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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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  • Curt
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
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 C11000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11000

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
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


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.



11000 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C11000 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11000 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2011 Volkswagen Golf

2010 - 2014 Volkswagen GTI

2012 - 2014 Volkswagen Golf excluding R models




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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Volkswagen Golf - Curt

Today on our 2010 Volkswagon Golf we'll be installing the Curt 1-1/4 inch Receiver Hitch, part number C11000. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we're going to give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is seven inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is eight inches. Now we'll go ahead with the installation. Starting with the forward attachment point we'll be removing the manufacturer's bolt here and it will become the forward attachment point for our hitch.

Note, we'll also be reusing the manufacturer's hardware so we'll hang on to it after we remove it. Our rear attachment point on each side will be the access hole in the frame by the manufacturer. At these attachment points we'll be using the new half inch carriage bolt along with the half inch block and half inch flange nut to secure the hitch. Note, also supplied with our install kit will be a half inch pull wire to get the carriage bolt and block into position. We'll then go ahead and start installing the hardware into the frame.

We'll take our bolt leader, slide on the block, and thread on the carriage bolt. We'll feed the bolt into the frame first, followed by the block, and then pull them back over the access hole using a reverse pull method. Once we complete the same process on the other side we're now ready to install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. By leaving the bolt leaders onto the carriage bolts it will assist us in getting the hitch up into position without pushing our hardware back into the frame. Then bring the hitch up into position.

We'll go ahead and thread in the manufacturers bolt going through the hitch and back into the frame. Once we have our manufacturers bolt re-installed finger tight on both sides we can go ahead and remove the bolt leader from the carriage bolt and install the flange nut. Now we're ready to tighten them all down. Next we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Once our hitch is secured and torqued to specifications we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install of the Curt 1-1/4 inch Hitch, part number C11000, on our 2010 Volkswagon Golf.

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11000

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

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

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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Great product great service. Very heppy 57470



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2014 Volkswagen Golf

Easy to install despite not having but 1 of the 2 ,1/2 inch nuts . Used one of my own . 518548



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2010 Volkswagen GTI

The hitch is perfect and wasn't too difficult to install. Beware though that installing this on a GTI has drawbacks: first off, clearance is an issue and the hitch will bottom out on speed bumps, and entering and exiting parking lots if you are moving too fast. The hitch also surrounds the GTI muffler assembly which floats on bushings. With the hitch installed, the muffler rubs on the hitch and when going over road bumps makes noise. All that said, this is a GTI issue, not anything with the hitch which has been great. 323190



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I received the hitch and my husband and I installed it the next day. Well, we took it to our mechanic. He had it installed quickly. He said it was a great piece of engineering. We now have our bike rack on there and it works great. I would definitely recommend these hitches, as would my mechanic who was surprised we could order this. Everything went on exactly as planned. 122595



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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Easy install - took less than 30 minutes and that was with back trouble. I don't own a torque wrench so after I completed it, I took it to my local mechanic and he finished tightening it up. I only had trouble with clearance issues once and that was pulling out of my driveway which I rarely park in. Otherwise, it's carried two bikes on a 300 mile round trip very nicely. Very pleased! 79002



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2000 Volkswagen Golf

Was easy to install and it seems extremely solid; even better than the hitch I mounted on my old 2000 VW Golf. For this one I didn't need to drill any holes. 270382


Comments

Still works great. Just used it last week.

Heather - - 07/10/2017

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- C11000
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2010 Volkswagen Golf

I'm excited to have the hitch mount. I used to have a hatch mount for my bikes, but they tend to destroy the paint and my wiper became useless, so with my new car I needed a hitch mount bike rack. Here are a few pictures I just took. 36009



- C11000
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

I would have give the hitch 5 stars but it was bent (I suspect during shipping). Didn't notice until installation. I was able to bend it back and install it. Does look good, and the instructions were easy to follow. 662361



- C11000
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

etrailer.com delivers super fast shipping, and got me the right receiver for my Golf TDI. FYI for other buyers, you will need a DEEP 3/4 socket for the install in addition to a standard depth 18mm. 640527



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

This was a great product, but looking back on it I would have considered the upgraded receiver for my car. I put it on a 2013 GTI. This was an easier hitch to install, but the drawback to the easier installation was that the design sacrificed ground clearance. I bought the hitch for a bike rack, and found that the rack would scrape on some taller speed bumps and steep driveway transitions. There were no issues with the hitch itself scraping, however. The good news was that in spite of the rack scraping, neither it nor the receiver ever bent. 610509



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Everything perfect. 605108



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Works as expected. Simple to install. 604574



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2013 Volkswagen Golf

Great product. Received it very quickly. Not happy with the damage on the one side. I'll have to sand it out and repaint it. It's not worth my time to send it back and get another. I needed it for the weekend. 583055



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2010 Volkswagen GTI

Ordered a hitch and curt strap. The strap was missing but I didn’t realized it until a month later. etrailer was kind enough to still send out a replacement. Thank you for the great customer support! 579681



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2014 Volkswagen Golf

It was easy to install. It is very solid. It works exactly as it should. Thank you. 508016



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2010 Volkswagen Golf

superb product and service. It really was a 15 minute install - the majority of that 15 minutes involves putting the car on jack stands! The included instructions, and video instructions make this as easy as it gets. My wife was quoted > $400 for a similar product, with $250 of that being labor as “these are really complicated to install”. Needless to say that company (who’s name rhymes with rocky road) didn’t get out business and never will. Extremely happy with both the service and the product from etrailer. You guys rock. 500695



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2011 Volkswagen Golf

I received product with clear concise pictures and installed it myself within an hour. Basically remove two existing bolts to be reused and add two more giving four bolt mounting strength. Well engineered custom piece that fit perfectly. 498044



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2013 Volkswagen Golf

the trailer hitch was installed on my nephew's vw and it works very well 446538



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2011 Volkswagen Golf

Great online ordering system and product filling process. Everything worked without a hitch. I especially like the solution to install the frame bolts, it made this job particularly easy. 443081



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Good product and good look at a good price. Doesn't bottom out as much as I thought based on other comments. However, let's be honest here, installation isn't quite AS easy to pull off as the video would make it look. If doing it yourself, you'll need to get the car on jack stands. Also, the frame bolts are EXTREMELY hard to get out and will require a lot of muscle + creativity thanks to the lousy angle. But once those are out, it's smooth sailing. 436714


Comments

Still good!

Mark J - 09/27/2018

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2000 Toyota Tacoma

Easy to install and a clean look. 404806



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Easy install; the printed directions (with pictures) were concise and clear. It took me about an hour. I use this rack exclusively for my Rhino Rack bike rack that I also purchased through this site. Attachment and detachment of that accessory is quick and easy. I like the look of the round tubes and the hitch fits so snuggly under my car (VW GTI) it looks like it's meant to be there. 390513



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Just as described. Worked great. 378037



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Great hitch. Delivered quickly. No hass le. 359750



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

Easiest Hitch install I have ever done. 2013 GTI Wolfsburg with dual exhaust. Definitely becomes the lowest point of the vehicle so careful of sharp/steep driveways. Perfect for a bike rack. 299669


Comments

Still great. Sure a bit low so some minor scraping is the only issue.

Jonathan - 09/25/2017

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2017 Volkswagen Golf

Extremely easy install on my vw golf , although they were wrong about installation time , they said 15 min , it was actually 17 min ??, great instructions & fast service , no complaints, nice low profile considering my vw is already VERY low , snug fit , perfect ! 279038


Comments

It is perfect

Joe j - 12/28/2017

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- C11000
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2011 Volkswagen Golf

Easy to install, works great with a small utility trailer. 277398



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2010 Volkswagen GTI

Easy Install. Solid Hitch 269982



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2011 Volkswagen Golf

The Curt C11000 was delivered in less than 3 full business days with free shipping. Nice job etrailer! I installed the hitch in 20 minutes without assistance following included instructions and after reviewing the install video on etrailer website. Follow instructions and install is easy. Very nice looking on VW Golf. 266291



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2011 Volkswagen Golf

Free shipping, good quality product, easy installation, great directions. I would recommend this product and etrailer over and over. 263093



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Great product and fast shipping. 261431



- C11000
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2010 Volkswagen Golf

Easy to install. Watch the video instructions. Looks good on the MKVI. 260313



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Installation was a breeze on my 2012 GTI. The only time-consuming part was making sure I had the proper tools. Make sure you lift the back of your car up. I used jack stands. 259387


Comments

Thanks for checking in. The hitch is still working great!

Dean - 01/19/2018

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Everything as promised 249756



- C11000
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Hitch arrived promptly, exactly as described. Installation video was short and had everything I needed to know. I was able to install the hitch in about 20 minutes with only a little assistance. No surprises: great stuff! 239244



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2014 Volkswagen GTI

Hitch was very easy to fit and looks neat, downsides are that the exhaust rubs on it and ground clearance is reduced. 206201


Comments

The hitch fills my needs and works well, my only complaint is ground clearance but that is partly due to having a small car.

Chris G - 07/21/2016

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- C11000
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easy mounting, just wish it sat a few inches higher and up closer to the bottom of the bumper. 199957



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The hitch arrived sooner that I expected and was packaged very well. Looks like a great hitch and looking forward to getting it on my car. 194520



- C11000
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2010 Volkswagen GTI

My hitch arrived promptly and it took my husband less than a half hour to install it. Its going to make transporting my mt.bike on my GTI very easy. Thank you etrailer. 193887



- C11000
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Received the hitch in a reasonable timeframe. The box the hitch shipped in was ripped slightly and part of the hitch was exposed; the product was not damaged though. The installation was very straightforward thanks to the video and clear installation instructions. We didn't have an 18mm socket, so we had to run out to get that. Also, it's worth noting that longer sockets are preferred as the threads may cause a shorter socket to bottom out which occurred for our 3/4" socket although it had enough grab while not fully connected into the driver to torque the nut to spec. Thanks! 191828



- C11000
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2014 Volkswagen Golf

Install was incredibly simple. No jack required and took about 20 minutes. The quality seems very high so I'll be using it with confidence. 176013



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2014 Volkswagen Golf

Great service. relatively easy install ation. 157377



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2015 Volkswagen GTI

Fast shipping. Not your fault, but for the 2015 GTI it takes a little modifying to fit. Cut about 1/2 " off both muffler hanger rods and grind back the muffler hanger tabs just a little, then all goes very well. Thanks for a great and hard to see, hitch 151577



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2012 Volkswagen Golf

This hitch is very easy to install and works fantastically. 149195



- C11000
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Super easy to install. Didn't even need to raise car up or move any parts around. Was worried about clearance but back tires are so close to rear on Golf that it hasn't scraped once. My old car with a trunk scraped all the time. 149139



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2013 Volkswagen Golf

Excellent price, prompt & fast shipping, easy installation, and great service from etrailer.com. Not sure I could ask for more. 136815



- C11000
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2014 Volkswagen Golf

Instructions were easy to understand, all parts accounted for and the installation went flawless. Thanks for a great product. 136687



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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Great product that is easy and quick to install. Curt continues to make quality hitches that function really well and look nice. My ony gripe is that the hitch seems to sit low, but I'm sure that is a consequence of my 2012 VW Golf's large muffler making it impossible to design a higher riding hitch. 135108



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Volkswagen GTI

The hitch was delivered in 3 days! The instructions were easy to follow. It took me more than the advertised 30 minutes, but that is because the GTI is very low and I did not raise the car or drive onto boards or ramps. I did approach the bolts from the sides behind the wheels. Tilt the hitch and slide under rear first. Ordering the bike rack next! 132859



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2012 Volkswagen Golf

This is the first trailer hitch I've had, and I am super happy with it. Not only did it arrive quickly in the mail, but it was also quick (for my brother) to install- took him about 20 minutes. The hitch looks pretty stealth, barely visible under the back of my VW. The other reviews were very informative and made it easy for me to select this one. Thanks eTrailer! 132408


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  • Will the Curt Hitch # C11000 fit on a 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Volkswagen Golf
  • Since you have a Curt Class I hitch # C11000 installed on your 2011 Volkswagen Golf you will need to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 with the bike rack that you install. My favorite 2 bike rack is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025F because it's a platform bike rack which means it's easy to load/unload, it's light weight at only 30 lbs, it's made in the USA, and it only touches the bikes at the tires. We haven't had any issues with the Kua Beta # B202-114 not fitting...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI That Doesn't Require a Support Strap
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24825 which is a fit for your 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI does not require you to use the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 like the other option we have for you will, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11000. The Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap is required for a Curt class I hitch and recommended for a Curt class II hitch when using a hitch mounted accessory but has nothing to do with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer...
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  • Ground Clearance On 2013 Volkswagen Golf With C11000 Installed
  • Yes, as long as the 2013 Volkswagen Golf is not a R model, The Curt Class I hitch part # C11000 fits your vehicle. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 8 inches. If you plan on getting a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack, I recommend getting one with a rise in the shank. I recommend Class I compatible Swagman Trailhead part # S63360 that has a 3" shank rise for ground clearance. To protect your investment I recommend Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike...
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  • Platform-Style Hitch Bike Rack Compatibility with Class I Hitch on 2011 Volkswagen GTI
  • The Thule T2 platform-style 2-bike hitch rack for 1-1/4-inch hitches, part # TH917XTR, does happen to have a modest amount of clearance from its hitch pin hole when folded up in the storage position. This measure is only 3-1/2-inches on your T2 bike rack. On some vehicles such as your 2011 Volkswagen GTI the Class I hitch mounting points put the end of the receiver tube too far under the car for this small clearance distance to allow the rack to fold. All hitches for your car use the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for the 2005 Jetta TDI
  • We do have trailer hitches for your 2005 VW Jetta TDI but the only you looked at, part # C11000, is not a fit. If you have the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI New Body, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24866 will fit. If you need trailer wiring, the recommended harness is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118667 If you have the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Old Body, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11070 will fit. If you need trailer wiring,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fits for 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • The Curt trailer hitch receiver that fits the 2013 VW Golf TDI is part # C11000, which is a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch. The equivalent Curt Class I hitch for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is Curt part # C11412, shown in the linked video. There are no common hitch fits between these two vehicles.
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  • What are the Measurements of Curt Trailer Hitch # C11000 Receiver Opening
  • Yes, the opening of the Curt trailer hitch receiver # C11000, which you have referenced, will measure 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". Please consult the vehicle owner's manual first if you plan on doing any towing. The correct ball mount for use with this hitch and vehicle is # C45016. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. If you are not going to tow and instead use the hitch for something like a bike rack or cargo carrier, Curt recommends the use of stabilization...
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  • Trailer HItch and Wiring for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf
  • We do have one trailer hitch for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf. It is Curt hitch # C11412. It will not fit the R models. If you plan on doing some towing consult the owners manual to make sure you can. The proper ball mount for this hitch and vehicle is # C45016. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring use # 118646. If you want to use the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I hitch....
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