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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Acura RDX

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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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
  • 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 Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Acura RDX - Hidden Hitch

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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (11 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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 136746

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Keith Stephens05/27/2014

Great product ! And customer service. ! 132689

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger06/06/2014

Fits good. 134600


Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87642Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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