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  4. 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  5. 2000 lbs GTW
  6. Concealed Cross Tube
Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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

Item # C52VR
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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 I - 1-1/4" part number C52VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C52VR

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 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
    • Uses existing factory hardware
  • 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
  • Installation instructions included
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximumgross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 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.

11581 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces Curt C11571

Installation Details C52VR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C52VR

Average Customer Rating:  3.9 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

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


Hitch is great. When I put back on the rear bumper one side didn’t fit exactly back. I think the hitch might have been a little off center which caused the issue. Plan on taking the bumper off again at some point to see if I can get it 100% tight fit.


Fit perfectly on our Tesla Model 3. Directions from the manual weren't as clear, but etrailer had an installation video on the stealth hitch, which made it a breeze as it was quite similar. Took about an hour and 45 minutes from start to finish.

by: 10/03/2022

excellent product the only issue I have is wit the hardware, the y include two different size, standard and metric, should be only one type either standard or metric not mix.


Insufficient instructions for 2020 Model 3

Wow, that was more than I bargained for. It’s a tough install made tougher by lack of information in the video and instructions. See below. Some of these issues are mentioned in reviews of the sister hitch with a 2” receiver. Wish I had seen them first.

First, do yourself a favour and get the car 5 inches off the driveway. I built a ramp with some paving stones.

Second, there is a screw on each side right at the end of the fascia. It’s mentioned in the 2019 EcoHitch install video but not in the Curt instructions.

Third, all the videos and the Curt instructions are ambiguous on whether the underbody panel comes off as a separate piece or remains attached to the fascia. The Curt instructions say “to remove underbody panel locate and remove (7) fasteners…”. Should the underbody panel then come off? I couldn’t figure out how and finally took it and the fascia off together. It then became apparent that there’s no way to get the underbody panel off separately.

Fourth, the hardest part of the whole thing was putting it back together — precisely where the instructions just say “use steps 1-5 in reverse order.” There are two tabs on the inside of the fascia that hold on the underbody panel (“B” in one of the attached photos). Without the hitch, there is nothing nearby to interfere with them. With the hitch present, it is a REALLY tight fit — “B” needs to fit under “2". At first, both visually and measuring, I thought there was no way it would work. I could not find a way to do it by doing steps 1-5 in reverse order. That is, clipping the fascia into place at the trunk and then fastening the underbody panel. You need to get those two tabs under the hitch, put in (loosely) the two bolts on either side of the hitch receiver (through “A” and into “1") to hold the panel into place, and then snap the rest of the fascia into place.

There is a little bit of slop in the bolts that hold the hitch to the frame. Best your chance of getting those tabs to fit under the hitch by mounting the hitch as high as you can. You really are looking for that extra millimeter.

Lastly, the hitch is really heavy. It really hurt to feel how light everything was that I was taking off the Tesla compared to how heavy the hitch is.


No kidding, this is a difficult install unless you do a lot of work on cars.

The product seems well built but, as this is a difficult process, the instructions could be a lot more detailed. etrailer has a good video for the Stealth hitch install, I wish they would link it to the Curt page as the install is basically the same.

1 Year in and it works great. We used the hitch to carry bikes on a 700+ mile trip to Maine and back. Lots of other misc. trips around central PA without a problem LOL, I was going to say without a hitch. I still have night sweats about the install, it was hard but Im proud of getting it done.
W B - 05/13/2021


the hitch was off by a 1/2 inch and required help in the installation. now it works fine. looks a little off if you look closely



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