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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 13229 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13229

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • No Cross Tube
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 5500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 550 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
    • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 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.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13229

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (142 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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This style of hitch was very easy to install, because it bolts right to the frame and to the rear bumper. And it is class III--hard to believe! That was why I bought it. This can be easily installed by the individual with a little common sense, except for one significant problem: the torque that is required for all of the bolts. I believe that although I torqued the center bumper bolt to about 260 foot pounds, and the frame bolts to about 185 foot pounds, the hitch will stay in place. The manufacturer calls for torques that are much higher. The average repair shop will not have a torque wrench that is adequate for the torque required by the manufacturer. I took mine to two different repair shops, and neither had a torque wrench that would go that high. Still I've used the hitch a few times, and it has performed well.


Comments
Flawlessly!
Joseph - 10/25/2020


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Great hitch! It shipped on time and installation was very easy, took less than 5 minutes. I will use it to tow a 4X8 trailer. Very straightforward and simple process. Etrailer website made it easy for me to make sure the hitch fit my vehicle (2006 Dodge Dakota).



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Well made unit. The quality was better than I expected. Extremely Easy to install. I would definitely recommend this product and company! PERFECT EXPERIENCE!!!!



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The 3/4 bolt that came with this hitch would not screw in but one turn. I had to use a die nut to cut the correct threads. All went together good. Hitch is good quality but the bolt brought my opinion down



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I was looking for a hitch receiver for my truck and came a cross this one in E-tailer, it was easy to in stall. All the bolts and nuts came with it as well as instructions how to install it. It's worth the money I spent on it. Vince



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2011 Dodge Dakota

This is way better than paying $342.56 for the dealership to put one on for me when i bought my 2011 dakota 4X4. I timed myself when installing this hitch. just under 9 minutes looks great, works good too. Wou will not be displeased with this buy!!!



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Arrived on time, solid product.A lil too much paint in the threads but no big thing.These guys do good!...have used etrailer numerous times.... always a clean transaction and good quality products. No hesitation is using again.



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Delivered fast & was easy to install excellent quality



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45 mins after it arrived by ups hitch and wiring were installed. Real easy install. Not to awful happy about the goofy Allen head bolt that goes through the bumper but it works I guess . Not much of a surface to hold its torque but we'll see after some use.


Comments
Very heavy rust hear at the beach powder coating was not the way to protect this item. A Good primer and epoxy paint would be much better.
Keith - 06/08/2020


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Fits like a glove. Got it paired with my wiring harness.



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I have purchased a few other Curt products over the past few years and have found them to be exceptional. This one has left me disappointed. The new, out of the box item, had more dust on it than my entire cellar. There were scuff marks as well. The cap screw that goes through the bumper was difficult to thread because the receiver was heavily coated in production and a great deal of material had clogged the top threads. It took quite an effort to clean the threads without damaging them. I have not yet installed the receiver but I certainly hope it performs better than it looks!



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2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Top bolt threads a little difficult but. Greased it and then scrwwee down ok . fit perfectly. Great deal along with the tail light wiring. Easy to install



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2007 Dodge Dakota

easy installation



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Previous posts complained that 3/4” ball hitch flange bolt was hard to thread in to receiver. As a precaution I chased the threads of hitch with bolt prior to mounting. I found it easier to fasten down loosely bumper bolt and then put in frame bolts.



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2011 Dodge Dakota

It took longer to find the tools than the time to install trailer hitch anyone wanting a good product you need to get up with etrailer.com



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2008 Dodge Dakota

Easy to install. Good price. Fast shipp ing.



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2011 Dodge Dakota

This product came super fast and was better then I expected!!! Installation was fast and simple. Very happy with the product and company



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I received fast service and item was as described. I will use the hitch along with a bed extender to carry my 12" kayak in the bed of my p/u. Thank you very much!


Comments
It still works fine, heavy duty, high quality!
terry l - 11/03/2017



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Let me begin by saying that etrailer.com is one of the best places to order parts from online and this review is for the product that I ordered. This trailer hitch has a major problem! I saw this hitch and was impressed on the ease of installation and such a compact size....not having to do a major installation was REALLY enticing. Received the order in a few days, went out to install it and then the nightmare began. Started threading the large top bolt and within the first two threads it became hard to turn. Checked to make sure it wasn't cross threading...no, it's good...turned some more and it was really tight. Okay, almost tight...bolt bottomed out before it seated! Grrrr! Removing it was the most difficult bolt I have ever removed! Almost stripped the alan socket wrench...breaker bar...penetrating oil...heat, you name it! Finally got it off and noticed that bolt threads on the tip had broken off and bunched up on themselves. Stripped the threads on the hitch. Called etrailer.com and they confirmed that they have had problems with that hitch and would send out a new one. Got it within a few days, pulled it out of the box and tried the bolt again...started out the same way. Many phone calls, internet searches and just plain frustration lead to just buying a tap...not everyone has a 3/4-10 tap! Chased the threads and Presto! The bolt threads all the way to the end...what a concept! Why not have the guy doing the QC do it at the factory...Oh! No! Let's just let the customer deal with it...we need to get these out so we can go home and... Really!! Etrailer.com who sold me the product is Top Notch! The company that manufactures it...Not So Much! Thank you etrailer.com for all you have done to make this right for me!



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Great communication. Fast and courteous service. The hitch receiver is perfect, super easy to install but need an unusual 12mm Hex wrench.



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The hitch was easy to install. Makes a more solid towing area than just the bumper. But my truck is not up for pulling heavy trailers. But it is handy for smaller trailers or my car hauler when empty ,Or small camper trailers. It is nice to just change the receiver to which ever one I need for that day or times use. It does suit my needs for this truck.



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solid product, fast delivery, good price



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This is the third hitch I've purchased from etrailer and as with the others this installed with a minimum of time spent with great results. If I would have one suggestion it would be to Curt to send the hitch with a standard Class 8 3/4-10 hex bolt instead of a flat head as where the hitch mounts there is no taper to match the bolt. Other than that it was a class act.


Comments
been working great no problems
Earl S - 03/23/2018



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2011 Dodge Dakota

your price was 3 times lower for the same one at the dodge dealership was this product bolted right up to my truck with no problem. Twenty minutes later I was towing my boat down to the water and went fishing. I didn't catch any fish but I did hook my boat onto a GREAT TRAILER HITCH



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2011 Dodge Dakota

Curt hitch arrived on date promised, per supplied instructions installed minutes and looks great! I can now use my various 2" hitch and ball assemblies for the different trailers I have on site. Wiring harness plugged in and was ready to go and solved my 7 pin socket need for camper and with the.4 pin flat included all connector needs are covered!


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Installation of Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 13329 on 2005 to 2010 Dodge Dakota
    The installation is pretty simple. One bolt passes through the bumper through the trailer ball hole plug located in the center of the bumper under the license plate area. The other two bolts attach the hitch to the bumper support. I will provide a link to the install instructions for your review.
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  • Installation of Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13229 on 2007 Dodge Dakota
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and when it comes to installing the Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13229, on your 2007 Dodge Dakota, the torque information given in the instruction is correct and has been tested. This is a 3/4 inch, grade 8 bolt that has been used for years and they have not had any issues of the bolt braking when torqued according to the instructions.
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  • Availability of Class IV Hitch for 2008 Dodge Dakota
    Most Class III hitches will have a Weight Carrying Capacity and a Weight Distribution Capacity. There is not a Class IV hitch available for the 2008 Dakota, but the Curt Class III receiver, part # 13230 has an 8000 lb capacity when used with a weight distribution system. The W/D system will use leverage provided by spring bars to transfer a portion of the trailer tongue weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle, thus allowing the hitch to bear more weight. Although the hitch is rated...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ram Dakota
    Our most popular trailer hitch for your 2011 Ram Dakota is the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # 13229. This hitch offers a 2 inch hitch receiver with a 500 pound tongue weight capacity and 5,000 pound towing capacity. It is important to keep in mind that the vehicle's towing capacity should not be exceeded when choosing a trailer to tow. The # 13229 hitch is also compatible with weight distribution systems. Many of our customers have chosen this hitch for their Dakotas and have given great,...
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  • Torque of Curt Trailer Hitch on 2010 Dodge Dakota
    I have added a link to the instructions of the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13229 that fits your 2010 Dodge Dakota for you to check out. I also cut out a portion of these instructions for you which has the details of the torque you are looking for. I have also attached a link to a video of this hitch being installed on a Dakota for you check out which should be helpful.
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  • How Does Curt Trailer Hitch 13229 Install on a 2008 Dodge Dakota
    I have included a link to the installation instructions for Curt trailer hitch # 13229 and a video showing a typical installation. The instructions are pretty simple: 1. Remove existing hole plug (if present) on the center of bumper and return to vehicle owner. 2. Raise hitch into position by sliding the hitch chain plate behind the vehicle chain plate. Loosely secure hitch with 3/4-10 X 1 3/4 inch flat head socket cap screw through the bumper and bumper support and into the threaded...
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  • How to Determine Towing Capacity for a Hitch on a 2005 Dodge Dakota 2WD Quad Cab
    The Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13229, is designed and tested for fit and capacity, likewise the Dodge Dakota and Mitsubishi Raider have their own towing capacity ratings for the vehicle and bumper. In your case the vehicle attachment point is rated for 2,000 pounds capacity so that will be the maximum rating for your vehicle with the bumper mounted option. You always have to go by the lowest rated item in the towing system for maximum capacity. If you need more capacity than the bumper...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch for 2005 Dodge Dakota Come with Installation Hardware
    Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # 13229 does come with the necessary hardware for installation on your 2005 Dodge Dakota. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2000 Dodge Dakota
    No, the Curt trailer hitch # 13229 will not fit your 2000 Dodge Dakota but we do have other trailer hitches that will fit such as # C13280. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring to Tow a Rental Trailer with a 2007 Dodge Dakota
    The Curt trailer hitch # 13229 is a great value for your 2007 Dodge Dakota and is more than capable of towing a rental trailer. The hitch is rated for 500 pounds tongue weight and 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Compare that to the truck's towing capacity (in the owner's manual) and go by whichever rating is lower; the hitch or the truck. Uhaul requires a hitch on the vehicle as well as a functional trailer wiring harness. You can add a 4-Way flat trailer connector using # 118323....
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2000 Mercury Mountaineer
    The Curt hitch part # 13229 is not going to fit a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer as it is designed to fit Dodge Dakotas. Instead you'd need a hitch that is confirmed as a fit for your vehicle like the Curt # 13540 which will bolt right up.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Dodge Dakota that Does Not Require Drilling
    For a Class III hitch for your 2000 Dodge Dakota you would want a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75038. I can assure you that will not need to drill at all to install this product. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2005 Dodge Dakota
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13902 is a multi-fit, universal-type hitch so it doesn't have any specific trucks that it will fit. Curt only describes it by saying, "Fits most full-size pickups from Ford, GM and Ram" so it will likely fit your 2005 Dodge Dakota, but you may have to drill into your frame, and I have a much better option for truck. Instead of a multi-fit hitch, for your 2005 Dodge Dakota highly recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13229. The reason this is...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport
    For your 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 inch # C13280. This is a square tube design that will easily bolt on to your truck. It has a nice gloss black powder coat finish over a protective base coat for superior rust resistance. There is not a similar hitch to the Curt # 13229 available in style or in the number of bolts to install. It is not compatible with your model year. If you will be using this hitch receiver...
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