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

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

Item # e98906
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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 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98906

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (92 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.


I made a mistake and ordered wrong hitch. It's still brand new in the box. I'd love to return and exchange for correct hitch if possible, and pay the difference. Thanks for considering.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


Mistakes happen! We can certainly help with the return and an order for a new hitch. Our Customer Service team will be in touch.


This hitch is used for a mobility scooter and it performs beautifully every time we use it.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Bolted right up, good instructions, what size to cut facia access hole, and recommended final bolt torque.
2017 vw Tiguan


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!

[Two Thumbs Up]


I've had this on my car for a year now, and it works as expected!

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Perfect fit on my 2012 VW Tiguan.


Perfect for my bike rack.


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

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

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


Super easy to install. Works great!



The trailer hitch is still working and looking great after a year. No complaints!

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

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

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

I followed the instructions video. No issues at all. The hitch fit perfectly and was easy to install. I was apprehensive at first but product was solid, well-made and fit just right.
Thank you!


Super easy install. Great fit and finis h.

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.


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!

Volkswagen Tiguan

I purchased a hitch for my Volkswagen Tiguan, after watching the video on installation, I mounted the hitch last night, went as smooth as glass. Etrailer gave great instructions, if you have any slight mechanical ability, you too can install with no problem. I am going to tackle the wiring tonight, only thing, that will be a brother is routing the wire from the rear to the front of the car underneath. But I don't expect any problems with it either.


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


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


This is the 2nd hitch I've bought from eTrailer. The instructions were simple, and the online videos show exactly how installation goes. You can't beat the prices either. I highly recommend eTrailer to anyone looking for towing solutions.

Volkswagen Tiguan

The trailer hitch I ordered for my VW Tiguan has worked perfectly! Quick and easy to install with the help of their video tutorial and you can't beat the price!. Customer Service is EXCEPTIONAL with etrailer and would highly recommend them.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Simple, cheap, strong, works. I love it when I find products like this: it fit perfectly, the bolts are grade 8 hardened, and the hitch installed very easily. A perfect addition to my VW Tiguan. Thank goodness for great engineering.


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

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

Looks great but have not installed it y et.

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

Great service. Fast delivery. Love the product.

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  • Easy to Install Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. As far as hitch installs go this is the easiest one to install. It is rated 3 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. Basically, you will need to cut out the grooved area on the rear fascia of your vehicle and then bolt the hitch into place. You would have no problem doing this. I attached installation instructions and an install video for you to check out as well. Since...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan that Does Not Require Strap for Bike Rack
    So the easiest hitch solution for your 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is going to be a hitch that does not require the stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack like the etrailer part # e98906. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well. This is basically a precaution they require to help take some of the shock out of the hitch when on the road.
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  • Ball Mount Options for Towing Trailer with 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Ideally you buy the hitch first, measure the difference in height between the hitch and the bottom lip of the trailer when level and then buy a ball mount that matches the rise/drop so that it can be towed as level as possible. For your 2016 Tiguan I would recommend the hitch part # e98906. Which when we installed this hitch we found that it measured 15-3/4 inches from the top of the opening down to the ground. Without knowing what trailer you plan to buy the part # 989900 would be a great...
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  • etrailer vs Curt Hitch for 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Curt recommends the stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike racks to help support the hitch when going over bumps to prevent some of the vertical shock from being transferred to the hitch. Curt does this as a precaution, it's not that etrailer hitch is stronger. Both hitch brands make outstanding hitches that are typically stronger than what they are rated for. I would say that Curt just happens to approach the idea of a bike rack/cargo carrier being used in a lower capacity...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan for Bike Rack
    The etrailer hitch part # e98906 is the best choice for a bike rack for your 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan since it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does. The best hitch lock will vary on the bike rack that you use. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a lightweight platform rack (which is normally an unheard of combo). That means it'll be easy to install and remove from your vehicle since it's light, but also it'll be very easy to load bikes on...
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  • Will an etrailer Hitch work for 2012 Tiguan purchased in Australia?
    I checked the dimensions and weights and also the towing capacity for a 2012 Volkswagen made to Australian specifications. According to our research, your vehicle can handle up to 2000 lbs un-braked (please confirm with owners manual). So, even if your vehicle was purchased in Australia it MAY be able to become a tow vehicle, however the products that we carry at etrailer are designed to fit vehicles that are designed for the North American market. The above hitch is not a confirmed fit...
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  • Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver Recommendation for 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is the etrailer Class III Receiver Hitch # e98906. This trailer hitch has a 2 inch receiver that will be compatible with your hitch accessories. The # e98906 hitch has a gross trailer weight of 3,500 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. I have attached the installation instructions for the hitch for you. I have also attached a link to all of the trailer hitches confirmed to fit your 2016 Tiguan.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Yes, we offer 2 inch hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan. The etrailer Hitch part # e98906 and the Curt part # C13133 are basically the exact same hitch and are both a fit for your vehicle. They also share the same installation instructions. The main difference is that the Curt hitch requires the use of the stabilizer strap # 18050 and the etrailer doesn't. This is a common requirement for Curt hitches. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed...
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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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  • Recommendation For 2 Bike Hitch Bike Rack on a 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The etrailer Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # e98906 will fit your 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan. For a 2-bike rack that will fit your 2-inch hitch we will have a wide selection of bike racks available. Since your Volkswagen Tiguan has a rear hatch, you might want to look at a tilting or folding bike rack that will allow you access to the rear cargo area. I am including a link to a FAQ page on how to choose a hitch bike rack. One of our most popular hanging bike racks is the Thule Camber, part...
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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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  • Recommended etrailer Hitch fit for 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Type R
    The etrailer hitch part # e98906 is listed as a fit for the 2009-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. So, for your 2019 Tiguan, the hitch you need is the Draw-Tite # DT53GR, which fits all models, including the SEL Type R, like what you have. Once you remove the rear fascia area needed to access the bumper beam there should be holes and weld nuts present like the attached install instructions and linked video show. As far as we know only the US models of the Tiguan have the holes needed in the beam...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
    For your Volkswagen Tiguan I would recommend the etrailer hitch part # e98906 which is a confirmed fit. This is a 2-inch hitch which is preferred over the 1-1/4 inch hitch size for a couple reasons. This size will have higher towing capacities and have more accessories made for it. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you then would want the # 118675 which is a confirmed fit. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested...
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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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  • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation
    You didn't mention the type of bike rack you wanted - a hitch-mount or trunk-mount so I'll recommend options for both on your 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. A hitch-mounted rack is a much, much better option to keep your bikes stable and is definitely the option I recommend, though a trunk-mounted rack can work if you only take your bikes out a few times a year, for example. For the hitch-mounted rack, let's start with the hitch, and the one that you need for your 2012 Tiguan is the etrailer...
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  • What is the Distance From the Center of the Hitch Pin Hole to the Bumper Edge on a 2013 VW Tiguan
    From the center of the hitch pin hole on the etrailer # e98906 to the outermost point of the bumper on your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver to the ground is 15 inches. In the picture from the installation instructions I have the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the fascia noted. I have attached an installation video of this hitch on a 2011 Tiguan where the measurements were taken. My research shows that there has not...
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  • Dimensions of Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class III Hitches For a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
    We currently only have 2 hitches available for your Tiquan. The Draw Tite is no long available. Of the two remaining Class III hitches available for your 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, the Curt hitch # C13133 and the etrailer # e98906, they are both practically identical in design. They both sit 15-1/2" from the top of the receiver opening to the ground.
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  • Is a Torque Wrench Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
    When installing a trailer hitch like # e98906 it is necessary to use a torque wrench to get the bolts to the right tightness. If not, and you just try to tighten them as hard as you can, you can damage the vehicle frame. Too loose and the hitch could fail when you tried to use it. Many auto parts stores lend out tools so you will not have to buy one in most cases. If a bolt is supposed to be torqued to 38 foot pounds, for example, you can use a torque wrench that has a rating that encompasses...
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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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  • 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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  • The etrailer Trailer Hitch and Thule Bike Rack Compatibility for a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
    First, the etrailer trailer hitch # e98906 is a Class III trailer hitch with a max tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. The 4-bike version of the Thule T2Pro XTR, # TH96TX, weighs a little less than 100 pounds and has a capacity of 160 pounds. Loaded to the maximum that would be 260 pounds of tongue weight which is within the capacities of the hitch. Consult the vehicle owner's manual for the tongue weight capacity of your 2012 VW Tiguan. If it is lower, you would have to go by the lower...
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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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  • Is a Torque Wrench Necessary for Installing a Trailer Hitch on 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Any hitch for any vehicle will deliver its rated tongue weight and gross towing capacities only if installed exactly according to the manufacturer's instructions. Both the correct grade of fasteners (which are included, by the way) and their precise torque specifications are critical to safe installation. Many auto parts stores will loan or rent tools like a torque wrench so you may not have to purchase one. Under no circumstances should a hitch be installed without securing the fasteners...
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