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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) (2017 - 2019)

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Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.




Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack package offers plus all components needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.



Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)

INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Tow Installation

Rack Installation

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for 2017, 2018, 2019  VW Golf is strong and durable with a Lifetime Guarantee. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.

The vehicle capacities with the VW Golf Stealth hitch are:

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 5,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 2,500 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 400 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 200 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

 * Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.



  

Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.

 



  

      What's included in the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) hitch and tow package?

      Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)

      The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

      The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)Combo Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch. When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops.  This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carry a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

      Stealth Wiring Harness

      Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.

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      08/24/2020

      Fantastic Hitch - When you get the right one

      I'm going to start off with the fact that in the end, I was happy and satisfied with the work that Stealth Hitches and Richard did for me. I don't know if it's VW to blame, or the website, some logistical error, or something else... Nonetheless, when I ordered this hitch for my 2017 GTI, I figured it would be a smooth experience... But unfortunately since I got the wrong hitch beam the first time around, it was anything but. I ordered it right here as you see, a 2017 VW Golf GTI MK7 5G (not the Autobahn since I have the Sport). But for some reason, the rack I received was dimensionally wrong. The hitch beam was about an inch or 2 too high, and about an inch too proud towards the rear of the car. This lead to the receiver block being too high and interfering with the fascia. Strangely too, the included manual in the box was for the GTI, Rabbit, Autobahn MK7, 2017-2019 when the manual online was different, only for the GTI and was 2013 and up... This whole problem might be a weird mid-year change on VW's part, but we're unsure. Richard and I shared a few calls and pictures back and forth trying to figure it out. Eventually, he found the specs for another GTI hitch they fab up, and he read them off to me. The changes sounded accurate to me, so I had him send it over. This one was perfect. Fit like a dream, and everything followed the manual to a T. Only hiccup, since I had already installed the improper hitch, I was at least expecting new hardware since nylon lock nuts, washers, spring washers, etc are normally one time use. Nonetheless, the team made it right in the end for me and I am satisfied with what I have now. Took about 3 weeks from order to delivery for the first one, and 2-1/2 weeks to sort out the problem and receive the second one. But now I can haul my bikes and such around!

      JD
      John D.
      United States United States