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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.

Video install trailer hitch 2011 nissan maxima 11352
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Nissan Maxima - Curt

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Nissan Maxima - Curt

.of 2011 Nissan Maxima. We're going to install part number 11352 from CURT. All right. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the car. Next, we're going to give you some measurements that'll help you out in selecting some accesories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper is five inches.

And from the top or receiver opening down to the ground will be nine and three quarter inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and remove the mufflers from the car. We'll unbolt these fasteners here and here, then we can slide the mufflers off the exhaust. Spray them down with a lubricant.

Okay, and we'll slide it backwards and off the hanger. The passenger side is done, go ahead and repeat the same thing on the driver's side. The next thing is we let this hitch shield to get completely removed and get replaced by the hitch, so what we're going to do is drill off these rivets. Just repeat for the driver's side. Now, I got to go ahead and drill and access hole for our hardware because we have to run a hardware inside the frame.

Existing holes are two small to install the hardware. We're going to use an inch drill bit to drill and access hole. Now, the instructions say to enlarge this hole here however way you can install a hardware, but I'd rather leave it alone and just make a new hole on the end. That way so the hitch has lots of chance of moving around. All right, before installing the hardware, we're going to make sure you have attachment points.

The here and here. We use a fishwire tool that comes with the kit, and right inside the frame and off the access hole we drilled. Okay, we'll take our block. There I carry the bolt, push it to the side, and pull it through. Okay, repeat the same process through this point. Okay. Now, we'll finish up this side by spraying down our access hole with some undercoat. Then we'll go back over your driver's side and do it all over one more time. Okay. At this point, we can go ahead and install the hitch unto our hardware. Now, you definitely want to have extra hands to help you hold up the hitch while you install the hardware. Just to make sure you don't push the hardware back into the frame. Okay, and we have all our hardware installed. We can go ahead and tighten them down and then torque the bolts down as that's right in the instructions. All right. Now, we can go ahead and put the exhaust back into place. Okay. And with that, we've got it surely installed for part number 11352 on our 2011 Nissan Maxima.




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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: irvwoo03/23/2014


Arrived on time and installed per instructions works great. 121832






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian A08/12/2011


quick delivery, quality hitch receiver, very impressed! 21691






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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?


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



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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