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

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

Item # 13650
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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13650 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - 13650

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13650

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (517 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


After much research about hitches for my 2008 Ford Escape I settled on etrailer because of the detailed information concerning installation. I am visually oriented so having video to guide me was a huge help! In just an hour I had the hitch done! I need to use a small trailer from time to time and the car had no hitch on it. This will help me when I need to make a trip to the dump, haul off spring clean-up and get my Pelican boat to the lake. If their were ten more stars to click on I would click on number 10 for sure!



Still looks brand new even after a North Idaho winter with all the road salt.

2007 Mercury Mariner

Installation was easy and the finish looks great. The only thing I would mention is that the instructions say a 2007 and later model year mariner/escape/tribute should have open ended frame rails and mine were sealed but a few minutes with some large drill bits took care of my access problem



I got it to use with those extra cargo carriers. it was pretty easy to install into the car even by myself. Ive used the rack several times and when its not being used I bought a logo hitch cover that I really like for the extra advertising space instead of bumper stickers. Ive debated towing a trailer with it but I dont have one and I havent yet purchased the lighting wire harness.

2009 Ford Escape

Everything arrived fine and undamaged. The install video really helps. Having a second pair of hands to balance things will help. I just used a floor jack and a bottle jack to lift things up with the two bolts that point down and are to the front already in. After lifting just get those two nuts on and fish the rest in without a problem. Like others have said, why that extra spacer / washer on the front passenger side bolt, I put it on but see no reason for it.
I would like to know why it is there.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I reached out to Curt about the use of the spacer and washer on the front passenger side bolt. The main answer is that it is there to keep the receiver at the designed angle and to fill the gap on the frame of the vehicle. I hope that this answers your question.



Thank you very much for going the extra mile and getting a reply from Curt. My dad being a millwright could not see the why for it, but now I can tell him, it is there for a reason. Thanks again I will be ordering a new carrier soon if I cannot repair my old one. The original hitch got damaged when I got hit in the rear. No damage to my escape, a scratch or two. No broken glass, no airbag deploy or anything, but you can see the hitch got destroyed. The carrier bent pretty good, going to try and do some welding, I really only use it for deer hunting, So it does not need to be perfect or pretty. The Curt hitch appears to be a heaver tube and very good on the welds. Thank You!!!!!!

2011 Ford Escape

Thanks for the shipping upgrade and prompt delivery. The Curt hitch and wiring harness went on with ease just as advertised. I installed the hitch and wiring harness in my garage with the help of my 11 year old son (see attached photo). The video on was a terrific help. I am already looking for things to attach to my new hitch on You have my business, and I will certainly pass along your web site to all in need of parts.

2011 Mercury Mariner

Product fit my 2011 Mercury Mariner just fine, install went fine by myself.

Packing was very beat up when it arrived, and powder coating was chipped off.

Better packing and I would have given 5 stars.


Slightly more challenging than expected, but just needed to be patient when pushing the wire through to pull the bold. Holes lined up nicely and plenty of room to torque the bold.


The product arrived this is the second time I have ordered from them and the shipping box was torn and had holes in it!!! The trailer hitch was starched but it a hitch not a big deal, but you would think they would use a heavyer grade of box.

Katrina B.


Im sorry to see that your hitch has received some scratches on it due to shipping. This does tend to happen and when it does, we recommend using a Rust-oleum type paint to cover up any scratches and prevent corrosion in the future during use. I have a link below for your reference. I have also sent this information over to our Customer Service Department for them to get into contact with you.

2007 Ford Escape

Second trailer hitch I have bought from etrailer. They have the best "how to install" videos on YouTube.

2006 Mazda Tribute

Just completed the hitch install. It was very easy, had a little trouble around the exhaust but no big deal. Very nice hitch and shipping was fast. I will definitely recommend etrailer to anyone needing a hitch.

Jeffrey M.


Had about a year now. Hitch is solid and no problems

2009 Ford Escape

Bolted right up just followed directions took about 1 hour
Very good product



Great product easy install ,fit was perfect


Easy to install, but you may need help holding it in place to align bolt holes.




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Mike L.


@Jerry We're glad to hear that, thanks!

2008 Ford Escape

Great product. Easy installation. Going to work great with my bike rack.


Came with multiple wire bolt pull thingys. Leave them on the first two bolts after pulling bolts through frame. Run them through the holes of the hitch when raising it up, so that when you go to line the hitch up, you don’t push the bolt back into the frame.

2008 Mercury Mariner

This is the 2nd Curt hitch I have installed in the past two years, the other being on my 1996 F150. This one (13650) I installed on my 2008 Mercury Mariner, and I continue to be impressed with Curt products. Everything lined up perfectly and the hitch went on easily, looks great, and is way more heavy duty than anything I would ever need on a Mariner. No drill required on this one, leave it in the toolbox. I would recommend Curt hitches to anybody. My only complaint is, and this happened with both this hitch and the one I installed on my pickup, is they show up looking like they were dragged BEHIND the FedEx truck instead of inside of it. I was able to spot-paint the areas that were dinged/scratched down to bare metal, but it was very close to being returned/exchanged based on my opinion of what's acceptable. Other than this issue, it's a great product.


The hitch fit like it should. Great shipping timetable. 5 out of 5 stars

2010 Mercury Mariner

Very easy to do took less than 40 mins ( I did remove exhaust pipe from hanger for the install, just use some spray lube easy off, easy on) It was nice to have 2 bolt springs , one of mine got hung up & broke but having 2 in kit really helped.
I also removed the spare tire for the install was easy to do & made it easier to put on but not necessary.
I even used the box it came in to lay on the ground to do in my driveway, so easy to do without putting on a lift.

2005 Ford Escape

Instructions say installs in 30 mins for professional and 60 mins for diy'er. Wrong. This is only true if you want to enlarge a existing hole large enough of pass through the bolt and brackets by grinding the metal unibody frame. I don't like grinding because latter it will rust. Even if you paint the spot latter it's better to find another way to pass through the harware. I removed the bumper and brackets to avoid grinding. This is why I'm a diy'er, because a shop probably would not repaint the exposed metal.

2012 Ford Escape

Install was fairly easy and straight forward. Like some other reviews, using the spacer on the passenger side did not allow the side holes to line up with the frame even when tightened, so I removed it and all bolts tightened just fine. The 2 in receiver will give me the added confidence for a loaded bike rack and utility trailer.

2012 Ford Escape

I installed this receiver on our 2012 Ford Escape XLT 4x4. Everything lined up perfectly. There was no interference from the the exhaust hangers. The fish wires worked great. The hardware slipped in easily from the end of the frame rails. I think it took a whole two beers from setup to cleanup to leisurely install this hitch.

2012 Ford Escape

Purchased for 2012 Escape XLT w/3.0 V-6. Installed it by myself today, which took a bit of planning. These are not a light weight product. Everything fit perfectly. My only suggestion for etrailer would be to cut the fish wires about 5 inches longer. They are just a tad too short to fish from the farthest bold position. I used a short piece of an old fish tape to extend mine, and everything went smoothly.

2012 Ford Escape

this product was as described and in excellent new condition when it arrived with in a week of ordering, no shipping charge. The hitch installed just as the instructions and the video outlined, using a floor jack I was able to install it by myself in less than an hour. looks great, solid and pretty.

2010 Ford Escape

Very nice fit. My only complaint was the thicker recommended spacer for above the exhaust caused the bolt to extend out at an angle and not far enough. I spent an extra hour trying to make this fit and then to remove it and install a standard spacer. This one hour job took me two hours. If I had another one to install it probably would only take me 30 - 45 minutes. I installed to use with a bike rack and possibly other cargo racks down the road.

2009 Ford Escape

Great product easy to install the video on the web page was a lot of help. Very fast processing and shipping I will buy from again.

Tim W.


Its working out great I never dreamed we would use it so much.


Etrailer is doing things right with fast shipping and accurate information. This CURT hitch and T-one wiring harness was quick and easy to install.

2012 Ford Escape

I don't like to buy products on line but I did it when I needed a hitch for my excape. The hitch showed up in 3 days with regular shipping that was free. I do not have a garage or many tools I I hope it fit correctly and would be easy to install like the add said. It fit like a glove and was installed in a hr. I will tell anyone I know needing trailer products to give a try .

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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13650 Fit on a 2010 Ford Escape with an Exhaust Dampener
    I spoke with my contact at Curt about the fit on your 2010 Ford Escape. She stated that as long as everything, including the anti-vibration weight you mention, is stock from the factory, then the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13650, will fit. I have included a link to the instructions below.
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  • Size Bolts to Install Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on 2011 Ford Escape
    The 6 bolts you should have received with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13650 are 1/2-13 x 1 3/4 carriage bolts with the 1-3/4 number meaning the total length of the threaded bolt. This isn't a common issue with the bolts not working but you may need to use the drilling method as highlighted in the attached installation instructions. I have also attached an installation video that we made for this trailer hitch on a 2011 Escape that you can also reference.
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13650 Fit 2006 Ford Escape
    Yes, the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 13650 that you referenced is confirmed to fit and will work great on your 2006 Ford Escape. This custom hitch will line right up to existing holes in the Escape's frame rails for a no-drill installation and all the necessary hardware is included. The hitch features a 3,500 pound towing weight capacity, a 350 pound tongue weight limit, and will provide you with a 2 inch receiver. I have attached an installation video and an article you...
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  • Do I Have to Drill to Install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Ford Escape
    On the 2007 and newer Ford Escape you should not have to drill to install this hitch. There should be space to fishwire the hardware through the end of the frame. If there is access to put the bolt and spacer into the frame rail from the end there is no need to drill. If there is not room in the end of the frame rail to install the hardware then you will have to enlarge a hole on the drivers side and drill a hole on the passengers side to get the hardware inside the frame rail, but you...
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  • Bolt Fishing Wire for the Installation of a Curt Hitch on a 2006 Ford Escape
    Yes, 2 fishing wires are included with the intallation parts kit of the Curt Hitch # 13650. I have included a installation video for this Curt Hitch for your 2006 Ford Escape.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware For Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13650
    You will need to order a Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK. Once on the product page you will select Curt from the drop down box and put in the hitch number as 13650. This will give you the hardware you need for your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13650.
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  • How Do You Remove An OEM Hitch Receiver For A 2005 Ford Escape
    You should be able to unbolt the hitch receiver from your 2005 Ford Escape. If not, it is part of the bumper assembly. In this case, to remove the hitch receiver, you will have to remove, and replace, the bumper. We do not have the instructions or a video for removing your old hitch receiver. Nor do we sell a replacement bumper assembly for your vehicle, However, you should be able to get some of this information from where you purchase the replacement bumper assembly for the 2005 Ford...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 13650
    In order to obtain the bolts to attach the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13650 to a 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape, 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner, or a 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute you would want to use the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches part # RHK. Once you have arrived at the product page for the replacement hardware kit, you will need to enter "13650" in the Hitch Item Number box and "Curt" in the Manufacturer drop down in order to receive the correct hardware. The replacement...
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  • Where is the Draw-Tite Hitch 75751 for a 2011 Ford Escape Made
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75751 is made in Mexico. If you are instead looking for a made in USA trailer hitch for your 2011 Ford Escape then you would want the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13650. I have attached an install video and photo of the Curt hitch for you. The Curt hitch does have a lower capacity than the Draw-Tite but the vehicle will be your limiting factor to the point where this would not be an issue.
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  • Correct Replacement Cover For Extang Tuff-Tonneau Cover # EX14650 On A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
    It seems like you have the Extang Tuff-Tonneau # EX14650. This is the correct replacement cover for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 6.5ft bed # EX13650.
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  • Availability of Class II Weight Distribution Hitch on 2012 Ford Escape
    Weight distribution cannot be used with a Class II trailer hitch. Class II trailer hitches are not built for or tested for use with weight distribution so manufacturers do not make any systems that will fit a Class II trailer hitch. What you can do is replace the Class II hitch with a Class III trailer hitch, like # 13650, for your 2012 Ford Escape. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds so the 200 pound tongue weight. But be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For A 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
    For your 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13650. Curt manufactures their hitches in the US unlike their competitor Draw-Tite so you can rest assured that your hitch has been rigorously tested and made for quality. Curt is also known for having a longer lasting gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance when compared to their competitors. This hitch simply bolts onto the...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Ford Escape
    For a hitch for a 2007 Ford Escape you would want # 13650 as it has been confirmed as a fit. This hitch only fits 2005 - 2012 Ford Escapes though so the hitch you have now would not fit since it came off of a 2003 which is different. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Cover For 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 With 6.5 Foot Bed
    The replacement cover for your Extang Tuff Tonno Soft Tonneau Cover - Snapless J-Strip - Roll Up - Vinyl # EX14650 on your 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 is # EX13650. I contacted the manufacturer to confirm this fit for you.
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  • Two Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2005 Ram 1500
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13650 is not a fit for your 1997 Dakota or 2005 Ram 1500. It is fit for 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape, 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner, and 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute. For your 2005 Ram 1500 you will want the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13333 which also does not fit a 1997 Dodge Dakota. It sounds like you have a hitch from a Dakota and it will not fit your Ram.
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  • Is The Curt 31650 Hitch a Front Mounted Hitch For 2008 Mercury Mariner
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31650 is meant to go on the front of your 2008 Mercury Mariner. However, if you are looking for a hitch for the rear of your '08 Mariner, there is an option for that as well with the following part: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13650
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  • Could Trailer Hitch from 99' Dodge Durango Fit 2006 Hyundai Tucson
    For a 2006 Hyundai Tucson a hitch from a 1999 Dodge Durango would not work. You'd need to go with a hitch like the Curt # 13526 which is custom fit for your vehicle. Hitch fits are very specific and typically only fit a vehicle model for a few years before updates to the vehicle require a new fit so fits between vehicle manufacturers is incredibly rare.
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  • What Vehicles Does The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 13650 Fit?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13650 you got from your friend fits the 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape, 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner, and 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute. If you are missing any hardware or it is in need of replacement you can purchase new hardware using # RHK. You will need to select Curt from the drop down menu and then in the hitch item number box you will enter 13650. I included videos of both products for you to take a look at.
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  • Will a Hitch for a 2022 Ford Expedition Fit a 1997 Ford F-250
    A hitch like the 41527 you referenced is designed to fit the 1997-2002 Ford Expedition. The hitch you have for your 2002 Ford Expedition will not fit a 1997 Ford F-250. There will be a difference in the frame as well as the mounting holes used to install the hitch when compared to the F-250. If you need a hitch that fits the 1997 Ford F-250 I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75740. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. It has a max gross trailer weight...
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  • Fit of Curt Class III Receiver Part # 13650 on 2005 Mazda Tribute with Full-Sized Spare Tire
    Any of the class III receivers offered for your 2005 Tribute, including the Curt model you reference, are compatible with a full-sized spare tire. The curved shape of the hitch fits around and below the spare tire, and will not interfere. I have provided a link to an install video for you to check out. The video shows a hitch from a different manufacturer being installed, but the hitch is similar enough to the one you referenced to give you a good idea of the placement. At the end of...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75118 Fit My 2005 Ford Escape
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Ford Escape, 2004, item # 75118, is designed to fit the 2004 Ford Escape, and will not work on the 2005 model. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch for the 2005 Escape, item # 13650 is designed to fit your vehicle. The frame design was changed for the 2005 model year. I have a video for you to review and a link to all of the hitches available for your vehicle below.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Escape
    For a hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid the Curt hitch part # 13650 would be the hitch to get. This hitch has a 2 inch opening, is made in the US, and is our most popular option. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well. Since 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 drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It...
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  • What Vehicle Does Trailer Hitch # CRT-13281 Fit
    From my research a CRT-13281 is the same trailer hitch as our # C13281 which fits a Kia Sportage from 2017 and up. If you have a different vehicle and need a trailer hitch let me know the year, make, and model.
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  • Something is Rattling After Installing Curt Class III trailer Hitch on a 2005 to 2012 Ford Escape
    You could be hearing the ball mount rattling around in the hitch or it could be the exhaust making contact with the hitch. To stop movement of the ball mount you can use an anti-rattle device such as # MPG908. If the problem is the exhaust then there are some things you can do to correct the issue. I have included a link to a how-to article that will help you.
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