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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old April 16th, 2019, 08:56   #1
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Default trailer hitch install -2015 Golf Hatchback?

Who's installed a trailer hitch on a 2015 Golf TDI?
Doing some preliminary research, it looks like you can get hitches for non -R models, and R models...
I ASSume that the TDI would just use the non-R model, they don't differentiate between gas and diesel.
Any drilling required?
How was the wiring hookup?
I have a lot of tools, so I am thinking about doing it myself...
Amazon has this Curt 11412 hitch, but it doesn't say compatible with TDI on Amazon's checker...
https://www.amazon.ca/CURT-11412-Cla...olkswagen+Golf
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Old April 16th, 2019, 10:04   #2
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Go back to the Amazon page and click on the "Trim" button...
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Old April 16th, 2019, 10:38   #3
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Amazon was the best price by far, 3 Things I had done,1 put a plate at the back of the receiver so water doesnt get in. Get a 1/2" grommet and cut it in two, then glue each half over the pin hole to keep moisture out of that area.and underneath, drill a 3/8" hole near where the end of the drawbar will reach into the receiver. You then weld a 3/8" nut over the hole. Then get a stainless bolt for it. (wont rust). when you install the drawbar, you can tighten the bolt up into the base of the drawbar. it stops that clunking noise.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 10:55   #4
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Amazon was the best price by far...
Maybe up there in Canada, but idparts has the Same Hitch for a lot less down here.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 11:07   #5
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Maybe up there in Canada, but idparts has the Same Hitch for a lot less down here.
$149USD = $198cdn pesos

exchange rate is $1US=$1.33cdn...

plus free 2 day shipping....
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Old April 16th, 2019, 12:27   #6
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Whoa! I didn't realize that the exchange rate was that bad.

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exchange rate is $1US=$1.33cdn...
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Old April 17th, 2019, 09:31   #8
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thanks all,

I've decided to get the Curt Hitch from Amazon... for me in Canada, can't beat the price.. looks to be a simple install...

next onto research for the wiring ... what did you guys use?

Likely use will be for a 4x6 utility trailer to take stuff to the dump or bring project supplies home from the lumberyard.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 14:04   #9
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I inquired at a hitch installing garage & they refused to install one because of the trailer weight limit on my 2015 Golf TGI S (liability concerns).
I own a pontoon boat and need a hitch to move the boat 3 blocks. The hitch company told me that the potential tongue weight could lift the front wheels off the ground as well as affect braking. I realize others are towing, but I decided to be prudent and just forget the hitch idea altogether.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 14:57   #10
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Towready #118646, or something to that effect; simplest trailer wiring you'll ever do. Literally plug and play for the Golf - a bit of futzing about if you're in a Sportwagen.

Details here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=446936
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I inquired at a hitch installing garage & they refused to install one because of the trailer weight limit on my 2015 Golf TGI S (liability concerns).
I own a pontoon boat and need a hitch to move the boat 3 blocks. The hitch company told me that the potential tongue weight could lift the front wheels off the ground as well as affect braking. I realize others are towing, but I decided to be prudent and just forget the hitch idea altogether.
Is the tongue weight more than 200 lbs? That is what the hitch and car will handle. Especially at those short distances. If it is more is there anything you can do to move the boat back some to reduce the tongue weight?
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Old April 18th, 2019, 06:26   #12
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I inquired at a hitch installing garage & they refused to install one because of the trailer weight limit on my 2015 Golf TGI S (liability concerns).
I own a pontoon boat and need a hitch to move the boat 3 blocks. The hitch company told me that the potential tongue weight could lift the front wheels off the ground as well as affect braking. I realize others are towing, but I decided to be prudent and just forget the hitch idea altogether.

OMG, how could they forget to mention you're car will also over heat and launch the 1600F turbo into your face soon as you install any hitch, let alone the fact the DSG will immediately spin both clutches and grind all 6 gears to a fine metallic paste.

People install hitch for bike racks that probably place way more than 200lb of stress to the hitch mounting points.
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OMG, how could they forget to mention you're car will also over heat and launch the 1600F turbo into your face soon as you install any hitch, let alone the fact the DSG will immediately spin both clutches and grind all 6 gears to a fine metallic paste...
He posted why, no fluff needed:
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...liability concerns...
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liability of a bike rack?

Didn't know Thule, 1up and Kuat were murderous evil corporations hell bent on harming people and turning cars into death traps.
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liability of a bike rack?

Didn't know Thule, 1up and Kuat were murderous evil corporations hell bent on harming people and turning cars into death traps.
Itís clear you donít understand how liability works.

Itís completely understandable why an installer wouldnít want to install a hitch for boat towing on a small car thatís not rated for it in the USA. Even though the drivetrain is more than capable.

But by all means, continue to be an ass.
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