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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 C13046 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13046

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • 400 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 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.

13046 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13046 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Tribeca

Today, on our 2008 Subaru Tribeca, we're going to be taking a look at. I'm going to show you how to install the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver, part number C13046.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You see the cross tube is completely hidden behind the bumper fascia, so it's going to maintain a nice clean look on the back of our vehicle. The outer edge of our receiver tube is nice and flush with the outer edge of our bumper fascia, so we're not going to have to worry about hitting our legs or our shins on it when we're loading and unloading the back of the vehicle.This is going to be a class three hitch. It's going to be two-inch by two-inch receiver tube opening. It's going to have a reinforced collar to give us a little extra stability on our receiver tube.

Hitch pin hole is going to be five-eighths inch in diameter. Now, the hitch pin and clip does not come with this hitch. We're going to have rolled steel style safety chain loops. It's going to give us plenty of room for different size hooks. One thing I really like about this hitch is it's got a nice black powder coat finish that's really going to resist any rust or corrosion.As far as weight capacities go with this hitch, we're going to have a 350 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube.

And we're going to have a 3,500 pound max gross towing weight, which is how much the hitch can pull. You can use weight distribution with this hitch. Tongue weight's going to go up to 400 pounds. Trailer weight's going to up to 4,000 pounds. Now, trailer weight is trailer plus the load included.

I always recommend checking the owner's manual of your vehicle and make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're going to pick the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch.Now, let's give you a few measurements to help you when setting any hitch mount accessories you may need, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper, are going to be about two inches. From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, are going to be about 13 and three quarter inches. Now, let's show you how to get this installed.First thing we need to do to start your installation is you need to lower your spare tire.

Once you have your spare tire removed, there's two plastic clips here on your bottom of your fascia. Take a flathead screwdriver, and we need to remove both of those clips. We're going to pry out the center. Just like that. Do the same thing with this one.Next, you're going to need your larger carriage bolt, your larger spacer block, and a pull wire. Put a slight bend at the end of it. We're going to be using this hole. This is our hole that our hardware is going to be coming out of. But we've got to use this hole up here is our access hole. So what we're going to do is we're going to take that spring end of our pull wire, push it up through this hole, and it came out over here. Put on your spacer block. I'm going to go ahead and push that in to my frame rail. You're going to thread on your carriage bolt. Come down like that. Now, we're going to do that same thing for this side of the vehicle.Next, you're going to take the smaller carriage bolt, smaller pull wire, smaller spacer block. We're going to be going into this hole and in the same hole on the other side of the bumper beam. And we're going to do this the same way that we did the other two. Now, the directions tell you not to put these in until after the . It really doesn't make a difference if you wait to put those in. I like putting them in first. It makes it a little bit easier when you're putting the hitch up. You can just pull the wire right down through. Just like that. Now, for these, what we're going to do is we're going to take these and slide them back down in like that. That way our hitch will sit flush here and we can pull our bolt through it.Next, we're going to push our pull wires through our corresponding holes. Up behind. I'm going to go ahead and take off my pull wire here on one side and thread on the flange nut. This will hold my hitch up. Seems like my hold over here is stuck back here. So rather than sit here and try to hold this up and get that out, we're going to use that nut to hold it up in place. Now, we can remove our pull wire. And we're going to add on our flange nuts.Next, we'll tighten and torque all of our hardware to the specifications in the instructions. We'll use a 19 millimeter socket for our two here on our frame rail. Then we'll use a 14 millimeter socket for the two on our bumper beam. We're going to make sure you torque to the specifications in the instructions. Once you're done tightening and torquing and all of your hardware, go ahead and reinstall your spare tire. And then don't forget about your two plastic clips.That'll do it for a look at an installation on the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver part number C13046 on our 2008 Subaru Tribeca.

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13046

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 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.

2009 Subaru Tribeca

Products are as described. The packaging was poorly thought out. The box it was shipped in was twice as big as it needed to be and there was nothing keeping the hitch from rolling around in the box. My trailer wiring harness was thrown in the same big box as the trailer hitch, so when the hitch bounced around in the box during shipping, it smashed the package the wiring harness came in and it’s contents came out and rolled around inside the big box. Nothing seems damaged but I haven’t had a chance to install or test any of it yet.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/19/2022


Good product fairly easy to install. Packaging was bad, hitch was sent in a extremely oversized box with one of the arms sticking out of the box. Hitch was dirty, chipped, no protection in the box. Not a real issue since you don't see it anyway.

What I would recommend would be to use a rust resistant paint like Rustoleum to touch up the hitch prior to installation. It is beneficial to have the spray paint on hand as over time the hitch will develop nicks and and scratches from road debris.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/16/2022


Great quality product, quick delivery and easy ordering


Just right! It fit without any modifications made to the vehicle and is exactly what I needed to finish my off-roading rig!


Great fit. Easy to install. My grandson and I finished in half an hour.


Very easy to install. Thanks!


Fit like a glove. Just be sure to give your correct model and year of vehicle.


It arrived in 2 days. Easy install. It bolted right up w/ no problems...the videos are great.
It's advertised as not interfering with the bumper cover but I did have to trim it slightly.
This is my 2nd purchase. Well satisfied both times.

Still in good shape after a year of use. No problems at all.
W i - 08/03/2020

2007 Subaru Tribeca

This hitch fit my 2007 Subaru Tribeca, perfectly. Installation would have been much easier if I REALLY read the very simple instructions. I used I floor jack to hold the hitch in place while installing the nuts. That's the only way I could handle it, alone.

The hitch is still working great. The finish is holding up nicely. No rust!
Mark - 07/08/2019

2008 Subaru Tribeca

Works great, and went on in the time that the instructions said. Highly recommend!

2009 Subaru Tribeca

I havent used it to tow yet so the only thing I can talk through is the install. In all a pretty frustrating process but then anything involving being stuck under the car for the better half of an hour usually is. Keep in mind the hitch is pretty damn heavy and while I managed to fish all but one of the bolts with no problem trying to maneuver the hitch into place without the bolt pushing back into the frame was pretty tough. I kept the fish lines the bolts and threaded them through the corresponding hole in the hitch but even with that they often went back into the frame so I ended up holding this heavy chunk of metal with one arm while threading the bolt with the other hand. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and in retrospect the better thing to do would have been to use a few bungee cords to strap the hitch up allowing me to make the connections easier. The car I was installing on was a 2009 Subaru Tribeca not B9 and when I was done there was no way the connector tabs for the bumper were going back in place. You can tell from looking at it but it does pull the bumper material out of line at the bottom.


Great customer service. They didn't have my hitch in stock (I have a very uncommon vehicle). They called me within an hour of placing the order to notify me and give me options to speed up the delivery if needed. I chose just to wait for it to arrive and them ship it with the wiring harness I ordered and it still took just over a week. Excellent company.


I ordered on a Tuesday, and both parts arrived on Thursday! As soon as they arrived I received an email from customer service asking if everything came in OK and if I needed any additional questions answered. I have never installed a trailer hitch before and this was extremely easy to do. The only part that I needed help with was torquing the nuts. Other than that it was very easy and looks great. Have not yet had a chance to use, but hopefully soon. was wonderful in providing a video and instructions. I think if I would have only followed the paper, I would have been confused! If you are concerned at all, ASK! They will respond. Highly recommend.

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Everything about the order process and the customer service was truly outstanding!
I do however wish that the packaging would have been better for my hitch. It was in a huge box without any filling, and one long side of the box was nearly opened all the way. I do understand that it is a heavy metal hitch, but also think it should have been packaged better, especially since shipping companies don't handle products gently!


took me 1hour to instal it -good idea with the fishlines,and yes you have to loosen up lower part of bumper-not remove it -i tried with it and just to tight to put it in,... harness took me 1minute-if you have foam tool box removed look in back left corner -just snaps in place and left the cable inside . part are solid,and looks good after thanks!


Quality product, easy installation and clear instructions. Very satisfied

Awesome. It was so easy to install. I have used numerous times without issue. I am also getting ready to order one for my sisters car.
Tim - 09/05/2019


Product was as described, fit my vehicle perfectly and was as simple to install as the video described! The biggest challenge was getting the old receiver hitch off.


Awesome quality, amazing customer service!! Would recommend to everyone.

2008 Subaru Tribeca

I Purchased this as a gift for my son-in-law. It was easy to install and he has made good use of this hitch over the past year.


Rock solid

Fantastic. Like new!Fantastic. Still like new!
Sam - 10/06/2017


Perfect fit. Other than a small challenge trying to fish the wires through the bolt holes for the top bolts getting this hitch installed went off without a hitch.

2009 Subaru Tribeca

Hitch and wiring kit were easy to install and the tips and videos were a big help.

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

I recieved the product. not open it yet but I feel good you followed up and I am very satisfied... Thank you so much


Great service, nice product, fast delivery time


Great hitch. Much easier to install than any other I've done in the past. Tucks under the bumper nicely so my wife doesn't think it's hideous on her car.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

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    When installing the Curt Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # C13046, on the 2009 Subaru Tribeca the plastic fascia tabs will be located on the lower part of the bumper towards the corners. It will allow the plastic rear fascia to flex enough to allow the hitch to be installed to the bumper beam. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch, but it does not show where the tabs are located.
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