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

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

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11412 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11412

  • Curt
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


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



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.



11412 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 11355



C11412 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11412 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

2018 - 2019 Volkswagen Golf excluding GTI and R models

2015 - 2017 Volkswagen Golf excluding R models

2018 - 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI models




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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Volkswagen Golf - Curt

Today on our 2016 VW Golf GTI, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class 1. Part number C11412. This is what it's going to look like once it's installed. You can see it's got a nice high gloss black powder coat finish. It's going to be an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter square tube with a half inch hitch pin hole. This is a class one hitch.

It's going to allow for two hundred pounds of tongue weight, which is our downward force, and two thousand pounds of towing weight. Now you want to make sure your vehicle is actually ready to haul that much weight by checking with you owner's manual or your manufacturer. It's got a large flat safety chain loop, both sides. It's going to be a simple bolt on design by dropping your exhaust. You're going to use existing holes with some carriage bolts and plates on the inside of the frame. The hitch does come with a hitch pin and clip, but your draw bars are going to be sold separately. One note on a current hitch, if you're going to be carrying a non-wheeled load such as a cargo carrier or a bike rack, you want to make sure you use stabilization straps.

You can see it's going to tuck up very nice along the bottom side of our fascia on the back of our vehicle giving it that sleek and stylish look. Now our first step for our installation is we're going to have to lower our exhaust system down. We're going to put a safety strap underneath to help support our exhaust as we remove the brackets in the back. We're going to have one bolt on each side that's going to hold up our exhaust system. Take a thirteen millimeter socket and lower those down. Then we can slowly lower down our exhaust.

Now we're going to have two locations where we're going to have our bolts come through on either side to hold our hitch. We're going to have a half inch carriage bolt and a block that's going to fit up inside the frame. Now before we can put our bolt through, you want to check and make sure there's not a bunch of undercoat stuck in position there where the bolt's going to come through. You just take a scraper or a file and just clean out the inside of the hole so it'll slip through a little easier. We can take our fish wire and we're going to push it through the hole, and we'll pull it down out of there, we'll place on our black and thread it on our carriage bolt. We'll press our block up into place followed by our carriage bolt.

We'll use our fish wire attached. Our next one's going to be reverse fish wire, so we're going to slide our block on. We'll thread on our carriage bolt, then we're going to insert the bolt in first followed by the block and pull it right back through the same hole. Slip it inside and just push it back, slide up our block and we'll repeat this process for the other side. Now we'll get somebody to help us, second set of hands. We're going to push our fish wires through the bolt holes and feed our hitch up through. Take our flange nut, start it onto our bolt, do the same thing to the next bolt. You want to keep pressure on this just so it doesn't slip back up inside the hole. Just round them up finger tight for now and then take a look, make sure you got your hitch all centered up. Now to tighten up our bolts, we're going to use a nineteen millimeter socket. We'll repeat that for both sides. Now we can torque down our bolts to the specifications listed in our instructions, and we'll repeat that for the other side. Our last step is going to be tighten up our safety strap, put our exhaust back up into place, and we can reinstall our bolts. We can go ahead and re-secure our exhaust hangers and remove our safety strap. That's going to complete our installation. That's going to do it for our look at and install of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class 1, part number C11412 on our 2016 VW Golf GTI.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11412

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (115 Customer Reviews)

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

- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen GTI

This hitch fit perfectly on my 2017 vw gti. Took me about an hour and a half because I couldn't find the right extension. Make sure you have lots of different extensions, a deep socket set, and a second set of hands and installation should go smooth. Just take your time and make sure to torque everything down properly. All in all I couldn't be happier with the fit and finish. Matches my new car perfectly! 321960



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

I just installed this hitch. My daughter backed the car onto a pair of ramps. I removed a 13mm bolt - one on either side of the muffler to lower it. While the description may be a bit daunting, the actual doing is a snap, to fish wire the first two bolts -- this was the only part even the least bit tricky because of the weather proofing reducing the size of the frame opening ever so slightly making pushing the bolts up into the frame opening the first time a bit of a challenge. Once the bolt is up inside the frame, pulling it back down through the spacer and into position is a snap. Once all four bolts are in place, man handle (had a blanket on the pavement, and my teenage daughter had one end and I had the other) the hitch into place, and quickly hand-thread the nuts -- easy peasy. Carefully tighten the nuts alternately keeping the load upward on the hitch while doing so, then finalize with 60 ft-lbs all around and finally the specified 110 ft-lbs, and reinstall the two 13mm bolts for the muffler hangers, and PRESTO, it's done. No cutting -- perfect clearance. Highly recommend. 245713


Comments

Still works great carefree excellent performance

Happy - 04/17/2017

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- C11412
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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Got a call the day after my order stating that my item was on back order and would be delivered ASAP. It happens although it would have been nice to know that it was out of stock upon the order page. But it got delivered safely along with the other attachements. I had it installed by my mechanic -not having torque tool - and it was done in less than an hour for $45! He said that he was grateful for the (your) video that I supplied him. The part fits. seems sturdy enough for 2 lines with my Yakima Double-Down rack. The hitch is fairly low to the ground but I'll see how this affects my on-and-off driveways! The leveling bars are helpful - not perfect in engineering - but helpful in leveling the bikes on the rack. I will also use straps to secure the Yakima to the car somehow. Great job in communications by eTrailer and I highly recommend their sales and service. 233529



- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen GTI

The etrailer.com package arrived quickly on the predicted date along with a notification of delivery. Since I don't currently own ramps or a socket, I elected to have it professionally installed for about the price I would have spent on the missing tools. It took them about 15 minutes to install it. The C11412 hitch fits my 2017 VW GTI Sport perfectly, and looks great (and unobtrusive), too. I find it to be a great bargain. 471295



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This works great. I'm by no means a mechanic, but I had access to a lift and a great set of tools. That being said, installation was easy and took 20 min with the excellent instructions. The receiver is inconspicuous when my bike rack isn't in it and works great. Customer service was extremely helpful and friendly. 178233


Comments

Michael,It looks like you are using a 1UpUSA bike rack. Does that require the use of an extension for the receiver so the rack will clear bumper? It looks to me like an extension is not needed, just hoping someone with direct experience could confirm.Thanks, Kent

-- comment by: Kent K - 05/13/2015

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- C11412
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2016 Audi A3

I have a 2016 Audi A3 etron and this product fit with only a minimal modification. As the etron and eGolf share the same frame, I had hoped that the frame bolts and muffler piping would accommodate the hitch and it did! However, dropping the rear bumper is the only practical means to install the frame bolts. Only a slight modification to the muffler heat shield on the driver side was required (cut very small corner to accommodate the support bracket). No other modifications are required and it turned out very nice! I had this work done by a custom auto shop and it took 2.5 hours to remove the bumper, install the hitch, and remount the bumper. It could probably be done by a car enthusiast with more skills and confidence than a typical owner. 306465


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Thank you for your note, Laura! I am very happy with it. It was a bit difficult—and a bit of a gamble— to find the right hitch given this was a new Audi model. After some research I had enough data to believe this hutch would work. I’m delighted it did and wanted to share my findings so others might benefit. I use it nearly daily to with my 1Ups bike rack. They go together beautifully. I know that’s beyond the scope of your question, but again I’m most pleased.

Graham - 10/17/2017

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- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen Golf

Got trailer hitch installed. Very simple by using floor jack for just person. Thanks for your help 519519



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2017 Volkswagen GTI

I installed the hitch without help using a bottle jack and a small piece of plywood to support the hitch. The only issue I had and it was minor, was inserting the stove bolts through the opening in the underbody. I had to grind a small amount of metal from the bolt head to be able to pass it through the opening. The video provided by etrailer was invaluable. The hitch looks fantastic on my 2017 VW GTI. 492539



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Volvo Cross Country

This trailer hitch is great! It was easy to install- etrailer has great you tubes to help and has been a great addition. I took a cross country trip and used a tray off the hitch for camping gear that worked out great. I keep coming back to etrailer for supplies they carry. Their prices are the best and they ship fast. 472202



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2015 Volkswagen GTI

Awesome! I was reluctant to order this trailer hitch Being the fact that my GTI is a 2015. But after watching the Video I placed the order. The packaging is great Minus the Tape that they wrapped the assembly parts. Honestly it took longer to get the tape and parts off the hitch Than it took to install it. I installed it without jacking The car up or lift. I had plenty of room to maneuver and It's light enough to be a one man job. It took 20 min Start to finish. Hitch is solid and you can barely see it. I highly recommend this to any 2015 GTI owner. 175630



- C11412
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2015 Volkswagen GTI

It fit our 2015 GTi perfectly. Holds our Kuat 2-bike bike rack fine. The rack is a lot more sturdy with the tether, so I definitely recommend that. As far as installation goes, we had a local shop install it for us. They had some trouble fishing the bolts through the frame and lining everything up. But in the end it worked out great. 426643


Comments

Works great, no issues. Very happy with the purchase and value!

rossndavid - 08/30/2018

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- C11412
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2018 Volkswagen GTI

I highly recommend this hitch--highly polished, compact, sturdy, looks good, holds bike rack as advertised. Given the salt in the air where I live, I am glad it looks like it will withstand the weather well. It tucks in well out of sight under the car. I have a 2018 Volkswagon GTI. Installed in two and a half hours. What I really like is the location of the hitch raises the bike rack more than my prior hitch, so I have less scratching against the street when I go in dips and driveways. Still some scratching of the bike rack, but much less, and the hitch is not getting scratched at all. Excellent hitch. Worth the money. 573672



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2015 Volkswagen GTI

super easy install with the right tools. had it finished in 15 mins with the help of a friend. better to have an extra set of hands, AND, you'll need to drive up on some boards to be able to slide the hitch into place since my 2015 GTI is close the ground. fast ship, excellent shape on arrival. 170480



- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen Golf

I installed a hitch on my 2017 Volkswagen TSI this weekend. First I rode the rear up on some patio blocks to give me more room to work. Only hard part was fish wiring the bolts. The access hole was very, very tight, even after scraping away all the insulation. I had to file and file, bang a bit with a hammer and screw driver, file and file, tried using pliers of some sort, filed some more, and then finally the bolts went through. Needed a second person for about 5 minutes to help left the hitch onto the bolts. I bought a torque wrench (one of the cheaper ones), but it didn't seem to work. At first I thought I just wasn't tightening the bolts enough, because I wasn't getting any sort of indication from the wrench (it was supposed to make a clicking sound). But then I set the wrench to a really low torque setting and still didn't get any indication. I think I'll just rent a torque wrench next week and recheck my work. Any chance I over-tightened things? 408182


Comments

Robert, I do not believe you over-tightened the bolts, but as you suspected, it sounds like you had a faulty torque wrench. You may rent a heavy-duty torque wrench from your local auto parts store.

-- Laura E - 07/22/2017

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- C11412
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2016 Volkswagen Golf

Please ask Curt to start using vinyl labels on their products, or place the label on the mounting flange where its out of sight. The current labels are cheap paper ones and they are a bear to get off. Please share this feedback with the manufacturer as it takes almost 30 minutes with adhesive removal to remove. Frustrating as its in plain view when installed. Otherwise, great product and easy install! 272779



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It's been great! I did end up flipping the hitch/ball so the trailer rides level instead of dipping down at the hitch. That's more a feature of the car and hitch than the product. It was easy to install and has worked perfectly for what I need. In fact, next week I'll be pulling a pallet of strawberry starts from outside of Asheville to Atlanta. 716741



- C11412
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2018 Volkswagen GTI

This trailer hitch has worked very well on my 2018 GTI for hauling bikes. It is sturdy and does not hang too far below the bumper. 713075



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2018 Volkswagen Golf

Excellent product! Very easy to install, especially with the video and the equipment supplied. Took less time than anticipated. Worked great with the bike rack I had. 694537



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Volkswagen

Nice trailer. Straightforward install, looks good, fits well. Guy at the place I get car serviced thought it was made by VW it fits so well. Highly recommend. 693201



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2016 Volkswagen Golf

This is pretty much a bolt on solution. The only very minor issue I had was that I had to file the access holes in the car frame for the bolt heads to fit through. Really not a big deal. But if you can't fit those bolts into the frame just break out your rat tail file and spend 2 minutes on that opening and you are home free. Probably not an issue with the hitch, more likely an issue with the car itself. Super easy install otherwise. Ready the directions/watch the video, bolt it in...away you go! 692662



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Great for a GTI. I use this with my rocky mounts bike rack and it’s a perfect fit. Subdued and unobtrusive, which is a great combination for this vehicle. 4 months of use and several thousand miles across the country have proven it to be a valuable asset. 691723



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Just put this on a 2019 VW eGolf. Thanks to the install videos on a gasser golf, I had a good feeling it was going to fit. No muffler to drop on the eGolf. Usual PITA making the holes in the frame a wee bit bigger. If I only had my Dremel at the ready. 680564



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2017 Volkswagen Golf

I lile it very much 675536



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Good Product Fit perfect No issues 664329



- C11412
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Hitch was as described on website and brand new. It arrived much quicker than what I thought. I will definitely use etrailer.com again. 660701



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Easy to install, clear instructions, very nice quality and finish on the product, everything needed is in the box including the wires to feed the bolts into the car frame. 655824



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Installation was straightforward with clear, concise instructions. The product has worked as expected over the last year with no problems on our 2015 VW Golf TDi 647156



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Quick shipping , Great product. I had it installed in less then 45 minutes. Fit my car perfect and looks great. Thanks!!!! 647059



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2018 Volkswagen Golf

I plan on using this hitch receiver for a bike rack. I just bought a 2018 Golf SE. The Video installation demonstration was a big help and confidence builder. I only needed a helper for about 10 minutes. The product looks sturdy and well built, and I'm very pleased with the purchase. 617935



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2017 Volkswagen Golf

Great quality product. Easy to install. 614030



- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen Golf

The hitch I purchased for my 2017 Golf fully met my expectations. it's well engineered and the mounting holes match perfectly to the holes in the frame rails. One minor complaint, however: the instructions don't mention that the undercoating on the frame rails reduces the aperture of the mounting holes and makes it impossible for the bolt heads to pass through. After 10 frustrating minutes trying to get the bolts to fit through the holes, I finally solved the problem by removing the undercoating material with a round file, after which the openings were just large enough to get the bolts through. 600615



- C11412
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2015 Volkswagen Golf

This hitch was straightforward to install and took me about an hour without a second set of hands. The cardboard box worked great to place on the ground before crawling underneath to do the work too. Thanks, 595895



- C11412
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2015 Volkswagen Golf

This is the second Curt hitch I've installed, the first on this particular vehicle. The installation video and instructions were very clear. The fish-wire technique is super easy. Installation time was probably 30 minutes. I did use a dremel grinder instead of a file at certain points, which helped things go faster. Would definitely purchase again. 582842



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Too easy! Thank you! 581318



- C11412
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Purchase and installation were straightforward and per the instructions provided. The installation videos and product review videos were great for tips/tricks. I do have one fitment issue with my particular bike rack (Kuat Sherpa v 1.0) where the safety detent retention pin holes do not quite line up to allow for a normal retention pin diameter size. I've purchased a narrower pin with pivoting retention clip that serves the same purpose but doesn't provide the additional stability of the original pin. I didn't have this issue on another 1-1/4" hitch receiver but it could be that this product has a higher tolerance to variance between manufacturing batch-to-batch. 578524



- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen GTI

This hitch fit my 2017 VW GTI perfectly and has worked very well. It was incredibly easy to install, especially with the video guide that etrailer provides. I would highly recommend this hitch. 570777



- C11412
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Great product, However you are going to need a second set of hands doing it at home using ramps. 570377



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Excllent, this is my second hitch with your company. 554526



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2018 Volkswagen Golf

Very good quality, I wasn’t sure if it would fit my 2018 golf tsi because of the new rear bumper and exhaust but it bolted up nicely. I was able to install it alone by resting one end of the hitch on my knee while I bolted up the other end. 10/10 would recommend! 552958



- C11412
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2018 Volkswagen GTI

etrailer is a great example of how an internet business should be run. Lots of good helpful information available. Easy to contact staff if more help needed. Competitive pricing and fast shipping. I had local shop install the hitch on my 2018 GTI and they had no problem. 549879



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2017 Volkswagen Golf

Excellent product and excellent service from etrailer! Very easy to install 549218



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2015 Volkswagen GTI

Works for my GTI 2015. Had to have extra hands when lifting the hitch to install but a novice can install this model. The required tools aren't even necessary. Just need a basic 13mm. Also watch the video online for further help. 546571



- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen Golf

It just shouldn't be this easy to install a hitch receiver on your car. It took more time to wait for the exhaust to cool than to install it. You only need a second person when it's time to line up and bolt in the part. 526640



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2016 Volkswagen GTI

With the help of a friend, I was able to get this hitch installed on a 2016 VW GTI in less than an hour. Great packaging, easy install. Thank you! 516737



- C11412
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2015 Volkswagen GTI

Excellent product, I did not install myself, so I cannot speak to that aspect. I took it to a auto shop and for around $100 they installed it on my 2015 VW GTI. It was purchased for a bike rack and works exactly as intended. 514179



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Great product. Simple to install. Nice fit and finish. The hitch still looks great. Thank you! 513268



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

I have only good things to say about your trailer hitches and wiring harnesses. Installation of both was simple -albeit tedious- and both perform very well in my 2015 VW Golf TDI. I mainly use it for airplane towing, but works well for trailer towing. I would highly recommend these products. Thank you for your help. 510104



- C11412
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2017 Volkswagen Golf

Great product. Easy to install the hitch on a 2017 VW Golf with no special tools required. Less than one-half hour required to complete the installation. Very happy with this product. 505730



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

This hitch bar is well constructed. Installation took about 45 minutes, very straightforward. People still look at me funny at the boat launch when I tow with the Golf, but that is not the hitch's fault. 495871



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

I made my decision to by this product based on price, installation difficulty level, and amount of instructions/media available to help with the installation. All 3 points for this product checked at 5 stars. It took around 2 hours from the beginning to the end. Wire fishing and reverse fishing was new learning for me. All in all love it, carries 2 bikes without any issue. 492443


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  • Hitch Fits for 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • For your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have two hitches available that are a confirmed fit. We have the Curt part # C11412 and the Draw Tite part # 24925. The Curt has a much simpler install but the Draw Tite doesn't require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like the Curt does. I attached an install video for the Curt hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Volkswagen Golf Highline
  • I do have a trailer hitch for you however the Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24979 is designed to fit GTI models of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. Since you have a Highline model you need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412 instead. Attached is an installation video and a picture of this installed on a 2016 Golf that you can reference. This trailer hitch also fits the GTI model which is what the 2016 is but it will install the same way on your regular Golf. Please note if you are using this...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Volkswagen Golf
  • If your 2018 Volkswagen Golf is not an R model then I recommend the Curt # C11412 trailer hitch because of how easy it is to install. You will need to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 for any non-trailer accessories per the Curt warranty though. If you do have the R model then I recommend using the EcoHitch # 306-X7332 because it comes with a 2" receiver that will allow you to use a wider variety of accessories. Let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for and...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # 24925 Have a Stop Punched Into the Receiver Tube
  • Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite brand Class I hitches will all have the stop punched or welded into the receiver tube to prevent higher capacity Class II accessories from being used. This is intentionally done as a safety measure. Overloading the hitch can cause the receiver tube to bend or the hitch attachment points to the vehicle to fail. Curt offers a Class I, part # C11412 that doesn't have the stop in the receiver tube. This being said, only a Class I rated accessory should be used...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI
  • Like you said, another customer installed Curt trailer hitch # C11412 on a 2015 VW Golf TSI as shown in the picture they submitted which I have also included here. The pictures that appear with the comment go with the comment that is above the pictures, not the one below the pictures so that is probably where the confusion is. Regardless the proof is in the pudding and it does fit the TSI. There is no drilling, trimming or cutting involved in the installation. I have included a link...
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  • Hitch Adapter for Bike Rack on 2017 Volkswagen Golf
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # C45785 does have different measurements than an adapter that is compatible with a Class I hitch, the Brophy # HTAD, as well as different capacities. For example, the Curt adapter is 6" from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole while the Brophy is 7-1/4". The Curt is also rated for a tongue weight of 350 lbs while the Brophy is rated for 300 lbs. So the solution for you would be to use the appropriately rated Brophy # HTAD with Curt...
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  • Location of Hitch Tube Stop Tab on Draw-Tite Class I Hitch 24925 for 2015 VW Golf
  • I went to our warehouse and measured Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24925. The stop tab is placed 4-inches from the end of the receiver tube. That tab is intended to prevent use of a Class II hitch accessory in this light-duty Class I hitch. Curt Class I hitch # C11412 does not have a stop tab. Note that a Class I hitch can handle the load of only 2 bikes, even if the installed rack can hold more than 2. This is due to the extra leverage that would be applied to the hitch tube from the weight...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 VW Golf GTI
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11412 is a confirmed fit for the 2016 VW Golf GTI. There are some hitches in our fit guide that will only fit non-GTI models and this product will fit both standard and GTI models. If you will be using this trailer hitch for any non-trailer loads, Curt requires use of a stability strap # 18050. If you want another trailer hitch receiver that does not require this strap, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • For the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Curt hitch part # C11412 that is listed as a fit that would work well. Currently it is the only option for the GTI models so it would be your only option that we offer. I attached an install video for you to check out too.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Volkswagen GTI
  • For your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Curt hitch part # C11412 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for you. I attached an install video for more info as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2015 VW GTI Autobahn 4 Door
  • There is currently one hitch that we offer for your 2015 VW GTI Autobahn. It's the Curt hitch # C11412. It is custom fit for your GTI but it will be visible when not in use because the receiver tube is flush with the crossbar. This is a Class-I hitch and the maximum gross trailer weight is 2,000 pounds and tongue weight maximum is 200 pounds. The trailer hitches # 24925 (Draw-Tite) and # 60362 (Hidden Hitch, no longer available) you referenced fit a 2015 VW Golf and not your 2015 VW...
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  • Differences Between Curt Trailer Hitches On A 2015 Volkswagen Golf
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412 was designed to replace the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11355 which is discontinued and no longer made. The newly designed hitch is a custom fit designed specifically for your vehicle. It does not require drilling for installation and comes with everything needed for a proper install. For all non towing purposes, you will also need the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap part # 18050. I have attached an installation video of this...
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  • Hitch Fit for a 2016 Volkswagen GTI
  • I can help you identify the right hitch for your 2016 VW GTI. The hitch that fits the 2016 GTI is the Curt Class I hitch # C11412, not the Draw-Tite # 24904 you were looking at, which is great news because that hitch required some trimming but this Curt hitch does not. To install the Curt hitch # C11412, you will have to temporarily lower the exhaust while installing the hitch but there is not drilling or cutting to be done. It's important to note that Curt recommends the use of a...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • We do have a trailer hitch that is designed to fit your 2015 Volkswagen GTI. It is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11412. This is a Class l hitch and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A note from Curt states that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. If you need a 2 inch trailer hitch ball I recommend part...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2017 Volkswagen GTI
  • I checked with Curt and they do recommend the universal fit trailer wiring harness part # C56236 as a fit for your 2017 Volkswagen GTI as a fit. This is a universal fit harness though that will require some hardwiring. The other option is the no-splice Tekonsha kit part # 119250KIT which uses sensors to tap into the taillight wiring instead of requiring splicing. The Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11412 is a confirmed fit as well and would work great. For a ball mount you would want...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • For your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI I recommend Curt trailer hitch # C11412. This is a Class I trailer hitch rated for 200 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • For your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI the Curt hitch part # C11412 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit and would work well for carrying a bike rack. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • I have a hitch for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, but the Draw-Tite # 24904 trailer hitch you referenced is not a fit. This hitch is confirmed to fit 2010 - 2014 VW GTI models. For your 2015 Golf GTI, you will want to use the Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11412. This is the only trailer hitch option available for your Golf GTI. Once installed, this hitch's crosstube will be visible in addition to the receiver. I've linked an installation video of this hitch for you to see...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf or Golf SportWagen
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11422 (fascia trimming not required) fits the following vehicles: 2017 - 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 2017 - 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2015 - 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI models 2015 - 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI Gasoline models So if your 2015 V-Dub Golf TDI is a SportWagen then the hitch will fit. If your Golf is not a wagon model and is not an R model then use hitch # C11412 (underbody trimming required but no fascia trimming). If...
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