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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Toyota Corolla trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
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 2013 Toyota Corolla well be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11265. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well 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 pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. Now to begin our install well first go ahead and point out the attachment points. Well have a total of four attachment points. These attachment points are weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer.
Now before we attempt to install the hitch and the new hardware supplied with the hitch well want to clean out each one of these attachment points. To clean them out we use a half inch nylon tool brush, part number 814092. Well spray down the weld nuts and then thoroughly clean it out with the tool brush. To verify that we have cleaned it out well go ahead and take one of the new 12mm bolts and thread it into the weld nut to make sure itll go nice and easily. Now that we have all the weld nuts cleaned out were ready to install the hitch. Well be securing the hitch with the new 12mm bolt and a half inch conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch.
Well install each fastener finger tight until we have them all in place. Now with all of our fasteners in place we can go ahead and run them down. Next well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Keep in mind that each process we do here on one side well repeat identically on the opposite side. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications were ready to hit the road. That does it for the install of the Curt 1-1/4 Inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number C11265 on our 2013 Toyota Corolla. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (41 Customer Reviews)Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
by: Greg R.04/07/2014
I received my Curt Trailer hitch for the sole purpose of mounting into the rear of my wife's 2012 Toyota Corolla SE in order to mount the Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack that we ordered June 2013 and had been using on the rear of truck. To save fuel to and from our biking destinations we order the Curt Class I hitch for her Toyota. It arrived on the estimated date of delivery. Immediately removed it from the cardboard box it was and with the included bolts and washers I installed in literally five minutes time. My wife helped me hold it place while I hand-threaded the bolts into place. With a 19mm, 3/8" drive socket and a 9" extension (needed to reach between the tailpipe and the frame up to the bolts on the passenger side...driver's side done with just the socket). I torqued it to the specified 85 foot pounds of torque with a 3/8" torque wrench and I was done. The hitch looked great by itself, and mounting the rack into the hitch was a cinch and looked great also. On a side note...the Thule Double Rack Bike Rack also purchased earlier from Etrailer when folded up, does not interfere with view of the brake and taillights. As a repeat customer, I was also given Express Customer Service, and my order was literally on it way out for delivery within two hours of placing my order. Etrailer.com has been awesome to work with, and they have become my go-to source for all things trailer-related. Thank you Etrailer.com. :) 124022
First and foremost a kudos goes to Christy B. for handling my order by telephone with skill, courtesy, and aplomb. A tip of the hat goes to all the staff behind the scenes to make this operation so smooth. This hitch for a 10th generation Toyota Corolla is precisely manufactured and painted. Installation with the included hardware was a breeze. Note: If your Corolla is equipped with a custom or aftermarket exhaust such as the well made Borla cat-back kit, the rear hanger standoff might interfere with the right side hitch bracket. Suggest checking and if necessary devise a minimal work around. As most know, paint quality is only part of the equation. Base metal prep is important and I will assume I should not be concerned. 159288
Super easy to install, just four screws and ready. I already use for my bike rack and is ideal for on and off. I highly recommend. 112039
by: Jeff T07/30/2014
I ordered this hitch for my 2014 Corolla for use with my Swagman XC bike rack. I am pleased with the quality of this hitch, it is much heavier duty than I expected. It bolted up easily with the supplied hardware and looks great. Hardly noticeable. The bike rack fits perfectly. Now I am ready to hit the trails. 143553
by: Bob L.11/10/2014
I bought this recently because my 96 Ranger became unsafe to drive...frame rust among other things. I still need to haul things so I put the hitch on my Corolla, and with a new light trailer, am back in business. The slotted holes made installation easy. Because of the age of my car  it had a lot of corrosion and debris in the nut holes so I had to buy a tap [$5 at a big box store] and clean them out before installing. The round tubing is sleek and unobtrusive. The only negative; the receiver tube had a light burr on two sides, probably from the cut off process during manufacturing, so I had to use a flat file about ten strokes to allow the ball mount to slide in 160085
by: Andy A.03/27/2015
The Curt trailer hitches are consistently my favorites. And etrailer consistently offers the best prices out there. I install the Curt hitches myself, and Curt makes it easy. On older Toyotas you may need a tap to clean up the threads. Curt also improves their product over time, e.g., I've installed two hitches on 2008 Corollas, and the most recent hitch was better designed than the first one because they reconfigured it to make tightening the bolts easier and more accessible. My only complaint is that one of the bolts that came with the hitch had the wrong thread count, and I had to drive 30 minutes to a hardware store to buy a replacement. 181206
by: Jim S.08/05/2014
The entire process couldn't have been easier! Placed my order on Wednesday and got an email that the billing address hadn't been changed on my card yet ( I just bought a farm and had forgotten to change that one) talked to them girls etrailer Thursday morning, correcting my error, and my order was in my hands on Friday. A++++ service 144505
The hitch appears well made and was super easy to install. 86 foot pounds of torque is required to tighten the 4 bolts into the car frame so Popeye-sized muscle is required. The wiring T-connecter was also easy to install. Make sure you order the correct hitch (I goofed and accidentally ordered a hitch for a Scion). That was a $50 mistake in return UPS fees. I still have not received reimbursement for the returned hitch. Their order shipping was fast. Come on eTrailer, credit my return! 151826
by: Bob R05/28/2015
I ordered a trailer hitch and wiring kit for my Toyota Corolla. Everything in the kit fit perfectly and the wire kit was a breeze to plug together. Everything is working great. Free shipping was a bonus!! The videos on the etrailer website were extremely helpful. My main issue was getting the bolt hole free of corrosion to bolt the hitch on..took a lot of PB Blaster, WD-40, and a wire brush for 1/2 inch plumbing fittings. I would use etrailer.com again! 198354
by: Patricia B04/19/2015
This is a great trailer hitch, very easy to install, took my husband and I less than 30 minutes. It fit perfectly to our 2015 Toyota Corolla and it looks great, just what we needed for our bike carrier. 186293
by: Maurizio Renzulli Norat02/27/2015
Good Seller High Recommend Excellent Seller new trailer Curt is compatible for Toyota Corolla 2003 and very fast shipping Thank you etrailer.com is a high Quality Product 176402
by: James J06/16/2015
Found installation instructions on etrailer.com and knew what I needed to do before it was delivered. Install was easy. Installed by myself. Everything lined up and installed exactly as described and shown on the etrailer.com website. Would definitely recommend etrailer.com to anyone looking for easy ordering, quick delivery and easy to follow instructions. 203940
by: Mike M.08/11/2014
Product arrived on time, with excellent packing. Fit perfectly. The longest part of the installation was finding my 19mm socket which I had left where I would always remember where it was, but once I found it I installed the hitch in about 5 minutes. I am using it to put a bike rack on which I haul my moms wheelchair on. 145784
Shipping was free and fast. The product was well packaged and in perfect condition. I never saw better instructions! Color pictures of my exact vehicle plus every help I needed. Also very few companies even carry a hitch for a Toyota Corolla. It is well constructed and I thought a fair price. 166909
by: Mike S.05/17/2015
Trailer hitch for a 2012 Corolla. Product was packed for extra protection. This is really great because their is nothing worse than receiving something damaged. Product was very simple to install and only took 20 minutes. Looks great on the car. I highly recommend etrailer for any trailer hitch. 193877
by: Gary B.05/05/2015
The hitch arrived quickly and was easy to install. it appears to be well made with a nice finish. Pay attention to the instructions for installing. The bolt holes in the frame of my 2 year old car were very rusty and needed to be wire brushed extensively before the bolts would thread in 190506
by: Jeff S.07/02/2015
The trailer hitch was for my 2009 Toyota Corolla. I am very pleased with my purchase, will recommend etrailer.com to anyone. The hitch was simple to install, has a very nice low-profile look! Shipped very quickly, and for free at that! Thank y'all at etrailer.com for a great product! 208851
by: Mark B.07/11/2014
This one, I installed it in 4 1/2 minutes. The four way electric wiring clipped into the tail lights in two minutes. I spent about thirty minutes exposing the wire access. This was the easiest install yet. I have installed three Curt trailer hitches so far. All of them fit perfectly. 140848
by: Glen H06/22/2015
Awesome, from start to finished. Save $$ by installing receiver hitch myself, would not have attempted without your videos. Showed my exact car and model for the install. The Swanson bike rack is excellent, very easy to install. Very impressed with etrailer.com....gh 206426
by: Mike Lussier02/28/2015
I recieved the trailer itch for my car yesterday.It arrived in less than the stated time. Everything purchased arrived. Installing it will be a simple task and I'm sure it will perform well. Thank You. Mike 176449
by: bob p06/06/2015
good quality. a class ll was sent.. it don't matter because it will accept my cargo rack, but the next owner will not know to weight limit on my corolla is 200 lbs. other than that I am satisfied. 201078
Our Trailer Hitch arrived on promised day. My Husband went out and mounted it in less than a hour. It fit like a charm. We are back in business of taking our bicycles for riding out of town. 173181
by: Michael H.05/07/2015
Excellent quality. Easy to install and very simple to operate. The bike rack, when folded up, barely adds 6 inches to the back of the car, and is rock solid with a couple of bikes loaded. 191291
Trailer hitch goes onto 2008 Prius. Except, now I have to trim plastic off pan protector on my car. Also, protection is held on with plastic rivets which are not easily removed. 189540
Easy install - no problems at all. Instructions were very clear. Biggest surprise was how quickly it was received (got it in 3 business days with free shipping!!!). 188188
Second purchase from etrailer. Everything shipped promptly, fast delivery time, arrived in fine shape. Hitch was a perfect fit for my car, very fast installation. 191584
by: Aaron D.03/24/2015
Bought this hitch to install on my 2014 Corolla S to carry a bike rack. Hitch fit perfectly and was installed in under 10 minutes. Build quality is also excellent. 180604
by: Louis K.10/02/2014
The Curt trailer hitch that I orderd arrived on time and I had no problem installing it on my 2006 Toyota Corolla and it looks just as pictured on their web site. 154125
by: Mike L11/04/2014
Strong hitch. Welds appear strong and neat. Bolted on perfectly. instruction are very good ,even give torque specs for bolts.Holes are straight and true. 159108
by: Mae G02/17/2015
The hitch receiver went on pretty easily, just 4 bolts. Ordering was easy and delivery was fast. Very happy with the product and the company. 175052
by: Walter H.09/14/2014
Easy to install if you have 4 hands. Finish on it seems solid. I have not used It yet, but for light duty trailer use it should work fine. 150950
by: Tom H.10/21/2013
The trailer hitch for my 2014 Toyota Corolla fit perfectly, looks good (can hardly see it), and works well. Delivery on time. Good work! 104575
by: Alan C.05/31/2015
Hitch arrived quickly after order. Grandson and son mounted the hitch on 2015 Toyota Corolla in less than 15 minutes. 199193
by: John W08/13/2014
Put the hitch on yesterday. Looks great! Went on like a dream, took about 10 minutes> Great service. 146542
by: Bill W.01/17/2015
Excellent product. I have installed other hitches but my favorite is Curt! 170253
by: Buck S11/01/2014
Very nice receiver hitch. Delivered super quick and very easy to install. 158747
by: David R02/13/2015
Fit my car perfectly, easy install, and came w/ everything I needed 173571
by: William J.03/19/2015
GREAT SERVICE, WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED HOW QUICK IT ARRIVED 179788
by: Darryle Goode02/18/2014
Super fast shipping and great Product 116798
by: dan s09/19/2014
had it on in 15 minutes. great! 152163
by: Pauliina V.07/11/2015
Amazing! better than expected! 211083
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