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

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

Item # C12169
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number C12169 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12169

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 350 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 II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 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.

12169 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12169 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12169

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (57 Customer Reviews)

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


Looks great. One trick is that for the CRV, the hitch installs inside the bumper. Had an issue with it not fitting until we tucked it under the bumper. Very low profile. Thank you.


My son and I installed this receiver on a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid some months back.. I am still enjoying the installation for it allows me to use a bike rack to carry my bike to parks here in Tampa, FL. One of the good things about this hitch is that it remains mostly hidden under the car with only the square receiving tube protruding. I noticed that some other receivers had a lot of the metal superstructure visible.


Great receiver. Looks better than I even hoped and it works great too. Your videos covering installation of the hitch assembly and wire harness were the best. They made the job go very smoothly. Thanks for great products and instruction. I’m sure I’ll be back in the future. .

Its a great hitch and I used it quite a lot for towing my trailer. I recently traded that car and ordered another hitch from you for my new car and it just arrived yesterday. I will be installing it tomorrow. Looks to be another great product. Cant wait.
Paul M - 04/25/2020

2021 Honda CR-V

I have to admit I was nervous about ordering the hitch, but it fit my Honda 2021 CR-V perfectly and looks amazing!! I had it installed at my local auto repair shoo. It was half the price of what the dealership was charging and looks amazing!!! If you in the market for a hitch for your vehicle I would totally recommend purchasing from etrailer.


Pictures in installation guide are useless, to dark to see, measurements have no start points indicted or not visible.
Otherwise hitch fits although scraped insulation off “just” wide enough. 1/4” narrower it wouldn’t clear the rear storage well, actually 1/8” narrower. Hitch arrived with a few bare metal spots (scrapes) had to be touched up. Otherwise good to go.


Nice looking hitch, very little hardware exposed so it doesn't stick way out or look tacky. Looks like a factory hitch. I only use it for a hitch mounted platform carrier and it's plenty stable for the purpose.

2022 Honda CR-V

This hitch fit our 2022 Honda CRV EXL Hybrid. We are not planning on towing anything, it was installed for a hitch mounted bike rack for our ebikes. I did the installation myself and the video was helpful. Although, the hardest part for me was removing the rubber isolators from the exhaust pipe. Luckily on the Hybrid there were only 2 of them. I did the installation in my open garage on a 20 degree day and the rubber, being new and cold was super stiff. That first step took at least an hour. I did not have any help so lifting the hitch while bolting it was difficult. For the Hybrid, at least, a bit more cutting of the facia was necessary than the instructions indicated. After about three difficult hours it was done, and it looks great. Now to try the bike carrier. it works! The only disappointment was that the hitch sticks out a little further than the rack did on my 2008 Honda CRV, meaning when the rack is on I'll have to pull the vehicle in a bit farther into my garage, which is already tight. Oh, the first world problems! Great hitch, but if you do not have skills, which I do, plan on paying someone to install.


It works well and I've had no issued with it. Upon inspection out of the box, it looked like a well fabricated receiver hitch. A bit of a tough install but the instructions were good. I've only used it with my bike rack. The photo was taken a year later, no rust or paint chipping.

2018 Honda CR-V

From the instructions and a few videos we watched the installation went very well. All the parts and the hitch fit very good. Extremely happy with the quality and ease of installation. Thank you. Jerry


I'm very pleased with the hitch I just installed. I'd never done something like this before and found the instructional video VERY helpful.
Shipping was FAST and unit arrived complete with all hardware.
I would recommend to all of my friends.
Ed P.

Awesome product, we have used our new hitch for many applications - we bought it for a bike rake attachment but have found many other uses!
Ed P - 10/25/2021



Tom - 05/05/2022


Easy install


A little challenging to install on my vehicle, but the instructions were good. Looks great.

2021 Honda CR-V

Our local dealer did not have the Curt trailer hitch we wanted, so we decided to buy it from etrailer. The videos helped us to understand the installation process. Etrailer was a wonderful company to deal with. The order process was easy, and the shipping and tracking process was outstanding. The order arrived on the expected date as promised. As I'm not the best do-it-yourselfer, I will have a local trailer dealer install it.

2010 Toyota Prius

I am totally pleased with my purchase. Installed in about an hour. It fits like a glove and looks like a factory job. My second curt product. The first was for a 2010 Prius and it was also easy and I had no trouble with it whatsoever for the five years it was on the car,(NO RETIGHTENING of nuts etc.)

Just great! It looks like it came with the car.Soooo easy to use
Joe S - 10/24/2021


Works exactly the way it's supposed to!

Still working!
Robert - 05/16/2022


Bought a new car, needed a hitch...bought the same hitch I bought for my previous vehicle. Both are still doing their job. Not an exciting product but when you find one that is safe,practical, and of good quality why not stick with it and spread the word!


Stop ed a day faster than expected!


This hitch suits my purposes perfectly. (I use it to mount a Thule bike carrier.)

Perfectly! Thanks for offering high-quality products and services.
Andy E - 03/12/2020


One receiver did not fit, but an otherwise the hitch is good

2018 Honda CR-V

I finally got around to installing the hitch I bought last year for my 2018 CR-V. etrailer's instructions and videos made it very easy. I did it by myself simply laying on the ground under the vehicle. It probably took me 2 hours, but saved the $650 dealer charge to install. If I was to do it again, I would definitely buy a set of exhaust hanger pliers ($15-$20). The hanger arms on my CR-V did not have a lip/?? to use a pry bar against as shown in the instructions. I probably spent half my time just getting the hangers off (2 rear plus middle one). The Curt hitch that hides the cross bar behind the bumper makes for a much nicer looking install. I am very pleased with my etrailer purchase and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hitch for their vehicle.

2017 Honda CR-V

Great hitch which installed easily. I was able to install it without a helper by using a floor jack to hold it in place while I attached the nuts to the bolts. A Dremel tool with a cutting wheel is very helpful for cutting the bumper cover - tin snips could be used but would have been difficult.

Kudos to Curt for supplying four fish wires with this hitch so you can leave them attached to the bolts and thread them through the hitch, which allows you to retrieve bolts that are accidentally bumped out of their holes while mating the hitch to the car. (Believe it or not Curt does not do this for all their hitches - I installed one a few months ago for a different vehicle and it only came with one fish wire.)

As other reviewers have pointed out, watch the videos as they are much better than the printed instructions.

2020 Honda CR-V

We just installed this on a 2020 CR-V Hybrid Touring edition. The hitch fit perfectly and looks great. All you see is the receiver portion. I had it installed professionally but mechanic said it was easy. Our CR-V has the kick to open tailgate feature. I ordered a Honda relocation kit for the sensor but mechanic said he couldn't make it work. Instead he just relocated the original sensor over to the driver's side which is possible since the hybrid doesn't have dual exhaust. Works fine. The hybrid is not rated for towing but we just wanted the hitch for our bike rack so I did not have the car wired for lights. Install took under 2 hours.

2019 Honda CR-V

Simply fantastic. Tucks up away and out of sight, but still easily accessible. Purchased the wiring kit -entire install took about an hour. Do Not waste $7-900 having a dealer install - if you are any bit mechanically inclined and have 2 people - you can do this easily. Definitely watch the video on - much better instruction on how and where to measure for the bumper trimming. The CURT instructions are black and white and the picture of where to trim stinks. Video is MUCH better reference.
A second set of hands really helps for installation.

Using this setup on my 2019 CRV EX AWD for hitch mounted bike rack and occasional light towing of an aluma trailer.

I've purchased hitches, racks, and trailer wiring kits from etrailer for prior vehicles - always have been happy with the incredible value and quality for the money. Another great experience, and I'll keep coming back!


It appears to be a perfect fit and will enable us to use our cargo carrier.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • What is Wire Labeled Brose in Rear Bumper of 2017 Honda CR-V
    Looks like Brose (the brand I see in the picture you sent in) makes hands free lift gate sensors for Honda. Most likely the wiring was installed on your vehicle as that may have been the easiest solution but the wires don't connect to anything which is why when you cut yours nothing happened.
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  • Recommended 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch for a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid
    The only 1-1/4" trailer hitch we offer for a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 which is a great bolt-on option with hidden design that will work well for hitch mounted accessories like a bike rack. It comes with everything you need for install which should take you around 0:30 - 1:00 depending on skill level.
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  • Concealed Crosstube Trailer Hitch that Fits 2020 Honda CR-V 1-1/4 inch Size
    We do have a concealed crosstube 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch that fits your 2020 Honda CR-V with the Curt part # C12169. I attached a picture that shows the hitch installed for you to check out as well as an install video as well.
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  • Fit of Curt C12169 Class II Hitch on 2017 Honda CR-V with Hands-Free Liftgate Option
    The hitch is indeed a fit for your vehicle. We've had several reports that the sensor was almost completely unaffected and others that said it won't work at all once the hitch was installed, and some who have said that the feature isn't affected if you wave your foot a few inches to either side of the receiver tube. Honda does offer a kit available through the dealer as part # 08U59-TLA-100A that will allow the sensor to be relocated.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2019 and 2023 Honda CR-V
    The Curt hitch part # C12169 fits both a 2023 Honda CR-V and a 2019 CR-V so it would well for both vehicles!
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid
    For your 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid we have the Curt hitch part # C12169 as a confirmed fit which would work great.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C12169 for a 2018 Honda CR-V Affect Fuel Economy
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 which is a fit for your 2018 Honda CR-V weighs around 25 lbs. In theory, the more weight you add to a vehicle, the less miles per gallon (MPG's) it will have but we are talking extremely small fractions here and you would by no means notice any drop in MPG's. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36597 which is also a fit for your 2018 Honda CR-V is a few lbs lighter but I would not let this alone be the basis for my choice as the affect...
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  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch for a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Model for a Bike Rack
    I have a 1-1/4" hitch that will fit the Hybrid model of your 2022 Honda CR-V but the Draw-Tite item # 36597 only fits the standard models. For your hybrid you will want the Curt item # C12169. This hitch has a 1-1/4" receiver that will work great with your bike rack. I have linked an installation video below.
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  • What do the Measurements for the CM-SP2 Spacer Mean for Installing Curt Hitch on a 2018 Honda CR-V
    Both the Curt 2" Receiver # C13397 and the 1-1/4" Receiver # C12169 use the same CM-SP2 Square Hole Spacers for the install on your 2018 Honda CR-V. The description of .250 x .88 x 2.25" stands for the dimensions of the spacers themselves. That would be 0.250" thick, 0.88" wide, and 2.25" long. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt. I have attached an installation video and instructions for both Curt trailer hitches for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Honda CR-V to Be Used with 1-1/4 inch Thule Bike Rack
    From your bike rack's point of view it's probably best to go with a 1-1/4 inch hitch so that you don't have to use an adapter that might cause unwanted movement in the hitch. For that I would recommend the Curt # C12169 which is a Class II confirmed to fit that will work great with you bike rack. Some of the Thule bike racks have hitch adapter sleeves but if you have the very popular T2 bike rack then there isn't so going with the correct hitch size for it is the way to go. Now your trailer...
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  • Which Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Fits a 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid?
    For your 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid you will need to go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13397 if you are wanting a 2" receiver, or the # C12169 if you are wanting a 1-1/4" receiver. I recommend going with the 2" receiver version due to it having the most options when it comes to accessories like bike racks, cargo carriers, or even balls mounts to tow a trailer. If you can tell me what you will be using your hitch for I would be happy to recommend the best products for your needs.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2022 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid
    According to Curt, neither the # C13397 or the # C12169 is a fit for Hybrid Touring Honda CRV models after the 2020 model year, but our installers have successfully installed it on such a vehicle, and we've received customer reviews confirming that the hitch works with the Touring Hybrid. Originally, the hitch didn't work with the hands-free liftgate feature, but Curt has redesigned the hitch so it's compatible. All stock we have on hand is the redesigned hitch. Our installers haven't...
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is part # C12169 for 1-1/4" and part # C13397 for 2". It will fit all sub-trim variations of the Hybrid model such as EXL. I recommend the 2" option since it is much more versatile in regards to hitch mounted accessories like bike racks/cargo carriers and towing.
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  • Is The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Confirmed to Fit The Redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169 and the # C13397 have both been confirmed by Curt to fit the new 2023 Honda CR-V. This is most likely due to while they have updated the interior and exterior of the 2023 model year it is likely on the same chassis as the previous generation.
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  • Installation Video for Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2018 Honda CR-V
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # E98848 for your Honda CR-V does not have a video yet. However, the installation is identical to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169 so I've attached that video to assist.
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  • Why is Stabilization Strap Required to Use a Bike Rack in a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V
    The use of the stabilization strap # 18050 is purely a Curt construct for their warranty requirements. The hitch, in this case # C12169, can handle a loaded 2 bike rack but if you don't use the strap it voids the hitch warranty. If you do not want to use the strap then the only remaining option is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36597. I have also included a video that shows how the strap works if you choose to go with the Curt hitch.
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2021 Honda CR-V to Carry a Bike Rack
    We absolutely have a hitch for you! I recommend using the etrailer # e98848, which has a 2" recevier that's ideal for carrying a bike rack and the durable powder coating is going to stand up to rust and corrosion for the life of your vehicle. Hitches added to the 2021 CR-V do limit the operation of the hands free lift gate feature, so you will need to get a sensor relocation kit through your local Honda dealer in order to keep that functional. I've also liked our entire selection of bike...
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  • Will The Hands Free Sensor To Open The Trunk Work With A Trailer Hitch Receiver On A 2017 Honda CR-V
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12169 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda CR-V and will allow you to use the hands free sensor on either side of the rear bumper. The center sensor will be blocked by the hitch receiver opening, but just a few inches to either side of center will work fine. Unless you are looking for a small hitch, I recommend you go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13397 instead. Unfortunately...
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  • Height of Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Honda CR-V To Determine Correct Ball Mount
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 for a 2019 Honda CR-V will sit around 13-1/4" off the ground when measuring from the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening. That said, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13397 instead as you can tow more if needed down the road and it will work with a much greater variety of hitch mounted accessories. The distance from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening on this hitch is around 14". In order...
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  • 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness Compatible With a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169 has a 1-1/4" receiver for your bike rack. This is confirmed to fit all models of your 2022 Honda CR-V except the Touring trim levels. I believe this is the same one you found as it does say excluding Hybrid & Touring along with Hybrid for your CR-V. I can assure you it will fit your Hybrid CR-V EX-L trim level. The installation video that I have linked below does show it being installed on a 2021 CR-V Hybrid so you can see what all is involved...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver With Hands Free Liftgate on 2019 Honda CR-V
    With the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169, I recommend installing it on your 2019 Honda CR-V first to determine if you will need to relocate the sensor. We have found on several of the available receivers for your CR-V that they often do not need the sensor moved. You will just need to perform the kick motion on only one side or the other close to the side of the receiver tube. If you find that your sensor does not work the Sensor Relocation Kit 08U59-TLA-100A can be added. The...
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  • Why Is A Stabilization Strap Required To use A Bike Rack In A Curt Trailer Hitch On 2019 Honda CR-V
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 for the 2019 Honda CR-V does not require a stabilization strap part # 18050. Curt used to require the stabilization strap when using a bike rack or accessory in their Class I hitches. However, they have since said the stabilization strap is not required when carrying an accessory on their Class I hitches. The Curt hitch C12169 will give you a 1-1/4" receiver tube on the Honda CR-V to carry your bike rack so it's a good idea to make sure the...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 2 Inch Bike Rack in 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on 2021 Honda CR-V
    You could use a hitch adapter like # HTAD which would allow you to install the bike rack designed for a 2 inch hitch in your existing 1-1/4 inch hitch, but there are a couple reasons why that isn't the greatest idea. • Thule does NOT recommend using hitch adapters for their bike racks. Installing an additional component between the hitch and the bike rack like an adapter will cause the rack to bounce and rattle more than it would if it were installed directly into the hitch. This...
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  • Recommended 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid For Bike Rack
    We have just what you are looking for. The Curt Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169 is confirmed to fit your 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid and has the 1-1/4" receiver you are looking for. This hitch has a 350lb tongue weight rating so it will be perfect for carrying your bike rack. If your CR-V has the hands free lift gate sensor you will need to purchase the relocation kit from your local Honda dealer, as this hitch will render the sensor inoperable. When we installed this hitch on a...
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