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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"

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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 II - 1-1/4" part number C12177 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12177

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 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
    • Installation instructions included
    • Uses your vehicle's existing hardware
  • 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 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.

12177 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12177 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12177

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

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

by: 04/10/2021

The only problem I had that I didn’t see in any installment videos was the hole farthest from the bumper did not line up at all. I had to ask for help and it turns out my friend had to put a long like screw driver in a hole next to it it was like a square hole and lifted up on the inside of the screw hole and that moved both sides lining up the holes. I also used a jack stand that helped a lot. So it wasn’t really easy or extremely hard just a little confusing why the holes were out of alignment.


Great value and fit. Everything is hidden except for the receiver tube without having to trim the bumper. Instructions and videos were also really helpful. One area for improvement is packaging. The box had been beaten up by UPS so much that I had to paint some a couple of sections on the hitch that were back to bare metal.

Volkswagen Tiguan

This trailer hitch for my 2021 VW Tiguan is beautifully built and offered at a terrific price. However, at the time I ordered this hitch I was a bit worried since VW's own hitch is not yet being manufactured. Well, my fears proved to be completely unfounded. Although the installation instructions (plus video) were clear, I am not that handy and so brought the hitch to my VW dealer. As advertised, this hitch fit perfectly with no bumper modification required.

The hitch has been perfect. I use the hitch for a bike rack that supports two heavy electric bikes. Both hitch and rack underwent a successful stress test via a cross-country trip of 2500 miles - thus, at high speed and with plenty of bounces.
Alex - 01/07/2022


The hitch is well made and the fit was perfect.
The instructions were very well written and made the instalition easy. Having a helper makes the job easier due to the weight of the hitch. I highly recommend this product !

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

I purchased the Curt 1 1/4" hitch and the vehicle wiring harness for my 2019 VW Tiguan. The hitch fit with no problems (it's a two-man job to hold it in place while fitting the bolts in). The Curt wiring harness also plugged right in. No splicing needed. The only shortcoming was the lack of detail in the harness installation instructions. You have to remove both interior side panels in the cargo compartment to access the tail light assemblies. The instructions did not provide much guidance regarding the removal of these panels. There are several trim clips and seat-release handle mounting screws that have to be removed in the process. A video would be nice.

I installed the 1 12 Curt trailer hitch on my 2019 Tiguan a year ago. Super easy install no cutting or drilling, and it has worked great pulling my utility trailer. The etrailer installation video was very helpful.
Jon J - 01/16/2021

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Hitch bolted right up. No cutting of bumper cover or exhaust lowering needed on 2018 Tiguan SEL R-Line.


This is the 3rd hitch we’ve bought from etrailer. The quality and ease of installation are top notch! Highly recommend this company.


Great product. great price

The opening for the ball mount is too big. There is Too much play which is causing the ball mount to bang side to side when towing
Vrej - 04/25/2022

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

I ordered the Curt 1 1/2" Trailer Hitch Receiver and the Rola TX-102 bike rack for my 2018 V.W. Tiguan. They were received very quickly. I am very impressed with the high quality of both products. The hitch will be used exclusively for the bike rack and not for towing, although it is certainly capable to tow according to the stated capacities (I have a pick-up for towing). I am very happy with my purchases and feel that the price I paid was extremely fair given the quality and features of these products.


Speed of shipping was so fast.
I installed
this product in less than 30mins without a jacking the car up. Using the most basic tools. Cannot be happier with the whole experience.


Hitch is excellent quality and construction. Installation was smooth but definitely needs two or three people to do.


It works great and was easy to install.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Fit my 2018 VW Tiguan perfectly. Very simple install with great instructions and on line videos. Had a question for customer service and they were very helpful.


A well designed hitch that is very easy to install.


All factory bolts worked well and aligned with the product. Thank you.


Hitch came promptly and installation was simple. Great price for a great product.


No issues with the hitch. Still performing as it should!
Leonard - 04/03/2022


Install was easy, bikes made a 4000 mile trip no problems.


Terrific product. Fits perfectly and easy to install.


Easy install with perfect fit. Would buy again.



Arrived as described and easy to instal l.


Easy install


works great!

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

this was very easy two and a half hours to install great people to work with thanks

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  • Ground Clearance with Curt Trailer Hitch C12177 Installed on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    When we installed Curt trailer hitch # C12177 on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, see video link, it measured 11-1/2 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. That means that from the ground to the bottom of the receiver is approximately 9 inches. There is actually a vehicle component forward of the hitch that hangs lower. For the hitch to make contact with the ground the front axle would have to be up on a very steep incline.
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  • Ground Clearance with Curt Hitch C12177 on 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    When we installed Curt trailer hitch # C12177 on a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the top of the reciever tube measured about 11 1/2" from the ground. The bottom of the cross tube will be about 10" off the ground at the lowest point, since the receiver is 1 1/4". I linked some install videos, pictures, and a video comparing the hitches for your 2019 Tiguan.
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  • Ground Clearance Under Curt C12177 Installed on 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    From the underside of the receiver tube which butts up against the underside of the bumper fascia, the Curt Class II # C12177 will have about 10-1/4 inches of ground clearance. I've linked to installation videos of this hitch for you.
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  • Ground Clearance With Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C12177 on a 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
    When we installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12177 on a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan there was about 12" of ground clearance. That will be the same on your 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan give or take for tire size variances. I have attached an installation video for your reference.
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  • Picture of Trailer Hitch Installed on 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
    I attached a picture of what the Curt hitch # C12177 looks like installed on your 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan for you to check out. You can see that it's mostly hidden behind the rear bumper! I also attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Can 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Tow Small Trailer
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and it can tow a trailer up to 1,500 lbs so with the Curt hitch part # C12177 installed (which is rated for more than that) you'd easily be able to tow a small trailer. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118811 which is custom fit and very reliable.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C12177 for 2021 Tiguan R-Line Come with Mounting Hardware
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C12177 does fit your 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line and comes with all needed hardware to install.
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Come with all Needed Install Hardware
    Yes, the Curt trailer hitch part # C12177 does come with fishwire and hardware needed to install on your 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. It comes with all needed hardware needed to install.
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  • Trim Package and Hitch Receiver Installation Questions on a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" item # C12177 will fit with your 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. This hitch receiver fits all models of the Tiguan including the R-Line Black. The new R-line Black has more trim between the bumper and muffler that will need to be cut off or removed. I have attached a couple pictures of the trim that is going to need to be cut into. The hitch receiver will still sit underneath your Tiguan's Bumper. I have also attached an installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan With No Bumper/Fascia Trimming
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan the Curt Class II part # C12177 and the Curt Class III part # C13381 both do not require any fascia trimming for installation. The install is incredibly basic for a hitch. You just temporarily lower the exhaust hangers and then bolt the hitch up in place. The Class III hitch would be what I would go with as it has a 2 inch opening which is the more popular size and has more weight capacity.
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  • Will Curt 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Fit a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
    We have had a customer successfully install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13381 on a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line with the only modification being that they had to lower the exhaust a little as the muffler was in contact with the trailer hitch. This isn't too uncommon though and we have a helpful article that I have linked for you to check out that goes over how to accomplish this. Since the Class II 1-1/4 Curt Trailer Hitch # C12177 installs the same way you will be able to install...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch # 13381 Fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Curt and our other trailer hitch manufacturers will make hitches for vehicles as long as there is a demand for them regardless if the vehicle manufacturer endorses towing with the vehicle or not. For your 2018 Tiguan the hitch part # C13381 is a confirmed fit and comes with everything needed to install. It installs by bolting to existing holes on the trailer frame. I attached an install video that shows how the hitch installs for you to check out as well. You'll need just basic hand tools...
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  • Comparing Ground Clearance with Curt and Draw-Tite Hitches for 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The distance from the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening on the Curt # C12177 is approximately 11-1/2 inches. This is also true for the Curt Class III - 2 inch Hitch Receiver # C13381.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Model
    Yes, the 1-1/4" # C12177 and 2" # C12177 Curt trailer hitches will fit your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line model. In previous year R-Lines we have had customers say that they needed to adjust the exhaust hangers a little to keep the exhaust from rubbing against the trailer hitch and causing extra noise, but that is easily accomplished and you may not actually have to do that. Attached is an installation video of the 2" version, part # C12177, on a 2019 Tiguan for you to follow. I recommend...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12177 will fit your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan regardless of the amount of seats you have but I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13381 instead as it will allow you to tow more if you ever decide to do so and carry a greater variety of hitch mounted accessories like a bike rack. The number of passengers you have only pertains to towing, not carrying a bike rack. I can't say for sure as to why VW sells two different hitches...
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  • Class 3 Hitch Availability for the 2020 VW Tiguan
    Great news! We have had this hitch added Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part # C13381, which is a confirmed fit for your 2020 VW Tiguan and offers the 2" x 2" receiver tube opening you are looking for. I've included a link to the installation we did here on the 2019 to act as a guide when you do your installation. For your 2020 Tiguan, I recommend using the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # 11881. To complete your towing package...
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  • Class II and Class III Hitches that Fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Made In Canada
    While the Draw Tite hitches for your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan we offer only fit the USA models the Curt hitches that fit your vehicle Class II # C12177 and Class III # C13381 do fit the Canadian versions as I just confirmed that with my contacts at Curt. I also confirmed that there isn't any drilling cutting of the bumper on either vehicle to install as well.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch Fit 2021 VW TIguan SE R-Line Black
    Yes, the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch, # C12177, will fit your 2021 Tiguan SE-R Line Black Trim. If in addition to a bike rack you intend to tow, please consider ordering the associated trailer wiring, # C56403.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch That Fits A 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12177 will fit your 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. This hitch has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500-lbs, and a maximum tongue weight of 350-lbs. You're going to need to check your vehicle's owner manual for the the maximum towing capacity and compare the numbers between the hitch and the vehicle, and use the lowest rating between the two. If you'd like a complete towing setup, you'll also need wiring # C56403, which is custom fit to your vehicle and...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Black
    Yes it will! I went ahead and verified for you that both the Curt 1-1/4" hitch you asked about as well as the Curt 2" hitch do fit your 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Black. The part numbers for those are the following: - 1-1/4" Receiver: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class II # C12177 - 2" Receiver: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III # C13381 I wanted to give you the option for both in case you were looking to do some towing or were looking at adding an accessory like a bike rack...
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  • Trailer Hitch/Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Both hitches would install in the same manner, but the Curt # C12177 wouldn't require any fascia trimming and would hang lower by about 3-1/2 inches. Because no trimming is needed, that's the hitch I'd recommend. To get the proper height to keep your trailer level, you'd need to choose the correct ball mount with the proper rise. When installed, assuming you have the stock tire size on your Tiguan the inside top of the receiver opening sits at right about 11-1/2 inches above the ground....
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  • What Bike Carrier Will Work Best to Carry 2 Electric Bikes on a 2004 Ford F-450 and a 2021 VW Tiguan
    The bike carrier I recommend to carry your Electric bikes is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes # HLY84FR. This bike rack has a weight capacity of 80 lbs per bike. The rack tilts away from the vehicle to give you access to the hatch area and is also rated for use on the back of motorhomes, not all bike racks have that rating. I have attached a video reviewing the Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes. If you are needing hitches for the 2004 Ford F-450...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL TSI
    That's a great surprise! You're so kind. For your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan I recommend Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13381. The 2 inch receiver is going to be more stout and 2 inch hitches have more accessory options compared to other Classes. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13381 Fit A 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
    I would be happy to help! First the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13381 is indeed confirmed to fit your 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The reason it was pulled down as a confirmed fit for a bit was due to the 2021 Tiguan requiring mounting hardware where the 2020 and older used factory hardware. Curt realized this issue and is now including the hardware with the # C13381 so it can be installed on your Tiguan. Between the # C13381 and # C12177 you were looking at I recommend the # C13381 as...
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