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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 C12298 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12298

  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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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12298 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Subaru Legacy - Curt

Today on our 2013 Subaru Legacy sedan, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C12298. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately two inches. From the top of the opening and the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to first begin by installing a safety strap to support the exhaust. Next, we're going to need to remove three rubber isolators in order to lower the exhaust down.

In order to remove our rubber isolators, we're going to use a little bit of spray lubricant and a pry bar. Next, we'll go ahead and use our safety strap to help us lower the exhaust down out of the way. Next, we're going to need to remove the heat shield from the driver side. There's four bolts or screws that hold it in place, go ahead and remove them. We can then remove the heat shield. Next, we're going to need to mark the area on our heat shield that we'll need to trim out.

We'll use our paint marker to do that. We're removing this section here using a pair of tin snips or other means to cut it. Next, we're going to need to remove two rubber grommets from each side. Start over here on the passenger side, I have one here at the back. Let's take a flat head screw driver and push it out.

We have one a little farther forward, do the same thing and we'll go over to the driver side and repeat the same process. Next, we're going to need to open up this Ford most 03:30 hole, large enough with the square hole spacer block can fit in it, as well as this half inch carriage bolt. Now, to open up the hole, you can use a round file on a drill, you can use a hand file or even a die grinder cutting wheel to open up the hole large enough to allow these two items to fit in. Now that we have our hole opened up, we'll go ahead and make sure that the square hole spacer block fits in, as well as the half inch carriage bolt. Now, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver side. Next, we're going to go ahead and take some paint and spray the area that we just opened up on both sides, that way, it protects the barrel metal and keeps it from corroding. Let's go ahead and go over the hardware that we'll be using to secure our hitch to the vehicle. We'll be using a half inch carriage bolt, square hole spacer block, carriage bolt ...

We'll go on there like that and we'll be using a flange nut. Now, to install our hardware in the vehicle's frame, we'll be using a fish wire or a pole wire. Go ahead and take the coiled in, feed it through the mounting location and come out the access hole we just enlarged. We'll then, slide the square hole space block into position. We'll then, thread on our half inch carriage bolt. With our hardware up on the vehicle's frame, we'll go ahead and pull it down through the mounting location and then, go ahead and remove the pole wire or the fish wire. Then go ahead, then repeat the same process over for the rear mounting location on the driver side. Next, we'll go ahead and raise our hitch up into position with the help of an extra person. With our hitch in position over the rear carriage bolt, go ahead and put the nut in place. Go ahead and hand tighten them down first. Once we're sure the hitch is centered to where we want it, we'll go ahead and tighten down the two back nuts. Next, we're going to drill out the Ford 06:41 mounting location on each side. Go ahead and use the drill bit size, specified in the instruction. Then, we can go ahead and take our fish wire, go through the hole in the hitch, through the hole we just drilled and come out our access hole. We'll then, slide our square hole spacer block into place. Put a half inch carriage bolt on the end of the fish wire. Push the bolt up into the frame and pull them down into position. We can then remove the fish wire and add our half inch flange nut. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver side. Next, we're going to go ahead and re-install our heat shield with the three remaining fasteners. We trimmed one of the locations off and we had to trim the heat shield. Now, we'll go ahead and tighten and torque all the hardware to the manufacturer specification. Next, we'll go ahead and put the three rubber exhaust hangers back up in position. Now, as our rubber exhaust hangers back in position, we can go ahead and remove the safety strap. That will do it for the installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C12298 on our 2013 Subaru Legacy Sedan. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12298

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.

- C12298

I installed today using their tutorial video. Tools me 1 hour. So easy, looks good 613915

It works “PERFECT” highly recommended
Fernando - 03/25/2020


- C12298
by: 08/14/2020

Fits flawlessly on my Subaru. 861831

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2014 Subaru Legacy

I have a 2014 Subaru Legacy, and I needed well made hitch to accept my Thule T2 Pro XT 2 Bike Hitch Rack with a 1 1/4" receiver. The product arrived in a reasonable time, and it looks like its made very well. Came with all the hardware and good instructions. I would suggest watching the video, which was VERY well done. The use of a die grinder with a tungsten bit, or a step bit, will make it much easier to open up the holes in the frame quickly, took me 35 minutes to install. Great product, order yours today! 820149

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GMC Terrain

Quality product. No issues with it a year in. Used mainly for a mountain bike tray mount on my sedan. Does it's job and isn't too low when in some rutty terrain. We have a 1/4" model on our crv as well. 808514

- C12298

Very well made. Fairly easy to mount on vehicle 674866

- C12298

Great product. Easy installation. 611082


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch to Carry a Saris Hitch Mount Bike Rack with 2" Shank with a 2017 Subaru Legacy
    We actually have a solution for your 2017 Subaru Legacy to carry your Saris bike rack without the use of an adapter! The Curt Trailer Hitch # C12298 that you referenced fits a 2010 - 2014 Subaru Legacy so it won't be compatible with your 2017 model. If you like the Curt look then you would want to go with the Curt # 13390 instead which is a fit for your newer model year and has a 2" receiver. Curt does require that the stabilizer strap # 18050 be used per their warranty so if you'd...
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  • Do Class II and III Hitches for 2012 Subaru Legacy Use Same Bolt Holes
    If you have a Curt or a Draw-Tite/Hidden Hitch, the bolt holes will remain the same if you stick with the same brand hitch. In other words, if you have the # C13158 Curt Class III hitch, and you decide to go with the Curt Class II, part # C12298, the holes will match up and you won't need to drill additional holes. All the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Class II and III hitches used the same holes.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Subaru Legacy Fit a 2019 Subaru Forester
    We do have trailer hitches for your 2019 Subaru Forester but the Class II 1-1/4" Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12298 you purchased for your 2013 Subaru Legacy is not compatible with your 2019 Forester. For your 2019 Forester you will need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13409 instead. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver so if you already have any accessories that only fit a 1-1/4" receiver you will need to use the Brophy Adapter # HT02 and use the hitch pin # PC3 or a locking...
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  • Can Local Mechanic Install Curt Hitch C122981 on 2013 Subaru Legacy
    We are located in Missouri near St. Louis. We don't have any other locations that do installs, but a local mechanic would have no problem installing the Curt hitch part # C122981 that you referenced. You wouldn't be limited to only using a rental company that also installs hitches.
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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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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Written by:
Lindsey S
Video Edited:
Joshua S
Test Fit:
Shane T
Updated by:
Amanda M
Updated by:
Kristina F
Updated by:
Isabelle B

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