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

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   60869



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

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.

Confirmed to fit your 2009 Honda CR-V


  • 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 etrailer.com
  • 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

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60869 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

60869 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 60869 Installation instructions
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

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

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

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.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on this 2009 Honda CR-V we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24792. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60869. We are underneath the vehicle and before we get started pointing out the mounting holes for the trailer hitch we want to lower the exhaust off the passenger side frame rail. There are two hangers that we need to lower the exhaust off of. They are both here at the rear side of the exhaust system. To remove the exhaust off its hangers we just want to take a spray lubricant and spray down the studs. Then we can take either a set of pliers or a pry bar and pry it off the stud. We can just let the exhaust rest on the cross bar. 00:37

With the exhaust lowered we are actually taking a look at the driver side frame rail first. You can see we have got a large one inch hole at the bottom of the frame. We are going to be using that as our attaching point on both the driver and passenger sides. We are going to be using a carriage bolt and block assembly. We are actually going to do what is called a reverse pull. We are going to feed it up into this actual mounting hole and pull it back straight down. Along with the frame mounted attaching points we do have a center attaching point for the hitch and that is going to be to factory installed tow hook. 01:04

You will notice that on the driver side frame rail, the hole is just a little bit too small to get our block and also our carriage bolt into so we are going to need to enlarge it just a little bit just before we get started. You can do this a couple of different ways. You can either take a rotary tool to work out the side. The instructions illustrate exactly how much you are going to need to take. Or you can take a standard chisel and do it that way as well. We have opened it up just enough to get our block and carriage bolt in there. To now accomplish our reverse pull of our hardware into the frame. Again we are going to using the bolt leader that is provided with our installation kit. What we want to do is first take our block and slide in our bolt leader through it and then take our 7-1/ 16 inch carriage bolt and thread the bolt leader on to the carriage bolt. Then we will take the carriage bolt and feed it up through the hole followed by the block and pull it straight back down into position. Repeat that for the passenger side as well. 02:00

Then we will put the hitch up into position and hang it by the carriage bolts. With the frames bolts loosely installed you can go now to the center attaching point to the tow hook. We are going to be using the 1/ 2 by 2-1/ 2 inch bolt along with the one by two inch spacer. We are going to merge those two together. We are also going to need two of the one by two inch spacers with the round hole in them. Those are going to go in between the hitch and the tow hook. We will be attaching those together using the conical tooth washer and hex nut. With all of the hardware in place we can go through and start torquing our bolts down. You want to verify with the directions the specific torque rating for each of bolts. With all of our bolts torqued down we just want to make sure we put our exhaust back up on its hangers and our installation will be complete. Now that we have got our hitch installed we are going to give you a couple of dimensions that will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little easier. From the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening is going to measure 12-7/ 8 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 7 inches. This will conclude the installation of Draw-Tite hitch part number 24792 on a 2009 Honda CR-V.

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

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

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by: Jim b04/27/2011

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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by: Randy H.05/06/2012

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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by: Duane T12/03/2011

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 eTrailer.com 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. eTrailer.com had the best price and easy links to the installation videos. My next hitch will come from eTrailer.com. 27640

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by: Nita A.07/16/2014

Fantastic dealing with this website. The product was as pictured and installed easily. I would recommend etrailer to others if they need this type of product. Great communications and the product arrived in great condition. 141482


Still loving it.

Nita A - 07/22/2015


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by: LOU MURASSO03/31/2011


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by: Rich L.09/14/2014

I got this hitch for my 2009 CR-V to haul a small cargo trailer for camping trips and install was a breeze. The hardest part was enlarging the mounting holes. I didn't have a metal punch like shown in the video so I had to get creative with a jigsaw. My hitch was missing the drawbar and when I contacted etrailer they sent it to me right away. Great customer service! 150944

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by: Buck06/28/2008

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. thankx 1013

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by: Ken04/13/2011

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 etrailer.com? Yes. 11588

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by: Wade06/27/2013

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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by: Rod C.01/25/2012

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 etrailer.com in the future. 30325

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by: Billy T02/08/2011

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 flawless..as was the entire transaction. Happy, happy! Bill 6808

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by: Mark P09/17/2014

etrailer shipped my hitch promptly and the install was fairly straightforward. I really appreciate the how-to videos. I would recommend etrailer.com to anyone who is in the market for this type of hitch. 151629

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by: George B08/05/2014

I have a 750 LB Jon boat/trailer combo I need to pull to various fishing locations. I have used it 5 times over the last two weeks, and I am very impressed. Thanks! 144365

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by: Chad07/06/2011

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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by: Tommy Mc06/19/2012

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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by: Bob Mc03/13/2011

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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by: Dan R.01/20/2014

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

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by: Law G03/31/2011

So easy to install it surprised me! Very happy 10784

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by: Dan H03/25/2014

Great service . 122079


Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Which Receiver Hitch Fits a 2009 Honda CR-V and can be Used for Bike Rack
  • Yes, the # 24792 Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch will work for carrying a bike rack and bikes as long as the tongue weight remains within the range specified by the hitch and the vehicle. The Tongue weight capacity of the 24792 hitch is 200 pounds and your vehicle capacities can be found in the owner manual or on a sticker just inside the driver door jamb. Your bike rack will need to have a Class I rating to be able to fit in the Class I receiver, Class II only bike racks will not be able...
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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...
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  • 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...
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