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

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

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13013 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13013

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 600 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



13013 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1998 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma

1995 - 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Wheel Drive

1995 - 1997 Toyota Tacoma 4 Wheel Drive




Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Toyota Tacoma - Curt

Today on our 2003 Toyota Tacoma we're going to be installing the CURT trailer hitch receiver, part number 13013. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 15-1/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to begin here underneath the vehicle on the driver side.

We're going to go ahead and point out our mounting locations. We'll be using right here and right here, as well as this hole right here. Now, these top two locations we will be reusing the factory hardware to install our hitch. For this location right here we'll be using our 1/2" carriage bolt, a square hole spacer block, and a 1/2" flange nut. This will be the exact same mounting location and hardware will be used over on the passenger side. Next we're going to need to undo the license plates light from the bumper; there's one on each side.

To do that you simply just twist and gently pull outward like that. Do that for the other side as well. Now on this particular vehicle they already have a 4-flat wiring installed. We're going to need to remove the wiring temporarily, as this rear bumper needs to come off to install the hitch. With our wiring loose we can just put it up and out of the way. Now we're ready to undo the bolts that secure the bumper to the bumper brackets.

Now there's two on each side that we'll need to remove. The two bolts here on the driver side are right here and right here. We're going to go ahead and use a little bit of spray lubricant to help them come out a little bit easier. Now it will be the same process and same location over on the passenger side. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the bumper in position as you remove the bolts so you don't scratch the paint on the body. Now that our bumper's been removed we're going to need to remove the bumper brackets from the frame.

To do this we'll need to remove the nut and the bolt here at the rear mounting location, and the forward mounting location on the bracket is just a bolt. With the hardware removed we can go ahead and slide the bumper bracket off and set it aside for now. It will be the same procedure for the passenger side. Next we're going to install the carriage bolt and the spacer block in this bottom mounting location on each side. Now it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. With the hitch raised up into position we'll go ahead and install the flange nut on each of the two carriage bolts we just installed. Next we're ready to reinstall our bumper brackets. Now this little tab here, we need to make sure that it comes through the hitch. It will go up in there like this. We'll then line up the holes and reinstall the hardware, attaching the bumper bracket to the vehicle's frame. We'll then repeat the same process over on the other side. Next we'll go ahead and tighten down all the hardware and torque it to the manufacturer's specification. Now that we have the hitch torqued down to the vehicle's frame, now we're ready to reinstall our bumper. It's a good idea again to get an extra set of hands to help hold the bumper up into place as you reinstall the hardware. Now with our bumper back in place and the four bolts loosely installed, we can go ahead and tighten down the hardware and then torque it to the manufacturer's specification. Next we can go ahead and reinstall both of the lights that go in the bumper. We can also go ahead and reinstall our 4-flat wiring that we removed earlier. That will do it for the installation of the CURT trailer hitch receiver, part number 13013, on our 2003 Toyota Tacoma. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13013

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (239 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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1996 Toyota Tacoma

I would definitely recommend this hitch. Fit and finish of the hitch was very good. The hitch fit very snug to the frame but not too snug. Installed by myself in about a hour. 597150



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2002 Toyota Tacoma

Ordered late on a Sunday night - Shipped early Monday morning. Doesn't get any better that that! Instillation was pretty straight forward, except for the stupid old man [me] that attempted to remove a nut that was welded to the frame. 548981



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2002 Toyota Tacoma

Just installed Curt receiver hitch today on my 2002 Tacoma. No problems, everything came apart and back together quite easy. This is a Arizona vehicle so no rusty bolts to deal with and my son has a hoist and impact gun. I'm sure it could have been difficult dealing with rusty bolts and working on your back on the floor. I watched the etrailer.com video before hand, so knew exactly what to expect. Thank you for that. The hitch looks well built. It will now allow me to use a drop receiver to level out my trailer. 431016


Comments
I have used the receiver hitch many times. I bought a receiver load extender and hauled some 18ft lumber. Glad I put the receiver hitch on my truck,
Bob - 09/10/2018

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2003 Toyota Tacoma

The product is excellent and the associated videos convinced me this was a relatively easy installation. My rating reflects a quality product. However, my experience is there are often details that are overlooked and, sure enough, installation step 5 stated "Re-install the bumper brackets and make sure the tabs go through the slots on the side bracket." Ok, but then they must move forward to align the holes but the slot between the tab and the now doubled metal is not wide enough. Hence, I had to grind the metal out in order for the tab to clear. Once done, EVERYTHING fit! Kudos for precise hole alignment. Lastly, in the Q&A here, the following question is posed. "Does Installing Curt Trailer Hitch # 13013 Require Removing Rear Bumper." The Expert Reply was "no". Step 2 clearly states "Remove the two bolts mounting the bumper to the bumper brackets on each side. Remove the bumper from the vehicle." Then you can remove the brackets as the tabs must go forward and OUT. They cannot do that if attached to the bumper. Yes, you could remove one side only. Don't get me wrong, I love this installation! Just had a "hitch" in the install. 566774



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2002 Toyota Tacoma

The 20 minute install time is overly optimistic. Two guys with prior experience working together could maybe do this in 20, but me working by myself for the first time took over an hour. I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma and this hitch fit very well, no drilling or cutting or spacers on any hardware required (lots of reviews to the contrary, so I was prepared for the worst... on a side note, why all the five star reviews from people who had so much trouble??). To make the install easier, I took the bumper off its brackets so I could mount each bracket to the hitch and frame rail and then reattached the bumper to the brackets (Four bolts into attached nuts). I used two jackstands and a floor jack to help hold the hitch as I maneuvered it into position and did the same with the bumper. Packaging for delivery could be better. The hitch showed up with several scuff marks, most likely because the ball mount I ordered along with the hitch was just tossed into the same box without any packaging material around it. 477916



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First off I watched both YouTube videos, one on the hitch and the other on the wiring. The videos told me what parts I would need to finish the install. Tools: I would suggest a impact wrench or drill. If using a wrench be careful the bolts are on there tight and when they let go you can scrape your hand on many different parts of the truck (not fun). The bumper and brackets disassemble is straight forward, have someone help hold the hitch while you put in the bolts. Put the brackets on and line up the holes but don't tighten all the way. When both sides are on you want to make sure they are both spaced the same. Then tighten the bolts. When running the wire just follow the wiring that is already there, I used about 15 plastic ties. The hitch is heavy and built like a tank, I will use it for occasionally pulling a 4x8 trailer with a motorcycle. Overall very satisfied with the hitch, wiring and etrailer.com. 374088


Comments
I haven’t had one problem with the hitch or the wiring. Great products.
Dan B - 04/29/2018

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2001 Toyota Tacoma

Well made hitch and lights. Installed two of the same hitches and trailer lights. One was installed on a 2000 Tacoma pickup and one also on a 2001 Tacoma pickup. Took less than one hour to install the trailer lights, and about two hours each time to install the trailer hitch. Installed everything by myself, but the hitch is better to be done with two people. Getting the bumper off is easy. I parked the truck under the roof rafter of the house and fastened a big C clamp onto the rafter and tied a rope on the C clamp so I could hoist the bumper off without it falling. I used a small foot stool to sit the hitch on. The foot stool was the same height as the frame on the truck so the the hitch would slide straight on to the frame. Both installs had to spread open the side support flat steel on the hitches in order to get them mounted since their tolerance was so tight. Had to bang on the flat metal of the hitch with a big wooden mallet to open them up about 1/4" further so they could be pushed onto the truck frame. The lights for the trailer was relatively easy to install. 366310



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2004 Toyota Tacoma

Perfect fit for my 2004 Tacoma. Installed it myself with no help. However, a helper would have been, uh, helpful since removing the bumper and installing the hitch and reinstalling the bumper is a bit awkward alone due to the weight of them. Tips: 1) Before reinstalling the bumper brackets on each side, get the forward-most bolt on each side started through the hitch into the frame weld nuts first. Then install the bumper brackets. The bumper brackets have slots for the front bolts so as long as you leave those bolts loose enough it's much easier to get everything aligned this way. 2) If you have a hitch ball installed in the step bumper already, you may have to remove it before you can get the bumper back on. The etrailer install video shows them leaving the hitch ball on the step bumper but on my truck there wasn't enough space between the receiver and the bumper for the nut on the bottom of the hitch ball. 383355


Comments
One year later and still working great. No problems whatsoever.
Tim R - 05/22/2018

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2003 Toyota Tacoma

Installed this by my lonesome, on the ground on my 2003 Toyota Tacoma. All went pretty smoothly with the exception of the 2 outer bolts on the bumper. The bumper and the bracket need to be clamped together to pull some of the slack out to get the threads to align. This is no fault of the Hitch, it just spaced the bracket and bumpers a little further apart. The hitch itself took less than an hour including the removal of the bumper and the brackets. The bumper's outer bolts-well that was a different story. Finally used C-clamps to connect the last 2 bolts. Impact drill with a 1/4 to 1/2" adapter, 6" extension, and 19mm socket helps considerably. Great product, but if you're going to attempt this by yourself, you're going to need good human body mechanics especially if you're doing it on the ground. Should be an easy install if you have a lift available or some tall car ramps. BTW I'm 68 years old and a 140 lbs.. Only 1 pinched palm spreading the hitch to the frame. Overall a successful install. [A competitor] wanted $343 plus tax to do the install with the hitch and no harness. Almost $500 with the harness. 428455


Comments
Its fine, but Im a year older. Ive installed this on other vehicles Prius and towed across the country. Highly recommended.
Fischer - 09/03/2018

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2004 Toyota Tacoma

Great product. Installation was simple for a 'man'. (Ha ha) (They only look at the pictures on the directions, never read them) Remove rear bumper, Disconnect ground wire for tail light system. Insert new hitch system, Replace bumper. OOPs.! (Not on directions) 1. grind off bumper stop tabs, 2. loosen bracket bolts from bumper. 3 insert old bumper OVER new hitch bracket and Re-torque everything to specific Fps recommended. 4. Re-drill small hole in system to receive ground self tapping screw ( or what ever your mechanic decides) 5. Re-attach ground wire. Done. Simple. I would suggest to have engineering add the 3 steps to a 2004 Tacoma or some vehicles may not have a 'legal bumper' on them. Looks great! Thank you \ Installation time under 2 hrs (conversation included) Ha ha! Great product and easy installation. Thank you. Also bought the Maaster Lock -Trailer coupler lock. 551089



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2001 Toyota Tacoma

This product is great and easy to insta ll 375444



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Thanks for the tail hitch for my Tacoma Toyota. It was easy to install. Thanks 738259



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1990 Toyota Tacoma

Awesome product. Was easy to install on my Tacoma Toyota. 738011



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2002 Toyota Tacoma

Installation video on Etrailer was spot on. Looks great. 737122



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Harness works great. It was an easy fit and does the job I need to be able to tow my trailer. I have an older truck ('97 Tacoma) and its harder to find such wiring harnesses at a fair price. If I need another harness, I know where to look now. 733506



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1999 Toyota Tacoma

Easy to install. All the holes lined up perfectly!! 732689



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Appreciated a follow up after a year of owning the trailer hitch 730017



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I argued with the factory bolts a bit but eventually won. The hitch fit well. I recommend this hitch and this website. John 727413



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Well built, fit well, easy to install, has received a ton of use and has worked flawlessly 725476



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2000 Toyota Tacoma

Great product! Very well made, good welds! Easy to install and everything lined up perfectly and 100% bolt on. Didnt have to do any drilling. Will definitely order again! 723146



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Way good hitch!! 722672



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2001 Toyota Tacoma

looks great need to install the box was really torn up 722654



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Hitch was easy to install and has held up well. No complaints. 718094



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1999 Toyota Tacoma

Hitch seems to be good quality. It went on without a hitch just as the video showed. I found the install video ever helpful. 713477



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Extremely easy to install; perfect fit. High quality product. 704084


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    If the trailer hitch on your 1999 Toyota Tacoma is from the factory, the towing specifications, including whether or not it can be used with weight distribution, should be located in the owners manual. If it is not from the factory, you will need to call the hitch manufacturer. If you find that your trailer hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system, you will need one with a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight with the trailer loaded...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma
    The Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, item # 75091, is designed to fit the 1996 - 2002 Toyota 4Runner All Models, and is not the correct hitch for the 2003 Toyota Tacoma. There are several models available for the 2003 Toyota Tacoma (see link). I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13013, for your vehicle because of the easy, no drill, installation. Some items you may need with the Class III hitch are listed below. Wiring # 118379 Ball Mount Kit #...
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  • Tips for Fitting Curt Hitch # 13013 onto 2001 Toyota Tacoma with Rear Bumper
    What you described is kind of a common issue with the install of the Curt hitch # 13013 that you referenced. We had a customer come back with tips on how to get everything lined up properly: Re-install the bumper brackets and make sure the tabs go through the slots on the side bracket." Ok, but then they must move forward to align the holes but the slot between the tab and the now doubled metal is not wide enough. Hence, I had to grind the metal out in order for the tab to clear. Once...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Hitch 37042 was a multi-fit hitch that was made obsolete in August, 2009, but it will not fit your 2004 Toyota Tacoma. But no worries because we have some hitch options that will fit your 2004 Toyota Tacoma. I have included a link to the options to the right. The most popular option is Curt hitch # 13013. I have linked a video showing installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one...
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  • Does The Curt Class III 2 Inch Hitch # 13013 Interfere With Spare Tire On 2000 Toyota Tacoma
    The Curt Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 13013, will not interfere with the spare tire on your 2000 Toyota Tacoma. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. Some items you may need to complete your Class III towing setup are the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 2923, the Pin and Clip, part # PC3, the Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch ball, part # 19247, and the Draw-Tite T-One Wiring Harness, part # 118379.
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