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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 24824 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24824

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



24824 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60211 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24824 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24824

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (25 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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2010 Volkswagen Eos

Installation was a bit more difficult than other hitch receivers I've installed. The large carriage bolt heads where a bit too large to fit through the subframe holes. So I had to file the bolt heads down a bit on two sides so they would slot in. The holes for the exhaust bracket did not quite line up so had to over size them slightly, Once I got past these two issues the install is fairly easy. I'm very happy with my purchase. Excellent service, pricing and shipping from eTrailer.



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After taking car to local muffler shop to help dismantle exhaust hanger, went home and tackled the installation which took about an hour. Finally figured out to insert bolt butt in first. Bolts are in secure, but hanger screws on passenger side did not align at all, used plastic tie straps instead. Overall, hitch looks good.



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2013 Volkswagen Eos

I purchased this to install on a 2013 VW Eos. I have installed hitches before and I watched the video install so I wasn't expecting any difficulties. Unfortunately difficulty was in store for me. I jacked up the car and loosened the muffler system as outlined in the video. I noticed that the heat shield did not cover any of the holes that would be used so it wasn't going to be necessary to trim it. Nice. I got the bolts in place as outlined in the instructions and they went in without too much trouble. Also nice. Next I put the hitch in place and started the four nuts on to hold it. This is where the trouble starts. On the passenger side the holes in the plate need to line up with the bolts you just installed and the holes where the muffler hangar bolts back over the hitch mounting plate. Not happening. I removed the nuts from the driver's side mounting plate and tried to maneuver the other plate so everything lined up and almost made it. The problem was that shifting the right side plate over caused the crossbar to contact the bottom of the trunk, leaving over a quarter inch gap between the left side plate and the frame rail. Not nice. Also trying to get the replacement (longer) hangar bolts into the holes has damaged them beyond their ability to be threaded into anything. By now I'm an hour and a quarter into this and I know it's hopeless. Removed the hitch and tightened the nuts down to hold the bolts in place in the frame rail. Drill over sized holes in the right plate where the muffler support will bolt in, paint it with a good gloss black enamel to match the rest of it and after letting it dry wile I search for replacement bolts for the damaged ones. Found them, but had to buy 12. Fine. Once they arrive, give it another go. This time the alignment of the holes is not an issue, but the crossbar is still touching the bottom of the trunk and there is still about a 3/16 gap between the left side plate and the frame rail. If the crossbar had been designed with the bend 1 inch closer to the left side plate, there would not be an issue. By now I was pretty tired of working on this so I just torqued everything down. If there had been an alternate hitch available I would have abandoned this one, taken the loss and installed something else. Unfortunately this is the only game in town. After installing it I attached the new Aero VeeMe that I bought. I noticed that the rack had a definite lean toward the back of the car, indicating that the receiver on the hitch is not level even though it's in contact with the entire frame rail at this point. Since I only want it for a single bike that will be mounted to the outside of the rack, this is not a huge issue for me. If you wanted to carry 2 bikes on a rack then DON'T buy the Aero VeeMe, there will not be enough room to mount another bike between the rack and the back of the car due to the angle caused by the hitch.



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2012 Volkswagen Eos

The instruction were fine and the videos that were on the web site really did help. I had the use of a lift which made it a whole lot easier that laying on the ground. only problem was one of the muffler bracket hole did not line up easily. The little wire guides worked amazing if I had had my hemostats from my tackle box would have been a nice. Overall great product and it arrived a day early and I have it installed already.


Comments
Still working great.
Robert H - 08/17/2016



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Volkswagen Eos

The product was better than advertized. The surface coating was impressive and all accessory parts (nuts, bolts, etc.) were of good quality. I took the trailer hitch to my local Big-O tire dealer and the mechanic said it would be a piece of cake to install. Only cost me 40 bucks! Before I decided to purchase your product, I had an estimate from my local RV dealer of over $600 which included the wire harness. My total cost with your product is coming in at $245. Also, the RV dealer was only providing a Class II versus your Class I. I will be pulling a small enclosed utility trailer to and from Florida annually as we are"Snow Birds". I purchased the VW Eos and it had no trailer hitch for the existing utility trailer. So, you solved that situation in a big way. I am a very happy customer and would recommend you to my closest friends. PS: When I get the trailer hooked up, I will send some photos with and without the trailer hooked up.



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2013 Volkswagen Eos

The hitch installed and performed as advertised. I had my local mechanic install the hitch in my 2013 Volkswagen EOS. This is my second hitch from etrailer.com and I would recommend them to anyone looking for this type of product. So far it's held three bikes on a Thule bike rack without a problem.



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2007 Volkswagen Eos

Hitch was mounted on a 2007 VW EOS. Hitch arrived in good shape with all parts & assembly instructions. I took it to a local tire dealer to install, and even though it's not really their area of expertise and they'd never seen this hitch before, they got it installed in <1hr with no problems. There was no cutting of the heat shield needed, although they did need to bend it back a few inches where it overlapped the hitch mounting points. Hitch appears to be solid with no wiggle, and easily supports the Swagman XTC2 bike rack I ordered at the same time. The only minor issue was that the tolerances are pretty tight, and the inside of the receiver had some grit left over from manufacturing embedded in the paint. This made it hard to insert/remove the bike rack; at one point the rack was so stuck I needed to use a hammer and block of wood to knock the rack off the hitch. Some grease and inserting/removing it a dozen times or so loosened things up.



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2009 Volkswagen Eos

I purchased a Volkswagen EOS and needed a way to carry my bikes that would allow opening and closing of the roof. This item is exactly as advertised. The installation video made installing the hitch a breeze. While it would have made installation a little easier, it was not necessary to jack up the rear of the car.



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2008 Volkswagen Eos

Good product, delivered quickly. Installation kit complete and very hellpful, especially the fish wires. Great installation instructions and online video. Installation was easy for one person and would have been flawless but I pinched my hand w/ the jackstand.



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My trailer hitch was delivered and i have it installed on my car already ! It's going to make my bike riding a better experience! The product was exactly as it looked on line and it arrived in perfect condition ??



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Was easy to install, but the hole for the muffler bracket was off by 1/2 inch. It is best to measure and make new holes before installing.



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2012 Volkswagen Eos

Very fast shipping. Everything was complete in the package. Installation went smoothly thanks to the help of the video.



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I am writing a very good review. Since my husband has the hitch installed we just haven't used it as of yet. But it looks like the product is very good I am sorry that we have no pictures of the hitch on the vehicle Thank You for your patience in waiting for this review.



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Kit arrived missing one of the flat stock carriage bolt holders. Also shipped without the draw bar that is specifically listed as included. Hitch hardware looks solid and good. Installation will be easy when all parts arrive.



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2010 Volkswagen Eos

Purchased and received the hitch in less than a week. Thanks to the video on this website I had it installed the night it arrived with no problems at all. Great company to work with!



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2009 Volkswagen Eos

Hitch fits good and looks great. Wife concerned about looks of hitch on her convertible, but even she was happy. Took about 2 hours by myself, not real easy, but worth the trouble!



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I appreciated how quickly I received the product as well as the email communications confirming the order and then the shipping status. Hitch was installed professionally and it seemed take average installation time.



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2012 Volkswagen Eos

Hitch fit pretty dar good. Had a bit of trouble getting the muffler bracket back on and tight. Once on it works great. Took us 65 minutes, not too bad!



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Will know more when installed and if installation is easy for my mechanic. Product arrived quickly! Ordering was a breeze thanks to vehicle match. Install instructions available online...excellent! ,Thanks Etrailer! I'm getting back out on the road.



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the clerk that helped me was great the shipping was fast I had it installed at a shop is I am on vacation it fit proper I am very happy



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2008 Volkswagen Eos

Good quality product, installation possible without having to jack up vehicle.



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2008 Volkswagen Eos

easy intallation Great


Comments
still works great!
john s - 07/27/2015



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Easy to install


Comments
I like the hitch. What I dont like is the rust on it.
Bettina - 09/21/2016



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Probably one of the best Internet transactions I have ever made (including zappos). The online videos were great. The speed of delivery was surprisingly quick. And the communication at every step, was great. Right down to the delivery confirmation email that arrived minutes after arrival. A++++



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2008 Volkswagen Eos

Received product with a follow up of helpful information. Very pleased with how quick it came.


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch



  • Is Replacement Hardware Available For The Draw-Tite Hitch # 24824 On A 2011 Volkswagen Eos
    We do offer a replacement hardware kit, part # RHK, for your Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 24824, on your 2011 Volkswagen Eos. All you need to do is enter the part number and manufacturer of the hitch. You would enter the hitch item number of 24824 and then choose the manufacturer of Draw-Tite.
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  • Does the Tongue Weight Rating of a Trailer Hitch Match the Vehicle's Tongue Weight Rating
    The tongue weight rating of the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch # 24824 does not mean that the vehicle is rated for the same capacity. I was unable to find information on the tongue weight capacity of the Eos in my research. I recommend checking your owners manual or your local Volkswagen dealer to find our the tongue weight capacity of your 2012 Volkswagen Eos. If you determine your Eos has a high enough tongue weight capacity to carry your cargo, I recommend the Curt 20x48...
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  • Does RockyMounts MonoRail 2-Bike Rack Fit Class I Draw-Tite Hitch on 2008 VW Eos
    Thanks for the order of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24824, which is a fit for your 2008 Volkswagen Eos. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, and will work perfectly with the RockyMounts MonoRail 2-Bike Rack # RKY10003. The MonoRail is Class I compatible and has a 1-1/4 inch shank to fit right in your Draw-Tite hitch with no extra hardware needed. You've made a really smart choice to with the MonoRail because it is one of the best bike racks that will work with...
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  • Recommended Drawbar and 50mm Hitch Ball For Attaching Euro Bike Rack To 2011 Volkswagen Eos
    I may have an option for you. For the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24824 you have installed on your 2011 Volkswagen Eos Draw-Tite recommends the Drawbar # 3594. Now when it comes to a hitch ball you will likely need the 50mm hitch ball # 63912 as this is what euro bike racks like you are referencing typically use. You will want to confirm this with the manufacturer of the rack. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2010 Volkswagen Eos
    The only way you may be able to open and close your 2010 Volkswagen Eos convertible hard top while a bike rack is attached is by using a trailer hitch and a hitch mount bike rack. It will depend on how far back your trunk moves for the hood to retract. For a trailer hitch that is confirmed to fit your Eos I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24824. This trailer hitch will allow you to carry up to 2 bikes on a Class I compatible trailer hitch and will not require...
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  • Recommendation For 2 Bike Rack For 2008 Volkswagen Eos
    On your 2008 Volkswagen Eos I would recommend to use a hitch with a hitch mount bike rack. Thule does not list a trunk bike rack for the Volkswagen Eos vehicle. Yakima does list trunk bike racks that will fit your vehicle, but the trunk bike rack will have to be removed before you can retract the hardtop into the trunk. I am including a link to the Yakima trunk bike racks that will fit your Eos. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24824. This hitch is a Class...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Eos
    For the 2012 Volkswagen Eos you will use the Curt Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11090. This hitch is a Class I hitch so you will limited to only hauling 2 bikes maximum on a hitch bike rack. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch and a link to a video of the hitch being installed on a Volkswagen Eos. For a 2 bike hitch rack that will work on your Volkswagen Eos, I would recommend the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack, part # S64670. This platform...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Setup for 2008 Volkswagen Eos for Heavier Bikes
    The best solution we have is going to be a 1-1/4 inch hitch like the Draw Tite part # 24824 with a new bike rack as there isn't a 2 inch hitch that fits your 2008 Volkswagen Eos and the use of a hitch adapter cuts the hitch capacity in half plus adds movement so that's not recommended. In general 2 inch hitches are only used on vehicles with higher towing capacities like trucks and SUVs. Sounds like your bikes might be heavier due to the weight you mentioned, so for a bike rack with a...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2008 Volkswagen Eos Carrying Mountain Bike or Road Bike
    When it comes to a bike rack for your 2008 Volkswagen Eos, the quickest, most economical, route would be to go with a trunk mounted rack like the Yakima HangOut 3, # Y02638. Just attach it to your vehicle using the integrated 6 strap system and you are ready to go. Please keep in mind that any time something is mounted directly to the surface of a vehicle there is potential for damage. Here are a few tips that can considerably reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle when using a trunk...
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  • Is Cutting or Modifying the Bumper Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Volkswagen Eos
    Good news. You will not have to cut or modify the bumper or rear fascia in any way to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24824, on your 2009 Volkswagen Eos. You may have to trim or bend a heat shield so the hitch will fit properly. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # 3594. Use only the recommended ball mount and it should only be used in the rise position. For a hitch ball, you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter)...
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  • Recommendation to Carry 3 Bikes with 2008 Volkswagen Eos
    The only available trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2008 Volkswagen Eos are Class I hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. This is most likely because the vehicle does not have the capacity to handle the type of weight that a higher class trailer hitch is rated for. The maximum amount of bikes that you can transport using a bike rack on a Class I trailer hitch is 2. I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame # 24824. This is confirmed to fit your vehicle and it will provide...
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  • Will the Thule Helium Aero Bike Carrier Fit a 2012 Volkswagen Eos with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
    Yes, the Thule Helium Aero, # TH9042PRO, will fit your 2012 Volkswagen Eos with Draw-Tite Class I trailer Hitch. The Carrier measures 14-3/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast. The locking knob is closer but it is at an angle and the bottom rear of the vehicle tapers so that would not be an issue. Trailer hitches for your 2012 Volkswagen Eos, including Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24824, are recessed pretty far under the rear of the vehicle. I have...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Volkswagen Eos
    We can certainly help you. For replacement hardware to install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24824 for your 2007 Volkswagen Eos you will need # RHK. On the RHK page enter the hitch number then choose the manufacturer, Draw-Tite, and we will assemble the proper hardware kit for that hitch. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the hitch and a link to the instructions for you. If you plan on doing any towing consult the vehicle owners manual first for capacities and other...
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  • Will Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack Work on 212 VW Eos With Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
    We have not had a chance to test fit the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24824 on a 2012 VW Eos so I can't tell you definitively if the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Platform Rack # KU74FR will have enough clearance. Based on the accompanying photo showing this hitch installed on an Eos it looks like it should, but the issue with the Transfer is that it is only 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack. While the Transfer may work there is another option...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Options for 2008 Volkswagen Eos
    You can go in one of two ways to mount your bike on your 2008 Volkswagen Eos 2-door coupe. The lower-cost method is a trunk-mount bike rack. A trunk rack is fine especially if you have only the one bike to transport, and if that bike is a fairly standard weight of 30-35-lbs. If you happen to have a recumbent or other specialty bike (or just a really heavy one) please let me know. The trunk-mount 2-bike carriers confirmed to fit your 2008 Volkswagen Eos come from Yakima, a prominent quality...
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