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Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack


Hello, Im wondering what the best hitch solution is for a 2017 Golf Alltrack, that would allow the use of a four bike swing away rack. Is it possible to use a Class II hitch with a 350 lb+ tongue weight on a Golf Alltrack or other wagons, such as a Subaru Outback? I would want to be able to mount all four bikes on one rear rack, keeping the roof rack free for other equipment.

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There are trailer hitches that will fit the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen of which the Alltrack is one of the options for that vehicle. The hitches available are all Class I hitches though ( # C11422 and # 24949 ) and as such are limited to 2 bikes maximum. In order to use a swinging bike rack you would need to have a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver. Even a Class II has a 1-1/4 inch receiver but it can hold more than 2 bikes unlike the Class I.

You mentioned a Subaru Outback. If you were to go with a 2017 Subaru Outback then you could install a Class III hitch, # 75673. Then you could use a swinging bike rack. I recommend the Vertex # TH9031XT. It is a highly rated and popular swinging bike rack. I have linked a video review of this rack for you.

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