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

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

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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price Grand Cherokee trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2008 trailer hitch by Curt are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13251, or order online at etrailer.com.
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000
  • No Cross Tube
  • 500
  • 5500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 550 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Jeep Grand Cherokee'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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 550 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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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.



13251 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 13251 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
550 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation






Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13251

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (190 Customer Reviews)

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

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This hitch receiver has been great. It fit perfectly and is well made. It is strong and solid and I've never had an issue with it. It has been a great addition. 663490



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This is a very good product I strongly recommend it 643556



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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Prompt delivery and exactly what I needed. Install was a breeze and now my jeep is closer to being a real jeep 517545



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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Installation of hitch and wiring harness were straight forward and as described. Lights worked immediately. 548834


Comments
Lights are working well after one year.
Matt - 08/02/2019

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had an appointment scheduled with uhaul but ended up canceling once we found etrailer online. The videos made it look so easy installing ourselves, so we did. The parts we needed we easy to find and the videos were so helpful!;) we bought a hitch and wiring kit and got installed in less than an hour. 666902



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Jeep

Incredibly easy for the mechanic to install. Also, worked for my Jeep which had too much rust for the old school style hitch. 883072



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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Customer service, A+. Hitch, A+. Etrailer experience, A+. The instructions/video were incredibly clear and as a non-professional it took me just under an hour to complete. 875405



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Everything I expected and nothing less, easy to install. Didn’t even need to remove bumper. Took a little bit longer to ship then I had Wanted but it worked out 872245



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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I recieved the hitch for my Jeep quickly The reciever hitch was a direct bolt on. I appreciate the assistance received on my order. I look forward to future purchases. Thanks! 868629



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Came very quick. My 71 year old husband was able to install and likes it. Thanks!!! 868316



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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Great product easy installation 863044



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Hitch bolted right on, no problems. The plastic bumper is very slightly pushed out of the way, but not noticeable. 851166



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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

First thing i loved about this was i didnt have to alter thrle truck in any way. Installation was quick and easy! perfect fit! Im excited to use it. I Would 100% recommend this hitch for your truck. 845621



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Product delivered promptly and as expected. Great customer service and selection of goods! 831597



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I had the hitch installed about a year ago and was told it was the easiest they had ever installed which saved me time and money on installation. It has performed great without any problems. A great value for your money! 817157



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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I'm wery happy,find good company like your,the delivery me products fast,with no problems,if every company work like you,be lot happy customer like me ,and for the I'm thank you so much. Me order ben delivery perfect with no problem,and in again order from you ,because I trust you you keep promise. Thank you so much. 814960



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Great product and fast service 812014



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Perfect fit, very easy to follow instructions! Number 1 site! 810012



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My package came quick I would recommend this website to my neighbors 815717



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Watch the video. It went in quick and easy. Easiest hitch I ever put in. The hitch is well made. 808973



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Great website! Two orders so far and no problems A++++ for now! 808373



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Bought for use to pull around lightweight kayak trailer, wanted the extra load capacity just in case, not much more than the class 2 either. Install was a breeze, video gave great guidance, but simplicity of install made it almost not necessary. Looks good even for it not being factory design. Wiring harness was stupid easy to install. Overall great buy. 808230



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Very easy to install 807922



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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This hitch is a perfect fit to the bottom of the bumper on my 07 grand cherokee, it sits in far enough there is no need to worry about banging your shins. It fits the same as the install video described I had no problem. A great product I would recommend. 804053



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Excellent product, bolts right up. 799578


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Will the Curt Hitch for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Work With Full Size Spare Tire
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13251 which is a fit for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee will work on models with the full size spare wheel/tire without issue. That said, you may need to lower the spare tire just a bit to get the hitch up into position then you can raise the factory spare wheel/tire back up into its original location without issue. If you will be towing a trailer then you'll also need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118425 and the etrailer Ball Mount Kit part...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Wiring For 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2008 Grand Cherokee is the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13251. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video of this hitch on a 2008 Grand Cherokee you can check out. As you can see in the video, the receiver is below the bumper. The bumper on the vehicle in the video does not have a relief as you mentioned. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel
    Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13251 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit all models of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee except for the SRT-8 model so it would work well on your diesel model. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118425. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 13251, is confirmed to fit your 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. If your Jeep has a rear factory tow hook it'll need to be removed. The recommended ball mount for the Curt receiver is part # C45030. It has a 1 inch rise or 2-1/4 inch drop. You need to determine the rise or drop you need for your trailer. I've attached an article to help with this. If this ball mount doesn't work for you I've also linked our complete selection of ball mounts...
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  • Torque Specs for Curt Trailer Hitch 13251 for a 2005 - 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13251 which is a fit for a 2005 - 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently has a torque spec rating of 110 ft. lbs. That said, these torque spec ratings can change so it is always best to check the most up to date version of the online owner's manual. If you need a torque wrench capable of this figure, the Powerbuilt Beam-Type Torque Wrench part # ALL644044 will work perfectly.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo for Towing Fishing Cart
    The most popular hitch receiver for your 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the 2-inch Class III hitch # 13251 from Curt. This installs without drilling, as do all other available hitches that you can see on the linked page. This hitch fits all GC models expect the SRT-8. This 2-inch Cass III hitch gives you a higher capacity than smaller 1-1/4-inch types but also costs less than other Class III hitches. All required mounting hardware is included and an installation video is linked as...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The most popular hitch we offer for your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the Curt Hitch part # 13251. When this hitch is installed it will sit just below the cut out of your bumper. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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 also includes a 1-7/8 inch...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Jeep Commander
    I have a hitch solution I can provide for you, but the Curt hitch part # 13251 that you referenced would not fit your 2006 Jeep Commander. Instead you would want the Curt hitch part # 13414. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your Commander and would work well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Adding a 4- and 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    If your 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then there will be know plug and play options for a 4- and 7-Way connector but you can hardwire in one using # ETBC7. If it did come with a factory 7-Way then you can use # 20135 which is both a 4-Way and 7-Way. If you decide to hardwire in an ETBC7 and you do not already have trailer wiring, you will first need to install a 4-Way using # 118425. Then you will go ahead with the ETBC7 installation....
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  • Should there be Up and Down Movement in a Trailer Hitch After it is Installed
    Once a trailer hitch such as # 13251 is install the hitch should not be able to move. If it does then the likely cause is hardware that is not torqued down to the specifications in the instructions or the holes the hitch uses to attach to the vehicle are rounded out, possibly due to corrosion. If the mounting location is the issue then the only way to really fix it is to either replace the part on the vehicle, which would be very expensive, or have a local welding shop fix it. I do not...
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  • Dimensions for Installation of the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13251 on a 2006 Grand Cherokee
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13251, and the dimensions are as follows. The two outermost through holes on the forward most plate and weld nuts on the rear most plate are 11-1/8 inches apart on center. The two center holes and weld nuts are 4 inches on center apart. The outside holes to the center holes are 3-5/8 inches on center apart. The distance between the two hitch plates is 2-5/8 inches. From the bottom of the inside...
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  • Which Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Fits 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Curt makes a hitch 13172 but it is not a fit for a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee so it would not work for you. Instead you'd want the Curt Class III hitch part # 13251 for a similar hitch confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Bumper Fascia Cutting Required for Installation of the Curt Hitch #13251On a Jeep Grand Cherokee
    If you are installing the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13251, on a 2005 to 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee (except SRT8), there will be no cutting of the fascia required to install the hitch. If your vehicle has any aftermarket parts, then that will need to be determined at the time of installation. Some items you may need with the Class III hitch are listed below. Drawbar # 2923 Hitch Ball # 19260 or # 19247 Hitch Lock Kit # e99039
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  • Availabillity of a Hitch for the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Rocky Mountain Edition
    The Curt instructions do say that their hitch will not fit on the Rocky Mountain Edition vehicles. I spoke to my contact and was told that there is a bumper bracket that interferes with their hitch on that model. I checked with my contact at Reese, Draw-Tite and Hidden hitch and was told that their hitches will fit the Rocky Mountain edition. You can choose from any of their hitches on the page linked below. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 75338, which we...
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  • Is Fascia Cutting Required to Install Hitch 13251 on a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Hitch # 13251 does not require any fascia cutting for installation, but you will need to remove your tow hooks, if your 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with them. You will need to remove the plastic push fasteners so you can pull back your bumper cover, but these would be re-inserted after the hitch is installed. I have included a link to the installation instructions, and an installation video for a similar vehicle showing how the push fasteners are removed and re-installed.
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  • Is Curt Class III Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rated for Weight Distribution
    Curt Class III trailer hitch # 13251 for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee is rated for use with weight distribution. When used with weight distribution the gross trailer weight capacity is 5,500 pounds and the tongue weight capacity is 550 pounds. You would need to stay within that limit or within the capacity of the vehicle, whichever is lower. You can use a weight distribution system that is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight such as # FA94-00-0600 or # FA92-00-0600 but will be limited...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Towing Small Trailer
    For your 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee the Curt hitch part # 13251 is a confirmed fit and would easily tow a small rental trailer like you mentioned. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # 118425 which is a confirmed fit. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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 also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    For your 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I would recommend the Curt Class III Receiver, part # C13182. The hitch uses tubular steel for the crossbar, and in the opinion of many people, is more attractive than the square tube steel. The # 13251 would bolt into a reinforced tubular steel cross member welded to the frame of certain Jeep and Dodge Ram vehicles. The reinforced cross member was essentially a pre-installed hitch without the receiver. Beginning with the 2011 model year, Jeep discontinued...
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  • Installation of a Trailer Hitch Receiver
    We do perform installs if you're local to Wentzville, MO. If you're not, you can order the hitch from us and have it installed in your area. Most trailer shops and mechanics will perform the work. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of your SUV I'd be happy to recommend a specific trailer hitch receiver.
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  • Hitch That Fits a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
    Each of the hitches you mentioned, the Curt # 13251 and Draw-Tite # 75338 will fit a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo; the only models they will not fit are the SRT-8. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 75338 because it has a tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs, which is 250 lbs more than the Curt hitch. I've added a photo showing how this hitch looks on a Laredo for you to take a look at. To add a 4-way connector you will need wiring harness # 118425 if your Jeep does not have...
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  • Difference in Draw-Tite # 75338 and Curt Hitch # 13251 For 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75338, and the Curt Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 13251, for your 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee are similar hitches. The installation is the same on both of them. I am including links to the instructions on both of the hitches and videos of both of the hitches being installed on a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The main difference between the two hitches is the # 75338 will have a higher gross trailer weight capacity (GTW) and maximum tongue weight capacity...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with Electric Brakes Using a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    How's your 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped now? If it doesn't have any type of trailer wiring already then the best thing to do is to add a 4-way connector and convert it to a 7-way. Reason being is that the 4-way, like part #HM11142555, is easy to install because it plugs in behind each tail light. No splicing at all. Then use our # ETBC7 kit to convert that 4-way to the 7-way. The kit plugs into the 4-way you already installed for the lighting functions and then you run the 12-volt...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, Wiring, Safety Cables, and Braking System to Flat Tow a 2000 Chevy S-10
    The first thing you will need are base plates on the 2000 Chevy S-10 LS. There are several options available depending on if the truck has 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive. For 2 wheel drive, I recommend Roadmaster Base Plates, # 161-1. For 4 wheel drive, use Roadmaster base Plates, # 179-2. These are XL style base plates which means the visible part can be removed when not towing. Next, you will need a tow bar compatible with XL style base plates. I recommend the RoadMaster Tracker Tow...
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