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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 C11132 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11132

  • 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.

11132 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11132

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (82 Customer Reviews)

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


Great hitch. I installed this on a 2003 PT Cruiser. It took two of us senior citizens an hour and 20 minutes to install. Lowering the muffler involved removing two 10mm bolts that held the front strap and two that held the back plus one more that connected a braided ground to the frame. After that, it was easy for two of us to slip the hitch over the muffler and position it. Note: Do yourself a favor and snug the four vertical bolts that hold the hitch to the vehicle frame first. That will make inserting the four horizontal bolts much easier (the holes will line up).

I am using this with an aluminum Hitch Haul style cargo carrier to carry gasoline and propane outside of the vehicle, so I have a 1 1/4" - 2" converter with a 4.5" rise to get the carrier off of the ground. Item MT70355.

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

This trailer hitch fit perfectly you would think it came from the factory. I did the installation on my back an hour before dark It was able to complete with no problem very nice kit.


First, the hitch was shipped out on a Sunday, and arrived by Friday eve to Oregon.
I've installed a few trailer hitches over the years requiring some "fiddling" to get holes lined up. This Curt hitch fit like a glove. I was able to hand-start all the supplied bolts without filing or fairing holes. Once installed, which took me about an hour up on my hoist, the fitment to the body was perfect....couldn't be better. Very pleased.

David C - 06/07/2021


Great product, installation was easy and instructions very good.
I didn't use any power tools and had to jack up the car put it on safety stands and use a creeper and it only took me one hr.
I removed the spare tire and removed both brackets from the frame for the muffler. The T-one wiring harness yellow wire could have been about two or three inchs longer but I made it work.

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Fit perfectly! I have always been happy with the quality of the products that you sell. Shipping was fast and arrived on time.


I had the hitch installed by a professional. They reviewed my order and confirmed the hitch I ordered was perfect. When I took to them for installation, they said it took less than an hour. Was easy to install. No problems. Worked perfect.
THANKS etrailer! for working with me and helping me choose the hitch that will work for my needs.
I'm using it with a bicycle rack for my 4 wheel walker so I don't have to put in the back seat or trunk anymore.
The rack you said will work - is AWESOME too! Very well made and looks like won't even have to modify it!
THANKS again!
Sorry - no photos right now.

still working great! thanks!
Antoinette - 07/27/2016


Awesome product, great quality and perfect fit plus great customer service!


Not mentioned on your video were 2 small possible problems, may not apply to all year models. On pass side one of th upper bolts can be next to impossible to get a socket on due to routing of the fuel tank fill hose, second and lesser issue is that even with muffler hanger removed it can be a tight fit you may need a pry bar or screwdriver to bend the bumper cover a bit to squeeze in other than that it’s a piece of cake new install socket size 17mm for bolts being removed mine were 15mm

Chrysler PT Cruiser

I tried etrailer because they had the best price. Thats all. My order showed up way ahead of schedule, like 3 days earlier which was a huge help to me. They also had a video of the installation. I borrowed a torque wrench from a friend and did it myself right in the driveway. Fit perfect. I sold that pt cruiser that I installed this hitch on last month and I plan to order a new fifth wheel hitch through etrailer for the f350 I have just bought. This was my honest experience and I am happy to be placing another order soon.


It was so good I bought a 2nd one for my other PT Cruiser

Working great after 1 year.
KCV - 09/19/2021

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

This was by far the easiest hitch I've installed. Removed the 2 factory rear tie downs (used when your car was shipped on the truck) which was 8 bolts, removed just the rear muffler hanger and the small ground strap and was able to slide the hitch in above the tailpipe without having to remove the front muffler rubber hanger. Wiring it took longer than installing the hitch but was pretty straight forward. Watched the install video a few times as I had a problem with the left brake light not working after finishing. Had the connector in the wrong place and it was an easy fix.


This is my third tow hitch purchase from and the quality of their products is the BEST! (CURT hitch and wiring kit)
Installation is "easy peasy" with all holes perfectly aligned and videos available to show step by step instructions including a list of tools needed!

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The hitch went on without issue. Drop the exhaust like suggested and you will be done within an hour. When removing the factory bolts hit them with a little penetrating oil first and use hand tools. Air tools can quickly round the head on an old rusty bolt.

This install was on a 2002 PT Cruiser and the hitch tucks nicely behind the fender plastic.

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Before you get comfortable under your Cruiser have a 10 mm socket for the muffler ground strap and 15mm wrench and socket w/long extension to remove the original bolts. The new bolts are 17mm. You also need to lower the spare down to slide the hitch into place. I took mine all the way out and discovered it only had 15 pounds of air. I want to say it looks great but it is so well tucked away you can't see it!


It fits perfect. The engineers really got it right with this product. Took me a little longer than the stated 40 minutes, but that was mainly because I'm working with floor jack and jack stands. Once I had her in the air and secured the installation was a breeze. Everything lined up perfect. I love that it is made in the USA. And the price is incredible. Thanks etrailer.

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Quick delivery and good price.

Kent - 08/12/2021


I was tired of putting my bicycle in the back of my vehicle so I purchased this hitch in order to use a Thule hitch rack. It was a perfect fit and super easy to install. Awesome customer service too!

Chrysler PT Cruiser

I ordered this for my PT Cruiser and it went on with no drama at all--perfect fit, very sturdy, and I've taken it on the road with no trouble at all. Very well made. One thing--if you don't have access to a lift, you might want to consider taking it to a shop and having it put on for you--especially if you're over 40 years old and installing the Curt wiring kit. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the design or the installation directions for any of the components--it just takes a lot less time and effort if you don't have to jack the car up on stands and do the limbo for a couple of hours. If you have a lift handy, I'd guess the install would take less than an hour total for both wiring and hitch.


Just what I ordered and it fit perfectl y.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

everything was good with you but my car has rust

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Just installed it, it fit nice. The only thing I would suggest is that for your instructions I found I needed to remove my rear driver-side wheel in order to pull my exhaust off its hangers. Otherwise it was straight-forward. I usually have to double the amount of time most instructions say something will take but I'm used to this, I know I'm a hack. I'm looking forward to pulling my trailer. Thanks.


The product was great.the install was interesting. muffler sspare tire.inner fender wells.everything fit perfect and all went back in factory place.great product.thanks etrailer.


I ordered from the correct internet salessite ( for my trailer hitch. The ease of ordering, quick service and on time delivery meant additional savings for me. They had a super service of eMailing me the status of my order each day it was enroute until it arrived. Thanks for a great shopping experience.


Price was great. Ordered on tuesday received on friday.
Installation took about 45 minutes for the Hitch. Wiring took about an hour. Running wire from battery to rear was hardest part .
Instructions were great. One of the easiest projects I've ever done.
Would definetly recommend to anyone.

Good Service, Reasonable Price, Fast Delivery, Easy Install, what
more could You ask for.

Thanks Russ

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Extremely happy. Delivery was prompt. Installation went fine. It does require a little mechanical apptitude but the fit was perfect and the quality of the hitch is first rate. Highly recommend for this car at least. I wish all my DIY projects went as well. lol.

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  • What is Involved with Installing Curt Hitch C11132 On a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    The tow hooks are bolted to the frame using the locations that the hitch will use. We have an installation video of a similar hitch, from Hidden Hitch, being installed on a 2006 PT Cruiser. It is a similar installation, there is a portion about drilling that would not apply to the Curt model. The installer points out the tow hooks and shows how to remove them. He also shows how to lower the exhaust. Make sure to follow the Curt instructions for the C11132 hitch, but you can watch the video...
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  • Which Vehicles with Curt Hitch C11132 Fit
    The Curt Class I hitch, part # C11132 will fit 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruisers.
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  • What Class Of Trailer Hitch Is Available For A 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    The only hitches made for the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser are Class I hitches like the Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # C11132. Class I hitches are rated at 2,000 lbs. gross towing weight capacity and 200 lbs. tongue weight. The weight capacity you will be able to tow is determined by the towing weight capacity of your vehicle. The Chrysler PT Cruiser has a low towing weight capacity and that is why there are no Class II or Class III hitches available for your vehicle.
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  • Will Trailer Hitches for a 1998 Dodge Neon Fit a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    We do have several trailer hitches designed to fit the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, including the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C11132, that you have referenced. I have included a link to the available option below as well as a link to the installation instructions for the Curt hitch. The available trailer hitches for the 1998 Dodge/Plymouth Neon will not fit the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The trailer hitches for the Neon were designed to fit its unique frame which differs from the PT Cruiser. The...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11132 Require Use of Stabilizer Strap When Carrying Non-Supported Load
    Actually the Curt hitches no longer require the use of stabilizer straps when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. So you would not need to use a strap with the # C11132. This was a requirement for several years but recently Curt changed this rating.
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  • Stabilization Strap Use for a CURT Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier on a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    For CURT Class I and II trailer hitches, when you have a non-trailer load such as a bike rack or in this case a cargo carrier, you can use the stabilization strap, # 18050. One end you will loop around the near edge of your carrier. The other end has a hook that will fit at the top of the rear hatch in the space between the roof and the hatch on your 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The strap needs to be snug but be careful not to over tighten the strap.
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  • Trailer Hitch Attachment Bolts for a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Yes, all of the trailer hitches for the 2004 PT Cruiser include all necessary installation hardware. Keep in mind that depending on the hitch you pick you may need to purchase the ball mount, pin and clip. Also you will need to purchase the appropriate sized hitch ball. You may also be interested in a wiring harness. Part # C55532 is a custom fit for your vehicle.
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  • What Is The Difference Between Curt And Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches For 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    You are correct that the instructions for the Curt hitch do require 4 bolts on each side, making that a total of 8 bolts for installation. Both of the hitches have been designed and tested for the weight capacities listed. Curt warranty does require the use of a stabilizing strap like part # 18050. The # C11132 and # 24759 are both Class l hitches with 2,000 lb towing capacity and 200 lb tongue weight capacity. I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and they told me the reason for using...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Need Stabilizing Strap When Using Bike Rack
    You are correct that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11132 does require the use of Stabilizing Support Strap # 18050 when using it with accessories like a bike rack on your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. However, no strap is required if you install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24759. Due to not having a restriction on the needed strap, I definitely recommend going with the Draw-Tite. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well as a link to each of the compatible...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    We do offer several brands of light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I trailer hitches for your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, including the Curt # C11132 that you referenced. The link at right will show you all options. The Curt hitch is the one that does not require drilling, but otherwise all hitches will install in an essentially identical manner using included hardware. I have linked you to an installation video for the Hidden Hitch # 60818 and also to two helpful hitch installation articles. Do...
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  • Installation Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch C11132 on 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    To get the replacement installation hardware for Curt hitch # C11132, you'll need to go to the # RHK product page. From there, enter "C11132" in the "Hitch Item Number" box, then select "Curt" from the Manufacturer drop-down box and you'll be set.
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  • Hitch Cargo Carriers for 1-1/4-Inch Class I Hitch on 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    You are correct that folding hitch-mount cargo carriers are made only in the 2-inch hitch size. Your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser can only be fitted with a 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch like # C11132. The flat cargo carriers we offer for the 1-1/4-inch hitch size, all shown on the linked page, are fixed (non-folding) types. Among the lighter-weight fixed carriers is the Curt # C18145 which weighs less than 30-lbs. If you need to remove it from your hitch (since it does not fold) then a lighter...
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  • Recommended Multi-Ball Hitch Ball For 2005 PT Cruiser Hitch
    For your Class I Hitch Receiver # C11132, I do have a multi-ball option for you. To go with the ball mount # 3593, I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set - 1-7/8", 2" Balls - 3/4" XL Shank - Nickel # 800B. This allows you to simply replace the ball with the larger or smaller diameter ball and everything else remains in place. You won't need the largest size hitch ball as your vehicle can't tow anything that would require the 2-5/16 inch ball and there isn't one available...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11132 Require Use of Stabilizer Strap when Carrying Bike Rack
    I have great news, you actually don't have to use the stabilizer straps with the Curt hitches like part # C11132 with bike racks like the Thule Helium part # TH9043PRO. They actually changed that requirement a while back so it would not be needed.
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  • How to Measure the Rise of a Ball Mount for a Chrysler PT Cruiser
    The rise is the distance from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform, with the ball mount in the position (rise) it will be used in. I am including a link to a FAQ page that will describe how to measure and choose the correct ball mount. The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser uses a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch. All Class I hitches have to use the ball mount that is recommended from the manufacturer. The Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 3593, is the ball mount that is recommended for the...
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  • Difference in Curt Hitch # C11132 and Draw-Tite # 24759 for a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Both the Curt 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11132 and the Draw-Tite 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24759 for your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser are very similar hitches. They both have a 200-lb tongue weight capacity. The difference in the two hitches is the Curt hitch does not require any drilling to install and the Draw-Tite requires two 1/2 inch holes to be drilled in the frame. The Draw-Tite might take a little longer to install due to the drilling of the frame. The Curt hitch uses 4 bolts on each...
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  • Will CURT Trailer Hitch # C11132 Fit a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
    The CURT Trailer Hitch, # C11132, will fit all models of the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser which would include the convertible. If you plan on doing some towing, the hitch comes with a ball mount, pin and clip. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, use # C55532. I have included links to the installation instructions for the hitch and wiring for you.
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  • Why Do I need a Stabilizer Strap to Use a 2 Bike Hitch Rack on a Curt # C11132 Hitch
    The purpose of the stabilizer straps is to prevent the bouncing and jarring that bike racks usually experience when hitting bumps from damaging the hitch. The strap you would want is the Curt Bike Rack Strap, part # 18050. The reason you want to use a stabilizer strap is that you might twist your the hitch up or damage the frame of your 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. If you use the stabilizer strap you would have no problem carrying two bikes on a hitch mounted bike carrier. For a bike rack...
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  • Hitch Extender and Adapter for Class I, 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    There is a single option to use a hitch adapter and extender that will work with the Class I, 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers, the Curt # C11132 and Draw-Tite # 24759 that fit your 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, although the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch # MT70032 is not compatible. The MaxxTow only fits, was designed, and was tested to be used with a Class II, 1-1/4" trailer hitch. The only 1-1/4" to 2" hitch adapter which will fit and work with a Class...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Ball Mount, Bike Rack & Trailer Wiring for 2005 PT Cruiser Turbo
    For your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, I recommend starting with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11132 for your custom fit. Then I recommend the Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitch - 2-1/8" Rise, 2-3/4" Drop - 6-5/8" Long - 2K # 3593 along with the 2 inch hitch ball # 19258. For your wiring, I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C55532. With your towing capacity it is rare that you'd need to have a...
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  • Hitch Receiver For 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Get the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11132 for your 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser as it comes with all the hardware you need to install with no welding needed. You'll need a ball mount # C45520 and a hitch ball. Either 1-7/8 inch # C40001 or a 2 inch # C40018. If you do have a trailer you plan on using, you will need some wiring # C55532. Depending on what you plan on hauling. I've included a video for you to see how it installs!
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver To Tow Small Trailer W/ 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Based on the information I could find on your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser it has a towing capacity of 1000lbs as long as the weight of your passengers and luggage in the vehicle does not exceed 865lbs, though you will want to verify this by checking the owner's manual of your vehicle. For a trailer hitch receiver I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11132. To complete your towing setup you will need a vehicle wiring harness # HM11142435, drawbar # C45520, 1-7/8" hitch ball # C40001,...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    You are correct that passenger and cargo weight inside a vehicle does reduce the trailer weight it can tow. A vehicle like your PT that is intended primarily to transport people may not have much trailer towing capacity if you have a full load of passengers and cargo. I checked the online owner's manual for the 2005 PT Cruiser and the manual states (on page 242) the maximum trailer weight is 1000-lbs when the total weight of passengers, luggage and cargo is no more than 865-lbs. This is...
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  • Correct Ball Mount Recommendation to Tow Malone EcoLight Trailer with PT Cruiser and Curt Hitch
    You asked a great question about picking out the correct rise/drop ball mount for towing the Malone EcoLight Trailer part # MAL53FR. Basically you want to go with the ball mount that has the correct rise/drop to allow the trailer to sit as level as possible. So when the Curt hitch part # C11132 is installed on your 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser it's going to have a distance of 11-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground and the Malone trailer has a distance of 15 inches...
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