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

Item # 13018

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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 350 lbs TW
  • No Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
Curt trailer hitch for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class are available from Installation instructions and reviews for your Mercedes-Benz trailer hitch. Expert service, and cheapest trailer hitch price guarantee. carries a complete line of Curt products. Order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13018 online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • 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.

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

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

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

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Product arrived early and was exactly what I ordered. 50969

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Excellent on time and Products. 52561


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  • Selecting Hitch and Wiring For 2002 Mercedes ML320
  • Two of our most popular hitches for your 2002 Mercedes ML320 are Curt part # 13018 and Draw-Tite part # 75087. These are also the strongest. We do not have an installation video for one of these vehicles yet, however, I will include links to the .pdf instruction files. These are the same instructions that come with the hitch. There are also some helpful pictures towards the bottom of the product page. There is no custom fit harness for your ML320. If you do not have a 4-pole connector...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the Bolt Hole Pattern for Mounting the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13018
  • The bolt hole pattern center on center for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13018 is 3-1/4 inches horizontally and 2-1/4 inch vertically. This varies from the 3-3/8 inch horizontal and 1-3/4 inch vertical measurements that a typical Pintle Hitch, like part # 63016, has. This Curt trailer hitch receiver fits the following vehicles: 1998 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 2003 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 1999 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML430 2002 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class...
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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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