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The Volkswagen Routan is a minivan that finds use in many people’s daily lives. It is a four door minivan that comes replete with tantalizing specs that have been designed to suit the needs of every other passenger in it. In fact, the cargo area is also so well designed that you will never have to raise a complaint about it. When travelling in a Volkswagen Routan today, you have plenty of space not forgetting that the Volkswagen Routan trailer hitches are all but a pleasant pleasure to have on the car. You can actually tow any type of load to any place when using a Routan trailer hitch. When going for a road trip or when you want to take your son or daughter to a boating experience, you will definitely find the hitches that CARiD has very useful.
There are basically two types of Volkswagen Routan trailer hitches that you can use on your car. The two - receiver and knob hitches - are very broad in their applicability as well as their shape and strength. A buyer will therefore have to determine first the type they want based on the amount of loads to be towed and trailer size to be used. This can however be solved easily once you know the difference between the various types of knob and receiver trailer hitches available at CARiD. Because the Routan is a 3.6 L going up to 4.0 L engine, a buyer will actually find no need to concentrate on the Class I and II which are perceivably meant for the much lighter cars. You will need to go for the Class III onwards when choosing the right hitch for a Volkswagen Routan. There are experienced experts at the shop who will advice you on the same.
- CURT® Trailer HitchTrailer Hitch by CURT®. If you're looking for a safe towing solution, this trailer hitch by CURT is what you need. It is constructed from quality American steel and coated with a liquid Bonderite® coating and a black powder coat...Manufactured from premium American steelCoated with a liquid Bonderite® coating$56.14 - $266.00
- CURT® Class 3 Towing Starter Kit for 2" ReceiversUniversal Class 3 Towing Starter Kit for 2" Receivers by CURT®. 7500 GTW, Kit Includes: Ball Mount, 2" Trailer Ball, Hitch Lock, Rubber Hitch Cover and Sturdy Reusable Case. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup, including mounts...Ball mounts fit a 1-1/4", 2" or 2-1/2" receiverShank hole from 3/4" to 1-1/4"$39.84 - $41.19
- CURT® Weight Distribution Hitch with 2-5/16'' Trailer Ball and Sway ControlUniversal Weight Distribution Hitch with 2-5/16'' Trailer Ball and Sway Control by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with...Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors$233.99 - $262.81
- CURT® Sway Control Kit (17200)Universal Sway Control Kit by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier around the...Helps limit lateral trailer movement to reduce swayFits most weight distribution hitches or a sway tab mount #45820$35.41
- CURT® Collar Style Sleeve-Lock A-Frame CouplerUniversal Collar Style Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Coupler by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make...Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors$45.49 - $51.14
- CURT® Front Trailer HitchFront Trailer Hitch by CURT®. If you want to use the front end of your vehicle for various towing applications, this front mount trailer hitch is the way to go. It can be used for mounting a winch, snow plow, cargo carrier and...$36.13 - $226.03
- CURT® Soft-Trac II Breakaway System with Charger (52028)Universal Soft-Trac II Breakaway System with Charger by CURT®. Wiring adapter to connect OEM brake controller wiring on vehicle to electric brake controller. 2' wire, protective sleeve.Activates electric trailer brakes in the event of a breakawayCompatible with trailers with up to three axles$38.19
- Draw-Tite® Trailer HitchTrailer Hitch by Draw-Tite®. A sturdy hitch from Draw-Tite is engineered and built from the ground up to fit your vehicle perfectly, and allow you to tow safely and easily.$58.21 - $275.63
- CURT® Class 2 Euro Style 3-1/4" Drop Ball Mount for 1-1/4" ReceiversUniversal Class 2 Gloss Black Powder Coat Euro Style 3-1/4" Drop Ball Mount for 1-1/4" Receivers by CURT®. 3500 lbs GTW / 350 lbs TW, 7-1/4" Length, with Permanently Attached Trailer Ball. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup,...Choose the right ball mount for your receiverUse adapter bushing (sold separately) if the shank hole diameter is larger than required$25.82
- Reese® Trailer HitchTrailer Hitch by Reese®. Install a trailer hitch between the frame rails of your truck, whether it's a stake truck, service body, pickup or motorhome. These are custom installations, and may require welding, additional parts like...$188.21 - $642.97
- Tow Ready® Class 5 Fusion Tri-Ball Mount for 2" ReceiversUniversal Class 5 Fusion Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Receivers with 1-7/8", 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Balls for 2" Receivers by Tow Ready®. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard receiver hitch mount. The ball is welded, not bolted to the...Ball is welded to mount, not fastened with a nut that can get loose over timeFits standard square receiver tube opening$49.56 - $55.01
- Tow Ready® Adjustable 5000 lb. Ball Mounted Tow Bar with Adjustment ArmsUniversal Adjustable Tow Bar by Tow Ready®. 5000 lbs. With Bolt Together 2-Piece Adjustment Arms. Flat-towing is the preferred method for towing a dinghy vehicle behind your motorhome or pickup camper. This tow bar is how to do it....Light-weight, only 31 lbs.Arms adjust from 26" to 41" for universal fit$38.06 - $118.26
- Draw-Tite® Class 3 / 4 2" Drop / 3/4" Rize Towing Starter Kit for 2" Receivers (40565)Universal Class 3 / 4 2" Drop / 3/4" Rize Towing Starter Kit for 2" Receivers (40565) by Draw-Tite®. 8-1/2" Length, 6000 lbs GTW, 2" Hitch Ball with Lock. Includes Plastic Storage Case. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard...Includes 2" hitch ballIncludes receiver lock$41.21
- Tow Ready® Pintle HookUniversal Black Pintle Hook with Chrome Hitch Ball and Hardware by Tow Ready®. Pintle hook trailer hitches are popular on construction, agricultural and military trailers. You can either bolt a pintle hook hitch to your truck's...Steel constructionWelded for durability and safety$54.35 - $57.35
- Westin® Trailer HitchesTrailer Hitch by Westin®. Westin's Receiver Hitches feature a round tube design, with some applications featuring a square tube design based on specific allowances or limitations. All feature a Westin quality textured black powder...Unique delta cut safety chain loopsWelded stylized forged steel collar$89.28 - $170.35
Guides & Articles
- Trailer HitchesTrailer Breakaway Kits Stop The Trailer If It Breaks LooseSometimes when towing a trailer, it’s hard not to think about all the things that can go wrong – especially worst-case scenarios such as the trailer breaking free from your vehicle and becoming a “runaway” that puts property and life at risk. You start to worry if, when you lowered the trailer hitch down onto the ball, the locking tongue actually secured in place under the ball or did it get pushed up into the ball cavity on the hitch? This mishap can happen to the most of experienced towers because things look normal to the eye, and the coupler will even lock in place as if it’s properly attached. Or, maybe the nut on the tow ball has been slowly backing itself off on a long trip (lock washers have a less-than-infinite life span).
- Trailer HitchesTrailer Tool Boxes Provide Extra Lockable Space Where You Need ItWhen you carry a boat, ATV, or other equipment on a trailer regularly, you’re going to need to bring a lot of gear and equipment along for the variety of tasks inevitably required during the loading or unloading process. First, there are tie-down straps, hooks, bungee cords, locks, safety chains, gloves, and a flashlight. Then, then there’s assorted hand tools you may need in a pinch like wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, pry bars, and other essentials – because flat tires and burned out bulbs need to be changed immediately. Not to mention other motor oils, lubricants, and fluids no one wants to be caught without. Whether all this stuff is loose or in a portable container, it’s going to take up a lot of space in the cargo area of your vehicle. And if you don’t want to leave it in your car all the time, there’s the hassle of lugging it back and forth to your garage or somewhere else.
- WinchesTrailer Winches Provide the Muscle When Loading Your TrailerWhen looking for a trailer winch, it is very important to remember that they are rated by weight capacity. Unless specified otherwise, the weight rating for a trailer winch is the amount of weight it can pull when loading a boat, ATV, or other vehicle onto a trailer – not what it can lift. Compared to an off-road winch, the load object is free to roll or float, and is therefore considered a rolling load. The trailer winch does not need to work as hard as it would, for example, if it were trying to free a Jeep stuck in the woods.
- Trailer HitchesReplace Your Worn or Wrong-Sized Trailer CouplerA coupler is the metal piece that physically connects your trailer to the tow vehicle. Once the coupler is permanently bolted or welded to your trailer's frame rail(s) at the front (this is the "tongue" area), it then fits over the round ball on the trailer hitch attached to your vehicle. Levers of various designs on the coupler clamp around the round ball tightly enough to prevent it from disconnecting, but they also allow just the right amount of play for proper pivoting around turns and over road undulations.
- Trailer HitchesYour Trailer Will Stop Straight & True With Replacement BrakesIf your trailer has sat for a length of time without being used, things may look alright on the outside to the naked eye. However, odds are your trailer’s brake components and wheel bearings are far more deteriorated than you think, because moisture and corrosion really get a foothold when metal parts sit motionless out in the elements. That goes double if the trailer is backed into salt water during boat loading and unloading. Moving brake parts will rust and seize; wheel bearings will lose their grease and they too will corrode. When these parts are compromised, the risk of accidents increases, or the trailer simply becomes unusable. Worn or rusty brakes can cause the trailer to pull, lose braking power, or completely lose control if a wheel seizes or comes off.
- Trailer HitchesHitch Locks Will Secure Your Precious TrailerWe have been extolling the virtues of our lineup of trailer hitches and hitch accessories for quite some time now. If you have reviewed our extensive array in our online trailer and towing store, you've seen the value. Hitches help you bring your boat to the water and back; allow you to tow your family camper; carry all the kids' bikes using a hitch-mount carrier; and even help you perform such mundane tasks as reaching your SUV's roof when you install a hitch step.
- Trailer HitchesBrake Controllers Are A Necessity To Slow Down Your TrailerThis is the year you got serious about your trailering set-up. You've treated yourself to a new, top-of-the-line pickup truck with a tow rating high enough to pull your house off its foundation if necessary. You used your annual bonus to get that bigger boat you had promised yourself (with your spouse's blessing, of course). The boat dealer told you that you could use the truck to pull that new trailer "with no problem". What he did not tell you is that you still need to figure out a way to operate the trailer's brakes. That is done with a brake controller. The good news is, we have a great selection of them, and we will even show you how easy they are to install.
- Air Conditioning & HeatingConnect Your Car Lights To Your Trailer Lights The Easy WayWhen it comes to "electricity", many people are either scared silly of it, or run the other way rather than try to learn about it. Since it is a powerful force, it certainly is something to be respected. For us vehicle owners, perhaps we understand that our cars and trucks have a battery under the hood that needs occasional replacement, and light bulbs that may burn out after several years. Beyond that, many of us are ready to leave any electrical work to the "experts".
- Trailer HitchesDo You Dip Your Boat Trailer In The Water? Take a Look HereAt CARiD, we understand that owning a boat is about passion. It involves an appreciation for the vessel itself no matter how large or small, and the satisfaction that comes with being around it. Spending time on the water also signifies relaxation, camaraderie, sport, and a sense of pride that is hard to find elsewhere. We know that your boat is your baby and that you want the best for it - whether it's on sea, land, or in between. In this article, we'll cover many of the accessories we offer to make trailering your boat easy and safe. Because we hand-select only vendors with proven records of craftsmanship, quality, and durability, you'll find only the best products in our Trailer Accessories Section.
- Trailer HitchesSecure Your Trailer Load With Quality Tie-Down StrapsThere are many types of tie-down straps for securing a variety of objects - whether they're being hauled on a trailer, in a van, or simply tied to a bike rack. Skipping the step of properly tying down your load is a no-no, plain and simple. Police will cite you for endangering public safety on public roads, and the well-being of your cargo is no longer under your control. Instead, it's at the mercy of the laws of physics and other such things that are unpredictable, potentially leading to loss of your personal property or worse.
- Trailer HitchesDinghy Towing Is The Answer When The RV Is At CampVacationing by motorhome continues to grow in popularity. Look at the advantages: no need to rent a hotel room night after night. If you have children, your hotel room savings multiplies. No unpacking and repacking of luggage at each stop. You get to enjoy the great outdoors as you set up camp, cooking and eating al fresco. We've heard of couples, typically retired ones, who will take off and travel for months at a time, seeing the country, while driving their "home away from home" down the highway.
- Trailer HitchesHitch Mounted Cargo Carriers Let You Carry More StuffTrailer hitches are not just for pulling trailers. At CARiD, we have seen more than our fair share of customers who have purchased a receiver hitch even though they do not own a trailer and never intend to own a trailer. We have heard from customers who have purchased a used vehicle with a trailer hitch installed, not intending to ever use it. That is, until they discovered that hitches have multiple uses. In this article, we are going to demonstrate how convenient and flexible receiver hitches are when they are utilized as cargo carriers.
- Trailer HitchesHitch Steps Give You A Leg Up!Give up? Taken as a whole, these statements bring out the realization that more and more Americans are driving what used to be called "trucks", and, there is a growing need to be able to reach the roofs of these trucks, whether it's to access the cargo box, brush off last night's snow, or just to wash the vehicle.
- Trailer HitchesTowing Mirrors Allow You To See Behind Your TrailerIf you have recently purchased a new full-size truck with the intention of pressing it into regular trailering service, you most likely sprung for the vehicle manufacturer's "Towing Package". The truck makers have woken up to the fact that they were losing millions of dollars in business to the aftermarket. One sales channel which has been popular has been towing. Following that age-old adage "if you can't beat them, join them", the vehicle manufacturers want you to buy your trailer hitch and all the accompanying accessories directly from them. This will likely include large "towing" mirrors which extend a few inches further from the truck body, helping you to see what's behind that horse trailer you're pulling.
- Trailer HitchesHitch Covers Add Style and Protect Your InvestmentIf you have several hundred dollars invested in a receiver-type trailer hitch, there is one more item we want you to consider adding to the purchase. Yes, you have spent a considerable amount of money already, because in addition to the hitch, you bought a ball mount, trailer ball, hitch pin, and electrical wiring. Presuming that this is your first experience with a rear hitch, we feel obligated to point out to you that the ball mount and ball should not be left in the receiver tube all the time!
- Trailer HitchesFront Hitches: Multiple Uses for Your SUV or TruckTrailer hitches, properly called receiver hitches, are all the rage in our truck-obsessed society. When 50% of the new vehicle purchases in the USA today are some kind of pickup truck, SUV, or minivan, the addition of a hitch at the rear of the vehicle makes perfect sense. Depending on the vehicle, a properly installed and rated rear hitch can pull up to 18,000 pounds. There certainly are enough people engaged in their hobbies of horse trailering, boating, or camping, to make use of a truck and hitch. By the way, they are called "receiver hitches" because they accept, or receive, a ball mount and hitch ball which slides into the assembly. That ball mount can conveniently be removed and stowed when not in use.
- Trailer HitchesEverything You Want to Know About Trailer HitchesThere are four major types of trailer hitches, regardless of whether they are installed at the factory or added on afterward. A hitch may simply have a bar sticking out past the bumper with a ball mounted to it. Or there may be a square receiver that takes a ball mount that slides into it. In all cases, there are different weight ratings.
- Trailer HitchesChoosing Hitch Balls and Ball MountsWhen you’re setting up your trailer with a new tow vehicle, several things need to be considered: the ball mount and ball must be rated to take the weight, and the ball has to be at the right height. Once you have determined the proper weight class, choose a ball mount of a high enough class for your trailer, and set up your ball mount and ball for proper towing. Here's how you do that.
- Trailer HitchesTrailer LightingTrailer lights always seem to be out, or intermittent, or making the turn signals blink too fast. It’s a non-stop case of whack-a-mole to keep your trailer lit up properly, here’s some advice on how to reduce your maintenance investment. There are as many as seven electrical circuits in the standard trailer plug, but don't assume that just because your trailer has a plug all is good.