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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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 24748 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24748

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • 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


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


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.


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.



24748 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60963 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24748 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24748 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2007 - 2008 Volkswagen City Jetta

2009 - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta City

1999 - 1999 Volkswagen Jetta 1999.5 Mid-Year model - TDI models

1999 - 1999 Volkswagen Jetta 1999.5 Mid-Year model- excluding Gas Turbo models

2000 - 2004 Volkswagen Jetta excluding Gas Turbo models

2005 - 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Old Body excluding Gas Turbo models

2000 - 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI models

2005 - 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Old Body TDI models



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Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe 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 - 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Today we are going to be installing part number 24748 on a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. The first thing we want to do is to go ahead and remove the spare tire out of the spare tire well because there are going to be two holes that we are going to drill in there. OK, looking under the vehicle now, we are going to locate the area where we actually are going to be installing the hitch. There is an existing hole here on the back side of the tow loop that is going to be one of the mounting points. We actually are going to hold the hitch up into position using the bolt and the nut into this hole location and then kind of straighten the hitch out and mark all the other holes, because all the other holes are going to have to be drilled out.

OK, with those locations marked, we can go ahead and the hitch back down and drill the holes out. We are going to go ahead and start with a 1/4 inch pilot hole in each location and then enlarge those to 1/2 inch. Now that we have got the holes drilled, we can go ahead and go back inside the trunk area. You can see here where the holes have been drilled. You want to first go ahead and de-burr the holes themselves, get all sharp metal out of there. And then there is still one more hole to drill here on the drivers side frame rail and it is basically involving putting in the plate that is provided in the installation kit. We want to go ahead and align it with the hole that we have already drilled, and it is basically going to be hugging around the frame of the vehicle itself. So we want to kind of of lay it in here and we want to angle it so it will be clear of the carpeting and the fascia piece here, as well. And once we get that aligned, we can go ahead and mark it again, and then drill that hole as well. OK, now that we have the holes drilled out we can go ahead and put the plate into position here. And the carriage bolts down and through. And then we want to do the same for the ones in the trunk well, as well. Now that you can see coming back underneath the vehicle where the bolts coming through. There is one up here on the drivers side as well. I am going to go ahead and put the hitch back up into position now, using the appropriate fasteners.

OK, now that we have got all the fasteners into place, we can go ahead and kind of hand tighten everything. And then we want to go back with the torque bar and torque them down to their specified torque ratings. Now that they are all hand tightened, we can go back through and torque them all down. And the specified torque rating for all the bolts is going to be 75 foot-pounds. OK, as a final step - or you could have actually done this previously - all the holes that you have drilled into the trunk area need to be sealed with some form of sealant. You can even do so after you have drilled the holes - put the sealant inside and put your bolts through or you can actually seal it afterwards. Basically, any surface that can get fumes through it, you want to go ahead and seal up. So I am actually going to seal around the outside of the hitch and around the bolts, as well. OK, once you have ensured that the silicone has dried, you can go ahead and put your spare tire back in. Once you get the spare tire and the carpeting back into the trunk, your installation is complete. And this will conclude the installation of part number 24748 on a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24748

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (37 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.

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Looks great. Installs easy, and very handy to have on the jetta. 508321



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2012 Volkswagen Golf

Was a great pleasure doing business with etrailer. Item was shipped ground, but got here real quick. I would recommend using etrailer to anyone, I will order again when I have a need to. Item was packed neat with all items I ordered. Recurred all hardware and did not have to provide anything but time, drill, drill bit, socket, and tq wrench. Everything was to my satisfaction and instructions were very user friendly. If you like to read your instructions those are provided or if you prefer a diagram that is also provided. Great company to do business with. 36596



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Everything was there, ahead of time (I paid for 3day shipping) Video was good preparation, installation went without a hitch! No wait a minute, the hitch installed without a glitch! 13300



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2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Car hitch was delivered, as promised on date scheduled. No problems with installation of hitch. Would recommend etrailer without any reservation 484163



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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

It was as easy to install as the video showed! I'm pretty happy all things considered! 553262



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Fit and finish great, took about 3 hrs to install the hitch and about 2 hrs for the wiring. Shipping and service spot on. I would recommend both items just adjust the time to install the hitch. 91000


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The hitch and wiring have been wonderful, no problems whatsoever.

Dave - 01/21/2015

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

I have not actually installed the product as of yet the but the construction looks very high quality and the attachment design is the best ive seen for my vehicle(BS in Mechanical Engineering USF). my main praise for this purchase is the customer service. emails letting you know exactly what is going on with your order and who to call for questions or concerns at every stage on upto and after delivery. I like to be informed when I purchase something and etrailer did not dissapoint. with this level of service on the front end i can't imagine there be a problem they wont resolve down the road. 79743


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I dont baby the hitch by any means. It has performed flawlessly.

Jantzen - 05/11/2014

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Just finished installing a hitch on a 2002 VW Jetta TDI. Watched the video and got it done in I'd guess about 40 minutes to an hour. The hardest part was unloading the trunk. :) I have two words of advice. 1) use a jack or jack stand to help hold the hitch in order to mark the holes. 2) use a punch (nail, anything) to make a dent in the medal and then drill from the top down. (it's easier from the top, just BE SURE a jack is firmly holding the hitch in place as you drill.) way easier than trying to find a foot-long 1/2" bit to reach from below the exhaust system or to un-hang it and/or jack up the car. 105725



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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

It does fit a Gas Turbo I have a 2002 Jetta 1.8 Turbo. It will show the hitch underneath so it is not hidden, but I am pleased with this hitch. Jack up the left side before you drill so the holes match up. They don't explain that. I also did not have to drop the exhaust. It was pretty simple and I am very pleased with it. 1482



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I was very pleased with the product quality and shipping time. I only have a few comments for installation instructions. 1) For the DIY'r, use a floor jack to help hold up the unite while you get your first bolts started. 2) Loosening up the exhaust pipe hangar will allow easier access to drill holes on the driver side. 3) Some means of getting the wiring kit outside tha car is not suggested. I just hung my out of the trunk lid when in use. Maybe a better design to allow the extension to exit the inside of the car. 17942



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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Good product. Some scratches missing paint on it but nothing too bad....it's a hitch after all.... Video was great for install. No problems drilling holes and securing hardware. I did use the extra silver metal plate for the hole on far left (when facing the trunk) when fastening the bottom nut....it worked much better than the instructions which just had a washer / split washer / nut......the suggested amount of torque would definitely tweak the washer/trunk without the metal plate....so use the extra metal plate on the far left bolt when fastening from the bottom. 562984



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Volkswagen Jetta

It took me 2 hours to install the hitch on my 02' VW Jetta this past weekend. All of the parts needed for the installation were included and the install went smoothly. I am very mechanical but watching the install video specific to my vehicle found on the etrailer website was very helpful in that I knew exactly what to do and what to expect during the installation process without having to worry that I may have missed something. Dealing with etrailer, price and installation was a great overall experience. 464328



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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Great product and super fast shipping! By myself it took 45min. Pulls my 4wheeler great and feels sturdy enough for me to be comfortable with it. Time will tell how well it will last but for now I'm a happy customer, and I plan on using etrailer in the future! 726202



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2003 Volkswagen Jetta

It was a easy install. Very solid product. Using it to tow my motorcycle trailer. 725099



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Durable and easy to install! Owned it for a year and am completely satisfied. The product is great and the customer support even better. 653685



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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Great product, as usual with E Trailer. Great company to deal with 628331



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2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Fast shipping and an easy install. Seems adequate for a hitch bike rack. 615855



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2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Great High Quality Product....install video was right on and made quick work of it... Couldn't be more pleased with etrailer and there award winning team! 515418



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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

My second draw tite receiver and I love it. I pull a 4x8 trailer and barely notice it's on the car. Installation was easy, just follow the tutorial from etrailer! 373638



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2005 Volkswagen Jetta

It arrived quick & in good order via UPS. It's a quality built hitch. This is my second time for installing a hitch on a VW Jetta IV body. So, Installation was straight forward. Directions were good. I'm very please with it. E-trailer does a good job having direct links on their website to specific fit accessory items (trailer light wire harness, drawbar, ball hitch, etc). 348337



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Very satisfied sturdy product . Easy to install The key to the easy install is the one existing bolt near the tow hook ...45 minutes to install.Fantastic product thank you 294650


Comments

Dont use often but when I do it works great

Conrad T - 09/14/2017

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Great hitch, works as advertised, no problems at all with the installation. 293879



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Haven't installed yet but the customer service was great 283284



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1999 Volkswagen Jetta

Cheap and sturdy, could not be happier. took me about 45 mins to install by myself. I use it to haul bikes around quite frequently and it has not given me a lick of fit. Install and forget, thats my kind of product! 253355



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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Very straight forward easy installation. Hitch looks and feels like a quality product. 74915



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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Hitch was installed without a hitch ;-) The only reason why it took longer than the estimated 50 minutes is we were working with jacks and not a car lift. 57535



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2003 Volkswagen Jetta

recived in great shape ,went on as it was supose too looks good . I havent used it yet but no reason yo belive it wont work well . 27266



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I have installed 3 of these hitches on MkIV Jettas and Golfs for customers at my shop, and on my own car. They are well made, install with no headaches, and etrailer has always been great to do business with. 26719



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2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Easy install, did require drilling, etc as per the instructions, but fit perfect, looks great. Includes the ball mount, but remember to order a ball. 2005 VW Jetta TDI Sedan 24626



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great product, FAST shipping!!!, great communicati and updates through email. overall service was awesome!!! 21899



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on time. as expected. would order again, but alas, i only have the one car :/ 20911



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Great customer service, extremely fast shipping ordered Tuesday night had it on Thrusday. Everything was exactly as described great company. 19109



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quick delivery...easy installation 16173



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The hitch was delivered in a timely manner. The hitch was protruding outside the shipping box. Paint was chipped in several spots. I went ahead and installed it anyway and just touched up the black paint. I did install very nice. 15069



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very fast delivery, great product I am very happy with your service thanks db. 12721



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Received tow bar quickly and as described. Pleasesure to do business with. 7224



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Excellent product Installation was not tough. Seems well made. Have a NEW drill bit on hand to make your life easier when drilling into the car body! 675


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  • Does Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Require Fascia Trimming on 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24748 does fit the 2000 Volkswagen TDI. I have also included a link to the instructions to the right and you can see that there is no trimming of the bumper or fascia required for hitch installation. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # 3593. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring use # 119178KIT.
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatible with 2006 VW Jetta 1.9L
  • The 2004 VW Jetta will use the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24748 which is not compatible with a 2006 Jetta. It was designed for the previous generation. You instead will need the hitch # 24866 which is specifically designed to fit 2006-2014 Jetta models. I've attached a couple of videos to assist.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2003 VW Jetta TDI Wagon
  • I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch Class I Hitch, part # 60984. This hitch is compatible with TDI models. I have linked you to the installation instructions, as well as to an install video that you might find helpful. If you'll be using the hitch for light duty towing, I'd recommend the following items: Trailer wiring harness, part # 119179KIT 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19256 2 inch trailer ball, part # 19258 The ball mount and pin & clip are included with the hitch. The...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • Both the Curt and the Draw-Tite Class I hitches for your vehicle are very similar in appearance and function. When installed, the receiver on either model would sit just below the bottom of the rear bumper. The available ground clearance below the receiver would be very similar with both models. The main discernible difference between the models is the finish on the hitch itself. The Curt model uses a finish that is much more glossy in appearance. In a vehicle such as yours, the average...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24748, Fit a Gas Turbo Model 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 Turbo
  • Actually, all of the available hitches for any model of the 2002 VW Jetta have the same rating. They are rated for 200 pounds tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight. However, they are not interchangeable among models. The mounting locations between models are different. The hitches are designed accordingly based on subtle differences in mounting locations under the vehicle. For a gas turbo model, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 11070. It comes with a...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • All three of the hitches you referenced are essentially the same thing and would use the same installation points. The part number 24680 and 77027 are now obsolete but have been superseded by the # 24748 that you referenced. If you go the # 24748 you should be able to reuse the holes that were already drilled on your vehicle. Check out the install video I attached.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For Carrying Bike Rack on 2003 VW Jetta
  • Due to the size of the vehicle and the strength of the vehicle chassis where the hitch attaches, the only hitches available for the Jetta is a Class I that uses the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A Class I hitch with its 200 lb tongue weight capacity will be plenty strong for a bike rack as long as the weight of the rack and the bikes placed upon it doesn't exceed the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the hitch. 2 inch hitches have a much higher weight capacity, high enough to damage the vehicle....
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  • Can a Class II Ball Mount be Used in the Draw-Tite Class I Hitch, Part # 24758
  • The Draw-Tite Class II ball mount will not work with the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24748. To prevent Class II accessories from being used in a Class I hitch, the receiver has a stop welded into it to prevent the ball mount from sliding in far enough for the hitch pin to be slid into place. The only ball mount recommended for use with that hitch is the Class I ball mount, part # 3593. You must use the hitch manufacturer recommended ball mount on a Class I hitch otherwise it will...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
  • We are here to help. We have just what you need to tow a trailer with your 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. First let's start with a hitch for your vehicle. For that the Draw Tite hitch part # 24748 would be a great option confirmed as a fit. Then you would need a ball mount, for that part # 3593. For a 2 inch ball you would want the part # 19258. Then for trailer wiring you would want the part # 119178KIT which is a universal fit kit but will still work great. You'd want to check the owners...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Turbo
  • The # 24748 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta with a gas turbo engine. You should note that the term Hidden Hitch refers to the brand of hitch and does not necessarily reflect how visible the hitch is. This hitch will work great with the Thule T2 # TH9035XTS that you are interested in as well.
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  • Would a Thule Doubletrack Work on a 2001 Jetta with a Hidden Hitch # 60963
  • The Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, part # 24748, would be a good choice for your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for this product for you to check out. Also, the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier will work with # 24748. The Snug Tite receiver lock that is on the bike rack will work well on the # 60963 as well. I attached installation instructions for this product as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Volkswagen VR6
  • As long as your 2002 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 does not have a turbo then you could use a Draw-Tite Hitch # 24748. If you have a turbo gas motor in your vehicle you would want a Draw-Tite # 24748. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for both products for you to check out.
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