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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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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 C11083 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11083

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed 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
  • 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.

11083 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11083 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11083

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

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

Volkswagen Jetta

2003 VW Jetta Wagon TDI : This hitch is very well made and comes with everything you need for install. So far I’ve used it to haul lighter loads such as an engine but hoping to use it to haul my motorcycle. As for the design and how it bolts up to the car, it may seem a little sketchy because the driver side is bolted to the spare wheel hub in the trunk and is made of thin metal, not the frame. It’s a quick and simple install but a more sturdy attachment would be considerable more work. For what this car is capable of towing, I’d say it’s fine and I would buy it again.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

I initially thought that there were going to be fitment issues with this hitch system. That turned out NOT to be the case, and I was happy that the system sold through fit my car very well. The instructions ended up being a little light on information, but I'm happy to share what helped my install. There were several minor fitment issues associated with the undercoating applied by VW. It helped very much to trim away undercoating around the passenger side frame member to allow the angled part of the hitch mount point to sit closer/more flush to the frame member. Without trimming this away, I could not get good alignment to mount the first, 1/2" bolt. I tightened this more than what was suggested to help hold the assembly in place while I turned to the driver side of the car. I used a floor jack near the middle of the hitch to hold it firmly in place, before checking that the hitch was square in all directions to the vehicle. I did have to lower the muffler assembly, because getting a cordless drill into position was impossible without doing so. I do recommend removing all the plastic cargo assemblies in the rear interior of the car, as this gives you the best access and view of what you need to do there. All other drilling went as planned, but the hard part turned out to be the last 3/8" bolt on the passenger side. You can drill it just fine, but it appeared impossible to get the bolt and washer into the frame member on that side mount point. I ended up drilling the 3/8" hole where necessary, but drilled straight through into the cargo area. Using that hole as a pilot hole, I then used a 1-1/2" hole saw to drill an access hole, allowing me full access to the inside top of that passenger side frame member. It was then very easy to install the bolt and washer from above. I recommend using Flex Seal tape or Gorilla tape, to tape over that hole from the inside. The elements are not likely to make its way all the way up through the frame member, but it's good insurance anyway. All and all, Curt made the best of a tough situation in making a hitch for a vehicle wherein VW hadn't really thought any of that through. I have reservations about the entire driver side mounting point being along the side of the thin sheet metal spare compartment. Personally, I wouldn't actually tow anything substantial with this combination of hitch/vehicle, but that has more to do with VW than the efforts that Curt has put in to making something for those of us who need some kind of a system. I will only be using this for a bike rack, and carefully adhere to the manufacturers weight limits, etc...
Hope this has been helpful.

Volkswagen Jetta

The installation was fairly simple, however I have three different ball mounts and none of them are long enough for the hitch receiver. So this is weird since this is the one that was recommended for my car (2005 Jetta Wagon)
The ball mount just barely reached outside the bumper. It is rubbing up against the bumper though which prevents me from being able to connect the tongue of a trailer to it.

I recommend a longer ball mount such as part # 3593
Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitch - 2-1/8" Rise, 2-3/4" Drop - 6-5/8" Long - 2K
. This draw-tite ball mount fits a class 1 hitch and is 6-5/8 Long. If you need a longer length I recommend draw-tite part # 3592
Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitch - 2-1/8" Rise, 2-3/4" Drop - 9-3/4" Long - 2K
that measures 9-3/4 Long and fits a Class 1 hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/14/2018

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

The trailer hitch works okay for what I use it for, which is to haul my bicycle to greenways for riding. The garage that installed the hitch for me panned it pretty badly saying the the way it was designed for my 2003 VW Jetta wagon was a real problem, in that it attached on one side to only a thin piece of sheet metal. The mechanic advised me not to plan on hauling anything of any significant weight, i.e., anything over 200 lbs. This seems to be a significant drawback to the product. Fortunately, I'm only hauling my bicycle.

Volkswagen Jetta

It fits like "SOCKS ON A ROOSTER!" ...Precision engineered to fit my '02 V W Jetta Wagon perfectly. This hitch is solid. I am impressed. That "handle nut" is the coolest thing since sliced bread. This is my first encounter with such a thing.

I plan to use this hitch primarily with the #63120 2-bike folding bicycle carrier which I also purchased

To install, I allowed myself a block of time after a good breakfast (way more than the forty minutes for a "pro"). I backed my car up on steel ramps, got out the milk-crates, a 12" dia stump of firewood, a small hydraulic jack, an antique scissors jack, short blocks of 2x4s, and the required wrenches and drilling equipment. Expecting the worst--moving the muffler out of the way--I was loaded for bear! I did watch your informative video tutorials. Is that guy is a magician?

I positioned the hitch atop the milk-crates, stumps, 2x4s, etc. Then I positioned the two jacks under the hitch and lifted the whole apparatus up and into place. I used a C-clamp to persuade the alignment of the first hole to be used (as per your instructions) by the towing loop on the North-West corner of the Volkswagen. A word of caution here: DO NOT use your pinkie-finger to test the alignment of that hole; use the bolt so kindly provided. ( If anything shifts, you will leave behind 0.75" of said pinkie!) Also, do that hole FIRST. It becomes the keystone and pivot point to get this done correctly. This is where you use that handle-thing-a-ma-jig nut. (Again, just like the instructions say! 'em, people!)

Well what-do-you-know! The left mounting-plate was well far North of the muffler! (My car-port sits North & South.) My corded 3/8" electric drill (no bulky battery pack) was easy enough to jockey around above the two little, short factory-bent tailpipes that exited the North end of the muffler. (Usually it's the "South-End," but I backed in today, remember?) Drilling the four holes was a breeze.

One thing I did NOT do, purposefully, was that I left all the plastic tray storage bin in place. I drilled all the way through and into the inside space, then used a hole-saw (same O.D. as the fender washers) and cut away beautiful, round ports to easily insert the bolts with washers. I put some clear silicone sealant / adhesive under each bolt and washer then inserted through the holes to nut-up on the outside. The sealant prevents rust, noise, dirt, exhaust fumes, red ants and spiders from getting inside the car.

The last bolt I did was back over by the tow-loop. As everything else was snug, not yet torqued to specs (...Instructions!), and I had to drill this, I waited 'till last, as I knew perfect alignment had been achieved. (No endangerment to even a dummy's pinkie!)

I drilled the hole, again all the way into the inside of the car, and used the hole-saw. The little space of approximately 3/16" between the tin floor and the solid tow-loop bracket was easily and neatly scrunched together when properly torqued to the specs. The tin floor pan yielded and became as one with the tow-loop bracket without out me fishing around for nut in a dark tunnel.

I properly torqued the remaining fasteners and shot some BBQ-black spray-paint on the bolt heads and washers inside the car just for esthetics. I'm the only one in there anyway.

To end a rather satisfying and pleasurable morning I would suggest that anyone installing one of your excellent products remember to remove all the crates, firewood, jacks, etc. before driving away.

Good products from a good company!

--Paul from New Mexico

Volkswagen Jetta

Got the hitch yesterday and it installed like a champ. Quick review on it would be it was pretty damn simple to install! Hardest part was getting the spare tire kit out of the Jetta. All in all took about an hour to install and it's rocking my bike rack with no problem.


Great product! Fairly easy to install without too many tools.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

Very good hitch quality made. trailer was excellent, got a confirmation same day of shipping and arrived about 3 days later. Install was easy although the instructions are sparse. I take my time so I'd say I spent 2 hours total. Used some of the tips in a previous review such as using a hole saw to cut right through the plastic bin inside the car. You may elect not to do this if you want your 04 pristine but mine is covered anyway. Haven't hitched anything up but it seems quite sturdy and well designed for my bike rack or a very light utility trailer.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Installed this hitch on my 2001 Jetta GLS wagon. Excellent fit and quality, not too difficult to install.

Hitch does scrape on bumps etc but that is because the car rides very low already.


Well built product. I really liked that the nut for the first hole came attached to a handle that allowed it to get into a tight area. Only problem I ran into was the plastic of the bumper was in the way. Had to cut off about 1/2" on both sides to allow the hitch to fit all the way up.


Best price and got it with super fast shipping..... had it on my car in half an hour in my garage! Great quality and fits like a glove... could not be better! Completely eliminates the need for a pick-up!


Arrived in two days, fit perfectly. Easy shopping and install, thank phyliss at etrailer.

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

Works great! Easy to install and doesn't take long at all! I was worried that it might not work but it went right on without any problems! Great product and service!

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

Excellent install. Just as described and went very smooth. Heavy and rugged. We are very pleased and highly recommend. Great product.


great, sturdy rack for my VW Jetta.


Product arrived promptly on time before I though it would


Wow, arrived the next day. Easy install.


2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon


Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Can Curt Trailer Hitch # 11083 be Modified to Clear the Tow Hook on a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
    You do not want to modify the Curt trailer hitch # 11083 in any way. Doing so not only will void the warranty but it can also compromise the structural integrity of the hitch making it unsafe for use. The tow hook itself is part of the bracket it is attached to, so you cannot remove it either. In a case where the tow hook may be needed, the hitch itself can be used in its place. The safety chain loops near the hitch receiver can be used as tie down points. Tow hooks on many vehicles are...
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  • How Difficult is the Installation of the Curt # C11083 on a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
    Curt has marked the trailer hitch # C11083 as a 5 out of 10 stars for difficulty on your 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon. They have estimated that it will take about 50 minutes for someone to install it if they are used to working on vehicles. If you don't work on vehicles very often you should still be able to do it but it will likely take you longer. I have attached the written instructions for you to reference. Let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for an I can make additional...
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  • Is a 2-Inch Hitch Available for the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
    The hitch receiver we offer for the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon can be seen on the link provided. I checked all model years from 2005 through 2014 for the Jetta Wagon and Sportwagen and only 1-1/4-inch Class I hitches are offered by the major manufacturers we represent. I also checked the availability of hitch receivers for the Nissan Leaf for model years 2011 through 2014. There are no hitches offered by any of our manufacturers for this electric vehicle for any model year. Hitch manufacturers...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch, # 11070 Fit a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # 11083 and # 11070 are very similar. But there is one important difference. If you look at them side by side, you will notice that # 11083, which will fit your 2003 VW Jetta Wagon, has a receiver tube that is attached under the cross tubing of the hitch. The 11070 hitch has a receiver tube that is mounted straight out from the cross tubing. The Wagon is designed with a lower rear fascia than the sedan models, so it requires the hitch with the lower receiver tube....
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  • What Curt 1-1/4" Hitch will Fit My 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI?
    I have a great 1-1/4" hitch solution for your 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Unfortunately, I confirmed with Curt that the Curt Hitch # C11083 will not fit your vehicle. This hitch is only confirmed to fit 2001-2005 Jettas. Even if the body styles are very similar, there is still the possibility small differences between the design and the mounting components/hardware. With that being said, as a great alternative, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
    We do have a trailer hitch that fits your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon but # C11070 does not fit. Instead you can use Curt trailer hitch # C11083. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
    I'd recommend the Curt Class I Hitch, part # C11083. This hitch is compatible with TDI models. I have linked you to the installation instructions. This will work well with your Swagman XC part # S64650. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.
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  • Could the Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Tow a Jet Ski Trailer
    The Curt hitch part # C11083 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon and would have the capacity to tow a trailer as long as it weighed less than 2,000 lbs. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to make sure that it also has the needed capacity to tow your Jet Ski trailer. For a 1-7/8 inch ball mount you would want the part # C45561 or for a 2 inch ball mount # C45562. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # C56175.
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  • Class I Trailer Hitch that Fits 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
    For your 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon we have the Curt Class I hitch part # C11083 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. If you needed trailer wiring too the correct kit is the part # C59236. For a ball mount part # C45510 and hitch ball # C40018.
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2003 VW Jetta Wagon
    You are smart to double check before making a purchase and while there is a high-quality trailer hitch and ball mount that fit your 2003 VW Jetta Wagon, the part # C114122 will not fit. What you need instead is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11083 which is a fit for your '03 VW Jetta Wagon, something I confirmed for you with the manufacturer. For a ball mount the manufacturer recommends using the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45510. To secure the drawbar to your hitch will require the use of Pin...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon To Haul Yuba Mundo Heavy Electric Bike
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11083 for your 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon is a Class I receiver. This will limit the amount of accessories that are available and capable of working for your Jetta. Drilling is also required for the installation of this hitch. The RockyMounts MonoRail Solo Bike Rack # RKY10007 is one of our class I racks and it will max out at 60lbs of capacity. I did see that the Yuba Mundo is over 83" long and that would definitely cause concern for sticking out past...
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