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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old February 27th, 2012, 22:09   #1
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Default My hitch is on the way..

I cant wait to get this thing installed.. In leu of the current fuel prices this will be a nice reprieve for my self so that I can track my dirtbike more often.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 00:25   #2
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what type of hitch? also do you plan on pulling a trailer or having a rack for yur bike? I am tired of filling up my gas guzzling chevy. but kind of embarrased to roll to the moto track in the tdi with a bike on the back haha. money saver for sure
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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:48   #3
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http://www.etrailer.com/p-60267.html

This is the one I got, I did a mufflerectomy so I dont have anything in the way. I have a small 4x8 ish trailer, actually an old jetski trailer converted to flatbed and has 14 inch wheels so it should tow nice.

I dont care about how I look going because all the naysayers get put down on the track!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:01   #4
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I went with the Curt/U-Haul hitch on my JSW. Drag my butt most mornings backing out of the drive and even over some speed humps. I am looking at the hidden hitch for the Golf to keep the lines clean.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:00   #5
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PLEASE post photo's after you get it installed!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:40   #6
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Yeah, I'd love to see some pics. I'm going to have to do this also.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 13:44   #7
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Used to be a great how to on vwvortex for wiring set up but can't find it now. I'll keep looking.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 17:39   #8
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Pics please...I'm thinking of doing this and buying a small trailer to tow my ATV.

If this is what you're getting, I really don't like how low it hangs. It's actually ugly to me.

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Old February 28th, 2012, 18:02   #9
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That's about how mine looks on the jsw.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 18:45   #10
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Westfalia hitch on my 2010 TDi cup see http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=290710
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Old February 28th, 2012, 18:52   #11
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I have a Bosal on my 2009 and I can't say enough good about it. I have a bunch of posts on the subject as do others. The Westfalia is very similar.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 04:26   #12
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The Curt hitch on my Golf TDI, from U-Haul, is visible and about an inch or so lower than the hidden version for the GTI, but I think it looks fine. The bigger round tubing on the Curt seems to look nicer than the square tubing on the other hitches.

Curt with DrawTite rubber plug


Curt, looking through the receiver hole

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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:06   #13
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Can anyone give info on what needs to be done on the wiring side of things? It seems there are special requirements electrically because the hitch makers don't seem to have a turnkey wiring adapter.....
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:52   #14
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Can anyone give info on what needs to be done on the wiring side of things? It seems there are special requirements electrically because the hitch makers don't seem to have a turnkey wiring adapter.....
This is what I did http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=299779
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Thanks leadfoot, I had seen that thread. I was hoping someone had made some progress on using the existing taillight plug, and daisy-chaining from that using OEM VW connectors, so that it would truly be a reversable, plug-and-play solution. I was hoping that someone had done that and posted....
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