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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
  • 200 lbs TW
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • No Cross Tube
  • 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11290 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11290

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
  • 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



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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.



11290 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C11290 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11290 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1998 - 2002 Honda Accord

2001 - 2003 Acura CL

1999 - 2003 Acura TL

2003 - 2007 Honda Accord Coupe

2003 - 2007 Honda Accord Sedan





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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11290

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

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

- C11290
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2000 Honda Accord

This thing looked good immediately. Good looking welds, covered completely in black. it doesn't look like just paint; it looks tough; I'm no expert on finishes. It's well-engineered and very precisely made. The directions are good, but I will try to add to them and be helpful. There are illustrations showing where all 5 of those thick rectangular spacers go. I drove the back of the car up on ramps. This thing goes on the outside or bottom of the spare tire well. Two of the bolts have rounded heads and a square portion of shank just under the head that go into the square holes in the spacers. The rounded heads are up, so there's nothing really in the way of the spare tire. The third bolt is a standard, longer one and it's used to attach the receiver end to the tow loop on the Accord that you probably don't even know is there unless you've looked under the bumper. Pull up the carpet and take out the space saver tire (might as well check and fill with air; mine was at 22 PSI). Attach that receiver end bar that's at an angle, to the tow loop on the car. Thee are 5 thick metal spacers with a square cut-out. Three of these are used for mounting to the tow loop, to center the hitch, and one, each, is used for the bolts in the spare tire well and go under the square portion of the shank of those bolts. With only the one "regular" bolt attaching the receiver end to the tow loop, the part of the hitch toward the front of the car will drop down due to gravity. I used a block of wood and a scissor jack to hold that end up against the bottom of the spare tire well. I didn't tighten the bolt yet and the part of the hitch on the jack was free to move left or right an inch or two. I very carefully looked at it and visually lined it up as best I could, with the middle of the front of the car, to try to get it as straight as possible. I jacked up the scissor jack until the back of the car actually went up a couple inches to put pressure on it and hold it in place. I had two drills, so this wasn't as bad as it sounds. I used a 1/2 inch bit to make a dimple at one of the bolt holes to mark the center. Then I used a 1/4 inch bit to drill a hole. This is pretty thin sheet metal, not at all hard, and quite easy to drill. I repeated with a 3/8 bit, enlarging the hole. This time I used a 31/64ths bit to finish it and reamed the hole out a little to make a real nice, tight fit for the bolt (instead of going to 1/2 inch). I put that bolt in so the hitch couldn't move at all and repeated the process to drill the hole on the other side. I had some thick EPDM (roofing rubber) laying around. I cut small squares and made a hole in the middle of the squares. I used this instead of sealant to, as the instructions say, "prevent exhaust and water" from getting in the car. I torqued all three of these bolts. Done. You need something to get the car off the ground enough so you can fit under there. I have a 90 degree angle drill. If you don't have that, the length of your drill and a large bit together (ground clearance) might be a problem unless you get the car high enough. You need, of course, at least a drill and a 1.2 inch bit, preferably a good set of bits. You need TWO heavy-duty setups! The thick spacers in the spare tire well keep those bolts from turning when you torque the nuts under the car. BUT! The bolt attaching the rear of the hitch to the cars tow loop WILL turn as you're trying to tighten the nut! You need something fairly strong to hold that with AND you need something real strong to tighten the nut as you're holding the bolt. I have a torque wrench and I also have a 1/2 inch drive breaker bar that I wedged against something to hold the head of the bolt as I turned. This is VERY tight compared to what you are probably used to. Do whatever it takes to make sure all three of these bolts are tight enough! Given the way the car is designed, this hitch COULD NOT have been designed better without making it WAY more expensive! This thing, properly installed, is VERY strong! Don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure this thing will hold way more than it's rated for! I'm very happy! (And how can anyone be scared of having to drill two holes???) Picture One: Without anything in it - way under the car Picture Two: With a multi-ball quick-change setup in it Picture Three: In the Spare tire well AFTER installation. The only thing showing is a little piece of the spacer (stiffener, in this case) off to the right of the spare. If you actually look in there, you can see the head of the bolts and the spacers on both sides. 513126


Comments

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Chris - 05/27/2019

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- C11290
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1998 Honda Accord

Great product. When I was reading information about this, I found it was going to take approximately an hour to install and required some drilling. I was hesitant because of the drilling but decided to go on ahead. Well I was ready for a 2 hour installation but was pleasantly surprised it only took me 30 minutes. This is for my bicycle rack and it works perfectly. After installation, a second concern came up as I was afraid the it was too far back. I mounted the Yakima bike rack and it was perfect. Personally I like it set back some so it is out of the way of my chins. Installed on my 1998 Honda Accord. 336895



- C11290
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Pretty EZ install, hauls trailer, a little rust inside the tube after 1 year. I keep the drawbar out when not in use so as not to rust weld in place 635915



- C11290
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2005 Honda Accord

Got the price!! got the quick service !! got the hitch quickly!! 506044



- C11290
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1999 Honda Accord

Quick shipping Easy installation 493176



- C11290
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Very quick to install. Took me less than 30 minutes. Great product. 291528



- C11290
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Great product. 279794



- C11290
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1998 Honda Accord

This is the second one I purchase from e-trailer. I'm very happy with the quality of the product as well as feedback regarding the order status. 241038



- C11290
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2001 Acura TL

Product installed very easily - provided instructions made it simple. 74965



- C11290
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1998 Honda Accord

Received product promptly. Part of hitch (arm) was protruding out of the box but there was no damage to the hitch. Installation was straight forward and went quickly. Majority of time spent on alignment of hitch before drilling 2 holes in trunk floor. This was by not fault of the design/hitch. Called Curt support and received professional feedback for tips on aligning. Hitch looks great on my 1998 Honda Accord. Hitch will be used for transporting 4 bikes (hitch style carrier) Would recommend to friends. 19140



- C11290
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2007 Honda Accord

A very competitive price and the installation went better than expected in the estimated time. I installed it on a 2007 Honda Accord and I would have preferred it to come back about 2 more inches as it is well under the rear bumper. I also installed the 118302 wiring harness and was pleased with the ease of its installation though I had to view the instructional video again to find the third connector which was snuggly taped in place. Overall I am well pleased with etrailer and expecially their instruction videos and it was delivered before the stated time. 9915


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  • Recommended Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2005 Honda Accord
  • You are correct in how the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver -Class I - 1-1/4" # C11290 is mounted. This hitch has been tested to hold a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs and a maximum trailer towing weight of 2,000 lbs when loaded. A riding lawn mower on a small trailer is probably at close to the maximum capacity of this hitch, so I recommend calculating the weights before doing this as your owners manual states 1000 lbs towing max and 100 lbs tongue weight. For your trailer wiring, I...
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  • Where are the Attachement Points for Curt Trailer Hitch # C11290 on a 2003 Honda Accord
  • The furthest two attachment points for the cross tubing on Curt Hitch, # C11290, are in the trunk pan (where the spare tire sits) and not the frame. The attachment point for the bracket nearest the receiver opening is a tow hook near the center of the rear end of the 2003 Honda Accord. I have included a link to the installation details for this hitch below.
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  • Parts Needed for Hitch Installation on 2005 Honda Accord
  • Your first step is a check of your Accord owners manual to confirm its rated towing capacity. It is very important that you do not exceed its limits. I found a copy online that indicates its towing capacity is 1000 pounds. Check your manual to be sure your intended towing set-up will not exceed safe limits. The owners manual for your trailer will indicate its gross towing weight (GTW) and its tongue weight (TW). These trailer ratings cannot exceed either the vehicle or the hitch receiver...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring to Tow a Rental Trailer with a 2007 Honda Accord Coupe
  • Trailer hitches that install to the frame of a vehicle are the better options for your 2007 Honda Accord. You won't have to drill through the trunk pan and the attachment points on the vehicle are stronger. I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24787 for your towing needs. The recommended ball mount is # 3592 and you can use 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 and 2 inch ball # 19258. You will also need trailer wiring. To add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of the vehicle you can use # 118436. I...
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  • How Much Weight Can a 2003 Honda Accord Tow
  • The Curt hitch # C11290 that you referenced is rated for towing up to 2,000 lbs. I looked up your 2003 Honda Accord's towing capacity and it looks to be 1,000 lbs. Since you are only as strong as the weakest component in your towing setup you'd have a 1,000 lb overall towing capacity that you'd need to keep your trailer under. For trailer wiring you'd then want the T-one kit part # 118302 for a 4-way. For a ball mount you'd then want the # C45016 and for a hitch ball # A-80.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Honda Accord
  • Both hitches would work well for your 2005 Honda Accord but I would go with the part # C11327 since it is frame mounted over the pan mounted part # C11290. For what you are doing though it most likely would be fine either way though. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Honda Accord Wagon
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C11290 will only fit as far back as a 1998 Accord, not a 1997. The designs of the frame or other components between the 2 years are not similar enough to use the same hitches. For a 1997 Honda Accord Wagon we have 1 hitch option, # C11205. This is a Class I trailer hitch. If you plan on using a hitch for accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for all non-trailer loads. If you plan on doing...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2000 Honda Accord V6 Automatic Transmission
  • I managed to locate an online copy of the 2000 Accord Owners manual. On page 186, Honda states that the maximum towing capacity of the vehicle is 1,000 lbs and that the maximum tongue weight load (downward force applied to hitch) should be no more that 100 lbs. The Curt Class I hitch you referred to does indeed connect to the spare tire well. I would recommend the Draw-Tite # 24791 which attaches to the vehicle via the tow loop and the frame members. The hitch includes a pin and clip,...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2000 Honda Accord 2 Door
  • The Curt Class I Receiver Hitch, part # C11290 is a fit for your 2000 Accord. If you were planning on using the hitch for an attachment point for a bike rack, keep in mind that the reinforcement strap part # 18050 must be used or else the manufacturer warranty will be void. Might I make a suggestion? The Draw-Tite part # 24791 receiver available for your vehicle does not require a reinforcement strap and attach to the vehicle frame instead of the trunk pan which make for a stronger connection...
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  • Can a Class II Yakima Bike Rack be Used in a Class I Draw-Tite Hitch on a 1999 Honda Accord
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24791 does have the stop in it to prevent the use of Class II accessories. They are moving away from that design but some hitches like this one still have it. But there is another option for your 1999 Honda Accord; Curt trailer hitch # C11290. It does not have the stop in the receiver tube. The only thing is Curt says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack or cargo carrier) per their warranty...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2000 Honda Accord
  • All of the hitches available for your 2000 Honda Accord have 1-1/4 inch openings that are Class I rated. Since they are Class I rated you can only carry up to 2 bikes on a bike rack. The best bike rack recommendation I could give you would be a Class I hitch compatible, 4-bike rack, that can fit 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. When used on your Accord you would be limited to only carrying 2 bikes. For that I would recommend the Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack part # TH934XTR. Check out...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Acura TLS
  • The only trailer hitch that fits your 2002 Acura TLS and that does not require the use of a stabilization strap is Draw-Tite hitch # 24791 and it will only fit if the vehicle has the 3.2 liter motor. The hitch is mostly hidden because of how far back it mounts. You would have to be right behind the vehicle and low to the ground to see the cross tube. If your Acura has the 2.5 liter motor then the only option is Curt trailer hitch # C11290 which does require stabilization strap # 18050...
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  • Hitch Pin Hole to Outer Most Edge of Bumper Measurement on Trailer Hitch for 2003 Acura TL
  • I was unable to locate the exact hitch pin hole to outer bumper measurement for the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24791 and Curt C11290 when installed on your 2003 Acura TL. However, I did got out to our warehouse to take a look at both hitches and provide you with a measurement that will help in deciding if either one will provide a better bumper clearance dimension for your hitch-mounted bike rack. For both trailer hitches, I measured from the center of the mounting hole where...
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  • How to Order Replacement Install Hardware for Trailer Hitch for 2007 Honda Accord
  • There are two Curt hitches available for your 2007 Honda Accord. Either the part # C11290 or the # C11327. You would need to compare the product pictures of either to determine which you have. To order replacement hardware for either of these hitches (or any hitch actually) you need part # RHK. You will need to select the manufacturer of the hitch from the drop down menu and then enter the part number for the hitch in the window.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 2003 Honda Accord Coupe
  • For your 2003 Honda Accord, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11290 is a confirmed fit for both the sedan (4 door) and coupe (two door), so it will fit your vehicle. The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56053 is the confirmed fit wiring harness for your coupe. The # C56093 is a fit for the Lincoln MKS and Ford Taurus for certain years and will not fit your Honda Accord, so I'm hoping that was just a typo. For...
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