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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   90145

Retail:$244.65

Price:$167.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Chevrolet Equinox trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Chevrolet Equinox
  • 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
  • Drawbar, pin and clip included


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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90145 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver





Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox - Hiddden Hitch

Today in our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 90145. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you in selecting in accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

Now, let's go ahead with the installation. First, let's go ahead and point out the attachment points. Starting on the driver's side and the side of the frame, there are two weld nuts and one weld nut in the center of the bumper beam. This will be identical for the passenger's side also. Keep in mind.

Each process we do here on the driver's side will get repeated identically on the passenger's side. Let's go ahead and remove the rear fascia door. Using a pair of needle nose pliers, I can press the two tabs together and then pop the rear fascia door free. We'll go ahead and set that aside. With this application, we will not be able to reinstall it.

Next, we need to clean out the weld nuts. First, we'll spray them down with some spray lubricant. We'll use a 1/2-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092. Thoroughly clean the weld nuts out and then I'll go ahead and take one of the new bolts and thread it into the weld nut to make sure they go nice and smoothly. Now, we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch.

It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your fasteners. For our weld nuts, we'll be using the new 12-mm bolt and conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Now with all our fasteners in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down. Next, we'll go ahead and torque to specification as indicated in the instructions. Now with all our fasteners torque to specification, that will complete the install of our Hidden Hitch, part number 90145 on our 2012 Chevy Equinox.


Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4 - 90145

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt Z.02/28/2011

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The hitch did not fit perfectly. I had to hammer the ends of the brackets to fit over the frame rails of the cold. After doing that, the hitch fit fine and bolts went in and hitch was secured. Some of the paint was also chipping off the hitch upon delivery. Overall, the function of the hitch will not be affected. Hidden Hitch is a well respected brand, and when I do tow with this hitch, i expect it to do its job, worry free. 8101



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lawrence V02/05/2012

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On the 2011 Equinox you do not have to fish any nuts or washers the nuts are all welded on the inside of the frame. if you are working alone get some blocking or a small jack to hold the hitch in place wwhile you thread all the bolts loosley, after they are all in place tighten to the specificationsprovide with the hitch. total install took 20 minutes everything fit perfectly .31102



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken O03/04/2013

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This install was a breeze. One hour by myself including installing the T-connection wiring harness (includes time spent fishing a tail light screw out that I dropped). A product that actually fit with easy to follow instructions for a novice! 68790



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Quince V.02/24/2013

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I purchased this hitch receiver for a 2013 GMC Terrain. Installation is very simple but the included thread wire is short. It is 24 inches from the bumper frame opening to the bumper bolt location. There are 2 openings much closer but the hardware is too big to fit through them. Have a piece of bailing wire (some what rigid) handy and this is easily remedied. The fascia cover needs to be removed as with the Equinox but it cannot be replaced after installation. It took me 20 minutes on my back in the cold and looks like a factory installed part. Excellent fit and application, perfect for a do it yourselfer. 67618



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TERRENCE K01/19/2013

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Product arrived very quickly and was exactly as advertised. Website video on installation was very helpful. Hitch went on very smoothly - only time consuming thing was cleaning out the existing car frame weld nuts (6 year old car). However having that done to insure the hitch bolts provided would thread into and tighten properly made the actual hitch install very smooth. 63552



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew D08/09/2011

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Nice hitch and seems easy to put on ('07 Pontiac Torrent). A warning though - those nice holes in the frame w/ welded nuts can get pretty rusted in 3-4 years. I've been working on cleaning them out for over a week now. And the hitch doesn't come with the tube brush that is used in the instructions (not that it would help - I've ruined 4 brushes already). I'd recommend buying the proper bolt and testing out the threads on the frame before purchase. Otherwise, the hitch fits nicely and was received very shortly after purchase.21460



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Darlene l.07/23/2011

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The videos were great in helping us to install the hitch. However, the bolts that were sent with the product were too long and had to be replaced to get the hitch put on securely. The box the unit came in was also destroyed in shipping. The product was not damaged but could have been easily. Overall, the hitch looks great and works, I would purchase it again.20075



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan L.09/11/2007

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Can't install per directions A nice hitch that fit into place fine, but it is impossible to install per the provided directions and the pull wire provided. The pull wire was too short and too flimsy to even feed the heavy bolt - resulting in the bolt getting lost inside the bumper. This was frustrating to say the least. I was able to complete the job using an electrician's fish tape. The electrical hookup was easy, but the hitch was a real pain!398



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don H.05/18/2007

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Nice looking hitch 2007 Saturn Vue. I could use longer bolts for the 2 center spots where the bolts are fed through the frame. The feed wires should be 12" longer and need two because the first one gets damaged doing the first bolt. Too bad Saturn doesn't have threaded holes in the frame like they do for the ends. Good paint job by Hidden Hitch and would buy it again.185



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J.08/30/2013

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fast shipping 97597



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed M.08/12/2013

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Hidden hitch was a perfect pairing with our Equinox. We couldn't have asked for a better fit. The installation video was very helpful. Thanks, etrailer.com.94616



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy F.05/05/2013

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Fast, free shipping. Excellent packaging for bulky items. The hitch fit perfectly, and installed quickly. 79044



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BOB DOG08/09/2012

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Great product . Great service/support . Very easy to install, 1st hitch I ever put on .I would highly recommend etrailer and their products .51209



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan T07/08/2012

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Watched the video showing how to install the night before and the next morning had the hitch on within 20 minutes start to finish. Excellent fit. No problems. Just the way it should be.47100



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff B.06/28/2012

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Just recieved my hitch for my 2011 GMC Terrain. Had it installed in less than fifteen minutes. Really like the install videos. I have ordered three hitches from etrailer and am very happy with the fit and service recieved. 46066



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terrain04/29/2012

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Great product. Install was easy. Bolted right up on my 2012 GMC Terrain. Had to hammer one of the brackets slightly to make it slide in, but not a problem at all. 38754



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg M.03/31/2012

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Easy to install. Took about 30 min. Great product.35728



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry T.02/21/2012

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As easy installation as can be. 15 minutes to put 6 bolts in existing welded nuts on 2012 Equinox. Hitch fit perfectly with no issues.Looks like factory install. Highly recommend.32089



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: L. Walter01/29/2012

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Bolted right up to the locations on the car. Easy installation. 30507



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tommy10/19/2011

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easy to install about 30 minutes. looks good (can't hardly see it.)25794



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tommy10/12/2011

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Received what I ordered sooner than expedited. I highly recommend an I will use again....25475



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DUKE M.10/11/2011

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WHEN ON VERY EASILY AND I GOT THE HITCH VERY QUICK25418



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jjm05/24/2011

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installation went well around the time stated by others ths hitch is HIDDEN except for the reciever15305



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy W.03/17/2011

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Great communication.Great prices.If need be will buy from again. Thanks9635



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich U.01/16/2010

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Easy to install, fits great. This is my third Hidden Hitch, all have fit as advertised. Etrailers prices are great and the hitch only took a few days to get here. 2644



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J.H.10/27/2008

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Great Product; Great Value We've made three 800 mile round trips with this and it's performed exceptionally well. Even when empty it remains pretty quiet on the road. Thank you!1389



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry08/27/2008

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excellent easy to order, provided timley order status, arrived when stated, simple installation, fit perfect, took about 30 mins. would highly recommend.1234



Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 90145                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Do the Hitches for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Come with Installation Hardwrare
  • Yes, all of the trailer hitches we sell come complete with the mounting hardware needed for installation.
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  • Is The Hidden Hitch # 90145 On A 2006 Chevy Equinox Hidden Or Fully Exposed
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 90145 that fits the 2006 Chevy Equinox will be mostly hidden underneath your bumper and rear fascia. The only part of the hitch that you can see on the rear is the receiver tube that is sticking out from under the rear fascia. I am sending a link to the installation instructions on the Hidden Hitch and I have a video link that shows a hitch being installed on a 2009 Chevy Equinox. The hitch being installed is a different part number, but the posit
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • For a 2012 Chevy Equinox, both the Draw-Tite Class III, # 75681, and the Class II, # 90145, have a shipping weight of about 35 pounds. The Class III has a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. The Class II has the same gross trailer weight capacity but a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. Both hitches will install and look similar as you can see in the instructions and video links I have provided for each. Even though the hitches ar
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  • Does Hidden Hitch # 90145 Include Everything Needed To Tow a Trailer With 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 90145, will fit a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. It is the trailer hitch and includes the ball mount and pin and clip. To be able to tow with this hitch you will still need to purchase the hitch ball and the wiring harness for lighting the trailer lights. I am including links to the installation instructions and a install video of the hitch being installed on a 2010 Equinox (same on the 2012 model). The wiring harness for your Equinox would be the C
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  • Towing Capacity of 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • In my research, I found that the towing capacity for models with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine have a 1500 lb towing capacity, while models equipped with the 3.0L 6cylinder engine have a 3500 lb towing capacity. I would strongly suggest that you independently confirm this information by consulting your owners manual or by contacting GM.
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 4 Cylinder 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • I found an online copy of the owners manual for the 2014 Chevy Equinox from Chevy and have the towing information for you. The models with the 2.4 liter motor have a gross trailer weight capacity of 1,000 pounds if the trailer does not have brakes or 1,500 pounds if the trailer does have brakes. The gross combined weight rating, which is the most the vehicle and trailer can weigh when loaded with cargo, fuel, passengers, and any accessories is 5,787 pounds for front wheel drive models and 5,9
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Chevrolet Equinox Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 90145 Installation instructions 90145 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Some models do not have weldnuts and you will need to fishwire the hardware and use spacers after enlarging the access holes by drilling, filing or using a rotary tool.No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118494
118494

Hidden Hitch 118264
With Tow Package Use:118264

Recommended Balls:

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball -19258

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

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