CURT class 1 trailer hitches are the lightest-duty hitches of our rear mount receiver lineup. They are engineered for reliability, welded together with quality American steel and blasted clean for a smooth finish. Tested to meet the strict demands of the industry, this CURT class 1 hitch has a capacity to tow up to 2,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight and 200 lbs. of tongue weight. This means it can handle a variety of small trailers such as single-axle utility trailers, canoe and kayak trailers, dirt bike trailers and more. It can also accept a hitch-mounted cargo carrier or bike rack, making it a very useful addition to cars with limited cargo space (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component; i.e. the vehicle, hitch, trailer, etc).
Class 1 hitches feature a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" receiver tube opening and are typically mounted on compact cars, full-size cars and some smaller crossover SUVs, minivans and compact SUVs. This particular hitch is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Volkswagen Golf wagon (Canadian only), Volkswagen Jetta sedan new body (with round taillights), Volkswagen Jetta sedan or Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen wagon (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at curtmfg.com). It features a round tube frame and comes with a hitch pin and clip and all necessary installation hardware.
Each CURT class 1 hitch is co-cured with a liquid Bonderite coating and a high-gloss black powder coat finish that provide a lasting defense against rust, wear and harmful UV rays. Like all CURT receiver hitches, this class 1 hitch is made right here in the USA and is backed by a one-year finish warranty and a limited lifetime warranty.
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Perfect fit and easy installation. Son and I had it up in less than an hour. Easy to follow instructions and the video is excellent. Only problem is that the hitch does hang low and you have to be careful going over some speed bumps and backing down some incline driveways. Having rear seat passengers or weight in the trunk area increases the possibility of scrapes. Always be aware of tire pressure if you carry any type of extra weight. Adding as little as 2 lbs. pressure helps.
I just have to say for my first Curt Install doing it myself the instructions and kit where AWESOME! Fit great! Easy to install following the install and watching the video clip. Would suggest this brand to everyone.
The instructions indicate 45 minutes for a pro and 90 minutes for a novice. I'm a novice! I would have finished in an hour but cutting the slot in the passenger side underbody cover was slow going with a utility knife. I can't speak highly enough of the fit and finish of this hitch. The instructions were simple and straightforward, though the instructions for cutting the slot in that cover said 5" when 3.5" would have done better. Now I can haul bicycles around without taking the wheels off! Thank you Curt!