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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2009 Honda CR-V

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   60869



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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2009 Honda CR-V

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Honda CR-V trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Honda CR-V
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip included


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.

60869 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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

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Video Transcript for Drilling to Enlarge a Frame Hole for Hitch Install

On this hitch we have to enlarge this hole to a half-inch and there is one on the opposite side we have to do the same thing with.

Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 - 60869

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim b04/27/2011

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Installed this on a 2011 CRV. While others say this was a 20 minute deal, guess they are way faster than I. I had to raise the back wheels enough to set them on 6x6 blocks.. I made the required notch with a 5/16" drill bit. It needs to be at the 3 or 9 o clock position with 12 o clock facing forward. It is a bit award doing the bolts on the sides, but using the rear center bolt to hold things, it worked out just fine. e-trailer even sent me a nice piece of cardboard to lay on while installing the hitch. 12465

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Duane T12/03/2011

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Being from south Louisiana, we love to go fishing for speckled trout and redfish. When my brother's boat broke I lost my way to go fishing. I found a used boat for sale and now it's time to go fishing whenever the mood strikes. Enter the Hidden Hitch from for my 2010 Honda CR-V. It took about 30 minutes early one Saturday morning to install the hitch and about 40 minutes to install the wiring harness. I did all of this by myself and it would take 2 people maybe 10 minutes to install the hitch. The hitch is solid and the wiring harness is plenty long to get to the trailer wiring. had the best price and easy links to the installation videos. My next hitch will come from 27640

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: LOU MURASSO03/31/2011

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken04/13/2011

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After watching the online installation videos for both the hitch and wiring harness, I was well prepared to take on the job. The hitch took less time to install than estimated and installing the wiring harness was much easier than anticipated. Would I purchase another product through Yes.11588

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wade06/27/2013

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Great experience...a pleasure to deal with. Hitch was delivered quickly...instructions were spot on...the video was very helpful... Had it installed in no time. Would definitely buy from this company again in the future.86407

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy H.05/06/2012

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Awesome Trailer Hitch. Assembled on my 2009 Honda CRV just as the video and instructions illustrated. A little advice though; 1) utilize a helper if available. Just to have an extra hand does wonders. I did mine all by myself in my garage on a sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago. I probably would of saved about 1/2 hour if I had a helper. 2) Go to Advanced Auto Parts or other type of parts store and buy the assorted pack of panel clips/buttons. Reason being is that when removing the panel in the right rear of the CRV the panel buttons may break. They are only cheap plastic. No big deal to replace. Other than that, I am ecstatic that I saved over $200.00 doing this job myself. It took me approximately 21/2 hours by myself. One cold beer, a nice dominican cigar, what more can you ask for. Calling around locally for parts and labor, they wanted just over $400.00 plus tax to do this job. THANK YOU E-TRAILER! for showing us how to do this and providing the equipment at a very fair price. I will always keep you guys in mind. God Bless. Randy Hastings in NY.39557

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Buck06/28/2008

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EZ installation piece of cake to put on, easiest aftermarket item I ever installed. to widen the holes in the frame, I used a deburring tool and put it in my Milwaukee right angle drill. so simple, perfect fit too proud to be an American and do business with great American companies like you folks. thankx1013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan H03/25/2014

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Great service . 122079

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan R.01/20/2014

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Delivered in two days! Very easy installation. Have not yet towed with it but looks to be solid construction. 114294

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tommy Mc06/19/2012

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Hitch and installation were very good. Instruction for the "T"ire harness installatrion were poor, especially in the area of the trim removal.44870

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod C.01/25/2012

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The hitch installed without a problem. I watched and followed the steps in the on-line video. The video was extremely helpful. Item arrived quickly as promised. I would definitely purchase from in the future. 30325

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chad07/06/2011

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Product was exactly as advertised. Installation video on the website was spot on. Received order in 3 days. Will definitely purchase from etrailer again.18534

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Law G03/31/2011

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So easy to install it surprised me! Very happy10784

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob Mc03/13/2011

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Very pleased with product and the service and delivery was exceptional. This was my 2nd order, but will not be the last.9216

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Billy T02/08/2011

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I am a returning customer. Previously bought a hitch for my Rav4. New one went on a 2011 CRV just a few minutes ago. And..the installation was simple and was the entire transaction. Happy, happy! Bill6808

Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 60869                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • 2007 Honda CRV Trailer Hitch with a 2 Receiver Opening
  • The Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, part # 60869, has a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The receiver is welded to the cross tube and cannot be changed. However, Hidden Hitch manufactures a Class III Trailer Hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening for the 2007 Honda CRV. It is part # 87440.
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  • What Parts are Included with Hitch 60869 and What 1-7/8 Inch Ball Will Fit
  • The Hidden Hitch, part # 60869, is a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening and does include a drawbar. The draw bar included with the hitch is part # 3593 and must only be used in the rise position on your CR-V. The draw bar has a 3/4 inch shank diameter so you could use part # 19256 as your ball. Using these parts, your maximum tongue weight is 200 pounds and maximum trailer weight is 2,000 pounds. If your CR-V has lower ratings, you must abide by those. I have included a link to the instructions for the
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  • What Ball Mount Is Needed For The Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, # 60869, On A 2008 Honda CR-V
  • On the Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, # 60869, for the 2008 Honda CR-V, the ball mount is included with the hitch. On a Class I trailer hitch you can only use the ball mount that comes with the hitch, because it will have the correct rise or drop needed to tow a trailer properly for that particular vehicle. The ball mount that is included is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 3592, which has to be used only in the rise position. The rise on this ball mount is 2-1/8 inches. The hitch height
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Honda CR-V Accessories

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 60869 Installation instructions 60869 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation, Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool, Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118427

Recommended Balls:

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball -19258

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

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