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Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3-1/8" Rise - 3,500 lbs

Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3-1/8" Rise - 3,500 lbs

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Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3-1/8" Rise - 3,500 lbs part number C45561 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45561

  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 0 Inch
  • Rise - 3 Inch
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • Class II
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches.


  • European-style ball mount features permanently attached hitch ball
  • Sturdy, steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant design
    • Chrome-plated ball
    • Durable, carbide black powder coat finish on ball mount
  • High-quality manufacturing process
    • CNC machined for strong, consistent cuts and welds
    • 7-Stage washing method ensures smooth, clean surface
  • Drawbar can be used in rise position only
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Ball size: 1-7/8"
  • Length: 9-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball
  • Rise:
    • 3-1/8" from top of inside of hitch opening to start of vertical curve
    • 6-9/16" from top of inside of hitch opening to top of ball

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45561 Curt Euro Mount - 1-1/4" - Class II

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Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3-1/8" Rise - 3,500 lbs - C45561

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (312 Customer Reviews)

Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches.


Service from eTrailer was great, they even wrote to ensure I got the order correct when I ordered a different size hitch cover than the drawbar that I ordered. Picture attached of the somewhat unique application for the Euro style setup I’m using – I’m dragging my race tires to racing events with my 750HP Cobra!


Exactly what I needed for my small cargo trailer behind my Mustang. Just the perfect rise. Catalog information was extremely useful and informative in finding the right drawbar.


Excellent fitment and gives my trailer a level stance.


works great with hitch and stows easily


After speaking with an etrailer phone rep, I did some measuring and opted for this Curt Euro-style drawbar. It looks good on my 2018 Kia Niro, and gets the ball height up 2" and back 3" from where my old ball mount was (much too close to license plate and trailer a bit low in front). For my car, it's the perfect match with the Curt trailer hitch.

Still perfect, looks and works great.
Ken F - 05/09/2019


Good product and good price, thanks etr ailer


Works great and I like the smaller European profile.


Solid bar construction not hollow. Powdercoating or paint (can't tell) doesn't scratch easily. I tend to destruction test most of my hitches for some reason, tossed on the ground, garage, shelf, trunk etc. Does the job and the rise is enough to keep most of my trailers flat which I prefer to the slightly tilted. Drawbar is used on a 2002 VW Jetta.


I can see why people usually buy the generic hitch risers or droppers that you can screw different size balls onto but this riser/ball looks and works so much better and I bet 90% of people never change out the ball anyway. I purchased the 1-7/8" but later needed a 2" as well, now have two separate risers and wouldn't have it any other way. One year now and no rust or major wear.


I purchased a 2 inch ball model about a year ago and I have used it several times, I recently bought a new trailer and needed a 1? ball so I knew who to go to without hesitation. I like how the euro style drawbar hugs the shape of my vehicle (Dodge Dart) and has a clean look, doesn't look like a typical clunky hitch. Etrailer is fast,friendly and knowledgeable and I will continue to use them!


Looks good on my car. Solid shaft not hollow on 1 7/8 in. Very sturdy construction. About 1.5 inch more rise than expected. Looks better on the car than a normal hitch.


Perfect fit/height/length. Solid and strong. I always put 2 bands of electrical tape (before and after) the pin hole to take up any slop and noise when going over bumps/giggling.


Nice clean look.

Works great and easy to store away. Only issue is the chrome plating started flaking off after the first use. But has just about finally come completely off. But still functions fine.
R. G - 05/26/2021


Love it.
I have had hitch balls in the
past on my Jeep and always worried about the nut coming loose. I love this euro style design.


Awesome for use with a curt hitch on a 2013 Taurus.


Clean and simple. Got one of each size for a 2013 VW Beetle convertible. Is precisely the correct size, height, etc.

Hi what do you mean by got one of each size assuming 2 and 1
-- comment by: Cliff - 08/21/2014

Yes, Boswell ordered 2 different Curt Trailer Drawbars # C45561
Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3-1/8" Rise - 3,500 lbs
for a 1-7/8 in trailer ball, and the # C45562
Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 2" Ball - 3-1/8" Rise - 3,500 lbs
for the 2 inch trailer ball.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 8/22/2014


Very well made, very quick shipping
company is the best for towing regaled products


Easy installation, everything lined up great.


Great product. Excellent quality and the staff were phenominal in helping me select the right product for my needs.


Not the traditional look of a hitch but works great.


These are super cool. Seen them quite a bit overseas, but for whatever reason they're a bit hard to find here (at least in retail stores). They're perfect for low-sitting cars like mine. Definitely glad I got one.


Heavy duty, looks great on my outback


I received my order well before expected! The product although not yet installed is exactly what I expected. For the price and free shipping on top of it all, Top Notch Gentlemen!


Works perfect for this situation.


Worked great on my Chevy Bolt:)

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • How to Determine Ball Mount Rise Needed for 2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen
    To determine the rise/drop you need, you'll need to determine the height difference between your receiver and the trailer coupler. I've linked you to an FAQ article that shows how to do this. I've linked you to the Euro Style ball mounts we offer, be sure to choose one with a 1-7/8 inch ball
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  • Rise measurement of Curt Euro Ball Mounts # C45561 and # C45591
    We had the chance to measure the rise of the Curt Ball Mount part # C45591 and we found that it's 3-1/8 inch. That measurement is taken from the top of the hitch tube to the beginning of the vertical portion of the ball mount. If you check out the review video I attached you can see us take this measurement. The dimension you got from Curt is also accurate but it's from a different portion of the ball mount. Instead it measures to the top of the ball.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium
    The Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # C56302 is trailer wiring that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium so I would recommend it for you. If you need a trailer hitch the Curt part # C56351 has been confirmed as a fit. For a 1-7/8 inch ball mount the part # C45561 would work or the # C45562 for a 2 inch ball.
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  • Curt Euro Ball Mount Recommendation with 1-7/8 inch Diameter Hitch Ball
    Yes, Curt does have a Euro ball mount that has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball. For that we have the part # C45571 which has a rise of 2-5/8 inches. Or for a rise of 3-1/8 inches you'd want the part # C45561.
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  • Comparing Hitches Available for 2007 Suzuki SX4
    A Euro-style ballmount could be used in the Curt Class I, part # C11443. The # C45561 offers a 1-7/8 inch ball on a 3-1/8 inch rise. The Euro ball mounts are actually rated for a Class II hitch, but as long as you don't exceed the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the hitch, you'll be fine. The Draw-Tite # 24817 hitch has a stop welded or punched into the receiver tube that prevents a Class II rated accessory from being inserted far enough into the receiver tube for the hitch pin holes...
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  • Towing Capacity of Curt Trailer Hitch for 2007 Mercedes E-350
    The Curt hitch part # C11701 is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Mercedes Benz E-350 and has a towing capacity of 2,500 lbs. You'd have to contact a Mercedes dealer or the owner's manual to determine what the vehicle's towing capacity is and be sure not to exceed the lowest capacity between the hitch and the vehicle. For a ball mount you'd want the part # C45561 and then for wiring you'd want the part # 119250KIT which is a confirmed fit and will work well.
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  • Least Visible Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Dodge Charger
    The least visible hitch we have for your 2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack is going to be the Draw Tite # 36548 that you referenced. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch opening which would be smaller than the 2 inch hitches and due to it's safety chain loop design would be less visible than the Draw Tite. This hitch fits all models of the 2016 Charger as well. The hitch has more than enough capacity to tow your trailer but you would need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to be sure you don't...
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  • Would Curt Trailer Hitch for 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Tow Motocross Bike Trailer
    Looking at the picture you sent in of your motorcycle trailer it would pretty easily weigh less than the 2,000 lb capacity of the Curt Hitch part # C11474 that is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. You probably have about 400 lbs of dirt bikes and the trailer probably only weighs a few hundred lbs as well. For a ball mount with a 2 inch ball you would want the part # C45562 or for 1-7/8 inch ball you would want the # C45561. For trailer wiring you then would want the part...
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  • Could 2001 Honda Accord Tow Small Trailer with Motorcycles
    The total trailer weight and tongue weight you mentioned having of 55 lb tongue weight and 455 lb total trailer weight would fall well within the towing capacity of your Accord so you'd be totally safe with this setup. I know you have a hitch already but for trailer wiring then the kit we'd recommend is the part # 118336 because it installs very easily and has the most reliable converter box of the kits we offer. For ball mounts you'd want the part # C45562 for if the trailer needs a 2...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C11701 Fit 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with Dual Exhaust
    There will be no issue with the dual exhaust on your 2005 Mercedes E-Class sedan and the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11701. This hitch does require drilling for installation. I have attached installation instructions for you. If you are planning on doing some light-weight towing, the ball mounts recommend for use with the # C11701 hitch are # C45562, # C45017, and # C45561. For trailer wiring, you will want to see your local Mercedes-Benz dealer.
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  • Could the Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Tow a Jet Ski Trailer
    The Curt hitch part # C11083 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon and would have the capacity to tow a trailer as long as it weighed less than 2,000 lbs. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to make sure that it also has the needed capacity to tow your Jet Ski trailer. For a 1-7/8 inch ball mount you would want the part # C45561 or for a 2 inch ball mount # C45562. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # C56175.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2015 Dodge Charger SRT
    We checked with Curt and they state that their Class II hitch part # C12064 is a fit for all models of the 2015 Dodge Charger including your SRT model so we can also guarantee it as a fit. For a ball mount with a 1-7/8 inch ball you would need part # C45561 or a 2 inch ball part # C45562. For trailer wiring you would need the part # C56234.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2005 Volvo V50 with Curt Trailer Hitch Installed
    For the Curt hitch part # C11438 that you have installed on your 2005 Volvo V50i has a recommended ball mount, part # C45522. This is a couple inches longer than the # C45561 you currently have so it would give you the clearance you'd need. For a 2 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # C40018 or for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # C40001.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Wiring for Buick Lucerne Towing Motorcycle Trailer
    The best hitch to tow a small trailer with your 2009 Buick Lucerne is the Curt hitch part # C12044 as it has the best towing capacities. For a ball mount you'll then want the part # C45561, pin and clip part # F-4, and then for wiring # 118419 and you'd be set!
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Jaguar S-Type
    Yes we do. The Curt hitch you referenced is actually a fit for your 2004 Jaguar S-Type and would work well. For a ball mount with a 2 inch ball you would want the part # C45562 or for one with a 1-7/8 inch ball you would want the part # C45561. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # 119190KIT.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
    We have 2 trailer hitch options available for the 2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan- a Draw-Tite and a Curt; I recommend using the Curt # C12186 since the powder coating on the Curt hitches is a little bit more durable, so you'll have a hitch that stands up a bit better to some of the rigors of towing. If you're going to be towing with this hitch you'll also need a ball mount, hitch ball and wiring harness to power the trailer lights. For the wiring harness I recommend using the Tekonsha # 119178KIT...
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  • Availability of Euro-Style Ball Mount for Curt Class I Hitch Installed on 2009 Toyota Carolla
    The Curt # C45561 Euro-Style ball mount you referenced is exactly what you'll need. The ball mount will work fine with your # C11265 Class I hitch once it's installed. Keep in mind that the ball mount carries a 3500 lb towing/350 lbs tongue weight rating, but that your hitch is only rated for 2000 lbs towing/ 200 lbs tongue weight. Because of that difference in capacity between the hitch and the ball mount, you'll need to abide by the rating of the lower rated component, which would be...
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  • Will Euro-Style Ball Mount fit Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2006 VW Jetta
    The undercarriage on TDI and non-TDI models of your 2006 VW Jetta is different enough in a number of areas that disqualify the Curt # C11474 from being a fit, it is definitely not the muffler only. It is designed to angle at both ends of the crosstube, whereas the Draw-Tite # 24866 has a crosstube which is straight at one end, allowing for more flexibility during the install. The good news is that the Euro-Style Drawbar # C45561, which has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, or # C45562, which has...
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  • How to Tow a Trailer with a 2017 Ford Fusion SE
    In order to tow a trailer with your 2017 Ford Fusion, you are going to need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12091 which has a Class II rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. This hitch is a direct fit for your Fusion and will not require any drilling. It is also very easy to install as you can see in the attached video. Then for a wiring harness, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring...
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  • 50mm Ball and Getting Lights to Work on Altera Strada DL3 Bike Rack on 2016 Chrysler Town & Country
    We do have 50mm hitch ball # EH53C-C so all you will need now is a ball mount that fits the 2 inch receiver on your 2016 Chrysler Town & Country. Since the trailer hitches are close to the ground on vans I recommend a ball mount with some rise in it such as Draw-Tite ball mount # 40346. The electrical is a little more complicated but the good news is that you don't have to have lights on a bike rack in the US. But if you want them to function then an adapter will need to be made since...
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  • Hitch and Trailer Lights Wiring Harness for 2022 Kia Soul
    We have two great hitch options for your 2022 Kia Soul. You can use the Curt, # C67FR or the Draw-Tite, # 24985 options. Both are a Class 1 option, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" with a max gross trailer weight rating of 2,000 lbs. and tongue weight of 200. Each is perfect for light-duty towing. All other things being equal, I prefer the Curt option due to feedback from neighbors that have used this option. The apparently better powder coating and the fact that it is made in the USA. For your lighting...
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  • Recommendation For Trailer Hitch and Wiring on a 2022 Toyota Prius
    I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11473. This is a Class I, 1-1/4" hitch that works well for light-duty towing. It is a bolt-on installation so no welding is required and comes complete with needed hardware for installation. It is rated for 200 lbs. of tongue weight and 2,000 lbs. max gross trailer weight. This will work well for towing your boat or carrying a bike rack. For needed wiring, I suggest the Curt T-Connector, # C69KR. With this, you can easily install a 4-way...
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  • Recommended Euro-Style Ball Mount for a 2015 Nissan Altima with Curt Class I Trailer Hitch
    The recommended 2 inch Euro style ball mount for Curt trailer hitch # C11352 on a 2015 Nissan Altima is # C45572. I went out to the warehouse and pulled one to take some measurements. From the center of the pin hole to the part of the shank where it starts to bend up is 3 inches. This will work because the rear bumper on the Altima tapers upward above the hitch receiver. At 6-1/2 inches out from the center of the hitch pin hole, where the shank starts to bend straight up, it is at a height...
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  • Parts Needed To Tow a Trailer With a 2017 Ford Fusion Sport
    The Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness # HM11140444 is confirmed to fit he 2013-2020 Ford Fusion Sport. We have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12164 that is also confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford Fusion. Curt recommends using either the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45016 with a 1-7/8" Ball # 19256 or 2" Ball # 19258 to match your trailer coupler. You can also use the 1-7/8" Euro Style Drawbar # C45561 or the 2" Euro Style Drawbar # C45562 if you prefer this style. I recommend...
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