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

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

Item # C78KR
Retail:$347.95
Our Price: $212.94
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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 C78KR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C78KR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 675 lbs TW
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • 675 lbs WD 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
  • Sturdy, square-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: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 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.



13452 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C78KR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C78KR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (60 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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The trailer hitch went on perfectly. All of the instructions were right on.

James

7/1/2024

Great, using it today.



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Easy to install and everything went together as per the instructions.

Michael

5/18/2024

Still performing well



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Excellent product! Hitch and wiring kit. Installation was a breeze. Works great! Shipping was stupid fast! Will buy all my towing products from Etrailer!! Awesome company.



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I think the Kurt hedge was very good and it was easy to install. The wire was a different program but I got through it and everything works just fine. Thank you much for the good products.



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2018 Ford Edge

It is an awesome hitch! My brother in law helped me install it on my wife’s 2018 Ford Edge Sport. It was really pretty straight forward and fit perfectly! I really like that you can hardly see it at all, that’s why we chose the draw tight.
Thanks Etrailer, y’all made it so easy !



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2018 Ford Edge

This hitch seemed like a very heavy duty well made unit. It fit very well. My only minor suggestion would be to make the rectangular washers a little skinnier. They were a little difficult to get through the slot. I was impressed with the pull wires which made the fasteners very easy to get in place. I plan on mostly using this hitch for a bike rack and have no doubt it will be a great match.

Brett

11/14/2022

Still happy with hitch.



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Everything’s great I just wish they would’ve shipped it a little quicker when they received the order installation was very good little bit more difficult because of the vehicle but I won



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Bolted up nice and somewhat easy! Another great buy from etrailer! Thank you



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I am disappointed and the fact that a critical component of the rear bumper, heat shield and lower bumper stabilizer, cannot be reattached after this hitch is mounted. This leaves that rear lower bumper cover loose and floppy, which down the road is going to be vibrating. There are electronic components in that area for the lift gate that probably should be protected, it's likely the reason why the heat shield is there.. Had I known in advance that this was going to be this way I would have ordered a different style, but that was not made clear. This is an important factor and should definitely be pointed out to customers who buy this product.

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Jenny N.

11/5/2022

I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the installation of the hitch. I checked and it is the only hitch that requires removing the plastic panel completely for the 2017 Ford Edge Sport. The other hitches such as part # C13234 only require trimming.



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Perfect fit

Brandon

8/16/2023

Awesome hitch. Did require a second set of hands to mount around the gas tank



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This is the second hitch I.ve ordered from etrailer. I.ve had no issues with either of them.
One suggestion......while there was no damage to the hitch, the box is arrived in was pretty banged up.



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2016 Ford Edge

Excellent product, I waited a few weeks to review so I could get my initial impressions. I have an Edge Sport and like others have mentioned it has a different rear bumper than the other trim levels of the edge. The only reason I cannot give this product 5 stars is once the heat shield is removed your rear bumper does seem loose. I wish there was a product that could work with the hitch and bumper to provide more support to the rear bumper. If you have any other trim level edge this shouldn't be an issue though. I chose this particular hitch over the other options due to it being mainly hidden under the bumper, to me this is a much better look than having a bar beneath your bumper. I did take the hitch and the wiring harness to a local hitch installer to have it professionally installed so I cannot speak to the skills or time needed other than it took the shop a total of two hours to complete the wiring and hitch install.



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Returning customer, so not real surprised at the quality of the Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch that I was unpacking. All hardware for installation was present in the package (we’ve all been there) with adequate instructions; however I [watched video] it…well my wife and I installed it in the garage problem free. So there you have it. Would recommend!!



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Love it. This is like my 4th trailer hitch that I purchased from you. Quick delivery. Excellent service!!!



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Ford put today my hitch , Happy , Thanks



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The installation instructions were very easy to follow. The installation was seamless. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would buy this again.



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Does exactly what I need!



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Great design & construction & not too hard to install. I love how the look is not too bulky looking like most hitch receivers look so all you see is the receiver it self five stars



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I have never experienced any customer service quite like this. Super fast delivery and great online communication and tracking. I have already recommended etrailer to others.



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Works great. Got it mainly for hauling bikes on a rack. No problems at alk



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Ford Edge

Not too difficult to install. I didn't even have to jack up my Edge to do the work.



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2018 Ford Edge

Instructions videos help a lot!



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Easy professional install. Looks like it is part of the original car from the factory rather than after market add on. No need to make any cuts to the car for the install. Great customer service and extremely fast order processing.



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The hitch is doing great. Glad I bought it



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Top quality and easy to install.


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