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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Chevrolet Cruze trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
✔ Confirmed to fit your 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Note: 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.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today on our 2012 Chevy Cruze we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11282. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points. We'll have a total of 4 attachment points, 2 on each side. These attachment points are pre-drilled holes in the frame by the manufacturer.
To secure a hitch, each one of the attachment points will get a 7/16ths carriage bolt and block, along with a 7/16ths flange nut to secure the hitch. Now to get our hardware in the frame, we'll use the supplied 7/16ths bolt leaders, by feeding the bolt leader through the attachment point and out the access hole, forward of the frame, sliding on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. Feed them both into the frame and pull them into position. Once we've finished installing the rear attachment point, we'll then leave the bolt leader on the carriage bolt and repeat the same process on the opposite side. Now with all our hardware in the frame, we're ready to put our hitch in place. Then we'll bring the passenger side up to the frame, feeding the pull wire through the forward attachment point and being careful not to push the rear hardware into the frame as we put our hitch in place.
Then we'll install the rear attachment point flange nut. Next we'll move the bolt leader for our forward attachment point and install the second flange nut, here on the passenger side. Now with our passenger side installed finger-tight, we'll repeat the same process on the driver's side. With all our hardware installed, we can now go ahead and tighten it down. Next we'll torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install for the Curt Hitch, part number C11282, on our 2012 Chevy Cruze.
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (54 Customer Reviews)Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
Product arrived in a timely manner. The instructions were simple to follow and when I needed help I was very happy to not have my call answered by a machine. They picked up in one ring! Very happy with the overall service and product! 156872
by: henry walkowicz06/30/2014
Built will nice, got it fast and was easy to install. Will order again when I need a hitch 138415
Nice product. Fits like a glove with the install time around 15 minutes.Excellent service from etrailer. 101585
by: Walter Hood04/04/2015
Great Hitch !! I received the Hitch in about three days, Great, and most of all the installation was easy !! I thought the installation would be more of a challenge but the instructions were simple and easy to understand !! I appreciate that part a lot !! It took about 30 minutes start to finish and that has to be a record for Me !! Thanks for making this a pleasant experience !! When I need something else I will be back to E- trailer !! Thanks again !! 183200
by: Berney L.04/24/2014
I purchased the C11282 hitch receiver, hitch bar, and wiring kit that all was perfectly matched to the '14 Chevy Cruze. I already installed the package after watching with the concise on-line video instructions. Great product, instructions, easy installation, and rapid standard shipping. I considered purchasing the hitch package from a local brick and mortar store but decided on etrailer.com to insure all the parts were matched for my car. 127204
Mounted this on my 2014 Chevy Cruze with RS package. Fits perfect! Tucks in close to rear fascia and is hard to notice unless your kneeling or at a distance. Fast shipping from a Great seller! 172816
Great product. I didn't have a lift for the car, so fishing the bolts through was a little tough around the muffler. (There was a brace in the way so the muffler didn't drop down to much on my 2012 Verano.) Once that the bolts were fished through though, it only took about 10 minutes to get it bolted on and it looks great. Will definitely tell people looking to buy a hitch about this. 249195
by: Jim P08/21/2015
After reviewing the super video for this unit on my car I ordered and installed it with no problems. A very minor discrepancy was that the printed instructions called for a 3/4" socket but the parts are 7/16" nuts -- no big deal. This is for a Chevy Cruze and is to be used to carry bikes. The easiest way to handle bikes. I would definitely go with etrailer.com again. 220942
by: Andrew I.03/16/2015
I just installed this hitch over the weekend and it is well concealed. Installation was easy. My only gripe (which really wasn't a big deal) was the instructions were pictures of another vehicle which didn't seem to matter but the bolt sizes listed on the instructions were wrong... It said 3/4 or 13mm which aren't even equivalent sizes. The bolt was really an 11/16. 178475
by: David B08/11/2014
Wow! I received the trailer hitch the day after I ordered it. I watched the video on installation. I thought there was no way it could be that easy. My 6 year old daughter and I installed the hitch onto my 2013 Chevy Cruise. I timed it and it took 8:32. In less that ten minutes I drove it off my wheel ramps. Amazing. 145860
by: Walter D.10/16/2014
Very easy to install, just like the video showed. installed in about 30 minutes. quality of the welding looks good. 156218
by: Kevin Temple08/09/2013
Quick shipping and well packaged. Great instructions with awesome video available online. Installed in 10 minutes! 94243
Took me 10 minutes to install on my 2011 Cruze Eco. I didn't even need to jack the car up. The cross member is completely hidden by the bumper. It's a very stealth design. Super fast shipping, had it in 2 days. I highly recommend etrailer and Curt hitches. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. 69869
Pretty straight forward install, I did not have ramps or even a lift to install so it made it a little more difficult to accomplish. Overall, I am happy with the product but will have more to say after I put it to use with my mountain bike but I do not foresee any issues. 210083
by: Seth V03/16/2014
This product was very easy to insall. It took about 30mins to fully install. You will want an extra person to help you. One persons to hold the receiver in place and one person screwing the nuts on the bolt. I recommend this hitch, you can hardly see it under my cruze. 120858
by: Roger C.09/23/2014
The hitch installed very easily. I used a floor jack to hold it up, after I fished the bolt/plates into the frame. Made it much easier than trying to bench-pressing the hitch while trying to install the nuts... Very well made hitch, will hold my bike rack perfectly! 152743
by: Manuel L.10/30/2015
Great products and really easy to follow installation instructions. 231150
Great product at a great price. They even upgraded me to express shipping which was a nice touch. Install was easy and straight forward. I installed the hitch by myself in less than 30 minutes and it would've been less with a second set of hands. 111152
Husband installed it in our garage. perfect fit on my 2014 Buick Verano. Exactly what I wanted for my bike rack and luggage rack. Simple directions to follow easy installation shipped and arrived quicker than we thought. 199489
by: wayne gresk03/04/2015
I wouldn't even think of ordering from another company. Fast is not the word to describe your service. i can;t 177031
by: Chuck M07/11/2013
Received the hitch faster than expected, was packed well. The instructions and videos on the web site were clear and easy to understand. Installation only took 30 minutes. I would highly recommend them!!!! 88949
by: Jeff M05/03/2015
Excellent hitch with good design and easy installation. It took 20 minutes to install. Just put it on in the driveway with Cruze back end on 1' tall ramps. Bolt snake was fantastic. Highly recommend. 189581
This is the 2nd hitch I have purchased from e-trailer.com. Like the first, this one fit my vehicle perfectly and appears to be of great quality. I highly recommend both this hitch and etrailer.com. 75799
by: Robert K.03/18/2015
The Curt's trailer hitch C11282 was a perfect fit for my 2014 Chevy cruze it was so easy to install my 2 great-nephews 11 year old and a 10 year old installed it all by themselves. 179357
by: Michael C06/04/2015
I have used this product on three vehicles now and it is great. Depending on the vehicle, it can be hard to install, but I found out the instructions and pictures are great. 200370
by: Joe N06/09/2016
Arrived as expected. With aid of tire ramps and floor jack to hold the hitch, I was done with the install in 25 mins. Easy install on my type of car and hitch required. 259337
by: John F.07/03/2015
The Curt trailer hitch was relatively easy to install and is very well built. It took a bit longer to install than the video stated it would, but that was expected. 208978
by: Diego M.11/10/2014
I have used this product for 24 hours with heavy equipment, works very good no complains at all, easy to install and cheap on price, works every dollar I pay for it. 160290
by: Emily C.04/01/2015
I received my hitch right away and was able to install it myself. The instructional video made it a breeze. I'm using it with my bike rack and have no complaints! 182191
Product worked great, it was very easy to install. The only thing i wish i knew was that i needed a hitch extender in order to fit a bike rack. Very satisfied. 128113
When I saw the info that it would take less than 30 minutes to install I was Really! In fact it took me less than 20 minutes to install on my 2014 Cruze. 167246
Service was amazing what i wanted is what i got. would definitely recommend etrailer to anyone, very satisfied with my Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver. 101509
by: David K.09/03/2014
The hitch went on my Chevy Cruze without any hiccups. It is easy enough to install and only took me twenty minutes to do. Feels very solid. 149832
Fast shipping and took me 25 minutes to install by myself just 4 bolts and no modifications whatsoever. Would highly recommend this hitch. 201004
So simple to install. The fish wire leads provided, where clever and handy. The website viedo set out the job nicely. Thanks. Martin R. 277830
Great product. On time shipping. I installed this unit in about 20 minutes and I didn't even jack the car up. Works for me. 204145
Very easy to install and looks great on my Chevy Cruze. Took less than 30 minutes to install by myself. 64986
by: Barry S07/26/2013
Very easy to use and install, especially the video that was available made it very easy to understand 91681
Great product. It took my 25 minutes to install and it functions like it is suppose to. Love it 62953
This product works perfectly as intended, ive had mine a year and i have no complaints! 246940
by: Dominic T.08/18/2015
Product delivered in great shape and quick too! Fairly easy to install as well. 219993
by: Mark s06/27/2015
Fast shipment can't believe how easy to install trailer hitch great price to 207820
by: Chuck S.05/24/2014
Installation was a snap. Now I'm set to tow my small boat and get fishing! 132271
by: Denny J.06/12/2013
it took just 21 minutes to install the hitch. almost no effert. Thanks. 84247
Very good easy to install took about 30 ministers very pleased. 252445
The hitch was easy to install. Online video was very helpful. 146434
great products, happy to do business with this company. 247185
by: Josh S.06/11/2014
The hitch fit perfectly and was very easy to install. 135155
Works like advertised. What more could you ask for? 262020
by: Steve U07/23/2015
Great Item!!! Great Quality! Perfect Fi t! 213802
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