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Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Honda Odyssey

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How to Install the Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2018 Honda Odyssey


Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Honda Odyssey we're gonna be taking a look and showing you how to install the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver, part number C13370. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. As you can the cross tube is visible, but it does have a round tube design to help fit the contour of the vehicle. The hitch does sit nicely underneath the bumper fascia so you're not gonna have to worry about hitting your legs or your shins on when you're loading or unloading the back of the vehicle. However you still have plenty of room to get to your hitch pin hole.It's gonna be a class three, it's gonna be two inch by two inch, hitch pin hole is gonna be five-eighths in diameter, it is gonna have a reinforced collar to help with a little stability on the receiver tube, has plate style safety chain hook up or safety chain loops. Give you plenty of room for different sized safety chain hooks.Have 525 pound max tongue weight which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube and it's gonna have a 3,500 pound max trailer weight which is the trailer plus the load included.

Now you can use weight distribution with this, the tongue weight's gonna stay the same however the trailer weight's gonna go up to 5,000 pounds. Now I do recommend checking your owners manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're gonna want to pick the lowest number between the hitch and the vehicle.Now we will give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mounted accessories you many need such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper will be about three inches. From the ground to the top inner most part of the receiver tube will be about 14 and a half inches.Now let's show you how to get this installed.

First thing we need to do to begin our installation is we need to lower our exhaust. First we need safety strap and you can hang it anywhere that's solid. What I like to do is hang it from the springs because they're easily accessible.Next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take some lubrication and we're gonna spray two rubber hangers, you're gonna have one here and you're gonna have one at the center of the vehicle. Next we're gonna take a crowbar and we're gonna start from the one toward the back of the vehicle and we're gonna pry it off of the metal hanger and lower it just a little bit. Next we're gonna have two plastic push pins for our exhaust deflector, we need to remove that.

Take a flathead screwdriver, push right up the center and pry the center out and we'll get the whole thing.Next here on our driver's side we need to remove this panel. We're gonna have four plastic push pins that we're gonna need to remove. Again, flathead screwdriver, you pull down the center, you get the base too. We're gonna have a Philips screw right on the inside of the fender wall. Next we're gonna have a nut right up here on the inside, you're gonna use a 10 millimeter socket and we'll just pull this out and set it aside for now.Here at the back of the vehicle we're gonna be using these three holes.

You notice these two our weld nuts are already in the frame, always a good idea to clean the threads because they are open to the elements. You want to make sure that you don't cross thread your bolt when you're putting it in. We'll spray a little bit of lubricant in there, we'll just take a tube brush and run it up through the weld nut just to make sure there's nothing stuck in there. Then we're gonna do that on both sides of the vehicle.Next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take our pull wire, spacer block, put the spacer block on the wire and you're gonna take a carriage bolt and we're gonna thread it onto the end of our pull wire. We're gonna do what's called a reverse pull, so we're gonna stick the bolt up through this hole first and then we'll stick our spacer block up inside and pull them back through. Then we're gonna do that same thing on the other side.Now with an extra set of hands first we're gonna feed our pull wires through the appropriate holes on our passengers side we're gonna go over top of the exhaust. Then we're gonna take a hex bolt, conical toothed washer, teeth facing toward the hitch and go ahead and hang tighten one end on each side just to hold the hitch in place so we can put in the rest of our hardware. Now we can finish putting in the remaining hardware, we'll have another hex bolt, conical toothed washer here and we're gonna have the same thing on the other side of the vehicle. In here we'll remove the pull wire and we'll put on a flange nut. Put a little bit of pressure against that bolt and it makes it a little bit easier to thread on the nut. Then we'll repeat that on the other side.Now we're gonna need an 11-16th socket and a three quarter inch socket. 11-16th socket is gonna be for the flange nuts, we'll go ahead and tighten up our hardware. Three quarter inch socket's gonna be for our hex bolts. Next we'll torque all of our hardware to the specifications in the instructions. You're gonna repeat that for all remaining hardware.We'll go ahead and reinstall our exhaust deflector and take your push pin, push in the center. Feed it through the hole, push in the center. So our panel that goes in here on our drivers side you have the option to trim it to fit in there. In this case we're not gonna be putting it back in. Now we'll go ahead and get our exhaust back in place, we'll spray the hanger, slide our hangers back into place, just like that. Once you have that done you can remove your safety strap.That'll do it for our look at and installation on the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver, part number C13370 on our 2018 Honda Odyssey.


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