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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 C13143 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13143

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 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.


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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • 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: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 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.



13143 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13143 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13143

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (496 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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2014 Lexus RX 350

Received the hitch earlier than expected. It took about an hour and a half to install it. Every hole lined up and was easier than expected to install. This is what I have come to expect from etrailer.




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2015 Lexus RX 350

The hitch and wiring harness were great quility and pretty straight forward to install but i encountered issues on each side with the two bolt holes towards the front of the vehicle being approximately 1/16" off from center and i had to remove the hitch and redrill the holes. Once i redrilled the holes, everything went together smooth.


Comments
We do not recommend drilling holes in order to make the hitch fit. If you are having troubles with the holes not lining up, it could be that the hitch has been flexed during shipment. This is common amongst hitches, since the mounting brackets are made from a mild steel that allows the hitch to flex with the vehicle after installation. If the entire hitch was made of rigid steel, there would be a greater chance of the hitch being damaged and experiencing stress cracks. Such cracks could cause the hitch to malfunction. This flexing often times will cause the holes not to align. Because of this we do have a help article I have the link attached below that will walk you through the process of straightening the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 08/10/2022


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2011 Lexus RX350

2011 Lexus RX350: Hitch arrived faster than expected. Shipping box was damaged but thanks to proper packing there was no damage to the product. Hitch was exactly as described, fit perfectly and looked even nicer than I imagined. It looks nice because you can't really see it all. All you can see is the square tube opening where the ball mount is inserted and the safety chain loops. Even then they're hardly noticeable because they're below the bumper. I also ordered a rubber tube cover which gives it a very clean appearance. Thanks etrailer for a quality product, descriptive installation instructions and great service. The only real difficulty was lifting the hitch into place because I was doing the install by myself lying on the floor of my garage. A bit precarious at times but managed to do the complete install start to finish in less than an hour and a half. If you do have an extra pair of hands to help lift hitch into place, don't hesitate to use them.


Comments
Ive really only used it a handful of times but it has always performed perfectly.
Landon S - 07/28/2015


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2014 Lexus RX 350

Bought this hitch for my wife's 2014 RX-350. Installation went just as easy as the demo video explained it. As I'm not a tiny guy I put 3 inch wood blocks under the back wheels after setting the parking brake, and did the job myself. As I'm particular to do things right I took my time - totaling about 1.5 hours till all was done and everything put away. I won't actually use it till July to pull a trailer so I can't comment on how that works, but I don't expect any issues as it is bolted in place very solid.


Comments
I certainly am satisfied with the hitch, it works just fine as expected. Thanks.
Ralph S - 05/21/2019


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Lexus RX 350

etrailer made it easy for me to choose the perfect hitch for my Lexus RX350. The product arrived in just a few days!


Comments
It’s been a year since I bought this and I have to say it is holding up well and I use it regularly throughout the spring, summer and fall for my bike hitch. Great product and hassle free!
Jean - 08/03/2022


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Pretty easy install. It is better to have a second person to help lift in place. Great product. Looks great.




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2015 Lexus RX 350

Received the Curt trailer hitch from UPS a day late due to COVID-19, but that's on UPS, not etrailer. The hitch was perfectly packaged and is very well constructed. Novice installation took two hours, but that's because I needed to borrow a breaking bar from a neighbor to get the tow hooks off my Lexus.

I chose this trailer hitch instead of the Draw-Tite because I didn't want to disconnect the exhaust and remount it to the trailer hitch.

Etrailer's installation videos are great! Use that instead of the instructions that come with the tow hitch. If ordering, you may want to include a rubber two hitch cover, item #22282.


Comments
A year later and its still working great!
Jeff G - 07/29/2021


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Lexus RX 350

Fit my RX350 perfectly. Watch the Etrailer install video for tips on trimming the belly panel, but with some tin snips it’s easy! Have used this hitch for Uhaul rental trailers, worked just fine! Pro tip, buy a hitch ball stabilizer to cut down on the thumping jostling when the trailer is hooked up.




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2015 Lexus RX 350

Well built product; great price and quick delivery. My only comments are: 1) when you provide the directions it would be helpful if you also gave reference points like driver side and passenger side; 2) the hitch extends flush w the fascia which makes it tough to put my Bike rack on the car - all the other hitches that I see (OEM) or after market extend out at least 2 inches - would it be that much of a big deal to extend by an inch or two?
Overall a good product- thank you




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2013 Lexus RX 350

Instructions were clear. Installation took under two hours total on our 2013 Lexus RX 350 (Base model). We installed without needing to put the car on a lift. Having an impact wrench was a help.
Etrailer shipped promptly and provided good shipping notifications.




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2011 Lexus RX 350

the hardest part was fitting the undercarriage shield back in.


Comments
great
Ray - 06/03/2022


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2011 Lexus RX 350

Easy to follow illustrated instructions. Installed with hand tools quite easily. Quality product-will recommend it highly.




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The hitch is well made, installation was as described, very happy with the performance!




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2013 Lexus RX 350

My company, Beaufort Trailer in Beaufort SC, repairs boat and utility trailers. People started calling asking if we did hitch installs and we started offering that service. Etrailer makes the process so simple for us. Not only does their site make it easy to find the parts we need, if I have any questions our problems their awesome customer service staff is only a phone call away. My personal favorite, James, is the most friendly, polite, and helpful guy I've ever talked to. Always goes the extra mile for me. In addition, etrailer has an installation video for just about every vehicle out there. Before each install we just watch the video for the vehicle and hitch we are working on and follow right along. Did I mention the lightning fast and free shipping! Couldn't be happier with etrailer!




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2015 Lexus RX 450h

This is the second hitch we bought from etrailer and I recommend them for all your needs.


Comments
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David - 02/19/2022


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Does the job! Installation was straightforward with the clear instructions provided. I'd buy it again if i needed another hitch.




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2015 Lexus RX 350

The parts were fairly priced and arrived promptly. Best of all, a knowledgable sales associate helped me figure out what I would need to use my new hitch to tow a [moving] trailer.




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BOLTED RIGHT IN AS THE INSTRUCTIONS SAID. QUICK AND EASY.




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2013 Lexus RX 450h

Solid hitch, most of it can't be seen. The install video was SO helpful. Thanks etrailer!




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Lexus

A perfect fit to my 2014 Lexus RX. My son help me put in place so I could bolt it down. I have used it twice and it’s great.




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2011 Lexus RX 350

We have this hitch installed on our 2011 Lexus RX 350. A local muffler installer who also does trailer hitches did the work in about an hour for about $100. It fits perfectly. We use it exclusively for mounting our Thule receiver bicycle carrier. We are totally satisfied with the hitch and the online selection process on etrailer.com. Although we did not need their phone or online support for this item, we have used their service for other products and feel we can rely on their expertise.

In the photo you can see I have not yet reinstalled the plastic molding that was removed for the installation.




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Installed as easy as the provided videos said.




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2013 Lexus RX 350

Super easy to install especially if you have the tow prep package on your car. The bracket makes the look more professional.


Comments
thanks for the follow-up. The hitch serves its purpose and I dont use it that often. I have a capcover on it but did notice some rust on the inside. Seems too soon?
Ross - 08/15/2018


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2012 Lexus RX 350

Perfect fit and great price, super fast shipping, I highly recommend etrailer.com




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Great experience all the way around. It was easy ti se the web site. You had specific info about my car, age and model so that made it easy to order.
It took about 2 hrs to install and looks great!



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  • Can a Hitch with a 500 lb Tongue Weight Capacity Carry 500 lbs of Carrier and Motorcycle
    They rate the tongue weight on hitches based on how the vehicle would most likely be used. So the hitch you have that has a 500 lb tongue weight rating is designed to handle exactly 500 lbs when used in normal towing situations. So long story short, if your hitch has a 500 lb capacity (which would mean it isn't a Class II), you could carry exactly 500 lbs worth of carrier and motorcycle as long as you are obeying the speed limit on normal non-offroad type roads.
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  • Can Took Hooks of 2015 Lexus RX 350 be Reinstalled after Hitch Install
    On the F-Sport models of the 2015 Lexus RX 350 the tow loops (or hooks), cannot be reattached. But on the other models of the RX 350 they can be reattached after installation. It sounds like you have a model that would allow them to be reinstalled. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Curt Hitch # C13143 Interfere with Electronics on a 2013 Lexus RX 350 When Installed
    The Curt Hitch # C13143 that you referenced will fit your 2013 Lexus RX350.The picture shows what the hitch will look like on the back of your vehicle - the receiver opening is about flush with the bumper. In the installation instructions that are attached, step 12 notes that if you do not have the F-Sport model your tow loops can be re-installed. If you do have the F-sport model then the tow loops cannot be re-installed. The installation will not interfere with your electronics of your...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Use with a Bike Rack on a 2015 Lexus RX 450h
    For your 2015 Lexus RX 450h I recommend Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13143. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver and it is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight so it can easily handle a laded bike rack. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Is Wiring Available For 2015 Lexus RX 450h
    I did some checking and we do not offer a wiring kit confirmed for the 2015 Lexus RX 450h. We do add them to our site as they are released by the manufacturers and make them available to our customers.
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  • Installing Curt Class III Receiver Hitch, Part # C13143 on a 2010 Lexus RX350
    To install the # C13143 hitch, the underbody trim panel you describe would be temporarily removed. The hitch would then be installed to the vehicle frame. The panel will need some minor trimming to fit around the hitch, and will then be reinstalled. The trimming is very minor, and would only be visible from directly under the vehicle.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2010 Lexus RX 350 Allow Tow Hooks to Reinstall
    As long as your 2010 Lexus RX 350 isn't an F Sport model the tow hooks of your Curt Hitch part # C13143 can be reinstalled afterwards. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Do Tow Loops Get Removed When Installing Curt Hitch # C13143 on 2014 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
    Since your 2014 Lexus RX 350 is an F-Sport model the tow loops have to be removed and left off. The non-F-Sport models allow you to retain the hooks as needed when installing the Curt hitch # C13143.
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  • Does Relocating Support Bar/Plate When Installing Curt on 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Affect Handling
    The support plate/sway bar that gets relocated to install the Curt Hitch part # C13143 on a F Sport model 2015 Lexus RX 350 does not affect the geometry or the handling of the vehicle. With it installed according to the instructions there would be no issues.
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  • Troubleshooting Weld Nuts On 2012 Lexus RX 350 Stripping Bolts Of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13143
    I would be happy to help. Based on the issue you are describing it sounds like there is quite a bit of gunk in the weld nuts on your 2012 Lexus RX 350. I do not recommend trying to force the bolts in, and instead recommend using a M12x1.25 tap in the weld nuts to clean them up. You can pick one up for a local auto parts store, but you will want to be careful to not cross thread the weld nut. I included a video of the # C13143 being installed for you to take a look at.
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  • When Installing A Hitch On A 2010 Lexus RX350 What Is Trimmed And How Much
    The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 75676, and the Curt Class III Hitch, part # C13143, are the same hitches, so the installation will be the same on your 2010 Lexus RX350. There is an appearance panel underneath the rear of your vehicle that has to be removed and a 5 inch X 8 inch section cut out of the rear of the panel for the Draw-Tite, and a 6 inch x 4 inch section for the Curt. After the panel is trimmed it is reinstalled on the vehicle. It is not really noticeable unless you lean down...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Lexus RX 350
    The Curt Hitch part # C13143 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Lexus RX 350 so I would recommend it for you. Right now the only trailer wiring option you would have would be to go to a Lexus dealer to see what they have to offer. If you plan on doing 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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  • Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
    It is actually very easy to remove that bar and install the hitch then reattach the bar to the hitch. I have included a picture from the instructions for trailer hitch # C13143 (as well as a link to the instructions). It is as simple as unbolting it and then reattaching it to the hitch using the same hardware. This step is only done on F Sport models which is why it is not in the video. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
    The hitch you bought is the right one and will work for you. The Curt Hitch part # C13143 that you bought is confirmed to fit your 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport so it would work. The part # 87569 would not work for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. 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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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Trailer Hitch on 2011 Lexus RX 350
    We do have exactly what you need, however the Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 90092 that you referenced is not a fit for your 2011 Lexus RX 350. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Mercury Cougar and Ford Thunderbird so it's not going to line up with the frame on your Lexus. For your Lexus I recommend the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13143 instead that represents the strongest unit available for your vehicle and is made right here in the...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Installation on 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Without Tow Package
    Thank you for purchasing Curt hitch # C13143 and 4-pole wiring harness kit # 118255 for your 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport without factory tow package. We shoot installation videos as local customers bring in their vehicles. We may not always have access to a specific vehicle (or a specific version of one, such as the F Sport) to make a video for all compatible cars but we do have a video showing hitch installation on a 2015 Lexus RX 350 and this is linked for you along with the written...
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  • What is Towing Capaicty of 2012 Lexus RX350
    The overall towing capacity of a vehicle is only as high as the lowest rated component as it's the weak point that would fail first. So while we have hitches for your 2012 Lexus RX 350 like the Curt # C13143 which have higher towing capacities you'd still be limited to the 2,000 lb figure you mentioned. If you need trailer wiring the # 118255 would be a great option as well that installs easily and is reliable.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness Fit for 2013 LExus RX 450h Without Tow Package
    I double-checked with the manufacturer for you and can confirm your 2013 Lexus RX 450h is completely compatible with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13143. The hitch - which will fit your Lexus perfectly - is not a difficult install, it's a bolt-on installation and a professional mechanic or installer will have no trouble whatsoever putting this hitch on your Lexus (as for recommendations, we don't have any affiliations or know of any installers anywhere so you can just make some local...
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  • Trailer Wiring and Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Lexus RX 350
    Since you don't have the tow package in your 2015 Lexus RX 350 the trailer wiring harness you'd need is the Tekonsha kit part # 118255 which comes with our most reliable converter option. Then for a hitch I would recommend the Curt Class III # C13143 which is mostly hidden, priced great, and also installs easily. I attached install videos for both of these for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2013 Lexus RX 350 With F Sport Package
    For your 2013 Lexus RX 350 with the F Sport package, I recommend going with the Curt Class III Hitch # C13143. This hitch is assembled in America and will have a max towing capacity of 4,000 pounds and 600 pounds of tongue weight capacity, though you will need to check your owner's manual for your vehicle's capacities. There will be no drilling required for the install, but you will need to do some trimming to get it to fit properly. There is also a support bar under rear of your vehicle...
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  • What Replacement Mounting Hardware do I Need for My Curt Hitch # 13143?
    Yes! In order to get replacement hardware like the nuts and bolts that come with the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13143 you can order the replacements you need from the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK product page. Once on that page, you simply enter "C13143" into the line that asks for the hitch item number and select "Curt" from the manufacturer dropdown menu.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Confirmed To Fit 2022 Lexus RX 350
    You are going to need the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75540 for your 2022 Lexus RX 350 as the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13143 will only fit the 2010-2015 RX 350. The Draw-Tite receiver may push up slightly on the rear fascia of your Lexus as the rear fascia was made slightly lower with the 2000 and newer models.
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  • What Hitch do You Recommend for My 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport?
    When you say that you have a Sport model of 2015 Lexus RX 350, I assume you mean that you have the F Sport model. For a great hitch that fits that model, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13143. This hitch fits both F Sport and non-F Sport models of 2015 Lexus RX 350. Not only does the Curt provide you with 600 pounds of maximum tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds of maximum gross towing weight capacity, the crosstubes come completely concealed...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Lexus RX350 F Sport
    Yes, we checked with Curt and their trailer hitch part # C13143 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport so it would be a great option for you. 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 ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the...
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