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

Item # 60283

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2012 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

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2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit class i receiver with drawbar - 1-1/4 inch
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2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden  60283
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2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden class i 60283
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden class i 60283
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit class i in use
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden class i in use
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit receiver with drawbar - class i 1-1/4 inch
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit in use
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit receiver with drawbar - class i 1-1/4 inch
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit in use
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit receiver with drawbar - class i 1-1/4 inch
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit receiver with drawbar - class i 1-1/4 inch
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden class i in use
2013 volkswagen jetta sportwagen trailer hitch hidden custom fit 60283

  • Hidden Hitch
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price Golf Wagon trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Volkswagen Golf Wagon, 2012 trailer hitch by Hidden Hitch are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 60283, or order online at etrailer.com.



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

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.

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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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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



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Installed without much Problem 340059


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  • I will be happy to help you get everything you will need to tow a trailer and go on the road with your band: except roadies. We are all out of roadies. First, you will need a trailer hitch. I recommend hitch # 60283 with ball mount # 3593. This trailer hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. This is important so I have included a link on how to determine tongue weight for you. The gross trailer weight capacity is 2,000 pounds. The gross trailer weight includes the weight...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2014 VW Jetta SEL
  • For your 2014 VW Jetta SEL, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24866 over the Curt # C11474 or the Hidden Hitch # 60283. The Hidden Hitch brand is going away and the Curt hitch receiver requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load like a bike rack. Each of the options has the same basic measurements for ground clearance and bumper clearance. I've attached a video that shows each of them has a...
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  • Will Hitch From 2009 Jetta SportWagen fit 2013 Jetta SportWagen
  • There are hitches which fit both the 2013 and 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Draw-Tite # 24866 and Hidden Hitch # 60283 are confirmed fits for both 2009 and 2013 VW Jetta's. Each hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver and is Class I rated. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 24866; it will fit TDI models of the Jetta from either year and does not require the use of stabilization straps to secure accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers the way a Curt hitch does. I've added...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Accessories to Tow a Rental Trailer with a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
  • Yes. Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60283 can be used to tow a rented U-Haul trailer. To tow a rental trailer they will require the hitch and a wiring harness installed on your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. You will also need a ball mount, which is included with this hitch, and a ball. The size of the ball will depend on what the coupler on the trailer requires. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For a trailer wiring harness use # 118667 to add a 4-Way flat connector...
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  • How to Carry Cargo, Bikes and Other Accessories with Hybrid Model of 2013 Volkskwagen Jetta
  • If you are looking to carry accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on your 2013 Hybrid Jetta, I have a solution for you, however the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 you mentioned in your question is not a confirmed fit. Unfortunately, there are currently no trailer hitches that are a confirmed fit for the Hybrid model of your vehicle. To carry additional items on your vehicle such as a bike rack or cargo box, an alternative would be to add a roof rack like the Rhino Rack,...
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