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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13574 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - 13574

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At 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.

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13574

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (29 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.


Awesome hitch, perfect fit and works amazing with my 1up USA bike rack

2007 Honda Element

The hitch is made well, however the fitment requires bending of the arms to make it fit an '07 Honda Element. Ideally, I would prefer to not have to bend metal to get something to fit, just because if you bend it incorrectly you've just made an expensive item un-returnable. Over all, happy with the hitch.

2007 Honda Element

Shipped to wrong address. My order said to ship ID . However you shipped it to my home address where the car needing the trailer hitch he is not at and the trailer hitch now needs to be shipped to Idaho. However I won’t be back to Idaho until early July


The bolt holes wouldn't line up. They were off by a few inches. It was impossible for me to mount. Customer service gave me a full refund and return.

If you are having troubles with the holes not lining up, it could be that the hitch has been flexed during shipment. This is common amongst hitches, since the mounting brackets are made from a mild steel that allows the hitch to flex with the vehicle after installation. If the entire hitch was made of rigid steel, there would be a greater chance of the hitch being damaged and experiencing stress cracks. Such cracks could cause the hitch to malfunction. This flexing often times will cause the holes not to align. Because of this we do have a help article I have the link attached below that will walk you through the process of straightening the hitch.
Katrina B - 10/03/2022


The Curt hitch was very difficult to in stall.


Easy installation!


Pros: Excellent finish. I was a little worried about having to enlarge a few holes in order to get this hitch to fit. It turned out that it was very easy. I used a dremel tool to enlarge the hole, and the fish wire made it easy. (see the attached pics). Dont forget to paint the hole when done.

One other note was that the hitch didn't fit out of the box, I had to 'persuade' the center portion (where the U bolt goes) with a hammer in order to get the mounts to line up. It only took a little hammering and then it fit perfectly.

All in all I am very happy, but I took a star off for the adjustments .


You did very good. The product looks good. The video's on the tracking page are great. I have not installed it yet. The box did end up with a whole in it with the hitch popping out.

2006 Honda Element

I've had it a year and used it a lot. Works perfect, rugged, and doesn't move around at all

I have it attached to a Honda Element and use it to haul lightweight dirt bikes.

Highly recommend it


Holes for the bolts didn’t aligned. Had to adjust by drilling new holes.

We do not recommend drilling new holes into the hitches. If you are having troubles with the holes not lining up, it could be that the hitch has been flexed during shipment. This is common amongst hitches, since the mounting brackets are made from a mild steel that allows the hitch to flex with the vehicle after installation. If the entire hitch was made of rigid steel, there would be a greater chance of the hitch being damaged and experiencing stress cracks. Such cracks could cause the hitch to malfunction. This flexing often times will cause the holes not to align. Because of this we do have a help article I have the link attached below that will walk you through the process of straightening the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 08/12/2022


Great customer service.

2008 Honda Element

Great fit and easy install on my 2008 Honda Element. Their videos and thorough answering of questions are why I keep coming back. Great job!

2007 Honda Element

there are several choices when it comes to hitches for the honda element. i chose this one because others need the bumper to be trimmed for correct installation. this one from curt though did not require that. the only difficulty installing this one is that holes in the honda frame needed enlarged on the sides to allow for hardware to be put in place. access isnt great but using a rotary file in my drill seemed to work pretty good. make sure you wear your earplugs though. the hitch fits and looks great. wiring is easy, however instructions dont tell you how to get the wiring from the connection inside by the spare tire to outside where the hitch is at. i chose to remove a plastic cap beneath the spare and under the jack. i bought some plastic insulation and wrapped the wire for a little extra protection and it works great.


Gave some thought to putting this on myself but I do not have access to lift or jack stands. Good thing that I have a great mechanic because the holes did not line up so the hitch needed some strenuous persuasion to move the holes into alignment with the pre drilled holes in the vehicle frame. The rest of the installation went smoothly and I am very happy with the end result. If you are thinking of doing this yourself, have a back up plan since the MFG does not appear to be checking tolerances on the product. The misalignment was NOT due to shipping as the carton was sturdy and showed NO sign of damage.


2nd time I've ordered for you guys, and it has always been a smooth sale, thank you!


We had a Pep Boys install our hitch because it wasn’t expensive and we are not very handy with tools. The installation was a breeze and the hitch looks and works great! We use a lot of different bike trailers works great with all of them.


I like the Curt hitch..Delivery was prompt and I had a muffler shop install it for $xxx.xx…Thanks


installed as advertised, all good so fa r.

2004 Honda Element

I am more than satisfied with the whole process from the time I put the order in to the time the order was delivered.


I’ve had this for one year now, no issues. It was a bitch to install, but now that it’s on I love it!

2010 Honda Element

Sturdy and well built . Not the best fit . Took much more persuasion than I would have wanted from a product that cost as much and was as beefy as the one I received


2005 Honda Element

Perfect fit, loved the instructional vi deos.



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    For the 2006 Honda Element, Draw-Tite doesn't have have sub-model specific information about if fascia needed trimming to install their # 75659 Class III hitch. I'm afraid that the best I can recommend you to is to look at the install photos I've provided and compare the specific bumper on your Element to what's shown in the photos. If you have the squared-off bumper that doesn't slant downward under the vehicle, like what's shown in photo #1, then you won't need to trim the bumper fascia....
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 Item # 13574
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Honda Element
    I believe I found the review online where a single customer said he had a problem installing the Curt Hitch part # 13574 on his 2010 Honda Element. I wish I knew more about the issue he was having, but I checked with Curt and they have said that as long as the 2010 Honda Element is not an SC model this hitch should work well and haven't heard of any issues beyond that. So based on that I can safely recommend this hitch for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If...
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  • Recommended Hitch to Add Cargo Carrier on 2003 Honda Element
    I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13574 because of the heavy duty powder coating that Curt puts on their hitches, which will help prolong the life of the hitch. This hitch will give you a 2" receiver that is perfect for carrying a cargo basket like the 60x19 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Folding-500 lbs # C18100, which will fit in the 2" Curt hitch and is a light weight carrier that is perfect for vehicles with low tongue...
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  • 2003 Honda Element Compatibility With Hollywood Racks Destination 4
    Yes, the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR4000 is compatible with 2" hitch receivers. The only 2" hitch receivers we carry for your 2003 Honda Element are the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III # 75659 and the Curt Class III # 13574. Both options are class III and that is what the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 calls for. Since you have a class III hitch on your vehicle, it is compatible! I've used the Destination 4 quite a bit so check out me using it in the video I've included!
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  • 2-Inch Trailer Hitch & Wiring Harness for 2005 Honda Element
    For your 2005 Honda Element the 2-inch Class III hitch I recommend is the lower-priced option from Draw-Tite, part # 75659, since this has the same 350-lb tongue weight and 3500-lb towing capacities as the Curt hitch # 13574. The hitch includes all required mounting hardware and I have linked for you a video showing this hitch installed in your same model year Element. There is no plug-and-play wiring harness option for your car but we do have a hardwired 4-pole kit that includes everything...
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  • Where Is Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver 75659 For 2005 Honda Element Manufactured?
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75659 you were looking at for your 2005 Honda Element is made in Mexico. If you would rather have a hitch that is made in the USA I recommend going with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13574, though the included hardware is made overseas. Both hitches have the same 350lb tongue weight rating and 3500lb trailer weight rating, but the powder coat finish Curt uses is a bit better meaning it will hold up better to nicks and scratches leaving it looking...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessory Recommendation for 2006 Honda Element
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