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Class 3 Hitch, 2", Select Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer (Square Tube Frame) #13106

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  • Rated to 5,000 lbs. gross trailer weight and 500 lbs. tongue weight
  • Compatible with weight distribution hitch (6,000 lbs. WD / 600 lbs. WDTW)
  • Engineered 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 A-coat, inside and out
  • Equipped with an open-back receiver for easy cleaning
  • Limited lifetime warranty (one-year finish, one-year parts)
  • Made in USA (may include imported hardware)


  • Trailer hitch weight ratings are limited to vehicle manufacturer's stated capacities
  • Includes installation hardware

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  • Installation DifficultyEasy
  • Main Body ShapeSquare
  • Tongue Weight (TW)500 LB
  • Weight Distribution (WD)6,000 LB
  • Shipping Weight41.000
  • Weight Carrying Capacity (WC)5,000 LB
  • Product Weight37.000
  • Drilling RequiredYes
  • HUB_USAD01
  • Part TypeClass 3 Trailer Hitch
  • WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty (One-Year Finish, One-Year Parts)
  • Weight Distribution Tongue Weight (WDTW)600 LB
  • MaterialCarbon Steel
  • Receiver Tube Size2 IN

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Driving the family up to the campground? Hauling tools and equipment from the home improvement store? Pulling your boat to the nearby swimming hole? Whatever your destination and whatever trailer you're towing, Bring It® with a CURT trailer hitch!

CURT class 3 trailer hitches are designed, built and tested to accommodate a wide variety of towing applications. They are used on everything from full-size cars, vans and crossovers to light-duty pickup trucks and SUVs. Class 3 trailer hitches are perfect for towing fishing boat trailers, popup campers, ATV trailers, utility trailers and much more. They are also ideal for adding storage space to your vehicle with a hitch-mounted cargo carrier or bike rack (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest-rated towing component).

Each CURT class 3 hitch is engineered to fit on a specific vehicle. This provides the best possible fit and easiest installation. This particular custom class 3 hitch fits specific years of the Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer (to verify vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide or use the Vehicle Lookup tool). It is designed to integrate with the vehicle's existing features and offer a reliable connection to your trailer.

This Ford / Mercury hitch is stringently tested in accordance with SAE J684 to ensure a weight carrying capacity of 5,000 lbs. gross trailer weight and 500 lbs. tongue weight. It is compatible with a weight distribution hitch to provide more stable towing and a weight distribution rating of 6,000 lbs. WD and 600 lbs. WDTW. It also features a 2" receiver tube opening to accept ball mount or other hitch accessory with a 2" x 2" shank.

From class 1 to class 5, all CURT custom-fit receiver hitches are made in the USA to ensure quality from design to finish (may include imported hardware). They are designed with hands-on engineering for a precise fit. They are welded using a combination of manual and robotic operations for speed and accuracy. Finally, they are finished with our unique co-curing process. Each hitch is dipped in a liquid A-coat for rust prevention, inside and out, and then co-cured in a durable black powder coat finish for maximum rust, chip and UV resistance.

Every CURT custom hitch design is thoroughly tested at our in-house testing facility in Detroit, MI. We adhere to the proposed SAE J684 testing protocols to make sure that the hitch you mount on your vehicle will be a dependable means to enjoy your lifestyle.

Whatever your passion -- whether it's hunting, fishing, camping, offroading or hard work -- you can expect reliability for the road ahead. All CURT custom hitches are covered by a limited lifetime warranty to give you confidence in each adventure, season after season.

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    Drilling Required

    Instructions say no drilling is required for a 2000 Explorer. This is not the case with a 2000 Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD. Two holes needed to be drilled for the adapter brackets as there were no appropriate holes in the top of the frame to receive the bolts.

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