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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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2009 Dodge Charger - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

  • 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, Dodge Charger 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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12240 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12240 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation

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 - 2009 Chrysler 300 - Curt

Today, on our 2009 Chrysler 300, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12240. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6-3/4 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we'll need to go ahead and lower our exhaust out of the way.

To do this, you'll need to remove the two bolts that hold the muffler up, as well as undoing the grounding strap. You'll also need to move up and undo two of the rubber isolators a little farther up on the exhaust. Before removing any of the bolts or rubber isolators, you'll want to make sure that you install a safety strap to help support the exhaust. To make the rubber isolators come off a little easier, you may want to go ahead and use a little spray lubricant. You may also use a pry bar or a large flathead screwdriver to aid in working them off the metal hanger. Next, we'll go ahead and clean out the existing weld nuts.

There'll be one on the passenger's side and two on the driver's side that we'll need to do. We'll go ahead and use a little bit of spray lubricant and a 1/2-inch nylon tube brush, which is part number 814092. When you're done with that, you'll want to make sure that you take the hardware that'll go into this location and make sure that it easily threads in. Next, we'll go ahead and use our fish wire and fish our 1/2-inch carriage bolt as well as our square-hole spacer into position. The locations that these will be used are pointed out here: two on the passenger's side and one on the driver's side. In addition to the carriage bolt and square-box spacer, we'll also use a 1/2-inch hex flange nut at these locations.

The other three locations that use existing weld nuts will get M12 bolts as well as 1/2-inch conical tooth washers, making sure that the teeth face towards the hitch. Next, we'll go ahead and take our coiled end of our pole wire or fish wire, feed it through the mounting location. We'll then feed the square-hole spacer block on, followed by the carriage bolt. We'll push the spacer block up into the frame, as well as the carriage bolt, then pull it up into position. We'll then go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side. Now that we have the carriage bolts and the square-hole spacer blocks into place, now we're ready to go ahead and put our hitch up. Make sure as you put your hitch up that you do not push the carriage bolts back into the frame.

Now that we have the hex flange nuts installed on each of the three carriage bolts, next we'll go ahead and install the M12 bolts with the conical tooth washer and the existing weld nuts. Now that we have all the hardware loosely installed, we'll go ahead and tighten it down and torque it to the manufacturer's specifications. Now that all the hardware's been torqued, now we need to go ahead and reinstall our exhaust. With that, that'll complete the installation of our Curt hitch, part number C12240, on our 2009 Chrysler 300. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12240

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

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

- C12240
2010 Chrysler 300

we brought the hitch and wire harness for our 2010 Chrysler 300. it works great. my husband watched the videos on both and the installation went smoothly. we had one issue in that the wrong hitch was delivered. I called and talked to a women ( sorry I wish I remembered her name) she was amazing very helpful and we had the right hitch that afternoon. I don't know how she pulled it off but we were extremely happy as leaving on a vacation that week. would recommend the product to other looking. I would like to again thank the women on the phone for all her help and assistance 276794

- C12240
2010 Dodge Challenger

This hitch was *so* easy to install, and is almost invisible under my 2010 Challenger. I would *highly* recommend it! 189504

- C12240

The Hitch went in pretty well. Moving the muffler was a pain, but not the hitch's fault. The pre-installed buts were corroded , so I needed to make a run to the hardware store and pick up a 12mm Tap. If corrosion is common in your area (e.g. salted roads) you may just plan on needing that type of assistance. 52935


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Curt Receiver Hitch for 2005 Dodge Magnum RT
    Curt offers two different receiver hitches for your 2005 Magnum, the Class II you mentioned, part # 12240 or a Class III, part # 13465. Although both receivers would work great on your vehicle, I always recommend choosing a Class III with a 2 inch receiver opening over the Class II with the 1-1/4 inch opening whenever the option is available. The more common Class III 2 inch receiver will provide a better selection of hitch mounted accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers. If...
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  • Ball Shank Diameter, Rise, Drop, and Length of the Ball Mount that Comes with Trailer Hitch # 12240
    The ball mount that comes with the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 12240, has a rise of 2-5/8 inches and a drop of 3-1/4 inches. Its overall length is 7-1/4 inches. It accepts a ball with a 3/4 inch diameter shank. I have included a link to the installation details for this trailer hitch below.
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  • Recommendations for Reducing Trailer Sway while Towing with a Dodge Magnum
    Since the Curt Hitch # 12240 that you referenced has a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening there is not a weight distribution system available for this vehicle since all the systems we offer are for hitches with 2 inch openings. There is an adapter available that will allow you to use a friction sway control system on your Class II ball mount though. You could get a Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4 inch Drawbars # RP26005. This would allow you to use a Reese Friction Sway Control # 83660 with...
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Info for this part was:

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Expert Research:
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Expert Research:
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Video by:
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Written by:
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Video Edited:
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Video Edited:
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Test Fit:
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Test Fit:
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