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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 C11020 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11020

  • 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.

11020 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11020 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11020

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

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


Curt hitch worked out well on our 2014 Smart ForTwo. A bit difficult to install but the etrailer video helped immensely. Needed a deep socket to tighten the supplied nuts. A deep 17mm worked just fine. Also, a 9/16 socket worked better than a 14mm on the two Smart factor "star" bolts. The "fish wire" worked beautifully.
Most difficult part was fitting the hitch into place up over the muffler.
We will only using the hitch for a bike carrier rack.

Works great! Looks like it hangs very low yet it has never scraped on anything.
Jim M - 08/23/2018

2013 Smart fortwo

I had my mechanic install. He was a beginner at it but said it took him about 1.5hours. He felt the directions were adequate. I am pleased to have a hitch receiver for my smart car.


Got the hitch in a timely manner. Good looking well made hitch.
Installing it took more time than stated.
The main thing is make sure you have an impact wrench to remove the bolts. Otherwise I don't see how you can get them out. I split a 14mm 3/8 drive socket trying to get them out by hand.
Otherwise if you follow the video everything goes smoothly. A little problem getting the hitch past the muffler. After the first time went better. Helps to have a flat pry bar to ease it past the brackets.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a tow bar for a Smart car.

2013 Smart fortwo

We were so pleased to find this hitch at a great price on etrailer. Our welder installed it today and it is perfect. Frank said it was pretty easy to install except he wished there had been another threader for pulling the screws through. He said you really can’t use them twice. Our car, a 2013 Smart Fortwo, is our toad for our motorhome. The purpose for the hitch is to pull our gray water tank to a dump site at campgrounds.
I ordered the hitch on a Friday, it arrived at our very remote house on Tuesday. Very quick service.
Thank you, etrailer.

Richard S - 07/23/2021


This is my second purchase from etrailer. Their service is impeccable! Both orders I have placed have arrived faster than anticipated. Their pricing is the best I have been able to find on both the internet and locally. The products are exactly as described and very good quality! Most recent purchase is this trailer hitch for Nugget (our Smart car). Fit perfect and easy to install using instructions provided.

Attaching a picture.

Thanks etrailer


I will let you know when I install it


Didn’t have to wait long was delivered I will be doing more business with you guys thank you very much have a wonderful year

2013 Smart Fortwo

Overall product quality is great, overall customer service from etrailer was great. The video and install instructions they provided on the website for the install was extremely helpful. Instructions listed install time as 40 minutes for professional install, 90 minutes for novice. After watching the online video I had the install done in 45 minutes and I am no way a professional service installer. I would definitely use Etrailer again for my hitch needs. Would have given a 5 star rating but the condition of the box when the hitch arrived via UPS was a little disappointing which in turn caused a corner of the hitch frame to have all the paint rubbed off to bare metal that needed to be painted prior to installing. This is not the fault of etrailer but Curt hitches for not properly packing their items for delivery via UPS, FedEx, etc... You can see in the picture where the corner of the shipping box was torn off allowing the hitch assembly to drag on everything the bottom of the box touched.

The hitch is great, paint is still intact no rust. Hitch used solely for a bike rack as a car this small cant tow much weight.
Ryan B - 08/01/2019


Worked great. Simple instructions. Will buy from etrailer again.


My 2010 Smart Is now a towing Dream! Affordable Quality Product! Easy install, only 45 minutes to do!


Fit my 2010 Smart Fortwo. I followed your video how install hitch that what I did. Thank you.

2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I installed their tow hitches on my 2017 Subaru Outback and my 2009 Smart ForTwo. Both are used to tow my boat. They installed "without a hitch"! (pardon the pun). From mounting to electrical, they were a snap to install. While personal installation may not be for every homeowner (some chassis holes need to be enlarged which require certain tools), even a little mechanical knowledge will suffice. The videos were absolutely the best in showing how, what and where. It has now been a year and there is zero rust which was a concern after having experience years ago with another product (from a local trailer rental retailer) installed on my 1993 Chevy Venture van.

2012 Smart fortwo

Worked great, a bit of a project to mount it in such a confined space. You want to be handy and have a good selection of sockets,extensions, jack stands and various hand tools. Now that it's mounted it works great. We use it to pull a 1,800 lb dragster in the pits and on the return road.

This hitch still looks like new, no issues
Barry W - 01/11/2020


This hitch has come in handy been on my car for a year I towed a small aluminum trailer to Florida and back and I've used it for my road side treasures and even helped moved some of my family which is a lot for a smart car to do but it did it with no problem ...this hitch was easy to install took a little longer to do than we planned on but we found that taking the plastic body parts off was better than drilling out wholes. Once you get the back parts off you can put the mounting bolts and nut one easily,have a friend help you


Very well built hitch. Instructions were easy to follow and it fit perfectly. Took a bit over an hour to install. Fast shipping from etrailer and good follow up. Been using the hitch for a year with no problems

Smart Fortwo

This hitch took 2 of us about 2 1/2 hours to put on the car. Hitch is very well designed and looks great on our smartcar for two. I bought a motorcycle cargo trailer to pull behind our car ( cause the smartcar has very little cargo room). this is the reason I bought the hitch. I will keep you people in mind if I ever have to buy a hitch for another car. By the way the price was very reasonable. Thank you for having such a wonderful product

2013 Smart ForTwo

The aftermarket 2013 Smart Car For Two hitch receiver from etrailer installed super easy after navigating it around the muffler and exhaust system. The only problem I had was the USA flag receiver cover from etrailer fell off somewhere between Ft Myers FL and Lynchburg VA; suspect I 95 in SC or one of the many poor bridge plate pavement transitions. The mounted cover hung very low and I should have realized it might not survive the trip.

2008 Smart fortwo

My ordering and receiving the hitch was very smooth and came quicker than i expected. The actual hitch and hardware were great quality. I did watch the video for installation and only had one problem. That was the two long 14 mm bolts on the car. They were really hard to get out. But once I got them out the rest went very smooth. It looks great and lets me attach a bike rack.

2013 Smart Fortwo

The leaflet said 45 minutes for Pro, 90 minutes for Novice. I consider myself fairly handy and it took me 4 hours. Now on etrailer's favor the actual job of attaching, drilling, bolting, etc., is under 1 hour. It took me most of the other 3 hours to figure out how to disassemble the car's back and put it back together. Great product, all parts need were there, it looks sturdy. I'm happy with it. Remember that for the "ice" version of the 2013 Smart you need to remove the metal bumper support. 3 screws on each side, Torx.

2013 Smart fortwo

Hitch looks great and I can't wait to get it installed.

2014 Smart fortwo

Received the hitch in a timely manner. Had it installed, so can't speak of that process. Did have to file the lip on the inside to get the bike rack tongue to fit…all in all, pleased with the hitch


I haven't had a chance to install my trailer hitch yet but the shipping was very fast - only a couple of days - and the installation videos are thorough and good. I'm looking forward to getting this thing on my car when the weather warms up a bit.


I couldn't believe the friendly AND extremely fast FREE delivery. etrailer is definitely in my approved contacts list.

Bill Taylor

Outstanding product AND outstanding service.
Bill T - 06/04/2014

2009 Smart fortwo

Have not installed yet. But after opening and Inspected, was impressed that etrailer included the 1/2 fish wire to install bolts.Was not aware that would be included.

2014 Smart fortwo

Installed on a 2014 Smart Electric Drive. It fits well enough and the instructions were mostly good. If you cut the enlarged holes per the diagram provided in the instructions, the hole will be too small for feeding the bolt thru. Go ahead and take the recommendation from the install video and just cut 1 inch holes instead of the enlarged 1/2 inch holes.

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  • Fit of Curt Class I Receiver Part # 11020 on 2010 Smart Car Pure Coupe
    I spoke with one of our contacts at Curt Manufacturing, who confirmed that the Class I Receiver, part # 11020 will fit all models of the 2010 Smart ForTwo except the Brabus. To view the installation details, click on the provided link.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2014 Smart Fourtwo
    We do offer a hitch that is designed to fit your 2014 Smart fortwo. The hitch we offer is the Curt Round Tube Receiver, part # C11020. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The ball mount I recommend is part # C45014. This ball mount has a 5 inch rise which helps with ground clearance. For light towing I recommend a 2 inch hitch ball like part # C40018. If you need a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball I recommend part # A-80. I have attached a couple of links to some...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Smart fortwo
    The only trailer hitch option for the 2012 Smart fortwo is Curt trailer hitch # C11020. Since this vehicle is not supposed to be used to tow, the hitch is a Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. Any accessories, such as bike racks or cargo carriers, will need to be compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Receiver Hitch and Cargo Carrier for 2010 Smart ForTwo 451 Cabriolet CDI
    You are correct, the Curt Class I, 1-1/4 Inch Receiver Hitch, # C11020, is the hitch that was specifically designed to fit your 2010 Smart ForTwo 451 Cabriolet CDI. I have included a link to the cargo carriers that we have available for use with a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver. The only folding cargo carriers that we offer are for use with a 2 inch hitch receiver.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Smart fortwo
    The Curt Hitch part # C11020 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Smart fortwo so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Pictures and Installation for a Hitch for a 2008 Smart ForTwo Pure
    We do not have pictures of the hitch installed, but we do have instructions for hitch part # 11020 for a 2008-2009 Smart ForTwo. I have included a link to these instructions.
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  • Is there Any Trimming of the Bumper Required for Curt Hitch 11020 on a 2008 Smart ForTwo
    When installing Curt hitch, # 11020, the body on your 2008 Smart ForTwo, like the bumper and fascia, will not have to be trimmed or modified for this hitch. I have included a link to the instructions below. Please note that this hitch will not fit Brabus models. The standard for trailer hitches is not DOT, but various other agencies, among them, the SAE J684 standards and V5 ratings, are two that Curt adheres to. I spoke with my contact at Curt to be certain and he did state that their...
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  • Is Frame Bolt of 2012 Smart fortwo Difficult to Remove
    We've installed the Curt hitch part # C11020 a couple times and did not have any issues getting any of the hardware loose on the vehicle. Hopefully the guy didn't destroy the bolt in the process of trying to get it out but hopefully a mechanic with more experience would have better luck. If you are in a climate that sees a lot of salt and snow it is possible the bolt could be corroded really bad but even then the bolt should still come out. Several applications of penetrating lube and enough...
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  • Will Curt Hitch # C11020 Fit 2014 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
    The Curt hitch part # C11020 that you referenced only excludes the Brabus models from it's fit info. So this hitch will fit and work well on your 2014 Smart Fortwo electric drive assuming it's not a Brabus model.
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  • Is a Vehicle Lift Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2008 Smart fortwo
    A lift is not required to install Curt trailer hitch # C11020 on your 2008 Smart fortwo. Using ramps or a jack and jack stands will provide you with enough clearance to install the hitch.
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  • Does the Curt Hitch Part # C11020 Work on a 2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive?
    Yes the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11020 does work on all models of the 2015 Smart Fourtwo with the exception of the BRABUS edition. I have linked an installation video we did on the 2013 model year below for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2015 Smart fortow
    If you are certain that your Smart fortwo is a 2015 model year, then the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class I # C11020 is the only receiver hitch available for your vehicle. This trailer hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening with a max towing capacity of 2,000lbs with a max tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. I have linked an installation video of this hitch on a 2013 fortwo for you to review. If you are not certain about the model year of your fortwo, you can use your 17-digit VIN...
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  • What Hitch do you Recommend for my 2009 Smart fortwo to Haul my Scooter and Carrier that are 145 lbs
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11020 would be a good choice. It is rated for up to 200 lbs. of tongue weight and your total load is going to be around 145 lbs. Of course check the owner's manual on your Smart to ensure that it is rated to handle at least the 145 lbs. you plan on hauling. As long as it is you're in good shape. I have linked an installation video for you to check out on the hitch being installed on your vehicle for you to check out.
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  • Hitch for a Mobile Scooter on a 2009 Smart fortwo
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" item # C11020 has a 200 lbs maximum tongue weight. You would need to weigh both your mobile scooter and carrier to ensure you don't exceed this weight. You will have to check the owner's manual of your 2009 Smart fortwo to confirm your cars actual tongue weight.
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  • Fit of Curt Class I Receiver # 11020 on 2012 Smart For Two Passion Convertible
    According to my contact at Curt, the # 11020 Class I receiver will fit all models of the 2012 Smart ForTwo, except for the Brabus version. Other than drilling one mounting hole on each side, enlarging holes with a dremel-type tool, and modifying a hole in the serpentine belt cover, there are no other modifications necessary like trimming the bumper fascia. Per Curt warranty requirements, using a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 is required for non trailer loads like bike racks or cargo...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Smart fortwo
    The only trailer hitch available for the 2009 Smart fortwo is Curt hitch # C11020. Since this vehicle should not be used for towing I assume you are using it for a bike rack or cargo carrier. Any accessories that you use will need to be compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. Also on a Class I trailer hitch if you want to carry bikes you will be limited to 2 bike at most. Otherwise the distance of a third or subsequent bikes puts too much weight too far from the receiver and can damage...
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  • How to Install a Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Smart fortwo
    The bumper does not have to be removed to install Curt trailer hitch # C11020 on your 2013 Smart fortwo. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch so you can see all of the steps. I have also linked a video showing installation for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2008 Smart fortwo Passion
    According to Curt Manufacturing, their Class I # C11020 hitch is a fit for all 2008-2014 Smart fortwo models except for the Barabus model. Since the Passion is a trim level, and not a specific model, the hitch will fit just fine. If you were needing a cargo carrier or bike rack, be sure to choose something that's compatible with a Class I hitch. Curt's hitch warranty stipulates that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 must be used for non-trailer loads like cargo carriers or bike racks. I'll...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Custom Vehicle Wiring for a 2008 Smart ForTwo
    Yes. The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 11020, will fit your 2008 Smart ForTwo as long as it is not a Brabus model. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. You may also be interested in trailer wiring to add a 4-Way connection at the back of the vehicle. You would need 4-Pole Hardwire Kit Including Circuit Tester, # 18252. I have included an installation video below. Installation will be similar on your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Smart fortwo
    The pictures on Curt trailer hitch # C11020 that you see are on a 2013 Smart fortwo so there are some differences in appearance between it and a 2015 model. But the hitch still fits the 2015 models as well so no worries! The only exclusions are for the Brabus models. There are no hitches for the Barbus models. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory...
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2014 Smart Fortwo
    There is a hitch that fits your 2014 Electric fortwo, the Curt # C11020 which is a 1-1/4 inch hitch that is bolted on so you can avoid drilling. I've added a link to a video review of this hitch being installed on a fortwo for you to take a look at. Please keep in mind this hitch is going to require the use of stabilizing straps # 18050 with all non-trailer accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers in order to maintain the warranty. I've added a link to a demonstration video which...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Smart Fortwo
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11020 referenced in your question is indeed confirmed to fit your 2014 Smart Fortwo. This Class I hitch will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and features a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. I do also recommend checking your copy of the vehicle's owners manual for its specific weight limits. All of the hardware needed for installation is included. I have attached an installation video on the 2013 model Fortwo, along with the complete written instructions...
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  • How to Install the Curt Support Strap Part # 18050 on a Smart Fortwo with Platform Style Bike Rack
    You are correct that the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap part # 18050 will be required for all non-towing applications in order to honor the warranty of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11020 on your 2014 Smart Fortwo. As far as installation goes, this will really depend on the bike rack and vehicle it is used on. There is not a specific point on the rack or vehicle that the strap will need to be attached to but I recommend wrapping the strap around the center section of the platform...
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  • Hitch Receiver Compatibility w/ a 2008 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet with Center Exhaust
    I just spoke to my rep at Curt to confirm and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C11020 will fit the 2008 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet convertible model. The hitch receiver will hang below the center exhaust and cause no interference. You will want to use the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories item # 18050 to secure any accessories you would mount to the hitch receiver.
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