This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24866 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(39 reviews)


Code:   24866

Retail:$193.55

Price:$111.95


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24866

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • 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


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

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.



24866 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60283 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24866 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24866 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

2009 - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

2006 - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2005 - 2005 Volkswagen Jetta New Body Sedan




Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe 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 - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be be installing a Draw Tite hitch, part number 24866. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on a vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pan hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches, and from the ground to the top of the opening in the receiver is approximately 10-3/4 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch and we've already gone ahead and removed all the contents of the trunk, the trunk covering, as well as the spare tire cover, as well as the spare tire itself. Now, we're going to go ahead and go underneath the vehicle as we'll need to remove a piece of plastic fascia from underneath the passenger side of the vehicle. To do this, we'll go ahead and remove two torques head screws, as well as two plastic hex nuts.

We will not be reputting this piece of plastic fascia back up. You may, however, want to keep these, as well as that hardware, in case if you ever decide to remove your hitch, you'll need to put this back up. Now, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust down out of the way. Before we begin, we'll need to go ahead and put a safety strap on the exhaust to make sure it's supported once we remove the rubber isolator as well as two bolts that hold the rear bracket near the muffler. Now that our safety strap is in place, we'll go ahead and remove two bolts at the rear bracket just above the muffler. Now we'll go ahead and move up just in front of the rear axle area and we need to remove a rubber isolator here. To do this we use a little spray lubricant and, in this case, we use an exhaust removal tool, but a large pry bar will work just as well. Now that we've got the exhaust bracket down, we need to bend these two tabs straight.

Now, because this particular vehicle has a fuel vapor canister on the passenger side, we'll need to take the three bolts out and hold it in place and let it lower down out of the way until we put the hitch up. Once the hitch is up we will reinstall these, so don't lose any of the hardware. Next, let's go ahead and point out the hardware that will be used on the hitch and on the location on the hitch that the hardware will be used. On the long bar that will actually go through a hole in the trunk pan, we'll be using a carriage bolt, a spacer block, a conical tooth washer, as well as a hex nut. Now, for the two rear holes on the driver's side of the hitch, we'll be using an M8 hex bolt as well as a 3/8 conical tooth washer on each one. For the passenger side, there are two locations that hitch them onto the vehicle.

The rearmost location which will actually come out side of the frame rail will have a carriage bolt as well as a spacer block that is fish wired into the frame and there will also be a spacer block that is slid on over the top of this bolt, followed by a conical tooth washer and hex nut. Now for the forward-most mounting location on the passenger side, we will be using an M12 handle nut as well as an M12 hex bolt and 1/2 inch conical tooth washer. Now, let's go ahead and point out the locations on the vehicle where this hardware will be installed. For the trunk mounting location on the driver's side, we'll actually need to go ahead and cut out the grommet that is already in place here. To do this we'll just use a razor knife. With this removed, we need to go ahead and make sure before we put the hitch up we install some of the Loctite silicone gasket sealer.

This sealer is available at E-Trailer, part number LT37467. You want to make sure that you put some of this gasket sealer on both the inside and outside of the trunk pan to make sure you seal off any water or exhaust gases that may enter the trunk area. Now for the passenger side, we'll go ahead and use the fish wire, and we'll fish wire the 7/16 carriage bolt as well as the spacer block into place. Make sure you leave the fish wire on for now. Next, we'll go head and tape the external spacer block into place. This will just help keep it in place for now until we put the hitch up. Now, for the final location, we'll need to measure out on the handle nut where we need to bend the tab at. To do this we'll hold the handle nut up to the mounting location, which is the center hole in this case, to where our access slot is. Where the access slot hole is, is where we need to put a 90 degree bend in the handle nut. Now with some of the mounting hardware in place, we're ready to go ahead and put our hitch up and put the rest of the hardware on. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you do this. We begin by feeding the fish wire through the side hole on the passenger side of the hitch and as we're raising it up, we also need to go ahead and put up where the exhaust rear bracket is, we'll need to twist that around so that the hitch goes against the frame and the exhaust bracket goes over the top of the hitch. As you raise up the passenger side as well as the driver's side, you'll need to pull the fish wire through so it pulls the carriage bolt out of the frame, through the spacer block that's taped to the outside of the frame and through the hitch. With this in place, we'll go ahead and go over to the driver's side where we'll install two M8 hex bolts with the 3/8 conical tooth washers making sure that the teeth face the hitch. You may need to move the hitch around a little bit to get these two holes to line up. Also, make sure that you put the exhaust bracket back up in line so that you go through the exhaust bracket, through the hitch, and into the weld nuts that are part of the frame. You are using the same weld nuts that you took the brackets down from earlier. Now we can go back over to the passenger side, we'll go ahead and put the bolt as well as the conical tooth washer that goes into the handle nut. With this in, we can go ahead and take the fish wire off and put the conical tooth washer and the hex nut on this bolt as well. Now we're ready to go ahead and take the carriage bolt and the spacer block, after the silicone gasket sealer is on, and drop it down through the trunk pan, through the hitch, followed by putting a conical tooth washer as well as a hex nut on from the underside. Now that all the hardware is in place we'll go ahead and tighten things down and then torque them to the manufacturers specification. With all the hardware torqued, now we can go ahead and put the fuel vapor canister back up in place with the three bolts we removed earlier. Finally we can go ahead and put the rubber isolator on the exhaust that we removed and then go ahead and take the safety strap off, and with that that will conclude our installation of our Draw Tite hitch, part number 24866 on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24866

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)


This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


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by: Ron C.04/25/2013

Honda CR-V


This is the second hitch I've bought from eTrailer, one for my wife's CRV and this one for my Jetta Sportwagon. No surprises, just a quality hitch delivered promptly by eTrailer. Installation process went just like the video explained. Thanks for the great service. 77750


Comments

The hitch has been working very well - it still looks like new and has performed flawlessly. I use it to pull the folding trailer that I purchased from eTrailer. My only wish is that the receiver receptacle was sized more closely to the size of the ball mount shaft. Presently, the shaft fits somewhat loosely and klunks frequently heard inside the car when the trailer is being pulled, especially when its empty. The loose fit is obvious when installing the ball mount shaft into the receiver. If you have any ideas about how to shim the loose fit, Id like to know.

Ron C - 05/30/2014

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There are a lot of anti-rattle devices on the market to remedy such a problem. There has to be a certain amount of slack in order to get the device in and out. It's not dangerous by any means, but it can be noisy and irritating. I've added a link to the anti-rattle devices we have. Make sure to look at the ones sized for your hitch.

Patrick B - 6/4/2014




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by: Mark M09/19/2011


Finish Quality: The finish of the part that shows was very good. The parts that you only see if you install this hitch yourself were not so good. There were chips on some of the corners where bare metal was showing. I was disappointed, but didn't want to hassle with sending it back, so I ended up repainting most of the hitch. Design Quality: I had a lot of trouble getting the 2 bolts on the muffler side started. I had started the bolts on the other side because fishing the bolts through seemed the harder task. Even with that side loosely bolted, it took a while to get enough alignment to start the bolts on the other side. I wonder if the dimensions were off just enough. Also it looks a tad crooked compared to the bottom of the bumper. Not awful, but enough that you notice if you look closely. Direction Quality: With the exception of suggesting starting the muffler side bolts first, the instructions were fine. 24248



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by: Jim H07/06/2014


So far so good, although the hitch arrived poking through the box and with some small scratches on the ball mount. Not etrailer's fault. Installation took longer than advertised, some of it my fault because I fed the block into the frame the wrong way...the block apparently has to go in oval hole first. The bolt would not protrude straight from the frame with the block inserted the other way. I had to back the bolt and block out of the hole in the frame (which must have taken 20 minutes) and re-insert. The video does show the correct orientation. After that, it went pretty smoothly, and the hitch looks great! The installation video was VERY helpful, way more information than the single-sheet installation instructions. We will mainly use this to mount a bike rack. 139538



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by: Steve W,06/25/2013

Volkswagen Jetta TDI


The Drawtite hitch mounted up fairly easy and I'm a mechanical engineer/ mechanic. Paper instructions were almost worthless, had to refer to the video. Raised the car high on the rear axel and lowered the car onto 5 gal pails to position the hitch to bolt in place. I would be easier with a helper to hold the hitch in position. After the installation I felt that the hitch could have been designed better to be under the car more and exposed less. The hitch was loose and breaking through the box when I received it. Some paint was chipped off in a few places. Finally, the hitch serves its purpose. It is a rock solid design and it is mounted rock solid it will pull my motorcycle trailer and support my 4 bike rack easily with my Tdi VW. 86115



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by: Jim05/26/2012


I received my hitch from ETrailer in very good time. Their order support and shipping was great. They have a great selection, pictures and even installation instructions. Some of the hitches even have good videos showing how to install. The Drawtite hitch I bought had really marginal instructions. One page, small font and poor diagrams. I looked at the other hitch brand instructions and figured I could still do the job. I had a friend and we worked for five hours to complete the job. The first issue was getting the bolts on the pull string to line up inside the frame. Then getting the bolts to line up in the muffler hanger holes was a huge hassle. I have not tried it out yet, but am looking forward to it soon. 41764



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by: Mark W.05/02/2012


Once mounted, this seems to be a very solid unit. It is well built out of heavy stock. The time estimate of 1 hour for install was quite a bit less than what it took for me to get the hitch mounted up. Watching the install video helped although it is for a slightly different model and the instruction sheet was not all that clear on the first few readings (it made sense once I was done). My hitch took close to 3 hours for the complete installation. The two bolt holes on exhaust hanger bracket needed to be enlarged in order to align with existing mount on the car and longer bolts were needed to initially draw that side up to a point where the bolts included with the hitch would thread into existing holes. 39225



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by: Dave F01/14/2015


Installation was pretty much like the video on the web site. I did it alone, and if you can it would help to have an extra set of hand as the video states. The splash panel on the passenger side that was removed and not replaced in the video, I did replace after trimming a bit off the back. It is plastic so it was quite easy to cut, I think it is worth replacing. Now, I hope there is an instruction video for the wiring as good... 168905



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by: Mike W.06/23/2013

2013 Volkswagen Jetta


The part went on with out a hitch.... Oops it was a hitch. Anyway I did not have any major problems. The two bolt holes for the mount at the exhaust hanger were a bit off, a little larger hole would have helped. I couldn't figure why it was recommended to leave off that plastic panel on the bottom right rear after the hitch was installed. The other brand of hitches suggested cutting out a chunk to fit around the hitch. I ended up cutting a slot about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long and it slipped right back in position and to me looks a lot better than the empty hole. The hitch works nice with my Thule Bike Rack. 85625



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by: Gary C stafford03/22/2013


Received hitch and wiring kit in a timely fashion. Could not find a video on 2013Jetta to assist. Used another year and got way off track. Finally used enclosed paperwork and got the hitch installed. Now I've done it and got it figured out with very little help from instructive video or paperwork I'm sure a second unit would be easier. The wiring went somewhat okay. There was no method to secure the black lighting module and was asked to go to Wal Mart and try to find some two sided fabric when I called your Co. Which they didn't have. I ended up using some very thin two sided tape and trippling up on it. 71969



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by: Sam04/03/2012


This is a review on the installation only. Have yet to drive test with a bike rack. As far as installation went - smoothly. I used a YouTube video to install which was much better than the instructions. Seeing is much easier than reading. As can be seen by my included photo - the hitch is very hidden and blends in well with my car. 36007



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by: Ed Frisch09/28/2014


The written instructions were garbage. Simply put, too much information on an 8x11 sheet of paper with a crappy diagram to follow. After watching the video about a dozen times, it started to make sense. Package arrived with a huge hole in the box. About half way through the installation, I realized I was missing a nut (didn't come with original hardware). After all of that, the hitch works great. Carries a 4 bike rack with no problems. Tows my small utility trailer with ease. 153394



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by: Britta K.01/14/2015


Package was received very quickly. Installation on vehicle was done today, Wednesday. There were 3 issues with the product: 1) The package had one instruction sheet Spanish only (I went back to your website to print out the English one) 2) Wrong sized nut (too small) provided for 7/16. Had to purchase the correct size. 3) Welding slag remnant in receiver preventing use of the hitch. The slag had to be removed. Other than that, installation went smoothly. 168981



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by: no name03/02/2013


Main purpose of hitch is for a bike rack, and does this well. I Also have a 4'X6' utility trailer which has been towed by many small cars. Fortunately, my trailer needs are over, because VW forbids towing with the Jetta TDI having automatic transmission. Jetta TDI owners should be made aware of this when ordering a hitch. Owner-installation was not difficult, but directions need to be more specific about location of bolts on passenger side . 68446



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by: Notelber H.03/02/2013


Main purpose of hitch is for a bike rack, and does this well. I Also have a 4'X6' utility trailer which has been towed by many small cars. Fortunately, my trailer needs are over, because VW forbids towing with the Jetta TDI having automatic transmission. Jetta TDI owners should be made aware of this when ordering a hitch. Owner-installation was not difficult, but directions need to be more specific about location of bolts on passenger side . 68447



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by: Ken B.08/16/2012


The product was very good and fit with just a bit of coaxing. I found the instructions quite lacking however and the Youtube video I watched was not accurate for my car. I would have watched the video provided on this site but it wouldn't load on my computer. This made the installation somewhat more difficult than it should have been. Clearer instructions with better photos would have made this product excellent and not just very good. 51910



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by: Dave C.09/16/2013


Great product! Not sure just how to install in 1 hour unless you have access to a hoist! The directions were a little shaky - but the install video from etrailer saved the day. The only real question was the positioning of the spacer on the frame side of the hitch. Wiring harness no issue - again, watch the video a few times to familiarize yourself with the procedure. Thanks, etrailer.com! 100179



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by: Jim H.12/01/2011

Volkswagen Jetta


Here's a picture of my new trailer hitch from etrailer.com on my VW Jetta, it was awful to install , but after 3 1/2 hours my cousin and I figured out what the instructions were attempting to mean 27516



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by: Dennis W.06/07/2011

2011 Jetta SportWagen TDI


Installed this on 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI. Installation was well documented (read the instructions). I did the prep of the parts and setup for the install (matching parts, fishing bolt, detaching exhaust) in about 45 minutes. Actual install, with a helper, took about 20 minutes. Unit seems well built and expect it to perform well. Reduces rear clearence about as little as possible. 16311



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by: John McB.01/31/2013


The printed directions were horrible. Come on Draw-Tite, spend an extra nickle and get better print quality. BUT! etrailer more than compensated for the lack of directions with their great video. Communications about my order, etc. was beyond perfect. They initially said 7 days and it got here in 2. Perfect score from this first time customer. I'll be back! 64748



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by: Dave B08/20/2011


I felt the directions and the pictures used for representation were insufficient. My call for service was useless. The person I talked to couldn't help me and was told a technician would contact me. I worked it out myself and the tech called me an hour after I finished the job. I've installed two trailer hitches from etrailer previously and have had no problems. 22353



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by: Hans k>08/30/2013


Happy with the end result, but install was a bit more difficult than the video makes it out to be (the bolt/spacer that needs to be fed thru the frame). 97722



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by: Paul B05/28/2011

Volkswagen Jetta


Be sure to watch video of Jetta installation, before and during your installation. Directions alone are confusing. I bought longer bolts to snug in the hitch where the exhaust bracket is just to get it close enough to use the supplied bolts. Wiring from battery back also time consuming because most of Jetta SW underneath is covered. 15631



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by: Pete Sottnik06/20/2016


My hitch fit perfectly right out of the box. Instructions could have been a bit more clear, but it still went well and was finished in about an hour and a half max. It looks good and functions excellent. I am a repeat customer. This is a good company and I feel satisfied with this purchase. Ill be back again too. 263027



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by: John02/20/2013


The product itself seems excellent. However, I'm unable to install one of the 5 bolts. The original bolts securing the muffler was tapered to help align it. These two replacement bolts(necessarily longer) are not tapered. I guess I'll need to visit a mechanic for this last operation. 67033



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by: Joe W.10/12/2011


Amazing! I thought it was gonna be kinda difficult but actually very easy. I found an install video on YouTube and that help out so much because the directions seemed very vague. After watching the video it explained it all! Great product. Make sure you order the wiring harness. 25489



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by: Andrew11/01/2011


Works fantastic. Installation did not took longer than expected. Like other have said WATCH THE VIDEO FIRST! But installation is very simple and etrailer sends you everything you need except sealant. Overall, very pleased and would order again if I ever needed another hitch. 26427



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by: Anthony d08/08/2015

Volkswagen Jetta


Fairly easy install. With the video tutorial provided on this page, it wasn't to bad. Install took 1.5 hours, I'm sure it could have been faster, but just played the video step by step to do it right the first time. Would totally recommend this hitch for Jetta operators. 217750



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by: Greg01/24/2013


This is the second hitch I've purchased from etrailer among a couple other purchases (harnesses, balls, etc.) I don't even shop around any more...I'm confident they've got the best price, best service and quickest shipping out there. Look no further...buy it here. 64038



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by: Pab08/16/2011


The install was not as simple as described I was glad I went to a professional to get it installed Etrailer was great to deal with the hitch arrived on time with great emails from etrailer Wonderful buying experience 21985



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by: Tony02/12/2013


Product arrived in great time. Free shipping. Box arrived with slight damaged. No damaged to product. Part of hitch was outside box. Hopefully I can install it without a hitch! Get it?! Thanks. 65951



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by: Nadja Grobe08/12/2013


Great service, fast delivery! We are very happy with the hitch receiver!Took us some time to mount it though. The video was very, very helpful and we would have been lost without it! Great product!! 94647



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by: Jake03/10/2016


The trailer hitch met all my requirements. Dealership told me that there wasn't a hitch option for my Jetta Sportwagen... So I went to etrailer. Install wasn't too bad either. Maybe a few hours. 240449



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by: James N.11/21/2011


I have ordered 5 trailer hitches from Etrailer.com and been pleased with there process and merchandise, I haven't opened the one I received today for my Jetta 27269



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by: Jody07/28/2012


Watch the video. It makes installation so much easier than looking at the directions. Otherwise the installation is fairly simple. 49666



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by: Matt W04/08/2016


Have not installed, but order arrived very soon after order was placed, even with standard shipping and all items were there. 243368



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by: Joe Pecheles Automotive01/05/2012


Exceptional service!! Product was affordable, high quality and arrived way ahead of schedule. Keep up the good work! 29138



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by: Jeannie J.06/23/2014


Great service. Package was ripped and crushed but I'm sure that was the post office's fault. 137109



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by: pete delavega04/15/2016


all good & fit on the car no problem thanks you all kepp the good work my best regards 245524



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by: Vern11/29/2014


Super fast delivery! 162707

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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • There are only Class I trailer hitches available for the 2006 VW Jetta, see link. Out of the available trailer hitches I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 24866 because if you use an accessory in the hitch like a bike rack you do NOT have to use a stabilization strap like you would with the Curt hitch. The recommended ball mount is # 3593. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256. For a 2 inch ball use # 19258. This hitch has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pound gross trailer weight...
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  • Hitch Comparisons for the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • The square tube Draw-Tite Hitch # 24866. The CURT Hitch # 11072 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI also. It will fit the 2011 Jetta Sportwagens and sedans. The biggest difference between this hitch and the Draw-Tite hitch mentioned is that it requires the use of the CURT Stabilizer Strap # 18050 when using hitch mounted carriers such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in purchasing a Curt Custom Fit Vehicle...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 Fit a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he stated that Trailer Hitch # 24866 will fit on your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. This trailer hitch does not come with the recommended ball mount. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, you would need Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, # 118667. I have included a link to...
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  • Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
  • Yes, the receiver hitches that were designed for the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta will also work for the GLI model. If the purpose of installing a hitch on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is for carrying a bike rack, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Custom Fit Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24866, because this hitch does not require the use of a support strap in order to maintain your warranty. It's custom design offers bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required. If...
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  • Which Hitch Will Fit A 2010 VW Jetta TDI And Are There Modifications Needed
  • For the 2010 VW Jetta TDI you would use the Draw-Tite hitch, # 24866. There is no trimming to be done on the VW Jetta TDI. The wiring you will need is the CURT Wiring Harness, part # 56201. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the hitch # 24866 and a link to instructions on the CURT wiring harness.
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  • Lining Up the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 on a 2006 Jetta Sportwagen
  • Draw-Tite, part # 24866, is the correct hitch for the 2006 Jetta Sedan and is also a fit for the newer Jetta Sportwagen models, see attached photo. My information shows that there was not a Sportwagen model produced for the U.S. in model years 2006, 2007 and 2008. At this time we have not had the opportunity to install a Draw-Tite on the 2006 Jetta sedan, but we have had the opportunity to install the Curt Mfg. hitch on the 2006 Jetta and the video we did should help you with installation...
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  • Cargo Carrier, Cargo Bag, Hitch, Roof Rack and Box Recommendation for a 2012 VW Jetta Sportswagen
  • At this time there is not a Class II hitch option available for the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. Most likely, because of the frame on the Jetta, there will not be a Class II option made available for this vehicle. The only cargo carriers we have available for Class I hitches at this time are the open style carriers, see link. One option would be to use one of these style carriers along with a cargo bag, like the Yakima FarOut Cargo Bag, # Y07173, which is designed for a roof...
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  • Availability of Hitch For a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • I spoke with my contact at the manufacturer and yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4, part # 24866, will fit a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. I checked with Curt and the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 11072, does fit the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. Some items you may need to complete your towing setup are. Wiring # 118667 Ball mount # 3593 Ball # 19256 or # 19258
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  • Which Trailer Hitch has Best Ground Clearance for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • In terms of ground clearance there isn't a lot of difference between Curt hitch # C11072 and Draw-Tite hitch # 24866. When we installed these hitches, see video links, the Curt hitch measured 10 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening and the Draw-Tite was 10-3/4 inches. So the Draw-Tite hitch was slightly higher. As far as installation goes they are pretty much the same which you can also see in the videos. I would not say one is more or less difficult than the other. Since...
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  • Hitch, Roof Rack and Bike Racks Recommendations for a 2010 Volkswagon Jetta Wagon
  • Since you can only put a Class I hitch on your vehicle, which will limit you to only carrying 2 bikes, I would recommend get a hitch and a 2 bike carrier and then also get a roof rack and a couple roof mounted bike racks to carry the other 2 bikes. The hitch I would recommend would be the Draw-Tite Hitch # 24866. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out for this product. Then for a bike rack I would recommend you get the 2 Bike Thule Vertex...
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  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Adapter to Carry a 2 Inch Bike Rack with a 2014 Jetta Sportwagen
  • One of our most popular 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch trailer hitch adapters is the Brophy Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter, # HT5R. This adapter provides a 5 inch rise for improved ground clearance. Keep in mind, using a trailer hitch adapter or extender will decrease the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. All of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2014 Jetta Sportwagen are Class I trailer hitches with a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. Using an adapter will...
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  • On A 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen Do All The Hitches Require Stabilizing Straps For Non-Trailer Loads
  • The Curt Hitch, # 11072 and the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24866 fit the 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen. Only the Curt Hitch, # 11072, recommends the use of stabilizing straps for non trailer loads like bike racks, cargo carriers. The stabilizing strap you would use is the Curt Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle, # 18050. This strap would attach to the bike rack and the other end to the vehicle trunk and keep the movement of the bike rack to a minimum. The Curt Hitch, #11072, does require some...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver for a Bike Rack on 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
  • The hitch you referenced, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866, would be a good Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch for your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that would allow you to carry a Class I hitch-mounted bike rack that fits a 1-1/4 inch hitch. I have included links to instructions for the proper installation of this product as well as a video showing the installation of the hitch to a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. We do not have a video showing the 2013 model, but the installation on a 2012 Jetta is similar. The...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 Fit 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 you referenced is a compatible fit for your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan. It is a custom fit for your vehicle and bolts on to your car with no welding required. It is a Class I receiver hitch with a maximum weight capacity of 2000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. I have included links to the installation instructions for this product as well as a video of its installation on a 2012 Jetta. While this not the same model year as your car,...
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  • What Is Ground Clearance Of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 on 2011 Volkswagen Sportwagen TDI
  • I contacted our representative at Draw-Tite about the ground clearance of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24866, on a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI. The representative at Draw-Tite informed me that the hitch sits almost flush with the spare tire carrier or area. Also what you can do to gauge an idea of where the receiver will be is to measure from the bumper fascia down 2-1/4 inches. The hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver and sits about an inch away from bumper fascia. I have...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • Out of all of the hitches available for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, I would go with the Curt hitch # 11072. It is going to offer approximately 9 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the receiver to the ground. The round tube design generally looks better on vehicles, and you can see it in the video I have linked. All of the hitches install in basically the same way and have the same capacities so any of them would be safe and secure for towing a trailer up to 2,000 pounds. The...
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  • Draw-Tite # 24866 Compatibililty with a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 that you referenced will work on your 2011 Volkswagen TDI. The installation will not be too difficult, With basic mechanical skills and tools, it would most likely take you about 50 minutes to complete this installation. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. You may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup: Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 56146KIT Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • No, on a Class I trailer hitch like # 24866, you are limited to carrying 2 bikes on a rack that is designed to fit in a Class I trailer hitch. The reason you are limited to just 2 bikes is because the hitch cannot handle the torque associated with carrying more than 2 bikes. Having a third and fourth bike on a rack would be too much weight too far away from the receiver. This weight provides a lot of stress on the receiver and is even greater when you are traveling and there is movement...
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  • Fit of Thule Helium Aero # TH9042 in Class I Hitch # 24866 Installed on 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen
  • According to our measurements, the distance from the hitch pin hole in the shank of the Thule Helium Aero to the closest upright portion of the rack is 10-3/4 inches. When we installed the # 24866 hitch on a 2011 Jetta SportWagen, we found that the hitch pin hole to furthest rearward point of rear bumper measured 4 inches. Since this measurement is less than the length of the shank of the bike rack, the Thule Helium Aero rack will install and fit just fine on the Draw-Tite # 24866 once...
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  • Hidden Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Volkswagen Sportwagen 2.5S
  • This Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866 will fit on your 2012 Volkswagen Sportwagen 2.5S. I checked with Draw-Tite and they confirmed this. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. You may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup also: Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 56146KIT Ball mount # 3593 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter # 19256
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2000 Safari Trek With Tow Dolly
  • The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha P2, part # 90885. This is our most popular brake controller because it is easy to set up and operate. You will need to find the wiring under the dash of your Safari and hardwire the brake controller. I have attached a helpful article that explains how this is done. I do recommend using a circuit tester like part # 3808 when working with the wiring to make sure you know the function of each wire. To install the P2 you will need to locate...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2013 Impreza Sport for Carrying Bike Rack
  • According to my research, the Impreza Sport is the hatchback model. The correct hitch for your vehicle will depend on whether it has single or quad-tip exhausts. For the single exhaust, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I receiver, part # 24866. If you have the WRX or WRX STi model, you will need to use the Curt Class I, part # C11120. The Draw-Tite model will install without the need to drill any holes in the vehicle frame, but the holes in the frame rail will need to be enlarged...
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  • Draw-Tite Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch # 24866 should work well on your 2011 Volkswagen Sportwagen TDI. This is one of our most popular hitches available for your vehicle. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Sportframe Drawbar # 3593 Hitch Ball # 19256 Curt Trailer Wiring # 56146KIT (installation instructions attached) Pin and Clip # PC2
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  • Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2006 Jetta TDI
  • For a hitch I would recommend you get a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866. I attached an installation video and instructions for you to check out also. For wiring I would recommend the Tow Ready Harness # 118667 that you referenced. This is a plug and play harness that will plug right in to your tail light wiring and should work very well for you. Check out the installation instructions and video I attached also. You may be interested in a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball # 19256 to complete your...
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  • Ball Mount and Sealant Recommendation for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • The distance from the top of the Draw-Tite # 24866 down to the ground will be 11 inches. The recommended ball mount is the Sportframe Drawbar # 3593. This ball mount is recommended to only be used in the rise position. Using any other ball mount or even this ball mount in the drop position will void the warranty of the hitch. Basically any RTV gasket maker/sealant would work, but if you are looking for the best I would go with the Loctite RTV 598 High-Performance Silicone Gasket Maker...
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  • Stabilization Strap Required for Non-Trailer Loads w/Curt Trailer Hitch on 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C110723 would require the use of stabilization strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load, such as a bike rack, per Curt's warranty requirements. Where you attach it to the vehicle is up to you but as long as it is on there you would be in compliance. That is one of the problems with the Curt hitches that require the strap; they tell you that you need it but don't say where to attach it to the vehicle! The hitch is tested at and rated for 2,000 pounds but you are...
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  • Comapring the Thule Doubletrack and T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a VW Jetta SportWagen
  • The Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, and the T2, # TH917XTR, are very different racks. The only things they have in common are the manufacturer and the fact both are platform racks. That is pretty much where the similarities end. First, the Doubletrack. This is the lower cost Thule platform rack. It holds the bikes at the frame with the center hooks. The center mast can fold down. The mechanisms are more exposed to the elements so if the rack is not clean it can make it harder to operate...
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  • Thule T2 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Jetta SportWagen Carrying Electric Bikes
  • I have a solution for you, but there is not a trunk mounted bike rack option that I would recommend for you due to the weight of the electric bikes. Most likely your vehicle would become damaged due to the weight of the bikes. You will need to go with a hitch mounted bike rack as it is the only option available that can handle the weight of your bikes. First you will need a hitch, for that I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24866. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 24866 Fit a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sedan
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and they said that the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24866, will fit the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sedan. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # 24866 hitch. The Draw-Tite does not include the recommended ball mount, # 3593. If you will be towing with this hitch you will also need the Tow Ready 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19256, or Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19258, depending on the coupler size of the...
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