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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number C12234 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12234

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 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
  • Stylish, round-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: 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.

12234 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12234 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12234

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (33 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 service, hitch receiver art bed promptly.

hitch receiver itself is a little tight to the exhaust pipe so I needed to apply some heat resistant tape at the point where they rubbed.


The hitch appears well made and it fit my car easily without having to drop the exhaust. But due to how close it is to the muffler/exhaust it makes my car sound louder.


As advertised. I had zero issues installing this. I did take the recommendation and use the 12 x 1.25mm tap to clean out the rust in the holes first. Worked like a champ. Bolted up with no issues and works great. I also installed the 118458 wiring kit. That was another awesome product. It was plug and play. Only had to drill a hole to mount the ground wire. This is my second hitch purchase from etrailer and have always been happy with the products.

2006 Pontiac Vibe

Bought this for my Pontiac Vibe. I like that it tucks up nicely under the bumper. It's not super visible like other hitches for the Vibe. Powder coating seems durable. I had to buy longer bolts though. The ones supplied by Curt are a tad too short in my opinion.


It's a perfect fit for my 2005 Pontiac Vibe. On issues with clearance of the muffler. I am not as strong as I once was, so I used my jack to hold it in place. Your video is excellent.

2004 Pontiac Vibe

hitch fit perfect and looks great, shipping was quick! recommend getting a tap and chase the hole prior to install to clear the holes, i live up north and did this but cant get toque spec due to rust ! may need to weld hitch to car as a safety measure ! otherwise this product i would buy again

Ford Edge

Hitch mounts fine but sits very close to muffler which allows muffler to touch and vibrate against the inside stem of the receiver. Had to grind stem back quite a bit and repainted. Still had vibration noise from edge of muffler rubbing against main hitch pipe. Had to affix a rubber stopper to the hitch pipe to stop direct hitch-muffler contact. Other buyers seemed to have same problem. Would not buy from etrailer again as this should never happen.


Hitch went on well after cleaning some caulk material out of one of my car frames bolt holes. I have not used the hitch yet but plan to use with a Hollywood cargo bicycle rack. Appreciate the great video instructions. Exhaust seems to have plenty of clearance on my 2003 Pontiac vibe. I also used the recommended wire brush.


Hitch was in excellent shape and delivered on time.
After reading some reviews I purchased a rotary brush for my cordless drill and a 12mmx1.25 tap. Ran the rotary brush through the weldnuts in the frame and followed up by running the tap with some WD40 through.
After that the hitch installed perfectly.
Thank you etrailer for making this a painless experience!

2005 Pontiac Vibe

Hitch bolts up quickly in five minutes.But....hitch contacts exhaust in three places.will have to remount muffler one inch forward and take one inch out of exhaust pipe to make clearance for the hitch.Very poor engineering on curts part.would not recommend this hitch.

2003 Pontiac Vibe

I recently purchased a Curt receiver hitch for my Pontiac Vibe. It was a perfect fit and took less than 30 minutes to install. Great product, great price and fast shipping from Excellent service.

2007 Pontiac Vibe

I was very pleasantly surprised when my trailer hitch package arrived. As described, it would have only taken 30 minutes to install. In my case, due to no fault of etrailer, my install took a bit longer due to my mounting holes had significant rust that needed removal. Once that was done, the install was as easy as described, a beautiful fit, and a very high quality product. I would recommend this to all my friends.

2006 Pontiac Vibe

great hitch for small trailergreat hitch for a small car and small trailer.
install video was ok only thing that i didnt agree with was how they told you to just run the bolts in if the whole were rusty. that is a making for a big problem. do your self a favor and spend the 5 buck on a tap. save yourself the chance of breaking a bolt off in rusty threads. the size for my 2006 vibe was 12mm x 1.25. witch you can find at napa under sparkplug taps.

2007 Pontiac Vibe

Listen to "mike" above and buy a tap. At first I tried to do with out it and that was a pain. Be sure to go slow and easy with the tap; google "cleaning threads with a tap" and you will find plenty of advice on "how to".
Now then, the hitch. It was a tight fit on my 2007 Vibe, but a fit without any modification.
If a hitch can be cool, then this one is! Great look, great finish.


Great hitch! Mounts like it is supposed to. I really like the way it fits flush up against the bottom of the bumper. Some of the other hitches I looked dropped a lot lower and would really reduce ground clearance.

2004 Pontiac Vibe

great quality and easy install!


Good product. Only challenge on installation was removing bolts that had been in place for 12 years. Once I got them out the installation was easy


Hitch fit my 03 Pontiac Vibe perfect. Didnt need to altar anything on the hitch or car. Great price, fast delivery.

2004 Pontiac Vibe

The trailer hitch was perfect. Installed perfectly oh, good instructions. Arrived on time! Couldn't ask for anything different.p


Fit well and fun to install, especially if you have ramps or a car lift available. Don't forget the tap to clean out the bolt holes on your car.


very easy to installcame quickly and went on in 15 minutes. Wood blocks help support one end while loose bolting other side to unibody.


The delivery time wes excellent.The product was perfect & installation was a breeze.Great people to deal with & I recommend Highly Very, very satisfied.


Excellent!... as always. Website is easy to use, the instructions and videos are a tremendous help and service is fast.


Honestly haven't even used it yet - But it's on the car and in great shape even with all this lousy weather and salt!!!

2004 Pontiac Vibe

Product came fast and wrapped well. The holes in the car frame must have the rust removed with a tap. Total install time was 30 minutes and was very easy. Very happy with this product!!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Is Installation Hardware Included with Curt Class II Receiver Hitch Part # 12234
    The Curt Class II Receiver Hitch, part # 12234 includes all hardware necessary for installing the hitch. All hardware described or listed in the instructions will be included with the hitch.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C122343 Come with Mounting Hardware
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C12234 that you referenced does come with all needed mounting hardware/bolts. The bolts are M12-1.25x30mm
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Carrying 4 Bike Rack with 2007 Pontiac Vibe
    Since only Class II and up trailer hitches can carry 4 bike racks the hitch you would want is the Curt hitch part # C12234 which is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The other hitches you mentioned are Class I which can only carry up to 2 bikes on a bike rack.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2003 Pontiac Vibe is Touching Muffler
    Modifications cannot be made to Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12234 without potentially impacting its durability and safety (and less importantly its warranty), but there are suggestions in regards to the issue you are having with it hitting the muffler on your 2003 Pontiac Vibe. This could be due to the exhaust pipe or the hanger hitting the hitch, and that looks like that may be the case for you. What I recommend is reading the help article I have linked for you entitled "How to Correct...
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  • Will My Hitch Ball Fit the Curt Class II Round Tube Trailer Hitch on my 2004 Pontiac Vibe
    The, 12234, Curt Class II Round Tube Trailer Hitch Receiver comes with a drawbar, pin and clip but does not come with the hitch ball. As long as the ball you have has a 3/4 inch diameter shank you will be able to install it on the drawbar included with this hitch. If your ball has a 1 inch diameter shank you will need to purchase a new hitch ball for your Class II hitch. If you have a different draw bar you should remove the ball from it and use it on the new drawbar because all Class...
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2006 Pontiac Vibe
    The available trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2006 Pontiac Vibe all have 1-1/4 inch receivers. This is likely because the vehicle itself does not have the type of weight capacity that a higher class (and larger receiver opening) trailer hitch will provide. Manufacturers do this to prevent smaller vehicles from being overloaded with higher class hitches and accessories. I recommend the Curt Class II Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C12234. This Class II hitch is confirmed to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 Pontiac Vibe for Transporting Bikes
    There are indeed a few trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2008 Pontiac Vibe. Since you do not have the GT model, I recommend going with the Curt Class II Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C12234. This Class II hitch is custom-fit for your vehicle and will use existing holes in the Vibe's frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. It features a sleek, round tube design and has a gloss black...
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  • CURT Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Matrix AWD XR
    The CURT hitch you would want for your 2011 Toyota Matrix AWD XR would be a CURT Trailer Hitch # 12221. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. You will need to trim the lower fascia to install this hitch. The CURT Hitch # 12234 that you referenced is not a confirmed fit for your vehicle so I would not recommend it for you. You may be interested in purchasing the following products to complete your towing setup: Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118460 (installation...
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  • Why is Draw-Tite Hitch a Class I and Curt Hitch is a Class II for a 2006 Pontiac Vibe
    Hitch manufacturers determine the Class rating for a given hitch. The amount of hardware used to install a hitch isn't a factor. With that said Curt decided that hitch # C12234 will be fine to use with Class II accessories and gave it a Class II rating. Their hitch for the 2006 Pontiac Vibe GT models, # C12221, is also a Class II but it has been tested and rated for a higher tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacity 250/2500 pounds. If you are using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo...
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  • Does the Heat Shield on a 2007 Pontiac Vibe have to be Trimmed to Install a Trailer Hitch
    The only note in the actual instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch, # 12234, are for a different vehicle on which this hitch also fits. However, we have found that it is possible that the heat shield in question will need to be trimmed using aviator shears. Heat shields are thin pieces of metal that help to dissipate heat from the exhaust. Trimming a portion will not negatively affect the performance of the vehicle and the process is actually very easy. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Required to Carry a 64LB E-Bike With a 2005 Pontiac Vibe.
    It is possible to use a bike rack like the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 as it is rated to carry bikes up to 65lbs and will work with a class I or class II receiver on your 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The rack itself will weigh 45lbs giving you 109lbs total for the bike and carrier weight. This would allow for you to carry a second bike if needed. The EasyFold also includes an aluminum ramp to assist with loading and unloading the bike. If you use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12234 on your...
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  • Correct Towing Capacity of Curt Hitch for 2004 Pontiac Vibe
    The correct capacity for Curt hitch # C12234 is 2000 lbs towing and 200 lbs tongue weight. I took a look at the owner's manual and it states that your 2004 Pontiac Vibe has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs, which is the weight you would need to go by. That hitch does come with a drawbar and pin and clip, though if you are looking to tow you will also need a 4-flat connector, which you can add with T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118458. For a 1-7/8" hitch ball you would need # A-80...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Hitches for 2004 Pontiac Vibe and Pontiac Vibe GT
    The only difference is that Curt has one trailer hitch that fits a 2004 Pontiac Vibe GT, part # C12221 and one trailer hitch for a 2004 Pontiac Vibe NON-GT, part # C12234 while the Draw-Tite # 24812 will fit both models. The Draw-Tite hitch is a Class I hitch which requires the use of Class I accessories so my recommendation is to go with the option from Curt, with the right hitch depending on if you have a GT or not. Both the Curt Trailer Hitch # C12221 (GT models) and # C12234 (non-GT...
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