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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24978 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24978

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



24978 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

Installation Details 24978 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24978

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 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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Step by step instructions perfect, hardest part was cutting the bumper and that wasn’t hard! This is my 3rd hitch install from etrailer.com, I need to get another one to put on my wife’s identical car.


Comments
Hitch works flawlessly and I’m still satisfied with the finished product that I installed on both of my 2019 Jettas
Jeremiah - 04/19/2020


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2019 Ram 2500

Great product, follow the video and installation will be a breeze also wanted to say that even tho vw doesn't want people to tow with a jetta I have and I drove 2500 miles from FL to ny with 1100 pounds (trailer +harley) also with my wife and kid in the car and didn't have an issue. I drove a 2019 jetta s 6 speed




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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Fantastic. Installation was a bit more intensive than some installs, but nothing bad. Took me just a bit more than an hour. I mostly use it for a bike rack but have also pulled a small tent trailer and a 5x8 garden trailer. Great hitch.




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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Hitch fit perfectly and the instructions were dead on. I've never removed body panels before, but it didn't seem hard. If you install this hitch on 2019 Jetta, just take your time and pry at the retaining clips gently. Once the screws and clips are removed/separated, the bumper almost falls off. You'll need a 2nd person or something to hold the hitch and bumper beam in place to insert the mounting bolts. I did it out on the street by myself and rested them on my legs. Difficult, but doable. Took me about 2 hours start to finish.




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This is a fantastic "conceal type" Hitch that mounted behind the bumper. Looks better than OEM.
Instructions were spot on and the mounting is rock solid.
Have used many times without a single concern & plan many road trips in the future with this added feature.




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Volkswagen GLI

Had to cut minor part of diffuser for MK 7 GLI (2020). Over all easy install. Great quality it holds a thule bike rack easily and has held about 60ish lbs tounge weight no problem.




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Fortunate enough to have access to a lift, so the job took under an hour. However this is totally doable on the ground. Still should take about an hour with the right tools. Absolutely minimal bumper modification which is why i chose this hitch and it has a clean hidden look when all done. PERFECT!




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2021 Volkswagen Jetta

Worked perfectly for my 2021 Jetta GLI. Take your time with the tail light screw covers and removing the rear bumper. I also used a cutting wheel to trim my bumper and it came out real clean.




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Can't believe actually installed it myself. About 3 hrs. Don't need a lift. Video does the trick.




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Easy install. Good quality arrived fa st




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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Another super simple install. Follow the instructions step by step and you will be satisfied with your finished product.




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2021 Volkswagen Jetta

Very quick delivery. Instructions were clear and hardware fit nicely. So nice to not have to fight with product or make modifications.




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I have yet to install this, as it just came today. However, I wanted to rave about their customer service. They stand by their price match and price pledge with no hesitation. They were very responsive to all emails and correspondences. Would definitely deal with again.




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Volkswagen Jetta

I just got a new car, and I'm an avid biker, hence the need for a hitch.
There are two that work with the Volkswagen Jetta. I didn't realize that, and I ordered the inferior one. My mistake. I got a message to eTrailer on a weekend, hoping they could cancel my order before they shipped it to avoid the re-shipping hassle. Not only did eTrailer cancel the order, but they placed the order for the correct hitch that same day. And they shipped it Saturday morning. I received it within three business days, so I can install and enjoy transporting my bike on the bike rack without damaging the trunk of the Jetta. Very grateful.




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I have it mounted to the back of my 2019 R-Line Jetta. The hitch is tucked away and does not stick down much or out at all. Was super easy to install, worst part was me not wanting to snap the plastic tabs on the bumper, but I took my time and had it completely done and cleaned up in under 2 hours and I was taking it real slow and wasn’t putting much effort into it. Will be nice on road trips and I can put a carrier on it, and fold down the back seats so the dogs can have extra room




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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

I installed this hitch on a 2019 VW Jetta. I love the way this hitch has such a clean look when it is installed. The bar is up behind the bumper fascia leaving only the receiver exposed, which also maximizes ground clearance. It takes more time to install than the ones with an exposed pull bar, but I feel it is worth it.




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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

hitch fits and works as it should. Hidden cross tube is a nice touch




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Works great easy install




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2019 Volkswagen Jetta


Comments
Still looksworks great!! High quality product!!!
Kevin - 08/09/2022


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2021 Volkswagen Jetta


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It works great with my Thule bike rack. We tried a Kuat bike rack but it wouldnt slide in far enough to put locking pin in.
Claude - 05/04/2022


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    I have a really great hitch option for your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta that is more hidden than other options with the Draw Tite part # 24978. Unlike other options this hitch only has the hitch opening visible below the rear bumper which allows it to be more concealed than other options and also helps with ground clearance. I attached a couple pictures of this hitch installed to show you how well it is concealed.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver 24978 Fit a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978 is a fit for your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta so it is going to be great hitch for you. The purchase here at etrailer.com is very simple - just hit add to cart and then click on the cart and you're all set. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2019 VW Jetta TDI
    We actually have two trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2019 VW Jetta TDI, but I specifically recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame # 24978 because of its hidden crosstube design. This allows the crosstube to be tucked behind the rear bumper so that only the 1-1/4" receiver is actually visible, maintaining a clean, OEM-like appearance on the Jetta. I have attached a customer-submitted image of the hitch mounted so you can see exactly what I mean. The Class...
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  • Least Visible Trailer Hitch Receiver on A 2019 VW Jetta
    The least visible hitch receiver available for the 2019 VW Jetta is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24978 which is concealed cross tube design so the only part of the hitch that is visible once installed is the 1-1/4" receiver. I have attached a photo for your reference.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit For 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
    While we don't have any EcoHitch fits for your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta we do have great fits like the Draw Tite part # 24978 that I recommend highly. Hitch will only have the hitch opening hanging below the rear bumper so you get a mostly hidden hitch that has better ground clearance as well.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch 24978 Fit 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn
    Yes the Draw Tite hitch part # 24978 does fit all models of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta including the GLI Autobahn model you mentioned.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 24978 Fit 2019 VW Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary
    I checked with Draw Tite and their hitch part # 24978 that you referenced is a fit for all versions of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta including your GLI 35th anniversary edition so it will fit and work well.
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  • Is There An EcoHitch for a 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
    I do have trailer hitch options for a 2020 Volkswagen Jetta (All Models Excluding Dual Exhaust) but there are none from EcoHitch at this time. Instead, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24978 which offers a bolt-on install with hidden design. It can be used for towing or bike racks and cargo carriers.
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  • Does the Draw-Tite # 24978 Fit My 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GTI with Dual Exhausts?
    Yes! The Draw-Tite Hitch # 24978 works with your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GTI with dual exhausts. As far as wiring, it sounds like you need a simple 4-way harness. This harness is typically used with taillight accessories such as bike racks or cargo carriers that have taillights on them. For a great harness that fits your Jetta, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118791. The harness comes with a converter box that eliminates the possibility...
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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch vs. Curt Trailer Hitch for 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
    There is one pretty big difference between the two trailer hitches that fit your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11540. That difference is in how each of the hitches fit your Jetta. The Draw-Tite has a concealed crosstube so that only the receiver portion shows, while the Curt has a visible crosstube which means the "body" of the hitch shows (as you can see in the accompanying photos). This is important not only...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches For 2021 Volkswagen Jetta
    For your 2021 Volkswagen Jetta there is the Curt # C11540 and the Draw-Tite # 24978, and you are correct that they look quite a bit different. This is due to the Curt hitch having a visible crosstube making it very visible once installed but making it easier to install. The Draw-Tite hitch has a hidden crosstube so once installed only the receiver itself is visible as you can see in the included picture. Both share the same 200lb tongue weight and 2,000lb trailer weight rating, but I...
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  • Comparing the Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for a 2019 VW Jetta
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11540 and Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24978 are both great options for a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. The main difference between the two is that the Draw-Tite hitch has a hidden crosstube meaning it will have a cleaner install look but will also be harder to install when compared to the Curt hitch. I like the Draw-Tite hitch for these reasons since you only have to install it once. I don't have specific measurements on either hitch...
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  • Draw-Tite Hitch Vs.Curt Hitch on a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta
    The hitch that I would recommend for your 2021 VW Jetta is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978. While both the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11540 and Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978 are going to be a great hitch and provide you with a Class I, 1-1/4" hitch the Draw-Tite has two features that separate it from the Curt on your Jetta. The Draw-Tite is confirmed to fit all models of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, while the Curt excludes the dual exhaust...
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  • Will the Curt C11540 Fit a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta With Dual Exhaust
    For a trailer hitch that will fit your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta with dual exhaust I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978. The Curt # C11540 will not fit the dual exhaust model. The # 24978 is also a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver just like the Curt. It has a concealed cross tube for a factory look and a 200 lb max tongue weight to handle any accessories you may have. I have attached an installation video for your reference.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Volkswagen Jetta
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2022 Volkswagen Jetta The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 inch # C11540 is confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Draw-Tite Hitch # 24978 is not confirmed. The Curt Hitch has a bolt-on installation with no welding required, it has a gloss black powder coat finish over a protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Recommendation
    We have the Draw Tite hitch part # 24978 which fits your 2022 Volkswagen Jetta that would work great. It fits both the models with the single exhaust and the models with dual exhaust so it will for sure fit without requiring you to verify your setup. It's also mostly hidden so it's not an eye sore which also helps with ground clearance. If you need trailer wiring too you'd want the part # 119190KIT.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GTI Autobahn for Carrying Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    For your 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn the Draw Tite hitch # 24978 is a confirmed fit and would be the hitch I recommend for carrying a bike rack since it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt for your vehicle does. This will also work great with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH12G.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI W/ Dual Exhaust
    We sure do! My contact over at Draw-Tite was able to confirm that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24978 you were looking at is confirmed to fit your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI W/Dual Exhaust. This hitch has a 200lb tongue weight rating and 2000lb trailer weight rating making it a great choice for carry a bike rack, cargo carrier, or even a ball mount for very light duty towing. It looks like you were looking through bike racks so I recommend going with the Thule Apex XT 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4"...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch For A 2019 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    My recommendation is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978 which has a lower profile design, hiding the receiver tube. An additional consideration is difficulty of installation which is noticeably more here but is also part of how the hitch has a slimmer look. The Curt # C11540 while easier to install, will show the receiver tube as you can see from the installation instructions sample image provided. Both options are solidly made with quality materials that can handle...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Easiest to Install Trailer Wiring for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Fit 2019 Volkswagen Jetta With Faux Dual Exhaust Trim
    Thank you so much for the photo it was very helpful! And since your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has the faux dual exhaust which is just a trim and is not truly dual exhaust, you can absolutely install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24978. I have added an additional photo a customer sent in which shows this hitch installed on a 2019 Jetta that has the same faux exhaust trim so you can see what the hitch will look like when installed on your Jetta. Additionally, if you plan on doing...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch for 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Come With a Wiring Harness
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24978 does not include a wiring harness. It includes the trailer hitch receiver and the hardware kit for mounting. For a wiring harness, you need the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118791. This plugs directly into existing wiring and gives you a 4-way connection at the back of your vehicle to power your accessory or trailer's signal lights. If you plan on doing some towing and need a ball mount, I recommend the Draw-Tite Drawbar for...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta
    You are correct that the main difference between the Draw-Tite # 24978 and Curt # C11540 trailer hitches for your 2021 Volkswagen Jetta has to do with the design. The Draw-Tite has a hidden crosstube so it will look much cleaner on your Jetta while the Curt will be easier to install but the crosstube will be visible which won't look as clean plus it will reduce your ground clearance some. Because of all of this I recommend going with the Draw-Tite over the Curt. Even if you have to have...
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