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

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

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  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
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  • Custom Fit Hitch
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  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 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. 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

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
  • Made 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   (209 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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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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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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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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2004 Toyota Tacoma

Just want to thank Adam for the help on get this ship to me. The hitch I ordered was out of stock , he called and we changed to this hitch. We talked on Wednesday and the hitch was on my door step on Friday. I watched the video on YouTube that etrailer had post on how to mount it. So easy and I’m not mechanical at all. Great service Thanks 516512



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

Fit perfectly but the best part was the video of the exact install to watch if you had any questions. It shipped fast and will definitely get the job done! 554951



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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


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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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2001 Toyota Tacoma

This product is great and easy to insta ll 375444



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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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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


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One year later and still working great. No problems whatsoever.

Tim R - 05/22/2018

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2001 Toyota Tacoma

Product came in timely fashion. Was exactly as stated in description and installed in longer time then stated " ONLY because bumper parts had been replaced by pervious owner with N.S.A. approved parts which ARE NOT EXACTLY AS O.E.M. ) NOT etrailer.com fault "THEIR PRODUCT IS PERFECT TO O.E.M. !!! Would and Will purchase from as needs arise and HIGHLY RECOMEND !!! 428111


Comments

It has been perfect. the hitch has STILL to show signs of weathering . All functions you can do with it are as expected Flawless Very Happy with product made to better standards! This is how we used to produce products in the U.S.

Alan R - 09/02/2018

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1997 Toyota Tacoma

This hitch is a great product for a great price. I am perfectly pleased by the quality and functionality. However, I'm giving this product a 4 star rating because of the immense difficulty of installation. The hitch fits my truck frame perfectly, but if you have a rear bumper on your truck (like I do), you may become extremely frustrated. The hitch takes the exact mounting location as the rear bumper arms. I had to go to the hardware store 3 times to find the right bolt to bend the metal bumper arms around the hitch. It's a well built product, but they could have designed the mounting location more efficiently. 427725



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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


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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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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

The trailer hitch arrived mid morning on December 30, slightly ahead of schedule so that was nice. The e-trailer video made it extremely easy to install. (seeing it done step by sep is a great thing for us do-it-ourselvers).It took my son and I about 1 hour from start to finish. Everything fit exactly as it was supposed to. We are not the greatest of photographers but we've attached a couple of photos. Main purpose for the trailer hitch was to install a bike rack so our son can transport his bikes to and from the trails more efficiently than using an old pallet and bungee cords. Mission accomplished! Etrailer was absolutely fantastic in terms of immediately letting me know that our first choice was not available until mid January and offering replacement options that were immediately available. Of the options we chose the Curt. It appears to be a very well made piece of equipment with all parts supplied and clear instructions. Delivery and tracking was excellent. Installation, including the helpful video was great. Price was economical. All in all my first experience with etrailer was outstanding! Many businesses would do well to come and see how a first rate business such as yours is run. 111793



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2019 Toyota Tacoma

My 19 year old Putnam hitch rusted through and broke leaving my camper stuck in the mountains. I drove 45 minutes to civilization, called etrailer, and had a replacement on the way. It went on easy enough, though I did have to pick up two grade 8 bolts to replace two that had been on there for 20 yrs. This hitch (for a '95 Tacoma) had two additional mounting bolts (included) that were not on my previous hitch - installed vertically (the previous hitch only used the two bumper bracket bolts on each side). 233784


Comments

Update: Ive had no problems with the hitch still going strong.

Scott F - 01/19/2017

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1999 Toyota Tacoma

This hitch was as described. Fit perfectly on 1999 Totota Tacoma. The hitch is well made and very heavy duty. The video was accessible and made install even easier. I take my time so it was about an hour. It is helpful to have an extra pair of hands for bumper and lining up product. 575930



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2019 Chevrolet Volt

The Hitch needs about 2 hours if mounting by yourself. NOTE: Once I spayed all bolts with WD-40 before I started and once I broke all bolts loose I use my 18 volt impact drill with a 3/8 socket adapter. I took the advice of someone else post and used a couple of ratchet straps too the rafters to hold the bumper. I removed all 4 bumper bracket bolts from the frame (rear two have bolt and nut front two nut is built in to the frame) and slid it back let it hang. I then forced and or lodged the new hitch on the outside of the frame then I took another set of ratchet strap and ratchetted/pried it into place. I then lined up the four bolts and installed them loosely then I added the two new bolts and keeper plates and tightened them pretty tight. I then removed the 4 bumper bracket bolts (Now worries two new bolts and keeper plates Hold up the new hitch) now everything should be aligned when I pushed the bumper with brackets back in place. That when I realized what I had read about the TABs being tricky… These TABs are on the bumper bracket and they have a slot in them so when you push the bumper in toward the front of the truck they help it line up. But after the New hitch is in place they no longer work the same because the hitch bracket is now in the way. So I ended up tacking the driver’s side (either side would work) bumper mounting bracket off the bumper (Two bolts same size 19 socket) because the TABs now have to go into the slotted holes on both sides of the new hitch. So I lined up the passenger side of the bumper with the TAB in the slot and installed the bumper loosely installed them, slid around the other side lined up the bumper bracket on the frame/New hitch and loosely tightened then I lined up the bumper and reattached it. Then I went around and made sure the alignment was where it was supposed to be and tightened and torqued all now 6 frame/hitch/bumper bracket bolts to spec… I also tightened the two bumper bolt. Note: Don’t forget to reconnect any license plates lights or trailer wires. 576531



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Second hitch from etrailer. Easy install. The video makes it super easy to prepare. Thanks! 575520



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1995 Toyota Tacoma

Fit the Toyota Tacoma perfectly. It took an hour and a quarter for me to install. No installation problems. This is a quality product with quality service.. Less than a week from when I ordered to arrival in northern California. 574381



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Easy installation 572925



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

The hitch arrived quickly and in fine condition. The installation went smoothly by three of us old geezers. It was a tight fit but with a couple of bumps with a big hammer and some encouraging words it shifted into place. The installation video was very helpful. I plan to use the hitch for light towing of small trailers and small boats for fishing and duck hunting. 570541



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1997 Toyota Tacoma

American Made. Enough said. Looks and works perfectly. Easy Installation. Thankyou Curt for such a good product at a good price. 564805



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1997 Toyota Tacoma

American Made. Enough said. Looks and works perfectly. Easy Installation. Thankyou Curt for such a good product at a good price. 564804



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

etrailer provided the perfect product for my vehicle. Product sales person Ricky S was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. As promised my product was delivered within a couple of days of ordering. I am extremely satisfied and highly recommend etrailer !! 563924



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Super straight forward to install, came with necessary hardware, the square hitch was a bit dinged up (from the hardware bag during shipping) but all in all a great experience. 563507



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Toyota Tacoma

This is a quality receiver that is well built with solid welds. It fit perfectly on my Tacoma and was relatively easy to install. 562019



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1999 Toyota Tacoma

I restore trucks and every time I restore one, I always use etrailer.com and order a hitch from them. 561102



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

It is a very good product. It fit perfectly, very well made and easy to install. 560980



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Came with all hardware and simple to read instructions. Heavy duty construction. Nice product; factory-like fit. Very happy with product. 613567



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Loved the hitch and wiring harness. The installation video was very easy to follow. I was able to install both with no problem. I would highly recommend etrailer products. the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. 612934



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Box was received damaged but hitch hasn’t a scratch. Easy to install with the help of the video on your site. Perfect fit in my 02 Tacoma! 611286



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I ordered this hitch for my Tacoma along with a wiring harness. The hitch and harness seem to be great quality and easy to install ( I have not installed it yet). The only reason for 4 stars was it took 2 weeks to receive my order. 609212



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2001 Toyota Tacoma

Great service and hitch arrived in good condition even though it appears that UPS did their best to destroy it. Hitch was protruding through the box in 3 places due to rough handling, but somehow, no damage was done to the hitch. The box was rendered unusable due to all of the holes in it. 607390



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2001 Toyota Tacoma

The hitch receiver was delivered in a box that had a big hole in it with one mounting arm bent about 25 degrees and sticking out. I guess it got dropped pretty hard somewhere along the way. The finish was not damaged much so I padded my big bench vise and straightened it out. Luckily the Tekonsha wiring harness box was taped to the receiver. I got the hitch mounted with no problems and it looks good. Installation is pretty straight forward if you have an impact wrench; tough to get some of the bolts loose that have been untouched for 18 years. I think it would be a good idea if the arms were padded / wrapped before being thrown in the box. 605164



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

Please Read!!!!! Shipping was on time . Shipment was packed nicely . Videos are great . I would like to add something very helpful !! Do not tighten bolts or nuts until you are sure that you have clearance for your tailgate to go up and down so it does not rub the bottom of the tailgate on the bumper!!!! Put something on the ground like a blanket or cardboard before you start to protect your products .A wrench and a socket took about an hour no extra hands !! All holes lined up perfectly !! 603730



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2000 Toyota Tacoma

Arrived exactly the day they said it would, verry excited.. Can't wait to put it on my truck! 596001



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Great company to deal with, very happy with our hitch 594634



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Product was a perfect fit for my 1998 Tacoma. Did exactly what it a said it would. 593628



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The product exceeded our expectations and was delivered a day early! We are extremely happy we used etrailer for our needs. 590945



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

We have been customers of etrailer for some time - always knowledgeable and excellent customer service - as well as fast delivery. Much appreciated! 588328



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1996 Toyota Tacoma

Th hitch arrived promptly, albeit the mounting bracket was protruding from the box. It mounted and fit flawlessly. All bolts and accessories were included in the kit. I also purchased the plug in wiring harness which went in perfectly. This is one company that I will be recommending word of mouth to all my friends, family, and associates. 584861



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Exactly what I was looking for. Easy install - there is a video and everything. Fit my truck perfectly. 582815



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So far all good , will have to wait until I install for further review. 579285



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2003 Toyota Tacoma

I was able to install the hitch all by myself. The hitch fit perfect with little effort. The wire harness for the trailer plug also was a perfect fit. The products you sell are a great value. Thanks again, I will will be sending pics of the installation soon 578930



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I love it! Has pulled my trailer many miles with ease! 578919



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1997 Toyota Tacoma

Havent used it yet but it was very simple to install. Didnt need a jack because it can be set up using 2 existing holes in the frame and that hold it there so it wont fall while it gets sandwiched between the bumper brackets and the holes they are bolted to. The only hard part is re-installing the bumper, the front bolts are hard to access once the hitch is on. . We used a universal extension but i think the license plate light holes and a long extension would have been better. I saw that done on youtube. When re-installing the bumper we were able to set it on the square part of the receiver to line it up and so it wouldnt fall while being bolted on. I used milk crated to make sure . 555517



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Fit my truck perfect. Best price on-line. Very pleased with my whole experience with buying, receiving and installing this product. 555150



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2001 Toyota Tacoma

Not a product review but a poor shipping review, and a poor customer service review. The product was shipped with nothing around it. Just shoved in a box. Nothing to protect the corners from punching through the box and nothing to protect from damage during shipping. When it arrived all 4 corners had the powder coat chipped and scratched. 2 of which down to bare metal. When I called to report this I was given $15 off. Barely covering the cost of a can of primer and paint. (Sorry I want the good stuff going under my truck.) Nevermind the inconvenience of having to waste my gas, prime dry primer. 2 coats. Prime dry paint 2 coats on my time and effort. Or wait another week for a new one to arrive. Possibly shipped in the same manner! Both the people I spoke to about this said the same thing $15 bucks off or ship me a new one acting like it wasn't a big deal. Assuring me it's going under my truck and no one would see it! Not the point! They are powder coated for a reason! Rust! 551725


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  • For your 2004 Toyota Tacoma, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13013. This trailer hitch is rated for 500 lbs tongue weight or 600 lbs when used with weight distribution system. It is a custom fit bolt on installation and comes with all the hardware needed to install. It has a black powder coat finish over a protective base coat for excellent rust prevention. It is a sturdy square tube design that is 100% made in the USA. For your trailer...
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  • Reasons for 1 Hour 10 Minute Install Time for the CURT Hitch # 13013 on a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • There are actually 6 bolts connecting the CURT trailer hitch # 13013, to the frame on the 2002 Toyota Tacoma, and the factory bumper will need to be removed and reinstalled to complete the installation. This will require disconnection and reconnection of the license plate light wiring, and correctly repositioning the rear bumper to complete the installation. Although the installation requires 1hr 10min to complete this is not a difficult installation to undertake. One tip I can offer...
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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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  • Towing a Light Trailer with the Bumper of a 1997 Toyota Tacoma
  • The bumper on your 1997 Toyota Tacoma will be fine to tow the 600 pound trailer and boat. You will want to check the truck owners manual for the towing capacity just to make sure. The T-connector wiring harness # 118379 is indeed correct for your truck. It sounds like you are on top of things! The 4-Way flat trailer connector is one of the most common connectors. If you did need a different type of connector to match what the trailer requires, the 4-Way flat can be adapted. I have...
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  • Is a Trailer Hitch Visible Beneath the Bumper Once Installed on a 1999 Toyota Tacoma
  • I spoke with my contact at CURT about Trailer Hitch, # 13013. He stated that the crosstubing will be partially exposed below the bumper. The whole crosstube will not be visible, and if you were looking at the bumper straight on, about half of the tube will be seen. We have not yet had the opportunity to install the hitch on a 1999 Toyota Tacoma so I do not have any pictures or a video I can link you to. But if you were to look at Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75078, in the instructions,...
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  • Installation of Curt # 13013 and Other Parts Needed to Tow with a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13013 that you referenced is a no-drill installation, but does require the temporary removal of bumper/fascia during installation. The manufacturer has rated this installation as a 7 out of 10 so it may take a bit longer than the estimated 1 hour and 10 minute installation time for someone who is foreign to working on vehicles. I have attached an installation video of this trailer hitch on a 2003 Tacoma that you can use as a reference though. To complete...
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  • Roof Rack for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma to Carry Canoe and Ladder
  • The Sportrack Semi-Custom Roof Rack part # SR1005 is a semi custom fit roof rack that offers a great price but it does not fit quite as well as some of the other roof rack systems. Unless you absolutely have to have the most inexpensive option I would not recommend this rack for you. A much better option for you since you plan on carrying longer items, (canoe and ladder) would be a Thule Roof Rack with Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load bar that consists of the following parts: Single Square...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for a 2004 Toyota Tacoma
  • Curt trailer hitch # 13013 for your 2004 Toyota Tacoma does not include a trailer wiring harness. They are sold separately because they aren't always needed. To add a 4-Way flat trailer connector you can use # 118379. This harness plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you want to add a 7-Way connector and a brake controller you would start with installing the 4-Way listed above. Next you can install # ETBC7...
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware for Curt Class III Hitch 13013 for Toyota Tacoma
  • We sure do have replacement hitch installation hardware for your Curt Class III hitch # 13013. All you need to do is enter our part # RHK into our search box and press enter. Then click on the item image. Then on the page for the RHK kit enter in your hitch item number (13013) and select Curt from the drop-down menu. Add the item to your cart and you're all set. We will send you all new hitch installation hardware. Hitch hardware should never be re-used since it is designed for being...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a 1999 Toyota Tacoma
  • 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 and Wiring for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma
  • The 2003 Toyota Tacoma and the 2011 Toyota Tacoma require different hitches so you would not be able to swap one hitch between the 2 years. For your 2003 Toyota Tacoma I recommend Curt hitch # 13013. This is a Class III hitch rated for 500 pounds tongue weight and 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. I have linked a video showing installation of this hitch for you. If you...
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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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