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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.



Best 2013 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2013 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 2012 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2012 Honda CRV. Our one in the tops going to be the Curt Class 3, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite Class 2, part number 36520. The first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class 2 hitch having an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver. The other two are going to be class 3 with a 2 inch receiver, 3 by 2. Another difference you're going to notice is the 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 3 also has 2 hitch pin holes. You can see here you have your 5/8ths standard pin hole, and a half inch which is for your J pin stabilization devices. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Class III Hitch and 4-Bike Rack for 2017 Honda CRV
  • To transport bikes on a hitch-mount rack on your 2017 Honda CR-V the hitch I recommend is the 2-inch Class III type hitch from Draw-Tite, part # 76128. This offers no-drill installation as shown in the linked video and it is a relatively easy install as hitches go (rated by Draw-Tite as a 3 out of 10 on the difficulty scale). For a bike carrier you can go with a hanging style (which might require the adapter bars for the kids' bikes) or you can go with a platform style. Generally hanging...
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  • Height from Ground Draw Tite Hitch 76128 Has when Installed on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • When we had the chance to install the Draw Tite hitch part # 76128 on a 2017 Honda CR-V the height from the ground to the top of the hitch opening was 13-1/4 inches. I attached a picture that shows this measurement as well.
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  • Difference Between Swagman XC and XTC Bike Racks and Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The big difference between Swagman XC, # S64650, and the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, is the XTC-2 is capable of handling bikes with up to 66 inch long wheelbases, while the XC can handle bikes with a wheelbase up to 51-1/2 inches. In my opinion, if given the choice between the Swagman XC, # S64650, and the XTC, # S64670, I would go with the XTC every time. The upgraded wheel loops and rubber straps better secure the bikes than the wheel loops alone on the XC. Additionally the XC can...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We do indeed offer trailer hitches and trailer wiring harness options for your 2016 Honda CR-V. Since the hitches we offer for your CR-V are pretty equivalent as far as quality goes, you can go for the least expensive Draw-Tite # 75742 and not feel like you've sacrificed anything. As far as visibility goes, as you can see in the photo I've provided, both hitches are pretty much equally visible from the rear of the car. For a trailer wiring harness, I'd recommend the # 118561 from...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Procedure for Draw-Tite Class III 75742 on 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The procedure for installing the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver Hitch # 75742 hasn't changed from the 2013 to the 2016 model. Each model year, Draw-Tite evaluates the hitch fits and will illustrate any changes in the instructions, which you can see by clicking the provided link. The underbody panel can be complete removed, and left off or you can trim it using the dimensions shown in the installation instructions. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you'll need the following items...
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  • Can Underbody Panel be Trimmed without Removing for Hitch Install on a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • Removing the panel on the 2016 Honda CR-V allows for easier access and installation of trailer hitch # C13119 but if you can install it by just trimming that panel AND if the panel can still be secured properly to the vehicle then yes you could just trim it. But I would not recommend trimming it while still on the vehicle because there is always a risk, even if a small risk, of accidently cutting something behind that panel so it is best to take it off, trim it, and put it back on.
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  • Trailer Hitch with Highest Tongue Weight Rating for 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The trailer hitch we offer for your 2016 Honda CR-V that has the highest tongue weight rating is the Draw Tite hitch part # 75742. This hitch has a tongue weight rating of 675 lbs. You would still need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine what Honda says is the max tongue weight capacity for your vehicle and be sure to stay under the lowest rated component. For a folding carrier with a ramp that has a 500 lb capacity the MaxxTow carrier part # MT70106 would be a great...
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  • Installation Of Trailer Hitch On 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We are in Missouri near St Louis and are not affiliated with shops that do installations of trailer hitches. If you are mechanically inclined, the installation of a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite, part # 75742 is really not that tough. I have attached the installation instructions and have also attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2016 CR-V you can check out. I recommend the # 75742 trailer hitch over the Curt hitch, part # C13119 because Curt requires...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack on 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13119 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2016 Honda CR-V and will be perfect for mounting a bike rack to. The recessed hitch opening should not cause any compatibility issues with most hitch-mounted racks. A couple of hitch measurements that are important to note when looking at bike racks is the distance from the ground to the top of the receiver opening and the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most...
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  • Can Trim Panel be Removed Instead of Trimmed to Install Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • If you want to remove the trim panel on your 2016 Honda CR-V to install Curt trailer hitch # C13119 instead of trimming it you certainly can. Everything above that panel will then be exposed more to the elements so keep that in mind.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We have trailer hitches available for your 2016 Honda CR-V, but Torklift does not offer one for your vehicle. Instead check out the Curt part # C13119 which has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda CR-V. This is our most popular hitch available for your vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If 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 rise or 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Honda CR-V for Carrying Bike Rack without Stabilizer Strap
  • You would want the Draw-Tite part # 75742 for your 2016 Honda CR-V as it is a confirmed fit and would not require the stabilizer strap like only the Curt hitches do. This is also a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that will have higher capacities and more hitch accessories made for it than a Class II with a 1-1/4 inch hitch. I also attached an install video for this hitch as well.
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  • Will Curt Hitch C11555 for a 2016 Honda CR-V Tow a Small Trailer
  • If the trailer weighs less than 2,000 lbs the Curt hitch part # C11555 that you referenced would be capable of towing it. This hitch has a 2,000 lb total trailer capacity and 200 lb tongue weight capacity. To complete your towing setup you would want the part # C45572 for a ball mount with a 2 inch ball or part # C45571 for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball. For trailer wiring you would then want the Curt Harness part # C56158. I attached an install video for this plus one for the hitch as well.
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  • Will Hitch From 2011 Honda CR-V fit 2016 Model
  • For your 2016 Honda CR-V, I'd recommend the # Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75742. For a trailer wiring harness, if needed, use the Tow Ready # 118561. Unfortunately, the 2011 model was the last year of the 3rd generation of the CR-V models, and your 2016 model is of the 4th generation. There are enough significant differences in the rear undercarriage of the 3rd and 4th generations that your Hidden Hitch from your 2011 model won't work on your 2016, I'm sorry to say. If you click...
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  • Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver Opening for a 2016 Honda CR-V for a Bike Rack
  • For your 2016 Honda CR-V and bike rack that requires a 2 inch hitch I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742. This trailer hitch will be compatible with your Thule bike rack. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. The hitch itself has a tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds but the vehicle is likely rated for 150 pounds tongue weight (confirm with the owner's manual) so you would be limited to the lower rating.
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  • Cutting Needed to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We do have a video showing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75742 being installed onto a 2016 Honda CR-V like yours. I've linked it to this page. If you look at the video of the 2016 and skip ahead to about the 2:15 mark you'll see the process for cutting. I've also linked the install details of both hitches. If you're going to be towing with your CR-V you'll also need a wiring harness. The # 118561 is confirmed to fit and installs by plugging into a connector that is trim panels on both...
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