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CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch #13542

Receiver Tube Size: 2 Class: Class 3 Hitch UPC: 612314035427 PC: 53

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MSRP $313.36

  • 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 cast, welded, seamless collar
  • Equipped with an open-back receiver for easy cleaning
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in USA

Notes:

  • Trailer hitch weight ratings are limited to vehicle manufacturer''s stated capacities
  • Includes installation hardware
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Details
UPC 612314035427
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Shipping Weight 39.000
Drilling Required Yes
Weight Distribution(WD) 4,000 LB
Weight Distribution Tongue Weight(WDTW) 400 LB
Weight 73
Weight Carrying Capacity(WC) 3,500 LB
Tongue Weight(TW) 350 LB
Receiver Tube Size 2

Additional Information

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 3,500 lbs. and a comparable tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. It is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Ford 500 sedan, Ford Taurus sedan, Ford Freestyle SUV, Mercury Sable sedan or Mercury Montego (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at curtmfg.com). 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 4,000 lbs. and the tongue weight capacity to 400 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.

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Vehicles

Year Make Model Style Install Time Other Hitches
2008 Mercury Sable Sedan 40 minutes
2007 Ford Freestyle All 40 minutes
2005 Mercury Montego All 40 minutes
2006 Ford Five Hundred All 30 minutes
2007 Mercury Montego All 40 minutes
2008 Ford Taurus All 40 minutes
2006 Mercury Montego All 40 minutes
2005 Ford Freestyle All 40 minutes
2006 Ford Freestyle All 40 minutes
2008 Ford Taurus X All 40 minutes
2005 Ford Five Hundred All 30 minutes
2007 Ford Five Hundred All 30 minutes
2009 Ford Taurus X All 40 minutes
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Just wanted to let you know ... I picked up a CURT #13542 Trailer Hitch for our 2005 Ford 500. Followed your installation instructions to the tee and installation was pretty much a snap. Had my doubts about the fishwiring of the fasteners but it worked like a dream. GREAT JOB FOLKS! Took a little longer than the 30 minutes but not too much more, mostly crawling in & out from under the car on our rock & gravel driveway to get the right tools and all that kind of stuff. Probably could have done it all by myself but had my wife come and hold one side up while I got a fastener on the other side. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME AND DESERVE A TWO THUMBS UP FOR A JOB DONE VERY WELL AND VERY NICELY! THANK YOU!

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