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Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon To Haul Yuba Mundo Heavy Electric Bike

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Im trying to bring my heavy electric cargo bike with me. I did a lot of research last year and ended up learning that the only rack that will carry my Yuba Mundo I think 50 pounds but may be a tad more requires a hitch and nobody would put one on a Jetta. U-Haul said its not possible I called a bunch of local places and they said the Jetta cant take a hitch. Ive been so bummed and see lots of other small cars with hitches and dont understand. This morning I was searching for a standard bike rack to go on the back to carry a different standard mountain bike and clicked on your site. Hilariously the bike rack that searched up wasnt for a wagon but rather a sedan but what did came up was the hitch you sell specifically for 2004 Jetta. I can see that it has unusual attach points and it seems completely legit that it will work. Is this common that a whole collection of experts told me its not doable and now I could just buy one online??!! Before I get too excited Im going to find the bike rack again and start to add up the weight. The rack is a tray that mounts on the Hitch and can carry this longer bike at a slight angle so its not wider than the car. Maybe the issue is that I have to use a trailer with wheels as opposed to a tray. Super appreciate your insight thank you so much.

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The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11083 for your 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon is a Class I receiver. This will limit the amount of accessories that are available and capable of working for your Jetta. Drilling is also required for the installation of this hitch.

The Rola Convoy 1 Bike Platform Rack # 59307 is one of our class I racks and it will max out at 50lbs of capacity. I did see that the Yuba Mundo is over 83" long and that would definitely cause concern for sticking out past the vehicle.

Our Detail K2 Mighty Multi A-Frame Utility Trailer # K2MMT5X7 would allow for you to carry the bike on a trailer. This would also allow for you to use it for several other purposes as it only weighs 451lbs.

I recommend the Tekonsha ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119250KIT as this universal harness will not require you to splice into your taillight wiring and will put no strain on the factory wiring. This will give you a 4-way flat trailer connection for towing the trailer.

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