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

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

Item # C12188
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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 II - 1-1/4" part number C12188 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12188

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 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 factory existing 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
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 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.

12188 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12188 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12188

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (48 Customer Reviews)

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

2021 Ford EcoSport

Trailer hitch receiver for without issues, but etrailer sent in a bigger than needed box with no structural packaging which resulted in one side of the receiver sticking out of the box with chipped paint and bare metal exposed.

Oh no! I will share this with our shipping department and have our customer service team reach out to you. What I recommend would be to use a rust resistant paint on the areas where it is chipped.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/07/2022


Fast shipping and it fit perfectly with no issue during the installation process.

Great product


From the time I jacked the car up it was about 1-1/2 hours to install the hitch. (not bad for a 71 yr. old man) Will use the hitch for my bike rack, the hitch looks good on are Eco Sport the main reason I bought from etrailer was the video of instillation of this product, a company that will take the time to make helpful videos sold me on their product. Thank You

Kurwin - 08/09/2021


The hitch was for a 2018 Ford EcoSport SES. The hitch was easy to install and looks good. The wire connector also looks good.


Guality stuff. is the only place I buy trailer stuff.


Installation was easy and has meet my n eeds.

2018 Ford EcoSport

When I got my hitch it did not fit. It was about an inch or more too short where the bolts screw in. I thought my 2018 ecosport had a design change. After puzzling over this for a while I noticed the brackets on the hitch were each bent inward. When I straightened them up the hitch fit fine. Other than that it was easy to install.

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you got the flex figured out! Here is an article about it:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/30/2021


The process of getting this hitch has been the easiest online order that I have done. Web site is very informative, the details of the order were updated regularly, and the package arrived earlier then promised. Will definitely order all my trailer needs from here again

The hitch originally started with a 1 1/4 receiver but has been changed to a 2 receiver. the original mounting still looks and is holding up perfectly.
Leonard - 08/15/2021

2020 Ford EcoSport

It installed pretty easy.we had yet to use it . We feel it will be perfect for our needs .


Fit perfectly, easy installation (I have a lift). Helps to have someone to hold the hitch for a minute or two while you install the bolts.


Perfect fit, little effort to install.
for the trailer harness were easy to follow for a do it "yourselfer" if that's a word, I've purchased here in the past and had absolutely no issues with any product. Customer service is second to none IMO.


Very easy to install on my 2020 Ford Ecoaport AWD. All hardware included. Videos from e-trailer are great as well.

2021 Ford EcoSport

My order came in today January 3rd when I ordered it it said it was going to be there Thursday the 29th

The holiday may have effected UPS delivery. I apologize for the delay.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/04/2022


We were very happy to find a hitch for our new car that we could put on ourselves. We will be purchasing a bike rack soon. We hope to bring our bikes on our next vacation. The website exceeded our expectations with many different types of bike racks and other accessories that will work with our new hitch. We also liked the product videos! We would definitely buy from again!


Excellent quality! Perfect fit! Easy to install!

2020 Ford Ecosport

Very simple install. The hitch itself took no time at all. It was more the vehicle, (removing under bumper facia; trimming it before replacing it, etc.).

2018 Ford EcoSport

Great easy to install. Didn’t even need to drop the exhaust.


Super easy to install, watched a [installation] video that etrailer made and after locating the right socket wrench it actually took 15 minutes for 2 people to install


Sturdy construction, easy to follow instructions. Installation went smoothly.

Works great install was a snap everything lined up perfectly instructions were detailed enough even for a idiot.
Gary - 06/30/2019


This trailer hitch fits my 2019 Ford Ecosport perfectly and looks great. It was easy to have installed and goes perfect with the profile of the vehicle.

2021 Ford Ecosport

Fast turn around and quality product!

2020 Ford EcoSport

Easy to install


Very fast delivery, I had this within 2 days of ordering. etrailer provided very easy to follow instructions which made the install very easy. I haven't towed anything yet, but product looks well built, nice welds. I would recommend this product.

2018 Ford EcoSport


I have used etrailer a number of times over the recent years. Their product is always competitive pricing wise and delivered promptly. This time they had a delivery cost saving special with was a pleasant surprise on a great product.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for 2020 Ford EcoSport
    That is a good question and as is the case with many vehicles, the trailer hitches that fit the 2020 Ford EcoSport are similar to the point where there is little differentiating them. Both the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36660 and Curt Trailer Hitch # C12188 are a fit for your '20 EcoSport and have the same 3,500 lb towing capacity, 350 lb tongue weight capacity and even install the same way. Each hitch is a bolt-on installation that does not require any type of drilling to install on your...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receivers For 2021 Ford EcoSport
    You are correct that for your 2021 Ford EcoSport there are two trailer hitch receiver options, the Curt # C12188 and Draw-Tite # 36660. First things first these hitches are very similar as they both share a similar design meaning they have roughly the same installation difficulty. Both hitches have a 1-1/4" receiver opening, and both also have the same 350lb tongue weight and 3,500lb trailer weight rating. With that said I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 36660 due to it not requiring...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt # C12188 and the Draw-Tite # 36660 for My 2021 Ford EcoSport
    The main difference between the Curt Hitch # C12188 and the Draw-Tite Hitch # 36660 for your 2021 Ford EcoSport is that the Curt is assembled here in the United States while the Draw-Tite is installed overseas. Other than that difference, there are a lot of similarities. Both of these 1-1/4 inch hitches have a 350 pound maximum tongue weight and a 3,500 pound maximum gross towing weight capacity. Also, both of the installation processes include minor fascia trimming. When taking these...
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  • Hitch for 2021 Ford EcoSport to Tow Smaller Trailer
    Yes we do have a hitch for your 2021 Ford EcoSport with the Curt hitch part # C12188 which is mostly hidden and has the best towing capacities. I attached an install video for it for you to check out as well. If you need trailer wiring too the Curt harness # C59496 would work great. I attached an install video for this on a similar EcoSport for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Availability for a 2018 Ford EcoSport
    They do not make a class III trailer hitch receiver for your 2018 Ford EcoSport. Instead, you will need to choose from either the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36660 or the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12188 which both have a class II rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. I prefer the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver as it is more cost effective and will not require the use of a support strap like part # 18050 for non-towing accessories. If you can tell me what you...
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  • Wiring Harness that Does Not Require Splicing for a 2021 Ford EcoSport
    I would be happy to help you. I'll start out by confirming that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C12188 you were looking at is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Ford EcoSport. I have linked an installation video so you can follow along and see the final product. For a wiring harness you will want the Tekonsha ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector and Installation Kit item # 119250KIT. This harness does not require any cutting or splicing of wires....
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  • Trailer Hitch For A 2021 Ford Ecosport
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12188 has a tongue weight up to 350 pounds. Using a 2 inch adapter will cut the tongue weight in half making the new tongue weight being 175 pounds. I would recommend trying to find a trailer that can use a class 2 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch. But you will not be able to safely haul a two inch motorcycle hauler because it will be way over the 175 pounds if you use a 2 inch adapter. The Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit # 119147KIT will make...
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  • What Hitch Receiver Do You Recommend for My 2021 Ford EcoSport for Towing a Small Trailer?
    For a great hitch that will be able to accommodate a small trailer on your 2021 Ford EcoSport, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12188. The Curt hitch will provide your vehicle with up to 3,500 pounds of gross tow weight capacity and is manufactured in the U.S.A. For brake light and turn signal functionality, I recommend the Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C59236. The Curt connector installs directly to...
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  • Trailer Hitch Sizes Available for a 2018 Ford EcoSport
    There are two trailer hitch options available for a 2018 Ford EcoSport, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12188 and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36660 which both have a 1-1/4" receiver tube openings. Therefore, they do not offer a trailer hitch for a 2018 Ford EcoSport with 2" receiver tube opening. However, you can obtain a 2" receiver tube opening with an adapter like the Hitch Expander Adapter part # 80303 but keep in mind these reduce your tongue weight capacity...
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  • Comparing the Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for Bike Rack on a 2021 Ford EcoSport
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C12188 and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36660 that fit your 2021 Ford EcoSport have the same design and weight ratings so the biggest difference is that the Curt has a thicker powder coat so it will do a better job at resisting damage from any road debris and the elements. If you don't already have a bike rack then I recommend checking out the Kuat Transfer V2 # KU74FR because of the ease of use and the unique U-Shaped frame that helps make loading/unloading your...
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  • What is the Difference between the Curt C12188 and the Draw-Tite # 36660 for My 2021 Ford EcoSport?
    You are correct that for your 2021 Ford EcoSport there are two trailer hitch receiver options, the Curt # C12188 and Draw-Tite # 36660. These hitches are very similar as they both share a similar design meaning they have roughly the same installation difficulty. Both hitches have a 1-1/4" receiver opening, and both also have the same 350lb tongue weight and 3,500lb trailer weight rating. With that said I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 36660 due to it not requiring an stabilization...
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  • Recommended Hitch And Wiring For A 2021 Ford EcoSport Towing A Small Trailer
    To get your 2021 Ford EcoSport set up to tow a small trailer, I recommend starting with the Curt # C12188. This is a very quick and easy install and shouldn't take more than about 30 minutes to complete. This is an American made hitch that will give you a Class II capacity ( 3,500 pounds towing and 350 pounds of tongue weight), but you will need to check your owner's manual for your vehicle capacities. I do need to mention that the lower fascia panel on 2.0L models will need to be removed...
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  • Is 7-way Connector Needed For Towing Tear Camper With Electric Trailer Brakes W/ 2019 Ford Ecosport?
    Even with a wireless brake controller like the Curt Echo Wireless # C51180 or the Autowbrake controller # 3430001 will require a 7-way connector to be installed on your 2019 Ford Ecosport to control your Tear Campers trailer brakes. I recommend going with the Curt Echo Wireless and the 7-way Connector # ETBC7L as it will be the easiest to get installed, while still being a very reliable option. To get this installed you will first need to install a 4-way connector using the Curt Powered...
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  • Hitch-Mount Trike Carrier for 1-1/4-Inch Class II Hitch
    I understand your predicament, having a hitch and hitch bike rack that will not work together. Smaller vehicles typically accept smaller hitches, and for your 2018 Ford EcoSport compact SUV only 1-1/4-inch Class II hitches are offered since the car itself cannot handle the load that a 2-inch Class III hitch typically can. We offer 1-1/4-inch Draw-Tite # 36660 and Curt # C12188 hitches both of which are rated for 350-lbs of tongue weight. Hitch adapters like # HTAD, # HT5R, and # C45785...
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