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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"

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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 II - 1-1/4" part number C12252 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12252

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 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
  • Sturdy, square-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 II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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.

12252 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12252

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

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


Excellent product, very easy to install. Cool how the fishwife works. It took me longer to jack the vehicle than to install the hitch. 2 people would make the job easier but I was able to do it myself by using a jack stand to support one side of the hitch while I started the nuts on the other. Took 30 min once vehicle was off the ground. If I have a criticism it would be the price was great on the hitch but accessories were a bit pricey, they can be found elsewhere for significantly less.

A year later and my hitch is perfect. I have gotten a lot of use out of it and it shows no signs of corrosion at all. Im very satisfied with the product.
Jonathan - 07/23/2021


I have put several hitches on different vehicles I have owned...This one from CURT and Etrailer was actually A PLEASURE!!...the Curt hitch was nicely welded, and fit into place perfectly...the "threader" worked beautifully also, what a simple but great invention...every hole was spot on from hitch to frame of auto...the video on E Trailer site showing MY CAR was awesome (the car was even the same COLOR as mine)...the demo and instructions could not possibly be any better!!...this is my second or third purchase from ETrailer...always happy...would HIGHLY recommend to anyone...

still a happy camper
Chuck - 05/21/2021


I installed this hitch for my grandfather, so he could hall around his scooter on a hitch mounted cargo carrier. I was a bit skeptical when I read the instructions and they stated an install time of about 40 minutes, so I timed it. They were just about spot on. From the time I brought the car into the garage and jacked it up, to torqueing down the hardware; I was done in 59 minutes. (I timed it) Very easy install. It would have been nice to have a second set of hand to help me hoist up the hitch, but it is doable with one. I'm excited to see my grandpa use it in action!


Well made at an affordable price. I got it on without a full car lift but only a jack; a bit harder, but just needed either a second set of hands or a block of wood to help position and lift the hitch. All-in-all, I'm happy with it!

Standing up well, no complaints, no rust yet either except in the slot itself.
Edward - 06/09/2021


The quality of the hitch is amazing. Installation was straight world and simple. I use this hitch to haul my mountain bike around to towing a utility trailer. Glad I purchased one finally.

2012 Chevrolet Impala

What a great experience! Ordered on Friday, shipped on Sunday via UPS ground, received it on Wednesday, and installed it today in about an hour. Service was great, with emails before shipping, during shipping (w/tracking link), and after arrival with helpful information. I'm not a mechanic and installed it by myself in my garage after sunset so I had to use a flashlight to help on the visibility. Installation was still as easy as the videos on the etrailer website demonstrated. It was a little heavy and you do need to be careful because I did knock one of the bolts up into the frame and had to fish it out. It wasn't too hard to get out but I did get that sinking feeling! Make sure you have a deep socket and a 4" extension to help ensure you have good clearance when tightening the nuts. The receiver is as invisible as the pictures on the website show. I'll use etrailer for all of my future towing equipment needs!!! Thanks to George, Josh, and Patrick!

Im as happy today as I was a year ago. Ive used the hitch more times than I can count and havent had any troubles at all. Now Ive gotten a follow-up email asking how things have worked out...and I couldnt feel any better. Thanks again for putting out a product that works as advertised and for the prompt and thorough customer service!!
Bill E - 04/25/2014


It was just like they said about 45 minutes to install the trailer hitch .
Who ever design this hitch did their home work .
I would recommend it to anyone !!!!

2012 Chevrolet Impala

I have a 2012 Impala and the video installation was absolutely perfect. I jacked the car up and supported it with jack stands and then followed the video. All done in one hour by myself. If you carefully put on the two front 1 1/2" bolts with your fingers you can easily put on the remaining bolts without any problems. The shipping is very fast. Great product!!! I am going to mount a carrier for my brother's power wheel chair so he can finally get out with me. Thank You for the video installation a great selling point.

After one year, the hitch and wiring is perfect. Great Product!!
Jon J - 11/22/2015


Built heavy duty and installed very easily. Think I only had to drop one exhaust hanger. Ive been very impressed with Curt stuff. Very well-built and thougtfully made.

2006 Chevrolet Impala

Fits great on 2006 Impala SS. Instal was much easier since I dont have mufflers on. Just set one side on one tailpipe and lift the ther side up and tighten nuts. Lookd great and sits back under the bumper so its barely noticeable.


Easy to install! Directions were easy to follow, haven’t tried It out yet, but happy installation went well.


The delivery was right on time! It just as easy to install as stated. The provided fish tape tool worked perfectly.
My son and I installed this in about 30 mins.

Chevrolet Impala

this trailer had the right hardware and came with an easy to use bolt fishing tool to make installation incredibly easy. For my model of impala I found out would have been impossible to install without their thoroughness in making the installation instructions and hardware as complete as they did.

Being that it was custom made for my model (not a universal model) every bolt hole was where it needed to be. It was the easiest hitch install ever.
A year later and the salty winter roads of New York haven’t touched the paint finish on the hitch (I do inspections after winter and in the fall of all my cars because of the salt and do cleanings, and paint touch ups)

I have to say the product is great but also had great experience with ordering it as well :)

Chevrolet Impala

I got a new Impala and needed a trailer hitch to take my boat to the lake, and for my last car I had taken it to a local shop to install one. But when I inquired into the cost of a new hitch and installation I got sticker shock. So I went online to eTrailer to do some shopping. The price for the hitch was very affordable and I endeavored to get one and install it myself, and save some money. The installati0on videos for the hitch and the wiring harness were really good, and gave me the confidence that I could install it myself. The hitch came, and I got my tools and had it installed wit the harness in about 30 minutes... it was incredibly easy and I was able to take my boat to the lake immediately after for my first sail of the year. The eTrailer staff was very helpful and I highly recommend them, I really felt that I was dealing with a company that took customer service seriously. My experience getting this hitch and installing it was flawless... if you're looking for a hitch and you are a little scared of the installation... take heart... this company gives you everything you need including video instruction. And the price was very affordable.


I can not begin to let you know how happy I was of my puchasing experience with your company. Your web site made it easy to select exactly what I needed for my vehicle (both hitch and wiring harness). Your communication from the time I received my confirmed order to the time it was delivered to my home was outstanding. I was in no hurry to receive this purchase so I ordered with ground shipping. SHIPPING WAS FREE!!! Then through you great communications, you indicated it was shipping "priority" at no additional cost to me...unheard of. I recieved this yesterday and never opened the box. Today as I was driving home from work, I was mad at myself for not opening the box to see what hardware I would need to purchase. When I opened the box today, taped to the hitch was a bag clearly indicating "hardware". The products I ordered arrived on time (early actually), free from damage, AND, exactly as I ordered them, The order was complete. It took me as long to locate my jack, jack stands, torque wrench and tools, as it did to complete the installation.

You can be proud of your company and your vendors for providing top notch products and service.

2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited

Easy, simple and straight forward install. Follow all recommendations to install safely. Please have someone help you, it made all the difference in completing the job within an hour or so. We removed the exhaust hangers as described in the video and the install went smoothly from that point forward. Just ordered part 118417 (T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector). We'll have a fully functioning tow package within a week. This is one of those 'Easy Button' tasks!

2010 Chevrolet Impala

This was easy to install with just some jacks to lift the car and something to tighten the bolts with and the muffler dropped down by just using silicon spray on the rubber mounts and pushing them off the hangers then pushing them back on after the hitch was installed. Fast shipping, all the parts where included, easy to order, I would buy from etrailer again!


Well built, everything fit as it should. No missing parts. Instructions said 60 minutes installation time for a novice, took me about an hour and a half due to operator error (put the wrong length bolts in a couple of holes) and had to let the dogs out three or four times. Instructions (plus the video) were very clear and helpful. Helpful tip, definitely put the car up on ramps, the extra ground clearance is nice to have. A bit awkward to lift the unit by yourself, but do-able, just take it easy. Everything fit well. The bolt fishing wire process is a bit tedious, but not having to do any drilling is well worth a menial task. Exhaust hangers come off pretty easy, go back on a lot easier. All in all, good solid product, no issues, very satisfied.

2012 Chevrolet Impala

Easy to install after viewing instruction video. Don't be intimidated by the fact that you have to lower the exhaust. If you do this with the car on the ground you can use a car jack to lower the exhaust and easily slip the hitch in place. I love how inconspicuous the hitch is on the car, you would never know it was there if you didn't look for it.

2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited

Good product. Not bad to install, either. This is the second hitch I've bought from retailer. Very satisfied.

Works great
Mark - 03/22/2016


Best trailer hitch I ever got


Everything excellent until hit by distracted driver and totaled car. I’m ordering new hitch for different car next.


Hitch come was packed incredibly well. Was a snap to put on. Had it on and torqued down in less than a half hour. The wiring was plug in and everything worked. Was really satisfyed with the price, service, and time it took to get it.

2012 Chevrolet Impala

There isn't easier place to deal with. Hitch is well built. Instructions are very clear. Everything was delivered safe and well packaged. 3rd hitch I've bought from etrailer and there probably will be a 4th someday.


very easyto took me and my son 25 minutes.have had no problems at all with this hitch

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  • What Trailer Hitch Will Fit On My 2011 Chevrolet Impala
    Without knowing exactly what trailer hitch you have on your 2004 Chevrolet Impala I don't know if it will work on your 2011. However, two out of the three trailer hitches we carry for the 2004 Impala are also compatible with the 2011 Impala, the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch # 36407 and the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12252. If your hitch is not one of these then it may not fit and you would want to purchase one of the hitches above. Between the two hitches I would suggest...
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  • How To Order Replacement Hardware Kit For Curt Trailer Hitch
    We do have a replacement hardware kit for your Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12252. Just enter # RHK in the search box on our website. Then enter C12252 in the Hitch Item Number box. Select Curt From the dropdown box and order the quantity replacement hardware kits you want. Your hardware kit will be assembled for you. It's that easy.
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  • Trailer Hitch And Replacement Hardware For A 2011 Chevrolet Impala
    The parts to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12252 for your 2011 Chevrolet Impala are included with the hitch. If you're looking for replacement hardware for that hitch, you can use # RHK, and enter your hitch's part number in the "Hitch Item Number" box, and select the manufacturer.
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  • Installation Hardware for 2009 Chevrolet Impala Trailer Hitch
    We have exactly what you are needing to re-install your trailer hitch. For just the installation hardware needed for your trailer hitch, you will use part # RHK. Once on the product page, you can type the hitch item number in the text box below the product title and details. We will then assemble the compatible hardware for that trailer hitch. Both the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch # 36407 and Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12252 are custom-fit for the 2009 Chevrolet Impala....
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  • Which Hitch for 2006 Chevy Impala would be Most Concealed
    I have the info you are looking for, but the Hidden Hitch and the Draw Tite hitches are basically the same thing as they are both made by the same company. Curt is different as it is a completely different company. The Curt is going to have the edge on which is the most concealed as it is the most recessed under the bumper. The Draw Tite # 36407 is going to sit just as high as the Curt # C12252 but it would stick out more horizontally. I attached pictures of both installed on a vehicle...
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  • What Strap to Use when Hauling a Carrier with the Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Chevy Impala
    The Curt Class II Trailer hitch Receiver # C12252 that fits your 2003 Chevrolet Impala does require using a support strap like part # 18050 for all non-trailer loads just like you mentioned. Basically you just want to connect the hook to your trunk or one of the safety chain loops on the trailer hitch and then secure the other end to your carrier to help keep the carrier from moving. If you would like to avoid using the support strap then you can use the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch...
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  • Is Trailer Hitch For 2008 Chevrolet Impala Guaranteed To Fit
    The trailer hitches we offer for your 2008 Impala are guaranteed to fit. These hitches are designed specifically to fit your car frame. The trailer hitch you came from is the Curt, part # C12252. This is a Class ll hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The other trailer hitch is the Draw-Tite, part # 36407. This is also a Class ll hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. I recommend the Draw-Tite hitch because it does not require a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 for all non-trailer...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch that Will Fit a 2004 Chevy Impala Super Sport
    I spoke with my contacts at Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch. They stated that any of the available hitches for the 2004 Chevy Impala will fit the Super Sport model. The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 12252, that you have referenced is a good choice as it comes with the recommended ball mount, hitch pin and clip. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you plan on doing some towing, you can use hitch ball # 19258 (2 inch diameter) or # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter). For trailer...
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  • Suspension Enhancements to Help with Towing on a 2013 Chevrolet Impala
    I do have options that will help to distribute weight on your 2013 Chevrolet Impala while towing a trailer but the only trailer hitches they make for your vehicle are Class II with a 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver like part # 36407 or part # C12252. Unfortunately, neither of the above hitches are rated for use with a weight distribution system. You will also want to check your vehicle's owner's manual for towing capacities. To help distribute the weight of your trailer I recommend using...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver And Components For 2011 Chevy Impala
    There is not a 2 inch receiver available for a 2011 Impala. Only the 1-1/4 inch options like the Draw-Tite # 36407 and the Curt # C12252. Both of these hitches have a rated tongue weight of 300 lbs and towing capacity of 3500 lbs, so even with the smaller receiver, they can still handle some weight and are usable for light-duty towing. If you will be using this hitch receiver for towing, I recommend the Class II Drawbar 3-1/8" Rise (Kit) # 36061 along with the 2 inch hitch ball like...
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  • Recommended Class II Hitch Bike & Cargo Carriers for 2011 Chevrolet Impala
    The only hitches made for your 2011 Chevrolet Impala are the 1-1/4-inch Class II variety like Draw-Tite # 36407 and the Curt # C12252. No higher-capacity 2-inch hitches are made for the car because its frame does not have the strength to handle that higher load. You should note that bike rack makers including Yakima, Saris and Swagman do not recommend using hitch adapters with their racks. Doing so can void the rack warranty. Your best solution for the Impala is to select compatible Class...
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  • Is There a Larger Hitch for 2014 Chevy Impala Limited?
    There are a pair of trailer hitches which are confirmed fits for your 2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited, and each are Class II rated, the Draw-Tite, # 36407, or the Curt, # C12252. The receivers on these hitches are each 1-1/4 inches, and the gross trailer weight is 3,500 for each, while their tongue weight is 300 lbs; neither is rated for weight distribution. If you are interested in towing with your Impala, I can recommend a ball mount for your hitch, the Curt # C45519, and the accompanying...
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  • Trailer Hitch Comparisons and Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Impala
    Hidden Hitch and Draw Tite are both made by the same company so basically they are the exact same with the exception that the Hidden Hitch part # 90137 (no longer available) comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip and the Draw Tite part # 36407 does not come with this. Curt is it's own company so the part # C12252 would be similar but made by a different company. The biggest disadvantage to Curt is the requirement of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when used with a non-supported...
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  • 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch And Hitch Bike Recommendation For 2014 Chevrolet Impala Carrying An E-Bike
    I do have a trailer hitch solution for you, Unfortunately, it will be an 1-1/4" trailer hitch. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4", part # C12252, is my recommended trailer hitch. It has a maximum tongue weight of 350 lbs and a maximum gross trailer weight of 3,500 lbs, which is more than our other options. I prefer the Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount, part # TH903202, when compared to the Saris SuperClamp...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit 2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited
    We have two trailer hitch receivers to fit your 2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited and they're both 1-1/4 inch Class II receivers. The Draw-Tite # 36407 and the Curt # C12252. They both have a maximum gross trailer weight of 3,000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 300 pounds. The Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap, part # 18050, in order to be in compliance with their warranty whenever carrying non-trailer loads. For this reason I suggest the Draw-Tite. If you're going...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2005 Chevrolet Impala
    I have another option for you, but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Multi Fit - Class III - 2" # C13900 you mentioned is not a confirmed fit for your 2005 Chevrolet Impala, and there is not a 2" receiver option confirmed to fit your vehicle at this time. Instead I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36407 which is a Class II 1-1/4" receiver with a 300lb tongue weight rating and 3500lb trailer weight rating. If you are planning...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying Rascal Mobility Scooter With Hitch Mounted Carrier on 2000 Chevy Impala
    Although we don't offer a hitch mounted carrier that would be compatible with the hitches available for your vehicle, we do offer a small utility trailer that would be ideal. I recommend using # K2MMT5X7. For a hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Classs II hitch, part # 36407. To complete your towing system, you also need the following: Ball mount, part # 36061 2 inch trailer ball, part # 19258 Trailer wiring harness, part # 118512
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  • 1-1/4-Inch Class II Hitch Bike Rack for Heavy Schwinn Bike
    The hitches made for your 2007 Chevrolet Impala are the 1-1/4-inch Class II type, Draw-Tite # 36407 and Curt # C12252. Both offer the same weight capacity of 300-lbs tongue weight and both are no-drill bolt-on installations using included hardware. The Curt hitch is made here in the USA. You will need to use a Class II-rated hitch bike rack; all such carriers appear on the linked page. Most bike racks, like the Swagman XTC # S64670, top out at a 35-lbs bike weight rating but we do have...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Ball Mount for 2013 Chevy Impala to Tow a Utility Trailer
    For your 2013 Chevy Impala, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12252. This is a custom fit that will allow you to use the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45522 along with hitch ball # C40018 and pin/clip # F-4. If you need trailer wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118417 which will plug into the factory harness located behind the passenger side tail light assembly. Then you will be able to...
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