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Cutout Dimensions for Draw-Tite and EcoHitch for 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

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I have a 2019 Volkswagen Golf R and I'm wanting to install a hitch on this to use an old bike rack I have with a 1-1/4" shank. I noticed that the Draw-Tite and EcoHitch both require some trimming of the fascia. How much does each one require that I cut?

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As you mentioned, there are several hitches available with 1-1/4" receivers for your 2019 Volkswagen Golf R- the Draw-Tite # 24975 and the EcoHitch # 306-X7332. I've listed the dimensions of the cutouts below, but the Draw-Tite cutout is going to be slightly smaller than the cutout required to install the EcoHitch.

Cutout sizes:

2-1/2’’ tall by 3-1/2” wide- Draw-Tite # 24975

3-1/4” wide x 3” tall - EcoHitch # 306-X7332

There is also a 2" EcoHitch # 306-X7333 available for the 2019 VW Golf R that requires a 4-1/4” wide x 3” tall cutout.

If you are interested in upgrading your current bike rack, the Thule Doubletrack Pro XT # TH92BJ is a great option that provides the easy loading ability of a platform rack at a great price point. The Doubletrack can be used in either 1-1/4" or 2" hitch receivers and comes with both locks for the bikes and the rack for added security.

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