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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"

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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 II - 1-1/4" part number C12181 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12181

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • No Cross Tube
  • 300 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
  • 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: 300 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.

12181 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12181 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12181

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

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


Solid hitch. One of the only choices for my particular vehicle. Very solid and stable. So far, no problems towing light utility trailers or a 2,500 lb. camper. No rusting, nice finish.


Excellent Product!

I initially
wanted a Class III hitch but after recieving one that did not work I ordered this one instead. I should've ordered this one first. Took less then 10 minutes to install and works perfectly. I had to order a longer drawbar in order to clear the spare tire on the back of my vehicle. The drawbar i used is a Curt Class II Drawbar - 3/4" Rise, 1-1/4" Drop - 9-3/4" Long - 3,500 lbs - C45519.


Excellent product, superB service by knowledgeable staff. With a 33 year-old vehicle sometimes it's difficult to get the right part. The people at etrailer where very helpful and I for one will be a repeat customer.

1988 Mitsubishi Montero

Very easy to install and fits perfect on the vehicle.

1988 Mitsubishi Montero

The hitch arrived in great condition and the parts were accounted for. It was easy to install via the instructions included. Looks great!


Put this on my 1990 Mitsubishi Montero. Works great, aligned and mounted easily.

Excellent- solid easy to install.
JB - 06/25/2020

1990 Isuzu Trooper

Excellent product. First rate service from a great company who prides itself in customer service and communication. If I can’t get it from etrailer I probably don’t need it.


Carol C is an amazing Customer Service Rep.

1990 Isuzu Trooper

Very heavy duty and exactly as describe d!


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Fit of Curt Class III 13091 Trailer Hitch on 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Curt lists the # 13091 as a fit for the 1992-2000 Mitsubishi Montero but not the 1991 Land Cruiser. They do however list the the # C12181 as being a fit for both the Montero and the 1991 Land Cruiser, so obviously the bolt pattern is identical. Since the C12181 listed as a fit for your vehicle has a 1-1/4 inch receiver tube, my educated guess would be that Curt doesn't list the almost identical # 13091 as a fit for the 1991 Land Cruiser because it must have a lower towing capacity. I'm...
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  • Length Between Mounting Brackets on Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31540
    The length from the inside of one mounting bracket to the other is 27" on the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31540. Distance from mounting holes center to center is 30" and the mounting plate thickness is 5/16". Refer to the diagram attached below. This hitch is designed to fit 2004 - 2005 Ford Explorers and 2002 - 2003 Ford 4-Door Explorers. If you have a different vehicle, let me know and I can find a hitch that is confirmed to fit your vehicle.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver Instead of OEM LR040248 for Land Rover
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13456 is the fit for the 2006 LR3 which is also the fit of the LR040248 you referenced. The # C12181 you referenced is not a fit for any Land Rover models. If you let me know your model and year, I'll be happy to help with all your options.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
    I may have another option available, but as all the hitches we carry are for US market vehicles, I cannot confirm the fitment on a Japanese market 96 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, unfortunately. However, I did include a quick diagram of how the Curt # C12181 hitch will measure as it may still work for your vehicle. If these measurements do not add up though, the only other thing I can recommend is something like the Draw-Tite Multi-Fit # 5350. This will fit a frame that is 24" to 46" wide...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Installation Help for 1990 Mitsubishi Montero
    All of the trailer hitches we supply include the necessary hardware for installation. The particular hardware supplied is based on the requirements of each specific vehicle and will ensure that the hitch's full capacity can be realized when installed as per the manufacturer's instructions. This is true for the Curt Class II hitch for your Montero, part # C12181. The Curt hitch uses 12 mm x 30 mm bolts with a 1.25 thread pitch. The two linked articles will give you many useful tips for...
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  • Will the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13091 fit My 1990 Mitsubishi Montero
    I do have a trailer hitch for your 1990 Mitsubishi Montero, but I spoke with my contact at Curt and he confirmed that the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13091, was designed to fit only the 1992 to 2000 Mitsubishi Montero except the sport model. The recommended trailer hitch for your 1990 Montero is the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch, # C12181. Both trailer hitches have the same bolt pattern, but the difference is the distance between the top of the trailer hitch receiver and the bolt holes...
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  • What Bike Rack Do You Recommend For My 1994 Isuzu Amigo Or My 2014 Toyota Prius C
    I do have a solution for you. It can be handled by replacing your ball mount with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4", part # C12181. This hitch receiver has a maximum tongue weight of 300 lbs and a maximum gross trailer weight of 3,500 lbs. Once this hitch receiver is in place, my hitch bike recommendation is the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount, part # HR200Z. The reason you will have to go with a new...
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  • Where to Mount Stabilizing Strap on a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero for a Bike Rack and Curt Trailer Hitch
    When using a bike rack or cargo carrier with the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 12181, on a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero, you can use Curt Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle, # 18050. Or, you can use another type of strap, like bungee straps, # EM06655, # EM06656, # EM06658, # EM06668, or ratchet straps, # EM34423, to help support the rack. Basically, any type of strap that will help support the rack will work. Ideally, you would want the strap to be connected to a point on the vehicle that is higher and/or...
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