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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 C12290 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12290

  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible 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
  • Stylish, round-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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12290 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12290 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12290

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (18 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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2016 Subaru Legacy

Product much harder to install than expected. Coupled with bad customer service, overall a bad experience. 230897



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The hitch fits the car well and is only barely noticable which I like. It installed with no surprises and within the time frame anticipated. Satisfied with the hitch and with eTrailer's service and support. 679975



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Subaru Outback Wagon

The hitch/installation had to be modified since the exhaust kept rattling against it. The noise was loud and annoying, and before I knew what it was from, it hurt my confidence in the product, since it was hard to tell exactly what was causing the issue until I brought it into the shop. It's pretty much good to go now, after two rounds of my trusted shop adjusting things under there. I'm not sure what happened but the hitch was likely not correctly sized/fitted to that car model? I specifically chose it based on my car (2013 Subaru Outback). My ultimate goal here was to get a hitch so I could put a sturdy bike rack on it for shuttling the mountain bikes around. In that regard it has been very effective. I have a lot of confidence in the hitch. As it is bolted to the frame, you can tell it is not going anywhere. 640093



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2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

To begin, etrailer.com had the best price, easy order process, and quick delivery. They are wonderful to deal with. I had a friend help me install the hitch on my 2013 Outback 6 cyl with dual exhaust. Followed the step by step instructions 100%. The hitch installed quickly (1.25 hr) without a hitch (no pun intended). It looks great and I'm sure will work perfectly for the bicycle rack it was purchased to hold. I couldn't be more satisfied with this hitch. 138948


Comments
The hitch has endured a NJ winter and now is enjoying a Florida summer with no issues. It is tight and looks like new with no rust or other wear issues. No problems here!
Al R - 07/03/2015

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The hitch installation was a success, once I ordered the right one. Customer service was excellent in helping me navigate to the right hitch to put on my vehicle. Installing went very well and not a part was missing. Overall very happy with my purchase and would recommend to all my friends. 797006



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Haven't used it yet, but it appears to be well made. 677847


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Still working great a year later! Quality Product.
Carolyn F - 07/30/2020

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2018 Subaru Legacy

Wow, the best description for this company! I had a question, sent an email and within minutes there was a response. All questions were answered, I just checked the fit and it’s exactly correct. Great support a real person and not a database Thank You 633137



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Product has worked great for what i need, transports 2 bikes very well. Took it on a trip across the country with 2 bikes and no issues. 568959



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2015 Subaru Legacy

Product is exactly as described, shipped fast, arrived quicker than expected, and installation was fairly effortless. All around good purchase, service, and product. 495272



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I am happy that I found ETRAILER ,all of my local parts stores and the dealer were more money for the same setup. My parts arrived in three days. I will use ETRAILER again. I also would tell my friends and others . 466876


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The hitch is still great and makes towing easy great buy
Charles S - 01/12/2019

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Subaru

Everything has worked out great with my Subaru hitch. Great for a bike rack and to tow a small trailer. 463509



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2017 Subaru Legacy

Piece is of good quality and arrived on time, my only suggestion would be to use better packaging, the box arrived with one side ripped open 350167



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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Great product, better have an air grinder to install! 215749



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2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Ordered my receiver and light wiring on a Monday evening. I received it on Thursday and I installed them Thursday evening. It was a breeze. The installation videos were a great help! This is my second receiver I got from etrailer.com and I will not use anyone else. Great experience!!! 170974



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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

Wonderful product with speedy delivery. The hitch was installed by myself and my son, it went with just a little drilling and tightening of bolts. Great fit and it looks good. I would recommend etrailer products to anyone. Thanks 96264



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2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Outstanding quality, great fit, great instructions Kurt really does a good job at ensuring each hitch matches the vehicle. I opted to access the frame rail from the spare tire compartment instead of enlarging the bottom hole, just because I felt more comfortable with that. I believe either way would work fine. It looks great on the 2010 outback too. Visible, but not not awkward looking at all. I can't say enough about the service from etrailer, I'll never buy another trailer related accessory from anywhere else. 45417



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Hitch quality very good, install instructions are incorrect. You must remove muffler and the holes must be enlarged twice as much as instructions say. This is my 4th hitch install so I'n not a novice. But it took me 3 hours. Not 45 minutes as inducated. Regardless, the hitch looks very nice on vehicle. Just what I was looking for. Not nearly as obtrusive as the big square tube 2 " recievers. 36884



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Very pleased with service. Ordered at 8:48PM on 3/14/11 & received in aftternoon on 3/18/11. I have not installed yet but opened package & everything looks good. Will probably install sometime next week. 9759


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Class II Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If it were me I would get a Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch because there are more options for accessories. But if you want to go with a Class II hitch there are still many options for bike racks available. Between Draw-Tite hitch # 36493 and Curt hitch # C12290 I would choose the Draw-Tite trailer hitch for a couple of reasons. First, it costs slightly less and saving money is always a good thing. And second, the Draw-Tite hitch does NOT require the use of a stabilization strap when...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options and Recommendations for a 2018 Subaru Legacy
    Curt trailer hitch # C12290 will fit the 2018 Subaru Legacy. We know this because the larger Class III hitch, # 13390, fits both the 2017 and 2018 Legacy and the smaller Class II, # C12290, installs in the same way as the Class III. I couldn't say why Curt lists it the way that they do. But given the option I would go with the Class III, # 13390, since it is a more capable and sturdy hitch that will afford you many accessory options. If you are going to use a hitch for an accessory...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Subaru Legacy
    I do have an option for you, however the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12290 referenced in your question is not confirmed to fit your 2014 Subaru Legacy. This particular hitch is designed for certain model year Subaru Outback Wagons, as you noted, and it will also fit 2015-2018 models of the Subaru Legacy. It looks like there was a generation change after 2014 on the Legacy and the differences in the rear frame on the new generation allow this hitch to fit, but it will not work...
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  • How to know if 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon Is Canadian for Curt Hitch Fit
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said you will need to open the driver side door and check the build sticker that is listed there. It will state the country that manufactured the vehicle there.
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  • Can Curt Class II C12290 Tow 2500 lb Trailer with 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Curt class II hitch you had looked at, part # C12290 is rated for 3500 lbs towing, so it will handle the 2500 lb trailer without issue. From what I read online, the towing capacity of your Outback Wagon is between 2700 and 3000 lbs, so you'll be pretty close to that limit. Because you'll be towing a weight that close to the vehicle's capacity, I'd recommend considering a transmission cooler like the # D13503. A transmission cooler is an inexpensive investment that will do a great...
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  • Will RockyMounts WestSlope 2 Bike Rack Fit 2019 Subaru Legacy with Curt Hitch Installed
    Thank you for the picture of the Curt hitch # C12290 you have installed on your 2019 Subaru Legacy. Based on that we know that the RockyMounts WestSlope 2 Bike Rack # RKY10222 will easily fit as there's plenty of clearance on this rack to clear the rear bumper.
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  • Which Hitch for 2017 Subaru Legacy Has Best Ground Clearance for Bike Racks
    The Curt hitch that also fits your 2017 Subaru Legacy part # C12290 has ground clearance that's 1/2 inch better than the Draw Tite part # 36493 that you referenced. I am not sure if that would make much of a difference but it would be an improvement. Your Kuat Sherpa is a really great bike rack but due to how far out the shank of it extends without a rise or angle it's not the greatest for ground clearance. For a similar Kuat bike rack that has a curved shank which will give you better...
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  • Will the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack Work On a 2017 Subaru Legacy
    The Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack part # Y02443 will work just fine on a 2017 Subaru Legacy so long as you have a 2" trailer hitch, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 is what I recommend for this. I took a look at the Curt hitch and confirmed you won't have any issues using this with the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack. If you need help with installation, I have attached a video of this for you. Please note, if you already have a trailer hitch with 1-1/4" receiver tube opening such...
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  • Hitch Mounted 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on Subaru Outback
    All of the hitches we have for your 2011 Subaru Outback are Class II or Class III hitches. The Class II hitch is most likely what you have with the 1-1/4 inch opening and is compatible with 4 bike carriers. The Class I hitch that is also 1-1/4 inches is limited to 2 bikes, but there is not a Class I hitch for your vehicle, so you will be fine. Depending on your hitch # C12290 or # 36493 (both of which are Class II), we have one that has a center of hitch pin hole to outermost part...
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  • Will The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 75673, Fit A 2011 Subaru Outback
    The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 75673, will fit a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, it will not fit the Sport model. The Curt Class III Hitch, # 13390, and the Curt Class II Hitch, # 12290, are also available for the 2011 Subaru Outback. These hitches will not work on the Sport model. See instructions to the right. The Curt Class III Hitch, # 13390, is a Class III hitch rated at 3,500 lbs. gross trailer weight and 350 lbs. tongue weight capacity. It is a 2 inch receiver. See instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Step or Ball Mount for a 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon So People Won't Park Close
    If your 2010 Subaru Outback is a Sport model with single exhaust the most cost effective hitch is # C11315. If it is not a Sport model then the most cost effective hitch is # C12290. For either of these hitches you could add an actual step if you wanted, # CR-605. Or you could just add a ball mount such as # C45572.
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  • Bumper Clearance Measurements Of Class ll Hitches For 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon is not the Sport model, we have a couple of hitches that are designed to fit your car. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36493, has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and measures 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper on a 2011 Outback Wagon. If you measure your bike carrier and it has more than 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier, it may work well for you. The Curt hitch...
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