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Class 3 Round Hitch Receiver

  • Part #: 13478
  • 2 In. Receiver
  • Round Tube - Concealed
  • WC/TW Capacity (Weight Carrying/Tongue Weight): 4,000/600 lbs.
  • Receiver Hitch Only
  • Concealed

$191.69

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Ships by 11/28/22
  • Same Day Shipping if ordered by 2pm CST*
  • The Curt Hitch is crafted with precision robotic welding process for maximum strength
  • Perfect fit to your vehicle with rust-preventing sealing
  • Curt Hitches are finished off with a durable powder-coat that fights rust and looks great for years
  • NEW Aquence Technology (A-coat) pre-finish provides amazing rust- and chip-resistance
  • Open-back receiver design makes for easy cleaning
  • Depending on vehicle, choose square or round tube designs for your Curt Receiver Hitch
  • Your Curt Trailer Hitch is backed with a Lifetime Warranty

If your vehicle doesn't have a stock hitch, you might think you have to stay behind while everyone else pulls trailers and bike carriers to their next adventure. Whether you drive a sub-compact or a full-sized truck, don't feel left out of the fun - simply bolt on a Curt Receiver Hitch!

Curt Hitches are manufactured to high-precision standards with robotic welding for high strength. The Curt Trailer Hitch is designed to bolt-on quickly and securely for a perfect fit on your ride. Before getting hit with a Black powder coat, the hitch is dipped in Curt's new A-Coat pre-finish. The A-Coat and powder-coat cure together to provide amazing resistance to chipping and rust, inside and out. As well, certain Hitches are available in square tube designs that hide the cross tube or a more visible round tube design.

Your Curt Hitch doesn't just look great and fit great - it's also built tough enough to provide years of solid, reliable towing. The robotic welds ensure optimal performance, and the unique sealed Curt Hitch design keeps the elements out to prevent corrosion and rust. The receiver's open-back design makes it easy to keep the hitch receiver clean and clear of junk. Best yet, all Curt Hitches are custom-designed for a precise, perfect fit on your exact vehicle and maximum towing strength. Curt is so confident in the strength and quality of their products that your Curt Hitch is backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Curt Receiver Hitches are available in five trailer weight classes to match your vehicle and your hauling needs:

Class 1: 2,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (GTW), 200 lbs. Tongue Weight (TW)
Class 2: 3,500 lbs. GTW, 300 lbs. TW
Class 3: 3,500-6,000 lbs. GTW, 350-600 lbs. TW
Class 4-5: 6,000-12,000 lbs. GTW, 600-1,200 lbs. TW

*Ships same day unless otherwise noted when you add to your cart. Applies only to in-stock items.

Curt 13478 fits:

  • 2022 Kia Carnival

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5.0 of 5

Average Install Time: 30-60 minutes

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who drives a Kia Carnival
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Curt has done a fantastic job of manufacturing a version of KIA's hitch receiver. I do not believe that any do-it-yourselfer would pay the ridiculous amount of money that KIA is asking for their version of the hitch for the Carnival. Curt has also made it very simple to add wiring for a fraction of the cost as well. the Look and feel of this product is really on point with the look and feel of the KIA Carnival brand as a whole. I would have liked to seen KIA or even Curt tuck the hitch under the bumper cover raising it a bit. as it does sit a bit low. However it does not sit lower than the rear lower A-arms. The one other thing that I would have like to seen Curt Manufacturing do with this product is add a spot to attach your wiring plug to. I opted to make to small holes in the bumper cover and used a zip-tie to secure it to the underside of the vehicle so as to not have a bunch of zip-ties along the hitch tube. Over-all it is pretty self explanatory and a straight forward add-on. I highly recommend using the torque specifications that Curt Manufacturing has provided. A little bit of red loctite as well to help it stay secure. The passenger side where the exhaust is, the forward most bolt is a bit of a bear to get to with a socket unless you take the entire rear section of the exhaust down (not a necessity). Overall great Value at a fraction of the cost of KIA product. Ease of installation. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a hitch receiver for their KIA Carnival

Install Time: Under 30 minutes

who drives a Kia Carnival
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This is definitely the right hitch for the 2022 Kia Carnival. It came with 6 bolts and washers which is all you need. It also gave you the dimensions for what needs to be cut on the driver said paneling underneath the car. The CURT 56420 Vehicle-Side Custom 4-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness was plug and play. We had a lift so this only took about an hour to complete but would be more difficult without a lift. I save $600 or more by just doing this myself and ordering the hitch and harness. Very pleased.

Install Time: 1-2 hours

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I installed this Kia Carnival hitch by myself on the ground, but I have been wrenching in the automotive field for the most part of 40 years. I thought the installation was easy, but than again I have lots of tools. If you install, before the bolt hole threads rust or fill with road dirt, as I did there will be no problem. The hitch is heavy, so a helper to hold one side in position is probably mandatory. Three bolts on each side came with the hitch and good thing because they are metric thread (12mm x 1.25) and a little hard to find, also have special washers to keep the bolts locked in place. Follow the instructions for torque (60 ft lbs- blue thread locking compound is optional) and the trimming of the splash guard you have to remove. Definitely lube the exhaust hanger(s) for ease of removal/install. The toughest part is installing the bolts, the ones on the exhaust side. Maybe because I did not jack up the vehicle (and support with jack stands) and just removed rear most exhaust hanger. Curt #56420 4 pin trailer harness (amazon search) is plug and play, I suggest you secure the module on the stud near the body connector with a 6mm x 1.0 nut and washer, you may need to enlarge the hole in the module slightly, to keep it from bouncing around and damaging something. The price I got from Auto Accessories Garage was so low I do not think they made any money on the hitch but I do see it has gone up in price since my purchase, it is still the best place to buy from, the dealer is just off the hook on there price. I did not know I would write a review so I did not take any pictures to post.

Install Time: 30-60 minutes

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Great product. It took a little more time to install than expected because I had to take off the back part of the exhaust to have enough room to bolt the right side of the hitch properly. It was easy but time-consuming. It is recommended to have two people install it because the hitch is heavy and awkward. I installed it myself, but I had two small jacks holding it in place while I installed it. You need to invest in some car ramps to back the vehicle up to have enough clearance to do the job. You will also need to get exhaust pliers to get the rubber exhaust cuff off the hanger. The other tools I used - a screwdriver to take the plastic pins that hold the dustpan that protects the left side of the car, and a socket set with a 4-5inch extender. Overall the Hitch is solid as long as you torque down the bolts between 75 - 80 foot pounds. The boxing was a little unconventional, and looked like two boxes put together, so I was concerned at first, but when I opened it up everything was there and brand new!

Install Time: 30-60 minutes

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