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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Toyota Tacoma's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Bumper brackets will need to be loosened and bumper supported during hitch installation. No drilling required for installation
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2006 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CURT class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number 13323. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, except for the receiver tube and the safety chain links right here, everything is pretty well hidden. You can just see a very little bit of the cross tube and that frame at either end, but other than that, this hitch is pretty well hidden. It's a nice, easy install and it's going to give you a hitch that's going to do really well for you. Here we've got our 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening with reinforcement collar around it. We've got our rolled steel safety chain loops right here.
With this style, it's going to give you really good access. Especially if you have larger safety chain loops on whatever trailer you have, you're going to be able to get them in there much easier than with some other hitches. Right here we've got our 5/8-inch hitch pin hole, which is going to work really well for any class 3 accessories that you may have. It comes out almost flush with the rear bumper here; it's just inside. It's going to help give you a good look but also it's going to be very functional because you should have plenty of clearance out towards the rear of the vehicle for any of those accessories that you may be using. This hitch features a 500-pound max tongue weight rating and a 5000-pound gross trailer weight rating, which are increased with a weight distribution system to 550 pounds max tongue weight and 5500 pounds gross trailer weight. Overall, I really like the look and functionality of this hitch, and I think for anybody with a Toyota Tacoma, it'll do really well for you. Now, let's give you some measurements in order to help assist you with your selection of accessories such as ball mounts, bike racks, or cargo carriers. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the rear bumper is about 3-1/2 inches, and the distance from the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening to the ground is about 18-1/4 inches. Now, let's show you how to install it.
All right, now first thing we'll need to do is we're going to need to loosen up the bolts in this bumper bracket here. It's got five of them: One, and two more here, and then two more out here. This one and this one, we're going to completely take out. We're going to be using a 17 mm socket in order to do this. The ones we'll be loosening, we're just going to back them out pretty far like that, but we don't want to take them all the way out.
Then the other two are the ones we'll be taking out. From here out, whatever we do on one side, we'll be doing that exact same thing on the other. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to take a tube brush and a little bit of lubricant to clean out the two weld nuts here. If you don't have a tube brush and would like to pick one up, you can get one on our site, part number 814092. I'm just going to put the tube brush in there, just spin it around, and then work it down through. What this is going to do is help clean out the threads of any dirt and debris to help make sure that the bolts that we'll be threading up in there will go in smoothly and won't cross-thread. Now it's a good idea to grab a second set of hands, and with that plate pulled off the frame just a little bit now, just slide it up into position until you get the holes lined up here on the underside for the weld nut.
Then you can put in one of your bolts and conical toothed washers. When you install these, you want to make sure that the teeth on that conical toothed washer are facing up towards that hitch. Once you've got one started on each side, that'll hold it up there so then you can get the rest of your hardware started again. Once you've got all the bolts started on the underside into those weld nuts, we can come back to our bumper brackets and get our hardware started that we had removed previously. Now once I've got all my hardware started, I'll come to the underside here and use a 3/4-inch socket and tighten up these bolts underneath. All right, now what we can do is we can go and tighten the three bolts that attach our hitch here. When we do that, we'll want to push the bumper back up so it's in the position it was. Now what we're going to do is take one of these bolts all the way out at a time in order to put a spacer block in there. We're going to take one of the spacer blocks, slide it into place there, and then reinstall the bolt. Once I've got that one started, I can take the other one out and slide another one up inside. Once you've got that block in place, you can get that bolt started, as well. Now I'm just going to hold the bumper back into the position that looks good, and then you can tighten those up. Now, once we've got all of our hardware tightened, we can go back and torque it down to the specification in the instruction manual. That's going to complete our look at the CURT class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number 13323, on our 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (217 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.
by: Works like a charm01/05/2014
I installed the following on a 2006 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner. Watching all the related etrailer installation videos will give you an excellent idea of what to expect. Having an extra pair of hands removing the rear bumper and installing the hitch is a must. I admit it would have been nice to have a lift and impact wrench. ;) Otherwise pretty straight forward. The wiring harness and mounting brackets were just as simple. Again, just follow all the etrailer videos. See photo 1 for finished install. Sorry for the poor quality pic. Works like a charm. I'm satisfied! Side note: I used the longer receiver mounting bracket (18136) in conjunction with the 4-Pole Flat mounting bracket(18144). The wire connector is almost even with the back of the receiver tube. See photo 2. * 13323 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" * 118496 - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector * 18136 - No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long * 18144 - Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat Because I am volunteering to help pull a trailer once a month for a local charity, this particular product definitely made the project a viable solution. The great ratings on this hitch, price, and turn around time on shipping were an obvious plus. I will be keeping etrailer bookmarked for any future towing needs. Wouldn't hesitate recommending etrailer to a friend. 111958
by: Mark K.05/25/2012
Recently purchased a Curt reciever hitch along with a wiring harness from Etrailers for a 5 lug Toyota Tacoma. The build quality matches my experience of other hitches on other vehicles (trucks, vans, suv's). Curt was the cheapest Etrailers offered which made it my choice. The reciever has good penetration of the welds, quality bolts, exacting tolerances. High gloss paint has good coverage and apperars to have good adhesion. Only time will tell how long the paint holds up. Hitch came in a rather stout carboard box with hand holds. Hitch was well secured in the box, sharp corners were padded/taped. Wiring harness and additional items were also attached to the reciever to prevent harm during shipping. The online videos that Etrailers provides cuts some time off of mounting as well. The wiring harness is a must. Ive spent 30 years splicing and repairing wires on towing vehicles and am sick of it. The harness is by far the best way to go, connections stay protected etc. My only complaint is that shipping seemed a little slow. Slow to get out of the distribution center and slow on the truck. Id rather watch paint dry than watch tracking. Still the shipping was free, and when someone gives you something then i shouldnt be too picky. I would buy from Etrailers again, good quality, good prices, good service. 41647
by: Craig G10/25/2015
I received the hitch and it looked good. I took it out the box it came in. Went to install it and noticed one of the sides was bent in, this probably happened during shipping. I used a rubbed mallet to beat the side back out to get it to fit up against the bed rails. Other than that the installation was simple and easy. 230737
by: Ken B01/17/2014
Curt hitch fit my 2014 Tacoma perfectly .Took just under an hour to install. 114050
by: Mike M.03/30/2015
I ordered the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab. My Tacoma does not have the towing package so I ordered it primarily for carrying bicycles. The free shipping was great as I received the hitch within three days. The instructions called for a two man installation. I am a small person at 5'4" and 120 lbs and was able to perform the install myself with an ATV jack with a plywood board mounted to it. Before the hitch arrived, I removed the rear bumper as instructed. This gave me an opportunity to clean out all of the leaves and spider nests. When the hitch arrived, I lifted it in place with the ATV jack and followed the instructions. The hitch mounted into place with very little effort and the bumper mounting pins did not have to be removed. Mounting of the bumper using the ATV jack was very easy. Since I don't have the towing package, I did not have to perform any wiring. The total time spent was equivalent to a half day. This included taking the time to clean all of the parts removed from the pickup. 181367
by: Tom Assenmacher07/18/2014
Received the trailer hitch on time. A great product and was easily installed by me. This is my second hitch from E-Trailer (first hitch was for a 2009 Honda CRV), and the service then was great too. Highly recommend E-Trailer - and great installation instructions too! 141953
by: Ron C.07/24/2012
Excellent product and superior service! It arrived in a couple of days and an easy install. Here is a helpful hint. To support the bumper I used two cargo straps (the kind with no hooks). With the tailgate open drop the non buckle end between the tailgate and body. Close the tailgate and wrap the straps under and around the bumper and tailgate. Tighten them and the bumper is supported with nothing in your way! Pretty slick, see attached photos 49144
Arrives fast and as advertised! Not always the case with other vendors. Video was very useful but instructions that came with hitch were great and helped me when I was on my back installing. I have NOTHING to complain about and I like to complain! 99673
by: Butch Davis10/07/2012
There should be a rating higher than "Excellant" for the two products I bought, trailerhitch and wiring harness.... Both of these were so easy to install I was "blown away" by the ease of installation... But I do have ONE HUGE suggestion....Either include a CD-ROM for the installations, or at least include something that says go to your web site and watch the videos. Your step-by-step video instructions were awesome. The written directions tell you to removr two bolts and loosen three and then mount the hitch, NO WAY, it's much easier to do it like your video tells you to. I took my laptop out to the garage and watched the video during the install and could pause it and do that step, pause and restart :) :) :) LOVED IT...... 56608
by: Chad C.08/17/2014
Best part about this hitch is its made in the USA. It went on flawlessly and looks great. The finish is shinny powder coating and the fit is perfect. I also added a 4 pin wiring harness bracket that holds the connector up and out of sight. 147090
by: BILL B.05/13/2014
THE HITCH WAS DELIVERED ON TIME....I WAS ABLE TO INSTALL IN A COUPLE OF HOURS...TOOK A LITTLE LONGER BECAUSE I DID IT BY MYSELF WITHOUT USING POWER TOOLS...I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT AND IT LOOKS GREAT...THANKS ETRAILER 130479
by: Luke K.03/02/2014
As this was my second hitch purchase from ETrailer I expected and experienced no less than advertised. The hitches from ETrailer are built with extreme precision so all the holes line up perfectly. The video installation clips were very helpful because I was teaching my grandson, Luke how to install a major device and the importance of following step by step in a situation requiring a retrofit and not to remove bolts when the instruction says "loosen". Because it was a teaching event, it took longer than the standard time AND because my impact wrench was a 1975 model and about 15 inches long with the socket, we had to do it the old fashion way. Still it only took 1 hour 15 minutes to complete and clean up. I'll not shop anywhere else for items I can find on Etrailer.com. 118184
by: John C.01/11/2012
When I ordered this trailer hitch for my 2012 Toyota Tacoma from etrailer.com it was expressed mailed free of charge! Three days later, there it was on my front porch! The etrailer video that explains how to install the hitch was easy to understand. Although it's recommended that two people install the hitch, I was able to do it myself using a car jack to hold one end up while I attached the other end. Total installment time by myself was 50 minutes. I was going to have a professional do the wiring, but etrailer makes it so simple that I may do that job myself at a great price! 29512
The Curt Hitch with T-One Wiring Harness was shipped and arrived very quickly, however the shipping box was very lightweight corrugate and the hitch ends had punched through the bottom. No damage though. Would highly recommend using heavier duty packaging for this 46 lb item. This Curt Hitch is of very high quality. I installed it by myself with no major problems in a little over 2 hours using manual wrenches. Note: Strapping the bumper to the tailgate, as mentioned in another customer's review, really made the job easier. The wiring harness was also a snap to install. I am very impressed with etrailer's communication, fast shipping, follow-up and overall customer service. When in the market for future auto accessories, etrailer will definitely be my first choice. 66356
by: don g10/22/2012
watched the video, read the directions, pretty much as shown. did it myself in an hour & a half ( I'm NOT a mechanic) in the back yard, no lift or ramp even required. 57807
by: Michael G.08/10/2014
My son in law and I had this installed in less than an hour on my 2014 Tacoma. The video was very helpful. Every thing went seamless from order to delivery. 145603
I was able to open and install the Curt Receiver hitch for my '15 Tacoma last week end. I was working alone so the process was time consuming, took a little over two hours. A short time of that block was reviewing the video provided by an online auto parts seller. The hitch was packaged well and arrived undamaged. The installation instructions are clear and easily understood, even for the complete novice. The appearance and clearances certainly compliment the vehicle, the fit up was perfect. A well made product. I hope this helps others whom might be considering a purchase from eTrailer.com, I will certainly by shopping with you again! Respectfully 312501
by: Camilo Canoa02/08/2017
Installation of this hitch was a breeze! And it can be done by one person! Instruccions were legible and clear and this hitch was cheaper than e*** or a*****! Plus backed by the guarantee im only buying my hitchs from etrailer.com!! 339781
I ordered the hitch on Sunday night, and it arrived Wednesday afternoon. Installation was quick and easy, taking me just under an hour to do by myself. I'd order another hitch from and recommend etrailer.com to any of my friends. 29654
by: Alan M.04/23/2011
Excellent paint, excellent fit, easily bolted on with a friends help, and 3 beers....didn't need to remove bumper or any cutting/welding. perfect, perfect, perfect product. start to finish was 1 hour in my driveway. 12262
Awesome fit without a Hitch !! 121089
by: Bill Torres03/22/2011
Wow ..Easy Installation of Trailer Hitch..1 2 3..it was done....needed it for wheelchair lift...for my daughter who has spina bifida...need to haul her around...needed hitch for carrier...Thank you... 10148
by: Wm. H11/26/2012
Installation was great. Every hole lined up and was a snug fit 60008
by: Ed G12/27/2013
Just installed the hitch on a new 2014 Toyota Tacoma. Took about 1.5 hours by myself. Suspended the bumper from the tailgate using straps and also supported it in the center with a 5 gallon plastic bucket and 1/4 inch plywood. Instructions fairly good and video on your website very helpful. Highly recommend installing the 2 bumper bolts first when reinstalling the Toyota bumper bracket after bolting the hitch to the frame with bottom bolts. Then you can easily move bumper to line up the 3 holes on the frame instead of vice versa. Easy install and fits great. ED 111323
Exactly what I needed. This hitch and T-connect wiring kit was easy to install and looks great! I highly recommend these products and I will definitely buy from etrailer again!! 73838
by: Mike B.07/23/2012
I got a quote from a local Toyota dealer and the quote was astronomical (about 5 times higher than what I paid for the hitch!). I couldn't afford to have the dealer install the hitch and I needed it for a utility trailer and boat trailer. I purchased the hitch and on Saturday I installed it. The only assisstance I needed, besides the written instructions, was to ask my wife to help hold it in place while I got a couple of bolts started. I did not have any problems. It took between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. Thankyou for a great product and timely delivery! 49069
by: Paul Friedman02/24/2015
I have bought may things from you hitches for a lot of cars Honda crv a Honda Fit a Yakima roof rack for the fit and Chevy s10 hitch and now another hitch for my new 2015 Tacoma a trail and trailer fenders I have found your service dept /tech support to very helpful and the videos also helpful I have only had one problem with a trailer and they where very good about fixing any problems you may have I can tell they want to have people come back again .thanks keep up the good work repeat customer Paul Friedman 175972
by: Eddie from Sugar Land03/11/2011
This trailer hitch receiver fit my Tacoma precisely as advertised. The instructions were simple and the job took me less time than the instructions indicated, a perfect fit. I made my order on Monday and the package arrived on Thursday. Thanks for the shipping upgrade at no additional charge. The wiring harness is top of the line technology and was a breeze to install. No hassles with splicing wires or running circuit test. Total time to install hitch and wiring harness 1hour 10 minutes. Good luck. 9090
by: Ron Bailey11/03/2012
The web page made selection of the right product easy to find for my particular vehicle. The item was shipped and arrived in specified time frames and installation of the item (Curt Tow Hitch) was installed in a very short time. Instructions were easy to follow and no problems were encountered. All in all, the product that I purchased and its installation was a positive experience with no complications at all. Etrailer lived up to its billing and I would recommend them to friends and family. 58760
by: Chris M.05/03/2012
Your online videos are extremely helpful in preparing for installation. I installed the towbar assembly with the vehicle on the ground. I used a jack and a piece of 2x4 which allowed me to move the assembly right into place without any assistance. The accompanying wiring kit was also very easy to install, and again, the video was a extremely helpful. I remember the days of cutting and splicing,and this was nothing like it. Total time working alone (and taking my time) was 2.5 hours. 39237
by: Mark D.09/17/2012
The hitch was delivered sooner than expected. The installation video was very valuable. Suspending the rear bumper with straps around the tailgate helped. I did have difficulty torqueing the rear bolts on the bottom of the hitch because they were not very accessible, but I think that was because I did not have a torque wrench that would fit in between the hitch bar and the bolt head. All-in-all I had a great experience with the purchase and installation of this hitch. 54936
by: joseph p05/06/2015
The installation was pretty simple. It took me a few hours because I did it alone. I wish I had another hand,but I just put blocks under it until I got real close to the frame. It slid up between the bumper bracket and the frame because I left the bolts real loose.Once I lined up the bolt holes under the hitch,I started to install the bolts.I installed it without lifting the truck. Your paper instructions were perfect. I just need to borrow a torque wrench. Thanks. 191003
by: Honest Abe06/28/2016
First, placed two separate orders with etrailer and both were shipped immediately, packed well and arrived at the speed of light! Job well done! This hitch receiver went on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. Installation was a breeze, especially since I had no prior experience with an installation like this - very straightforward and only took about an hour. The Hitch itself is very well made and fit perfectly. No swearing, hammering or bruised knuckles! Two thumbs up!! 266153
Have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma installed item 13323 and the only problems that I encountered were rusty bolts, which I was warned about. The other problem was the receiver was too narrow for the frame by 1/4 of an inch. I called your help line and they said this happens sometimes so the recommendation was that I spread that out using either wrenches or some sort of a spreading device or brute force. This was the only problem and the help line was very helpful. 62751
Very happy with my experiece with etrailer. The price for everything (hitch, mount, wiring, pin) was about the same as the price for just the hitch at the local retailer, and using the free ground shipping, it only took about 3 working days for my purchase to arrive. The products were as advertised, and with a few sockets and some help holding the bumper, the hitch was easy to install. The wiring for trailer light connection was also very easy to install. 26363
by: Mike G02/08/2012
I actually just finished installing this 2 hours ago on my 2006 Tacoma X-Runner. I thought this would be much more difficult, but turned out to be quite easy. It only took 90 minutes, I did it alone and stripped a bumper screw (not related to the hitch, my fault). The hitch is beautifully made, nice welds and thick coating. It came with all necessary hardware and was fairly easy to install with the included directions. I highly recommend this hitch! 31337
by: John B.07/21/2013
This hitch went on very easy. My son helped with the install since I had nothing to hold the hitch in place while installing. I recommend using a rubber mallet to coerce the hitch to line up with all the screw holes. Also, wear safety glasses because a lot of dust/dirt will fall when loosening the existing screws. The product fit my Tacoma perfectly and I felt I couldn't have had a better end result even if I had Toyota install their own unit. 90727
by: Ken N.08/19/2015
The trailer hitch receiver arrived as scheduled with all hardware and instructions necessary to complete the installation. The instructions were very straight forward and the installation was completed in just under 2 hours with no problems. The fit and pre-drilled mounting holes aligned perfectly! I was worried about trying this on my own, but would not hesitate to recommend the receiver and wiring harness to anybody with a Toyota Tacoma. 220323
by: Ken D.03/27/2011
The hitch took about 1-1/2 hrs to install and it fitted perfectly. It has a nice hard powder coat finish and has a good appearance. The wiring loom for the trailer plugin also fitted perfectly. I also got the "L" shaped sheetmetal piece that holds the end of the truck plug where the wires from the trailer plug in. That also fitted perfectly. In all, I would say this is a very good product of high quality and is simple to install. 10475
Shipping was prompt, installation was easy, finished in 1.5 hours. I did it all with hand tools with assistance holding the hitch up as I installed the four bolts. Fits well with pre-drilled holes in my Tacoma frame and although I haven't ordered the wiring kit yet, I plan on doing it in the near future. I'm glad I finally ordered this hitch. Like many things I purchase, I wonder why I didn't do this two years ago. 218547
by: John Wirtes04/09/2015
The etrailer hitch is fantastic, easy install, great imfo, the videos are very helpful. Installed the hitch on my 2006 Tacoma. Used the tie down method from one of the videos, installer wrap the belts around the raised tailgate to support the bumper. Great idea, I tried it that way and it worked great, no heavy lifting and can be done all alone if you don't have help. Great company, thanks etailer!!! 184286
by: Bill Mack08/21/2011
Absolutely no problems reading the directions and installing. I'm glad I had an impact wrench and would highly suggest anyone installing a hitch to have one or borrow one. Would advise to glue or lightly tape the spacers to the bumper attachment rail (fills the gap made by the trailer hitch/frame) before trying to screw the bumper back on. You'll know what I mean once you get the part. 22413
Viewed on line then called to verify that I was getting proper "Curt Hitch " and Wiring. Placed order over the phone. I was told it might take a week to get the order. Three days later it was here (Monday.) Tuesday we put it on in less than 2 hours. You were recommended by a friend and less expensive than most sites. Excellent service and product at a reasonable price. Thanks 68085
by: Traci & Pax02/16/2015
2014 Toyota Tacoma - towing hitch. Product specifications were spot on and delivery was quick. Installation video was very helpful and using straps around the tailgate to suspend the bumper worked slick. My daughter and I installed the hitch(on the ground) in just over an hour from start to finish. Main use will be for a bike rack so did not install wiring harness for lights. 174876
by: Wally L.11/16/2014
I ordered the Curt hitch for my 2015 Toyota Tacoma and it arrived within a couple of days (wow, fast shipping). It was easy to install and made of high quality materials. This hitch seemed far superior to the ones I had looked at locally to be installed by companies around town and I saved more than I paid for the hitch from etrailer. Great group at etrailer to work with. 161155
I just installed the hitch this morning and rather than the 2hr. Novice installation time noted on the instruction sheet, I did the job single handed in about 45 minutes. The fit was perfect, the quality of the hitch was better than my highest expectations and the service was superb. The instructional video was very helpful with clear images and valuable tips. Thank you. 186318
Heavy duty and well built. Did the install by myself on the ground. Took about 2 hours, well I did it by myself. After turning out the bolts about 3/4/ of the way, I used a floor jack to lift and hold the hitch in place. Worked like a charm. The hardest part was installing the spacers on the rear most bolts. Saved a lot of money and would do it again in a heart beat! 219148
by: Steve H.05/02/2012
Heavy duty, nice fit. Would have been an easier install if I had a second person because of the weight of this hitch. But I put a scissors jack under it to raise it into position and hold it in place while I installed the bolts. Took about an hour and a half by myself with the use of the jack. Without that I think you would need 2 people. Good quality, nice item. 39224
by: Robert C.11/26/2011
Hitch arrived in only 3 days with regular shipping. I also ordered a wiring harness so the truck could supply lights to a trailer. My son and I put them both on his 2007 tacoma in about one and a half hours. Everything fit perfectly and worked great. The videos on the etrailer web site were very helpful and made the installation go much quicker. 27401
by: Jesse D.02/15/2014
I installed it by my self, and I'm eighty years old. I won't go into how I raised it up, it would be duck soup for two people. It fits good, and you could pick up the truck with this thing. Don't take that bumper off, install the shims one bolt at a time, that way you won't have a jack stand in your way when you are installing the rear most shim. 116596
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