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

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  • 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 C11276 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11276

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
  • Made 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


Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt.


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.



11276 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C11276 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11276 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2015 Toyota Prius

2012 - 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

2012 - 2017 Toyota Prius v



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 - 2015 Toyota Prius - Curt

Today on our 2015 Toyota Prius we're going to be taking a look at and showing you hot to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I, part number C11276. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. You can see it's got a nice round tubular design, it's going to tuck up nicely against the bottom side of our Prius. We have a nice, large flat style safety chain loops. We've got an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver, class one. It's going to be a complete bolt on design, utilizing factory weld nuts.

It's going to be quick and easy. The hitch is powder coated, that's going to help protect it against rust and corrosion and keep it looking nice for years to come. This hitch is designed for 200 pounds of tongue weight, which is our downward force, and 2,000 pounds of gross trailer weight, which is the amount of the loaded trailer that you can tow. You want to check with your owner's manual to make sure that your vehicle is able to tow that amount of weight and always use whatever is the less of the amounts. There is one note with this hitch, if you're going to be carrying a non-trailered load such as a cargo carrier or a bike rack they do recommend the use of a stabilization strap. Now we're going to go ahead and give you some measurements, it's going to help you in selecting some accessories. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the to the outer most part of the bumper it's about an inch and three-quarters.

From the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver tube it's going to be about 12 inches. We're going to begin our install by finding our nine points. On the driver side here we're going to have this factory tow hook, it's going to have two bolts up in there. We're going to remove that tow hook and the bolt, give those back to our customer. Our hitch is going to bolt up in place of that.

Over here on the passenger side we're going to have these two bolts right here that are part of our exhaust hanger. We're going to take those down and we're going to sandwich our hitch in between the body and the exhaust hanger. We're going to start by removing our exhaust clamp in the back here. We're going to go ahead and pop it off and that's going to give us enough room we don't have to pull any more clamps down. We'll take down these two bolts here, they're going to be 17 millimeter. We're going to return the bolts to the customer but we're going to reuse the hanger.

We're going to be mounting it with these new 12 millimeter bolts and a conical tooth washer for each one. You want to make sure you put the teeth side facing the hitch. We're going to take our hitch, we're going to feed it into the hole there. Then we're going to place it up over the top of the exhaust on this side. Then we can go to the drivers side and we'll do the same thing with the other two bolts. We want to make sure we have it centered up on our vehicle then we can go ahead and run up the bolt. We're just going to run them up snug. Then we can go ahead and torque them down to the specifications listed in our instructions. We're going to be using a 19 millimeter socket. Our last step is going to be to reinstall our exhaust hanger. To make it slide out a little easier, we're going to go ahead and put some spray lubricant in there. That's going to help the rubber slide back onto the tab here a little easier. You just want to check it and make sure it's not going to make any contact with your hitch. That's going to do it for our look at and install of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I, part number C11276 on our 2015 Toyota Prius.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11276

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (188 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 could not have received a better product or customer support! Not only did Mark suggest a better product than the one I had selected from the (excellent) on-line product listings, but my request to expedite shipping resulted in the trailer hitch arriving a day earlier than promised. The installation instructions were very detailed (included color photos, parts list, torque wrench values, etc.) and the on-line movie was equally excellent. It took me abit longer than I expected (~ 1 hour) to install, but this was my fault for not having all of the right tools laid out and available. The final installed hitch (from Curt) fits like a glove and really looks like OEM. Frankly, the newer design (for my 2014 vehicle) appears to be even stronger ("beefier:) than the hitch (another Curt) which I bought for my same model but earlier 2006 vehicle. Congratulations eTrailer, I will definitely be back for my future trailer hitch requirements. 208720


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Since youve had two of these hitches, did you experience much rust or corrosion on the Curt you installed on the 2006 vehicle?

-- comment by: Laurie - 08/11/2015

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Hi Laurie, there is no rust or corrosion, and we live less than 4 miles from from the beach.

-- comment by: Jim W - 08/15/2015

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We use the hitch in combination with our bike rack at least twice each month. It truly is an asset towards making our bike riding experiences enjoyable and not an anxiety!

Jim W - 06/30/2016

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2017 Toyota Prius


Trailer hitch for 2017 Prius V. Very good price which includes shipping. Well boxed. All required bolts included. Installation was not difficult but I had to figure out how to get the original bolts out that held the muffler support. The tail pipe interfered with a straight extension on the ratchet so I used a universal joint to get around it. As you'll be working on your back for this project I would suggest flattening out some large boxes and work from the comfort of cardboard. You'll slide around much easier , too. The hitch itself is not heavy but near impossible to hold up in place under the car and start the bolts. I used a floor jack to hold the hitch in close proximity and worked from there. I also used a small floor jack to support the muffler when I detached its bracket. That may not be necessary, I didn't want the muffler to droop to far and bend its pipe. Of special note: the bolts you take off the Prius have a 17mm head, the bolts that you put on have a 19mm head. Same diameter thread on both. Actual time to install is probably 60 minutes if you include the taking apart, looking for tools, the drop light, the floor jack and of course, putting the hitch on. If you don't have a floor jack, a friend will suffice to hold the hitch up. Finding a willing friend, however, could add days to the installation so you might want to start there when you order the hitch. The finished product looks good. I chose the Curt hitch because it is made of tubular steel, which to me looks a little cleaner than the square tubing. The hitch fits in from the rear bumper and up under the car so that it is not eye catching. 443710



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2013 Toyota Prius


This hitch is great. Customer service was great when ordering, and all came as promised and in a timely manner. Installation was well described and demonstrated in etrailer's video, which was SUPER helpful to see. Took me longer than indicated, but that's typical for my projects as I'm always operating on a shortage of ideal tools (only trick was the tight/awkward access to bolts on Prius undercarriage). Installing wiring package, however, proved to be a little more of a bugger - and this is only reason I'm rating 4 stars vs 5. The video on wiring install shows a slightly older model Prius (2010), and the newer model for which this wiring package also fits (2013) has a wiring arrangement slightly different than what was demonstrated - or at least mine did. It only meant that I had to dig a little deeper, taking off a few more plastic covers inside the car in order to find the appropriate harnesses to plug new kit into. Not necessarily a big deal, except when operating on a tight schedule and in waning light. I was frustrated to find myself scratching my head over a set up that was different than anticipated and indicated in the demonstration video. Only request would be for an updated video demonstration on a newer (or additional) model(s) of Prius for which this harness also works. Otherwise...thanks, etrailer, for a great product and great service! 529304



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I installed it in 15 minutes with good video and instructions that are provided. Mounting tabs lined up perfectly to OEM holes using their upgraded bolts and washers. Received it in 3 days after they sent me shipping confirmation and tracking number. They should tape foam on the mounting tabs to prevent damage and puncturing through the box. I like how it tucks up and hardly noticeable. 147159


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is this a lowered prius?

-- comment by: john - 05/18/2015

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Hey Victor, were you able to do it at home or did you need a raised platform?

-- comment by: Sundeep - 08/01/2015

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John it is not a lowered Prius, but with the tucked-up hitch, it gives it that look.

-- comment by: Victor Y - 08/04/2015

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Sundeep I did it at work in the parking lot, I use the box to set the hitch on then pushed it under the rear and held it up with one arm while the other was threading in their supplied bolts.

-- comment by: Victor Y - 08/04/2015

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Toyota Prius


I purchase two different products and installed both, back to back. I did not use a jack or a lift, so it took about 45 minutes to finesse this one into/onto my Toyota Prius. I needed a helper (wife) which made it much easier. This is for a bike rack. Ordered Friday and delivered Monday, fast, fast. Thank you. 229876


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It has performed as my intended use. I have only used this for attaching a bicycle rack and holding 2 bicycles.

Ezekiel A - 10/12/2016

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2013 Toyota Prius


Love it! This trailer hitch allows an upright bike rack to attach, with the addition of an adapter, to our hatchback style Prius. It is much sturdier than our old bike rack that leaned against the hatch window. The trailer hitch/bike rack combo allows us to get into the hatch without removing the rack. We travelled across Florida and back, 300 miles, with no problems. Your website was very helpful in determining the proper hitch and installation was easy. Thank you for a great product at a good price. 528773



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Great product at a reasonable price. Great service, quick delivery. Installation was more difficult than I was led to believe. The hitch is heavy and required two people. It is difficult to hold in position while trying to start the bolts. The instructions estimated the installation time of 15 minutes. It took me 3 hours. 80180


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Great product. I have used it for a year now and had no problems or issues.

Bob G - 05/19/2014

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2010 Toyota Prius


First, let's make a comment on etrailer's service. I placed my order at 4:40 am. The item was shipped at 7:30 am. UPS attempted delivery the next day mid-morning. What would expedited service look like?!! The Curt hitch is excellent quality. It took a little longer to install than anticipated, but once in it is great looking and very sturdy. The knuckle of the hitch sticks out about an inch to two inches beyond the bumper of my 2010 Toyota Prius. A couple of pictures are attached. 228581



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2011 Toyota Prius


It took over 2 hours for install for 2 reasons. First, the tools would not fit around the exhaust system and in the access slot. 3/4 drive equipment was too bulky. Second reason, an Important issue, the heat shield on my 2011 prius extends further aft than the video and to fit the rightside bracket correctly, the bracket must be sandwiched between the shield and the frame. It took alot of time bending the shield to get the bracket installed. The video is wrong, they just clamp on top of the shield and squeeze it against the frame. You don't want heat to transfer to the vehicle because the 12-volt battery is located in that area. 47997



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Very well made, quick shipping. Had my auto guy install it for $85. Haven't attached the bike rack yet but am confident it will work great. Our other car has a Curt trailer hitch and we love it. 95381


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One of the better online purchases I have made. Great quality, very reasonable price and free shipping. I am very happy with the hitch.

Amy N - 08/25/2014

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2013 Toyota Prius


First have to mention great and speedy service by etrailer. Ordered on Sunday and received on Thursday. Now, product itself deserves 5 starts as well. Quality is top notch, looks great, all hardware included. I wish they would add spare bolt and lock nut in case of stripped thread ( yes, I did it and it is my fault). Installation went pretty smooth, except for stripped thread mentioned before. Was too lazy to remove exhaust and forced the bolt in with slight angle. Had to use one of the existing bolts, as temporary measure until get a longer replacement. Other than that, no issues. Did alone, used a few wooden blocks to support hitch. Make sure you watch a video before start, makes things a lot easier than reading instructions. All in all very happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend. 490650



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2015 Toyota Prius


Perfect fit, thanks for your user-friendly website! And thanks for the timely delivery also. The Curt hitch was easily installed by a local shop that has installed "hundreds" of these on local Priuses. The cargo carrier was pretty simple for this gal to assemble, but would have been even easier if I'd have had a good wrench and another person to assist. It's very sturdy and will be very useful. 512521



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I highly recommend etrailer hitch and wiring harness They were both easy to install. The Prius pull the motorcycle camping trailer very well. You would not even know it was hooked to the car 426055



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Excellent product fast shipping well packaged and good price who could ask for more will definitely do business with again 185354


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As a professional auto, technician, I get ALL my trailers get needs fro these people, great products and service, and NEVER an issue A A A

John S - 04/14/2016

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I ordered the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2013 Toyota Prius. Delivery was quick. The installation was simple and took 35 minutes to complete. Having the right tools helped. Thanks to all in earlier posts to point this out. A 17mm socket was needed to remove existing bolts. A 19mm socket was needed to install new bolts that came with the hitch. Flex head ratcheting wrench in each of these sizes helped a great deal with one bolt near the exhaust that would have been more difficult to get to. Also, the hitch is rather heavy and I could have used a helper hold it up while I worked. Instead, a one gallon paint can fit nicely under the hitch to hold it up while I installed the first bolt. It appears to be a sturdy product. Time will tell. 433838



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2013 Toyota Prius


I ordered the trailer hitch for my 2013 Toyota Prius. As soon as I received it, I decided to install it. I needed a hitch to hook my 3x4 feet aluminum trailer for my mountain bikes. I was disappointed right away because the bolts from the hitch did not match with those of the car. So I contacted customer service for help. Ricky advise me to flex the ends of the trailer hitch because they could have been bent during shipment. I followed his advice and I installed it in 30 minutes. I am very satisfied with the product and I am very impressed with the customer service provided by e-trailer. I did not waste my money on this product. My wife is very excited since now we can use the trailer to transport our bikes. Thank you Raul Aparicio 139871



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Came well packed and mounted in a jiffy. Ok, I didn't mount it but I watched the tech do it on a lift. I could have done the installation myself If I had time. Well designed and good quality hitch. 223771


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still holding my bike rack snugly behind my Prius

Marc B - 09/02/2016

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Toyota Prius


For a 2010 Prius Very well crafted. It is a bit heavier than the other Hitch Receivers on the site, but looks way better. Everything was packaged nicely and came as promised. Install wasn't bad either. I'm slender and fit underneath the car without car ramps and jacks. Just cut out a side of cardboard from the provided box and slide under. At around 45 lb. it's a bit tricky to hold up on your own. So a few house items to prop it up fixed that. 30min install time. MAKE SURE you have 17mm & 19mm DEEP Sockets and 6" extender. 176047



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2011 Toyota Prius


The Curt hitch is an excellent product. The delivery was very fast, the packaging was minimal, yet very effective, and the hitch was light enough to manage by one person. Installation was done on my 2011 Prius with gracious help from my wife. The car was directly on the ground. Aside from getting the 19mm bolt on the muffler side correctly torqued, the install was fairly easy. The bolt toward the front of the vehicle on the muffler side is not an easy one to reach for enough purchase in order to effectively reach with deep 19mm socket. Either a prop or second set of hands was necessary for me to complete the setup. The purpose for the hitch is to connect the Kuat Beta 2.0 bike rack. 277261


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Still an excellent product! Ill be in the market soon for a hitch for our van!

Stu M - 12/29/2017

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We had one of hitches in our other car. Easy to install (although two people are recommended) and sturdy. 214123


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A year later we are still satisfied with the hitch.

Rick W - 07/23/2016

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This is the second time I've install one of etrailers hitch receivers. Both times the product fit exactly to the car with no issues. (The car is a Prius and the hitch is used for a bike rack - not towing) The install time was about 40 minutes with half of that time spent on finding my tools. Product is heavy but I found that once I was able to secure one bolt on the left side I could secure the first bolt on the right side by the exhaust. There is a heat shield by the exhaust on the Prius and you need to wedge the corner up so the hitch will slide under about 1/4 inch. I'll continue to use etrailer in the future. 391475



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First etrailer service was speedy and delivery ahead of schedule. Absolutely would buy from them again. This hitch is well made and fits very well. Now, installing it is fairly straightforward BUT (big but) it is probably easy to get an extra set of hands on the ground just to hold the hitch in place while screwing it in. It took me probably one hour to install it on my own..make sure you have a ratchet extension at least 8" long; 17mm and 19mm sockets. They recommend a torque wrench but the recommended setting is pretty high that it is basically as hard as I could tighten it...Have not used it to tow anything yet. 529028


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We do recommend using a torque wrench to get the bolts tightened to the foot lbs in the installation instructions. If you do it by hand the hitch may come loose after use. Many auto parts stores lend out tools so you will not have to buy one in most cases.

-- Heather A - 07/02/2018

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2012 Toyota Prius


Recieved our new Curt hitch two days after placing the order. I was able to mount the hitch on our 2012 Prius III without jacking it up, or putting it on a set of ramps with no problem. I had it installed in about 20 minutes. The quality of this Curt hitch is top notch. For those that wonder if mounting a hitch on their prius will degrade mpg, even with nothing attached to it, we just got done with a 350 mile highway trip, and still got 51 mpg. I plan on using it to haul our bikes, on our Swagman XTC 2, also purchased from Etrailer. Great product! VERY happy with this purchase! Thanks E-trailer! 39460



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I have yet to put this on my vehicle due to the current cold in the upper Mid-west. That being said, the unit looks like it will do exactly what I want it to do AND I must say I have had exceptional help and service from etrailer.com. My brother suggested the site. With the installation videos, expert advise with fast response and speedy delivery, what more could you ask for. I have said to several friends, this site is THE BEST site of its type without exception! I could not ask for more. George J and Michael H were a big help for me in making this purchase. Thanks. 175261



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2015 Toyota Prius


I installed the Curt C11276 trailer hitch receiver on my 2015 Toyota Prius, after reviewing the instructions and watching Curt's YouTube video for a similar installation (2010 Toyota Prius). The instructions were helpful; so was the video. The main snag was that the bolt holes in the hitch flanges did not quite line up with the holes in the car's frame. I was obliged to attach a nylon rope to one side of the hitch and apply about 100 lb of pull on the rope to force the holes to line up. Time for installation, including dealing with that snag, was about 1.5 hours. 225342



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2014 Toyota Prius


Went on my 2014 Prius with no problems. Just needed to bend the heat shield back slightly to avoid trapping it under the hitch attachment passenger side. You do need a torque wrench and AV least 6" socket extension. Watch you don't lose the socket inside the plastic under shielding on the drivers side - use a magnet to coax it back if you do! 283501



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Excellent service, very quick shipping, got in less than 24hrs. Great website and customer friendly. This guys are the best !!!!! 480893



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The trailer hitch receiver appears very well-constructed and fits my car nicely. The bolt holes lined up perfectly! It also looks good under the rear bumper. Installation wasn't too hard - I did it by myself in the driveway without even jacking up the car. The only challenge was caused by a plastic panel under my car kind of being in the way on one side - not really a big deal, and this has nothing to do with the hitch itself. I haven't yet used the hitch but so far I'm very happy with the purchase. 268348



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2012 Toyota Prius


The hitch worked out wonderfully. Fit very well and easy to install. Your estimate of 30 minutes is about right. I believe it took me only about 20 to 25 minutes to install. Now my wife can take her bike anywhere she would like. Delivery was very prompt. Thank you again for supplying me this product! 147864



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2015 Toyota Prius


Service - 5 Stars Product - 5 Stars Instructions - "Garbage" 2015 Prius (regular) 1. You not only do not need a deep socket, it makes the job much worse as the bolt sinks into the socket. 2. You CANNOT install the drivers side without cutting part of the plastic under carriage cover. The cutout for the towing bracket is too narrow and not long enough to fir the hitch mount. 3. The original Toyota bolts are slightly tapered at the end to make initial threading about a million times easier. 293231



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2013 Toyota Prius


This is the second hitch that I have bought from these people. They fit perfectly. It only took me half an hour to put this last one on. I do one extra thing though. I use Locktight on the bolts, just for added safety. Their hitches r very good quality & I am very happy with the fast shipping. 271841



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I haven't had any issues with the update products I ordered. The installation video was perfect, and I've been using it daily. The only thing I think should be different is the weather protection for the four prong wiring harness. Otherwise, no complaints. Thanks for checking up. 474585



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2014 Toyota Prius v


Hitch works great. Installation went fairly smoothly. There were two of us working together on it and while it took a little more time than expected, it is rock solid. I was a little hesitant to purchase as it is more visible than other hitches, but the practical impact is I no longer notice it. Having owned several vehicles with hitches, one thing I like over those is the ability to tighten the pin when you use a ball mount or a bike rack. A good product at a reasonable price. 571570



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2013 Toyota Prius V


Purchased this hitch for our 2013 Prius V. Four bolt install is fairly simple but I found separating the muffler/exhaust from the rubber hanger easier than trying to work with it connected. A little dish soap and it was off in seconds and after the hitch and bracket were secure a little soap on the metal hanger and it pushed through without a problem. Once on this hitch is pretty much invisible. We'll be using it with the Swagman two bike rack on an extended road trip. 213448



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The hitch fit perfectly and looks great. Installation did require a bit more time than predicted, but most of that additional time involved finding the right tools and positioning the hitch ( it was a one man operation and I used jack stands to hold the hitch in place ). 63802



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Great hitch for my 2012 Toyota Prius. My husband installed it - it wasn't super easy because he had to use some makeshift tools to adapt for a socket extender that he lost somewhere, but I think it was easy for someone who is not a mechanic to install. There's a couple of good videos on YouTube about installation that were helpful for the Prius. I love the etrailer website! Their videos are tremendous with so many vehicles shown so clearly! Great job! 435990



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2013 Toyota Prius v


I placed my order for the Curt trailer hitch on Friday morning and received it the following Tuesday afternoon. The shipping was free and I am thrilled how quickly it arrived. Kudos to the shipping team! This trailer hitch was packaged very well and was a perfect fit on my Prius V. The instructions were quite clear and it took me about 20 minutes to install it. I bought it to mount a roll-on bike rack for my wife's ebike, which is quite heavy. 545989



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Purchased my Curt hitch for my 2015 Prius and I am very satisfied. The etrailer website gave me all the photo angles and answered my questions before purchasing. Installation was quick and easy though I did have the purchase a torque wrench to get the job done. The rack is solid and looks good, and with the accessory strap my mountain bike is secure on my Yakima Holdup rack. Definitely glad I made this purchase from etrailer! 455019



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2011 Toyota Prius


Not my 1st hitch install but the easiest. And 2 day free shipping! I've used etrailer before and most likely will again, everything is way above average with them. The Curt hitch is virtually invisible with a beautiful paint job. The You-Tube videos are especially helpful. And their prices beat all other competitors. No surprises on this install, it was a pleasure start to finish. Highly recommended, THANK YOU. 501789



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Came with the right hanger bent and won't align to the bolt holes. Luckily, I have a very durable pry bar and was able to mcgyver it until it almost straightened out. Took me 25 minutes because I'm just by myself going back and forth fitting it to the car. Package looked okay though with no discernible tears, so it looks like more careful quality control is needed before shipping out. It's useable now, thanks! 286975



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2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid


I am not a mechanic, but this product was easy to install. It took me about 15 minutes to install it at my drive way without lift up my car. I used a little stool and some books to jack and hold the hitch to be in the right position then bolted it. The shipping was fast. The video for this installation was really, really helps (thanks etrailer.com). The hitch was perfect fit to my 2014 Prius Plug ins. 281945



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Great product on the Prius. It's clean looking at it's minimally visible. Sticks out minimally. Only wish it was slightly closer to bumper so it's taller to minimize scrapes. Overll it's great though. 270703



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Hitch arrived on time, in great shape. Was relatively simple to install, with all parts provided (took me about 4x the "novice" time, but I'm not used to working on cars and didn't have it lifted). Instructions were specific to my car model, and weren't bad though they could have been more clear. Used this hitch to drive a Uhaul trailer from CA to Chicago using my Prius - it worked wonderfully! 432140



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I installed the hitch so I could put on my bike rack. I don't like using the racks that lay on the painted surface and/or the rear glass. I have always used the hitch racks. Your directions were right on and it only took between 20 to 25 minutes. Very simple and I am not a mechanic. However. I do my own work whenever possible. Very happy so far and I can't wait to load on the rake and haul. 218211



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Installation was easy! In my case, only one specialized tool was needed; an 12 year old holding a flashlight. Installation on a 2013 Prius Plug-In was pretty straightforward. A little tricky getting the bolts installed that were directly above the muffler/tail pipe. Fortunately the mounting bracket allows the muffler/tailpipe to be pushed far enough out of the way to complete installation. 149032



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A very easy installation on my wife's Prius V. She will use the hitch to carry her bike rack not for towing as that is not a recommended activity for her new car. The installation video and the enclosed instructions were spot on. This is my second Curt trailer hitch install and both units fit as advertised, no fussing with alignment bars. Sorry no pictures, I forgot my camera. 287272



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2013 Toyota Prius


Purchased the Curt hitch to allow hauling a bike rack and possibly a utility trailer. The hitch was very well made and very easy to install. No issues were encountered at all with the installation - a true bolt-on. etrailer had the hitch delivered quickly to me and the purchasing process went extremely well.Thanks Curt and etrailer for a great product and great service. 558382



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The receiver arrived when they said it would. It was well packaged so there were no scratches, etc. The installation was as simple as the video instructions said it would be. I didn't have to remove the grommet from the exhaust pipe. Just removed the existing bolts to the exhaust bracket, slid the receiver bracket under it, then installed and tightened the new bolts. 189483



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Product arrived on time with no damage to shipping box. Hitch has several scratches when unpackaged - kind of disappointing. Even though I am a mechanic the installation was not that easy. The holes are not spaced wide enough to match the frame so I had to elongate them to allow the bolts to fit. It took much longer than expected to install this hitch on my 2015 Prius. 425423



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I recently purchased an Electra Townie. My old Saris Bones trunk rack worked great for my previous bike but it Just did not work very well for the TownieI. I decided to upgrade to a hitch platform rack and this hitch did the trick. I had a local mechanic install it in my 2014 Prius and I am very happy with the sleek look and most important the ease of loading my bike. 432166


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  • Recommended Hitch for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The best hitch for you will depend on what you were wanting to use it for. If you were planning on simply using the hitch as a mount for a bike rack (due to the capabilities of the Class I hitch, you will need a Class I rated bike rack and will be limited to carrying two bikes), the Draw-Tite Class I receiver, part # 24847 would be your best choice. The Curt hitch, # C11276 would also be a fine choice, albeit a bit more expensive. The hitch warranty stipulates that a stabilizing strap...
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  • Is the Required Curt Stabilizing Strap Included with Hitch # 11469 for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • The Curt Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, is not included with their hitches. It attaches to the bike rack then to the vehicle to keep the forces exerted on the bike rack and hitch when hitting bumps from damaging the hitch. On passenger cars this can be attached to the edge of the trunk lid that meets rear windshield or on SUVs, you can attach to the top edge of the hatch. The use of a strap is necessary for Curt warranty requirements. You can also use bungee cords like # 3044DAT,...
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  • Hitch Comparison for a 2012 Toyota Prius V Trailer Hitch
  • If you check out the picture I attached you can see what your 2012 Toyota Prius V would look like with either the Draw-Tite Hitch # 24847 or the Curt Hitch # C11276 would look like once installed. As you can see both of them hang about the same distance from the bottom of the vehicle and will be the same in terms of visibility. Both of these hitches will be largely out of plain sight, but will be somewhat visible. Either hitch would work well for you, but Curt recommends that you use...
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  • Can the Thule T2 Bike Rack Be Used with a Hitch Adapter in a Class I Hitch on a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • Your best option for carrying 2 bikes would be to use a bike rack that is compatible with Class I hitches. When using a hitch adapter, like part # HTAD, to use a 2 inch accessory in a Class I hitch, the capacity of the hitch is reduced by 50 percent. In your case 110 pounds will exceed 50 percent of the 200 pound capacity of any trailer hitch, like the hitch you referenced, # C11276, available for your 2012 Toyota Prius. I recommend the Thule Doubletrack Pro, # TH9054, which is compatible...
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  • What Do Hitches for 2017 Toyota Prius V Weigh
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7192 weighs 28 lbs. The Curt part # C11276 weighs 31 lbs and the Draw Tite # 24967 weighs 21 lbs.
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Has Higher Ground Clearance For a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24847, and the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60263 (no longer available), are basically the same hitch so they both have the same ground clearance and side profile. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies that use the same design process for their trailer hitches. The top of the receiver tube for both trailer hitches will sit 4-3/4 inches below the frame rails on your 2012 Toyota Prius V. If you are planning on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Shank Size and Use of Hitch Adaptrers on a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • Class 1 receiver hitches use a 3/4 inch ball shank size. I would recommend item # 19256, for a 1-7/8 inch ball for your hitch or the item # 19258, 2 inch ball. 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch adapters like the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # HTAD, are not to be used for towing because the use of an adapter significantly reduces the tongue capacity of the trailer hitch and puts excess stress on the hitch if used for towing due to the extended length...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitches For 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In And 2013 Toyota Prius
  • We have one trailer hitch that is designed to work with the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. That trailer hitch is the Curt Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. For the hitch with a Euro drawbar that includes the hitch ball you can look at part # C112761 for 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, and part # C112762 for 2 inch hitch ball. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps,...
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  • Installation Of Hitch On 2013 Toyota Prius
  • The hitch you need for your Toyota Prius depends on the style of Prius you own. I would first recommend checking either with your owner's manual or with your dealership to find what the towing and tongue weight capacity is for your vehicle. For the Prius or Prius Plug-In Hybrid, I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch with a 1-1/4 in receiver. It has a towing capacity of 2000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. The installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • In order to use the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02457, on your 2010 Toyota Prius you will need to use Curt hitch # C11276. It will not work with other Class I trailer hitches. But, for the Curt hitch, when using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier you must use stabilization strap # 18050 per the Curt warranty requirements. The other option is to use the Draw-Tite hitch # 24847 with a different bike rack, such as the Thule Vertex, # TH9028XT, and not have to worry about the rack fitting...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius V
  • If you were to install the Curt Hitch part # C11276 that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Prius V the distance from the top of the hitch opening to the ground would be 12 inches. From the bottom of the hitch to the ground it would be right at 10 inches. Check out the install video I attached for this hitch as well.
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  • Differences Between Curt and Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitches for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Curt # C11276 and the Draw-Tite # 24847 Class I hitches share the same weight capacity, and the installation procedure is fairly similar. In actuality, the Curt weighs about 8 lbs more than the Draw-Tite hitch. The Curt hitch is constructed of round tube steel that's a bit larger in diameter than the square tube stock the Draw-Tite model is constructed of, which would account for the weight difference. Since both hitches have been tested and found to have the same weight bearing capacity,...
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  • Is Curt Strap # 18050 Compatible With Hitch # C11276 on a 2012 Toyota Prius Hatchback With Spolier
  • The CURT Trailer Hitch Support Strap, Part # 18050, is a universal strap that should be compatible with a 2012 Toyota Prius when used in conjunction with the CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11276. This support strap will provide additional stability and safety for a hitch-mounted bike rack. If you have concerns about the strap putting pressure on the spoiler you can route the strap to the bottom edge of the rear door rather than the top. I have attached a link to a brief video that...
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  • Fit of Curt Class I Hitch # C11276 on 2010 Prius and Difference Between Round and Square Bar Hitch
  • The Curt Class I receiver you mention, part # C11276 is a fit for the current generation Toyota Prius, as well as the Prius V. According to Curt, the installation procedure did not vary from the 2010 to the current model, so the install procedure shown in the videos for the 2012 and 2013 Prius would also apply to your 2010 model. There is no functional difference between hitches having a round or a square crossbar. Both styles of hitch share the same weight capacities and would install...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • At this time, the only trailer hitch listed as a fit for the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11276. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches have not been confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Curt hitch is very similar to the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches. The only significant difference is that Curt's warranty requires the use of a stabilization strap, like part # 18050, for all non-trailer loads such as bike racks or cargo carriers. If...
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitch # 11276 and # C11276
  • There is no difference, Curt's part number is 11276. We add a C to that part number as we do for all of our Curt products. This hitch would be an excellent choice for your 2013 Toyota Prius. I attached an install video for you to check out also. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. For that you would want part # 18050.
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  • Hitch Rack for Elliptigo Arc Recumbent Bike on 2013 Toyota Prius V
  • The 1-1/4-inch hitch I recommend for your 2013 Toyota Prius V is Draw-Tite's Class I hitch # 24847. This hitch bolts on without drilling and offers a lower cost and freedom from the requirement to use a stabilizing strap, which is necessary for the Curt hitch # C11276. We offer three bike racks for recumbent style bikes that will fit this hitch. All are shown on the linked page, and all are the platform style which carry a bike level. We do not offer any bike racks designed to suspend...
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  • How Many of the Curt Stabilization Straps Are Required with a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • First, check your vehicle owners manual to make sure it is permissible to use a trailer hitch mount cargo carrier on your 2013 Toyota Prius V. You only need 1 strap, # 18050, to be within the warranty requirements for Curt trailer hitch # C11276. I have included a link to a video showing a typical use of the strap. If you wanted you could use more than 1 strap. But you will need to use at least 1 for non-trailer loads.
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