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

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

(33 reviews)

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"

Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Dodge Journey - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Dodge Journey, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch Two Inch Hitch part number 87487. Next we'll going to give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessory for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 1 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead installation. First we'll go ahead and point our attachment points.

We'll have a total of four attachments points and these holes will be pre-drilled in the frame and bumper beam by the manufacturer. Both sides are the same each process we do to one side, we'll get repeated identically on the opposite side. Next we'll need to lower the exhaust to gain access to the frame rail. First we'll go ahead and remove the ground strap and then we'll spray each one of the rubber isolators with some spray lubricant. For our dual exhaust system like this one you'll have a total of six rubber isolators to remove.

Note this exhaust system is a bit heavy, we recommend to put a safety strap underneath to help control the weight once you remove the rubber isolators and then use a pry bar, pliers or exhaust handle remove tool to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. Now with all the rubber isolators remove, we'll go ahead and use the safety strap to safely lower the exhaust. With our exhaust our of the way, we can now go ahead prepare to install the hardware in our rear attachment point which will be in the bumper beam. Here we'll be using a 1/2 inch carriage bolt and block, two wedge spacers, 1/2 conical tooth washer, the teeth of washer will face the hitch and a 1/2 inch nut. To get our hardware into the frame we'll use the 1/2 bolt leaders provided with our install kit. Well start by taking the bolt leader going through the attachment point and out of the end of the bumper beam. Then we'll slide on the block and thread on the carriage bolt.

We'll feed them both into the frame and pull them down into position. Once in place we go ahead and leave the bolt leader on because it will help to get the hitch up into position without pushing our hardware back into the frame. The wedge spacers will get placed one on top of the hitch sandwiching between the hitch and the frame and one between the conical tooth washer and hitch. For the top one we'll go ahead and tape it directly to the hitch using some black electrical tape. We'll go ahead and put the handle nut for our forward attachment point in place.

The handle nut is flexible we'll go ahead and bend the handle as necessary to feed the nut through the access hole over the attachment point. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you are install the fasteners. We'll bring the hitch up into position feeding the pull wires to the attachment points and then we'll go ahead and install our bolt and conical tooth washer into the handle nut for our forward attachment. Next well remove the bolt leader install our second wedge spacer, conical tooth washer and nut. Now with all our hardware in place, we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Next we'll torque to specification as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torque to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust and ground strap. With that this will complete the install of our Hidden Hitch part number 87487 on our 2014 Dodge Journey. .

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2010 Dodge Journey All Models

2011 - 2016 Dodge Journey with Incandescent Bulb taillights

2011 - 2016 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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (33 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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by: Javier C03/09/2015

Outstanding!!!... and i mean outstanding customer service and fast 3 day delivery included in price. Trailer hitch fit my 2015 dodge journey perfectly. On top of all this, there is a step by step instructional video on how to install the hitch. By far, one of the best online purchase experiences ever. I recommend 110%!!!! Simply outstanding, professional and thorough service! 177604


Javier hi, I would like to hear your experience regarding the hitch on a 2015 journey crossroad with the chrome bar on the back fender. My journey crossroad has it and I am afraid that it could be damaged by the hitch. Thanks for your comments regarding this matter.Manny.

comment by: Manny P - 09/30/2015


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by: Scott c01/21/2014

Excellent service, fast shipping. 114425


Products have been great. I tow my fishing boat almist daily and Ive never had any issues. Thanks for the follow-up.

Scott c - 01/22/2015


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by: Doug L02/17/2014

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


Products fit perfect look great and I am very pleased. Thank you.

Doug L - 03/05/2015


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by: Dave02/10/2015

The hitch was more heavy duty and rugged than I expected. Took about an hour to install. All the hardware was there and everything lined up perfectly. The how to video for my make and model of vehicle really made installation easier. Differently would recommend e-trailers hitches. 173227

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by: Mark A.09/09/2013

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

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: - 03/07/2014


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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by: carl payne04/08/2015

I must have gotten the wrong one for a 09 journey because the rear holes was off by a half a hole, so I had to remove it and take it to a shop and enlarge the rear holes in order for it fit other than the inconvence of that it was fine. Sorry I did not take pictures 183988

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by: Nick07/12/2015

The hitch came in on time and was fairly easy to put on. It takes a couple of hours if this is your first time and now that I've done it, I can most likely do it in a hours time. But we'll worth it in the long run! Will order again from etrailer. 211149

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by: Jeff M06/19/2012

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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by: Bill B08/18/2013

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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by: Danny S.12/05/2011

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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by: Dana T.06/09/2011

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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by: Greg08/03/2015

I have purchased many hitches from E-Trailer and have NEVER been disappointed. The shipping is extremely fast and the orders are shipped usually the same day. I would definitely recommend anyone getting a hitch from them. 216423

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by: Weston B04/16/2012

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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by: Fred Dixon06/05/2012

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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by: Doc05/13/2014

Fit well and easy to install, all hardware was correct and appeared to be of good quality. I would recommend this product to others. 130400

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by: peggy leftwich07/25/2012

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 it 49288

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by: Patrick R.04/30/2015

Fast delivery, easy installation. I used the video on the etrailer web site and the hitch went on without a hitch!! 189058

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by: Fred M.08/12/2014

The hitch kit worked and installed perfectly, the hitch actually showed up 2 days prior than I expected!!!! Thanks 146326

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by: Jarrod07/30/2012

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

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by: Jeremy v.07/06/2012

I needed a hitch in a hurry, and it came faster than I expected and was excactly what I order 46951

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by: Dan B.02/07/2012

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

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by: Greg03/07/2013

It came when it they it would , Very nice looking trailer hitch . thank you ,Greg 69497

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by: DWAYNE03/17/2015


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by: Fred06/11/2013

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

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by: Tim03/25/2013

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

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by: John K06/06/2012

The arrived safely was well protected. Very satisfied. 43084

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by: Erin L.05/30/2012

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

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by: Stanley S.04/19/2014

Very fast shipping. Very pleased with the product. 125988

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by: John f09/18/2015

Ship fast good easy to install product 226184

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by: Joe05/12/2014

Great product.. Fast Shipping. Thanks 130038

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by: roxann06/25/2013

it was easy to put on the vehical. 85894

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by: TOM A06/22/2012

IT WORKS. 45167


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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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fits for 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroads
  • The Hidden Hitch 2-inch Class III trailer hitch # 87487 will indeed fit your 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroads. This hitch fits models with either LED or standard incandescent taillight bulbs. All required installation hardware is included with the hitch and it will install without drilling. I have linked both the written instructions as well as a video for your review. Also linked are two helpful articles concerning hitch installation.
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  • Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2013 Dodge Journey SXT
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118536 that you referenced would be the correct wiring harness for your 2013 Dodge Journey. For a hitch I would recommend a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87487. This is a Class III hitch that will tow your jet ski trailer very easily. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out. You may be interested in the Ball Mounts # 989900 to complete your towing setup. This kit comes with everything...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Towing Equipment for 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroads
  • The style of taillights your Journey has won't have any bearing on which hitch will fit. Of the hitches that are available for your Journey, I'd recommend the Curt Class III receiver hitch, part # C13201. The hitch is compatible with Crossroads Journey. The Curt Class III is the lease expensive of the three Class III alternatives, but since Curt makes a high quality product, you'll sacrifice nothing by going with a lower cost hitch. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes,...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad
  • I checked with Hidden Hitch and the part # 87487 that you referenced will fit your Dodge Journey Crossroads. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 118567. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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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...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Journey
  • I would put a Class III hitch like Hidden Hitch part # 87487 on your 2014 Dodge Journey. This hitch has a 2 inch opening which means it will be compatible with nearly all hitch accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers and it has plenty of towing capacity if needed. If you were to tow with this vehicle you will want to check the owners manual to determine the towing capacities for the vehicle and be sure not to exceed these figures. I attached an install video for this hitch as...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroads
  • I know our fitguide may be slightly confusing for picking out a hitch for your 2014 Dodge Journey, but the best hitch recommendation I can make for your Crossroads model Journey would be the Hidden Hitch part # 87487 that you referenced. The Curt very well might be identical in terms of mounting brackets, but until Curt comes out and says the hitch is confirmed to fit the Crossroad models we cannot recommend it for them. The hitches and trailer wiring options are connected in our...
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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...
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  • 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroads Hitch Recommendation
  • We have hitches confirmed to fit your 2015 Dodge Journey that would work well. I am not really sure why Dodge would stop selling a factory hitch. But as long as the owners manual of your vehicle says that you are okay to tow with your vehicle and what you plan to tow is below the weight capacities you could use the Hidden Hitch part # 87487 that you referenced. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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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...
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  • Using Same Hitch on 2011 Grand Caravan and 2011 Dodge Journey
  • The design of the rear of the two vehicles you mentioned is different enough that the same hitch would not fit both vehicles. The overwhelming majority of trailer hitches are vehicle specific, they are designed to fit only one particular vehicle. For a 2011 Caravan, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III receiver, part # 87451. For a 2011 Dodge Journey, the Hidden Hitch Class III, part # 87487 would be my recommendation. If you look at the linked instructions for both hitches, you...
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  • Difference Between Curt And Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitches For 2014 Dodge Journey
  • The Hidden Hitch, part # 87487 and Draw-Tite # 75648 are manufactured by the same company so are essentially the same hitch and the measurements are identical. When installed, these hitch have a distance of 1-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper. The Curt Hitch, part # C13201, measures 3 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper. All 3 hitches have the same towing capacity and very similar installation...
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