However you define adventure -- whether its climbing onto the back of a mountain bike, hunting from the top of a tree stand or camping with the family a long way from nowhere -- CURT class 1 hitches provide a light-duty towing receiver to help you Bring It. Each is made to fit a specific vehicle, providing easier installation, a better fit and optimal towing capacity. Custom class 1 trailer hitches are available for a variety of smaller vehicle types, including the compact car, crossover, minivan and small SUV. This particular class 1 hitch is designed to be a custom hitch for certain years of the Mercedes C300 (to verify vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at curtmfg. com). Tested in accordance with SAE J684 standards, it offers a weight carrying capacity of 2,000 lbs. GTW and 200 lbs. TW. It is equipped with 1 1/4" receiver tube opening and comes with a 1 1/4" old-style ball mount to be a complete towing kit. This hitch and ball mount combination also comes with a hitch pin and clip as well as all necessary mounting hardware. With its lightweight design and smaller receiver tube size, a class 1 hitch is especially useful for adding cargo space with a hitch-mounted bike rack or cargo carrier. They can also typically be used to tow small trailers such as a utility trailer, kayak trailer or teardrop camper (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component; i. e. the vehicle, hitch, trailer, etc. ). Though CURT class 1 trailer hitches are only intended for light-duty towing, we apply the same principles of quality as we do to the rest of our rear mount hitches. Each class 1 hitch is made with hands-on engineering, high-strength steel and precise welding. We use a co-cured finish of liquid Bonderite and black powder coat to provide a lasting defense against rust and UV damage. Like all CURT receiver hitches, this class 1 hitch is made in the USA and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
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