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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 C12184 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12184

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 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
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • 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.

12184 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12184 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12184

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

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


You guys did a great job package the hitch, arrived in perfect condition.
I bought a Curt 12184. It fits perfectly on a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. All 4 bolt holes has to enlarged. I put 2 coats of Rustoelium paint on the exposed metal. Before installation.
Installation is fairly easy but took a couple of hours for the whole procedure

Here is a few pix of the final install.

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Been using the hitch for a year now. No problems and no rust! It’s a keeper
jon - 11/29/2021


Fantastic customer service, they caught an error on my part by pointing out my hitch wouldn’t fit my bike rack, on the holiday weekend no less!
Great product, heavy duty!

Kathrine - 06/06/2022

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Perfect fit and appearance for my new 2022 Crosstrek Limited. Easy installation. Quick tip, you do not need to purchase a grinder drill bit to make the bolt hole in the car frame bigger as suggested in the installation video. I tried a metal file and did it by hand in 3 minutes. You only need to create a tiny 3 mm notch in the hole for the bolt to slip through. This is my 4th trailer hitch from etrailer over the years. Best prices, timely delivery, excellent quality, and accurate installation instructions every time. Really good company.


I bought the etrailer hitch for my saris bicycle rack. I had one on my previous car and it worked great and I never had any trouble with it. So when I bought a new car I purchased a new etrailer to fit it. I had a very good friend who is very mechanically inclined to install it for me. I now live in Florida and use my hitch and bike rack at least twice a week traveling to those beautiful bike paths I can reach by pedaling from my home. I feel completely safe and secure carrying my bicycle with my etrailer hitch and saris bike rack!

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Really happy with this product!! I had a Curt Class 2 hitch on my last car for my bike rack, so needed to purchase another hitch as I recently bought a new car. It's sturdy, well made, and I really like that most of the hitch is hidden from view behind the bumper.

The install was straightforward, and I found the installation video posted with the Curt Class 3 hitch on etrailer's website very helpful!! Although the printed instructions that come with the hitch say to use a die grinder (which I don't have) to do the hole enlargement , the video mentions using a "rotary tool" (aka Dremel tool - which I do have, yay!). For a rotary tool to be effective though, the correct bit needs to be used. I purchased a Dremel tungsten carbide cutter bit (#9901) from my local hardware store and it did the trick! It's also very important to wear eye protection and gloves when doing this step as metal filings will be generated from the grinding. Once the holes are enlarged, and you've got the bolts in place, get someone to help lift the hitch in position and fasten the nuts and you're all set! :)


Great fit-install as expected with very good instructions. Videos for hitch and wiring made the job much easier. Purchased multiple units from etrailer and always satisfied.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Great fit, easy install. I used a Dremel to notch out access holes so I didn’t have to lower the exhaust. Painted bare metal with Rustoleum and let dry for 15 minutes. Leaving the exhaust in place also gives you something to rest the hitch on freeing up a hand to get bolts through holes on hitch, which is very helpful if you’re doing the install by yourself. Took me about an hour.


This receiver hitch Attach to hour our Subaru cross track perfectl I was impressed.I Was able to install the hitch to the car as you said, thank you for Designing a product that works well. I also installed a Curt hitch to a 3/4 ton Forward Van and and it also fit perfectly.


Great product...easy installation for those with a bit of mechanical experience...don't try to do it without lowering the muffler....

Kelly - 04/29/2022

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

I haven't mounted anything to it yet, but the installation was pretty good. I didn't have to dismount the exhaust like some people say you do. Enlarging the frame hole is probably the biggest challenge. You need to not only get the rectangular spacer through but also the carriage bolt with a 1 inch head. So you really need a round hole slightly larger than an inch. I used an 1 1/8 inch Irwin step bit from Lowes. It wasn't cheap but got the job done quick. I tried using a grinding stone on the drill but that was a waste of time. With the holes drilled, the hitch was mounted in about 20 minutes. Use a torque wrench. Will be mounting a bike rack to it soon. By the way, this was installed on a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek.

We use ours with a Thule 2 bike rack, works great.
Charles C - 08/26/2021

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Great product. As a steel fabricator, I'd say that this hitch is quite beefy - it's stronger than anything you'd bolt it to. For my application, Subaru Crosstrek, there was a little grinding I had to do to the car, probably could be done with a drill or a file. Other than that, super easy install.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Everything came as advertised. The insulation videos are incredibly helpful. Installing by yourself is pretty tricky ngl. Getting the hitch up in place, holding it undoing the fish wire and screwing the bolts on is kinda frustrating but definitely doable with just yourself. I did not have to drop the exhaust on a 2018 crosstrek. Install took 30 minutes.


Customer service was terrific and very happy with my trailer hitch! Thank you!

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Outstanding! Product and videos were just as described. I am not mechanical at all, but mounted this on my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek in about 40 minutes. Absolutely the best !


I was a little nervous ordering this hitch and planning to put it on myself. I didn't need to worry. The hitch fit my 2020 Subaru Crosstrek like a glove. The instructions were excellent and installation went without a "hitch". I didn't even have to drop the muffler. The only adders that I would suggest, is to have an extension on your ratchet wrench because there is exhaust piping that prevents you from getting really close to the nuts. In addition, be prepared to have a piece of pipe around for the handle of the torque wrench. The instructions say to tighten the nuts to 110 ft.lbs. That takes a lot of effort to achieve. So, great product, great price, and excellent vendor!

It’s been a year since I installed the hitch and it continues to perform admirably, including a tow of an enclosed trailer of furniture 900 miles. Very pleased with this investment.
Don - 07/16/2021

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Sturdy hitch and installation was super simple thanks to the video.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Very happy with this hitch receiver for my Subaru Crosstrek. I have no plans for pulling a trailer, it's for my bike rack, but it seems stout enough for any use I might put it to.
The installation was simple and straightforward and the instructions clear and easy to understand. I don't have a die-grinder but figured I'd be able to make do with a dremel tool. In the end I just used a small chain saw file to enlarge the access hole at one place in order to be able to get the head of bolt and back up plate through. It took five minutes of effort with the file to do it.
The only thing I'd add to the instructions is the idea of taping the spacers in place (either on the frame of the car or on the receiver) to hold them while you maneuver the hitch receiver into position. With one person it's difficult to get the receiver up in position and get the spacers placed and the bolts through the holes and then the nuts started on the bolts. The most worrisome part of the whole install was the fear I'd push the bolts back up into the frame while trying to get the nuts on them - particularly the first two because you only have one hand to do that as the other is holding the receiver up in position.
If you have someone to help position and hold the receiver up and get the nuts started on the bolts it might save you some frustration but I was able to do it all myself in less than an hour.
From order to installation the whole process was as good as one could hope

No complaints! Works as it should. And it is unobtrusive when not in use - pretty invisible and not out where you might hit it with knee or shin when accessing the back of the car. It’s five stars.
Milton - 05/12/2021

2022 Subaru Crosstrek

Fits great, and a fairly easy install helped by the excellent etrailer install video. Nice and tight to the bumper.


I had the hitch on my Subaru for about a year and a half. Great quality product at an affordable price. Easy to use and not bulky. Sold the car so now I will be replacing it and getting a second one for our second car. Would definitely recommend!

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I installed this on my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It fits perfectly. Only the square hitch is visible below the bumper from the rear. It installs easily without having to drop the muffler as some models have you do. When putting it in place just start inserting it a little to the vehicles left side. Once in and over the exhaust you can shift it back right and into position. I accomplished widening the feed through holes in the car frame with just a round file. I was nervous about losing a bolt into the frame while getting the hitch into final position so I supported it on 2 additional jack stands plus aluminum shim plates until the last second. I fed the fish wires through the holes in the hitch before moving it into position onto the bolts. This was also a one man operation for me.

Perfect for my bike rack. The hitch does not reduce the ground clearance of the vehicle.
Daniel M - 04/13/2019


This is the third hitch I purchased from etrailer. It, like the others was delivered quickly and in good condition. I put the hitch in myself and it took me less than an hour. I didn’t need to drop the exhaust although if you have a pair exhaust hanger pliers you may be able to shave 10 minutes off the install. Of the 4 holes in the frame 2 are larger so I ground them a little and left the smaller holes alone. With the spacers the hitch is 90% hidden except for a bit at the corners. This is a 1 ¼ inch hitch I use for a bike rack and is perfect.


Great product, good customer service and instruction videos, fast shipping!

Subaru XV Crosstrek

The Curtis hitch we purchased for our Subaru Crosstrek is great. We like that the main crossbar is under the bumper and does not show. We only use it for a Thule bike rack as we have another tow vehicle for heavier loads.


Easy install just like the video. These are excellent receivers curt brand


Installed exactly as described and the hitch seems more than sturdy enough for our hitch-mounted bike carrier.

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  • What Does Curt Trailer Hitch part # C12184 Weigh
    The Curt trailer hitch part # C12184 that you referenced weighs 29 lbs.
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  • Will Thule T2 for 1-1/4 inch Hitch Fold Up on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek with Curt Hitch Installed
    When the Thule T2 Classic TH9045 is folded up there will be 3-1/2 inches from the center of its hitch pin hole to the nearest rail. The Curt hitch part # C12184 that you referenced would allow the rack to still fold up as it's not really recessed under the rear of the vehicle and we have pictures of a Kuat bike rack folded up with similar clearances and there wasn't an issue at all.
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  • Are Pull Wires Included With the Curt C12184?
    The Curt Class II Hitch # C12184 does indeed include the pull wires to get the carriage bolts through the frame of your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I included a video of an install we did on a 2019 Crosstrek for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Replacement Hitch Install Hardware
    We do sell replacement install hardware for all of the hitches we offer with the part # RHK. On the product page you'd need to select the brand of hitch and enter the part number and we'll ship you out the correct hardware you'd need.
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  • Is There a 1 1/4" Trailer Hitch for My 2018 Subaru Crosstek to Carry a 1 1/4" Bike Rack
    We do have trailer hitch for your 2018 Subaru Crosstek that has a 1 1/4" receiver. With the 1 1/4" receiver you can carry your bike rack without the use of an adapter. The hitch is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12184. The aspect I like most about the # C12184 is that it has a hidden design, meaning all you really see of the hitch is the receiver.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    For your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend using the Class III trailer hitch because it is a stronger and more durable hitch offering more options for ball mounts and other accessories due to the more standard 2 inch receiver. My recommendation is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13382. If you really want a 1-1/4 inch receiver, I recommend going with the class II hitch receiver # C12184. There is not a class I hitch receiver for your vehicle but the only...
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  • Curt Hitch For 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
    There are 2 hitches available from Curt that are confirmed to fit your 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. A Class II hitch # C12184, it has a 1 1/4" receiver tube opening and is rated 350 lbs TW, and 3500 lbs GTW. A class III hitch # C13382, it has a 2" receiver tube opening and is rated 525 lbs TW, and 3500 lbs GTW. Both hitches have a hidden cross tube, which not only provides better ground clearance, but it also looks really nice on the back of the Crosstrek. If I were looking for a hitch for...
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  • 1-1/4 inch Hitch Options for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek for Carrying Bike Rack
    You need a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening based on the dimensions of the shank of your bike rack. Unlike lumber which uses arbitrary measurements for wood hitches measurements are basically exact. So for a hitch in the correct size for your bike rack for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek we have the Curt part # C12184 which will work well. Or if you prefer a hitch that can be totally out of view when not in use we have the EcoHitch part # 306-X7601 which can have the lower hitch opening totally...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Option For Bike Rack on 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
    If you're wanting a 2 inch hitch for your Crosstrek so you can use your existing bike rack, we have 2 options that I would recommend for you. If you don't mind The crossbar of the hitch being visible, the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 76209 would be great for you. We also have the etrailer brand hitch, part # e98912 that has the hitch crossbar hidden behind the bumper, so all that would be visible is the square receiver tube and the safety chain loops. If I had to choose one, I'd...
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  • Availability Of A Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Subaru CrossTrek
    Good news, we do have a few options for your 2022 Subaru CrossTrek. The first one is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98912 which is a class III hitch capable of towing a maximum of 3,500 pounds, and a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. The next option we have for your CrossTrek is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13382 which is also a class III hitch and features the same weight ratings as # e98912. The last hitch we have for you, is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C12184. This is a class...
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  • What Curt Trailer Hitches Fit a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    Both the Curt trailer hitches # C12184 and # C13382 are confirmed to fit your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend going with the latter part # C13382 as it is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver. This will allow you to use a wider variety of accessories. I have attached an installation video of this hitch on a 2018 Crosstrek for you to reference. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • What Curt Trailer Hitches Fit A 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
    You have a couple of options from Curt for your 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. Both provide a slim profile that hides the receiver tube and has an attractive gloss finish. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III # C13382 would be my recommendation between the two. It has a 2" receiver which provides more flexibility as far as accessories availabe as it's the most common receiver size. It also is rated for 525 lbs of tongue weight and while that does not increase your vehicle's maximum tongue...
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  • Concealed and Visible Trailer Hitch Options for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we offer several hitch options, all shown on the linked page, that include both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III types. We generally always recommend the 2-inch option when it is available since these hitches typically offer a higher weight capacity for towing and much broader compatibility with the range of available accessory items like bike racks and cargo baskets. We also have hitches # C13382 (2-inch) and # C12184 (1-1/4-inch) from Curt that...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Options for 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
    The trailer hitches are finished with a durable powder coating. The Curt and Draw-Tite hitches are welded together from tube stock and flat steel that are very similar. In my opinion, Curt does a tiny bit better job with their powder coat application. When given the choice, I always recommend using a Class Ill hitch because there's a much greater selection of hitch mounted accessories available for the more common 2 inch Class III receiver. Although the Curt # C13382 and Draw-Tite # 76209...
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  • Is Draw-Tite Hitch Hidden Like Curt Hitch for 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
    The hidden design of the Curt hitch # C12184 is very appealing and since Draw-Tite actually doesn't have a hidden crosstube design for your 2020 Subaru Crosstrek I definitely recommend going with it over the Draw-Tite # 36644. Curt has a great reputation when it comes to trailer hitches and we have actually found that their hitches tend to have better welds and a thicker powder coat which combined means they hold up better than the Draw-Tite versions. I would like to point out that the...
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