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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Acura RDX

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87642



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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2013 Acura RDX

This durable, fully welded Acura RDX trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Acura RDX
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Acura RDX - Hidden Hitch

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Acura RDX - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Acura RDX, we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 87642. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 13-3/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now let's go ahead and point out our mounting locations. We're going to start here on the passenger's side rear of the vehicle.

The first location is an existing weld nut located right here. The second location is right here on the passenger's side. We'll have a handle nut fed through the large hole here, and lined up with this hole here. It'll be the same locations over on the driver's side. Now before we begin, we're going to go ahead and use a nylon tube brush, which is part number 814092, as well as a little bit of spray lubricant, to go ahead and clean out each of our existing weld nuts. Once we've cleaned out the threads, it's a good idea to take one of the bolts and make sure that it threads in easily. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver's side. Now here's the hardware that we'll be using for the forwardmost location.

We'll be using a 1/2" bolt, a conical tooth washer, making sure that the teeth face towards the hitch. They'll go on the bolt like that. Then we'll be using a 1/2" handle nut. Now, we will need to bend the handle nut to make it fit up into our frame properly. After you make the bend, it'll look something like this. This will thread in the bottom, with your frame and hitch right here.

For the rear mounting location, we'll be using a 12mm hex bolt and 1/2" conical tooth washer, again making sure that the teeth face towards the hitch. We'll go ahead and take our handle nut, I've gone ahead and pre-bent it, slide it in the larger opening there, line it up with our mounting location. It'll look something like that. Go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver's side. Now, it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. Now we'll go ahead and install all the hardware hand-tight, then we'll go ahead and tighten it down, and finally torque it to the manufacturer's specifications. That'll do it for our installation of the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 87642, on our 2014 Acura RDX. .

Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87642

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

This durable, fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.

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by: Marcus12/17/2014

First off, service from Etrailer was excellent. The hitch shipped quickly and was delivered in a matter of days. As for the hitch itself, I couldn't be happier with the fit. I have a Curt hitch on another vehicle, and had all sorts of problems with the hole alignment with it. With this Hidden Hitch, the hole alignment was perfect. Also, it fit nice and snug up to the bumper of my 2011 Acura RDX, but without bowing the facia out like I had seen in pics of other hitches. My only complaint is the insanely high torque requirement of the screws, 115 ft-lbs for the ones that go into the pre-mounted threaded holes in the vehicle frame! My torque wrench only goes up to 80 ft-lbs, and even if I had a longer wrench, I don't see how I'm going to get the leverage without loosening the facia and using an extension. I know for a fact the hitch I installed on my other vehicle did not require such high torque. Of course, I blame Acura. They spec'd the threads in the frame. Still, it would have been nice to know in advance, as I don't think most DYI folks have a wrench capable of delivering such high torque. 165857

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by: Jiratt P.06/15/2014

ACURA RDX 2014 AWD I love this website. They answered all my questions with all the details. Hitch it's really high quality and perfectly fit with the car. Set up pretty straight forward nothing complicated. It took me and my 14 year old daugther about 45 minutes to install it. Looks great on the car. It's doesn't look too extractive and work great with THULE rack. 135646

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by: Joe G12/06/2013

The product was back-ordered from the manufacturer, but eTrailer kept me appraised of the status. When it did ship, it got here promptly (NoCalif). The Hidden Hitch was a snap to install - good directions and all the hardware that I needed. It took me about an hour, including fumbling with my multimeter to check the wiring. Here's a tip: if your car is less than brand new, any factory-installed threaded openings are probably caked with road grime. Clean them out by spraying the bolt with a lubricant and running it in the hole a ways before you start wrestling with the hitch under the car. This is the second hitch I've bought from eTrailer, so I don't shop anywhere else. 109452

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by: Andy P.02/27/2015

Fitted on an Acura RDX 2010. The trailer hitch fitted perfectly with a little effort raising it to a workable height as i have no ramp. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I fitted it in around 30 mins after finally wiggling underneath the back of the car. The receiver fitted perfectly, as did the ball. E-Trailers were super helpful on all aspects of my purchase. The shipping was quick and the advice was spot on. A great buying experience overall. A+++ 176357

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by: Leen06/20/2014

Product is exactly as they posted it on their website. It came pretty fast as they promised. Very much satisfied on my purchase and with the etrailer.com 136746

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by: Jeffery B07/06/2014

I have a 2014 Acrua RDX. I installed this hitch by myself in 40minutes. It fit right in with no issues. I cannot be happier. The customer service at etailer is amazing as well. When you call the 800 number you are able to get ahold of someone right away. Fantastic company and I would definitely do business with them again. 139510

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by: Guy P01/07/2015

Fit perfect, arrived quickly and video made instillation a snap. I use a box under the hitch to help support it during installation. etailer is one of the few companies where people answer the phones and respond quickly with support. This is 3rd hitch I have ordered for 3 different SUVs, all have been awesome. 167961

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by: D12/31/2014

Trailer Hitch Receiver is good. I wish though there was an option to get a cheap tap with it. My car is 4 years old mostly driven in the northeast, so the threads got rusty/dirty so the bolts wouldn't go in. I had to buy a $25 tap and wait two weeks just to run two holes once. 167459

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by: R M07/05/2014

Bought the Hidden Hitch for our 2013 Acura Rdx. This was super easy to install. No lowering of the exhaust and no grinding the access holes for the mounting screws! Took about 25 minutes. Thanks! 139418

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by: Jim R06/20/2014

Installation could not have been any easier. Delivery was within 48 hours. This was my 3rd transaction with etrailer - excellent experience. 136758

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by: Ross05/15/2014

Very easy to install. Plenty of room without having to bend the facia brackets. Not sure what the two extra long bolts are for? 130904

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by: Arlen H.12/19/2013

Installed hitch on a Acura RDX. It took two of us about 25 minutes to install no jacks no C clamps. It fits perfect. 110576

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by: Mag10/25/2014

Came very fast and installed even faster, 10 minutes and all done. Seems like a quality product. 157910

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by: VT03/01/2014

Just installed the hitch yesterday, and will test it out this weekend. Hutch looks good though. 118149

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by: Keith Stephens05/27/2014

Great product ! And customer service. ! 132689

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by: Roger06/06/2014

Fits good. 134600


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  • Comparing Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitches for a 2014 Acura RDX
  • Trailer hitches # 75692 and 87584 are no longer available. The correct Draw-Tite trailer hitch for a 2014 Acura RDX is # 75784 and the correct Hidden Hitch model is # 87642. But the same question can apply to them. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies. The hitches are for all intents and purposes the same. They even share the same instructions which I have linked for you. These 2 hitches and Curt hitch # C13130 will all look basically the same once installed. They install...
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  • Is Stabilization Strap Required for Hidden Hitch/Draw-Tite Hitches for Bike Rack on 2014 Acura RDX
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2014 Acura RDX install in basically the same way. For any of them, the estimate installation time is 30 minutes to an hour depending on several factors. Individual results may vary. Having an assistant will help make things easier, especially when raising the hitch into position. The Curt hitches # C13130 and # C12083 require the stabilization strap # 18050 for non-trailer loads such as a bike rack for their warranty requirements. The strap is meant...
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  • Comparing Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2012 Acura RDX
  • To answer your first question Curt has determined that on some hitches, those they make that are not rated for use with weight distribution, a stabilization strap should be used just to relieve some of the stress on the hitch. They started doing this recently and have said that it has nothing to do with the strength of the hitch. I can attest to the strength of the Curt hitches, they are not any weaker or stronger than other name brands. If you go with a Curt hitch # C13154 you would have...
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  • Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Acura RDX
  • Some manufacturers are more conservative in their approach to safety and will therefore insist that extra measures are taken when using their products. We do offer a few hitches that are designed to fit your 2014 Acura RDX. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87642. This is a Class lll hitch and has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The Curt hitch you referenced, part # C13130, is also a Class lll hitch and although requires the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Acura RDX
  • The trailer hitches for a 2013 Acura RDX, see link, are nearly identical and install the same way because Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are sister companies. These 2 hitches (# 75784 and # 87642) even share the same instructions which I have linked for you. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend etrailer ball mount kit, # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit...
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  • What Hitch Will Fit A 2011 Acura RDX
  • The CURT Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # C13154, will fit a 2010 and 2011 Acura RDX. They also have the CURT Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C12074 that will fit the 2010 and 2011 Acura RDX. The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75784, and the Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, # 87642, will also fit both the 2010 and 2011 Acura RDX. I am including links to the installation instructions on all four of the hitches.
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  • Does Using a Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Allow a 2013 Acura RDX to Tow More than Its Rated For
  • No, trailer hitches and vehicles often have different tow capacity ratings. Whichever is rated lower, the vehicle or the hitch, is the capacity you need to go by. In this case it is the vehicle. However, I would still recommend a Class III trailer hitch for your 2013 Acura RDX because the 2 inch receiver is going to afford you more accessory options than a 1-1/4 inch receiver on a Class I or II trailer hitch. Class I trailer hitches also have other restrictions such as only being able...
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  • How To Figure out the Distance From the Center of the Hitch Pin Out to the Bumper on 2014 Acura RDX
  • We have actually installed Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87642 on a 2014 Acura RDX. From the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper is 4 inches. I have linked a video to the right showing the measurement. This means that the Kuat Folding 2 Bike Lightweight Aluminum Rack for 2 inch Trailer Hitches, part # B202-2, will fit.
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  • Recommended Hitch and 2 Bike Rack for 2010 Acura MDX
  • Beginning with the hitch, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Class III Receiver, part # 87642. The installation of this particular hitch is a pretty simple process. You can look over the install instructions I have linked to in order to determine if it is something you would feel comfortable tackling yourself. Choosing a Class III over the Class II which uses the smaller receiver opening will provide you with more flexibility in choosing hitch mounted accessories such as the bike rack...
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  • How to Choose a Ball Mount for a 2014 Acura RDX with Class III Trailer Hitch
  • Since you have a Class III trailer hitch on your 2014 Acura RDX you can use any compatible ball mount that will allow you to tow the trailer level. Or if towing different trailers, an adjustable ball mount is the way to go. I have included a link to an article that explains how to measure to find the right rise or drop ball mount needed to tow a trailer level. The standard ball mount that we recommend for Class III hitches on the 2014 RDX is # 2753. It has a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch...
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  • The Best Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2015 Acura RDX
  • Amazon would be incorrect. When a company sells everything, they rarely know much about the products. Curt trailer hitch # C12083 does indeed fit your 2015 Acura RDX. I even verified this with Curt, the manufacturer. I have also linked all of the trailer hitches that fit your RDX to the right. If you go with the Curt Class II trailer hitch, # C12083, then the correct ball mount to use is # C45521. On a Class II hitch you have to use the ball mount indicated by the hitch manufacturer...
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  • Hitch And Bike Rack Recommendation For 2013 Acura RDX
  • The hitch I recommend for your 2013 Acura RDX is the Hidden Hitch, part # 87642. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. This is a bolt-on installation and comes with the complete hardware kit. I have attached an installation video you can take a look at for this hitch. The Kuat NV Aluminum Platform Bike Rack, part # N101, is a really nice bike rack that will work well on your 2013 Acura RDX. I have attached a link to an installation video for this bike rack on...
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  • Stabilizer Strap Recommendation for Curt Hitch C13130 on a 2013 Acura RDX
  • The correct stabilizer strap to use with the Curt Hitch part # C13130 that you referenced is the part # 18050. To see how it would get used check out the review video I attached. Another option you have that might interest you is to use a Hidden Hitch like part # 87642. Hidden Hitch does not require the use of a stabilizer strap. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle...
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Acura RDX Accessories

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87642 Installation instructions 87642 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Some vehicles may require rear fascia to be slightly pulled down, at attachment points and rear, in order to slide hitch into position for installation.No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118569

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Hidden Hitch 2753

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847

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Video by:
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Test Fit:
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Updated by:
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