KaijinGaijinDesu
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2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

Hello all,
I've found threads around the internet and one here for older model eGolf, but wondering if anyone has experience installing a trailer hitch for bike rack on a 2018 eGolf.
Here's the previous thread on possible Curt hitch models. I understand it's a modular frame, so the standard 2018 Golf hitches *should work, but kind of an expensive gamble...
Here's the other thread for reference:
http://www.myvwegolf.com/forum/viewtopi ... hilit=bike

Also, I need to carry 2 bikes. I was hoping to use a trailer hitch and only install the bike rack when needed to avoid loss of range. A roof rack is a valid option, but I wonder if it'd kill range, even if I bought one of those expensive fairings. If anyone has pictures of a roof rack on 2018 that'd be apprectiated as well.
Thanks!
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

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kmelara
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

Hey there. I just got a 2019 e-Golf and I am searching for the same thing. I would like to use a tow hitch instead of a roof rack. Has anyone had any success doing this? I would like to buy the stealth version of the tow hitch.
bumbledad
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

I bought this for my 2017 eGolf

C11412 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" for $112.56 from etrailer.com

Couldn't be happier..had it installed at a trailer shop, they said it was trivial. I carry my bikes on a Quik-Rack single and it's perfect for a mountain bike. Doubt a double would be good as it might stick out too much. I also worried it might not fit the eGolf, but no worries there.
egolf4vv
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

C11412 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" for $112.56 from etrailer.com


Will above work for 2019 e-golf?


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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

egolf4vv wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 pm C11412 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" for $112.56 from etrailer.com


Will above work for 2019 e-golf?


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Yes, it's compatible. I installed one. Looks like the price went up to $191 www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Curt/C11412.html
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PeterS
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

I have the same Curt Hitch installed (See https://www.myvwegolf.com/forum/viewtop ... =10#p19967). Just for a bike rack so no electrical wiring.

It is an easy DIY install since the e-Golf has no muffler to remove. I actually did it in about 30 min crawling under the car w/o lifting anything.
You need to fit the screws into the holes and may need to scrap out some of the protective goo.

There are other hitches for the Golf that are more hidden but require to remove the rear bumper to install (and are more expensive too).
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

This one is for 18 and 19. It is a little pricey.
https://torkliftcentral.com/trailer-hit ... wagen-golf
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where2
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

MetalMan, I'll post my thoughts on the EcoHitch stealth model when mine arrives next month. I had e-Trailer find the part for the other size adapter so I'll have both the 1-1/4" receiver and 2" receiver versions of this hitch. This way, I can use my Yakima or my Thule bike rack. (pricey? oh yes, it was! However, I hope it's as well built as your tools).
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Re: 2018 eGolf - Trailer hitch for bike rack (or roof rack)

MetalMan wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:30 pm This one is for 18 and 19. It is a little pricey.
https://torkliftcentral.com/trailer-hit ... wagen-golf
I have a 2" Ecohitch on our Bolt EV - these are excellent, and worth the cost. They are the packaged the best of any of the hitches - my brother works for UPS, and he has seen them all. Everybody else's packaging is weak, and gets beat up.

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