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Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Honda Pilot

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How to Install the Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2018 Honda Pilot


Jake: Hey guys. Jake here at Etrailer. Today we have a 2018 Honda Pilot, and we're going to show you how to install this Curt trailer hitch. This is going to be a Class III trailer hitch. It's going to have a two inch by two inch opening with this nice collar around the outside to give it a more finished look. This trailer hitch is going to be great for hauling small trailers, bike racks, or cargo carriers.

It's going to have a nice black powder coat finish to help resist against rusting corrosion.It'll have a 5/8 inch hitch pin hole, so that you can use any standard hitch pin to lock whatever accessories you might have. It also has these nice large hooks so that if you're hauling a trailer, or anything that requires safety hooks, they'll be more than large enough to slide the hook in beside your hitch pin. Now, one thing I like about this particular hitch over other hitches, is that it's going to have a nice clean look to it. A lot of other hitches are going to have some of the hitch exposed. You might have a bar, or a square bar on the bottom here that's exposed.

This is nice and hidden. The only thing you see is the receiver itself.With this hitch, you're going to have a 900 pound tongue capacity, and a 6,000 pound trailer weight. With a weight distribution, your tongue weight is still going to be 900 pounds, and your trailer weight is going to be 8,000 pounds. Just make sure to double check your owner's manual of your Honda Pilot to make sure your vehicle can handle that. Now here's a couple of measurements for you guys.

From the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver, it's going to be 14-1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin to the outermost part of the bumper, it's going to be about four inches.Well guys, now that we've gone over some of those features, let's go ahead and pull it in the garage and show you how we got it installed. To start the installation, you need to first remove your spare tire, which you can find the access point located underneath your compartment here. Pull up this little cap, and pull out the rubber grommet. And you'll see our access point here.

Use your factory tire iron that you get with your vehicle and lower it down.Now we're going to take some spray lubricant, and clean out our weld nuts. We're just using a wire brush just to make sure there's nothing in the threads to interfere with the bolts. We'll go ahead and do the same on the other side. All of our bolts are going to have a conical tooth washer, with the teeth facing the vehicle. With an extra set of hands, we can go ahead and lift our hitch up into place and insert our bolts.With a 7/8 inch socket, we can go ahead and tighten them down. Now we can go ahead and torque them down to the specifications in your directions. Now that we've got everything torqued down, we can go ahead and replace our spare tire. With all that being said, that's going to do it for our look and installation of our Curt hitch on our 2018 Honda Pilot.


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