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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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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

144 inch Wheelbase - with standard bumper

170 inch Wheelbase - with standard bumper

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Curt trailer hitch for your 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Mercedes-Benz trailer hitch. Expert service, and cheapest trailer hitch price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Curt products. Order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13388 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 600
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1000 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500'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
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

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.



13388 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces Curt 13255

Installation Details C13388 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000 lbs.



Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch does not fit Passenger vans, and does not fit models with 30-3/8" frame, measured outside to outside of frame. Drilling required for installation






Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13388

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (26 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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2019 Ram 2500

The product is solid, like every other hitch I've got from etrailer.com. It was easy to install on my 2019 Sprinter van 2500. The instructions were straight forward and it didn't take a very long time to install the hitch (Maybe 20min total) I really like the way it seats underneath the bumper



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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

Super easy install and perfect fit for my 2019 Sprinter 2500. Given that my intended use for the hitch was to attach a bike rack or additional storage, versus towing, I did not install the additional bolts that require drilling. Looks great, low profile



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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

The product was shipped in a really heavy duty box but still came pretty banged up. The instructions were good but this was supposed to be a bolt-in product. One of the holes needs to be drilled but since the entire frame is boxed I can't get the hardware through the other side.


Comments
For your 2019 M-B Sprinter 2500, the bolt hole for the underside attachment point will need to be drilled. There should be a larger access hole into the box frame further up the frame. The hardware will then be fishwired through the larger access hole into the bolt hole to attach the hitch. I have linked the installation instructions for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 06/10/2020


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2008 Dodge Sprinter

the Curt hitch for my Sprinter 2500, 144WB is great. It bolts right on and the only questionable part is drilling into the frame with ? drill bit. That a pretty big drill bit and the website doesn't tell you the drill size needed, but does mention "drilling required". Other than that all went smoothly. All hardware provided and the hitch was packaged very well. Hard to beat etrailer for quick and free shipping !



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Well thought out and engineered. Quality manufacturing. Please continue to offer and stand behind the best products. ‘NoAmazon’ for me. Straight to eTrailer.



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Greta fit. Easy Install. Quick shipping. Did exactly what I needed it to. Seems well manufactured. Company was very responsive.



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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Fit right in to my 2014 mercedes sprinter and drove to about 1000 miles with a car on the trailer no problems



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It was excellent overall, but did not give me enough specialty tools to fish the bolts through the frame. Also the main fasteners were a little undersized and we're about 5% smaller than the vehicle bolt holes.



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2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

Trailer hitch ordered to my door in a couple days. Quick and easy ordering and payment. Will always use etrailer.



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2019 Ram 2500

Great product. Awesome price. Very good instructions. I only had one small issue. On my 2019 2500 4x4 Sprinter the access hole to fish the backing plate and 1/2 bolt is on the side of the frame rail not on the bottom. The hole is too small to get the hardware through and it needed to be enlarged about 1/8”.



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Mercedes-Benz

the hitch bolted right on with no problems. I had seen a video of the exhaust having to be modified because the hitch was in the way. It actually delayed be from buying one. This was not the case. I have a 2019 MB Sprinter



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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Fits perfect on my 2019 144” 1500 Sprin ter.



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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

For '09 Sprinter 3500. Good product, good fit. Less prone to rust than other brands. Includes Grade 8 bolts. With other brands, I have had to purchase grade 8 bolts, because only grade 5 were included. I only pull fairly light trailers. I wouldn't anticipate any problems with any size trailer. A tab on the drivers side for the lights plug would be helpful. Self tapping screws in the side worked fine though. If thread lock tape or liquid was included, that would be nice. Thanks for providing a quality product and a reasonable price and super fast shipping. etrailer is always great to do business with. Thanks, Keith



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easy to install using it to pull work trailer to the job sites



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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Fit and finish we’re great as well as customer service. It fit my 2019 mb sprinter passenger van 140” 4x4 quite well. I don’t know what the “doesn’t fit passenger van” is all about. I think I’m happier that I didn’t go with the draw tight. I like the design. Wear safety glasses, I got metal in my eye!



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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

Great customer service. Quick shipping



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2008 Dodge Sprinter

Very easy to install! Great service and fast shipping.



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Great customer service and follow through. Product as described.



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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Fit great. Easy to install. I did it myself in about an hour.



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Good service product perfect fit!



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Fine tow hitch. Poor instructions. Am fairly experienced mechanic. Considerable problems fishing blind bolt with the poor instructions makes time estimates a joke.



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Fit Perfectly, thanks!



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Excellent communication. Fast Shipping. Great product. Highly recommend, and will definitely be doing business with etrailer.com in the future.



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Easy to install and quick delivery what more could you ask for


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 That Sits Higher Off the Ground
    The trailer hitch we offer for your 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 that sits the highest will be the Curt # C13388 which fits right under the rear bumper like the picture I attached. It will sit about 1-1/4 inch taller than the Draw Tite.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with 170 Inch Wheelbase and Standard Bumper
    There isn't going to be any noticeable difference in the fit between the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75549 and Curt Trailer Hitch # C13388 that fit your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with a 170 inch wheelbase and standard bumper. The reason for that is both hitches install in the exact same spot on the frame, and both will be about flush with the bumper on your Sprinter. Both hitches have a 6,000 lb towing capacity and 600 lb tongue weight capacity but the biggest differences are that...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch for 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Sits Higher Off Ground
    We haven't had the chance to install both the Curt # C13388 and Draw-Tite # 75549 trailer hitches on the Mercedes Sprinter to do a comparison, however I did go out to our warehouse to take a measurement on each to determine which will sit higher off the ground when mounted. For each hitch I measured from the center of the top mounting hole to the lowest point. On the Curt hitch this measurement was 11" and on the Draw-Tite it was 12-1/4", meaning the Curt # C13388 is definitely the...
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  • Which Versions of 2015 Mercedes Sprinter Does Curt Hitch # C13388 Fit
    The Curt trailer hitch # C13388 fits the following versions of the 2015 Mercedes Sprinter vans: 3500 Van - 170 inch Wheelbase - with standard bumper 3500 Van - 170 inch Wheelbase - with standard bumper 2500 Van - 170 inch Wheelbase - with standard bumper 3500 Van - 144 inch Wheelbase - with standard bumper Since you have the factory step bumper you'll have to go with the Curt # 13358 since your frame is different and requires a different hitch fit.
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  • Does The Spare Tire Need To Be Removed to Install Curt Hitch On 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
    According to Curt you will not need to remove the spare tire when you install part # C13388 as long as it is a standard spare tire size. As long as the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 is a 170 or 144 inch wheel base, standard bumper and is not a passenger van this hitch is confirmed to fit without removing the spare tire. If you need wiring, I recommend Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter part # TK22115 because it is the easiest way to install...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13388 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The reason the hitch does not fit models with 30-3/8" frame, measured outside to outside of frame is because the normal frame on the Sprinter is wider. To confirm the fit on your Sprinter, you can measure the 35-1/2 inches from the frame hole center to center where this hitch mounts. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch for 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with 144 Inch Wheelbase
    As long as your 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with the 144 inch wheelbase is equipped with the standard bumper (not the step bumper) the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13388 that you referenced will fit and work perfectly. This Class III hitch features a 6,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 600 pound tongue weight limit. Please note that during installation you will need to drill some holes into the bottom of the Sprinter's frame. I have attached the complete installation instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 With Factory Step Bumper
    We do have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 but the Curt # C13388 does NOT fit models with a step bumper. Instead you need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13358; this will fit your '15 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 so long as it has the factory step bumper, although please keep in mind this hitch does not fit models with a 30-3/8" frame, which is measured outside to outside of the frame. For trailer wiring on your Sprinter, so long as it has the factory...
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  • Best Way to Carry Spare Tire on 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
    Adding a trailer hitch and hitch-mounted carrier is a great way to safely transport the spare tire on your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500. Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend the Cut Class III # C13388 that gives you plenty of tongue weight capacity for the spare (600 pounds), will line right up to existing holes in the frame rails for a bolt-on (no-drill) installation, and features a superior black powder coat finish that won't flake off over time like those from other manufacturers....
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  • Why is There Different Hitch Fits for 2015 Mercedes Benz Based on Rear Step Bumper
    The mounting brackets of the hitches are totally different as the step bumper changes how the vehicle is setup. For your 2015 Mercedes Sprinter that has the 170 inch wheelbase and no step bumper the correct Curt hitch is the part # C13388. If instead you had the step bumper you instead would want the part # 13358.
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  • Curt vs Draw-Tite Hitch Comparison on 2011 Mercedes 3500 Sprinter with Standard Bumper
    I'd go with the Curt hitch part # C13388 for your 2011 Mercedes 3500 Sprinter with a standard bumper since it has the higher capacity like you mentioned. For a swinging enclosed hitch carrier we have the Rola part # 59109 which would work well. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out too.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2003 Freightliner Sprinter
    I do have a trailer hitch receiver for your 2003 Freightliner Sprinter but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13388 is only confirmed to fit a Sprinter from 2007-2018. As you have a 2003 the correct hitch for you is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 14250. If you plan to be towing a trailer in the future then you will also need a wiring harness and ball mount/hitch ball. For a wiring harness I recommend using the Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit with 4 Pole Trailer...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2014 Freightliner Sprinter 3500 DRW 170" Wheelbase
    I have an option for you, but both the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13388 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75549 which are confirmed to fit your 2014 Freightliner Sprinter 170" wheelbase Dual Rear Wheel will stick out slightly past the non-step rear bumper as you can see in the included pictures. Between the two I recommend the Curt # C13388 since it has a 10000lb trailer weight rating and 1000lb tongue...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Long Wheelbase Standard Bumper
    As long as your 2020 Sprinter 2500 with the 170 inch wheelbase and standard bumper isn't a passenger van and the frame members do NOT measure 30-3/8 inches apart measured outside of frame to outside of frame, the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13388 will fit perfectly. If you have the passenger version, you'll want to use the Draw-Tite # 75549 instead. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you'll also need a trailer wiring harness like part # 118649 for a 4 pin connector or # TK22115 for...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13388 Fit a 2010 Mercedes Sprinter
    The Curt Hitch # C13388 is confirmed as a fit for the 2010-2015 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500, 144- inch wheelbase with a standard bumper. For a complete towing set up you may be interested in the following items: Etrailer Ball mount kit # 989900 - includes 2 ball mounts, 1 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, 1 2-inch trailer ball, a pin and clip, and a bag. Tow-Ready Wiring Harness # 119179KIT - includes a circuit tester, quick connectors, and a fused power wire. Check out the helpful...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 170 inch Wheelbase
    Yes we do have a hitch that fits your vehicle. You would want the Curt hitch part # C13388 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 170 inch wheelbase without step bumper. I have included a video of the hitch installation to help you along. If you plan on using your hitch to pull a trailer I recommend T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118649. This is custom fit and designed specifically for your vehicle.
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  • Hitch Recommended for 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 25000 Cargo Van
    On this particular vehicle, the design of the rear bumper and its relation to the frame will dictate where the hitch sits. All the hitches available for the 2019 Sprinter 2500 with the standard bumper will sit pretty much up against the underside of the rear bumper as shown in the provided photo. Of the two hitches available for the way your van is set up, either the Curt # C13388 or the Draw-Tite # 75549 would work perfectly. Both hitches have similar weight capacities, but Curt has...
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  • Can Tongue Weight Capacity Be Increased To Haul Motorcycle On a 2018 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 4x4
    The highest rated trailer hitch we have for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 4x4 with 170" Wheelbase is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13358 if you have the factory step bumper which is rated for 5,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 500 lbs tongue weight or the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13388 if you have the standard bumper which is rated for 6,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 600 lbs tongue weight. Unfortunately, there isn't any way to strengthen the tongue but the factory...
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  • Could Step Bumper of 2014 Mercedes Sprinter be Removed and Hitch Installed
    Curt does have a hitch that fits the 170 inch wheelbase versions of the 2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans but it's not the part number you mentioned as it's actually the part # C13388. This requires frame drilling if the van is a 2500 model and would fit as long as your frame doesn't measure 30-3/8 inches from outside to outside. I attached a picture of the hitch installed to show the ground clearance.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 3500 Chassis with 170" Wheelbase
    There are a few different options depending on what kind of bumper your 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 3500 Chassis comes with. If you have the factory step bumper I recommend the Curt # 13358, if you have the standard bumper then I recommend the Curt # C13388, and if you don't have the factory step bumper then I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75549. Please note that none of these will fit if you have a 30-3/8" frame measured from the outside to outside of your frame. The installation details...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500
    For your 2017 Mercedes Benz Spinter 2500 with the factory step bumper we have the Curt hitch part # 13358 which is a confirmed fit for the long and short wheelbase models so it will fit and work well for you. The part # C13388 fits the versions of the vehicle without the factory step bumper. These hitches have plenty of towing capacity and come with limited lifetime warranties so we recommend them highly.
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  • What is the Difference in the two Hitches part # C13388 and # 13375
    The difference in the two hitches is what type of bumper they are designed to fit with. The vans had a standard rear bumper option and a step bumper option. The step bumper option gives you a step which allows you to climb into the back more easily. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13388 is designed for the vans that have the standard rear bumper. The side plates on this hitch are shorter than they are on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13375 which is designed for use on...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with 170” Extended Wheelbase
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13358 is confirmed to fit your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with 170" extended wheelbase as long as you have the factory step bumper. You can check out the video linked below for installation details. If you have the 170" wheelbase with the standard factory bumper, you need # C13388.
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  • Which Curt Trailer Hitch Fits 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 with 170 inch Wheelbase
    Curt does have a trailer hitch that fits your 2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 with a 170 inch wheelbase as the part # 13358 for if you have the factory step bumper or the part # C13388 for if you have the standard bumper, but the part # 13275 you referenced is for older versions of the Sprinter so it is not the correct hitch.
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