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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"

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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11066 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11066

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • 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.

11066 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11066 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11066

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (18 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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2009 Volkswagen Golf City

I ordered this hitch for a bike-rack; ordering was simple, shipping (even to Canada) was quick, and all was as promised. Installation was not "without a hitch" but was without complications!

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2004 Honda Pilot

I actually haven't used the hitch yet but I'm confident that it is installed correctly and will work. The video instructions that I used were for the 2004 VW Golf. It didn't seem like there was a video for 2003, and my 2003 VW Golf was a little different than shown. For the 1/2" bolt: The paper instructions shipped with were not extremely thorough and I was left trying to decide which set of pre-drill holes in the car's tow loop to use. See pictures. What ended up happening is that I chose the first hole forward of the loop because the second was definitely too far forward on the car (meaning the hitch would have been set back from the bumper too far). This meant that the 1/2" bolt needed to be installed on the side slope of the interior spare cavity (again, see pics), so I had to go to the hardware store and get a longer 1/2" Grade 8 bolt so that there would be enough threads exposed to get the nut on the inside. Then, when I tightened up that bolt to the specified 110 ft lbs (which feels pretty extreme, by the way) the washer in the spare cavity sheared the side wall of the cavity because the washer was at a slope. This is no big deal, I just sealed it off with more silicone and the attachment point is plenty structural because of the tow loop. The rest of the install was smooth. A tip: don't go buy a right angle drill for this job. I drilled pilot holes with a smaller, shorter drill bit from underneath the car with the hitch in place as a template, and then drilled to the correct 3/8" size from inside the trunk/spare cavity. This allowed me to fit a regular drill underneath by the exhaust. Another tip: don't pull the exhaust off of the rubber shock mounts; just unbolt the shock mounts from the chassis of the car. Wrestling with the rubber shock mounts is a huge pain.

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Chevrolet SS

Installation was pretty seamless, except for the 1/2 X1-1/4" bolt being too short, replaced with 2" SS. May have been because the hole ended up too close to the spare tire well corner. The other item not mentioned was the muffler heat guard was slightly in the way but easily bent out of the way. Can't wait to pull my 50 ft yacht, lol.

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Easy install. Watch the [online video] Have a angle drill to drill the upright mount holes. Other than that. Super easy and great quality and communication from etrailer.

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2003 Volkswagen Golf

I like this hitch a lot, although mounting it to a Golf is definitely an involved operation. There are no stock hitch mounting options on the golf and so you must drill into the spare tire case for install. It's just not something you do at home unless you have a good variety of tools and a couple hydraulic jacks. I took it to a local installer and they mounted it for about $80, but they mounted it a little crooked, which means I'm pretty much hosed if I want to straighten it. Oh well. Otherwise the mount has been zero issues and strong like bull. It's probably the best option on the market if you want a hitch rack on your Mk4 Golf.

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Exactly what I needed and fit my car perfectly. I will be ordering a bike carrier from your site soon.

This hitch has held up wonderfully! Thank you for the great service, I also ordered a bike carrier and I am very happy with this as well. Will definitely recommend your site to others
JoAnn L - 06/26/2015

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2001 Volkswagen GTI

I've got an VW 2001 MKIV GTI. Install went smoothly, just rolled the car onto a set of ramps and it goes right in. Make sure you have a jack or a good buddy to hold the hitch in place when installing. As far as the quality of the product it is very good so far. Also, the quality of service from trailer is of the best for any business I have felt with. I would recommend to a friend. Thanks, Tim M

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2002 Volkswagen GTI

Install was fairly straight forward. Receiver seems like a quality piece. Most of the hardware included was perfect however the 1/2 bolt that threaded into the hand nut did not work for me. The bolt was not long enough to thread into the nut on the other side but nothing a quick trip to Ace couldn’t fit. Hitch looks great and I can’t wait to hook up the teardrop camper this summer and chase some adventure.

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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Very Fast Shipping. Found at a lower price and requested their "Lowest Price Guarantee" rebate of 110% of difference. Will see how that goes. Will post again as follow up.

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2003 Volkswagen Golf

nice hitch, easy install but the washers for the bolts inside the spare tire well were too thin and soft. replaced them with thicker body washers

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Impeccable quality and fast delivery!

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle

This hitch is mounted on my vw beetle. Works great!

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Easy install, drilling required but there are good instructions!

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good price and great fit

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Hitch was delivered in three days and was easy to install

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2004 Volkswagen Golf

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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11066 fit a 1999 VW New Beetle TDI
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11066 that you referenced will fit your 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI. This hitch is confirmed to fit all model Beetles except for Turbo (turbo gas engine) models. You have a turbo diesel so your vehicle is compatible. I attached installation instructions and an install video for you to check out.
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  • Need Help with Curt Class I Hitch # C11066 Installation on 2001 Volkswagon New Beetle
    We do have an installation video for Curt hitch # C11066 that I have linked for you. This shows the hitch being installed in a 2004 VW Golf, not a New Beetle, but since the frames of the two vehicles are the same you should find some useful help in the video. Do note that it can happen that in shipment of a hitch rough handling by the carrier can cause a bit of twisting or distortion of the mounting flanges which have the mounting holes. It may be necessary to apply a little force to the...
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  • Is There a Replacement Bolt Kit for the Curt C11066 Available?
    We can definitely get you replacement hardware for the Curt # C11066. The # RHK can be matched to any hitch that we carry and all you will need to do is put in the part number you need the replacements for ( # C11066 ) and the manufacturer of the hitch (Curt). We will then assemble all the needed pieces and ship them out to you. I did include a picture of all the hardware that comes with this hitch as well.
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  • How to Use Stabilizing Strap on a 2000 VW Beetle with a Curt Hitch and Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
    Yes, the stabilizing strap you will need is the Curt Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle, # 18050. I have added a photo detailing how the strap is normally used on bike racks. On the Thule T2 Pro XTR Platform Rack, # TH23JV, you will need to run the strap down to the main support tube at the center of the rack, and then back up to the trunk lip or other suitable location. For your 2000 VW Beetle you will need to check the owners manual to be sure the bikes and rack do not exceed the weight...
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  • Could Curt Hitch For 2002 Volkswagen Golf Fit with Aftermarket Exhaust
    If you check out the picture I attached that shows the Curt hitch part # C11066 installed you can see that it fits pretty far away from the factory exhaust which is the only configuration it's been tested on. Comparing this picture to what you vehicle looks like will be the best way to determine if the hitch will fit with the exhaust.
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  • Can Stabilization Strap # 18050 for Curt Trailer Hitches be Attached to Glass Hatch on VW Beetle
    I do not recommend using the hook on stabilization strap # 18050 on glass because it could end up damaging the glass on your 1999 VW New Beetle. What you could do, instead of using the hook part, is to replace it with strap # Y02623 or hook the hook part to the loop of this strap. The Yakima strap has that padded cylinder that would be inside the vehicle. This will disperse the weight/force on the glass over a wider area.
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  • Correct 2" Trailer Hitch for a 1998 VW New Beetle TDI
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11066 is what I recommend for a 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle (All Models Including TDI). It has a 1-1/4" opening which is all that is available for this vehicle but I do still have an option to give you the 2" opening. In order to do this you'll need an adapter, the Brophy Hitch Adapter part # HT5R or part # HTAD but please keep in mind these reduce hitch capacity by 50%.
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  • Hitch Recommendation 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI
    You would want a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60902. This hitch is compatible with all of the turbo model 2002 Volkswagen New Beetles except for the Turbo S and should work very well for you. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in purchasing the following: Draw-Tite Wiring # 119178KIT (installation instructions and video attached) Hitch Ball 1-7/8 inch # 19256
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Volkswagen Golf to Tow Small Camper
    The Curt Hitch part # C11066 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The hitch itself has the towing capacities of 2,000 lbs trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight. As long as your trailer stays under this figure and the towing capacities that are listed for your vehicle in the owners manual you would be good to go. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in purchasing the following: Draw-Tite Wiring # 119178KIT (installation...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier For 2003 Volkswagen GTI
    We have just what you are looking for. If you do not already have a trailer hitch on your 2003 GTI I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11066. This is a Class l trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. Per Curt all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. The cargo carrier I recommend for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 VW Beetle
    For your 2001 VW Beetle, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11066 is the correct fit as long as you don't have the Turbo. There is not a fit for the Turbo model. If you are using this hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier you will also need stabilization strap # 18050. If you don't want to be required by warranty to use that strap, then you can instead use the Draw-Tite # 24679. If you will be doing light towing, I recommend the Upgraded Circuit Protected...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Volkswagen GTI
    CURT indicates that Trailer Hitch, # 11066, will fit the 2004 Volkswagen GTI turbo, 2 door coupe/hatchback model. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing the hitch comes with the correct ball mount, pin, and clip. For a ball you can use # A-80 or # A-82. For trailer wiring, use # 119190KIT. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view.
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  • How To Transport Bikes On The Roof Of A 2000 Volkswagen GTI
    I have a solution for you, but the only roof rack confirmed to fit your 2000 Volkswagen GTI is the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000B. While I know this isn't the route you want to go, I will recommend a bike rack that would work with that round bar setup. You could add 1 or 2 of the Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack # TH598004 which will attach to the SeaSucker Monkey Bars and allow you to mount your bike(s). While there are no other ways to safely haul a bike on your roof, I...
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