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Curt Trailer Hitch for the Mini Cooper, 2007

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C11126

Retail:$286.26

Price:$165.85


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Mini Cooper, 2007

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

Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Mini Cooper
  • 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 sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


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


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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11126 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



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.

Video install trailer hitch 2005 mini cooper c11126
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Mini Cooper

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Mini Cooper

Today working on 2005 Mini Cooper, were going to install a Curt Hitch part number C11126. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of your bumper is 5 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation. For the installation of this hitch, were going to need to remove the rear bumper.

With the use of disassembly and reinstallation, were going to go ahead and remove the spare tire and the rear wheels. Now we need to remove 11 fasteners that hold the bumper cover on. Weve got two here on the driver side, inside the rear wheel well. Well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side, removing the same two fasteners. Now weve got the fasteners removed from the wheel well, we need to pull the fender flare away from the fender and a stilt screw underneath that will need to be removed.

Again were going to repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now Ive got all of fasteners removed from each side of the fenders. Were going to get up under the vehicle and weve got an 8mm bolt that need to be removed. With that removed, were going to go ahead and lower the vehicle back down and get in the hatch of the vehicle. Weve got two screws inside that will need to be removed.

You can see weve got a fastener here on the driver side and therell be an identical one on the passenger side well also remove. Now because this vehicle is a convertible, it has an actual door that opens down versus a hatch that opens up. Its got a set of hinges. Well need to remove this cover here before we can remove the bumper cover. Gently pry up and out, and then well pull from underneath and remove.

Well set that aside for reinstallation later. Now weve got the bumper cover loose, we can begin working it off the vehicle. Now we cant go too far as weve got the rear back up censors that we still need to disconnect before we can completely remove the bumper. Theres also an outer cover here on the bumper to cover the hinge. Were going to remove that also on both sides. All right, before I remove the bumper completely, Im going to go ahead and disconnect all the wiring. Ive got a running light here on the driver side connects to the fender and then weve got the backup censors. Therell be a total of four of them and Ill remove them just the same way as I did that one. With our bumper removed well go ahead and set it aside for reinstallation later. Weve got a total of 10 fasteners on both sides that need to be removed. Weve got four bolts on each side and one plastic cap. Were going to go ahead and remove those now. Im not going to completely remove that one yet as Ill get a second set of hands to help me pull the bumper cover off after we get the fasteners removed from the passenger side which Ill do now, repeating the same process as we just did here on the driver side. Now before we completely remove the bumper off the vehicle, were going to have to disconnect all the wiring. With my wires disconnected, we can pull the whole core off. Now Ive got three pieces here, the black inside piece thats called the divider, were going to take this off, set it aside as it will not be reinstalled. Weve got a foam insert and then the bumper core. With the second set of hands, were ready to go ahead and install the hitch and bumper support together. Theyll be sandwiched together and retightened with the same hardware, but were going to add a conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the bumper support. Install our fasteners finger tight until we have them all in place. Now weve got the four in our driver side, repeat the same process on the passenger side. With all of our fasteners tightened down, we can go ahead and torque the specifications as indicated in the instructions. The driver side complete, we can go ahead and repeat the same process in the passenger side. With my wiring re-secured, I can go ahead and reinstall the bumper cover. With our hitch and bumper reinstalled, we can go ahead and reinstall everything else now. Now with the car reassembled, that completes the install on our 2005 Mini Cooper part number C11126.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11126

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin D07/14/2012

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I just received the trailer hitch I ordered, on time, no problems. The two people I spoke to by phone, Amy and Rose, were fabulous on the phone. This was so smooth - way way better and less expensive than dealing with my local U-Haul. Can't address function of the hitch as yet, but I don't anticipate problems. The hitch arrived intact and unharmed, with parts as promised. Would definitely use ETrailer.com again! Kevin D, Norwood, MA 47929






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: C1112607/17/2012

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After I placed my order with etrailer I read on line that the service was not very good. I was pleasantly surprised when the order was delivered rather quickly and with none of the problem I read about. Hopefully this will continue because i am looking for other purchases from etrailer. Good job guys Thanks 48319






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nuptse03/09/2011

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Hitch well built. Fit first time on Mini Cooper. Use downloadable PDF file of instructions when you do the installation - the color and detail make it much better than a black and white photocopy version. 8866






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: fred a10/26/2010

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mini cooper hitch/receiver Fit perfect , easy to put on once I figerout the panel buttons. only thing is a little hard to install the cross pin and clip. 3550






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James R.06/12/2011

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Arrived very fast within 5 days ...... Installed just like instructions said and works as described.... Thanks 16774






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nancy L06/23/2012

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trailer hitch went in according to the video instructions. I worked great. Thank You 45386






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom S.04/18/2011

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I will have the hitch installed on Friday, so far so good 11908






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael B.05/16/2012

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Everything looks good. Thanks! 40710






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John07/06/2013

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Fit was great. 87953




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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch


  • Kuat Sherpa and Hitch Recommendations for a 2008 Mini Cooper Convertible and 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Actually I think the best rack for your situation that would work on both vehicles without having to get a hitch adapter would be the Kuat The Sherpa # S101. This rack is designed to work on both 1-1/4 inch hitches and 2 inch hitches and comes with an adapter that will allow you to go from a 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch easily. Check out the review video I attached for this rack also. For a hitch for your 2008 Mini Cooper you could get a Curt Trailer Hitch # C11126. This hitch...
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  • How to Carry 3 or More Bikes on a 2005 Mini Cooper
  • I have a couple of solutions for you to carry 2 or more bikes on your 2005 Mini Cooper. First, if you want to carry 1 to 3 bikes, you can use the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3, # Y02625. Yakima lists this trunk mount bike rack as a fit for your vehicle. This is a newer rack that weighs under 18 pounds, has padded base legs, and anti-sway cradles. Another solution is to use a trailer hitch and roof rack combination in order to carry 1 to 4 bikes. You can use the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C11126 and...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2005 Mini Cooper
  • Since you have a spoiler that is going to prevent the installation of a trunk mount bike rack. What you can do, as long as your Mini Cooper is not an S model, is install a trailer hitch # C11126. Then you could use a hitch mount bike rack. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch. You can then install a bike rack like # 59400. The long straight shank on this rack will help with reaching the recessed receiver of the trailer hitch on the Mini Cooper. If you...
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  • How the Curt Trailer Hitch Installs on a 2006 Mini Cooper and is Any Trimming or Cutting Needed
  • The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 11126, will fit all model Mini Coopers EXCEPT the S series. You will not have to cut or trim any visible part of the bumper. The hitch will fit, more or less, around the stock parts on your 2006 Mini Cooper, but you may need to trim a small portion of the opening at the back of the vehicle for the fascia to fit back on the vehicle correctly once the hitch is installed, see instructions link. There are several specific steps that need to be taken to complete...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch and Thule Vertex Bike Rack Compatibility with a 2006 Mini Cooper Convertible
  • The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11126, and the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack, # TH9028, will fit on your 2006 Mini Cooper convertible as long as it is not an S series. If you have an S series, then we do not have a trailer hitch that will fit on your vehicle. We have installed this trailer hitch on a vehicle similar to your vehicle so I attached the installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out. I also attached instructions and a demonstration video of the Thule...
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  • Will Curt Class I Hitch # C11126 Fit 2005 Mini Cooper S-Series With Center Exhaust
  • Curt Class I Hitch # C11126 for the 2005 Mini Cooper will not fit on the S-Series models due to the center-positioned exhaust. This is true for both convertible and hardtop versions. Currently none of our hitch brands offers a rear hitch receiver that is compatible with your vehicle. If you were interested in the hitch in order to support a bike rack, we do offer a variety of trunk-mount bike carriers. If this is of interest please confirm the particular vehicle you have (Cooper JCW,...
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  • Recommendation to Transport Bikes with a 2005 Mini Cooper S
  • I have a solution for your 2005 Mini Cooper S to transport bikes, but due to the exhaust setup on the S model 2005 Mini Coopers there are no hitches that will fit. For your vehicle I would recommend the Yakima Trunk Rack KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack # Y02624. This will secure the trunk of your vehicle and would not require a hitch to install. Check out the review video I attached that shows this rack being used. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2005 Mini Cooper
  • We actually have a video of a trailer hitch being installed on a 2005 Mini Cooper that you can check out. I have provided a link to the installation video as well as a link to the installation instructions. At this time, the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11126, is the only trailer hitch available for your vehicle. The rear bumper will need to be removed to install this hitch. Our installers found that removing the rear wheels and spare tire made this process much easier. The specific...
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  • Hitch Availability for 2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible
  • You are correct that currently there is no hitch receiver offered for the 2006 Mini Cooper S convertible. This could simply be due to limited volume - hitch makers do consider the business potential of any given vehicle based on the number of units produced. Some times the engineering investment may not be offset by the business potential. In other cases, particularly on smaller lighter vehicles whose frames may not have enough strength to handle a hitch-mounted load, hitch makers may determine...
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  • Can Lower Center Reverse Light be Installed/Used on a 2004 Mini Cooper After Install Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, you should be able to install and use a center light in your 2004 Mini Cooper rear bumper as long as the hitch is not being used. The instruction do specify that if trimming is required on the back of the bumper after installing the hitch, not to cut any piece used to hold the trim cover or light. Meaning that the cover or light can be reinstalled. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you are going to use the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier...
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  • Is it Easy for a Woman to Install Pin and Clip with Curt Trailer Hitched Installed on a Mini Cooper
  • It is probably easier for a woman to insert or remove the hitch pin and clip once Curt trailer hitch # C11126 installed on a Mini. Without trying to sound sexist women tend to have smaller features and could reach in and place the pin in with more ease than a big, hairy man arm. Pin # C21410 is cushioned which would lessen the stress on the hands. Otherwise you would be looking at a locking hitch pin which would probably be even more difficult. Curt does state that when using this...
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  • Recommendation For Bike Rack On 2007 Mini Cooper Convertible
  • If your 2007 Mini Cooper Convertible is not a S model you can put a hitch on your vehicle like the Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11126, and use a hitch bike rack like the Kuat Beta Aluminum 2 Bike Rack, part # B202-114. I am including a link to the installation instructions of the Curt hitch and a link to a video of the hitch being installed on a Mini Cooper Convertible. You will need to use a hitch bike rack on a convertible since a trunk or roof bike rack is not available....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Mini Cooper Convertible
  • We do have a way for you to carry bikes with your 2008 Mini Cooper Convertible, however, at this time there are no trunk mounted bike racks that will fit the convertible model of the Mini Cooper. Instead, I would recommend installing the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11126, and using a hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack, # TH9028. The safest way to carry bikes is with a hitch mounted bike rack. Curt requires that all non-trailer loads such as bike racks or cargo...
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Mini Cooper Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C11126 Installation instructions C11126 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Temporary bumper removal required for hitch installation,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Curt Manufacturing 119179KIT
119179KIT

Recommended Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing recommends:
Curt Manufacturing C45521
C45521


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

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