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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 C12232 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12232

  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 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.


  • 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


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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.

12232 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12232 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12232

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 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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Held up great. Easy to install, strong, everything you need out of a car hitch. 679264

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2006 Ford Taurus

Received hitch and all parts complete and hitch finish looks excellent. Fast shipping also. I will install this next week 439777

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1998 Ford Taurus

Excellent help through email communication to help me choose the right hitch. Prompt delivery. Works well. Good service. 177445

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2003 Ford Taurus

Super easy install...took me about 15 m inutes 345601

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2004 Ford Taurus

I just put the hitch on today. It is on a 2004 Ford Taurus with a carbon canister on the rear passenger side. I have no idea what a carbon canister does. Working alone, this took me 3 hours to install just the trailer hitch. I had to re-watch 2 videos on this site to figure out what I was doing with that carbon canister. They didn't have a lot of detail in the video, and the carbon canister I have has permanent plastic clamps on it which became a bit of a problem for me to put the canister back in place, but after directing the hose around the top of the canister, I think that fixed the problem. Ideally you're supposed to re-route the vapor hose through the hitch. The included bolts are extended to get a good strong hold on the frame. Unfortunately this means you can't use a ratchet, which sucks because the driver side only has about a 45 degree cranking range. And be careful not to get cross threaded. The bolts required wrench tightening after you get the first thread fixed in the welded nut on the frame. I'm pretty sure one of mine is cross threaded now and destroyed, but it is holding securely so I'm just going to hope that it will handle the load. I had to really crack open the access holes in the frame to get the block and nut combo inside the frame, but the video said to, so I hope that means I didn't just destroy the structural integrity of my car's frame. After tightening all the bolts I put the muffler back on fairly easily with some WD-40. The carbon canister went back on pretty easily. Honestly, I don't even know what a carbon canister does, but I just wish it wasn't there to begin with. All in all, I'm glad I took the 3 hours to install it, but if I had help it would not have taken so long. If one person pulls the muffler off while the other takes down the carbon canister, then holds the hitch in place while person 1 starts the bolts into the nuts, then person 2 immediately starts prying open the access holes in the frame while person 1 tapes the blocks to the nuts. This process could go quite a lot smoother and quicker. Just take your time and don't mess up your car or get frustrated with the hitch. Yeah I feel like I've been benching 40 lbs all day, but the car is in tact, and the hitch is installed. I ran out of time before I could install the wiring harness, but I got the trunk accessed for it so all I have to do is drill my grounding bolt and test the wires and attach the harness. That should be easy, even for one person who is a novice like me. And now that it is done, it looks shiny and ready to hook up a trailer to it. Judging by the way that hitch feels, the bolts will give out and the car's frame will rip off before any damage occurs to that hitch. And the coating on it is durable too so I don't think rust will start showing until I've bottomed out on some ridiculous curbs and driveways a few times. I don't recommend installing it alone. Seriously, if you have any friends at all, they can watch the video and do this with you. I mean it! The videos help more than I can express to you. For less than $1,000 I now have everything I needed to buy a truck for. So I just spent $250 on a trailer hitch and $700 on a trailer, and that's a lot easier on the pocketbook than $30,000 on a new truck. Yeah, I'm cheap. At the last minute I decided to change my rating from 4 to 5 stars because the only problem I had was not related to the hitch itself. It's a great product. 153119

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Ford Taurus

This trailer hitch is well made, and a suitable class 2, for towing an open trailer with a light two-place aircraft. Also for occasional rental of a U-haul box trailer. Although I selected the Taurus Wagon version, this one is for the car version but worked out OK. The bolt holes did line up OK, except for one on the left arm that was in an optional hole that was further away from the insertion hole. A bit tricky to get nut and plate aligned for threading the bolt in place. This unit bolts up tight and no drilling or filing of holes required. Biggest problem was removing the two existing rusted bolts. Cutting off the rusted threaded ends of the bolts, would eliminate having to unthread the rusted section back through the nuts would an option. A long handled ring wrench would be a great help due to the restricted access to the bolts. The very helpful staff on the phone got the item shipped promptly and delivered as promised on time. One shipping comment - is that the hitch metalwork seemed undamaged, but the packing was inadequate to stop the metal ends from braking through the cardboard boxes in two different shipping cases. The end wrapping was OK but the heavy metal part was free to slide around in the box which caused holes. 573713


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Best Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Ford Taurus
    Actually the Curt Hitch part # C12232 and the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36313 that you referenced are both very similar. They are basically two different manufacturers versions of the same hitch. What gives the Draw Tite hitch the edge of the Curt hitch though is that it does not require a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when used with a non-supported load like a bike rack like the Swagman XTC 2 part # S64670. If you failed to use the strap you would void the warranty of the hitch...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch to Fit 2000 Mercury Sable, 1998 Ford Taurus and 2005 Ford Taurus
    We do offer one trailer hitch receiver, Curt Class II hitch # C12232, that can fit all three of your vehicles. This 1-1/4-inch hitch will fit the 2000 Sable, both sedan and wagon; it will fit the sedan, SHO and wagon versions of the 1998 Taurus; and it will also fit both sedan and wagon versions of the 2005 Taurus. You are lucky! This kind of compatibility does not happen too often. If you plan to tow you will need ball mount # C45522 and either 1-7/8-inch ball # 19256 or 2-inch...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C12232 Fit 1998 Ford Taurus With Dual Exhaust
    Curt trailer hitch receiver # C12232 will fit the 1998 Ford Taurus sedan, both the SHO and non-SHO models, as well as the 1998 Taurus wagon. I checked the installation instructions, linked for your reference, and Curt makes no mention of any fit issues related to the dual exhaust feature. Our rep their also confirmed compatibility. The correct wiring harness depends on the vehicle version. For the SHO and non-SHO sedans use # C55333 or # 118333; for the wagon use # C56175. You can certainly...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 1998 Ford Taurus with Dual Exhaust
    I spoke with my contact over at Curt and he said that for a 1998 Ford Taurus with dual exhaust trailer hitch # C12232 will fit. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # C45522 and for a 1-7/8 inch ball use # C40001 and for a 2 inch ball use # C40018. For trailer wiring use # 118333.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Transporting 40 lb Wheelchair with 2003 Ford Taurus
    Since your wheelchair only weighs in at 40 lbs you can actually use any of the trailer hitch options that we have for your 2003 Ford Taurus. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12232 because it is a Class II option which means that it is a little stronger than the Class I Curt option. You can then use a lightweight cargo carrier like the Curt # C18145 which only weighs 29 lbs. I have linked our selection of cargo carriers that fit a 1-1/4" receiver if you'd like to look at...
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  • Replacement Hardware Recommendation for the Curt Hitch part # C12232
    Yes we do, the part number you will need is # RHK. You will need to select Curt from the drop down menu and you will need to enter the part number C12232 in the part box and we will ship you out the correct replacement hardware.
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  • Does The Ford Taurus Wagon Need To Be Lifted When Installing the Curt Trailer Hitch
    It is much easier to have at least the rear of the vehicle lifted a bit to install the Curt hitch part # C12232 on the 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon because clearance will be limited when trying to get the hitch into place. Also the exhaust does need to be temporarily lowered when installing the hitch so it will probably get in the way if the vehicle is not lifted at least a little bit. You could use a bottle jack like Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack with Built-In Jack Stand - 21" Lift - 6,000...
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  • Installation Hardware for 2001 Ford Taurus Trailer Hitch
    We have exactly what you need. For the installation hardware for the trailer hitch on your 2001 Ford Taurus, you will want part # RHK. Once on the product page, you will simply type in the model number of the hitch you have into the "Hitch Item Number" box below the product title, along with selecting the manufacturer from the drop-down menu. We will then assemble the complete hardware kit for your particular trailer hitch. There are three trailer hitches confirmed to fit your 2001...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2002 Ford Taurus
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Multi Fit Class III # C13902 is designed to fit pickup trucks of various makes and models, and is not designed to fit on the frame of the 2002 Ford Taurus. To install a trailer hitch on your 2002 Ford Taurus you would need to use a hitch like the Curt # C12232 , which is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver that is designed to fit the frame on your 2002 Taurus. It looks like the 2002 Ford Taurus only has a towing capacity of 1250-lbs (sedan)...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit a 1995 Mercury Sable that Doesnt Require Drilling
    The Curt trailer hitch receiver that fits the 1995 Mercury Sable is part # C12232 and it does not require any drilling to install it. The hitch you looked at, part # C11207, does not fit the Sable at all. It actually fits the Honda Civic and Acura EL from the late 1990s. With the correct # C12232 hitch you also need to add a ball mount. The recomended one is part # C45522 with either the 2 inch hitch ball # C40018 or the 1-7/8 inch hitch ball # C40001. You also need a pin and clip,...
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