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

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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • No Cross Tube
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36474 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36474

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
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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.



36474 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90191 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



36474 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36474 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 - 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited



California residents: click here


Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 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 - 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit Class II trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening. It's part number is 36474. Here's what your hitch is going to look like installed. As you can, we've got a small cutout here that allows us to attach it right underneath. Makes it an extremely easy installation to do and you're not really adding a whole hitch on the back of the car here. You're just going to have the main receiver tube opening, here.

You'll see your safety chain connection points here so you can connect whatever you need to there. The end of the receiver tube's going to be inset from our bumper just slightly. We're not going to have to worry about bumping into it or anything like that. The thing I like about it, you'll notice the ground clearance on the back, it's actually higher than the exhaust, so if you don't bump your exhaust going in and out of places, you're not likely to have to worry about the hitch either. We'll have a 1/2" diameter pinhole here. This is a Class II hitch so you want to use any type of Class II accessory, but there should be plenty of room there as far as locking hitch pins or anti-rattle devices go. When it comes to weight capacity on the hitch, we've got a 300 lbs tongue weight rating.

It's the maximum downward force we can put here at the receiver tube opening and it's going to give us a 3500 lbs gross trailer weight rating. That would be the total weight of our trailer and anything that we we're going to load up on it. Of course, you will want to check the owner's manual on the Tiguan to see what it's tow rating is and go off of whichever of those numbers are the lowest. Also, something to keep in mind, the hitch is not rated for use with weight distribution. Now, a few measurements that'll be helpful when it comes time to select your ball mount bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening. We've got about 15-1/2". Then from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about 3-1/2". Now, to begin our installation we need to just trim out the little panel here.

That's going to allow us to see up to our weld nuts located behind. We're going to come over 6-1/2" from that outside edge. We'll use a straight-edge to square that off and get it trimmed out with our razor knife. Now, let's get those cleaned out. Going to use a little bit of spray lubricant, here, and a nylon tube brush. This is part number 814092.

Now, we just watch to check our holes and make sure our bolts are going to start. We're going to use the provided hardware and a conical toothed washer. Just want to make sure that the teeth of that washer are facing up towards our hitch when we get it installed. Now, it's just a matter of lining up the four weld nut holes and getting our bolts installed. With all four started, let's get them snug down. Now we can torque them to the specifications, which are listed in our instructions. With everything torqued down properly that completes our installation of the Draw-Tite custom fit Class II trailer hitch receiver, part number 36474 on our 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36474

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (33 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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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Took a risk on this, and product does fit perfectly in a 2012 Tiguan. Super fast shipping, very easy install. Highly recommended! 27491



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Haven't yet installed it, but looks as advertised. Extremely pleased with customer service at etrailer. Item was on back order and Tamara kept me up to date with shipping dates and other replacement options if needed sooner. Will definitely use etrailer in the future. 124016



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

The product itself is fine. The first iteration sent to me, however was manufactured incorrectly so I had to contact them with an explication on what was wrong. Although the product performs as designed, this review is for the customer service. Quick reaction and resolution made this sale! Although I wasn’t necessarily looking for an apology, two people sent me one individually as well as a phone call. The star rating is for the product. The real rating for their customer service would be all stars! Well done you all. 566020



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Came really quick, as described, no issues at all and instructions were simple and straightforward 538291



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Strong simple, easy install, awesome! 471638



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Top quality product for a value price. Simple to install with complete instructions. 464590



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Volkswagen Tiguan

Here are the images of my VW Tiguan class II hitch install. 409854



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Subaru Outback Wagon

Etrailer is the only place for my trailer hitch shopping. Piece of mind for good customer service, quick shipping, reasonable prices and overall great company makes me a returning customer. Haven't installed Draw-Tite receiver yet but other products for my Outback and Jetta TDI reached my expectations and all experiences from ordering to install went smooth. Informational photos and videos on etrailer's website are nice bonus to take care of the customer and bring new bussiness. 388206



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great product, great service from etrailer, my second purchase from them and have been satisfied both times! 196578



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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

Product came quickly and was very easy to install. Looks great and fit with no issues. 176576



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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Easy installation. Fit my VW Tiguan perfectly. Glad I bought this product. 147787



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Easy to install. Equal in quality to what I would have paid almost 10 times as much from the dealer. Customer service at etrailer is fantastic. 123966



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Easy to install and directions were well written. Took 20 minutes! 105866



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Fast and efficient service from ordering to shipping. The part fits like a glove and I am very happy with the performance. Ken O 95345



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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

Very easy install. No joke... took less than 10 minutes. Product itself was quality made. 75998



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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

Couldn't be easier. The tiguan is set to accept the 4 bolts. Took me 15 minutes including cutting the fascia with a blade. 61708



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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

I would reiterate what others have written and what caused me to purchase this product from e-trailer. The product I purchased was for a 2012 VW Tiguan. The receiver arrived quickly and was easy to install. I had to cut through the underside of the rear bumper fascia but it was a breeze. Simply use a utility knife. The entire process took about 15 minutes. I plan on using the receiver mostly to secure a bike rack and I believe it will serve its purpose without fail. 56195



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Perfect fit. Installed it in 20 minutes. 52411



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great,15minutes to install. 50699



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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

Speedy Service. Quick to attach. Thanks so much !! Would recommend. 48798



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Fast delivery and installation wad a br eeze! 45929



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

great product. perfect fit.lots of infos for installation. very happy with purchase and service. 45390



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

The installation was straight forward and done in 15 minutes. The quality of the hitch appears to be very solid. I would recommend this for a light duty hitch. I am going to use it to hold a bike rack. 44766



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Installation was a breeze...took just 20 minutes from opening the box to having it on the Tiguan. Then slid the bike rack into the hitch, loaded on two bikes and went on our way! 41813



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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Excellent product, and was easy to install with the help from etrailer. 39981



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Amazingly fast shipping! Quick and easy install and great communication from etrailer.com. I would definitly order from them again. 37775



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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

This hitch receiver was an easy install. I chose this type for use with my bike rack. It is so nice to be able to use both of our vehicles to transport our bikes. Thank you. 36524



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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

I bought this hitch for my '12 VW Tiguan and it was a breeze to install. Hitch is very sturdy. Hardest part of the installation was cutting out the piece of plastic. Literally took about 15 min. to install! Great experience from etrailer. I'd definitely recommend them! 35666



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Right product, right price and great se rvice. 33777



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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

Very good product. Fast delivery! 33328



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Absolutely wonderful to deal with ...the description of the hitch was spot on. The price was great! And, the shipping and communication from the vendor couldn't have been better. 5 stars!!! 16583



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Installed just as directions stated and was complete within 15 minutes! Really nice product! 10095



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Product is exactly as advertised. Installation information is in error, they state it takes 30 minutes to install - it only takes 20 minutes. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made. 8389


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 VW Tiguan Highline R Line
  • for your 2017 VW Tiguan Highline R Line, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36474 with a 1-1/4 inch opening or the 2 inch # 75658 are confirmed fits for all models . I recommend the 2 inch receiver because of the accessory and ball mount options available being so much more extensive.
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  • What Area Needs to be Trimmed on a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE to Install a Trailer Hitch
  • You are correct, there is some trimming required on the rear fascia on a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan to install a trailer hitch like # 36474. The area that needs to be trimmed is shown in the isntructions I have linked and I have also included a picture that shows the diagram. As far as tools, you can use a sharp utility knife, slowly make an initial cut as indicated in the instructions, just to score the area. Then make progressively deeper cuts until the blade goes all the way through....
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  • Hitch Adapter to Allow Use of Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike 2-Inch Rack in 1-1/4-Inch Class II Hitch
  • It is possible to use a hitch adapter like # HT5R from Brophy to allow installation of a 2-inch hitch bike rack such as the Yakima RidgeBack 4 # Y02458 in a smaller 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. This adapter's 5-inches of rise will give you better clearance if you have a steep driveway entrance or if you just want the peace of mind of knowing you don't have to worry about the bike tires touching the ground. There are two drawbacks to doing this: using any adapter will cut your hitch's capacity...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Ball Mount, Hitch Balls, and Trailer Wiring for a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Yes. I am happy to say that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36474, will fit your 2010 V-dub Tiguan. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. The recommended ball mount is # 36051 for use with hitch balls # 19256, or # 19258. To wire your Tiguan with a 4 flat trailer connector you will need the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, # 119190KIT. This is kit comes with everything needed for installation including a circuit tester...
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  • Will Draw-Tite 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 36474 Fit 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S and Accept a Thule Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36474, is a 1-1/4 inch hitch that will fit on a 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S. This hitch is a Class II hitch that will have a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. This hitch will accept a Thule bike rack that is designed to fit in a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # 36474 hitch. Some Thule bike racks are designed to fit both a 1-1/4 inch hitch and a 2 inch hitch, like the Thule Camber 2...
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