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

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

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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 lbs WD TW
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Honda Pilot'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 C13146 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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

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


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 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.



C13146 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13146 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13146 Installation instructions

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




Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2019 Honda pilot, we're going to be taking a look at, I'm gonna show you how to install the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see the cross tube is completely hidden behind our bumper fascia. It's going to maintain a nice clean look on the back of the vehicle.This is going to be a class three hitch, so it's going to work great for all of your class three accessories. We're gonna have a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, reinforced collar to give us a little extra stability there. Hitch pin hole's going to be five eighths inch in diameter.

It's going to take a standard five eighths hitch pin. Now the hitch pin does not come with a hitch, however, can be found here at etrailer dot com. We're going to have a rolled steel style safety chain loops and you see it's going to give us plenty of room for different size hooks.This hitch is going to have a single black powder coat finish that's really going to resist any rust or corrosion. As far as our weight capacities go, we're going to have a 900 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. 6,000 pound gross trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included.

You can use weight distribution with this hitch. Tongue weight's going to stay the same, however, trailer weight's gonna go up to 8,000 pounds.I do recommend checking the owner's manual of your Honda to make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're going to pick the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch. As far as the installation goes, it's very simple. You're going to use existing weld nuts in the frame.

It's going to come with all necessary hardware. There's not going to be any drilling or welding required. I do recommend getting an extra set of hands to help lift the hitch into place.Now let's give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need such as a bike rack, ball mount or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is going to be about three inches. This number is important for any of your hitch mount accessories that may fold up against your vehicle.

From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, it's going to be about 15 inches. Now let's show you how to get this installed.First thing we need to do to start our installation, go ahead and remove your spare tire. We're going to be using three existing weld nuts in the bottom of each frame rail. That's a good idea because these are open to the elements, so I had to spray some lubricant in there. Use a nylon tube brush and clean the threads. What we don't want is we don't want our bolts to cross thread and cause an issue. With those weld nuts.With an extra set of hands, we're gonna raise our hitch into place. We're going to take our hex bolt, conical inaudible 00:02:18 and we're going to make sure the teeth are facing up towards the hitch. We're going to get one installed on each side to help hold our hitch in place while we install our remaining hardware. 22 millimeter socket, we're going to tighten and then torque all of our hardware to the specification in the instructions.Once you're done installing your hitch, you can reinstall your spare tire and you're ready to go.That'll do it for our look at and installation of the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver on our 2019 on a pilot.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13146

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (518 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.

- C13146
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2017 Honda Pilot

The hitch and wiring harness was very easy to install, I actually installed by myself. Looks great and cost much less than the factory install. 547030


Comments

Hitch is excellent, highly recommend this product.

Mark - 07/28/2019

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2018 Honda Pilot

Delivered when promised, installed with no problems. Took about 1/2 an hour to install by myself and a floor jack to hold up the other end. Just using it for my bike rack and occasionally to tow a trailer when doing house projects. 523932


Comments

It is still working great. No problems

Joe - 06/19/2019

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2016 Honda Pilot

I just bought a 2016 Honda Pilot and I can't believe this hitch is already in production and ready for delivery in just a few days. And although this hitch is strong enough to pull a big trailer or boat, I plan to use it for my bike carrier only. The price is amazing too. I asked the dealer if they could install just a hitch and was told, "No. You have to install the wiring harness as well." Total cost? $580 plus tax and installation fees of about $225! I'm impressed by the near invisibility of the hitch. On most cars I see with non factory hitches most of it is hanging below the bumper and you can clearly read it's manufacturer's name in bold letters. Not a Good look! Lastly, when UPS driver brought the box to my front door I thought it had fallen off the truck somewhere down the road. The box looked like it had bounced down the road for about a hundred feet. Not to worry. Even the driver was impressed that the hitch had neary a scotch and was ready for immediate installation. 213729


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I have the 2016 Pilot and was very displeased by the dealer response and price when I requested the hitch as well. I was nervous to order this, not knowing if indeed it would fit due to the new design and model just being released. So, were you able to install this one without any complications?

-- comment by: Jess N - 07/30/2015

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More from Doug L. First, make that scratch not scotch. Secondly, the directions and YouTube video both show installation on the Acura MDX. However, both SUVs use a similar chassis so the directions were appropriate. I questioned having to first. lower the spare tire but quickly realized that I could rest the hitch on the fully lowered spare while I positioned the hitch into place. Also, attach the side with tailpipe first because if you attach the other side first youll hit the tailpipe when you try raising the hitch.

-- comment by: Doug L - 07/31/2015

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hi Doug, this product can fit exactly in the 2016 Pilot cut out and not below the bumper? thanks!

-- comment by: roger - 09/29/2015

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Just for the record, the receiver portion of the hitch sits BELOW the bumper, unlike the expensive factory hitch that is all hidden BEHIND a removable cover in the bumper.

-- comment by: Douglas T - 10/08/2015

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- C13146
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2017 Honda Pilot

As always, the Curt hitch and etrailer are the best! I got notification it was delivered. I went home and installed it in about 15 minutes by myself (probably not recommended). Dealership cost was over $500. Installed by myself and got the hitch from etrailer, it was less than $160. 461484



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2017 Honda Pilot

your receiver is heavy duty and installed with 2 men and a floor jack without too much effort. the wiring harness installation instructions and pics leave a lot to be desired . I found the video on your site and it was great . done in 15 mins. 563845



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Installation easy with provided link to video. No issues to date. Will need torque wrench. 565632



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2017 Acura MDX

A little more difficult to install than I had anticipated. Unless the hitch is tipped down and slid up behind the exhaust pipe hangers, it will not go into place. I mounted it by my self and it rubbed the exhaust hangers until secured in place. If the portions that fit flat on the frame were notched slightly, this would not have been a problem and would have swung into place much more easily. I believe that this would still have been a problem even if I had a helped on the install as the hitch is wider than the rubber bushing on the exhaust hangers. That said, it is a heavy duty well made product and looks great on my 2017 Acura MDX. 445716



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2016 Honda Pilot

I ordered an etrailer hitch for my 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything was packed well and shipped quickly. I was amazed that it was so easy to install and everything lined and fit perfectly and the 6 bolts, included, was all that was needed. The electrical harness also was so easy to install. Just plug in the main connector, insert the included fuse on the Honda fuse box , and all lights worked perfectly. This hitch is better than the Honda factory hitch and I saved lots of money. 350668



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2019 Honda Pilot

Trailer hitch and wiring were both as represented by etrailer. They installed fairly quickly in accordance with the instructions. They were received expeditiously after the order was placed. The only issue was in determination of whether the trailer hitch wiring would fit my 2019 Honda Pilot. 571291



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2015 Acura MDX

Ordered this Curt hitch for my 2015 Acura MDX, AWD. I was too lazy to install it myself (actually, my tools are in storage) so I took it to my local U-Haul, who did the install for $27, labor charge only for the 15 minutes that it took these pros! A suitable hitch for my vehicle was EASY to find on the e-Trailer web site, ordering was a breeze and delivery was Jimmy John's fast, within ~3 days or so. Even the box arrived in great shape which has been a customer complaint in the past. Best of all - the hitch price was about $50 less than my local seller so this was a great value as well. Love e-Trailer's approach and will DEFINITELY use their web site again for future purchases. 222317


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Still Awesome. As if its brand new.

Tracybjazz - 08/27/2016

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Installed the trailer with no problem whatsoever. It fit perfectly on the vehicle and appears to be very well made. 574815



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2016 Honda Pilot

The hitch went on in under 30 minutes... it would have been half that if the frame holes weren't so "gunked up". Installing was very easy and I was able to do it without another hand to help hold the hitch while I secured the bolts. I bought this on Saturday and it was delivered on Thursday, all for no shipping charge. The video was great. I watched it before in installed the hitch. It was so detailed, there was no need to read the paper instructions. 422300



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2016 Honda Pilot

I received my trailer hitch for my 2016 Honda Pilot and installed it right away! The product fit "perfectly" and everything installed without any problem! The video associated with the product greatly helped and I did some pre-installation procedure that helped me install in a very short time. I had located the connector in my vehicle and removed the rubber grommet as well as the spare tire before the product arrived. As heavy as the hitch was (well made) I was able to install it by myself without having to jack the car up. I started at one side and loosely installed a bolt then lifted the other side and installed a bolt to lift the hitch in place. I then installed the remaining bolts, checked for center position then tighten all the bolts to the recommended torque. This is the second hitch that I have installed on a Honda Pilot and this was the easiest (Curt) one to install. 301056



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Honda Pilot

The product was even more heavy duty than it appears. It was designed perfect for the application(I even installed it without taking down the spare!) And for the price, I could have bought 2 and still been well under the purchase price from the dealer. JUst to be clear, on the new Pilot you DO NOT need the "skirt" application as it looks cleaner than the dealer OEM without. 565068



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2017 Honda Pilot

Good product. Nice fit and they used high quality steel and bolts are excellent. Etrailer does a great job of supporting their sales with installation videos, that's why I went with them. BUT horrible job packaging for shipping. They threw wiring harness, full tow hitch frame and tongue with ball all in one box. They had their own boxes but the wait of the frame and being loose crushed and destroyed other boxes. Also frame came out of large box and chipped paint on two edges, so I had to paint these two damage spots before install. 5 stars product. 1 star packaging. 426083



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2016 Honda Pilot

Received 2 days after I ordered. Fit the 16 pilot perfectly. Local shop wanted 350, trailer rental place was 420 to install. So I saved a ton of bucks just by putting in six bolts. About an hour to install including going to the parts store for a 22mm socket. So I really only saved about 190 bucks. A second pair of hands and an impact gun would make it super easy. 567504



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2016 Honda Pilot

First time ordering from eTrailer in Canada. Knowledgeable staff fast delivery. We ordered Curt hitch for 2016 Honda Pilot Touring. Took a chance as not sure would fit Canadian Honda as this is for US models. Dealer installed without issue. The top of the hitch receiver is 14" above ground level. This is below the rear lower bumper panel. The hitch does not have bracket for the wiring harness - will deal with this later. 219409



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2017 Acura MDX

Have my trailer hitch and wire harness installed for a year now and everything works great. Installation was easy onto my Acura MDX as the bolt holes lined up perfectly with the threaded holes in the vehicle frame. My only wish is that the wire harness was a few inches longer to help position the electrical box in the vehicle's structure. I could not put the electrical box in the exact location I wanted because the wire harness was a few inches too short. I would recommend this product due to its ease of installation and great performance not to mention it is much lower in cost to the OEM trailer hitch. 572108



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2016 Acura MDX

I purchased a new Curt trailer hitch to put on my 2016 Acura MDX. It's primary use will be for a bicycle rack. Let me first start with the website - it's great! Etrailer does a fantastic job of being current and having all the latest stuff. The product review videos and installation videos are awesome and they were a huge help in helping me make a smart decision on what product would work best for my use and vehicle. As for the hitch there were no surprises. It had clean solid welds and a pretty darn good painted finish for a trailer hitch. It was a perfect fit and I installed it easily in 30 minutes tops. I had also planned on buying a 2 bike platform bike rack from etrailer but found myself needing it much sooner than I had planned for so I bought one from a local bike shop. I ended up paying $40 more than what etrailer had it for.... But again thanks to their website for helping make a smart decision on a bike rack. 299930



- C13146
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2016 Honda Pilot

I checked out the video on youtube and read the other reviews for my 2016 Honda Pilot. The hitch arrived a day early. I followed the simple instructions and was able to install the hitch in about 45 minutes by myself. Having another set of hands would have been nice but I just used a jack stand to keep one end up while I worked on the other side. Getting the exhaust out of the way was a bit of a pain but with a little WD-40 I was able to move it easier. The hitch looks like it was made to be there. All in all I couldn’t be happier.l and have already recommended the product to friends. 553341



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2016 Honda Pilot

Ordered the hitch for my 2016 Honda Pilot on 2/29 and received it 3/2. Super speedy. Box arrived on front porch with one small tear so I didn't even check the product. My husband threw it in the back today and I had it installed at Goodyear. The Uhaul near me only installs their own product. I hated their tacky stickers on my last car so forget their product which was priced a lot higher. Goodyear charged $25 to install with an only for you price. This was after they checked that it was an easy install and I gave them the Uhaul $29 price. The video made installation look easy but I don't own a torque wrench and would have paid the $50 quote I first received for convenience sake. Thank you! The savings are being put towards a new bike rack. 239455



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2017 Honda Pilot

Curt trailer hitch Item C13146 fit my 2017 Honda Pilot perfectly. This hitch is built very strong and installed easily. No need to drop the spare tire to install as shown in the video. The hitch goes nicely past the spare tire and the only issue with the spare in place is torqueing the most forward bolt on the passengers side. I was able to get the proper torque on this bolt but with the spare in place it limited the swing available for the torque wrench. Still less trouble than dropping the spare. Very well built and finished product supplied with the proper installation bolts and special washers. Most of the hitch structure is hidden behind the bumper panel with only the receiver and safety chain rings showing below. Nice black gloss finish, looks really good. 552324



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2016 Honda Pilot

Awesome hitch - looks great on black 2016 honda pilot - you can barely see it. Very durable, mounting instructions were clear, bolts are high quality - all-in-all a great purchase for the price. Shipping was also very fast. 230907


Comments

Its still like new - thank you!

Don M - 11/02/2016

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2015 Acura MDX

Great company that sold me just what I needed. This was the second car and second time I have purchased from them. Will continue to. Easy DYI instructions. 570689



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2018 Honda Pilot

The Curt C13146 Class III trailer hitch fit our 2018 Honda Pilot perfectly. No drilling, cutting or welding required. Pre-drilled holes and provided hardware matched up to the Pilot’s factory provided 6 mounting holes / weld-nuts. 565733



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I chose etrailer.com for the discount price for the trailer parts that I needed for my new car. Everything was shipped on the same day and I received it 2 business days later. When the boxes came, everything was there and in new condition. I would recommend etrailer.com to anyone. By buying the parts on-line, I ended up paying less than half the cost that my dealership wanted to charge me to put this on. 402480



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2017 Honda Pilot

I ordered the trailer hitch for my 2017 Honda Pilot and it was a perfect fit. I was able to install it my self in about 1 hour with most of the hour figuring out where to place some supports I was using to help position the hitch since I did not have a lift. With a lift and an extra hand this is a 15-20 minute job because everything is so well made and the instructions are easy. I also watched the video on YouTube. I am very well satisfied and highly recommend this product. 442941



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Was easy to install, with exception of one bolt that was tough to tighten (as a result of the existing holes in the bottom of the vehicle, not because of the hitch receiver). Had it not been for that one bolt, it would have installed in less than 30 minutes. Hitch receiver is sturdy yet discrete. Already used it with a bike rack and it kept the bike securely attached to vehicle. 569731



- C13146
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2017 Acura MDX

The perfect hitch for my use. I'm a cyclist and needed it for my rack, so I was looking for a very reliable hitch that is simple to install and has minimal exposure when viewed from any angle. The tapped receiver holes in the new MDX's frame were in perfect alignment with the hitch's. I spent 30 minutes trying to install it myself, but found it just a tad too heavy for a 71 year old guy who believes he is still 40. So, I went to a local garage that installed it immediately for just a few bucks. Some buyers have complained of shipping packaging. Check my photo; perfect condition. Check the minimal exposure after installed, too. Very pleased customer 316846



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I love the hitch. I will never have a vehicle without one. It makes it so easy to use my bicycle. I have done more biking this year than ever, because on my new hitch. Your price was great!, also!! Thank you very much.. 575856



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great buy for the money and even managed a self install with just my own efforts; would definitely buy from etrailer again 575677



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2016 Honda Pilot

Hitch was delivered this a.m. Unlike other reviews I read hitch arrived in perfect condition , no tears in box. Took all of twenty minutes to install start to finish. I did have to get my neighbor to help me lift it in place but otherwise it fit perfectly on my 2016 Honda Pilot. Thanks for the great service ETrailer. 276129



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Acura

I installed this hitch on my friends Acura. It came with full color instructions with great photos. The instructions are well written for an English speaking person. The price was very fair for the very high quality parts that we received. It is a shame you can’t see most of it when it is installed. It has all the required hardware included. The bolts that mount the hitch are high quality hardware like the OEM car manufacturer would use. Most of my work and personal interests revolve around working on vehicles, or using vehicles for recreation. This part installed just like a factory accessory. I’m very impressed. 568012



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2014 Acura MDX

Thank you etrailer for recommending this product. This Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver is very high quality and I am very impressed with how strong and sturdy this is. I am equally impressed on how easy this was to install by myself. I look forward to using this for multiple tasks from carrying my bike rack to towing trailers. Dealing with the whole process from ordering to receiving to following up, etrailer has been amazingly pleasant to deal with. 561480



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2017 Honda Pilot

Technically, I haven't hitched anything yet but I'm sure everything will be fine when I do. I got this for my 2017 Honda Pilot. It was super easy to install. It was so easy, my buddy and I made our first YouTube video on how to install one for future buyers. Don't order this from Amazon for the PRIME shipping. The Amazon fulfilled order shipped the hitch bare bones with no protection. I had to return it because it came damaged. etrailer shipped it boxed up and protected. Don't waste your time like I did. Order from here from the beginning. 445221



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2018 Honda Pilot

Super easy to install, just 6 bolts! Looks good! Package was in good condition upon delivery. I think it took longer to install the wiring harness than the hitch. End to end installation time for both was about 1.5 leisurely hours. 528281



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2018 Honda Pilot

This trailer hitch is a great addition to my 2018 Honda Pilot AWD. These hitches are easy to install and are quality built. etrailer is my go to online store for after market automotive items like this. Their website and ecommerce system are easy to navigate, accurate, and deliver a first-rate customer experience. Oh, and the prices are really good too. This item was delivered well ahead of the projected delivery date; another big plus. Love doing business with etrailer. 568372



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2017 Honda Pilot

Very satisfied with the trailer hitch for my 2017 Honda Pilot. Fit like a glove and install was very easy. 367319



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2016 Acura MDX

Very happy with the whole process! From ordering, quick shipping, product quality, to the ease of installation! The only issue I encountered was with the wiring harness. There was a white wire with a metal eyelet end that the instructions did not explain where to attach it. Being Sunday, I couldn't call anyone. So I went to the etrailer website and there I found a video showing the harness installation video and sure enough they showed that the white wire was connected to ground! I will definitely order again from etrailer.com. Thanks ! 529602


Comments

Were here on Sundays from 12:00-6:00 PM Central time, give us a call-were here to help!

-- Mike L - 07/03/2018

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2015 Acura MDX

My hitch was well made, a perfect fit to my SUV, and easy to install. All parts needed were included. The trailer light conversion kit was very easy to install, just plug it in and it was ready to go. It worked the first time we tried it out. Both the hitch and light kit continue to satisfy me after a year of use. 575331



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First I would like to say the product is VERY heavy duty and well constructed. I had perfect fitment with all 6 bolt holes. However, the packaging lack a lot to be desired. The main box arrived in terrible condition with big holes torn it. The wiring kit was packed in a smaller box inside that was crushed. Luckily did not damage it. There was also around 10 extra staples down the side of the box for no reason. This scratched the hello out of the finish on the tow bar. And both sides on the mounting brakets were scratched flat down to bare metal from the holes in the box. :- ( 242411



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2017 Acura MDX

Needed a hitch for my bike rack for my 2017 Acura MDX. Wasn't sure if etrailer would have it and sure enough they did. They delivered in three business days and me and my son installed in 20 minutes! Great hitch! 309198



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2017 Honda Pilot

Overall great experience using etrailer.com. The website made it easy to find and install all I needed to put a hitch on our 2017 Honda Pilot. All of the products came in one box so it was easy to confirm everything I ordered, and they arrived in excellent condition. Installation videos were spot on. I like to do it myself as much as possible and I took my time installing everything and now can start putting it to use. I definitely recommend etrailer.com. 570270



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2017 Honda Pilot

It fits my 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L. Also, it is easy to install at home with 2 men. I am not a handy man. If I can install this for 2017 Pilot, then everyone can install it. I just lay out under the car to install the hitch. I install this hitch to carry my bikes. 422529



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I purchased this trailer hitch for pulling a small trailer for a kayak. Great product, fast delivery, easy install. The bristle brush would have been helpful since I had one stubborn bolt. Wd40 took care of it. I just slid under my car and installed solo, which was challenging but doable. 139lbs of torque took some strength. Overall I was impressed with the delivery and packing. I received the trailer hitch in a box where it was fastened with other cardboard and staples. Not one ding. I ordered this same product from [online retailer] and it came to me like it was thrown down a stair case. [online retailer] delivers the hitch without a box and just had bubble wrap on the receiver end. Overall great price and I would definitely recommend this company. I also purchased the wiring harness for the trailer light and the trailer hitch ball mount. Both products were also neatly boxed with the trailer hitch. Two thumbs up. 718989



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2020 Honda Pilot

Fast delivery. Fast customer service responsiveness. Installation went perfectly, without a hitch (pun intended). Very easy on the 2020 Pilot. One recommendation I would add, is to lube the 6 bolts and threaded holes and run the bolts all the way in and out once before lifting the hitch up in place. Trust me, you'll thank me for it. I had to install this myself, so I temporarily held one side up with steel wire/coat hanger. Then bolted the opposite side up loosely, then did the other side. Total time about 35 minutes. 715841



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2020 Honda Pilot

Rather easy to install by myself with vehicle parked in driveway without a lift. Had to unhook exhaust hanger to fit the right side up but not a problem at all. Less than an hour in total for install and will be perfect for what I needed. Did have to make run to purchase 22mm socket for torque wrench. Looks good installed. 713919



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Great choose love the hitch ! carries all my needs from bike rack to my snowmobile trailer great buy for the money very easy to install .my Dad put it on in about a 1/2 hr. 711855



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2014 Acura MDX

Great quality product. Very happy with my purchase. The delivery time was very quick. I would definitely recommend and reorder from etrailer 707962



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Easy to install, about 30 minutes total. I didn’t have to run the wiring through the lift gate as in the video. There was a hole with a rubber grommet in the floor where the wiring harness attached. 707308


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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack For 2019 Acura MDX
  • We do have hitches that fit the 2019 Acura MDX but the full size spare tire does need to be removed. The P245/50R20 wheel has a 20 inch diameter and all of the hitches available for your vehicle only install with 18 inch or smaller wheel. I recommend the Curt Class III Hitch part # C13146 because it provides the most ground clearance when carrying a bike rack on the Acura. You have about 14-1/2 inches from the top of the hitch receiver tube to the ground. It is a custom fit hitch...
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  • When comparing the different trailer hitch receivers that fit the 2019 Honda Pilot you're really splitting hairs. There's so much similarity between them. They install in the same fashion and have identical capacities. They also have about the same bumper clearance. Even the price is basically the same. The Draw-Tite part # 75225 has the safety chain loops hanging below the receiver which reduces ground clearance so it's my last choice. Between the other two I'd go with the etrailer.com...
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  • Recommended Equipment Needed for Towing with a 2017 Honda Pilot
  • Both the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 that you are interested in and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75225 are identical in weight capacities and installation as well so either one will do a great job. Since you are interested in the Curt option I recommend going ahead with that trailer hitch. You will need to note that neither of these options will fit your 2017 Honda Pilot if you have the full size spare tire. You need the mini spare for proper installation. This will work great with...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2019 Honda Pilot 2019 EX-L
  • I am happy to confirm that the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 is a fit for your 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L with all-wheel drive; I double-checked this fit with the manufacturer for you. The only thing to note is that it will only fit a Pilot with an 18" or smaller spare tire under the car, but that is true of each of the hitches that fit a '19 Pilot. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 is a great option because it has a concealed crosstube so your Pilot maintains its clean look and is a complete...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and BIke Rack for 4 Bikes on a 2018 Honda Pilot
  • The best trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2018 Honda Pilot is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13146. This hitch installs use pre existing holes in the frame rail so there will be no drilling required. You also will not need to cut or trim as you can see in the attached install vehicle which is what makes it the perfect trailer hitch for you. Please keep in mind that a trailer hitch will only fit your vehicle as is if it has a 18" diameter or smaller spare tire. If you do...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda Pilot
  • The Draw-Tite # 75225 and Curt # C13146 are the only two hitches which are available for your 2017 Honda Pilot. There is not one that integrates with the bumper, though as you can see from the accompanying photo, the only part of the hitch which is visible is the actual 2 inch receiver on either model. This is less visibility than most hitches on vehicles and our customers have been very pleased with both as you can see by the reviews. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 75225. If...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda Pilot
  • The hitch I suggest for your 2018 Honda Pilot is the Curt model # C13146. This Curt hitch is USA-made and includes all required mounting hardware. You do not have to do any drilling to install it and it will fit fine with an 18-inch or smaller spare tire stowed under the vehicle. It also has a high tongue weight capacity of 900-lbs. An installation video is linked along with the written instructions; the instructions list the specific tools needed to bolt this on to your Pilot. I also...
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  • How Much Can a 2016 Honda Pilot AWD Tow and What Is Needed
  • According to my research, the towing capacity of your 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD is as follows: Occupants - W/ ATF Cooler - W/O ATF Cooler 2 - 5,000 lbs - 3,500 lbs 3 - 4,750 lbs - 3,250 lbs 4 - 4,500 lbs - 3,000 lbs 5 - 4,250 lbs - 2,750 lbs 6 - 4,000 lbs - 2,500 lbs 7 - 2,500 lbs - 2,250 lbs 8 Towing Not Recommended Therefore, in order to tow the food trailer with your Pilot you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, transmission cooler, and ball mount/hitch ball....
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  • Trailer Wiring and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda Pilot
  • Actually all of the 2017 Honda Pilots are going to be pre-wired for trailer wiring so all you would need is the part # 118760 which will plug right in like in the video link I attached.
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount for a 2017 Honda Pilot
  • We can get you everything you need for a complete towing set-up for your 2017 Honda Pilot. To start, the hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite # 75225, a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver, maximum gross trailer weight of 6,000 lbs and maximum tongue weight of 900 lbs. With a hitch installed, you are going to need wiring to add a 4-flat connector if you do not have one with the factory tow package. The wiring harness that will work is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness - 4-Way Flat # 118760....
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for 2016 Honda Pilot with Full-Size Spare Tire
  • Both hitch options for your 2016 Honda Pilot AWD, Curt # C13146 and Draw-Tite # 75225, will work with an 18-inch spare but not the larger optional spare tire sizes. The spare will still need to be lowered or removed temporarily during installation to give you easier access to the hitch mounting points on the frame.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 2016 Forest River R-Pod with a 2015 Acura MDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 along with the Curt T-Connector # C56192, the Wiring Kit # ETBC7, and a brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 or the P3 # 90195 is exactly what you need to tow with your 2015 Acura MDX. For a transmission cooler, the Derale # D13503 is a great option. You just need to make sure that you have room for it under your hood. This part measures 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and has mounting locations that are 8" tall by either 5-1/4" or 6-3/4" wide....
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Honda Pilot AWD
  • Yes, we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75225 which is a fit for your 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD and would work very well. I attached an install video for more info on how it installs as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118286 which is a confirmed fit as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop....
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  • 4-Way Flat Connector Options for a 2018 Honda Pilot
  • If you are wanting to install the 4-Way flat connector on your 2018 Honda Pilot so that it stays in your rear compartment area and you only drape it over your bumper when you are using it then I recommend the Curt T-Connector # C56291. This is best if you only plan on using it occasionally. However, if you would rather install the 4-Way flat connector so that it stays permanently by the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13146 that you installed, then I recommend the Tekonsha T-One # 118760...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13146 Fit 2019 Honda Pilot Touring
  • For your 2019 Honda Pilot Touring the Curt Class III hitch part # C13146 is a great option that is confirmed as a fit. It has a 2 inch opening which is the most popular size and has plenty of capacity. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Tow Setup for 2014 Acura MDX and Jayco Trailer
  • For your 2014 Acura MDX, I recommend starting with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13146, which is an easy bolt on installation. Then for 4-way wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118628 which plugs into your Acura MDX's junction box, which is located in your rear cargo area, behind the driver's-side trim panel in the spare tire compartment. Once connected, insert the fuse in the junction box. I've attached a video to assist. Then...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a Bike Rack for a 2018 Acura MDX
  • For your 2018 Acura MDX, I recommend the Curt Class III Custom Fit, part # C13146. This hitch installs without any drilling required and provides a good range of capacity for your vehicle. Most importantly, the Curt Class III is a two inch hitch, providing compatibility with most bike racks on the market, and allowing you to pick and choose the rack that is right for you. I've included a video of our team installing this hitch onto a 2016 Acura MDX, so you can get an idea of the installation...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13146 FIt 2019 Honda Pilot with 20 inch Wheels and Mini Spare
  • Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13146 does fit your 2019 Honda Pilot that has 20 inch wheels and a mini spare. As long as the spare is smaller than 18 inches in diameter this hitch will fit and work well. I attached a picture of this hitch installed with a mini spare like you have also installed on a Pilot like your 2019 model.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount For 2017 Honda Pilot To Clear Bumper In Rise Position
  • For your 2017 Honda Pilot, I recommend you use an adjustable ball mount with your Curt hitch # C13146. I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black # BWTS10037B. This ball mount will give you the adjustability to you need to tow many trailers level, including the U-Haul trailers. It also will give you 2 pin holes, both of which will clear your bumper, but the second of which will give you a little more comfort when towing in the rise position....
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The 2016 Honda Pilots are pre-wired to accept a trailer wiring harness. For a 4-Way trailer connector we have # 118760. And if you need a 7-Way trailer connector we have # 118286. I have included links to videos on both harnesses for you.
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  • Which Trailer Hitch has the Best Ground Clearance for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • Between the hitches for the 2016 Honda Pilot Curt hitch # C13146 is going to offer more ground clearance compared to Draw-Tite hitch # 75225. This is because on the Draw-Tite hitch the safety chain loops are below the receiver. They stick down about another 1-1/2 inches from the bottom of the receiver. The Curt hitch measures approximately 12-1/4 inches from the ground to the bottom of the receiver. It measures 14-1/2 inches to the top of the receiver opening. I included a picture showing...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid for Bikes
  • The best trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13146. This hitch is a custom fit that installs using pre drilled holes in the frame rail. It will be perfect for your bikes and ski rack. I have attached an install video for you as well. If you are looking for a bike rack and ski carrier combo then you might be interested in Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR with the Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier part # TH9033....
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  • 2 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2019 Honda Pilot the Curt Class III hitch part # C13146 is a great option that is confirmed as a fit. It has a 2 inch opening which is the most popular size and has plenty of capacity. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2016 Pilot is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75225. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. When you are considering any accessory to put in the hitch you will want to be aware of the clearance at the back of the vehicle. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2016 Pilot you can check out. The distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is 3-inches....
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  • Why Do Trailer Hitches for 2016 Honda Pilot Have Different Capacities Than Owners Manual
  • First thing you should note is that the lowest rated component in a towing setup, whether it is the hitch, ball mount, or even the vehicle, is the overall towing capacity since you are only as strong as your weakest link. If Honda states that the max tongue weight capacity for the 2016 Honda Pilot is 350 lbs then using a higher rated trailer hitch would not allow you to tow a trailer with 400 lbs of tongue weight. Hitch manufacturers test the capacities of their hitches independently...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Honda Pilot AWD EX Model
  • I spoke to my installer and he just installed a hitch on a 2016 Honda Pilot today, and told me it was a cinch. We also have installation videos to help you if you would like to do it yourself, I've attached for your convenience. If you don't feel comfortable installing these parts yourself, I recommend that you contact your local garage or body shop to complete the installs. The Curt hitch # C13146, you were looking at is the custom fit hitch for your 2016 Honda Pilot. Sounds like...
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness on a 2014 Acura MDX
  • The Curt Class III Receiver Hitch, # C13146, is a great choice for your 2014 Acura MDX and offers maximum towing capacity of 6000 pounds and tongue weight capacity of 900 pounds. It is a good idea to check your owner's manual to obtain your vehicle's towing capacity and follow which ever has the lowest weight capacity rating. The Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness, # C56192, plugs directly into the vehicle's existing wiring and should be a pretty easy install for you. Before you...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2016 Honda Pilot we have the Curt Hitch part # C13146 that has a 6,000 lb trailer capacity and a 900 lb tongue weight capacity. You should note that if your vehicle has lower capacities (sounds like it does), you would need to go by the lower figures as overall capacity. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56291 which has been confirmed as a fit. For a transmission cooler the part # D13503 would be a great option. Transmission coolers are pretty...
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  • Torque For Bolts On Curt Trailer Hitch When Installing On 2014 Acura MDX
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about your 2014 Acura MDX. They told me that the torque is 139 ft-lbs for the M14 bolts for the part # C13146 hitch installation. I am unable to tell you why the specs for the Acura OEM hitch is so much lower. As far as handling and feeling heavier, my contact said it may feel a bit different because installing the hitch will tighten up the frame on the rear of your MDX, but you really should not feel the 45 lb weight with the hitch installed.
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