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This durable, fully welded Acura RDX trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.
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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
Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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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. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (27 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.
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
Compact SUV's don't have enough cargo storage, so I purchased the Hidden Hitch for my wife's Acura RDX after finding another product called the "Stack Rack" . Solved my problem in 15 minutes, which is how long it took to install the Hidden Hitch. The fit of the Hidden Hitch was perfect. Now the back seats are empty on family beach trips. 214695
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
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
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
by: Gary P.04/26/2015
Really glad I went through E-Trailer to get the hitch. First, I got advice from Nicole who help me decide on the hitch to get. Awesome person. Then I got follow-up e-mails from George letting me know my order's status. Finally, I watched the outstanding video on how to install the hitch and did the install. It was nearly flawless. Only issue is that I didn't have an extra pair of hands, so needed to come up with a non-human helping hand. I ended up using my RV leveling blocks to balance the hitch as close to the bolt holes as possible. Once I got one bolt started, the rest of it went without a hitch (pun intended). This is the 2nd hitch I purchased from E-Trailer. The other is on my 2012 Honda Fit. Again, the YouTube video eased my mind and convinced me that the install was within my capability. Great Company, awesome people, and superb products! You are the "go to" source for hitches! Keep up the great work!! 188363
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
Installation took about 15 minutes. 233238
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
First of all, eTrailer service is excellent. But installation was not as easy as expected. For some reason, rear rails of my Acura RDX 2011 AWD bought in December 2010 do not have weldnuts. I brought it to mechanics who had to cut threads in the rail opening and install receiver with 4 separate nuts. I hope it will perform fine. 239024
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
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
Clear instructions, all parts clearily available, and a perfect fit. It is heavy and a little difficult for one 74 year old man to install by himself, but I got it done with no real problem. I shored it up with paint cans and wood blocks. I would highly recommend. 250222
by: John O05/31/2015
I am very happy with this hitch. It was delivered without delay, the instillation instructions and video were clear and helpful, I installed the hitch in under 20 minutes with minimal help, and is looks and functions great. 199146
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
by: Tom Z08/28/2015
Great product . Installed 30 min. After delivery. very easy looks great very well hidden only see the the 2 in receiver no ugly support structure visible 222566
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
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
Our hitch arrived quickly in sturdy packaging. It installed exactly as shown on the video- quickly and easily. Very satisfied. 181728
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
Great price, quick and professional service willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Easy assembly. Thanks! 200854
Just installed the hitch yesterday, and will test it out this weekend. Hutch looks good though. 118149
Came very fast and installed even faster, 10 minutes and all done. Seems like a quality product. 157910
Simple, clear instructions made installation easy 186428
by: Tim B.05/03/2016
Perfect for my bike rack and relatively hidden 248278
by: Keith Stephens05/27/2014
Great product ! And customer service. ! 132689
Fits good. 134600
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