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

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

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13398 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13398

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


  • 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

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13398

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (9 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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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

This hitch worked great and any sensible mechanic could install it quickly. I had no lift and limited open end wrenches and so strategy was required in the order of bolts installed and tightened. I did have an air impact wrench and that made up some time used up in planning and turning one of the nuts a sixteenth turn per wrench placement... it took me about an hour including removing the towing hook point. I'm especially happy because I bought this vehicle (Mitsu Outlander) for light towing as my older ICE minivan started needing repairs. I didn't bother to insist upon the tow bar as part of the purchase price for the PHEV and was dismayed to find that NOBODY was offering this tow bar for the PHEV version (in summer 2018). When I finally committed to buying the dealer bar, it was two times the price that I paid etrailer (just the part cost) but I was all set to pay it when I learned that the lighting kit (the dealer was also charging hundreds for) was going to require an 11 hour service fee. I got a refund on all the parts and resigned myself to that fact that I'd really miscalculated when I bought the car... and then found this kit on etrailer a week later. Thank-you for the great product.. now I'm about to order your lights... hope that has a good result. A big thanks to those who posted reviews of the bar.. gave me incentive to try it!! 686574

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Does the trick once installed and is aesthetically unobtrusive. However, characterizing the install as "Easy" and 30 min for a novice is optimistic. The main issue is the obstruction (battery well) very close to the nuts on the left hand side mounting points. It is only possible to get a very low profile (0.4" thick) combination wrench between the end of the bolt and the obstruction (see pictures) and other obstructions limit the rotation of the wrench to almost nothing. Generating the necessary torque with a short 8" long combination wrench under these conditions is near impossible. The instructions call for a dog bone adapter to use a torque wrench, but this is a very special order item. I can't comment if this actually works since I don't have one yet. Special tools like this should be included with the hitch. Also, shorter bolts might allow more tool options, like a ratcheting combination wrench. 562947

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

I got this installed, but it was a bit of a hassle. There are 2 extra bolts and washers that I didn't find a use for, likely because this 2019 Outlander PHEV does not have nuts welded to the holes for the 1 bolt on each side that installs vertically. So, you have to use the fish wire to pull the rectangular plate with the square hole for the carriage bolt, and the carriage bolt. No big deal, right? Except that there are no holes in the frame that are large enough to fit the rectangular plate OR thew head of the carriage bolt through the frame. My solution was to slightly embiggen one of the nearby holes in the frame with a step-bit. Just enough so I could slip the plate and the carriage bolt through, allowing me to use the fish wire as suggested. I also then had to use a rattle can of paint to protect the bare metal at the site of the hole embiggenment. Also, good luck getting a torque wrench in there for all of these bolts. I torqued mine to 3 Ugga-Duggas. I do think this is a good product, and would buy it again, but want other buyers to be aware as they weigh DIY vs. a pro install. 871252

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This is a one-year anniversary of purchasing the hitch for my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. I've kind of had time to forget how painful it was to crawl around under my car for a couple of hours, struggling to tighten the last bolt. But now it all feels worth it. I got a solid hitch that looks great and works great for way less than I would have if I had the dealer install it. Worth some discomfort lying on the ground cursing tight spaces on the underside of my car. 826459

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The tow bar fit perfect, except the hardware package needs changed. On the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Where the small bolt screws into the frame there is no but welded to the inside, I had to buy a nut and make a tool to insert the nut inside the frame while I screwed in the small bolt. The hardware set should have a fish wire, a stove bolt with a holding bar and nut. 808959

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Installed on a Mitsu phev and it went on well with just a little mod to align one bolt hole but other then that bolted up easily and total install time about 45 min. It is an excellent and very strong hitch and has not rusted so far in the first year in Minnesota salt and snow. 776957

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Ford Flex

Sturdy, perfect fit, and cosmetically nice. Installation kit was complete and instructions were clear. One annoying thing happened to me during the install on my Outlander PHEV. I didn't have a dog bone torque adapter so I used a flex head ratcheting gear wrench. I slipped the box end over the nut and started tightening. As I did, the car frame began to compress slightly. This caused the bolt to creep ahead toward a protrusion on the frame. Now the gap between the bolt and the frame was narrowed such that I couldn't remove the wrench. I suspect a box end dog bone adapter would have been trapped in the same way. If you think that clearance might be a problem after you torque the nut down, consider using an open end tool. Unless you do a lot of automotive work, my guess is not many folks have a dog bone set. Perhaps Curt could consider adding one to the install kit? 640717

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Fits perfect for the Outlander PHEV. 30-40 minute install. 599545

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Nice product.a couple of the nuts were hard to get to, but other than that, pretty easy install. Crazy fast shipping. Thank you! 561531


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Hitch & Wiring Harness Recommendation
    For your 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander we have the Curt Class III hitch part # C13398 as a confirmed fit. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of towing capacity. Then for trailer wiring I recommend the Tekonsha kit part # 118482 because the converter box that comes with it is very reliable and the install is very easy without requiring splicing. Since 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...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness Compatible with 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    For your 2018 Outlander PHEV I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13398 which is a confirmed fit. You can then use the Tekonsha ZCI harness # 119250KIT which will capture the signal from your wiring without making any impact on the factory wiring at all. It will draw power directly from the battery and allow you to get that working 4-way trailer connector. If you plan to use this harness and hitch for towing, I recommend checking your owners manual for any restrictions.
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL
    The correct trailer hitch for a 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13398 which is a direct bolt-on fit. The Curt hitch also has a hidden design so only the receiver tube will be present once installed which makes for the best install look.
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  • Install Photo of the Curt Hitch C13398 On a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    The only part of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13398 that will be visible once installed on your 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be the receiver tube opening. Therefore, the majority of the hitch will actually be hidden. I do have an install photo of this which I have attached for you. This however is the only photo I have for you. If you can let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for, I would be glad to recommend some other items for you to use with the above.
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13398 Fit 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    The Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C13398 referenced in your question is indeed confirmed to fit your 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. From time to time hitch fits will be updated by the manufacturer so we do appreciate you making us aware of this discrepancy. This is a really nice Class III hitch that will install on your vehicle using existing holes in the frame for a no-drill installation and it is made right here in the USA. It features a 3,500 pound towing weight capacity...
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  • Which Curt Trailer Hitch Fits 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Non-PHEV
    The Curt hitch part # C13398 only fits the PHEV versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander so for your 2017 model that is not a PHEV you'd need the Curt hitch part # C13163 instead. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13163 excludes the PHEV. However there is a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV fit and it is # C13398. This will work well for bike racks and other accessories. If you will be towing I recommend the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector and Installation Kit # 119250KIT that will not require any splicing into your vehicle wiring. The zero contact interface sensors will work well to...
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  • What is PHEV Model of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander for Picking Out Hitch
    The PHEV models of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander are hybrid models. Most likely if you are unsure if you have one or not you would not. If you were looking for a trailer hitch you would want the part # C13163 if you do not have a PHEV or if you did have one # C13398.
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Info for this part was:

Edited by:
Lindsey S
Expert Research:
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Updated by:
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Updated by:
Isabelle B
Test Fit:
Shane H
Written by:
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Video by:
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