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

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

Item # C13145
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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 C13145 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13145

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 600 lbs WD TW

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
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 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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Installation Details C13145 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13145

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (32 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 about a year of towing with the bumper hitch, I saw that the hole for the ball was almost twice as big and the bumper was beginning to crack. I put off getting a tow bar because I thought it would be 3 or 4 hundred dollars. Then I found the Curt trailer hitch on the internet for less than $150! The instructions were very clear and I was able to install it myself in about 45 minutes.

2002 Dodge Dakota

A known issue .. the packaging is lousy. Both ends broke through on opposite sides of the box. Only real issue - one end was bent inward at an incorrect angle. Fortunately, I was able to put it in a large vise and straighten it.


I love my new trailer hitch for my ‘02 Dodge Dakota! Perfect fit, arrived earlier and had the right hardware for mounting. Looks great!


Packaging needs to be greatly improved, my hitch was sticking out of the box in two places when it arrived. One arm was bent bad enough that I had to put it in a vise and beat it with a hammer to get it back in place. Overall the hitch is excellent.


excellent and fast service


These hitches fit every time and bolt on with little effort or time. Very handy and quick - love it. Have purchased three from e-trailer and will continue to do so.

Still working like it is brand new.
James - 08/30/2019

2000 Dodge Dakota

Easy no-drill installation on my 2000 Dakota. Nice hitch that feels solid. My only complaint is packaging. The mounting fins/tabs pushed through the cardboard box on box sides. Each side of the box had a hole that was approximately 2 inches x 8 inches. I was worried this could let the hardware packet fall out of the box. Luckily, they had the foresight to tape the hardware and instruction packet to the receiver with lots of packing tape.
Package it in a more puncture resistant manner and it would get 5 stars.


Easy to install. My only challenge was the rusted bolts on my truck. I will also have to buy a new hitch component since the one I have does not line up with the holes on this Hitch Receiver.


Ordered a trailer hitch with mount for my truck true fit easy to install took me less than 20 min. This is my Second time ordering from this company wouldn't shop anywhere else, easy online ordering and fast delivery great customer service highly recommended.

1999 Dodge Dakota

Product fit just like they said it would on my 99 Dakota sport 4x4 extended cab. I had to make adjustments because of rear bumper to bumper accident in the past but everything fit great. Ended up selling the truck but helped add value to truck.


Good fast delivery. Thank you


great parts and easy install, but the best part was the fast service. had my hitch in less than 2 days. keep up the good work e trailer. thanx

2004 Dodge Dakota

Perfect fit, extremely easy install on my 2004 Dodge Dakota! Excellent quality and super-mega fast delivery. Etrailer is top-notch best in class, no need to go anywhere else for one else can beat the price, customer service or delivery.


This product from Curt is a great piece.
It installed just as explained in the video.
I've used it to pull a 24' trailer with a car on it
and it worked as intended. For sale, my old one!

Tom S. In Ohio.

2002 Dodge Dakota

Good product but terrible packaging. It's a good thing hardware was taped to hitch. Box was destroyed when I got it.


Very happy with your service. My trailer hitch came much sooner than I expected. I was really happy with the free shipping. Thank you so much.

1998 Dodge Dakota

Great customer service. First unit arrived damaged, but was quickly replaced with a new one. Perfect fit for my truck. Web site is super easy to use and instructions for installation are clear and accurate.

1999 Dodge Dakota

Was surprised at the speed of its delivery, its a wowzer, thanks, guys.

2003 Dodge Dakota

Another successful order from etrailer! Good price, quality and on time shipment and delivery! Looks like all the parts are there, I'll put it on over the weekend. Can't wait to pull the camper when she's ready. Thanks

2000 Dodge Dakota

Great quality and an easy install. Should have bought along time ago.

Everything working great !
peter - 02/01/2019


This was an easy and quick install. Product met my expectations. I was hesitant installing it on a 20 year old vehicle, but it will meet my needs.

2004 Dodge Dakota

Excellent product excellent service. Product arrived on time. Will use etrailer again.

2001 Dodge Dakota

Easy to install and quality built. Definitely will purchase my next receiver here as well.

1991 Dodge Dakota

Just installed my Hitch tonight. It was better than expected and easy to set up. like the fit and a much better application than the one I previously had on my Dakota. came shipped fast and in excellent shape. thank you again for your business!


Great people to due business with. I ordered it at 4:45 on a Friday evening. They said it would be delivered in Tuesday. I'm thinking yeah right. IT WAS. It fit like it was supposed to. I am very pleased

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  • Dimensions of Curt Hitch # C13145
    The dimensions for the Curt Hitch # C13145 are, as noted in the picture, 37-1/2 inches from outside flange to outside flange and 35-1/8 inches from enter pin hole to center pin hole. If you need any further dimensions, let me know!
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  • Does The Spare Tire Need To Be Removed To Install The Curt Hitch, # C13145, On A 2004 Dodge Dakota
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13145, will fit your 2004 Dodge Dakota Club Cab with the spare tire underneath the truck. You will not need to remove the spare tire. The only note on the installation instructions for the Curt hitch for your vehicle is that the exhaust hanger may need to be repositioned. I am sending a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch.
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  • Curt Class III Round Tube Hitch for 1997 Dodge Dakota 2WD
    Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C13145 is confirmed to fit the 2WD version of the 1997 Dodge Dakota as long as the vehicle does not have a factory or aftermarket lower rear fascia or a roll-pan or tube bumper. I verified this with my contact at Curt. The linked article will help you confirm which type of bumper you have on your Dakota. This USA-made hitch includes all required mounting hardware and will need some drilling. The written instructions are linked for you. These list...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13145 Fit 2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
    Yes the Curt hitch part # C13145 that you referenced does fit the quad cab models of the 2004 Dodge Dakota so this hitch will work great for you.
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  • How Much Can the Bumper Tow On a 2004 Dodge Dakota
    I looked up the towing capacity of the rear step bumper on a 2004 Dodge Dakota in the owner's manual for you and it can handle up to 2,000 lbs. If you need to tow a heavier trailer then you will need to use a frame mounted trailer hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13145 which should allow you to utilize the full towing capacity of the vehicle.
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  • Will Curt Hitch # C13145 Fit 2003 Dodge Dakota With Aftermarket Bumper Installed
    The Curt trailer Hitch, part # C13145, is a fit for your 2003 Dodge Dakota if you do not have a tube bumper or aftermarket fascia installed. I spoke with my contact at Curt and they took the measurement for me that may help you out. It measures 4-1/2 inches from the frame to the top of the receiver tube. If you can measure from the frame under your Dakota where the hitch is to be mounted down, and you have more than 4-1/2 inches to the bottom of your bumper you will have plenty of room...
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  • Difference Between the Curt Hitch # C13145 and # C13280 for a 2001 Dodge Dakota
    The hitch opening will be in the exact same spot between the Curt Hitch # C13145 and Curt Hitch # C13280. The only difference between these hitches is that the # C13280 is a square tube hitch whereas the # C13145 is a round tube hitch. Either hitch will work with your factory spare, if you check out the install video I attached for the # C13280 you will see that a full sized spare is still able to be installed with the hitch.
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  • Will the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Install on a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab With Spare Tire
    You can install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13145, on your 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab without having to relocate the spare tire as long as it is a factory size spare tire and not aftermarket. This hitch does not require any drilling for installation either. The installation instructions that I have attached mention drilling some bolt holes on the underside of the frame, but that is only for older generation models, not for your truck. You should have all bolt holes pre-drilled...
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  • Will the Spare Tire Need to be Removed to Install the Curt Hitch # C13145 on a 1993 Dodge Dakota
    You will not need to remove your spare tire to install the Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch # C13145 on your 1993 Dodge Dakota with and extended cab. The installation is pretty straight-forward and would not be too difficult either. Check out the installation instructions for this product that I attached. You may be interested in the following products also to complete your towing setup: Ball Mount Kit # 989900 Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # C55317
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  • How To Install the Curt Hitch C13145 on a 2003 Dodge Dakota Sport
    Yes, you will need to remove one existing bolt on your driver side frame rail in order to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13145 or any trailer hitch for that matter on your 2003 Dodge Dakota Sport. In regards to your spare tire, this will not need to be removed or lowered to perform the install whereas most others do require this. As you mentioned, this trailer hitch is a no drill option for all 97-04 models. For a trailer wiring harness, I highly recommend the Curt T-Connector...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C13145 Fit a 1998 Dodge Dakota Short Bed
    Bed length does not matter in this case. Curt trailer hitch # C13145 will fit your 1998 Dodge Dakota with 6-1/2 foot bed. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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 ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch That Is Least Visible On 1994 Dodge Dakota
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 1994 Dakota with the least visibility is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C13145. This trailer hitch is designed with the receiver tube even with the horizontal bar of the hitch. Most hitches have the receiver tube welded below the bar, making it more visible. None of the aftermarket hitches will be completely hidden as they are mounted below the truck frame but this hitch is the least visible of the hitches we offer. If you plan on doing...
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  • Curt Class III Receiver Hitch for 1999 Dodge Dakota
    Curt actually offers two different Class III hitches for the 1999 Dodge Dakota. The Curt # C13280 features a square crossbar tube that will be concealed behind the truck's bumper. The only visible portion of the hitch would be the receiver tube right under the back bumper. The Curt # C13145 uses a round tube crossbar, most of which would be visible from behind the vehicle. Both hitches would install in the same manner, as you can see from the instructions I'll link to, and both hitches...
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  • Difference Between Curt Class III # C13145 and # C13280 for a 2003 Dodge Dakota
    The primary differences between the Curt # C13280 and # C13145 are cosmetic. The C13280 would be mainly concealed behind the rear bumper, while the C13145 would be visible. The hitches have identical capacities, so either would work great from a functional standpoint. Because there's not an important difference between the two, I'd personally choose the C13280 because of its lower cost. It just so happens we offer a small trailer designed for carrying kayaks and other items that would...
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