EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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306-X7284 - Concealed Cross Tube EcoHitch Trailer Hitch
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This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from EcoHitch. EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number 306-X7284 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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EcoHitch Trailer Hitch - 306-X7284

  • EcoHitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Hidden cross tube provides a clean, from-the-factory look
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
  • Sturdy, lightweight alloy construction
    • Alloy is made of recycled materials and combines aluminum, steel, and stainless steel
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 towing safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Hidden Cross Tube for a Clean, Factory Look

The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. The hitch's cross tube bolts onto your vehicle's frame, behind your rear bumper. No drilling or welding is required. Once the hitch is installed, only the receiver will be visible beneath your bumper. This means that your vehicle can maintain its stylish, from-the-factory look, and you won't have to do any major modifications to its body or frame.


Eco-Friendly Material

With a combination of aerospace-grade aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, each EcoHitch is made of a strong metal alloy that will withstand the test of time. The lightweight alloy is composed of recycled materials. Traditional steel hitch manufacturing can use coal or oil, which can contribute to harmful gas emissions. The EcoHitch's recycled materials limit the carbon footprint during manufacturing, so you get a sturdy trailer hitch while also helping the environment.


Rigorous Strength Testing Ensures Durability

This EcoHitch trailer hitch is tested for durability and sturdiness. Using Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA), individual points of stress on the hitch can be detected and remedied. Designers can accurately test the hitch to ensure that it will meet or exceed SAE J684 standards. The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is carefully researched and strength tested for a durable, high-quality hitch that can resist damage while on the road.


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.



X7284 Tork Lift Central Eco Hitch Hidden Trailer Hitch - 2" Receiver





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen excluding TDI

2009 - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI models




Video of EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen


Customer Reviews

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 306-X7284

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Fairly easy to install. The cut needed to be made in the bumper are not the same as as said in the description. Other than that everything was great. 720195



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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Since I just installed this product, that is about all I can talk about. Everything was done per the video recommendations. Everything went smooth except for the suggested dimensions of the cutout in the bumper facia which had to be modified (slightly larger). Other than that everything went in according to how it’s shown on the video. Thanks etrailer. 719136



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Install was quick. Simple. Great product Only small issue; I had to go to the hardware store because the bag of bolts that came with the hitch called for 5 bolts but mine only had 2 bolts. No big deal, just $2 at the hardware store and 15 mins of my time 616906



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The quality of the construction and finish is very good. Makes for long lasting durability. Instructions were ok, just line art with a few low quality pictures, but usable. I do have to point out a few flaws, however. The original bolts that go with the car are corrosion resistant, while the replacement are rust magnets. Also on the instructions it shows a possible nut on the frame insert mounting tabs that aren't there, just a large rectangular hole. I had to find an alternative mounting solution which I shouldn't have had. The hanging bolts should have been welded to the hitch instead of using bolts and nuts which caused fitment issues with the included spacer or bumper flange. Nuf of that! I'm overall very pleased with the construction and design (hidden and using main body frame for superior strength)! It's an easy installation for the backyard mechanic with proper tools and help ( not easy to take the bumper skin off and install hitch, bumper and skin back on alone!). Thanks! 638661



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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

It's well built, but I was missing 3 bolts in the packaging which is annoying. Got it on and I'm happy with the fit and build quality. 617633



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No issues installing it. Directions were very helpfull. Took about 1 1/2 hours. 673106



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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Installation is very straightforward, 7 bolts attach the hitch using pre-existing threaded holes in the frame (5 bumper mounts) and 2 larger holes with threaded receiver in the hitch body. Very well constructed, installation is maybe a 4/10 difficulty, if only because removing the plastic bumper cover can be a bit difficult if it is stuck, and the hitch requires trimming some plastic which will not show once installed - but that can cause trepidation. My only suggestion - take the opportunity and replace the bolts and nuts with grade 12.9 (highest rated) metric hardware. What was in the bag did not impress me. 595969



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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

The hitch was time consuming to install but definitely the right choice. Very clean installation and substantial appearance and sold performance! The information and videos provided by etrailer were all very thorough, Information and helpful. Customer service was quick to respond and follow up and was also helpful. I will definitely return to etrailer and would highly recommend them for any towing related goods or information! 725636



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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

High quality product at a fair price. Installation went smoothly for the most part. My previous car had a custom hitch that cost a bit more than this e-trailer hitch (same price, but in 2004 dollars). When I got my current car, I called the place that did that hitch, but they had stopped making custom hitches. Fortunately, they pointed me to 306-X7284. They said if I ordered it, they would install it for $400. Yikes! Having just spent money on a new car, I didn't want to have to cough up more than necessary to get it ready for my bike rack. So, I watched the provided video, and read the reviews and figured I could handle it. The job wasn't too bad. I was able to do it in about 2.5 hours. I just followed the instructions on the video. The bolt fisher is included, which helps a lot. A note for anyone else who doesn't have a garage or lift. I have a gravel driveway and I didn't have any trouble installing the hitch while the car was sitting on the ground. Having it lifted up might reduce wear and tear on the installer, but it's not necessary. I just used the box the hitch came in to lie on while I worked, and it was fine. And, a note for anyone who will need to do the job without assistance. The only tricky part was getting the first bolt in (the one that goes where the bumper attaches). I had to use something under the hitch to support the unattached side while I put the first bolt in, otherwise I couldn't get the bolt to line up. It was fairly easy, just use a box or whatever you have handy. The fascia is large, but very light, so I didn't have any trouble handling it alone. 722270



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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Great product, easy to install and it FIT!! I installed on a 2013 Jetta Sportswagen in about 2.5 hours. Looks / works great, could not recommend more strongly. 713207



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Volkswagen Jetta

Heavy duty, well built. For the price, it should be reasonable to get instructions with color photos. This hitch requires installer to cut the bumper (designed this way for better clearance). It would have been nice if there was a template to use for cutting. Otherwise saved me from having to pay for custome hitch on my Jetta Sportwagen! 682176



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Great products! Great Service! Tammie P took the time to help me fiqure out what I needed. They care! Andrew 655447


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  • Choosing Hitch Installation on 2014 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI and 2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI
  • In a light-duty towing application like yours, to be perfectly honest, if it were my money I would choose the lowest cost hitch for whichever car you choose to equip with a hitch. All have identical capacities. For the 2014 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI we have two compatible hitches, the Draw-Tite 1-1/4-inch Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24866 which will install on the Jetta's frame, and the 2-inch EcoHitch # 306-X7284 which does install at the bumper mounts. Both are shown on the linked...
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  • How To Use a 2 Inch Bike Rack On a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • For starters, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Euro Drawbar part # C114122 is not a fit for your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI. The comparable option we have is Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24866. However, you cannot use a class I 1-1/4" trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" to 2" adapter like part # MT70032 because all of the adapters require a class II hitch with a 1-1/4" opening. If you were to use the two together the weight capacity of your trailer hitch will...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • Not every vehicle has a custom install wiring kit available unfortunately. Typically the vehicles that are more likely to tow will have plug and play install kits and the lighter duty vehicles that don't tow as often will need to use a hardwired option. I do have some good news though. We had the chance to install the Tekonsha Kit part # 119179KIT on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen and we shot an install video for it which you can use as a guide to walk you through it step by step. Also,...
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  • How to Transport Dirt Bike with 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • I understand that you want to use a hitch-mount dirt bike carrier like # MT70101 or # UF48-979033 on your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI but the limiting factor is that the hitches made for your TDI, such as EcoHitch # 306-X7284, are rated for only 200-lbs tongue weight. The rated tongue weight (TW), which is downward force on the hitch, must be enough for the combined weight of the bike (225-lbs) and the carrier it is on, which is another 50-lbs for both # MT70101 and # UF48-979033....
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  • Do Weight Ratings for EcoHitch Match the Ratings for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • The 200 lb tongue weight (TW) and 2,000 lb gross towing weight (GTW) ratings for the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284 apply only to the trailer hitch itself. Just like all other trailer hitch manufacturers, the EcoHitch is tested outside of the parameters of the tow vehicle itself so it is always important to look up the weight ratings and instructions for your vehicle prior to towing. From what I could find online it looks like Volkswagen doesn't approve towing a...
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  • Will Thule T2 Pro XT Bike Rack Fit EcoHitch # 306-X7284 on 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a couple measurements on the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284 that you referenced and found that its hitch pin hole depth is 1-3/4 inches and the overall receiver depth is 4-1/2 inches, both more than sufficient to allow installation of your Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Rack # TH9034XT. The 2 inch receiver itself will pretty much sit flush with the rear bumper on your VW Jetta SportWagen so bumper clearance won't be an issue either. This...
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  • Size of Bolts that Come with EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284
  • The bolts that come with the EcoHitch part # 306-X7284 that you referenced are: (2) 7/16”-14 x 1” Gr.5 Hex Cap Screw (2) M8-1.25 Hex Nut (5) M8-1.25 x 50mm Hex Cap Screw Fully Threaded
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  • 2 Inch EcoHitch On 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI for Thule Vertex Bike Rack
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7284 is a fit for the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI. This particular EcoHitch is not designed with a removable hitch receiver. The hitch receiver is built into the hitch but it is still a concealed cross tube design. The only thing that is visible on the TDI is the 2 inch hitch receiver opening tube once installed. There is some fascia trimming required for the hitch receiver opening to fit through. The weight capacity of the hitch is 200 lbs of tongue weight...
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  • How Large is the Receiver Tube Opening on the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver 306-X7284
  • Yes, the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7284 does indeed have a 2" receiver tube opening contrary to how it may look in the attached photo. EcoHitch is known for making 2" trailer hitch receivers for some of the more compact cars like your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
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  • Does EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Fit 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284 will fit your 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI. I can understand the confusion, as the description says, "excluding TDI" as well as "TDI models" like in the accompanying photo. This simply means it fits both TDI and non-TDI models of 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen.
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  • Will EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284 Fit 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI
  • Yes, the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI. This particular hitch actually fits both the TDI and non-TDI models. This is a really nice hitch that features a hidden design so that only the receiver is visible at the rear. This is also the only 2 inch hitch receiver available for your vehicle, which will open the door to a lot more compatible hitch-mounted accessories like bike racks or...
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  • Fascia Trimming Required for EcoHitch 306-X7284 Installation on 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI
  • TorkLift's EcoHitch # 306-X7284 that fits your 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI will require fascia trimming as part of its overall installation. Please refer to the linked photo taken from the written instructions that will ship with the hitch. This shows the fascia trimming requirement. This trimming will be done along with temporary removal of the bumper and lowering of the exhaust from its hangers. Since we have not had a local customer with the same car come in for an install we have not...
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