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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Golf Wagon by Volkswagen

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   60283

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Price:$168.95


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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.


Features:

  • 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
    • etrailer.com includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip included


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


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60283 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver





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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" opening and its part number is 60283. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, you see it all the way across here. It's going to tuck up over our muffler on this side so we won't have to worry about moving that. Then we've got the longer bar for our middle support.

That runs up just underneath our wheel well area here at the back. It's a class one hitch so we're going to have options as far as bike racks go. Typically limited to two, or also light duty hauling. Now the hitch is going to offer us a 200 pound tongue weight rating, that's the maximum amount of downward force we can apply to the tongue, and a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, which is going to be the total of the trailer and everything we've got loaded. We'll want to look into the owners manual just to make sure our Jetta can handle these loads. If not, we'll go off of whichever is the lowest.

Our hitch is going to have a 1/2" pinhole diameter, so all the 1/2" pinhole accessories will work out fine. We've got an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening here at the rear and plenty of room for our safety chains to connect in whether we're doing a trailer or maybe we need the extra support with a strap. Now a few measurements that will be helpful in selecting our ball mount or maybe bike rack. These will be from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube opening. We have about 9-3/4". From the center of our hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about 3-3/4.

We'll begin our installation here under the passenger side. What we're going to do is remove the three Torx bolts around the perimeter, and then the two plastic hex nuts that we have here in the middle. Now we'll grab a pair of pliers, or you could use a socket if you want to and just back these off. Then we'll just pull that down. In this case we'll return it to our customer. Now it's time to lower the exhaust down a little bit.

We've got a rubber hanger located here just in front of the rear axle that we'll be removing. Then there's also two bolts in the hanger back here that we're going to be taking out. Now just for good measure it's always a good idea to give your exhaust a little support from the underside here. We're just going to use a cam buckle strap. That way when we release those it can come down and rest right on there for us. For the hanger here just in front of that rear axle we're going to use a little bit of penetrating oil or a little lubricant, just help it slide off. Then we can head back here and take out the two bolts. We'll just allow that to come down and rest on our strap. Now I'm going to move this exhaust isolator down and you'll see the two small tabs here, one on each side. We need to bend those up. Now we'll also remove the three bolts that are holding our vapor canister up into place. Then we've got our last one tucked up right under the rear bumper cover here. Then we can just let that come down a little bit just like that. Now let's take our fish wire, let's bring it in through the hole that's right here in the side of the frame and push it back towards the rear. We're going to be using that access hole right there. We'll feed that in far enough you can see our wire poking out right here. We'll grab that with some pliers and guide it out just like that. We're going to grab our spacer block and feed that on, and then thread on our carriage bolt. We'll guide those up into our frame rail separately. Now with that waiting, we'll take our handle nut now. We want this to be right over our center hole location right here. We'll get a rough idea of about how long that straight section will need to be. Then we'll grab it back here and give it a bend, feed it back in. Then we'll want that, as you can see there, just to be resting right over top of that hole so we can thread our bolt in. Now we're going to take the spacer block and we need to position that so it's sitting just underneath the hitch there. Use a piece of tape just to hold that in place. Then we can just poke out the middle of it there. That will leave us ready to bring our hitch right up into place. Now as we raise the hitch into position we want to start our fish wire right here through our spacer and also our hitch. Just guide it over. We'll start our hex bolt with a conical tooth washer here on this side. You want those teeth to be facing up. We want to get that started right into that handle nut that we had up there. Here on the driver side we're going to rotate our exhaust bracket back up into place. Then we'll go right through that, through the hitch, into the holes that our exhaust hanger was in before. Once we've got one of these started well and our one started on the other side, we can allow the hitch to hang while we get the rest of our fasteners taken care of. Now we can pull off our fish wire. We want to be careful not to let the bolt drop back into the frame. Onto that we're going to add one of the conical tooth washers and then thread on our hex nut. With all of our exterior fasteners in place, let's head into the trunk. Let's remove our . any coverings or anything you might have on the floor. We need to gain access in here to our spare tire area. Now we can see the plug right here that we that we want to remove. Then you'll see our hitch lined up just below it there. Here on the top side we're going to bring in the large spacer block, allow that to go right down in through our hitch. What we'll do is just seal up any of the openings that we have here. We'll take a little bit right around the main portion. We're trying to seal any exhaust gasses or any water from getting inside of the vehicle here. What that down, that will seal the bottom, and a little bit on each side there will take care of the side portion. Perfect. That's all we really need to do here in the trunk so let's get our spare tire and everything else put back into place. Now let's go around to the underside and we'll put a conical tooth washer on here and the hex nut that's provided. Now we use the 1/2" carriage bolt for this area and the 7/16 goes on that passenger side. You'll see the difference between the two. Let's just snug everything up temporarily for now. Now we'll go through and torque everything down to the specifications listed on the instructions. Now we can get our vapor canister put back up into place here. We're also going to put the one Torx bolt back in here on the very rear side. This will actually hold our fascia up into place. The two on the side, that was just for that panel, but the one back here we want to put back in. Now let's get that rubber isolator put back on our exhaust and we'll be ready to hit the road. We'll hit this with a little bit of spray lubricant just like before, help us a little bit get it on there. There we go. Now we're good to pull down our strap and our hitch is in. That will complete today's installation of the Hidden Hitch custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver, part number 60283, on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon.




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





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: 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 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 # 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...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
  • For bike rack use I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 60283. The Curt hitch would require you to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 otherwise the warranty would be voided so the Hidden Hitch wins in my opinion. As long as you stay under the 200 lb tongue weight capacity and don't try to carry more than 2 bikes this hitch would work well for you regardless of the attachment differences between it and the Curt. For trailer wiring you would want the # 118572, 1-7/8 inch...
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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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