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

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  • Curt
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • No Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch

2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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


  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • 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

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. Technical Support

At 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.

13018 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

13018 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 13018 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 , Per Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, such as 18050, sold separately

Complete Towing Package for 2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Retail: $354.73

Package Price:$212.99

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13018

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (11 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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by: Bart06/11/2015

This was the perfect hitch for my 2002 ML500. I did not need a higher load rating for this car and I wanted something that looked as close to a manufacturer install as possible. The dimensions of this hitch allowed for that. Only a small relief cut of the bumper cover was needed. The installation was straightforward. The instruction video for the lighting module was helpful. However, I will say routing the power lead from the left rear taillight to the right front battery location is a bear if you want it to be well secured and hidden. I recommend taking the time to clean up and lube the spare tire assembly. It will never be easier than when doing this install. I also suggest that cutting out the facia plate so that it can be used makes a huge difference in the final appearance. Trimming out the cut with some fuel line adds a finished look. Thanks for a great product and a truly helpful website. 202403

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by: Alan12/28/2010

Mercedes hitch installation After several web searches through my ML Blogs& advice from Engineers at work, I was able to complete the task in 40min! * took the bumper off by sliding it straight back after removing qty 4 screws located behind 3 bumper covers * inspected the hitch + instructions * inspected holes on car bumper, making sure that there is no debris in holes (used wd-40 in one to lube bolt in) * installed hitch * re-installed bumper * took the longest time because it has to be aligned to the guides on each side of the car * center attachments also had to be carefully re-aligned due to the size of the hitch * two people is recommended for a faster re-install Hope this helps future buyers... I attached some pictures...thank you for the awesome product! 4715

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by: Ralph S.05/06/2013

Purchased this hitch receiver for a friend, as usual quick delivery and easy installation. Been dealing with e-trailer for years now and have yet to be dissapointed. 79111

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by: Russell c11/13/2012

Great quality! Very easy to install with the video for the actual vehicle I was using them for. First class customer service pleasure to do business with! Thank you 59372

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by: Thomas01/14/2012

Great quality and easy install. Received sooner than expected. I will use E-Trailer in the future. Great customer service and communication. Thanks Etrailer. 29714

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by: Jeff A.05/08/2013

Etrailer shipped this product right away and arrived quickly. Install instructions and install was a breeze. Great company and great hitch! 79488

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by: Don R08/10/2016

This hitch was exactly what I needed and I had two day delivery. Great job 282037

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by: Don R08/10/2016

This hitch was exactly what I needed and I had two day delivery. Great job etrailer 282038

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by: Tom H06/11/2013

Great product. Bolts right on. Simple installation. Good price. 84146

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by: Dwayne E08/08/2012

Product arrived early and was exactly what I ordered. 50969

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by: Hoover08/22/2012

Excellent on time and Products. 52561


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Installation Recommendations for a 2003 to 2005 Mercedes M-Class ML350
  • Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13018 is designed to install without the additional brackets. I have included a link to the installation details for you. The hitches that install without the additional brackets are not rated for weight distribution systems. The brackets on the other hitches provide extra support for the added stress of higher capacities on the trailer hitch when weight distribution is being used. With any hitch installation, you will need to make sure you install all of the parts...
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  • Determining the Location of the Transmission Return Line on a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • I am not sure of the exact transmission in your 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix, but from my research the location of the transmission return line on your transmission is the horizontal line leaving the transmission. You should be able to follow that line to either the top or bottom of your radiator. The easiest way to verify which line is the return line is by starting the car and putting it in drive for a few minutes. The cooler of the two lines will be the return line. If you can tell...
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  • Dimensions and Details of Curt Class III Receiver Part # 13018 for Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • The rear face of the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13018 is indeed flat, and the receiver tube is open at the rear. You can see the relevant dimensions of the receiver hitch in the photo I have edited for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek for a Bike Rack
  • Trailer hitches are designed to fit specific vehicles. You will need one that was designed to mount to your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. Hitch # 13018 will not work because it is designed for certain Mercedes vehicles. For hitches you have some options. You can use a Class I hitch, # 24886. A Class I trailer hitch will be limited to 2 bikes at most and the bike rack will need to be Class I compatible. If you need to carry more than 2 bikes you can install a Class III hitch, # 76084, which...
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount Recommendations for a 2002 Mercedes M Class
  • You are on the right track. The first thing you will need to tow a trailer with your 2002 Mercedes Benz M Class is a hitch like the Curt hitch part # 13018. Since you plan on doing 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, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does...
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  • Stabilization Strap for Curt Trailer Hitch # 13018 on a 1999 Mercedes ML430
  • The stabilization strap that is mentioned on the product page for hitch # 13018 and in the instructions, see link, is # 18050. The strap is designed to reduce some of the stress on the hitch for items like bike racks and cargo carriers when used.
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