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

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

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  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed 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 II - 1-1/4" part number C12083 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12083

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 II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty



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12083 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C12083 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C12083 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2018 Acura RDX




Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 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 Installation - 2017 Acura RDX

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Acura RDX, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Curt class two trailer hitch receiver, part number C12083.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. This class two inch and a quarter receiver will be great for those of you that already have class one and class two inch and a quarter accessories, so just bike racks and cargo carriers. You'll be easily able to use them with this hitch.Now, the main part of our hitch is completely hidden behind our fascia here. The only part that you'll notice is the actual receiver hanging down itself. With this nice welded collar on the end of it, it helps give us a nice, clean factory-like appearance, and does help reinforce the opening. Welded onto the bottom of the receiver, you'll find our rolled steel safety chain loops for attaching our safety chains from our trailer.

These have a fairly large opening, so they will be okay with most safety chains out there trying to hook on. On the side of our receiver, you'll find our industry standard half inch diameter pinhole for our pin and clip to secure any of our hitch mounted accessories. A pin and clip is included with this hitch.Now, if you are gonna be using this hitch for a non-trailer application, such as with a bike rack or cargo carrier, Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap to help support the load. We have those available on our website as part number 18050.This hitch features a 250 pound tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 3,500 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can pull. You want to make sure you consult with the owner's manual of your RDX and not exceed the limits of the hitch or the vehicle itself.

Go by whichever number's least.Now, for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 12.5 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening, and about six inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper.Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our install, we'll find ourselves at the back of our vehicle, at the end of our frame rail. So, our attachment points will be this well nut at the end of very end of our frame rail, and this smaller hole right here. Keep in mind, anything that we do, we'll be repeating on the other side.Now, for our well nut, we'll be using our metric bolt and a conical tooth washer.

The teeth of the washer will face up towards the hitch. Now, with an extra set of hands, we'll raise the hitch into position and secure it with the metric bolts and then the well nuts. We'll slide over the inaudible 00:02:38, and we'll get the bolt started by hand. Few turns to make sure it's secure.Now, for this hole, we'll go through our axis hole right here with the handle nut, making sure the flat portion faces down. Place a small bend in it, insert it through the hole, line it up with the hole.

We'll use our half inch bolt and a conical tooth washer and screw into the handle nut.Now, our metric bolt is a 19 millimeter head and our half inch bolt is a three quarter inch head. You can use a three quarter inch or a 19 millimeter on either one. It doesn't matter because a 19 is the metric equivalent of a three quarter. And we'll tighten these down.Now, we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions.And that completes our look at and showing you how to install the Curt class two trailer hitch receiver, part number C12083 on our 2017 Acura RDX.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12083

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)

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

- C12083
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2017 Acura RDX

This hitch fit like a charm, and took less than 20 minutes to install. Great! 555122



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2015 Acura RDX

I bought a Curt receiver and loom for a 2015 low mile RDX. All good EXCEPT the M12 bolts were 1.75 pitch rather than the 1.25 pitch necessary to fit the frame nuts on the Acura. Lucky I figured this out before fragging the frame nuts. Trip to the hardware store for correct bolts and a tap to clean the threads. 550371



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We got the hitch for our new car to carry our bike rack. Delivery was quick and installation was simple. 540865



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2016 Acura RDX

The product itself is well made, however I ran into several obstacles when installing on my 16 RDX. Be prepared to clean up bolt threads in the body of the vehicle. In my case a 12x1.25 tap. Also the rear plastic bumper had to be cut for proper installation. It could be mounted without cutting but puts a bad bulge in the bumper because it hits. The bumper modification made the install longer than expected. 503812



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2018 Acura RDX

4 hands, 20 minutes....done. very easy install will be used for a bike rack. 500022


Comments

...still doing a great job of carring my bike rack...

Leo - 04/24/2019

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2013 Acura RDX

I was looking for a hitch for my Wife's RDX and saw one on another RDX with a Curt hitch on it. Only needed an 1 1/4" but wanted it as invisible as possible. This hitch tucks up as close to the bottom as possible. With the lower black trim on the vehicle, it's barely seen. Installation was very easy and fit perfectly. Dealer OEM hitch was ridiculously overpriced ($300+) and stuck out more. This was a fraction and shipped free. Also ordered a Curt bike rack from etrailer. Both are wonderful products. 494318



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2017 Acura RDX

Fast delivery, excellent product 453157



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This product was excellent. It fit perfectly, took roughly 30 minutes to install by myself, and has a nice finish. Highly recommended. The online videos were most informative and eased the entire process. 448729



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2017 Acura RDX

The hitch came on the day as planned. Mounting the hitch was easy, and looks great, my wife is very happy the way it looks on her car. Now she's ready to hook up the bike rack, and head for the park. 443498



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Acura

They helped me find the right hitch for my Acura. I am using it with a bike rack, works great. Installed in about 30 minutes. 433127



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2015 Acura RDX

Installation instructions were well explained for my RDX. I did installation myself in remarkably short time. Hitch is well built with apparent eye to quality. 407793



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2014 Acura RDX

Haven't installed it yet. Packaging was excellent. Hitch is heavy duty. Pleased with purchase 406187



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2015 Acura RDX

High quality and easy to install. Finished look is far superior than retail installed hitches. 372699



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2017 Acura RDX

Easy to install. I glanced at the instructions. Maybe I should have looked closer. There are four bolts , two metric and two standard threads. They looked the same and I got them mixed up for a minute. I use this hitch for a bike rack, fastest , best way to carry bikes. 364559



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2016 Acura RDX

Love etrailer.com and the Curt hitches. This is my second installation of a Curt hitch, first on a VW Golf, and now this one on a Acura RDX. Their instructions are always clear and concise. This install was was just as straightforward as the first. I really appreciate other customers comments about hitch installations; particularly the one about supporting the hitch on a jack to position it during a one person installation. As a 76 year old I knew it was going to be an issue to try to hold it in position and get that first bolt in. With the help of the jack, my biggest issues were squirming around underneath the auto and trying to get the torque settings high enough. 281558



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Fit perfect, very easy to install. Would recommend to anyone. 273155



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Hitch arrived in great condition, very fast shipping, install was very easy, simply bolt on with 2 existing threaded holes and 2 handle nuts, no messing with exhaust, heat shields or trimming body panels. This will used for a bike rack only, no actual towing. My only issue is due to the bike rack I use, a 1UP USA 2 bike tray rack. Because the receiver part is recessed under the bumper a bit you have to be careful to not slide the rack in too far into the receiver otherwise the bike closest to the car will touch the car body. I need to come up with a solution so this does not happen. Thumbs up, thank you. 266310



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2016 Acura RDX

Perfect fit. Installed by myself is twenty minutes. 262302



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Looks good, easy to install , but you do need a pair of extra hands. 252294



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2013 Acura RDX

just received my order, Everything looks very good quality. I also purchased the wiring connector. It took about 60 seconds to locate the connection on the car, plugged in, attached with some wire ties that were included, routed the trailer end into the spare tire area, and DONE! so easy. Even the fuses were included, I did not have to go out and buy anything else. I am very impressed with E-trailer. 240875



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2014 Acura RDX

Very easy to install. Great instructions. Great price. 224201



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2013 Acura RDX

FAST SHIPPING NOT MOUNT AT PRESENT TIME WAITING FOR SUV DELIVERY SAME PRODUCT USED ON CAR SEVERAL YEARS AGO WELL SATISFIED 222047



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Received product very quickly. And install was simple. 191388



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2015 Acura RDX

Waiting for warmer weather....delivery was prompt and free...thank you! 187127



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Very happy with the product and shipping process. 171617



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2015 Acura RDX

Product fit perfect. Video is very helpful and needs to be followed. Suggestion is to try the bolts that fit in the frame before trying to attach the hitch. Took me only 1hour to install. 164151



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2015 Acura RDX

Hitch was received in several days. Instructions for installation were easy to follow. Online installation video was also helpful. Product quality was excellent. I would purchase from etrailer again. 155127



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2014 Acura RDX

Product arrived as expected. It was very easy to install and loos just fine on my vehicle. 141542


Comments

Its still a great product and Im happy with purchase.

Kara - 07/20/2015

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2013 Acura RDX

Delivered on time. Easy to install using instructions. Great look, low profile. Overall great product! Thanks etrailer. 118180



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Acura RDX

The hitch fit like a glove. Maybe took me 20minutes to install. I did put it on a new RDX so there was no clean up involved. I'm 68 with shoulder problems even with that the installation was remarkably easy. 86402


Comments

After a year the product has no issues, works as it should.

Keith G - 12/26/2014

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2012 Acura RDX

What a nice hitch...just as advertised. I installed this by myself in 30 minutes. The instructions were CLEAR, UNDERSTANDABLE, AND EASY TO FOLLOW and most importantly THE HITCH FIT THE VEHICLE! My skill level and tool availability is a 4-5 on a 0-5 scale. A 3 could do this easily, maybe even a 2. This would have been a 12 minute job if my neighbor had been available. I used a floor jack to hold the hitch in place while bolting on.The installed hitch looks great. I'll use it mostly to tow my 8x4 yard trailer around. I also purchased the RDX wiring harness. Nice product with EASY TO FOLLOW instructions. That Was Easy! Any questions? Thanks. PS: This was on my RDX 9 days after ordering.. 72059


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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Acura RDX
  • The trailer hitch # C12083 is rated for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 350 pounds tongue weight. But your 2016 Acura RDX could be rated differently. In this case you always go by the lower rating. I checked the owner's manual for the 2016 RDX and it is rated for 1,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 150 pounds tongue weight so you would be limited to that. Acura has determined that the vehicle design makes the vehicle capable of no more than 1,500 pounds. If you go with Curt...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Trailer Hitch for Transporting Bikes on 2013 Acura RDX
  • Your 2013 Acura RDX can be fitted with two sizes/classes of trailer hitch, either a lighter-duty 1-1/4-inch Class II type like # C12083 or a higher-capacity 2-inch Class III type like # 75784. Some Curt brand hitches do have a warranty requirement of using their support strap # 18050 with loads like bike racks, but since the Draw-Tite # 75784 has no such requirement I recommend this 2-inch hitch. The written instructions and a video are linked to illustrate the installation process....
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  • The Best Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2015 Acura RDX
  • Amazon would be incorrect. When a company sells everything, they rarely know much about the products. Curt trailer hitch # C12083 does indeed fit your 2015 Acura RDX. I even verified this with Curt, the manufacturer. I have also linked all of the trailer hitches that fit your RDX to the right. If you go with the Curt Class II trailer hitch, # C12083, then the correct ball mount to use is # C45521. On a Class II hitch you have to use the ball mount indicated by the hitch manufacturer...
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  • Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2015 Acura RDX Rated For Class ll Hitch
  • I did some research and found that the maximum towing weight capacity for the 2015 Acura RDX is 1500 lbs when it is adequately equipped with either engine or drivetrain upgrades. The trailer hitches that are listed for your vehicle are Class ll hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening, like the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12083. Although the 2014 and 2015 vehicles may be very similar, changes to the body or frame could be the reason a Class ll hitch is all the vehicle is rated for. Using...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Acura RDX
  • We do have trailer hitches and wiring that will fit your 2016 Acura RDX. For a trailer hitch I recommend a Class III hitch because they are more robust and have a 2 inch receiver that is compatible with more accessories. Curt Class III hitch # C13130 is a popular option for the RDX. I included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. For trailer wiring you can use wiring harness # 118569 to add a 4-Way flat connector to the back of the vehicle. If you plan on doing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Acura RDX and Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack
  • If you have the 2 inch version of the Thule T2 Pro # TH9034XT then I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75784 for your 2017 Acura RDX. The Curt option would require the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using it with a bike rack per the Curt warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement. If you have the 1-1/4 inch version of the T2 Pro, # TH9035XT, then the only option is Curt hitch # C12083 and you would have to use the stabilization strap # 18050.
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  • Recommended Bike Carrying Option for Leased 2013 Acura RDX
  • A hitch mounted option would be the most convenient, and since the bike rack and the vehicle will not be touching, there is no chance that the rack could scratch the vehicle. However, keep in mind this option will be more expensive. It would be a good idea to closely scrutinize your lease agreement, and see if it makes any mention of whether installing a hitch is allowed. You can anonymously call the dealer where you leased your vehicle, and ask if installing a hitch on a leased vehicle...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Acura RDX
  • Yes, Curt has confirmed the hitch part # C12083 as a fit for your 2016 Acura RDX so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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