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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 C12296 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12296

  • 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.


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: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty



etrailer.com Technical Support

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.



12296 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12296 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12296

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (28 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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2011 Ford Taurus

Great Product - Easy installation - Watch the Video and you want have any problems. I used two jack stands and floor jack to ease with product. I am an old 66 year old man who has been in remission with leukemia for 15 years and installed it myself. I used the floor jack to lift up one side at a time and I forget I used a 5 gallon bucket to hold up the other end until I got the bolts in. The job took about an hour and 1/2 for me due to resting at times. 653135



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Ford Taurus

I ordered a bolt on trailer hitch for my Ford Taurus. Hitch arrived exactly when etrailer said it would. Hitch was installed very easily. Just followed instructions that came with hitch. Very pleased with the hitch and the Courteous service. Thank you etrailer!! 802893



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2012 Ford Taurus

It fits perfect and I love the way it looks, but if you have a little bit older car in the north you should make sure to use a tap to chase the threads for the welded nut on the frame rail becomes that super easy install anyone can do it 794960



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Installed this on my 2010 Ford Taurus SEL for a cross-country move. Installation was a breeze even for one person (two is strongly recommended, however). Put a rental Covered Trailer on it and filled it to the brim. It’s been a year since then and I’ve had absolutely no issue with loose bolts, corrosion, or anything for that matter. It looks good on the car, too. etrailer has also been very good about service. It fit my price range, weight requirements, and timeframe, perfectly. I would strongly recommend this along with the wiring harness and ball hitch setup for anyone in a similar situation. 670889



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Installation took less than 2hrs . Very clear instructions. Hardest thing was removing the rubber hangers. 655538



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2013 Ford Taurus

My product came very fast. I was suprised! Very high hitch unit. I will definitely be doing business with these nice people. 594795



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2018 Ford Taurus

The trailer hitch receiver looked good and seemed to be well manufactured. I do have two concerns. 1. The way the product was shipped. The box was twice as large as it needed to be and one of the wings of the hitch was sticking out of the box. 2. When I was installing the receiver hitch, I could not get the fourth bolt to go in. I had started the nuts on the bolts that dropped through the frame, but when I tried to start the fourth bolt where the mufflerhanger had been it would go in. 574182



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2011 Ford Taurus

I purchased this hitch for a 2011 Taurus. The price was very resonable. I'm 73 years old and I installed this by myself in less than 3 hours. The attached directions were very good and it was easy to install. I didn't have to drill any holes. The hitch included everything I needed to install the hitch. I also purchased the electrical kit. It also installed easy with great directions. I was very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this hitch to anyone needing one. I use it to pull a 6 x 8 foot trailer and have used it numerous times. It works great. 482797



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2010 Ford Taurus

Installation of the hitch and light harness could not have been easier. Just like it is shown in the video. The pln that holds the receiver in the hitch did not work for me. The pin hit the hitch when spinning to align the hole for the cotter pin. The hole was always at an angle that prevented me form inserting the pin. The pin with the groove for the cotter pin worked for me. Still very happy with the product. 441349



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2013 Ford Taurus

After getting estimates on having a Trailer Hitch installed on our Taurus we choose to do our own installation of a Hitch and a Wiring Harness. Using your Videos as a guide we ordered the Hitch and Harness along with the proper Receiver. Using the Video's while we were installing these items proved to be the correct way to install them. Most Helpful and most gratifying afterward. If we could do it, you can also. Were in our late 70's with a brand new Wave Runner we intend to use . 429525



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2015 Ford Taurus

The hitch and wiring were very easy to install. My only issue was finding a good place to run the power wire up to the battery from the trunk. 424391



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Fit was great, easy to install. TOP NOTCH videos to help with install on youtube by etrailer w/professional video work and attention to detail. This was my second install of a hitch purchased through etrailer. 414779



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2013 Ford Taurus

The product arrived on time and has been installed. All seems great so far just need the bike rack so I can test it out. The Swagman is on b/o.The team at etrailer notified me right away and gave me an option of a refund. I will wait. 394643



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2013 Ford Taurus

Shipment arrived on time. Prior to installing I read the directions and watched the online video. Installation was straight-forward. I really appreciate well made products sold by reliable and competent people. Thanks! 385663



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I could not believe how quickly the hitch was delivered. And is already installed and working good. The customer service representative was very helpful in assisting me in picking out the correct hitch for my needs. 384658



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2016 Ford Taurus

Very happy with the trailer hitch. Packed well, quick delivery, and no problems, it was "installed without a hitch." 361640



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First off, shipping was fast. Only problem I had was I had to wait a couple of days for the weather to clear before I could do the install. I watched the videos before installing the tow bar and wiring harness and it was an easy install. Looks great on the car and now the wife and I can start using our small trailer to haul our camping / glamping gear. Great product, great customer service and great instructional videos. I would have to say that Etrailer will be getting more of my business real soon. 341170



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This hitch was a great install! The video on how to install it was really helpful, no problems whatsoever. 314416


Comments
Couldnt be happier....I tell everyone about etrailer. I would highly recommend your products.
Rich G - 11/07/2017

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2012 Ford Taurus

I ordered the Curt Class 2 hitch for my 2012 Taurus to pull a motorcycle trailer and/or mount a bike rack. All the parts came in right on time and I had no problems with the installation, though If you can get a helper do so (pretty heavy). The installation video was very helpful. All the parts look like good quality and am very pleased that the hitch is barely visible. I also ordered the Curt wiring kit and that went in without a hitch. Har Har 232636



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2013 Ford Taurus

Awesome fit on my Taurus SHO. 229725



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2013 Ford Taurus

Installed easy, video was very helpful. 220894



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2013 Ford Taurus

Curt Trailer Hitch is rock solid. I couldn't be happier! Thanks eTrailer! Jeff 167920



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2012 Hyundai Elantra

Bought the hitch to use solely to carry a bike rack. When I saw I would have to fish three of the bolts and spacers through the frame I was a little intimidated. However after studying the instructions on using the fishing wire, it was really a snap. I completed the installation without even having to jack up the car! It took more time to clean out the one threaded weld than to fish the other three. This is my second Curt hitch. This one is on a 2010 Ford Taurus. The other on a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring. Both for bike racks. Both perfect fits. Shipping was free and quick. Highly recommend etrailer and this hitch. 131262


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Great, no problems or complaints after first year.
Jack H - 05/20/2015

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- C12296
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2012 Ford Taurus

I love my new trailer hitch. It looks great on my ford Taurus. My wife was worried about it sticking out from the bumper but this hitch is a perfect fit ,barely visible .AND was so easy to install. 110338



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2013 Ford Taurus

Service was Fantastic. Shipped quickly, and was very easy to install, on my 2013 Ford Taurus, Very satisfied 98444


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