EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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  • EcoHitch
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
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-X7315 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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EcoHitch Trailer Hitch - 306-X7315

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.


  • 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


  • 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. Technical Support

At 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.

X7315 Tork Lift Central Eco Hitch Hidden Trailer Hitch - 2" Receiver

306-X7315 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 306-X7315 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2017 - 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2017 - 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 - 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI models

2015 - 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI Gasoline models

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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 306-X7315

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (14 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.

- 306-X7315

Very well made product, impressed by the construction and ease of installation. Customer service for ordering was excellent and expedited shipping was worth it. I would definitely recommend this product and website for ordering. 509621

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2015 Volkswagen Golf

The Ecohitch fit perfectly on my 2015 VW Golf Sportswagen. About 2 hours to install, only hard part was 2 clips had to be worked alittle but pretty easy install. Follow instructions and you wont have a problem. Looks great on the car! 406233

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

When I read the installation instructions I thought it wise to have this hitch put on by a body shop. The guys said it went on without problems. It cost 208.00 to install. It does look OEM. Solid hitch. 567500

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The installation went without a hitch on my 2015 VW Sportswagen. The most difficult part was removing the bumper without break the plastic clips but with a little patience it was accomplished. The hitch arrived on time, the box was a little damaged but the hitch was still ok and not bent. I plan to use this with my bicycle hitch mount 1up rack and look forward to the convenience of just racking the bikes and going. 528582

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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Easy Install. It took a couple hours. I had to figure out how the fascia worked. I used an online video for reference. While my 2017 had a few subtle differences, the video helped me install my EcoHitch. The main difference is the rear valance does not have the cutout as the 2015 does. It required some "eyeballing" to get the hole cut for the hitch. 529935

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Hitch fits the car perfectly, some minor cutting required. Plan on using for 4 bike hitch rack and small boat trailer. 419428

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The hitch itself seems great so far, fits in with the bumper really well and seems very sturdy. Took me 2.5 hours solo including many coffee breaks and being distracted by curious onlookers. Easly could be done in 2 for the reasonably mechanically inclined. 530114

- 306-X7315

This is a good hitch, but pricey. It is the only hitch I could find on an online search that has a 2-inch receiver and that's why I went with it. I installed it myself with no assistant; the included instructions were very helpful. It took two hours. Bumper and taillights must be completely removed. The taillights are easy to remove: no tools needed. The bumper is harder, just go slow and don't force anything. Jacking the rear of the car was helpful. I did not have to remove the rear tires. There is just enough room to use a torx bit turned by a small wrench; if you leave the tires on, there is not enough room to use a regular screw driver on the wheel well screws. Hitch looks great on the car. 415199

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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I installed this 2" receiver hitch on my 2017 VW Golf Alltrack for the purpose of carrying bicycles with a Thule T2 rack. I used the T2 on my previous vehicle (Subaru Outback XT) as well, but with a different receiver hitch. The Ecohitch itself is very burly and feels like it could stand up to anything. It also looks good and has a nice, custom, stealthy look on the Alltrack. The install took two of us 5 hours, mostly because of cutting the trim. We left the rear wheels on the vehicle. Removing all the screws was pretty easy - just make sure you keep them in a container, as there are many. Peeling back the sides of the bumper and releasing the clips was a bit scary because it felt like you could crack the plastic. Just go slowly and look for where it's attached before yanking. Aside from that, the bumper came off without a hitch (pun intended). Taking off the impact bar, attaching the hitch, and reinstalling the pair was relatively easy. The biggest challenge came when we needed to cut the lower part of the bumper trim to fit around the hitch. The square receiver hitch opening is 3" across, but the neck behind it is smaller. We tried to cut the opening as small as possible and wedge the bumper back on. The tow hook flange on the hitch made this difficult. We had to make several small cuts to get it just right, which took a lot of time. Once on, the hitch looks and performs excellent. I definitely recommend it. Just leave yourself a decent amount of time for the install. If we did another one, the time would be about half what it took us. 450334

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The install process for me was about 4 hours but that was including adding a wiring harness and I would recommend if you are going to install a harness you do it at the same time as it's easier to run the wires at that time. The included instruction and vid on line do a good job. The biggest slowdown I found was cutting the hole in the bumper. I would recommend removing the black cover plate from the bumper then trimming and reinstalling it at the end when everything is back in. The reason being if you cut the hole a little wide that will cover some of it up. The hole size they give is larger then needed. I found 3" with a bit wider at the bottom worked. Overall it's a good fitting and well made hitch. If they included a template for the cutout I'd give them 5 out of 5. 410077

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Installed with no issues. No previous experience, and the instructions were detailed and excellent 573168

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2017 Volkswagen Golf

solid design. easy installation on my 2017 VW Golf AllTrack 560927

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

When I purchased my Alltrack 6 mo ago, VW did not rate the car for towing, so I assumed my old Forester would continue towing my motorcycle trailer. But then I found etrailer. There are now several products available. This hitch is beautifully finished and all the ancillaries like wiring were available. I was able to easily compare offered hitches and other parts...great software. And it was delivered on time. Not being handy, I am using a friendly local body shop for the install. etrailer is the best web based seller of any product I have ever used. On a previous product, I needed some questions answered about shipping and that was handled perfectly, also. The best people, products and software...hard to beat that. 593758


The fact that a hitch is available for a given vehicle doesnt necessarily mean that the vehicle is capable of towing a trailer. Many folks purchase a hitch for use as an attachment point for an accessory like a bike rack or a cargo carrying tray. Youll still want to follow anything your vehicle manufacturer mentions in the owners manual regarding towing.

-- Mike L - 12/29/2018


- 306-X7315

I’ve had this on my VW Golf Alltrack for one year. It is great. It looks very finished, almost like it was part of the original equipment compared to the traditional add-on type. I also like that the way it is installed makes at a bit higher so you are less likely to drag your bike rack on an angled driveway. My only complaint is a little early rust. But I think that may be my fault for not using a plug over the mouth of the hitch. Also, etrailer has wicked fast shipping! I had this professionally installed so I can’t speak to the ease of installation. It took trained pros about 90 minutes. 588901


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  • Benefits of Using TorkLift EcoHitch vs Draw-Tite and Curt on 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • The trailer hitch options for your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack can be seen on the linked page. The Class III TorkLift EcoHitch # 306-X7315 is the one that offers a 2-inch receiver opening, rather than the 1-1/4-inch receivers found on the Class I hitches from Draw-Tite and Curt, parts # 24949 and # C11422 Although the weight capacity of all three hitches is the same 200-lbs tongue weight and 2000-lbs towing, if you already own 2-inch accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier...
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with a Sunroof
  • Using the JetStream Crossbars # Y00428 along with the TimberLine Towers # Y00147 will be taller than using the Yakima RailBar Crossbars # Y00432-0433 for your 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack but you do need to note that every roof rack manufacturer states that a sun or moon roof should not be used with a roof rack installed. Roof racks do have some wind noise which the aero style bars, although cause less noise, are not immune from. There is also the issue of clearance as well as possible...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • We do have hitches for your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. For a 1-1/4 inch hitch we have the Draw Tite part # 24949 as a confirmed fit or for a 2 inch hitch we have the EcoHitch part # 306-X7315.
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  • Recommended USA-Made Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • We offer several options in a light-duty Class I hitch for your VW Golf SportWagen that will let you pull your small utility trailer. All of them happen to have the same capacities and will install in the same way but one offers you a chance to install a USA-made hitch made from recycled materials, the EcoHitch # 306-X7315. I linked a photo that shows the clean appearance of the EcoHitch after installed on a Golf and the instructions to install it are included too. You do not have to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Rack for a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • The Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack part # TH9029XT is an excellent option for you. It provides three attachment points on each bike for maximum security and comes with an integrated cable lock for the bikes. However, in order to lock the rack to the vehicle you would also need to use part # THSTL2. In order to use this bike rack to its fullest extent on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7315. This is currently the only hitch...
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  • Is There Trimming of Rear Fascia Required When Installing EcoHitch on 2017 VW Golf Alltrack SE
  • When installing the Ecohitch part # 306-X7315 on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack there will be fascia trimming required. I attached a picture I took from the instructions that shows where the fascia will need to be trimmed.
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  • Is EcoHitch 306-X7315 Made Specifically for 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen TSI
  • The Ecohitch part # 306-X7315 that you referenced is a custom fit hitch for your 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen TSI. It would be what your local shop wants. It was custom made for your vehicle and is in no way a universal hitch.
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  • Wiring Harness To Use With EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • If you need a 4-Way connection, this Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56391 features a combined wiring system with pulse width modulation. The brake, tail light, and turn signals are sent along the same wire and signals are sent as pulses which need to be deciphered. It allows you to quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter...
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  • Comparing Hitch Sizes Available for 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
  • The capacities are the same between all of the hitches we offer for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen (2,000 lbs total trailer and 200 lbs tongue weight), but the ones listed as a Class III like the part # 306-X7315 do have a 2 inch opening. Since more accessories are made for the 2 inch hitch size that would be the route I would go.
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  • Is There Trimming of Rear Fascia Required When Installing EcoHitch on 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen
  • The bumper cover of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen would only need to be trimmed if you had the 4Motion model when installing the # 306-X7315. Basically you have to cut a hole that is around 5 inches wide and 2.50 inches tall. I attached a picture that shows the Curt brand equivalent hitch part # 11422 installed on a vehicle like yours with the section trimmed.
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  • Instructions for Trimming Fascia When Installing EcoHitch Trailer Hitch on 2017 VW Golf Alltrack
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7315 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 VW Golf Alltrack. I was able to get ahold of the installation instructions for the hitch on your vehicle and found that you will need to trim a 3-7/8 inch section from the driver side factory cutout of the bumper. I have attached an image from the instructions to assist as well. All the necessary hardware for this hitch is included.
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  • Loaded Trailer Hitch on 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Flexes and Makes a Lot of Noise
  • Trailer hitches have to be able to flex. They all do. They absorb stress and flex back into position when that stress is relieved. The noise you are hearing is likely something rubbing against the hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24949 is almost completely hidden from access though without removing the rear fascia. It would be worth checking though to make sure all the bolts are torqued down to the specs indicated in the instructions. You could also push down on the receiver to simulate...
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  • 2-inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • Based on other hitch manufacturers who carried over their hitch fits from the 2017 to the 2018 models we know that the Ecohitch part # 306-X7315 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 119250KIT which is a zero-splice kit. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • For your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen SE, I recommend the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11474. When compared to the other trailer hitches confirmed to fit your vehicle, the Curt has the best ground clearance measurement of about 10-1/2 inches from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver. I have attached an installation video on your vehicle for you to check out. Keep in mind that Curt requires you to use stabilizing straps like # 18050 for non-trailer loads such as bike...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • We carry 3 trailer hitch receivers to fit the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Draw-Tite # 24949, Curt # C11422, and EcoHitch # 306-X7315. None of them require drilling to install. I've linked the install details for you. They all install very much the same and have the same weight capacities. The main difference is the EcoHitch is a 2 inch receiver tube so it's compatible with a larger variety of hitch accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers.
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  • Can Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Hitch Receiver be used with Curt 4 Bike Rack
  • The best option to carry a 4 bike rack on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is using a hitch that has a 2" receiver opening like the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7315. Trailer hitches with Class I rating with a 1-1/4" receiver opening like the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24949 are only rated to handle a maximum of 2 bikes. If you consider the weight of the # C18030 (40lbs), you do not want to load 4 bikes that have over a combined weight of 160 lbs....
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  • Hitch for Carrying a Bike Rack with a 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE
  • The trailer hitches that install behind the bumper are always intimidating because of sensors that can be located there. We typically recommend having a shop perform the installation unless you are really comfortable at working on cars because of how involved it is so having it professionally installed is a great idea! Please note that the owner's manual does say that a trailer hitch should not be installed on your 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack so the decision will need to be yours when...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen for Swing Away Bike Rack
  • As long as you stay under the weight capacity of the EcoHitch part # 306-X7315 that you referenced the Yakima FullSwing part # Y02465 will fit and work well. The hitch has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity and the rack weighs 56 lbs so you'd have 144 lbs of capacity left over for bikes. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring for 2018 VW Golf SportWagen
  • The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your 2018 VW Golf SportWagen is the ZCI Wiring Harness # 119250KIT because it uses sensors which clamp onto your VW's wires to detect when the wires have current. What this means is that you do not have to cut or even splice into your Golf's wires when you are installing the harness, protecting them from any potential damage; you can see how it clamps on in the accompanying photo. For a trailer hitch that fits your '18 Golf SportWagen I...
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  • Does EcoHitch # 306-X7315 Fit 2019 VW Sportwagen S 4Motion
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7315 that you referenced does fit the 4Motion S versions of the 2019 VW Sportwagen S like you have. The lower fascia does get trimmed because it is different like you mentioned. Basically you have to cut a hole that is around 5 inches wide and 2.50 inches tall. I attached a picture that shows the Curt brand equivalent hitch installed on a vehicle like yours with the section trimmed.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • To carry 4 bikes with your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack I recommend the EcoHitch # 306-X7315. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver opening that has a tongue weight rating of 200 lbs so a lightweight bike rack is your best option. Be sure to check your owner's manual for any weight ratings or restrictions for your vehicle. For a lightweight bike rack that can accommodate 4 bikes I recommend the Yakima DoubleDown Ace # Y02451. This bike rack only weighs 29.4 lbs and has...
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