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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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11412

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • 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
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


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

Installation Details C11412 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (147 Customer Reviews)

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

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Just the fitment I was looking for. Great product and easy to install with the help of the video guide. 2019 VW GTI


Comments
After a year I can confirm this product holds up very well in GA weather. I do wish it was foldable but aside from that it’s a great trailer.
Juan L - 07/07/2021


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For 2018, VW changed their exhaust system design. I was, at first, convinced that this hitch wouldn't fit. I tried it anyway, so that I could complain to etrailer. It fit perfectly in a very much confined space. I use it for a light boat trailer and for a rack for 2 bicycles. Kudos to etrailer!


Comments
It still is working fine, both for the trailer and the bicycle carrier. I also bought a trailer light harness kit from them, which worked great right from the start. Their tech guy helped me adapt it to an ideosyncracy in my TSis taillights.
James P - 04/09/2021


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2015 Volkswagen GTI

Just finished installing the hitch on our '15 VW GTI. Very pleased with the quality of the product. The instructions were excellent and the install took me 43 minutes total. Not bad, I am a slow handyman at best, but this was a very simple project. Only minor fiddling. The fish wire instructions were spot on and they worked perfectly. I left them on as I guided the hitch into place to prevent pushing the bolts back into the frame. A helping hand holding the hitch in place while I put the nuts on would have been nice, but I got by without it.


Comments
Did it lower the ground clearance at all?Cheers,Josh
-- comment by: Josh - 01/26/2016



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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.


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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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?


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.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 07/22/2017


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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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2017 Volkswagen GTI

This is the third hitch I have purchased from e. trailer.com.Great service, great prices and fast secure shipping. Looks great on my 2017 GTI Sport with my bike rack installed! Thanks etrailer.com!



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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.



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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.


Comments
Very easy to install and has worked well.
Dave - 08/28/2020


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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Finally available for my 2015 Golf GTi and worth the wait! Took two of us exactly 14 minutes to install (yes, we did time it!). Just watch out for ground clearance if car is fully loaded. Same great etrailer service as usual. Thanks!


Comments
Did you have the car lifted when you installed this? I live in SLO and have the same 2015 GTI. I am about to order it, but wanted to make sure that it would be something I could do at home.
-- comment by: Steve G - 01/02/2015

We recommend using a set of ramps or a commercial lift if available for installing a hitch. Especially for this vehicle since it is a low profile, using a set of ramps, (with the front wheels properly stabilized) or a lift will make the installation process much easier.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 1/6/2015


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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.



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2015 Volkswagen Golf

This is the third hitch I've installed this year, and by far the easiest. I like that the VW Golf has a bolt to drop the exhaust, rather than fighting the rubber mounts off of the hooks. Holes line up very easily. If it weren't for me having to stop and find a 3/4" socket for the (4) bolts, it would have been a 15 minute job! Very nice hardware as well. This is my seventh hitch from etrailer.com, and I could not be happier!



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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!



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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!



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Absolutely love this hitch. Fits perfectly and installation was a breeze with the detailed instructions found on the website.



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2019 Volkswagen Golf

Hitch seems to be of high quality and was easy (ish) to install. The shipping and service from eTrailer was very fast and helpful. Notes on install: While the instructions and the videos don't say it is required, I felt safer removing all the spray foam material from the mounting surface so that I would have a more direct metal to metal contact. This was the most difficult part of the install, but eventually a heat gun and putty knife took care of it. Were it not for that added step, install would have taken about 30-45 minutes. I WOULD recommend having 2 people available just to maneuver the hitch into place and seat the bolts properly. It may be possible alone, but a helper makes it much easier.



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The hitch is installed and now I need to find a mechanic who will install the electrical harness. All seem fairly simple. Getting under the car panels to get to the wiring is hard. Arrived quickly and in good order. Thank you.



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2017 Volkswagen Golf

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



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Product arrived on time and packaging was perfect and installation was a breeze with the supplied step by step instructions. Thank you so much.



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Volkswagen Golf

Solid piece of hardware. Used it to mount a bike rack on my VW Golf. No issues.



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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.


Comments
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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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.


Comments
Still works great carefree excellent performance
Happy - 04/17/2017


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Parts Needed To Tow a Trailer or Haul a Cargo Carrier with a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    The easiest to install trailer hitch we have for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412. The reason that this trailer hitch is the easiest to install is because you don't have to take off any part of the rear bumper fascia like you would have to for the other options available for your Golf. I have attached an install photo and video for you as well. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver has a class I rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. Therefore,...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch be Installed on 2019 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    What you are referring to is actually pretty common when it comes to smaller vehicles. It isn't surprising to see that UK versions are given the thumbs up to tow while US versions are discouraged from towing and I'm not sure what the reason is. I will say that quite a few people do still get trailer hitches installed on their Volkswagen Golf and are just fine. I can't really go against what your owner's manual says but if you do decide to install a trailer hitch the Curt Class I part #...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt C11412 Class I Hitch
    We don't offer the parts individually, but you can get the replacement hardware kit for the # C11412 hitch, which we sell as part # RHK. Use the provided link, and on the product page, type 'C11412' into the provided field. Choose 'Curt' from the drop down menu, and you'll be good to go.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch # C11412
    Yes, the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK is exactly what you need to re-install your Curt Trailer Hitch # C11412. Once on the product page simply select "Curt" from the drop-down menu and type in the model number (C11412) and we will send out the complete hardware kit.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Volkswagen GTI
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11412, is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Volkswagen GTI. This trailer hitch is rated for 2,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight and 200 lbs Tongue Weight. Keep in mind that for all non-trailer loads that you will need to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap , part # 18050. I have included some demonstration videos for you as well.
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  • Recommendations for Removing Hardware on Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11412 is not a confirmed fit for either of those vehicles. Curt only confirms the fit on certain Volkswagen GTI and Golf models from 2015-2018. So I don't recommend installing it on your A3 Sportback. If you let me know your model year on that vehicle, I'm happy to assist with confirmed fits. To remove hitch hardware, I recommend using PB Blaster or another penetrating oil and a socket wrench. If you choose...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 VW Golf GTI Autobahn
    I do have a solution for you, however the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24925 referenced in your question is not confirmed to fit your 2018 VW GTI Autobahn. For your vehicle, I instead recommend the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your VW and will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and it has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2019 Volkswagen Golf
    To tow a light trailer with your 2019 VW Golf you need to start with a trailer hitch and the best option is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412 because it is a complete bolt-on installation, is made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and a 2,000 lb towing capacity and 200 lb tongue weight capacity which will be well within the range of the 1,000 lb or so trailer you will be towing. This will fit all models of 2019 VW...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C11412 Fit a 2018 Volkswagen Golf
    Yes it can! Take a look at the picture I have included showing Curt trailer hitch # C11412 installed on the new style 2018 Volkswagen Golf/GTI. 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 when using this hitch for any non-trailer...
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  • What is the Height From Ground to the Top of Drawbar on 2017 VW Golf TSI Model?
    On your 2017 VW Golf TSI the installed height from the ground to the top of the drawbar or the inside of the receiver tube is 9-1/2 inches n the Curt # C11412 trailer hitch. I've also attached a video of this installation to further assist. For a ball mount on this hitch, I recommend the Curt # C45521 with hitch ball # A-82 or # A-80 along with hitch pin # F-4. Finally for trailer wiring I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118646....
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  • Does Installing Trailer Hitch on 2016 Volkswagen Golf Void Warranty
    When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 VW Golf GTI
    You are correct, the Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11412 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI model. This is custom-fit for your vehicle and will use existing holes in the vehicle frame for a no-drill installation. This Class I hitch has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity, a 2,000 pound towing limit and will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. All of the necessary hardware is included. I have attached the written installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for a 2016 Volkswagen Golf
    On your 2016 Volkswagen Golf Curt trailer hitch # C11412 will have the receiver slightly below the rear fascia. If you measured up from the ground to the bottom of the rear fascia and then subtracted 1-3/4 inches that would be approximately where the bottom of the hitch would be. Draw-Tite hitch # 24925 would be the better option. It is tucked up a little higher compared to the Curt hitch so I recommend going with it. For a bike rack you will need one that is compatible with a Class...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 VW Golf
    The best trailer hitch for your 2018 VW Golf is the Curt # C11412 because it does not require any trimming of the rear fascia on your vehicle unlike the Draw-Tite # 24925 hitch which does require it. The Curt hitch does have a more visible crosstube than the Draw-Tite but not having to cut off part of your vehicle's trim is a worthwhile trade-off. To add wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 118646 unless your...
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  • Visibility of Cross Tube on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C11412
    I've scoured and can't find any photos on your exact model and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412 . Of the models I was able to locate they all sit in the same spot just under the rear fascia. With maybe an inch between the upper portion of the tube and the bottom of the fascia. It is a confirmed fit for your model and I believe it will sit just below as it does on the others.
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  • 2016 Volkswagen GTI Golf Trailer Hitch Recommendation
    For the 2016 Volkswagen GTI Golf we have the Curt Hitch part # C11412 as a confirmed fit. This would work just fine with the parking assistance sensors you have 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 rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050...
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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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  • Solution for Carrying Bike Rack on 2018 Volkswagen eGolf
    Unfortunately there is not a trailer hitch receiver compatible with your 2018 VW eGolf model from any of our manufacturers. The Electric version is a different fit that they haven't completely figured out at this time. That will limit you to a trunk mounted rack which will limit your options slightly, but there are some really good options available that will fit your vehicle. To carry your bikes, I recommend the Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # MPG2139. This...
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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 and Vehicle Towing Capacities for Curt Hitch # C11412 and 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    All hitches offered for your gasoline 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI are light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I types, which include the Curt # C11412. All can be viewed by clicking on the included link. All share the same 200-lb tongue weight (TW) and 2000-lb gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings. All include the required installation hardware and a hitch pin and clip. An install video is linked for you. It is not too uncommon for a manufacturer of a lighter-duty vehicle to avoid providing a rated towing...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback
    Yes we do! The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412 has been confirmed by Curt to fit your 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver for light duty applications. Please note that if you plan to use this to carry a bike rack or cargo carrier then the Curt warranty requires that you use a support strap like part # 18050 to help stabilize the unsupported weight. Also, if you plan on using this trailer hitch to carry bikes then you will be limited...
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  • Can 4 Bikes Be Carried With Curt Hitch for 2017 VW Golf
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412 which is a fit for a 2017 Volkswagen Golf can only carry two bikes due to the class I rating which is a standard for all class I trailer hitches. The only option to carry more than two bikes is with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7309. The weight of the bike rack and four bikes cannot exceed 300 lbs so you should be fine. I'm sure it's more than you are looking to spend but it's the only option for more than two bikes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit and Related Items for 2016 Volkswagen Golf GT
    Yes, Curt Class I hitch # C11412 is a confirmed fit for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This 1-1/4-inch light-duty hitch bolts on using included hardware. No drilling is required. The written instructions and a helpful article on hitch installation are linked to help you review the installation process. The only special tool needed is a torque wrench, such as # ALL944001, which will allow you to tighten the fasteners to the manufacturer's specs. A Class I hitch can handle the weight...
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