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

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

Item # C11001
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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11001 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11001

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • No Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • 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 Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

11001 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11001 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11001

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

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


Trailer works good. Easy enough install. Only issue was that hitch arrived missing a spacer required for installation. I reached out to George at etrailer multiple times. he said they don't have the spacer and need to get it from manufacturer. I waited a week without any response, checked with etrailer again, they said the manufacturer had not responded and they would check with them again. Waited another week, no response. Checked again, they said still have not heard from manufacturer. I requested an RMA to return the trailer. waited a week, no response, two weeks nothing, third week, got an email from Carole with an RMA number. By this time I had already contacted Curt Manufacturing myself, and requested the part, received it, and installed the hitch, or I would have certainly returned it.

Customer support at etrailer is extremely lacking.


I can confirm, this hitch fits 2014-16 E250 Bluetec diesel, 4-matic, sport model
Fishing of the bolts required pulling out on the bumper cover
Not a big drama
Good price, easy install

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Easy to install, Takes about an hour. Hardest part is drilling holes in your bumper beam. Other than that everything went well. Instructions provided are clear and concise. Hitch on car looks clean and hardly noticeable. Perfect for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks.

Still looks and works like day one! Highly recommend!
Jeffrey - 06/05/2021


We chose the right hitch receiver, bold, great design for the car we had I need it to tow my motorcycle and all time works just perfect.
Strongly recommended.


Works perfectly RO hold my bike rack


This is an excellent product and we are most pleased with it. We have a 2015 Mercedes E250 bluetec diesel. It is not one of the listed vehicles for this hitch. A Mercedes mechanic told me this would fit on my car and he was correct. It took him a while to complete the installation but the hitch works perfectly. Plus the installation cost was very reasonable. We use the hitch to carry our bikes. Be sure to use an extra strap to add further stability.

Great product
Bob - 10/27/2019

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Service was phenomenal.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

It’s a great product. It fits perfectly on my Mercedes Benz E class sedan 2013. Very easy to install. I highly recommend a good power drill. Also, when is time to install the metal plate in the back (4 bolts and washers- step 1-2) start with the 2 bottom ones instead the 2 top ones as you see in the instructions. It’s easier that way. The rest is completely easy. I’ll use this hitch to hang up my 2 bike rack “Yaki....”
I want to ad that the seller was always in contact with me which I think is great. Also, the delivery was on time and the package was perfectly wrapped and protected by a big box.


Great quality. Good design good fit even though the hitch was not long enough to fit in the center of the square bumper and my e250 diesel model doesn’t have cutouts to fish wire the bulk and washer through; I had to drill completely through both walls of the bumper tube and buy longer bolts from Home Depot to make this install compete. Through bolts are a stronger and better I stall anyway.

Good compamy good service

Chevrolet Cobalt

It actually was a perfect fit. The difficult part was drilling the two 17/32 holes. I would recommend that you provide some advice on how to drill those holes in a Mercedes E350 bumper. I tried hi-speed cobalt bits and even a masonry bit. In the end, I had to use my oxyactylene torch to burn those holes and then clean them up with the cobalt bit.


It works and fits as advertised with no problems at all

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

will let you know once its installed


Well-made and engineered. Excellent product



2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • What Does the Bolt Plate of the Curt Hitch # C11001 Attach to on a 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class
    There is a cross member near where the exhaust comes close together that the plate will bolt through. If you check out the pictures I attached you will see exactly what I am talking about. The install should not be too bad, but any local garage would have no problem installing this hitch.
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  • How to Attach Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11001 to Bumper Frame on 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Thank you for your recent order. The Class I hitch you referenced, Curt # C11001, fits the sedan version of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350 but will not fit the wagon, coupe or convertible versions. There are other hitches offered for these vehicles. Thank you also for providing photos of the underside of your E-350. I spoke to my technical contact at Curt Manufacturing about the installation process. He advised that this hitch should install on your E-350 sedan without need to remove or...
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  • Hitch Availability for 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
    Currently there is no hitch offered for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, only for the sedan version. Hitches are designed expressly for specific vehicles and so it is not advisable to attempt to install one on a vehicle different than that for which it was intended. The Curt hitch you referenced, part # C11001, is a light-duty Class I hitch suitable for use with a hitch- mount bike rack or cargo carrier. Please note that your vehicle does not carry a rated towing capacity according...
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  • Does Curt Hitch part # C11001 Fit a 2012 Mercedes Benz E-350 Sedan
    The Curt hitch part # C11001 is a fit for your 2012 Mercedes E-350 Sedan since it is not a Sport Package vehicle. There is drilling involved to install the hitch. When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online.
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  • How to Tell if 2012 Mercedes E-350 Has Sports Package for Curt Trailer Hitch Fit
    For your 2012 Mercedes Benz E-350 the Curt hitch part # C11001 is a confirmed fit even if it has the Sports package.
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  • Does Long Bar on Curt Trailer Hitch # C11001 Need to be Attached
    Yes, it is necessary to mount the bar extending behind the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11001 on your 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 even though you only plan to use the hitch for accessories like a bike rack. This bracket is required to maintain the capacities of the hitch and leaving this part unattached will essentially reduce its rating to an unknown number which could lead to failure during travel. Curt has determined that mounting just the two bolts at the top of the main hitch plate...
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  • Where Does Drilling Take Place to Install Curt Hitch C11001
    I attached a picture that I took from the install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C11001 that you referenced that covers the section on drilling the frame. Press hitch against the bottom of the bumper beam, using the hitch as a template mark hole locations with a center punch. Lower hitch and drill hole locations with 17/32" drill bit.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Mercedes E350 Sedan
    We have the Curt hitch part # C11001 which Curt test fit and found worked well on your 2011 Mercedes Benz E350 Sedan that would be a great option. For some vehicles there is a demand for a hitch even if the manufacturer states that you should not install one on the vehicle. This is a situation like that where we have a hitch fit but it may not be what Mercedes recommends.
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  • Which Curt Hitch Fits 2011 Mercedes Benz E550 Convertible
    Curt has a hitch that fits your 2011 Mercedes Benz E-550 Convertible with the part # C11340 but the # C11001 that you referenced does not fit your vehicle.
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  • Compatibility of 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4 Matic Towing Boat Over 2,000 lbs
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11001 is the only hitch receiver we have confirmed as a fit for your vehicle by the hitch receiver manufacturer. Their testing leaves that hitch at a max weight rating of 2,000 lbs for towing, so you will need to either find a different boat to pull or utilize a different vehicle to pull it. The max capacity for towing will be determined by the weakest component, so even though your vehicle is rated to tow a greater...
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits A 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350 2 Door Convertible
    Yes the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11001 that you mentioned will work great with your 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350! This hitch has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000-lbs, a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200-lbs, and has a 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver opening. Attached is an installation video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is a Stabilizer Strap Required for Thule DoubleTrack Rack on a 2011 Mercedes E350 with a Curt Hitch
    You will need to use a stabilizer strap like the Curt Strap part # 18050 with the Curt Hitch part # C11001 on your 2011 Mercedes E350 otherwise it will void the hitch's warranty. To install the strap you would want to loop the cambuckle side of the strap around the top of the upright mast of the Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack and then run the hook end to the top of the trunk lid. If installed correctly the hook will not move so it would not wear on the paint of your vehicle. Trunk mounted...
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  • What is the Purpose of the Stabilizer Strap That is to be Used On CURT Class I Hitches
    The strap you are referring to is the Curt Bike Rack Strap # 18050. It helps provide extra security to hitch mounted bike racks when using hitch mounted accessories. The strap provides additional support to the rack and would help prevent additional wear on the hitch and your vehicle when using hitch mounted accessories such as a bike rack. The hitch is stable, but the strap will more offer more stability, and failure to use a strap will void the warranty of the hitch. I attached installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2014 Mercedes E350 Sedan
    For your 2014 Mercedes E350 sedan we have the Curt hitch part # C11001 as a confirmed fit that would work well. I attached a link to a set of detailed instructions and an install video for you.
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  • Can the Curt Hitch # C11001 Work with my JetSki Trailer on My 2011 Mercedes E-350 Sedan?
    While the Curt Hitch - 1-1/4" # C11001 definitely has enough gross towing weight capacity for your 780-pound JetSki and 500-pound trailer, you also need to consider the tongue weight of your setup. The tongue weight is the vertical weight that is exerted on the hitch. This number is important because the # C11001 only allows for a maximum of 200 pounds of tongue weight. In order to get an accurate reading, I recommend using a tongue weight scale like our Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight...
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Sedan is part # C11001. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11404 is for wagon models. They both look very similar but there are dimensional differences between the two.
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  • Fitment of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    I contacted the manufacturer about your question, they responded that if you have the sedan model, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11001 should fit your vehicle without issue. However, the # C11404 for the E350 Wagon will not fit the E250 wagon models.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible
    I have a different option for you, but at this time there is not a trailer hitch receiver confirmed to fit your 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible. Instead I recommend using a trunk mount bike rack like the Yakima HangOut 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # Y02638 which is confirmed to fit your vehicle, and can support 3 bikes weighing up to 35lbs each. I included a video of the # Y02638 for you to take a look at.
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  • Can You Carry 3 Bikes On a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan
    The only trailer hitch option available for a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 is class I, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11001. Therefore, the max number of bikes you can carry on the rear is two with a rack like the Thule Camber 2 Bike Rack part # TH9058. If you need to carry more bikes you will need to place them on the roof with a roof rack of which some options are attached below.
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  • What Drilling is Required to Install Curt Class I Hitch C11001 on 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan
    All Curt hitches for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models require drilling. The hitch that fits your E350 Sedan is their Class I hitch # C11001 and to install this you will drill into the bottom of the steel bumper beam but you do not have to drill or cut the rear fascia panel. The linked instructions list the tools needed and the step by step process. If you plan to use a hitch accessory like a bike or cargo carrier you'll want to use Curt's Stabilizing Strap # 18050 to help support...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Mercedes E350 Sedan
    We do have a trailer hitch for the 2011 Mercedes E-350 sedan. Take a look at Curt Trailer Hitch, # 11001. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, the hitch does come with the recommended ball mount. You can use ball # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). Trailer Hitch # C11030 that you have referenced is designed to fit 2008 - 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedans so it will not fit a 2011 E-Class.
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  • Best Hitch And E-Bike Option For A 2013 Mercedes-Benz e350
    A hitch bike rack is going to be your only option. First, here are your hitch options. If you have a Sedan then you need # C11001. If you have the wagon you need # C11189 and if you have the coupe or convertible there is not a hitch available . All these options are a class 1 hitch. When it comes to a 2 e-bike rack when using a class 1 hitch receiver, you only have one option and it's a great rack! It is extremely solid and can carry up to 60lbs per bike, fits in a 1-1/4" hitch and weighs...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Mercedes Benz E350 Sedan
    For your 2011 Mercedes E350 Sedan the only hitch we have available for it is the Curt Hitch part # C11001. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch opening like you mentioned. 2 inch hitches are typically reserved for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks. The only solution I have for you would be to get this hitch and then also upgrade to a bike rack and cargo carrier confirmed to fit this hitch size. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Mercedes E350 For Bike Rack
    The only hitches we have for your 2013 Mercedes Benz E350 are 1-1/4 inch sized like the part # C11001. This hitch can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time max due to the lighter duty nature of it. So only option we'd have is a new hitch and bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Camber 2 part # TH9058. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's...
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