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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 C11001 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11001

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • No 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.


  • 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
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • 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

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11001 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11001 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11001

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (13 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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I can confirm, this hitch fits 2014-16 E250 Bluetec diesel, 4-matic, sport model Fishing of the bolts required pulling out on the bumper cover Not a big drama Good price, easy install

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Easy to install, Takes about an hour. Hardest part is drilling holes in your bumper beam. Other than that everything went well. Instructions provided are clear and concise. Hitch on car looks clean and hardly noticeable. Perfect for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks.

Still looks and works like day one! Highly recommend!
Jeffrey - 06/05/2021

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This is an excellent product and we are most pleased with it. We have a 2015 Mercedes E250 bluetec diesel. It is not one of the listed vehicles for this hitch. A Mercedes mechanic told me this would fit on my car and he was correct. It took him a while to complete the installation but the hitch works perfectly. Plus the installation cost was very reasonable. We use the hitch to carry our bikes. Be sure to use an extra strap to add further stability.

Great product
Bob - 10/27/2019

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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

It’s a great product. It fits perfectly on my Mercedes Benz E class sedan 2013. Very easy to install. I highly recommend a good power drill. Also, when is time to install the metal plate in the back (4 bolts and washers- step 1-2) start with the 2 bottom ones instead the 2 top ones as you see in the instructions. It’s easier that way. The rest is completely easy. I’ll use this hitch to hang up my 2 bike rack “Yaki....” I want to ad that the seller was always in contact with me which I think is great. Also, the delivery was on time and the package was perfectly wrapped and protected by a big box.

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It works and fits as advertised with no problems at all

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Great quality. Good design good fit even though the hitch was not long enough to fit in the center of the square bumper and my e250 diesel model doesn’t have cutouts to fish wire the bulk and washer through; I had to drill completely through both walls of the bumper tube and buy longer bolts from Home Depot to make this install compete. Through bolts are a stronger and better I stall anyway. Good compamy good service

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Chevrolet Cobalt

It actually was a perfect fit. The difficult part was drilling the two 17/32 holes. I would recommend that you provide some advice on how to drill those holes in a Mercedes E350 bumper. I tried hi-speed cobalt bits and even a masonry bit. In the end, I had to use my oxyactylene torch to burn those holes and then clean them up with the cobalt bit.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

will let you know once its installed

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Well-made and engineered. Excellent pro duct

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible
    I have a different option for you, but at this time there is not a trailer hitch receiver confirmed to fit your 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible. Instead I recommend using a trunk mount bike rack like the Yakima HangOut 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # Y02638 which is confirmed to fit your vehicle, and can support 3 bikes weighing up to 35lbs each. I included a video of the # Y02638 for you to take a look at.
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  • What Does the Bolt Plate of the Curt Hitch # C11001 Attach to on a 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class
    There is a cross member near where the exhaust comes close together that the plate will bolt through. If you check out the pictures I attached you will see exactly what I am talking about. The install should not be too bad, but any local garage would have no problem installing this hitch.
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  • How to Carry Bikes With 2015 Mercedes Benz E-250 Sedan
    I checked with the hitch manufacturer, and the Curt Hitch # C11001 is not a fit for a 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-250, it only fits the E-350 sedan because the DEF tank interferes with the installation that you see on the gas models. If you were looking for a way to carry bikes with your 2015 Mercedes E-250 sedan you can still do so with a trunk-mounted bike rack, the Yakima FullBack. This rack is available as a 2- or 3-bike carrier: - 2-Bike Rack: Yakima FullBack 2-Bike Rack # Y02634 -...
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  • Where Does Drilling Take Place to Install Curt Hitch C11001
    I attached a picture that I took from the install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C11001 that you referenced that covers the section on drilling the frame. Press hitch against the bottom of the bumper beam, using the hitch as a template mark hole locations with a center punch. Lower hitch and drill hole locations with 17/32" drill bit.
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  • How to Attach Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11001 to Bumper Frame on 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Thank you for your recent order. The Class I hitch you referenced, Curt # C11001, fits the sedan version of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350 but will not fit the wagon, coupe or convertible versions. There are other hitches offered for these vehicles. Thank you also for providing photos of the underside of your E-350. I spoke to my technical contact at Curt Manufacturing about the installation process. He advised that this hitch should install on your E-350 sedan without need to remove...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Mercedes Benz E350 Sedan
    For your 2011 Mercedes E350 Sedan the only hitch we have available for it is the Curt Hitch part # C11001. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch opening like you mentioned. 2 inch hitches are typically reserved for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks. The only solution I have for you would be to get this hitch and then also upgrade to a bike rack and cargo carrier confirmed to fit this hitch size. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman...
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  • Compatibility of 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4 Matic Towing Boat Over 2,000 lbs
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11001 is the only hitch receiver we have confirmed as a fit for your vehicle by the hitch receiver manufacturer. Their testing leaves that hitch at a max weight rating of 2,000 lbs for towing, so you will need to either find a different boat to pull or utilize a different vehicle to pull it. The max capacity for towing will be determined by the weakest component, so even though your vehicle is rated to tow a greater...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2014 Mercedes E-350 and Has Capacity for PWC Trailer
    For your 2014 Mercedes E350 Sedan the Curt hitch part # C11001 is a confirmed fit. The hitch itself has the capacity needed to tow a trailer with a 825 Sea Doo PWC, but you would need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine the vehicle's towing capacities and be sure to stay under them as well. For a ball mount you would want part # C45572 for a 2 inch hitch ball or the part # C45571 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. For trailer wiring you then would want the Tekonsha kit part...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation Details for a 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan
    The only trailer hitch receiver that we currently offer for your 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Sedan is the Curt # C11001. This is a Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening, a Gross Towing Weight of 2,000 lbs, and a max Tongue Weight of 200 lbs. There is drilling that is required, which is depicted in the instructions, but the bumper does not need to be removed. Our tech tip states that for drilling into the bumper beam a rotabroach or carbide drill bit is...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit 2014 Mercedes E350 Sedan with Electronic Trunk Closing Feature
    Installation of Curt trailer hitch # C11001 on your 2014 Mercedes E350 sedan should not affect the electronic trunk closing feature. If it happens to operate by movement, like on the Ford Escape that have the hands free lift gate, the area the sensors monitor could be limited. But since this hitch is pretty much right down the middle of the vehicle, even if it operates the same as on the Fords it should not be a problem. I have linked the instructions for you to view. If you plan on...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Wagon
    For your 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-350 wagon, you'd want to use the Curt Class I hitch, part # C11189. The # C11001 is a fit for the E-350 sedan only, and wouldn't fit your wagon. If you're planning on doing some light duty towing, you'll need a ball mount like part # C45521 and # A-82 for a 2 inch trailer ball or # A-80 for a 1-7/8 ball. You'll need to see your dealer for the trailer wiring harness. I'll also link you to our selection of accessories that are compatible with your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Mercedes E-350
    Curt does make a hitch for your 2013 Mercedes Benz E350. If you have a sedan you'd want the part # C11001 or if you have a wagon you'd want the part # C11404. There is some drilling into the bumper of the vehicle to install the hitch. For a bike rack that will fit either hitch and will only touch the bikes at the tire you would want the Kuat NV 2.0 part # BA12B. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Mercedes Benz E-350
    The perfect solution for you and your 2014 Mercedes Benz E-350 would be a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. If your vehicle is a sedan you would want the # C11001 for a hitch or if you have a wagon you would want the # C11404. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because it's so easy to use, and because the rack has an angled shank that would raise the bike rack up by three inches providing additional ground clearance. Because of that, this is the rack...
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  • How to Tell if 2012 Mercedes E-350 Has Sports Package for Curt Trailer Hitch Fit
    For your 2012 Mercedes Benz E-350 the Curt hitch part # C11001 is a confirmed fit even if it has the Sports package.
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  • What is the Purpose of the Stabilizer Strap That is to be Used On CURT Class I Hitches
    The strap you are referring to is the Curt Bike Rack Strap # 18050. It helps provide extra security to hitch mounted bike racks when using hitch mounted accessories. The strap provides additional support to the rack and would help prevent additional wear on the hitch and your vehicle when using hitch mounted accessories such as a bike rack. The hitch is stable, but the strap will more offer more stability, and failure to use a strap will void the warranty of the hitch. I attached...
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  • Hitch Availability for 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
    Currently there is no hitch offered for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, only for the sedan version. Hitches are designed expressly for specific vehicles and so it is not advisable to attempt to install one on a vehicle different than that for which it was intended. The Curt hitch you referenced, part # C11001, is a light-duty Class I hitch suitable for use with a hitch- mount bike rack or cargo carrier. Please note that your vehicle does not carry a rated towing capacity according...
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  • Does Long Bar on Curt Trailer Hitch # C11001 Need to be Attached
    Yes, it is necessary to mount the bar extending behind the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11001 on your 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 even though you only plan to use the hitch for accessories like a bike rack. This bracket is required to maintain the capacities of the hitch and leaving this part unattached will essentially reduce its rating to an unknown number which could lead to failure during travel. Curt has determined that mounting just the two bolts at the top of the main hitch plate...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Mercedes E350 Sedan
    We have the Curt hitch part # C11001 which Curt test fit and found worked well on your 2011 Mercedes Benz E350 Sedan that would be a great option. For some vehicles there is a demand for a hitch even if the manufacturer states that you should not install one on the vehicle. This is a situation like that where we have a hitch fit but it may not be what Mercedes recommends.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Mercedes E350 For Bike Rack
    The only hitches we have for your 2013 Mercedes Benz E350 are 1-1/4 inch sized like the part # C11001. This hitch can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time max due to the lighter duty nature of it. So only option we'd have is a new hitch and bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 Coupe
    I reached out to the biggest suppliers of trailer hitches, and neither Curt or Cequent (the maker of draw-tite, reese and hidden hitch) have a fit for your 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 Coupe. So, unfortunately I don't have a trailer hitch receiver that is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. If I can help you with a trunk mounted bike rack or a roof rack to meet your needs, please let me know and I'd be happy to make a recommendation.
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Rack to Transport Fat Bike and Hybrid Bike with 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350
    The Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11001 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 sedan. This will provide a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and will require some drilling into the bumper beam during installation. Also note that Curt requires that all non-trailer loads such as bike racks or cargo carriers be supported with stabilizing straps like # 18050. Failure to do this will void the hitch's warranty. When choosing a bike rack, you will want...
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  • Which Curt Hitch Fits 2011 Mercedes Benz E550 Convertible
    Curt has a hitch that fits your 2011 Mercedes Benz E-550 Convertible with the part # C11340 but the # C11001 that you referenced does not fit your vehicle.
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  • Is a Stabilizer Strap Required for Thule DoubleTrack Rack on a 2011 Mercedes E350 with a Curt Hitch
    You will need to use a stabilizer strap like the Curt Strap part # 18050 with the Curt Hitch part # C11001 on your 2011 Mercedes E350 otherwise it will void the hitch's warranty. To install the strap you would want to loop the cambuckle side of the strap around the top of the upright mast of the Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack and then run the hook end to the top of the trunk lid. If installed correctly the hook will not move so it would not wear on the paint of your vehicle. Trunk mounted...
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  • Does Curt Hitch part # C11001 Fit a 2012 Mercedes Benz E-350 Sedan
    The Curt hitch part # C11001 is a fit for your 2012 Mercedes E-350 Sedan since it is not a Sport Package vehicle. There is drilling involved to install the hitch. When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online.
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  • Best Hitch And E-Bike Option For A 2013 Mercedes-Benz e350
    A hitch bike rack is going to be your only option. First, here are your hitch options. If you have a Sedan then you need # C11001. If you have the wagon you need # C11189 and if you have the coupe or convertible # C11340. All these options are a class 1 hitch. When it comes to a 2 e-bike rack when using a class 1 hitch receiver, you only have one option and it's a great rack! It is extremely solid and can carry up to 60lbs per bike, fits in a 1-1/4" hitch and weighs just under 50lbs....
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan
    There is a trailer hitch receiver that I confirmed with the manufacturer fits your 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 sedan, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11001. If you plan on doing some towing, the only 4-way that fits your Mercedes is the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119250KIT. You will also need Curt Class II Drawbar # C45521, Pin and Clip # F-4, and either 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # A-80 or 2" Hitch Ball # A-82.
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan
    Curt Manufacturing does indeed offer a Class I hitch for your Mercedes E-350 sedan, the part number is # C11001. Curt's warranty requirements state that if the hitch is used for a non-trailer load like a bike rack or cargo carrier, a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 needs to be used. If you'll be using the hitch to tow a light duty trailer, you'll need the following: Ball mount, part # C45521 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # A-80 or 2 inch ball, part # A-82 Trailer wiring harness,...
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Sedan is part # C11001. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11404 is for wagon models. They both look very similar but there are dimensional differences between the two.
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