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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 C11174 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11174

  • 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.

11174 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 247373 Da'Lan Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11174 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11174

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

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


Took about 2 hours, and I was a BMW dealer technician at a time when a ton of these were coming into the shop. Bumper cover needs to be removed. I applied ultra black silicone in all holes drilled to prevent rusting of the exposed metal. Only issue with the kit was the left front bracket in the spare tire well hit the the well wall. Just used an angle grinder to grind a small corner of the bracket.


I've purchased a few hitches from ETrailer in the past, and this particular hitch about a year ago. Pricing, quality and shipping are always right on-point, and support is stellar as well. Installed it myself, as I've done with the others, and it was straight-forward, well-instructed, and quick. Hitch is more or less seamless, and allowed us to add a bike-hitch for adventures further away from home. Great company to work with.

2004 BMW 3 Series

Seems well made. The reason I graded this as a 3 star is because I needed to make a couple modifications for it to work on my 2004 BMW 325xi wagon.. Everything lined up great until I got to the 2 small rectangular inner wheel well brackets.. They were too long, and would of run into the side wall of the wheel well.. I needed to trim about an 1/8" off of one end of each of them.. Then i trimmed a 45 degree cut on one corner of each.. A little paint, and ready to go.. Luckily I have a metal chop saw and was able to modify fairly easily.. In the video they are using a 2004 325 sedan without a problem.. Same year car. Maybe there is a slight difference in the wagon that was not accounted for when manufacturing this kit.. None the less, seems like it will work fine now.


Perfect fit. Super easy to install. I love it. This is the third hitch I have purchased from you and have never been disappointed.


Nice hitch and very easy to install. No problems, and all the necessary parts were there. Even though it's just a Class 1 hitch, for what I am wanting to pull with it, it will work great, Thanks! ;-)


I have not finished the installation yet, but am pleased at the simplicity and appearance of the receiver. I followed the tracking and it said it would arrive at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and the UPS driver pulled up at 3:28 p.m. I was amazed that it was so accurate. Thanks, I can't wait to have it installed and hook up my trailer and head down the road.

2003 BMW 325xi

My car is a 2003 BMW model 325XI. The installation instructions were followed but the hitch ended up too far forward. This was caused by the brackets (part CM-CP127). I had no choice as to where they were installed and the end result is that the hitch is too far forward. It would have been simple for the bolt holes in the bracket to have been placed about 2" more to the rear. There was not enough clearance for the flat plates (part CM-SP109) on the forward part of the tire well. I had to shim them with washers. My receiver will have to be modified but I still don't know if there will be enough clearance between the bumper and the ball. I m really disappointed.

I understand your problem, luckily I have not drilled holes yet. The manufacturer should address this issue. I am returning mine.
-- comment by: - 06/04/2015


This is a good product, for an imperfect towing application. I used my hitch to tow 1-2 bicycles on a Saris bike rack. On the BMW it is difficult to install and remove the rack on account of how recessed the hitch pin is on the trailer mount.

I don't fault the hitch mount for this, rather its simply not a great car to use to haul bicycles, I knew when I installed the rack.

Product, installation instruction, and support from E trailers was very good. Thank you!


Very good hitch that's working well! Video helps clarify installation, which was relatively easy overall. I made a template of the hitch mounting holes on heavy paper, so I was able to drill the mounting holes from inside the trunk, since I don't have a lift. ETrailer is a nice, helpful company to deal with ! Will order again !

2000 BMW 323i

I install it my 2000 BMW 323i for my Kawasaki 650SX Standup Jetski. Perfect!!! Everything fit and works as expected.


This hitch has made my life so easy, I don't have to shove my dirty mountain bike into the car anymore. The installation was easy and all the parts were provided. I was especially happy with the quick shipping, I got it one day before anticipated date of arrival. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.Thanks guys.

PS: the installation video was a brilliant touch.



2016 Lexus IS 200t

It never showed up and I needed by this weekend.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/05/2021


Very high quality product, with simple instructions; easy to install. The folks at are tops; great service and prices; terrific company.

2000 BMW 3 Series

Installed on 2000, BMW 323i, Easy installation, very pleased with the product

2003 BMW 3 Series

Product was shipped immediately upon order submission. Equipment was exactly as described and worked without flaw.

2002 BMW 3 Series

Good small hitch with decent instructio ns.

2002 BMW 3 Series

Fit great on my e46 xiT. Shipped quick. Easy install, just follow directions.

2003 BMW 3 Series

Fit perfectly in my 2003 325i wagon

Het thereI am about the but one of this hitch for my 2001 bmw 325 xi sport wagon , I am planing to launch a jet ski , as an advice you think that would work ? Thanks
-- comment by: Ergin - 04/01/2013


Me again. The above pic is for the hitch I installed. Its very good thick metal, took about an hour onto a 2001 bmw, the wifes car.


2002 BMW 3 Series

Great fit and help, Carol was great and knowledgeable.
Everything fit perfect!


2005 BMW 3 Series

Great product for the price. Installation video was very helpful.



See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon
    Since your 2001 BMW 325xi isn't an actual M model the Curt hitch part # C11174 that you referenced would technically fit if it wasn't for the aftermarket bumper. Since this hitch hasn't been tested with that bumper I can't say for certain what it would take to make the hitch fit. Based on how this hitch installs it should still bolt up, but it would be a matter of trimming the rear bumper potentially to get it to fit your vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 BMW 325i
    The only hitch we offer for your 2005 BMW 325i is the Curt part # C11174 which bolts to the bottom of the reinforced spare tire container. It is the only style hitch available because there just isn't anywhere else that a hitch could be easily attached to. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Torque Rating of Install Bolts for Curt C11174 Class I Hitch for 2000 BMW 3 Series
    We don't publish the torque ratings, as the hitch manufacturer can change them over time. If you look at the installation instructions, the torque ratings for the bolts are listed in step # 5. If you don't have a copy of the instructions handy, click the provided link and you can look them over.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11174 Fit 2000 BMW 323iT Wagon
    For your 2000 BMW 323iT wagon the Curt hitch part # C11174 is a confirmed fit. This hitch fits the 3 Series of the 2000 BMW vehicles as long as they are not an M3 variant. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 2005 BMW 3 Series
    The only available trailer hitch offered for a 2005 BMW 3 Series is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11174.
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  • 2004 BMW 325xi Wagon Trailer Hitch Recommendation
    Yes, the Curt trailer hitch part # C11174 is a confirmed fit for your 2004 BMW 325xi Wagon. It can fit all 3 Series BMW's of your year as long as they aren't an M3. 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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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware for Curt 11174 Hitch
    There are hitch hardware kits available with part # RHK, where you will put the # C11174" into the field where it says "Hitch Item Number". Looking at the instructions, these are part of the hardware kit and not part of the physical hitch, so they would be included with the # RHK.
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  • What Class Hitch Will Fit A 2003 BMW 325i Sedan And How Many Bikes Can It Carry
    The Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 11178, is for the 2003 BMW 325i Convertible only. You will need the Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11174, for the 2003 BMW 325i Sedan. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. For your vehicle the Curt hitch # C11174 is the only hitch available and it is a Class I hitch. I am including a link to the instructions on the Curt # C11174 hitch. On a bike rack that is listed to fit a Class I trailer hitch we will recommend the same...
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  • Fit of K Source Universal Clip-On Extra Large Towing Mirror # KS3891 on 2002 BMW 235i Sedan
    The K Source Universal Clip-On Extra Large Towing Mirror # KS3891 is sold as a single unit and as a universal-fit item it is designed to fit both driver and passenger OEM mirrors on a broad range of vehicles. I have linked a product review video that details this item and its installation. Before towing any trailer I suggest you first check your 325i owners manual. My online research indicates this vehicle does not carry a formal tow rating from the manufacturer. We do offer one 1-1/4-inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X3
    The hitch you would want for your 2014 BMW X3 would be the Curt Hitch part # 76226. This hitch has been confirmed to work on your vehicle and does not require drilling. The # C11174 that you referenced would not fit your vehicle so I would not recommend it for you. For trailer wiring you would need to contact a BMW dealer. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Could a BMW 328 Wagon Pull a 19 Foot Inboard Boat with Using a Curt Hitch # C11174
    This Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I, part # C11174, has towing capacities of 200 lbs tongue weight and 2000 lbs maximum gross trailer weight. You will need to consult the owners manual of your 1999 BMW 328 wagon to see what BMW recommends as towing capacities. You must always go with the lowest towing capacity of all of the components in your towing setup as your overall towing capacity. If you find that the 19 foot inboard boat and trailer weighs less...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2004 BMW 3-Series Convertible
    Since your 2004 BMW 3-series is a convertible the only hitch option for it is Curt Class I hitch # C11178. Hitch # C11174 is not a fit for convertible models. 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...
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  • Will a 1up USA Aluminum Quik-Rack 1 Bike Rack Fit a Curt Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2002 BMW 330xi
    I took a look at the 1up website and the bike rack in question. It does show it fits 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches but does not say if that includes Class I and II hitches or just Class II hitches. Also there were no measurements to determine if the rack would clear the rear of the vehicle. I looked for a phone number to call them but they did not have one listed. I am certain the rack will fit the hitch # C11174 but what I cannot figure out at this time is if it will clear the rear of the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 BMW 330i for Bike Rack Install
    The Curt hitch part # C11174 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2002 BMW 330i and is the only style of hitch we offer for your vehicle. The 2 inch hitches are reserved for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks. Your best option is going to be a hitch bike rack confirmed to fit a Class I hitch like this. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 BMW 325xi Wagon
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11174 will fit on your 2004 325xi wagon as this hitch is confirmed to fit 2004 BMW 3-series vehicles. There is not a 2 inch hitch version of this hitch, nor is there a 2 inch hitch available for your vehicle. The reason for this is that hitches with 2 inch openings are reserved for vehicles with higher towing capacities then what your vehicle has. Check out the FAQ article I attached on hitch classifications for you to check out also. I also attached installation...
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  • Availability of 2-Inch Trailer Hitch for 2011 BMW 3 Series Convertible Coupe
    At this time I do not have a trailer hitch that is a fit for the BMW 3 Series convertible. The hitches we have are all Class I hitches and will only fit the BMW 328i Sedan, the 328xi Sedan and the 328 Sport Wagon. The reason there are no 2 inch hitches available for the BMW 3 series is that hitches with 2 inch openings are reserved for vehicles with higher towing capacities than what the BMW 3 Series is rated for. Check out the FAQ article I attached on hitch classifications. If you...
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  • What is the Best Way to Tow a Motorcycle with a 2000 BMW 323ci
    The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C11174, for the 2000 BMW 3 Series, has a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds and would not be able to hold the weight of a motorcycle rack and motorcycle. If using a hitch-mounted rack, the tongue weight would be the combined weight of the motorcycle and the rack. All of the available hitches for your vehicle are Class I, 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches with 200 pound tongue weight capacities and 2,000 pound gross trailer weight capacities. However, the tongue weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2001 BMW 325 Wagon
    The only trailer hitch receiver that is available for your 2001 BMW 325 Wagon is the Curt # C11174 which is a Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. Keep in mind that you will want to check the weight capacities of your BMW as well as stay within the 2,000 lb Gross Trailer Weight and 200 lb Tongue Weight capacities of the Curt hitch. You will also need to choose the correct ball mount for your application. I have attached a link to our selection of Class I hitch ball mounts that you can choose...
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  • Does Curt Class I Hitch # C11174 Require Drilling to be Installed on a 2000 BMW 323i
    No, you do not have to drill into the the bumper on your BMW 3 Series but you do have to drill 8 holes in the spare tire well. You may also want to use a sealant to ensure no water will enter the spare tire compartment after installation. The ball mount pin and clip are included. So after installation, you will only need trailer wiring, 119147KIT, and a properly sized hitch ball, 19256 or 19258, to be ready to tow. Below you will find links to instructions and the above mentioned products.
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  • Can Curt Hitches C11174 and C11399 Carry 150 lbs Worth of Bike Rack and Bikes
    Both the Curt hitches you referenced part numbers # C11174 and # C11399 have a 200 lb tongue weight capacity so they would work well with a bike rack setup that weighs 150 lbs with the Saris Freedom Superclamp EX part # SA4025F. You still have to use the stabilizer strap like part # 18050 since these racks are non-supported loads. One strap would be all that's necessary.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit a 2005 BMW 3 Series Ci for Light Duty Towing
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11174 is confirmed to fit a 2005 BMW 3 Series as long as your car is not a convertible. If you have a convertible we do not have a hitch that is confirmed to fit. This is a Class I hitch rated for 2,000 pound maximum towing weight and 200 pounds maximum tongue weight. It's a custom designed bolt-on hitch and does include a pin and clip. You should know, Curt does require using a support strap, part # 18050, if you're carrying any non-trailer loads...
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  • Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier Recommendation For 1999 BMW 323is Coupe
    The trailer hitch that is designed for your 1999 BMW 323is Coupe is the Curt Hitch, part # C11177. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A technical note from Curt states that 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. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch you can check...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1999 BMW 323i Sedan
    The only trailer hitch for the 1999 BMW 3-series sedan is going to be Curt hitch # C11174. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2002 BMW 325i Sedan
    The Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11174 has a towing capacity up to 2,000 pounds. However, I was unable to find a towing capacity for your 2002 BMW 325i. Your best bet will be to consult your local BMW dealership to find you vehicle's towing capacity. If you determine that your BMW is capable of towing the cargo you are wanting to tow, the Curt hitch # C11174 will work great for you. The drawbar that is recommended for use with this hitch is the # C45510. For a 2 inch diameter hitch...
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