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Comparing 2" Trailer Hitches for 2020 Honda CR-V


Hello. I'm going to install a 2" trailer hitch on my 2020 Honda CRV. Can you compare the options and recommend the best one? I see that there are two available? Thanks!


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There are indeed two 2" trailer hitches available for your 2020 Honda CR-V; the etrailer # e98848 and the Curt # C13397. These Class III hitches are essentially identical in every way except for the finish/powder coat that they use. I personally prefer the unique matte black finish that the etrailer # e98848 uses compared to the shiner gloss-like powder coat on the Curt. I think this creates a more rugged appearance that more closely matches the vehicle and it's also going to do a better job of hiding scratches over time.

Otherwise both hitches will install the same way, offer a sleek hidden-crosstube design where only the 2" receiver is visible (see attached images), and feature the same 3,500 pound towing weight capacity and 525 pound tongue weight limit.

I have attached a full installation video that you can follow along with as well.

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Do you have a video of how to install the this etrailer 2" hitch #e98848, onto a new 2020 honda CRV yet, and if not do you take volunteers for this install at your facility? What would the cost be for such an install? Thanks,

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Reply from Jon G.

The newest CR-V installation video we have on the site for the etrailer hitch # e98848 is a 2019 model. We do take volunteers for our videos and if that's something you're interested in you can find out the details (pricing/install date) by reaching out to our customer service at 800-298-8924.

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