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

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  • Curt
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
Call at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Toyota trailer hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. carries a complete line of Curt products for your Toyota Prius V 2014. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part C11276 from Curt can be ordered online at Complete trailer hitch installation instructions and technical support.

2014 Toyota Prius V - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Toyota Prius V
  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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. Technical Support

At 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.

11276 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

C11276 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11276 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 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

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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 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 - 2014 Toyota Prius V - Curt

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. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11276

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (145 Customer Reviews)

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

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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


Since youve had two of these hitches, did you experience much rust or corrosion on the Curt you installed on the 2006 vehicle?

-- comment by: Laurie - 08/11/2015


Hi Laurie, there is no rust or corrosion, and we live less than 4 miles from from the beach.

-- comment by: Jim W - 08/15/2015


We use the hitch in combination with our bike rack at least twice each month. It truly is an asset towards making our bike riding experiences enjoyable and not an anxiety!

Jim W - 06/30/2016


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by: DAVE N10/18/2017

Trailer hitch for 2017 Prius V. Very good price which includes shipping. Well boxed. All required bolts included. Installation was not difficult but I had to figure out how to get the original bolts out that held the muffler support. The tail pipe interfered with a straight extension on the ratchet so I used a universal joint to get around it. As you'll be working on your back for this project I would suggest flattening out some large boxes and work from the comfort of cardboard. You'll slide around much easier , too. The hitch itself is not heavy but near impossible to hold up in place under the car and start the bolts. I used a floor jack to hold the hitch in close proximity and worked from there. I also used a small floor jack to support the muffler when I detached its bracket. That may not be necessary, I didn't want the muffler to droop to far and bend its pipe. Of special note: the bolts you take off the Prius have a 17mm head, the bolts that you put on have a 19mm head. Same diameter thread on both. Actual time to install is probably 60 minutes if you include the taking apart, looking for tools, the drop light, the floor jack and of course, putting the hitch on. If you don't have a floor jack, a friend will suffice to hold the hitch up. Finding a willing friend, however, could add days to the installation so you might want to start there when you order the hitch. The finished product looks good. I chose the Curt hitch because it is made of tubular steel, which to me looks a little cleaner than the square tubing. The hitch fits in from the rear bumper and up under the car so that it is not eye catching. 443710

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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


is this a lowered prius?

-- comment by: john - 05/18/2015


Hey Victor, were you able to do it at home or did you need a raised platform?

-- comment by: Sundeep - 08/01/2015


John it is not a lowered Prius, but with the tucked-up hitch, it gives it that look.

-- comment by: Victor Y - 08/04/2015


Sundeep I did it at work in the parking lot, I use the box to set the hitch on then pushed it under the rear and held it up with one arm while the other was threading in their supplied bolts.

-- comment by: Victor Y - 08/04/2015


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by: Ezekiel A.10/13/2015

I purchase two different products and installed both, back to back. I did not use a jack or a lift, so it took about 45 minutes to finesse this one into/onto my Toyota Prius. I needed a helper (wife) which made it much easier. This is for a bike rack. Ordered Friday and delivered Monday, fast, fast. Thank you. 229876


It has performed as my intended use. I have only used this for attaching a bicycle rack and holding 2 bicycles.

Ezekiel A - 10/12/2016


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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


Great product. I have used it for a year now and had no problems or issues.

Bob G - 05/19/2014


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by: John B., not the sloop09/30/2015

First, let's make a comment on etrailer's service. I placed my order at 4:40 am. The item was shipped at 7:30 am. UPS attempted delivery the next day mid-morning. What would expedited service look like?!! The Curt hitch is excellent quality. It took a little longer to install than anticipated, but once in it is great looking and very sturdy. The knuckle of the hitch sticks out about an inch to two inches beyond the bumper of my 2010 Toyota Prius. A couple of pictures are attached. 228581

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by: WA6TT07/15/2012

It took over 2 hours for install for 2 reasons. First, the tools would not fit around the exhaust system and in the access slot. 3/4 drive equipment was too bulky. Second reason, an Important issue, the heat shield on my 2011 prius extends further aft than the video and to fit the rightside bracket correctly, the bracket must be sandwiched between the shield and the frame. It took alot of time bending the shield to get the bracket installed. The video is wrong, they just clamp on top of the shield and squeeze it against the frame. You don't want heat to transfer to the vehicle because the 12-volt battery is located in that area. 47997

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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


One of the better online purchases I have made. Great quality, very reasonable price and free shipping. I am very happy with the hitch.

Amy N - 08/25/2014


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by: Vernon08/28/2017

I highly recommend etrailer hitch and wiring harness They were both easy to install. The Prius pull the motorcycle camping trailer very well. You would not even know it was hooked to the car 426055

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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


As a professional auto, technician, I get ALL my trailers get needs fro these people, great products and service, and NEVER an issue A A A

John S - 04/14/2016


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by: Mario V.09/18/2017

I ordered the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2013 Toyota Prius. Delivery was quick. The installation was simple and took 35 minutes to complete. Having the right tools helped. Thanks to all in earlier posts to point this out. A 17mm socket was needed to remove existing bolts. A 19mm socket was needed to install new bolts that came with the hitch. Flex head ratcheting wrench in each of these sizes helped a great deal with one bolt near the exhaust that would have been more difficult to get to. Also, the hitch is rather heavy and I could have used a helper hold it up while I worked. Instead, a one gallon paint can fit nicely under the hitch to hold it up while I installed the first bolt. It appears to be a sturdy product. Time will tell. 433838

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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

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by: Marc09/03/2015

Came well packed and mounted in a jiffy. Ok, I didn't mount it but I watched the tech do it on a lift. I could have done the installation myself If I had time. Well designed and good quality hitch. 223771


still holding my bike rack snugly behind my Prius

Marc B - 09/02/2016


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by: Fred02/25/2015

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

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by: Stu M.07/28/2016

The Curt hitch is an excellent product. The delivery was very fast, the packaging was minimal, yet very effective, and the hitch was light enough to manage by one person. Installation was done on my 2011 Prius with gracious help from my wife. The car was directly on the ground. Aside from getting the 19mm bolt on the muffler side correctly torqued, the install was fairly easy. The bolt toward the front of the vehicle on the muffler side is not an easy one to reach for enough purchase in order to effectively reach with deep 19mm socket. Either a prop or second set of hands was necessary for me to complete the setup. The purpose for the hitch is to connect the Kuat Beta 2.0 bike rack. 277261

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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


A year later we are still satisfied with the hitch.

Rick W - 07/23/2016


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by: RJacob06/10/2017

This is the second time I've install one of etrailers hitch receivers. Both times the product fit exactly to the car with no issues. (The car is a Prius and the hitch is used for a bike rack - not towing) The install time was about 40 minutes with half of that time spent on finding my tools. Product is heavy but I found that once I was able to secure one bolt on the left side I could secure the first bolt on the right side by the exhaust. There is a heat shield by the exhaust on the Prius and you need to wedge the corner up so the hitch will slide under about 1/4 inch. I'll continue to use etrailer in the future. 391475

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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

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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 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

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by: Stephen H.09/13/2015

I installed the Curt C11276 trailer hitch receiver on my 2015 Toyota Prius, after reviewing the instructions and watching Curt's YouTube video for a similar installation (2010 Toyota Prius). The instructions were helpful; so was the video. The main snag was that the bolt holes in the hitch flanges did not quite line up with the holes in the car's frame. I was obliged to attach a nylon rope to one side of the hitch and apply about 100 lb of pull on the rope to force the holes to line up. Time for installation, including dealing with that snag, was about 1.5 hours. 225342

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by: RichardM08/13/2016

Went on my 2014 Prius with no problems. Just needed to bend the heat shield back slightly to avoid trapping it under the hitch attachment passenger side. You do need a torque wrench and AV least 6" socket extension. Watch you don't lose the socket inside the plastic under shielding on the drivers side - use a magnet to coax it back if you do! 283501

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by: Dave07/05/2016

The trailer hitch receiver appears very well-constructed and fits my car nicely. The bolt holes lined up perfectly! It also looks good under the rear bumper. Installation wasn't too hard - I did it by myself in the driveway without even jacking up the car. The only challenge was caused by a plastic panel under my car kind of being in the way on one side - not really a big deal, and this has nothing to do with the hitch itself. I haven't yet used the hitch but so far I'm very happy with the purchase. 268348

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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

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by: Don I09/10/2016

Service - 5 Stars Product - 5 Stars Instructions - "Garbage" 2015 Prius (regular) 1. You not only do not need a deep socket, it makes the job much worse as the bolt sinks into the socket. 2. You CANNOT install the drivers side without cutting part of the plastic under carriage cover. The cutout for the towing bracket is too narrow and not long enough to fir the hitch mount. 3. The original Toyota bolts are slightly tapered at the end to make initial threading about a million times easier. 293231

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by: Duane07/14/2016

This is the second hitch that I have bought from these people. They fit perfectly. It only took me half an hour to put this last one on. I do one extra thing though. I use Locktight on the bolts, just for added safety. Their hitches r very good quality & I am very happy with the fast shipping. 271841

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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

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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

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by: Debbie09/24/2017

Great hitch for my 2012 Toyota Prius. My husband installed it - it wasn't super easy because he had to use some makeshift tools to adapt for a socket extender that he lost somewhere, but I think it was easy for someone who is not a mechanic to install. There's a couple of good videos on YouTube about installation that were helpful for the Prius. I love the etrailer website! Their videos are tremendous with so many vehicles shown so clearly! Great job! 435990

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by: Ed C.08/24/2016

Came with the right hanger bent and won't align to the bolt holes. Luckily, I have a very durable pry bar and was able to mcgyver it until it almost straightened out. Took me 25 minutes because I'm just by myself going back and forth fitting it to the car. Package looked okay though with no discernible tears, so it looks like more careful quality control is needed before shipping out. It's useable now, thanks! 286975

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by: HN08/09/2016

I am not a mechanic, but this product was easy to install. It took me about 15 minutes to install it at my drive way without lift up my car. I used a little stool and some books to jack and hold the hitch to be in the right position then bolted it. The shipping was fast. The video for this installation was really, really helps (thanks The hitch was perfect fit to my 2014 Prius Plug ins. 281945

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by: Keith W.07/11/2016

Great product on the Prius. It's clean looking at it's minimally visible. Sticks out minimally. Only wish it was slightly closer to bumper so it's taller to minimize scrapes. Overll it's great though. 270703

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by: Andrea09/13/2017

Hitch arrived on time, in great shape. Was relatively simple to install, with all parts provided (took me about 4x the "novice" time, but I'm not used to working on cars and didn't have it lifted). Instructions were specific to my car model, and weren't bad though they could have been more clear. Used this hitch to drive a Uhaul trailer from CA to Chicago using my Prius - it worked wonderfully! 432140

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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

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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

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by: Howard08/24/2016

A very easy installation on my wife's Prius V. She will use the hitch to carry her bike rack not for towing as that is not a recommended activity for her new car. The installation video and the enclosed instructions were spot on. This is my second Curt trailer hitch install and both units fit as advertised, no fussing with alignment bars. Sorry no pictures, I forgot my camera. 287272

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by: Rob05/02/2015

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

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by: Gene08/26/2017

Product arrived on time with no damage to shipping box. Hitch has several scratches when unpackaged - kind of disappointing. Even though I am a mechanic the installation was not that easy. The holes are not spaced wide enough to match the frame so I had to elongate them to allow the bolts to fit. It took much longer than expected to install this hitch on my 2015 Prius. 425423


Gene,Thank you for your review. This Curt hitch is custom designed to fit the Prius vehicle frame. We do not recommend elongated holes in the frame or the hitch. The hitch may have came flexed in shipping which is an easy fix. I have attached a link below about flexed hitches.

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by: C Quiralta09/13/2017

I recently purchased an Electra Townie. My old Saris Bones trunk rack worked great for my previous bike but it Just did not work very well for the TownieI. I decided to upgrade to a hitch platform rack and this hitch did the trick. I had a local mechanic install it in my 2014 Prius and I am very happy with the sleek look and most important the ease of loading my bike. 432166

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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

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by: Debbie06/09/2010

Fantastic hitch for my Prius I needed to pull a small trailer with 2 electric wheelchairs on it. It works great. I can go where I want and take my chair with me and at times I take my Mom's chair. It works great. I love my Prius and this hitch made it possible for me to keep driving my Prius and still take my Jazzy wheelchair with me. Thank you etrailer. 3117

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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

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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

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by: Kyle06/09/2017

The product is excellent, the instructions are ok but the packaging was bad. One of the ends of the hitch had punctured the side of the box and was sticking out. The paint had rubbed off completely on a spot about the size of a dime. Not worth sending back but this is the second item I have bought where packaging was a problem. 391221

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by: Rebecca O10/06/2016

The YouTube Video and the fact the trailer hitch was made in the USA sold me on this item. I ordered over a weekend and received the package on Wednesday! Prompt delivery, great attention to detail and follow up! This hitch will be installed on my 2016 Prius V. A 2000 pound capacity is more than enough for landscaping needs. 303778

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by: Mike06/25/2015

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

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by: Sam M.08/02/2016

The hitch has a nice appearance and fits through the hole in the bumper. The hitch does not clear muffler well. The muffler rattles against the hitch. I spent extra time to "adjust the hanger to eliminate the rattle. You have to lie down to put in hitch pin, this makes it harder for someone to steal my bike carrier. 278688

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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

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by: Smoldering JOE08/08/2017

Service was outstanding, everything fit exact, and delivery on time. Most outstanding were the videos on how to install, spot on. Hitch took thirty minutes, wire harness forty-five This was on a Prius V. This will be used to pull a small boat , boat and trailer 600lb. Thanks for your outstanding help. 421414

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by: TexNCal04/24/2016

Great product and installation. The hitch has minimal profile that does not detract from the rear end view. Installation was straightforward and quick at 1 hour from start to finish including prep and minimal clean up. The video on eTrailer website was excellent and went exactly as described. 246712

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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

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  • Recommended Hitch for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The best hitch for you will depend on what you were wanting to use it for. If you were planning on simply using the hitch as a mount for a bike rack (due to the capabilities of the Class I hitch, you will need a Class I rated bike rack and will be limited to carrying two bikes), the Draw-Tite Class I receiver, part # 24847 would be your best choice. The Curt hitch, # C11276 would also be a fine choice, albeit a bit more expensive. The hitch warranty stipulates that a stabilizing strap...
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  • Is the Required Curt Stabilizing Strap Included with Hitch # 11469 for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • The Curt Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, is not included with their hitches. It attaches to the bike rack then to the vehicle to keep the forces exerted on the bike rack and hitch when hitting bumps from damaging the hitch. On passenger cars this can be attached to the edge of the trunk lid that meets rear windshield or on SUVs, you can attach to the top edge of the hatch. The use of a strap is necessary for Curt warranty requirements. You can also use bungee cords like # 3044DAT,...
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  • Can the Thule T2 Bike Rack Be Used with a Hitch Adapter in a Class I Hitch on a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • Your best option for carrying 2 bikes would be to use a bike rack that is compatible with Class I hitches. When using a hitch adapter, like part # HTAD, to use a 2 inch accessory in a Class I hitch, the capacity of the hitch is reduced by 50 percent. In your case 110 pounds will exceed 50 percent of the 200 pound capacity of any trailer hitch, like the hitch you referenced, # C11276, available for your 2012 Toyota Prius. I recommend the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, which is compatible...
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  • Hitch Comparison for a 2012 Toyota Prius V Trailer Hitch
  • If you check out the picture I attached you can see what your 2012 Toyota Prius V would look like with either the Draw-Tite Hitch # 24847 or the Curt Hitch # C11276 would look like once installed. As you can see both of them hang about the same distance from the bottom of the vehicle and will be the same in terms of visibility. Both of these hitches will be largely out of plain sight, but will be somewhat visible. Either hitch would work well for you, but Curt recommends that you use...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Has Higher Ground Clearance For a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24847, and the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60263 (no longer available), are basically the same hitch so they both have the same ground clearance and side profile. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies that use the same design process for their trailer hitches. The top of the receiver tube for both trailer hitches will sit 4-3/4 inches below the frame rails on your 2012 Toyota Prius V. If you are planning on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Shank Size and Use of Hitch Adaptrers on a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • Class 1 receiver hitches use a 3/4 inch ball shank size. I would recommend item # 19256, for a 1-7/8 inch ball for your hitch or the item # 19258, 2 inch ball. 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch adapters like the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # HTAD, are not to be used for towing because the use of an adapter significantly reduces the tongue capacity of the trailer hitch and puts excess stress on the hitch if used for towing due to the extended length...
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  • Differences Between Curt and Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitches for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Curt # C11276 and the Draw-Tite # 24847 Class I hitches share the same weight capacity, and the installation procedure is fairly similar. In actuality, the Curt weighs about 8 lbs more than the Draw-Tite hitch. The Curt hitch is constructed of round tube steel that's a bit larger in diameter than the square tube stock the Draw-Tite model is constructed of, which would account for the weight difference. Since both hitches have been tested and found to have the same weight bearing capacity,...
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  • Is Curt Strap # 18050 Compatible With Hitch # C11276 on a 2012 Toyota Prius Hatchback With Spolier
  • The CURT Trailer Hitch Support Strap, Part # 18050, is a universal strap that should be compatible with a 2012 Toyota Prius when used in conjunction with the CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11276. This support strap will provide additional stability and safety for a hitch-mounted bike rack. If you have concerns about the strap putting pressure on the spoiler you can route the strap to the bottom edge of the rear door rather than the top. I have attached a link to a brief video that...
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  • Installation Of Hitch On 2013 Toyota Prius
  • The hitch you need for your Toyota Prius depends on the style of Prius you own. I would first recommend checking either with your owners manual or with your dealership to find what the towing and tongue weight capacity is for your vehicle. For the Prius or Prius Plug-In Hybrid, I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch with a 1-1/4 in receiver. It has a towing capacity of 2000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. The installation...
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitch # 11276 and # C11276
  • There is no difference, Curt's part number is 11276. We add a C to that part number as we do for all of our Curt products. This hitch would be an excellent choice for your 2013 Toyota Prius. I attached an install video for you to check out also. 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. For that you would want part # 18050.
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  • Fit of Curt Class I Hitch # C11276 on 2010 Prius and Difference Between Round and Square Bar Hitch
  • The Curt Class I receiver you mention, part # C11276 is a fit for the current generation Toyota Prius, as well as the Prius V. According to Curt, the installation procedure did not vary from the 2010 to the current model, so the install procedure shown in the videos for the 2012 and 2013 Prius would also apply to your 2010 model. There is no functional difference between hitches having a round or a square crossbar. Both styles of hitch share the same weight capacities and would install...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius V
  • If you were to install the Curt Hitch part # C11276 that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Prius V the distance from the top of the hitch opening to the ground would be 12 inches. From the bottom of the hitch to the ground it would be right at 10 inches. Check out the install video I attached for this hitch as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitches For 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In And 2013 Toyota Prius
  • We have one trailer hitch that is designed to work with the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. That trailer hitch is the Curt Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. For the hitch with a Euro drawbar that includes the hitch ball you can look at part # C112761 for 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, and part # C112762 for 2 inch hitch ball. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps,...
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Toyota Prius V
  • There isn't a 2 inch hitch available for a Toyota Prius. The rear structure of the vehicle isn't strong enough to withstand the forces necessary for the capacity that a 2 inch hitch would provide. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24847. It would be possible to use an adapter like part # HTAD, which would allow you to use a 2 inch bike rack, but doing so would cut the tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of weight that can be safely hung from the hitch) by half, from...
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  • Availability of Curt Hitch for 2010 Toyota Prius
  • Curt does indeed offer a hitch for your 2010 Toyota Prius. The Curt Class I Hitch, part # C11276 is a fit for the 2010 Toyota Prius. I have confirmed this with Curt. Before installing a hitch, be sure to check your owners manual for any advice or prohibitions regarding installing or using a hitch. Curt recommends using a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 for non-trailer loads like bike racks or cargo carriers. I have linked you to a demonstration video showing how the strap is used.
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  • Will the Thule Helium Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2010 Toyota Prius with a Curt Hitch
  • The Class I trailer hitches have a stop built into them that prevent the accidental use of a Class II accessory. The older versions of the Helium had a longer shank and thus could not fit in a Class I hitch. The new versions will. A Curt trailer hitch, # C11276, should allow the old version to fit. However, the 971 Helium is a 3 bike carrier but on a Class I trailer hitch, you will be limited to carrying just 2 bikes. The reason is that a Class I trailer hitch cannot handle the stress...
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  • How Many of the Curt Stabilization Straps Are Required with a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • First, check your vehicle owners manual to make sure it is permissible to use a trailer hitch mount cargo carrier on your 2013 Toyota Prius V. You only need 1 strap, # 18050, to be within the warranty requirements for Curt trailer hitch # C11276. I have included a link to a video showing a typical use of the strap. If you wanted you could use more than 1 strap. But you will need to use at least 1 for non-trailer loads.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24847 has a square cross tube and a little bit different design than Curt hitch # C11276 which has a round cross tube. Both bike rack and hitch manufacturers agree that on a Class I trailer hitch the maximum capacity is 2 bikes. The issue is not how much weight would be on the hitch it is where that weight is placed relative the the hitch receiver. The further the weight is away from the receiver the more stress and torque is put on it like using a cheater...
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  • Hitch Rack for Elliptigo Arc Recumbent Bike on 2013 Toyota Prius V
  • The 1-1/4-inch hitch I recommend for your 2013 Toyota Prius V is Draw-Tite's Class I hitch # 24847. This hitch bolts on without drilling and offers a lower cost and freedom from the requirement to use a stabilizing strap, which is necessary for the Curt hitch # C11276. We offer three bike racks for recumbent style bikes that will fit this hitch. All are shown on the linked page, and all are the platform style which carry a bike level. We do not offer any bike racks designed to suspend...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Prius
  • There are pros and cons to both the Curt Hitch part # C11276 that you referenced and the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24847. If you are planning on using this hitch for carrying a cargo carrier or a bike rack I would go with the Draw Tite. Curt requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 any time you carry a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Draw Tite does not have that stipulation so I would lean that way. Both of these hitches have the same 200 lbs tongue weight and 2,000 lbs trailer...
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  • Best Rack for Transporting a Cruzbike QX/Quest 559 and a Bacchetta Corsa on a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend using a hanging rack to transport recumbent bikes with this design. My largest concern with both of these, but especially with the Bacchetta Corsa, is that the chains could catch in the upright posts and damage or break them. Additionally, because the seats are not easily removable, you'd be unable to use an adapter bar to make transporting them easier. Instead, I recommend adding a hitch to the Prius and obtaining a dedicated recumbent...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • At this time, the only trailer hitch listed as a fit for the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11276. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches have not been confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Curt hitch is very similar to the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches. The only significant difference is that Curt's warranty requires the use of a stabilization strap, like part # 18050, for all non-trailer loads such as bike racks or cargo carriers. If...
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  • Recommended Class I Trailer Hitch for 2015 Toyota Prius for Use with UpUSA Bike Rack
  • We do have several choices for you in a 1-1/4-inch light-duty Class I hitch for your 2015 Toyota Prius and you can view these using the link provided. Since your intended use is a hitch-mount bike rack I do recommend the Draw-Tite # 24847. I recommend this hitch not just for its lower 18-lb weight, but also because it does not require use of a stabilizing strap # 18050 like the Curt hitch # C11276 does. I have linked for you (or perhaps more accurately for your helpful boyfriend!) the...
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  • Can I Use the Yakima SwingDaddy on 2013 Toyota Prius with Curt Hitch
  • All of the trailer hitches available for the 2013 Prius are going to be Class I trailer hitches like the Curt, # C11276. A Class I hitch has a 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch receiver and the Yakima SwingDaddy, # Y02464, is for use with 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers so this will not work. In addition to the difference in receiver size, it is also not recommended to carry more that 2 bikes on a Class I trailer hitch. Carrying more than two bikes increases the weight and the distance...
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  • Will a Trailer hitch on a 2014 Toyota Prius V Hang Down Further than the Exhaust
  • It does appear that the trailer hitch for your 2014 Toyota Prius V does sit up as high if not higher than the exhaust pipe as you can see in the video I have linked showing installation. But in the video that is hitch # C11276. It should be the same on the Draw-Tite hitch though, # 24847. The 2014 Prius V is not designed for towing so if using the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier make sure that the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • In order to use the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02457, on your 2010 Toyota Prius you will need to use Curt hitch # C11276. It will not work with other Class I trailer hitches. But, for the Curt hitch, when using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier you must use stabilization strap # 18050 per the Curt warranty requirements. The other option is to use the Draw-Tite hitch # 24847 with a different bike rack, such as the Thule Vertex, # TH9028XT, and not have to worry about the rack fitting...
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  • Is a Three-Bike Hitch-Mounted Rack Available for a 2015 Toyota Prius?
  • There is a way for your daughter to carry three bikes with a 2015 Toyota Prius, but not with a hitch-mounted rack. The reason for this is that both hitches available for that vehicle, the Draw-Tite # 24847 and Curt # C11276, are Class I rated, limiting you to a rack which can only hold two bikes. Should you want a three-bike rack for a 2015 Prius, there is the option using a trunk- mounted rack. I recommend taking a look at the Thule Archway XT 3-Bike Rack # TH9010XT. It has no-sway...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2011 Toyota Prius to Carry a Bike Rack
  • The 2 trailer hitch receivers that will fit your 2011 Toyota Prius are the Curt # C11276 and the Draw-Tite # 24847. The best choice for you is the Draw-Tite option because when we installed it on a 2011 Prius we found the ground clearance to be 12-1/4 inches as opposed to the Curt's 11 inches. They both have a measurement of 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest edge of the bumper so you will not have to worry about it sticking out. The other thing to note is...
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  • Recommended Bike Racks Compatible With 2014 Toyota Prius Sedan
  • For your 2014 Prius, the Curt Hitch # C11276 requires a stability strap # 18050 when using a bike rack and the Draw-Tite # 24847 does not. Other than that the hitches are very similar is style as well as installation. The Class I hitches, are only able to carry bike racks rated for that hitch receiver classification. All hitch mounted racks that fit a Class I hitch are limited to 2 bikes even if it is a 4 bike rack. The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer...
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  • How to Correct for Tilt in Hitch-Mounted Platform Style Bike Carrier in Class I Hitch on Prius V
  • If the issue is that your Kuat Sherpa Hitch bike rack # SH12G when installed in your Prius' hitch tips to one side, you might try loading the bikes facing in opposite directions. Some bikes can be heavier towards the front or rear and so loading them facing each other can sometimes help to even out the weight distribution between the driver and passenger sides. You might also check your hitch receiver tube to see if it is bent or distorted. One of the two hitches offered for your car,...
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