posted on the website for my make and model of vehicle were particularly helpful and made the process go even smoother. Attaching the hitch receiver to your vehicle is very much a doable DIY project. They provided the fishing tools that are required to get the bolts into place. I thought it might be one of those "looks easier on a youtube video" type deals where you need to know some silly trick to do it easy, but that wasn't the case. I recommend that you use a car jack as I think it would've considerably more inconvenient if I didn't have one. The hitch looks great, I plan on using it to tow a small trailer from here to there. 299530
by: Mark S.08/05/2013
This hitch was so easy to install I did it at around 10:30pm on a weeknight, took about 1hr. The video helped more than the paper instructions. Everything fit and lined up perfectly on my '03 CR-V EX. Also the wiring harness was easy too. Towed my Kendon single bike trailer and sportbike w/ ease that weekend. 93370
by: Jordan M.04/09/2009
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
by: K McDowell08/11/2014
Very pleased with this product. The setup instructions could be a little more clear, but I figured it out. Had it installed in less than an hour. I was disappointed that they stuck a white sticker on the part above the muffler, it is hard to take off, and it looks bad to me. I will take it off with glue remover some day. 145723
Hitch shipped out the day after I ordered it (on a Sunday night) and was at my front door by Thursday. A friend who knows a bit about cars and I installed it together. Installation took about an hour once we got the right sockets (9/16ths is the measurement of the smaller nuts and took 2 hardware stores to find a socket that size for the torque wrench). Hardest part was getting the muffler back on. All in all, it was inexpensive, and not too difficult to install. The video was a great help. Definitely would recommend having a second pair of hands to get it on the bolts; even with both of us under there it took some effort to get it all lined up and screwed on, I can't imagine doing that alone. Can't wait to strap my bikes onto the back of my 2002 Honda CRV and head for higher ground! 8684
Purchased the Curt trailer hitch receiver, wiring harness, & ball mount for my 2004 Honda CR-V. Delivery was free and the items arrived within several days after I ordered. It took me about a hour by myself several weeks ago to install the wiring harness with all the parts that had to be removed & replaced to do it. It was a simple task thanks to the installation video on eTrailer's web site. I waited until my grandson was home from college to install the hitch receiver. Today it took the two of us less than a hour to mount it. Thanks again to eTrailer for the installation video provided to show step by step installation. The ball mount appears to be a good quality sturdy product. The purchase price was quite reasonable and I will shop at etrailer.com again. 250834
Purchased the Curt trailer hitch receiver, wiring harness, & ball mount for my 2004 Honda CR-V. Delivery was free and the items arrived within several days after I ordered. It took me about a hour by myself several weeks ago to install the wiring harness with all the parts that had to be removed & replaced to do it. It was a simple task thanks to the installation video on eTrailer's web site. I waited until my grandson was home from college to install the hitch receiver. Today it took the two of us less than a hour to mount it. Thanks again to eTrailer for the installation video provided to show step by step installation. The ball mount appears to be a good quality sturdy product. The purchase price was quite reasonable and I will shop at etrailer.com again. 250718
by: Russ H.02/28/2012
Great product. Excellent powder coated finish. Installation was fairly easy. I thought I might need a lift but had no problem working under my car on my garage floor. I drove the back wheels up onto some pieces of 2 x 8 scrap wood, which gave me enough clearance. You will definitely need a helper to hold it up while you get the bolts lined up. I had to get the hitch because I have a rescue dog named Toby, who takes up most of the back end of my 2006 Honda CRV. I have a utility trailer now to make runs to the home center or carry stuff on trips. 32735
by: Chris W02/24/2017
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
by: Jeff L07/18/2014
Great product, easy install. Maybe slightly (1 cm?) off with install but acceptable. Fast delivery and good customer service! Definitely recommend the product and this site :-) 142132
Curt hitch item 13535 received and installed same day in ~1 hr. Fits perfectly on my 2005 Honda CR-V. A lot of time and elbow grease was spent trying to remove the muffler supports (note that there are 3 on this vehicle, one of which is near the rear axel). Definitely recommend watching the etrailer install video first and having a second set of hands available. Overall, based on a quote I got, doing this myself saved me about $150. Hitch was received in a cardboard box with other items (wiring assembly, ball mount, etc.) and no packing foam. Hitch was scratched in spots and that was the basis for my "good" rating. My concern about the scratches will lead to premature corrosion. 19209
Easy Install I installed the wiring harness and the hitch with minimal assistance from my wife and a floor jack. I didn't have a watch, but things went well and I believe the install took less than an hour for the hitch. The U bolt was defective and it broke when I tried to repair. Called, etrailer and the customer representative is having a new bolt shipped. Just watch the video and play it back to be sure you get each step. The muffler was not a problem, just a little spray lube and the rubber mounts came off. I can see where this could be a challenge if the rubber was old, dry, dirty and stuck on, but I had no problems at all. This CR-V was from the south. Good luck! 2930
by: Rick D.05/12/2013
Went in well and seems great. Haven't used it yet but looks substantial. Thanks for the YouTube directions as well. 79894
by: Terry E06/20/2013
Product worked as advertized and was a one hour project. Good delivery and good product. 85368
by: Tom S.07/29/2011
Bought hitch to pull a light trailer and sailboat. Took me longer than 20 minutes, but definitely a straight forward process. Installed easily and the video is a big help. The muffler lowers pretty easily, and doesn't require any prying like the instructions indicated. The fish wires work great. The wiring kit works perfectly, but took as much time as the hitch. Two tips: 1) do not screw the bolt all the way into the fish wire or you'll never get them off without destroying the fish - fortunately they provide 2 of them. 2) tighten the middle U-bold some to get it centered before tightening the outer bolts. 20581
by: Andrew M10/08/2014
We haven't used it yet, but installation was fast and easy. It was harder getting the hangers on and off the muffler than it was to actuall install the hitch. Everything fit our 2004 CRV perfectly and everything was provided including the fish wires for the bolts. The video showed clearly what needed to be done to install this. It took me about 1/2 hour total to install. The hitch is very well made and I am sure it will work great when we first use it in a few weeks. The service provided was also great. Our product was quickly shipped, arrived quickly and was packaged well. 155175
by: Chris L.04/15/2017
I haven't actually towed anything with this yet, so the excellent is just about the buying and installation experience. The buying experience was great. Free shipping on a heavy item like this was a nice surprise. Arrived in about a week; about as good as I could have hoped. The installation was a bit of a challenge. You definitely need a second set of strong hands. WATCH THE INSTALLATION VIDEOS BEFORE INSTALLING. They are way better than the written instructions. I installed this without the benefit of a lift. It can be done, but takes some patience. 367884
by: Russ H12/25/2014
I always read customer reviews prior to making purchases thought it only fair I start "giving back" as I rarely purchase anything with poor customer feedback. This hitch is very rugged and the paint finish seems top notch. The directions were very detailed and made the installation go smoothly. The included "fish wire" (for installing the mounting bolts) proved to me that the manufacturer of this product thought through the entire process! When all was said and done the hitch fit like a glove and took under an hour to install including the trailer plug wiring. 166902
Very easy to install, took me about an hour. 154585
High quality, easy to install Overall, I'm very happy with this hitch. It is heavy duty and well constructed. The order arrived quickly and in good condition. Installation was quick and easy; however, it may be helpful if the instructions suggested to install the U-bolt over my CRV's tow hook before tightening the 4 main bolts to be sure it is aligned. Finally, the two bolts on the passenger side are above the muffler. My muffler occasionally would rattle against the ends of the bolts while idling. Grinding off the excess bolt length solved the problem. 1265
Initial quality appeared good, but upon installation, I realized that the hitch mounting brackets were either welded on crooked, or the brackets were bent. I was almost unable to install the hitch because the mounting brackets wouldn't line up with the frame holes. After much struggling and prying, I got the hitch installed. Then I realized the wrong sized nuts were included. I was short one 7/16" nut & had an extra 3/8" nut, had to go to the local auto parts store to get the right sized nut to complete the installation. 100402
by: Harold M04/25/2012
I found not only this new hitch as discribed but the service to be amazing! No I'm not related to the owner just saying that from beginning to end, which by the way was only like 3 days, this project was picture perfict. I can't say enough about how please I am. THANKS and I give you (5) on a scale of 1 to 5! Great Job. 38351
by: Peter S.09/17/2012
Overall: very satisfactory. Standard delivery arrived in 3 days (to MA). Installation was straightforward once I got proper tools. You may need power or heavy duty wrench to loosen the M12 nuts on the frame. On 2011 Golf TDI these were 18mm (not 19mm as instructions suggested). The additional bolts supplied with the hitch were 19mm. I'll second another reviewer's suggestion for better packaging. I ordered 2 hitches and this one arrived protruding from the box, although not significantly damaged (the other was OK). 54905
by: David C.07/18/2014
Shipping was very quick. This is the second Curt hitch I have purchased. Both have been solid hitches. The first one was on a Dodge Ram. Installation to twice as long on the Ram (1 hour) compared to the most recent on a Honda CR-V (30 minutes). The main reason is there are 2 fish wires included in the parts bag now. If you are installing alone it is easy to push the bolts back up into the frame rails. With the 2 fish wires the chances are greatly reduced. I highly recommend the Curt class III. Thanks etrailer! 142155
by: New Jersey03/30/2017
This item is very sturdy and easy to install. I install it alone. I use a small, short table to hold up one end while I put on the middle U bolt's nuts first. I then put on the right and then the left bolt/nut. And finally tighten the middle U bolt and then both sides. Everyone should watch the installation video from etrailer as well as the instruction that come with the package. I also bought the T-One wiring. I watched the installation video from etrailer too. Installation for this part is even easier. 360692
by: Sergio G.11/19/2016
Ordered my Curt trailer hitch on Nov. 16 and received it on Nov.18. A dealer wanted to charge me $360. plus tax for material and installation. . My cost for hitch and wiring $xxx. for my 2006 CR-V. Watched the videos and installed all of it by myself within an hour and a half. Extremely satisfied with the service and the product. If I had not watched the videos I would not have tried it. Thank you Etrailer and Katie in customer service. I will use your service and recommend you to others. 320459
by: Bryan T.09/02/2011
This was the easiest automotive accessed install I have ever done. I owe all of the credit to the excellent online installation videos. After watching the hitch and wiring videos, I had no problems!!! I definitely recommend these products and especially this company. I almost forgot, when I placed my order I got free standard (5-7 day) shipping and then not 30 minutes later my shipping was upgraded to 3 day shipping!! Again, all around a great experience!! 23437
Top Notch Product Installation was for a 2005 CR-V. Price was right, ordering was a cinch & I received the order in 2 days. This was the first hitch I've ever installed myself and it couldn't have been easier. It took me about an hour to install laying flat on my back with my son helping. No problems at all with the fishwire, dropping the exhaust or anything. Hitch is well-built and looks good on the vehicle. I'm impressed and very happy. Thanks! 2855
by: Mark L08/20/2016
Trailer hitch arrived quicker than anticipated, well packaged and no scars on the finish. I watched the installation video on etrailer.com, read the directions enclosed, than installed. The installation was a breeze. I did this without help, the most difficult aspect was lining up the holes with the bolts. An extra pair of hands to mount would have eliminated any difficulty. Took me about an hour to install on my CRV. I highly recommend this product. 285929
by: Aaron Richardson08/03/2016
So far, so good. Product was easy enough to install, and held up well under the weight of a hitch rack and two bicycles. Doesn't protrude too far beneath the bumper, and is finished in a thick, durable-looking gloss black. I'll withhold final judgement to see how it looks in a few months' time, but for now all is well. ETrailer were great to do business with. Attentive, simple and quick. Everything you do want and nothing you don't. 278935
by: Taylor R06/01/2013
I just put on the hitch last weekend and I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet. However, immediately after installing the hitch I noticed a vibrating sound coming from the muffler. I discovered that the bolts used to attached the hitch on the right side of the vehicle come in contact with muffler when the vehicle is driven. When the muffler vibrates due to exhaust it repeatedly hits the bolts creating the vibrating sound 82835
Very difficult to install Looks great, but spent far too much time just trying to install it. Received everything as ordered. Thank you. But installation!!! Impossible. Got close but not close enough. After the bolt and washer were bumped up into that closed chamber I was able to retrieve it after an hours labor. Now the hitch itself will not stretch onto the fourth bolt. Now searching for an installer. 2273
by: Steve Harris03/15/2016
This hitch was a snap to mount. The kit comes with everything needed minus the ratchet and some lubricant spray to dismount the exhaust hangers. Dismounting the exhaust hangers is the hardest part of the install. The hitch came as expected and looks nicer than the rest of the vehicle. I put it on a 2002 Honda CRV for towing a light trailer that I use for yard debris and to tug my wheeler around with. 240784
by: Brad W.04/27/2011
Hitch and wiring were shipped extremely fast. Arrived a few days after my order. Everything went as planned. Videos are helpful. You guys are the greatest! Fishing the wire through the frame is so slick. Hardest part of install was removing exhaust hangers - lubrication tip worked very well. Saved over $200.00 doing it myself. Total installation time of hitch and wiring less than 1 hour. 12439
by: Lauren B.12/10/2010
Fantastic Service I needed a towing kit for my husband's 2003 Honda CRV so we can tow our small fishing boat. I love the fact that e-trailer suggests a kit by vehicle. I ordered the entire kit at a very low price and it arrived in only a couple of days. The customer service team responds quickly to e-mails. I just need to wait until its a little warmer to put it on the truck. Thanks e-trailer! 3961
by: Steve G.03/26/2015
Ordered Curt Trailer Hitch and it was delivered FREE to my home withing 6 days. Instructions were included with the product and it took me about 1 hour to install by myself. There were no issues with the installation as promised. I also ordered the plug in wire harness and it also was an easy install with thebenefit of not having to splice any wires. I couldn't be happier. 181039
by: Alan L.05/06/2012
Simple ordering. Quality product. Detailed installation instructions including videos. Highly satisfied with the overall experience. One recommendation: Kit comes with two fishwires. I would recommend using four. Tolerances are tight and we spent some anxious moments during the fit-up trying to get the hitch in place without pressing bolts back up into the frame. 39515
by: Wade R.01/26/2011
I couldn't be more pleased with the ordering process, and delivery. Ordered on Monday, received my items on Wednesday and was kept informed along the way where my shipment was. I don't think I have done business with an online company that was so responsive. Install videos was a real seller for me. Very impressed and would not hesitate to use them in the future. 6126
by: Kevin C08/07/2016
Excellent website-- was confident I ordered right part-- loved the help videos on my specific vehicle and product-- they were very helpful-- 2 people make the job much easier but I was alone so used a floor jack to raise and hold it into place-- everything fit and works great-- good company that cares-- that's a rare find in this day and age! 281055
by: Austin B.06/03/2013
Installation of the hitch went pretty easily. Hitch itself seems pretty stout too, though I haven't hauled anything yet. My one complaint is that the exhaust on my car comes into contact with the hitch. All et railed would have to do is include some longer exhaust hangers to fix this, since this seems to be a common problem with the crv 83026
by: Tom O.05/14/2012
The order, communication and delivery process were flawless - very good company to deal with. The hitch installation and wiring instructions were accurate (Honda CRV), and I was able to accomplish in the time estimates. The hitch itself was slight off-square so I had to hammer it a little to get to fit, but it's "pulling its weight" now. 40294
by: John R.04/15/2014
The hitch receiver fit perfectly and installation was easy. There was enough clearance between the receiver bolts and muffler to avoid contact and rattling. I found the installation video useful in determining whether or not to buy the product as well as how easy it would be for me to install it. Your service has been excellent. 125260
This was relatively easy to install. The kit came with 6 nuts and bolts. One of the nuts was the wrong size. A small issue. The tools for threading the bolts into the frame worked well. I had to read all the instructions to understand what I was supposed to do, but it went very quickly once I did that. It looks great and fits well. 29319
by: Charlie R04/11/2017
This hitch fit 2006 Honda crv perfectly . It would be helpful to have 4 fishwires to hold all four bolts down . I made two from thin tie wire which helped. A hint to those who are fighting exhaust rattle would be to loosen and rotate fitting in front of axle . On my car it gave more clearance by twisting this fitting slightly. 365964
by: Mark S08/16/2013
Simple ordering. Great product and communication. Very Detailed installation instructions with videos. Purchased the Curt Hitch Receiver #13535 for my '06 Honda CR-V and installed in less than an hour. The overall eTrailer process was outstanding! Keep up the good work! 95447
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