bing tracking image
  1. Trailer Hitch
  2. Draw-Tite
  3. Class I
  4. 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  5. 2000 lbs GTW
  6. Concealed Cross Tube
Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Item # 24880
lowest price pledge
Retail:$347.21
Our Price: $200.45
You Save: $146.76
Trailer Hitch

Will this fit?

To see if this custom-fit item will work for you please tell us what vehicle you'll use it with.

This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 33 lbs
Quantity: 
In Stock
Trailer Hitch 24880 - 1-1/4 Inch Hitch - Draw-Tite
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24880 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (77)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24880

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



24880 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60297 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24880 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Trimming of rear fascia is needed for installation. No drilling required for installation , Trunk access required for hitch installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Trimming or removal of underbody panel required for installation




California residents: click here



Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24880

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (77 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

by:

The holes in the bracket on the hitch did not lineup evenly with the holes in the pan of the trunk. Also the hardware for those 2 holes in the pan (underneath the spare tire) is not as seen in the videos. The plate the bolts go through are too rectangular and need to be trimmed down or they will cause damage to the pan. Also the bolts are so long that they need to be cut due to them not allowing the undercarriage shroud to mesh with the pan underneath the trunk. Way too many adjustments and modifications needed for this to be considered a “bolt-on accessory”.


Comments
I recommend taking another look at the video installation that we have on the 2015 Volkswagen Passat. It shows the best way to install the longer bolts starting at mark 3:56. It also shows the installation of the trunk pan bolts at mark 5:12. I reached out to the manufacturer a bolt can be trimmed down as long as one thread is showing past the nut however it is not something that I would recommend. You can file down the plates if the edges are too sharp.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/03/2021


by:
2018 Volkswagen Passat

Here is my review and photos: 4 stars out of 5

2018 Passat SE w/ Technology pkg. Draw-Tite 24880

I have now installed at least 6 hitches from etrailer and their products and service has been great. I see another reviewer that has a 2018 Passat SE w/ Technology where the Hands-free Easy Open trunk no longer works after installing the hitch. ONE WORD OF CAUTION, if you use the instruction and cut the lower bumper fascia 5" by 2.5" as instructed, you will cut through the electronics unless you drop the bumper fascia and separate the wiring from the fascia, and relocate the wiring before cutting the fascia. After I relocated the wiring harness and installed the hitch and trimmed bumper fascia, everything works and looks great. This hitch with mounting plates that go over the bumper rail is much harder and takes longer to install than a hitch that bolts into factory mounting holes or welded nuts, but what are you to do if you own a 2018 VW Passat.

I have photos of the care needed when cutting the lower bumper fascia to avoid cutting the wire harness for the Technology package. For the fascia to clear the hitch and reach the factory mounting holes, I had to cut the fascia 6" wide to fir around the "drop-down". You can see it in the last two photos.

Thanks for all your help and great products,


Comments
The hitch is working great. With my previous notes on how to relocate the wires for the Technology pkg before cutting the fascia, my technology pkg works great, and you can still use your foot to open the trunk hands-free. Yes the hitch drags occasionally when going over curbs and driveways, but hey, this car sits lower than say, an SUV. Great job to etrailer.
Eric M - 04/17/2020


by:
2017 Volkswagen Passat

I installed this Draw-Tite hitch on my 2017 VW Passat SE by myself. The hitch is heavy and well built. I followed the instruction videos which where very helpful. My 2017 passat has a rather large plastic shroud that had to be trimmed and made the job just a bit more time consuming, but not impossible. Measuring and trimming could have been more tidy on my part but I wanted the shroud to have extra room for reinstalling.
I was more precise when measuring for the two drilled holes allow the center brace bolts to fit through the shroud.
Tip: Harness 117842, when unplugging the left and right wires for the trailer lighting harness, pull the red clip out the depress the locking tab to disconnect the OEM plugs. Running power from the battery was the most time consuming.




by:

Fast Installation. Super easy to install and I did have to trim the plastic underneath a little bit but I love this style hitch and only the receiver is visible. All of the others have a visible tube and hang down lower. This sits low as it is I am glad I went with this one.




by:
2013 Volkswagen Passat

Great install looks super sturdy only took me about an hour. Didn’t remove number or fascia just pulled it down and was able to slide the hitch in! I only used ramps took me about an hour! Plan on using it this weekend.




by:

Well built hitch, outstanding customer service, fast delivery! Installation on the 2022 VW Passat required a second hand. It was a little tricky getting the hitch into place initially. Recommend!




by:
2017 Volkswagen Passat

I just bought a 2017 VW Passat 1.8L R-Line sedan as VW was buying back my TDI for twice the Blue Book value. No one else (Reese, UHaul, Pep BOys, the VW Dealer or website, even) had a hitch they'd spec'd that they could say would fit my car, but ETrailer told me their Draw Tite 24880 would. I got it Monday, installed it Tuesday, and it was easy and fits very well. The delivery was FAST, the website install directions and videos for each hitch and car wee VERY helpful, and I was and am extremely impressed with ETrailer from start to finish. Timely responses and follow-up, and a seamless experience with a great product. The TDI buyback is Tuesday, and I was worried I'd be without a hitch to put my Thule Helium bike rack on once the TDI was gone, but now I can plan on riding on the bike trail without a break.


Comments
One year after installing the hitch, it is still like new and used every weekend for my bicycle rack. Great product.
Jim K - 12/07/2017


by:

I received my new Trailer Hitch from etrailer, I got busy and had it Bolted in place in no time at all, I got it back together quickly and hitched up the trailer and went for a test drive, it done great job, it was quick and easy to install, and recommend the folks at etrailer to handle towing supplies, and Noah was very helpful in getting the right stuff I needed to complete my project.


Comments
Working great and have towed many different things with it and happy overall with it, the only down side is the car is very low and sometimes turning into some driveways it scrapes the road, but not a big deal ??
Roger - 08/01/2020


by:

Fantastic customer support as its great when someone answers the phone and assists with a delivery slips date and expedited delivery. Great Product also.




by:
Volkswagen

Worked great on the VW Passat; hauled a small u-haul cross-country without a problem.




by:

Took my etrailer hitch to the local body shop and Anthony attached it without trouble. Have since driven from Northern PA to Texas and back (3200 mile round trip) with a Cargo Carrier attached to my hitch, and it was sturdy, quiet, and just fine. It has allowed me to carry extra gear (especially camping gear) when traveling overnight.

I also have attached a bike carrier to the hitch, and have been pleased with the results. No matter how careful you are, a bike rack that is NOT attached to a hitch always ends up scratching the car. So the hitch allows my bike to stay well away from the trunk and fender of the car to keep that from happening.


Comments
Couldnt be happier. Used it with a bike rack and cargo carrier with no trouble at all.
Dan P - 02/03/2021


by:
2013 Volkswagen Passat

We did get the hitch quickly, and now have it installed. Customer service was wonderful, and the hitch was as represented.




by:

The order came in 3days with no hitches.




by:
2018 Volkswagen Passat

etrailer.com is very user friendly. Delivery is timely and product was in excellent condition.
The hitch for my 2018 Passat fits perfectly with easy to follow directions and the price is fair. I will definitely come back for my next hitch, thanks etrailer!!




by:

Easy install looks good.




by:
2015 Volkswagen Passat

I bought this to go onto a 2015 VW Passat. It fit perfectly with no mods to car or hitch. I would recommend it and would purchase it again.




by:

Installed by myself in 30 minutes, did not even loosen muffler hanger or remove lower valence no problem at all.. I am pleased with this hitch.. Instructions are very easy to follow. Product shipping tracking was awesome!!!


Comments
I use the hitch and pull a trailer frequently. Never have an issue
John - 02/22/2019


by:
2015 Volkswagen Passat

Wish I had a car lift. Did this install on my back on the garage floor. Hardest part was support brackets over the bumper extensions. Took about 4 hours total. Not bad for a 75 year old. I'll take that.




by:

My son and I installed the hitch today. By far the biggest challenge was the lower fascia. We were not able to undo the clips as was sort of shown in the videos and instructions, we were able to install without removing the fascia. Once the screws are removed there is a good bit of play and you can pull the fascia away from the car to get access.

The videos and instructions make it look like you just pop a screw driver in and you can release the fascia. Maybe I missed something but there really is not much room to access the clips holding the fascia in place.

Basic steps we took:
• Drove car up a couple Race Ramps I borrowed from a neighbor. Those things are awesome! A lot safer than my old school metal ramps.
• Pulled the plugs from the trunk with a pair of pliers. No need to use a razor to cut out as was shown in a couple videos.
• Removed two exhaust bolts so we could push the exhaust to the side when installing the long bolts. No need to remove the exhaust from the hanger .
• Removed the three screws that secured the fascia to the bumper.
• Removed three other screws on the passenger side to allow more movement of the fascia.
• My son helped me lift and slip the hitch in place. We had to pull the fascia back to get the hitch in place.
• Loosely secured the two bolts through the trunk then used a jack to raise the hitch so it was flush with the bottom of the bumper rails. The hitch needed to be more or less flush otherwise the bolts would not reach the nuts on the plate.
• Securing the plate on the driver side fairly easy.
• Securing the plate on the passenger side was more difficult. To help the bolt reach the nut we used an 8” socket extension, put the bolt in a socket and then fished it up to the nut.
• Once all six bolts were connected to the nuts we tightened everything up.
• I also put some sealant around the bolts in the trunk.

It took a bit of effort to install; having done it once next time would be a lot easier.

It looks like the hitch will meet my needs nicely! Glad I got it.




by:
2018 Volkswagen Passat

The hitch is as good as expected with 2 exceptions. If you're mounting this hitch on a 2018 Passat w/Technology, it will block the trunk release sensor beneath the bumper. At present, the bolts that clamp the hitch to the frame that DrawTite ships are about 1/2" too short.

However, the eTrailer customer service is outstanding. They found longer bolts and ship them right away. All is good now except for the trunk sensor. I'll live with it.




by:

I’m on my 5th vehicle with an etrailer hitch and wiring harness. Each have worked perfectly, and I have never had an issue pulling or with lights on the trailer. Works perfectly out of the box. etrailer has a customer for life




by:
Volkswagen Passat

This works well, and was easy to install, but on the Passat it hangs low and is located outboard the bumper. This causes frequent dragging on medium slopes in roads and driveways. Unfortunately many places i visit have slope transitions and I drag the hitch regularly unless I cross the transition diagonally. I had originally bought it to mount a bike hitch, but I have had an issue finding one that will not increase the tendency to drag at an affordable price (many are long and low).




by:
2012 Volkswagen Passat

HItch was easy to install and fits my Passat perfectly. Instructions were concise and easy to follow. One small design problem though. The stop to limit depth ball mount can slide back into trailer hitch needs to be moved back @ one inch. My Hitch Adapter (1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver) would not fit far enough into the trailer hitch; It lacked @ 1/2 inch.




by:

Excellent product, but BETTER customer service. ETrailer has been on top of the order, delivery, follow up and ensuring my satisfaction. Great company, excellent video's for installation, and one I will continue to be a customer at!


Comments
I am very pleased with the product. It was really easy to put an install myself. And I have been towing regularly with the hitch. ETrailers directions are spot on and very easy to understand. The videos were very useful!
Mark S - 12/27/2014


by:
2017 Volkswagen Passat

I purchased ta hitch for my Passat so I could use a tray-style bicycle rack, and I chose this specific hitch because it doesn't require stabilizing straps. The hitch has performed well over the last year, with only minor surface rust. It's mostly unobtrusive appearance-wise, but it tends to scrape frequently on steep driveways.

All-in-all, it's a solid choice for a hitch that hasn't caused me any headaches.



25
77
Show More Reviews

See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch



  • Trouble Getting Bolts to Right Torque Spec when Installing Trailer Hitch on 2014 VW Passat
    The likely issue is that when you tighten one bolt down around the bumper beam on the 2014 VW Passat, it loosens up the other side. As time-consuming as it sounds you will need to basically go back and forth tightening each bolt a little at a time instead of doing one all the way before doing the other. It is important to get the bolts torqued properly. Any less than what is specified in the instructions could result in loss of hitch. Too much and it could damage the vehicle. Something...
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volkswagen Passat that Requires Minimal Fascia Trimming
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Passat all of the hitches that fit the vehicle like the Draw Tite part # 24880 do require some rear bumper fascia trimming to install but it's not very much at all and it's not an area that you'll be able to see as it's quite a bit underneath the vehicle. I attached a picture that shows what portion gets trimmed as well as a picture that shows the hitch installed. I also attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for Image 2 for
  • Recommended Hitch For 2020 Volkswagen Passat SE R-line To Carry Bike Rack
    Yes, there is a hitch for the SE R-Line model of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat SE R-line with part # 24880. The hitch is a 1-1/4" Class I receiver so you do want to make sure your bike rack is compatible. There is a tab in the hitch receiver that only allows Class I accessories. It is a concealed cross tube design to the only portion of the hitch that is visible is the receiver tube. I have added an installation video for your reference.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Ground Clearance with a Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2015 Volkswagen Passat
    When we installed the Draw-Tite part # 24880 on a 2015 Volkswagen Passat like yours we found that from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground it measured 10-1/4 inches. From the bottom of the hitch it would be right at 8-3/4 inches. If you do have a pretty steep driveway I would imagine you would still need to approach it at an angle otherwise you may end up dragging. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL with Easy Open Trunk
    I have a recommendation for you, but unfortunately there isn't a hitch that's guaranteed to not interfere with the performance of your hands free trunk. For the 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe, part # 24880 for your vehicle. This hitch is compatible with the Passat SEL trim package, provided you don't have the technology package installed. I was unable to confirm the specific features of the vehicle that indicate it has this package, but Volkswagen's...
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Volkswagen Passat
    For your 2017 Volkswagen Passat the Draw Tite hitch part # 24880 is a confirmed fit and would work well. I attached an install video for you to check out too.
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Volkswagen Passat
    For the 2018 Volkswagen Passat we have the Draw Tite hitch # 24880 that fits the S, SE, and SEL. I prefer this hitch over the Curt equivalent as it does not require the use of a stabilizer strap with a bike rack like Curt requires.
    view full answer...
  • What Tongue Weight Capacity Hitches are Available for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    All of the hitches available for your 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI are Class I hitches with 200 lbs tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lbs of total trailer weight. The only option you would have using your tow vehicle would be to tow a small trailer. For that you could use the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24880 that you referenced.
    view full answer...
  • How to Determine Towing Capacity for a 2015 VW Passat TDI SEL Premium
    The recommended hitch for your 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI like the # 24880 is a Class I hitch that have a 2,000 lb total trailer capacity with a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. To determine the towing capacities for your vehicle you will want to check the owners manual. The lowest rated component in a towing setup is the overall capacity so if the hitch has a lower capacity that what is listed in your owners manual you would need to go with it as the capacity and vice versa. I attached...
    view full answer...
  • Availability of Hitch For 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE To Carry Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack
    All of the trailer hitches to fit your 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE are a Class I 1-1/4-inch hitch. The Thule Parkway bike rack is designed to fit in only Class III 2-inch hitches. So the Thule bike rack will not directly fit into the 1-1/4 inch hitch. You could use a hitch adapter like the Brophy 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch Adapter, part # HTAD, but it does reduce the tongue weight capacity of your Class I hitch by 50 percent, which would make the new tongue weight capacity at 100 lbs. That...
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Pin Hole to Receiver Tube Stop Measurement of Draw-Tite Class I Receiver # 24880
    The stop punched into the receiver tube is 1-5/8 inches rearward from the center of the hitch pin hole or 3-7/8 inches rearward from the front of the receiver tube (see photo). The stop will prevent use of an adapter meant for the higher weight rated Class II receiver. The Brophy Hitch Adapter we offer, part # HTAD is compatible with Class I receivers and would work with the # 24880. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole in the shank to the end of the shank is 1-1/2 inches. Keep...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 24880 Fit 2017 Volkswagen Passat SEL with Technology Package
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 24880 that you referenced does fit your 2017 Volkswagen Passat SEL with the technology package. However, the hitch will interfere with the Hands-free Easy Open Trunk option and functionality may be very limited or possibly lost. You'll run into the same issue with the Curt and EcoHitch trailer hitches that fit your 2017 Passat SEL as well. If you need trailer wiring you'd want the Tekonsha kit part # 118742 which is a confirmed fit and is also compatible...
    view full answer...
  • Comparing Hitches for a 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen Diesel and 2017 VW Passat
    Both the 1-1/4" Draw-Tite # 24866 for your 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen Diesel and the 1-1/4" Draw-Tite # 24880 for your 2017 VW Passat 1.08T SE have a 5 out of 10 installation difficulty so they will be about the same. From what I could find it looks like the Passat tends to have a hitch receiver that sits 3/4" higher on average than the SportWagen so if that's a determining factor then I'd say go with the Passat. We haven't installed a hitch on the 2017 Passat yet so I'm just basing this...
    view full answer...
  • What Vehicles Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24880 Fit
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24880 fits the following vehicles: 2012 - 2016 Volkswagen Passat Sedan - 2.0L TDI and 3.6L models 2014 - 2016 Volkswagen Passat Sedan - 2.5L and 1.8L Turbo models 2012 - 2013 Volkswagen Passat Sedan - 2.5L models I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. The mounting hardware should not be reused since it is meant for one time use only. For replacement hardware use # RHK and enter the hitch number and manufacturer where indicated.
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit For 2013 Volkswagen Passat w/ 2.0L Diesel Engine
    There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2013 Volkswagen Passat with the 2.0L diesel engine, from Draw-Tite: - Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24880 The # 24880 is a 1-1/4 inch hitch and is nice because the crosstube is concealed behind the bumper so only the receiver shows, which means your Passat will maintain its factory appearance. Additionally, if you are going to use this hitch for towing and also need a 4-way trailer connector, the correct fit for your '13 VW Passat...
    view full answer...
  • Picture Request for a Hitch Installed on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    We have not had the chance to install a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24880 on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI so we do not have any pictures yet of this hitch installed. However, Curt has a hitch for this vehicle that is very similar and there are pictures of this hitch installed in the installation instructions that I attached for you to check out.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for Image 2 for
  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Fit a 2013 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 Liter with Dual Exhaust
    Dual exhaust models of the 2013 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 liter should not be a problem when installing trailer hitch # 24880. You will just need to follow the instructions relevant to the exhaust for both sides. The does not come with a ball mount. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258.
    view full answer...
  • Can Trailer Hitch for 2016 VW Passat Carry a Dirt Bike
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24880 that fits a 2016 VW Passat is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver and 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which is the same capacity of every hitch that fits a '16 VW Passat. The tongue weight is the combined weight that your dirt bike and carrier can be for the hitch to hold them so the bike and carrier would not be able to weigh any more than 200 lbs with this vehicle and there is nothing you could do in terms of modification that would allow the hitch...
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI DSG
    Curt trailer hitch # C11232 does not fit TDI models of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat (the direct shift gearbox or DSG doesn't affect the fit of trailer hitches). What I recommend for your TDI is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24880. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are...
    view full answer...
  • Swagman Chinook Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Volkswagon Passat
    The Swagman Chinook part # S64683 would be an excellent choice for a hitch bike rack for your 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The list you mentioned is compiled by popularity with our customers. This rack is so new that it hasn't had enough time to gain any traction there. This is a great bike rack though that we would recommend for you. You will need a trailer hitch for the rack to install. For that you would want the part # 24880 as it is a confirmed fit and would work great with the Chinook.
    view full answer...
  • Can a Thule T2 Bike Rack be Adapted to Fit a Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Volkswagen Passat
    All of the trailer hitches for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat are Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. If you used an adapter to go from a 1-1/4 inch to a 2 inch it would reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitches by 50 percent (from 200 pounds down to 100 pounds). The T2, # TH9044, weighs about 60 pounds meaning you could then only put 40 pounds of bikes on the rack before it is maxed out. The average adult bike weighs around 30 pounds. Also the adapter will put extra stress on...
    view full answer...
  • Recommendation for a Receiver Hitch to Fit a 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    I found a hitch that will work for your 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI. The Draw-Tite Class I Receiver Hitch, # 24880, is the hitch that I recommend for you vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch is custom-fit for your 2014 Volkswagen and will install to the frame of your Passat with using existing holes. No frame drilling will be required with this Draw-Tite hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch has a 200 lbs tongue rating and has the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you are looking for a hitch accessory, like...
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volkswagen Passat
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 24880 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Volkswagen Passat so it would be a great choice. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Volkswagen Passat
    Yes, the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24880 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Volkswagen Passat so it would work well for you. I attached installation instructions plus an install video for you to check out. If you were looking for a hitch mounted bike rack I would recommend the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670. This is a very popular bike rack with our customers because of how well it works and how well it is priced. Check out the review video I attached for this...
    view full answer...


< Previous



Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality trailer hitch for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate trailer hitch information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Employee Joe V
Test Fit:
Joe V
Employee Nicholas E
Test Fit:
Nicholas E
Employee David F
Test Fit:
David F
Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Jeffrey L
Expert Research:
Jeffrey L
Employee Andrew K
Video by:
Andrew K
Employee Joshua S
Video by:
Joshua S
Employee Jacob T
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Employee Dustin K
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Employee Chris R
Video Edited:
Chris R
Employee Laura H
Updated by:
Laura H
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Alexander C
Updated by:
Alexander C
Employee Amanda M
Updated by:
Amanda M
Employee Jenny M
Updated by:
Jenny M
Employee Isabelle B
Updated by:
Isabelle B

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.