CURT Manufacturing Trailer Hitches Review & Giveaway

Having our new family bike adventures has been such a wonderful experience for us. Even our first trip out, when my tire blew out, my son’s pedals stopped working, and we were attacked by mosquitos was a ton of fun.  What was not fun was having to try to squish 3 car seats into the back of our 4Runner because my van was without a trailer hitch.  We knew very quickly that we needed a hitch that was made for a minivan, and fast. Curt Manufacturing has a huge selection of trailer hitches for all kinds of vehicles- a few simple bits of information entered via drop down menus on their site will give you options to choose from specific to your vehicle.

CURT Manufacturing, LLC stands for EXCELLENCE in our products and our people. We are a Manufacturer, Importer, and Distributor of Towing System products, OE Trailer products and Specialty Equipment products that combine competitive price, unsurpassed quality and unparalleled aesthetics. CURT aspires to be the industry leader by recognizing that the customer is King and that our people are our greatest asset.

Curt Manufacturing sent us a trailer  hitch made for our  2004 Toyota Sienna Minivan for review.

Once you click search, the results page is quick to come up- my results wielded 4 options to choose from.

What I like about this is how clear the choices are, and you know that they are specific to YOUR vehicle.  Before venturing to this site, I always just figured a trailer hitch was a trailer hitch and it would just screw onto the bottom of your car.  (Aren’t you glad I’m not in the trailer hitch installation business?) I’ve learned a lot.  Trailer hitches are not that simple and not all the same.

When we started looking for a hitch, my husband emphasized to me he would really prefer to go with one from Curt Manufacturing.  He explained that they’ve used Curt hitches at his work, and his family has used them, and they simply have a great reputation for quality.

Here’s another thing I was clueless about with trailer hitches:  They are big and they are HEAVY.

I had no idea a trailer hitch was this BIG! Nor heavy. I was wrong.

Tucked in the box for shipping

My husband has done this before, so install took him a little under an hour.  He has helpers on projects like I do so things tend to take a while….especially when your helpers ask eleven million questions.  Install was straightforward, no major issues, and as my husband said, very secure.

Great quality materials paired with excellent construction make our Curt Manufacturing Trailer Hitch one that we can use and rely upon to function properly for years.

One thing I like?  It doesn’t stick way out from behind my van!  That means I’m not banging my shins or ankles when I inevitably forget the hitch is on there (I may or may not be known for doing just that on the hitch ball we have on the 4Runner).

Before the Curt hitch was installed

With Curt trailer hitch installed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, I’m happy to have the hitch- it means we can travel with our bikes, even on a trip, without being super crowded or cramped.  It also means we can tow our boat with the van, if need be, or even the trailer.  Options are always nice.  If you are looking for a hitch for any of your vehicles, I definitely recommend that you head over to Curt Manufacturing first!

Here’s the van, with the hitch being used, and us about to head out on a bike adventure. While I’m gone, don’t forget to enter to win a hitch of your own!

One lucky US reader will win a trailer hitch for their vehicle! 

 

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  • I really encourage my father to buy this kind of car accessories. Not only it fits the car well but also functional.
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  • Honestly i'm not good at this kind of thing, maybe this one? http://www.curtmfg.com/Category/14/Bumper%20Mount%20Hitches We could really use one for our mini van!
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  • I would need this hitch. http://www.curtmfg.com/part/12094
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  • I liked that it can be put on at home and not be an all day project. Thanks for showing the before and after pictures of your van. Your husband did a good job.
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  • I think this is what I need http://www.curtmfg.com/part/12289
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  • i would need this one http://www.hitchsource.com/curt-q20-fifth-wheel-16530-r20-roller-16550-with-base-rails-16200-p-33346.html
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  • this is hte one I would get http://www.curtmfg.com/part/19010
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  • CURT Trailer Hitch #13044http://www.curtmfg.com/part/13044
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  • Any hitch would do!
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  • I like the CURT Hitch Lock & Coupler Lock #23574 hubby just had a hitch stolen from his truck- this would have kept it there!
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  • http://www.curtmfg.com/part/112091 this would be the one we needed.
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  • id love this hitch http://www.curtmfg.com/part/13701
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  • I would need this hitch: http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2009&make=GMC&model=Acadia&style=All
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  • I LOVE that the curt hitches are so easy to install and you can still pull up to 4000lbs :)
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  • while not 100% sure (have to check with hubby on exact year of truck lol) the CURT Trailer Hitch #13086 would be wonderful for his Toyota
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  • This one would be great CURT Trailer Hitch #13051
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  • I like that they have this: CURT Cargo Carrier #18100. I could find a million uses for this. Thanks!
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  • Try to buy one from Valley, will never get it. Was on the phone for an hour...no answer! Got on the phone with Curt they aswered their phones placed an order. got in three days. It fits and looks great! Thats a Great company!!
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  • I learned that a bumper hitch is only used for light weight towing like bike racks and cargo carriers.
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  • I like that they have a great reputation for quality. You sure don't want a trailer not holding on to the hitch!!
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  • My husband would love to have a hitch on our minivan! This one would fit ours http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2001&make=Dodge&model=Caravan&style=Except+Sport
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  • I need this one for my truck. http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2000&make=Nissan&model=Xterra&style=All
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  • i learned ALOT from this page: http://www.curtmfg.com/page/understanding_towing where they define all of the important things you need to understand to tow well and safely.
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  • We have a hitch on our 13 year old Plymouth Voyager but are looking right now at a newer van like my brothers...a 2011 Caravan. If we cant get one this fall, we will next spring. So I picked one out for that make. We need this for carrying bikes and a trailer for camp gear. Thanks! http://www.curtmfg.com/part/122642
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  • http://www.curtmfg.com/part/13121
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  • I have been needing one of these for my minivan!
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  • I like the Curt Cargo Carrier.
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  • CURT aspires to be the industry leader by recognizing that the customer is King and that our people are our greatest asset.
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  • My close friend is in need of a trailer hitch. He plans to help me move my storage from GA to NC. lol He'd be excited if I won one. Cool! :) (Ford 150 truck) gahome2mom/gmail/com
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  • We were actually just thinking of getting a trailer and will need a hitch! Good timing! This is the one we would probably need: http://www.curtmfg.com/part/120001
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  • They manufacture, import, and distribute Towing System products, OE Trailer products and Specialty Equipment products
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  • i didnt know that i could put a curt trailer hitch on my van. i really need one to haul my other car to get it fixed
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  • This would be perfect for my car; http://www.curtmfg.com/part/111322
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  • I would need this one: http://www.curtmfg.com/part/12262 It would be great to have a hitch because we love to go camping but are to the point where a pop-up camper would be better for our aging bodies over sleeping on the ground in a tent. :)
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  • Standard ballmount, pin & clip included. Hitch ball sold separately.
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  • I think we would use this one http://www.curtmfg.com/part/122642 msboatgal at aol.com
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  • i didnt know curt sold hitches for vehicles
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  • http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2003&make=Dodge&model=Caravan&style=Except+Sport I think have to verify with hubby if I win lol vmkids3 at msn dot com
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  • We have a Curt Hitch on our Van. We had a problem with it when it was received. The customer services we received has 1st class. This company stands behind there product and will work with you with any issues you have.
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  • I would need http://www.curtmfg.com/part/11487
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  • http://www.curtmfg.com/part/122641. Forgot to add the link :)
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  • i didnt know curt sold hitches for vehicles
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  • I definitely need to win this! With two kids (one still in a stroller) and a disabled husband, it takes extra time and planning to get everything in the van.
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  • Visited the site and I would need this for my vehicle: http://www.curtmfg.com/part/13651
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  • I thought a hitch was just a small peg type thing that got screwed in. I had no idea it is this whoile framed huge thing like this! This is a big deal! I understand why, after seeing it... It does have a task to do so it makes sense.
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  • This is the hitch I would want for my van: http://www.curtmfg.com/part/12065
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  • I learned CURT has been named Wisconsin's Manufacturer of the Year - twice!! :)
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  • http://www.hitchsource.com/ford-contour-mercury-mystique-trailer-hitch-class-p-25529.html
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  • I love that the hitch is hidden when not in use.
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  • I used their tool and it told me I could use this one... http://www.curtmfg.com/part/13020
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  • Like you, I assumed a hitch is a hitch is a hitch! Good thing I have a husband for things like that!
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  • I LOVE the CURT Premium Hitch Mounted Bike Rack #18065!
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  • I could really use this! My husband does triathlon's and this would make it much easier to take his bike. :) http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2005&make=Dodge&model=Durango&style=All
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  • With the family size slowly growing (number of people) this would make a welcome addition to the family transportation support vehicle. ;-)
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  • http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2011&make=Honda&model=Odyssey+Van&style=All
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  • I learned they have custom colored hitches.
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  • i like the tow mirror--out truck could use one :) http://www.curtmfg.com/Category/266/Tow%20Mirror
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  • I would need this one http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=1995&make=Ford&model=Explorer&style=4-Door%2C+Except+with+Oversized+Spare+Tire
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  • Here's the one I need. http://www.curtmfg.com/part/122642
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  • I'm clueless when it comes to hitches but I think this one....http://www.curtmfg.com/part/12289 I've been wanting one so we can tow stuff! Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  • http://www.curtmfg.com/part/13199
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  • Oh no, went to website and they don't make one for my model vehicle. Sigh. Oh well.
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  • I never knew that a trailer hitch was something that could be self installed. THAT certainly fits my family's lifestyle a lot more than spending an insane amount of money for something that is not a necessity. Thanks for filling me in!!!
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  • I have a Mercury Cougar and would love to have a trailer hitch to carry a small load on. Both my husband and I care for elderly grandmother (him) and parents (me) but we are two hours apart. There are quite a few items that I need to bring over but can't fit in my car. A small trailer would be perfect if only I had a hitch.
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