Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24594 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24594

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • 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

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.

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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.

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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1996 - 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

1994 - 1995 Volkswagen Jetta III

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24594

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

- 24594
1996 Volkswagen Jetta

Shipping was great, was here as scheduled. Installation was straight forward, just had to drill 4 holes into the frame. Most of the time was taken up by drilling holes/fishing the 4 bolts through the frame, as the Jetta's frame (1996) just had a few plug holes. A few hours to install, then at the end my hitch which I had used on my other car didn't fit. The hitch size doesn't seem to match with the standard size, this one is just a bit smaller. Now I have to find a way to grind down my insert into this hitch..........Awwwh!!!! 403362

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Fit like a glove...very solid... 651016

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1995 Volkswagen Jetta

I bought this hitch receiver to fit a bike rack, so I do not plan on doing any actual towing. I chose this one of the other that fit a 1995 Jetta because it was rated to be an easier install, and it required drilling less than the other does. When I got it, the quality is great, all hardware you need is included, and it shipped promptly. I don't like that the instructions are fairly difficult to understand. After looking at the for a while i figured it out but it isn't very intuitive or clear right off the bat. Also, this was listed to be a 50 minute install. It took me far longer than that. Some of the time could be due to not regularly working on vehicles, but I have done quite a bit of work and understand what I am doing. I was disappointed at the time of install and weird instructions. The one quality issue I found was the hole for the pin had some burrs in the inside that stick in just enough that it made fitting the bike rack very tough, I had to shave some off to make it work. Now that it's on, though, it is solid and I won't be taking it off! 334633

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This hitch was delivered in a speedy fashion which was very much appreciated. The install was straight forward as well as the installation instructions that came with the package. Wiring up the trailer light harness was simple as well, came with all the necessary connectors. I've read reviews online before I bought it and they all were positive and now I see why, E-Trailer.com will have my business again if I ever need another hitch! 147709


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  • Which Vehicles Does Trailer Hitches # 24594 and # C11011 Fit?
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24594 is designed to fit the 1996 - 1998 Volkswagen Jetta and 1994 - 1995 Volkswagen Jetta III. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11011 fits all models of the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio. The Curt # C11011 also fits the following: 1995 - 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 1993 - 1994 Volkswagen Golf III 1995 - 1995 Volkswagen Golf III excluding GTI VR6 1996 - 1998 Volkswagen Golf excluding GTI VR6 models 1999 - 1999 Volkswagen Golf Old Body Style...
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  • Hitch Adapter for Class I Hitch on 1998 VW Jetta GT for Use with 2-Inch Thule Bike Rack
  • Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24594 does have an internal tab to prevent use of a Class II accessory but we do offer a 1-1/4-inch to 2-inch adapter that will fit, Brophy adapter # HTAD. The trouble with using an adapter like this with your 1-1/4-inch hitch and 2-inch bike rack is that the addition of the adapter causes you to lose half of your hitch capacity. This occurs due to the change in geometry at the hitch tube. This extra leverage on the hitch means your 200-lb-rated hitch suddenly...
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  • Difference In Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24594, And Curt Hitch, # 11010, For A 1997 VW Jetta III
  • Both the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24594, and the Curt Hitch, # 11010, for your 1997 VW Jetta III are quality products with black powder coat finish. The difference in the two hitches is how they are installed on your vehicle. With the Draw-Tite hitch you will drill holes into the frame and attach the hitch to the frame. On the Curt hitch you will need to drill holes into the trunk floor and the hitch will attach to the bottom of the car underneath the trunk. Because of the way the Curt...
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  • Is there a Trailer Hitch Available for a 1996 Volkswagen Golf
  • There is a hitch possibility for your 1996 Volkswagen Golf, but hitch # 24594 will not fit. Instead, if the 8th digit of your VIN number is an H, AND it is not a GTI or VR6, then according to Curt, you can use Curt Trailer Hitch # 11011. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Does the Reinforcement Bracket of the Draw Tite Hitch 24594 Have to Be Used for Installation
  • Although it would seem like you might be OK not using the reinforcement bracket of the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24594 when installing it on your vehicle, I cannot safely recommend you skip that step when you install the hitch as it would void the warranty. If there is any way you can safely modify your bumper so that you can get the bracket installed I would recommend you do so.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
  • We do indeed have a hitch for your 1997 Volkswagen Jetta. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24594. The Draw-Tite hitch attaches to the frame rails, rather than the trunk pan, which is a more secure installation in my opinion. The hitch would make an excellent attachment point for a 2 bike rack (Class I hitches aren't rated for more than two bikes) or for towing a small trailer. You'll want to check with your owner's manual or with VW about the towing capacity of the vehicle....
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  • Is Drilling Required for Mounting the # 24594 Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch on a Volkswagen Jetta
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24594, does not bolt up to existing holes in the Jetta frame. Four, 1/2 inch, holes need to be drilled into the inboard side of each frame rail. If you would like to provide me with the year make and model of your Jetta I would be glad to see if there is a bolt on installation available for your vehicle. From the hitch you selected, there are no hitches available, for the model years this hitch fits, that do not require drilling...
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  • Hitch Installation Instructions for 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
  • We have two different hitches available for your 1996 Volkswagen Jetta. Both hitches are very different, the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Receiver Hitch, part # 24594 would mount to the frame member, and would require drilling two holes, using the hitch as a template. The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 11010 attaches to the trunk pan of the vehicle, and would require drilling 8 holes, and possibly trimming a small portion of the bumper fascia. Either hitch includes all...
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  • Is a Hitch Available for a 1998 VW Jetta TDI that Does Not Require Drilling or Trimming
  • I checked with all of the hitch manufacturers that we stock and all of the hitches that are available for the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta require some sort of drilling and/or trimming. If you need a hitch for your Jetta, I would recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 24594, because it does not require drilling into the interior of the vehicle or trimming the rear fascia, see instructions link. You will need to drill four 1/2 inch holes, two in each side of the frame. I recommend using...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount for 1998 VW Jetta
  • You will need to take a look at the owner's manual for your 1998 VW Jetta to see if it is allowed to tow and if so what the capacity is; you would need to know the weight of your trailer and the boat as well. If you find out you can tow the available hitch is the Draw-Tite # 24594 which has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lb towing capacity. It will require the use of Draw-Tite Drawbar # 3592 and either 2" hitch ball # 19258 or 1-7/8" hitch ball # 19256 depending on your trailer's...
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