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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 C12490 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12490

  • 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.


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: 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.



12490 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12490 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12490

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (94 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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2012 Scion xB

Jus what I expected good quality welds and required bolts and washers. Nothing like getting what you paid for?? 500049


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Still holding up. Trailer-ed around mtb rack, cargo rack and medium sided box trailer for dump runs and such. Yeah and the trailer adapter is of GOOD quality NO micky/mouse connection. Really is plug in play with a little know how. Ive stayed within the load capacity and havent had any issues. Installed on a 2012 Scion XB with 80k.
MikeB - 05/04/2019

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Still holding up. Ive trailer-ed various racks like 3 mtb racks , cargo mesh bottom racks and med. duty box trailers for dump runs with ease. Trailer adapter was installed at the same time which has really made brake/tail light indication helpful for a year so far. Quality product highly recommended. Ive stalled within the load capacity ratings and havent had any issues.
MikeB - 05/04/2019

54852

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Fit just right ! Got here early. 817280



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I really should have ordered a class 3 hitch. But this was an exact fit. Thanks 805366



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Thanks to the installation videos everything went in fairly easily even though I didn't have an ideal work space to do the installation. I was pleased that the wiring harness worked on the first try. Since making the installation I've towed my trailer over 3,500 miles total over 3 trips, trouble free. Very happy 804007



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Very simple to install and fit as described. No problems at all. 783130



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2008 Scion xB

Great product super easy install. Fast shipping 782214



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2012 Scion xB

I am very happy with the Hitch. I thought it was great that I could find the right fit for my car very easy and you had the wiring and any other accessories needed to do the job. Also great videos to explain installation. I put it on my Scion xB as easy as the video. Marlin 766189



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2015 Scion xB

I would recommend this to anyone. Very easy to put on and very sturdy after putting my bike rack on. Fit perfectly. 765284



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Scion xB

This hitch was easy to install, still looks AWESOME on my xB with only the receiver visible, and has been exactly what I hoped for to carry my Kuat Sherpa bike rack. And etrailer is the place I'll get any other hitches I'll need going forward. Thanks! 749311



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Came in quickly, in perfect condition. Looks great, minor scratches, but nothing that will get in the way of functionality. 717676



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Hitch installed easily per the instructions. Only using it for a bike rack so no wiring needed. Took 30 minutes from start to finish. 710651



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Easy to install myself, didn't take much time at all. 703030



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2010 Scion xB

The right hitch at a good price. Easy install, video took the guess work out it. Product is heavy duty.It bolted right up. Ready for cargo carrier to haul all of our beach stuff. Easy Peezy 656178



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Perfect fit, super easy bolt on application. This is exactly as advertised and will reccomend etrailer.com in the future 652381



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Scion xB

The perfect solution to my Scion XB hitch needs--perfect fit and ridiculously simple to install. Our mountain bikes now travel with us everywhere! Great product--BIG thanks! 649231



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Very happy with Product. Would buy again. Delivered on promised date. Fit perfectly. 647666


Comments
Very happy with our trailer. It has worked out perfect for us. Would definitely buy again and tell others..
Doris A - 06/01/2020

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2015 Scion xB

Received products promptly, very easy to install. Can't wait to use it..thanks!! 583778



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Fast shipping and Easy Directions for Install. However the holes did not align properly so with a hammer and a tool to pry the flanges out the holes aligned the final bolt went in. Thanks for a great product at a good price. 579394



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2015 Scion xB

Relatively easy install on the Scion xB. You'll likely only run into one issue. The threaded bosses or weld nuts in the xB's frame rails are often rusted somewhat internally, making it tough to get the bolts started. If you're installing on an xB, the newest xB on the road is a MY 2015, so there have been three years of exposure on those threads, minimum. You'll want to go to your local hardware store and get some rust remover or naval jelly. Get a small metal bristle brush. Wet the brush in the rust remover and work it around and in and out of the threaded holes in the Scion frame. Let it sit for a few minutes. I actually attached a small bottle brush to a drill and used that to clean out the threads. Doing it dry isn't good enough, you need some rust remover liquid on the brush. After that, you should be able to get the bolts threaded in. The product itself is outstanding. The thing that makes the job a bit more challenging is Toyota's use of weld nuts or threaded bosses in the frame. Most cars, you just use a Curt -supplied nut on the inside of the frame. The use of factory threaded inserts means that said inserts are usually corroded on a used car, and the threads have to be cleaned prior to install. Becomes a challenge if the car is not brand new. You could also use a tap to clean the threads rather than the method I suggested. You'll need the bolt size and thread pitch. Your hardware store will likely stock the correct tap. Chase the threads with that prior to install, to clean them up. I used the rust remover / metal brush / drill method on two Scions with success, but your mileage may vary. 562115



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2015 Scion xB

Bolt on Curt Tow Receiver for 2015 Scion XB was just that, quick and easy bolt up, high quality Curt Receiver all bolts included clear instruction detail with drawings. Easy install was done in 30 minutes. Will update on wiring install time later. Again a quality product, quick online payment, quick delivery. Very Satisfied my second time ordering nothing changed since first time ordering same good service. I like that etrailer has deep product line coverage that is current and stock necessary wiring to finish job completely. 555832



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2009 Scion xB

Very happy with the product, website, and all around experience with eTrailer. Delivery was SUPER quick. 3 parts arrived within two days. Highly satisfied, would recommend and will certainly use in the future. Thanks! 519239



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2009 Scion xB

It is installed! 30 minutes to install? No. It took 4 hours on our 2009 Scion xB. The car frame screw holes were plenty rusted, so it took a while before I got all 6 holes to take a screw all the way in. Next issue was the holes didn’t line up. The hitch frame had been very slightly bowed in shipping enough to be about 3/4” away from getting a screw in. (It just so happened to be the one by the muffler). I was able to use enough force to correct the alignment. (Mallet, body, etc.) I didn’t damage it, I just convinced it a little. I’m a realist. I knew it was going to take hours before I started. Oh yeah, and 86 lb ft on each screw. Done. That hitch ain’t goin’ anywhere except with the car! Thanks for quick shipping! It was my wife’s birthday present and was installed on time. Looks great and will be used with strap for bike carrier. 516764



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2014 Scion xB

Fit perfect 507899



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2012 Scion xB

It fit like a glove! Lined right up and came with the hardware need to install it. Fit and finish was great as well. I've had good luck with Curt products in the past and they didn't disappoint this time either and etrailer had a good price on it and good information about installation which is why I keep coming back. 503894



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2008 Scion xB

This was a great addition to my 2008 Scion XB. After cleaning out the bolt holes it went right on. No problems. 503881


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2011 Scion xB
    Since Toyota recommends not to tow with the xB I cannot recommend doing so, although it is done quite frequently. In my research I found several people on both sides, some saying they do not tow with the xB, and others saying that they tow all the time. Most people that do tow say they do not tow anything over 1,000 lbs to be on the safe side. The trailer hitch we offer for the xB I recommend is Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12490. This is a Class ll hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2015 Scion xB
    Both the 2014 and 2015 model years of the Scion xB are part of the vehicle's second generation and so will share many design and construction features. My technical contact at Curt confirmed for me that their hitch that fits the 2014 model year xB, part # C12490, also fits the 2015 model year.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2012 Scion xB
    I can certainly help you choose a trailer hitch and bike rack for your 2012 Scion xB. Many people choose to keep their bike racks installed on their trailer hitch all the time. What we recommend, and what is recommended by most manufacturers such as Thule, to remove the bike rack when not in use so it is not exposed to the elements more than is necessary. Keeping the rack protected from rain, dirt, debris, and the sun will help extend the life of your bike rack. Removing the rack when not...
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  • How Do Curt Stabilizer Straps Work for Supporting Hitch Accessories
    The stabilizer strap part # 18050 that Curt recommends you use when you are carrying a non-supported hitch accessory like a bike rack will get attached to the rack and then the other end of the strap will clip to the top of the hatch or trunk of the vehicle it gets used on. Check out the review video I attached for the strap. The Curt Hitch part # C12490 that you referenced is for a Scion xB, for a vehicle like this the strap would get attached to the top of the rear cargo door. I attached...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2013 Scion xB
    For a trailer hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Scion xB we have the Curt part # C12490 which would fit and work well. It has the highest capacities of all of the trailer hitches we offer for your vehicle so it's a great option. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Curt harness part # C56035 which I attached an install video for as well. For a ball mount you'd then want the part # C45521, for a hitch ball...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Scion xB
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 that you referenced is confirmed to all model 2008 Scion xBs so it will work on your 2008 xB. For a compatible bike rack the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack part # S63360 would be an excellent choice. This rack has the great features of a more expensive rack like tilting mast, anti-sway cradles and anti-rattle hitch pin at a fraction of the cost. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2006 Scion xB
    We do have trailer hitches that will fit your 2006 Scion xB but # C12490 only goes back to 2008 models. For your 2006 you can use the Curt hitch # C11487. If you plan on doing any towing the correct ball mount to use is # 3593 . For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118414. Keep in mind the tongue weight capacity of the hitch is 200 pounds and the gross trailer weight capacity is 2,000 pounds. Unfortunately there is not an available...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Hitch Ball, and Wiring Recommendations for a 2010 Scion xB
    Yes. The Curt Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, # 12490, will fit your 2010 Scion xB. This hitch comes with a drawbar, hitch pin and clip. There is no drilling required with this simple bolt on installation. I have included links to the instructions and an installation video below. This Class II hitch has a gross trailer weight of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. You will need to consult your vehicles owners manual for the xBs specific towing ratings....
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  • Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack Options to Carry a Pedego Interceptor E-Bike on a 2008 Scion xB
    I do have a few different bike rack options for you, but since you are wanting to carry a pretty hefty E-Bike and the highest rated trailer hitch receiver (the Curt # C12490) is only a 1-1/4 inch receiver you do have a very limited range of choices. Even though the Curt receiver that I recommend, part # C12490, has a max Tongue Weight (TW) of 350 lbs you will want to check that against what the owner's manual says for your 2008 Scion xB and go with whichever weight capacity is lower....
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  • How to Determine Gross Trailer Weight and Tongue Weight Towing with a 2009 Scion xB
    The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual for your 2009 Scion xB to determine its capacities. They are likely not the same as the hitch. Whichever is lower, the hitch or the vehicle, is the rating you need to go by. To determine the gross trailer weight you will need to look at the sticker or plate on the trailer tongue. It should list a dry weight and a gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the most that trailer can weigh including itself and...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch For 2010 Scion
    I do have trailer hitches available for the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the Scion xB (except Release Series models), and the Scion xD. All of the hitches available for the Scion will be Class I 1-1/4 inch hitches. Each vehicle model will have three different hitches available. I am including three links to product pages that will list the hitches available for each model of Scion. Also, I am including a link to a video of a hitch being installed on a Scion xB. If you can let me know...
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  • Comparison of Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receivers on 2010 Scion xB
    I can't be completely sure but the hitch in the video review of the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145, that I've attached, looks be the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12490. There are only two hitch receivers available for your 2010 Scion xB, and the other, the Draw-Tite Class I # 24815 does not have a collar at the opening of the receiver tube like the one used in the video. The Curt is a Class II and has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds with 350 pounds of tongue weight. The Draw-Tite...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Scion xB fit a 2008 Scion xB
    The hitches that are built to fit a 2005 Scion xB will not fit a 2008 Scion xB. The 2007 xB brought a new body that included some frame changes which is why the hitches for the 2004-2006 models will not fit the newer models. For your 2008 Scion xB you can use one of three hitches: Curt part # 12490 or Draw-Tite part # 24815. I have added links to these hitches below as well as to a video of the Curt hitch being installed on a 2008 xB and the instructions for the Draw-Tite part.
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  • Curt T-1 Connector Part # 56062 as Least Costly Option for Trailer Connector on 2009 Scion xB
    Your 2009 xB requires a powered system, which means that the tail light converter gains its signals from the vehicle tail light circuits, but receives power for the trailer lamps directly from the vehicle battery. The tail light circuits on that vehicle are not rated to handle the additional load of the trailer lights. The T-1 connector part # 56062 is your most economical option.
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  • How Much Can Be Carried On a Cargo Carrier With a 2012 Scion xB
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12490 which is a fit for a 2012 Scion xB does indeed have a 350 lb weight capacity. However, when you use any sort of 1-1/4" to 2" hitch adapter like the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # HTAD this reduces the hitch capacity by 1/2, so 175 lbs which then puts you over the limit with your hot dog cart. The only option you have to carry your hot dog cart without being overweight is to use a cargo carrier with 1-1/4" shank,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Cargo Cargo Carrier For 2014 Scion xB
    It sure looks like you have been doing your homework. The Curt trailer hitch, part # C12490 is the hitch designed to fit your 2014 Scion xB. This is a Class l trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. And the note from Curt states that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. This is a simple no-drill installation...
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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used With a Curt Hitch Receiver to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2013 Scion xB
    Using an the Extension # HES6 in the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 on your 2013 Scion xB will reduce the hitch receiver weight capacity by 50%. Since this means the Tongue Weight (TW) will be lowered to 175 lbs, the total weight of your bikes and bike rack being 100 lbs will not be an issue. You will want to make sure to check any weight capacities in your owner's manual as well. Keep in mind that for this Curt hitch all non-trailer loads (like bike racks and cargo carriers) but...
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  • Trailer Hitch For 2011 Scion xB Release
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 is a custom fit for the 2011 Scion xB base model. The hitch fits this generation of the xB. The Release series center exhaust is on the 2010 model but we still don't list this as a confirmed fit because of the body kit on the 2011 Release. Your 2011 will mount the same way but you would need to modify your body kit by trimming to accommodate the receiver tube. If you're looking to carry a bike rack or cargo I would get a roof rack. This will...
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  • How Can I Haul 2 Ebikes With A Class II 1-1/4 Hitch On A 2015 Scion XB?
    If you are wanting to carry your two 60 lb ebikes on your 2015 Scion XB you need to get the Class II hitch from Curt # C12490. This will give you the most amount of weight capacity. The Thule T2 Pro XT # TH9034XTS needs to be used with a class III hitch and has a wheel hook which isn't designed to work for bikes with fenders. There is no Class III hitch option for your Scion so we will need to find a more suitable option. We need an option that does not require a hitch adapter because when...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Scion xB
    The trailer hitch that I recommend using for your 2011 Scion xB is the Curt # C12490. This is a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. It has a 350 lb tongue weight rating and a 3,500 lb gross trailer weight rating. But your vehicle may not be rated for this much. You will need to confirm the weight rating of your Scion in your owner's manual. You will also need wiring, like the recommended T-Connector # C56035, and a ball mount kit like part # C45147. Check out the linked ball...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2011 scion xB RS 8.0
    Due to the center exhaust used on the RS 8.0, I'm sorry to say that the hitches we offer wouldn't work. However, if you were wanting to use the hitch to carry bicycles, we do have a solution that would help you with that. We have numerous trunk/hatch mounted bike racks that are compatible with your xB. I really like the relative simplicity of the Thule Gateway XT, part # TH9006XT for the 2 bike model or # TH9007XT for a 3 bike. Thule is one of the premier bike rack manufacturers, their...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Scion xB
    As long as your 2011 Scion xB is not a Release model, you can use the Curt trailer hitch # 12490. This is a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The bike rack you choose will need to fit in the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation of the trailer hitch for you. While there are some bike racks that fit on a ball mount, most bike racks actually fit in the receiver opening....
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Class I Hitch Racks for 2014 Scion xB
    One of my favorite 2-bike hitch racks for a Class I hitch like your Curt # C12490 is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing 2-Bike Rack # LGA54FR. I like this wheel-mount style rack for several reasons: it is moderately priced, it is lightweight - only 20-lbs, it has an 80-lbs total bike weight rating and it provides a generous 12-inches of clearance from it's hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. As a wheel-mount rack, it avoids stress on the bikes' frames since they make no contact with...
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  • Which Hitch Ball Do I Need for a 2009 Scion xB
    You will need part number 19256 for your trailer hitch drawbar. The Class II hitch uses a 3/4 inch diameter shank and the weight rating on this ball matches your hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Scion xB
    The Curt Hitch part 3 C12490 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Scion xB so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2...
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