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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
  • For your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76031 which fits the Platinum and non-Platinum models 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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  • 2017 Honda Odyssey Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation
  • Best solution we have would be rear suspension enhancement for your 2017 Honda Odyssey. We have the Air Lift kit part # AL60815 which basically allows you to add air pressure to increase the suspension support as needed. Or we have the Timbren kit part # THROD2 which is also a fit. This gives you one amount of suspension support that will work well but is not adjustable. Advantage is that you don't have to maintain air pressure or run any air lines.
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  • Ground Clearance on a 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon with an EcoHitch
  • I cannot verify that the ride height will be the same between a 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon and a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon but I can tell you that the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7162 has a ground clearance measurement of 10-1/2" which is taken from the ground to the bottom of the trailer hitch receiver. The 2" trailer hitch we have that offers the most ground clearance is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 which measures around 12" from the the ground to...
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  • Could Hitch from 1999 Volkswagen Jetta Fit 2001 Volkswagen Jetta
  • If the 99 year Volkswagen Jetta was the 99.5 mid-year update then yes, a hitch from it like the Curt # C11070 would also fit a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. If it was an early model Jetta then it would not carry over.
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  • How to Carry Four Bikes on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • In order to carry four bikes on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen you will need to use a class III 2" trailer hitch receiver like the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7315. The maximum number of bikes that can be carried on a class I 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver is two regardless of weight capacity. This hitch is a custom fit for your Golf and will not require any drilling into the frame. The weight capacity that you will need to abide by will be 200 lbs unless...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1984 Chevrolet C-10
  • We have a few different trailer hitch receivers that will fit your 1984 Chevrolet C-10 with the 8' bed and standard step bumper which I have attached for you but I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75034 as it is a custom fit. This is also the most cost effective option we currently have for you. It has a 2" receiver tube opening and a 8,000 lb towing capacity.
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  • Best Towing Setup for 2017 Jeep Cherokee Without Tow Package
  • I do have products that can enhance the towing performance of your vehicle but none of them will be able to give you the towing capacity of models equipped with the factory tow package. For your 2017 Jeep Cherokee, I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13172, with the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56208, and the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503. These three components are usually the basis of the factory tow package. The...
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  • Trailer Wiring for 2017 Jaguar F-Pace
  • There is absolutely no difference between the two wiring harnesses. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118785 is just an updated part number for Harness # 118748. They are each plug-in harnesses that will provide your 2017 Jaguar F-Pace with a 4-flat connector so you can power your trailer's lights when using Curt hitch # C13291 to tow. Should you also need a ball mount I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which is for 2” hitches and may fulfill your towing needs in one...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2001 Jeep Cherokee With Skid Shield
  • Though I'm not 100 percent sure what you are referring to in terms of "clearing" the skid shield, there are different installation instructions (which are linked) for both hitches in regards to that shield on your 2001 Jeep Cherokee which may be what you are looking for. Curt hitch # 13160 will give you 20 inches of clearance from the ground, and according to the install manual you are going to loosen the skid shield's bolts and place the hitch flange between the Jeep's frame and skid...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Hitch Part # 76144 Fit a 2018 Jeep Compass Sport
  • If you have a new body style (see photo) then yes, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76144 will fit your 2018 Jeep Compass Sport. This hitch is an excellent option for you and your bike rack as it installs using pre-drilled holes in the frame rail.
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  • How Much Towing Capacity is Considered Adequate
  • Travel trailers of any given length - such as a 22-footer - can vary considerably in both their dry (unloaded) weight and in their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) which is their maximum fully-loaded weight capacity. Newer trailers may use lightweight composite materials in their construction while older trailers made from more traditional materials can tend to weigh more. Either way you want to use a combination of tow vehicle and trailer such that your vehicle will not be stressed,...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 2010 Jeep Liberty with Factory Tow Package
  • There isn't a brake controller harness for the 2010 Jeep Liberty so a brake controller will need to be hardwired in even if the vehicle has the factory 7-Way connector. You will need wiring kit # 5506 to complete the installation of the P3 # 90195. On the controller the black wire is 12 volt power in and the white wire is ground. Using the wire included with # 5506 to attach the black and white wires to the vehicle battery. Black will go to the positive terminal via the included 30...
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  • Installing Trailer Hitch on 2012 Chevy Equinox with Rusted Weld Nuts
  • Dirty and rusted weld nuts are actually not too uncommon, in fact we have a dedicated article on exactly this subject that I have attached. You will want start by cleaning them out with a spray lubricant (WD-40, etc) and a simple wire brush. You may need to do this a few times depending on how much grime and corrosion is built in. As for the nut that looks to be a bit stripped, your best option will be to use a screw tap like what you mentioned and see if you can then thread a bolt...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 7-Way
  • There wasn't a factory brake controller option for a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee so you wouldn't have one. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. This will be the last brake controller...
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2017 Ram ProMaster
  • I do have an option for you but they do not make a bike rack that attaches to the rear swinging doors on your 2017 Ram ProMaster to my knowledge. The only logical way to carry bikes on this vehicle would be with a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76050 which is a custom fit that installs using pre drilled holes in the frame rails. This option is cost effective and is fairly easy to install...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for School Bus Frame
  • Your best option is going to be a multi-fit hitch like the Reese # 41990 with the drop brackets part # 4907 for a 7 inch drop or # 4916 for a 16 inch drop. This hitch setup was designed specifically for applications like yours where there isn't a custom fit option and you need something very universal.
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  • Trailer Wiring Mounting Bracket Recommendation for Curt Hitch C13116
  • While there isn't a direct mounting bracket on the Curt hitch part # C13116 to attach trailer wiring we have the part # 18159 which is designed to give a 7-way mounting bracket for a square tube hitch like this.
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  • USA Made Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Honda Fit
  • For your 2012 Honda Fit we have USA made hitches from Curt as part # C11064 whereas the Draw Tite part # 24826 is made in Mexico. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Towing Components Recommendation for 2016 Kia Sedona to Tow R-Pod 176T Safely
  • You are on the right track with the upgrades you are considering to tow your potential R-Pod 176T safely with your 2016 Kia Sedona that has the Curt hitch part # C13115 installed on it. A brake controller is the first thing I'd recommend installing like you have as it will help your vehicle stop and at the weight of your trailer is basically a requirement. Since you have that covered you're good there. Next I'd strongly recommend a transmission cooler like the Derale # D13503 which...
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  • Determining Size of Trailer that 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Can Pull
  • As long as the loaded weight of the trailer you are looking at falls below the capacities for both the trailer hitch and your Silverado 1500, you will be able to pull the enclosed trailer safely for your lawn business. It isn't so much the size in terms of length and width, but its total weight that you will want to be concerned with. The actual towing capacity for a truck like yours can vary greatly depending on what it is equipped with (engine size, axle ratio, cab size, etc) so you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2013 Hyundai Sonata
  • The Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11025 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2013 Hyundai Sonata. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. This is a Class I hitch that features a 1-1/4 inch receiver, a 2,000 pound towing weight capacity, and a 200 pound tongue weight limit. I have attached an installation video that you can use for reference. If you are looking to tow your bike with a trailer, you will also just want...
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  • Can Hot Lead From Wiring Harness be Run Inside Vehicle
  • It sounds like you are referring to the hot lead for the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118719 that needs to be run up to the vehicle's battery. You can definitely route the wire inside your Ram ProMaster City as opposed to through the frame or underneath the vehicle. Every vehicle is a bit different, so the particular path you will need to take when routing the wire in this manner will depend on the interior of your ProMaster City. Ideally you will be able to loosen or remove...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness Kit for Towing with a 2018 Ram ProMaster City
  • Yes, we do! The wiring kit I recommend purchasing to use with your Draw-Tite # 75219 on your 2018 Ram ProMaster City is the Tekonsha T-One # 118719. This plugs in behind your tail lights and draws power from your battery via the black wire. This bypasses all of the wiring on your ProMaster City so that if anything goes wrong with the wiring on your trailer it won't backfeed into your new vehicle. You also need a ball mount, hitch pin & clip, and a hitch ball to complete your towing...
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  • Why is There Conflicting Information About Draw-Tite # 75600 Fitting a 2013 BMW X5 M
  • The reason that there seems to be conflicting information is because Draw-Tite has taken the official stance (as of August 2018) that the trailer hitch # 75600 will not fit certain models of the BMW X5 with the M package due to the twin tail pipes being in the way and excessive cutting of the fascia. I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and mentioned all of the customer reviews that we have received and he said that when they initially fit this trailer hitch on an X5 with the M package...
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  • Bolt On Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2015 Ram Promaster 2500 Extended Body with Knapheide KUV Body
  • Your best option for your Knapheide KUV Body is to use an RV hitch that can bolt on as there are not custom fit options for your application from any of our manufacturers due to the extended wheel base. I recommend the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 18" to 51" Wide # C13702 or the 2 inch drop # C13701.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver Upgrade for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
  • The factory receiver hitch is rated for 5,000 lbs towing and 500 lb tongue weight. A weight distribution system is recommended for trailers over 5,000 lbs according to the manufacturer's towing guide. For the tongue weight you desire, you can use a Class III hitch or heigher with a weight distribution system. My suggestion is to go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class IV - 2" # 14374 or the Class V options of # C15572 or # 41948. These all have a 2 inch receiver openings...
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  • Hitch for 2001 Ford Expedition XLT to Allow Use of GearCage FP6 Slide-Out Cargo Carrier H01397
  • Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41920 is a custom-fit 2-inch hitch made specifically for the Ford F-150 and F-250 light-duty pickups and so it does not fit your 2001 Ford Expedition XLT. But we do have similar 2-inch Class III hitches made for your vehicle that appear on the linked page. Curt offers their USA-made hitch # C13049 and Draw-Tite makes Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch # 41527; both of these share a 600-lb tongue weight rating and both install without drilling...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a e2016 Ford Transit T350 Cab and Chassis/RV Cutaway
  • I do have a possible solution for you but none of the available custom trailer hitches will fit cab and chassis/cutaway models of the 2016 Ford Transit T350. They are all just for the regular cargo van/passenger van models. What you could do is use a more universal hitch such as Curt hitch # 13703. This hitch fits outside to outside frame widths from 22 inches up to 72 inches. It will fit box frames, I-Beam frames, and C-Channel frames. It can be bolted on or welded on though welding...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE
  • The Curt # C13396 trailer hitch will fit a 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE ONLY if it is a 5-passenger model. If your Land Rover has 7-passenger seating (also called 5+2 seating) then there is not currently a hitch that will fit your vehicle.
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  • Weight of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 76138
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76138 which is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Mazda CX-5 weighs approximately 25 lbs. I have attached an install video for you as well if you have not yet installed it.
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Lexus GX 460
  • For your 2017 Lexus GX 460 the CUrt hitch part # C13043 is a confirmed fit and would work great for carrying a 4-bike rack. The hitch is not recessed at all underneath the rear of the vehicle so there would be no clearance issues with a bike rack. If you check out the picture I attached you'll see what I mean. My favorite 4-bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2012 Dodge Journey
  • I looked up the towing capacity of your 2012 Dodge Journey 4 cylinder and it has a 1,000 lb towing capacity. If your trailer weighs less than 1,000 lbs you could install a hitch like the etrailer.com hitch part # e98845 to tow it. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118536 which is a confirmed fit. 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...
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  • Will OEM Receiver Need to be Removed on 2016 Ram 1500 to Have a Class IV Trailer Hitch Installed
  • To install a Class IV trailer hitch, like the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41948, on your 2016 Ram 1500 you will need to have the OEM trailer hitch removed. We do have options like this for 2500 and 3500 pickups but that is for heavy duty towing where dual receivers are required. For your 1500 this is the only way to have at least a Class IV trailer hitch. An installation video and the written instructions have been linked for you to check out.
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