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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price CR-V trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Honda CR-V, 2008 trailer hitch by etrailer are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 1-800-940-8924 to order your etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e39AR, or order online at etrailer.com.
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2008 Honda CR-V - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Honda CR-V's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with 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
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


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


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer 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.



e39AR etrailer Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" - Matte Black Carbide

Installation Details E39AR Installation instructions


No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch opening is recessed under the rear bumper more than usual, so you will want to verify any hitch accessories to ensure clearance and fit. No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation






Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e39AR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

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Installed on a 2007 CR-V. Great fit and finish, and is more affordable and was easier to install than the other brands in which the bumper needs to be removed. Lori and the whole team have the best customer service/support that I have experienced in years. Thanks!



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


MONEY WELL SPENT! It fits beautifully and holds solid. We got it for our hitch mount bike carrier and it is awesome for carrying our mountain bikes. Thank you so much for making this available.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Installed in about 40 minutes, as advertised. No jacks, no extra set of hands. The install video was spot on. Not much of a tool guy, so my standard socket set didn't include the required 17mm and 11/16 sockets. Quick trip to Lowe's.
The only "con" - the hole for the hitch receiver pin is too close to the horizontal tube. My Yakima bike rack included an anti-rattle receiver bolt lock that hits the tube and prevented me from threading the bolt. Three options - order hitch #87440 instead. Use a standard pin. Or order a low profile threaded replacement bolt #Y8890200. I went with the latter. Works perfectly.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Well built and easy to install lined up with no problems! I did need to use a tap with some PB blaster to remove the rust in the bolt holes but I expected that. I would recommend this hitch to anyone! Thank you for a quality product!!



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Overall, a very good product. Shipping was quick and it arrived in good shape. When installing, I had to loosely insert the two bolts in the larger
end, then apply significant lateral force to line up the two at the other
end. The U-bolt holes were just a bit off, so the nuts do not
tighten down flat against the plate. I'll check them occasionally to make
sure they stay secure.


Comments
I spoke with my contact in the Tech Services department at Curt, who tells me that they see this occasionally on that generation CR-V. The trick is to loosen the side bolts to provide yourself a little wiggle room. They you should be able to properly torque the u-bolt. Then, tighten the side bolts.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/24/2018

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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Great hitch that fits well. Took some work to clean out the mounting location in the car, but that has nothing to do with the hitch itself.
Very sturdy and looks good



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Easy to install, but you do need jack to hold hitch if install it by yourself which i did.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Watched the installation video. Drove the rear of the CRV up onto ramps for better access. Bought the bottle brush, part no. 814092, to clean the CRV's frame threads. Used the brush and penetrating spray oil to clean the frame threads. Check-fit the hitch, part no. 13555, frame bolts and all was good. Lubed the muffler hangers and they popped off easily. With a helper, lifted hitch into position and ran in all bolts. Torqued bolts to spec. Less than 30 min of work, start to finish. Hitch, fasteners, wire harness ,and brush all in one box. I plan to install the wire harness, part no. 118427, on a cooler day. As usual, etrailer gets it right every time. This is my third hitch purchase from etrailer. Note: The shipping box was a bit battered and parts of the hitch had broken through the cardboard. Etrailer should add more cardboard around the hitch for better protection as some paint was scuffed off of the hitch.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Thought about paying to have this installed, but instead decided to invest in a torque wrench with money saved from doing it myself. The video estimated 60 minutes for a novice, and the instructions that came with the hitch said 90, so naturally, I figured it would take me 3 hours or so, which was pretty close (a little less, I think, but this doesn't include the time I spent getting the weld nuts in shape). The video was extremely helpful. My biggest problems were getting all the holes in the hitch to match up with the weld nuts in the bottom of my C-RV at the same time (had two sons helping me get it into place); getting a bolt or two started with the hitch in position; and using the torque wrench on one of the bolts above the muffler (the once closest to the front of the car) because of having next to no room to operate the wrench in (I could only turn the wrench a tiny bit at a time before running out of room for the wrench handle). Fortunately, I had cleaned out all the weld nuts (also a painstaking process; I almost gave up) before I even ordered the hitch, or who knows how long I would have been there. Without the videos, I may have never gotten this done by myself (may not have even attempted it), so I saved money and now have a torque wrench to boot!


Comments
It is still holding up strong. I use it for a bike rack and just made my second round trip between Maryland and Rhode Island with a bike with no problems. Still 5 stars.
Hans - 07/17/2020

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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Best trailer hitch ever. I have been very happy with it. Easy install too.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


etrailer rocks I always buy my hitches here and they arrive before I'm ready to install this one will be easy, but I know if I have any problems they hook it up.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


etrailer came through in a pinch…it was outstanding customer service from start to finish and follow through to boot even post delivery. Package came two days before I needed it on a rush order...unbelievable!



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Works great, ordered one year ago for my bike rack. Does a perfect job on my CRV.


Comments
great product easy to use
Jill B - 12/29/2021

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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Installation was quite easy - never got to use it yet but soon this year I hope



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


I purchased hey Kurt hitch for our 2007 Honda CRV about a month ago. I understand that covid is having an effect on warehousing and shipping times across all industries and this order was no exception. However etrailer provided a website and email updates that would allow me to track my order and I happily watch does it travel across the country and drive down on doorstep yesterday. Yesterday evening I got under our car and proceeded to follow the simple [online tutorial video] for this particular hitch. I'm very happy to report that this hitch is built to exacting standards and it fit like a glove. From start to finish it took me about 20 minutes to install. The hitch itself is very well built and good looking. There were no scratches on the hitch, just just a little bit of dust from sitting in storage. When we saw this car and buy our next car I will absolutely buy another hitch from etrailer.


Comments
The hitch is still doing great. The paint coating hasnt chipped and its still shiny black less chances for rust long term. The hitch has been meeting our needs well. Were selling our CRV after 15 years and will be returning to etrailer to purchase another Curt hitch for our new car. Wow, I just reread my previous review. Sorry it was so laden with typos.
TODD B - 06/20/2021

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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


The product is great, the hitch is fine. However, the installation was not as easy as in the video, which is not a fault of the hitch or the hitch manufacturer. Honda should have installed some sort of rust protection in the bolt holes. Cleaning with a wire brush and solvent did not help. The mounting holes were almost rusted shut. Luckily, I had access to a tap & die set as I had to basically re-tap the holes. After re-taping the holes, the hitch installation was simple and easy. Thanks to etrailer for the prompt shipping & service.


Comments
A year later and at least 5,000 Miles hauling two bikes to Various East Coast Beaches and Florida & back. Installation was easy, once we took care of the rust on the Honda Frame as noted above. Since that time, I assisted my son in the installation of a similar hitch from etrailer on his vehicle to transport bikes. They both work like a charm. Thanks !
Stephen H - 06/03/2021

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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Extremely easy to install because of the excellent tutorial video!
We have a Honda CR-V 2011.
We 'rented' a torque wrench from AUTOZONE for a $100.00 deposit which was returned when we handed the wrench back.
I happened to have a brush as described to clean the screw holes with, stored under my kitchen sink. Never used it because it was a bit harsh for kitchen use. I picked it up at a tool store years ago because I love tools! Came in handy today!
I was the assistant to my husband's muscle power. First time ever, I crawled under a car to hold the hitch in place while hubby put the hardware in place.
From start to finish, 45 minutes!
We saved ourselves 600-800 dollars to buy it through the car dealership and have them install it. So grateful we found etrailer.com.
We also bought a light harness and that took an hour to install, it would have gone faster if we hadn't hastily screwed in the screw forgetting to put the ground wire in between the screw and car wall... lol
The hitch was installed without a hitch, no pun intended lol!



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


I originally wanted to get the Max-Tite hitch, but they were sold out at the time. This hitch works fine for my needs (bike rack). The hitch itself was pretty easy to install. The videos posted here made my DIY life easy. 80% of my project was dealing with the corrosion and rust of the weld nuts. I’d recommend anyone trying to DIY this to check your corrosion and bust it with PB Blaster, a battery terminal wire brush, and/or a 10mm thread tap (which is what I needed to do). The extra rebate offer was icing on the cake for this hitch and the customer service at etrailer was excellent. Will shop here again if I need accessories.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Hitch arrived in good condition sooner than I expected. The installation video and instructions were very clear. I suggest after cleaning the nuts welded to the underside of the vehicle to run the bolt through them prior to installing the hitch. Be careful to not cross thread the bolt, I did and had to drill out and re-tap the nut for a larger size bolt. I was able to install by myself with car on the driveway. I strapped the hitch to a floor jack which made it easy to handle and get in position single handed. Very pleased with the hitch.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Well...I cannot say enough good things about the etrailer crew. The customer service is second to none. Fast shipping and the order follow up, is a lesson other companies should be paying attention to. The installation videos cant be beat. That being said, I am a gear head and a metal working guy for my day job and I must say...this install kicked my butt. I would highly suggest picking up a M10-1.25 metric tap and chase the mounting holes. Only need to do 4...make sure you take your time to not cross-thread. I was fortunate enough to salvage them. (Illinois is not nice to metal). This took me 6-hrs and a lot of four letter words. The hitch is well made, but seemed to be a bit torqued and required some "muscle" to get it into place. Pay attention as well to the washers correct direction. Once in place looks great and holds our new bike rack (etrailer) great. Not to scare you off, but just be prepared.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


As advertised, super easy install.


Comments
Working great, good quality hitch
Roger - 05/27/2022

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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


I ordered my Curt Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness on Sunday Night and received it on Thursday. ETrailer ugraded my standard delivery at no charge. The hitch and harness arrived fully intact. Installation took about 50 mins. Simple instructions were available via a video on Etrailer webstite. It looks great and saved me over a $1000.00 of what the dealer wanted to install. Will definitely order from Etrailer.com again!!! Mark R.- Michigan



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


It's a solid trailer hitch for 2011 my honda CRV EXL, definitely satisfied with my purchase. Just wish it was in a better package or well wrap around to prevent paint chipped during shipment. As writing up this follow up review after 2 year of use and abuse, my second Curt classIII for my 2021 CRV EXL is on its way.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Great trailer hitch, easy to install, great price, fast shipping. Bought it mainly to haul our sons dirt bike, but many other uses as well. The hitch's easily accessible tie downs make it easier to ratchet down our canoe on the roof rack too.



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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Excellent product, took me an hour to install by myself, would have been nice to have an extra hand which is recommended. Still wasn't bad, the longest part of the install was cleaning the existing holes out on the CRV, which was very understandable seeing a bolt had never been there and it is 8 years old. Excellent price, shipped very fast right to the house. I would recommend your hitches to anyone and if I ever need another one I will be in touch.


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