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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 C11431 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Concealed 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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitches assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


Specs:

  • 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



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At etrailer.com 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.



11431 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # C11431

Installation Details C11431 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11431

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

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

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2018 Ford Focus

Great hitch and instructions (read carefully). The hitch is barely noticeable once installed. The included "fishing wire" is critical!



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High quality. I love how invisible it is. Installation is basically impossible by yourself so find a friend to help. I’ve installed a few receivers in my day and this was the hardest one as it requires drilling and pulling the bolts/washers through the frame is not easy but doable if you’re not afraid of a challenge and have some patience. I would highly recommend for any ST owners who want to mount a bike rack.



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2017 Ford Focus

I've had this hitch on 2 different Ford Focus ST. The 2017 and the 2014 model. I have made multiple trips close to 1000 miles long with a trailer and motorcycles on the back. This hitch has held up no problem and has done a fantastic job of pulling the trailer with no issues.



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This hitch fits pretty well given the space limitations of the center exit exhaust. The spacers move the exhaust tips down a bit but it isn't extreme and doesn't look weird. There is ample room to drill the holes. I did not grind the hole in the frame to install the rear most bolts. I took a hand file and filed off a little of the side of the bolt to get it to fit in the existing hole. It doesn't take much and shouldn't reduce the strength of the bolt. I preferred this to grinding the body. Also, having an extra set of hands is very helpful. Trying to raise the hitch up to mark for the drill holes while snaking it around the exhaust tips would be much harder working alone. Overall I am pleased with the fitment.



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Works on 2018 Focus ST with Ford Performance Exhaust. Install was easy and the hitch does not rub the rear bumper although it is very close.



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I received the hitch, but there was no hardware included.


Comments
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-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/29/2021


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Excellent hitch for my Focus ST. Not too hard to install and fitment is pretty good. I have the aftermarket MBRP cat-back exhaust so the tips would not fit without rattling. I had to flip them upside down because the clamping bolts were on top rattling against the hitch. Works great now. Otherwise fit and finish is great for the price.



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Awesome. Blends right in. Not the easiest to connect hitch but doable.



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Got it installed the other day, very clear and easy to follow instructions. Only took me about a half an hour to get it installed!



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It's a great hitch. A few niggles, really close to the bumper cover, and the exhaust is lower than it could be. Curt should modify the design slightly to provide more clearance. I can live with the niggles without any issue though. Installing the wiring actually takes longer than the hitch install, that is if one cares to make it a tidy and hidden installation of the harness.



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2018 Ford Focus

I have been watching videos on how to install this hitch and see that the hitch comes in contact with the bottom bumper of the car. Is there any way to fix this?


Comments
I contacted the manufacturer and Curt says they redesigned the hitch to another 1/4 of an inch so it does not rub the bumper. It should not touch the bumper with the new design. If it does touch the bumper it will be minimal and easy to flex up a bit or trim a 1/4 of an inch so that it doesnt touch.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 11/21/2018


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2018 Ford Focus

Bought this rack for our 2018 Focus ST to fit a bike rack (to carry two mountain bikes). It fits just like I hoped it would! After watching a few videos about the install, I was worried about having to modify the vehicle frame to fit the larger bolt heads, but it really wasn't too difficult with a Dremel tool and a carbide bit. Great product!



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Ford Focus

If you drive a Ford Focus ST, this is the only hitch you should consider. Is it a bit tricky to install? Sure, but just set aside 2 hours, make sure you have a good drill and fairly new set of bits as the biggest diameter drill bit will get a workout. For this work you get a through instructions and a very discrete hitch that's perfect for bike racks or whatever you need. Would buy again.



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2015 Ford Focus

I would definitely recommend this product. It only lowered the clearance of my Ford Focus ST by a few centimeters and the hitch is barely noticeable from the rear. Now I can carry my bikes without doing harm to my vehicle. It was very easy to install and doesn't require a lot of foreknowledge. 5 stars from me!



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One year in and no issues at all. Use it 2-3 times/week.



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Product works great. Model number said for models up to 2016. However it fits my 2017 perfectly!



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2013 Ford Focus

Its working fine on my 2013 Ford Focus ST.



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high quality, easy to install!



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The product came in extremely fast for free shipping. Can't wait to put it on.



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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2016 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    For your 2016 Ford Focus ST hatchback the trailer wiring harness I recommend is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118674. Tekonsha makes the most reliable trailer wiring harnesses in the industry, and this one has the highest amp rating for your vehicle, so it gives you the best prevention against potential shorts. I have added a link to a video install of this harness for you to check out as well. Additionally, if you need a hitch there is one...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Ford Focus ST
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11431 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford Focus ST. This hitch is actually specifically designed for the ST models and it is the only one we have that will work for you. It has a Class I rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. Please keep in mind that if you will be using the hitch for any non-towing accessoires then you will also need the Support Strap part # 18050 in order to maintain the warranty of the hitch.
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  • Does Anything But a Class I Trailer Hitch Fit 2013 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    There is one trailer hitch fit for a 2013 Ford Focus ST hatchback, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11431 which is a Class I hitch and not Class II, as you noted. This means you would need to use accessories that are Class I compatible and have a 1-1/4 inch shank, such as the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH903202. If you are asking the reason behind the decisions as to why only a Class I hitch is available for a '13 Focus ST hatchback, unfortunately that is not something I can give...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    Since the Curt Hitch part # C11431 will mount underneath the center exhaust on your 2014 Ford Focus ST Hatch the ground clearance will be reduced. Since we haven't had that chance to install this hitch on a vehicle like yours we don't have an exact figure but if you check out the picture I attached you will see that the hitch will sit right under the exhaust with about an inch between the crosstube and the exhaust tips. The bottom of the hitch should be right at 3 inches underneath your...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ford Focus ST
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 is designed for and confirmed to fit the Hatchback ST. There will be drilling required for installation, exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation and access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool. All non-trailer loads, bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. The Curt Trailer Hitch...
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  • Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility with 2013-2018 Ford Focus ST
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 for your 2013 - 2018 Ford Focus ST Hatchback was designed specifically for the ST model and doesn't make contact with the bumper when in use. There hasn't been a redesign according to my tech contact at Curt, so you should have absolutely no issue with this hitch being a perfect fit for your vehicle. I've attached the installation details to further assist.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback Improve Towing Capacity
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 is only rated for 2,000 lbs of towing capacity so it will not allow you to pull a 4,000 lb camper. Also, your towing capacity is relegated to the lowest-rated component, so a trailer hitch will not improve the towing capacity of any vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    Curt 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch # C11431 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback and the written instructions and a help article are linked to assist you in mounting it on your Focus. However, the online owner's manual I reviewed indicates that this "vehicle is not approved for trailer towing. Never tow a trailer with your vehicle". Your printed manual may differ so I recommend checking it. Sometimes the generalized online versions of manuals have different information. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2018 Ford Focus ST hatchback is the Curt Class I part # C11431 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. Currently it's the only option we have for your vehicle but it's a great USA made trailer hitch that will work well for you. For trailer wiring the best option is the Tekonsha kit part # 118674 as it is the most reliable harness we offer. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For a ball mount you'd want the part...
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  • Can a Class I Trailer Hitch for 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback be Used to Carrier 100 lb Electric Scooter
    All of the trailer hitches available for your 2014 Ford Focus hatchback are Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers like you said. Provided the combined weight of the carrier used and the electric scooter does not exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch such as # 24872 (200 pounds) you will be good to go. The carrier also has to be rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. This will limit the options and none of the compatible carriers will have a ramp so you would need to...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a Bike Rack on a 2016 Ford Focus
    Your best choice for your 2016 Ford Focus ST is the Curt Class I Receiver, part # C11431. This is a Class I, 1-1/4 inch shank hitch that will be limited to two bikes. If your current rack doesn't have a "combo" shank that lets it switch between a 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitch, or it is a 2 inch hitch, I recommend outright replacing it with a rack like the Thule Helium Aero, part # TH9042PRO. The Thule Helium Aero includes both bike and hitch locks, as well as fold up and tilt-away features...
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  • Determining Version of Ford 2014 Focus Hatchback for Confirming Hitch Fit
    The ST sport version of Ford's 2014 Focus Hatchback has an upgraded engine, a 2.3L version taken from the Mustang. If you have doubts about which version you have simply contact any Ford dealer with the car's VIN and they can look up its equipment and confirm if you have the ST version. All hitches made for the car, shown on the linked page, are the light-duty Class I type and all share identical weight ratings. For the ST use Curt hitch # C11431. If you do NOT have the ST Hatchback...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    For your 2016 Ford Focus ST the Curt hitch part # C11431 is the correct fit. It has towing capacities of up to 2,000 lbs which would potentially be enough for your ATV/motorcycle trailer. You'd need to also verify that your vehicle has the towing capacity as well and you'd be good. For trailer wiring you'd then also need the # 118674 and for a ball mount # C45521. For a 2 inch ball you'd then want the part # A-82 and for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # A-80.
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2014 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 installs above the exhaust on the 2014 Ford Focus ST Hatchback. I've attached a picture that shows the receiver tube above the exhaust tips. As well as the install details to show the process. The exhaust must be temporarily lowered for the install.
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2015 Ford Focus ST
    The Curt trailer hitch # C11431 is a fit for all ST models. If you want to do a little light towing you will want ball mount # C45520 and pin and clip # F-4. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # C40001 and for a 2 inch ball use # C40018. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. The strap you need is sold separately, part # 18050. I attached an install video that shows how it is used.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Ford Focus ST for Bike Rack and Snowboard Rack
    For your 2018 Ford Focus ST, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11431 is a confirmed fit. The hitch receiver will sit above the exhaust tip. I've attached a photo from the installation instructions to assist and have linked those instructions as well. For your bike rack I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway # TH934XTR due to the exhaust location and the ability to add the snowboard carrier # TH9033 which...
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  • Trailer Hitch & 4-Pole Wiring Harness Fits for 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback
    The 1-1/4-inch Class I hitches made for your 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback are all shown on the linked page. Some of these fit both the hatchback and the sedan versions while Curt # C11431 only fits the hatchback. We do not have CAD drawings but since these are custom-fit hitches made specifically for your car you can be confident of their fitting properly. All hitches use the same mounting points on the car's frame. Of all the options I suggest Draw-Tite # 24872 both for its lower price...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Focus ST Towing a Motorcycle Trailer
    The Curt Hitch part # C11431 can tow a trailer that weighs up to 2,000 lbs total and exerts a downward force on the hitch of up to 200 lbs. That's what tongue weight is, the vertical force the weight of the trailer puts on the hitch. If the trailer you plan to tow is under those capacities when completely loaded this hitch would work well for you. You also will want to check the owners manual of your 2013 Ford Focus ST to determine how much capacity your vehicle is rated to tow and be...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For Leased 2013 Ford Focus ST
    Unfortunately, we do not offer a trailer hitch that does not require drilling the vehicle frame. since it is a lease vehicle I understand not wanting to drill the frame for a hitch. I do have a solution for you. I recommend a trunk mount bike carrier like the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top, part # HRF2. This bike carrier is designed for vehicles that have spoilers. This bike rack has adjustable arms that help keep the bikes level and it fold down for easy storage. Another rack I recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford Focus ST
    For your 2017 Ford Focus ST hatchback the hitch you'll want is the Curt part # C11431 which has been confirmed as a fit, is made in the USA, and will install easily. The lowering kit shouldn't be an issue either from a fit point of view.
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  • Hitch Options For 4 Bike Racks On A 2017 Ford Focus
    If you have a 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback RS you do have a 2" hitch option # 306-X7355. Then you can use a platform style rack like the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B. If that's not the case for you vehicle, then you don't have a 1-1/4 inch hitch option # C11431 as the class I hitches are only rated for two bikes.
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  • What is the Maximum Tire Width that will Fit the Cradles of the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z
    The maximum width tire that will work with the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # HR200Z is 3 inches. If your tire width does not exceed 3 inches, you will not need the Fat Bike Adapters # HRSPRWH-F-HD. If you need larger cradles, we do have a version of the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider you referenced that is compatible with 5 inch wide tires. That is part # HR200Z-FB. If you need a compatible hitch on your 2014 Ford Focus that works with the Trail...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier for 2018 Ford Focus ST
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 is a confirmed fit for 2013-2018 Ford Focus ST models. It is a confirmed fit for your 2018 model and will fit above the exhaust and under the bumper. This will work well for your bike rack, but you will want to make sure to install and uninstall the rack only after the exhaust pipes have cooled for safety when maneuvering in that tight space. I recommend the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 which will have the locks included. If...
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  • Correct Curt T-Connector for a 2014 Ford Focus ST
    The Curt T-Connector # C56273 that you referenced is not a fit for your 2014 Focus. For your 2014 Ford Focus ST you need the Curt T-Connector # C56140 instead. Since wiring is typically used with towing you will need the trailer hitch # C11431 and then the recommended ball mount # C45521 with the pin and clip # F-4 as well as either a 1-7/8" # A-80 or 2" # A-82 hitch ball. If you plan on using the wiring for lighting on a cargo carrier then please note that Curt requires the stabilizer...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Ford Focus that Allows Rear Hatch Access
    If being able to open the hatch of your 2015 Ford Focus is important then I would not recommend a trunk mounted bike rack since they have to be totally removed to open the hatch of a vehicle. Instead I would recommend a hitch rack like the Kuat Transfer part # KU74FR which will fit your Focus and can tilt away to allow rear hatch area access. See review video. For a hitch you would want the Curt hitch part # C11431.
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  • Torque Value of Install Bolts for Hitch on 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback
    The Draw-Tite # 75270 is a fit for a Honda Odyssey, and wouldn't fit your 2016 Ford Focus hatchback. We don't publish the torque numbers because they can change over time, but the installation instructions for the hitches mentioned below are linked for you, and each install sheet does clearly list the torque values. The hitch you need will depend on which sub-model Focus you have. For the RS, I'd recommend # 24977. For the S ,SE or Titanium model, I'd go with a concealed crossbar...
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  • Hitch, Ball Mount, Trailer Ball, and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback
    The hitch needed will depend on if your Focus is an ST model. If it is, you'd need the Curt Class I hitch, part # C11431. If it's NOT an ST model, you can use the Curt Class I # C11158, as long as your vehicle isn't an electric model. The recommended ball mount for either of them is part # C45521. Part # 19256 is the recommended 1-7/8 inch trailer ball and part # 118549 is the trailer wiring harness. You also need part # F-4 for the pin and clip.
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  • Trailer Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Ford Focus ST
    For your 2014 Ford Focus ST that has a hitch installed like the Curt # C11431 we have great bike rack options. My favorite to recommend is the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z as it is by far the best bike rack for the money. It's easy to load/unload since it's a platform rack, is very well built, and is much more stable than most racks out there. Especially other ones in it's price range. Usually for racks in this price range you get a decent rack but one that has quite a bit of movement...
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  • Will Curt T-Connector Fit 2015 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he confirmed that the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56273 that you referenced is a fit your 2015 Ford Focus ST Hatchback. This wiring harness will plug into your Focus's existing wiring behind the taillight housings. The black power wire for the harness's converter box will need to be routed to the vehicle's battery. I have linked the installation instructions for you. If you need a trailer hitch for your 2015 Focus ST Hatchback, I recommend...
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