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Installed a Curt Class III (2" receiver) along with the Curt wiring harness on my 2016 EX-L. Installation thanks to the instructions and videos was a couple of hours. The hitch was probably 30 to 45 minutes. I didn't remove the underbody panel as I opted to measure for the cut out while the panel was in place and used a box cutter (very sharp) to create the access. I drove up on some ramps which afforded me more room to work. It probably could have been done without them but they made the project easier.

The wiring harness took a little longer. Depending upon the video/instructions that you utilize one of the keys to spending less time would be to ensure to remove the screws that hold the seat release in place. There is a small cover that pops off and that provides access to the two screws in question. This provides more access behind the cover and the associated upper cover that must be accessed to find the correct connection. Beyond that, the installation is a plug-n-play with no splicing or issues. Etrailer.com as well as other sources offer a 4-pole tester but as I didn't purchase that I utilized a standard continuity tester to ensure I had electricity for the brakes, taillights and turnsignals before putting all panels back in place.

I also purchased the Curt towing starter kit which comes in a nice molded unit that fits on top of the spare under the cover keeping everything in one place.

Etrailer continues to provide great products at very competitive prices. My shipment arrived earlier than the original estimate.
 

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I really appreciate the comments that you've provided on the Curt hitch/harness. I'm about to place an order for one right now. I also want to go ahead and order the ball assembly now, so as to save on shipping costs. However, I need to know what drop/rise I need for my trailer. Would it be possible to go out real quick and get a measurement from the pavement to the inside top surface of the receiver tube (I'm assuming of course, that the CR-V is relatively empty and is running factory-sized wheels/tires)? An approximation is of course quite acceptable!
THANKS! I hope I'm not asking too much!
 

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I really appreciate the comments that you've provided on the Curt hitch/harness. I'm about to place an order for one right now. I also want to go ahead and order the ball assembly now, so as to save on shipping costs. However, I need to know what drop/rise I need for my trailer. Would it be possible to go out real quick and get a measurement from the pavement to the inside top surface of the receiver tube (I'm assuming of course, that the CR-V is relatively empty and is running factory-sized wheels/tires)? An approximation is of course quite acceptable!
THANKS! I hope I'm not asking too much!
Nevermind. Thanks anyway!
 
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