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Honda CR-V Trailer Hitch Videos

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on our 2016 Honda CR-V we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class I Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11555. Here's what our hitch looks like fully installed. It is a Class I so it is going to give us that inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening and the cross tube is going to hang down just below our bumper. It's going to feature a reinforced collar giving it added strength and a nice, clean, finished look. Now our hitch is going to use a standard half inch pin and clip, which both are included, which is a nice bonus. As far as the safety chain loops go, it's going to be a rolled steel stock style welded to the bottom of the receiver tube and as you can see we're not going have any trouble getting most sized hooks on or off. Our hitch is going to feature a 200 pound tongue weight along with a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight rating.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Honda CR-V, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class II Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36520. Here's what our hitch looks like when it's fully installed. It is a Class II, so it's going to give us the 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver tube opening, and we are going to be able to see the crosstube just right below our bumper. It features a reinforced collar, which is going to give it a little bit more strength and a nice clean look. Our hitch is going to use a standard 1/2" pin and clip. It's not included but you can pick one up on our website using part number PC2. Now, the safety chain loops are going to be a rolled steel stock style welded to the bottom of our receiver tube, and as you can see, we're not going to have too much trouble getting most size hooks on or off. Our hitch is going to feature a 300 pound tongue weight along with a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating.



Best 2003 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2003 Honda CRV. Here we have our Draw Tite. This is a class III that offers the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75690, and here we're going to have our Curt. This is also a class III with the 2 inch by 2 inch by opening. Its part number is 13535.



Best 2002 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2002 Honda CR-V. Here, we have our Draw-Tite. This is a class III that offers the 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75690. Here, we're going to have our Curt. This is also a class III with the 2" x 2" opening.



Best 2006 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2006 Honda CRV. Here we have our Draw-Tite. This is a Class 3. That offers the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75690. Here we're going to have our CURT.



Best 2005 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2005 Honda CR-V. Here we have our Draw-Tite. This is a Class III. It offers the 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75690. Here, we're going to have our Curt.



Best 2004 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2004 Honda CRV. Here we have our Draw-Tite. This is a Class 3. It offers the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75690. Here we're going to have our Curt.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Honda -CR-V

Today on our 2017 Honda CRV we're going to be taking a look at the Draw Tite Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 76128. Here's what our hitch looks like fully installed. It's going to sit right below our bumper and we're going to see the nice design of the round cross tube right underneath. Now, this is a class III hitch, so it's going to give you a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, and as you can see it has that nice reinforced collar, so it's going to have that clean, finished look. Now, this is going to use a standard 5/8 pin and clip, which are not included in our kit, but you can pick one up on our website using part number PC3. Now, the second hole here towards the rear, this is going to be used for a J pin stabilization device, which is going to be great if any of your accessories don't have a built in anti-rattle. Now, our safety chain loops, this is like a rolled steel stock that's welded underneath our receiver tube here, and it's going to match nicely with our round crossbar right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Honda -CR-V

Today in our 2017 Honda CRV we're going to be taking a look at the Draw-Tite custom fit trailer hitch receiver. Part number 36597. Here's what our hitch looks like fully installed. It's going to sit right below the bumper. It's going to have that nice round tube cross bar that you're going to see. It's going to have a nice clean finished look. This is a class two hitch so it's going to give you and inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter receiver tube opening.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2015 Honda CR-V, we'll be having a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Class Three Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75742. All right, here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's nice and tucked up underneath our back fascia, here, but still offers us plenty of clearance around our receiver so we won't have any difficulty hooking up most hitch mounted accessories that we may have. In the side of our receiver we have two pin holes. The one closest to the front of our vehicle is our industry standard 5/8 of a diameter hitch pin hole, and that's what's used to secure your hitch mounted accessories. The one here, closer to the rear of the vehicle, that's a J-pin stabilization device hole. A J-pin stabilization device is something that you can use to take some of that annoying shake play and rattle out of what is inserted into your receiver. Welded to the bottom of our hitch receiver we have these tubular safety chain loops, which are made of rolled steel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Custom Fit Class Three Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number is 75742. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You see our side plates are going to come down on each side. They're going to meet here, in the middle at our hitch. This is a class three hitch, so we've got the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Just about any type of hitch accessory that they do make for vehicles, they're probably going to have a class three version. Now, when it's time to secure all of those items, you always want to use the hole that's closest to the front of the vehicle, that's a 5/8 diameter hole. You want to pick class three accessories and it looks like, even with that weld there, we're going to have enough room for anti-rattle devices, hitch pins and clips, locking hitch pins, whatever you might choose. The second hole that you see here a little bit closer to the rear, that's for use only with the J-Pin stabilization system. The safety chain connection points have a good opening on them, so you should be able to connect any type of chain.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75742. Here's what the hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's really tucked up nicely underneath our vehicle. You just really have the class III 2-inch receiver here sticking out, and then we have that actual body of the hitch sticking down here too. We have this connection point here where we can mount our 4-pole flat or 7-pole RV for our trailing wiring. That way we have a nice secure solid connection point for them. We don't have to have them inside the vehicle in the hatch floating around or dangling below our vehicle here.



Best 2011 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2007 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT class three, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV, whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up, so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite you may have noticed has this tab off here on the side. What this is is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness such as our four-way flat or our seven-way RV connector, depending on what your trailer uses.



Best 2010 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2010 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT class three, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV, whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up, so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite you may have noticed has this tab off here on the side. What this is is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness such as our four-way flat or our seven-way RV connector, depending on what your trailer uses.



Best 2009 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a Curt Class 3, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The Curt will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV. Whereas, the Draw-Tite you may have noticed it angles up here from the side going up.



Best 2008 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2008 Honda CRV, we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT Class 3, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round, tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV. Whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, has this tab up here on the side and, what this is, is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness, such as our 4 way flat or our 7 way RV connector depending on what your trailer uses.



Best 2007 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2007 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT class three, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV, whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up, so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite you may have noticed has this tab off here on the side. What this is is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness such as our four-way flat or our seven-way RV connector, depending on what your trailer uses.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV, we'll be installing Curt Class 1 inch and a quarter trailer hitch receiver. Part number C11555. Here's what the hitch looks like once it's been installed. It's nice and tucked up behind our bumper here so you don't have to worry about running your knee or your shin into it when you're loading items in the hatch of your vehicle. It's a really easy installation. You don't have to drill any holes.



Best 2016 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2016 Honda CRV. Our one on the top's going to be the CURT class three, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite class three, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36520. Now the first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class two hitch having an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver, where the other two are going to be class three with a 2" receiver, two by two. Another difference you're going to notice is it Draw-Tite here in the center has a tab welded on it to match your wiring harness, where the other two do not. The Draw-Tite class three also has two hitch pinholes. You can see here you have your 5/8 standard pinhole and a 1/2", which is for your j-pin stabilization devices. Now another difference you're going to notice in our CURT, it has a flat-style safety chain loop, where the Draw-Tite uses a ring-style.



Best 2014 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2014 Honda CRV. Our one on the top's going to be the CURT class three, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite class three, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36520. Now the first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class two hitch having an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver, where the other two are going to be class three with a 2" receiver, two by two. Another difference you're going to notice is it Draw-Tite here in the center has a tab welded on it to match your wiring harness, where the other two do not. The Draw-Tite class three also has two hitch pinholes. You can see here you have your 5/8 standard pinhole and a 1/2", which is for your j-pin stabilization devices. Now another difference you're going to notice in our CURT, it has a flat-style safety chain loop, where the Draw-Tite uses a ring-style.





Honda CR-V Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch # 76128 is an excellent choice for your 2017 Honda CR-V. We have not had a chance to install it on a 2017 CR-V so as of yet we do not have a photos or videos of this hitch being installed. The hitch itself is 8-1/4 inches from where it mounts to your CR-V to the bottom of the receiver. If you measure 8-1/4 inches from the mounting points on your Honda and then from that point to the ground, that will show you how much ground clearance you have. I couldn't find...
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  • Hitch and 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • For a vehicle to carry up to 4 bikes you will need to go with one that has a Class III hitch available for it. For the 2017 Honda CR-V we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76128 which would work well for this. CR-V's are great SUVs that I think would work well, but I would recommend you test drive all the vehicles you are considering and see which works best for your family. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes...
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  • Why Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Require Fascia Trimming and Draw-Tite Not on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Both the Draw-Tite # 76128 and the Curt # C13306 Class III trailer hitch receivers do connect to the frame of your 2017 Honda CR-V in the same location. However, if you look at the photos I've attached, you can see that the cross tubes are not located in the same place. The Curt's sits up behind the bumper out of site and the Draw-Tite's is fully visible under the bumper. This is why the fascia needs to be cut for the Curt. The cross tube is behind the bumper and the receiver opening...
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  • Installation Of The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver On A 2017 Honda CRV EXL
  • For the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13306 , we will have a video as soon as we have the ability to get a 2017 Honda CRV into our installation bay. If you look at the installation details I've attached, you will see the look on the vehicle as well as exactly where the cut is. It will require trimming a 3 inch by 3 inch section on the underside of the fascia.
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  • Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for a 2017 Honda CR-V and Hill Hands-Free Lift Gate Still Work
  • There is virtually no difference in the ground clearance between Curt trailer hitch # C13306 and the Draw-Tite hitch # 76128. From the ground to the bottom of the receiver on either will be approximately 11 inches. The Curt hitch has a cross tube that is more hidden though so it would look better after installation. It is possible that the hands-free lift gate will no longer function or have limited areas that will trigger the sensors. It seems to be hit or miss. Some people have issues...
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  • Solution for Blocked Rear Tailgate Lift Sensor on 2017 Honda CR-V After Hitch Install
  • We have actually heard that Honda has a relocation harness that allows the sensor to be moved so that you can kick your foot under the rear bumper and the hitch won't block the sensor. Are you sure the Honda tech wasn't confused and meant to say that the sensor needed to be off-center? You wouldn't ever want to install a hitch off-center as that would make towing a problem. The tires of the trailer would want to pull the rear of the vehicle to the side and would also wear out very quickly. In...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch for 2017 Honda CR-V Allow Hands Free Liftgate to Function
  • For your 2017 Honda CR-V the Draw Tite hitch part # 76128 is a confirmed fit. Your hands-free tailgate will still function just fine but you will have to kick to either side of the hitch opening to activate the gate.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Honda CR-V
  • We do have a trailer hitch receiver for your 2017 Honda CR-V. it is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III -2 inch # 76128. This hitch has the e-coat base and powder coat finish for excellent rust protection. If you will be towing with this trailer hitch receiver, I recommend the Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit - Includes Tester # 119179KIT. This will give you the quick connections and then you will just run a power wire to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2018 VW Atlas
  • For your 2018 VW Atlas, we have two trailer hitch receivers available. We have a Class II 1-1/4 inch option from Draw-Tite and a Curt Class III 2 Inch receiver. I always recommend a Class III receiver over a Class II because of all of the options for accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers in addition to ball mount options. Not to mention they are just a sturdier and stronger design. Although some people like the smaller hitch receiver opening for a less noticeable hitch. Here...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V Touring
  • We had a customer come back and state that the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36597 fit and worked well on their 2017 Honda CR-V Touring so we know it would be a great choice. You will most likely just have to kick to either side of the hitch opening to get the lift gate to open. Everything needed to install the hitch is included as well.
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  • Installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2017 Honda CR-V and if it is Compatible With Kuat NV
  • Yes, the trimming of your fascia is required to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13306 on your 2017 Honda CR-V. We do not have a video that demonstrates how to do this for this exact installation, but I did attach a picture from the instructions that shows exactly where you will need to cut. I am also attaching a link to a video of a different Curt receiver being installed no a 2011 Jeep Patriot that you can use as a reference. The installer starts talking about the trimming process...
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  • Parts Needed for Towing Trailer with Electric Brakes with 2017 Honda CRV AWD
  • First let's start with a hitch for your 2017 Honda CR-V. For that the Curt hitch part # C13306 would be a great option. It has plenty of capacity and has a 2 inch hitch size. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118741. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation...
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  • Information to Help Hitch Installation on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 76128 includes all the mounting hardware needed for no-drill installation in your 2017 Honda CR-V. We have not yet had a local customer bring in their '17 CR-V for hitch installation so we do not have a video for this hitch and your particular vehicle. But I have linked two helpful articles on hitch installation and a video showing a similar hitch installed on a 2016 model year. The overall process will be the same.
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  • 2017 Honda CRV Trailer Hitch Receiver Round Tube Dimension Comparison
  • For your 2017 Honda CR-V, there is a difference between the 1-1/4 inch receiver versus the 2 inch receiver other than just the receiver opening. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36597 has a round tube that is just under 2 inches in diameter. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 has a round tube diameter of 2-1/2 inches. If you will be using this hitch receiver for towing or need a lighted accessory,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver to Carry Bike Rack on a 2017 Honda CR-V without a Support Strap
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13306 does require the support strap # 18050 when carrying a bike rack or any other non-trailer load. This is in order to be compliant with their warranty. It isn't required for trailers because all of a trailer's weight isn't riding on the hitch since it has the wheels and axles for support. Because of Curt's requirement I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128. Draw-Tite does not require a strap for additional support so you won't need it with...
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  • Lowering Exhaust to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Unfortunately, we don't have a video installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128 on a 2017 Honda CR-V as of yet. It would clearly show this process. Generally, lowering the exhaust just means you need to disconnect the mounts that hold the exhaust pipe in place because you need space above it to install the hitch. You can look under your Honda and see how the tail pipe hangs for an idea. Most are just connected with a metal piece that slides into a rubber hanger. Then the exhaust...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite # 76128 and Curt # C13306 for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13306 are very similar in style and function. They are both easy to install and will work well with accessories. The biggest difference is the Curt hitch is rated for less weight and requires fascia trimming for installation. The Curt hitch also recommends using the support strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load, but the Draw-Tite does...
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  • Choosing Between 1-1/4-Inch Class II & 2-Inch Class III Trailer Hitch for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • In general there are more products made for the 2-inch Class III hitch type than for the 1-1/4-inch Class II. Some bike racks and other hitch-mount accessories such as cargo carriers can work with both hitch sizes but many are intended for one or the other. Adapters are not a great idea since they change the geometry of the overall hitch/rack system; and this is why all hitch adapters will cost you half of your hitch capacity. If you used your 2-inch hitch bike rack in an adapter like...
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  • Installing Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V With Lift Gate Sensors
  • Installing a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76128 will be compatible with your 2017 Honda CR-V's hands free lift gate. However, you will probably need to kick under the bumper to the left or right of the center where the hitch receiver opening will be located. This section of the hitch might partially block the sensors in this location. If you plan on towing with this hitch, then I recommend the using the T-One Vehicle Harness, # 118741, and ball mount kit, # 989900. The harness...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Transmission Cooler For 2017 Honda CR-V
  • I did some research and found in the owner's manual for your 2017 CR-V, you can tow up to 1,500-lbs. As long as your trailer and kayaks do not exceed this weight capacity you should be fine when towing, but a transmission cooler is never a bad idea. I have attached a link to the transmission coolers we offer you can check out. I also attached a helpful article about coolers you can take a look at. You want to make sure you have enough space to install a cooler on your CR-V. The ideal...
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  • 7-Way Wiring & Brake Controller for 2017 Honda CR-V Towing Pop-Up camper with Brakes
  • For your 2017 Honda CR-V Touring to tow a pop-up camper with a 7-way wiring setup and electric brakes you will need the Class III hitch # 76128 and related items, a 4-pole wire harness # 118741, our brake controller install kit # ETBC7 and the controller itself, such as the popular Prodigy P3 # 90195. The 4-pole harness is a plug-in installation at the rear of the CR-V while the # ETBC7 kit is a hardwired install. This kit includes everything you need to wire a brake controller and install...
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  • Will The Hands Free Sensor To Open The Trunk Work With A Trailer Hitch Receiver On A 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12169 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda CR-V and will allow you to use the hands free sensor on either side of the rear bumper. The center sensor will be blocked by the hitch receiver opening, but just a few inches to either side of center will work fine. Unless you are looking for a small hitch, I recommend you go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13306 instead. All of the hands...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CRV That Doesn't Require Moving Lift Gate Sensors
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 76128 is a fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V and would be a great option for you. It does not require the removal of any sensors and the auto lift gate will still function. You'll just have to kick to either side of the hitch opening. This also fits your Touring model too since this hitch fits all models.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 4 Bikes On 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V. This is a really nice hitch that will give you many options for accessories like a bike rack. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Matte Black # BA22B-BA02B is an excellent bike rack with the wheel holding ratcheting hooks that lock. The sliding ratcheting straps give you the ability to carry bikes of various lengths....
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • I've linked a video of the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36597 being installed on a 2017 Honda CR-V. Unfortunately, a copy of the instructions isn't available to use yet. The wiring harness for the CR-V is # 118741 which we don't have a video for as of yet. We likely will soon. The installation is fairly simple. It plugs directly into the wiring of the CR-V behind a trim panel on the driver's side in the rear cargo area. Then after the harness is connected you'll need...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2017 Honda CR-V, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # 76128 is a confirmed fit that I recommend for your vehicle. It is a sturdy round tube design that is an easy bolt on installation. Nothing needs to be cut or permanently removed from your vehicle. You will need to temporarily lower your exhaust for installation. This hitch has a nice black powder coat over an e-base for superior rust resistance. If you will be towing with this hitch receiver,...
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  • Available Trailer Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L
  • We have both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III trailer hitches confirmed to fit the 2017 Honda CR-V. All offer no-drill installation and you can see them on the linked page. These hitches have trailer weight capacities of either 3500-lbs or 4500-lbs. We generally recommend using a 2-inch hitch rather than a 1-1/4-inch hitch since there are many more available accessories for the larger size and in most cases you get higher capacity for not much more cost. Even if you don't need...
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  • Hitch, Wiring & Related Towing Parts for 2017 Honda CR-V AWD Touring
  • When a vehicle like your 2017 Honda CR-V AWD Touring has both `1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches available I always recommend the 2-inch option. The larger hitch does NOT give your car more capacity to tow but the 2-inch hitch size is much more common and you will be able to find more products that fit this hitch size. As you say, it also gives you safety margin or a bit of "insurance". I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 76128. The hitch will likely block the center-positioned...
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  • Rear Hands-Free Tailgate Sensors Will Not Work After Hitch Installation
  • The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 76128, is confirmed to fit the 2017 Honda CR-V with the Hands-Free Tailgate feature. You will not have to return the vehicle to your dealer. To operate the tailgate you will have to swipe you foot on either side of the of where the hitch receiver opening.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch Fit 2017 Honda CR-V and Allow Hands-Free Liftgate to Open
  • We had a customer come back and explain to us how well the Draw Tite Hitch part # 76128 fit their 2017 Honda CR-V Touring model. The hitch fits great but the hitch does block the liftgate sensor. HOWEVER, there is a way to move the sensor in the bumper to where they put it if the vehicle had came with a factory hitch. Apparently there is a Honda tech bulletin on this subject that is floating around the internet as well. The sensor will get moved about 7 inches to the right. I did attach...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2017 Honda CR-V Touring
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda CR-V. Unfortunately, we have not had the chance to install the hitch and make a video as of yet. I have linked the install instructions for you on this page. If you're going to be towing with your Honda and need a ball mount the adjustable B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS10035B provides up to 3 inches of drop or 3-1/2 inches of rise. It also features the ability to be stored under the hitch when not in use. Use lock # BWTS51234...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • In 2017 there were enough changes to the Honda CR-V that it required a hitch redesign. For a hitch that does fit your vehicle the Draw Tite part # 76128 is a confirmed fit that would work well. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring then you would want the part # 118741 which I attached an install video for as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Work with Hands-Free Liftgate on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Trailer hitch # 76128 is compatible with the hands-free lift gate on the 2017 Honda CR-V. However in all likelihood you will need to kick your foot off to the side of center one way or the other because the hitch can partially block the sensor. There is no trimming required to install the hitch. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36597 Work with Hands-Free Liftgate on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • It is my understanding that the Honda hitch crosstube goes straight across and isn't a V-shape like the Draw-Tite hitch # 36597. The design difference allows the Draw-Tite hitch to work with the hands-free liftgate sensor on the 2017 Honda CR-V. However it is also possible for a hitch, any hitch, to partially block the sensor so if that happens you would have to kick your foot off to one side or the other of where you would normally activate the sensor.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Honda CR-V and Rear Bumper Clearance
  • Both of the Class III trailer hitches confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda CR-V, the Draw-Tite # 76128 and the Curt # C13306, are extremely similar to each other with regards to where they mount on the vehicle. When we installed the Draw-Tite hitch on the 2017 Honda CR-V, we measured a distance of right at 3 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the rear bumper. This means the receiver will sit relatively flush with the bumper but may extend out just a bit (see...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V AWD
  • Whenever available the 2 inch hitch size is the way to go for a vehicle like your 2017 Honda CR-V like the Draw Tite part # 76128. Although it does have higher capacities than what your vehicle is rated for it also is the hitch size that is the common so for picking out future hitch accessories it will give you the best flexibility. A 1-1/4 inch hitch would have about 3/4 inches more of ground clearance and that's about it's only real advantage. For trailer wiring you'd then want...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver On 2017 Honda CR-V
  • To install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 on your 2017 Honda CR-V you don't absolutely need to lift it, but it will make the job significantly easier. The hitch at the receiver tube is only 13-1/4 inches off the ground, so that doesn't give you much room for a person and their tools especially when lowering the exhaust is required, but I'm sure it is possible. My recommendation is to use jack stands or ramps to give yourself a little...
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  • Difficulty of Trailer Hitch Installation on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Most trailer hitches can be installed by a DIY-capable end user but most auto shops will do it for you, for a fee, naturally. A shop with a vehicle lift has a major advantage in that it will be much easier to access the underside of the vehicle where the hitch will mount to the frame using the included hardware. All hitches made for your 2017 Honda CR-V, shown on the linked page, are relatively easy installs as these things go. The hitch makers rate the install as a 3-out-of-10 on the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Honda CR-V
  • A Class III trailer hitch receiver is almost always a better option for vehicles that have the capacity for them. Your 2017 Honda CR-V has the option, so I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128. This is a sturdy round tube design with black powder coat over an e-coat base for excellent rust protection. For your vehicle trailer wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector #...
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  • Trailer HItch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V For Carrying Bike Rack
  • Both of the Draw Tite hitches that fit your 2017 Honda CR-V have the same powder coat finish that helps to fight corrosion. That being said whenever available I recommend going with a 2 inch hitch as it will have more capacity and have more accessories made for it since that's a more popular hitch size. For your CR-V the part # 76128 would be the better choice that I would recommend. Unless you have a hitch rack that only fits 1-1/4 inch hitches. Then you would want the part # 36597.
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  • 2" to 1-1/4" Hitch Receiver Reducer Adapter
  • I do have an option that will allow you to reduce the trailer hitch receiver opening on the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76128 from 2" to 1-1/4", however, none of our reducers will give you a 1" hitch receiver opening. The common receiver opening for Class I and II trailer hitch receivers is 1-1/4". In order to reduce the 2" receiver opening to a 1-1/4" receiver opening, I recommend using the Hitch Reducer part # HT02 as this will not reduce the trailer hitches tongue...
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  • Choosing a Ball Mount with the Right Rise or Drop to Tow a Trailer Level with a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Since Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76128 is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver you can use pretty much any ball mount that will fit. But to choose one that has the right rise or drop to tow a trailer level there are just 2 measurements needed. Once that is figured out you can select a ball mount and then a compatible ball. You will need to have the vehicle and trailer on level surfaces to measure. Use the trailer's jack to make sure the trailer is level before measuring. Measure from...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Allow Hands-Free Tailgate to Function on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda CR-V, will still allow the hands-free tailgate to function. After the hitch is installed, you will just need to kick to either side of the hitch opening to activate the sensor. I have attached an installation video on your vehicle for you to check out. I have also included a couple of links that will take you to our available selection of hitch-mounted bike...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Receiver Interfere with Hands Free Lift Gate Feature on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • We have tested this ourselves and heard back from customers that when they install a trailer hitch receiver, like the Draw-Tite # 76128, on a 2017 Honda CR-V they've had no problem operating the hands free lift gate. If you're going to be towing a trailer the wiring harness to power the trailer's lights I recommend is the Tekonsha # 118741. This installs pretty easier by plugging in to a connector in the rear cargo area behind a trim panel on the driver's side. There's also a fuse...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Hitch bike racks are the best bike rack option for a vehicle. They allow you the most sturdy connection to the vehicle that's easy to access and doesn't touch any vehicle painted surfaces. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that...
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  • Available Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite hitches that fit the 2014 Honda CR-V are 2-inch hitch # 75742 and 1-1/4-inch hitch # 36520. Neither of these fits the 2017 model year CR-V. These two model years are within different generations of the vehicle and this is why their hitch fits are not common. For the 2017 CR-V we offer the hitches shown on the linked page, both Draw-Tite products, one being a 1-1/4-inch Class II and the other a 2-inch Class III type, part # 76128. Installation is shown in the linked video.
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  • Why is Stabilization Strap Required to Use a Bike Rack in a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The use of the stabilization strap # 18050 is purely a Curt construct for their warranty requirements. The hitch, in this case # C12169, can handle a loaded 2 bike rack but if you don't use the strap it voids the hitch warranty. If you do not want to use the strap then the only remaining option is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36597. I have also included a video that shows how the strap works if you choose to go with the Curt hitch.
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  • Will Draw Tite Hitch Fit 2017 Honda CR-V Touring and Allow Liftgate Sensors to Open Hatch
  • It is my understanding that the Honda hitch crosstube goes straight across and isn't a V-shape like the Draw-Tite hitch # 36597. The design difference allows the Draw-Tite hitch to work with the hands-free liftgate sensor on the 2017 Honda CR-V. However it is also possible for a hitch, any hitch, to partially block the sensor so if that happens you would have to kick your foot off to one side or the other of where you would normally activate the sensor.
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  • Available Trailer Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V AWD
  • Usually it is far more cost effective to install an aftermarket hitch than to have a hitch installed by the dealer. You can see the pricing for the 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches made for the 2017 Honda CR-V AWD on the linked page. I recommend selecting a 2-inch hitch since it will offer more capacity and better compatibility with available hitch-mounted accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers. The incremental cost is usually quite small so go for a 2-inch such...
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  • Weight Difference Between Draw Tite Class II and III Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Class III hitch for your 2017 Honda CR-V # 76128 weighs 30 lbs and the Class II part # 36597 weighs a total of 22 lbs.
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