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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11412 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch

  • 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.

11412 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 11355

Item # C11412

Installation Details C11412 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11412

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (172 Customer Reviews)

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


Serviceable hardware, immaculately packed and shipped. All the nuts and bolts were securely cling-wrapped to the hitch itself and nothing was missing or damaged. Installed on a 2021 Golf TSI with zero drama -- everything lined up perfectly and the fish wire worked like magic. I had an extra set of hands to thread the nuts while I held up the hitch and that did the trick; total time was 35 minutes. Coupled with a Kuat Sherpa, we're looking forward to road tripping with bikes tucked safely in our slipstream. Very pleased!

2017 Volkswagen Golf

I installed a hitch on my 2017 Volkswagen TSI this weekend. First I rode the rear up on some patio blocks to give me more room to work. Only hard part was fish wiring the bolts. The access hole was very, very tight, even after scraping away all the insulation. I had to file and file, bang a bit with a hammer and screw driver, file and file, tried using pliers of some sort, filed some more, and then finally the bolts went through. Needed a second person for about 5 minutes to help left the hitch onto the bolts. I bought a torque wrench (one of the cheaper ones), but it didn't seem to work. At first I thought I just wasn't tightening the bolts enough, because I wasn't getting any sort of indication from the wrench (it was supposed to make a clicking sound). But then I set the wrench to a really low torque setting and still didn't get any indication. I think I'll just rent a torque wrench next week and recheck my work. Any chance I over-tightened things?

Robert, I do not believe you over-tightened the bolts, but as you suspected, it sounds like you had a faulty torque wrench. You may rent a heavy-duty torque wrench from your local auto parts store.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 07/22/2017


I've installed hitches from etrailer on several vehicles over the years. All were easy installs. This hitch was an easy installation on a VW e-Golf. Works as expected.

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Unit looked great and fit perfectly on my 2015 golf Gti. Installed without jacking the car up.

2015 Volkswagen Golf

I have only good things to say about your trailer hitches and wiring harnesses. Installation of both was simple -albeit tedious- and both perform very well in my 2015 VW Golf TDI.

I mainly use it for airplane towing, but works well for trailer towing. I would highly recommend these products. Thank you for your help.

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Got a call the day after my order stating that my item was on back order and would be delivered ASAP. It happens although it would have been nice to know that it was out of stock upon the order page. But it got delivered safely along with the other attachements. I had it installed by my mechanic -not having torque tool - and it was done in less than an hour for $45! He said that he was grateful for the (your) video that I supplied him.
The part fits. seems sturdy enough for 2 lines with my Yakima Double-Down rack. The hitch is fairly low to the ground but I'll see how this affects my on-and-off driveways!
The leveling bars are helpful - not perfect in engineering - but helpful in leveling the bikes on the rack. I will also use straps to secure the Yakima to the car somehow.
Great job in communications by eTrailer and I highly recommend their sales and service.

Volvo Cross Country

This trailer hitch is great! It was easy to install- etrailer has great you tubes to help and has been a great addition. I took a cross country trip and used a tray off the hitch for camping gear that worked out great.
I keep coming back to etrailer for supplies they carry. Their prices are the best and they ship fast.


Right product for my needs (2 bike hitch mount rack) at the right price with excellent videos and installation support along the way. This receiver does significantly brace the back of the car and causes a slight increase in stiffness and noise (I would guess they all do)

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Finally available for my 2015 Golf GTi and worth the wait!
Took two of us exactly 14 minutes to install (yes, we did time it!).
Just watch out for ground clearance if car is fully loaded.
Same great etrailer service as usual.

Did you have the car lifted when you installed this? I live in SLO and have the same 2015 GTI. I am about to order it, but wanted to make sure that it would be something I could do at home.
-- comment by: Steve G - 01/02/2015


Exactly what I wanted and install was easy enough to do in my garage!


Just the fitment I was looking for. Great product and easy to install with the help of the video guide.

2019 VW GTI

After a year I can confirm this product holds up very well in GA weather. I do wish it was foldable but aside from that it’s a great trailer.
Juan L - 07/07/2021

2015 Volkswagen GTI

Just finished installing the hitch on our '15 VW GTI. Very pleased with the quality of the product. The instructions were excellent and the install took me 43 minutes total. Not bad, I am a slow handyman at best, but this was a very simple project. Only minor fiddling. The fish wire instructions were spot on and they worked perfectly. I left them on as I guided the hitch into place to prevent pushing the bolts back into the frame. A helping hand holding the hitch in place while I put the nuts on would have been nice, but I got by without it.

Did it lower the ground clearance at all?Cheers,Josh
-- comment by: Josh - 01/26/2016


so far I am pleased with the trailer hi tch

2020 Volkswagen GTI

Great product, easy install on my 2020 GTI. Helpful to have a 2nd person raise in place but I did it by myself by supporting one side with a small step stool and couple pieces of wood. There are a couple how-to videos out there that make it a straightforward install. Almost lost a bolt into the frame so be careful and leave the fishing wire attached to the bolts until you are done to be safe. Simply put the rear on ramps and you're good to go. Appreciate the quick delivery by etrailer, thank you!

Volkswagen GTI

Super fast delivery, easy installation, and I love the low profile of the hitch. The bolt fish lines that are included made it simple to pull the bolts and square brackets into place within the frame. I actually mounted this on a 2022 VW Taos AWD since the frame is same as a GTI and with a slight modification to the exhaust tips, it fit right into place. Wanted the smaller hitch to carry a bike rack.


This works great. I'm by no means a mechanic, but I had access to a lift and a great set of tools. That being said, installation was easy and took 20 min with the excellent instructions. The receiver is inconspicuous when my bike rack isn't in it and works great. Customer service was extremely helpful and friendly.

Michael,It looks like you are using a 1UpUSA bike rack. Does that require the use of an extension for the receiver so the rack will clear bumper? It looks to me like an extension is not needed, just hoping someone with direct experience could confirm.Thanks, Kent
-- comment by: Kent K - 05/13/2015

2017 Volkswagen GTI

This is the third hitch I have purchased from e. service, great prices and fast secure shipping.
Looks great on my 2017 GTI Sport with my bike rack installed!

2015 Volkswagen GTI

Awesome! I was reluctant to order this trailer hitch
Being the fact that my GTI is a 2015. But after watching the
Video I placed the order. The packaging is great
Minus the Tape that they wrapped the assembly parts.
Honestly it took longer to get the tape and parts off the hitch
Than it took to install it. I installed it without jacking
The car up or lift. I had plenty of room to maneuver and
It's light enough to be a one man job. It took 20 min
Start to finish. Hitch is solid and you can barely see it.
I highly recommend this to any 2015 GTI owner.

2015 Volkswagen GTI

super easy install with the right tools. had it finished in 15 mins with the help of a friend. better to have an extra set of hands, AND, you'll need to drive up on some boards to be able to slide the hitch into place since my 2015 GTI is close the ground. fast ship, excellent shape on arrival.


For 2018, VW changed their exhaust system design. I was, at first, convinced that this hitch wouldn't fit. I tried it anyway, so that I could complain to etrailer. It fit perfectly in a very much confined space. I use it for a light boat trailer and for a rack for 2 bicycles. Kudos to etrailer!

It still is working fine, both for the trailer and the bicycle carrier. I also bought a trailer light harness kit from them, which worked great right from the start. Their tech guy helped me adapt it to an ideosyncracy in my TSis taillights.
James P - 04/09/2021

2015 Volkswagen Golf

This is the third hitch I've installed this year, and by far the easiest. I like that the VW Golf has a bolt to drop the exhaust, rather than fighting the rubber mounts off of the hooks. Holes line up very easily. If it weren't for me having to stop and find a 3/4" socket for the (4) bolts, it would have been a 15 minute job! Very nice hardware as well. This is my seventh hitch from, and I could not be happier!

2016 Volkswagen Golf

The hitch was just as advertised. The video installation instructions were clear and I knew just how to install it when it arrived. The only issue I ran into was that the bolts would not fit up through the access slot in the 2016 GTI frame. I tried reaming out the slot a bit but I really didn't want to try and ream the frame on my car. I decided to use my angle grinder to cut off just a little of the edge of the flange bolt. This wouldn't compromise the bolt but make it fit through the access slot. This worked and after modifying the bolts the installation went fine.

It sounds like the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a FAQ that can assist with moving the side brackets of the hitch back into alignment.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/29/2021

2018 Volkswagen Golf

Very good quality, I wasn’t sure if it would fit my 2018 golf tsi because of the new rear bumper and exhaust but it bolted up nicely. I was able to install it alone by resting one end of the hitch on my knee while I bolted up the other end. 10/10 would recommend!


Great for a GTI. I use this with my rocky mounts bike rack and it’s a perfect fit. Subdued and unobtrusive, which is a great combination for this vehicle. 4 months of use and several thousand miles across the country have proven it to be a valuable asset.


The hitch is installed and now I need to find a mechanic who will install the electrical harness. All seem fairly simple. Getting under the car panels to get to the wiring is hard. Arrived quickly and in good order. Thank you.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Trailer Receiver Hitch for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Yes! The Curt trailer hitch # C11412 is a fit for your 2015 VW Golf GTI. It is a Class-I rated hitch and the maximum gross trailer weight is 2,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight is 200 pounds. It's great for bike racks, cargo carriers and more. If you plan on doing any light duty towing always revert to your Owners Manual for the maximum towing and tongue weight capacity and you will always go with the lowest rated component. I have included a couple FAQ's for you too.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4 Door Autobahn Edition
    Actually both answers are technically correct. The new Curt Hitch part # C11412 that we have is a replacement for the 11355 that you also mentioned. So for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4 Door Autobahn Edition you would want the # C11412. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    For the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Curt hitch part # C11412 that is listed as a fit that would work well. Currently it is the only option for the GTI models so it would be your only option that we offer. I attached an install video for you to check out too.
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  • Does Installing Trailer Hitch on 2016 Volkswagen Golf Void Warranty
    When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Carry Bikes or Cargo on a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
    The trailer hitches available for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf currently only fit gas or diesel models but not the e-Golf. I am also willing to wager that VW says not to put a hitch on it, similar to the prohibitive warnings from Toyota regarding the Prius. If you happen to want a hitch to carry bikes or cargo then I recommend going with a trunk mount bike rack for bikes or a roof rack for cargo. I have included links to the trunk mount bike rack and roof rack main pages for the 2015 Golf for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Vehicle Towing Capacities for Curt Hitch # C11412 and 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    All hitches offered for your gasoline 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI are light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I types, which include the Curt # C11412. All can be viewed by clicking on the included link. All share the same 200-lb tongue weight (TW) and 2000-lb gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings. All include the required installation hardware and a hitch pin and clip. An install video is linked for you. It is not too uncommon for a manufacturer of a lighter-duty vehicle to avoid providing a rated towing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Volkswagen GTI
    For your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Curt hitch part # C11412 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for you. I attached an install video for more info as well.
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  • Where to Have Curt Hitch for 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Installed
    The Curt hitch that fits your 2016 Volkswagen GTI is the # C11412 that you referenced. Best option for finding an installer will be to go with a local mechanic with a good reputation. Hitch installs are pretty simple for mechanics compared to what they normally work on so this wouldn't be a problem for one at all. I attached an install video for more info too if you wanted to show the mechanic.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch that Fits 2015 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn Edition
    For your 2015 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn the Curt hitch part # C11412 is a confirmed fit and would work well. I checked with Curt just now and they list this specifically for the Autobahn versions of the GTI.
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  • Visibility of Cross Tube on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C11412
    I've scoured and can't find any photos on your exact model and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412 . Of the models I was able to locate they all sit in the same spot just under the rear fascia. With maybe an inch between the upper portion of the tube and the bottom of the fascia. It is a confirmed fit for your model and I believe it will sit just below as it does on the others.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Volkswagen GTI
    For your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Curt hitch part # C11412 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for you. I attached an install video for more info as well.
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch or Trunk Mount Bike Carriers
    Based on your description of the vehicle - 2018 VW Golf TSI four door hatchback - I am not certain whether you have a 4-door or a 5-door hatchback. We do show trunk-mount bike rack fits for some versions of the 2018 VW Golf. I linked pages for two versions - Golf and Golf SportWagen - so you can see what 2-bike racks fit once you confirm which you have. We have no fits for the Alltrack. For the 2018 model year Golf we show three variants: the Golf, Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen. At...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412 will fit a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI according to my contact at Curt. The reason we do not have any photos of this hitch installed on a TDI model is because the majority of these vehicles have been pulled from the market due to the 2015 Volkswagen/Audi emission scandal.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11412 Fit a 2015 VW Golf TDI
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C11412 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    For your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Curt trailer hitch part # C11412 confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11412 Fit 2015 Volkswagen GTI
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C11412 that you referenced does fit your 2015 Volkswagen GTI. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Curt Hitch Fits 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    The Curt hitch you have now only fits versions of the Volkswagen Golf up to the year 2014. For a 2017 Golf you'd want the # C11412 which does fit the TSI models.
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  • Is there a Trailer Hitch Receiver Available for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
    Curt offers the Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11412, for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf. This is a custom fit hitch which offers bolt-on installation so no drilling or welding is required. Please keep in mind that Curt does require the use of Support Straps, # 18050, for all non-trailer loads including bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Currently, the only trailer hitch we offer that is confirmed as a fit for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is the Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11412. This Class I trailer hitch features a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver with a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. No drilling or welding is required to install this hitch, and the installation instructions are linked for you. I've also attached an installation video of this hitch on a 2016 Golf GTI. It...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    I have a hitch for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, but the Draw-Tite # 24904 trailer hitch you referenced is not a fit. This hitch is confirmed to fit 2010 - 2014 VW GTI models. For your 2015 Golf GTI, you will want to use the Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11412. This is the only trailer hitch option available for your Golf GTI. Once installed, this hitch's crosstube will be visible in addition to the receiver. I've linked an installation video of this hitch for you to see...
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  • How to Use the Stabilizing Strap of a Curt Hitch on Non-Towing Applications
    I noticed that you purchased the Curt Hitch # C11412 and you are correct that Curt recommends using a stabilizing strap on non-towing applications. The part recommened is Curt's Trailer Hitch Suppport Strap part # 18050. One end of the strap connects to your bike rack while on most model vehicles the other end attaches at the top edge of your trunk. The strap has a cam buckle that is used to tighten the strap. I have attached link to a video that shows an example on how to install this strap.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Volkswagen GTI
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11412, is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Volkswagen GTI. This trailer hitch is rated for 2,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight and 200 lbs Tongue Weight. Keep in mind that for all non-trailer loads that you will need to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap , part # 18050. I have included some demonstration videos for you as well.
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  • Fitment of Trailer Hitch on 2015 Volkwagen Golf TDI
    Yes, the Draw-tite # 24925 hitch is a fit for all 2015 Golf models excluding the R. The Curt # C11412 is also a confirmed fit for your TDI. I wish I could be of more help but we do not have a list of recommended installers in your local area but often muffler and general auto service shops will handle the hitch installation.
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  • Class I Trailer Hitch Fit for 2016 VW Golf GTI Autobahn Edition with Dual Exhaust
    The hitch you referenced, Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24925, does not fit the GTI or R versions of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, but we do offer a similar Class I hitch that does fit the GTI, Curt hitch # C11412. I verified with my technical contact at Curt that this hitch is a confirmed fit on dual exhaust models. All required hardware is included. I included a helpful article on hitch installation as well as a links to compatible Class I bike and cargo carriers. Up to 2 bikes can...
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