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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Altima by Nissan

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C11352

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Price:$157.33


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Altima by Nissan

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

Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Nissan Altima
  • 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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11352 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.

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Altima - Curt

Today on our 2013 Nissan Altima we'll be installing the CURT hitch, part number C11352. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10-3/4". Now we'll go ahead and with installation. To begin our install we'll first need to go ahead and remove both rear mufflers, as it's a dual exhaust system.

To remove the rear muffler we'll go ahead and loosen the clamps. There's one on each side. Once the clamps are loosened we'll go ahead and slide the muffler off of the exhaust pipe. We'll go ahead and slide it towards the rear of the vehicle so that the metal hanger from the muffler comes out of the rubber isolator mounted to the bottom of the vehicle. Now, with both mufflers removed we'll need to go ahead and drill out the rivets securing the heat shields. There are two rivets on each side.

Using a 1/4" bit we're going to go ahead and drill them out. Now with both rivets drilled out we'll go ahead and remove the heat shield and set it aside, as it will not be reinstalled. Now with both sides done we can go ahead and point out the attachment points. We've got a total of four attachment points, two on each side. The forward attachment point will also be the access hole once we drill it out. Using a round file bit and a drill we're going to go ahead and hone this hole out large enough so that we can fit our spacer block and carriage bolt up into the frame.

You can also use a drill bit and file to repeat the same procedure. The hardware we'll be using will be the 1/2" carriage bolt along with a 1/2" spacer block, and then securing the hitch with a 1/2" flange nut. To assist in getting our hardware into the frame we'll be using the 1/2" pull wire provided with our install kit. Now to get the hardware in the frame we'll take the pull wire, go through the rear attachment point, and out the forward attachment point and access hole. We'll then slide on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. We'll feed the block into the frame followed by the carriage bolt, and pull them both into position.

Once in place we'll go ahead and remove the bolt leader. Now for our forward attachment point we'll do a reverse pull method where we slide the block onto the pull wire and then thread on the carriage bolt, feeding the bolt into the frame first followed by the block. Once they're into the frame we'll pull them back over the access hole and then remove our pull wire. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the opposite side. With all our hardware in place it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. We'll put the hitch up into position, being careful not to push our hardware back up into the frame. Once in place we'll go ahead and install the flange nuts finger tight until we have them all in place. Once they're all in place we'll go ahead and tighten them down. Next we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. With that, this will complete the install of our CURT hitch, part number C11352, on our 2013 Nissan Altima. .




Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11352

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

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


- C11352

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott C.10/11/2014


The hitch went on just fine. If I have anything negative to say about the components is that the 4 bolts that were supplied with the kit could have been 1/8-1/4" longer. When fully torqued there was still 1-1/2 threads left unused in the mounting nuts. Why not go for full thread engagement? It is only stronger & there was nothing that would've been interfered with by a slightly longer bolt protruding from the nut. 155589






- C11352

ratingratingratingratingrating by: irvwoo03/23/2014


Arrived on time and installed per instructions works great. 121832






- C11352

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian A08/12/2011


quick delivery, quality hitch receiver, very impressed! 21691






- C11352

ratingratingratingratingrating by: SCOTT G06/17/2014


GREAT PRODUCT AND SERVICE THANK-YOU,SCO TT 136035




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Expert Answers about Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11352Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Removing Exhaust Heat Shield When Installing Curt Class I Hitch on 2013 Nissan Altima
  • As you can see in the photo I assembled from captured images from the install video, the mounting flange of the hitch provides almost as much heat protection as the heat shield that is removed and discarded. The steel of the hitch mounting flange is much thicker than that of the heat shield. I checked with my contact in the engineering department at Curt Manufacturing, who assured me that the mounting flange will offer enough heat protection that a fire hazard will not exist.
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  • Comparing Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • As far as quality, all of the hitches for the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan are on par with each other. The Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite hitches (# 60873 and # 24796) undergo additional voluntary testing procedures that other hitches do not. But all of the hitches including Curt hitch # 11352 are built to meet or exceed required industry strength standards. The main difference is that the Curt hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such as a bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • Basically, the designs of each of the hitches for the 2011 Nissan Altima are dependent upon the mounting locations for a hitch. Because of this, the hitch options are all very similar and no one is more hidden than the others. On all of the hitch options, the cross tubing will be visible below the rear fascia. For the sedan, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24796. This is the most popular hitch for your 2011 Nissan Altima. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • Suggestions for the Best Hitch To Carry 2 Bikes on a 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan
  • I recommend using the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 11352, over the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24796, on the 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid, because the Curt hitch uses existing holes in the vehicles frame rail to install the hitch and does not require drilling into the bottom of the vehicles trunk pan. With the Curt hitch, drilling is required but you do not have to drill into the inside of the vehicle trunk which would leave the potential for water to enter into...
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  • Do I Need To Remove Exhaust Heat Shields To Install CURT Trailer Hitch # 11352 On 2010 Nissan Altima
  • I do have some hitch options available for your 2010 Nissan Altima that do not require the removal of the heat shields, but the CURT trailer hitch # 11352, does require the heat shields to be removed. Both the Hidden Hitch # 60873 and the Draw-Tite hitch # 24796 will allow you to retain the heat shields on your 2010 Nissan Altima. Both hitches are Class I 1-1/4 models, and they both have the same tongue weight and towing capacity of the CURT hitch # 11352 that you selected. The difference...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2014 Nissan Altima
  • I checked an online copy of the owners manual for your 2014 Nissan Altima and in section 9-17 it states not to tow a trailer with the vehicle. Trailer hitches should only be used for accessories such as bike racks or cargo carriers on this vehicle and not for towing a trailer. The Curt trailer hitch # C11352 itself has a capacity of 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 200 pounds tongue weight.
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  • Derale 8000 Series Transmission Cooler Part # D13501 for 2008 Nissan Altima
  • The hitch itself will provide no problems. It will pull up to 2000 lbs all day long with no issue. Since you are going to be traveling in a hilly area, I would strongly suggest installing a transmission cooler to protect your transmission. The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13501 would be a great choice. The cooler is cheap insurance for your transmission. The installation is fairly straightforward, we have an installation video showing a similar cooler...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Altima
  • It is not uncommon for a hitch to fit multiple vehicles. This is the case with Curt trailer hitch # C11352. It does indeed fit the Nissan Maxima and Altima. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing with the hitch I recommend going with # C113523 because it is the same hitch but it comes with a ball mount, pin, and clip. Then you would just need a ball like # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter or # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Nissan Altima to Carry a Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • Some Class I hitches like the Curt hitch part # C11352 do not have the weld stop in the hitch opening that would prevent a Class II bike rack from being installed in it like the Yakima RidgeBack 2 bike rack part # Y02457 that you are interested in. You would need to be sure not to exceed the capacity of the hitch. The Curt Hitch part # C11352 would work well for you, but it will require the use of a stabilizer strap like the part # 18050 with the bike rack as Yakima states that all non-trailer...
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  • Will the Weight of a Trailer Hitch Cause Rear Tire Wear on a 2010 Nissan Maxima
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C11352 for your 2010 Nissan Maxima weighs all of 35 pounds. No worries about the hitch affecting tire wear or ride height or really anything. If you plan on doing some towing then you will also need ball mount # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball you can use # A-80 and for a 2 inch ball use # A-82. And for trailer wiring you can use # 56022. If you plan on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier the accessory must be compatible with a Class I trailer...
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  • Curt T-Connector and Tow Ready T-One Comparison for a 2014 Nissan Altima
  • For your 2014 Nissan Altima, the wiring harness I would choose is the Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness, # 56022, because it is rated to handle a higher amperage draw than the Tow Ready harness. For the brake lights and turn signal circuit the Curt T-Connector can handle 3 amps per circuit and for the tail lights it can handle 6 amps per circuit. The Tow Ready T-One can only handle 2.1 amps for the brake lights and turn signal circuits and 5.6 amps for the tail light circuit. The higher...
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  • 2013 Nissan Altima 4 Door Sedan Hitch Recommendation
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24796 would be an excellent choice as a hitch for your 2013 Nissan Altima. There will be a little bit of drilling required, but the heat shield will not need to be removed. Check out the install video I attached for this hitch. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in the following: Ball mount # 3594 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 2 inch ball # 19258 Trailer Wiring Harness part # 118470
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier with Ground Clearance Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Altima
  • Since all of the hitches available for the 2013 Nissan Altima are Class I hitches like the part # C11352 you will want a carrier that is Class I compatible with as much rise as possible so that you get the best ground clearance. Hitch adapters aren't recommended normally for Class I hitches because they cut the already low capacity of the hitch in half so that wouldn't be a route I would recommend. The cargo carrier that has the most rise in the shank that we offer that would work on...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan that Does Not Require Drilling to Install
  • The Curt # C11352, Draw-Tite # 24796 and Hidden Hitch # 60873 all require drilling in order to install on a 2013 Altima sedan. If you're needing the hitch as an attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 24796. If your owner's manual or Nissan says it's okay to tow with your Altima, and you also want to use the hitch for some light duty towing, use the Hidden Hitch # 60873. If you'll be towing, you might also need the following: Trailer...
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  • Available Hitches and Towing Capacity for 2009 Nissan Maxima
  • The Hidden Hitch # 60873 and the Draw-Tite # 24796 are identical. They are both manufactured by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. Their weight bearing capabilities and installation procedure are identical. The only difference between the two is that the Hidden Hitch model includes the draw bar as well as the pin and clip, which you will need for towing. You would also need a trailer connector, part # 118470 and a 1-7/8 inch ( # 19256) or 2 inch ( # 19258) trailer ball. According...
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  • Hitch for 2009 Nissan Altima Sedan That Provides Most Clearance for Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike Rack
  • Of the hitches available for your 2009 Altima Sedan, the Curt # C11352 would be recessed under the vehicle by less than the Draw-Tite or the Hidden Hitch models. When installed, the Curt # C11352 hitch pin hole would be recessed 5 inches under the vehicle (distance from hitch pin hole to furthest rearward point of back bumper). The Draw-Tite # 24796 or the Hidden Hitch # 60873 are recessed by about 6-1/2 inch inches. Using the Curt hitch might allow you to fold the rack up, but as you...
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Nissan Altima Accessories



Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C11352 Installation instructions C11352 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Drilling required for installation,Requires temporary removal of muffler during installation,Heat shield must be permanently removed for hitch installation,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Curt Manufacturing 56022
56022


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Test Fit:
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Expert Research:
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Written by:
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Video by:
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Video Edited:
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