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Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2005 Chrysler Town and Country well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87719. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Now, we can go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-1/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
Now lets go ahead with the installation. First step to installing our hitch, well actually be removing some manufacturers hardware. Well be removing a 12-mm bolt just forward of the rear spring shackle. Well also be removing the outer two bolts of the rear spring shackle. There are a total of three bolts in this position.
Well only be removing the outer two. Well repeat the same process on the passengers side. Now with all our fasteners removed, well hang on to those fasteners as well be using them to install the hitch. Now is a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install the fasteners. When installing the hitch, well first take the drivers side feed it up over the new spring and push it towards the back of the axle.
This will allow us to take the passengers side and feed it up there into position. Then well bring both sides back towards the fastening points then use our hardware to secure the hitch. Now with our fasteners installed well go ahead and tighten them down. With all our fasteners tightened down, we can go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. All right, with all our fasteners torqued to specifications that will complete the install of our Hidden Hitch part number 87719 on our 2005 Chrysler Town and Country..
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (49 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.
by: Chris Mookini05/19/2013
I know little to nothing about a car when it comes to this and the etrailer video helped me TREMENDOUSLY in installing this trailer hitch. You will need another person helping you install this item. Unfortunately for me, I was the only one installing it and BOY was it a pain in the butt to do so. First my brother-in-law had one ramp to lift up one side of the van while I used my van's stock car jack and a cinder block (just in case the jack fails) to prop up the other side and his tools were missing a few key pieces to take off the 6 sockets, I McGyver'd some ratchet pieces and filled them with paper to hug against the socket to loosen them. All but 1 decided not to come off, so off to Walmart I went to get the right piece to take off that final socket. After all 6 screws were off, I was searching for the spacers that the video says to apply electric tape to the hitch, I searched in the box and couldn't find it. While taking the hitch under the car I felt like I was bench pressing a baby cow while trying to balance the middle of the hitch with my knee, it felt like I was playing the game Twister. At any moment I felt like I could die with the hitch slipping on my head or the van dropping on me. I was playing a game of Baby Cow Twister of Death, and boy was it an adrenaline rush! 7 hours and a few cuts and bruises later, I survived the installation and I found the spacers in the 2 inch hole of the trailer hitch. Oh HELLZ no I'm not going through this again, so no I didn't put the spacers on. So please have an extra person helping you, preferably someone that is knowledgeable about a car because being McGyver is not that cool after all. 80940
Town and Country hitch installed Here are some pics of my installation. Hard to take since the hitch is so hidden. Very satisfied with the product and the service. Installation went pretty well. Turned out that it was very important to get the hitch up as high as possible (and aligned on both sides with the bolt holes) before trying to get the bolts back in and to keep all bolts loose until they are all in. Took me a little longer than expected but then I wasn't working on a lift and I am in my early 60s. However, I am very satisfied. 4939
by: Dave P.12/07/2013
Delivery was ahead of schedule, customer service was incredible (Patrick B. and John H.) these guys went above and beyond. The video was a great help. I installed the hitch with my 7 year old grandson in about 1 1/2 hours. I used portable floor ramps and a creeper which gave me just enough room. The holes lined up perfectly on my 2007 Grand Caravan. I highly recommend this product and company! 109526
by: Nicole m02/14/2013
I was most impressed by the service and communication etrailer.com offered from the moment I ordered. I ordered a very expensive hitch and they had the best price out of everyone including Walmart. The stow and go makes my hitch one of the hardest to install and that was clear on all the instructions I saw here and on the other websites. But my mechanic got it on fine and it looks great! I got the 2" model and it doesn't stick out or look bulky in back at all. I was very happy and etrailer.com has my confidence to come back for all my trailer needs. 66265
by: Leary W11/22/2010
The Hidden Hitch Installs Great! I have a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country with Stow N Go Seating. I chose the class III 2" Hidden Hitch brand so the rear of the van would have a hitch that looked nice and was not bulky. The installation instructions that came with it was very easy to understand. I installed the hitch by myself while laying on the ground without jacking up the van. The bolt holes lined up easily and were all cut to fit perfectly. I was very surprised by how easy it was to install. I would highly recommend the Hidden Hitch product for this application. The hitch really looks great on the back of the van. (If you are installing it by yourself, no need to even jack the van up. Installing from the ground works fine.) 3701
by: Tony L05/12/2013
Myself and my 12 year old son installed this receiver in 45 minutes, no problem at all!!!!! 79884
by: Grandpa s Pickup (minivan)03/08/2012
Dear etrailer.com, This is my third hitch from etrailer.com. The hitch went on in about 45 minutes using the factory bolts without any drilling. Thanks for making it easy to install and for making hitches that are an exact fit. The hitch fits nice and snug under the bumper for good ground clearance and ease of use. The light kit is awesome- love the quick connects that plug into the factory lighting. Thanks again for selling great products at good prices that allow me to get the job done right the first time around. 33245
The produtd arrived on time and everything was accounted for. I installed the hitch on my garage floor with the back of the car on some care ramps. The installation was easy with only 6 existing bolts to back out and then attach the hitch. The hitch fit great and installed with hand tools within 1 hour. This is the second trailer hitch I have gotten from etrailer and I had a great experience both times. My only complaint is that the paint was not as good on this hitch as the one I got a few years ago. 16269
by: D. Wallace07/22/2008
Looks and works great! Bought the hitch to tow my trailer. Easy to install but it would have helped to have another hand. Only problem on install was that one hole did not line up but that is what they made a screwdriver for. Looks better than any of the photos show. Just a little hint if you are installing by yourself, do one back bolt on one side then go to the other side and do the front bolt then you can line it up better with the screw driver. Thanks etrailer for the quick shipping!!! 1092
by: Harvey S.05/30/2014
Hitch took approximately 20 mins. to put into place and bolt up. The hitch was a perfect fit & the holes lined up perfectly. The directions were very clear and easy to understand. The whole job start to finish took about 2 hrs. mainly because the original bolts on the van were hard to get out. I don't have a nice garage so I was lying on my back in the driveway. I would rate this hitch a 10 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone. 133459
by: Wanna B RockStar07/02/2013
6 bolts, 45 minutes of work. worked perfect. definitely need a second set of hands. not hard, just heavy. I used car ramps and a creeper, since i don't work in a garage and have a lift. make sure that you have an extension for the ratchet and socket. I couldn't have done it without the extension. would have been very hard if vehicle was at normal height. definitely helped to have it raised up on the ramps. 87104
by: Bob R05/31/2014
Pretty well made. Doesn't stick out past bumper; yea! On line video is a little sketchy on some details-- the most important to me is that only the forward (one hole, gets larger bolt) mounting flange goes above the leaf spring. Be prepared to figure out some leverage to make some holes line up. Helper very important. Wiring harness had better video and instructions. 133524
by: Dennis B.06/11/2011
In your video you show how you may need to pry the hitch over to line the holes up and insert the bolts. I had nearly 3/4" in order to line up the holes. I did get it but I was not happy. I thought I would need to grind the holes out to make it work. On the bright side, the hitch came promptly and in good condition. Looks great now that it's on. 16727
by: Daron L.05/15/2008
quality construction I got this hitch to hook a bike rack to on the back of my mini-van. The install wasn't 100% smooth as the holes weren't exactly perfectly aligned (I think if I had someone else helping me it would've gone smoother) so it was a little tricky but other than that I've very happy with this hitch. 871
Installing this product with the vehicle on the ground does not work. You will need the van in the air at least a little bit. It took a bit of work to get this installed, but it is installed and working great. make sure you put the bolts in the front holes first and then the back or it won't line up great. 118389
by: Chuck C08/21/2014
The order came in three days, which is great. Have not installed hitch yet waiting for my brother to help me. Installed wire harness, the video was very helpful. The video on the hitch looks just as helpful.I would order from you's again and recommend you to my friends. I'am very pleased and give you an A. 147914
by: Matt K. Three Rivers, MI06/29/2012
great design, bolted right in as promised. I would with no questions asked buy from etrailers again 46231
by: Chris D.06/27/2011
Best online purchase I have made by far. Shipping spot on. Directions perfect and the videos helped tremendously. It only took 15-20 minutes to wire the harness and 25 minutes to install the hitch. Great people products. Highly recommend and will purchase from Etrailer again. Thank you very much 18033
by: Jeff B05/28/2014
The trailer hitch receiver was very easy to install. A pry bar and a small bottle jack are very helpful. I installed it by myself with the van on the ground in about a half an hour. I did have to pry it over a little to get the bolts to line up, but it wasn't difficult by any means. 133070
by: Eric L.07/16/2012
Great service from etrailer. About 5 minutes after ordering online, I received an email stating the product was in stock and being sent out. I received the order in less than a week. Installed in about a hour. Looks great and everything lined about as promised. Thank you etrailer! 48080
by: John B.04/21/2012
Hitch worked great and service was awesome. The only trouble I had was that the hitch was merely wrapped in plastic for shipping and some of it got a little dinged and the paint chipped in a couple of spots. Nothing major but otherwise I would've chosen Excellent. 37925
by: Donald W. Hayes11/11/2014
The "hidden hitch" fit just right. With the help of my son, it took just about an hour to install. All the parts were there and the instructions were easy to follow. The wiring harness worked fine. I would recommend your equipment to others. Thank You!! 160468
by: Mike S.02/10/2009
Awesome Product! Simple to use. Easy to install (2 people needed). Looks Great!!! I installed this hitch in less than an hour. All holes lined up perfectly without a problem. You will need a second person to make the install go smoothly. 1569
by: David J.11/23/2012
Getting hitch into position is no problem. The fact that holes don't line up so prying [and cussing] is necessary is a problem. Maybe vehicle frame tolerances vary, I don't know. Did get it bolted in now and it should work fine. 59927
by: Doug K06/28/2013
This hitch fit onto my 2005 Dodge Gr Caravan perfectly. You will need ramps or some way to raise the rear of the vehicle. Etrailer sent me the correct product, with free shipping, very quickly. Thank you for your good service. 86583
by: Bryan A05/22/2013
Excellent, fast delivery. Good instructions (both written and video). Installation was a bit challenging for one person but do able with some lifting aids (did it in 1 1/2 hours...not counting the head scratching time) 81613
by: John V07/11/2012
Hitch and video made the installation very easy. Installation time was very close to estimated time given by etrailer. An hour of my time saved over $200 from estimates from local hitch installers. Thanks 47576
by: Papa Dan06/12/2013
Ok, the quality on this is excellent. Bolted in as described with no problems. It looks great, does not hang low or get caught on slopes. I am very happy with this Hitch and would buy from again. 84279
by: ED STANFIELD03/30/2014
PRODUCT WAS EXACKLY AS DESCRIBED . THE HOLES WERE ALIGNED WITH THE HITCH FRAME . LOOKS GREAT ON MY VAN. INSTRUCTIONS WERE GREAT ALSO. FAST DELIVERY ALSO . THANKS GREAT ITEM 122868
by: William Weaver05/23/2014
Product was great, it just about fell in place.l had no problem at all.also the wire harness was a breeze to install.i would recomend this product to anybody, thanks a gain 132178
Super happy! so easy to install, and the video that was available made it even easier. couldnt be happier! I am now a walking advertisement for etrailer.com. 50018
by: Richard L.03/11/2011
Easy install. The instruction video online was very helpful. Managed to do it all alone, but would recommend having a friend to help as it is fairly heavy. 9075
by: Scott S12/03/2013
Great Quality Product from a Great supplier. etrailer has super fast delivery and outstanding customer support. Installation was a breeze! 108961
Received in just a couple of days after ordering. Easy install with two people. Trailer light install also easy. hour an half for both. 75873
by: Mark S.05/12/2007
Excellent!!! Received product in 2-days! Installation was a breeze! I am extremely happy with the product. Would recommend to anyone! 168
by: matt k07/10/2013
Arived quickly with free shipping. and only took 1 hour to put the hitch and hirring harness in. would defently recamend this. 88714
by: Lloyd S.05/01/2014
Product shipped and came quickly, the online video made installation easy! Great product! Great service! 128467
by: John Preston07/20/2012
My Receiver came in two days and I am very pleased with the hitch and also service. Thank You 48718
by: Rick B.11/19/2012
Easy to install - took less than 1 hour. Would recommend an extra pair of hands though. 59663
by: Patti d.12/16/2014
Great product and even better service! I will be ordering from etrailer again! 165591
Excellent product, fits perfect, reasonable price, fast shipping, thank you. 50748
by: Tom D05/29/2012
Easy to install - two of us had it totally installed in less than 30 minutes 41965
Installed in about 30 min. Instructions from video on line made it easy. 94627
by: Wesley Jones09/19/2012
Excellant service and merchandise. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!! 55140
by: Dave in Fallon NV06/27/2011
Exactly as advertised, took 20 minutes to install, perfect fit. 18012
by: Roger E08/18/2012
Installed with no trouble using online instructions. 52166
by: Robert h05/04/2013
Great job just what i wanted perfect fit 79013
Easy, Perfect fit! 80535
Great product 70349
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