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

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

Item # C12111
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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 II - 1-1/4" part number C12111 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12111

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 350 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
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 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.

12111 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 12084

Installation Details C12111 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12111

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (43 Customer Reviews)

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


This is the second hitch from etrailer I have bought and installed. Delivery was quick and everything was in the box. Instructions are pretty easy to follow and the video is even better. I managed to muscle it in by myself using my floor jack to support one end but it really is a two person job to lift and slide it into place. Also instead of enlarging the access hole I ground a small flat on one side of the bolt head since my bench grinder was right there. I think one side of mine might have gotten slightly bent in during shipping because it didn't slide easily into place and needed a bit of persuasion to get it in place over the frame rails, another good reason to have two people. I do like that it is tucked up under the muffler and doesn't hang down in view. We will use it to hold a hitch mount bike carrier and to pull a small utility trailer when getting rid of yard waste. I'm satisfied it will work well and last as long as the car.

After a year the hitch is still working and looking great, since then we have also used it to tow a small camping trailer a couple thousand miles.
Dwight - 06/15/2020

2017 Ford Escape

The trailer receiver I purchased, then installed on my 2017 Ford Escape is working out just great! I use it for carrying my bike rack, and it is so secure. Thank you again, for a terrific product.


Exactly what we wanted: I get a medium duty hitch, my wife gets a hitch that is mostly hidden. All you can see is the receiver. The e-trailer suggestions for wire harness and draw bar make ordering things a lot easier. Once you decide on a hitch the rest falls in place like your personal kit.
Amateur tips for installing. If you don't have a lift, use ramps. I used stacked 2x6 boards and the extra 4 inches under the vehicle helped a lot. This is really a two person job. The hitch is big and heavy, going into a tight space with an exact fit. I was under the vehicle guiding and gently prying where needed, and my daughter worked the floor jack. Together we got it done.

Its a trailer hitch, so we used it to hitch a trailer to the car. We have only used it twice so far, but by the second time it had paid for itself. Because we have the hitch we did not have to rent a truck to help my daughter change apartments.
Steven C - 04/02/2020

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Easiest hitch I've done have done 3 just so easy good directions good price

Just as expected still looking good I also bought a wiring kit very easy to install works fine even though the winter up north
Dave B - 07/06/2018

Ford Escape

The hitch met all of our expectations. Installation was relatively straightforward, although I had to get help to support the weight while I bolted in in. I also bought a wiring harness that worked out OK. The only snag was the connectors for the tail lights would not fit through the available passageway from underneath the vehicle. I had to cut the connectors off, feed the wires through, then re-attach the connectors up in the tail light assembly.

2016 Ford Escape

Price is right and hitch construction is great and finish is holding up quite well. 2nd hitch and a bike rack I have purchased and I'm always impressed with the products received.

After a year and the hitch looks the same as the day I bought it. Solids as a rock and the paint is still flawless. Thanks for a great quality product.
Kent C - 08/19/2017

2015 Ford Escape

Everything fit as it was suppose to, but the brake wiring harness was difficult to fish through to the battery. Everything works great. Thank you for all your help and very quick shipping also. I will be back when I need parts


We use the hitch for our bike rack and it works fine. The only disappointment is that the car has a sensor that opens the hatch if you waved your foot under the car and after installing the hitch it no longer works.


I was a bit bummed that that expected you to enlarger the holes in frame rail for the bolt plates. I found out plates go in fine and only the head of the carriage bolts need a bit filed off each one to get them in. It was a lot easier for me to just file a flat in each one of the 6 bolts as I didn't have my die grinder handy and I was doing this while wife sleeping. I simply folded the heat shield out of way. It would have been a good tip to mention that the vertical down bolts should be snugged, then the small horizontal aft bolt put in and tightened in order to allow the horizontal aft big carriage bolt to finally line up and get installed. Then all are tightened and the exhaust brackets reinstalled. Direction and photos were nice but would be a great help to next installer to mention the above bolt snugging sequence.

2016 Ford Escape

Great trailer hitch and was easy to install. I can currently using it for my bike rake and has work out well. I would recommend this company the service they provide.

2013 Ford Escape

This is the second hitch from etrailer that I have installed. This one was pretty straightforward to install, but is definitely a two person job. I had some issues getting the hitch in position over the exhaust, but a few blows with a rubber mallet solved that issue.

It would be great if packaging could be developed in such a way as to assist with the install, ie. supporting the hitch while it is positioned.

2014 Ford Escape

Great hitch for my 2014 Ford Escape! Fairly easy install and look great! Shipping was fast.

Still looking good and working great!
Tra R - 08/25/2017

2015 Ford Escape

Very happy with the hitch and wiring harness for my 2015 Escape 4WD. Clear directions, quality hardware and extremely fast shipping.

2017 Ford Escape

installed on a Ford escape 2017, easy to install with all screws provided. I did follow the video on etrailer to install it. Not the first time i buy on etrailer, I definitely recommend it !

2017 Ford Escape

Third time I have ordered a Trailer Hitch from your company. Delivery was very fast. Installed with no problem. Curt products from ETRAILER are good quality at a reasonable price. Videos are a great tool. Thanks.

2018 Ford Escape

Great price. cheaper than anywhere else. Super prompt delivery. Quality product. Had it installed today. Looks and works great. Really helpful installation tutorial. I highly recommend this seller.

Still pleased. Have transported my bikes many times. Quality product from an excellent supplier.
John K - 03/22/2019


Just completed my installation. Took a little over an hour. The video is very helpful,it simplifies the directions. Those fish wires are ingenious. And, I managed to do it by myself. The muffler helped to hold it up. Saved some good money, Thanks!


Excellent Product. Well made. Reasonably easy installation. Great Price. Loved that most of the hitch is covered by the bumper cover.


product design spot ON!!!!!! Great selection, GREAT prices, and FAST shipping. makes my auto more useful as I can pull small trailer easy!!


Ordering and tracking was very easy and super user friendly! Appreciate the transparency with the ordering process!

2016 Ford Escape

This hitch was easy to install as claimed and advertised. Instructions were easy to follow as well. I purchased the hitch to carry bicycles. Works great! Thanks.


Super easy shopping,great customer service and fast shipping. Installed myself, good instructions. Happy camper.


It was a tight fit but once on it has functioned great.


I was in a accident and if were not for this hitch we don't know how it would of turned out, as it was the hitch took the hit and the other car was a total loss.

Thank you!


Was extremely happy with the quick delivery.
well packaged.
Keep in mind if you are ordering from Canada, it's good to do the conversion on the dollar to see what you will be paying.

Thanks etrailer!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • What Does Curt Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford Escape Weigh
    The weight of the Curt trailer hitch part # C12111 that you referenced is 41 lbs. Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
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  • Why is the Stabilizer Strap Needed for the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch
    Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap when using non trailer loads on their trailer hitches to maintain the warranty on the trailer hitch. You are correct when you say that the weight of the Thule Vertex rack and the weight of your bikes are well under the weight capacity of the hitch, however, Curt feels that a stabilization strap is required when carrying hitch mounted accessories on their trailer hitches. The stabilization strap not only takes some of the weight and stress...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2018 Ford Escape S Model
    Yes, I checked just now and both the Curt hitch part # C12111 and the Draw Tite hitch # 36529 fit the S models of your 2018 Ford Escape and will work well. Since the Curt requires the use of a stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike rack I'd recommend you go with the Draw Tite. I attached an install video for the Draw Tite on a 2018 Escape just like yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a Heat Shield be Sandwiched Between the Frame and Trailer Hitch
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12111 on your 2017 Ford Escape will need to be attached directly to the frame without anything between it. Sandwiching the heat shield between the frame and hitch will affect the integrity of the hitch and void Curt's warranty. Therefore, I cannot recommend you sandwich the heat shield between the frame and the trailer hitch. In order to further secure the heat shield onto the body of your Escape, you can always use a few self tapping screws like...
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  • Curt or Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Escape
    If you are looking for a US made hitch for the 2016 Ford Escape the Curt hitch part # C12111 would be the hitch for you. The Draw Tite # 36529 has the advantage of not requiring a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like the part # 18050, but it is made in Mexico currently. If the plan was to do some towing I would go with the Curt easily since it is made in America which is nice. If you plan to carry a bike rack that Draw Tite would be hard to pass up since you wouldn't...
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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware for a 2015 Ford Escape
    Yes they are. For replacement 7/16 inch fishwire bolt leaders you would want the part # C58410. Hitch install hardware is considered one time use, so you would also want the part # RHK. You would just need to select the hitch manufacturer and part number and we will send you out the correct hardware. Bolt leaders would be included.
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  • Curt Hitch Mounting Hardware Replacement Kits for 2013 Ford Escape
    The hardware kits for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" item # C12111 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" item # C13186 are the same. For either Curt hitch receiver you will need the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches item # RHK. You will need to type your hitch item number in and select the manufacturer. This will give you a complete hardware kit to replace yours.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2014 Ford Escape
    Yes. You can purchase the hardware using part # RHK. You simply enter the manufacturer and the hitch part number and we will ship the hardware kit that comes with that hitch receiver. The 2014 Ford Escape Class II hitch receiver options: Curt # C12111 Draw-Tite # 36524 Draw-Tite # 36529
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  • 2013 Ford Escape SEl Trailer Hitch Compatibility with Lift Gate Sensors
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III # C13186 is the correct fit for your 2013 Ford Escape and my recommendation over the Class II- 1-1/4 inch # C12111. They utilize the same mounting, but the Class III is much stronger and will allow more accessory options in bike racks, cargo carriers, and ball mounts. With either option the Hands-Free Liftgate sensor areas will be limited to either side of vehicle near exhaust pipes. If you want a stronger hitch, with the Hands Free sensors...
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  • Will Curt Hitch C12111 fit a 2016 Ford Escape S Model
    I am pretty sure you mean to type 2016 Escape, but yes the Curt Hitch part # C12111 has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2016 Ford Escape so it would work well on your S model. For a hitch ball with a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball you would want the part # C45551 or for a 2 inch ball # C45552. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56335.
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  • Difference Between Curt Trailer Hitches for 2019 Ford Escape
    The difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13186 and Curt Trailer Hitch # C12111 that fit your 2019 Ford Escape is the size of the receiver. I recommend Curt Hitch # C13186 for your '19 Escape because it has a 2 inch receiver which gives you many more options in regards to the type of accessories you can use. This hitch has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity and 3,500 lb towing capacity but unlike the hitch with the smaller 1-1/4 inch receiver, the # C13186 is rated for use with a weight...
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  • Is Curt Hitch # C12111 a Fit for 2017 Ford Escape and Good Choice for Towing Small Trailer
    The Curt Class II hitch part # C12111 that fits your 2017 Ford Escape would be a really solid choice for your application. It has towing capacities of 3,500 lb trailer weight so it would easily handle the weight of your ATVs and lawn mower. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For a ball mount you'd want the # C45518 with hitch ball part # C40018 for a 2 inch ball or part # C40001 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. Then for trailer wiring the # C56320 is an easy to install and...
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