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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2000 GMC Safari-

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87516

Retail:$290.57

Price:$197.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2000 GMC Safari-

This durable, fully welded GMC Safari- 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 Safari-
  • 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


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: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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87516 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver





Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Install Hitch 2005 GMC Safari
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 GMC Safari
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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 GMC Safari
Video Hitch install 1994 Chevy Astro Van
Trailer Hitch Installation - 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 GMC Safari

Today we are going to install part number 87516 from Hidden Hitch, and we are going to install this on a 2005 GMC Safari van. Next we are going to go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up onto the frame. All right, what happens is that the hitch will mount up to the bottom of the frame here, and this bracket right here gets removed, and the hitch replaces that bracket. We are looking at the passengers side here, and it is going to be identical on both sides. We will take these two bolts off, and then this one, and this one. All right, on the install on the hitch, it is actually going to use this bolt hole right here, and it is going to be corroded up pretty easy, so you are probably going to have to paint it out and run a tap through it to get all the dirt and corrosion that has been in there the last few years.

Next what we are going to do is install the hitch. We can go ahead and install the hitch using the bolts at the bottom part of the bumper right here. That is the easiest thing to get to, to hang the hitch. Then, after that, we can move the hitch around as needed to get the rest of the bolts in. You want to put the bolts with the threads pointing out the back of the vehicle, on the bottom bolts. And they lock with the flat washer, lock washer and nut on the other side. Now we will go ahead and start attaching bolts to the frame. Do the bolt in the middle and it actually holds everything else in place for you. Next we will do our hardware here. On some models, there might be a gap here, and there is a supplied block if you need it. But in this case, the hitch is sitting right up against it, so we will just go ahead and put our bolts and hardware right through there. Once you have got all the bolts started, you can go ahead and snug them all down.

Once you have got all the bolts snugged down, check the hitch and bumper. Check the bumper for distortion and loosen the hitch and bumper, if necessary, to fix. In this case, we do not have to do anything, so we can go ahead and torque down the bolts, as specified. All right, and that finishes our install of part number 87516 from Hidden Hitch.




Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87516

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (13 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.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: action steve08/10/2012


Great product, easy installation. One thing I would change, the hitch has the electrical connector brackets built-in, which I thought was great, but I used the 7 pin and flat 4 connector. I had to turn the connector on its side because the hitch wouldn't let the flat four part clear. 51223






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donovan B02/27/2014


I was hesitant to order a hitch offline for fear it wouldn't fit. After I finally talked myself into it I was pleasantly surprised. The hitch arrived 3 days later and only took 20 minutes to install. Great hitch. Heavy duty and sits tight under the van. I'd order again. 117899






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: C. Sheldon01/09/2014


So far it looks great! Took about an hour to install and it fits like a glove. I placed my order, received a confirmation and in a few short days had my equipment delivered to my house. It can't get easier than that. Thanks e-trailer! 112363






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Leslie R.12/10/2013


Took a long time to get this but it was worth the wait. Very heavy duity and well made. Fit perfectly. 109756





Comments

Does this hitch replace the inside bumper guards?

comment by: John C - 04/07/2014


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You will remove two bumper brackets, that connect the bumper to the frame. The new hitch will take their place so when all is done, there are still connection points between the bumper and frame ends. Check the instructions link for more on part # 87516
Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
$197.95
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Patrick B - 4/9/2014




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott s.05/26/2011


I had to use a port-a-power to bend the hitch about 4 inches at one end of the hitch before I could put any bolts in the frame. 15479






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark03/06/2014


Hidden Hitch installed perfectly on my 2004 Astro. Great directions though schematic was rather small. Fine workmanship! 119632






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hardwire05/01/2012


Very simple install. Very clear instructions and nice video online. Printed instructions probably needs a little work. 38998






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Karl01/20/2014


It seems like a good quality hitch. All the holes matched up, and it was easy to install. 114295






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd Farschon03/29/2014


Very satisfied with this product. Used it twice already. Easy to install. 122773






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim Sheppard03/08/2011


Product was an easy install, highly recommended... great! Thank you! 8816






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: adam02/22/2011


very pleased with the quality and shipping was fast 7653






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis S02/12/2012


it fit really good had no troble installing it . 31676






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: greg parkes03/08/2012


fit perfectly! Delivery very very fast. 33292




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Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87516Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Maximum Tongue Weight for 87516 for 1995 GMC Safari
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87516, has a maximum weight carrying towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds. If you utilize a weight distribution system, the maximums are increased to 7,500 pounds total weight and 750 pounds tongue weight. Keep in mind, you can only safely tow as much as the lowest rated component of the system can handle.
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  • Will The Hidden Hitch # 87516 Fit 2000 GMC Safari w/ OEM Spare Tire
  • From the information I found, the Hidden Hitch # 87516 will fit the 2000 GMC Safari standard chassis w/ the OEM spare tire size mounted underneath the van. I also contacted our representative at Hidden Hitch and he confirmed that the # 87516 hitch will fit your 2000 Safari, as long as the tire size is the OEM size. Only on older vans from 1985 to 1994 was there an issue where the spare tire would not fit in the factory location with the hitch installed. You will be able to keep the...
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Fit with Spare Tire On a 2000 Chevy Astro with Standard Chassis
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 87516, will fit the standard chassis Chevrolet Astro as well as the extended Chassis. I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and on the 2000 model Astro with a standard chassis the spare tire will fit under the vehicle with the hitch installed. Only on older vans from 1985 to 1994 was there an issue where the spare tire would not fit in the factory location. All this is predicated on the assumption that the spare tire on your van is...
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  • What do the Two Sets of Hitch Weight Capacities Mean, Weight Carry and Weight Distributing
  • The Hidden Hitch 87516 will fit your 2001 GMC Safari. The different weight ratings are provided in the event that a weight distribution system is needed. The hitch, when used with a standard ball mount and ball, has a 5,000 pound gross towing weight with a tongue capacity of 500 pounds. This is called the weight carrying capacity as the hitch is bearing all of the load by itself. A weight distribution system goes into the hitch and uses a set of spring bars to apply tension and spread...
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  • Locks Available for the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2200-01-02 on a 1999 GMC Safari
  • The Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lockable Lid and Cargo Bag # M2200-01-02 will work with the Master Lock Covered Solid Body Padlock # 141T. If you are looking for a hitch lock, I would recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 7683. I have included a video of the hitch lock for you to check out. Both locks are sold separately from the cargo carrier. You will need a 2 inch receiver to carry this cargo carrier on your 1999 GMC Safari. If you do not have a receiver, I recommend the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van with a Standard Wheel Base
  • We have several trailer hitches that are considered a fit for your 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van. For this vehicle I would recommend a Class III trailer hitch to allow for greater diversity for hitch mounted accessories. The Curt # 13035 that you referenced is a great option, and is more economical for the Class III options. This hitch is rated for towing up to 4000 pounds and up to 400 pounds of tongue weight. Please note that if you have a full size spare tire this may interfere with the...
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  • Recommendation for Parts Needed to Tow a 4,500 Pound Trailer with a 2000 GMC Safari Van
  • First, it is possible for your 2000 GMC Safari to tow the 4,500 pound trailer. You will need to make sure you have a hitch that is capable of this much weight and also check the owners manual to determine the specific capabilities of your van. If you need a hitch, I recommend the Hidden Hitch, # 87516. When using weight distribution, this hitch has a capacity of 7,500 pounds and 750 pounds of tongue weight. Again, you will need to check the owners manual to stay within the vehicle limits....
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  • Trailer Hitch fir a 2002 Chevy Astro AWD with Full-Size Spare Tire and Aftermarket Sway Bar
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87516 will fit with the full size spare tire on your 2002 Chevy Astro. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver rated for maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs, maximum when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs. Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs, maximum when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs. I have linked a video and the instructions so you can determine if there will be fit issues with the rear axle sway bar you already have installed. I...
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  • Can a 2011 Hyundai Elantra Tow a Pop Up Camper
  • Depends on the weight of the pop up camper. If the camper weighs less than the capacity of the hitch you have installed on your 2011 Hyundai Elantra as well as the towing capacities listed in your vehicle owners manual you would be fine. The recommended ball mount is part # 3594, for a 2 inch ball part # 19258, for a 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118473.
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  • Will Installation of Hitch be the Same on 2002 Chevrolet Astro Van and 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van
  • The installation of the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87516, on the 2002 Chevrolet Astro Van will be very similar to what is shown in our video for the 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van and the 2001 GMC Safari. I have attached these videos for you.
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GMC Safari- Accessories




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

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.


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

Tongue Weight (TW):
750lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87516 Installation instructions 87516 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Will fit with full size spare tire stowed under vehicle,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



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