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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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2017 Volvo XC90 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 900 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Volvo XC90'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
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty



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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13233

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 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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The representative displayed complete professionalism! She was very informative and helpful. This customer experience leaves me feeling very happy with Furture purchases from etrailer down the line . 844223



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2019 Volvo XC90

Love this hitch. I installed it on my 2019 XC90 Volvo T5. It is a perfect fit. The Volvo Dealership (here in San Diego) sells the $2,200 option including labor and that just seemed to high to me and probably to you for a hitch, even if it is a motorized hitch. I want to add a few personal notes that you may find helpful. I was so happy with this I am planning on getting the hitch for my wife’s 2019 XC60. 1. Do watch the video on the site twice. I was very helpful. I actually had it nearby during the installation. Much easier than reading the paper. 2. I used a 19mm socket on the 1/2” bolts that are provided. That was not detailed anywhere although you could figure it out. But if you are like me and needed to buy some tools that is what fits. 3. There are already holes in the frame that you can use to feed the hardware through (near the axle). You might need to extend the feeder wires to use them but it saves you drilling the larger hole to get the hardware in. You will see it when you are under the car. I didn’t take the picture. 4. If you don’t have them you can easily buy drive on ramps (for pretty cheap) to raise up your vehicle enough to do this job safely. They gave plenty of safe room to work. 5. The trim for the heat shield instructions in the video mostly apply. You will need to do a little extra than what they suggest on the 2016 model in the video 6. MAKE SURE you have the muffler hangers attached to the muffler before you do final assembly. I took mine off for ease of testing the fit and marking the holes to drill. I didn’t put them back on before final install and what a difficult time I had getting them back on. You don’t want to drop the hitch because you might lose your 1/2” bolt. Other than that I love it. Could not be happier. Thanks 795539


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Curt or Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Volvo XC90
    Both the Curt hitch part # C13233 and Draw Tite hitch part # 76194 are a confirmed fit for your 2017 Volvo XC90. They are made by two different manufacturers who approached the design of the hitch totally different but they both fit and work well. That said the Draw Tite is the better option since it has a concealed crosstube and all you'd see is the hitch opening from behind the vehicle. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13233 Fit Hybrid Model of 2017 Volvo XC90
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13233 fits all models of the 2017 Volvo XC90 so you will not have any problems with fitment on your air ride model. I have attached a sample installation video as well as the instructions for you to reference. If you let me know what you will be using it for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • How Much Does Adding Curt Trailer Hitch Reduce Ground Clearance on a 2016 Volvo XC90
    Take a look of the picture I have included showing Curt trailer hitch # C13233 installed on a 2016 Volvo XC90. If you measure from the bottom of the piece pointed out in the picture down about 4-1/2 inches that is approximately where the bottom of the hitch will be after it is installed. That will give you a good idea of the approximate hitch location and thus the amount of ground clearance. I have driven extensively through New Orleans and there are some rough roads due to the flooding...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
    The two available custom fit trailer hitches for your 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design both require removal and/or modification of some rear components on your vehicle during installation. I recommend the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch, # C13233 because the installation process is slightly easier as it does not require you to temporarily remove the the bumper like on the Draw-Tite. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening with a gross towing weight capacity of 6,000 lbs and a maximum...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Brake Controller Wiring For 2016 Volvo XC90
    Since you are purchasing the vehicle new, there are a couple things to look for. First, you want to know what the towing capacity is for the vehicle. You want to make sure you do not exceed the towing capacity for your new Volvo. The Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13233 is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. Per Curt, All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support...
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  • Is Bumper or Fascia Trimming Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Volvo XC90
    To install Curt trailer hitch # C13233 on your 2016 Volvo XC90 there is an underbody heat shield that will need to be trimmed, see the linked instructions, but the fascia/bumper does not have to be trimmed. I have included a picture of what the hitch looks like once installed. You can see that the bumper and other pieces remain intact. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and...
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  • Curt Hitch C13233 Ground Clearance For 2016 Volvo XC90
    I spoke with my contact at Curt about how far down the # C13233 trailer hitch hangs on the Volvo XC90. He said that the trailer hitch measures approximately 10-5/16 inches from the bottom of the frame-mount bracket to the bottom of the hitch receiver. I have attached a diagram showing this measurement. To determine how this will effect your ground clearance, you can measure from the mounting location of the hitch down. This will give you an idea of where the hitch will sit on your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volvo XC90 that Doesn't Require Trimming
    For your 2018 Volvo XC90 we have the Curt hitch part # C13233 as your best option. It does require some heat shield trimming but does not require any rear bumper trimming. Check out the install video I attached for more info on that the Draw Tite hitch that fits your vehicle on the other hand does require bumper trimming.
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  • Is There A Trailer Hitch Receiver For A 2017 Volvo XC90 That Doesn't Require Cutting Bumper?
    For your 2017 Volvo XC90, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13233 does not need to have the rear bumper cut. According to their instructions, there is heat shield trimming required and skid shield trimming if present, but there is not any bumper or facia trimming required for this installation. I've attached the installation details for you. You will want to note that for any non-trailer load, Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2016 Volvo XC90
    For your 2016 Volvo XC90, I recommend the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13233. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and requires a bit less vehicle modification for installation when compared to the Draw-Tite model hitch that is also available for your Volvo. It will provide you with a 2 inch receiver that will work great for accessories or towing. When we installed this hitch on your 2016 XC90, we measured a distance of 12-1/2 inches from the ground to the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories Recommendation for 2016 Volvo XC90
    Because the 2008 and 2016 Volvo XC90 are from different model generations, they wouldn't use the same hitch. For the 2016, I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13233. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll need the following to complete your towing set up: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118683 Ball mount, part # 2923 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, part # 19261 or # 63845 for a 2 inch ball.
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  • How Hard is it to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Volvo XC90
    A lot of the installation of Curt trailer hitch # C13233 on your 2016 Volvo XC90 revolves around getting the fascia out of the way to install the hitch. It isn't difficult just time-consuming. There is drilling that is needed, the instructions show the installer using a die grinder, but this is because a hole needs to be enlarged to 1 inch in order to get the hardware into the frame. With this hitch Curt also says that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth -...
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  • Fitment of Curt Hitch on a 2016 Volvo XC90
    Good news, I can help answer your questions about the Curt Hitch # C13233 for your 2016 Volvo XC90. Even though we have not had a chance to test this hitch on the vehicle here at etrailer, I was able to find images from Curt's instructions that should help you see what it looks like on your vehicle. I've attached the instructions to this page for your convenience. This hitch is compatible with all trim packages, and in the instructions it also provides the heat shield modification...
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  • Best 5-Bike Rack to Keep Bikes Secure
    I can certainly understand the trepidation regarding bikes being totally secure to a 5-bike rack, although if the bikes are within the weight limits and properly loaded, there really is nothing to fear as the racks are absolutely designed to withstand the rigors of the road. The best of these 5-bike racks for absolute security of your bikes is the Yakima FullTilt 5-Bike Rack # Y02463. This rack offers the best security because it strongly holes the bikes with straps at three different...
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  • Will Installing Curt Hitch on a 2016 Volvo XC90 Interfere with Hands Free Liftgate Operation
    No, the Curt trailer hitch # C13233 is not known to interfere with the sensors on your 2016 Volvo XC90. However, the position/angles of the sensors can vary from vehicle to vehicle so some people may have to trigger the sensors by kicking their foot off to the side instead of the normal place they are triggered. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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...
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  • Ground Clearance of Curt 13233 Installed on 2020 Volvo XC90
    Once installed, the ground clearance under the Curt # C13233 receiver hitch will be right about 10 inches. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you'll need a drawbar, a trailer ball and a wiring harness to complete your towing system. For a wiring harness, use # 118683. I'd also recommend our etrailer.com ball mount kit, part # 989900. The kit contains two different ball mounts, a 1-7/8 inch and a 2 inch ball and two hitch pins. I've linked you to installation videos for the hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Installation on 2016 Volvo XC90
    For your 2016 Volvo XC90, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13233. This hitch receiver is estimated in the installation details I've attached to take a novice about 2 hours and a professional about an hour to install. It can be installed by you or by any mechanic you trust. We do not have installation locations we refer to, but can provide you with videos as well as instructions. I've attached a video on the same model year to assist. If you will be using this for...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Interfere with Liftgate Sensors on a 2016 Volvo XC90
    No, the Curt trailer hitch # C13233 is not known to interfere with the sensors on your 2016 Volvo XC90. However, the position/angles of the sensors can vary from vehicle to vehicle so some people may have to trigger the sensors by kicking their foot off to the side instead of the normal place they are triggered. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Volvo XC90
    For your 2016 Volvo XC90 you can use Curt trailer hitch # C13233. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. It is rated for 900 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for the XC90 capacity and go by the lowest rating. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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...
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  • Will Curt Class lll Trailer Hitch Fit 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid
    I called my contact at Curt about your 2016 XC90 Hybrid. The Curt Hitch, part # C13233 is confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. They said they have not received any calls from folks who could not install the hitch on their vehicle, whether it is a hybrid model or not. This hitch is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. Per Curt, all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Compatible with 2016 Volvo XC90 Spoiler
    On your 2016 Volvo XC90 if you have a roof rack you can use the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Trunk Bike Rack # HRF2 or # HRF2-3. I confirmed this with the manufacturer. We don't list the fit in our guide because it requires the rails for a fit. If you don't have a roof side rails then you will need to add a roof rack to your flush mounted rails to use that rack. The # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX040 are my recommendation. If you have the raised factory side rails then you don't need to add...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2018 Volvo XC90 T8
    The available trailer hitches for your 2018 Volvo XC90 will require varying degrees of vehicle modification for installation. Draw-Tite hitch # 76194 does not require any drilling but does require some fascia trimming and heat shield modification. I have linked the instructions and a video showing an example installation. This hitch is listed as a fit for all styles of the 2018 XC90 including the T8. Curt hitch # C13233 does require drilling but does not require trimming the fascia....
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  • Best Towing Setup for a 2018 Volvo XC90
    For your 2018 Volvo XC90, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76194 because this trailer hitch unlike the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13233 will not require any drilling into the frame which is not exactly something most want to do on a brand new vehicle. The install process will be a bit more challenging but the limited vehicle modifications makes it well worth your while. We also have an install video of this hitch which I have attached for...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Volvo XC90
    Between the Draw-Tite # 76194 and the Curt # C13233 for your 2016 Volvo XC90 I recommend going with the Draw-Tite. Both trailer hitch options have a high difficulty rating for the installation, the same 6,000 lb towing and 900 lb tongue weight ratings, and the Curt requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 for all non-trailer loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Another positive of the Draw-Tite is that it is designed so that only the receiver is visible. Draw-Tite...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch for 2016 Volvo XC90 for Use with Cargo & Bike Carriers
    Between the Draw-Tite # 76194 and the Curt # C13233 Class III hitches that fit your 2016 Volvo XC90 I do still recommend the Draw-Tite for your application, despite the trimming required, since this is a no-drill install. Another reason is that the Curt hitch requires you to use a support strap # 18050 for any cargo load without wheels, such as a bike rack or a platform cargo carrier. This is required to maintain your Curt hitch warranty. The strap is not costly but having to use it...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2016 Volvo XC90
    I do have a trunk mount bike carrier for your 2016 Volvo XC90 that will allow you to carry 3 bikes. It is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2-3. It has an extra arm piece that will move the top straps up and over any hatch spoiler so no weight is put on it. Another option instead of using a trunk mount carrier to carry three bikes is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount bike carrier. You can use Curt trailer hitch # C13233. Then for a bike carrier you can use # TH934XTR...
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  • Recommended 3-Bike Carriers for 2016 Volvo XC90
    Thule does not yet have confirmed trunk-mount bike carrier fits for the 2016 Volvo XC90. Yakima does have several confirmed fits for your car, for both 2- and 3-bike carriers, but due to the nature of the car's hatch design you are limited to carrying 2 bikes due to the overall weight load on the car. If you need to transport 3 bikes I strongly recommend installing a hitch receiver and using a hitch-mount rack. Curt offers 2-inch Class III hitch # C13233 for your car. This hitch includes...
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