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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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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price Windstar trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Ford Windstar, 1998 trailer hitch by Curt are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-1624 to order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13085, or order online at etrailer.com.
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1998 Ford Windstar - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000
  • Curt
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 400
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Ford Windstar'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, bolts overseas


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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13085 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 13085 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.



Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Drilling required for installation






Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13085

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (38 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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Not difficult to install. Very well made receiver build to last! I have always received top notch service from etrailer and this purchase was no exception.



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2000 Ford Windstar

......Thank you for this great hitch......I upgraded from a Class 2 hitch to a class 3 for my 2000 Windstar van, and I have bee very happy with it...It fit perfectly, and installed quickly and securely, and is still doing great.....Sorry I have no pics, but I am still stuck in the 1950's............Thanks again, and keep up your good quality products and service.....Mike P.


Comments
still great!-no problems whatsoever.....I have pulled two different trailers thousands of mikes with that hitch , within the past year..........thank you so much for selling safe, quality products.....keep up the good work....
Mike P - 10/13/2020


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2003 Ford Windstar

Great Hitch. Installed easily on my minivan. The instructions and install kit made it very quick and simple. I'm able to use a tow basket on the back of my van now.



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2003 Ford Windstar

Good product at good price not hard at all to put in. Was worried when I first looked under van cuz there are some A/C line's back there and I don't remember seeing them in the video but the hitch does not go back that far. this was the second hitch I have bought from etrailer and have had no problems and shipping is always fast..


Comments
Still works well.. no problems
Dan M - 09/21/2017



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2000 Ford Windstar

Dylan, you and the other staff made the product selection, ordering and purchase easy, efficent and enjoyable. The hitch and harness were delivered not just on time, but a day early. This allowed me to get it installed in time to use it when I needed it. I would gladly order more purchases from you in the future, and I will definitely recommend your company to anybody who wants to buy these kinds of items. The product was a trailer hitch and wiring kit for a Ford Windstar 2000. The installation went quickly and was exactly like the instruction video. The total time of the hitch and wiring took just over 2 1/2 hours. I drilled two holes on each side, otherwise it was a straight bolt-on installation. The slotted bolts with the pull-through wires made the bolt positioning very easy. In summary, the Etrailer.com company is obviously a well managed, well staffed group that knows their business, is customer oriented and has competitive pricing. I never dealt with a company that was more satisfying. I especially enjoyed working with you, Dylan.



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Loved this product it was easy to install they provided the wire to feed the bolts through the frame. The hitch lined up perfectly with the factory holes and the other holes were easy to drill because they predrilled the holes for you on the hitch. I pulled my boat the same day I installed the hitch and all together only took about half an hour could be done in less time if you had a lift. The costumer service was astounding they not only got my order quickly processed but they up graded my shipping for free and I got my order the next day. I love the product and I love this company I would recommend it to all my friends and family it is definitely safe and reliable. Thank you etrailer.com and all of your employees



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2001 Ford Windstar

I was very impressed with etrailer.com. They have the best web-site ever. I new nothing about hitches. Their website had all the information I needed to ensure I ordered the right hitch for my Ford minivan and great instructions for correct installation, including their very helpful videos. The hitch works great.



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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

All needed products and parts were included and easily identified. The wire for threading the pieces worked unbeliveably well. Hitch will be used to transport wheelchair for my son-in-law who is totally disabled. Thanks for a good product and a great video of the instalation process.



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2002 Ford Windstar

this was an easy to install product for my husband! he didnt know what fishwire was and it was still a snap(once he found out what it was for). Shipping was extremely FAST which was helpful and although he didnt use the customer service they seem readily available. Communication emails from this company were great every step of the way which provided a great experience! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!



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I haven’t had my hitch installed yet but the service from the company was outstanding. With very prompt FREE delivery. The hitch does appear to be of the highest quality. I will be using it for a 2 bike carrier. Thanks, Craig L.



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2011 Ford Windstar

This is the 3rd hitch I've bought from this site. The first 2 were 1 1/4" since I have a small camping trailer, a small car and a minivan. Both fit perfectly & were easy to install. I recently bought the 2" hitch to accommodate my new bike hauler. I also bought the wiring kits and wish I'd installed the van kit before I went on vacation in 2011. It turned out that someone had previously installed a wiring kit on my van, so I went with that. It failed after 3 days. For the next 4 weeks we rigged a system that plugged into a power point in the back of the van. It had to be unplugged every time we stopped. It sucked. After arriving home, I installed the wiring kit that I got from etrailer.com, and and have been running fine ever since. After all of the trouble this van has had (Ford Windstar, 2003), I'm guessing that it won't last much longer, but when I replace it, I'll definitely buy a hitch from etrailer.com. I've had nothing but good results with the hitches & wiring kits.



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2001 Ford Windstar

Hitch came fast and no issues. Installation instructions where clear and I had it installed in less than 2 hours. This is the 3rd or 4th product I have purchased from etrailer and I have always been satisfied with both the price and the product. I would do business with etrailer again.



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1999 Ford Windstar

I would give you five stars but the information on how to install the trailer hitch needs to be more clear, and that you needed to drill holes in the frame to finish the install thanks



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Mounted by myself in front yard. Kit has everything you need. Have been pulling my boat and utility trailer with no problems.



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2002 Ford Windstar

Fits fine but the bolts would not (fish) thru the hole in the frame, the heads on the bolts were to big. Had to use a bigger hole further up the frame and add a short piece of wire to the included fish wire since it would not reach.



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Always have great success with your company and staff. Happy New Year!!!!


Comments
Great no problem customer very happy.
Gene - 12/30/2020


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I give it five star's because it was fast on delivery and after ordering my towing hitch they sent a email for concerns,, if i had any questions or even if i needed to change my order i could talk to someone direct.. thats good service.. thanks



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The kits are great a very good company to deal with very professional.



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Easy install. Make sure you have a good 1/2 inch drill bit on hand. It will make the job so much easier. I suggest buying a new one for this install.



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2000 Ford Windstar

Got hitch on time. Tracking info was excellent. Had my mechanic to install and he had no problems. Reasonable price quick shipping good customer service.



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2000 Ford Windstar

The trailer hitch was very well constructed, which is very important to us. We will be using the hitch to pull a drag car to the local race tracks.



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2000 Ford Windstar

Very easy to install, directions easy to read, all the hardware was there! Thank you so much Lawrence Swanson



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Ford Windstar

Stacy The Tow was very easy to install Took me about 40 min. to install on ford windstar very happy that it works like it should again thanks for your help and your product I would recommend Etrailer for future I will send a picture of the hicth soon thanks again for your help and quick response Joe m.



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Shipping great price was wonderful easy to order . Will not know more until later as this is a gift. I am satisfied will shop with again



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I agree with Richard Burnham Jr. post on 5/1/11. Easy to install. Took about an hour, which includes gathering tools and cleaning up afterwards. Shipping was free and fast.


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Class III Trailer Hitch 13085 for 2002 Ford Windstar
    We do indeed sell the hardware kit for the Curt # 13085 hitch for a 2002 Ford Windstar. You'd want to order our replacement hardware kit, part # RHK. On the product page, there's a field where you can input the hitch part number, 13085 and a drop down menu where you can choose the hitch manufacturer, which is Curt. The kit contains the following: 1 Fishwire tool for 1/2 inch bolt 6 1/4 inch x 1 inch x 2-1/2 inch square hole spacer plates 6 1/2-13 x 1-3/4 Carriage bolts 6 Hex Flange...
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  • How Much Ground Clearance On a 2002 Ford Windstar with Curt Trailer Hitch # 13085 Installed
    I can tell you how to measure to determine how much ground clearance you will have with the Curt hitch # 13085 installed on your 2002 Ford Windstar. First, take a look at the installation instructions I have linked for you to see the installation location on the van. If you measure from the bottom of the frame at the rear most attachment point down 6-3/8 inches, that will be where the bottom of the receiver will be. When parked on level ground, measure up from the ground to this point...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1999 Ford Windstar Behind a Motor Home or to Tow a Trailer with a Windstar
    Do you need to tow the vehicle BEHIND the motor home or do you need to tow the trailer behind the vehicle? Each of these situations requires different items. If you need to tow the 1999 Ford Windstar BEHIND a motor home then you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend # 493-1. These base plates provide a secure attachment point for the tow bar. For a compatible tow bar a good option is the Falcon 2, # RM-520....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Windstar
    For your 2003 Ford Windstar the Curt hitch part # 13085 is a confirmed fit and has the highest towing capacities of 4,000 lbs total trailer weight and 400 lbs tongue weight. From the research I did on your vehicle it can have towing capacities of between 2,000 and 3,500 lbs depending on how the vehicle is equipped so you would need to check your owners manual for more info. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • What is the Hole Spacing for Curt Trailer Hitch 13085 for a 2001 Ford Windstar
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and got the measurements you are looking for on trailer hitch # 13085 for your 2001 Ford Windstar. I have included a picture showing the measurements for you. Side to side spacing: Holes closest to receiver = 37.25 inches on center Middle holes = 37.714 inches on center Last set of holes = 37.75 inches on center Front to back spacing: Hole closet to receiver to middle hole = 6.9 inches on center Middle to last holes = 3.25 inches on center
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2000 Ford Windstar and Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations
    Your 2000 Ford Windstar has a gross trailer weight rating of 2,000 pounds unless it has the optional trailer tow package AND 3.8 liter motor. If it has both of those features then it is rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Curt trailer hitch # 13085 itself is rated for 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight so it covers all of the 2000 Ford Windstar models. But you are still limited to whatever the vehicle is rated for (see towing section of the owner's manual for more information) since all of...
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  • Will Curt Class III Hitch for 1999 Ford Windstar Work to Carry a Scooter Chair and Carrier 375 lbs
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13085 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1999 Ford Windstar and has a tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs so it should carry your chair and carrier setup that weight 375 lbs well. You will need to check the tongue weight rating of your vehicle to determine that your vehicle has the capacity to do this. In determining the overall towing capacity of a setup you must go with the lowest rated component as the overall capacity. Check out the installation...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Ford Windstar
    The Curt hitch does have a glossier finish if that is something you are concerned with. If you think you need the extra 500 pound capacity, you may want to use the Curt. Keep in mind, the hitches may be rated for more that your Windstar is capable of. If the Windstar has less towing capacity, that is the number you must go by. A lot of our customers are pretty brand loyal. If Draw-Tite has worked for you in the past, you would know what to expect of them so part # 75055 may be the one...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler and Weight Distribution for Towing Pop-Up With 2003 Ford Windstar
    Adding a transmission cooler is an excellent way to protect and prolong the life of your transmission for little cost. A transmission cooler is not a vehicle specific item. Since a transmission cannot be over cooled, we recommend choosing the largest and most efficient cooler that will fit in the available space. Since the ideal spot to mount a cooler is directly behind the grille in front of the radiator and AC condenser, you will need to measure that area to determine how much room you...
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  • How to Determine How Much Cargo Weight a 2002 Ford Windstar Can Safely Carry
    The gross vehicle weight rating of your 2002 Ford Windstar is 5,483 lbs. That means that if you subtract the curb weight of your Windstar from the 5,483 then you would know how much cargo you can carry inside your van. If you are unsure of your curb weight you could go to a weigh station and determine exactly what your vehicle weighs to get an exact amount of cargo weight your vehicle can handle.
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  • What Other Vehicles Does a Curt Class II Hitch from a 1996 Ford Windstar Fit
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13085 that we currently carry is designed to fit the 1995 - 2003 Ford Windstar. This will be the same for your hitch. No matter the classes for the hitches we carry they all have the same mounting locations on the frame.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Ford Windstar Fits Around and Allows Access to the Spare Tire
    The custom fit receiver hitch you are interested in, part # 13085, will fit around and allow you to access the spare tire. If you'll be towing with your van, you'll need the following parts to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness with 4 pin connector # HM40615 for models with a build date before November 2002 or # 118305 for models built after October 2002 Ball mount # 2923 2 inch trailer ball # 63845 1-7/8 inch trailer ball # 19260 I've linked to some install...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4 inch
    Yes, what you will need to do is search for RHK and that will take you to the replacement hardware kit page. Next, you will select add to cart, at the next page you will be prompted to enter your part number of 36189 and enter Draw-Tite as the manufacturer of your hitch and you will be ready to order the correct hardware kit for your hitch. I attached a direct link to the RHK also.
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  • How to Pick Out a Ball Mount for 2003 Ford Windstar with Hitch Installed
    The most popular option for a trailer hitch for your 2003 Ford Windstar is the Curt hitch part # 13085 which is a Class III, 2 inch opening trailer hitch. Now to pick out a ball mount you need to also know the height of the coupler on your trailer from the ground when it is level. Measure from the bottom of the coupler to the ground when level and then compare that to height of the hitch when installed. When we install the Curt on a 2003 Windstar just like yours we found the height to...
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  • Bike Rack to Carry Bike and Trike on 2003 Ford Windstar
    The only rack we carry that can handle the weight and size of a trike are hitch mounted racks. Additionally the only one that carries both a trike and 2-wheeled bike are from Hollywood Racks; parts # HR1450Z-R-TRKADP2. It may not be the prettiest of racks but it's solid and will get the job done as well as anything else. If your 2003 Ford Windstar doesn't already have a hitch you can add one using part # 13085.
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  • How Will the Curt Trailer Hitch Fit on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
    The Curt Trailer Receiver Hitch Class III, # 13084, main cross bar will fit under and back form the rear bumper on the 2000 Jeep Cherokee. See attach picture of this hitch we installed on this year Jeep. I have also attached an installation video of this hitch being installed on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee so you can see what is involved with the installation of this hitch. The Curt Hitch # 13085 that you referenced in your question actually only fits 1995-2003 Ford Windstar minivans.
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