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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the GMC Acadia, 2011

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87435

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Price:$149.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - GMC Acadia, 2011

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

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your GMC Acadia
  • 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 GMC Acadia

Today we will be working on a 2011 GMC Acadia. We will be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 75528. This will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 87435. Here are a couple measurements that will assist you in ing accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17 inches. This will assist you when choosing accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation. :36

These will be our two passenger rear attachment points. Our first step is going to be lowering the exhaust. We are working with a dual exhaust system so we are going to have two hangers on each side. One on the inboard side and one on the outboard side of each muffler. They are going to be identical. The first thing we are going to do is spray lubricant for easy removal and reinstallation. Then we will repeat the same steps on the driver side. Before I lower my exhaust I want to put a safety strap on it to make sure it does not down too far. Now we are ready to remove our hangers. Now that we have the passenger side done, we will repeat the same process on the driver side. 1:26

Now that we have our exhaust lowered to get to our attachment points, we are going to need to remove this fascia piece here. In order to do that there are two tabs, one on either side to turn. Then the fascia piece will just fall away. This will not be reinstalled later. Before I try and put my hitch into place, I am going to clean out the threads of our attachment point just for the ease of installation of our new hardware. Hit it with the spray lubricant, and then use the 1/2 inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092. We are just going to clean any debris out of the threads before we try and install our hardware. Lets go ahead and give it a test fit with our bolt, the bolt screws in easily. So we know our rear attachment point is good. Lets try our forward attachment point, it is also good. We will repeat the same process on the driver side. 2:21

Now that we have all of our attachment points cleared out we can put our hitch into place. We are going to loosely install our bolt and conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch. Now that I have these two started on the passenger side I am going to repeat the same process on the driver side. Now we need to do our two bumper attachment points. First we need to take our spacer and put it between the hitch and the bumper. Then because we do not have any weld nuts like we do in the frame, we are going to use these handle nuts as our attachment point. Now that we have all our fasteners in place, finger tight we are going to run them down. Now that we have all our hardware run down on the passenger side, we will repeat the same process on the driver side. Now that we have all of our fasteners run down we can go ahead and torque to specifications. Now that we have all our hardware torqued to specifications, we will trim off the handle from the handle nuts. I will be using a pair of tin snips to cut it off. Now that we have our handle nuts trimmed, we can put our exhaust into place and reinstall our exhaust hangers. With the exhaust reinstalled we can go ahead and remove our safety strap. That completes the installation of Draw-Tite part number 75528.


Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 - 87435

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (111 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom G11/19/2013

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No problem putting on the Hitch our 2012 Enclave. My wife did not want the hitch to show. Done some research and found that GM has a fisacia insert that takes the place of the one you remove. GM part # 25775358. A little pricey but worth it. 107818


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Just got a 2014 Enclave. Thinking to buy the same hitch. Based on the video, it seems the orig. rear fascia door can be re-installed back. Why did you not put back the orig. one? Its not possible or you dont like the orig. fascia style? Or, only 20132014 enclave fascia door can be reinstalled? Thanks.

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It is my understanding that the 2013

comment by: tom gill - 12/17/2013


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Tom, I think part of your response got cut off. The Enclave received a bit of a facelift for the 2013 model year and the changes to rear bumper cover allow for the original cover to be re-installed over a hitch on 2013 and newer. 2012 and older models require a different panel to accommodate a hitch.

Patrick B - 12/19/2013



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You are correct, or at least that was my understanding from Pecks Trailer Hlitch installation. I just know my fascia would not go back on, the hitch is very hard to see anyway Just my wifes car and she did not want the hitch to show.

comment by: tom gill - 12/20/2013


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve H.03/09/2014

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very easy web site. found what I needed quickly. you notified me that you upgraded my shipping for free. installation was quick and easy just like your instructions. It took less than an hour and a half, start to finish, wiring harness and hitch. I couldn't be more pleased. 119968



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don S.11/16/2013

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Ordered the hitch from etrailer Tuesday night, the day we picked up our 2009 Enclave, and it was dellivered on Friday(!), but I had to wait for a warm day to do the install. After the hitch was delivered, etailer sent me link to a review and resource page, with an installation video of the Englave. Watched the installation video, then watched it again to make sure I picked up on every detail. Installation went as smoothly as predicted, despite working on my back, with the rear end (of the Enclave) up on ramps. Took me about an hour, but then I hadn't installed a Hidden Hitch since our 1995 Olds 88. Product and service from etailer are great! 107548



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harry E04/08/2013

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I received the hitch, ball mount and wiring for my 2012 Acadia within just a couple of days after placing the order. The entire order was well packed in very heavy cardboard and was still in good condition upon arrival. I finally got around to putting it on today and as some others have indicated taking loose the muffler hangers and reinstalling them is probably the worst part of the job. I used some of my wifes vegetable spray and that helped a great deal. I did need my wife to help hold up on the hitch as I got the bolts started so we made a family project out of it. 74966


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Yes, we still like that the hitch has the capability of being hidden withthe optional cover that we purchased for our 2012 Acadia. We will be using it again shortly to trailer our golf cart up to the campgrounds.

comment by: Harry E - 4/10/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan G.03/22/2013

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Great quality, all necessary parts included. Very simple, fast installation, probably less than 20 minutes. I put this on an '13 GMC Acadia, and then I cut a hole in the factory bumper insert. Now the bumper looks "finished", and I didn't need to buy another trim plate. The hitch, with nothing installed, will still fit behind the fascia plate, so if you don't tow often, it's "Hidden". 71870



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry M06/27/2012

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The Trailer Hitch arrived today & it only took 30 mins to install .... Great product & Fantastic service! 45883



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob D.06/07/2012

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I ordered a hitch for my Buick Enclave by phone on Monday morning 6/4/2012. I was told it would take approximately 5 to 7 Days to arrive. To my surprise It was at my door on Wed. 6/6/2012. Thursday the 7th. i installed it by my self in approx. 50 minutes. I also received the wiring hook up for it. It took me about 30 minutes to install this. It looks nice on my Buick. I plan on using it this coming weekend. I would recommend using etrailer to anyone needing any equipment they have to sell. Bob Deam 43188



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott P02/27/2012

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Product fit my 11' Traverse, like a dream. LOVE the way it is actually hidden beneath the License plate, and does not stick out at all. Instructional video posted online was SPOT ON. I will be using it to pull a landscape trailer, but didn't want the hitch to stick out behind the truck and be a shin buster.... I will be installing the Wiring Harness tomorrow.. With the instructions and videos included, Im certain it will be just as easy. 32681



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jimmy S.08/15/2011

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The hitch installed on my Outlook. 21966



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad A.06/21/2012

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My family's bikes won't all fit inside my 2011 Acadia, so I bought this hitch for a hitch-mount bicycle rack. It fit perfectly. Installation was very easy and straight-forward. Watching the videos beforehand really helped - and the install went right as the video showed. Backing the vehicle up on ramps also helped with clearance to work under the car. I bought the Hidden Hitch brand vs. the Draw Tite because the receiver looked to be a little shorter and would not stick out as far past the bumper. Excellent decision, because GMC's optional Trailer Hitch Closeout fits perfectly covers the new hitch receiver for a very clean, finished look. (This part from GMC replaces the bumper panel that all the install videos say to remove and won't be used - GMC part 19244180). One minor complaint: the hitch could used some more protection in the shipping box. There was no padding or protection in the box. As a result, the paint chipped off a few spots (chain retaining rings) down to bare metal. A bit of spray primer and black paint fixed it, but some more protection in the box would prevent damage and future corrosion. 45087



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Justin H.03/19/2014

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I have a 2013 GMC Acadia and wanted to add a hitch to haul my snowmobiles and add a bike rack. I ordered the hitch and wiring harness (product 118614) on a Sunday and the products arrived Thursday. My father and I were able to mount the hitch in 20 minutes and did not need to take the exhaust of the brackets, which saved us some time. As others have stated, the bumper fascia on a 2013 Acadia can be re-installed over the hitch without issue. The wiring harness was easy to install as well. Very pleased with etrailers service and installation videos, which aided in making the installation quick. Would definitely order from e-trailer again.121245



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy r03/17/2014

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This hitch was easy to install and the instructions were decent. Shipping was fast and customer service updated it's progress vey well. I installed this hitch on my 2013 gmc Acadia and was able to keep using the bumper piece that covers the hitch. This was very helpful since it keeps the clean look of the bumper and the hitch doesn't stick out of the bumper at all. Hidden hitch is true to its name as it stays hidden.120969



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stan Hoard10/15/2013

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Does not deserve a excellent rating because the safety chain hookup was welded on crooked, i hope everything else lines up when i install the hitch. Stan ps, i like all the information that is supplied as to install of hitch and wiring, great work103884



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Deryk W.09/11/2013

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I bought this hitch for a 2011 Traverse. It was very easy to install by myself. I used my hands to take the exhaust boots off for the installation. Watching the video made me question why I ever paid anyone to do something so easy. I borrowed a torque wrench for final torques and I was able to reinstall the hitch cover. If you don't drive around with the ball attached the hidden hitch really is hidden. My car looks the same as it did before. 99435



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J Trevino08/28/2013

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This was a great purchase ! Took 25 minutes to install , and i have a broken foot ! I was so mad with dealer they told me it was not possible , they would half to custom build it at the cot of $550 dollars. Put my uncles mobility scooter on the back and off i go to lake Tahoe. 97435



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: KWOVERH07/26/2013

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Product arrived chipped and repainted. Overspray was apparent on labels and repaint was peeling. Not what I would describe as new. Had to install it as I needed it in 2 days for a trip. Fit was excellent. Directions were spot on and the video was helpful. Using it for a bike rack and small jet ski trailer. I do like the way it fits because you can reinstall the factory bumper cover when not in use. 91786



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd07/25/2013

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Installation instructions were good; no problems with installation. On a 2013 GMC Acadia the factory fascia will fit right back into place without any adjustments necessary. Really is a "hidden hitch".91570



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BrianM07/21/2013

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Product was easy to install. All hardware needed was included, sealed in sections, making it very easy to identify different sizes of hardware!!! All of the "how to" videos made the installation a breeze!!!! Thank you very much!!!90734



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Russell R.07/12/2013

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The tow bar was exactly what was pictured on E-Trailers' web site. fast delivery, came on the day that was mentioned by E-Trailer and UPS. It fit perfectly and was a fast installation. Now we'll be able to take our pop-up camper to a 4 day and 3 night Rock Feast in Oshkosh, WI. Thanks.89241



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill W07/10/2013

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I ordered the Hidden Hitch Trailer Receiver Hitch,and though I have not used it yet,the installation was a breeze,thanks to the online videos that etrailer provided.I also installed the T-1wiring harness with mounting bracket and that also was a snap.I am a happy boater thanks to e trailer.I felt that the price was fair and the service and delivery could not be beat.Thanks etrailer! Bill W.88757



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian Mc06/26/2013

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I have ordered from eTrailer before. Everything I have ordered from them has shipped fast and packed well. I also have seen their YouTube video's for installation on this hitch and wiring harness and that was what sold me on buying from them. It only took around 20 minutes or so to put this hitch and wiring harness on. Fit on our 2012 Chevy Traverse is excellent and until you remove the plastic hitch cover on the bumper you cant see it. I put a receiver hitch on all my vehicles and this has to be the easiest installs I have every done.86297


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hello i just but a 2012 lt chevy travers. iam just woundering if the wiring for the hitch it comes with it .thanks for any imfoEnri

comment by: Enri - 8/25/2013


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Wiring kits are sold separately from the hitches. Included with Hidden Hitch 87435 will be the instructions and all necessary hardware to install the htich. I have added a link to our Fit Guide, where you can enter your year, make and model of the vehicle, and the site will display all the vehicle specific parts that fit it, included wiring kits. The 118450 harness should be the one you are looking for, but you can double check with the Fit Guide.

Patrick B - 8/26/2013





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ratingratingratingratingrating by: L Mur.06/16/2013

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Hidden Hitch Receiver model 87435 was the greatest find on your website! I noticed that other owners of 2010 Chevy Traverse SUVs mentioned that they could still use the existing bumper cover even after this particular hitch was installed. It is a perfect fit, was quick to install, and the absolute best feature is that you can use the bumper cover again if you don't want to always look at the hitch, when it is not in use. Thank you 'etrailer' for your selection and reviews that made my decision so easy.84886



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill Y.06/14/2013

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Hitch went on perfect. Even better, etrailer actually called my house to tell me shipment would be delayed and offer a replacement if I needed the hitch prior to Memorial Day (I didn't, but what online retailer goes to those lengths?)84628



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: LanceZ04/29/2013

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Hitch was super easy to install by myself on my 2012 Traverse. I also installed the recommended wiring package, and it was also very easy to install. Both installation videos were very helpful and spot on. The hardest part of the job was removing the rubber muffler brackets. Total install time for hitch and wiring was less than 1 hour.78306



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff Mo03/16/2013

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Fit like a glove and can even reinstall to fascia cover to hide hitch when not in use. Hardest part of the install was detaching the hangers for the exhaust. However only had to do the back as was able to make enough space to tighten the bolts above. Thank you once again etrailer. Second hitch purchase and definitely will come back again for future needs!71036



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ira W.12/14/2012

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I don't normally take the time to review a product. This really is 5 stars as everyone says. Only issue I had was instructions say to remove all the mounts of the exhaust to have enough room for tightening the bolts. Even though I did, the 2 front bolts were not real accessible. I just had to use the Torque wrench really slowly and have patience one click at a time. But this is car issue, not the product.61466



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris W.12/03/2012

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Package arrived on time as indicated it would. The packaging was also in good condition when it arrived. All hardware items were included along with directions. I was able to install the receiver in about a half hour by myself including installing the wiring harness. Over all I am very satisfied with your products and service. Will definitely be a return customer.60549



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M.09/22/2012

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The Hidden Hitch installed easily on my 2012 GMC Acadia. Watching the installation videos on the web site before installing was a great help. The GMC bumper facia for hitches still fits perfectly too, which I was a little concerned about. I would recommend this hitch.55486



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt F08/01/2012

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Easy install!! Used a creeper no jack stands or ramps. Make sure you have the right size sockets when you start. Watch the video again before you start. You can remove the muffler hangers without oil but VERY HARD (my mistake) when removing the outside hanger wear gloves and/or long sleeves, the muffler has SHARP edges. Time of 30 minutes is about right. Looks great. Tucks right in under the bumper of my Traverse. 50236



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob H.07/23/2012

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Product was great and quick shipping. Much cheeper than what I priced out for someone to install it, saved about $180 bucks and it would'nt have been the stylish round tubing of the Hidden Hitch. Super easy install, 30min install would have been just about right if I had a lift instead of a floor jack and jack stands. Trailer light harness was also very easy to install for my 2011 Chevy Traverse. Your installation videos were helpful and spot-on accurate. Would purchase from you again for my next vehicle.48980



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike G07/21/2012

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Order this and the TOne wiring kit and both arrived in just 5 days to west Texas. Both items arrived in excellent condition and after watching the videos on how to mount the hitch and wire the lighting kit I was able to intall both of them by myself in my garage in less than 1 hr. 48816



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian K07/06/2012

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We ordered and received the hidden trailer hitch for our GMC Acadia. It was very easy to install and is a high quality product. We are very pleased we chose to order from etrailer and we were able to get a significant savings over the GMC dealer quote for the same equipment. The salesperson Bridget A was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the products! We would definitely order from etrailer again in the future. 46949



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael H07/02/2012

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Wonderful customer service before and after the purchase! Terrific product - my 16 year old daughter and I installed this start to finish in 45 minutes. That included modifying a trim piece on the Acadia which could have been left off after the install, but we felt the modification was worth the work for the installed finished look. 46567



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jimmy G06/16/2012

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Some products are advertised one way and end up another way- not this one! When I read 30 minute install I was skeptical- but it's true. The hitch, instruction and video are all top notch! I highly recommend this- I did the install alone and was done in 20 mins! Thanks etrailer! 44420



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul D06/15/2012

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The mechanic that installed my hitch had previously gotten one from his supplier, but it didn't fit for some reason. So I ordered one on etrailer.com. The hitch fit like a glove on my wife's '09 Enclave. I wasn't sure it would look great, but it looks like it belongs on the vehicle. We are using it for bicycles. Already mounted the bike rack, and it works great.44285



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: S.. Taylor06/12/2012

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The installation video was awesome! The only problem I had was I was unable to remove the forward exhaust hanger. Now that would be less of a problem on an LS or LT but I have the LTZ therefor dual exhaust in the way. I still managed to get it in place and torqued but it was a bit of a struggle! I did do all of the work on my back never lifting the car in the air.43848



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Orlando06/08/2012

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No lies, this product was described perfectly. The video was a plus, to do the installation. Forget uhaul! saved over $100.00 doing the full installation in my garage. Thank you etrailer!! The hitch looks great and well hidden. Super fast shipping and smooth transaction.43314



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carl M06/05/2012

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Instructions are very good. I love the idea of the hidden hitch. Fairly easy to installed except for dropping the muffler. I will use it to haul a small utility trailer. The wiring was a little more difficult but was worth the effort. It took me about three hours to install both the hitch and the wiring.42872



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John W.04/12/2012

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Excellent product at a huge discount over GM dealership pricing! can't wait to install this hitch so I can tow my trailer and load my bikes in a hitch mounted rack. Prior to having this hitch I had to beg and borrow in order to transport my lawn tractor and four wheeler. Now I'm free to move my things when I want. Thank You!37024



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John C.04/26/2011

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I had a great experience with etrailer.com...to the point that I could not resist writing a positive review. I was acutally suprised to see the huge box sitting on the front steps. I ordered a hitch, wiring harness & ball mount. One box - and all contents were taped together to avoid damage. Very satisfied - Thanks very much!12357



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don T.05/15/2010

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Very easy to install. I've installed several hitches over the years. This was by far the easiest to install. It is well designed, fit perfectly and was quick to bolt up. It took longer to wire the lights than put the hitch on.3033



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul05/09/2010

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Great product. Installs easy. This is a great product and very well built. Standard delivery was very quick. Installation on an 2010 Acadia was quite easy and the site provided video installation helps very much. Even you don’t need to lower the exhaust, just push the mufflers to the exterior one by one and force the hitch into the location. I also ordered the wiring but I did not install it yet as I am primarily using the hitch for a bike rack. 3017



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Clif04/28/2009

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Easy to install but has a flaw The square hole was made too large. When you install the ball adapter, it has too much play on the receiver that it makes a loud clunking noise. I would rather pay a little more for peace and quite when hauling my trailer and not have it sound like it's going to fall off.1798


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Mine does seem a bit loose also. 400 miles with crappy rental trailer made it even worse.Can a shim be added to tighten up connection?

comment by: Bob K - 10/14/2012


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The hitches are purposely built a little larger. Accessories can run a little big or a little small so the extra space is to help ensure hitch owners don't have a problem getting their accessories mounted. But it can produce unwanted noise. There are some great anti-rattle devices on the market that pull the draw bar tight inside the hitch to keep things quieter. I've added a link to the whole group below. Some have to have a hollow shank or a thread pin hole, but there are others that can go outside the draw bar and hitch. http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Hitch_Accessories-sf-Anti~Rattle.aspx If you have questions, let us know. If you do, let us know the hitch size as well. We can make better recommendations with that info.

Patrick B - 10/15/2012


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  • Need for Transmisson Cooler on Chevy Traverse
  • The answer to your question will depend on different factors. My research indicates that the manufacturer stated maximum towing capacity as being 5200 lbs. If you were planning on occasionally towing a small trailer that only weighs 2000 lbs over relatively flat terrain, you will be fine without an additional transmission cooler. However, if you are planning on frequently towing a trailer that comes close to that maximum weight figure through the mountains a transmission cooler would be a wis
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  • Can the Fascia Door Be Replaced Over the Hitch Opening on a 2009 GMC Acadia
  • I spoke with my contacts and on the 2009 GMC Acadia the fascia door will not be able to be reinstalled over the hitch after any of the available trailer hitches have been installed. They will all protrude just a little too far. What you can do to block some of the hitch from view would be to use a hitch cover. All of the hitches for your vehicle have a 2 inch receiver so you would use a cover for a 2 inch receiver. We have many hitch covers to choose from. I have included a link to the hitch
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  • Can the Rear Fascia Door be Reinstalled After Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Chevy Traverse
  • The rear fascia door usually cannot be reinstalled after the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87435, is installed on the 2011 Chevy Traverse. The receiver end comes out a little too far for it to fit back into place. What I recommend is using a hitch cover, like # CR-132. I have included a link to all of the Chevy hitch covers for you to view. We also have numerous other hitches covers, which I have also linked for you.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Parts and Instructions for a 2012 Buick Enclave
  • The first thing you will need to do to install a complete 7-Way trailer wiring harness on a 2012 Buick Enclave without factory tow package wiring, is install a 4-Way trailer wiring harness, part # 118450, if the vehicle does not already have a working 4-Way connector. Next, you will need to install an electric brake controller installation kit, # ETBC7, to complete the wiring. Installing this kit will require you to hard wire the 12 volt power wire, brake controller output, power, ground and
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendations for a 2012 GMC Acadia
  • The 2012 GMC Acadia would either come with a 7-Way trailer connector, or no trailer connector at all. it sounds like yours did not come with one. To add trailer wiring to the vehicle you will need to use a T-connector like # 118451. It plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation. If you wanted to then add a 7-Way and brake controller, you would need to use # ETBC7. The brake controller is
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  • Can Fascia Door Be Reinstalled after Hidden Hitch # 87435 is Installed on 2010 Buick Enclave
  • Once installed, the front face of the receiver will extend a bit too far rearward in order for the fascia door to be reinstalled. From what I have been able to determine in my research, the other fascia door you mentioned (with the hump in it) can be obtained from your Buick dealer, but it is intended to work with the OEM hitch because the aftermarket hitch receiver tubes extend a bit further rearward. So, you can install an aftermarket hitch and leave off the fascia door, or purchase the
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  • Is a Exhaust Hanger Remover Tool Required to Drop Exhaust on 2011 Chevy Traverse for Hitch Install
  • The exhaust hanger removal tool that was used in the installation video for the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87435 that you referenced makes easy work of removing the hangers, but you do not necessarily need this tool to get them off. Typically, just a little spray lubricant and a pry bar will get them off pretty easy too. Its just a matter of getting the right leverage and angle so that the hangers can be pried off.
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  • Does the Rear Fascia Need to be Removed to Install a Hidden Hitch on a 2011 Buick Enclave
  • To install the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87435 you will need to remove the rear fascia panel and you will not be able to reinstall it as long as the hitch is installed. I attached installation instructions and video for this hitch on a similar Enclave as yours for you to check out. Yes, the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 will fit and work well on your vehicle. We actually test fit this rack on a very similar 2012 Enclave and made a review video that I attached for you to check o
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  • Where is the Factory Port for Installing a Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2012 Buick Enclave
  • If you are installing a wiring harness like Tow Ready Harness # 118450 then the plug in locations are behind the tail light assemblies. Check out the install video I attached to get a better idea of how it will install. If you have a factory 7-way then you would be trying to install a Tow Ready Wiring Harness # 20119 and that plug would be right under the bumper or possibly above the spare tire.
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  • Can Rear Fascia Door Be Reinstalled on 2014 Buick Enclave After Installing Trailer Hitch
  • On the 2014 Buick Enclave you will not be able to reinstall the regular fascia door to cover the hitch receiver after the hitch is installed. You would have to get the alternate from a GM dealer. I have seen that it can be expensive and it has to be painted to match the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing with trailer hitch # 87435 then I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. it comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring I
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GMC Acadia Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
750 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
7,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
750lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87435 Installation instructions 87435 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Fascia door panel must be removed for hitch installation and may not be able to be reattached.No drilling required for installation, Use only the approved T-One or see the auto dealer for trailer tow wiring kit; cutting or splicing the wire will void the vehicle warranty

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118451
118451

Hidden Hitch 118384
With Tow Package Use:118384

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Hidden Hitch 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 19287


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