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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Golf Wagon by Volkswagen

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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Golf Wagon by Volkswagen

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Volkswagen Golf Wagon trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Volkswagen Golf Wagon
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip included


  • 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 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.

60283 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon, we're going to install Part #60283 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on a Sport Wagon. Next we'll 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 is about ten and a quarter inches. And from center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper is about three and three quarter inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. There's a panel underneath the vehicle that we have to remove to install the hitch. The bits we used to remove the hardware is a T25 Torx bit and a T30 Torx bit. Now we'll remove these two plastic fasteners with a 10 millimeter socket. Should be able to remove our panel.

For this particular install, that panel will not be reinstalled. I do like to reinstall this back. Next we need to go ahead and lower the exhaust. There are two bolts similar to remove for the exhaust hangar going to the frame. We use a 13 millimeter socket on that. We're not going to lower it too much, there's plenty of tension on there still, but we need to rotate this around the exhaust hanger and these two tabs we have to bend up this way.

To make room for the hitch. You just need a pair of pliers to go ahead and just bend them up and out of the way. We need to get inside the truck area and down to the spare tire. We need to remove the spare tire to get down to the sheet metal where there's a grommet eventually we'll have to get access to. This grommet right here we have to remove. Typically there's some sound deadening material around here, you may have to use a utility knife to work your way around it. We got lucky in this case. At this point, we can go ahead and start installing our hitch.

To do that, we're going to install this hardware inside the frame of the vehicle. You got this block with the oval hole and 7/16's carriage bolt. We'll use this pull wire that comes with the kit to run it through to the inside. This will go on the passenger side of the vehicle from inside the frame out through that hole in the hitch. Also, on the hitch on the outside of the frame will be an extra spacer block. The spacer block will go on this side of the hitch.

While we're at it, we'll go ahead and use some electrical tape to help hold it in place. All right, good, you leave some flexibility in there. This is the hole we're going to use. We'll then take our bolt leader, run through then towards the front of the vehicle out the large oval hole here. This will be our access hole. We'll take our block, run it through and push it into the frame. Then we'll throw on our bolt. Then we'll use the pull wire to pull it through. Then we'll probably get caught up in here, so you'll probably have to rock it back and forth to make it eventually pull through. We now have this pretty much set, we'll go ahead and push it back in, but we'll leave our bolt leader in place. We'll need to use that to pull through the block and the hitch. Now we'll take our exhaust bracket from earlier and rotate it back into it's original position. It might be a good idea to push it forward a little bit because the hitch will go up and over it this way. Now we can go ahead and put the hitch into place. You definitely want to have an extra set of hands to help hold up the hitch. We've set it, we'll go ahead and take a wire and put it through our block and our hitch. Let's get it started up there for now and then on our drivers side, we'll go ahead and rotate the hitch into place. We'll ensure the hitch sits on top the exhaust bracket. We'll take our bolt leader off and then we'll put on the rest of our hardware. Which will be our conical tooth washer. Make sure the teeth always facing towards the hitch. We'll go ahead and work on our fasteners for our drivers side. This is a replacement bolt and another conical tooth washer that will replace the hardware that we took down from the exhaust hanger earlier. This will go through the exhaust hanger first, then through the hitch and then into the weld nut inside the frame. This is going to be a really tight fit. We using a screwdriver to align the hitch and the exhaust bracket in the frame in one hole. Then we'll use an extension on our bolt for the other one. It works better if you use an alignment tool or something with a tapered end. We found out when we tried to put a second bolt in, that the hitch is actually sitting against this panel right here to prevent it from lining up. We took the hitch and rocked it back and forth this way to help push that panel out a little bit. I just gave us just enough room to get our second bolt in. We'll go ahead and turn our attention back to the passenger side. We're going to install a piece of hardware here. This handle nut and block will go on the inside of the frame then will attach the carriage bolt and our matching hex bolt. This hex bolt's a little bit on the short side, so you definitely want to make sure to have the hitch pushed up to help engage it. You can fit in the handle as needed to work the block inside. We'll go back in the trunk and go ahead and install our final fastener. On the inside of the trunk we'll install our large block and half inch carriage bolt. Now go through the trunk pan and clear our hitch. Then on the bottom, we'll get our conical tooth washer and nut. Now we'll go ahead and tighten down our hardware and then torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. Once our hardware's installed it's a good idea to go back and seal up any cracks in the trunk area. We're using Part #LT37467 from Loctite. Then reinstall all interior components. The spare tire and tools and floor covering. With that, that'll finish it for our install, Part #60283 from Hidden Hitch on our 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon. .

Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 60283

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.

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by: Ron C.04/25/2013

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


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


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: 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: 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

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: Dennis W.06/07/2011

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: Paul B05/28/2011

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: 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: 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 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: Jim H04/30/2011

I got a jetta hidden hitch. The product is great, installation was relatively easy, but too twice as long as I expected. Would buy from strainer again. 12599

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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: Vern11/29/2014

Super fast delivery! 162707


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  • Hitch Comparisons for the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • The square tube Hidden Hitch # 60283 and Draw-Tite Hitch # 24866 are very similar, so similar that they share the same installation instructions. The main difference between these two hitches is that the Hidden Hitch comes with a ball mount, pin and clip included. Whereas, you would need to purchase those items separately if you went with the Draw-Tite. For that reason I would recommend you get # 60283. The CURT Hitch # 11072 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI...
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  • Which Hidden Hitch Will Fit A 2010 VW Jetta TDI And Are There Modifications Needed
  • For the 2010 VW Jetta TDI you would use the Hidden Hitch, # 60283. There is no trimming to be done on the VW Jetta TDI. This hitch also includes the ball mount and pin and clip. The wiring you will need is the CURT Wiring Harness, part # 56201. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the hitch # 60283 and a link to instructions on the CURT wiring harness.
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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 would go with # 60283. This hitch comes with a ball mount, pin, and clip. For a 2 inch ball use # 19286. This hitch has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity. Be sure to check the vehicle owners manual to determine the towing capacity of the vehicle. For trailer wiring, use # 118667. I have included a link to the wiring and...
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  • Everything Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • I will be happy to help you get everything you will need to tow a trailer and go on the road with your band: except roadies. We are all out of roadies. First, you will need a trailer hitch. I recommend Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60283. It comes with a ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. This trailer hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. This is important so...
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  • Lining Up the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 on a 2006 Jetta Sportwagen
  • Hidden Hitch, part # 60283, 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 Hidden Hitch 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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  • Availability of Hitch For a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • I spoke with my contact at the manufacturer and yes, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4, part # 60283, 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 # 56201 Ball # 19256 or # 19258
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 Fit a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and he stated that Trailer Hitch # 60283 will fit on your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. This trailer hitch comes with the recommended ball mount, pin and clip. 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...
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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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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 Fit 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 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...
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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, the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24866 and the Hidden Hitch, # 60283, all 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...
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  • What Is Ground Clearance Of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 on 2011 Volkswagen Sportwagen TDI
  • I contacted our representative at Hidden Hitch about the ground clearance of the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 60283, on a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI. The representative at Hidden Hitch 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...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • The first thing you would need to tow a trailer with you 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen would be a trailer hitch. For that you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 60283. This hitch has a 2,000 lb trailer capacity and a 200 lb tongue weight rating. As long as your trailer is under those weight limits this hitch would do well for you. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out as well. You also need to determine the towing capacities of your vehicle and be sure...
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  • Hidden Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Volkswagen Sportwagen 2.5S
  • This Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 will fit on your 2012 Volkswagen Sportwagen 2.5S. I checked with Hidden Hitch 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 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter # 19256
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  • Hidden Hitch # 60283 Compatibililty with a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 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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  • Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2006 Jetta TDI
  • For a hitch I would recommend you get a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283. This hitch also comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip. I attached an installation video and instructions for you to check out also. For wiring I would recommend the Tow Ready Harness # 118531 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...
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  • Ball Mount and Sealant Recommendation for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • The distance from the top of the Hidden Hitch # 60283 down to the ground will be 11 inches. The recommended (and included) 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...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta to Carry 2 Bikes
  • Since you plan on using the hitch for a bike rack and not towing I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24866. It is just the hitch and the installation hardware as opposed to the hitch, hardware, and a ball mount, which you would not need since you are not towing. I have linked a video to the right showing the hitch being installed. If you already have a bike rack you will need to make sure it is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If not I recommend...
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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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  • Will Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 60283 Fit a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sedan
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and they said that the Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 60283, will fit the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sedan. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # 60283 hitch. The Hidden Hitch includes the ball mount and pin and clip. 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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  • Recommended Options For Carrying 4 Bikes On 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportsWagen
  • We do have some options for you to be able to carry 4 bikes on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, but due to the towing capacity of your vehicle they cannot be carried on a 4-bike hitch mounted carrier. You will want to check the owner's manual or with the dealership to see what the towing and tongue weight capacities are for your SportWagen. With the hitches that are available for your vehicle all being Class l, the maximum bikes you can carry on a hitch is 2. There are a few options...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI
  • All of the hitches available for you 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen are Class I hitches with 200 lbs tongue weight and 2,000 lbs total trailer weight capacity. There are no higher rated hitches available for your vehicle. The strength of the engine on a vehicle is only one component considered when determining the overall towing capacity for a vehicle. Other thing that need to be considered are; suspension rating, braking power, strength of the vehicle's frame/body. Although your...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for the Hidden Hitch # 60283 on a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • Actually Hidden Hitch states in the installation instructions for the Hidden Hitch # 60283 that the included ball mount should only be used in the rise position. So you are totally fine to do so. The included and recommended ball mount is Sportframe Drawbar # 3593 that has a 2-1/8 inch rise or a 2-3/4 inch drop. Its important that you only use this ball mount in the rise position otherwise you will void the warranty.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • Actually the Hidden Hitch part # 60283 that you referenced can be used for either purpose. It can carry bike racks or cargo carriers, or tow a small trailer that weighs up to 2,000 lbs. Check out the install video I attached for more information. You should note that just because this hitch is rated that doesn't mean your vehicle is capable of that. If the owners manual of your vehicle states a lower capacity then you would need to use that as the overall capacity. Since it is a Class...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Trailer Wiring Harness and Recommended Accessories for 2011 VW Jetta TDI
  • We do indeed offer the Hidden Hitch Class I # 60283 hitch and the # 118572 trailer wiring harness. I've linked you to install videos for the hitch and wiring. The hitch video shows the hitch being installed on a 2010 Jetta, while the video for the wiring shows the install on a 2014. The procedure for your vehicle would be identical. The hitch you referenced includes the ball mount and the pin and clip, for a 2 inch trailer ball, you'd use part # 19258. You'll also want to ensure...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch Capable of Transporting 4 Bikes on 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • For your 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen the only size and class of trailer hitch offered is a 1-1/4-inch Class I type such as the Hidden Hitch # 60283 which is among those shown on the linked page. These hitches have a 2-bike capacity at most. To transport 4 bikes on your vehicle you will have to put one or two on roof-rack-mount bike racks and put the other two or three on a 2- or 3-bike trunk-mount rack. From a cost standpoint avoiding the hitch is the less costly way to go....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • Yes, Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60283 will fit your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing an installation for you. This hitch comes with a ball mount, pin and clip. To do some towing you will just need to add a properly sized ball and a wiring harness. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. And for trailer wiring use # 119179KIT. I have linked a video and instructions for...
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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

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 60283 Installation instructions 60283 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation , Trunk access required for hitch installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Use only an approved T-One connector or see dealer for trailer towing wiring harness installation information

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Balls:

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball -19258

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