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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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  • Class I
  • Hidden Hitch
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch



2012 Volkswagen Golf Wagon - Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Volkswagen Golf Wagon trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Volkswagen Golf Wagon
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip included


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


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60283 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



60283 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 60283 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Trunk access required for hitch installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation





Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 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 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60283. Now, we've already gone ahead and removed the contents in the trunk as well as the spare tire and spare tire tools. So we'll begin by removing the plastic fascia from underneath the passenger's side of the vehicle by removing the four fasteners. Now, we'll set the fascia aside as it will not be reinstalled. We'll then lower the exhaust by removing the rubber exhaust isolator ahead of the axle and the two bolts from the exhaust hanger bracket. Now, you may need to support your exhaust before you drop it down.

Here on the exhaust bracket, we'll need to bend these two small tabs up. Using a pull wire, we'll feed the 7/16 carriage bolt and spacer through excess slot on the passenger's side frame and we'll go ahead and leave the pull wire attached. We'll now bend the handle nut and insert it into the passenger's side frame over the center hole here. We'll now move over to the hitch where we'll tape the 1 x 2-inch spacer onto the passenger's side slot onto the inside of the side bracket here on the passenger's side. We'll now need to remove the rubber plug from the spare tire well.

We'll use a utility knife to cut away the coating and the plug itself, first on the outside and then on the inside. We'll now rotate the exhaust bracket out of the way and raise our hitch into place. It would be a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch up in place while we install our hardware. And now when you raise your hitch into place, you'll want to pull the 7/16 pull wire through the spacer in the side brackets as you're lifting the hitch in. We can then install the M12 bolt and washer.

We can then remove our pull wire here on the passenger's side and install our 7/16 conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch and our 7/16 nut. Be careful after removing the pull wire to not push your hardware back into the frame. We'll now move over to the driver's side. We'll rotate the exhaust bracket back up towards the hitch and install the two M8 bolts and washers. Now, we'll go ahead and tighten up all the fasteners that we restarted with our inaudible 0:03:20.7.

Now here in the spare tire wheel well, we'll finish removing our plug with our utility knife and we'll install our 1/2-inch carriage bolt and 1-1/2 x 3-inch spacer using some sealant to prevent the exhaust and water from entering the cargo area. Now back underneath the vehicle, we'll install the 1/2-inch nut and washer. With our hitch torqued to specification, we can reinstall the two fasteners here on the passenger's side that were holding our fascia cover in place. We can then reinstall the spare tire and the cargo carpet, which will complete our installation of Hidden Hitch, part number 60283, on our 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI.


Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 60283

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.


- 60283

by: Matt K.04/09/2016


A friend had given me her old Thule bike rack after she'd bought a new one. Problem was it needed a hidden hitch and my VW Jetta didn't have one installed. Always been skittish about working on newer cars especially when I need it to work properly. Finally took the plunge and searched for a source. etrailer.com had the most resources for completing the job that I had a pretty good idea of how to install a hidden hitch even before I had ordered it. The online training videos were the key, and the reason why I ordered from your site. Granted the guys in the video made things look too easy, but I was able to install it without any problems in about 90 minutes. Couple things I did differently: I cut a slot in the plastic panel which had covered the fuel vapor absorber so I could reinstall it. Also drilled a hole in the plastic grommet in the spare tire wheel well so sealant was not as necessary as it would have been had the grommet been outright removed. Very happy with the result and look forward to a great bicycling season. 243526



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by: Jim H04/30/2011


I got a jetta hidden hitch. The product is great, installation was relatively easy, but too twice as long as I expected. Would buy from strainer again. 12599



- 60283

by: Jim G02/09/2017


Installed without much Problem 340059

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