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
  • 2500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 250 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11701 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11701

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
  • Sturdy, square-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: 2,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 250 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.



11701 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C11701 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11701 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2003 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan - excluding Sport Package

2006 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - E350 and E55 AMG

2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - E350 and E63 AMG

2005 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - E55 AMG




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 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation - 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Today on our 2003 Mercedes Benz E-Class, we're going to be taking a look and showing you how to install the CURT Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11701. So here's what our hitch looks like fully installed. Going to tuck up nicely behind our bumper and all we're going to see sticking out is the receiver tube and it's not going to distract from our Mercedes. This is a Class 1 hitch so it's going to give us that 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver tube opening and it's going to feature a reinforced collar giving it added strength and a nice clean look. Our hitch is going to use a standard 1/2" pin and clip which are included in the kit. The safety chains are going to be a rolled steel stock style welded to the bottom of the receiver tube. And as you can see, we're not going to have too much trouble getting most sized hooks on or off. Our hitch is going to feature a 250 lb tongue weight along with a 2,500 lb gross trailer weight rating. Now I want to mention you always want to double-check your vehicle's owners manual to make sure that your care can handle pulling that amount of weight.

Also, our manufacturer of the hitch recommends that you use a stabilization strap for any non-trailer loads, such as a bike rack, cargo carrier or anything that doesn't have wheels on it. Now I'd like to give you a few measurements to help you when you're deciding for accessories for your new hitch, such as a bike rack or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper, it's going to be 4-1/2". Now from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening it's going to be right about 12-1/4". Now let me go over some of the feature, let's show you how we get it installed. To being our installation, we're going to need to get inside of our trunk because we are going to need to remove our rear fascia. Now we're going to go ahead and pull out the center section here of the carpet of our trunk and we're going to set it aside.

We're going to remove the panel that's above our spare tire, along with our spare tire. Now the foam piece right in front of our spare tire, we're going to pull that out as well. Underneath the foam we're going to have two bolts that are holding this plastic cover in place and we'll be using a 10mm socket to remove it. Now we're not going to pull this cover completely out. We just want to lift up on it and make sure it's loose from the vehicle. Now here on the driver's side of my trunk, where we're going to see the arm that attaches to the trunk lid, we're going to have a plastic fastener right behind it and then if we come up where our trunk meets our windshield, we're going to have one towards the top here also.

We're going to be using a trim panel tool. You're going to go underneath the center section of the plastic fastener and pop that out first which will allow the bottom section of the fastener to come out. Now we're going to repeat that for the other fastener that's back here, as well as on the right side. We're going to have to remove our cargo anchors, one at the very back of our trunk, and then one towards the front. Now I'm going to be using a T-20 TORX bit to remove those bolts. With the left side removed, we're going to remove the right side as well.

Our threshold is going to have to come out. We're going to have three plastic fasteners holding in on each side, one in the center on the flat piece of our threshold, and then two on the inside going towards the top. Now the way we're going to remove them is we're going to take a flathead screwdriver and we're going to pry up, again, on the center section, which that's going to release the tension off of the clip and will allow the whole clip to come out. Now we're going to repeat that for all the remaining clips. We come to the outer edge of our threshold where it comes up, we're going to grab it and slightly start pulling away from our trunk and we're going to need to come to the bank and disconnect the light right here. We're just going to push on this tab and we can disconnect it. We're going to need to do the same thing on the other side as well. With our two outer edges disconnected, we're going to start moving towards the center and pulling away from the trunk with our threshold, so unclip it. We can go ahead and set this aside for now. Now we're going to want to come to the carpet on the side of our fender here and if we pull the carpet away we're also going to notice that there's a small notch in our carpet right where our trunk arm is and we're going to want to slide that around the trunk arm and this plastic piece should pop out from around the carpet and slide down the arm. Now we're going to need to pull both sides away, we're not going to have to fully remove the carpet, we're just going to want to pull it away so we can gain access. Now on the left side of our trunk here, our application doesn't have it, but if you have a CD changer or a big box right here, it's going to be the dynamic seat pump, those are going to have to be removed. You don't have to disconnect everything, but you are going to need to remove the mounts and move them out of the way because we're going to need to bring our attention to these two bolts right here that are right up against our fender. Now I'm going to be using a 10mm socket to remove these two bolts. Now we're going to remove the two bolts on the right side as well. If we come underneath our bumper here, we're going to have a support at the bottom of our fascia that's going to go into our bumper. Now there's going to be a fastener holding it in place and I'm going to be using a 10mm socket to remove it. Each car is going to have two supports, but if you come to the right side on ours, you'll see that it's already broken here. So if yours are broken, you're not going to have to worry about it. But if they are intact, you are going to need to remove both bolts. Inside of our wheel well liner here at the very back of our vehicle, we're going to have a couple of 10mm plastic nuts that are going to be holding it in place, and we're also going to have a couple plastic rivets that we're going to be holding it in. Now it'll be easy with a 10mm socket to remove those nuts. It may be a little bit difficult for you to see just because of where they are. Now we're going to need to remove all the plastic nuts and rivets on the inside of our wheel well liner here that's holding our fascia on. The push pin fasteners we're going to have one on the very bottom corner and if we follow this panel up past the 10mm bolt we removed we're going to have another one right here in the top corner. We're going to do the same thing we have been doing with our push pin fasteners, we're going to come underneath the center of it and pop it out and that's going to release the outer section so we can get the whole plastic fastener out. Once we have this one removed, we're going to remove the top one and on the other side as well. We're going to want to pull the liner back once we have all the fasteners out. And if we look up in here we can see where our fender meets our bumper, we're going to have a fastener holding it in place. Now I'll be using a 10mm socket to remove that fastener. Now that we have that bolt removed, we're going to go to the other side and remove the other one as well. Come back to the inside of our trunk here, right at the corner of our taillights, if we come in, we're going to find a nut holding it in. Now we're going to need to remove that and I'm going to be using a 10mm socket. Now we're also going to need to remove the one on the passenger side as well. If we go right below our trunk latch on the inside of our trunk, we're going to have two more 10mm fasteners on either side. Now we're going to remove those as well. You're going to want to verify that your fascia is free from the vehicle and we can do that by coming to the side and making sure that there's a slight gap in between our fender and our fascia. Now with an extra set of hands we're going to remove our fascia and we're going to pull slightly outward and then we're going to pull straight back and the fascia comes right off. Now we're going to set this aside so it won't get damaged. With an extra set of hands, we're going to put our hitch in place and we're going to take it and we're going to have it straddle around the tube of our bumper here. With the hitch straddled around the tube, we're going to take our U-bolts and we're going to go around the tube and we're going to line it up with the holes in the bottom of our hitch here and then we're going to secure them down with some 3/8" flange nuts. Now I'm only going to get these on hand tight for now, just so I can get the rest of my hardware in place, then I don't need to worry about my hitch falling. Using a 9/16" socket I'm going to come back and snug up all my nuts holding my U-bolts in place. Now I do want to mention, you want to alternate or do kind of a star pattern so you don't get a binding when you start tightening everything up. We'll repeat that for the other side as well. We're going to have one more attachment point on our hitch. We're going to need to drill a couple holes right here where this tab is and on the other side as well. But since our exhaust is in the way, we're going to go ahead and lower it down just a little bit so we can get a better angle and drill our holes straight. I don't want any damage caused to my exhaust, so I'm going to put a strap up that's going to keep it from coming down too far, but just enough so I can have a little bit of room to work with. Now right here is where our hangers are going to be and I'm going to take a little bit of penetrating oil and I'm going to spray it on the rubber hangers and on the post of our hangers so that we can slide them off a little bit easier and we don't have to worry about fighting them. I'm going to do this to both sides. We can just go ahead and slide the rubber off the hanger and allow the exhaust to come down a little bit. The exhaust didn't come down quite as much as I wanted it to and it still didn't give me enough clearance to drill my holes, so I'm going to move farther back and disconnect the hangers farther back. So, again, we're just going to slide the rubber hanger off the post and that'll allow it to come down a little bit more. We're using a smaller drill bit to start out with to make a pilot hole right here and then I'm going to follow it up with a 3/8" drill bit for my final hole. Now I just want to mention, you always want to double-check inside the trunk or behind what you're drilling to make sure that there's nothing that's going to be damaged if you start drilling. On the passenger side, you're going to be extra careful because the battery is right there. Now you may find it a little bit difficult because of the angle, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to go to the inside of my trunk and finish drilling it out the rest of the way. Now going from the outside of our hitch, we're going to take our 3/8" bolts, followed by a 3/8" flat washer and we're going to put it into the inside of our trunk pan. Now on the inside we're going to secure our bolt down with a 3/8" flange nut. When this side is secured, we're going to do this on the other side as well. Now, I'm going to come back with a 9/16" wrench and socket and tighten up my bolt and nut. I'm going to come back and I'm going to torque all my hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions. With our hitch torqued down, we can go ahead and lift our exhaust and put it back into place. With an extra set of hands we'll put our fascia back in place. You want to line up the tabs on the sides and they're going to slide into place. But you also want to make sure that the center piece here goes over our metal bumper beam. With the fascia put in place, I'm going to secure it down using the bolts and the nuts that we took off from the inside. That way I don't have to worry about it falling off or causing any damage. Now we're just going to start working on putting all the panels that we took off back in place. Now we can go ahead and put our spare tire back and start to put all our truck panels back in place. Finally, we can put our floor covering back in. You want to make sure that you hook the backend in so it'll stay in place. That'll finish up our look at the CURT Class 1 Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11701 on our 2003 Mercedes Benz E-Class.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11701

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 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.

- C11701
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

I needed a tiny receiver installed that would fit my bike rack. When the local shop gave me my car back they said it was the easiest job they had done. I love the rack mostly because it fits perfectly. I've taken it on a couple of long rides and everything is perfect. If you need any kind of hitch, start here. Got it in days as well! 546505



- C11701
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Thank You ! This time is my second order! Fast shipping ! Excellent Service ! Thanks! etrailer is the #1 452814



- C11701
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2006 Isuzu Trooper

First of all, it's important to note that I am a novice with limited tools and less experience. After having such a positive experience with buying and installing the DrawTite hitch on my Saab 9.3, I had a false sense of confidence going into this one. I was totally disappointed with the experience with this Curt hitch. I don't know if it's a brand difference, or just that so few people put a hitch on a Mercedes E350. Hitch Product - 3 Star, Service - 2 Star, Instructions - 1 star, Installation Parts - 5 Star I gave the hitch 3 stars because I really wanted a Class 2 hitch and i was super disappointed that I couldn't get one. This car has a more powerful engine than my old Isuzu Trooper, so I'd like to tow with it. Also, the tabs that are attached to the Spare Tire well are a little too short. At least, I think it would be easier to install if they were about 1/2" longer. Frankly, I think that would give the hitch stronger torsional strength. I'm no mechanical engineer, so if I'm wrong, forgive me. :) While the service was very friendly, and in general my other experience was pure 5 star, I was very disappointed that they had no help for me when the grossly insufficient instructions failed me. If the product has poor instructions, it would be nice if you had some more help either online or with a person that could help me understand some of the terms better and fill in the missing links. Insufficient instructions was the HUGE failure here. I had just 30 days earlier installed a DrawTite Class II on my Saab 9.3, so I was very confident that this would be quick and easy. I spent all day on this project and did NOT succeed. I had to ask my mechanic to finish the job. The instructions completely missed several steps at least for my 2006 E350 Wagon: - you will need to lower the exhaust. This is WAY harder on my Mercedes than it was on my Saab. I actually couldn't figure it out and eventually gave up and paid my mechanic to do it. - There are several interior parts that will need to be moved or removed in order to access the holes that you will need to drill. - There are a few tabs under the bumper that attach to the frame, that will need to be unscrewed and re-installed. - It would be good if there were a way to ensure that the hitch is far forward enough (toward the front of the car) to reach the box into which you will drill the holes. Alternatively, the tabs should be longer. The hitch is fairly hidden in the end, although more prominently visible than the DrawTite Class II on my Saab 9.3. Frankly, this does not sour me on eTrailer at all. I'd highly recommend this site. However, I would avoid Curt in the future, if there's a DrawTite alternative. And if there isn't, I might just suck it up and go to a mechanic. 141457



- C11701
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Ford Edge

Great hitch. Installed easy. Didn't have to totally remove bumper just disconnect rear lower edge and load hitch in a zig zag way. Much better than messing with your bodywork. etrailer service poor. Hitch arrive in busted up box half hanging out all scratched up and the etrailer solution was we'll give you the cost of a rattle can of paint to fix the oven baked on powder coat finish. So i'll use and abuse etrailer for information and buy elsewhere. 650996



- C11701
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Needle to lower exhaust on both sides to drill hole through sub frame and it was difficult to get drill located . Otherwise the hitch fit well. One of the bumper fascia brackets would not re install properly due to interference from cross bar of hitch. 451876



- C11701
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2007 E320, perfect fit and super easy to install. Really didn't need to remove the bumper as shown in the installation video as long as you have a shorter drill and drill bit. 427434



- C11701
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Mercedes-Benz

I've towed racing sailboats for many years, mostly with European automobiles. Needed the hitch later this month so I could pick up a "new" one I just bought . This install was the second easiest out of the 6th I've done myself. High quality kit fits great. Even though Curt says the C11701 doesn't work on my 2008 Mercedes E350 4Matic Sedan Sport, I had absolutely no problems. The Tekonsha light converter was a snap too. Certainly lots better than the old days when I had to jury-rig the trailer lighting to match the car. Finally, your service was super. Couldn't be happier. Thanks! 392167


Comments

Great hitch in use. Zero problems

George S - 06/12/2018

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- C11701
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took me about 2 hours, nice fit. the rear most muffler hanger brackets had to be removed(2 nuts each). and i think installing the driver side 1st would be easier. i had to wrestle the tailpipe out of the way , but did it alone. jacked up the rear of the car and used jackstands to give me a little more light and working space. also used a small hydraulic jack to move the muffler to make it easier to connect and disconnect the hanger brackets. also propping up the hitch while connecting the u-bolt clamps is a must. 387584



- C11701
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Easy to install. Works as it should. 336518



- C11701
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Product was as portrayed super fast delivery packaged appropriately and was easy to install. Very happy with item and ease if ordering. Great company to Deal with. 158824



- C11701
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The hitch is well built and easy to install. It doesn't detract from the vehicles appearence. 64425


Comments

David,Do you by any chance have pictures of what the hitch look like installed in your vehicle?

-- comment by: Justin N - 07/13/2014

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  • The Curt hitch # C11701 is a fit for the following models only based on the frame hole locations and vehicle capacity: 2003 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan - excluding Sport Package 2006 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - E350 and E55 AMG 2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - E350 and E63 AMG 2005 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - E55 AMG For your 2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 Wagon, the Curt # C11820 is the only confirmed fit. It has a capacity of 200 lbs tongue weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon
  • We carry two Class I Curt trailer hitches, # C11701 and # 11820, for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon. I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C11701, because it has the highest towing and tongue weight capacity between the two hitches and it is the most cost effective. I have attached product links and installation instructions to both hitches for you to check out. Please note that Curt requires the use of a support strap, # 18050, with all hitch mounted accessories. We have...
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  • Class I Trailer Hitch for 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon with Air Ride Suspension
  • My technical contact at Curt confirmed that their Class I hitch # C11404 will fit on your 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic wagon even if it has the air suspension. He confirmed that there are no fit exclusions for this hitch on your car. The installation instructions are linked for you. I also linked a helpful article with tips for easier hitch installation. Please note that if you use the hitch for a bike or cargo carrier (anything that is not a wheeled trailer) then you need to support...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Mercedes Benz E320 Diesel
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  • Will the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver fit a 2004 Mercedes E500 4Matic Sedan
  • Yes, the Curt Class-I hitch # C11701 will fit your 2004 Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan and you will need to make slight modifications such as drilling. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 250 pounds and will have a Class-I rating. I would certainly double-check your owners manual to ensure you don't exceed your Mercedes weight capacities and only you Class-I accessories with this hitch. With the Curt trailer hitch, if you plan on adding any non trailer loads, it's required to use...
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  • Will Curt Class l Hitch Fit 2005 Or 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class CDI Sedan
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11701 is designed to be a fit for a 2005 or 2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 Sedan. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The recommended ball mount is part # C45521. For the hitch ball use either the 1-7/8 inch # 19256 or 2 inch # 19258. The wiring harness you can use is part # 119250KIT.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a Mercedes Benz E320 Diesel Sedan to be used for Towing a Trailer
  • Thanks for all the information. The only hitch that we have confirmed as a fit for your 2005 E-Class (E320) sedan is the Curt Trailer hitch # C11701. This hitch is a Class I hitch, with a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening and is rated for a maximum trailer weight of 2,500 pounds, and a maximum tongue weight of 250 pounds. I have included a link below for your reference. The recommended drawbar, part # C45521, will only work with 1-1/4 or 2 inch trailer balls with a 3/4 inch shank diameter. Of...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 E-320 CDI Diesel Sedan
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch With Drawbar Fit on a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said the Curt Trailer Hitch with Drawbar, # C11701, will fit on your 2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI with dual exhaust. The mounting points for this trailer hitch do not interfere with the exhaust during installation. You may also be interested in purchasing a Curt Wiring Harness for the 2008 E-Class by Mercedes-Benz, part # C59496, Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter, part # 19256, or a Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter, part # 19258, to complete your...
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  • Is the Curt # C11701 Trailer Hitch Confirmed to Fit a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Mercedes E350 Wagon
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Carrier Recommendation For Mercedes Benz E350 Sport
  • I checked with our hitch manufacturers and unfortunately there is no hitch available for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sport, but we do have some other options for carrying bikes. I recommend the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9001PRO. This is a great bike rack that has 4 plastic coated cables that secure it to your vehicle. This rack also comes with an integrated cable lock system that secures the bikes to the rack. This rack has a weight capacity of 70 lbs for 2 bikes and folds...
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  • Curt Hitch # C11701 Recommendation for a 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • This Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, part # C11701, is designed to fit all of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes except the Sport model. So as long as yours is not a Sport E-Class this hitch would work well for you. I attached a link to the installation instructions for this product below for you to check out. It looks like some fascia tabs will get unbolted from the body, but you will not need to remove the bumper. You may also be interested in purchasing a Curt Wiring for...
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  • Will Class I Curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2009 Mercedes E-350 4Matic Sport
  • Typically when a note is added to a "Sport Package" version of a vehicle, like your 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-350 4Matic, it's because either the exhaust is in the way or there is a lot of rear fascia trimming that needs to take place for the trailer hitch to fit properly. When I reached out to my contact at Curt he said that the exhaust on your vehicle wouldn't be an issue so there is likely a bit of fascia that needs to be trimmed. If you are willing to do some trimming for the Curt Trailer...
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  • How Hidden is Curt Trailer Hitch C11701 for a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-350
  • The manufacturers design the hitches to be as concealed as possible. Much of the cross tube will be hidden in the underside of your 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-350. You can get a variety of hitch covers to change the look of your receiver opening. We offer a great selection of hitch covers that you can use to customize your receiver opening. You can see what is available by using the link that has been provided below. Just make sure if you choose to add a hitch cover that you select one that will...
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  • Is Curt Strap Required with Kuat NV on Curt Hitch for 2003 Mercedes E-Class
  • Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. This applies to platform bike racks like the Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV12G as well. Even if you are well below the tongue weight capacity of the hitch if you do not use the strap you will void the warranty. The strap helps take some of the shock from bumps in the road out of what gets transferred to the hitch. You would need to route the strap around the center...
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  • Installation Instructions for a Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Mercedes E-320
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11744 is not a fit for your 2005 Mercedes E-320. Curt trailer hitch # C11701 will fit. The instructions which I have linked for you state to unbolt the fascia tabs from the body. If they are true bolts then using the appropriate wrench would suffice. If they are more like clips I recommend a trim panel remover tool such as # PTW80647 to gently pry tabs.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C11701 Fit 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with Dual Exhaust
  • There will be no issue with the dual exhaust on your 2005 Mercedes E-Class sedan and the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11701. This hitch does require drilling for installation. I have attached installation instructions for you. If you are planning on doing some light-weight towing, the ball mounts recommend for use with the # C11701 hitch are # C45562, # C45017, and # C45561. For trailer wiring, you will want to see your local Mercedes-Benz dealer.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Mercedes E-Series Wagon
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11701 is listed as a fit for your 2008 Mercedes E-series wagon. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # C45017. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring you will need to visit a local Mercedes dealer since there are no aftermarket harnesses that will fit. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with...
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  • Towing Capacity of Curt Trailer Hitch for 2007 Mercedes E-350
  • The Curt hitch part # C11701 is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Mercedes Benz E-350 and has a towing capacity of 2,500 lbs. You'd have to contact a Mercedes dealer or the owner's manual to determine what the vehicle's towing capacity is and be sure not to exceed the lowest capacity between the hitch and the vehicle. For a ball mount you'd want the part # C45561 and then for wiring you'd want the part # 119250KIT which is a confirmed fit and will work well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E-320 Sedan
  • For the 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E-320 sedan Curt offers their light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch # C11701. I confirmed its fit with my contact at Curt. This does NOT fit vehicles with the sport package, please note. If you plan to use the hitch for a bike or cargo carrier be sure to select a compatible Class I-rated accessory, such as the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G or the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145.
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  • Recommendations to Carry 4 Bikes on 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 With Curt #C11701 Class I Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11701 is a Class 1 meaning that it has a two bike limit. In order to carry four bikes on your 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 you will need both a hitch mount or trunk mount bike rack plus a roof rack. For a hitch mount bike rack I recommend the Swagman Trailhead # S63360. A couple of benefits of this rack is the tilting feature that allows you access to your cargo area and it also has a 3 inch rise in the shank for more ground clearance. If you are interested in...
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  • Will 2 Bikes and a Cargo Box Fit on a Thule Roof Rack on a 2008 Mercedes Benz E350 Wagon
  • The Thule bars on your 2008 Mercedes E350 wagon should be around 50 inches long. If you alternate directions on the bikes which is permissible you can get a few extra inches of space on the rack for a cargo box. The narrowest box that will fit without rear hatch interference is the Pulse L, # TH615 at 35 inches wide. You will need to determine if there is 35 inches of useable space on the crossbars with the bikes loaded. Also you will need to make sure you stay within the weight capacity...
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