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

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2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt custom fit 10000 lbs wd gtw 13188
2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt custom fit class iii receiver - 2 inch
2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt custom fit 10000 lbs wd gtw 13188
2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt custom fit 10000 lbs wd gtw receiver - class iii 2 inch
2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt class iii 10000 lbs wd gtw 13188
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2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt 10000 lbs wd gtw 1000 tw 13188
2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt custom fit 1000 lbs wd tw receiver - class iii 2 inch
2004 nissan pathfinder armada trailer hitch curt custom fit class iii in use

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curt trailer hitch custom fit 10000 lbs wd gtw 13188
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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1000 lbs WD TW
Call at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Nissan trailer hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. carries a complete line of Curt products for your Nissan Pathfinder Armada 2004. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part 13188 from Curt can be ordered online at Complete trailer hitch installation instructions and technical support.

2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Nissan Pathfinder Armada
  • 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • 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 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.

13188 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

13188 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 13188 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.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation

Complete Towing Package for 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada

Retail: $277.44

Package Price:$195.87

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Nissan Armada - Curt

Today on our 2010 Nissan Armada we're going to be taking a look and installing the CURT class three trailer hitch receiver, part number 13188. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. This hitch will do really well for anything you may need to use it for because it's going to give you plenty of clearance. You've got good access to your hitch pinhole and you've also got good access to your safety chain connection points here. It also tucks up very nicely to where the only bit of the crosstube that you can see is just right here where this cover was. Other than that, it's nicely hidden behind the fascia to where it doesn't really take away from the look of your vehicle. This hitch features a 600 pound max tongue weight rating and a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight rating rating, which are both up to 1,000 pound tongue weight and 10,000 pound gross trailer weight rating with a weight distribution system.

You do want to be sure to check the owner's manual to see if it's rated for that type of weight. Now I'll give you some measurements to help with your selection of hitch-mounted accessories such as ball mounts, bike racks, or cargo carriers. The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the rear bumper is 1-1/2". The distance from the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening to the ground is about 20-3/4". Let's show you how to install it. First thing we'll need to do before we install the hitch is we'll need to location our attachment points.

On both sides we're going to have two weld nuts that are close together here at the rear of the frame. A little bit farther up we'll have one more. In order to clean these out, what I'm going to do is use a little bit of spray lubricant, spray it up into the weld nuts there in the frame. Then I'm going to take a tube brush. If you don't have one, need to pick one up, you can pick one up on our site, part number 814092.

Then just put it up into the weld nut, just work it around just to help clean up those threads. We'll do this for all of them. Now you may need to lower the spare tire in order to get your hitch to fit up into place. Now it's a good idea to grab an extra set of hands. Then you can feed your hitch up into place. Once you've got it lined up you can install one of the 12mm bolts with conical tooth washer, with the teeth facing up towards the hitch.

Once you've got your hitch up and got it started, if it's having a hard time angling down to where you can line up those forward-most holes, you can stick a pray bar in here and just pry down on it in order to pop it down in get it into position. Then once you've got one started on each side you can go back and get the rest of your hardware started. Once I've got all of my hardware started, I can take a 3/4" socket and begin to tighten them down. Then once we've got them all tightened down we can go back and check the torque to make sure they're torqued properly according to the instructions. We'll do that same thing all the way around. We'll make sure that our spare tire is up and completely secure underneath the vehicle. That's going to complete our look at and installation of the CURT class three trailer hitch receiver, part number 13188, on our 2010 Nissan Armada.

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13188

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

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

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by: Priz08/13/2015

Hitch receiver was very easy to install and took approximately 45 minutes overall. The fit was precise and only required some assistance to hold it up while running the bolts in. It would have been nice to know that there is a welded nut inside the receiver that allows the lock bolt to be threaded in to prevent vibration and wobbling of any attachment in the receiver. It is not something you look for, but after finding it, I was delighted that a potential problem was averted. That's the only complaint with the set up and it was very minor. 219136


Still appreciate the value of this item. Money saved by taking our bikes on vacation instead of renting has more than paid for this receiver and the bike rack bought with it.

Tom P - 08/14/2016


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by: Shawn J06/17/2015

This is a well built trailer hitch. All of the holes lined up perfectly. It was a very snug fit behind the bumper so it took a little extra muscle to get it place on my 2011 Armada. This trailer hitch looks great on my SUV. 204127

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by: John A.07/07/2014

Perfect fit for my 2006 Armada. My 12 year old son and I installed it in less than 30 minutes. 139784


Hitch is working great.

John A - 07/07/2015


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by: kevin05/05/2014

I think this "custom fit" product should be designed to fot the vehicle better. The install was simple and the bolt hole lined up well, but the center section of my back bumper is pushed upward by the hitch receiver. I am not willing to remove the piece and make it look terrible so it will just have to remain deformed. As far as is concerned, the service was excellent, the price was good, communication couldn't have been better and the shipping was fast. I would definitely recommend this company. 128961

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by: Marcelo04/14/2015

The product is really what I was expecting from you guys it fits exactly no complaints , looks really nice in my Nissan armada 2006 was really easy to install it no problems at all thanks so much,sorry if covered with my fingers it is because of the tags?? 185093

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by: Helgo09/04/2012

It didn't seem to want to fit on my 2010 Nissan Armada. I called Tommy at did some research and called me back pretty quickly. He said he was told that the hitch definitely fits but had to be muscled into position because it sits really tightly against the car bumper. Getting some help and using a little muscled it was installed in about 10 minutes. Looks great and works great. 53936

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by: Peter C03/12/2015

Can't quite give a 'good' rating. The hitch fit the bolt holes on my 2008 Nissan Armada just fine BUT with the newer style bumper (verses the 2005 they show in the video) it doesn't quite fit. I was able to muscle it in place and the result looks good, but the fact is that the hitch is pressing the bumper mounting brackets (and hence the bumper) out at least 1/2". 178060

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by: DC08/22/2013

The customer service with etrailor is impressive. My hitch shipped earlier than expected and the price couldn't be beat. Installation was a breeze taking all of 15 minutes and it looks great. I will definitely use etrailor in the future and would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for all sorts of things. 96361

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by: Josh04/01/2012

The money I saved by doing it myself. The dealership wanted 2X. Thanks to for low prices, excellent customer service, and an easy do-it-yourself video. The video was awesome. I just hit pause after every step and put it together in a snap. Thanks for the money savings. 35854

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by: Bernie12/16/2016

Excellent service and product !!! I like the video instruction you have, its clear and very useful. Thank you very much !! I am not done yet on my project, still waiting for my other stuffs , it should be coming today. I will send a pictures when I am ready. 325575

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by: Scott B08/20/2017

Great product and service - welds / paint were flawless and it was delivered in less than a week. There was no fuss while mounting hitch to factory attachment points. Additionally, the online video was an excellent resource before tackling the project! 422961

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by: Grace R.04/23/2015

I ordered item online approximately 11am and that same day the product was shiped. I received an email about the status of the order. I received the item within 3 days and the Curt Trailer Hitch is superior quality and the best price online. 187727

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by: Shawn T.06/06/2011

Product bolted on with ease. Perfect. The packaging was top notch, it was delivered very quickly, and was the exact model for my vehicle. My 6 year old son and 2 year old daughter "helped" me put it on in less than 15 minutes. That easy. 16203

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by: Ramon01/10/2014

These folks are ridiculously good. They took care of me every step of the way. The product, exactly as promised. My Armada looks awesome now.This is the way Evey American business should be. Keep up the good work. 112512

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by: Kian J.03/15/2013

Top of the line customer service! Great tracking communication. The item is just as described. Easy to install just had problems with the last bolt but eventually got it on. My advise order everything recommended. 71015

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by: Ivan03/11/2013

This hitch bolted up to my 2012 Armada with no trouble. It is neatly tucked under the bumper and looks great. Thank you to the Etrailer team for the great service and all the help. I will definitely will be back. 69989

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by: Lance W05/20/2013

Product arrived in an expedite fashion. It was just as described. Fit and finish of all hardware is great. It bolted directly to the vehicle without any problems. Installed in 15-20 mins by myself. 81235

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by: Tom06/19/2015

As advertised. I installed the Curt trailer hitch recevier in about fortfive minutes. I would call it more of a plug and play system. Had no problems at all. It looks great and perform great. 204638

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by: Jose Cisneros05/24/2013

The tow hitch is well built and easy to install. Took 15 minutes as website advised. I found the best price on and they shipped it free. Will buy from y'all again. 81803

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by: rob t03/11/2013

by far the easiest aftermarket install ever. it took 20 minutes to install including reading directions, and i used hand tools. it looks great, and operates flawlessly. thanks. 69925

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by: Neal01/04/2010

Excellent Hitch. Extremely e Install time states 30 minutes, but only took less than 5 minutes on my Armada with the pre welded thrreaded nuts. Looks like a good quality hitch. 2622

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by: John H.07/15/2013

The trailer hitch installation went flawlessly and was a perfect fit....trailer wiring kit was the same....the entire installation took less then 45 minutes !!!! 89651

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by: JOHN04/04/2012

With the hitch,receiver,wiring harness and the lock it would of cost me the same price just for a hitch and installation at U-Haul great deal and easy to install. 36094

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by: Daniel A03/25/2014

the product arrive on time ,maybe the only complain the i got is that the paint was scratch in different places but other than that is ok ,and easy to install . 122200

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by: James Lundeen12/03/2014

I was told these were hard to find but this company made it easy! Highly recommend!! Easy install with factory look. Thank you for good customer service 163171

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by: Joshua Fulmer02/27/2011

My purchase arrived quickly and was in great condition. The instructions are easy to follow. It appears to be a quality item. I'll recommend etrailer. 7980

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by: Don F06/20/2011

Bolted on 2008 QX56 with no issues. Took longer to get cover plate unriveted from bumper than to install the hitch. Good quality. Looks great. 17334

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by: Bobby03/09/2015

The prefab holes didn't exactly line up. Had to drill out a little further to make the hitch to fit properly on a 2009 Nissan Armada LE. 177574

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by: Jeff T.12/31/2013

Product was shipped fast. Trailer hitch and wiring fit perfect and only took 30 minutes. Definetly will order again from etrailer. 111590

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by: KEN BOYER08/07/2017


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by: Lj04/19/2017

Perfect fit looks factory. Everyone at etrailer was super helpful. Took less then 30mins to install. 369676

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by: Aaron Batiste03/04/2017

Great job all around! From ordering to delivery. I would highly recommend your services to others. 348466

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by: John08/13/2017

Fast shipping. Perfect fit and installation is easy. Excellent video resources. Highly recommend. 419700

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by: Amy C.07/05/2016

Great hitch. Looks wonderful. Fit my 2013 armada perfectly. Took less than 30 mins to install 268423

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by: Jason01/30/2017

Everything worked perfectly. Installation was a breeze. The shipping was as advertised. 337078

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by: Doug K03/26/2012

Fit just perfect, took about 15 minutes to install by myself. 35160

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by: chris gough08/26/2013

product was easy to install as stated and looks great. 96891

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by: Joe Harper06/03/2011

Packaging and Delivery was good. Went on very easy. 16053

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by: Pat04/26/2016

Fit as expected and installed very quic kly. 247034

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by: Rick J12/07/2013

Hitch fit perfect. 10 minute installati on. 109476

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by: mike b.06/30/2016

Great product. Does as advertised. 266720

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by: jolene09/25/2014

Easiest hitch I ever installed 153025

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by: michael b04/23/2014

E z to put on its a 1 man job 126967

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by: Rocco D11/09/2014

Works as intended. 159999


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  • Will Swagman 2+2 Bike Carrier S64692 Fit Factory Hitch on 2010 Nissan Armada
  • The Swagman 2+2 Bike Carrier # S64692 is compatible with 2-inch hitch receivers like those shown on the linked page, such as Curt # 13188. As long as your hitch is this size and is rated suitably for the combined weight of your bikes and the 85-lb Swagman 2+2, then this carrier is a great choice in a platform style rack. The linked article explains how to confirm your hitch size. Either the sticker on the hitch or your Armada owner's manual will indicate its tongue weight (TW) capacity....
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Nissan Armada to Tow a Trailer with 530 lbs. Tongue Weight
  • I checked the owner's manual for the 2011 Nissan Armada and at the very least it states the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle is 650 pounds. So you could install a trailer hitch that is rated higher than the one you have such as # 13188. This hitch is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. But you are still limited to the vehicle capacities...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2012 Nissan Armada Without Factory Tow Package
  • The most popular 2-inch Class III hitch for your 2012 Armada is the Curt # 13188; this is also the most cost-effective hitch offered. Along with this hitch (or your existing one if you already have one) you can use the Hopkins Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the 2012 Armada by Nissan, part # N40975 that you referenced. This includes the relays required to activate the tow package wiring. I have linked you to an installation video for this kit in an Armada.
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  • Will MaxxTow Wheel Chair Carrier MT70260 Fit a 2008 Nissan Armada
  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2008 Nissan Armada like the Curt hitch part # 13188 yes, the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier # MT70260 would fit and work well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Nissan Armada
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13188 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Nissan Armada so I would recommend it for you. Check out the install video I attached for more info. If 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2005 Nissan Armada
  • For your 2005 Nissan Armada let's first start with a trailer hitch. For that the Curt hitch part # 13188 would be a great option confirmed to fit. I attached an install video for this as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 119147KIT which is a universal kit that has been test fit on your vehicle and determined to work 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...
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  • Compatibility of Prorack # PR8062404 on 2010 Nissan Armada
  • If your Armada doesn't already have a hitch, you'll need to install one. The Curt Class III # 13188 would be an excellent choice. The Pro Series # 63124 would be compatible with this hitch. I've linked you to a hitch install video you might find helpful. If you already have a hitch, you'll need to take a measurement to determine how far under the vehicle the hitch is recessed. Find the hitch pin hole in the receiver, and measure the distance rearward until you clear the furthest rearward...
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  • Will Pro Series Tri-Ball Ball Mount Fit a 2008 Infiniti QX56
  • The tri-ball mount, # PS80425, will fit in a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver opening. If you have a 2 inch hitch on your 2008 Infiniti QX56 then this ball mount would fit the hitch. It measures 8 inches from center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the 1-7/8 and 2 inch balls and 6-3/4 inches to the center of the 2-5/16 inch ball. You will need to make sure these measurements clear the rear bumper of your QX56. You will also need a hitch pin or locking hitch pin if you do not already...
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