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Ball Mount to Use with EcoHitch for 2016 Volkswagen Golf and Uhaul Trailer


I have a 2016 Golf GTI that I am installing the EcoHitch x7309 on and Im not sure which ball mount to get for a 5x8 U-Haul trailer I plan to tow. On the U-Haul website, they state The optimal ball height for towing U-Haul trailers is 18½ to 18¾ inches. This is measured from the ground to the middle of the hitch ball, prior to connecting the trailer. Ive seen values for the height from the ground to the top of the inside of the hitch receiver of 11-12inch and recommended coupler heights of U-Haul trailers of 17-18. What size riser would be best for my setup? Im not sure if a 6inch or 7inch rise would be best or something in the middle. What is the height on average from the ball mount to the center of the ball? I plan to get a 2inch ball.


Expert Reply:

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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