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

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

Item # C13409
Retail:$307.89
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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 C13409 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13409

  • 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.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13409

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (534 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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Very happy with the quality of the hitch, instructions, and ease of installation. Note - you will need a drill or diegrinder or file to increase the diameter of a hole in the frame to insert the bolts. Otherwise this was actually a very straight forward install on the Forester and greatly exceeds the specs of the OEM hitch. Thanks for selling great products and excellent installation videos to help make it easy and clear how to attach to my vehicle.



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Terrible product when it comes damaged due to poor packaging such as no protective foam on a 40 pound item bouncing around in a cardboard box. Sent out a replacement and it was worse than the original. It was packaged in a used box using only tape that came with more holes than the original one. The original resolution from customer service was for me to repair it, they would send paint to me or a $[XX] credit. I opted to give them another shot with a “new” one and the second one was worse, see pictures for yourself.



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2022 Subaru Forester

Installed on 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness - a little more difficult than the one I installed on our Crosstrek. Watch the install video, it is very good and details all the necessary steps required to get the trailer hitch receiver on the vehicle. Great customer service.

Jeff H.

11/14/2023

Yes - working great - was fairly easy to install, just needed to muffler down a little to get into place



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2022 Subaru Forester

Fit like a glove. Exhaust on my 22 Forester Touring was slightly different shape from installation video but it still went in with the same instructions. You need 2 people (or an exhaust stand) for lifting it into place for bolting it onto the frame. Also, there's no need to completely remove the plastic cover on the driver's side; just remove the 3 screws that are easy to reach and move it out of the way temporarily during the hitch bolt-on step.

Richard G.

10/8/2023

After a year of light use, this hitch still looks new and is secure as new. Im glad I used touch-up paint on the enlarged frame mounting holes because we have lots of rain, and rust would probably have formed.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

10/25/2023

@RichardG We're glad to hear you're happy with your hitch!


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2021 Subaru Forester

Hitch looks amazing on my Subaru Forester. It tucks in close to the bottom of the bumper and doesn't stick out past the back of the bumper like some that cause a tripping hazard. It came with instructions that were easy to follow and installation was a snap.



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Subaru Forester

Perfect fit for the 2021 Subaru Forester. Watched the installation video several times and then got to work installing it. No issues at all. We use the Thule 2-Bike Rack on it and it handles it easily.



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When I told a friend that I needed a trailer hitch to accommodate the bicycle rack I wanted to buy, he recommended etrailer.com. It turned out to be a great decision. They were friendly, professional, and helpful. The trailer hitch is perfect, and the mechanic who installed it for me agreed. I highly recommend etrailer,and also this hitch.



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I have not yet installed the hitch, but it appears to be a quality product. I have no doubt that it will work well on my Forester.
Like other reviews, there were issues with the packing. Putting a heavy product in a cardboard box with no packing material is not advised.The box had numerous holes on arrival with parts of the hitch exposed. Luckily no major damage or scratches.



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The package arrived with holes in the boxes. Some taped up some weren't. I have not opened the box up. I'm afraid stuff will be missing.



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Installation instructions/videos clear. Installation straight forward but awkward doing in home garage by myself without lift (I'm senior citizen). Well built, have had no issues with product, no problem with rattles, etc. Needed to purchase 26" 1/2" drive torque wrench for nuts; my 18" 1/2 drive torque wrench wasn't adequate.

Paul

6/30/2023

No problems, rattle free

Paul

6/30/2023

No problems, rattle free



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Excellent product, with a great instructional video, which makes it easy to install. My son and I installed it in an hour or so on our garage floor w/out any special tools.



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The hitch itself is very nice high quality piece. Getting the bolts fished through the uni-body was a bit of a trick, not something a typical do it yourself type should attempt without an air grinder to enlarge the hole that the bolts get fed through and the center bolt needs a T slot cut to feed the bolt stops through. Will also need a magnet with a long handle and 2ft piece of fishing wire to get the bolt wires fished in. this job took me over 3 hrs using a real auto work shop.



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2020 Subaru Forester

Product is solid and appears well made. Instructions were fairly clear, but at least for me a video on [online] made the fish tapping step a little more obvious.

Only critique for the hitch would be the safety chain mount being flat stock makes some chains annoying to clip in compared to round stock.

Shipping brought the rack in good condition, but I’m incredibly surprised it did. Massive box with the hitch and my wiring harness just bouncing around inside with almost no effort to secure them.



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I use this for my bike rack and have been using it for a year now. No issues at all and the installation instructions were very thorough. Highly recommend this product.



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Easy solo-installation. Precut holes lined up perfectly and instructions were clear and easy to follow. Product performed with zero issues. My wife was rear-ended recently, the 5” rise hitch took the entirety of the blow. After inspections by Subaru they concluded there was zero damage to the car, frame and hitch receiver. 5” rise was bent and replaced. Not sure if its protocol to replace this despite the mechanic’s assessment but I included this to support the idea that this receiver is sturdy and well designed for use well beyond the capabilities of this car.



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2019 Subaru Forester

This was incredibly easy to install and took about an hour. etrailer has a bunch of videos on YouTube, one with a 2019 Subaru Forester that would have been the same process as my 2022 Wilderness and the video covered every part of the process. The hitch looks good on the car and has the same capacity as the vehicle can pull. I will mainly use this for a bike rack. I also bought the wiring harness that plugs directly into the car which took a total of 5 minutes to install. I spent less than $200 for everything which would have been $500 for an official Subaru trailer hitch ($700 if they install it to keep it under warranty). Couldn't recommend this enough.

Adam

2/20/2023

Still great after a year. I use it to occasionally pull a trailer for yard waste a few times a year and for a bike rack regularly. Its held up well.



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The hitch itself is GREAT! It looks strong and beefy. A lot stronger than the under frame of the vehicle it’s going under. This will be the 3rd hitch I have purchased from you folks. You never disappoint when it comes to quality,information,and installation tutorial.
It is disappointing that the way you box the hitch is terrible. It truly does not protect the hitch from any damage from the carrier. (UPS) Hitches are heavy so I’m sure it is totally mishandled. The box mine was shipped in was pretty beat up, it’s amazing that the hardware and wire assemble did not fall out of the box.



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I have outfitted three cars with your hitches....they are easy to install and very solid

Kendall

10/8/2023

Great. Ive ordered two more since that first one. Thanks for a good product!

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

10/25/2023

@Kendall We're glad to hear your Curt # C13409 hitch is working well for you!


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2022 Subaru Forester

The hitch is well built and fits perfect on 2022 Subaru Forester.
Did not follow the instructions provided in the shipment as it shown for the incorrect hole to enlarge.
Follow the most recent video well presented from etrailer.com on the Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2021 Subaru Forest.
Took 2 hours to complete the installation without any difficulties and problems



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Installation went well except for dropping the exhaust pipe to install. Only other issue was the packaging which was pretty well damaged when received but contents were fine.



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2023 Subaru Forester

Arrived quickly and the videos for installation were clutch! Great product and great company, plus looks amazing.



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Great quality, and the directions were clear and easy to follow. Took me about six hours to install, which included a trip to Home Depot and then another to Lowe’s to find something that would work to enlarge the holes. (Tip: Lowe’s has a 2-step Unibit by Irwin, 7/8” to 1 1/8” for about $xx. Expensive, but it definitely made the job easier.) The exhaust hangers were a pain to remove; use lube to make them easier to work off. I did the optional step of drilling the exhaust heat shield because I didn’t want to leave it off. There is one bolt that will not be replaced when you reinstall it. There is also one bolt on the driver’s side cover that will not be replaced. It will be a huge help if you have a friend hold up the hitch when you bolt it on, or use jack stands. I struggled working it into place by myself. I’ve been an etrailer customer for years. They are hands down the best retailer for all your towing needs, and their customer service is top notch.



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2023 Subaru Forester

What a great company, quick delivery, excellent installation supports and video, all accessories included and then some, no missing parts, and personalized follow up…I didn’t think companies did business this way anymore…THANK YOU!



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2020 Subaru Forester

Perfect fit. The installation video was great, much better than the manufacturer’s instructions. I installed the hitch on my 2020 Subaru Forester in my garage by myself. Took 2 1/2 hours. I used two 8” plastic boxes to support the hitch when I was ready to attach it to the frame. That made the last lift up to the bolts much easier because it was only a 3-4” lift. Only discrepancy I found in the 2019 video was that my 2020 Forester has an extra clip in the driver’s side wheel well holding up the plastic panel. It delayed me just a bit until I figured out why the panel was balky. I also installed the https://www.etrailer.com/Custom_Fit_Vehicle_Wiring/Curt/C56040.html wiring harness. It snapped right in and was a 10 minute job. Easy!



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Had an extra hand to install. Took us approximately 2 hours. That includes setting up and scrambling for tools. The toughest part was taking the rubber hangers off the muffler. Everything after that was a breeze.

However, unlike etrailer's video, where a 4th hole on the chasis was enlarged and left open, we followed Curt's installation sheet instead. We enlarged the hole where the middle bolt would go through. That way, the hitch would cover up all 3 holes, and the 4th hole remained untouched and sealed.

Aesthetically, seeing the round tubes under the bumper may not be pleasing to some. But they are only noticeable from a distance. Or if you're standing close to the vehicle, you would have to bend over to see it. It isn't that bad really.


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