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

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

Item # C13135
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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 C13135 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13135

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 525 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not intended 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.

13135 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13135

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (378 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.


Rather simple to install. There a [online] video for explicit direction. It’s a good assist assistant. Plan to use this for my mtb and my moto, and possibly even a small trailer...

Yes. It’s been a year since I purchased this rack for my car. Things of note. I purchased and installed stiffer springs for the rear of my car HUGE and better difference. I also replaced the wing nut mounting bolts to the ramp with a cotter pin system. Works great and easier on and off. It’s the only complaint I would have had. The wing nut retention design gets thumbs down from me.
Keith - 04/26/2022
I don’t know how to retract my last post, maybe an admin can do it. I was referring to my moto rack, not the curt hitch. The hitch is A+and no issues!! Highly recommend it!
Keith - 04/26/2022

2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Installed on a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. From start to finish, it took under an hour by myself. Build quality is great and looks very good on the car. etrailer got the hitch from their warehouse to my front door in 3 days! Fair price and efficient company. Definitely will recommend.


The hitch looks great but it’s not for my car. I’ve ordered the hitch for Outback but received one for Crosstrek.


O my god ,this hitch is a tank what a well built trailer hitch. At first I was wondering how I was gonna install it since I don't have a lift so I put it on my face and lifted it into place. "Perfect" and o man those wire leaders for feeding the the 1\2 inch and 7\16 bolts "wow man" fantastic could not have installed it without them..

Thanks man
Your on my Christmas card list. : )

2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek

High quality hitch I just installed on a Subaru Crosstrek 2017. I followed all the instructions and viewed install videos. My only suggestion.... small one.... in the 2016 install video, it shows the fishwire kept on the driver side bolts, which I did while I struggled with getting the passenger side nuts on the bolts. This proved to be very helpful in preventing the driver side bolts getting accidentally pushed into the frame. The 2017 video does not show this and the guy uses an pneumatic die grinder. I used a Dremel with a stone wheel that did the job very nicely. Rust-oleum paint on the bare metal. I purchased a 1/2" torque wrench for this install.... wow!... glad I had it, but my arms are a bit sore now. After that experience, I hope others realize that just a ratchet and socket are not going to be enough. The hitch is solid in place and I'm very happy with the purchase.

Terrific hitch, solid as day one.
Peter i - 07/16/2018

Subaru XV Crosstrek

This hitch is prefect for our Subaru Crosstrek. It looks nicely centered, the workmanship of the product is excellent, and strength is awesome (more than what we need for our bike rack etc.) The video instruction and the bolt fishing tool made the job easy. I did it by myself, no lift to hold the hitch up etc. and took me about 1/2 hour, taking my time. And I am not very coordinated. I did let the exhaust pipe hold up one end of the hitch while I fished the bolt and attached the nut on one side.

This hitch is still Perfect for our Subaru Crosstrek, We have used it many times during the year and it performed perfect.
Tom - 08/27/2019


Very high quality product. Very straightforward instructions. The fish wire method for the mounting bolts was perfect. The wiring harness was easy and worked perfectly. Highly recommend product.


Great price and easy install. I got a $22rotary tool and extra bits which barely did the job of enlarging the hole. Obviously a die grinder is the choice but I went cheap. A carbide bit with the cheap rotary is the way to go for extra insurance. I had 2 friends help with lifting the hitch which helped as well.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek

They expect you to widen the hole in the frame of your car to install this. Yeah that’s right, by design the supplied parts do not fit your car. It’s 2021 and that’s the best these morons could come up with. 30 minute install time is not even close. Do not buy unless you plan on having someone install it for you.

The hitch is a custom fit for the Crosstrek however the holes in the frame will need to be slightly enlarged to fit the hardware through. We have had customers successfully complete this install at home with a simple metal file even though the instructions recommend a die grinder.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 04/19/2021


Installation was easy, and there have been no problems in the year since installing. We don't use it much, but it's handy!

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

This hitch is great! I use it on a Subaru Xbox crosstrek. Was simple to install I did it myself. I mainly use it for a hitch bicycle rack but I have pulled a small [rental] trailer. I will definitely be a repeat etrailer customer for my future cars.

No longer have the vehicle, hitch was so great a bought a new one from etrailer for the new vehicle. Loyal etrailer customer here.
Emily D - 04/24/2018

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Ordered the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver and Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness for my Subaru Crosstrek. Everything was received in a timely manner and installation was easy. The videos that are available for both products were spot on and made the installation process extremely easy. Only issue I had was the welding on the frame made the back screws harder to install but other than that everything went well. Great customer service at


The trailer hitch was extremely easy to install, the instructions were simple. I'm a girly girl and was able to install this hitch.Great price and the hitch came to us incredibly fast. We got emails prior to the receipt and after delivery. Great customer service. I would not hesitate to order from these guys again. Product very well made. Ready to take this on the road.

Thanks, Judy. Im a dirty girl, too. The lady who sold us our Crosstrek suggested we take it to U-Haul or another place to have someone put on a trailer hitch for us, but I knew I could do this myself. I look forward to receiving and installing my trailer hitch. Happy Trails.
-- comment by: Annie R - 02/26/2015

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I've put a hitch on an SUV before but it bolted into threaded holes. I had just purchased a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek and wanted a hitch to give me towing/carrying options. I liked the look of this class 3 hitch. I was a bit hesitant on the fish wire process you use to get the bolts and plates setup. I took a few minutes and watched the install video Easy-peasy! If you've got the tools they list on the install instruction you're good to go.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Everything was exactly as said fast shipping the instructional videos made it to be a very easy installation would recommend highly!

Love it I use the hitch to pull my trailer.
Mark - 07/24/2022


Hitch was delivered as described. All parts were there and no problems. Very Good instructions to install it yourself. I would recommend having another person with you to help lift the hitch if your installing it yourself. I used my floor jack which helped get the hitch in position for the four bolts. Good video for this installation on my Subaru Crosstrex made all the difference. The biggest thing would be leveling the hitch front to back in my opinion.


Perfect for my 2013 Subaru Crosstrek!

2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Very pleased with this purchase. Item was shipped and received very quickly. Easy install. Some of the videos show the technicians dropping the exhaust system- this is not necessary for this hitch receiver. The only modification that needed to be done is the widening of one of the holes on the car frame. I did this with a $7 round file from the home depot. I'd also recommend having a second hand to hold the hitch receiver in place while you bolt it in- it weighs around 35lbs.


The hitch is good quality and works well. But in hindsight, it wasn't good value, since I had to pay someone to install it. It was too heavy to do myself and I didn't have the tools. It would have been more convenient and cheaper overall to just go to a local [online] to get a hitch installed.

I recommend viewing the install video that we have on a 2016 Subaru Legacy below. I also recommend our FAQ on tips for installing hitches.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/24/2021

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Priced right and installation on my 2014 Subaru Crosstrek was quick with help of the online videos. My hitch was shipped the same day I ordered & I received it 2 days later.


Great quality trailer hitch receiver! The installation was easy and the tool provided for pulling the bolts through was brilliant!!! The best part was the videos to help with the installation. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Project took 30min from emptying box contents to locking up the car. If I took pictures, they would have looked exactly like the videos that were provided in my email.

One year and going strong with about a dozen uses. No issues. Highly recommend.
Stuart - 08/22/2021


Hitch fit well with good instructions and the wires supplied to hold bolts thru frame were alot of help. Took a rear end collision shortly after installing with a bike rack on. I'm sure Subaru would have been totaled without hitch and rack on it.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

I have had this trailer on my Crosstrek for over a year. I have had no problems with it. However, I will say just as a piece of advice...the bolt can strip if you use a drill too often to tighten down the bike rack I've been using on it. Just use you arm and elbow grease, it will be tight enough.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Great trailer hitch. Installation was easy with no problems. Quality of welds and finish are very good. I would buy a Curt hitch again.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Hitch arrived very promptly, was high quality, and extremely easy to install. Subaru wants $425 just for parts, plus installation. This was a bargain and easy to do yourself.

Hi Vicki!1 Did you use the 2 hitch?2 What is the brand of your bike rack?Thanks so much
-- comment by: Paulette W - 06/30/2014
Yes, mine is a 2 inch receiver. This is the new bike rack from Kuat. Pricey, but well made and super easy to load bikes. This part took away my rattle and made the rack not wobble at all.
-- comment by: - 07/01/2014

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Are Spacers Need to Install Curt Hitch part # C13135 on a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    You will need to use the spacers so that the Curt Hitch part # C13135 that you referenced will sit level when installed on your 2013 Subaru Crosstrek. As long as the carriage bolts are fully inserted through the square spacers used in the frame rails of your vehicle and you have the proper torque on all of the install hardware you would be fine. I attached an install video that shows this hitch being installed on a very similar 2013 XV Crosstrek as yours as well.
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  • Do Frame Holes have to Be Enlarged to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    You need to use the mounting hardware that is included with Curt trailer hitch # C13135 or it will void the hitch warranty. The access hole only MIGHT need to be enlarged. It is possible that you will not have to enlarge it at all. If you do need to enlarge the hole and choose to drill (or any other method that can remove paint/coating from the frame) then you should be able to prime and paint over it after the hardware is run through the access hole. Or Subaru might have small batches...
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    All of the hitches we offer for the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek will mount with the hitch opening below the bumper. The best option we carry would be the Curt hitch part # C13135 as it has a 2 inch opening that will give you more capacity and flexibility for towing and hitch accessories. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch for Bike Rack on 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    There is a Class I and a Class III available for your Subaru XV Crosstrek. Anytime the option is available, I recommend going with the more common 2 inch receiver offered by the Curt Class III receiver, part # C13135. The Class III hitch is only a few dollars more than the Class I, and there are many more bike racks and other hitch mounted accessories compatible with the 2 inch receiver. As far as stability goes, the size of the receiver will have no difference on the stability of the...
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  • Does Using Higher Rated Trailer Hitch than OEM Allow 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek to Carry More Weight
    Even if a trailer hitch has a higher capacity than the one you are using on your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, you still need to go by the towing capacity of the vehicle as stated in the owners manual if it is lower. If the capacity of the vehicle was higher than the hitch, you would go with the lower rating on the hitch. So basically, you are limited to the capacity of the lowest rated component in the system. But installing a 2 inch hitch, # C13135, still has advantages. The larger 2 inch...
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  • Will Nuts on Curt Receiver Hitch # C13135 Come Loose With Vibration on 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    As long as the installation instructions were followed and all fasteners were torqued to the specs listed by Curt, you should have no problem with the nuts coming loose on the Curt Receiver Hitch, # C13135, for your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. If you are still concerned about the nuts coming loose due to vibration, you could use a bit of thread locker for added piece of mind. You will want to use a product that does not require heat. As a precaution, Curt does recommend that you periodically...
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  • Is Curt Hitch Install on a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Difficult
    Install of trailer hitches like the # C13135 aren't typically that difficult or time consuming. Curt tells us that this would take about 40 minutes to install so any local mechanic to you that has a decent reputation would have no problem with this. To get a better idea what the process is like so you can decide if you think you could handle it check out the video I attached. It shows this hitch being installed on a 2012 Crosstrek just like yours. The tools needed for this install are...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek that Does Not Require Exhaust Lowering
    For your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek the Curt Class III part # C13135 has been confirmed as a fit and actually does not require any exhaust lowering for installation. I checked the install instructions (which are linked) and it is not required. I also attached an install video. When you combine that with the fact that this hitch has a 2 inch opening which means it will have higher capacities and more flexibility when picking out hitch accessories this hitch this would be the one to get.
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  • Are Spacer Blocks Required for the Install of the Curt Hitch C13135 on a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    The install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C13135 say to use the spacer blocks to level the hitch "as necessary". If the hitch sits level without the blocks then there's no reason you would have to put them in.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13135 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV. I checked with Curt just now to confirm this. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Fit for 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    A 2015 Subaru Crosstrek would require a different hitch from what fit a 2001 Subaru. Subaru makes pretty substantial changes to their vehicles every few years so the hitches are constantly being redesigned. You would need a Curt hitch like the part # C13135 for your 2015 Subaru. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Pick Out a Ball Mount for a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with a Curt Hitch
    To pick out the correct ball mount to use with your Curt Hitch part # 13135 on your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek you will need to determine what rise/drop you will need to tow your trailer level. Check out the FAQ article I attached that details how this would be done. Once you determine that check out the link I attached that has all of the ball mounts we carry that would fit your hitch where you will be able to select the rise/drop you need from the facet on the left.
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  • Hitch Availability for 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
    Hitch manufacturers can sometimes take time to engineer and test a hitch design for a new model vehicle like your 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid because of limited access to that particlular version. However, according to my contact at two hitch makers the relatively limited demand for the hybrid version of the Crosstrek means that development of a hitch that fits it is not really a commercially viable proposition, at least not at this point. For limited-demand vehicles the cost of R&D and...
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  • Do Hitches that Require Fishwiring Include the Fishwire in the Included Install Hardwire
    Yes, if fishwiring is required to install any of the hitches that we carry we include the needed fishwire to complete the install. I attached an install video for the Curt hitch # C13135 that you referenced to the right for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch # C13135 Fit 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring
    The Curt hitch part # C13135 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring. Curt tested this hitch on your vehicle and found that the battery did not interfere.
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  • Replacement Install Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch 13135
    Yes, we sell replacement hardware for all of the hitches we carry with the part number # RHK. You'd need to enter the part number of the hitch you have and also select the hitch manufacturer from the drop down menu and we'll ship you out what you need.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek to Carry a Cargo Carrier with Ramp and Ice Cream Cart
    First you will need to know the weight of the ice cream cart loaded and ready to go plus the weight of the carrier. Once you have the total weight that will be on the hitch we can determine what is going to work. The Curt trailer hitch # C13135 has a tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds. The combined weight of the cart and the carrier cannot exceed 525 pounds. But you will also need to check the tongue weight capacity of your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek using the owners manual. If the capacity...
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  • Where to Attach the Stabilizing 18050 Strap on a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstek
    If I were you I would strongly consider getting the Curt Hitch # C13135 over the Curt Hitch # C11286. The # C13135 is a Class III hitch that has a 2 inch opening and has much higher towing capacities than the Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening # C11286 that you referenced. Not only will you have a higher capacity in case you need to carry more than 2 bikes on a bike carrier (Class I hitches are limited to only 2 bikes) you will have a much larger range of accessories that will work...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Fitment for 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    Good news, I was able to confirm that yes, the Curt hitch part # C13135 that you referenced is a fit for your 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek. It is important to note that this hitch recommends the use of a stabilizing strap like the # 18050 with any non-trailer loads. I've linked an install video on the 2015 for you to check out they will install similarly.
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  • How to Order New Install Hardware for a Curt Trailer Hitch
    To get new hardware for you hitch will only require the part # RHK. On the product page you would need to enter the part number (C13135) and then select Curt from the drop down menu and we will ship you out new hardware.
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  • Does the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch 13135 for Subaru Crosstrek Require Use of Stabilization Strap
    Yes, in order to comply with Curt's warranty for the # C13135 trailer hitch on your 2014 Subaru Crosstrek, you will want to use a stabilization strap like # 18050. I have attached the installation instructions for the hitch. On the first page of the instructions, there is a note stating Curt recommends the use of the stabilization strap.
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  • How to Order Replacement Install Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch 13135
    Our replacement hardware kit part number is # RHK. The price is available down below at the product link. You'll need to enter the part # C13135 in the part number box and then select Curt from the drop down menu and we'll ship you out the correct hardware.
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  • How to Find Correct Torque Specs for Hitch Installation on 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    Hitch torque specs vary between hitch models so you will want to identify which hitch you have. Both 1-1/4-inch Class I and 2-inch Class III hitches are offered for your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and you can see all items on the linked page. On each hitch page we link the installation instructions which include a listing of tools needed as well as the torque specs for all included fasteners. If you are re-installing a hitch you will need to obtain new hardware since hitch hardware cannot...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    When we installed the Draw Tite part # 76084 and Curt # C13135 on a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we found that they both had identical ground clearance. Both measured exactly 14 inches from the top of the hitch opening to the ground. I'd go with the Draw Tite over the Curt though. Reason being that if you ever were to need to carry a bike rack the Curt requires you to use a stabilizer strap and the Draw Tite does not.
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