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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   90169

Retail:$255.47

Price:$173.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Dodge Grand Caravan 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 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 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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90169 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
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan - Hidden Hitch

Today in our 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 90169. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well 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 pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.

Now lets go ahead with the installation.First, before we can install the hitch, here are our attachment points. Next, well need to lower the exhaust. To do this, well remove the two bolts that secure the metal exhaust hangers to the frame one just forward of the rear axle and one just behind the rear axle. Now with the exhaust lowered, we can go ahead and remove the frame fasteners into the weld nuts of the frame. There are going to be two on each side.

After removing the hardware, hang on to it as we will be reusing it to install the hitch. Keep in mind, each process we do here on the driver side will get repeated identically on the passenger side.Now with our fasteners removed, well need to install the plastic protective covering around the air conditioning line on the passenger side. Keep in mind, when putting your hitch in place, not to bend or pinch the line when installing the hitch. Now were ready to go ahead and install the hitch. Well feed the passenger side up over the exhaust and then bring the driver side into position.

Now with all six fasteners installed finger tight, we can go ahead run them down. Next, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. Now with the exhaust installed, thatll complete the installation of our Hidden Hitch part number 90169 on our 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. .




Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 90169

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

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


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt H05/06/2013


Very easy install on the hitch. Rather than pull any additional bolts off the exhaust (like other posts state) I followed the instructions and used a 1" ratchet strap around the tail pipe to the bumper cover support,and pulled the muffler out of the way to make it easier to access the bolts with a 1/2" drive ratchet and extension. Once I had them out I released the strap, moved it out of the way, and put the hitch up in place with the bracket on the muffler side just resting on the muffler I started the bolts on the opposite side. I then reinstalled the ratchet strap and pulle the muffler out of the way. Only disappointment I have is that the edges had laser oxide on them from when they were cut so the paint peeled off the edge of the bracket. Defeats the durability of the powder paint if it is. A little better cleaning of the raw parts would fix this and then I wouldn't have had to touch them up. Overall good product and easy install. Just over 30 minutes. Like the way it looks too. Kind of hidden. :) 79151






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric B06/25/2012


Arrived quick. Install was on 2011 Grand Caravan. The video shows them removing just the rear tail pipe hanger but I had to remove both rear and next one and STILL needed help pulling down and out on the tailpipe. That was the only issue I had, took a bit longer to do but its on, looks great. 45647






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wade S05/01/2013


My order arrived promptly and was complete as ordered. The installation video was helpful and the printed instructions complete. As noted by previous customers, the hook up wire to the passenger tail light assembly was just adequate. My only complaint is that the included ball mount had too much rise for my application. I thought that it would work based on the 12" hitch height that I recall seeing for my Town and Country, but I easily corrected the problem once I made the measurements after the instillation. The plug in electrics are great and the installation looks "factory". I've ordered from you before and will continue to do so as you have a great company. 78564






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kalin K. Burlingame, CA10/08/2012


the hitch receiver fit perfectly in place for my Chrysler T & C 2011. Installation was straight forward and fairly easy - It required lowering down the entire exhaust configuration (I was expecting to unscrew only one or two of the rubber hangers, but it turned out I had to unmount all of them). I am using the receiver with a bike rack, and since the receiver is appearing actually under the bumper fascia, I have to kneel down and work under the car, so I can install the safety pin/locking screw... This is not too big of an inconvenience, and I guess that's why this one is called Hidden Hitch... :) 56725






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Miklos B.08/15/2012


Took 1-1/2 hour to install, I took dinner break between, fit perfect I did it my self (81 years young)next is the wiring harness.Very satisfied. 51758






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike07/25/2011


I gave this product a review of excellent because of the easy of installation. I installed it myself in 45 mins. The bumper for a 2010 dodge caravan needs to bend just slightly to get the receiver in. I wish there was just a 1/2 inch spacer to lower the hitch a little. This us a great product with the fastest shipping I ever seen plus shipping was free. 20208






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DONALD D CASLER03/28/2012


The products arrived on time and it very good condition. The instructions for the installs was excellent. All items fit perfect and I was able to istall them. I have the hitch and wiring installed and they are working excellent, plus the hitch is hidden. I am very satisfied and would recommend using etrailer for all your trailer and hitch needs. 35345






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt H.05/21/2013


This product fit my 2013 Chrysler Town and Country perfectly. I was looking or a hitch that you could bareley tell was there, and this one fit the bill. Tucks completely under the back bumper with only the small receiver showing below. Wiring harness was also top quality. Price and shipping were great as well. 81338






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gord04/05/2010


Excellent product EASILY fit my 2009 Caravan. To maximize the space needed on passenger side, instructions should read to remove three bolts to lower the exhaust, not one bolt. Need two people to hold hitch in place while first two bolts installed. An EASY install, 30 mins. max. 2906






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John N06/28/2011


Hitch was delivered within 48 hours, which was well ahead of their promise date. The installation video on their web-site was helpful and reassuring. If you have average tool skills you'll be able to get the hitch mounted. 18087






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis Wojtecki09/30/2011


I like shoppping for my hitches at etrailer because I know I am getting the right hitch and the install videos are very helpfull. The shipping is super fast, with great tracking. Very good prices. Thanks 24881






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris08/10/2010


Does not come below the fascia The hitch is an easy install, but on my 2008 caravan, the hitch is hidden behind the fascia. I would have to cut the bumper fascia to get the drawbar in. Not happy at all. 3338






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harvey H09/20/2012


Great product went on easy and works great.Ordered on monday and recieved on thurs.will use you for all my towwing needs.Thanks Harvey 55284






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff05/25/2011


The Hitch fit great. Great prompt serv ice. 15367






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich H.04/09/2012


Easy install. 36638




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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" - 90169Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Distance from Center of Hitch Pin Hole to Nearest Edge of Support Plate on Ball Mount # 2793
  • If your 2010 Chrysler Town and Country has Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87451, with a 2 inch receiver opening, you will be able to use other ball mounts. But if you have # 90169, you can only use the one that comes with it. On the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 2793, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the support plate is 4 inches. If that is not enough clearance, you could try the Curt Ball Mount, # D-28. This will give you a 4 inch rise and measures 8-1/4 inches from...
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  • Is Bumper Trimming Required to Install Trailer Hitch 90169 on a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country
  • There is no bumper or fascia trimming required to install Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 90169 on a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country. I have included a link to the instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you to view. This hitch comes with the correct ball mount, pin and clip, so if you plan on doing some towing you will need to ad a properly sized ball to match the coupler and trailer wiring. For a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball use # 19256. For a 2 inch diameter...
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  • Ball Mount, Trailer Hitch, and Trailer Wiring Recommendations for 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, # 90169, requires the drawbar be used in the rise position. Another option would be to go with a different hitch and draw bar. I recommend going with a higher capacity hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. With a 2 inch opening, you will have more gross trailer weight capacity, more tongue weight capacity, and more options for accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers, and you will be able to use a drawbar in the drop...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Hardwiring Kit for a 2009 Dodge Caravan
  • I am sorry, but the 2009 Dodge Caravan does not show in our FitGuide. Did you perhaps mean Grand Caravan? The Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch, part # 90169 does, however fit the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Curt Class II hitch, part # 12264, and the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13364 also fit a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. There is not a plug-and-play wiring application for your 2009 Dodge Caravan, you will have to hard wire a 4-pole trailer connector. We recommend using the hard...
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  • Availability of T-Connector Wiring Harness for 2013 Dodge Tradesman C/V
  • According to my contact at Tow-Ready, for the 2013 Dodge Tradesman C/V you can use their plug-in wiring harness # 118534 so long as your tail lights use the same connectors. The linked photo shows both the female and male T-connectors used in this harness. If these connectors match those on your vehicle then this harness will work for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Dodge CV Tradesman
  • Currently the only trailer hitches for the 2014 Dodge CV vans are going to have the receiver directly below the rear fascia. It is possible that there is some company out there that either makes or can make a replacement bumper with a trailer hitch built into it. We do not currently offer hitches like this for the CV. I have included a link to the right with the hitches that do fit. The most popular of which is Curt hitch # 13364. If you do decide to go with this hitch and plan on doing...
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Dodge Grand Caravan 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 90169 Installation instructions 90169 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118534
118534

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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