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

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

Item # C13234
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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 C13234 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13234

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 600 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.


  • 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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.

13234 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 13224

Installation Details C13234 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13234

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (204 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.


Fit nicely on my 2020 Ford Edge. So far, used it for cargo carrier for beach vacation. Very happy with it!



It is great. I mainly use it to add a rack to have extra storage when traveling.

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Mike L.


@Lori Awesome, we're glad to hear that your Curt # C13234 hitch is working well for you!


This was a perfect fit for my 2018 Ford edge. Only had to make a couple minor cuts in the plastic mounding underneath. All the steps are easily explained in the video to make the job simple as possible. This is a very solid well built hitch and I highly recommend it!!



Its been a great addition!! Every SUV should have one..


This hitch is well made. My boyfriend installed it on my vehicle. There were oy 4 feed wires for 6 bolts. Highly recommend that each bolt have a feed wire. One of the bolts got "lost" and he had a hard time retrieving it. We did watch YouTube videos on how to install before beginning the process. That was a big help. It took more than the half hour to an hour. If you have a lift, it would probably go faster. It probably took about 2 hours.



Its attached to the car. Lol. It worked great when we went to Outer Banks last year. Without it, I dont think our son would have been able to go with us. We had a lot stuff to pack.

2015 Ford Edge

I looked at the different hitches available for my 2015 Ford Edge Sel and decided on the Curt C13234 because you are able to reinstall the heat shield that attaches to the rear bumper skin. This hitch was fairly straight forward to install. The video helps considerably. I plan to use the hitch for a bike rack. I am always happy with the service and product line up that etrailer offers.

2018 Ford Edge

Very nice hitch. Nice finish and good fit to my car. Foot release still works pretty well. My only issue was the box was pretty torn up in shipping and the hitch arrived with minor scratches.

2016 Ford Edge

Arrived on time as per order however the package was damaged with the "ears" of the receiver dented (I had to spray on some primer and black paint to cover. Not a big deal as they are hidden but still).

Receiver is very sturdy and well made. With the 6 bolts, I feel it will hold well a small trailer and easily a bike rack.
Note that the bolts need to be torqued at 110 lbs-ft. You'll need a deep 3/4 socket drive and may need an extension (5" worked for me) and a joint-adapter to reach.

Overall, the instructions video is great. I recommend using a utility knife to trim the panels with a quick run on sanding paper for a "perfect" look. There is no other alteration to the car and the fit is great.

Installation took about 2 hours.

I give it 4 stars instead of five due to the damage and the fact they only provide 4 fishing wires for 6 bolts (need to be a little extra careful).


This hitch receiver fit our 2015 Ford Edge Sport perfectly! I installed the required trailer wiring kit myself, but had our mechanic install the hitch itself. While noted in the item description, you do need to remove the bezels around the exhaust exit on both sides. The plastic underside body panel on each side needs to be modified, but the dimensions shown on the install instructions not accurate for a precise fit (use 3” x 7” instead). Quality is excellent with perfect welds and gloss black paint.

2015 Ford Edge

I consider myself a pretty good do-it-yourselfer and get immense satisfaction out of the challenge. The Curt class 3 installation DIY video really helps! Video shows Ford Edge on a lift, but on the ground (no jacking or lifting needed) where everything is accessible. Don't forget to have a good 1" adjustable strap to hold exhaust low enough to fit Curt trailer hitch between dual exhaust outlets. Use a little floor jack in the middle to balance and adjust to a desired height (note: cover area with cardboard where trailer hitch meets jack). I finished the trailer hitch in a little over 1-1/2 hours.


Fast service,excellent product, everything I hoped it would be. If ever I need another hitch for anything I'll order again.


Right off the bat the customer service was phenomenal! I received an email when my order was placed and when my order was shipped. When it arrived I received another email confirming my receipt. Installation was a breeze! There was a video attached to the email with my order that was step-by-step on my exact year, make and model. When I opened the box, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING I needed to make this installation seamless came with it! I have never been so pleased with purchasing and installing a trailer hitch. This should be everyone's one-stop shop for trailer hitch and accessory needs!

2016 Ford Edge

After several attempts I am able to get the hands free liftgate feature to work. Nowhere as easily as before unfortunately. I've found that it only works if you actually contact the tow hitch (at three specific points noted in the attachment) directly with the top of your foot. Fairly slowly of course. You don't want to accidentally hit your shin bone. What I don't know is if all Edge Sports will respond the same.


Installation was as described. Pictures were very helpfull a d all hardware was included. Have pulled my utility trailer several times.


fit my car exactly as is no modifications need. Has not rusted and still in great shape, like I just installed the hitch. A little difficult feeding the bolts through for install. Other than that great product.

Nickolas P.


Great! Perfect

2021 Ford Edge

Just received it last night and it was still in the box when delivered but the box had seen better days. I have no idea why they destroy the boxes.


The hitch fit well and the instructions were thorough.


Made by Curt, a leader in the industry. Great price. Packed in heavy cardboard with all the mounting hardware at a great price. All of this and an instructional video available that is model and trim level specific, is the cherry on top.



Very solid. No rattles. Only addition I made was ordering the corresponding sensors from Ford for kick entry of the liftgate. They are different when a hitch covers part of the current sensors. Runs about $XX each one upper, one lower. It will work without this but you get some errors and frustration if you dont change them. Or you can try moving, adjusting position but that was touch and go, for me..

2020 Ford Edge

Hitch looks and feels great! No 5 star because because it would be better to have 6 fish strings for the bolts and also more like a 8 for difficulty to install. The video helped a lot but when it came to where to fish things through the video was way to vague.

2015 Ford Edge

Great quality product. Got the hitch for a 2015 Edge Sport. Installed myself watching their videos on YouTube. Also comes with detailed instructions. Great fit n finish.


My neighbor and I installed hitch in about an hour, a bit of a learning curve, it really helps to watch the video. great looking hitch.


Product is as described. Only complaint is it only comes with 4 fishing wires… 6 would make the installation much more streamlined.

2017 Ford Edge

Great hitch for the Ford Edge. Bolts right on! I watched a YouTube video as I installed it. The video made installation a lot easier.


Very pleased with this product. Installation was pretty simple. I did it by myself but would recommend having some help. Spent about two hours on installation.

2017 Ford Edge


2016 Ford Edge

2016 Ford Edge Sport

Great product
& support!

Lacking clear instructions, pictures with perspective and time estimations.



I have absolutely no problems with all purchases equipment. Works as advertised! Thanks for caring enough to follow-up a year later.

2019 Ford Edge

Great price. Great support. Your install video helped me to tackle it myself.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • How to Activate Hands-Free Liftgate on a 2016 Edge Sport With Curt # C13234 Installed
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13234 should still allow you to activate the hands-free liftgate as it has been tested. In the attached video of this trailer hitch on a 2015 Ford Edge you can see our installer activating the liftgate by passing his foot under the trailer hitch but typically what we see is that you have to use a kicking motion as if you are kicking a ball. I have attached a photo showing the best locations to try activating a liftgate when a trailer hitch is installed...
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  • Troubleshooting Hands Free Liftgate Sensor on 2015 Ford Edge
    The hands free liftgate on your 2015 Ford Edge has sensors that can be adjusted on your vehicle to better see movement of your foot. The sensor sees movement so a more obvious movement may not require the moving of the sensors for the hands free option to work more often. The Sensor is shaped like a moustache and can be adjusted to better see around your trailer hitch receiver # C13234.
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  • Will Curt C13234 Trailer Hitch Fit 2015 Ford Edge Sport
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13234 is confirmed to fit the 2015 Edge Sport. I spoke with my contact at Curt to double check, and he told me they designed the # C13234 specifically to accommodate the 2015 Ford Edge Sport in addition to Titanium, SE, and SEL models.
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  • Does hands Free Liftgate of 2019 Ford Edge Still Function with Curt Hitch Installed
    Yes, the hands free liftgate of your 2019 Ford Edge will still function with the Curt hitch part # C13234 installed. You'd just need to kick either side of the hitch opening.
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  • Best Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Ford Edge Sport
    The best and most cost efficient trailer wiring that fits your 2015 Ford Edge Sport is the Tekonsha # 118677 which is also the easiest to install and most reliable. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Comparing Installation of Class III Trailer Hitches for 2017 Ford Edge SEL
    The three 2-inch Class III trailer hitches available for your 2017 Ford Edge SEL, shown on the linked page, do not differ much in their installation processes, but one among them, Draw-Tite # 75234, will offer a more discrete appearance since it has a concealed cross tube while the others have a cross tube that will remain visible after installation. This particular hitch also offer slightly higher weight capacities than the others. None of the hitches requires you to do any drilling but...
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  • 2015 Ford Edge Sport Hitch, Which is Less Visible Curt C13234 vs. Draw-Tight 75234
    We don't have the drawings you are looking for, but if you check out the pictures I attached you will see that both the Draw Tite part # 75234 and the Curt # C13234 do not extend out past the rear bumper at all. Since you prefer the hidden cross tube the Draw Tite will be the hitch to go with. There isn't a version without the lower safety chain loops though.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Edge Sport without Visible Crosstube
    When you install the Curt hitch onto your 2015 Ford Edge Sport you will either need to remove or trim the lower appearance panel to complete the install. The crosstube will be visible like what is shown in the install picture I attached. If you wanted a hitch that doesn't have a visible crosstube you would instead want the part # 75234 which has also been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Edge Sport With Hidden Crosstube
    When the Curt hitch part # C13234 is installed on your 2015 Ford Edge Sport it will have a visible crosstube like in the picture I attached. If you wanted a hitch that doesn't have a visible crosstube you would instead want the part # 75234 which has also been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle.
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  • Why Do Some Curt Trailer Hitches Require Use of a Stabilization Strap for Bike Racks/Cargo Carriers
    That is an excellent question; one that we have often wondered. Curt believes that the use of a stabilization strap reduces stress put on a trailer hitch when using said hitch for non-trailer loads. The thing is that this requirement is on some but not all hitches, regardless of what Class they are, and there doesn't seem to be any pattern as to the ones that have the requirement and those that do not. If it were me I would go with Draw-Tite hitch # 75234 since it does not require the...
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  • Is Trimming the Side Panels Required for the Curt Hitch C13234 On a 2019 Ford Edge
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13234 is a great option for a 2019 Ford Edge. In regards to trimming, this is only very minor and would not create any issue on the vehicle. The side panels will need to be trimmed slightly as the hitch actually mounts to a spot on the frame where they are partially secured. I cannot recommend you sandwich the side panel between the hitch and frame or between the frame and hardware. Therefore, yes this is absolutely necessary but very minor. I took...
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  • Trailer Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for 2018 Ford Edge
    For your 2018 Ford Edge the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13234 will have the best ground clearance when installed. The hitch receiver will sit about a 1/2 inch higher from the ground compared to the similar Draw-Tite # 75214 that is also available for your vehicle. This Class III hitch features a 4,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 600 pound tongue weight limit. It will use existing holes in the Ford Edge's frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached an installation...
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  • Will Curt Multi Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver C13900 Fit 2017 Ford Edge SE/SEL
    The Curt # C13900 is a universal multi-fit trailer hitch receiver so it may fit your 2017 Ford Edge. However, this type of hitch is typically reserved for vehicles where a custom hitch isn't an option. Curt actually offers a 2" hitch specifically designed to fit the frame of your 2017 Ford Edge SE/SEL, the Curt # C13234. Unlike the # C13900 , this hitch does not require any drilling, and we know for sure the Hands-free Liftgate sensor areas will still work on either side of the hitch receiver...
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  • Why Does My Handsfree Liftgate No Longer Work After Installing Receiver And 4-Way on 2015 Ford Edge?
    The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56292 may be blocking the sensor for the handsfree liftgate on your 2015 Ford Edge or the wiring is causing interference. We have installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13234 on a similar 2015 Ford Edge and tested the handsfree liftgate to still function properly. I have linked our installation video below that shows this. I recommend dropping the rear fascia and temporarily moving the wiring away from the handsfree sensor. Be sure...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for Towing With 2023 Ford Edge
    There is a hitch available for your 2023 Ford Edge. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13234. This Class III hitch has a 2" receiver and features a bolt-on installation. It has a max gross trailer weight of 4,000 lbs and comes with a lifetime warranty. For wiring, the most reliable option is the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118805. The T-connector plugs into existing wiring so no cutting or splicing is required. Once installed, you will have a 4-way to power your...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with Hands Free Liftgate on a 2018 Ford Edge
    The class III trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2018 Ford Edge is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13234 which is a direct fit that installs using pre-existing holes in the frame rail. The hands free liftgate sensor will be limited to areas directly away from the receiver tube. This means that it will still work but you will want to position your foot to either side of the receiver tube in order to activate the rear hatch release. I have attached an install video on...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Twistep Pet Step for 2015 Ford Edge Titanium with Hands Free Liftgate
    The Curt Hitch part # C13234 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ford Edge Titanium and will still allow you to use the hands-free liftgate but the sensor will be somewhat limited. We had a customer come back and send us a picture (attached) that shows where they were able to move their foot and have the sensor activate the liftgate. We actually carry the Twistep part # HE3052 as well!
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2016 Ford Edge with Hands-Free Liftgate Sensor
    I can help you find a hitch for your 2016 Ford Edge Sport. All of the trailer hitches offered for your vehicle will only slightly interfere with your power lift gate. The only area affected is right by the hitches receiver, it should function properly as long as you wave your foot not directly below the hitch receiver. I would highly recommend the Draw-Tite hitch # 75234 over the Curt hitch # C13234 you were looking at, because of the higher weight capacity and the fact that you will...
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitches C78KR and 13234 that Fit 2018 Ford Edge
    The difference you mentioned is the key difference between the hitches you referenced for your 2018 Ford Edge. The # C13234 is a much more visible option than the # C78KR which only has the hitch opening visible below the rear bumper. The # C78KR also has a higher towing capacity so it's the hitch I would recommend for your 2018 Ford Edge.
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  • Easiest Trailer Wiring Harness to Install on a 2017 Ford Edge Sport
    The Tekonsha Wiring Harness # 118677 is a T-connector that plugs into the wiring of your 2017 Ford Edge Sport behind both tail lights. It's a direct plug and play so there's no splicing or wire cutting necessary and will be a lot easier than a hardwire option. I've linked an install video on a 2015 Ford Edge which will be the same as on yours. If you also need a ball mount the Curt # C45036 is a great option because it includes the hitch ball and pin and clip. It's a 2 inch hitch ball...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Availability For a 2015 Ford Edge
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13234 is confirmed to fit the 2015 Ford Edge SE, SEL, Sport and Titanium trim levels. The current availability is shown on our product page. Be sure to look at the In Stock number for what is currently available. The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56272 will give you a 4-way flat trailer connection on the SE and SEL trims. The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56292 will give you a 4-way flat trailer connection on the Sport and...
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  • 2016 Ford Edge Titanium Hitch and Wiring Recommandations
    Both the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13234 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part# 75234 are confirmed fits for your 2016 Ford Edge Titanium. I verified this with Draw-Tite. If you'll need trailer wiring use the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118677. I've included videos on them being installed for you to check out.
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  • Do Draw-Tite Hitch Receivers for 2015 Ford Edge SEL Require Support Strap Like the Curt Hitch
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75214 that fits your 2015 Ford Edge SEL does not require the support strap, part # 18050, like the Curt Receiver # C13234 does. The strap is required per Curt's warranty when carrying any non-trailer loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. The other Draw-Tite # 75234 for the Edge SEL doesn't require the strap either. This hitch has a more hidden look since all you see when installed is the receiver tube and the safety chain loops.
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  • Wiring Harness Fit For 2019 Ford Edge ST With Curt Trailer Hitch
    We can get your 2019 Ford Edge ST set up with the right electrical wiring to add a 4-way, and for the ST model you will need the following: - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118805 I verified for you that this will fit the ST, and will work superbly for you with the Curt hitch you mentioned, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13234. The only other thing I recommend is adding mounting brackets, the No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket # 18140...
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