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Old August 30th, 2017, 20:40   #1
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which hitch should I consider for my 05 sedan, need to pull a small flat bed 5x7 for furniture and where's the best place to get one
I see a CURT with wings flared up on the ends, a Draw-Tite which looks like it bolts to the bumper and another that srewed thru the spare tire well

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Old August 31st, 2017, 05:54   #2
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Best hitch to get altogether is a Bosal hitch. Bolts right into the frame rails.

http://www.idparts.com/bosal-swan-ne...55-p-5909.html
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I have a hidden hitch on mine - use it to pull a small utility trailer, has been fine hauling 1000lb of old shingles to the dump.

Ugly looking from the back, but serves the purpose.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 05:58   #4
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Best hitch to get altogether is a Bosal hitch. Bolts right into the frame rails.
http://www.idparts.com/bosal-swan-ne...55-p-5909.html
Does that fit a wagon as well as sedan?

Nice looking hitch.
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Best hitch to get altogether is a Bosal hitch. Bolts right into the frame rails.
http://www.idparts.com/bosal-swan-ne...55-p-5909.html
didn't see this one, nice concept
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Old September 1st, 2017, 06:39   #6
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Been looking at this one for years. Brother has one on his mk6. But I also just bought a touareg with a hitch.
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Old September 4th, 2017, 06:59   #7
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I have a Draw-Tite hitch. Does the job well, installation was a bit difficult to drill through the bumper support. That's one though aliminium alloy. Otherwise it was ok. Would buy one again if needed.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 19:10   #8
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According to ID Parts, it does fit the wagon.....
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Old September 6th, 2017, 20:27   #9
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I went with a Curt
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Old September 12th, 2017, 14:23   #10
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I am still using my Polish version of the Bosal. It is awesome strong and installs very well hidden - and costs less than the American hitches.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=464529
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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:36   #11
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I am still using my Polish version of the Bosal. It is awesome strong and installs very well hidden - and costs less than the American hitches.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=464529
Did you have to ship it from Europe? Are there different ball sizes available?
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Old September 15th, 2017, 14:34   #12
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Yes I shipped it from Poland. Only cost about $60cdn for surface shipping (and this thing is HEAVY!). Total cost including shipping was about $200cdn.

As far as I know there were not different ball sizes but you could ask the seller. Auto Hak makes TONS of different hitches.
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Europe only had one ball size, here we have at least 3. Most common are 1-7/8" and 2". If yours is a 2" ball then the smaller one will not fit.
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