Menu Icon
Filter Results

Filter Questions and Answers:

reset filter

Expert Answers about Curt


  • Replacing PullRite Fixed Hitch with Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 Dodge Ram
  • We do not currently carry PullRite products but based on my research there isn't a sliding base available that can be added to their fixed hitches. For a sliding 5th wheel hitch to give you the needed cab clearance during sharp turns with your short bed Ram you will need to go with a completely new hitch. For a sliding hitch I highly recommend the Curt A20 # C16541 because of its interlocking 2-jaw system that provides a secure connection and a quiet ride, its fully articulating torsion...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 1983 Mercedes 300TD Wagon
  • The trailer hitch part # C11805 does fit your 1983 Mercedes 300TD Wagon but due to it's lower weight capacity of 200 lbs it cannot be used with a motorcycle carrier. Only solution would be a lightweight trailer. Which for that you'd need trailer wiring part # 119179KIT and a ball mount like the part # C45572.
    view full answer...

  • Is 60-1/2 inch Truck Bed Floor Height Too Tall for Connecting Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • 60-1/2 inches would be very tall for the truck bed floor height, but I believe you might be measuring from the top of the bed rails to the ground instead. If the truck does not have a lift or oversize tires the dealer is correct you most likely would not have an issue. If you do have a 60-1/2 inch truck bed height though you are going to be way too tall to tow a fifth wheel trailer.
    view full answer...

  • Dimensions of Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13322
  • The distance from left to right on the Curt hitch part # 13322 between the mounting holes on center is 35-5/8 inches and the distance from the mounting surface down to the top of the hitch opening is 5-1/2 inches.
    view full answer...

  • Easy to Install Brake Controller Recommendation for 2019 Ford Explorer
  • The brake controller install port on a 2019 Ford Explorer can be found in two places. It's either going to be found behind the glove box on the passenger side or it's going to be located to the left of the steering column under the dash taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. The part # 3035-P is designed to fit this port and install a brake controller like the very popular P3 part # 90195. The Curt Echo part # C51180 that you mentioned is a really great option. It's...
    view full answer...

  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Hitch at Rear of 2018 Keystone Bullet Colt Travel Trailer
  • For a cargo carrier that you could use at the back of your 2018 Keystone Bullet Colt travel trailer we have the Curt # C18110 which will work well. With travel trailers you need to use fixed carriers without folding hinges since they add more movement and create extra stress on the carrier and hitch. This carrier also has a 300 lb capacity. Check out the review video I attached for more info on it as well.
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata with Appearance Package
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about the fitment of the Class I Receiver Hitch # C11028 on your 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the Appearance Package and he said that although it does fit up to the frame, there is a significant amount of fascia trimming that needs to be done for you to have access to the hitch receiver. Normally these would be somewhere around 3" holes that would need to be cut but he said for this particular application the holes would need to be somewhere in the ballpark...
    view full answer...

  • Replacement Parts for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500
  • I have some good news to offset some of that anger from recently being scammed. We do indeed have all of the replacement parts available for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 and I will list them out below. Replacement L-Pins and Clips # C17513 Replacement Spring Bar Lift Tool # C17512 Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar (quantity of 1) # C17536 Replacement Frame Brackets # C17508 Replacement Hardware Kit # C17550 Replacement Head # C17507 I have also attached...
    view full answer...

  • Difference Between Curt Trailer Hitches for 2019 Ford Escape
  • The difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13186 and Curt Trailer Hitch # C12111 that fit your 2019 Ford Escape is the size of the receiver. I recommend Curt Hitch # C13186 for your '19 Escape because it has a 2 inch receiver which gives you many more options in regards to the type of accessories you can use. This hitch has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity and 3,500 lb towing capacity but unlike the hitch with the smaller 1-1/4 inch receiver, the # C13186 is rated for use with...
    view full answer...

  • Availability of Trailer Hitches for 2016 Infiniti Q70 and Q50
  • The only trailer hitch available that is confirmed to fit the 2016 Infiniti Q70 is the Curt Class I # C11111. For the Q50 we have the Draw-Tite # 24931 or the Curt # C11407, both of which are also Class I hitches. Between those two options for the Q50 I do recommend the Curt because it's made right here in the USA. All of these trailer hitches will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. There is not a 2 inch receiver available for either of these vehicles, most likely because...
    view full answer...

  • How Much Can a 2014 Ford F-150 King Ranch with the 3.5L EcoBoost Tow
  • According to my research, the towing capacity of a 2014 Ford F-150 King Ranch with the 3.5L EcoBoost can vary from 7,500 lbs to 11,300 lbs depending on drive type, axle ratio, and gross combined weight rating. If you can provide me with this information I would be happy to provide you with an exact capacity. The axle ratio should be listed on a tag inside the glove box and the gross combined weight rating should be listed on a tag inside the driver door jamb but if not you can always call...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch, Brake Controller and Weight Distribution for 2019 VW Atlas
  • Yes, you can use a weight distribution system with your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and to answer your other question, the Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 is a fantastic option. Before that you need to start with a trailer hitch that is compatible with a weight distribution system and for that you will need the Draw-Tite # 76176. This is a 2 inch hitch with a 900 lb tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lb towing capacity; it will be a great hitch for your Atlas because not only does...
    view full answer...

  • Base Rails and Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • There are base rails and an installation kit which fit your 2015 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed but not the ones you referenced. Instead you can use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 which are a fit for your truck and will give you brackets and rails to install a fifth wheel hitch. I have added a link to an install of this kit on a Ram 1500 for you to check out. Since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you are going to need to use a fixed fifth wheel hitch with a Sidewinder....
    view full answer...

  • Can Curt T-Connector # C56040 be Used to Charge Trailer Battery
  • You can use the Curt T-Connector # C56040 to start with for trailer wiring that will allow you put a maintenance charge on your trailer battery but you'll also need an adapter to convert it to a 7-way so that you could then run the charge cable. You'd need the adapter part # 37185 and then 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by foot) ran from the black wire through a breaker part # 9510 to the positive battery post of the vehicle.
    view full answer...

  • Will Longer Ball Mount Increase Turning Clearance for Small Trailer When Backing Up?
  • Having an extended ball mount will help with giving you some additional clearance. The Curt # D-4 is similar with 10-1/4 inch measurement. You may want to consider the Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long # D-26 which is 12-5/8" from hitch pin center to ball center. Then you will need a hitch pin like # C21500 and hitch ball like # 63845
    view full answer...

  • Is There a Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible with a 2013 BMW 528xi?
  • I have a possible solution for you, but unfortunately there is not a trailer hitch fit for your 528xi from any of our manufacturers. Curt manufacturing only made a fit for the 2008 model year and had nothing before or following that model year for the 528xi. If you were looking to use the hitch for a bike rack, I recommend the Thule Raceway PRO 3-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # TH9002PRO which has the integrated locks. If you wanted the hitch for carrying, I recommend...
    view full answer...

  • Compatibility of Curt Front Mounted Hitch on 2005 Chevy Avalanche 2500 LT
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 31108 is not a fit for your 2005 Chevy Avalanche 2500 according to my contact at Curt. You instead will want the Curt # 31302 which is a fit.
    view full answer...

  • Can the Curt Trailer Hitch C11371 be Used to Tow a Trailer with a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11371 can absolutely be used to tow a U-Haul trailer. However, the towing capacity of your Cruze is only 1,000 lbs so the trailer cannot exceed this figure. I was able to look up a few of the U-Haul trailers and there are some under this capacity. In addition to the above trailer hitch you will also need a trailer wiring harness like the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56214, a ball mount like the Curt Drawbar part # C45522, and...
    view full answer...

  • Wiring 2016 Kia Sorento to use Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller
  • The Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 will not actually require you use that kit for installation. What you would need to start with on your 2016 Kia Sorento instead is a 4-way connector (if you don't have one), either the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118583 if your '16 Sorento does NOT have the factory tow package or the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118269 if your Sorento DOES have the factory tow package. The install will be different depending on which harness you need...
    view full answer...

  • How Much Can a 2016 Dodge Durango R/T Tow
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2016 Dodge Durango R/T, this vehicle has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 lbs. It may not have a factory trailer hitch or wiring harness but I am almost certain you have a supplemental transmission cooler of some kind which more than likely came standard on the R/T trim package. Therefore, you will not need to install any additional coolers to safely tow at maximum capacity. In order to complete your towing setup I recommend using the Curt...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate
  • The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate is the Curt Upgraded Circuit Protected Powered Tail Light Converter part # C59496. This kit will work with LED tail lights so you should not have any concerns. It will splice into the tail light circuits on your vehicle and provide you with functions for a 4-way trailer connector. It also comes with all of the wiring connectors you will need as well. Unfortunately, there are no custom fit trailer wiring harnesses...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate
  • The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate is the Curt Upgraded Circuit Protected Powered Tail Light Converter part # C59496. This kit will work with LED tail lights so you should not have any concerns. It will splice into the tail light circuits on your vehicle and provide you with functions for a 4-way trailer connector. It also comes with all of the wiring connectors you will need as well. Unfortunately, there are no custom fit trailer wiring harnesses...
    view full answer...

  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Installed on the Back of a Trailer
  • I am not really sure what you are trying to do but you can install a trailer hitch on the rear of a trailer. There are two different kinds of trailer hitches for trailers, frame mount and bumper mount. The frame mount hitches are much stronger but will require more effort to install whereas bumper mount hitches typically have less of a capacity as they are limited to the bumpers capacity but require less effort to install. Please note that before you install a bumper mount hitch you will...
    view full answer...

  • How to Prevent Theft of the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller
  • There is no way to lock the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 to your vehicle, that is correct. In order to deter theft you will want to unplug the unit and place it in your truck each time you are in an unfamiliar area. The unit can then be plugged right back in without going through the setup process. For a wireless brake controller that would require more effort to steal, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller part # 90250 which...
    view full answer...

  • Can Replacement Hitch Hardware Be Ordered for Curt Trailer Hitch
  • We do sell replacement hardware for our trailer hitches like the Curt hitch part # 13591 that you mentioned. You'll need the part # RHK for that. On the product page you'll need to select Curt from the brand drop down menu and then enter the part number 13591 and we'll send you everything. I also attached a picture that shows all of the hardware that comes with this hitch as well.
    view full answer...

  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock
  • You'll have to remove your factory skid plate and trim it like the picture I attached, but the Curt Hitch part # C31433 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and would work well. Other option is to leave the skid plate off.
    view full answer...

  • How Much Weight Can 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Tow
  • GVWR actually does not refer to trailer towing capacity at all. That's the capacity the vehicle has basically without a trailer. Depending on how your truck is equipped the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 could have a capacity of up to 10,450 lbs trailer weight. You'll want to check your owners manual or with a nearby Ram dealer to determine your specific capacity.
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Curt TriFlex Brake Controller that Flashes L.6
  • L.6 is the sensitivity setting your Curt Triflex # C51140 currently has. It has a sensitivity range between L.1 through L.9. Since Curt controllers are known to be a bit buggy this isn't super surprising that you are seeing this. What Curt would recommend is to unplug the controller for a few seconds to let it reset and then plug it back in. Normally this takes care of strange behavior like this.
    view full answer...

  • Installing Brake Controller in 1998 GMC Jimmy with Cut Off 4-Way
  • The kit you'll want instead of the # 37185 is the part # ETBC7L as it comes with the same 4-way to 7-way adapter but it also comes with the wiring needed to install a brake controller like the Curt # C51180. Since your 4-way was cut off you'd need to also cut the wire off of the 7-way adapter and hardwire the connections there. Since 4-ways use standard colors you'd just need to wire them color for color. For butt connectors to make these connections you'll want the # DW05714 for each...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Chevy Silverado
  • When I looked up the online version of the owner's manual for your 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab it looked like the least rated option was still 6,700 lbs and that is if you have the 3.23 axle ratio. If you look at the online owner's manual (can be found a variety of ways) then you can pin point your weight rating. It could be that the trailer hitch included with your tow package it only rated for 5,000 lbs towing/500 lb tongue weight but that is something you can find on the trailer...
    view full answer...

  • Installation of Electric Brake Controller on 2012 Isuzu NPR Connect
  • For your Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550, you will need to connect the black power wire to the battery of your vehicle using a circuit breaker like # PK54530 and # 12-1-1 wire. Then you will connect the red wire on your controller to the cold side of your brake light switch. From my research it looks like that is the green with white tracer, but you can check it with your circuit tester # ALL640595. The correct wire will show no power when the brake...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 4-Way Adapter to 7-Way Trailer Connector for Curt Echo Bluetooth Brake Controller
  • The 4-way to 7-way adapter for trailer brakes does have a couple of wires that need to be connected in addition to the 4-way plug. You will need to connect the Black 12 volt power wire to a circuit breaker and then your positive battery terminal and then the ground with ring terminal needs to be connected to your vehicle frame metal to metal. You do not need to connect the reverse light wire (yellow or purple) or the brake controller output wire (blue). If you don't already have the...
    view full answer...

  • How Much Can a 2019 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Powerstroke Tow
  • The towing capacity of your 2019 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Powerstroke with the 6-3/4' bed will vary from 14,100-16,600 lbs depending on drive type, axle ratio, and gross combined weight rating. If you can provide me with this information I would be happy to provide you with an exact capacity. The axle ratio should be listed on a tag inside the glove box and the gross combined weight rating should be listed on a tag inside the driver door jamb but if not you can always call the dealer with your...
    view full answer...

  • What are the Curt Echo Brake Controller Bluetooth Connection Distance Limits?
  • My contact at Curt says you will not have any issue with a 35 foot distance and using the Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180. They have not tested every situation, but they have specifically tested for motorhomes with multiple walls between the controller and phone and have had no issues with distances tested up to 50 feet. They haven't tested beyond that distance at this point because almost all motorhomes and vehicles will be within that distance. You should know that the Echo controller...
    view full answer...

  • Is Routing 4-Way For 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Through Back Hatch Better than Through Floor
  • Having the 4-way of the Curt kit # C56324 run out of the back hatch is actually the preferred method although it seems like it wouldn't be. Having the 4-way stored inside the cab of the keeps it protected from rain and moisture to prevent corrosion and keeps it protected from damage to the wiring or connector by rocks or debris that might be on the highway. You can run the wire through the vehicle if you wish but just keep in mind that this does take more time and you may end up needing...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Compatible 2007 GM with 34 Inch Frame Chassis
  • The 34 inch from outside to outside is a cab and chassis frame will allow for a few hitch fits. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15800. This has dimensions to fit your frame. I've attached a diagram to assist. You may be interested in # C22277 when not in use.
    view full answer...

  • Dimensions of Mounting Brackets on Curt 13703 and 13704 Trailer Hitches
  • I attached two picture for the Curt hitch part # C13704 that have all of the dimensions on it. I believe you also asked for the distance from the crosstube to the front of the mounting bracket. Which if so, that distance is 2 inches. The third picture is the dimensions of the # 13703.
    view full answer...

  • Weight of Curt Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # C18115-117
  • The Curt Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # C18115-117 referenced in your question weighs 44 pounds. This is an excellent roof mounted basket with a weight capacity of 150 pounds and included fairing to cut down on wind noise and drag. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can also check out.
    view full answer...

  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Subaru Forester Towing PWC Trailer
  • We don't have a version of the # D210 that has the ball mount platform with a rise instead of a drop. I know you have a really nice Thule bike rack but the only solution we'd have would be a towing style bike rack like the Swagman Traveler XCS part # S64664 which can attach to the ball mount you end up using and gives you a platform bike rack for two bikes. For a ball mount then you'll want to first figure out what rise/drop you need. For info on how to do that check out the help article...
    view full answer...

  • How to Wire a Motorcycle Trailer To Be Towed With 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • I think the best option for you would be to rewire the vehicle and trailer. The Vehicle to Vehicle Tail Light Converter part # C56196 should really be installed on the trailer, not the tow vehicle. For the tow vehicle, I would install a basic 4-way like the 4-Pole Hardwire Kit with Circuit Tester part # 18252. Then for the trailer, you will need another 4-way like the 4-Pole Trailer End Connector part # 18004 as well as your converter box, the Vehicle to Vehicle Tail Light Converter. The...
    view full answer...

  • What is Weight of Curt Hitch # C11329 and How Long to Install by Shop
  • The Curt hitch part # C11329 weighs 22 lbs which wouldn't make any noticeable difference for traction on a front wheel drive car. We've sold quite a few hitches over the years and we've yet to have anyone come back and tell us that winter weather traction was ever effected. Curt lists this hitch as taking about 45 minutes for a shop to complete the install. So less than an hour at their current shop rate. Most shops would charge at least one hour to do the install.
    view full answer...

  • Does the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller Require an Active Data Plan
  • The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 does not require an active data connection in order to function properly. However, you will need a data plan or access to WiFi in order to download the app onto the phone but it does not require an active data connection to function. Also, please be aware that your old phone must have an operating software of 8.0 or newer (iPhone 4s) for Apple or 4.4 or newer for Android. If you do not have a phone that meets the above requirements...
    view full answer...

  • How to Increase the Weight Capacity of a Trailer Hitch for an RV
  • I do have an option for you but I am not aware of any way to increase the tongue weight capacity of a trailer hitch save for a weight distribution system which does not apply for hitch mounted accessories like a scooter carrier. Therefore, your only option would be to replace the trailer hitch you have now with one rated for more tongue weight and for that I recommend the Class V Universal Weld-on Receiver Hitch part # 15903. If you are not an experienced welder than I recommend taking...
    view full answer...

  • Instruction to Install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # C11188 on a 2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • The instructions of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11188 which is a fit for your 2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet with dual exhaust have been attached for you. If you have any questions about the instructions please let me know which part and I would be glad to help. The convertible models will require additional tools, a T25 and T55 torx bit. Please note that this is a class I trailer hitch which means you can only use this with class I bikes racks and you must also use the Curt Cam...
    view full answer...

  • Should the Output Flash on the Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller Without Trailer Attached
  • Yes, the output settings on the Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller part # C51140 will flash when the brake pedal is pressed or the manual control is actuated without a trailer attached. This is further explained on page 5 of the owner's manual which I have attached a copy of for you.
    view full answer...

  • Wll the Kick Sensor Still Work with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2018 Lexus NX 300
  • Yes, the kick sensor will still be operational with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13337 installed on your 2018 Lexus NX 300. However, you will just need to place your foot on either side of the receiver tube in order to activate the sensor. The majority of vehicles with a rear hatch have this feature therefore trailer hitch manufacturers such as Curt have taken this into consideration while in the design process. I have attached a photo of the above hitch installed as well...
    view full answer...

  • Installation Manual for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11734
  • I have attached an image below of the installation manual for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11734 that you referenced. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit the 1988-1994 Jaguar XJ6 and XJ12.
    view full answer...

  • Does Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms Have a Speed Rating
  • There is no specific speed rating associated with the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745. When using this or any other tow bar you are going to want to not only follow your local laws but look in your tow vehicle's owner's manual to see if it has any speed restrictions. I have added a link to our selection of help articles on flat towing which has droves of valuable information to check out.
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch for Jayco Fifth Wheel
  • The Curt # C13900 will fit frames up to 41 inches but it isn't the best option for your Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel trailer. There are hitches made for RVs that I recommend using because they are designed to bolt or weld onto RV frames as opposed to the aforementioned multi-fit hitch which is designed to be used on a number of different passenger vehicles. The most popular hitch for RVs is the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs # 13703 which will fit box frames, C-channel...
    view full answer...

  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford Ford F-450
  • For a high capacity trailer hitch for your 2018 Ford F-450 I recommend the Curt Hitch part # C15802 because it's made in the USA, has a 2-1/2 inch opening which is needed for heavier trailers, and has a 20,000 lb towing capacity.
    view full answer...

  • Easy to Install Brake Controller Recommendation for 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • I have a really great option for a brake controller for your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. I recommend the Curt Echo brake controller part # C51180 as it's very easy to install and use, but also what's great and unique about this controller is that it's self-contained at the trailer connector. You don't have to mount anything to your dash at all and you also don't have to wire anything up for it specifically either. Basically you just need to start with a 4-way if you don't have one with part...
    view full answer...

  • Can Curt A16 Hitch part # C16520-16026 be Used with Turning Point Style Pin Box
  • Yes, the Curt A16 Hitch part # C16520-16026 that you referenced is compatible with the Lippert Turning Point pin box.
    view full answer...

  • Compatibility of Trailer Hitch with 2018 Ford F-150 Max Towing Capacity
  • Unfortunately there is not a Class V hitch rated for over 12000 lbs towing from any of our manufacturers for your 2018 Ford F-150. The best hitch we currently offer # C14017 is rated for 12,000 lbs and 1200 lbs tongue weight when used with weight distribution and is made by Curt in the USA. Based on your specifications you must have the 3.5L GTDI V6 SuperCrew with 20 inch tires and wheels and the 3.55 axle ratio because that is the only option rated higher than this hitch. If so, unfortunately...
    view full answer...

  • Can I Triple Tow With a 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5
  • If the combined weight of your loaded travel trailer which is 7,500 lbs and your loaded utility trailer which 1,500 lbs for a total of 8,700 lbs is less than the towing capacity of your 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 then yes, you can triple tow. If you do not already know the towing capacity of your Tundra there is a guide you can use on page 177 of your owner's manual. To use this guide you will need to know your model code which is found on the certification label inside the driver door jamb...
    view full answer...

  • Does Weight Distribution System Weight Have to Factored Into Total Tongue Weight Calculation
  • The actual weight of a weight distribution hitch system does NOT have to be added to the total tongue weight calculation the way things like trailer-mounted accessories do, or the way behind-the-rear-axle cargo in the vehicle has to. So long as your trailer hitch is rated for use with weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) you can use a system that is rated correctly for your actual total TW. The Curt hitch # C13200 you referenced is rated for use with WD so if you have this hitch...
    view full answer...

  • Is Drilling Required to Install Trailer Hitch on 1991 Chevy Camaro
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11117 will require drilling to install on a 1991 Chevy Camaro. There are two holes that need to be drilled with a 9/16" drill bit in order to secure the hitch. Please keep in mind that this hitch does NOT fit models with twin tailpipes or single exhaust models that have the bumper with two cutouts for the exhaust. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a Dodge Ram 3500 Capable of 22,000 Lbs
  • Yes, we do have a sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch that will fit your Dodge Ram 3500 and allow you to tow your 22,000 lb trailer. For this, you will want to use the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider part # C16546 which is rated up to 24,000 lbs. The Curt Q24 has a dual locking jaw system which will do an excellent job of reducing chucking and jarring. It also has a two-pin head removal system which makes removing the hitch for you truck bed manageable for one person and it comes...
    view full answer...

  • Does Curt Hitch 13268 Fit 2017 Volvo XC60 AWD And is Heat Shield Trimming Needed
  • The Curt trailer hitch part # 13268 fits all models of the 2017 Volvo XC60 including the all wheel drive models like what you have. The heat shield does need to be trimmed to install this hitch as well. If you fast forward to the 2:30 mark of the video link I attached you'll see where exactly it needs to be trimmed. It's pretty easy to do though. All you'd need is a set of tin snips.
    view full answer...

  • Will Curt Echo Brake Controller Interfere with 2019 Toyota Tacoma Sway Control
  • The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 will not interfere with your 2019 Toyota Tacoma's integrated sway control feature but it would not apply the trailer brakes or work with the system at all. It won't apply the trailer brakes unless you put your foot on the brake pedal or apply the override feature. I attached a review video for this controller for more info as well.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extension Recommendation That Has Weight Capacity for Horse Trailer
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch size trailer hitch (opening of the hitch measured) then you could use a longer extension like the # C45048 which can be between 24 and 34 inches long. Most extenders don't have a whole lot of weight capacity but this one when at 24 inches in length has a capacity of 6,000 lbs. Most likely this would be enough length but without knowing more info it's harder to say.
    view full answer...

  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch # 13381 Fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Curt and our other trailer hitch manufacturers will make hitches for vehicles as long as there is a demand for them regardless if the vehicle manufacturer endorses towing with the vehicle or not. For your 2018 Tiguan the hitch part # C13381 is a confirmed fit and comes with everything needed to install. It installs by bolting to existing holes on the trailer frame. I attached an install video that shows how the hitch installs for you to check out as well. You'll need just basic hand tools...
    view full answer...

  • Picking Out Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for Towing Trailer
  • Sounds like you are looking for the correct ball mount rise/drop. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. This is not something that is vehicle specific. It depends on the hitch height and the height of the trailer coupler. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will...
    view full answer...

  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation that Can be Used with Cruisemaster DO35 Coupler
  • Since the Cruisemaster DO35 requires a ball mount platform with a 1 inch diameter ball hole you'd need an adjustable ball mount that uses a traditional style of ball mount platform like the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 which would work well. This can do up to 10 inches of drop or 8 inches of rise. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation that Can be Used with Cruisemaster DO35 Coupler
  • Since the Cruisemaster DO35 requires a ball mount platform with a 1 inch diameter ball hole you'd need an adjustable ball mount that uses a traditional style of ball mount platform like the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 which would work well. This can do up to 10 inches of drop or 8 inches of rise. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • Can Curt Echo Brake Controller Connect to Tablet/Device without Phone Data Plan
  • As long as the tablet has Bluetooth the Curt Echo Mobile part # C51180 can connect to it. I attached a review video with more info on the controller for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • What Type of Terminals Does the Replacement 12-Volt Battery Curt Soft Track Have
  • The Replacement 12-Volt Battery for Curt Soft Trac I and II Trailer Breakaway Kits # C52023 has F1 terminals.
    view full answer...

  • 18 Inch Hitch Extender that Fits 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The # D30 you referenced is for hitch fabrication and it sounds like you simply need a hitch extender. There is an 18 inch extension, the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796 which you can use with a bike rack. The only thing to note is that the use of any extender will reduce the overall capacity of the hitch by 50 percent and that includes the tongue weight capacity. This is important because the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is the max weight your bike racks...
    view full answer...

  • Will Gooseneck Hitch fit 1999 Dodge Ram with Air Bags
  • You are going to need to remove the air bags in your 1999 Dodge Ram in order to install the Curt Double Lock, Flip and Store Underbed Gooseneck Hitch w/ Installation Kit # C60734. The air bag kits we offer for this truck are not compatible with any type of in-bed hitch, whether that is a gooseneck or a fifth wheel. If you do decide to remove the air bags, the Double Lock gooseneck is a fantastic option. It gets its name from the two pins that lock the hitch ball in place offering...
    view full answer...

  • Location of 12V Auxiliary Power Circuit on 7-way Trailer Connector
  • In 7-way wiring the 12V auxiliary power feed is carried on the contact at the 1:00 position as you look at the socket. Please refer to the linked photo to see this. You can test to confirm power is available at this circuit contact by using a voltmeter like # ALL648349 or a circuit tester like # ALL640595.
    view full answer...

  • Highest Capacity Class V Hitch for 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500
  • The highest capacity 2-inch hitch we offer for this vehicle is the Curt Class V Receiver Hitch # C15324. This bolt-on no-drill hitch is rated for 16K towing and 17K towing with weight distribution. There are no 5th wheel installation kits for the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500. The vehicle is rated to tow as much 12,000-lbs with a standard receiver hitch like the Curt, when properly equipped, but the short bed just does not allow for 5th wheel hitch installation.
    view full answer...

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit and Short Bed
  • You'll need a slider hitch installed for your 2018 Ram 3500 since you have a short bed truck to give you the needed turning clearance. For a great slider hitch solution that fits the factory rail kit of your truck I recommend the B and W Companion Slider for Ram Rail Kit part # BWRVK3670. This is a USA Made hitch that is widely considered to be the nicest hitch on the market by RVers. It is very reliable, operates smoothly, and holds the king pin tightly for a very nice and quiet ride quality.
    view full answer...

  • Carrier Recommendation for Rear of 5th Wheel for Carrying Scooter
  • The Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier part # CC-100 is approved for use behind an RV like what you have but the Curt you mentioned would not be rated for the rougher ride quality there. This also has a 500 lb capacity. The Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches part # UF48-979033 is the only RV approved motorcycle carrier we offer so this would be the best way to transport your scooter as it has a ramp to make loading/unloading a bit easier. For a hitch lock that also takes out the...
    view full answer...

  • Can Curt Echo Brake Controller be Exposed to Rain
  • The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 that you referenced is weatherproof and would do just fine in rain but it's not recommended to submerge it under water. For your situation a more traditional brake controller like the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 would be a better choice.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
  • The trailer hitch I highly recommend for your 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is the Curt # C13309 because it has a concealed crosstube and is a bolt-on installation that will not require drilling into your vehicle's frame to install. This Class III, 2" trailer hitch is almost entirely hidden behind your bumper, has a black powder coat finish to protect it from corrosion and also has a 6,000 lb towing capacity and 600 lb tongue weight capacity. The Curt # C13309 is made in the USA and comes with...
    view full answer...

  • Where Should 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 7-Way Draw Power From
  • The amperage draw requirements of a 7-way's 12 volt accessory circuit is dependent on the accessories you plan to run off of it. Because of that I would strongly recommend you run the circuit up to the positive post of your vehicle battery with 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) through a breaker like part # 9510.
    view full answer...

  • Weight of Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ford Factory Rail Kit
  • The Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16515-16020 does fit the factory rail kit of your 2019 Ford F-250 short bed and weighs a total of 239 lbs. Since your trailer would weigh less than that at 15,200 lbs this hitch would easily have the capacity as it is a 16k hitch. The height of the hitch is adjustable between 17 and 21 inches. The price is available at the link below.
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch and GCWR for 2017 AWD Chevy Traverse
  • I took a look at an online version of the owner's manual for a 2017 Chevy Traverse and it says that for an AWD without the V92 Trailer Towing Package the maximum trailer weight is 2,000 lbs and the GCWR is 7,700 lbs (GCWR is the total weight of the trailer, trailer cargo, Traverse and Traverse cargo including passengers - essentially the weight of everything). If you do have the V92 Trailer Towing Package the maximum trailer weight is 5,200 lbs and the GCWR is 10,450 lbs. So it would...
    view full answer...

  • Where to Attach Cable for Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • The most common method for attaching the cable for a breakaway kit like the Curt Push-To-Test # C52042 that you referenced is feeding it through the safety chain loop on the trailer hitch. The warning message that you mentioned on the instructions manual caught me a little off guard so I called my contact at Curt and he actually said that "mounting hooks" in that statement refer to the hooks on the safety chains themselves. He said that the cable can absolutely be connected to the tow...
    view full answer...

  • Would Trailer Wiring from 1993 Ford Explorer Fit 1991 Explorer
  • Trailer wiring like the Curt part # C55324 fits Ford Explorers from 1991 to 1994 so the kit you have now should work since you said it came from a 1993 and you are wanting to fit it to your 1991.
    view full answer...

  • 4-Pole Wiring Harness for 2017 Nissan Armada
  • We have wiring harness kits for the 2017 Nissan Armada for both the versions with or without the factory tow package wiring. All appear on the linked page. If you want a basic 4-pole wiring setup and there is no tow package wiring you will need to use the universal-fit hardwired 4-pole kit # 119147KIT. This will splice into your tail light wiring using the supplied quick-splice connectors. This kit operates totally independent of any tow package wiring items and it will work on all Armadas....
    view full answer...

  • Replacement Curt Weight Distribution Chain Lift Brackets
  • The frame-mount lift brackets from a Curt weight distribution system are not weight rated so one kit works for all chain-type systems. For replacement chain hangers use part # C17208 that you referenced. We also offer bolt-on hanger kit # C17005 which is helpful when the trailer frame dimensions do not allow using the clamp on kit # C17208. These require drilling for installation and the hardware to mount them is included. The photo included for you shows how these bolt on.
    view full answer...

  • How Hard is the Trailer Hitch Install for a 2019 Hyundai Kona
  • For your 2019 Hyundai Kona, I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11529. The reason I recommend using this trailer hitch is because it will come with a set of step by step instructions with photos that will break down every part of the process to install the hitch on your Kona. I have attached these instructions for you as well so you can get an idea of what all is involved but we do not have a video as of February 2019. The process is rated at "easy" on the difficulty...
    view full answer...

  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for Trailer Towed by 2018 Ford F-150
  • Curt's Adjustable Ball Mount # C45900 cannot be used with weight distribution components but we do have complete weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems that will fit this same 2-inch hitch size and improve the handling from a trailer. They key to picking out a WD/SC system is knowing the total tongue weight of the towing system. This consists of the fully loaded trailer's actual measured TW, which you can determine with scale # 5780, plus the weight of any cargo in the tow...
    view full answer...

  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for Trailer Towed by 2018 Ford F-150
  • Curt's Adjustable Ball Mount # C45900 cannot be used with weight distribution components but we do have complete weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems that will fit this same 2-inch hitch size and improve the handling from a trailer. They key to picking out a WD/SC system is knowing the total tongue weight of the towing system. This consists of the fully loaded trailer's actual measured TW, which you can determine with scale # 5780, plus the weight of any cargo in the tow...
    view full answer...

  • Class III Curt Hitch 13322 Fit on 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Yes, the Curt 2-Inch Class III Hitch # 13322 will fit a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500. It also fits the 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic and Silverado 1500 New Body. It does NOT fit the Silverado SS. This hitch is rated for 6000-lbs towing and 10,000-lbs when weight distribution is used. Curt hitch # 13322 is USA-made and installs without drilling using included hardware. Written instructions, an installation video and a helpful article are linked for your reference. You can refer to the linked...
    view full answer...

  • Why Go With a Nicer Tow Bar than the Curt Tow Bar # C19745
  • I really wouldn't ever recommend the Curt tow bar # C19745 unless it was a one time use situation and the person was okay with drilling holes in the front bumper of the vehicle. It's also very difficult to connect and disconnect. If you went with a much nicer Roadmaster like the Falcon All Terrain part # RM-522 you can use a base plate kit that mounts directly to the frame of your 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle like the Roadmaster EZ part # 521232-1 which has removable arms and provides...
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring Where Running Lights Stop Working
  • Sounds like an intermittent connection to the running light circuit on the trailer wiring harness or the converter box is bad. I'd recommend using a circuit tester like part # ALL640595 to test the circuit that feeds the running light wire on the converter box as well to see if you see the same blinking. If so, then the box is fine and it's most likely a connection issue. If the circuit is fine there then the converter box has shorted out. Before you replace it you will want to inspect...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Ball Recommendations for Use with Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45901
  • For hitch balls for use with the Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45901 that you referenced you'd want to go with shank diameter of 1 inch and a length of at least 2-1/8 inch. For a 2 inch ball we have the part # 63845 or for a 2-5/16 inch ball you'd want # C40007.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Ball Recommendations for Use with Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45901
  • For hitch balls for use with the Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45901 that you referenced you'd want to go with shank diameter of 1 inch and a length of at least 2-1/8 inch. For a 2 inch ball we have the part # 63845 or for a 2-5/16 inch ball you'd want # C40007.
    view full answer...

  • Slider Base Recommendation to Convert Curt E16 Hitch to a Slider
  • Sounds like you are looking for a slider base to fit the Curt E16 hitch that you have. For that you'd want the part # C16560 and you'd be set. You'd just need to remove the head off of your current hitch and bolt it to this slider base.
    view full answer...

  • Wiring Third Brake Light for Truck Topper on 2012 GMC Sierra
  • Unfortunately, your photo didn't come through, but we get asked this question fairly often. There is a bundle of wires under the brake pedal of your 2012 GMC Sierra that will have an orange wire that should be used to power the third brake light of the camper shell. This orange wire is in the same bundle as the brake controller wires in the photo attached. If you want to capture the signal at your tail lights then you will use the Curt Vehicle to Vehicle Converter # C56196 to separate...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch Ball Shank Length for Curt Ball Mount for 2 Inch Hitches
  • For the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-1/2" Rise, 3-3/4" Drop - Angled Shank - 7,500 lbs # C45067 you will need a hitch ball with a 1 inch shank that is just over 2 inches long. For a 1-7/8 inch ball diameter, I recommend the Curt # C40002. For a 2 inch ball diameter, I recommend # 40038. These shank lengths of 2-1/8 and 2-1/4 inches will allow for the ball platform thickness as well as the lock washer and nut.
    view full answer...

  • Can I tow a 5×8 Trailer With a 2017 Hyundai Elantra?
  • Your owners manual on your 2017 Hyundai Elantra does not recommend using that vehicle for trailer towing. Using a trailer hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver- Class I # C11424 according to the manufacturer should only be used for accessories like a bike rack or cargo carrier compatible with the hitch class and the weight ratings for payload in your owners manual. Even for those applications a stabilizing strap like # 18050 is recommended and required by Curt's warranty. I don't...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Converter to Separate Brake Light for 2013 Silverado 1500 for European Requirements
  • The Curt Vehicle to Vehicle Tail Light Converter # C56196 is what you need to separate your brake light signal from your turn signal. This converter will take your combined turn and brake signal and isolate them so you will have left turn, right turn, and stop. This will help you to isolate the brake light so that you can meet the European standards.
    view full answer...

  • Can Curt 5th Wheel Hitch be Used with New Legs in 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Puck System
  • We have exactly what you need, though I believe you meant E16 as there is not an E5 hitch from Curt. The Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package # C16017 will fit in the puck system of your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty and work with your Head Unit for Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16515. These legs will work with Curt E16, A16, Q16, Q20, and Q24 hitch heads. I have added a link to a video review of these legs for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • Will Curt Echo Brake Controller Work with 2009 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 referenced in your question is really a universal product that just needs a 7-Way connector with an active 12V pin on the tow vehicle for perfect operation. As long as your 2009 Ford F-150 is equipped with a 7-Way and that 12V circuit is active this brake controller will work great. I really like this controller because of how simple it is to install and use. After plugging the unit into the 7-Way on your truck you simply need to pair...
    view full answer...

  • Mounting Hole Spacing on Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12923
  • The mounting holes on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12923 are spaced apart exactly 4.4 inches front to back, on center. Horizontally left to right the mounting holes can be spaced apart as short as 31-1/2 inches to as long as 41-1/2 inches depending on how you adjust the crosstube. This Class II hitch features a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight limit of 350 pounds. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • Does Drop-In Plastic Bed Liner Require Trimming for 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation
  • If your pickup has a drop-in plastic bed liner it will need to be trimmed before you install the Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # C16420-204. 5th wheel rails must make metal to metal contact with the truck and the drop-in liner will interfere. Spray-on liners are ok for 5th wheel rail installation since they cannot shift in the bed as a drop-in liner can.
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch for 2017 Coachmen Viking 17RD Travel Trailer
  • We offer RV hitches that are suitable for installation on your Coachmen Viking 17RD travel trailer. For towing you'll need a frame-mount type hitch which will give you the highest towing capacity for your jet ski trailer. The linked page displays all adjustable frame-mount RV hitches which include both bolt-on and weld-on types. Curt offers items # C13701 and # C13702 and these both fit RV frame widths from 18- to 51-inches. They differ only in terms of receiver height; part # C13701...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2007 Mercedes-Benz G500
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13318 is a fit for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz G500 wagon. We have it as a confirmed fit for 2002 through 2008 models. If you will be using this hitch receiver for accessories, there is nothing else required. If you will be towing with this hitch then you will also want a wiring harness and ball mount. I recommend the Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C59236 to get a 4-way basic trailer...
    view full answer...