Class 3 Trailer Hitch
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Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch

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The CURT class 3 trailer hitch is the most common type of trailer hitch installed on full-size pickup trucks and SUVs. It is also found on full-size cars, crossover SUVs, minivans and mid-size trucks. That is because the class 3 packs the punch of a heavyweight hitch while still staying light on its feet. This CURT class 3 hitch offers a gross trailer weight capacity of 4,000 lbs. and a comparable tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs. It is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Ford Aerostar van (standard or extended) (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at It features a square tube frame and comes with all necessary hardware for a complete installation.The 2" x 2" receiver tube opening of this class 3 hitch is able to accept a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, or a ball mount to tow most standard size trailers, including utility trailers, single-horse livestock trailers, boat trailers and large campers. One special feature about the class 3 that is not found in classes 1 or 2 is its compatibility with a weight distribution hitch. When used in combination with a WD hitch, this class 3's gross trailer weight capacity increases to 6,000 lbs. and the tongue weight capacity to 600 lbs. (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component).CURT class 3 trailer hitches are engineered to be strong and capable, having a quality steel frame and a solid finish. They are put through strenuous testing before being deemed ready for market and come with two coatings -- a liquid Bonderite coating and a powder coat in high-gloss black -- that cure together to form a strong resistance against rust, scratching, UV damage and other wear. Our hitches are our pride, and as such, we back them up with a limited lifetime warranty and a one-year finish warranty.

Product Features:
  • Made with a vehicle-specific design for a custom fit
  • Tested for safety in accordance with SAE J684
  • Precisely welded for superior strength and fit
  • Protected by a durable high-gloss black powder coat finish
  • Co-cured in a rust-resistant liquid Bonderite coating
  • Strengthened with a forged, welded, seamless collar
  • Equipped with an open-back receiver for easy cleaning
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in USA
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Attachment Location:Vehicle Frame or Bumper (Varies by Application)
Drilling Required:Yes
Finish:Powder Coat
Maximum Gross Towing Weight Carrying:4000 lbs
Maximum Gross Towing Weight Distributing:6000 lbs
Maximum Tongue Weight Carrying:400 lbs
Maximum Tongue Weight Distributing:600 lbs
Mounting Hardware Included:Yes
Mounting Type:Bolt-On
Receiver Size:2 in


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Curt Class III Receiver Hitch


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      Comments about Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch:

      This unit, custom made for the 1986-97 Ford Aerostar, fits perfectly. It is well made and was dimensionally square. Shipment was fast and it arrived complete with all hardware and without damage.

      Some caveats on installation. The instructions are worthless and misleading. They estimate 45 minutes. It took me many hours. The major problem is that the 'access hole' in the Aerostar frame is way too small to enable the bolts and back-up plates to get inside the frame. So you have to double the size of this access, while on your back and using the limited tools available to the average shade tree mechanic.

      Once this laborious work is done the fishwire method employed to position the bolts works well.

      Don't bother removing the rear bumper in hopes that the rear of the frame will then be exposed, greatly simplifying the job. This is all boxed in and just results in uneccessary work.

      You do have to temporarily remove the rubber bumper stops that are attached to the rear axle. This is necessary to free up space for your drill to drill the forward holes.

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