Best 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Trailer Hitch Options


Hello everybody. Clayton here, etrailer.com. And today we're going to be taking a look at the best trailer hitch receiver options for your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Here are three of our options for your Golf. On the top here, we're gonna have our EcoHitch. In the middle we're gonna have our Draw Tite.

Down here on the bottom, we're gonna have our Curt. Now between these three right off the bat, I'm gonna go with the EcoHitch, but I'll explain a little bit more about that once we get deeper into the video. To start comparing our three options here, we're going to talk about the differences. Our top EcoHitch here is going to be a mixture of aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. So this is gonna be a recycled metal hitch.

It's also gonna have a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening with a nice reinforced collar and safety chain plates. It's also gonna have a standard 5/8 inch pin hole. Looking to our Draw Tite hitch, we're going to have an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening with a half inch pin hole opening. Now this one does not have a reinforced collar similar to the Curt, or the EcoHitch. Now looking to the Curt, we are gonna have that same inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening with our half inch pin hole.

But this one is gonna have a reinforced collar so it's just gonna look a lot nicer on the back of your Golf. And then when we look at our three options again, our two bottom ones are going to be Class One with that inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening and our EcoHitch is going to be that Class Three. So we're going to have that bigger two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. Now this is gonna accept a lot more accessories, gonna be a lot easier to find, and it does have an extra 100 pounds of tongue weight. So that's definitely gonna be a huge advantage over the other two.

And now we can get into our weight capacities. When I talk about towing capacity, that's gonna be the amount the hitch can pull. Wanna keep in mind, that's the weight of the trailer and the load included. And when I talk about tongue weight, that's gonna be amount pushing straight down on your receiver tube. Now it is important to check with your Golf's Owner's Manual and make sure your vehicle is capable of towing at those capacities. So looking to our EcoHitch, we are gonna have a 2,000 pound towing capacity. We are gonna have a 300 pound tongue weight rating. Looking to the Draw Tite, we're gonna have a 2,000 pound trailer capacity and 200 pound tongue weight rating. Looking down to our Curt, we're gonna have the exact same ratings. So like I said, the EcoHitch is gonna have that extra 100 pounds of tongue weight capacity. That's gonna be nice. We get another bike or two on the back of our bike rack or another suitcase onto our cargo carrier. So that's really gonna open up our options. And when we look at the one we installed today, we are going to be looking at the Curt hitch. One thing I do like about all of these hitches is the only thing that's going to be visible is gonna be our receiver tube opening, that big cross tube is all gonna be hidden behind our rear fascia. And looking to our similarities, like I said, the big cross tube is gonna be hidden on all of them. They're all gonna install the exact same so you don't have to worry about shopping for an easier install. And these are all gonna have a black powder coat finish to help resist rust and corrosion. Now there is a little difference between our powder coating. Our Draw Tite is gonna have a semi gloss. Our Curt is gonna have a high gloss. And our EcoHitch is going to have a wrinkled semi gloss. So in conclusion, I would definitely go with the EcoHitch like I said. Having that two inch by two inch receiver tube opening is gonna allow us to use a lot more of accessories and having that extra 100 pounds of tongue weight rating is gonna be huge because we can take another suitcase or another bike with us. And when we're looking at the Class One hitches, I'd definitely go with the Curt because having that reinforced collar looks a lot better on the back of our Golf. Again, I'm Clayton here at etrailer. Thanks for checking out the best trailer hitch options on your Volkswagen Golf Alltrack..


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