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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"

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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 24979 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24979

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • 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. Technical Support

At 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.

24979 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

Installation Details 24979 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24979

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 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.


Product as described, and install was straight forward. etrailer installation videos are a huge help. This is my fourth hitch and I’ll come back every time.

Volkswagen GTI

Great value, great fit. Easy install on mk7.5 gti. No bumper trim necessary for my2018 gti.


I went to this type of hitch because my Curt hitch had too little ground clearance on my VW GTi. Once the body panels were removed installation was easy and the hitch is really solid. It attaches to the car only at the ends of the hitch bar, unlike others whick also triangulate back to other mounting points. Still it seems to resist rocking better than others that I’ve tried. Working with the body panels was a major PITA and added a lot to the installation time. Still, it’s partly hidden and very steady on the road, even with two bikes in the rack. The price is good and etrailer service is great as usual. Highly recommended!

Lots of miles with no problems.
Steve B - 10/29/2021


Install wasn’t bad. I installed it on my GTI. It looks super clean… can barely notice it. The GTI had poor options for bike racks. The hitch allowed me to get a great bike rack and protect my bikes. It all works great.

2018 Volkswagen GTI

This was installed on my 2018 GTI. The installation requires you to (1) remove the tail lights (easy), (2) remove the rear bumper (challenging, you will need a T15 and T25 screw driver, plus a T25 socket on a 3/8 drive ratchet -- note that removing the rear wheels will make accessing the torx retainers much easier) and (3) remove rear impact bar (easy, 13mm socket). Finally, the valence will need to be cut (approx. 2" by 2" hole, use a dremel, razor blade, or tin snips). The hitch sits high and looks good. My valence cut wasn't very good, so I have some vinyl wrap covering my flaws until I can 3d print something a little nicer. All-in-all, a great hitch.


One year later...

I use this hitch
about every other week for pulling my 4x8 trailer. It works great and is holding up fantastically. There is very little rust on the tube. I am still a fan. The best part is you can't even tell I have a hitch unless you really look.

Two years later and all is well. I use the hitch to tow a small trailer quite a bit and it has never let me down. There is a slight rust in the actual receiver tube, but that is to be expected. The rest of the finish is perfect. I wouldnt hesitate to pick up this hitch if you need something for your MK7.5 GTI
James B - 04/30/2021


Trailer hitch and bike rack fit perfect, installed easily and work well. Very satisfied


Nice hidden hitch.
Only 1 hour to install.
Looks great.

2019 Volkswagen GTI




Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 24979 Fit 2019 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    The Draw Tite part # 24979 does fit the 2019 Volkswagen Golf TSI like you have. No drilling is required but some trimming of the lower fascia is required. I attached a picture that shows what would need to be trimmed as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2020 VW Golf GTI
    For your 2020 VW Golf GTI, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, # 24979. This hitch is a confirmed fit for the GTI model, and is a concealed design which hides the hitch crossbar behind the rear bumper for a much better appearance that what you'd have with a fully exposed hitch.. The # 24975 you'd looked at is a fit for R models, and wouldn't be compatible with your GTI. I've linked you to an installation video for the hitch I recommended.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    For the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI the Draw Tite hitch part # 24925 would be the hitch you'd want. The hitch you mentioned does not fit the year you have.
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  • Recommended Hitch Fit for 2020 VW Golf Atutobahn
    We have recently confirmed with Curt Manufacturing that their # C11412 is a fit for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn model. Draw-Tite couldn't confirm the fit of the # 24979 on the Autobahn model, but the Curt model will work perfectly for you. If you click the provided link, you can see an installation video for the hitch.
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  • Is Trimming Required On The Draw-Tite Hitch For a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    The installation of the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24979 on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI does require trimming 1" off of the bumper beam mounting plates. I have attached a photo of the what that looks like. There is also a 3.75" x 4.0" square that needs to be trimmed into the fascia for the hitch receiver to stick through because it is a nice discreet concealed cross tube design. There is an option for a hitch that does not require trimming with Curt Trailer Hitch...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite 24979 Fit a 2021 VW Golf GTI
    You could use either the Draw-Tite # 24979 or the Curt # C11412 on your 2021 VW Golf GTI, as both have been confirmed as a fit. The biggest benefit of using the Draw-Tite # 24979 is going to be the better ground clearance since all that is exposed below the vehicle is the receiver; the Curt # C11412 has an exposed crosstube that will sit below the bottom of the vehicle slightly and can scrape if you have a steep driveway or speedbumps in your neighborhood. Both of these hitches have a 1-1/4"...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Volkswagen Golf Highline
    I do have a trailer hitch for you however the Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24979 is designed to fit GTI models of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. Since you have a Highline model you need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412 instead. Attached is an installation video and a picture of this installed on a 2016 Golf that you can reference. This trailer hitch also fits the GTI model which is what the 2016 is but it will install the same way on your regular Golf. Please note if you are using this for...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack For 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Carry Orbea Orca Bike
    The only hitch available or the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI that has a concealed cross tube is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24979 that only part of the hitch that is visible once installed is the receiver tube. I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA12B to carry the Orbea Orca and standard mountain bike. I did some research on the Orca and it looks like the monocoque frame is carbon fiber. The Kuat NV holds the bikes by their wheels instead...
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  • Lower Priced Trailer Hitch for 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    For your 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 24979 as a confirmed fit that would work great and cost considerably less than the EcoHitch you mentioned.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Yes we do have a hitch that fits your 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI with the Draw Tite hitch part # 24979 for a mostly hidden 1-1/4 inch hitch or the part # 306-X7375 for a totally hidden 2 inch hitch. I attached install video links for both hitches for you to check out as well.
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  • Draw Tite Trailer Hitch that Fits 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 24979 that you referenced does fit the GTI models of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf as we have confirmed this with the manufacturer. This would do a great job carrying a bike rack like our very popular Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z.
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  • Can Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack be Used with 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    As long as you have a trailer hitch installed on your 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI like the Draw Tite part # 24979 you can install and use the Kuat Transfer V2 bike rack part # KU74FR and then for a hitch lock you'd want the part # HLT.
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  • Availability of 2" Hitch Receiver for a Bike Rack on a 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Although EcoHitch hasn't confirmed it yet (as of April 2020), you should be able to use the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7375 on your 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This has the same installation as the Draw-Tite # 24979 which fits both a 2019 and a 2020 GTI so by the same token the EcoHitch will fit as well. This is the only 2" receiver available for your GTI but it also has the advantage of a removable receiver so that you won't even know it's installed then you aren't using...
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  • Does Adding Trailer Hitch Receiver to 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Void Vehicle Warranty
    The short answer is no, adding a trailer hitch receiver to your 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI will not void your warranty because you are protected by what is called the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. This act says if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever you have added to your vehicle or its installation actually caused the problem in question. The trailer hitch receivers that fit your 2019 VW Tiguan...
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  • Is Trimming Required on the Draw-Tite Hitch for 2018 Golf GTI Autobahn
    I checked the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite Sport Frame Hitch Receiver # 24979 and there will be some minor trimming of the fascia required during the installation. It also notes that you'll have to disconnect the backup sensors during the installation, but it won't interfere with it functioning once the hitch is installed. We haven't completed an installation of the Draw-Tite # 24979 hitch on a 2018 GTI, but we have installed the EcoHitch # 306-X7375 and the installation processes...
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  • Is Trimming Needed to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Only the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24979 requires any trimming of your 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, which leaves you a couple of options for hitches that require no trimming at all. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412 (1-1/4" receiver), along with the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7375 (2" receiver) and # 306-X7376 (1-1/4" receiver) can be installed without any trimming needed. The best option for your '19 VW Golf GTI is the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 VW Golf GTI Autobahn with Parking Assistance
    I have a good solution but the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7332 is not a fit for your 2018 VW Golf GTI Autobahn. That is specifically for the R model of the Golf. Instead use the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7375. This hitch is designed for your vehicle and offers the removable receiver tube so you can have a very nice clean look if you choose to when the hitch is not in use. As far as the parking assist there have been no reports of the hitch...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Yes, the Draw-Tite # 24979 is a confirmed fit on your 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI and it will do a good job for you to carry a bike rack. For installation you would likely want to use either an autobody or mechanic's shop, or preferably an RV dealer with a service department since they're also well versed in this type of process- but really anywhere can do this. If you're in need of a bike rack recommendation as well, the Thule Camber # TH9058 will provide you with a solution to carry 2 bikes...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for Bike Rack on 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    We have several hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The best hitch will depend on your bike rack. If you need a 2" receiver then the only option would be the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7375. Otherwise, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24979. The Draw-Tite is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. It has a concealed cross tube so only the receiver will be visible from the back. It also has a 200 lb tongue...
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  • What is the Height From Ground to the Top of Drawbar on 2018 VW Golf GTI?
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24979 will have a height of approximately 13" to the inside top of the receiver tube on your 2018 VW Golf GTI. The center of the bolt hole will sit approximately 4" from the outermost point of the rear bumper. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118787 is only confirmed to fit the Golf R Models. For your GTI you will need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56405 for a 4-way flat connector. The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch...
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