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Curt Bumper Hitch - - E-3S Review

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Review of Curt Specialty Trailer Hitches E-3S


Today, were going to review part# E-3S. This is the Curt 2 Inch Bumper Hitch, with a 5000 pound gross towing weight capacity. This bumper hitch has a 2 inch square receiver opening which is ideal for hitch accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers. This does bolt to the underside of your pick up step bumper, so you just move this up then bolt it into place. If you notice, some of the sides on the wings here, there's openings, this here are actually your integrated safety chain hookups. On the plate itself, you notice the 4 holes, 2 elongated holes in the front, and 2 regular holes in the rear. Basically, you would use the included hardware which is shown here.

The 3 1/4 inch grade 8 bolts and the 2 1/2 inch grade 8 bolts, the 2 smaller ones and their flange nuts would be used in the rear. You put your flange nuts in. The 2 larger 3/4 grade 8 bolts would be used in the front, and you line the holes up. These holes are put at a distance that you'd usually match a lot of the holes already in the step bumper. If they do not line up to the step bumper, you would have to drill new holes. Just to give you an idea, the front row of holes if we go the elongated holes center to center.

It's going to measure 8 3/4 inches. The rear holes, center to center, 6 inches. The measurement from the front of the receiver opening to the back of the plate, it's going to be right at 6 inches. The plate length, front to back, it's going to be right at 4 inches. The total side to side width, it's going to be right at 14 inches. Basically, this will offer a lower hitch point to provide leveled trailer towing.

Also has a nice black powder coat finish, helps resist corrosion. Again, the weight capacity is 5000 pounds gross towing weight capacity and a 500 ton weight capacity. You do want to check your step bumper to find out what the gross towing weight capacity is of your step bumper. If it is less than those numbers, then you'll need to go buy the lesser mount for the weight capacity. The other thing they include are these 2 spacers. These would into play if by chance from the bottom of your step bumper, sometimes they do put a welded tab on the bottom.

That would be underneath, so when you go mount this up flat, that tab might not allow this to go flat. What you want to do in that case in take the spacers they included that slide on to these 3 1/4 inch bolts. They will just slide down until they hit the shoulder. Then what you would do is go to install them, you just go like that, put the other one on there, drop it in, and it gives you about a 1 inch clearance for anything that might be underneath your step bumper on your vehicle. If you don't have anything underneath it, you can just go ahead and mount it the normal way. That should do it for the review on part # E-3S the Curt 2 Inch Bumper Hitch with the 5000 pound gross towing weight capacity. .


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