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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number C12490 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12490

  • 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
    • 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.

12490 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12490 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12490

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (130 Customer Reviews)

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


I bought a Curt trailer hitch from etrailer about 7 years ago. I just bought another one from them. When I need a new one, I'll order it from etrailer also. Excellent packaging BTW. No plastic or foam.

I frequently tow a utility trailer. The hitch is rock solid.
Jon - 05/22/2022

2009 Scion xB

I have a 2009 Scion XB with TRD exhaust. I didn't have any clearance issues around the muffler. The hitch is a high quality part. Without the bike rack in the receiver the hitch is almost invisible.
I'm very happy with this Curt hitch as well as the service from the guys at etrailer. Next project will be to install the lighting/wiring kit also sold by etrailer.

2011 Scion xB

I installed this a year ago. I use it for my boat and bike rack. Works perfect, never any issues. Super easy install. If you can fit under your car and know how to screw in a light bulb, you can attached this with ease.


The hitch looks good. I received just what I ordered and it came very quick. Thank you E-Trailer.

1 year on and my hitch is as good as new. Hung a motorcycle carrier on it and made it out and back without issue. The hitch is obviously good quality and was made to fit my vehicle perfectly. It was a great purchase.
Paul - 04/13/2022


Needed a hitch for our 2015 Scion XB. Wiring kit was perfect but a problem with included bolts resolved by using 12MM bolts from a BMW?

2013 Scion xB

I am putting this on a second Scion XB. Your quality is outstanding in workmanship. Providing mounting bolts is a real plus. This is the perfect
fit for my new Harmar AL015 Mini Scooter Lift and Swing Away and gets the
lift as close as possible to the rear of the SCION XB.


Excellent quality, easy to install !!

2012 Scion xB

It fit like a glove! Lined right up and came with the hardware need to install it. Fit and finish was great as well. I've had good luck with Curt products in the past and they didn't disappoint this time either and etrailer had a good price on it and good information about installation which is why I keep coming back.

2012 Scion xB

Awesome trailer hitch, installed in minutes. Hides very nicely under bumper! was great!!!

2012 Scion xB

Bought May 2021. Worked as designed. I installed in a 2012 Scion xB. I sold the car a few months later so I can't give you long-term review, but I never had an issue while towing.


Arrived quick, couple of tears on box but did not affect product. All hardware and and clear instructions were included. Fit perfect.


Perfect fit, super easy bolt on application. This is exactly as advertised and will reccomend in the future


Best price perfect fit and it looks good. My brother says it was an easy install!! Thank you!!

2013 Scion xB

Ordering from website was easy. Delivery was quick. Hardest part was finding a good installer. Next purchase will be a bike rack.

2008 Scion xB

Fits perfectly! My bike rack works gre at.

Scion xB

This hitch was easy to install, still looks AWESOME on my xB with only the receiver visible, and has been exactly what I hoped for to carry my Kuat Sherpa bike rack. And etrailer is the place I'll get any other hitches I'll need going forward. Thanks!

Hitch has carried two bikes all over the country, 17 states to be exact. Best looking option out there for the xB. And etrailer folks are the best. Recently got a similar style hitch for another vehicle I own and etrailer came thru flying colors again.
John L - 02/11/2021

2012 Scion xB

Product arrived as promised. I liked the fact that I could keep track of where it was in the shipping process and approximately when it would be delivered. Installed it the same day it arrived with the assistance of the excellent videos of installation procedures for both the hitch and wiring. It helps to have a torque wrench and some basic wiring tools (wire end stripper and a crimping tool).
The only problem is that the hole on the retaining pin for the draw bar does NOT fit as the hole in the pin was drilled in the wrong place.

In my review I said The only problem is that the hole on the retaining pin for the draw bar does fit as the hole in the pin was drilled in the wrong place. I inadvertently did not the word not. The pin does NOT fit in the pin because the hole was drilled at the wrong angle. I had to use another pin with the hole drilled at the proper angle.
-- comment by: Bruce - 03/15/2014

2012 Scion xB

Just finished installing the hitch receiver wiring harness on my 2012 Scion xb. The hitch receiver fit just like it was supposed to, and the wiring harness went in without incident. The directions in the video are a lot more clear than the written ones that came with the wiring harness. took about 2 hours total.

Actually, I have only used it once since I installed it. I have no reason to expect there would be any problems next time I use it..
Lou - 01/29/2015


The product is great! It arrived quickly and was installed in 10 mins! We love it! We would order from etrailer again.


Nice fit on my scion. Used it a few time hauling a small uhaul a long distance. The Scion performed well as did the hitch. Would definetly buy again.


Very happy with Product. Would buy again. Delivered on promised date. Fit perfectly.

Very happy with our trailer. It has worked out perfect for us. Would definitely buy again and tell others..
Doris A - 06/01/2020

2008 Scion xB

Easy installation.. Didn't fall on my head. Awesome product.. ..

2012 Scion xB

I am very happy with the Hitch. I thought it was great that I could find the right fit for my car very easy and you had the wiring and any other accessories needed to do the job. Also great videos to explain installation. I put it on my Scion xB as easy as the video.


Love It!
Marlin - 03/15/2021

2009 Scion xB

Like the other reviews say, it's great, so I don't need to add more than that about how I like the product. I will add some information about the issues I ran into installing it. I have a 2009 xB with 77,000 Minnesota miles on it so the bolt holes were rusty. The two bolts that were removed from the tow hook were just fine but the other 4 were rusted enough that I could not get the bolts in. If you have the same situation you just need a 12-1.25 metric tap and a tap wrench for it. A regular wrench will put weird pressure on it and you may end up re-threading it, which will not be good. What I did was to use a 1/2" plumbing wire brush to first scrub out as much rust as possible. Then I squirted some WD-40 in the holes to clean them out some more. Once I wiped them out I applied some cutting oil to the tap, not that you need it but I had it, and carefully re-tapped the hole. The problem I ran into is that the muffler gets in the way of the tap on one hole so I had to push it off the hanger, which can be difficult. The method I ended up using in order to get it off the car side of the hanger was to use three 16p nails as ramps. I slid a nail in three points of a triangle under the rubber hanger so they were over the nub that holds it on. I then sprayed some WD-40 between the rubber hanger and the nails and then pushed on the hanger from the back side, from under the car, and then it popped off. Once all of the welded nuts were cleaned out it was a breeze to install by myself. Just hold it up enough to loosely thread in a couple of bolts and then you can loosely put in the rest. Once they are finger tight you can torque them and you are done. I didn’t bother with a wiring harness since it is only for a bike rack.

Scion xB

We purchased this product to give us added room in our xB for a trip to Disney World. It easily installed and worked wonderfully with the cargo carrier. etrailer was a big help and watched over our order to make sure it would get to us on time. I will look to them for all our future trailer needs.

One year later and everything is still working great!!!
Greg W - 05/27/2014

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    I do have trailer hitches available for the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the Scion xB (except Release Series models), and the Scion xD. All of the hitches available for the Scion will be Class I 1-1/4 inch hitches. Each vehicle model will have three different hitches available. I am including three links to product pages that will list the hitches available for each model of Scion. Also, I am including a link to a video of a hitch being installed on a Scion xB. If you can let me know the exact...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2015 Scion xB
    Both the 2014 and 2015 model years of the Scion xB are part of the vehicle's second generation and so will share many design and construction features. My technical contact at Curt confirmed for me that their hitch that fits the 2014 model year xB, part # C12490, also fits the 2015 model year.
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  • How to Determine Gross Trailer Weight and Tongue Weight Towing with a 2009 Scion xB
    The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual for your 2009 Scion xB to determine its capacities. They are likely not the same as the hitch. Whichever is lower, the hitch or the vehicle, is the rating you need to go by. To determine the gross trailer weight you will need to look at the sticker or plate on the trailer tongue. It should list a dry weight and a gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the most that trailer can weigh including itself and...
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  • What is the Difference Between Class 1 and Class 2 Hitches for the Scion XB
    Class I and Class II hitches both have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The difference is that a Class I hitch has a lower tongue weight rating, usually 200 pounds and a lower towing rating, usually 2,000 pounds. A Class II hitch usually has a tongue weight rating of 350 pounds and a towing rating of 3,500 pounds. The only other difference is that accessories designed for Class II only hitches will not fit in a Class I Hitch. Class I accessories will work in the Class II hitch. I would recommend...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Scion xB fit a 2008 Scion xB
    The hitches that are built to fit a 2005 Scion xB will not fit a 2008 Scion xB. The 2007 xB brought a new body that included some frame changes which is why the hitches for the 2004-2006 models will not fit the newer models. For your 2008 Scion xB you can use one of three hitches: Curt part # 12490 or Draw-Tite part # 24815. I have added links to these hitches below as well as to a video of the Curt hitch being installed on a 2008 xB and the instructions for the Draw-Tite part.
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  • What is Proper Trailer Wiring for a 2009 Scion xB
    The Modulite that the local place was referring to is the black box you see on part # 118468. Rest assured, this is the correct part for your 2009 Scion xB. The 2009 xB has separate brake and turn bulbs, so the box combines these two signals so it can hook up to standard trailer light systems. There is also a loose red wire lead on the box that does need to be run to the battery. This is so the trailer is powered directly from the battery instead of pulling extra power through the factory...
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  • Curt T-1 Connector Part # 56062 as Least Costly Option for Trailer Connector on 2009 Scion xB
    Your 2009 xB requires a powered system, which means that the tail light converter gains its signals from the vehicle tail light circuits, but receives power for the trailer lamps directly from the vehicle battery. The tail light circuits on that vehicle are not rated to handle the additional load of the trailer lights. The T-1 connector part # 56062 is your most economical option.
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  • Which Hitch Ball Do I Need for a 2009 Scion xB
    You will need part number 19256 for your trailer hitch drawbar. The Class II hitch uses a 3/4 inch diameter shank and the weight rating on this ball matches your hitch.
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  • How Do Curt Stabilizer Straps Work for Supporting Hitch Accessories
    The stabilizer strap part # 18050 that Curt recommends you use when you are carrying a non-supported hitch accessory like a bike rack will get attached to the rack and then the other end of the strap will clip to the top of the hatch or trunk of the vehicle it gets used on. Check out the review video I attached for the strap. The Curt Hitch part # C12490 that you referenced is for a Scion xB, for a vehicle like this the strap would get attached to the top of the rear cargo door. I attached...
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  • Recommended 1-1/4-Inch Trailer Hitch for 2008 Scion xB
    We do not maintain relationships with local installers for the hitches we sell but our hitch vendors, such as Draw-Tite and Curt, do provide a dealer-locator service on their websites. Many of our customers tackle the install on their own since we include hardware, instructions as well as videos to help. The hitch I recommend for your 2008 Scion xB is the light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class II model from Curt, part # C12490. This offer a higher weight capacity than the same-size Class I hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2013 Scion xB Release Series
    You are correct that one of the hitches offered for the 2013 Scion xB, Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24815, does not fit on the Release series. The other hitch offered is the Curt Class II model # C12490 and I confirmed with one of my technical contacts at Curt that it is compatible with the Release series version of the 2013 xB. Installation instructions and a video showing a 2014 xB are both linked for your reference. This hitch will be compatible with Class II accessories that fit its 1-1/4-inch...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Class I and Class II Hitch?
    Structurally, a class II trailer hitch is designed to hold a bit more weight than a class I. This is because the materials that compose a class II hitch are stronger. All class I and class II hitches have the same 1-1/4 inch receiver opening which are compatible with 1-1/4 inch accessories. I went ahead and attached a diagram that shows the typical weight capacity differences between class I and class II hitches. For your 2018 Ford Focus Sedan, we only carry class I hitches. For this route,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Scion xB
    As long as your 2011 Scion xB is not a Release model, you can use the Curt trailer hitch # 12490. This is a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The bike rack you choose will need to fit in the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation of the trailer hitch for you. While there are some bike racks that fit on a ball mount, most bike racks actually fit in the receiver opening. For...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Scion XB
    We carry a hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2014 Scion xB, but the Hidden Hitch part # 60898 that you referenced would not work for you. You would want the Curt Trailer Hitch # C12490. This hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and should work very well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out also. If you plan on carrying any hitch mounted accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers you might also be interested in a Curt Stabilizer Strap part # 18050. Check out...
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  • How Much Can Be Carried On a Cargo Carrier With a 2012 Scion xB
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12490 which is a fit for a 2012 Scion xB does indeed have a 350 lb weight capacity. However, when you use any sort of 1-1/4" to 2" hitch adapter like the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # HTAD this reduces the hitch capacity by 1/2, so 175 lbs which then puts you over the limit with your hot dog cart. The only option you have to carry your hot dog cart without being overweight is to use a cargo carrier with 1-1/4" shank, the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Scion xB
    The trailer hitch that I recommend using for your 2011 Scion xB is the Curt # C12490. This is a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. It has a 350 lb tongue weight rating and a 3,500 lb gross trailer weight rating. But your vehicle may not be rated for this much. You will need to confirm the weight rating of your Scion in your owner's manual. You will also need wiring, like the recommended T-Connector # C56035, and a ball mount kit like part # C45147. Check out the linked ball...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Scion xB
    When there is an option always go for the highest Class hitch for any given vehicle. A higher class hitch will allow you more options for accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers in addition to greater towing capacity. For a 2009 Scion xB we have Class II trailer hitch # 12490. The towing capacity of the hitch is 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. I have included a link to the instructions and a video for you. The towing capacity of a vehicle can change...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Scion xB
    The Curt Hitch part 3 C12490 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Scion xB so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Scion xB
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 that you referenced is confirmed to all model 2008 Scion xBs so it will work on your 2008 xB. For a compatible bike rack the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack part # S63360 would be an excellent choice. This rack has the great features of a more expensive rack like tilting mast, anti-sway cradles and anti-rattle hitch pin at a fraction of the cost. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may...
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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used With a Curt Hitch Receiver to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2013 Scion xB
    Using an the Extension # HES6 in the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 on your 2013 Scion xB will reduce the hitch receiver weight capacity by 50%. Since this means the Tongue Weight (TW) will be lowered to 175 lbs, the total weight of your bikes and bike rack being 100 lbs will not be an issue. You will want to make sure to check any weight capacities in your owner's manual as well. Keep in mind that for this Curt hitch all non-trailer loads (like bike racks and cargo carriers) but...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch for 2016 Toyota Prius
    2" hitches are typically made for larger vehicles with a higher towing capacity than your 2016 Toyota Prius. The # C12490 Curt hitch from your question is not a confirmed fit for your Prius. The only hitch options we have for the 2016 Prius are 1-1/4" hitches like the # 24966 Draw-Tite Sportframe Hitch. This hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight of 2,000 lbs and tongue weight of 200 lbs. I would not recommend the use of a 2" adapter with a hitch like the # 24966 since it will reduce...
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  • Hitch for 2008 Scion xB for Carrying Bike Rack
    For lighter duty vehicles like your 2008 Scion xB we only have the 1-1/4 inch size available like with the Curt # C12490. For larger vehicles there are 2 inch hitches but they generally are larger ones with higher capacities. You might also consider a hitch bike rack compatible with this size like the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z.
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  • What Size Hitch is Available for 2013 Scion xB
    For lighter duty vehicles like your 2013 Scion xB there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the Curt # C12490 as the larger 2 inch size is only available for heavier duty vehicles like trucks and SUVs. You may need a new bike rack that fits this hitch size like the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z which is really stable and easy to load/unload.
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  • Comparison of Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receivers on 2010 Scion xB
    I can't be completely sure but the hitch in the video review of the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145, that I've attached, looks be the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12490. There are only two hitch receivers available for your 2010 Scion xB, and the other, the Draw-Tite Class I # 24815 does not have a collar at the opening of the receiver tube like the one used in the video. The Curt is a Class II and has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds with 350 pounds of tongue weight. The Draw-Tite Class...
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