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

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

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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13043 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13043

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • No Cross Tube
  • 500 lbs 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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

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


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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" - C13043

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (251 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.

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We are happy customers! Received the Curt Trailer hitch receiver today. It took about 10 minutes to install the product. (And 20 minutes to figure out how to slightly lower the spare tire-this GX-460 is new to me). Lowering the spare tire about 1-2 inches provided the flexibility to easily bolt up the hitch receiver. All together very quick and easy! We saved $800 by purchasing your product and installing it ourselves. Two dealer quotes each wanted over $900 to provide a hitch receiver and labor. Thank you for making this easy for us.


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Awesome….no issues
William A - 08/13/2021


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2017 Lexus GX 460

Installed on my Lexus 2017 GX 460. Hitch arrived quickly and installation was straight forward and only took fifteen minutes with one exception. The hitch did not fit to clear the bottom of plastic bumper without adding 3 spacer washers to each of the 4 bolt locations. Spacer washers (Which I purchased from local hardware store ) were placed between the Curt Hitch plate and the mount location on Lexus Frame dropping the hitch about 1/4 inch to clear the bottom of plastic bumper. The washers do not affect the hitch performance or safety in any way in my option and make a much better fit without having to cut or alter the bumper in any way. Great hitch for a much lower price than ordering from Lexus dealership! Hitch is hidden well and looks great! Going to put it to the test with a 9 hour pull south to Florida for the Holidays


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The hitch has worked perfectly, looks good and does not stick out to far from bumper so no hitting your your leg when unloading items out of back of your SUV!
John - 12/22/2020


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Hitch was damaged when arrived, no hardware was included. I sent etrailer an email describing the situation and Madeline O. suggested that I looks closer inside of the damaged box. I recommend you don’t treat your customers like idiots.


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I will have our customer service team reach out to you. Often the hitch hardware is stored inside the receiver opening or taped to the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/30/2021


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Very happy after one year from purchase. Easy DIY install. 4 bolts. You may have to lower the spare tire slightly to get room to line up with the bolt holes. That was not difficult. Have towed trailers and used a hitch platform many times in the past 12 months. Works great.



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Great customer service. Before I ordered this hitch from etrailer i set up an appointment at UHaul in Charlotte to install a hitch on my SUV. Drove 20 miles to their location only to be informed that the hitch installation guy was a so-show at work. I informed them that I do have a cell phone and I would have expected to get a call. UHaul could care less. After this fiasco I ordered the hitch from etrailer, took me 25 minutes to install. No problems. Great followup. Pleasure to do business with.



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Adam was Great to work with. I ordered a different brand which was out of stock! Adam got me a better made in USA hitch in 2 days. He also saved me money on shipping! Will definitely recommend this Company! The Curt hitch fit perfect! Had to drop the spare tire and take off the bottom trim panel. Took 10 minutes to install.


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Still holding up and doing Great.
Chad - 06/29/2021


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Lexus

A perfect fit for my 2022 Lexus GX460 as advertised. Took 10 minutes to install and most of that time was taken up by me searching for my 19 mm socket.



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Fit perfect and easy install. Took longer to figure out how to put the jack pieces together so as to lower the spare. Easiest upgrade and etrailer's price and shipping could not be beat!



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2022 Lexus GX 460

Ordered the hitch receiver for my 2022 GX-460 Tuesday evening, received an email an hour later saying it had been shipped, and it arrived Saturday morning. Very easy to install, about 10-15 minutes max. It is worth the time it takes to lower the spare tire (1-2 minutes), doing so creates all the space necessary to easily maneuver the receiver into place. The 1/4" spacer that came with the receiver is definitely necessary for it to clear the bottom of the rear bumper.



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Great price and top-notch service. The staffs go out of their way to assist with my issue. I highly recommend etrailer and would not buy from anyone else.



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I am already glad I bought this hitch as it was an easy install in 30 minutes. I did apply medium strength threadlock to bolts. Great fit and did NOT have to lower spare tire. Used a heavy hammer to move spare tire just enough forward to make it an easy fit. Not a mechanic as I bought my first torque wrench for this and am 68 years old! Going to use it to transport 2 bicycles in the area. I am sure it will work just fine.



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2022 Lexus GX 460

Easy ordering, arrived ahead of scheduled delivery. Would recommend etrailer.com



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Easiest hitch yet! I have installed 5 hitches now from trucks to suvs and this one was by far the most simple install. Had to drop the spare tire just a bit in order to set the hitch in place. After that it was 4 bolts and done. No cutting no hammering.



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etrailer ordering was great and delivery was fast. The Curt hitch fit the vehicle well and overall appears to be a good product. However, there was a TON of weld splatter all over the hitch. Very disappointed to see this in an American made product.



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2016 Lexus GX 460

Arrived promptly with correct hardware and spacer plate. You definitely need a spacer plate when installing on a Lexus GX460. Easy to install and works great!



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Great product. Really simple to install - took 5 minutes - and rock solid. Works for all my rack and trailering needs. Took a little time to get it, but those are the times we are in right now for most things.



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Perfect fit on 2022 GX460. Simple installation. Arrived on time with all parts.



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Well build and very easy to install. May need to lower the tire and make sure the torque setting per manual. See the picture for more info. This was installed for 2022 Lexus GX 460.



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2022 Lexus GX 460

Excellent quality and very easy to install. Lexus wanted to charge $800 in labor so we did it ourselves in less than 20 minutes. Highly recommend.



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Easiest DIY auto project ever! I’d been completely done in 10 minutes if I had an 85ft-lb torque wrench.



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2022 Lexus GX 460

Solid product with very good installation instructions included. Even more instructions and videos on the website. Easy to install, and looks great.



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Had a problem with first delivery parts were missing due to the P.O delivery system called& etailer promptly got another one out to me! Great service! Recommend them highly!



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2014 Lexus GX 460

Good instructions and easy install.



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Great website, very easy to pick the right part. Delivery was quick and directions were easy to follow for installation. Highly recommend!



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Very easy to install on my 2015 GX. Would recommend having one person hold the parts in place while another tightens the bolts. Delivery arrived faster than estimated which was also a plus.


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  • Will the Curt Hitch C13043 Fit on the 2014 GX460
    Curt has confirmed that the Curt Trailer Hitch part # C13043 that you referenced will work on your 2014 Lexus GX460. I attached installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out also.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Hits Small Lip on Fender on 2015 Lexus GX 460
    The installation instructions do not mention anything about it. Generally speaking if something is preventing proper installation of a trailer hitch, such as # C13043 for your 2015 Lexus GX 460, then the obstruction would either have to be removed or modified. If you are talking about that cover that is directly above the receiver then you should be able to go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. It may cause that fascia piece to flex some but wouldn't hurt...
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  • Why Does Factory Hitch Look Different Than The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13043, On A 2010 Lexus GX460
    On the 2010 Lexus GX460, the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13043, will bolt to existing holes underneath the bumper beam. The holes in the bumper beam bracket will have existing weldnuts already in the bracket, so you will just line up the holes on the hitch to the holes in the bumper beam bracket and bolt it down. The Curt hitch and the other hitches I have listed are the same style. The manufacturers (Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch) say the reason their hitch looks different than the factory...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Lexus GX 460 is Least Visible
    The trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2014 Lexus GX 460 that sits closest to the bumper is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043. I have attached a photo of each hitch on a similar Lexus to give you a better idea of how far it will stick out. If you also need a bike rack, I would be happy to recommend one for you if you can tell me a little bit about the bikes you will be carrying. If not I have attached a selection of bike racks we carry for you.
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  • Can Spacers be Used for Installation of Curt Hitch on 2018 Lexus GX 460?
    I do not recommend using spacers to install the Curt # C13043 hitch on your 2018 Lexus GX 460; it needs to be flush against the bumper bracket of your vehicle. I do recommend trimming that panel slightly to remove the slight distortion and ensure the hitch is installed level.
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  • Is it Okay for the Bumper to Touch the Curt Hitch part # C13043
    You should only use the provided hardware to secure your hitch. Using any additional spacers or washers will void the warranty from the manufacturer. If it is an issue where the bumper cover is resting on the hitch and you are able to install it and properly torque the hardware this is not an issue and is very common on a lot of the hitches that I have installed. This eliminates the need for you to cut the bumper for clearance since it isn't really an issue. If you do not like it you...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Lexus GX 460
    I confirmed with Curt the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043 is a fit for a 2021 Lexus GX 460. It features a simple bolt-on install and is currently the only available option.
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  • Is There a Class IV Hitch Available for the 2018 Lexus GX 460
    There is not a Class IV trailer hitch for the 2018 Lexus GX 460. Curt and Draw-Tite only make the Class III. I recommend the Curt, part # C13043. It has a gross tongue weight of 500 pounds and a max towing capacity of 5000 pounds. I've linked to a video installation of this hitch for you to look at.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043 Fit For a 2022 Lexus GX460
    I checked the measurements with one of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receivers # C13043 on our shelves and it has the same 7-7/8" outer holes measurement from center to center, 4-3/4" inner hole measurement center to center and I measured 2-3/16" center to center between the front and rear sets of holes. The receiver attaches with four M12X1.25-40mm bolts which you will need to verify that you have as Curt has not yet been able to confirm that the receiver is a proper fit for your 2022 Lexus GX...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2022 Lexus GX 460
    Yup! The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043 is confirmed to fit your 2022 Lexus GX 460. We actually have a review from a neighbor who installed this on their 2022 GX 460 and they said you may need to lower the tire for the installation. We haven't had the opportunity to install this hitch on a newer model, but I'm linking our install video on a 2016 GX 460 for you to reference.
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch for 2021 Lexus GX 460
    We have Class III hitches with pretty high towing capacities like the Curt # C13043 which is rated for up to 5,000 lb trailer weight and 500 lb tongue weight. But the Class IV hitches are typically only seen on heavier duty vehicles.
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  • Is 435 lb of Tongue Weight Too Much for Curt Hitch that Fits 2021 Lexus GX 460
    435 lbs of tongue weight would be no problem at all for the Curt hitch part # C13043 which is rated for up to 500 lbs like you mentioned. You are totally safe all the way up to 500 lbs.
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  • Is Drilling Required for Trailer Hitch On 2017 Lexus GX 460
    In regards to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043 which is a fit for a 2017 Lexus GX 460, the holes needed for installation are already present so there is no drilling required. I have attached an install video for you on a slightly older model but it will be the same.
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  • Will Curt Class III Hitch Fir a 2022 Lexus GX 460
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13043 will fit your 2022 Lexus GX 460. If you add this to your cart you'll be able to see the different shipping options and prices. Attached is a sample installation video for you to check out. If you let me know what you plan on using the hitch for I'd be more than happy to make an additional recommendation for you!
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Lexus GX 460
    Yes, I checked with Curt and the Curt trailer hitch part # C13043 that you referenced is confirmed to fit a 2013 Lexus GX460. The only option for trailer wiring is the dealer option that you guys probably sell. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Capacity of Curt Class III Trailer Hitch for 2014 Lexus GX460
    The ability of the hitch and your GX 460 to tow your boat will depend on the weight of the boat and the towing capacity of the hitch and the vehicle. The Curt Class III hitch you referenced, part # C13043 has a 5000 lb trailer weight/500 lb tongue weight capacity, but the vehicle itself has a 6500 lb towing capacity. If your old ball mount has the correct amount of rise or drop to tow the trailer so it's level, you can by all means reuse it. It sounds like the dealer's really trying...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Lexus GX 470
    I have a hitch I can recommend for you, but the # C13043 that you referenced is designed for the 2010 - 2015 Lexus GX 460 and would not be confirmed as a fit for your 2004 Lexus GX 470. Instead you would want the Curt hitch part # 13445 as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and attaches to the frame.
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  • Most Hidden Trailer Hitch for 2016 Lexus GX 460
    The trailer hitch that will be the least visible on your 2016 Lexus GX 460 is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043. The end of the receiver on this hitch does not extend as far from the rear mounting holes as the receiver on the Draw-Tite # 75685. Since none of these trailer hitches feature a crossbar, the only part of the hitch that may be visible is the receiver tube. I went out to our warehouse to measure how far the ends of the receivers are from the mounting holes....
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  • Will Curt Hitch part # C13043 Fit a 2012 Lexus GX 460
    For your 2012 Lexus GX 460 the Curt hitch part # C13043 has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. It will attach to the existing weld nuts you have on your vehicle as well. I attached a picture that shows a diagram that details how it would work. 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 drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2006 Lexus GX 470
    There is a trailer hitch that is a fit for your 2006 Lexus GX 470, but not the Curt # C13043, or one of that style. The best option is the Curt # 13445 which has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity, 5,000 lb towing capacity and is a complete no-drill install. This hitch is not the same design or style as the one you referenced, and instead is a round tube hitch.
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  • Can Draw-Tite Hitch on 2016 Lexus GX 460 Tow More Than 6,000 LBS?
    The Draw-Tite # 75685 and Curt # C13043 each have maximum towing capacities of 5,000 lbs even when used with a weight distribution hitch. The pair of Class III hitches are the only ones that are a confirmed fit for the 2016 Lexus GX 460; there is not a Class IV hitch available.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Lexus GX 460
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75685 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Lexus GX 460. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. The slight bumper difference between the 2017 and 2018 model years that you are referring to is not an issue. I have confirmed all of this with the manufacturers of the hitch, Draw-Tite. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for then I would be glad to offer some additional recommendations...
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  • Distance From Trailer Hitch Receiver to Spare Tire on a 2012 Lexus GX 460
    I can help you get an idea of the clearance on your 2012 Lexus GX 460 but we didn't take that measurement when we installed either the Draw-Tite # 75685 or the Curt # C13043 so I don't have the exact distance. I measured from the center of of the mounting holes closest to the spare on both hitches to the closest part of the hitch and it's about 3/4 of an inch on the Curt and 7/16 of an inch on the Draw-Tite. On both hitches the mounting holes line up pretty much even with the straight...
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  • Moving Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver From 2017 Lexus GX 460 To 2021 GX 460
    We do not offer the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043 in any other colors for your 2021 Lexus GX 460. It is common for power coating to come off with corrosion due to water and salt. If the steel is still in good condition you can take the hitch to a local powder coater that can burn off the remaining powder coat and you can custom pick a new color for your existing hitch. The Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK will allow you to get new hardware if your hardware was...
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