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

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87487



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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch - 87487

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


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

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

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey - Hidden Hitch
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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Journey - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Dodge Journey well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87487. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you when selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 1 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground will be 13 inches. This will assist you when 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 well need to lower the exhaust. To safely lower the exhaust well put a safety strap underneath so that we can control how far and fast the exhaust will fall ounce we remove the rubber isolators. Next well move to the passenger side exhaust muffler well notice that theres a ground strap attached to the exhaust hanger. Well remove the ground strap and sit it aside for reinstallation later.

Next well go ahead and take the spray lubricate and spray down each one of the rubber isolators. Theres a total of three for each muffler, two above each muffler and one just forward of each muffler. Now that weve got them sprayed down well use our pry bar and pliers to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. This will allow us to go ahead and lower the exhaust to gain access to the frame rails above. As you can see here with the exhaust lowered we can now go ahead and point out the attachment points.

This will be the same on the passenger side. Now were ready to go ahead and install the hitch. Before we install the hitch well point out the hardware. For our forward attachment point well be using the half inch bolt and conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer facing the hitch along with the half inch handle nut.

For our rear attachment point well be using the half inch carriage bolt and block. This will go down through the bumper frame. Well be using the two wedge spacers along with a half inch conical tooth washer and nut. Keep in mind that the larger portion of the block will face the rear on the top and the smaller portion will face the rear on the bottom. Now before we put our hitch in place well go ahead and take the wedge blocks and tape them into position over the rear attachment point of the hitch. Now with our wedge blocks taped into position its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you putt the hitch into position and install your fasteners. With the rear attachment points holding the hitch in place we can go ahead and install the forward attachment points. This will be the handle nut that we can go ahead and bend accordingly to feed through the access hole and over the hitch attachment point and then thread the conical tooth washer and nut up into the handle nut. Keep in mind again that the conical tooth washer teeth will face the hitch. Now with all our hardware installed we can go ahead and tighten it down. Next well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications well go ahead and reinstall the exhaust and ground strap. Thisll complete the install of our Hidden Hitch, part number 87487, on our 2013 Dodge Journey.

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2010 Dodge Journey All Models

2011 - 2014 Dodge Journey with Incandescent Bulb taillights

2011 - 2014 Dodge Journey with LED taillights

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Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 - 87487

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff M06/19/2012

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The hitch fit perfect and was easy to install. Only took 35min for the hitch once the exhaust was out of the way. Took an hour for the exhaust. The special tool would have helped. Hitch looks great under the vehicle. Would recommend this product. 44767

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M. Norway,Mich.06/08/2012

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Hitch was delivered very promply. Installation was very easy, I didn't even jack up the car or put it up on ramps. Wireing kit was very easy to install. Hitch and wireing kit had everything needed, I didn't have to purchase anything else. E-trailer also provides videos with step by step installation on what ever car or truck you are installing hitch on. I installed mine on a 2012 Dodge Journey.43376


you did hitch with out jack

comment by: - 3/7/2014


It is tight, but it is relatively easy to access the mounting locations on this vehicle, even when sitting on the ground.

Patrick B - 3/7/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark A.09/09/2013

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Hitch arrived for Dodge Journey very quickly and was the proper one for vehicle. Installation was more complicated than expected as you can't see past the mufflers to locate the position of the handle nuts. As an amateur, I spent a LOT of time trying to get the bolts into those nuts, by feel alone. Finally succeeded and the hitch looks great and no rattling with exhaust components. For their part, etrailer did an excellent job getting the right hitch and rapid delivery. 99017

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B08/18/2013

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Fits nicely and looks good. Looks like it should be there, not an aftermarket unit that looks out of place. Easy installation on Dodge Journey. Take the spare tire plastic ring down from the start to make it easier to drop the exhaust.95685

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Weston B04/16/2012

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Great product, I would reccomend watching the video before installing yourself. I completed by myself in about an hour. Working great so far. 37329

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy v.07/06/2012

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I needed a hitch in a hurry, and it came faster than I expected and was excactly what I order46951

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TOM A06/22/2012

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IT WORKS. 45167

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John K06/06/2012

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The arrived safely was well protected. Very satisfied.43084

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred Dixon06/05/2012

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Best group of people I've had dealings with for a long time. I would recomend ETRAILER to any and people needing a great quality hitch.42892

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Erin L.05/30/2012

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Thank goodness for the videos! This was so simple!!42016

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan B.02/07/2012

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Overall great experience. Great product, quick delivery, easy install and great support!31257

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny S.12/05/2011

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Hitch arrived much earlier than expected and was easy to install. Looks great on my 2012 Dodge Journey and funtions as advertised. I definately recommend using some WD-40 to loosen the rubber grommets when lowering the muffler.27735

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dana T.06/09/2011

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The installation was very easy, which is not always the case when adding something to a vehicle. We have not towed anything yet, but it appears to be just what we need. Delivery, payment, and equipment have all been top-notch.16616

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug L02/17/2014

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Very easy to install. Fit is perfect . Looks great. Thanks.116746

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott c01/21/2014

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Excellent service, fast shipping. 114425

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: roxann06/25/2013

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it was easy to put on the vehical. 85894

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred06/11/2013

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Product fir like it should. Great service. Fast shipping. 83995

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim03/25/2013

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As promised, and easily installed as the video showed.72348

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg03/07/2013

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It came when it they it would , Very nice looking trailer hitch . thank you ,Greg69497

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jarrod07/30/2012

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Easy installation. The vidoes are a great resource! Going to buy a hitch for my dads truck now!49920

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: peggy leftwich07/25/2012

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just what we needed, and the shipping was free and it got here in 3 days..that was great. thanks for the upgrade we love it49288

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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2010 Dodge Journey SXT with Trailer Hitch # 87487 Installed
  • If Dodge has rated your 2010 Journey for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight, that is the maximum the vehicle can tow, even if a trailer hitch is rated higher. The limiting factor is the component with the lowest capacity, which is the rating you need to go by. Adding weight distribution will not increase the towing capacity of the vehicle. The towing capacity of the vehicle remains static at 3,500 pounds. To complete your towing setup you may need the following: Ball Mount Kit, part # 989
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  • What is the Ground Clearance for Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Dodge Journey
  • The measurement is from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87487. To the bottom, outside of the receiver, it is 11-3/8 inches. This is because the receiver is 2 inches square and the wall thickness of the steel is approximately 1/4 inch. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, # 989900. It comes with 2 ball m
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  • Why is Capacity of Hidden Hitch # 87487 for 2012 Dodge Journey Higher than Capacity of the Vehicle
  • It is not at all uncommon for the available hitch for a given vehicle to have a higher towing capacity than the vehicle does, which is why we tell folks that the lowest rated component of their towing system will dictate the towing capacity of the vehicle. The diameter and thickness of the tubing used in the construction of the hitch along with where and how it is welded have a large bearing on the strength of a given hitch. It is in the best interest of the hitch manufacturers to engineer an
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  • Need Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2013 Dodge Journey
  • We offer several trailer hitch receivers for the 2013 Dodge Journey. Both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches are available. Since you intend to tow I recommend a 2-inch Class III hitch as this will provide more capacity, but you can see all available hitches on the link provided. I recommend Hidden Hitch # 87487 which includes all required mounting hardware and instructions. It bolts on without need for welding. This 2-inch hitch has a 400-lb tongue weight rating and a 4000-lb g
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