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

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 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 I - 1-1/4" part number C11000 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11000

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 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
    • 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross 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.

11000 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11000 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11000

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

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


Arrived in a timely manner, as is described on website, packaging was really good, and works perfect on my VW Golf 2013. The only thing I would say doesn't have to do with the product, but the directions in installation. Tip: buy new bolts when removing oem bolts on your VW Golf 2013. Mine torqued to specifications caused the bolt to break. Was a pain to remove a broken bolt, so for others, just go to VW dealership and get 2 new bolts (plenty on hand). Nonetheless, this is such an easy installation. I purchased ramps to work under my car, rented torque tool at car parts store and elongated socket I had to buy. Save yourself money when you follow my tip. I'm certainly enjoying having a hitch! Thanks best price all around!

So glad I have this to this day!
Jonathan G - 07/31/2021


Easy install and no wobble with my Thule hitch bike rack. Buying another curt trailer hitch for my fiance's SUV.

2011 Volkswagen Golf

Fits perfectly on my 2011 Golf TDI. Install took about 20 minutes, from driving onto the ramps to driving back off them. Piece of cake. Instructions were very clear and precise, including which size sockets you'll need, and torque specs for each fastener.

2010 Volkswagen Golf

I'm excited to have the hitch mount. I used to have a hatch mount for my bikes, but they tend to destroy the paint and my wiper became useless, so with my new car I needed a hitch mount bike rack. Here are a few pictures I just took.

2015 Volkswagen Golf

The product --for the price-- is exceptional, but it's not nearly as good as the e-trailer service. The read-end of my 2014 Golf was banged up in an accident, so I had the body shop that was doing the repairs install the hitch. The bodyshop followed the e trailer online video, and had things ready to go in less than 15 minutes.


Hitch fit as described. Spent more time locating correct tools, jacking car, and calibrating torque wrench. The exhaust hanger/exhaust muffler is close in proximity to the hitch structure but I have not visually or audibly detected contact. was prompt with processing the order, notifications, and shipment. This is my second purchase through etrailer and I continue to be impressed by their prompt and courteous service. I will continue to recommend etrailer to anyone looking for hitches or related products.


I received the hitch and my husband and I installed it the next day. Well, we took it to our mechanic. He had it installed quickly. He said it was a great piece of engineering. We now have our bike rack on there and it works great.

I would definitely recommend these hitches, as would my mechanic who was surprised we could order this. Everything went on exactly as planned.

Volkswagen GTI

The hitch was delivered in 3 days! The instructions were easy to follow. It took me more than the advertised 30 minutes, but that is because the GTI is very low and I did not raise the car or drive onto boards or ramps. I did approach the bolts from the sides behind the wheels. Tilt the hitch and slide under rear first.

Ordering the bike rack next!

2013 Volkswagen Golf

Product shipped later than estimated but arrived in good condition and then installed by [online]l no problem

2012 Volkswagen Golf

This is the first trailer hitch I've had, and I am super happy with it. Not only did it arrive quickly in the mail, but it was also quick (for my brother) to install- took him about 20 minutes. The hitch looks pretty stealth, barely visible under the back of my VW. The other reviews were very informative and made it easy for me to select this one. Thanks eTrailer!

2017 Volkswagen Golf

Extremely easy install on my vw golf , although they were wrong about installation time , they said 15 min , it was actually 17 min ??, great instructions & fast service , no complaints, nice low profile considering my vw is already VERY low , snug fit , perfect !

It is perfect
Joe j - 12/28/2017

2000 Volkswagen Golf

Was easy to install and it seems extremely solid; even better than the hitch I mounted on my old 2000 VW Golf. For this one I didn't need to drill any holes.

Still works great. Just used it last week.
Heather - - 07/10/2017


Perfect fit and easy install thanks to Instructional videos provided by Thank you for the great service over the years! Rhino Rack and Curt Trailer hitch! Now I don’t have to carry my Kayak on the top of my VW with pool noodles and straps through the doors.


Easy to install. Had my mechanic do it for less than $100


I'm pleased with the hitch, which fit just like it was supposed to, but the installation was...not as easy as depicted. I wound up having my mechanic finish it, largely because the recommended torque is way more than I could apply lying on my back in my driveway. I mean, I got the hitch on, but I wasn't confident my bikes and their rack would stay on. Unless you're a far more adept mechanic than I, you should consider buying the hitch and paying someone to put it on.

2012 Volkswagen Golf

Easy install - took less than 30 minutes and that was with back trouble. I don't own a torque wrench so after I completed it, I took it to my local mechanic and he finished tightening it up.

I only had trouble with clearance issues once and that was pulling out of my driveway which I rarely park in. Otherwise, it's carried two bikes on a 300 mile round trip very nicely. Very pleased!

Volkswagen GTI

Great hitch - easy install on my GTI (less than 30min). However, if I had to order a hitch again - I'd go with the recessed one that mounts a the hitch a little higher (draw tite I think) as this one can drag on many angled driveways and such since it hangs so low. No big deal - it's solid metal, but still that sound!

All and all pleased with the hitch & etrailer.

2011 Volkswagen Golf

I received product with clear concise pictures and installed it myself within an hour. Basically remove two existing bolts to be reused and add two more giving four bolt mounting strength. Well engineered custom piece that fit perfectly.


Everything was perfect, thank you!

2010 Volkswagen Golf

Fast shipping! Quick and easy install with the install video. Thanks for a great product. Highly recommend!!


Delivery fast,good quality,installation easy. Thanks

2012 Volkswagen GTI

Good product and good look at a good price. Doesn't bottom out as much as I thought based on other comments.

However, let's be honest here, installation isn't quite AS easy to pull off as the video would make it look. If doing it yourself, you'll need to get the car on jack stands. Also, the frame bolts are EXTREMELY hard to get out and will require a lot of muscle + creativity thanks to the lousy angle. But once those are out, it's smooth sailing.

Still good!
Mark J - 09/27/2018


I am late writing this, as I've had the hitch for 1.5 yrs now, but I've been very happy so far. It's quick to install (within an hour for a newbie and with help from a friend), sturdy, and straightforward. Due to the low height of my VW Golf I also bought a riser/extender adapter (expander to 2"), which did press into the underside of the bumper, but since it was an older car and my bike rack took priority, a bit of dented plastic was not my concern. Love it, definitely recommend.

I used this on a 2012 VW Golf 2 door hatchback, base model.

Note: I traded my car in today for a different model, so apologies that I don't have a photo!

2013 Volkswagen GTI

This was a great product, but looking back on it I would have considered the upgraded receiver for my car. I put it on a 2013 GTI. This was an easier hitch to install, but the drawback to the easier installation was that the design sacrificed ground clearance. I bought the hitch for a bike rack, and found that the rack would scrape on some taller speed bumps and steep driveway transitions. There were no issues with the hitch itself scraping, however. The good news was that in spite of the rack scraping, neither it nor the receiver ever bent.

2012 Volkswagen Golf delivers super fast shipping, and got me the right receiver for my Golf TDI. FYI for other buyers, you will need a DEEP 3/4 socket for the install in addition to a standard depth 18mm.

Its still going great. No need to adjust or tighten anything. Sidenote - Golfs are pretty low and this hitch does rub speed bumps from time to time.
Matthew - 05/11/2020

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