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 6,000 lbs. and a comparable tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. It is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the BMW X5 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. Though the weight capacity does not increase, this class 3 can be used in combination with a WD hitch to better stabilize the load (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.
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The kit came complete with all replacement fittings except 2 plastic rivets you need 6 not 4. Easy to strip down the back end just watch out for the rear light protectors the clips are brittle and you need to pull back the soft rubber and release with a slim long screw driver or they will break. Not the original bumper bar will not go on top of the hitch the hitch replaces the flimsy bar and your vehicle will be better off. Took me and my 10 year old boy just 90 minutes to install. No cutting needed anywhere the hitch comes in perfectly under the bumper shielding. If you have the rear sensors don't forget to plug them back in when reassembling... If you do you'll have to dismantle again. Hitch is a perfect fit with a good finish... You may need an extended socket to unscrew the nuts the thread is very long.