Class 3 Trailer Hitch
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Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch

Part No. 13540 Warranty Details  

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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 Explorer 4-door, Ford Explorer Sport 2-door, Mercury Mountaineer or Mazda Navajo SUV (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at curtmfg.com). It features a round 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
  • Constructed with a sleek, round-tube main body
  • 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
Hitch Class:III
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
Outlet Quantity:Powder Coat
Receiver Size:2 in
Type:Custom

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Comments about Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch:

It fit perfectly on my 2001 Mercury Mountaineer with the large spare, the installation was easy and took about an hour with 2 people. It doesn't come with a pin for the hitch or any hitch accessories so if you need them they have to be purchased seperately.

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  • Q:

    I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport with a full sized spare tire underneath. Will this hitch fit around my spare tire.
    Asked on 8/28/2014 by Mike from Sneads Ferry, NC

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      A:

      Hi Mike, I'm glad to assist you! This is an exact fit for your a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport with a full size spare tire.

      Answered on 8/29/2014 by Vincent from AAP
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    i have a full size spare tire will this fit i hope
    Asked on 6/13/2013 by bobby c from brockton ma.

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      A:

      The Curt Class III; 2 in. Receiver Hitch (Part No. 13540) attachment location is vehicle Frame or Bumper, It varies by application. In order to assist you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application or you can contact us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store for further assistance.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Max from AAP
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