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This durable, fully welded Hyundai Tucson trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.
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Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2014 Hyundai Tucson, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87612. Note this is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is five inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 and a quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install, we'll first need to lower the exhaust.
To safely lower the exhaust, we're going to put a safety strap underneath it first to help support the weight. With our safety strap in place, we'll then remove the two rubber isolators that hold the muffler. There's one on each side. To remove them, we'll spray each one with some spray lubricant and then take our pry bar and gently push the rubber isolator off the metal hanger. We'll also use a strap around the exhaust to control the descent. To secure our hitch, we'll have a total of four attachment points.
These attachment points are weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer. We'll use the new 10 mm bolt and conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch to secure it. Next we'll go ahead and clean out each one of the weld nuts. Over time they build up with rust, dust, dirt, and debris and it can be very difficult to install the new hardware.
Using some spray lubricant and a half inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092, we'll thoroughly clean out the threads of the weld nut and then go ahead and take one of the new fasteners and thread it into the weld not to make sure it will go nice and easily. Now with all the weld nuts cleared out, we're ready to install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. Go ahead and bring the hitch over the exhaust and up to the frame and install the 10 mm bolts into the weld nuts finger tight. Once we have them all in place, we'll go ahead and tighten them down and then torque to specification as indicated in the instructions. Now with the hitch secured and torqued to specification, we'll go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. With the exhaust reinstalled, we're ready to hit the road.
That does it for the install of the Hidden Hitch, part number 87612, on our 2014 Hyundai Tucson. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (23 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.
Prior to buying this hitch, I was misinformed about hitches, I thought they were permanent items welded to your vehicle frame. After doing a search online, I came upon etrailer and read the reviews. The reviews were all very good so I decided to take a chance and it was a good chance I took. Installation was very easy, took me and a buddy about 10 minutes. I sprayed silicon on the muffler hangars and cleaned the bolt holes ahead of time. At nearly 40 pounds, it's not too heavy but when you're on your back trying to balance it, that's where I can see another set of hands coming in handy but if I didn't have help, I could've also done it with a small vehicle jack. I did not have to raise my vehicle, Hyundai Tucson, and just laid underneath the vehicle and pushed the hitch up and hand threaded the bolts. We did take the muffler off the hangar on the passenger side but the driver side muffler hangar did not need to be taken off. We each did our side, I tightened it with a ratchet and then torqued to specification. Great product at a great price and easy to install. Now the trailer brake light is next. 153187
by: Steve B10/26/2012
Got the Hitch in 3 days, had an update on shipping in less than 10 minutes from the time the order was placed. These guys do a great job. This particular hitch is very easy to install, it took me and my brother maybe 10 minutes to have the hitch installed and ready to go. You will not be disappointed if your looking for a hitch for your 2012 Sportage don't hesitate to order from these guys. 58174
by: Jim C.04/16/2014
This hitch was for my 2014 Hyundai Tucson. It arrived as promised and in excellent condition. The muffler needed to be dropped in order to install this hitch. No issues with that. A little WD-40 and the muffler popped right off the hangers. I installed this hitch by myself while lying on the ground. No lift, no jack stands, no additional pair of hands. I had asked my wife to come out to hold up one side while I attached the other. Since she was heavily involved in the 2nd hour of "fixing her hair", I continued on my own. I held up one end of the hitch with my feet while using my hands to bolt in the other end. Since half the weight was now supported by bolts, it was easy to reach over to the other side and install those bolts. In all, installation was fast and easy. Oh yes...my wife's hair looked great too. Thanks for asking. 125410
by: Josh E02/02/2014
Very pleased with this hitch! Installed on my 2013 Kia Sportage in approx 45 minutes. Had the help of my father in law to hold one end of the hitch in place while I installed the other end. Install requires detaching the muffler from its rubber mounts. This was made much easier with a little WD-40 sprayed on the ends of the mounting pins, and a small pry bar. The hitch itself is low-profile; a friend commented on how discreet it looks. It's a great design for the Sportage. Immediately connected a 4-bike rack to the hitch, and am very pleased with the whole setup. Last thing I need to buy is a locking pin that will better secure the bike rack, as well as make its removal easier. Another very satisfied customer! 115466
2 nd order from etrailer after a buddy of mine told me about the site. shipping was fast, and received several updates on status of order. Hitch went in after i dropped exhaust, in about 10 minutes. Great customer service, great prices, great product, perfect directions. Customer for life. 67628
by: Scot C.03/09/2012
This company provided exactly what I had hoped for. I have a 2012 Kia Sportage, and purchased a trailer hitch(87612), ball mount(2923), ball(19247), and wiring(118526). It all arrived quickly, and exactly as ordered (they even taped things together inside in big bags so parts don't fall out if the box gets some damage in travel - which mine did, but understandable with a 50lb box like this). I installed it myself (including the wiring following the excellent video). It was all easy to install, and the price was about a third that of the dealer! Everything about etrailer has been perfect. 33404
by: Harold H05/03/2013
I installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. The instructions mentioned removing the muffler supports to allow lowering for clearance to allow installation. However, after trying unsuccessfully to remove the rubber muffler supports, I found that I was able to wrangle the mount past the muffler tail pipe without having to mess with the muffler. I did it alone and used a hydraulic jack to hold the driver's side up while I installed the passenger's side. Simple four bolt installation. E-trailer also provided very quick delivery with standard shipping. 78860
by: Gary H02/22/2013
Hitch fit absolutely perfect!! The hardest part was lowering the exhaust. The rubber grommets attaching the muffler to the frame were not that easy to slide the pins out of. Once lowered (and caution : make sure you have it supported; I used a bungee cord. If you don't, the exhaust will just fall and serious damage could occur), the actual hitch fit like a glove. Less than 10 minutes. The exhaust was raised and pins back in easily; it was getting the pins out of the grommet that took some time. 67444
I just got my hitch and within less than 20 min. I had the hitch installed on my 2012 Kia Sportage. The brand name is Hidden Hitch for a reason! The only thing visible at all really is the square that you put the hitch ball into. The hitch is very sturdy and wasn't complicated at all to install. I will definitely order from etrailer.com again!! Actually I'm going to order the trailer wiring component very soon from here. Shipping for this hitch was actually free and very fast. 34118
I have a 2013 Hyundai Tuscan, I installed the wiring harness and hitch in about 3 to 4 hours. The most difficult thing was figuring out how to lower the muffler (wd-40 by the way) and getting on the inside of the back pannel with out tearing anything up. Over all not difficult. The instructions are helpful for small things so that you are not doing more work than nessary. The product was advertised as writen on the website. Great product over all! 71278
by: William B.06/01/2012
Perfect fit, no drilling required. Thought about installing it myself, but didn't have a torque wrench. Instead took it to local garage where lifting the vehicle up on a rack made the job much easier. Took about 20 minutes to install. Lowering the exhaust was the only thing that made this a 20 minute job instead of a 5 minute job. It is "hidden" as advertised, the hitch receiver is the only part visible. 42355
Just installed this hitch receiver on a 2012 KIA Sportage and the bolt holes lined up perfectly. The most difficult part was removing the muffler hanger to fit the hitch bar between the bumper and the tail pipe. The installation took 30 minutes as advertised. Don't forget to thread the bolts into the frame before you begin to clean out the welded nuts. Well built hitch receiver! 63520
by: Tony T.06/13/2012
Usually a bit skeptical about ordering on-line. But - eTrailer customer support was even better than expected. Kept me informed from start to delivery. Product was delivered as promised. This Hitch was a breeze to install on my 2012 Kia Sportage. You can see the quality and durability of this product as soon as you pick it up. Indeed a pleasure to do business with eTrailer. 44017
I haven't installed a bike rack yet so I don't know how well the hitch works but the installation of the hitch itself was a breeze and totally worth the money! It took two men and about 15 minutes to install -- beware, it's quite heavy! etrailer also expedited my shipping so I received it sooner than expected. I would shop from you again for sure! 59179
by: mark t.11/26/2013
Extremely satisfied with your product. The quality of the hitch was obvious as I removed it from shipping container. Once I lowered the exhaust installation time was under 10 min. Getting exhaust lowered was no problem either. As advertised it is hidden & delivery was very prompt. 108549
by: Linda B.05/05/2014
This trailer hitch came in a timely manner. My husband installed it in less than an hour. It looks great and will allow us to haul our two bicycles around with a very sturdy bike rack. I would recommend this product to others. 128989
by: Matt S.09/11/2013
It took me all of 15 minutes to install. The hardest part was putting the Muffler support back on. Very easy install. Have not yet towed anything with it yet. But I highly recommend it . You can not beat the price. 99412
Hitch mounts great however wiring kit. Ould use some revisions. The pigtail should be under the vehicle not inside under the trunk. This is the 2 time purchasing from etrailer and i would do it again!!!!! 44350
Very sturdy design. Fit perfectly without any problems and arrived very fast. I will use etrailer.com for all of my trailering needs 35647
by: David Juhola12/26/2012
Second time I have bought from E trailer. Another great experience. Installed hitch and wiring harness in 1 hour. Too easy! 61960
Every thing fit as advertised. Your installation video was excellent! My husband was very satisfied with the product. 71264
by: Rose A07/22/2012
Product as advertised went on in less than 30 minutes good price too! 48919
Excelently made and fit . 63965
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