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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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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 C12169 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12169

  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 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.


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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12169 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12169 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12169

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (19 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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Great receiver. Looks better than I even hoped and it works great too. Your videos covering installation of the hitch assembly and wire harness were the best. They made the job go very smoothly. Thanks for great products and instruction. I’m sure I’ll be back in the future. . 634885


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Its a great hitch and I used it quite a lot for towing my trailer. I recently traded that car and ordered another hitch from you for my new car and it just arrived yesterday. I will be installing it tomorrow. Looks to be another great product. Cant wait.
Paul M - 04/25/2020

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2018 Honda CR-V

I finally got around to installing the hitch I bought last year for my 2018 CR-V. etrailer's instructions and videos made it very easy. I did it by myself simply laying on the ground under the vehicle. It probably took me 2 hours, but saved the $650 dealer charge to install. If I was to do it again, I would definitely buy a set of exhaust hanger pliers ($15-$20). The hanger arms on my CR-V did not have a lip/?? to use a pry bar against as shown in the instructions. I probably spent half my time just getting the hangers off (2 rear plus middle one). The Curt hitch that hides the cross bar behind the bumper makes for a much nicer looking install. I am very pleased with my etrailer purchase and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hitch for their vehicle. 691292



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This hitch suits my purposes perfectly. (I use it to mount a Thule bike carrier.) 610968


Comments
Perfectly! Thanks for offering high-quality products and services.
Andy E - 03/12/2020

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2020 Honda CR-V

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2017 Honda CR-V

Great hitch which installed easily. I was able to install it without a helper by using a floor jack to hold it in place while I attached the nuts to the bolts. A Dremel tool with a cutting wheel is very helpful for cutting the bumper cover - tin snips could be used but would have been difficult. Kudos to Curt for supplying four fish wires with this hitch so you can leave them attached to the bolts and thread them through the hitch, which allows you to retrieve bolts that are accidentally bumped out of their holes while mating the hitch to the car. (Believe it or not Curt does not do this for all their hitches - I installed one a few months ago for a different vehicle and it only came with one fish wire.) As other reviewers have pointed out, watch the videos as they are much better than the printed instructions. 828229



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2018 Honda CR-V

Everything that I needed to do the job came in the box along with a good set of instructions. I would also recommend watching the youtube video that shows the installation. Took me a couple of hours to get the hitch installed without much trouble. The hitch itself looked well made with a good ecoat on it. Should hold up to Northeast winters for a while. 817669



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Perfect fit. Excellent video/instructions. Prompt shipping as well. Thanks! I’m a repeat customer and once again very satisfied. 808450



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Looks ok to me but could be more discreet. Installed on my wife's new CRV and she thinks it's ugly. I wish it was designed so you don't have to cut a 3" x 3" piece out of the bottom skirt of the rear bumper, you can't really see it but I hate defacing a 30,000 dollar vehicle bumper. Careful installation took about an hour. Etrailer prices and service were the best! 807031



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Installed the new hitch today. The videos from etrailer were very helpful in completing the task. After reading other reviews I had invested in a muffler hanger pliers. A very worthwhile investment. It made the removal of the muffler much easier. Overall the process took a couple of hours, but everything went smoothly. The finish on the Curt Hitch looks fantastic. Last vehicle I had purchased another brand. The previous hitch was completely rusted after 8 years. Also, thanks for the fast shipping from etrailer. 803322



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Installed perfectly. 766375



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Looks great, I will be installing it soon. Thank you 762420



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Nice looking hitch, very little hardware exposed so it doesn't stick way out or look tacky. Looks like a factory hitch. I only use it for a hitch mounted platform carrier and it's plenty stable for the purpose. 749220



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2019 Honda CR-V

Simply fantastic. Tucks up away and out of sight, but still easily accessible. Purchased the wiring kit -entire install took about an hour. Do Not waste $7-900 having a dealer install - if you are any bit mechanically inclined and have 2 people - you can do this easily. Definitely watch the video on etrailer.com - much better instruction on how and where to measure for the bumper trimming. The CURT instructions are black and white and the picture of where to trim stinks. Video is MUCH better reference. A second set of hands really helps for installation. Using this setup on my 2019 CRV EX AWD for hitch mounted bike rack and occasional light towing of an aluma trailer. I've purchased hitches, racks, and trailer wiring kits from etrailer for prior vehicles - always have been happy with the incredible value and quality for the money. Another great experience, and I'll keep coming back! 672977



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2018 Honda CR-V

Nice fit, looks like a factory install. The exhaust pipe was much more difficult to drop than the video indicated, but it all worked out in the end. 643113



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2017 Honda CR-V

On time & as advertised 642315



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2018 Honda CR-V

I received the order in time for the weekend and in great shape . The quality was excellent and the product fit with no problems . This was the first installation for me , so the instructions and video were a time saver. Thanks for the great service and products . 576203



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2018 Honda CR-V

I received my orders on time, every thing was there. I waited to complete this until after I installed the hitch on our 2018 CR-V. The video on your web site was a great help and one reason I ordered from you. Installation went well, I had a friend help which was needed to get the hitch up and the bolts aligned. Very happy with your service and product. 499116



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Very good service, delivery, product and relatively easy to install. Manual instructions are not that clear but the video they provide on line makes it simple. I am somewhat an experienced mechanic and it still took me 2 hours by myself so the 40 minute estimate is a little off. 477607


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Least Visible 2-Inch Hitch Option for 2018 Honda CR-V
    The best 2-inch hitch option for your 2018 Honda CR-V is the Curt model # C13397. This USA-made hitch has the 2-inch receiver size you want and it is also the most discrete in appearance. You can refer to the linked video for a comparison of hitch options and to the included photo and video showing this hitch fully installed. The small center receiver tube is the only part of the hitch that will be visible. If your plans are for a hitch bike rack or hitch cargo carrier you can use such...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Honda CR-V to Be Used with 1-1/4 inch Thule Bike Rack
    From your bike rack's point of view it's probably best to go with a 1-1/4 inch hitch so that you don't have to use an adapter that might cause unwanted movement in the hitch. For that I would recommend the Curt # C12169 which is a Class II confirmed to fit that will work great with you bike rack. Some of the Thule bike racks have hitch adapter sleeves but if you have the very popular T2 bike rack then there isn't so going with the correct hitch size for it is the way to go. Now your...
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  • Does Rear Fascia Need to be Trimmed to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2019 Honda CR-V
    There is some fascia trimming involved for both the 1-1/4" # C12169 and the 2" C13397 Curt trailer hitches that fit your 2019 Honda CR-V. I recommend going with the 2" receiver because it actually calls for less trimming (not sure how) and the larger receiver gives you more options for accessories (and a wider range of bike racks to choose from). I have attached an installation video and a sample picture for you to see what the finished product looks like. It is worth noting that if...
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  • Concealed Crosstube Trailer Hitch that Fits 2020 Honda CR-V 1-1/4 inch Size
    We do have a concealed crosstube 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch that fits your 2020 Honda CR-V with the Curt part # C12169. I attached a picture that shows the hitch installed for you to check out as well as an install video as well.
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  • Why Is A Stabilization Strap Required To use A Bike Rack In A Curt Trailer Hitch On 2019 Honda CR-V
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 for the 2019 Honda CR-V does not require a stabilization strap part # 18050. Curt used to require the stabilization strap when using a bike rack or accessory in their Class I hitches. However, they have since said the stabilization strap is not required when carrying an accessory on their Class I hitches. The Curt hitch C12169 will give you a 1-1/4" receiver tube on the Honda CR-V to carry your bike rack so it's a good idea to make sure...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C12169 for a 2018 Honda CR-V Affect Fuel Economy
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 which is a fit for your 2018 Honda CR-V weighs around 25 lbs. In theory, the more weight you add to a vehicle, the less miles per gallon (MPG's) it will have but we are talking extremely small fractions here and you would by no means notice any drop in MPG's. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36597 which is also a fit for your 2018 Honda CR-V is a few lbs lighter but I would not let this alone be the basis for my choice as the affect...
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  • What is Wire Labeled Brose in Rear Bumper of 2017 Honda CR-V
    Looks like Brose (the brand I see in the picture you sent in) makes hands free lift gate sensors for Honda. Most likely the wiring was installed on your vehicle as that may have been the easiest solution but the wires don't connect to anything which is why when you cut yours nothing happened.
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  • Why is Stabilization Strap Required to Use a Bike Rack in a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V
    The use of the stabilization strap # 18050 is purely a Curt construct for their warranty requirements. The hitch, in this case # C12169, can handle a loaded 2 bike rack but if you don't use the strap it voids the hitch warranty. If you do not want to use the strap then the only remaining option is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36597. I have also included a video that shows how the strap works if you choose to go with the Curt hitch.
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  • Will The Hands Free Sensor To Open The Trunk Work With A Trailer Hitch Receiver On A 2017 Honda CR-V
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12169 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda CR-V and will allow you to use the hands free sensor on either side of the rear bumper. The center sensor will be blocked by the hitch receiver opening, but just a few inches to either side of center will work fine. Unless you are looking for a small hitch, I recommend you go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13397 instead. Unfortunately...
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  • Height of Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Honda CR-V To Determine Correct Ball Mount
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 for a 2019 Honda CR-V will sit around 13-1/4" off the ground when measuring from the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening. That said, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13397 instead as you can tow more if needed down the road and it will work with a much greater variety of hitch mounted accessories. The distance from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening on this hitch is around 14". In order...
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  • Fit of Curt C12169 Class II Hitch on 2017 Honda CR-V with Hands-Free Liftgate Option
    The hitch is indeed a fit for your vehicle. We've had several reports that the sensor was almost completely unaffected and others that said it won't work at all once the hitch was installed, and some who have said that the feature isn't affected if you wave your foot a few inches to either side of the receiver tube. Honda does offer a kit available through the dealer as part # 08U59-TLA-100A that will allow the sensor to be relocated.
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  • Will the Thule Adapter Sleeve Work on the Thule T2 Pro XTS
    I do have an option for you but I spoke with my contact at Thule and they informed me that the Replacement Hitch Adapter part # 853-7489 would not work on the Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9035XTS due to complications with the AutoAttach system. The only option I have for you to use the Thule T2 Pro XTS on your 2018 Honda CR-V would be to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 in place of the trailer hitch you have now as this trailer hitch has a 1-1/4"...
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  • What do the Measurements for the CM-SP2 Spacer Mean for Installing Curt Hitch on a 2018 Honda CR-V
    Both the Curt 2" Receiver # C13397 and the 1-1/4" Receiver # C12169 use the same CM-SP2 Square Hole Spacers for the install on your 2018 Honda CR-V. The description of .250 x .88 x 2.25" stands for the dimensions of the spacers themselves. That would be 2.50" wide, .88" thick, and 2.25" long. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt. I have attached an installation video and instructions for both Curt trailer hitches for you to check out.
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  • Installation Video for etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2018 Honda CR-V
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # E98848 for your Honda CR-V does not have a video yet. However, the installation is identical to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169 so I've attached that video to assist.
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  • Hitch for 2019 Honda CR-V to Carry Thule T2 Pro XT Bike Rack
    Yes. The Curt # C13397 has a 2" receiver opening and would be a great option for carrying around a Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT on the rear of your 2019 Honda CR-V. If you already have the Thule T2, you'll want to make sure that it has the 2" receiver shank and not the 1-1/4" receiver shank like the # TH9035XT. If you actually have the 1-1/4" version you will instead want to use the Curt # C12169. I've attached the installation videos for these hitches to this answer to help you when...
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  • Why Is Stabilization Strap Required To Use A Bike Rack In A Curt Trailer Hitch On A 2019 Honda CR-V
    A stabilization strap like the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap # 18050 is sometimes used for additional support using bike racks on Class I hitches. They are not required necessarily but once were recommended for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12169. Another hitch for your 2019 Honda CRV that I recommend is the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98848 which will give you a 2" receiver opening to support a variety of accessories including your bike rack. A bike rack I recommend...
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