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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 C12280 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12280

  • 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.


  • 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: 350 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.

12280 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12280

Average Customer Rating:  3.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

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

- C12280

Etrailer.com is a great company, fast service and good customer support. The item I wanted was out of stock and they quickly contacted me and I switched out the product which I believe was a bad switch. The Curt hitch mounts on the outside of the bumper bracket which makes its terribly difficult to install when compared to similar products from other brands which install on the inside of the bumper bracket. I also couldn't get the bolt holes to line up enough to get both bolts in the back. It took way longer to install than the 65 minutes the manufacturer said it would. I'm not sure if it was the hitch that I received that was this difficult or if it's a design flaw, but I would recommend a different brand to others looking for a hitch. 119811

- C12280

Easy to install ! fast shipping . Good price ! 24123


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Chevrolet Mailbu Maxx for Use With an Allen Bike Rack
    Considering that you will only be using the hitch for a bike rack, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36379. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. If you were to ever do any towing, I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 12280. It has a slightly higher tongue weight capacity (350 pounds compared to the 300 pounds on the Draw-Tite hitch) and it comes with a ball mount, hitch pin and clip. You would then only need a ball, like # 19258, and wiring #...
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  • Parts Recommendation for a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx to tow a 2,000 lb Boat and Trailer
    First thing you need to do is check the owner's manual of your 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx under the towing section to see what Chevy lists as the towing capacities of your vehicle. The Curt Hitch part # C12280 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your vehicle and has towing capacities of 350 lbs tongue weight and 3,500 lbs total trailer weight. If your owner's manual lists a lower figure you will need to go with that as the capacity as a towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest...
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  • What Does Gross Trailer Weight and Tongue Weight Mean for a Trailer Hitch on a 2004 Chevy Malibu
    On the Curt trailer hitch # 12280, the gross trailer weight capacity is 3,500 pounds. Gross trailer weight is the total weight of the trailer and its contents. The tongue weight capacity is 350 pounds. Tongue weight is the amount of vertical weight pushing down on the receiver opening. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight. Provided that the loaded trailer does not exceed these capacities AND the vehicle is capable of towing the weight (consult the owners...
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  • Installation of Curt Class II # C12280 Hitch on 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx
    To install the Curt Class II # C12280 hitch on a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx, you would need to drill two holes, one in the underside of each frame rail, as outlined in the instructions I've linked you to. If you'll be doing some light duty towing with your hitch, you might also need the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118439 Ball mount, part # C45520 1-7/8 hitch ball, part # C40001 2 inch hitch ball, part # C40018 Locking hitch pin, part # e98882
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  • Parts Needed for Towing Trailer With 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx
    You can tow a small trailer with your 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx, and you can definitely use the 2" Hitch Ball # C40018 which has a 3,500 lb weight capacity. That said, you need to get the correct size hitch ball that fits your trailer's coupler and small trailers often use a 1-7/8" hitch ball and for that you will need the 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # C40001 which has a 2,000 lb capacity. Either amount is actually going to be more than enough for you to tow with your Malibu because I took a look...
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