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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75658 Fit 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 75658 that you referenced does fit a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan that is front wheel drive. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is There a Way to Install Hitch on 2017 Subaru Forester that Involves Removing Foam
  • We have had a few customers come back and tell us about an alternate way they come up with to install the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75876 on their vehicles like your 2017 Subaru Forester. Since isn't the recommended way to install it from Draw Tite the best I can do is attach the review we got from the customer who described the process as well as attach a link to an install video for this hitch. You'll need to decide which way you'd want to go with. We have to recommend you stick with the...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2012 Toyota Prius V, "Toyota does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Toyota also does not recommend the installation of a tow hitch or the use of a tow hitch carrier for a wheelchair, scooter, bicycle, etc. Your vehicle is not designed for trailer towing or for the use of tow hitch mounted carriers." If you choose to do so anyway you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. For this, I recommend using...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch on Honda Odyssey That Was Totaled be Used on New Odyssey
  • No you cannot transfer a trailer hitch that was on your totaled 2008 Honda Odyssey to a 2018 Honda Odyssey. The integrity of the hitch could have been compromised and it could potentially be dangerous. Instead you will need a new hitch and a great option is Trailer Hitch # E98855 which fits an '18 Odyssey and is a complete bolt-on installation that will not require you to drill into your new van's frame in order to install.
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  • Exact Measurement of Receiver of Curt Trailer Hitch 15703
  • I went out to the warehouse with digital calipers to get the exact measurement of the receiver of the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15703 and found it to be 2.55" though it is possible for the hitch that is shipped to you to have slightly (and by slightly I mean a couple hundredths or thousandths of an inch) more or less room in the receiver. There is always going to be some slight play but you can reduce this with the use of the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 which is designed...
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  • Solutions for Transporting Cargo with 2012 Toyota Corolla
  • As far as storage space and capacity goes your best option for transporting your cargo to your new home is going to be with a small trailer. A transmission cooler is a good idea to prevent the transmission from overheating and for improving overall performance on any vehicle, but it is rarely ever REQUIRED. Especially since you really only plan on towing a trailer one time, a transmission cooler isn't a necessity for your application. Taking a look at the online version of the owner's manual...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • Since you don't have trailer wiring on your 2018 Toyota RAV4 you will need a kit like the T-One part # 118578 which will fit and work well on your vehicle as it is a custom fit. You will need to install the entire kit too as there isn't a way to install just a portion of it.
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  • Do Fuses Need to Install When Adding 7-Way to 2017 GMC Acadia
  • The 7-way wiring harness part # 118276 which is a fit for your 2017 GMC Acadia does not requre any fuses get installed. It simply plugs in like the install video and instructions I attached below show and you're set. This will work great with the Draw Tite hitch part # 76023 you mentioned 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...
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  • Is a Ball Mount Required to Tow Trailer with 2007 Dodge Caliber
  • Draw Bars are needed for towing. Another name for them, that to me makes more sense, is "ball mount" Basically this is the piece of metal that inserts into the hitch opening that holds the hitch ball for your trailer to connect to. If you want to tow with your 2007 Dodge Caliber you will need a ball mount. First you need a hitch installed though. For that the Draw Tite part # 24769 is the correct fit. And then for a ball mount/draw bar you'd want the part # 3591 which is what Draw Tite...
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  • 2014 Audi SQ5 Prestige Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75940 weighs 44 lbs. It is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Audi SQ5 Prestige. I've attached a video of the installation as well as the installation details to assist.
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  • Availability of Replacement Hitch Balls for Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitches
  • If the portion of your hitch ball that slides into the hitch opening is square we aren't going to have a replacement gooseneck ball for it. Basically we have two styles of replacement gooseneck balls for Draw Tite hitches. We have the Hide-A-Goose style like part # 19309 which flips over and reinstalls in the hitch body and we have the Remov-a-Ball style like the part # 5973 which is either left in the hitch or taken out.
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  • Does a 2001 Chevy Suburban Require a Bumper for Curt Trailer Hitch # C13402 Installation
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13402 actually mounts to the frame of your 2001 Chevrolet Suburban so if your Suburban doesn't have a bumper it will still fit! Installation instructions have been linked for you to check out. Let me know what you will be using this trailer hitch for and I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • How to Mount 4-Way Connector with Curt Trailer Hitch # 9883544 on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • There are a few different options for storing the Curt T-Connector # C55124 on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler. The first couple of options are exactly what you mentioned, you can let it hang there or zip-tie it, but either of these options don't look that great. We do have the mounting bracket # 18144 which can be mounted to the body of your Wrangler but I believe you are looking for something like the Easy Mount Bracket # C58001 which basically clamps around the receiver of your Curt Receiver...
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  • How Much of the Heat Shield Needs to Be Trimmed for a Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76046 which is a fit for your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica excluding Hybrid models will require trimming to the heat shield as you mentioned and the remaining portion is then installed back on the vehicle so yes, though I am not sure it will be exactly half. I have attached a photo of the trimming for the heat shield in addition to an entire install video. If you can tell me what you will be using the trailer hitch for I would be glad to...
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  • Replacement Hardware for the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1002-30
  • You sure can get it here at etrailer.com! The replacement hardware for the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1002-30 that you referenced is found as part # TLM8003-F1002-30 on our site. The installation instructions have been linked for you to reference as well in case those were in the box. Please note that this trailer hitch fits Ford F-350 models from 1999 - 2016 (1999 - 2004 fits a Standard or Step Bumper).
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  • 2015 Honda CRV Draw-tite Max-frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation
  • According to the manufacturer the belly pan requires a rectangular gut of 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches. You would need that 8.5 length for the bracket, but you may be able to make that slit thinner if you were to maneuver the panel around the bracket prior to install. Unfortunately the manufacturer can't give me those specifics as they designed the install for the cutout, so I recommend starting small and basing it off the inside measurement then working your way out for the width needed....
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  • Does TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Fit 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • To address the concern about the warranty on your 2018 Ford F-350, aftermarket products will not void the warranty as you are protected by what is called the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, which says if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever you have added to your vehicle actually caused the problem in question. The TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1008-30 that fits your...
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  • Towing Capacity for 2016 Jeep Compass
  • I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2016 Jeep Compass and found that the towing capacity will range from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds depending on what the vehicle is equipped with. For example if you have the 2.0L engine the maximum trailer weight is 1,000 pounds but if you have the 2.4L engine with the trailer tow package then the maximum weight is 2,000 pounds. I highly recommend checking your copy of the owner's manual to verify the capacity for your specific...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop With Spare Tire
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C11417 is actually NOT a fit for a 2015 Mini with a spare tire. Instead you would need the EcoHitch # 306-X7290 which does fit a Mini with a spare tire. While we have not test fit this hitch I did add a photo from the installation instructions that show how the hitch will look when installed. As you can see the hitch sits directly on the bottom of the bumper so you should be able to use that as a reference so you can find the clearance on that hitch.
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  • Is Cut-Off Wheel Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2012 Audi Q5
  • The cut-off wheel/shears you referenced is actually not required to install Curt trailer hitch # C13136. If you take a look at the cutout of the installation manual I added you can see that those shears are only necessary if you were installing this hitch on the Porsche Macan that it also fits.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1994 Honda Civic DX with 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • I looked up the towing capacity of your 2004 Honda Odyssey EX and it looks to have a capacity of 3,500 lbs. The weight of your 1994 Honda Civic DX looks to be right at 2,100 lbs so you should be fine. I'd recommend installing a transmission cooler on your Odyssey like the part # D13503 to prolong the life of the transmission. For a base plate kit to fit the Odyssey you'd want the Roadmaster kit part # 508-1 to provide the attachment point for the tow bar. In addition to the base...
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  • Tip for Retrieving Bolt During Hitch Install Where Spacer Plate was Forgotten
  • If you didn't damage the bolt leader you could put it back on the bolt and see if you could feed it back towards the access hole. If you can get it close to the access hole you might be able to use a flexible retrieval magnet to get it the rest of the way out. Local car parts store would have a magnet like that.
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  • 2 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Terrain without Drilling
  • The 2 inch hitches we offer for your 2018 GMC Terrain don't require any drilling to install. The Draw Tite part # 76419 is a great fit for your vehicle if you have the gas engine. If instead you have a diesel engine you'd want the part # 76217. Both require no frame drilling but the diesel engine version does require some fascia trimming that's not noticeable. I attached a picture that shows the trimmed area.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Roof Rack for 2007 Honda Element SC
  • I can get you set up with all of that for your 2007 Honda Element SC. For a trailer hitch the best option is the Class III Draw-Tite # 75659, which is a 2" hitch that will allow you the most options in terms of accessories. The wiring option I recommend is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118465; I have linked videos of both the hitch and wiring being installed on an Element for you to check out. As for a roof rack, the best choice is from Yakima...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for 2017 Infiniti Q50 With Class I Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9035XT is compatible with the Draw-Tite # 24931 trailer hitch that fits your 2017 Infiniti Q50 and you are certainly right that a bike racks that secure your bikes by the wheels like the T2 Pro will help protect the finish of your bikes. The only potential issue is that when the T2 Pro is folded up, the closest part of the rack measures 5" from the center of the hitch pin hole and when we test fit a trailer hitch on a 2014 Q5 we found there...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Ford Focus ST for Bike Rack and Snowboard Rack
  • For your 2018 Ford Focus ST, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11431 is a confirmed fit. The hitch receiver will sit above the exhaust tip. I've attached a photo from the installation instructions to assist and have linked those instructions as well. For your bike rack I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway # TH934XTR due to the exhaust location and the ability to add the snowboard carrier # TH9033 which...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount for 1998 VW Jetta
  • You will need to take a look at the owner's manual for your 1998 VW Jetta to see if it is allowed to tow and if so what the capacity is; you would need to know the weight of your trailer and the boat as well. If you find out you can tow the available hitch is the Draw-Tite # 24594 which has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lb towing capacity. It will require the use of Draw-Tite Drawbar # 3592 and either 2" hitch ball # 19258 or 1-7/8" hitch ball # 19256 depending on your trailer's...
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  • Spacer Block and Bolt Size for Trailer Hitch 75270
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch # 75270 that you are installing on your 2008 Honda Odyssey uses M12 X 1.25 X 35mm bolts and 1/4“ X 1-1/2“ X 2” spacer blocks. We do not have these parts available individually but you should be able to source them at a local hardware or auto parts store.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Camper with a 2018 Jeep Compass
  • In order to tow a camper with your 2018 Jeep Compass (new body style) you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. I have attached my recommendations on each of these items for you below however, before you make a purchase I suggest taking a look in the vehicle's owner's manual to find your towing capacity or any other specifications for towing with your vehicle. For the trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76144...
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  • How to Carry More than Two Bikes on a 1995 Toyota Camry
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24563 which is a fit for your 1995 Toyota Camry has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. However, you will want to take a look in your owner's manual for the vehicle's tongue weight capacity as the lower of the two ratings will be your limiting factor. I would also check that the bike rack can support 170 lbs of bikes as this seems like an awful lot. Please note that the maximum number of bikes that can be carried on a Class I hitch...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Reduce Ground Clearance on a 2018 Jeep Renegade
  • The best trailer hitch receiver for your 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76021. The distance from the ground to the bottom of the receiver tube will be around 9-3/4" and will be the most we offer for a trailer hitch in regards to ground clearance. Unfortunately, this hitch will reduce your ground clearance in the rear but it should not be too much of an issue for the exception of steep terrain. There is not a trailer hitch for your Renegade...
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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I could not reference the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part 75098. However, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75041 is the only Draw-Tite trailer hitch they make for your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and will be the one you want to use. If this is not the trailer hitch you have then it will not work for you. The hitch you have may have been from a Jeep Grand Cherokee but if it was not a 1993-1998 it would not work. I have attached an install video of the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
  • For your 2018 Toyota Highlander we have the Draw Tite hitch part # C13200 which is a confirmed fit but the Curt you mentioned is not a fit for the 2018 models so I do not recommend it for you. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Yakima Bike Rack for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt hitch part # C13382 that you referenced is a fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and would be a great hitch for you to use with your Yakima bike rack as long as it is designed for a 2 inch hitch like the Yakima Ridgeback part # Y02458.
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  • Class V Hitch Recommendation to Fit 1994 Ford F-250 with Deep Drop Bumper
  • Based on the bumper bracket I can see in the picture you submitted it looks like your 1994 Ford F-250 has a deep drop bumper which would mean that the Class V hitch you'd want is the B&W HD hitch part # BWHDRH25198. If you have something different let me know and I'll see what the best option would be.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2016 Lexus GX460
  • The trailer hitches for your 2016 Lexus GX 460 like the Draw Tite part # 75685 have a 500 lb tongue weight capacity so you would not have the capacity needed for the weight of your two scooters and carrier. Best option would be a small trailer towed by the vehicle. For trailer wiring you'd then need the part # 119250KIT. 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...
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  • 2015 Honda CRV Tow Dolly Compatibility with Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75742 for your 2015 Honda CR-V as well as the other 2 inch options are more than capable of towing a tow dolly and a 2,600 lbs vehicle. The issue is your vehicle is only rated to tow 1,500 lbs, so even though the hitch is strong enough, you will need a different vehicle to pull it.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2018 Kia Soul
  • You will need to check your version of your owner's manual which will have your Kia's towing capacity though the only trailer hitch available for a 2018 Soul is the Class I Draw-Tite # 24915 which has a 2,000 lb capacity and you would need to go by whichever is lower, the capacity of your Kia or the hitch. The correct wiring to power a trailer's lights is T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118637; you will also need Draw-Tite Drawbar # 3593.
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  • Availability of Class II Trailer Hitch for 2011 Ford Mustang
  • All of the trailer hitches available for your 2011 Ford Mustang are Class I rated hitches. There is not a Class II hitch available that will fit your Mustang. Trailer hitches are custom-fit for specific vehicles, meaning that most will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for installation. This means that you would not be able to install a Class II hitch, which would be designed for a different vehicle, on your 2011 Ford Mustang. Since hitches are designed for certain vehicles,...
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  • Determining Ground Clearance on 2014 Ram 3500 with Curt Class V Hitch # C15803 Installed
  • The Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15803 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 3500 and will sit directly beneath the factory hitch receiver on the truck. We have not gotten a chance to install this hitch on the 2014 Ram so we don't have any pictures, but I do have a measurement on the hitch that will allow you to see how far the new receiver will hang down below the truck. From the top of the mounting brackets on the hitch to the bottom of the receiver,...
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  • Towing Capacity for 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Factory Tow Package
  • I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The manual listed a maximum trailer weight of 4,500 pounds for the Cherokee that is equipped with the 3.2L engine and trailer tow package. I do recommend verifying this information by checking your copy of the manual, as it's possible that you have a different model. If this is correct, then you will have no issue towing the 2,800 pound trailer that you mentioned. It looks like the factory...
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  • Wiring Kit Needed for Towing with a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75528 is a great option for your 2013 Chevrolet Traverse! I can definitely help you figure out the best wiring kit to purchase to get you on the road. If you have the tow package on your Traverse then you will simply need to connect the T-One # 118270 up behind the bumper on the passenger side of your vehicle (see attached photo). This kit also requires you to connect the included fuses and relays to complete the wiring circuits. All of this is...
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  • EcoHitch vs Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2018 VW Golf R Model
  • While both the Draw-Tite # 24975 and EcoHitch # 306-X7333 that fit your 2018 VW Golf R model are quality hitches with a 1-1/4" receiver, 200 lb tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lb towing capacity there are some major differences. The EcoHitch is made of recycled materials and combines steel, stainless steel and aluminum while the Draw-Tite is simply made of steel. The biggest difference is fit; the EcoHitch # 306-X7333 will offer a more hidden design than the Draw-Tite # 24975 so it...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For your 2015 Subaru Outback with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver- 2" # 76227 I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118467. This wiring harness will install to your factory wiring harness behind the driver's side trim panel in your cargo area or in the spare tire compartment. I've attached a video to further assist. If you will be towing, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10035B. This will give you...
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  • What Width Frame is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15800 Designed to Fit
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15800 that you referenced is designed for 34 inch wide trailer frames like what are on cab and chassis trucks. So the distance on the frame of the vehicle would need to be 34 inches measured from outside to outside.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2009 Volvo XC90 with Dual Exhaust
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75152 is listed as a fit for all models of the 2009 Volvo XC90 including those with dual exhaust! Installation will be the same except that instead of lowering one exhaust pipe you would have to lower both in order to get into position. I have linked a video showing an example installation (single exhaust). If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-150
  • For your 2004 Ford F-150 the Curt trailer hitch part # 13357 is a confirmed fit and would work well. This is a Class III hitch with capacities of 6,000 lbs total trailer weight and 600 lb tongue weight.
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  • Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack Recommendation for 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 Wagon
  • The only hitch we have for your 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 wagon is the Curt hitch part # C11820 which is a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Since using a hitch adapter to go from a 1-1/4 inch to a 2 inch cuts the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent we do not recommend the use of adapters like that. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid with Full Size Spare Tire
  • Trailer hitch # 75225 fits all models of the 2018 Acura MDX, including the hybrid, but for models with the full size spare tire it will not fit unless the spare is stored elsewhere. At this time (8/14/2018) there are no confirmed fits for the 2019 MDX.
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  • What Does Curt Trailer Hitch # C12092 Weigh
  • The Curt trailer hitch part # C12092 that you referenced weighs 32 lbs. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2013 Honda Accord Come with Fish Wire
  • The hitches for your 2013 Honda Accord like the Draw Tite part # 24899 include all hardware needed to install the hitch including the fish wire. I attached a picture that shows all of the hardware included with this hitch. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well on a 2013 Accord just like yours.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Kia Soul
  • To transport a mobility scooter with your 2011 Kia Soul you'll have to use a small trailer as there aren't any cargo carrier setups that are going to be strong enough for the weight of the scooter on your Soul. You'll need a hitch like the Draw Tite part # 24839 which is a confirmed fit and trailer wiring like part # 118637. For a ball mount you'd want the part # 3593 which then for a hitch ball you'd want the part # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Fitting Bus with 40 inch Wide Frame
  • I have a great solution for you, but the Torklift hitch part # TLF1002 wasn't designed for use on anything but the vehicles it was made for and shouldn't be used on a school bus. Instead we have the Draw Tite Hitch part # 41990 which when used with the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets part # 4916 would work well. The cross tube of this trailer is 44 inches in length too so it would be plenty long for a 40 inch wide frame.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Audi A5 S5 Cabriolet with Dual Exhaust
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11188 will fit your 2015 Audi A5 S5 Cabriolet with dual exhaust. You will however need to obtain both a T55 and T25 torx bit for installation but these are easily attainable at you local auto parts store if you do not already have them. The hitch is a custom fit that will not require any drilling as it installs using pre-drilled holes in the frame rail. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad to offer some...
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  • EcoHitch Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • I have linked the installation instructions of the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7219 that fits your 2018 Toyota RAV4 for you to check out so you can make up your own mind on if they are "good" or not. The EcoHich is also not made of "better" corrosion-resistant materials than something like the Draw-Tite # 76134, it simply states it has a black powder coat finish that offers protection against corrosion, as do the other hitches. What the EcoHitch does have is an alloy construction...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite # 75648 Fit a 2018 Dodge Journey with AWD
  • As long as your 2018 Dodge Journey is not an SXT with AWD then the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 75648 will fit your vehicle. If you let me know what you will be using this trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Replacement Hardware Needed for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75095
  • To install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75095 you will need one of each of the following: M12 x 1.25 x 40mm CL10.9 Hex Bolt 1/2”-13 x 1-3/4” GR8 Carriage Bolt M14 x 1.50 x 45mm CL10.9 Hex Bolt The rest of the bolts are existing OEM bolts. You will also need the following hardware: 1/2”-13 Hex Nut (Qyt 1) 9/16” Hardened Flat Washer (Qty 1) 1/2” Conical Washer (Qty 2) 1/4” x 1-1/2” x 2” Block (Qty 1) 9/16” Lock Washer (Qty 1) All of this can be found...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Toyota Camry SE
  • Curt trailer hitch # C112983 does not fit the 2015 Toyota Camry because it is for a 2000 to 2005 Saturn L Series sedan or wagon. But we do not have this hitch listed for a Camry either so I am not sure were it says that on our site. If you can tell me where we say that I can have it fixed. The Curt equivalent hitch for your 2015 Camry is # C121073. This version of the hitch comes with the proper ball mount for towing. For compatible balls use # A-80 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball or...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite # 76031 Interfere With Liftgate Sensor on a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
  • Although the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76031 will not keep the liftgate sensor from activating on your 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, you will need to kick to either side of the receiver instead of just waving your foot under the bumper to get the sensor to pick up your motion.
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with Hands-Free Lift Gate on a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • The available trailer hitches for the 2018 Honda CR-V will partially block if not completely block the hands-free lift gate sensors on the vehicle. If you install one of the hitches, such as # 76128, the effective area the sensors cover may just be limited so it could still work. But if it doesn't work no matter where you kick out your foot then you would need the Honda relocation kit from a Honda dealership parts department.
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  • Where Does the Bumper have to be Trimmed on a 2016 Honda Civic to Install Draw-Tite Hitch 24954
  • I have included a close up picture of the area in question on a 2016 Honda Civic for trailer hitch # 24954. The instructions, linked for reference, simply state "Bumper trimming: using a die grinder remove the material shown in Figure 2. Both sides as needed." Figure 2 is the picture I have included and the area is shown with white dotted lines. The alternative is to use Curt hitch # C11463 for a coupe or # C11604 for the sedan. These hitches install differently. But with either of these...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2018 Toyota RAV4 SE
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75235 is a fit for all styles of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 including your SE model. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. Personally, I like hitch # 76134 because once installed only the receiver will be visible. I have linked a video of this hitch as well. For a trailer wiring harness you can use # 118578 to add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of the vehicle. We have an installation video on that as well and I have linked...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2 inch Coupler Ball with 2006 Scion xB
  • We have exactly what you'll need to tow your trailer that has a 2 inch coupler ball with your 2006 Scion xB. You'll want to first start with a hitch which for that the Curt # C11487 would be exactly what you would need. For a ball mount you'd then want the part # C45521 and then for a 2 inch ball part # A-82. Last thing you'll then want is trailer wiring. Which for that the T-One harness part # 118414 and you'd be set.
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  • Weight of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 75888
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75888 which is a fit for your 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander weighs approximately 42 lbs. I have attached an install video for you as well.
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  • Does 2 inch Curt Trailer Hitch # C13379 Hang Lower than 2017 Ford Taurus Exhaust
  • I attached a picture that I took from the install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C13379 and it shows that the hitch height is right inline with the height of the exhaust. You can see also that if there was any exhaust height difference it's minimal too.
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  • Handle Nuts for the Draw-Tite Hitch Part # 75193 on a 2004 Jeep TJ
  • We do not offer the 1/2"-13 handle nuts individually but you can obtain them with the Replacement Hardware Kit part # RHK. Once you arrive at the product page you will need to enter "75193" into the hitch item number box and then "Draw-Tite" into the manufacturer drop down menu. This kit gives you all the hardware needed to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75193. If you don't want the entire kit then you may have luck at your local hardware store.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch # C14002 Compatibility if Factory Hitch is Removed
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C14002 will fit your 2013 Ford F150 once your factory hitch is removed. It will allow you to tow at a higher capacity than your factory hitch without using weight distribution as you mentioned. The factory hitches are often welded to the frame, so if that is the case you would need to have the hitch cut off to install the replacement. All of the aftermarket hitches apart from the TorkLift SuperHitch Hero Trailer Hitch Receiver - Dual 2" Receivers #...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2000 Land Rover Discovery II
  • There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2000 Land Rover Discovery II, but not the one you referred to. Instead you will need the Curt # 13455 which is a 2" hitch that is a bolt-on installation so no drilling into your Discovery's frame will be necessary. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 119178KIT. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which is for 2” hitches and may fulfill your towing...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Lexus RX 450h F Sport
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13282 will fit your 2018 Lexus RX 450h F Sport as the F Sport package does not contain any additional items that impede the fit of a trailer hitch. You may need to trim the rear lower valance just slightly but this is a possibility for all RX 450h's, not just the F Sport. The attached install video of this hitch is not on an F Sport but it will be pretty much the same. If you need any other recommendations for your RX 450h then please let...
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  • Does a Stronger Trailer Hitch Increase Towing Capacity
  • The towing capacity of your vehicle can and will be likely different than the towing capacity of a trailer hitch. The lowest rated component between the vehicle and trailer hitch will be your limiting factor. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15810 does indeed have a 20,000 lb towing capacity when used with a weight distribution system but the vehicle is likely lower and will be your limiting factor. In order to find the tow capacity of your vehicle you will need to subtract the gross...
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  • Why is the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap Part # 18050 Needed
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13081 which is a fit for your 2014 Jeep Compass as you mentioned recommends the use of the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 for all non-towing accessories. The reason for the strap is to prevent movement of the accessory inside the trailer hitch as it can wear down the hitch over time and lead to a potential for failure. In my opinion, this is more of a warranty precaution than strength concern. If you do not wish to use the stabilizing...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2017 Honda Civic Type R
  • The only possible way to affix a trailer hitch to your 2017 Honda Civic Type R would be with custom fabrication as you mentioned. You could use the base and mounting flange of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11463 and modify the receiver tube to hang down below the center mounted exhaust tips but this would obviously void the warranty. The only way I can see possible to mount the hitch would be to position the receiver tube under the exhaust tips as I mentioned but you have to consider...
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  • Dimensions of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # C13401
  • The distance from the top of the mounting flange to the top of the receiver tube on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13401 is 7". I have also attached a photo with some other measurements for you as well. If you do not see the one you need please let me know and I would be happy to acquire it for you. This hitch fits the following vehicles: 1973 - 1982 Chevrolet Blazer 1973 - 1982 GMC Jimmy 1983 - 1991 Chevrolet Blazer Full Size 1983 - 1991 GMC Jimmy Full Size
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  • What Drill Bit is Needed to Install the Curt Hitch Part # C11189 on a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon
  • There are several different types of drill bits you can use to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11189 on your 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon. We recommend using a carbide drill bit as they are designed to be used primarily on metal surfaces but any 17/32" bit will suffice so long as it is rated for use on metal surfaces such as titanium or step drill bits. The 17/32" diameter hole will be the end goal but it will be necessary to work your way up to that size to which a...
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  • How to Mount a Bike Rack on a 2018 Tesla Model 3
  • The Curt and Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers are often rated much higher than the vehicle is capable of handling so they are a bit misleading whereas the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7373 which is a fit for your 2018 Tesla Model 3 has a more accurate representation In order to make sure you will be safe carrying your bike rack and three bikes on the back on your Model 3 you will want to take a look in your owner's manual for the vehicle's tongue weight capacity...
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes Left to Right of Curt Hitch # C15300
  • The distance between the mounting holes from left to right on the Curt hitch part # C15300 that you referenced is 35-7/16 inches.
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  • Solution for Installing Hitch on 2017 Jeep Patriot that Seems Slightly Too Short
  • Sometimes the mounting flanges of trailer hitches like the Draw Tite part # 75712 that you have can bend in shipping. Your friend is right and you can keep torquing the hitch down and it will be fine. As long as you don't see any paint flaking or metal creasing the hitch is fine.
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  • 2 inch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2018 VW Tiguan R-Line
  • At this time we only have one trailer hitch that's a fit for your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. For that you'd want the Draw Tite part # 76192. I checked with Curt and they have not test fit the # C13381 on an R-Line model so they would not tell me if it would fit without issue. Based on your experience it sounds like it's not going to be listed ever as a fit for that version.
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  • Will the Curt or Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch be Less Visible on a 2016 Lincoln MKX
  • Out of the Curt # C13262 and the Draw-Tite # 75234, the Draw-Tite will actually be less obvious on your 2016 Lincoln MKX. The Curt receiver is welded onto the cross-tube while the Draw-Tite receiver actually hangs down below the cross-tube. This means that the only part of the hitch that is visible is the receiver, as you can see in the attached photos. I have attached an installation video for the Draw-Tite trailer hitch as well as the installation instructions for both hitches that...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 76034 Fit 2018 Police Interceptor Utility
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76034 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford Explorer with the Police Interceptor package. I attached an install video that shows this hitch installed on a similar 2016 Exporer Interceptor as yours for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Toyota Corolla
  • For your 2014 Toyota Corolla the Curt hitch part # C11265 is a confirmed fit. We do recommend always sticking with the vehicle manufacturer towing capacities/restrictions but we do know that we have sold this hitch to quite a few Corolla owners like you who have used the hitch with bike racks and never had a problem. The Thule DoubleTrack bike rack part # TH990XT would fit and work well for a rack to carry up to two bikes. I attached a review video for this rack on a similar Corolla as...
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  • How Much Can 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Tow?
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and it states, as you said, the maximum gross trailer weight is 3,600 lbs, and this is taking into account two people and luggage. The ONLY specifics given were that your Grand Caravan have a 3.6L automatic so that's what I can confirm - a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.6L automatic can tow 3,600 lbs if the van has two passengers and luggage, and more weight would lessen the capacity; you can find this on page...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • The Honda Odyssey had a change between model years 2017 and 2018, so a trailer hitch from a 2015 Honda Odyssey will not fit a 2018 model but would fit up to a 2017 model. For your 2018 Honda Odyssey, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver- 2" # E98855 which is made by Curt and has a nice matte black powder coat finish. This will mount using the 4 existing weld nuts and the 2 access holes in the frame. This is nearly identical to the Curt # C13370 which has a glossy black...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Honda 2018 CR-V
  • There is no Class I, 1-1/4" hitch available for a 2018 Honda CR-V and there is no reason for you to need one as opposed to the much, much better option of the Class III, 2" Draw-Tite # 76128. No trailer hitch, of any class, will void the warranty on your new CR-V; you are protected by what is called the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act which states, in part, that unless the installation or the part itself caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I do recommend looking this...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Honda Civic Sedan with Dual Exhaust
  • For your 2018 Honda Civic sedan with dual exhaust, the Curt # C11604 is not a confirmed fit. The only trailer hitch receiver we have that is confirmed to fit your vehicle at this time is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24954. This is a Class I hitch that will only be compatible with Class I rated accessories. The Curt # C11604 is only confirmed to fit 2016 and 2017 models. Pour votre Honda Civic 2018 à double échappement, le Curt # C11604 n'est pas un ajustement...
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  • Hitch Pin for Cargo Carrier
  • Though we do not carry that cargo carrier and I'm not certain what hitch you have on your Mercedes, if it is a standard Class III or above 2" hitch and your cargo carrier has a hollow shank you may be able to use the Pin and Clip For Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver # PC3. You will only need to confirm that your hitch and carrier are compatible with a pin that is 5/8" diameter and has a 4" usable length.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2003 Mazda Miata
  • There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2003 Mazda Miata but the Curt hitch # C112393 is not one of them. Instead you need the Curt Vertical Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Drawbar # C11755V which does include a specialty ball mount, pin and clip. I have also linked the installation instructions for you which are specific to your Miata.
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  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch C15810 Compatible With 2010 Ford Super Duty With Ranch Hand Bumper?
  • I checked with Curt and can confirm for you that the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15810 will work with your 2010 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty King Ranch that has a Ranch Hand Bumper. Please note that spare tires larger than 20" will not be able to be stored in the original location under your truck with the use of this hitch.
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for Toyota RAV4 Adventure Series with Draw Tite Hitch Installed
  • For Adventure Series RAV4 the Draw Tite hitch part # 75235 that you referenced is a confirmed fit. If a trailer was unstable at highway speeds the solution would not be weight distribution or sway control. That would indicate that the vehicle is properly loaded or the suspension of the vehicle is in bad shape. A friction sway control like part # 83660 would most likely be the best option. Friction sway control works to minimize sway on the highway caused by a passing semi or crosswinds.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda Civic Sedan
  • I checked with Curt and they list the # C11604 now as a fit for the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan like you have so it would fit and work well.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Platinum
  • We do have a trailer hitch available for your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid that has the liftgate sensor. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13383 is a confirmed fit for both the Platinum and Premium hybrid models and would work well. Basically you'd just have to kick to either side of the hitch opening to activate the liftgate. We don't have authorized installers through us, but for most situations we recommend finding a local mechanic with a good reputation in your area...
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  • Does Installing Draw Tite Hitch # 75956 Void Warranty of 2016 Lexus NX 200t
  • When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Draw-Tite 75691 Max-Frame Receiver Compatibility with 5, 200 lb Dry Weight Trailer
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75691 on your 2010 Ford F-150 does not need to be replaced. The hitch is rated for 6,000 lbs and 600 lb tongue weight without weight distribution and up to 12,000 lbs towing and 1200 lbs tongue weight when used with weight distribution. The hitch will work well for you and you will only be limited by your truck's towing capacity as your hitch will carry more than the max amount your trailer can tow so you definitely...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Hyunda Santa Fe 7 Passenger Model
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75772 that you referenced is only a fit for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport model, which seats 5 passengers in 2 rows. Since you have the Santa Fe SE or Limited model with seating for 7 passengers, I instead recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75776. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your Santa Fe and will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. It features a 2 inch receiver opening, a 5,000 pound...
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch C11179 on 2000 BMW 5 Series
  • Thank you for the photo. The installation of Curt hitch # C11179 on your 2000 BMW 5 Series does say to "Note on either side of tire well formed metal 'rails' running fore/aft inside trunk/rear compartment. I have shown on your photo where these "rails" are, though it is easy to get confused by this because they don't look like rails in the traditional sense.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 Honda Civic Sedan
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver with Standard Drawbar # C114633 is a fit for a 2018 Honda Civic hatchback, but there is a hitch that will work for a sedan. The Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24954 will fit a 2018 Civic sedan and the correct drawbar for this hitch is the Draw-Tite # 3593.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • For your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited I recommend Trailer Hitch # e98856, which is a confirmed fit for the JL Unlimited like your Sahara. This is a complete bolt-on installation and nothing will need to be removed unless there are any obstructions such as excess welding on the crossmember where it installs For wiring which will give your Jeep a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 118786. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid to Use for Bike Rack or Light Trailer
  • There are just a couple trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, both of which will feature an exposed crosstube that sits below the rear bumper. Between the two available options, I recommend the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11402. This is because it has a round crosstube design that's a bit more pleasing to the eye when compared to the square bar on the Draw-Tite # 24965. This Class I hitch will give you a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and has...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13077 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e. This hitch is a direct fit that installs using pre-drilled holes in the frame. It has a class III rating with a 2" receiver tube opening and 6,000 lb towing capacity. If you need help with installation I have attached a video for you on a similar X5.
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  • Is the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap Required for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 is not required for any hitch mounted accessories when using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75512 which is a fit for your 2008 Mazda CX-7. It can however be used to minimize moment of the hitch mounted accessories like your bike rack but it is only required on certain Curt trailer hitches for warranty purposes.
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