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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 1989 Ford Van

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87599

Retail:$259.21

Price:$176.95


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Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver - 1989 Ford Van

Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer hitch is dipped in a black rust resistant coating
  • Custom designed for each Ford Van type and model year for simple installation and better fit
  • Low profile design to compliment the rear contours and aerodynamic styling of today's Ford Vans
  • Trailer Hitch includes easy-to-read installation instructions (see Typical Installation Instructions in the "detailed info" link)
    • Simple bolt-on installation, no welding required
  • 2" square receiver opening
  • Removable drawbars and ball mounts (sold separately) eliminate banged or bruised shins and enhance the appearance when not in use
  • All Hidden Hitch trailer hitches meet and exceed V5, VS, CSA, and SAE J684-98 standards are inspected for quality workmanship
  • All Hidden Hitch trailer hitches have a limited lifetime warranty


Video of Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver


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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Van - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Ford Van, well install our Hidden Hitch, part number 87599. 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 selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is five and a half inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 20 and a quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.

Now lets go ahead with the installation. First note, weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease ans installation of the hitch. However, it is not a requirement for the install. Now well go ahead and point out the attachment points. There are a total of six attachment points, three on each side.

These will be pre-drilled holes into the bottom of the frame rail by the manufacturer. Some applications there will be a ground wire attached to the bottom of the frame. In some cases this ground wire will get in the way of installing the hitch, so well go ahead and remove the fastening bolt, set it aside for reinstallation later. Next go ahead and line up our hardware for each attachment point. Starting with the forward attachment point, well be using a carriage bolt and block thatll go down through the frame through a spacer block then through the hitch and gets secured with a conical tooth washer and nut.

Our center attachment point, well be using the half inch bolt and spacer block going through the frame, through a second larger spacer block, then through the hitch and secured with a conical tooth washer and half inch nut. For our rear attachment point, well be using the half inch bolt, half inch flat washer, then through the frame going a large spacer washer down through the hitch and once again getting secured with a half inch conical tooth washer and nut. To start the install of our hitch, well first take the half inch bolt and flat washer and drop them through the rear attachment points. Then its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install it onto the bolt. Sliding the large flat washer in between the hitch and the frame and then well secure it loosely with the conical tooth washer and nut.

Now well go ahead and install the center hardware. Once again, the half inch bolt and smaller spacer block going down through the frame, though the larger spacer block and secure it with a half inch conical tooth washer and nut. Note, each process we do here on the drive side will get repeated identically on the passenger side. For our forward attachment point, once again the half inch carriage bolt and block through the spacer block and then secure it with the conical tooth washer and nut. Now that we have all of our hardware installed finger tight we can go ahead and tighten them down. Next well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. All right, now with our hitch torqued and secured to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall our ground wire. Thatll complete the install of the Hidden Hitch, part number 87599 on our 2012 Ford Van. .


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Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver - 87599

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cathy S07/31/2012


Received the hitch quickly and it's VERY nice, sturdy, well built, I'm looking forward to having it put on my van. Thanks for the quick shipping. 49948






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken S.11/05/2013


Very happy with it . Easy installation. 106408




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  • Which Trailer Hitches Will fit a 2002 Ford E150 Econoline Van
  • There are several hitches available for your 2002 E-150 Econoline Van. I have posted a link below of all of the hitches available. I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2002 Ford Van, item # 87599. This hitch is economically priced and can tow up to 6,000 pounds or 10,000 pounds with a proper weight distribution system, if your van has sufficient towing capacity. If you need a hitch with more capacity the Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch, item # 14055, will install on...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2011 Ford E-350 Van with a Rounded Bumper
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 75703, will fit the 2011 Ford E-250 as long as it is not a Superwagon. The rounded bumper should not pose a problem. A step bumper would necessitate a ball mount longer than the recommended # 2923 which is 8-1/2 inches long. Part # BM20 would be a good fit. If you so have a Superwagon model, you would need Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87599. Again a longer ball mount would be needed with a step bumper. It is possible that you will have to drill a...
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  • Does the Spare Tire Need to be Relocated when Installing the # 87599 Hitch on a 1995 Ford Van
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 87599, will allow you to reinstall the spare in the original location. The tire may need to be repositioned slightly forward to avoid contact with the receiver tube but will not need to be relocated, see instructions link and video. Some items you may need to complete your towing setup are listed below. Trailer wiring harness, item # 118344 Ball Mount, item # 2923 Pin and Clip, item # PC3 1-7/8 inch Diameter Hitch Ball, item...
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  • Fit of Trailer Hitch From 2004 Ford E350 Series Van on 1998 Ford E350
  • The only Class III Hidden Hitch I show as being a fit for the 2004 and the 1998 Ford E350 van would be part # 87599. Are you sure about the part number you provided? The Hidden Hitch # 87717 is a fit for various models of the 1996-2007 Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth minivan, and wouldn't fit your 1998 Ford Van, or if it happens to fit it would be by sheer coincidence. You wouldn't want to use that hitch on the Ford Van, as it hasn't been designed for that application.
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Ford Van Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.


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

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87599 Installation instructions 87599 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Vans with step bumpers require longer ball mounts.Drilling required for installation,Will not fit vehicles with dual exhaust exiting below the bumper,Will not fit vehicles with 124" wheelbase or E-350 models,Exhaust repositioning required

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 18252
18252

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Hidden Hitch 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847


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