Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2012 VW SportWagon TDI

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I noticed during the vehicle search you don’t show the Jetta TDI Sport Wagon. Is there a difference in the hitch or installation?

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There is a difference that is noted in our fit guide between the Jetta SportWagen and the Jetta Sedan. It is listed as a different fit option completely.

For your TDI SportWagen, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24866. This trailer hitch receiver will be compatible with Class I bike racks and accessories only. This particular hitch will fit all Sedan options as well, but not all custom fits for this vehicle will.

If you will be towing with this hitch, you will need wiring and a ball mount. For your trailer wiring, I recommend the Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit - Includes Tester # 119179KIT which will let you make your connections with quick spice connectors. It also will draw power directly from your battery to prevent overload on your factory wiring.

For a ball mount, I recommend # 3593. This will give you a little over a 2 inch rise or a 2-3/4 inch drop. It comes with the pin and clip, but you will need a hitch ball like # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter or # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter to match your trailer coupler.

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