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Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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are there any hitches available for the 2019 VW Jetta?

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The available 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch options for your 2019 Jetta include the Curt round tube hitch # C11540 and the Draw-Tite model # 24978. The Curt offers easier installation but its cross tube will be visible under the bumper cover. The Draw-Tite hitch installation requires removal of the entire bumper fascia and the bumper itself but gives you a much more discrete appearance once installed. The linked photo shows the Draw-Tite hitch.

Both hitches include all of the required mounting hardware and detailed instructions, which are linked for your reference, along with a helpful hitch installation article. Do note that if you use a bike rack or other Class I accessory in the Curt hitch you must use their support strap # 18050 to help stabilize that load. If your intended application for the hitch is to allow use of a hitch-type bike rack you can review the linked page that shows you all racks compatible with a Class I hitch. You are limited to 2-bike racks in a Class I hitch.

Electric bikes are becoming quite popular these days but their typically high weight means many bike racks cannot handle them since most racks top out at 35-lbs per bike. The rack I suggest you consider is the Thule EasyFold 2-bike platform rack # TH903202. I suggest this rack because it offers flexibility and features that simply are not found on other racks.

First, the EasyFold fits both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches so it will work on almost any vehicle. It has a very high weight capacity of 65-lbs per bike yet itself weighs only 45-lbs. An included loading ramp makes it ideal for owners of e-bikes since you will not have to lift the heavy bikes to load them; just roll them up the ramp then store the ramp right inside the rack!

The EasyFold also features built-in wheels to make it easy to move it around the garage when it is folded up for storage. The included photo shows you how compact the rack is when folded. And built-in wheels for moving the rack around the garage make it a breeze to use. The EasyFold also features built-in locks for the rack itself and for your loaded bikes and its aluminum and ABS plastic construction is durable and rustproof.

If on the other hand you intend to tow a small utility trailer like # K2MMT4X6 to transport things like mulch you will need a ball mount, hitch pin, 2-inch hitch ball and a trailer wiring harness. You can use Curt ball mount # C45520 along with pin and clip # F-4, 2-inch hitch ball # C40018 and wiring harness kit # 119250KIT if your trailer has lights.

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