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  • Wire Functions for Replacement Tail Lights for a 1976 Chevy C10 Pickup
  • I do not know which lights you have but based on the colors you have provided it is likely that the white wire is ground, red is for turn signal/brake lights, and brown is for running lights. The wire functions also might be listed on the back of the light housing.
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  • Can the Curt Adapter # C45785 be Used with the Class II Draw-Tite # 36554 on a 2016 Buick Encore
  • You can use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # C45785 with the Class II Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554 on your 2016 Buick Encore but the problem is that the adapter reduces the overall weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50%. This means that this trailer hitch will be able to tow 1,750 lbs and has a tongue weight capacity of 150 lbs. The other thing to note is that you will experience more play in the receiver with the adapter. If you were to use the 24x60 Curt Cargo...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Options for a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a Spare Tire
  • I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76104 for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This is a custom fit trailer hitch that has a tongue weight (TW) of 675 lbs so it can easily handle the weight of a bike rack and bikes. For a bike rack the trick is choosing one that has enough room to accommodate your spare tire. The Yakima HoldUp # Y02443 would be a good option for you because it measures 12" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel...
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  • Will the EcoHitch # 306-X7250 fit a 2017 Toyota Highlander with a Full Size Spare
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7250 will not fit your 2017 Toyota Highlander if you have a full size spare. We do have the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader # 75896 which also fits your 2017 Toyota Highlander and can accommodate a full size spare, even if it has an aluminum wheel. I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite who confirmed this. If you let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for I can make some additional recommendations if necessary. An installation video...
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  • Items Needed for 2007 Nissan Quest Towing Pop-Up Camper Trailer
  • I am happy to help you with the few remaining towing items you'll need for your new pop-up camper that you will tow with your 2007 Nissan Quest. Since you already have your Curt Class III hitch # C13563 installed you'll just need wiring, a ball mount, hitch ball and some towing mirrors. If you are new to towing you might care to check out the linked articles on towing components and safe towing practices. You can use Tekonsha 4-pole wiring harness # 118469. We even have an install video...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Needed to Work with Camera on a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Using a bike rack with the Draw-Tite # 76128 trailer hitch on your 2018 Honda CR-V will interfere with your rear camera, but we do have some platform bike racks that may restrict the vision of the camera less. I recommend taking a look at the Kuat Transfer # TS02G. This bike rack is compatible with the Draw-Tite receiver on your CR-V and when it is folded up it is easier to see through (see attached picture). The Transfer doesn't come with locks but they can be added with the lock set...
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  • Is Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch an Upgrade Over OEM Hitch on 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver # C14006 referenced in your question features a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 pounds. Based on my research, this does appear to be an upgrade over the factory hitch on your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 with regards to its capacity. I do recommend verifying this by checking the capacity of your existing hitch, which should be labeled with a sticker right on the hitch or in your copy of the owner's manual. With...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Both the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 76046 and the Curt Class III # C13383, which are confirmed to fit your 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, will require that the heat shield is trimmed/modified for proper installation. In both cases the heat shield does get reattached after the hitch is in place. Even when trimming the heat shield, your vehicle will still be protected because the installed hitch will essentially be taking the place of the trimmed off portions. Between the two hitches,...
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  • How to Carry a 220 lbs Dirt Bike with a 2013 Toyota RAV4
  • If you are wanting to carry your dirt bike with the 2013 Toyota RAV4 that you input into the vehicle information section then I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75235 which has a tongue weight (TW) rating of 675 lbs. You could then use the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # MT70101 which is compatible with this trailer hitch and has a weight rating of 400 lbs. I do recommend checking your owner's manual for any specific details regarding...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2010 Mazda 3 Carrying Carbon Frame Bike
  • For a carbon frame bike a hitch bike rack that holds the bike by just the tires is the only safe option. Trunk racks all touch the frame which is something you need to avoid with carbon frame bikes. So for a hitch you'd need the Draw Tite # 24843 for if you have a hatchback or # 24842 for if you have a sedan. The Draw Tite hitches are the way to go over the Curt ones as they do not require a stabilizer strap with a bike rack. For a bike rack I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp...
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  • Cleaning out Weld Nuts on 2014 Chrysler Town and Country for Installing Trailer Hitch
  • The issue you are experiencing with threading the bolts into the existing holes on your Chrysler's frame is actually not too uncommon. What we recommend doing to clean the weld nuts is to simply use some spray lubricant and a good wire brush like # 814113. You will just want to spray the lubricant (something like WD-40 or Blaster Lubricant) inside the weld nut and then let it sit for a few minutes. Then you can scrub the bolt hole with the wire brush, loosening up any corrosion or grime...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2017 Kia Sorento L Model
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 75908 that you referenced is a fit for the 2017 Kia Sorento L models as that's just a trim level. If you needed trailer wiring you'd want the part # 118269. Which I attached an install video for as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch...
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  • Will Span of Deadbolt Lock # 40107 Fit Draw Tite Hitch # 75768
  • Yes, the span of the Deadbolt lock part # 40107 will fit and work well with the Draw Tite hitch part # 75768 that you mentioned. The inside span of this lock is 2-9/16 inch which would easily fit the # 75768.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation Trailhawk and Non-Trailhawk 2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • We have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75998 which fits both the Trailhawk and non-Trailhawk models. Other hitches though do not fit both styles so it really would depend on what you have if you were thinking about transferring a hitch.
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  • How to Pick Out Rise/Drop Ball Mount for 2017 Honda CR-V with Draw Tite Hitch
  • 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. 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 measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite # 76138 Come with Wiring to Tow a Trailer with a 2018 Mazda CX-5
  • Our trailer hitches like the Draw-Tite # 76138, which is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Mazda CX-5, do not come with electrical but I can point you inthe right direction for your Mazda. I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One # 118746 which plugs in behind your tail lights and the draws power from the battery on your CX-5 via the 12V power lead. This bypasses the wiring on your CX-5 so that any issues on your trailer to not trickle back to your tow vehicle. You also need a ball...
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  • Bike Rack Solution for Carbon Frame Bike Transported by 2011 Mercedes E550 Convertible
  • Since you have a carbon framed bike you really will need to go with a hitch mounted bike rack that only touches the tires. Also the benefit will be that no painted surfaces on your vehicle will be touched by the rack so you wouldn't have to worry about damage there either. So for a hitch you'd need the Curt # C11340 which is a confirmed fit. For a bike rack I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires...
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  • What is the Height of the Draw-Tite # 76145 on a 2016 Dodge Challenger for Choosing a Ball Mount
  • When we installed the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76145 on a 2018 Dodge Challenger we found that from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver measured 9-1/4" as you can see in the attached photo. It might be a little different for your 2016 Challenger but this should give you a ballpark idea of what you need. You will also need the T-One # 118656 wiring and a ball mount to tow. I have also attached an installation video for you to reference as well as...
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  • Can the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13217 be Used to Carry a 360 lb Bike
  • If the weight of the carrier plus the weight of your motorcycle weighs 360 lbs then the 400 lb tongue weight rating of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13217 will be sufficient for your application. If your bike alone weighs 360 lbs then that might be an issue. All of our motorcycle carriers weigh over 40 lbs so that would cause you to exceed the weight capacity of this trailer hitch. If you could possibly find a carrier that keeps you from exceeding the weight capacity of the trailer...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 JL Rubicon Unlimited for Bike Rack and Snowboard/Ski Rack
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III - 2" # C13392 is a fit for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. It will work very well for a bike rack and snowboard/skis. If you don't already have the bike rack, I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway # TH934XTR. This rack will give clearance for your spare tire and tilts so you can access your cargo when bikes are unloaded. I recommend the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle...
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch # 13051 on 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13051 will not require removing any parts of your OEM crossbar or frame. It will simply have you remove some hardware for the tank shield and then clean out a weldnut that will be utilized. The tank shield will remain in place. You may need to use some spray lubricant like # L10444 and a brush like # 814092 to clean the weld nut to ensure proper fit prior to installing your hitch.
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  • Will the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7299 fit a 2013 Honda Crosstour
  • Yes, the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7299 is confirmed to fit your 2013 Honda Crosstour. If you let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for I can recommend some accessories if need be.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2018 Ford Edge Sport and Electric Mountain Bikes
  • If it were me I would choose Draw-Tite hitch # 75234 for the 2018 Ford Edge Sport because it is the most hidden out of all the options. Only the receiver will be visible once installation is complete. And no strap is required when using a bike rack. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. Since e-bikes are so heavy only certain bike racks will have the capacity to carry them. The most cost-effective e-bike rack is the Saris Freedom # SA4412B. It is rated for 60...
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  • Do Trailer Hitch Receivers for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Require Trimming
  • We have trailer hitch receivers to fit your 2016 Volkswagen Golf R but he Curt you asked about, part # C11475, isn't designed for your car. It's for the 2017 model. We have two hitches from EcoHitch that fit your 2016. One is a 2 inch, part # 306-X7332, and the other is a 1-1/4 inch, part # 306-X7333. I recommend the 2 inch because it's compatible with more accessories than the smaller hitch is. Both of them do require trimming to the fascia.
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  • Towing Malone Kayak Trailer With 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • I took a look at the owner's manual of a 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the only specification I found about towing was that Toyota does not recommend Highlanders "with SE grade" tow a trailer so you would seem to be fine but the final word rests with the Toyota dealer and I recommend contacting them with your VIN so they can tell you with authority what your vehicle is capable of. Assuming you are fine to tow, in order to use the Malone XtraLight Trailer with V-Style Kayak Carriers # MPG526G-V...
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  • Which Vehicles Does Trailer Hitches # 24594 and # C11011 Fit?
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24594 is designed to fit the 1996 - 1998 Volkswagen Jetta and 1994 - 1995 Volkswagen Jetta III. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11011 fits all models of the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio. The Curt # C11011 also fits the following: 1995 - 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 1993 - 1994 Volkswagen Golf III 1995 - 1995 Volkswagen Golf III excluding GTI VR6 1996 - 1998 Volkswagen Golf excluding GTI VR6 models 1999 - 1999 Volkswagen Golf Old Body Style...
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Brake Controller for 2017 GMC Acadia Limited
  • The trailer hitches that fit the 2017 GMC Acadia are indeed different from those that fit the Acadia Limited. Hitches for the 2017 Acadia Limited are shown on the linked page. The one I suggest is the Draw-Tite 2-inch Class III model # 75528. I like this one for its combination of price, high towing capacity and simple installation. Written instructions and a helpful install video are linked for your reference. The hitch comes complete with all mounting hardware. If your trailer has...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness and Ball Mount for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • For your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, to go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13065 you chose I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118727. This harness plugs into your Jeep Grand Cherokee's wiring harness, which is located behind the tail lights on both the driver's side and passenger's side. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, run the hot lead up to your car battery. Connect the lead to the included fuse holder, and then connect...
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  • Comparing Appearance of Curt Class III Hitch C13337 and Class II Hitch C12172 on 2018 Lexus NX 300
  • Both Curt hitches that fit your 2018 Lexus NX 300, the 1-1/4-inch Class II # C12172 and the 2-inch Class III # C13337, use common mounting points on the vehicle's frame. So as far as the installed appearance goes, there will not be very much difference between the two. Both hitches' cross tubes are visible. To my eye neither offers a compelling cosmetic advantage over the other so I still recommend the 2-inch model # C13337 shown in the linked photo and installation video. These...
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  • Curt Hitch C13149 Installation on 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
  • I confirmed with Curt's hitch fit guide that their Class II hitch # C12108 and their Class III hitch # C13149 are correct fits on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. We installed this item on a 2018 RAV4 and if you refer to the linked video for that installation you'll see the vehicle appears to have an identical frame setup to what is shown in your photo. You will remove those frame bolts as our technician did in the video.
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  • Recommended Universal Class V Hitch and Brackets for Custom Bumper Fit
  • I reached out to my contact at Curt and they said they don't have a custom fit for your Ranch Hand Legend rear bumper on any Ram vehicles yet. Your best option is to use a weld on hitch option like # 41991 which is 68 inches wide and then 16 inch tall brackets like # 4916. This will allow you to customize your fit as needed for the drop of your bumper and give you a solid Class V hitch.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # 13358 Fit 2016 Mercedes Sprinter
  • Yes, the Curt hitch part # 13358 does fit the 2016 Mercedes Sprinter 2500/3500 with the long and shorter wheelbase.
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  • What is the Ground Clearance Measurement with Curt Trailer Hitch Installed on 2016 Chevy Camaro SS
  • I don't have an exact ground clearance measurement for Curt hitch # C11900 and a 2016 Chevy Camaro SS. But if you look at the picture I have included you will see that the top of the receiver is directly below the bottom-most part of the rear fascia. If you measure from the ground up to that point and then subtract about 1/4 inch that will be where the top of the receiver will be. You will most likely need a ball mount with a rise in it but that is true for many applications. Figuring...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Ford Edge Sport for 2 Electric Mountain Bikes
  • It all depends on the bike rack you are using. If the bike rack is compatible with just 1-1/4 inch (Class II) or 1-1/4 inch (Class II) and 2 inch hitches then you would be fine with Curt trailer hitch # C12140 for your 2018 Ford Edge Sport provided the combined weight of the bikes and rack does not exceed 350 pounds. For this hitch Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack or cargo carrier) per their warranty...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch part # 36635 Require Bumper Trimming on 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 36635 is a fit for your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and does not require any bumper trimming or modification. You'd have to enlarge some of the access holes on the frame to fit the hardware into it but that's the extent of the modification.
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • For a 2 inch hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed that has a 16k capacity we have the Curt hitch part # C15302 which would work well. It's a 2 inch hitch too so you wouldn't have to keep using the hitch reducer you mentioned that's adding the play and movement you noted.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2010 Toyota Highlander the Curt hitch part # 13534 is a confirmed fit and would work well. It would most likely take 1 shop hour to install if you paid someone to do it so you'd have to compare that to the shop rate for the mechanics in your area. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # C56217 which is also a confirmed fit. It would probably add about 30 minutes to the install time. There are a number of factors that contribute to towing capacity like...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch 41948 Fit 2017 Ram 1500
  • Since sometimes there is confusion between what a hitch and a reciever is I think best option would be for you to take a picture of the rear of your truck so that I can see exactly what's going on. Reciever and hitch are the same thing but sometimes people will refer to a ball mount as a hitch or reciever. So what we need to do is clarify the terminology and figure out exactly what you have. If your 2017 Ram 1500 does NOT have a factory hitch then the Draw Tite part # 41948 will fit...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1997 Volkswagen Eurovan/Transporter
  • The T4 generation of the Volkswagen Transporter was indeed the same thing as the Eurovan. In the US it was called the Eurovan and everywhere else it was the Transporter. For your 1997 Volkswagen Transporter/Eurovan I recommend Curt trailer hitch # 13217. This is a 2 inch hitch rated for 400 pounds tongue weight and 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight. But consult the vehicle owner's manual for the vehicle capacity. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit #...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2008 Chevy Malibu
  • Due to the weight of the jazzy mobility scooter and that your 2008 Chevy Malibu is a lighter duty vehicle you wouldnt be able to carry it on a carrier but could use a small trailer and tow it with a trailer hitch installed. For that we have the Draw Tite part # 36479 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118540 which is a custom fit and would work well. For a ball mount you'd then want the # 36065 and then for a 2 inch ball # 19258...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Recommendation for 2014 Toyota Sienna
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one) on your 2014 Toyota Sienna. For that you would want the # 118498 which is a confirmed fit. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake...
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  • Which Trailer Hitches Fit a 2006 Dodge or Freightliner Sprinter without a Step Bumper
  • There are 5 versions of the 2006 Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter so to determine if there is a hitch that will fit we have to look at which specific model you have. If you have the 118 inch wheelbase, single rear wheel model you can use # 13250 or # 14250 If you have the 140 inch wheelbase, single rear wheel model you can use the same Curt hitches above as well as # 87647 or # 75210 If you have the 140 inch wheelbase, dual rear wheel model you can use # 87647 or # 13265 If you have the...
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  • Complete Tow Package Recommendation for 2008 Honda Odyssey
  • Lets start with a hitch for your 2008 Honda Odyssey. For that the best option is the Draw Tite part # 75270 which is a confirmed fit and has plenty of towing capacity. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For wiring you'd need to start with a 4-way like the # 118438 and then convert it to a 7-way with the # ETBC7 which comes with everything needed to wire in a brake controller as well. Install videos for these two products attached to this page as well. For...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Honda CR-V Between Curt and Draw-Tite
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742 for your 2016 Honda CR-V is slightly more recessed under the vehicle than Curt hitch # C13119. You can see in the picture that they are both just about flush with the end of the rear bumper. The picture showing the Draw-Tite hitch from the side is a little misleading though because it isn't a straight on side shot. Still it is a hair more recessed than the Curt. I have also included links to videos showing example installations of these hitches for you....
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Toyota Camry SE
  • Since your 2018 Toyota Camry isn't a hybrid I recommend the Draw-Tite, part # 36643, for a trailer hitch. It's a custom hitch for the Camry. If you're looking to have the hitch installed I recommend contacting local mechanics in your area. Any reputable shop should be able to do the work. It's a fairly straightforward install for a mechanic, usually taking around an hour to complete.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe & 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for Softride Bike Rack
  • Yes, your Softride bike rack will work with Curt trailer hitch # C13383 for your 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. It will also work on the hitches available for the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe such as # C13153. Or, if you have a Santa Fe Sport use # C13152. These are both 2 inch hitches so your bike rack will need to have a 2 inch shank for a proper fit. The Softride racks that have the Parallelogram name (Dura and Element) came with an adapter to use the rack in a 1-1/4 inch Class II hitch. If you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2006 Base Model Hard Top Mini Cooper
  • For your 2006 Mini Cooper, the only trailer hitch fit is the Curt - Class I # C11126. It will fit hardtop and convertible models with the exclusion of the S series. If using this hitch for a bike carrier or other accessory, Curt requires their stabilization strap # 18050. If you will be towing or using a lighted accessory I recommend the Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Install Kit # 119190KIT. If you will be doing light towing, I recommend...
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  • Towing Capacity and Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with 2016 Subaru Forester
  • If you have the 2016 Subaru Forester with a 2.5L engine, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 75876. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. This will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening perfect for use with a ball mount to tow a trailer and features a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. I have attached an installation video on your Forester that you can use for...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • Yes! Curt trailer hitch # C13171 is indeed listed as a fit for your 2010 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. This hitch is a great option for a bike rack. The 2 inch receiver will afford you many options if you do not already have a bike rack. If you need a bike rack recommendation just let me know how many bikes you will need to carry. If you do plan on towing in the future I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 VW Tiguan with AWD and 3rd Row Seating
  • I checked with my contacts at Curt and Draw-Tite for hitches confirmed to fit your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with AWD and 3rd row seating. Draw-Tite confirmed that they know of no fit issues for their hitch # 76192 and Curt advised the same for their hitch # C13381. Curt confirms a fit for their USA-made hitch # C13381 on the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium versions of the 2018 Tiguan. Sometimes certain features on a vehicle may in fact prevent hitch installation. This might be the placement...
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  • How Much Does Just the Trailer Hitch Part of # C11755V Weigh for a 200 Mazda Miata
  • For just the hitch part of Curt Vertical Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11755V you are looking at approximately 18 pounds.
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  • Can Thule T2 Bike Rack be Installed on 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The factory 1-1/4 inch hitch of a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon has a very shallow hitch pin and the only Thule bike rack that will fit it is the Thule Vertex part # TH9028XT. This will fit and work well for carrying up to 2 bikes. When not in use you can fold the arms down for better clearance too. If you wanted to use a T2 # TH9034XT you'd have to swap out the factory hitch for an aftermarket one like the Draw Tite # 76227.
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  • Bike Rack Compatible With Beach Cruiser That has Fenders, Child's Bike and Mountain Bike
  • The EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7211 is the only hitch available for your 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback that is above a Class I has has a 2" receiver, so it is the only option for carrying more than two bikes on your car; a Class I hitch is limited to carrying a maximum of two bikes. In regards to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G, it will NOT be compatible with a bike that has fenders because it is a wheel-mounted rack and will interfere with the fenders. Considering all...
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  • Who to Have Install Draw Tite Hitch for 2014 Kia Optima
  • Trailer hitch installs like the Draw Tite part # 24965 which is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Kia Optima are pretty simple for qualified mechanics. A specialized mechanic would not be needed at all. Best option would be to find a garage local to you with a good reputation and let them install the hitch for you.
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer
  • We offer the part # RHK which will allow you to order a replacement hardware/bolt kit for any hitch we offer. So what you'd need to do is enter the part number 13542 on the product page and then select Curt from the drop down menu and we'll ship you out what you'll need.
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  • What Model Years of the F-150 Does the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 75691 Fit
  • The product that you asked this question from is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75691. This hitch fits a 2009 - 2014 Ford F-150 without factory hitch and a 2010 - 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor without factory hitch. I have attached a list of all of the trailer hitch receivers we have confirmed to fit a 2012 Ford F-150 for you as well.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite # 76112 2015 Fit Bumper on a Toyota Sienna LE Sport Edition
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76112 is confirmed to fit all models of the 2015 Toyota Sienna including your LE Sport Edition. If you check out the picture I attached you can see that a customer was able to install it on their Sienna SE without a bumper clearance issue. Let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for and I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Curt Hitch Compatibility with 2010 BMW 535ix with M Sport Package
  • For your 2010 BMW 535ix with M sport package I reached out to my contact at Curt and he confirmed # C11498 is a fit for all trim packages and models of the 535xi for that year. He didn't have exclusions for the M Sport Package, so he said to his knowledge it would fit without modification.
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  • Which Vehicles Does Draw-Tite Hitch # 75522 Fit
  • The Draw-Tite hitch receiver, part # 75522, is only a fit for the Chrysler Pacifica. It fits the Pacifica from 2004 to 2008 which are the model years when the vehicle was a small crossover station wagon sort of vehicle.
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  • What is the Hitch Pin Hole Size for Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch # C14081
  • Curt Class IV trailer hitch # C14081 takes a 5/8 inch diameter pin the same as a Class III hitch. The outer width of the receiver is the same as well so the pin or lock does not have to be any longer. You can use your existing ball mounts that you were previously using with a Class III hitch. No worries!
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  • Using Factory or Supplied Hardware to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Volvo XC70
  • Yes, I read it the same way you do. If the end panel on your 2014 Volvo XC70 is flat then you will not use the washers, blocks, or hex bolts for installation. You will use the factory hardware.
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  • Trailer HItch and Wiring for a 2012 Lexus RX 350 to Tow a Trailer
  • The hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite, part # 75676. We carry two hitches for your 2012 Lexus RX 350, the Draw-Tite and a Curt, and they're both pretty much the same design from different manufacturers. The Draw-Tite is less expensive and you're not gaining any quality with the more expensive Curt. I recommend part # 118478 for the 4-way wiring. It plugs in behind both tail lights on your Lexus. Then you need to run a wire up to the battery. I've linked videos of both the hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For Ram 1500 With Factory Installed Crossmember
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 41948 is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Ram 1500. You will need to remove the factory hitch and install the Draw-Tite hitch. The maximum tongue weight is up to 1,500 lbs and the maximum gross trailer weight is up to 12,000 lbs. Another option is to use Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75662. This receiver easily bolts on to your frame and does not require you to remove the factory crossmember. The maximum tongue weight is up to 600 lbs and the maximum...
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  • How Does The B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver Look On The 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • I reached out to my contacts at B&W and they have created a rendering of the Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver # BWHDRH25602 on the 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty complete with measurements just for you. The hitch receiver tube only sticks out 1/8" past the bumper (see picture).
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2001 BMW Z3
  • While there isn't a 1-1/4 inch adapter for trailer hitch # C11748V there are other ways to carry bikes on your 2001 BMW Z3. You could use a trunk mount rack. There are options for both convertibles and coupes. Personally, I like the Hollywood racks Expedition # HRF6-3 because it has a long reach that makes it compatible with many different vehicles. This rack holds up to 3 bikes and features anti-sway cradles to keep your bikes from hitting each other in transit. I have included...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • You're correct the Draw-Tite hitch, part # 75742, does not fit your 2010 Honda CR-V. It fits the CR-V from 2012 to 2016. For the Draw-Tite that does fit your 2010 you need part # 75547. The Curt you mentioned, part # 13555, is also a fit for your Honda.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver that Fits a Third Generation Toyota 4Runner
  • Yes, we do sell the installation hardware for the Curt trailer hitch receiver # C13087. Use part # RHK and then select "Curt" from the drop down and enter the part number. This will order the exact hardware that is included with a new hitch.
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  • Exhaust Rattling After Hitch Install on a 2002 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, you are going to need to bend the exhaust hangers on your 2002 Honda CR-V which will then prevent the muffler and or heat shield from coming into contact with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13535. This problem is fairly common on vehicles with tight clearance between the hitch and exhaust. If you take a large crow bar and place it between the exhaust hanger and hitch then you should be able to bend the hanger just slightly out of the way which will then prevent the rattling...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch for 2011 Honday Odyssey
  • Both the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13068 and the Draw-Tite Class III # 75270 are confirmed to fit your 2011 Honda Odyssey. The Curt model does include one .250 inch x .88 inch x 2.25 inch square hole spacer, but we do not have additional spacers available that can be added to the kit. I can say that Curt did design and test the hitch for use without them and you do not need to worry about there being any drop-off in its durability or quality because it uses less than the...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Forester for Rear Cargo Area Access
  • I have a solution that covers most of the criteria you mentioned. First for a hitch you'd want the Draw Tite part # 76182 which is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Subaru Forester. This is a 2 inch hitch that only will have the hitch tube visible so you'd be able to kick to either side of the hitch opening to activate the hands free liftgate. It also does not require the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack like the Curt does so it wins in that regard as well. Now for a bike...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JL
  • The Curt hitch part # C13392 you installed does have the hitch opening close enough to the bumper that most hitch accessories are going to fit without clearance issues. But you'll want to take one measument first to verify this. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear of your spare wheel. With that number we can determine if you'd have clearance for the Thule Bike Rack part # TH9029XT. If that distance is less than 12-3/4 inches the rack will...
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  • Install Video and Instructions for Curt Hitch for 2015 BMW 228i xDrive Coupe
  • The Curt hitch you mentioned part # C11367 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 BMW 228I X Drive coupe. I attached an install video for this hitch on a 3 Series that will be very similar to your 2 Series as well as a link to the detailed install instructions for this hitch as well. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F for a bike rack. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs 30 lbs. The biggest drawback to platform bike...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1996 Toyota RAV4
  • For a Curt hitch that is confirmed as a fit for a 1996 Toyota RAV4 we have the part # C13524 that you referenced. The year range of RAV4s that it fits is 1996 to 2005. It would not fit newer versions of the RAV4 like what you mentioned. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2014 Chevy Impala Limited
  • Only solution we can recommend for transporting a motorcycle of any kind with your 2014 Chevy Impala Limited is a small trailer. Even if you could fabricate a hitch for the vehicle with a 2 inch opening it wouldn't be strong enough and would potentially damage the vehicle/hitch as well as endanger other motorists. For a hitch the Draw Tite part # 36407 would be a great option confirmed to fit. For trailer wiring you'd want the # 119179KIT. For a ball mount then you'd want part # 36061...
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  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • The best hitch for your needs for your 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the Curt hitch part # C13315. This is the Class III hitch that has the hitch opening the most recessed under the rear bumper like you are looking for that has plenty of towing capacity at 4,000 lb trailer weight. It also has a concealed crosstube which makes it even less visible. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118563 which is also a confirmed fit. I attached install videos for this and the hitch as well. Since...
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatibility with 2008 Ford E-450 Frame
  • I reached out to my contact at Curt and they don't have a confirmed fit for the E450 (because there are a few different frames) but he did give me some suggestions that have worked for others. If you have bolt holes that are 38-5/8 inches from frame to frame, then the Curt # 14055 will work. If you have the standard 42 inch frame the # C15323 has slotted holes that are 39-1/8 inches on center. Finally if you have the 34 inch frame that is common on the cab and chassis models then #...
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  • What Parts Are Needed to Tow a Pop-Up Camper with a Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox
  • I really depends on what you have on your Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox. To tow a trailer that doesn't have brakes you just need a trailer hitch, ball mount (and hitch pin) with a hitch ball, and some wiring to activate the lightning functions on your pop-up camper. Since pop-ups usually don't have brakes you shouldn't need anything more than that. If you can let me know the years of your Cherokee and Equinox as well as if they already have anything from the list mentioned above I...
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  • EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility with Thule Hitch Bike Racks on 2017 Subaru Outback
  • For your 2017 Subaru Outback, the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 is a confirmed fit that will fit the Thule bike racks. The center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is 2-1/2 inches, so you will be able to choose either the Thule Vertex or Helium. The Thule Helium bike carrier # TH9042 or # TH9043 both have a distance of 4-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the locking knob. This carrier has the locking hitch and integrated...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack to Fit a 2016 Lexus NX 200t
  • Trailer hitch receivers are custom designed to fit specific vehicles. For your 2016 Lexus NX 200t I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75956. It's made to fit your Lexus and bolts right on without any drilling. I've also linked the install details for you. I've linked our most popular bike racks for your Lexus for you. My top choice is the Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B. It's a platform rack for two bikes up to 60 pounds each. It's also lighter than most platfrom racks at only 22-1/2 pounds....
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  • Is Foam Piece Crucial to Replace for Install of the EcoHitch # 306-X7266 on a 2018 Outback wagon
  • There could be a slight design change with the fascia on your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon as opposed to a 2017 model. I would say that if you can get everything to fit properly when installing the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 then you are good to go. If the foam piece doesn't allow you to properly fit your bumper back on then you can go ahead and discard it. It really isn't anything to be concerned about. This trailer hitch is confirmed to fit your 2018 Outback Wagon...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch 13162 for 2004 BMW X5
  • There is replacement hardware available for your Curt hitch # C13162. You need Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK; on the product page simply enter "C13162" under the "Hitch Item Number" box and select "Curt" in the drop-down box next to "Manufacturer" and you'll be set.
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  • Towing Capacity of 2005 Honda Pilot and Parts Needed to Tow Trailer
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2005 Honda Pilot. It states that this vehicle, if equipped with a transmission cooler and power steering fluid cooler, has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds for a standard trailer. This limit is assuming that there are just two occupants in the vehicle (including the driver). For each additional occupant, the capacity actually goes down (4 occupants = 3,300 pound capacity, etc). I do recommend verifying this information in your...
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  • Replacement Bolts For Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The replacement hardware kit for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75579 is under part number Item # RHK. This kit will include the bolts as well as all the other installation hardware. If you type RHK in the search box on our website it will take you to the replacement hardware kit product page. You will then simply type the number of the hitch you need hardware for in the box that is labeled Hitch Item Number. You would enter part # 75579. Next, select Draw-Tite...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback
  • The best way to carry 3 bikes on your 2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback and keep access to your rear hatch without removing the bikes or bike rack is to either use a hitch mount bike rack for 2 bikes and a roof mount rack for the 3rd or to carry all three bikes on the roof. These 2 options will require more of an investment than a trunk mount bike rack, but they are your best and safest options. Unfortunately, there are no trunk mount bike racks that will fit the hatchback models at this time...
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  • 2004 Honda Odyssey Towing Capacity and Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • The towing capacity of a 2004 Honda Odyssey is 3,500 lbs. If you are on the original transmission of the vehicle and it's never been rebuilt you'd be asking for trouble towing with your vehicle but a transmission cooler like the # D13502 would help prolong the life of it as heat is the number one killer of transmissions. For a hitch then the best option is the Draw Tite part # 75270 which is a confirmed fit and would have more capacity than needed. Check out the attached install video...
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  • Invisible Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • If you want a trailer hitch designed to fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that will be totally invisible when you aren't towing you'd want the EcoHitch part # 306-X7366. This hitch has a lower section that totally removes when not in use so that the hitch isn't seen. The Curt # C13382 that you referenced would still fit but the hitch tube would always be present. The EcoHitch does not require any trimming to install so your rear bumper as it sits not would not be affected. For a bracket...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Honda Fit
  • Offically Honda states your 2018 Honda Fit is not rated for towing a trailer. Since people will still tow and there is a demand for a hitch for your vehicle we have a hitch like the Curt part # C11406 which is a confirmed fit as well as trailer wiring like # 118767. For a ball mount you'd need the part # C45521 as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 2018 Subaru WRX
  • For your 2018 Subaru WRX, the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7257 is a confirmed fit. There is no drilling required, but there is some minor fascia trimming and heat shield trimming required. This hitch will be hidden and will use the factory knockout panel location. I've attached a photo of this fit to assist as well. For your wiring harness, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118768 which is a confirmed fit. This custom-fit...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24938 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. I called my contact at Draw-Tite to confirm this. I have also attached a picture of the hitch installed on similar 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS. This hich has a class I rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening.
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  • How to Order Replacement Hitch Hardware for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • We have a way for you to order the correct install hardware. You'll need part # RHK. On the product page you'll need to enter the part number of the hitch you have and select Hidden Hitch or Draw Tite and we'll get you the hardware needed. Since Hidden Hitch is no longer made and they were essentially rebranded Draw Tite hitches one option you have would be to use the part # 36493 and just select Draw Tite.
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  • Trailer Hitch Side Brackets and Mounting Hole Dimensions for 2009 Ford F-Series Cab and Chassis
  • The Curt # C14048 measures 16-1/16 inches from the back to the center of the 3 front holes. Those front holes are all 1-1/2 inches on center so you technically could use the 14.565 inch measurement. There is not one that is closer to 15 inches in mounting hole dimensions. The Curt # C15410 measures 13-1/2 inches from front to back on center if you need a smaller distance which makes the overall distance of the mount right around 15 inches.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • The 2017 and 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagens essentially are the same so a hitch install would be the same between the two vehicles. The Draw Tite hitch part # 24949 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and would work well.
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  • Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500
  • For your 2017 Ram 1500 the Draw Tite hitch part # 41948 is a confirmed fit and would work well as long as you don't have a factory hitch installed already. This is one of the nicest and highest rated hitches we offer for your 2017 Ram 1500 so it would be a great option. This has a max tongue weight of 1,500 lbs. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Towing Capacity and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Impala
  • From what I found online it looks like your 2017 Chevy Impala has a towing capacity of 1,000 lbs. If the weight of your trailer loaded is less than 1,000 lbs then yes you could tow it. For a hitch then we have the Draw Tite part # 36538 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and would work well. For a ball mount you'd then want the # 36061 which is the recommended ball mount by Draw Tite. For a hitch ball part # 19257. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Tekonsha kit part # 118590...
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  • Socket Size for Installing Curt Trailer Hitch 13113 in 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13113 that fits your 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor will require you to use a torque wrench with an 18mm socket. You will need to torque all M10 fasteners to 48 lb.-ft. per the linked instructions.
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  • Compatibility of Curt Hitch # C14006 on 2016 Chevy 1500 with Service Body
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class IV # C14006 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Chevy 1500 frame. The Service Body shouldn't change the hitch mounting locations unless it has a mount in that area for some reason. I have attached photos of the dimensions to assist and have also attached a video of the installation on a factory body model to assist.
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  • Recommendation for Extending Bike Rack an Extra Inch for Avoiding Handlebar Interference
  • It looks like you have a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch like # 75237 installed on your 2011 Toyota Sienna. The additional hitch pin hole closer to the receiver on the Draw-Tite hitches are actually designed to be used with a J-Pin like # 63201. This hole is a bit smaller than the hitch pin hole you are currently using and not recommended for use by itself with a standard hitch pin like what you are wanting to do. You can use a hitch extender like the Curt # C45791 if you have a 2 inch receiver...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution System for 2015 Ford F-150 with Travel Trailer
  • If you have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13118, then I recommend upgrading your hitch to the Class IV # C14017 which is rated for up to 1,200 lbs when using weight distribution. The reason is because weight distribution is based on loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of the truck. This can easily increase your loaded trailer tongue weight and put you beyond the max capacity of your hitch when using weight distribution. For your weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 16,000 lb Equipment Trailer
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 Diesel, I recommend removing your factory hitch and installing the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1002-30. This is a confirmed fit for your truck and really the only way to get your weight distribution compatible with that trailer size at the bumper. Then you will use the TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000 with Adjustable Shank XL for TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution # TLM9011 or # TLM9010...
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  • Bike Rack Options For The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Model
  • When I reached out to my contacts at Draw-Tite and Curt they confirmed that the Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75888 and # C13163 will not fit the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV model. They had no trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit the PHEV model of the Mitsubishi Outlander. The best way to carry your bike racks on your 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is to use a truck mounted bike rack. Our Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack for Vehicles w/ Spoilers # HRF2-3 is one of our...
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