Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI Diesel

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Hello! Im looking for a receiver hitch for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI diesel. The page shows a link that once there says excluding diesel models Which hitch for my new car please : Ive mountain bikes to go ride! Have a great day,

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The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24866 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2013 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI diesel model. I actually called my contact at Draw-Tite to verify this. This Class I hitch is custom fit for the vehicle, which means it will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds.

I have attached an installation video on your 2013 model Jetta SportWagen that you can use for reference.

If you are still looking for a bike rack to secure your mountain bikes, you will just want to make sure the the rack is compatible with Class I trailer hitches. Also note that the most bikes a Class I hitch can safely support is 2.

I really like the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G. This platform-style carrier uses ratcheting hooks to hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. It can secure 2 bikes of up to 40 pounds each and features an easy-to-use, spring-loaded foot pedal that allows you to tilt the rack back for easy rear cargo access on your VW. I do recommend adding the Lock Set # PTSCLK12 to secure everything into place and help deter theft.

I have attached a short video demonstration on this bike rack so you can get a closer look at all of its individual features.

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