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Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1

Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1

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Stabilizing strap provides extra support when carrying your bike rack or cargo carrier. Cam buckle design allows for secure connection and easy release between your vehicle and hitch accessory. Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number 18050 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Stabilizing strap provides extra support when carrying your bike rack or cargo carrier. Cam buckle design allows for secure connection and easy release between your vehicle and hitch accessory. Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle.


Features:

  • Strap provides extra support for your hitch receiver when you use a hitch-mounted bike rack or cargo carrier
    • Limits torque placed on hitch receiver by heavy accessory
    • Evenly distributes weight to stabilize hitch accessory and prevent bouncing
  • Cam buckle design allows for quick connection and release
    • Attach one end to the bike rack and the other end to the vehicle
    • Pull strap through the cam buckle and towards front of the vehicle to increase tension for a secure fit
  • Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 61" long x 1" wide
  • Quantity: 1 strap
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Remove the hook before opening or closing the hatch or trunk to avoid damage to your vehicle.


This strap is recommended for use with bike racks and other hitch-mounted accessories to avoid putting too much strain on your trailer hitch. Some Class I and Class II 1-1/4" hitches may require that you use a stabilizing strap to ensure that the hitch does not experience excessive torque while transporting your gear.



18050 Curt Trailer Hitch Stabilizing Support Strap with Cambuckle

Item # 18050






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Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1 - 18050

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (325 Customer Reviews)

Stabilizing strap provides extra support when carrying your bike rack or cargo carrier. Cam buckle design allows for secure connection and easy release between your vehicle and hitch accessory. Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle.

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Purchased this strap as a backup support for the bike rack that I will be using with my new etrailer hitch. 706313



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Love the hitch. could not as for a better fit or easier installation. The hitch arrived exactly on schedule and bolted right up to my wife's 2015 Kia Sportage. With the help of a friend the hitch was installed in less than 15 minutes. I have used other hitches in the past and it was not such a smooth process or installation. I could not be happier and the next time I need a hitch it will be a Draw-Tite again and will definitely purchase it through etrailer.com Happy customer 720313



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Bought a Curt Class 1 hitch for my 2009 VW GTI. Curt specifies having this strap for carrying bike racks with their light weight hitch. I will not use it most of the time since I normally only carry one bike. But, I am planning to drive from Colorado to Pennsylvania with both my bikes on the rack, so I spent the $9 to get the strap to help take some of the stress off the hitch for that long drive. My GTI has a spoiler at the top of the hatch, so I need to have some non-scratching material between the strap and the paint. I am not worried about causing too much pressure on the spoiler since the strap is designed to assist the hitch, not carry the entire weight like a hatch mounted bike rack does. eTrailers has a few great videos to show you how this is installed and works. It's a small price to pay for a little piece of mind. 141040



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Great for stabilizing our bike rake to the rear of our vehicle. Keeps the bikes and rack from bouncing. 720601



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it's a cargo strap 718138



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The product works as intended if you add a couple knots to it. The simple clasp is not enough to stop my Swagman G10 bike rack from swaying forward and backward. With the gentle acceleration of my Honda Civic Hybrid starting from a stop, the strap gets pulled through the clasp. If I set it up, strap through the clasp, then tie a couple, simple knots in the strap behind the clasp using the clasp as a base, this product works perfectly fine. Traveling tightens the knots, and so I just leave them tied and slip the loop off the rack when I'm done, leaving this product ready for the next time I use it. 454072



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The hitch arrived very quickly and in good condition. The plan is to use if mainly for a hitch-bike rack, but it's nice to know I can pull a load, too. While I have not used it, yet, the installation was pretty much problem-free. The most difficult part was actually getting the nuts on the bolts above the muffler - awkward angle. Had nothing to do with the hitch, it's just the location where it had to go. My brother came up with a helpful hint before we raised the hitch up that folks might find helpful. We took some jumbo paperclips and used them to secure (just opened it and then twisted it around the top of the visible bolt) the bolt from moving up into the frame. Was a little concerned that in lining up the holes an accidental "bump" might knock the bolt up into the frame. Worked fine and then we just pulled out the paperclip (leave it long on one end) with some pliers. Everything seems pretty secure and ready for use. 191605



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Install was very easy, instructions were clear. Be sure to use WD-40 to loosen up the muffler attachments. That one step alone made this job easier than I expected. This hitch is used to attach a goal post, so I can carry my kayaks on top. Great customer service, the best. 360109



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Great! put them right to use. They worked as they should, nylon is decent quality and they came 3 days early (eta was 5 days) shipped free ground from etrailer in Wentzville, Missouri to my place in Baltimore, Maryland. These straps a curt class1 trailer hitch for a Scion tC and a fuzzy orang yellow strap guard. Well done thanks guys! 710679



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We were very impressed with the quality of the Curt Trailer hitch we purchased, its price and how quickly it arrived. We had the hitch installed by a very good local mechanic for a fraction of the cost quoted by our Honda dealer. The hitch support strap that was recommended works perfectly with this hitch. We highly recommend this hitch to anyone. 96112



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I have used etrailer twice in the last five years, both times with excellent results. I bought a trailer hitch previously and a bike rack recently. The products are great with quick delivery and outstanding customer service. Barry L helped me make sure I ordered the products I needed and followed the delivery process to my door. Thanks etrailer 697154



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I purchased the following for a Scion xB 2012: C12490 Curt hitch 118460 T-one wire harness 63155 Pro series cargo carrier 20174 Light kit for cargo carrier 59102 Rolm cargo bag xxxxx Strap for Curt hitches This was for a trip from central NY to the FL keys. Had 2 issues, neither of which were etrailer.com's fault. First after deciding to put a hitch on the car after three winters the threads were rusted enough where i could not do it myself. had to take it to my mechanic to get that mounted, so keep that in mind if you are buying later in the car's life as I did. The second was the lights that attached to carrier. The video said there would be some play in the grommet when they were installed, but that they would not fall out. There was a lot more play than I was comfortable with so i taped them in place with some foil tape. Was just not willing to take the chance that they fall out along the way. The only complaint I had was that I was told I would need a strap for Curt hitches that would take some weight off the hitch, if you didn't use it, your warranty could be voided. I bought it and used it, but its just a webbed strap that i don't see how much good that did because no matter how tight you got it the strap just stretched. I felt a little scammed on that one. This was with a cargo carrier, now I could see that being useful on a bike carrier attached to the hitch, but using it on the cargo carrier seemed a bit of a scam to me. But for $8/9 plus shipping i wasn't going to void the warranty. Other than those issues, everything worked perfect and etrailer.com was so easy to research items on, purchase from, shipping was quick, and the sales people were always following up so see if you are good (and to get you to write a review). I will definitely use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone in the market for towing products. Thanks. 187758



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Easy to use strap to keep trailer hitch bike carrier and bikes more stable. This accessory made a huge difference by preventing my bike from bouncing up and down. I highly recommend it. 704690



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I bought this rack for several reasons, including its price point and light weight. I also like where its designed and made. The American flag on the back is a nice touch. I also wanted a solid platform rack that would hold two bikes securely for long road trips and highway speeds. I didn't see much need for a heavier tilt-away rack since I can easily access the rear of my small hatchback through the back the seats. This hitch is easy to assemble and ready to go in minutes. Its light weight makes it easy to slide into the hitch and the threaded hitch pin holds the rack tight. I also bought a cheap socket wrench and a deep 19mm socket to keep in the car. There is still a small amount of side to side wobble when the bikes are loaded, but not much. You won't notice any wobble when driving unless the road is really rough. Be sure to check out ETrailer's road test video of this rack. This is a good sturdy rack. I also got the hitch strap that Curt recommends to secure the center upright support to the car. I also recommend getting the Saris locking hitch pin and cable combo with matching keys. This rack does not fold up completely because the hitch arm is fixed, but its still light and easy to move around and store. And you could always take the hitch arm off for longer term winter storage. It does take some fiddling to get the tire mounts and drop bar mounts lined up for each bike so if you have four different bikes like I do, you'll find yourself doing that quite often. Eventually I will memorize the locations for each or mark them somehow on the rack. My two large road bikes fit like a glove but I could see there being some difficulty with getting seats and handle bars to clear sometimes, which means more time fiddling with the mounts when loading up a friend's bike. I also like how well centered the bikes are and how little side overhang I'm able to achieve, which is also important for long road trips and highway speeds (less drag = better mpg). All of my bikes are well centered and only my big 29" mountain bike with its long wheelbase sticks out to the side much. On the downside, but not for me, it does take some strength to lift the inside bike up and over the center support, and doing so carefully without hitting the back of your car. This could be a problem for some, especially if you have a big heavy townie or mountain bike. This is also dependent on how high your hitch receiver is off the ground. Mine happens to be very low to the ground so I don't have to lift the bikes as high as I would on a larger SUV for example. So other platform racks may be a better choice if you're concerned about lifting your bike up to or over shoulder height just to get it on the rack. To sum it up, the Saris Freedom 2 is a great rack for a good price and I couldn't be happier with my purchase, and for all the great info and advice from the wonderful people at Etrailer.com to make it so easy! Etrailer rocks! 347111



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This is the second of these straps I have purchased from etrailer.com. They do a great job of stabilizing my hitch-mount bike rack. My wife got a new SUV that does not accommodate a strap in the center of the hatch... only on the sides. On her old SUV, one strap (in the center) would stabilize the rack, but now I need two. I have previously placed several orders with etrailer.com, all of which went perfectly. This latest order was handled fine and arrived earlier than expected. Kudos to etrailer.com for good products and prompt service. 554385



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We used our new hitch thanks to etrailer.com ! The bike rake fit perfectly .. we used the support strap too! Off we go! 651174



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I use use a Curt Hitch "Flat Carrier" https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Cargo-Carrier/Curt/C18110.html for loads on my 2005 Prius. Bought the recommended support strap and liked the way it took the up-down bounce stress off the hitch, but the carrier still wobbled left to right, rotating slightly within the hitch receiver. Bought a second strap and the two stabilized the load very nicely. I needed a light cord between the two straps at the top of the hatch door to encourage them not to slide off the corners of the door. 433426


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I am quite pleased with our flat carrier. We keep the loads low enough & centered enough to not block the brake lights and the license plate. Weve used it to carry bikes as well.
Richard F - 09/18/2018

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Might work for cars with metal hatch/trunk lid. My Volvo V60 has a plastic spoiler mounted (not aftermarket) at the top end of the hatch. So attaching the support strap would likely damage the plastic. 190909


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get a little piece of foam to protect it. just saw a picture of this online, cant remember where sorry
-- comment by: S.war - 05/21/2015

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The product does exactly as advertised. And I had a quick question about installation and was given a quick and satisfactory answer from customer service when I called 274686



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I went to etrailer on the manufacturer's recommendation. The purchase was simple and delivery was prompt. Cool. 887090



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Product works great. Top quality and quick service 877761



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Straps helps minimize the up/down sway of the bike rack 876289



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Fast delivery, quality products, easy i nstallation! 876224



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Love the strap! It provides a little extra security. Super easy to use. 875555


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  • Where to Attach the Curt Support Strap on a 2012 Toyota Highlander
    Normally we recommend that the Curt Stabilizer Strap # 18050 get hooked to the top of the trunk lid or top of the hatch, since your vehicle has a small spoiler this can be prove to be a difficult situation. If the spoiler has metal support underneath it then you can still run strap over the spoiler. If the spoiler is plastic without any metal supports underneath it then you could potentially damage the spoiler by running the strap over it. In this case we recommend lowering the attachment...
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  • How to Avoid Spoiler Contact When Installing the Support Strap # 18050 on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf
    Since there are no specific instructions on how to install the Support Strap # 18050 you can get a little creative. If you are afraid of damaging the spoiler on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf then I recommend installing the clip part of the strap in the bottom side of the trunk as you can see another customer did in the attached photo.
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  • Using a Hollywood Racks 1450E with a 5th Wheel RV
    This means you will need to use a strap like part # 18050 to secure the bike rack to the trailer hitch on the back of your 5th Wheel to reduce its overall motion. I've included a video demonstrating how this strap improves the performance of a rack on smaller passenger vehicles, though the same idea transfers through to your application. If your trailer doesn't bounce around all that much, then you may not need it, especially if you've improved your vehicle's suspension.
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  • Why Does Curt Require Support Straps on their Hitch Receivers
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