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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Toyota Prius V trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today on this 2014 Toyota Prius V, we're going to install part number C11276 from Curt. This is the Curt class 1 1 1/4 receive hitch. This is wht the hitch looks like once installed on the Prius. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 12 inches. From center hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is about 4 3/8 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is get our vehicle ready to install the hitch.
And this case, it means to lower the exhaust. We'll go ahead and remove these 2 bolts here and here, lower out weight 00:00:45, because our hitch will use these 2 threaded holes in the frame. We'll use a 70 mm socket to remove the bolts. We'll go ahead and manipulate the exhaust, to make sure we got plenty of room. We'll go ahead and leave it alone for now. Next we'll go over to the driver's side and remove the tie-down bracket.
At this rate, our vehicle's all ready to install our hitch. We'll go ahead and cur 00:01:19 the hardware to install the hitch. This is a kind of tooth-washer; you can see your teeth on the washer. That will go through the bolt. You want to make sure the teeth on the washer always stays towards the hitch. It's hardware combination will stay on both sides of the hitch. It's also a good idea to go ahead and burn these bolts in, even though we just took some old bolts out, just to make sure and get a feel for the bolts as I thread back in. Sometimes you may ...
because the car gets older . you may have some dirt in your bray 00:01:46 caught up in there, and you may have to clean up the threads. With an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and put up our hitch. Remember we'll go ahead and set it over the exhaust bracket. We'll put our bolt through the exhaust bracket, and then the hitch, and then thread it to the inaudible 00:02:07 nut. We'll get one bolt on each side to get things started.
One bolt on each side; we'll just go ahead and put it in the remaining hardware. That's a little bit tight area up here, so maybe it's a good idea to use a 19 mm socket, and extension to push the bolt up into place. Also, since everything is loose, we'll go ahead and remove the exhaust out of the way, so we'll get a straight shot. The extension with a little bit of wobble helps a little bit too. Just before inaudible 00:02:48 loose install, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque 00:02:52 the bolts down, as best guided in the instructions. One other note: some of these models do come with a classic route 00:02:58 underneath of it. This one did not have that in place. Everything applies the same, and the hitch will fit to the shroud 00:03:06 where it goes up to the frame. For all the bolts, torque down as best by the instructions. That will finish it for our install of part number C11276 on our 2014 Toyota Prius V. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 Customer Reviews)Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
by: Victor Y08/18/2014
I installed it in 15 minutes with good video and instructions that are provided. Mounting tabs lined up perfectly to OEM holes using their upgraded bolts and washers. Received it in 3 days after they sent me shipping confirmation and tracking number. They should tape foam on the mounting tabs to prevent damage and puncturing through the box. I like how it tucks up and hardly noticeable. 147159
by: Jim W07/01/2015
I could not have received a better product or customer support! Not only did Mark suggest a better product than the one I had selected from the (excellent) on-line product listings, but my request to expedite shipping resulted in the trailer hitch arriving a day earlier than promised. The installation instructions were very detailed (included color photos, parts list, torque wrench values, etc.) and the on-line movie was equally excellent. It took me abit longer than I expected (~ 1 hour) to install, but this was my fault for not having all of the right tools laid out and available. The final installed hitch (from Curt) fits like a glove and really looks like OEM. Frankly, the newer design (for my 2014 vehicle) appears to be even stronger ("beefier:) than the hitch (another Curt) which I bought for my same model but earlier 2006 vehicle. Congratulations eTrailer, I will definitely be back for my future trailer hitch requirements. 208720
by: Bob G.05/14/2013
Great product at a reasonable price. Great service, quick delivery. Installation was more difficult than I was led to believe. The hitch is heavy and required two people. It is difficult to hold in position while trying to start the bolts. The instructions estimated the installation time of 15 minutes. It took me 3 hours. 80180
by: Amy N.08/16/2013
Very well made, quick shipping. Had my auto guy install it for $85. Haven't attached the bike rack yet but am confident it will work great. Our other car has a Curt trailer hitch and we love it. 95381
by: Raul Aparicio07/07/2014
I ordered the trailer hitch for my 2013 Toyota Prius. As soon as I received it, I decided to install it. I needed a hitch to hook my 3x4 feet aluminum trailer for my mountain bikes. I was disappointed right away because the bolts from the hitch did not match with those of the car. So I contacted customer service for help. Ricky advise me to flex the ends of the trailer hitch because they could have been bent during shipment. I followed his advice and I installed it in 30 minutes. I am very satisfied with the product and I am very impressed with the customer service provided by e-trailer. I did not waste my money on this product. My wife is very excited since now we can use the trailer to transport our bikes. Thank you Raul Aparicio 139871
For a 2010 Prius Very well crafted. It is a bit heavier than the other Hitch Receivers on the site, but looks way better. Everything was packaged nicely and came as promised. Install wasn't bad either. I'm slender and fit underneath the car without car ramps and jacks. Just cut out a side of cardboard from the provided box and slide under. At around 45 lb. it's a bit tricky to hold up on your own. So a few house items to prop it up fixed that. 30min install time. MAKE SURE you have 17mm & 19mm DEEP Sockets and 6" extender. 176047
by: Chuck R.05/05/2012
Recieved our new Curt hitch two days after placing the order. I was able to mount the hitch on our 2012 Prius III without jacking it up, or putting it on a set of ramps with no problem. I had it installed in about 20 minutes. The quality of this Curt hitch is top notch. For those that wonder if mounting a hitch on their prius will degrade mpg, even with nothing attached to it, we just got done with a 350 mile highway trip, and still got 51 mpg. I plan on using it to haul our bikes, on our Swagman XTC 2, also purchased from Etrailer. Great product! VERY happy with this purchase! Thanks E-trailer! 39460
by: James F02/18/2015
I have yet to put this on my vehicle due to the current cold in the upper Mid-west. That being said, the unit looks like it will do exactly what I want it to do AND I must say I have had exceptional help and service from etrailer.com. My brother suggested the site. With the installation videos, expert advise with fast response and speedy delivery, what more could you ask for. I have said to several friends, this site is THE BEST site of its type without exception! I could not ask for more. George J and Michael H were a big help for me in making this purchase. Thanks. 175261
by: Jamie B08/21/2014
The hitch worked out wonderfully. Fit very well and easy to install. Your estimate of 30 minutes is about right. I believe it took me only about 20 to 25 minutes to install. Now my wife can take her bike anywhere she would like. Delivery was very prompt. Thank you again for supplying me this product! 147864
by: Paul H.07/21/2015
Purchased this hitch for our 2013 Prius V. Four bolt install is fairly simple but I found separating the muffler/exhaust from the rubber hanger easier than trying to work with it connected. A little dish soap and it was off in seconds and after the hitch and bracket were secure a little soap on the metal hanger and it pushed through without a problem. Once on this hitch is pretty much invisible. We'll be using it with the Swagman two bike rack on an extended road trip. 213448
by: Randy M.01/22/2013
The hitch fit perfectly and looks great. Installation did require a bit more time than predicted, but most of that additional time involved finding the right tools and positioning the hitch ( it was a one man operation and I used jack stands to hold the hitch in place ). 63802
by: Charlie H08/10/2015
I installed the hitch so I could put on my bike rack. I don't like using the racks that lay on the painted surface and/or the rear glass. I have always used the hitch racks. Your directions were right on and it only took between 20 to 25 minutes. Very simple and I am not a mechanic. However. I do my own work whenever possible. Very happy so far and I can't wait to load on the rake and haul. 218211
by: A. Davis08/28/2014
Installation was easy! In my case, only one specialized tool was needed; an 12 year old holding a flashlight. Installation on a 2013 Prius Plug-In was pretty straightforward. A little tricky getting the bolts installed that were directly above the muffler/tail pipe. Fortunately the mounting bracket allows the muffler/tailpipe to be pushed far enough out of the way to complete installation. 149032
The receiver arrived when they said it would. It was well packaged so there were no scratches, etc. The installation was as simple as the video instructions said it would be. I didn't have to remove the grommet from the exhaust pipe. Just removed the existing bolts to the exhaust bracket, slid the receiver bracket under it, then installed and tightened the new bolts. 189483
by: Fox C.05/21/2014
I installathe Hitch Receiver two day ago on my 2014 Prius. It is solidly welded steel that fastens to the frame. I would say the installation was straightforward and the instructions very good. However it would be nice to be able to "tighten" the rack in the receiver and eliminate the slop that presently exists like I could with my rack on the old Prius.. 131758
by: Larry S.08/06/2014
I havent taken the item out of the box to install on a 2014 Prius V since the car is in the shop for a few days. Will get it installed once I get the car back and write a review and maybe send some photos. I will be using it to put my bicycle hitch on for 2 bikes. I like the way it is designed and the is one of the reasons I purchased it. 144766
Only Issue I had was the packaging of the hitch in the shipping box. Virtually no packing materials to prevent the hitch from busting through the shipping box....which is was upon arrival. Suggestion, wrap some high stretch bubble wrap around the ends of the hitch to help keep the hitch in the box and prevent damage to the hitch. 207158
by: Glenn D.04/20/2015
Receiver is well constructed and looks great on our Prius V. Installation was not too challenging for this above avg. novice, however one problem did arise. When attempting to reinstall tow bar as instructed, I found that the tow bar had to put back on backwards, in order to have bolt holds in receiver and tow bar to line up. 186496
by: Tim E09/16/2014
The trailer hitch fit perfectly on my 2012 Prius Plug-in and installation by myself took less than an hour, start to finish. All the longer bolts needed were included and I was impressed at how well constructed the hitch was and how easy it was to install. I highly recommend their product. 151280
by: Claudia L.12/18/2014
Great product! Ordered this item for my 2012 Prius V. Took it to the shop and paid $50 for installation. Fit perfectly and so easy. It is intended for a bike rack, and though I have not tried to put the bike rack on, I am sure that it will work great. 166017
Great service from eTrrailer - prompt shipping and sturdy packaging. Easy installation - installed hitch without jacking up the vehicle, however did use a bottle jack to bring hitch up agaiinst the screw holes. 58043
by: Chris T.03/24/2014
Perfect fit. I had a muffler shop install, but watched installation. It took less than 15 minutes. Fit exactly as demonstrated in video. Kudos to etrailer for a great product and great information. 122026
by: Lon F.06/11/2015
The hitch was nicely packaged. Instructions and photos were very clear. Mounting was simple and relatively easy. Hitch looks nicely compact on the vehicle and not bulky looking. 202707
by: Bruce T11/02/2012
Service was GREAT== Ordered my hitch, got it, installed it and washed the car in less than 24HRS. CAN'T BEAT THAT!!! GREAT Service and GREAT fit. THANKS 58720
The hitch was well made with a good finish. Installation was easy and just as the instructions indicated.. The hitch looks good on my Prius V. 80895
by: John S04/15/2015
Excellent product fast shipping well packaged and good price who could ask for more will definitely do business with again 185354
by: Jacob S.03/20/2015
Our Hitch for our Prius just arrive quickly and efficiently, and with instructions, it should be simple to install. 179928
I installed the hitch in 15 minutes. Four bolts removed, four bolts installed and done. Instructions were perfect. 149363
We thought it would be pretty easy to install, but we were wrong.... it was super easy! Looks sturdy and well made 131665
by: Rick W07/24/2015
We had one of hitches in our other car. Easy to install (although two people are recommended) and sturdy. 214123
by: Sean M.07/15/2015
Wow! That came fast! Great hitch for a great price. Awesome video instructions! Thanks for your help! 212060
by: JOHN E02/14/2015
GREAT PRODUCT, EASY INSTALL, GOOD INSTRUCTIONS FAST SHIPPING. DOESNT GET ANY BETTER!!! 174753
by: Craig Barnes08/06/2012
This product was the best every the company does a perfect job with parts and instructions 50760
Fitment was spot on, took me longer to find my tools than it do to install the hitch. 208173
Great hitch, easy to put on. Good price and no shipping charges. tw 56473
by: Mathew W.09/02/2014
Awesome product great service from e-tr ailer. Thanks!! 149646
by: Steve C.04/09/2015
Great product, great service and quick shipping! 184491
Installation went well and fit was exce llent. 205986
by: Frank H08/04/2015
The tow bar fit my 2015 Prius V perfect ly. 216720
by: Mike z04/21/2014
Great hitch fit perfectly looks great 126298
by: Mike B08/31/2015
This hitch is supposed to fit the Prius Plug-in model also but it did not. I had to elongate all four mounting holes about a 1/16" to get it lined up. It may be fine on the regular model but if you have a Plug-In be ready to modify. Once installed the fit and finish are nice and it works exactly as it should for my Thule bike rack. 222993
by: John L.08/28/2015
Seemed like a solid, well built product. Relatively easy to install. 222364
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