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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11564 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11564

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

11564 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 11475

Installation Details C11564 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Volkswagen Golf

Ryan: Hey everyone. Ryan here at Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Golf, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the CURT Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. One of the things I really like about this hitch is that, for the most part, it's going to be completely hidden. The only thing you're going to see is your receiver tube. And since this does have a high gloss black powder coat finish, it actually matches the bottom of our bumper pretty good.

It's going to work really well for those bike racks and cargo carriers, which in turn will free up space on the inside of your car and you're not going to have to worry about using a roof rack and reaching up high to get your accessories on and off.Our receiver tube opening is going to be an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter. It's also going to have a reinforced collar for extra strength. And in my opinion, it makes it look a little bit better too. Now it is going to have a half-inch size pin hole. Now, keep in mind, it does not come included with a pin and clip, but if you need one, you can find it here at etrailer.

It has loop style safety chain openings, which aren't huge, but they are big enough and open enough to use just about any size hook that we might have.Now, as far as the weight capacities go, it's going to have a 200 pound maximum gross tongue weight rating. That's going to be the amount of weight pushing down on our hitch, so it's going to work good for those one and two bike racks. As far as the maximum gross trailer weight rating goes, it's going to be 2,000 pounds, the amount of weight pulling on our hitch. So, that's the weight of your trailer plus anything you might have on it. Now, keep in mind it is always a good idea to check with your owner's manual to make sure your Golf can pull that much weight.

And if you do plan on doing some light duty towing, I'd recommend picking up some trailer wiring. That way, the lights on your trailer will work as you go down the road, keeping you safe and legal.Now I'm going to give you a couple of measurements. These are going to help you when figuring out which hitch-mounted accessories to use. From the ground to the top inside edge of our receiver tube opening, it's going to be about nine inches, so more than likely you're going to need to get a ball mount with a rise. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to your rear bumper, that's going to be about two and a half inches.

You're going to use that to figure out if any folding accessories you might have can be stored in the upright position without contacting the bumper.Now, one thing I do want to point out; since our hitch does hang down a little bit and our Golf sits pretty low as it is, you're going to want to be careful when you're going up and down those steep driveways. Now, since our hitch is hidden, the installation is going to be a little more involved, but it's really not all that difficult. Speaking of which, let's go ahead and do it together now.To begin our install, we're going to be working on the underside along the bottom edge of our bumper.Aalong the bottom edge of our bumper, we're going to remove four plastic screws. We're going to use a T-15 Torx bit to do that. We'll have one here, here, here, and over here. Now, here in our wheel wells we're going to need to remove four T-25 Torx bit screws just like this. We'll have one here, here, here, and right up in this area.With the wheel well liner out of the way. We're going to need to remove one more T-25 Torx bit screw. Now, this one is going to be a little tricky to see, but it's actually holding the corner of our rear fascia up to the quarter panel. It's going to be right here. Now, we're going to need to remove our tail lights, so we'll start by opening up our rear hatch. On each side, we're going to have a small access panel. We just peel it back and underneath it, we're going to remove this plastic wing nut. Once that's out, set it off to the side.Come to our tail light, carefully pull outward, and then we can disconnect it from the electrical. It's going to be a red tab. Push it back and that will expose a black center tab. Push that down and remove the white. Before we start to take our rear fascia off. I went ahead and just put some masking tape on our quarter panel. That way we don't have to worry about scratching our pane. To take your fascia off, we're going to break free each side starting here at our wheel wells and work our way towards the center. So I'll grab the bottom of it and behind it, there's going to be a small black tab and I'm just going to use a plastic trim panel tool. You could use a flat head or whatever fits down in there. You kind of push that tab down, and pull the fascia towards you at the same time. Kind of just work it up. Those are the tabs that our fascia is connected to that we're pushing down on. Same deal up here on the taillight pocket. Some more of the tabs. Once you get to about this point, go do the same thing over on the other side.Now, with both of our corners started, you can grab the center of our bumper, kind of work at up and down, pulling towards you. Slowly pull it back. If you have any electrical wiring, you're going to need to disconnect it. Now we can take our fascia and set it off to the side. Now we need to remove our bumper beam over here on the passenger side. It's going to be held in place with four 13 millimeter bolts. Now, on this top one, in the corner here, what I like to do is just take that bolt out and then just thread it in a couple turns by hand. That way when we remove the rest of the bolts, our bumper beam doesn't fall down and it's a little more easy to manage.Over here on the driver's side, we're just going to have three of those same bolts. How we can hold our bumper beam. We'll take out those two hand tight bolts and pull it away from the car. Now the attachment points that are going to hold the hitch into place are going to be our factory weld nuts that held our bumper beam in place. And how this is going to work, we're going to put our hitch on the rear bulkhead here, line the holes up with our factory weld nuts, and then we're actually going to put the bumper beam over the hitch. So, our hitch will be sandwiched between the car and the bumper beam. Now, the hardware that we're going to use to secure it, we're going to to take our included bolt, a split lock Washer, and a flat washer. We'll put that through the bumper beam, the hitch and thread it into the body of the car.So now, we can take our hitch and our bumper beam, hold it in place and get our hardware started. With all of our hardware in place and hand tight, now we can go ahead and snug it down. Now we can use a torque wrench to tighten our hardware down to the specification in our instructions. Now we're going to need to trim our fascia according to the diagram in our instructions. And I went ahead and drew that area out here where I'm going to trim. Now, to cut it, I'm going to use Dremel tool. However, the plastic's relatively thin, so you could use a utility knife or even a pair of snips.Now we can take our fascia and put it back in place. and that'll do it for our look at and our installation of the CURT Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2016 Volkswagen Golf.

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11564

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


The paint finish makes it blend with the valance so it looks nice. Additionally, you don't really need to make a big cut to the bumper valance as shown in the instructions, you can see in the pictures what I mean.

I'll basically use it for a bike rack, so far I tested the rack stationary and things looked good. If something goes wrong I'll probably come back to update this review. If not then it means it all worked great.

2016 Volkswagen Golf

Very simple and easy installation. The paper instructions that came with the package and the installation video on the website made it a no-brainer. I can’t attest to its function yet, I plan on ordering a cargo carrier/bag very soon. Overall, it’s very nice and inconspicuous, which is exactly what I wanted.


The product feels solid and fits nicely under the fender. The assembly is not easy and will probably require two people or two threaded studs to support everything before placing the screws.
I probably would not use this to tow anything heavier than 1500 pounds but then again you probably didn't get a golf R for its towing capacity.


2015 Volkswagen Golf


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitches that Fit 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI S
    We have a hitch from Curt that does fit your 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI with the part # C11412 but the # C11564 only fits the R models. If you were wanting something with a hidden crosstube for a more concealed look you'd want the part # 24925 instead.
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  • Concealed Cross Tube Hitch For 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part # C11564 is not a fit for the 2017 Volkswagen GTI. If you are looking for a concealed cross tube so the only portion of the hitch that is visible once installed is the receiver tube I recommend EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7310 which is a confirmed fit for the GTI. This is the only concealed cross tube option that is a fit for the GTI at this time (December 2019)....
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  • Hitch Recommendation For A 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
    Depending on what you intend on using your hitch for, you can select either the 1-1/4" hitch or a 2" receiver. A 2 inch Class III or higher trailer hitch generally will be stronger just by the nature of how much steel is used and the fact that 2 inch trailer hitches are built larger and with more towing capacity in mind. While there is no additional capacity provided, a 2" could provide flexibility to carry more accessories. The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7332 is my...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness For 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
    The correct trailer wiring harness for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf R is a hardwire kit from Tekonsha, which is the following part number: - Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Installation Kit # 119190KIT Since you're going to be doing some towing with your '16 VW Golf R, if you also need a hitch and ball mount, the correct fits are the following: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11564 - Curt Class II Drawbar # C45016 - 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # C40001...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Volkswagen Golf R-Line TDI with Dual-Left Exhaust
    Draw-Tite confirmed their Class I hitch # 24975 fits and Curt confirmed their similar hitch # C11564 also fits your Golf's exhaust configuration. Both hitches share the same capacities and both will be a fairly involved installation but neither requires drilling. Both include all the required mounting hardware. If your intended use is to support a hitch bike rack like # TH903202 or cargo carrier like # C18145 then I suggest the Draw-Tite since it does not require use of support strap...
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