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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2"

Item # C14011
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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" part number C14011 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C14011

  • Class IV
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1200 lbs TW
  • 12000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1200 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class IV
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 12,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 12,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,200 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.

14011 Curt Class 4 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" - C14011

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (71 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


I made it work but was expecting better quality from made in the USA! Most of the welds over all are just "ok" and some are poor. The 2 sides were not parallel (1"off front to back) so I had to use clamps to push/pull it into place. My factory hitch was not rusted out like many others but just warn out due to towing. I didnt weigh the hitches but I think I the factory hitch was still heavier.

This flex, as shown in your photo, is typical as the hitch is made with mild steel to flex with the vehicle over potholes and heavy terrain. You did a good job bending the hitch back. Here are some other tips about flex:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/26/2022


Fitment was perfect, great construction of hitch receiver. Included fasteners were not of same quality/size of OEM fasteners. Didn't use included fasteners and purchased OEM for installation.


Perfect fit, but none of the hardware is useable as it was the wrong size. No need for the fish wire as I was able to remove the shear bolts using an easy out, after I drilled the heads off

You mentioned that the hardware was wrong and did not fit. I wanted to ask you what size hardware did you receive? Did it match the hardware listed in the manual? Did you clean out the bolt holes with a wire brush?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/14/2022


Don't pass this website up! This is my second hitch purchased from etrailer and I'm extremely happy with both. Shipping is very fast, installation is a breeze and I've had the latest one hooked up on my ford excursion that pulls an 8k travel trailer. We live in the Salt belt and it is holding up really well through the elements. Will definately be returning here if I ever need another hitch, thanks guys!


Etrailer has great customer support shipping was fast. Curt manufactured a great hitch direct replacement. Removal and install took around 5 hours with the truck on a lift. I did not have to take the tank out but had to loosen all the tank bolts and support with a stand. Cut a notch out of the old hitch for access to the shear bolt. Pipe wrench and a four foot cheater pipe to remove shear bolt. All the rest was a breeze.

2002 Ford Excursion

I am very please with the Curt Class IV hitch I purchased for my 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3L diesel. The quality of the steel, welding, and power coat finish looked good enough to part of the car body not as an extension of the frame.

A local installer dropped the fuel tank and did the complete installation. Looks great. Looking forward to pulling my new Jayco trailer when it comes in August.

I was very pleased with etrailer's quick turn around in filling and shipping the order. I have and will purchase other trailer items from!!!

2003 Ford Excursion

Super heavy duty receiver, worth the mo ney


This is a one-year review. Arrived in good shape from The box was in poor shape, but the hitch itself was pristine. It was installed by a shop and I had them replace all the hardware with heavy duty bolts, nuts and washers. After it's first year, there is some rust developing in the receiver box that I'll need to take care of. We live in Pennsylvania with road salt, but it was a mild winter and I feel the hitch shouldn't be rusting yet. All in all, good replacement for factory hitch.

After two years, the hitch only has marginal additional rust, although the vehicle was driven fewer winter miles during this past year. Still a solid purchase.
TIMOTHY J - 03/30/2021


This is one of the best hitches I have owned. It pulls nice and straight with my 28' Carhauler when passing semis on the highway.


Great product fast delivery

2002 Ford Excursion

Fast respond excellent communication th anks

2001 Ford Excursion

Product looks great, install was not to difficult just take your time.

The only downside to my item was the box was pretty torn up but the product was still ok.

2002 Ford Excursion

Installed this on my 2002 Excursion by myself in my driveway. The fuel tank has to be dropped which was not a big deal and a great time to replace the aged fuel pump. Purchased as the original hitch was badly rusted and not trustworthy. I am impressed with build quality and ease of install. I would recommend to anyone in need of replacing their factory hitch. Purchased with the intentions of pulling a 10k travel trailer around the east coast.

Loving it. Have used this extensively. Was worried about rusting as I use a few different ball sizes and remove the pin and hitch often. No rust has shown up and the finish is holding up amazing. Still black and not faded at all from UV exposure. Very happy with this hitch
Joel - 03/10/2020


Product looks amazing and i have no doubts it will fit. The box was pretty beat up and the hitch was hanging out of the box. Appears undamaged though. I assume carrier was careless (hard to find good help)… maybe think about a double walled box or something…?


Just installed yesterday. Seems heavy duty as promised, and the fit was perfect.


Perfect fit for a 2002 Ford Excursion. As had been highlighted in the e trailer information- the fuel tank/ shield had to be lowered to get access to the bolts and shear bolt. Very pleased with how it fits and looks. The original receiver hitch actually fell apart (due to rotting) as one side was being unbolted. etrailer had an excellent price, free shipping. The receiver hitch had no scratches or abrasion on the painted surfaces- nicely packed by etrailer with the rest of my shipment.


Fit and works as it should, and was delivered earlier than estimated date of arrival


It was OK the hitch is lower than the original but will work just had to change the drop a little and no hole for the wire bracket so had to redo that.

2001 Ford Excursion

This hitch fit correctly on my 2001 Ford Excursion. But save your hardware from the old one, the hidden plates for the bolts are different from the supplied bolts. And there is not enough room next to the gas tank for a normal hex head bolt.

Ford Excursion

Was just what I needed to replace my excursion hitch. Bolted right up, and got me pulling g my camper again. Thanks so much.

Ford Excursion

I’ve had this hitch for a year now, and I’m generally pleased with it. There were some issues with the original installation as the early Excursion used different hardware to install the hitch. A phone call to George resulted in the correct hardware being sent allowing proper installation. George responded quickly to my problem and resolved it to my satisfaction. My only complaint with the receiver is that the receiver tube seems a little oversized allowing the receiver to float in the hitch.


Quality built product. Fast shipping. Great buying experience.


Awesome replacement over the untrusty 21 year old rusty one!

2003 Ford Excursion

im giving this product 3 stars only because there were several minor scratches on the hitch when i took it out of the box. there was no packing or wrap on the hitch or inside the box which was likely the cause of the scratches. there were only maybe 3 or 4 areas but we all know how easily trailer hitches rust and having any exposed metal areas or scratches would easily welcome a rust spot. the unit iteslf is well built, looks very solid. i have not installed it yet due to the fact that i want to have it painted or something and address the bare metal spots. i do not want to see rust on this in 3 months.


The “excellent” rating is not regarding the Curt receiver I purchased but is about Etrailer. I bought the receiver online from etrailer. For whatever the reason ( UPS delivered an empty box to my home ) After speaking to UPS I contacted etrailer and explained what I received. They immediately shipped out another receiver, with no problem. I will buy from them again.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Material Size and Thickness on Curt Class IV Hitch C14011
    The main cross tube of Curt hitch # C14011 is a 3-inch square cross-section and has a thickness of .188-inches. The mounting flanges are thicker still at .31-inches. The Curt 2-inch Class IV hitch receiver # C14011 does carry substantial tongue weight (TW) and gross towing weight (GTW) ratings of 1200-lbs and 12,000-lbs, respectively. Installation of this hitch requires removal of the factory-installed hitch. That hitch will be a 2-inch Class III likely to be rated for about 500-lbs TW. Hitch...
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  • Size Mounting Bolts for Curt Class IV Hitch # C14011 on a 2001 Ford Excursion
    Ford sourced the OEM hitches used on the early 2000's Excursions from overseas, they're notorious for rusting out. Installing a new hitch would be highly recommended, because there's no way to determine to what degree the capabilities of your current hitch have been compromised. The Curt Class IV hitch you referenced, part # C14011 uses M18-2.5 x 2 Grade 10.9 bolts to attach to the vehicle frame members. The hitch has a 12,000 Trailer Weight/1,200 lb Tongue Weight capacity, which could...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2000 Ford Excursion
    I am glad to hear you and your horses are all right after the hitch broke while you were driving! For your 2000 Ford Excursion I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" # C14011 as it is confirmed to fit your vehicle, and since it has a 1200lb tongue weight rating and 12000lb trailer weight rating so it will have no issues with your horse trailer with 4 horses. I included a picture of the # C14011 installed on an Excursion for you to take a look at.
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  • Size Socket Needed to Install Curt Hitch C14011 on a 2000 Ford Excursion
    The install bolts that come with the Curt Hitch part # C14011 for your 2000 Ford Excursion require an 18 mm socket. Check out the install instructions link I attached below for more info on that.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C14011 Fit 2003 Ford Excursion and Include all Install Hardware
    The Curt hitch part # C14011 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Ford Excursion and comes with all of the install hardware you would need. The picture I attached shows all the hardware. This hitch has pretty high capacities at 12,000 lbs total trailer weight and 1,200 lbs tongue weight capacity. It's a steel hitch so with enough exposure to weather/elements it will begin to rust. But normally the hitch lasts at least the life of the vehicle before rusting to the point...
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  • Hardware Size Used to Install Curt # C14011 or Torklift # TLF1006 on 2000 Ford Excursion
    To see installation details for both hitches, click the provided links. The Curt # C14011 installs using 18mm bolts that use existing nut plates in your Excursion's frame. No drilling is required to completed the installation. The hitch has a 12,000 lb towing/1200 lb tongue weight capacity. The Torklift # TLF1006 installs using 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch hardware, and nuts. The existing nut plates are removed, so you'll need to remove the rear bumper to access the interior of the frame members...
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  • High Weight Capacity Hitch and Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2000 Ford Excursion
    The maximum tongue weight the Curt Hitch part # C14011 can handle with or without weight distribution is 1,200 lbs. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your 2000 Ford Excursion but you will need to check the owners manual for the vehicle to determine if your vehicle also has a high enough capacity for your trailer. Upgrading to a higher capacity hitch won't necessarily give you more weight capacity, unless the hitch was the weakest component in the setup. Basically, the lowest rated component...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2000 Ford Excursion
    The 2000 Ford Excursion is actually rated for 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. The 18,000 pounds is the gross combined weight rating or GCWR. The GCWR is the most that the Excursion and trailer can weigh including cargo, passengers, and fuel. So the Excursion cannot tow 18,000 pounds and its weight plus the trailers weight cannot exceed 18,000 pounds. The trailer can weigh up to 10,000 pounds total but no more. With that said the highest capacity trailer hitch we have for your vehicle...
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  • Curt Hitch C14011 Installation on 2001 Ford Excursion
    You will naturally be better off if your shop does NOT break off the factory weld nuts when removing the OEM hitch from the frame rails on your 2001 Excursion. Given the vehicle's age its quite likely that the bolts securing the OEM hitch will have some rust. Application of a solvent like PB Blaster or WD40 will help dissolve that accumulated corrosion and give them better odds of getting the hitch off without damage so that you can install either Curt hitch # C14011 or TorkLift # TLF1006. Both...
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  • Does 10k B&W Tow & Stow Work With Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock
    I can confirm that everything you listed is compatible with each other and will work perfectly, including the anti-rattle hitch lock with the 10k Tow & Stow. So you will be able to use each of the parts together without issue: - B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7" Drop, 7-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black # BWTS10049B - Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches # 63232 - InfiniteRule Locking Pins for B & W Tow and Stow 10K and 14.5K Ball Mounts # IR57FR - Curt Trailer Hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Wiring For 2001 Ford Excursion 4x4 With 5.4L Engine
    I did some research on your 2001 Excursion 4x4 and found the towing capacity for your vehicle with a 5.4L engine is 7,200 maximum trailer weight. That would be the weight of the trailer when it is fully-loaded and ready-to-tow. For your Excursion I recommend the Curt Class trailer Hitch, part # C14011. This is a Class lV hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts;...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harness and Weight Distribution for 2000 Ford Excursion
    So it sounds like you need a full set up for towing with your 2000 Ford Excursion, which includes a trailer hitch, wiring harness, adjustable ball mount and weight distribution system, as I assume you do not have the factory tow package. We have all of that for you, and I'll list the parts you need. - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C14011 - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118344 - Rapid Hitch Adjustable Steel Ball Mount # AM3461 (Maximum 4" rise or drop)...
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