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

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87487

Retail:$238.45

Price:$161.95


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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.

Features:

  • 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 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: 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


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 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.

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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 - 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   (25 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: 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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





Comments

you did hitch with out jack

comment by: - 03/07/2014


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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: 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan B.02/07/2012


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg03/07/2013


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug L02/17/2014


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred06/11/2013


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim03/25/2013


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John K06/06/2012


The arrived safely was well protected. Very satisfied. 43084






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Erin L.05/30/2012


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stanley S.04/19/2014


Very fast shipping. Very pleased with the product. 125988






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe05/12/2014


Great product.. Fast Shipping. Thanks 130038






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott c01/21/2014


Excellent service, fast shipping. 114425






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: roxann06/25/2013


it was easy to put on the vehical. 85894






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TOM A06/22/2012


IT WORKS. 45167




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Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87487Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • 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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  • 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 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 etrailer.com Ball Mounts # 989900 to complete your towing setup. This kit comes with everything...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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