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1993 Ford F-150 Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2"

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

Code:   87480



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1993 Ford F-150 - Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

This durable, fully welded Ford F-150 trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Ford F-150
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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87480 Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver

87480 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 87480 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000 lbs.

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87480 Installation instructions

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Drilling required for installation , Will fit with heavy-duty suspension , Adapter kit 01685 required for 1980-1997 F-Series pickups


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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1987 Chevy C/K 1500 With a Deep Drop Bumper
  • A deep drop bumper is a bumper that hangs further below the frame than a standard bumper. Check out the photo that I attached showing a deep drop bumper compared to a standard bumper and a step bumper. We have three frame mount trailer hitches that will work with a deep drop bumper on your 1987 Chevrolet C/K 1500. You could install the Curt Hitch, # C13099, the Hidden Hitch, # 87480, or the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 41504. These are all Class III trailer hitches that have a towing capacity...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1968 Chevy C20
  • We have hitch fits for a 1968 C Series Chevy truck that either has a drop bumper or a standard bumper like what I am assuming you have although you said it was a step bumper. The Curt Hitch part # 13028 is designed to fit the models with an 8 foot bed and a standard bumper, but has no mention of factory overload springs so it shouldn't be an issue. As long as your frame is 34 inches wide you should be able to make this hitch work. The # 87480 that you referenced would work if you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1987 GMC 1500 Pick Up Truck
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87034, will fit your 1987 GMC 1500 as long as it does not have a deep drop bumper. If your truck has an 8 ft bed and a deep drop bumper, then you will need the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87480, I have attached a photo of a typical deep drop bumper if you are not familiar with them. If your truck has a 6 ft bed, then you will need additional hardware to complete the installation. You will need six 3/8 inch spacer blocks, # 01077-011, and...
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  • Hitch, Ball Mount, and Wiring Recommendation for 1965 Ford F100 to be Used in Germany
  • For your 1965 Ford F100, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch, # 87034, if your truck has a standard or step bumper. For a truck with a deep drop bumper, # 87480, is the hitch that you would need. A 50mm diameter ball like the Tow Ready, # 63912, is the standard tow ball in European countries. Pair this with Ball Mount, # 80232, and Ball Bushing, # 320000 to get your vehicle ready to tow. I do want to mention that in European countries, they use a different type of receiver and ball mount...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part # 87034, Fit on 1987 Chevy C-10 Pickup
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 87034, will fit your 1987 Chevy C-10 pickup. This hitch works with both 6-foot and 8-foot beds and with both standard and step bumpers. (If your truck has a deep-drop bumper you would instead use hitch # 87480; please see the attached illustration of a deep-drop bumper.) This hitch receiver will provide a 2 x 2 inch square receiver opening for a draw bar and hitch ball (used for towing), or for any hitch-mounted accessory items...
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  • Comparing Regular and Deep Drop Bumper Trailer Hitches for a 1964 Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck
  • A standard bumper looks like a regular old bumper that goes straight across at the top and bottom and might have a cut out in the center for a license plate but the cutout does not drop below the bottom of the bumper. A deep drop bumper will have the cut out in the middle but drops below the bottom of the bumper (at the center) so that it angles up from the center to the outer edges of the bumper. I have included a picture that better illustrates this. For models with the standard...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 1968 Ford F-250
  • We do actually have several trailer hitches that will fit the 1968 Ford F-250 with a step bumper including # 87034. You could also use # 41001, # 75034, or # 40050. There are a different set of hitches that fit if the truck had the deep drop bumper: # 87480, # C13099, or # 41504. I have linked the installation instructions for you to view on all of the hitches. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin with...
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  • Trailer Hitch with More than 5,000 Pound Capacity for a 1972 Chevy C/K Series Truck
  • I would need to know if your 1972 Chevy C/K series truck has a short or long bed and if it has a standard bumper or a deep drop bumper. With that information we can look at the hitches available that fit. I have linked the hitch main page for your truck. If you use the drop down menu on that page you can select the correct version of your truck to see the available hitches. One thing to note is that the trailer hitches available for your truck can also be used with weight distribution...
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  • Availability of Class III Trailer Hitch For a 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside
  • The Class III hitch for your 1968 Chevrolet C/K Stepside truck would be the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75034. This hitch will fit both 6 ft. and 8 ft. beds. The Hidden Hitch Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 87480, you have referenced, will fit your 1968 Chevrolet truck if it has the 8 ft. bed with the deep drop bumper. I am including a picture of what a deep drop bumper looks like. I am including links to the installation instructions on both of the hitches. Some other...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 1974 Chevy C10 Stepside Pickup
  • If your truck has the standard bumper, I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch Class III hitch, part # 87034. If you have the deep drop bumper, use the Hidden Hitch # 87480. I've linked you to an FAQ article that explains the difference between the standard and deep drop bumper. If you need to install a 4 pole trailer connector, use # 118311. You might also need a ball mount like # 2753, a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball like #19261 or a 2 inch trailer ball like part # 63845.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 1979 Ford Bronco
  • It sounds like you are trying to determine if the distance from the mounting point to the hitch opening is large enough to clear your bumper. If you have a deep drop bumper you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87480. If you have a standard bumper you would want the Draw-Tite Hitch part # 75038. The Reese Hitch part # 36025 you referenced would not be the correct hitch for you so I would not recommend it for you. I attached installation videos for you to check out.
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch for a 1999 Ford F-350 Towing a 7,000 Pound Trailer
  • If you can let me know the Year and the specfic model of your Ford F-350 1 Ton Truck I would be glad to make a recommendation for you. The hitch you referenced # 87480 is only capable of 5,000 pounds weight carrying so you would need to use a weight distribution system, see link, with this hitch to tow a 7,000 pound trailer. With the specific year make and model I can try to find a hitch that will install with the under body mounted spare, as long as it is not larger than the standard...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 1993 Ford F250 w/Deep Drop Bumper Rated for 1,000 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • The hitches that fit your 1993 Ford F-250 with the deep drop bumper have 2 capacities: one for weight carrying and the other when using weight distribution. All of the hitches (# C13099, # 87480, and # 41504) are rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight when using weight distribution. But there are none with a weight carrying capacity of 1,000/10,000 pounds. Since you already have a weight distribution system, provided it is set up for the capacity...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1995 Ford F-150
  • The only information I could find on a hitch number 37042 is that it fits the Ford Escape. This would not be the hitch for you to use for your 1995 Ford F-150. Instead you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87471 for if you have a standard bumper or part # 87480 for if you have a deep drop bumper.
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Information for this part was:

Expert Research:
Michael L
Expert Research:
Robert G
Updated by:
Laura H
Updated by:
Sarah W

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Expert Research:
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Updated by:
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Updated by:
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