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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 C45CR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C45CR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 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.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • 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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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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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Installation Details C45CR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C45CR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (31 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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2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Toyota Highlander (210 total miles)- Box delivered rather beat up but that's understandable, weight and shape, good hardware securily attached. Hitch OK no dings or scratches, good finish. Instructions great! Basic tools and used peanut grinder with cut off wheel to trim under chassis cover. Installed by myself via car lift and a little rope to hold close to position making easy to final press up and install bolts. Hitch install was the easy part (Be sure to install washers correctly)... Taking the interior panels apart to access plug in module was an "exercise" that took 3 times as long to complete. Position module under cup holder so if need, can access inline fuse. I chose this over a factory install because hitch does not require added cost of new bumper panel and will act as a Skid before bumper panel gets caught and ripped off. Measuring receiver height I will get a 1" drop offset installed upwards to be slightly higher than wheel axle which with tongue weight should end up with a level trailer.



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Ford Transit Connect

This is my third purchase. Products fit exactly, no modification needed. The only feed back is that item is too heavy for its packaging box and lacking foam -> paint-scratches during transit (possible corrosion down the road) I had to touch up the scratches with Homedepot paint


Comments
I recommend touching up the hitch with a rust resistant paint which you will have on hand for regular hitch maintenance.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/25/2022


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2022 Toyota Highlander

Good price, fit perfect as described and the video tutorial made installation a piece of cake



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2018 Toyota Highlander

This is my 2nd hitch that I have purchased from etrailer in the last few years. No issues with shipping and I was able to install in under a hour. I did it solo by using jack stand to support one side then lifted and threaded bolt in opposite side. Then lifted off jack stand and threaded bolt in on jack stand side. Pretty straight forward.



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I thought it came with the wiring harness for the price I was disappointed it did not!!!!



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This is a well-built, rugged hitch. It fit my Toyota Highlander perfectly. etrailer's response to shipping my order was fast and accurate.



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2021 Toyota Highlander

Shipping was fast, item arrived in good condition. Installation was easy (on 2021 Highlander, with no jack and minimal help from a second person).



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I had an initial problem with the holes on the hitch not lining up with the frame on the SUV but after calling etrailer for help, Molly made some suggestions and sent me possible methods to eliminate the issue via email. Happy to say I was able to follow the instructions and that took care of it and the trailer hitch fits perfectly. Much appreciate the great customer service I received and will choose etrailer again for any future needs!



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Toyota Highlander

Super happy with my hitch from etrailer! I had it installed on my 2020 Highlander hybrid and it looks and works great. I was so impressed by all of the information and descriptions on their site. It provided all necessary to feel very confident in my choice. Thank you!



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Jeep Liberty

Easy to install with a helper. Tucks under the bumper and is nearly flush with the bumper so no brused shins. I also used the Redark Liberty for the controller and a Hopkins 47185 multi-tow plug.



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Received the hitch the next day when others were 6 month lead time. Very Pleased.



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Well packaged, exactly what I needed



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2021 Toyota Highlander

It was a perfect fit !!! Bolted right up, we are very pleased.



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I have never been disappointed by the quality of the hitch or the fit. Delivery is fast as well. I would refer this company to family or friend.



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Great customer service! I got my order delivered before the scheduled delivery date. I can wholeheartedly recommend this company.



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2021 Toyota Highlander

Great customer service and product was shipped on tome



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Good communications!! Would Recommend!!



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I was very surprised to see it delivered in two days such a big item, it came in great shape and only took one hour to put on the vehicle thanks for a great service



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Fast delivery service, have what I need ed.



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Good item good price. I’m happy



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  • Is There A Trailer Hitch That Will Fit A 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid With 20" Wheels?
    Though we do have hitches available for your 2022 Toyota Highlander AWD Platinum Hybrid, like the Curt # C45CR (which is the highest rated option), the largest spare that can be stored under the vehicle after an install will be 18". This is due to where the hitch will sit. Unfortunately, there just will not be enough room for both under the vehicle.
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  • Hitch Install for 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Regarding Fascia Trimming
    Yes, you will need to remove the fascia and then trim it to replace it after the install of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C45CR. Install will take about an hour, there is NO drilling holes required. You will need to remove and trim some of the underbody/fascia to have a proper fit. If you have a spare tire that is over 18 inches you will not be able to store it underneath anymore as the hitch receiver will not allow for it to be replaced. However if you...
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  • Best Hitch Receiver for a 2022 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C45CR is the best hitch for your 2022 Toyota Highlander. It has a 900 lbs maximum tongue weight which is the highest out of the available hitches for your Highlander. This hitch is custom fit and bolts directly to your Highlander's frame with included hardware. It does not require any welding or drilling. This hitch has a 5 star rating as well. I have attached an installation video. You will want to check your Highlander's owners manual for your...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible with 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part # C45CR is confirmed to fit your 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE. The only fit restrictions known are, if your spare tire is more than 18", it will need to be removed and will not be able to stored under the vehicle.
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  • What Hitch and Weight Distribution System do You Recommend for My 2022 Toyota Highlander Non-XSE?
    It is always a great idea to install a weight distribution hitch on your 2022 Toyota Highlander (non-XSE). For a hitch that is perfect for your application, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch # C45CR. When used with a weight distribution system, this hitch not only provides up to 900 pounds of maximum tongue weight and 8,000 pounds of maximum gross towing weight, it also comes with a superior gloss outer coat over the base powder coat to give you ultimate protection against rust and corrosion. As...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited
    Yes for your 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited we have the Curt Hitch part # C99FR as a confirmed fit that would work great. I recommend this hitch highly as it's mostly hidden too. I attached a picture that we got from a customer that shows it installed on a 2020 Limited just like yours as well.
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2020 Toyota Highlander Work With Hands Free Liftgate
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C45CR (Visible Crosstube) and part # C99FR (Hidden Crosstube) are both great options for a 2020 Toyota Highlander. In regards to compatibility with the hands free liftgate feature, what we have found is that it will limit use to placing your foot on either side of the receiver tube but it will not completely restrict use.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C99FR for a 2020 Toyota Highlander Work With Weight Distribution System
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C99FR is a great option for a 2020 Toyota Highlander. It has a hidden crosstube design which is great for aesthetics but it also means you forgo some capacity and the ability to use a weight distribution system. If you are willing to forgo aesthetics then you can use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C45CR which is rated higher and can be used with a weight distribution system.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C99FR is a fit for a 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE. I checked with Curt and this hitch was actually designed specifically for the XSE models.
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  • Does Install of Curt Class III C45CR Hitch Require Drilling Holes in 2021 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt Class III Hitch, part # C45CR won't require drilling to be installed on a 2021 Toyota Highlander. The hitch fits all models of the 2021 Highlander, with the exception of the XSE model. For the XSE model, you'd use the # C99FR hitch. Be aware, that the hitch will fit models with an 18 inch or smaller spare tire under vehicle; larger spare tires will not be able to be stored under the vehicle. You can look over the installation instructions for both hitches by using the provided links.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Available For A 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum Hybrid
    If you are looking for the best hitch we currently have available for your 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum Hybrid, you will want the Curt # C99FR. This is rated up to 5,000 pounds towing and 500 pounds of tongue weight, but you will need to check your owner's manual for your vehicle's capacities as it can vary. With that said, the reason I say this is the best option is due to how it will install. Thee is no drilling required for the install, though there will be trimming or removal of...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Used With The Curt C99FR Hitch On A 2022 Toyota Highlander?
    Though I will have another Curt hitch available, the Curt # C99FR cannot be used with weight distribution, unfortunately. This is due to how the receiver tube is attached to the cross tube. Weight distribution will just cause too much stress on it. With that said, the Curt # C45CR will be the better option for your 2022 Toyota Highlander. This is designed to be a bit more robust and will handle weight distribution very nicely. This will install the exact same way as well and I included...
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  • Complete Towing Setup For A 2022 Toyota Highlander
    For your 2022 Toyota Highlander, we have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C45CR. This is the highest capacity trailer hitch we offer for your Highlander. This hitch has a maximum GTW of 6,000-lbs, and a maximum TW of 900-lbs. Additionally, this hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system, should you want to use one. To complete a towing setup, you'll need a ball mount # C45534, and trailer hitch wiring # C59496. You'll want to measure the rise and drop needed for your vehicle...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum with Full Size Spare Tire
    I checked with Draw-Tite and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT84MR is a fit for a 2021 Toyota Highlander all models so it will work on a Platinum with the full size spare tire. It is the only option we have that is compatible with the full size spare tire.
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C45CR is the correct trailer hitch fit for a 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid. It features a bolt-on install with no drilling required. It will be great for towing or for use with hitch mounted accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers.
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  • What Do I Need To Tow A Trailer With My 2022 Toyota HIghlander
    In order to tow a trailer with your 2022 Toyota Highlander you will need the following items, a hitch receiver and a 4-way connector. The hitch receiver that I recommend is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2", part # C45CR. It has a maximum tongue weight of 900 lbs and a maximum gross trailer weight of 6,000 lbs. Once this hitch receiver is installed you can get your 4-way connector. This will allow your trailer to mirror the lights of the tow vehicle. Once installed...
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  • Will The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness 4 Pole Flat Trailer Connector Work With 2022 Toyota Higlanders
    Yes the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # TK99FR Is a confirmed fit for the 2022 Toyota Highlander. You can quickly and easily install a 4 way trailer connector with this wire harness. The connection points are behind the trim panel near the driver's side rear seat belt bracket. If you are in need of a hitch receiver, I suggest the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C45CR. It is a class 3 hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening, a...
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  • What Hitch do You Recommend for My 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum?
    From the sounds of your question, I believe you meant to say Hybrid Platinum instead of Hybrid Premium. For a great 2-inch hitch option that fits your model, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C45CR. Not only does this hitch provide your vehicle with 900 pounds of maximum tongue weight and 8,000 pounds of maximum gross towing weight, it also comes with a gloss outer coat over the base powder coat that provides you superior protection over other brands....
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  • Recommended Hitch for a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    We have a few hitches that will work great for your 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. We have the Curt Trailer Hitch # C99FR. It has a max tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs and a max gross trailer weight capacity of 5,000 lbs. If you would like a hitch that is rated for a bit more weight capacity, I would go with # C45CR. This hitch has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 900 lbs and a max gross trailer weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. With either of these hitches you will want to check what...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Toyota Highlander Limited
    There is a trailer hitch receiver available for your 2021 Toyota Highlander, however, there are not any Class 1 receivers available. This is mainly because your vehicle is made to easily haul cargo that exceeds the capabilities of any Class 1 receiver. The receiver you mentioned # C114123 is not a confirmed fit for your Highlander. I recommend looking into the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C45CR. This has a max tongue weight rating of 900lbs and max towing...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Toyota Highlander XSE
    I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C45CR for your 2022 Toyota Highlander XSE. The reason this hitch is the best option for you, compared our options is because, this is the only hitch that allows use of a weight distribution system. This hitch has plenty of capacity, topping out with a maximum of 6,000 lbs GTW, and 900 lbs maximum tongue weight; and when using a WDS, the maximum GTW is 8,000 lbs, with a maximum tongue weight of 900 lbs. I suggest purchasing a wiring kit as...
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  • Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness for a 2022 Toyota Highlander LE
    Yes, we do have a hitch receiver that will fit your 2022 Toyota Highlander LE. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C45CR. This is a custom fit 2" receiver that installs to your Toyota with included hardware and does not require any drilling or welding. I have linked an installation video. If you are in need of a wiring harness I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector item # TK99FR. This plugs into your Highlanders wiring...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2020 Toyota Highlander With Full-Size 20" Spare Tire
    The only trailer hitch option we offer for a 2020 Toyota Highlander that will allow a full-size spare wheel/tire to be reinstalled is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT84MR. The Curt trailer hitch options part # C99FR and part # C45CR both require that a full-size spare wheel/tire not be reinstalled.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Toyota Highlander Compatible W/ Weight Distribution
    The reason the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR you were looking at is not rated for weight distribution hitches is due to its design, the Draw-Tite # DT84MR has a similar design and is also not rated for weight distribution. It does mount differently than the Curt # C45CR as these two hitches have different designed mounting brackets. Since you are planning on using a weight distribution hitch I recommend going with the # C45CR instead. This hitch will not fit if your 2021 Toyota...
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