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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 C11474 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11474

  • 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



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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.



11474 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 11072

Installation Details C11474 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles




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 Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Volkswagen Jetta we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class I Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11474. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we have it installed on our Jetta. It is going to sit right below the bumper, and that cross tube is going to be visible just right below. Now our hitch is a class I, which means it's going to give us that 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. That's going go be great for adding a bike rack or a cargo carrier onto the back of our Jetta.Now the way we're going to mount all of our accessories is to the hitch pin hole here on the side. It is going to accept a standard 1/2" pin and clip, which are included, which is always a nice bonus.

The safety chain connection points are going to be a plate style welded to the bottom of the receiver tube and the cross tube. As you can see we're not going to have any trouble getting most size hooks on or off, just keep in mind if you are using some rather small hooks, it may be a little difficult to get them in through the side here.Our hitch is going to have a 200 pound tongue weight, which is going to be the maximum downward force at the receiver tube. It's also going to have a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can pull, including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it. Now keep in mind that you always want to double check your Jetta's owner's manual and never exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight. Now Curt also recommends the use of a stabilization strap anytime that you're towing any non trailer loads or any loads that aren't supported by tires, like bike racks or cargo carriers.I'd like to give you a few measurements, and that's going to help you in deciding for accessories for your new hitch, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is going be right about 5". Now that measurement's going to come in handy when you're looking at folding accessories to make sure that you have adequate clearance, so that it won't come in contact with the rear bumper. From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, it's going to be right about 9-3/4". At that height I would definitely recommend a bike rack or a cargo carrier with a raised shank. That way we get that little bit of extra ground clearance.Now that we've seen what our hitch looks like and gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.

To begin our installation we want to come to the very rear on the passenger's side, and we're going to have this plastic underbody panel that we're going to need to remove. Now we're going to have three Torx bit screws that are holding it in place. We'll be using a T25 Torxbit to pull those out. We're also going to have two plastic nuts that are holding it in place. We'll be using a 10mm socket to pull those out.

Now these aren't going to all . they're not going to come all the way out of the panel. They're just going to loosen up and then we can pull down to remove it from the stud. Once we have all those removed, we're going to go ahead and set the panel aside, because we will be reinstalling it later.Now we're going to have our EVAP canister underneath that panel and we are going to have to temporarily lower it down. We're going to have three bolts that are holding it in place. Again, we're using that 10mm socket. Once we have all the bolts loose, we're just going to kind of move it a little bit, just so that we can get access to our frame rail here. Now on the driver's side, we're going to have to lower the exhaust. Now we're going to be doing it by coming directly to the muffler and just towards the center we're going to have two bolts holding the hanger in place. Now normally it is a good idea to support the exhaust to make sure it doesn't hang down too far, but if we follow it back, it's going to be above the axle here, so it really can't go too far anyway.I'm going to take a 13mm socket and pull the two bolts out for the exhaust hanger. Now when we do lower our exhaust, we don't want to slide the rubber hanger off. We want to make sure that we take it down by the bracket and leave the hanger attached to the muffler. Now on the passenger's side frame rail here, we're going to have several holes that are going to be in the bottom. Now towards the very front, we're going to have a rather large hole, and if we move back, we're going to be working with the hole right behind it and then the next one right behind that. We're going to take our fishwire and we're going to take the coiled end of it, we're going to feed it in to the hole towards the back. Quick trick, if you just put a small bend in it so that when we put it in it will face down, you should have a little bit easier of a time getting it to come through the access hole.If you need to you can kind of reach up into the frame and grab the coiled end. Now you want to make sure that you don't pull it all the way through. You want to leave that tail sticking out. Then we can take our square spacer block, slide it over the coiled end of it, then we're going to grab one of our 7/16 carriage bolt, which is going to be the smaller of the ones in our kit, and we're going to thread it onto the coiled end. Now one piece at a time we're going to feed our hardware into the frame. Once it's in the frame we're going to go ahead and pull our wire until it comes out the bottom of the frame. Now we're going to repeat that for this hole as well.Now we're going to have to move to the inside of our trunk and we're going to have to remove all the floor coverings. Pull out the mat that's covering our spare tire, all the tools, and the spare tire itself. Now on the driver's side we're going to have a gray plug at the bottom of our trunk. We're going to need to pull that plug out, so I'm just going to use a flathead screwdriver just to pry up on it and pull it out. Now with an extra set of hands we're going to raise our hitch into position. On the passenger's side, we're going to feed the fishwires through our hitch, through the corresponding holes, we're going to raise it up until the bolts are going to be coming through the hitch.Now once we have our bolts coming through our hitch, we're going to remove the coil wire and we're going to take a 7/16 flange nut and get at least one on this side so it will support the hitch. Now on the driver's side, it is going to be easier if we flip our exhaust hanger down and back, so that we can get our hitch in between the frame up here and our exhaust hanger. We can rotate it back into position and you want to sandwich the hitch between the exhaust hanger and the bottom of the frame. Then we can take our 13mm socket and an extension, we're going to feed it up until it lines up with the factory holes and we'll get them loosely started. Then we can get the rest of our hardware in, at least hand tight.Finally we'll pull our pull wire off, put our flange nut on the other bolt at the bottom of the frame. Now we're going to have one more bolt hole on the side on our passenger's side frame rail, and we're going to use the same technique of taking our pull wire, feeding it in through the hitch, and then through the frame, and we're going to feed it back until we can reach it at the access hole. Now once we have it out we want to be extremely careful, because this is a rather long run, so we don't want to pull our pull wire out from the top. Again, just slide over that spacer. Put our 7/16 carriage bolt in place and then push each piece into the frame. We're going to pull on our pull wire. It may take a little bit of wiggling back and forth to get it to come out. Then we can remove the pull wire, you want to be extremely careful not to push that bolt back into the frame, and then we're going to secure it with another 7/16 flange nut.Now we can move back into the inside of our trunk. Now from the inside of our trunk, we're going to have a teardrop shaped spacer with a square hole, along with a 1/2" carriage bolt. Now this is going go be sitting on the floor of our trunk, but to seal up the area that we had the grommet, I'm going to take a little bit of silicone, I'm going to put a bead around my spacer and that will prevent any kind of exhaust fumes from entering the inside of our vehicle. Put some silicone on our spacer. We're going to take our carriage bolt and drop it through and have our bolt drop down and then lay our spacer down making sure it's seated all the way and that the silicone's going to make good contact and fill up any kind of gap that we may have.Just for good measure, I'm going to come back and I'm going to put a little bit of silicone going around the edge of my spacer. That way I know I'm not going to have any leaks. We can come back and clean up any of the excess silicone after we're done. Our bolt did drop down through the bracket coming back off of our hitch, and we're going to secure it using a 1/2" flange nut. Now whenever we go to tighten this down, again you just want to make sure that you don't push the bolt up into the trunk.Now that we have all of our hardware in place, we can start coming back and snugging it all up. For our M8 bolts, holding our exhaust in place and our hitch on the driver's side, I am using that same 13mm socket. Now over here on the passenger's side for our 7/16 hardware, I'm going to be using a 11/16 socket. Then for our 1/2" flange nut here, we're going to be using a 3/4" socket. I'm going to come back and I'm going to torque all of my hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions. We'll repeat that for all of our remaining hardware. You just want to make sure you double check the torque specs for each bolt, because each side is going to have a different rating.We can go ahead and lift our canister back into position. Just want to make sure all the holes line up and it's resting on the little tabs. We can grab our 10mm socket and bolts and put them back. Now in order to get our panel back in place that covers our EVAP canister on the passenger's side, we are going to have to trim a small section so that we have a relief for our hitch here. I already went ahead and marked out the area that we're going to need to cut and basically if we find that little indentation that's going to be at the back of our cover, we're just going to go right on the inside and about 1/2" out so that it's about 1/2" wide, maybe a little bit more, and about 5" long. We're going to cut this out so that we can bring our cover in and slide it in place, so that relief will be there so we can get it all the way in.I'm going to be using a rotary tool to cut this out, but you can use whatever you have available. A razor knife or a pair of tin snips will work too, since it is just plastic. Now we can test fit this to make sure that our cut is going to be big enough, because we can always cut more if we need to. With the panel trimmed out, we're going to come from the front side, bringing it towards the back. Line up our panel, making sure that the nuts get started on the studs and then we can start replacing all of our hardware. Now all we have left to do is put our spare tire back and all the floor coverings in the trunk.That will finish up your look at the Curt Class I Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number C11474 on our 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11474

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 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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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Easy to install. It took me about 1 hour by myself. 660286



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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Excellent product. Instructions were thorough and easy to follow. Installation was made easy by watching an online video of a same model and year VW Jetta having a similar product installed. Four stars because one piece of information that was not mentioned was the thin metal heat shield around the muffler shifts/bends easily if bumped (and you WILL bump it trying to position the device correctly). The holes for the 2 bolts get covered by the muffler heat shield metal after it's bumped and you're better off cutting the heat shield out in that area. Otherwise you'll have to do what I did and spend the next 3 hours trying to rebend the heat shield to line up with the 2 bolt holes, CAREFULLY put the hitch back in position, FAIL (scream expletives), and wind up cutting out part of the heat shield anyways. 591346



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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Product and instructions were great!! The hitch from start to completion took about 2 hours, and the wiring kit took another 1.5 hrs. Thanks for a great kit and instructions. 554228



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Volkswagen Jetta

Bought this hitch to haul a small Fourwheeler trailer with our Jetta. Easy install, works great, hasn’t bent or scratched or in any way been damaged with lots of abuse. 719994



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2008 Volkswagen Jetta

Fast shipping. Super simple installation (with help from a friend) Fits well, looks great! Highly recommended. 704264



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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Product fit perfectly. I was a bit concerned with the fish wire process, but I was thoroughly impressed with the wire provided - it is bent on the end (so it doesn't easily pull through by mistake) and spiral wound on the other end, so it threads onto the screw perfectly. This makes the process SO nice and easy. Sure, there's a little wiggling involved, but once you figure it out, it's a breeze. VERY happy with that part. The rest was easy enough, as well. I do wish the instructions had a few more pictures of the process, as well as for the fish-wire technique (which is hidden away in a separate, small paragraph). I was certainly able to figure it out, but I imagine someone less experienced than myself might have issues (I've worked on cars and with my hands for many years). Still, a great product, fits well, and was easy to install! 438460



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Volkswagen Jetta

Good quality hitch, relatively easy to install. I don't like the reduced clearance on my jetta as a result, but that is not the fault of Curt. Great product. 573420



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The build quality is top notch. My only complaint comes from the hole alignment for the trunk hole. I used the video on youtube for instructions and it appears I received tear drop shaped "washer". It didn't fit flat where it was supposed to go and the video had a round washer which would have worked better for me. I may remove that mounting bolt and washer and replace it with something better from the hardware store. 443988



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A generally happy customer. 767204



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I installed the hitch this afternoon. Took about three hours. Installation wasn't difficult. Anyone who is mechanically inclined and knows their way around a tool box cam handle the situation. Would recommend using deep sockets and shallow ones bottom out. I would also recommend installing the hitch while the vehicle is on ramps. Make sure the parking break is in gauged and vehicle is in park. 745565



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The hitch I ordered was just a bit too tight to fit the space under my VW Jetta sedan. My husband had to bend the bracket quite a bit to make it fit and align with the frame holes. We made it work, so it's good, just thought I'd let you know for future reference. 692927


Comments
The issue that you are describing is not uncommon, and is what we call a flexed hitch. The bend of the hitch that you received was likely done during shipping. I have included a help article that provides additional information about flexed hitches.
-- Rachael H - 08/27/2019

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I’ve been using my hitch for a year now. Still very pleased with it. The lightning kit works perfectly and is easy to use. 682917



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Great product and easy to install 663585



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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

It fit very good. Perfect! 637686



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2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Good product and price, perfect fit. 596218



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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Great price and functions well. A little rust now after one year in the receptacle which has happened with every aftermarket hitch I’ve ever had. I would recommend this overall! 561351



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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Quick Shipping. Easy to install and great prices. Excellent service and easy to find things on their website. 516138



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2006 Volkswagen Jetta

I was very impressed when I received this hitch, over all craftsmanship and quality was impressive. Installation was just as the instructions described, detailed, straight forward and all the mounting positions aligned as needed. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to utilize their VW for towing a small trailer. I pull my 16 foot Jon boat with ease, along with my three seater jet ski. Thanks for a great product! 483784



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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Well built hitch. Clear instructions.. Packaged well, arrived in perfect shape. Installed in approx 2 hrs. No drilling, minor trimming of undertray needed ( full size template would be nice) but careful measurement per instructions gets it done. No ball mount carrier included in this one, I had one from my other VW Curt hitch that is the correct height. I will be towing a pop-up camper, and a bike carrier with this hitch, it is easily capable of both tasks. 442666


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Working great, black finish is still perfect with no rust after a year. Trailer gave codes on my 2017 VW, so I converted all the trailer lights to LED, no more dash lights, trailer lights are brighter too.
Thomas M - 10/14/2018

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
    The Curt hitch part # C11474 that you referenced actually replaced the part number 11072 that you mentioned. That said the only hitch we have confirmed as a fit for the TDI model of a 2014 Volkswagen TDI is the Draw Tite hitch part # 24866. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    The only trailer hitch we have listed as a confirmed fit for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24866. I checked with Curt and they do not list the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11474 as a fit so I cannot recommend this. I actually recommend you go with the Draw-Tite option anyway even if the Curt hitch was a confirmed fit because it would require you to use the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 for all non-towing applications. I...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2011 VW Golf Wagon TDI
    There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2011 VW Golf Wagon TDI, but the Curt hitch you referenced will not fit the TDI models (additionally, there is no difference between the hitches, the 11474 is simply the replacement for the 11072 so they are just different part numbers). The trailer hitch that does fit your '11 Golf Wagon TDI is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24866, which is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, 2,000 lb towing capacity and 200 lb tongue...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch For A 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11540 is the one you want to go with. I did confirm with Curt that the # C11474 is a fit for previous model Jettas but will not work for you 2019 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. For a bike rack, the Yakima Dr.Tray 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02474 is a great choice, using large ratcheting hooks for mounting your bikes to the rack without frame contact. It also folds up neatly for storage when not in use and will look great on your Jetta TDI. Included are...
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  • Will Euro-Style Ball Mount fit Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2006 VW Jetta
    The undercarriage on TDI and non-TDI models of your 2006 VW Jetta is different enough in a number of areas that disqualify the Curt # C11474 from being a fit, it is definitely not the muffler only. It is designed to angle at both ends of the crosstube, whereas the Draw-Tite # 24866 has a crosstube which is straight at one end, allowing for more flexibility during the install. The good news is that the Euro-Style Drawbar # C45561, which has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, or # C45562, which...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI
    The only hitch that fits a 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI is the Draw-Tite # 24866, which is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver; the Curt # C11474 you referenced does NOT fit TDI models. In regards to your question about the VW Golf Wagon, that is simply how it is marketed in Canada and it is the same as the U.S. version called the Jetta SportWagen so the hitch is going to fit both vehicles, regardless of name.
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  • Replacement Install Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Curt Hitch part # C11474
    If you need a replacement hardware kit for the Curt Hitch # C11474, then you will need part # RHK. Underneath the box that says Shipping Special, there is a box to type in the hitch number (C11474). Then, on the pull down menu under that, select, Curt as the manufacturer. Click the Add to Cart button and you will be done.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Hitch Installed on 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
    To order replacement hitch install hardware you need the part number # RHK. Select Curt from the drop down menu on the page and then enter the part number # C11474 that you referenced and we'll send you replacement hardware.
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitch C11474 and C11072 for 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
    They basically are the same. The part # C11474 is replacing the part # C11474. Basically they made the new hitch with some minor tweaks to allow it to fit the older and newer models. Either will work great for your 2006 Volkswagen Jetta non-diesel.
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  • Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    Yes, the receiver hitches that were designed for the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta will also work for the GLI model. If the purpose of installing a hitch on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is for carrying a bike rack, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Custom Fit Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24866, because the install is slightly easier. It's custom design offers bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required. If you are wanting to tow, all that is left is the ball mount,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
    I have a solution for you, but the # C11474 that you referenced will not fit the TDI sedan models of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta. Instead you would want the part # C11410 as it has been confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. 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...
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  • Bolt Hole on Curt Trailer Hitch Not Lining Up with Hole on Frame of 2017 VW Jetta
    It sounds like one of the bolt holes on the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11474 is not quite lining up with the existing hole on the frame of your 2017 VW Jetta. This particular situation is actually not too uncommon, as a trailer hitch is designed to flex a little bit with the vehicle after installation. Because of their size and shape, the hitch can get flexed during shipping or transport, which can lead to the hitch not lining up with the bolt holes on the vehicle's frame. There are a few...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    For your 2017 Volkswagen Jetta I was able to confirm the fit of the Curt hitch part # C11474 on your 2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI which has the different rear lower fascia like you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
    For your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen SE, I recommend the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11474. When compared to the other trailer hitches confirmed to fit your vehicle, the Curt has the best ground clearance measurement of about 10-1/2 inches from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver. I have attached an installation video on your vehicle for you to check out. Keep in mind that Curt requires you to use stabilizing straps like # 18050 for non-trailer loads such as bike...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C11072 fit a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C11474 has been confirmed as a fit for the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedan like what you have. If you check out the install video I linked you will see this hitch being installed on this exact vehicle. For a ball mount to do some towing you would want the # C45520, for 1-7/8 inch ball # C40001, 2 inch ball # C40018, and for trailer wiring # 118572.
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  • Replacement Hitch Receiver Installation Hardware for a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
    If you have purchased a trailer hitch receiver from one of the manufacturers that we carry you can use part # RHK to get the replacement hardware for installing the hitch receiver. Once you get to that part on our site you will simply need to select the manufacturer, say Curt, and then the hitch receiver part number - we could use part # C11474 as an example since it is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. Even if you would have received the hardware with the hitch receiver...
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware Kit for Curt Hitch C11474 for 2006 VolksWagen Jetta
    Yes, we can help you with new hitch installation hardware for your Curt hitch # C11474. The hitches we offer include complete hardware kits when new, but since hitch installation hardware is single-use only, you will need to use new hardware to re-install a hitch. All you need to do is enter the part number # RHK (for replacement hardware kit) into our search box and then enter the part number (C11474) and the manufacturer name (Curt) in the appropriate spaces. For reference I...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness For a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11474 is compatible with your 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. The Curt trailer hitch receiver is a bolt-on option that will include everything needed for installation. For a trailer wiring harness I recommend using the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118572 as this kit is a complete plug and play option that will eliminate the need for hardwiring. You may also want to consider using the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ground Clearance On 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagwen
    The hitches that we carry for your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, have very similar clearance distances. I have attached a photo of a hitch and the clearance distance marked. The 10-1/2 inches is from the top of the receiver opening, so the bottom of the receiver will be approximately 8-1/2 inches from the ground. I am not aware of any hitches with a different design that have more ground clearance.
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  • Ground Clearance on Available Trailer Hitches for a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
    On all of the available trailer hitches for the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, the receiver and cross tubing will be fairly low. This is because of the attachment point placement on the VW frame. By design, the hitches have to be that low. On all the models, the top of the receiver tube will be just below the rear fascia. We have several videos you can view (linked below) on the Draw-Tite, Valley, and Hidden Hitch models that show the hitches installed to give you a better idea of the kind...
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  • Curt Hitch # 11072 and Towing Setup Component Recommendations for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11474 that you referenced would be the correct hitch for your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen. This hitch comes with a drawbar, pin and clip included. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out also. You would also want a Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Short Shank # 19258. For wiring I would recommend Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # C59496. This kit should work well on your Jetta that has incandescent lights and...
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  • Can a 2012 VW Jetta SportWagen Tow a 550 lb Boat on an EZ Loader Trailer with the Curt Hitch
    The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11474, has a gross towing weight capacity of 2,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs, which are common ratings for Class I trailer hitches. To verify that you can tow your 550 lb sailboat on your E-Z Loader trailer, you will need to check your vehicles owners manual to verify the towing capacity of your vehicle. If the towing capacities of your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen are lower than the towing capacities of this hitch, then you will...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Trailer Wiring For 2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    The Curt trailer Hitch, part # C11474 will work great on your vehicle. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A technical 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 are planning on doing some light towing you will need a ball mount like part # C45520. For...
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  • Replacement Hardware for a Curt Hitch 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
    Yes, there is a way for you to just purchase the hardware for a hitch. I went ahead and first confirmed that the # C11474 is a custom fit hitch for your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen so that you would be purchasing the correct replacement product for your vehicle. We can put together replacement hardware kits for hitches with part # RHK. When ordering you will need to know the code / part number and brand name (which is Curt) of the hitch you are installing. Simply include that...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    The correct hitch for your 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24866, which I mention because I saw you were looking at the Curt Hitch # C11474, which does NOT fit the TDI models of Jetta. We are not affiliated with any installers, but any local mechanic or auto shop will be able to do the job without issue. I recommend going to one that you trust, or making a couple phone calls to make sure you find a shop with experience with hitch installs,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen TDI
    I do have an option for you, however the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11474 that you pulled from your 2014 Jetta Sportwagen is not confirmed to fit your new 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen TDI. This frame on the Golf Sportwagen TDI is different enough that it requires a different hitch design. For your 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI, I recommend the Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11411. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in its frame for a...
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  • Least Invasive Way to Carry Bikes on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta
    The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper when we installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11474 on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is 5". The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" part # HT5R is 3-5/8" therefore will not work for you. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11474 is also going to require you to trim the underbody panel (see photo) so if this is not an option for you...
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  • On A 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen Do All The Hitches Require Stabilizing Straps For Non-Trailer Loads
    The Curt Hitch, # C11474 and the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24866 fit the 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen. Only the Curt Hitch, Curt recommends the use of stabilizing straps for non trailer loads like bike racks, cargo carriers. The stabilizing strap you would use is the Curt Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle, # 18050. This strap would attach to the bike rack and the other end to the vehicle trunk and keep the movement of the bike rack to a minimum. The Curt Hitch, #C11474, does require some trimming...
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