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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from EcoHitch. EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number 306-X7309 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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EcoHitch Trailer Hitch - 306-X7309

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • EcoHitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Hidden cross tube provides a clean, from-the-factory look
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
  • Sturdy, lightweight alloy construction
    • Alloy is made of recycled materials and combines aluminum, steel, and stainless steel
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 towing safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Hidden Cross Tube for a Clean, Factory Look

The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. The hitch's cross tube bolts onto your vehicle's frame, behind your rear bumper. No drilling or welding is required. Once the hitch is installed, only the receiver will be visible beneath your bumper. This means that your vehicle can maintain its stylish, from-the-factory look, and you won't have to do any major modifications to its body or frame.


Eco-Friendly Material

With a combination of aerospace-grade aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, each EcoHitch is made of a strong metal alloy that will withstand the test of time. The lightweight alloy is composed of recycled materials. Traditional steel hitch manufacturing can use coal or oil, which can contribute to harmful gas emissions. The EcoHitch's recycled materials limit the carbon footprint during manufacturing, so you get a sturdy trailer hitch while also helping the environment.


Rigorous Strength Testing Ensures Durability

This EcoHitch trailer hitch is tested for durability and sturdiness. Using Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA), individual points of stress on the hitch can be detected and remedied. Designers can accurately test the hitch to ensure that it will meet or exceed SAE J684 standards. The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is carefully researched and strength tested for a durable, high-quality hitch that can resist damage while on the road.


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.



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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 306-X7309

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (35 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.

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Shipping was lightning quick and item arrived in top shape. Video instructions were a big help and I managed to fit it on my 2015 GTI in about 2.5 hours. The hardest part is unclipping the rear fascia without breaking anything. Patience and careful study of the clips' layout is the way to go. A butter knife was my trustworthy tool for that part. Other than that the hitch itself is sturdy and well built.


Comments
Worked great with our 1-Up rack. Secure and stable connection. Helpful customer service.
-- comment by: Robert A - 07/17/2022


by:

I had high expectations with regard to customer service at etrailer.com. I ordered the ecohitch hidden hitch 2in receiver. The initial product came damaged with no hardware and missing the stability straps. I called etrailer, they apologized and said they would ship me a new one after I went back the damaged one.
The second one came and had minor damage (paint on the receiver needed touched up) but all the hardware appeared to be included so I decided to keep the product. I followed the directions on the online video which I think is excellent. Etrailer did a great job in breaking down exactly how to install this product on my VW GTI.
Where things really went south with this project was when it came to installing the side straps. Etrailer sent 2 straps but they were identical instead of mirror images. That meant I could only install one strap. Unfortunately for me, the entire rear of my car was all taken apart. I called etrailer and they struggled to understand the issue. They raised my concern to a manager who told me they’d expedite the product to me. I had to explain that that was all well and good but that my car is in pieces and I can’t complete the project until I have the piece.
Anyway, I put the car back together with the pieces installed that I had and waited for etrailer to send me the missing piece. Weeks went by with no word when I finally started calling them. I left messages and emails with no response. I called the general customer service line and repeatedly told the story to the new person on the other end. And while they listened politely, nobody seemed able to help, telling me that they are a third party supplier. I estimate that I called 8-10 times with an average call time of 30 minutes to finally get my part.
I was told over the course of these calls that because of my inconvenience, etrailer would “do right by me” and give me a discount on a future product if I order again with them. The whole process took approximately 4 months. When I called to order a bike rack for my now completed trailer hitch, I was told that a 5% discount was the best they could do. A 5% discount on a $400 bike rack seemed extremely flimsy considering the fact that I couldn’t get anyone at etrailer to do their job. I politely told the representative to get bent. I went and bought a bike rack from Walmart for $100 and I love it!
Even though the trailer hitch is satisfactory at this point, I am done with Etrailer.




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2015 Volkswagen Golf

This hitch went on a 2015 VW Golf TDI. I paid to have it installed due to having to remove the rear bumper cover. Bolted on easily and looks great. I use it for a bicycle rack. This is probably the best hitch for this vehicle. Went with the 2 in receiver for better strength and durability. I highly recommend this hitch for anyone in a small car/SUV that wants the ability to add a bicycle rack or luggage carrier rack.




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etrailer has always been so awesome - their shipping is fast and their videos (which I used for this install) are amazing. This is the first order that was damaged upon shipment. The hitch and it's parts were pretty beat up, and the receiver was so badly bent that only 3 of 7 bolts aligned to the GTI. I was able to get everything aligned only by using a 3 ton hydraulic jack. So in the end, it worked.

I reiterate that I am extremely grateful to etrailer for their helpful videos and will continue to purchase from them.


Comments
I apologize for the trouble you went through installing this hitch receiver. Hitch receiver brackets are designed to flex so they can sometimes get knocked out of alignment. Here is more about flex in this help article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/06/2021


by:

Installed this hitch on 2015 VW Golf. The installation was straight forward with the video posted on the etrailer site on the product page. The fit was perfect and has worked great for trailering small boats. I highly recommend this ecohitch product. This was the first time I used an ecohitch product, as they were the only company offering a 2” hitch receiver for this generation of Golf.




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2017 Volkswagen Golf

I was able to install the hitch on my GTI in about 2 hours, working independently with Jack stands (no lift). The instructions provided with the lift are garbage but the video etrailer has [on-line] is, as always, perfect. Crystal clear instruction, good identification of which tools you need and when. I know this hitch is rated as one of the more difficult to install, but I really wouldn't consider that to be the case, getting the rear fender off takes a bit of work but installing the hitch itself is actually very easy. One thing to note though, if you don't have one, you should borrow a torque wrench from an autoparts store, the critical 3/8 and 1/2" bolts require some pretty heavy torque, much more than I had initially thought to be enough before getting my wrench.

Also, when I ordered this part, I received an email saying that it was on backorder and the part wouldn't ship for 2-3 weeks, I was pretty disappointed to hear that. Then, the next day I got an email that my item shipped, I was pretty confused but checked the shipping weight of my item and it was clearly the hitch, so somehow they pulled some magic and got the hitch to me about 3 weeks earlier than originally planned.




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Volkswagen GTI

Got this for my '16 GTI. Friend told me to get the 2" receiver size to have more options as I was getting this for a bike rack.
Instructions (both the video on etrailer's site and the ones that came with the receiver) were super easy to follow and made the install a breeze. A second pair of hands definitely would have helped out, but can be done by one person. Great part is technically you don't have to jack up the vehicle to install, or have to do anything with the exhaust/interferes with the exhaust.
So far have used it several times, checked the bolts a couple days after install, and everything is working great!




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2016 Audi A3

Never seen a company with so many polite employees! But the lack of knowledge and commonsense is so over the top. Albert Einstein used to say don't argue with stupid They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. This company kicked my ass.




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Volkswagen

Attention Etrailer.com You were unable to confirm that this hitch would fit an E-GOLF. IT FITS PERFECTLY WITHOUT ANY MODIFICATION so add a 2016 VW E-GOLF to the compatibility list. We wanted a 2" receiver hitch to broaden the type of attachments that we could use and this was the only one we could find to avoid custom fabrication. It is very robust and strong. We love it.




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2015 Volkswagen Golf

The product itself is fantastic! etrailer was the only place I could find a 2" hitch for my vehicle. The installation was not easy though. Luckily, I have a lift and an extensive tool shop at my disposal. Taking the bumper off was a pain. A lot of the bumper is put on with press fit type fittings so it really was not meant to come off. I broke on plastic piece on my car while trying to get those tabs out. You also have to remove the tail light assemblies and the steel impact bar that is under the plastic bumper. There were a couple screws way up in the wheel well and other places that were quite hard to get to, but we managed. Once all that was done, that actual installation of the hitch was not hard. The prep work and getting the bumper off was the worst part. We had to cut the fascia piece a little so it would fit around the hitch. In the end, stoked about this hitch! I plan on mainly using it for a bike rack but occasionally pulling a small trailer.




by:
Volkswagen

High ground clearance for my Volkswagen. It never scrapes and I can use my 2 inch receiver bike rack with no issues. Instructions were clear.




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Although it can be tricky to get the right one for your model of car, it works great with the bike rack I have.




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Volkswagen GTI

Really like my hidden hitch. Has been reliable. Installed on my VW gti and most issues were related to the install rather than the product. The bumper was a pain to cut. If I remember correctly I used sewing thread to hacksaw the bumper. The styrofoam impact insert would no longer fit. I did go to an automotive store and purchase higher quality hardware than what came with the kit. My biggest regret was not installing a trailer wiring harness at the same time. Currently using the hitch for a bike rack but there may be a trailer in it's future.




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2016 Volkswagen Golf

The hitch was exactly what I was looking for since it is truly hidden except for the receiver. Shipping was super fast. Install was straight forward except the holes didn't quite line up with threaded holes in the body, most likely because the steel pulled when the hitch was welded. I had to use a lot of force with a line-up bar to get all the bolts started. The 1/2-13 nuts for the side braces were missing from the hardware kit so I had to go to the hardware store, otherwise I would have given it a 5 star review.




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Awesome hitch. It’s little more difficult to install since you have to remove the rear bumper cover, but this this is solid and I would never go a different direction.




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This is the 2" hitch receiver I got for an eBike rack. I had a guy do the mounting (he did an excellent job), so I cannot comment on that part. But the receiver itself is totally solid and works great with my bike rack. I like the 2" for these heavier bikes - very secure system.




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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Well, I haven’t actually used the hitch yet, but installed it and mounted my bike rack, and backed out of our driveway which drags the front of our standard (non-GTI) Golf if you take the wrong angle, but cleared the hitch by about 6”. Anyway, delivery was quick, packaging was OK (one tear in the carton, no product damage), loose parts were well bagged and secured. Installation was tedious but not hard. Video was generally good, certainly more detailed than the written instructions. I took advantage of a helper for the final removal of the plastic bumper cover but the rest was a one-person job. A few comments, at least on our model year 2015 Golf: the lower valence screws with T15 heads are plastic. One of mine was stripped (both head and threads) before I removed it, presumably at the factory. I was able to get it out with pliers, and replaced it with a steel M4 or M5 screw. The T25 head screws near the seam between the fender and the rear bumper cover were very difficult to reach. Blame VW not the hitch manufacturer. Jacking up the car to increase the clearance between the tire and fender helped a lot. Double jointed hands and X Ray vision would help more. There is much less slack on the twilight harness on the driver side (at least our car) so I could only remove the plug reaching through the access hole in the trunk liner. Note that these access holes aren’t necessarily open unless someone has replaced a bulb or removed the light before, so I had to slit the perforated seam with a utility knife. Finally, the hitch wasn’t quite centered despite encouraging it with a hammer, maybe 3/16” off, so I measured my own cut lines for the notch in the valence. The printed instructions aren’t really clear on where the 6” dimension starts ... the edge of actual hole in the valence, or the edge of the recess around the hole ... and the video refers to the instructions. With the non GTI valence, at least on my car, the extra notches on the sides of the hitch clearance notch weren’t really needed. If you don’t cut them and the valence fits, the edge trim will look much better. Anyway, looking forward to using it with our 1Up rack and getting 40 mpg on long MTB road trips, where we don’t need to take more than 2 bikes or go off pavement, instead of using our truck and getting 20 mpg. Plus the Go,f is more fun!




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2016 Volkswagen GTI

I just installed the EcoHitch 2" receiver on my 2016 Volkswagen GTI. This is the fourth trailer hitch I have installed, and it was by far the most time consuming. The reason for the longer install time is that the hitch is installed behind the bumper cover, rather than below it. I selected this hitch because I like how concealed it is, as well as it being the only 2" receiver available for my car.

The fit and finish of the hitch is excellent. The powder coating and decals look nicer than the Curt, Pro Series, and DrawTite hitches I have used in the past. (The EcoHitch cost twice as much as those other brands would have, so I would expect it to look nicer.)

The installation difficulty rating provided by eTrailer is 10 out of 10. Relative to other hitches I have installed, I think this is accurate. Don't let the difficulty rating intimidate you, though. If you follow the instructions and take your time, you'll be fine. The provided instructions are good, and there are several installation videos available online.

One thing that the included instructions fail to mention is the wiring that runs to the license plate light. You will need to either disconnect the wire completely (low on passenger side) or unclip the wire from the bumper cover in a few different places in order to move the bumper cover out of the way. Also, the instructions tell you to DISCARD the foam that is originally between the impact bar and bumper cover. I ignored this and put it back in. I got the whole thing back together and couldn't get the bottom screw holes to line up. I also couldn't figure out why the panel gaps looked bigger than before. I realized that the foam needed to come out, so I had to take everything apart a second time. Once I got it back together, everything looked great.




by:
Chevrolet Colorado

worked great, towed a 1,800lb uhaul from Oregon to Colorado non stop.
I would recommend getting the trailer light wire kit when you order this.




by:

Good product. Everything fit. No missing parts. Installing it is not easy, but a video was very helpful. I will use it for carrying bikes.




by: 03/10/2021
2016 Volkswagen GTI

This hitch fits beautifully on my VW GTI 2016. It is discreet when I take off the bike rack and doesn't ruin the aesthetics of the car. Great hitch, working great after one year of near daily use. I had it installed at a dealer and though they had to take the bumper off and cut the fascia, they did a good job and the hitch is discreet but functional.




by:

This item goes on EXACTLY how the video shows. It took me a little more than 2 hrs. Because I needed to make sure everything fit back together correctly. The receiver looks great.




by:

There need to be better pictures and instructions on how to install the (2) support straps.




by:
2017 Volkswagen Golf

Even though it is only used for bike racks, the paint and finish has held up really well and I am still really happy with my purchase and have recommended these to my friends looking for a hitch.




by:
2015 Volkswagen Golf

Installed on my 2015 Golf TDI And used for MTB. Great product.



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    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7309 is the best option for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI and what I recommend using. It has the larger 2" receiver tube opening and is the only option for this size. It features a bolt-on install with no drilling required.
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    We have exactly what you're looking for with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7309! This has a 2" receiver and is compatible with your GTI model. I am attaching an installation video and some pictures of this trailer hitch on a 2017 GTI that you can check out.
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  • Fit of EcoHitch # 306-X7309 on 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    The EcoHitch # 306-X7309 receiver hitch you mentioned is a fit for the 2017 VW Golf GTI, as long as it's not an R model, as confirmed by EcoHitch. If your vehicle is an R model, you'd want to use # 306-X7332. The hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 300 lbs, so you'll want to ensure the weight of your bike rack plus the bikes carried upon it is less than 300 lbs. If you click the provided link, you can see the # 306-X7309 hitch being installed on a 2017 Golf.
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  • Hidden EcoHitch For 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    I do have an option for you but the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7375 only fits 2018-2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7309 which is a fit for the 2017 Volkswagen GTI. Since the EchoHitch design installs behind the rear bumper the cross tube is hidden for a nice concealed look. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Trailer Hitch Ground Clearance for 2016 VW Golf GTI
    Both the EcoHitch # 306-X7310 and the Draw-Tite # 24925 are great options for a trailer hitch for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The EcoHitch features 13 inches of ground clearance measured from the bottom of the receiver to the ground. I don't have an exact measurement for the Draw-Tite hitch, but the Draw-Tite seems to sit a bit lower from the frame. Even if the Draw-Tite hitch did provide more clearance, I wouldn't recommend it because it has a weld tab towards the rear that prohibits...
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11412 which is a fit for a 2017 Volkswagen Golf can only carry two bikes due to the class I rating which is a standard for all class I trailer hitches. The only option to carry more than two bikes is with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7309. The weight of the bike rack and four bikes cannot exceed 300 lbs so you should be fine. I'm sure it's more than you are looking to spend but it's the only option for more than two bikes...
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  • Hitch that Fits 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    We have hitches that fit your 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI like the Curt # C11000 which is a really great option but I checked with EcoHitch and they do not have any hitch fits for your vehicle at this time.
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    I do have some trailer hitches that are hidden for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI but # 24949 will not fit. I recommend going with Draw-Tite hitch # 24925 or EcoHitch # 306-X7310. Once either of these hitches is installed only the receiver will be visible. These are both 1-1/4 inch Class I trailer hitches. If you want a 2 inch hitch then I recommend # 306-X7309. 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...
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    Although we didn't have a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11412 that you currently own on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, I can say that we installed the EcoHitch # 306-X7310 that has a 1-1/4" receiver and found that from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver it measures 12". This should provide some extra clearance but you can verify exactly how much by taking this same measurement and comparing it to your current Curt receiver location. Even if the Draw-Tite # 24925...
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  • Correct EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring For a 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    The 1-1/4" EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7310 fits all trims levels for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf except the R. It will fit your Golf TSI Highline. It is also available with a 2" Receiver # 306-X7309 that will fit with a larger variety of hitch mounted accessories. I recommend installing the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118646 when you install the receiver. This will give you a 4-way flat connector that is needed for towing most small trailers and can be used...
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  • Will EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2016 VW Golf GTI?
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7309 will fit your 2016 VW GTI. This 2" hitch is a fit for all models of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf with the exception of R models. To add a 4-way to your '16 GTI the correct wiring harness is # 119250KIT. If you are going to be towing, I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which may fulfill your towing needs in one tidy package; two ball mounts - one with a 3/4” rise or 2” drop and the other with a 2-3/4” rise or 4” drop - a 1-7/8” hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver And 4-Way Trailer Wiring For 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    I would be happy to recommend a trailer hitch receiver and all of the required components to tow a small trailer with your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Starting with the trailer hitch receiver I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7309 due having a 2" trailer hitch receiver which will give you more options for accessories should you decide to use your hitch to carry a cargo carrier or bike rack in the future. The # 306-X7309 is rated for 200lb maximum tongue weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Carrying Bike Racks on 2015 VW Golf TDI
    The Draw-Tite # 24825 you'd looked at isn't a fit for your vehicle, but we do have options that would fit. If you don't mind if the hitch is partially visible, I'd recommend the Curt Class I hitch, part # C11412. If you'd prefer a hitch that's more concealed that only have the receiver opening and the safety chain loops visible once the hitch is installed, the EcoHitch # 306-X7309 is what I'd recommend. Both hitches are a confirmed fit. Curt estimates that it would take a professional...
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  • Ball Mount to Use with EcoHitch for 2016 Volkswagen Golf and Uhaul Trailer
    When we installed the EcoHitch part # 306-X7309 on a similar Volkswagen Golf as your 2016 model we found that from the top of the hitch to the ground measured 11 inches. So based on the dimension that UHaul lists and how they measure you'd want a rise of about 6 inches like with Curt part # C45100 and then for a 2 inch hitch ball # 63845.
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Convertible
    While you can carry a trio of bikes on your 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf convertible, there is no way to use a trunk-mounted bike rack on the vehicle, so to carry three bikes you will need to add a trailer hitch receiver and 3-bike rack. For the hitch receiver, there are two options from EcoHitch, with the only difference being the receiver size; one with a 1-1/4" receiver # 306-X7310, or my recommended option, the 2" receiver EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7309. The EcoHitch...
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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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  • Will Curt Powered Tail Light Converter Fit 2016 Volkswagen GTI SE
    Yes, the Curt Powered Tail Light Converter # C59236 will work for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE. If you check out the attached installation video you can see us install it on a 2017 GTI. If you don't already have a trailer hitch then I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7309 because it is the only option available that has both a hidden crosstube (for better ground clearance and looks) as well as a 2" receiver which makes it compatible with a wider variety...
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  • Trailer Hitch For A 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7309 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Volkswagen Golf. The EcoHitch weighs 32 pounds. The trailer hitch has an easy, bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required. It has a black powder coat finish which offers a superior rust protection. The hitch also has a concealed cross tube which will still give you a clean factory look. The trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight up to 2,000 pounds and has a maximum tongue weight...
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  • Availability of Completely Concealed Receiver Hitch for 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Although we do have hitch fits for your vehicle, the EcoHitch Stealth 2 inch receiver you referred to, part # 306-X7375 is not a fit for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI. According to EcoHitch, it's only a fit for 2018-2021 models, and unfortunately, they don't offer a stealth-style hitch for the 2017 GTI at this time. For your 2017, EcoHitch recommends the # 306-X7309 which features a concealed crossbar but would leave the receiver tube and safety chain hooks visible. If you want a fully...
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  • 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver And Wiring Harnesses Needed For a 2015 Volkswagen Golf
    I see the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7332 that you looked at is for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf Type R. For the Type R or GTI you will need the Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Installation Kit # 119190KIT. This harness will give you a 4-way flat wiring connector. If you do not have the Type R then the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7309 is the receiver that fits the base Golf and GTI versions. And the T-One Vehicle...
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  • Hitch Solution for 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI that Can Do Ball Mount Rise of 9 inches
    I really wish there was a good solution for your problem but with Class I hitches like what you have there isn't a way to use a taller rise ball mount. The added length and leverage of the taller ball mount just is too much stress on the lower capacity hitch. Aside from going to a 2 inch hitch I really don't have a solution I can provide.
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  • How To Carry 5 Bikes On a 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    You are definitely on the right track to carrying 5 bikes on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I recommend to use the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7309 which is a concealed 2" hitch for the Golf GTI. You can then use any 2" hitch compatible bike rack that you'd like but you will need to stay under 300 lbs which is factoring the weight of the rack itself and the bikes. I recommend to carry 3 bikes on the hitch and 2 bikes on the roof. For the rack, I recommend the SportRack...
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