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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 24904 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24904

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



24904 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60330 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24904 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24904

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (52 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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Volkswagen GTI

This is my 3rd or 4th hitch I bought from eTrailer. Their service is top notch and I refer anyone interested in a hitch to them all the time. I went with the Draw-Tite over the Curt for my GTI because it sits much higher up against the underside of the car and looks very clean once installed. Install on this hitch is fairly straight forward, no drilling or any weird modifications needed other than cutting your heat shield a tiny bit in the corner. Fishing the rear most driver's side bolt and plate into the frame is the hardest part of this install. It took a little bit of finagaling to get it into position. If my finger was like 1/4" longer it would've taken 2 minutes. After a bit I figured out I need to put the bolt through the plate inside the frame just above the bigger hole and then pull it into the little hole with the wire (you'll see what I mean when you get there). Took about 40 minutes all said and done. 116874



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

Installed on a 2013 GTI 4 Door. Installation was not too bad. Definitely need a breaker bar for loosening the existing bolt on the sub frame and a torque wrench to tighten everything down. I did it as a one man job and it was tricky getting the hitch into place, took some patience. Overall it did not take me too long and the result was great. Note, #4 on the instructions should read "Passenger Side" as said in other reviews. I would also recommend removing the plastic from around the bottom of the bumper as it makes moving the hitch into position easier. Using it with a Swagman XTC-2 and it is also awesome. 176590



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Excellent hitch receiver and no rattles, which were a concern based on some of the other reviews. No loss of ground clearance is also a plus over the other brand that is available for sale. As others have said, removal of the rear valence trim piece and the use of a breaker bar for the passenger side existing sub-frame bolt both help with installation. I also borrowed a set of ramps from a buddy, which also helped. The directions are otherwise pretty clear (save for the slight mix-up in step 4 of driver vs. passenger side). All told, it took me about an hour and a half, not 40 minutes, but still not an unreasonable amount of time. A torque wrench to tighten everything back up according to the manufacturer's recommendation is also a good idea. 491976



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Awesome trailer [hitch]! Did it’s intended job which was hauling my life-belongings behind me from Pabhandle Florida to Las Vegas! 2,000 miles of riding and no issues aside from the trailer [hitch] touching my aftermarket exhaust. This is not an issue after accelerating, only at idle and start up does it rattle. I drive a Gti so my exhaust makes a T shape splitting the exhaust for the trailer [hitch], but there’s no way around them not touching. I put dampening material on the trailer [hitch]’s contact point but it still makes noises. Honestly I don’t know a lot of people who would do this to their car but that’s something to consider. When 728570


Comments
Im not sure how much room for adjustment there is with your aftermarket exhaust, but sometimes bending the exhaust hangers away from the trailer hitch provides enough room to eliminate hitch rattle. I have linked a help article with some other tips on correcting hitch rattle.
-- Victoria B - 12/05/2019

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2011 Volkswagen GTI

Absolutely love this hitch. My GTI sits a little lower so I needed as much ground clearance as possible. This will definitely do the job for me. Fairly easy to install. I was dreading dropping the exhaust but that was easy. Using the fish wire for placing the bolts into the frame rail was a new challenge but again, easy once I figured out to do it. I am excited to have a receiver to haul my bicycle and very pleased with the draw-tite version! Removing the rear valance was easy and helped a lot. 651236



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Great product. 616974



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As advertised. A little tricky to install but not that big of a deal. Very pleased with this product 591391



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

This hitch was easy to install and fits nicely above the muffler. Most of the hitch is hidden behind the bumper and only the receiver itself is actually visible. I did not take the time to remove lower part of bumper which some other reviewers suggested would be helpful. I assessed and decided it was not necessary - I was able to pretty easily fit it into place without removing any part of bumper. I did not cut nor remove the heatshield - I simply used an awl to poke a hole through the shield to expose the frame mounting hole and enlarged hole in shield to 1/2" with small electrical wire cutters. The hitch bracket was then just bolted over the shield. 590607



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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I purchased this hitch for my son so he could mount his bike rack and transport it safely. The hitch is an excellent fit for his car and is almost unnoticeable; others that I considered getting were downright ugly and the crossbars were visible from behind the car. All you can see with the Draw-Tite hitch is the receiver assembly. The assembly was a bit challenging but it wasn't necessary to modify the car or completely remove the exhaust system to install it. I've purchased Draw-Tite products previously, and will continue to do so in the future. 586340



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The hitch fits well and just the receiver tube is visible below the bumper, so it does not reduce ground clearance very much. I recommend removing the rear bumper cover completely (also requires removing tail lights) - it is a bit of extra work but allows much more visibility and room when maneuvering the hitch into location. I also created a clearance hole in the heat shield for the driver's side rear mount (as suggested by another reviewer) - clamps the heat shield in place so no rattles or rubbing. It is very helpful to have a second person assist when initially lifting the hitch and starting all the fasteners. I am using the hitch to carry bikes on a two bike rack. 570563



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Great quality and easy install!! 567529



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2011 Volkswagen GTI

Hitch worked great, easy to install for a shade tree mechanic. Met all expectations. 550781



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2011 Volkswagen GTI

This Worked Great for what i needed for. i installed this onto my GTI so i could use my bike rack to transport my bmx and mtb to skate parks and moutain resorts. install was super easy. i would on thing to take note is the hitch mounts on one of the exhaust mounting points and will cause one side of the exhaust tips to sit a little lower. i was over it within 5 mins when my bikes were mounted and i was on the road 502754



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

Great quality product! I’ll definitely purchase again whenever the need arises. 496785



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Installed on a 2012 GTI. Needed a set of ramps, some various sockets, extenders, and a breaker bar for the 12mm bolt. Instructions were mostly correct, with one small typo - the 12mm bolt is on the passenger side, not the driver side. Everything seemed to go into place pretty easily, and the hitch does not appear to affect ride quality at all. This updated version does NOT contact my exhaust or muffler at all, so no rattling either. It's not the fault of the hitch, but this hitch does not allow me to put my Thule T2 in the upright position, as the front wheel holder just barely contacts my rear bumper. I'm currently getting in touch with Thule about finding a solution, but it looks like others have just cut down the wheel holder a bit to make it fit. 467069



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2010 Volkswagen Golf

Installed this on to my 10 GOLF. I wanted the hidden look and knew the chassis was identical. I was right PERFECT FIT ON THE GOLF! easy install only took about 45 minutes. 454628



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2011 Volkswagen GTI

Installed on a 2011 VW GTI. Took about an hour to get the hitch fitted up. The only semi-difficult step was getting everything lined up while threading on the first couple of nuts. Like others have said, spending the extra 2 minutes to pop off the lower valence (remove four T-25 torx screws and then pull it straight back) helps a lot with opening up some room to see what you're doing. Hitch looks great installed, it's nearly hidden under the bumper and supports my bike rack with no issues. This is a great addition to the GTI, it makes an already practical car even more so. etrailer shipping and updates were awesome, the hitch arrived at my doorstep in Socal two days after I ordered it. 434551



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

This hitch works great and was very easy to install. Only took a couple hrs. Now I can throw my bike on the back and not on the roof. 421958



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Installation was much easier than I read on forums. The hitch itself has a minimal look being tucked in under the bumper. No cutting of the valence was required. I do want to mention that it took a lot of prying and coaxing to line up bolt holes on the passenger side. Though it is doable, a third fishing wire would make the job a lot easier. (2013 GTI) 413217



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2010 Volkswagen GTI

Perfect fit; all holes line up EXACTLY with no modifications needed. This hitch is barely visible from the back of my 2010 VW GTI (you can only see the end of the receiver, and even that is flush/ inline with the rest of the rear bumper cover). There was no change or loss in ground clearance or departure angle, which on a car this low is important! I use this hitch to mount my Kuat bike rack and it's the perfect combo for easy access to the rear hatch while maintaining a clean look to the car. True bolt on design that I installed myself with hand tools in about an hour. Shipping was great, item showed up on time with easy to follow instructions. 409551



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

The Drawtite hitch installed perfectly on my 2013 VW GTI with virtually no issues. Appearance-wise it almost disappears under the bumper with only the receiver showing. Unlike other hitches for the same car, there is absolutely no interference between the muffler and hitch. The only improvements I could recommend for the hitch is include three wire bolt starters instead of the two. The two 1/2" carriage bolts on the drivers side could benefit from some clearance work on the heads to make them easier to insert into the frame. The ordering process was super, with absolutely no miscommunications or confusion. James made it easy to order to right parts for my application. 385542



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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Installation was fairly easy, and I would highly recommend reading Altaf's review from 03/30/2015 - as that made the most sense. You definitely do not need to remove the driver's side exhaust mount, and using ramps and removing the valance was very helpful. I would also say you'd need a few extensions for the harder to reach spots, so keep that in mind. I did this solo, and just used a milk crate (or a jack would work) to keep the hitch in place will I started the nuts. I also kept the bold guiders on to ensure they didn't go back into the frame as I jimmied it into position. Hope this helps. 381616



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2011 Volkswagen GTI

This hitch is solid on my GTI. I use it with my Yakima bike rack and have never had issues. It's great that it is mostly hidden as well. You only see the 1.25" receiver from the back of your car. Installation is a little involved, but patience is key. I did have an issue with alignment because I tightened one bolt too much before getting them all started. Once I backed it off a little, everything lined up. 347566



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

Fit great on my 2013 VW GTI! No interference issues whatsoever. Good quality 301426



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2013 Volkswagen GTI

Product was great. Came with everything needed for install. Only complaint was that the package was ripped on arrival and some of the powdercoating was rubbed away. Other than that the shipping details and communication was great. 294924


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Will Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver 24904 Fit 2013 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door Hatchback
    The Class I trailer hitch you referenced, # 24904 from Draw-Tite, will fit your 2013 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback. It fits all versions: I confirmed this with Draw-Tite. No drilling or welding are required for installation; only temporary lowering of the exhaust for easier access to the mounting points and possibly some minor trimming of the heat shield. I have linked you to several articles concerning hitch installation that may be helpful to you. Please note that the tools required...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Installer for 2014 VW GTI
    For your 2014 VW GTI, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24904. This Class I hitch is custom-fit for your GTI, which means it will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and has a 2,000 pound towing capacity along with a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. We do not have any specific recommendations regarding a local installer, however any nearby mechanic or auto shop with a good...
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  • What is the Ground Clearance with the Draw-Tite 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 24904 on a 2011 VW GTI
    The Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24904, will end up being located in the same place as the Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11000, on your 2011 Volkswagen GTI. It is located right under the rear fascia of your vehicle. The ball mounts that are used with these hitches will always have to be used in the rise position. I am including a link to the Installation instructions on both of the hitches. The instructions will show a side view of where the hitch is located on...
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  • Compatibility of a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and a Draw-Tite Sport Frame Hitch on a 2012 Volkswagen GTI
    Using the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for the 1-1/4 inch hitch, # SH12G, with the Draw-Tite trailer Hitch, # 24904 will be no problem on your 2012 Volkswagen GTI. The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch is a custom-fit hitch designed for the 2012 Volkswagen GTI. The trailer hitch will bolt on to the frame of you vehicle using existing holes in the frame. Because this hitch is custom-fit, Draw-Tite has designed this product to allow the user the ability to use hitch accessories with little...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    I have a hitch for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, but the Draw-Tite # 24904 trailer hitch you referenced is not a fit. This hitch is confirmed to fit 2010 - 2014 VW GTI models. For your 2015 Golf GTI, you will want to use the Curt Class I Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C11412. This is the only trailer hitch option available for your Golf GTI. Once installed, this hitch's crosstube will be visible in addition to the receiver. I've linked an installation video of this hitch for you to see...
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  • Fix for Exhaust Rattle After Installing the # 24851 Hitch on a 2010 Volkswagen GTI
    Exhaust rattles do occur on some vehicles. I have not had the opportunity to install this hitch on the GTI yet so I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite. He stated that the exhaust was taken into account when designing the hitch and that they have had no complaints about exhaust rattles from customers who have installed the hitch. The instructions for the # 24904 hitch show that hitch will be sandwiched between the rear exhaust hanger and the vehicle frame member. This repositioning should...
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  • How to Avoid Dual Exhaust With Cargo Carrier on 2013 VW Golf GTI
    There should be about 18" from the exhaust tip to the nearest part of the carrier if possible, though another option is to add a cargo carrier with a rise in the shank. Your 2013 VW GTI only has Class I hitches such as the Draw-Tite # 24904 available and there is one cargo carrier for a Class I hitch, the Curt # C18110 which has a rise in the shank of 3-3/4" that may allow it to clear the exhaust, particularly if you can down-turn the exhaust tips. Otherwise, the only other option...
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  • Will Swagman XC Bike Rack Fit Trailer Hitch 24904 on a 2013 Volkswagen GTI
    The Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 does fit Class I trailer hitch # 24904. The rack itself weighs about 29 pounds leaving plenty of capacity for 2 bikes. I have linked a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Volkswagen GTI
    When installing an aftermarket trailer hitch receiver there is sometimes a rattle between the exhaust and new hitch. It doesn't happen often but it can. I can't really say which of the two hitch receivers for your 2014 Volkswagen GTI. Both hitches are designed to fit around the exhaust without an issue however, the exhaust system isn't always in the exact same place from one car to the next. Even within the exact same model and year. I've linked a help article on correcting the rattling...
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  • What Vehicles Does the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24904 Fit
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 24904 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the following vehicles. 2010 - 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI All Models 2010 - 2014 Volkswagen GTI All Models
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  • Compatibility of Swagman Dispatch Platform Bike Rack with Draw-Tite # 24904 Installed on 2013 VW GTI
    I wish I could provide you with a definitive yes or no answer, but we have not yet had the opportunity to install a hitch on a 2013 GTI, so we do not have any dimensions telling us how far the receiver will be recessed under the vehicle, which is the key indication of whether a bike rack will be compatible with a given vehicle. If you already have the hitch installed, you would simply measure from the hitch pin hole rearward until you reach the furthest rearward point of the bumper, which...
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  • Hitch Fit for a 2016 Volkswagen GTI
    I can help you identify the right hitch for your 2016 VW GTI. The hitch that fits the 2016 GTI is the Curt Class I hitch # C11412, not the Draw-Tite # 24904 you were looking at, which is great news because that hitch required some trimming but this Curt hitch does not. To install the Curt hitch # C11412, you will have to temporarily lower the exhaust while installing the hitch but there is not drilling or cutting to be done. It's important to note that Curt recommends the use of a...
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  • Which Part Number is Current Part Number for Draw Tite Hitch Fit on 2012 Volkswagen GTI
    The 24851 is no longer made anymore. It actually has been gone for about 4 years. The part # 24904 is the current hitch fit for your vehicle and would an improved design. You can order replacement hardware for it though with part # RHK. You would need to select Draw Tite from the drop down menu on it's product page and then enter the part number and we will ship you out the kit.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Volkswagen GTI
    To start, lets look at trailer hitches. There are 3 hitches for the 2012 Volkswagen GTI, see link. I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24904 over the Curt hitch # C11000. The reason is that Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for their warranty requirements and the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches do not. Since you are going to use the hitch for a bike rack, you would not need the ball mount that comes with the Hidden Hitch so Draw-Tite hitch # 24904...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Bike Racks, and Roof Rack to Carry 2 Single Bikes and 1 Tandem Bike on a 2013 VW GTI
    On a Class I trailer hitch you are correct, there would be too much torque on the hitch because of having the weight of a third bike that far away from the receiver. It is like using a cheater bar to loosen a lug nut. What you can do is use the hitch to mount a Class I compatible bike rack, like the Swagman Titan, # S63400, to carry the 2 single bikes. This hitch has a 3 inch rise in the shank to provide better ground clearance. With a hitch like # 24904 installed the top of the receiver...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    The correct Draw Tite hitch for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI is the Draw Tite part # 24925 as the part # 24904 is designed for older model GTIs.
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