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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 C65FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C65FR

  • 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.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Uses existing factory hardware
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Installation instructions included
  • Hitches assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


Specs:

  • 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



etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



11578 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Installation Details C65FR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C65FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 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:
2022 Kia Seltos

First things first: This receiver checks all boxes as described by etrailer, and I could not be happier with the final product.

I am deducting 1 Star for an issue with installing the receiver. The instructions were detailed, simple to follow, and allowed for almost-seamless installation. Where I ran into a hiccup was when I had to install the nuts onto the bolts. Unfortunately, the receiver was about 1/4" too wide, resulting in a gap on the passenger side mounting area. This led to difficulty attaching the nuts onto the bolts, and unfortunately, a bolt falling into the tube frame of the vehicle.

Luckily, there exists the Internet. I was able to find instructions to remove the rear bumper and gain access to the open end of the tube frame. Retrieving and then installing the fallen bolt(s) proved tremendously easy once the bumper was out of the way.

In fact, I would argue that if you take this receiver to a body shop, and know that it will likely cost more in labor, instruct them to remove the rear bumper to install the receiver--as it is ten times easier.

You absolutely do not have to do this, and there may be a workaround to the 1/4" gap, but I was not so lucky.

I loved that etrailer provided the fish wire as well, even though I had assumed they would not provide it and purchased some for myself. Now I have backup at least! (Adding this in the "What's Included" section of the product may be helpful to others).

My last shortcoming was due to shipping. The shipping company damaged the product and box the receiver arrived in. Reading other reviews prior to purchase, it seems that I can spray paint the damaged areas with black rust-inhibiting paint. This is no fault of etrailer, and does not reflect their product or services (although more sturdy packaging could have avoided this...potentially).

All-in-all a 10 out of 10 product. I am excited to simply have the receiver, even if I do not have any immediate plans for it. I will include pictures below. I will be recommending etrailer products to others in the future, as well.


Comments
I am glad that the hitch was able to be installed. It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which is why the bolt holes are not lining up. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment. I will let our shipping department know about the paint damage to the hitch. You have already done what I recommend by touching up the affected areas with a rust resistant paint.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/15/2022


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I would given it sn excellent but the powder coat was chipped in 4 spots . The chips happened to be under what I assume to be protective cardboard.


Comments
Thanks for letting us know. I have sent your information along to our customer service team.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/16/2022


by:
Kia

I bought this to go on my Kia Seltos to put 2 e-bikes on. The hitch was made very well and my girlfriend and I put it on. We have done a few 150-200 mile trips with both bikes and the hitch did very well. We are very happy with this hitch and if we need another hitch for another car I will buy another Curt...




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The install was effortless. Did not have to lower exhaust as suggested. Used one carriage bolt to hold up opposite end while I installed one carriage bolt on the other end. One person install. Simple. Approx. 45 to 50 minutes total. Very precise instructions. After the install, used it to pull a trailer to Oklahoma (1200 miles round trip) No problem. I would recommend it.


Comments
very satisfied with the product.
Brian M - 04/29/2022


by:
Kia

Fit on my 2021 Kia Seltos like a glove!! Easy assambly and will be glad to do business with Etrailer.com on my future vehicles.




by:

The hitch went on easier than I thought. Item works well. Shipping was slow with the date continually changing. The paint was chipped as well.


Comments
Customer Service will reach out to you. It is important to cover any chips in paint with anti-corrosive paint to prevent rust. Here is a help article with more about it:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/18/2022


by:
2021 Kia Seltos

The installation was a bit tricky for me, but I would highly recommend a second set of hands on this. Overall, however, the installation process was very easy. I am satisfied with this and can't wait to use it!




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The hitch arrived on time, looks like a well made hitch, have not installed it yet but looks like every thing is there including the wire harness


Comments
still working fine
Edward C - 10/21/2021


by:

Could easily be 5 stars but they Could do a better job supporting it during shipping, it showed up hanging out of the box with very little to help it not bang around in the shipping box. They also packaged the Carriage bolt spacers separately from the rest of the hardware and hid it in the receiver. Long story short I ended up having to fish the bolts through twice, besides that the directions and hitch were a straight forward nice looking Fit that was built very well.
I would do business with them again




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Hitch shipped extremely fast and was super easy to install




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2022 Kia Seltos

Easily yo install than i thought. Strong build fit easily and looks great factory.




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2022 Kia Seltos

SUPER! Fast shipping exactly what I ord er




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Fit perfectly, instructions were spot on, though I did misinterpret where the 5/8 wrench was supposed to go to pry off the exhust hangers (supposed to go against the flange on the metal part of the hanger, and the pry bar between it and the rubber hanger) ive installed 4 or 5 hitches one various vehicles over the years and this one isn't much different. took me an hr which is right between the 45 min pro time and 90 min amateur, and I wasn't rushing.the panel that you have to trim is hidden behind the passenger rear wheel, I'm unsure what this panel actually does maybe keep stuff from splashing up on the frame, but only a small corner needs cut to to clear the hitch. I used tin snips. I liked this style because most of the hitch frame is hidden, only the receiver shows.




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Easy to install. Solid as can be. Very happy with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 1 1/4". Even more so, I'm pleased with etrailer customer service. Jaime B. was great to work with.




by:

A decent "hitch"... intended only for bike racks or similar, NOT for towing. Works great for our ebike rack but is limited to only 300 lb vertical loading. A good buy if that's what you're looking for. Recommended for it's intended purpose.




by:

Easy to install, awesome service, fast shipping, reasonable price, awesome support..... can't ask for anything else




by:

Works well easy install




by:

They come all chipped up and dented.
When
its installed, it tucks under very nice.
2 hour install no joke.
Do yourself a favor and touch up paint the chips to prevent instant rusting.


Comments
Thank you for your review! Our Customer Service Team should be reaching out to you in the near future about the damaged paint.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/02/2021


by:

Excellent experience with this company; gast, accurate delivery and great, sturdy product.




by:

My husband was very impressed with the quick delivery plus the Hitch being
packed very well. All instructions were excellent and it is now fitted
on to the KIA Seltos. Would highly recommend this Hitch




by:

Still looks like new I recommend etrailer to everyone I know.




by:
Kia

Good quality as always, and installed with no problems even on a second model year Kia Seltos. Great service as always from etrailer




by:

This is the third trailer hitch that I have purchased from etrailer. They arrived promptly and the last one I ordered the wiring harness at the same time. They both were in the same package. Very convenient. They work great once installed. However they can be difficult to install. That is just the nature of the beast. All hardware nuts and bolts etc were included in package.




by:
2021 Kia Seltos

Instructions were pretty spot on. I recommend to thread the fishwire through the holes where the bolts will go into the hole larger hole in the frame instead of the other way around. Made it a lot quicker for me as I couldn't easily line up from the large opening to the bolt holes. I also used a small flathead screwdriver to hold the bolt in place as I put the nut in so that way it didn't slip inside the frame.




by:

Son installed in 25 min, perfect fit



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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch



  • Recommended Hitch For 2021 Kia Seltos To Carry Bike Rack
    Yes, there is an aftermarket hitch available for the 2021 Kia Seltos with Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part # C65FR. The installation process does not require any drilling into the frame of your Kia but it does require underbody trim to allow room for the hitch. I have attached a photo from the installation instructions of what that looks like. This hitch will only accept 1-1/4" accessories so you wan't to make sure your bike rack fits.
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  • Ground Clearance Of Hitch On 2021 Kia Seltos Compared to Kia Soul
    We have not yet had a chance to install a hitch on a 2021 Kia Seltos, specifically the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C65FR so I do not know specific ground clearance measurements. However, you will not have the same clearance issues you had with the Kia Soul with the Curt trailer hitch on a Seltos. The Seltos has about a 1-1/2" more ground clearance in the back compared to a Kia Soul. The Curt hitch also sits flush with the bumper and does not hang down. I have attached an installation...
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  • What Trimming Is Required To Install Curt Hitch On 2021 Kia Seltos
    In regards to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C65FR which is a fit for a 2021 Kia Seltos, there is indeed trimming of a small under body panel required. This under body panel is just a protective covering on the passenger side. If you don't want to trim you can leave this off but the process is very minor. It's hard to say but it seems as if the panel would interfere with the hitch body. I have attached a photo of the required trimming as well as the install instructions.
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  • What Trailer Hitch Size is Available for 2021 Kia Seltos
    Only larger vehicles with higher towing capacities like trucks and SUVs will have 2 inch hitches made for them which is why for your 2021 Kia Seltos we only have 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Curt # C65FR.
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  • What Size Trailer Hitch is Available for 2021 Kia Seltos
    I can definitely understand wanting the 2 inch hitch size but none of our manufacturers offer one for the Seltos. The Subaru vehicles are a bit of an exception to the reasoning you mentioned. We've found this is due to the fact Subaru offers a 2 inch hitch for the vehicle as well which means the frame and chassis was on some level designed for higher towing capacities. Your 2020 Kia Seltos currently only has a 1-1/4 inch hitch available for it like the # C65FR.
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  • 2021 Kia Seltos Class III Hitch Recommendation
    The 2021 Kis Seltos has a maximum towing rating of 2,000 lbs. With that said I do not know if there will be a 2" hitch made for it. It will all depend on demand and if a hitch manufacturer wants to make one for it. As of right now it seems that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C65FR is the only option available.
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  • What is the Ground Clearance Height of the Curt # C65FR on a 2022 Kia Seltos?
    Yes! We recently installed the Curt Hitch - 1-1/4" # C65FR on a 2021 Kia Seltos. As far as ground clearance on this vehicle, the ground clearance is 11 inches from the ground to the bottom edge of the receiver tube. I see from your vehicle input that you may have a 2022 model. While we do not have the exact ground clearance measurement for a 2022 model, the height rarely deviates substantially within one year of a given vehicle model. As for a departure angle, I believe you are talking...
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  • What Trailer Hitch Will Fit With a 2020 Kia Seltos
    I'm guessing your Seltos is not a North American model because the first model year that the Kia Seltos was available in North America was 2021.The Curt # C65FR may work for the 2020 Kia Seltos but since it was only tested on vehicles available in North America, we can not confirm a fit. I have attached an installation video for the 2021 Kia Seltos for you to compare with your 2020 model.
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  • Hitch Confirmed to Fit a 2022 Kia Seltos
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR is confirmed to fit all models of the 2022 Kia Seltos. This hitch is made in the USA, has a bolt-on, no-drill installation and will provide you with a Class I, 1-1/4" hitch for using hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks, cargo carriers and ball mounts. If you plan to do any towing you will also want to pick up the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # TK49FR which will provide a 4-way flat connector to power your trailers signal lights.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Two Bike Rack For 2022 Kia Seltos
    I would be happy to help! For your 2022 Kia Seltos you will need to go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR which will be a perfect fit, and will be exactly what you need to carry a bike rack for you two bikes. This hitch has a 200lb tongue weight rating so it will do great for carrying lightweight bikes like yours. For a good cost effective rack would be the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Rack # S63400 which allows you to carry two bikes weighing up to 35lbs each. This rack tilts away...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Kia Seltos
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2021 Kia Seltos is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. I really like this hitch because its crosstube is concealed behind the bumper, as you can see by the accompanying photo. That means that only the receiver is going to show, which maintains the clean look of your '21 Seltos. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. Additionally, if you are looking to add...
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  • Difference In Factory Lifestyle Hitch And Frame Mounted Hitch 2021 Kia Seltos
    The biggest difference between a frame mounted hitch and a factory accessory (lifestyle) hitch that is on your 2021 Kia Seltos, is a hitch such as the Curt Trailer Class 1 Hitch Receiver Item # C65FR provides a maximum gross tow rating of up to 2,000 pounds. It also has a tongue weight rating of 200 pounds. The tongue rating is the amount of weight or force that will be loaded downward onto the hitch. Kia states that although the accessory or lifestyle hitch has a tongue weight rating...
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  • Recommended Hitch For Carrying A Cargo Rack On A 2022 Kia Seltos
    If you are needing to carry the Curt # C18145 cargo rack on your 2022 Kia Seltos, I recommend going with the Curt # C65FR. This is is a bolt on application for your vehicle and will have a 2,000 pound towing capacity and 200 pounds of tongue weight. This will have absolutely no issue with the # C18145 cargo rack. I included an install video we have for a 2021 for you to take a look at as well. As to the wiring, I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # TK49FR....
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  • What is the Difference Between the Factory Hitch and Your Aftermarket Hitches on My 2021 Kia Seltos?
    The biggest difference between a frame mounted hitch and a factory accessory (lifestyle) hitch on your 2021 Kia Seltos is that a hitch such as the Curt Trailer Class 1 Hitch Receiver Item # C65FR provides a maximum gross tow rating of up to 2,000 pounds. It also has a tongue weight rating of 200 pounds. The tongue rating is the amount of weight or force that will be loaded downward onto the hitch. Kia states that although the accessory or lifestyle hitch has a tongue weight rating of 220...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2022 Kia Seltos to Carry Bike Rack
    For your 2022 Kia Seltos we have the Curt hitch part # C65FR which is a confirmed fit and would work great to carry a bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z. If you were looking for a really solid bike rack that doesn't break the bank this is the best value around. I attached a review video for it as well.
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  • What Hitch Size is Available for 2022 Kia Seltos
    For your 2022 Kia Seltos there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the Curt hitch # C65FR. The larger 2 inch hitch size is only available for larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs. It might be best to go with a bike rack that fits this hitch size like the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z.
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  • Distance from Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver to Rear of Bumper on 2022 Kia Seltos
    The center of the hitch pin hole to the rear of the bumper on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C65FR is 8". If this does not provide you with enough clearance, and your bike rack can also fit a 2" hitch, you may be able to use an extender like the # D189 assuming your bike rack permits the use of an extender. The only problem with this solution would be the reduction of the capacity of the hitch. Use of an extender will reduce the capacity by 50%, so your...
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  • Recommended Towing Package For A 2022 Kia Seltos
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2022 Kia Seltos I recommend The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 inch # C65FR this trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation - with no welding required. It has a gloss black powder coat finish that is over a protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance. The Curt hitch is made in The USA, and has a sleeker look. The trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight up to 2,000 pounds, and has a maximum...
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  • Do I Need to Drill to Install the C65FR or DT39MR on My 2022 Kia Seltos?
    Both the Curt Hitch # C65FR and the Draw-Tite # DT39MR do not require any drilling when installing on your 2022 Kia Seltos. However, there is some minor fascia trimming required for installing these hitches. We unfortunately do not currently carry any hitch model that does not require trimming when installing. Between the Curt and Draw-Tite hitch, I recommend going with the Curt # C65FR. The reason why is because the Curt comes with a better gloss outer coat that provides more protection...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2022 Kia Seltos
    I would be happy to assist you in choosing the best wiring kit for your 2022 Kia Seltos! The Curt Trailer Hitch # C65FR that you have is an excellent hitch choice, but when it comes to wiring I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One # TK49FR over the Curt wiring simply because Tekonsha electric products tend to last longer and require less troubleshooting that Curt electrical products do. In addition to this wiring I also recommend picking up the mounting brackets # 18144 and # C57202...
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  • 2021 Kia Seltos Trailer Hitch Options
    Many carriers for mobility scooters/wheelchairs will be rated up to at least 400 if not 500 lbs. in order to meet their intended purpose. Because this carrier and its load are directly on the hitch itself, manufacturers will state the need for a 2" receiver and class III hitch. Some Class II hitches will have the 2" receiver and there are adaptors to change from the 1-1/4" to 2", such as the # HTAD but in doing so this cuts down the tongue weight capacity. The weight load is what is...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and 4-Way Wiring Harness Needed To Tow a Utility Trailer with 2022 Kia Seltos
    First you will need a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR to attach to your 2022 Kia Seltos. This class I receiver has a 1-1/4" receiver tube and is capable of supporting up to 200lbs of tongue weight and 2,000lbs trailer capacity. Be sure not to exceed the towing capability of your Seltos given by Kia. A Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # TK49FR will allow you to plug into your factory tail light wiring so that you do not need to splice into your tail light harness. You will need...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and 4-Way Wiring Harness For a 2022 Kia Seltos
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR will fit your 2022 Kia Seltos. This is a class I receiver that is rated for 200lbs of tongue weight and 2,000lbs trailer towing capacity. Be sure to not exceed any limits given from Kia for your Seltos. The receiver has a 1-1/4" opening and Curt suggests their Drawbar # C45521 which has a 2-5/8" rise and length of 7-1/4" for hauling a trailer. You should measure the difference from your trailer that you will be towing to the top of the receiver...
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  • Does 2021 Kia Seltos Needed to be Lift on Jacks to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver
    It is not necessary to have your 2021 Kia Seltos up on a lift or jack to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. It may be slightly easier given you'll have more room if you were to use something like the FloTool RhinoRamps Max Vehicle Ramp Set # FT11912MI and Wheel Chocks # FT11930MI but it is not necessary for the installation. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR.
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