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  5. 3500 lbs GTW
  6. 350 lbs TW
etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98906 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98906

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer 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.

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98906

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (65 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Great service, accurate instructions, easy install. I am an eighty year-oldster and finished installing the trailer hitch receiver in about 15 minutes! From order placement to completion for this little project took about 4 days at relaxed pace. Thank you etrailer!


The hitch kit arrived on time and had clear instructions ansd easy to install. Working well after 1 year


Super useful and amazing, was a plug and play package basically. Vw already had the cut out area marked on my car so made it even easier. Cut the plastic, bolted the hitch and boom I’m done. Took less than 15 min to put the hitch on, not counting the wiring harness. Will definitely be using this website/company for everything I can. Came super fast and well packaged


Very happy with the quality of the receiver and the fast service.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Heavy duty, easy to install, saved a bundle doing it myself.


Heavy duty hitch with a very easy insta ll.


Great fitting product, Exceptionnal Client Service, Fast Shipping and Competitive pricing!! 5 Stars across the board!!


Product looks and feels like good quality. Installation was a breeze with the provided instructions. Fitment is excellent. Tiguan isn’t rated for heavy loads but this hitch will certainly hold for anything the Tiguan is able to pull. Communication from was the best!


Easy to install in 20min because prior to that I had to cut the fairing with a cutting tool.

Once installed I am thinking to buy the rubber cap to protect it and have a better looking when nothing is attached.

Great product, Thanks!

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Bolted right on. Easy install. Good qua lity


Great job. Quality product fits perfect installed in minutes, arrived early will be buying more from etrailer in future..tks

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

So far so good! Incredibly easy install with very clear instructions. Took me 20 minutes total.


Easy install and has worked perfectly

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Perfect fit for my 2018 VW Tiguan. Matte black, made in USA etrailer hitch is the way to go. Matches the vehicle nicely. Videos on the website were very helpful. Easy install.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

Bolted right on. Funny, the directions said 20 minute install... It was probably only 5.


Fit perfect ,Installs 10 minutes or less


Easy yo install ,great product


Super easy to install. Works great!

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

My product came in a timely manner, and was exactly as described. The ability to track my order was very helpful.

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Excellent hitch ,easy to install , Great Customer Service !!


Excellent, high quality


This is second hitch I purchased from etrailer. Perfect fit,correct bolts and bolt hole spacing.Instructions and online videos very helpful for installation!


Works great glad I used E Trailer for this purchase. This was my second purchase from them I highly recommend shipping here.


Great product, great fit, great price. Easy!


Great hitch. Fits my car perfectly.

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  • Hole Dimensions of etrailer hitch # e98906
    The front to back distance of the holes on the etrailer hitch # e98906 is 1-1/4 inches, the side to side dimension between the holes closest to the hitch opening is 3-7/8 inch and then the distance between the other set of holes is 4-1/8 inch.
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  • Does etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit 2017 VW Tiguan Limited 4Motion
    Yes it sure does! I can confirm for you that the trailer hitch receiver you asked about is indeed a fit for your 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 4Motion: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 This is a very simple bolt-on installation to your Tiguan that will be a great addition to your vehicle for towing or using accessories like a bike rack. I have added a link below to the installation instructions for you to check out as well if you'd like to take a look.
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  • Overall Height Of etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 has an overall height of 5-13/16" from the top of the mounting plate to the base of the receiver chain loops. This is a confirmed fit for the 2009 - 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 - 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited.
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  • Difference Between Curt and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
    There is only one difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13133 and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 that fit your 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is the finish. The Curt trailer hitch has a glossy black finish while the etrailer hitch has a matte black finish; other than that everything is equal, such as their 3,500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacities, as well as the installation. The two hitches have a hidden look, which means only the receiver is showing so...
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  • Is Thread Locker Recommended Installation Hardware of etrailer Brand e98906 Trailer Hitch
    If the # e98906 hitch installation hardware is torqued according to the instructions, it won't be necessary to use # LT37420 thread locker. You can certainly do so if you wish, however please note that the torque specs mentioned in the installation instructions are for dry torque. If thread locker is used you'd use different torque specs (wet torque) which can be looked up online dependent on the size and class of the fastener.
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  • Install Video for Hitch e98906 On a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes, I have attached for you an install video of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13133 which you can use to install the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98906. These two hitches are the same save for finish (matte vs gloss) so the install video will apply to both options.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Other Parts to Tow a Trailer with a 2018 VW Tiguan Limited
    We have several trailer hitches that fit your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited that you can use to tow your boat. I recommend the etrailer hitch # e98906. All the hitches we carry for your VW install the same but I like the etrailer hitch the best because it's one of the 2 inch hitches which have a higher capacity and versatility and it also has a matte finish as opposed to the others that are glossy. The gloss finish shows scratches a lot more than that matte does so it'll stay looking...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible with 2019 VW Tiguan SE
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98906 is not compatible with the 2019 VW Tiguan. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13381 because it is a confirmed fit and also has a really nice powdercoat finish that will resist rust and corrosion.
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  • All Parts Needed For 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan to Tow U-Haul Trailer
    We can get your 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan set up with the correct ball mount to tow a U-Haul trailer, and just to be thorough, I'll go ahead and list out the hitch and wiring harness you'll need as well: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118675 - etrailer Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches # 989892 This is the complete set up for your Tiguan, as the Ball Mount Kit gives you a ball mount that has a 2-3/4" rise - which...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 2003 Kia Sedona
    There are a few trailer hitch options for the 2003 Kia Sedona, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13340 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75131 which both have the larger receiver tube opening. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver because there is no drilling required as there would be for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver. Unfortunately, there are not any more cost effective options available. Please note, trailer hitches are specific...
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  • Towing a 425 lb. Track Bike with my 2012 Volkwagon Tiguan
    For your 2012 Volkswagon Tiguan the highest capacities come with the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98906 or the DrawTite you looked at part # 75658. The reason there is not one with a cross tube is that the design of the vehicle does not allow it. They generally design these hitches to be right at the vehicles capacity or just over that. I recommend checking your owner's manual but even if it is the 350 lbs. these hitches offer it will not be enough for your bike let alone the...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes. The etrailer # e98906 will be plenty strong to allow you to carry a bike rack and bikes with a weight of up to 350-lbs total on your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. This hitch has a 2" receiver that will allow you to carry a wide variety of hitch mounted accessories, in addition to a bike rack. If you're looking for a 3 bike rack to use on your new hitch, I recommend using the RockyMounts Westslope # RKY10223 because the platform makes it easy to get bikes on and off, plus this rack tilts...
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  • Parts Needed for 2016 VW Tiguan to Add Hayes Brake Controller
    Since you already have the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 and T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118675 for your 2016 VW Tiguan, the only other thing you will need to add a brake controller is the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. That will give you the wiring and 7-way you need to add the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760. If you are just looking for a simple brake controller for occasional use, the Engage is a fine option for your Tiguan....
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  • Parts Needed To Add 4-way Connector To 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Thanks for the picture! Even though your 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has the US Car connector for a 7-way connector you will need to use a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the pins as Volkswagen did not always include the module to power the connector. If your connector has power, you will need the Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - Vehicle End # HM40950 which will give you both a 7-way and 4-way connector and mounting bracket # PK12711U. If your...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2003 VW Passat
    The brand # e98906 Class III trailer hitch is a vehicle specific item designed for a 2009 - 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and a 2017 - 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited, so it wouldn't work on your 2003 Passat. For your vehicle, the correct hitch will depend on the exact vehicle model. -For a sedan or wagon that's not a 4Motion model, use # C11054 -If it's a sedan or wagon that IS a 4Motion model, but not with the 4.0L W8 engine, use # C11076 If you'll be towing a light-duty tralier,...
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