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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Tucson by Hyundai

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87612

Retail:$244.65

Price:$166.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2012 Tucson by Hyundai

This durable, fully welded Hyundai Tucson 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 Hyundai Tucson
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,250 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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


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Video install trailer hitch 2014 hyundai tucson 87612
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Hyundai Tucson - Hidden Hitch

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Hyundai Tucson - Hidden Hitch

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. .


Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87612

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (22 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: Steve B10/26/2012

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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





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Still love it! Great product!

Steve B - 05/16/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim C.04/16/2014

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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





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Were glad to know that the hitch install went well, even if you had to make it work all by your lonesome. Wed love to see pictures of the final result. Hitch or hair, either one works.

Patrick B - 04/17/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh E02/02/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John02/25/2013

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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





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The only thing I would update would be the exhaust knocks into the corner of the hitch while driving. Its only a small noise, and I have tried to put something to hold the exhaust in place with no success. Other than that product is fine, and dealing with your company is always a pleasure. The fact that you are checking up is amazing.Thanks for your time!

comment by: John - 02/28/2014


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Most of the times exhaust and hitch contact is just a result of the looser tolerances used for exhaust hangers since the system moves so much anyway. It is not a common problem, but it is not rare either. We wrote up a Tech Article with all the tricks that the guys in our shop use when they run into it. Check out the link.

Patrick B - 2/28/2014




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scot C.03/09/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harold H05/03/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary H02/22/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: C.W.03/16/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marc03/18/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William B.06/01/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott01/18/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony T.06/13/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew11/10/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mark t.11/26/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Linda B.05/05/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt S.09/11/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Philip06/15/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jarrod03/30/2012

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Very sturdy design. Fit perfectly without any problems and arrived very fast. I will use etrailer.com for all of my trailering needs 35647






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David Juhola12/26/2012

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Second time I have bought from E trailer. Another great experience. Installed hitch and wiring harness in 1 hour. Too easy! 61960






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cherri03/18/2013

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Every thing fit as advertised. Your installation video was excellent! My husband was very satisfied with the product. 71264






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rose A07/22/2012

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Product as advertised went on in less than 30 minutes good price too! 48919






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Albert01/23/2013

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Excelently made and fit . 63965




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Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87612                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Is Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Concealed Behind the Bumper on a 2011 Hyundai Tucson
  • When the Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, # 87612, is installed in its proper position on your 2011 Hyundai Tucson the cross tubing will be hidden behind the rear bumper. Only the receiver will be visible. I am including a link to the installation instructions that will have a picture of where the hitch will be located on your vehicle. If you will be using the hitch for towing purposes I would also recommend the following items. Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 2923 Hidden Hitch...
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  • How Visible will the Hidden Hitch # 87612 Be Once Installed on a 2013 Kia Sportage
  • Yes, most of the Hidden Hitch # 87612 that you referenced will be concealed once installed on your 2013 Kia Sportage. The only thing you will really see is the hitch opening, the cross tube will be out of plain sight. We have not had the chance to install this hitch on a Sportage yet so we do not have install pictures that I could share with you, but we have installed the Curt Hitch # C12030 on a Sportage and I attached a pic we took of the vehicle after we installed the hitch to show...
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  • Parts Needed to Complete a Tow Package on a 2013 Kia Sportage
  • All of the trailer hitches available for your 2013 Kia Sportage will have the same visibility at the rear of the vehicle. You will only see the receiver under the bumper fascia, so visibility will not be an issue. I own a 2013 Kia Sportage and I had the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, part # C13120, installed. I have attached a photo of the Curt hitch installed on my Sportage for you to check out. The hitch has served well and would be an excellent option for your vehicle. The main difference...
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  • What Is The Shape Of Tubing On Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87612 For 2011 Hyundai Tucson
  • I contacted our representative at Hidden Hitch and he informed me that the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 87612, is not a round tube hitch. He informed me that part # 87612 is a rectangular tube, as it is taller than it is wide, and most refer to this style as a squared tube hitch. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following: Draw Tite Ball Mount, part # 2923 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19260 2 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19247 2-5/16 Inch Hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2011 Kia Sportage
  • I absolutely understand about wanting to go a different route other than something that mounts on the roof for your 2011 Kia Sportage. I would definitely go with a Class III trailer hitch, like # 87612. (With the Curt hitch you would have to use a stabilization strap # 18050 for non-trailer loads per Curts warranty requirements.) In addition to more capacity, you will have a wider range of options as far as what carriers you could use and a Class III hitch is more versatile all around...
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  • Will the Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Hyundai Tucson with Curt Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt trailer hitch, # C13066, is Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver. The Thule Apex, # TH9025, is designed to fit a 1-1/4 or 2 inch receiver so it will fit your 2011 Hyundai Tucson. Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, when using this hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier for their warranty. If you do not want to use the stabilization strap, go with the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87612. I have included links to the installation instructions for both...
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  • Will a Trunk mounted Bike Rack Fit 2012 Kia Sportage LX with Rear Spoiler
  • The spoiler, although small, will prevent you from using a trunk mount bike rack. The spoiler is not rated for the stress associated with carrying a bike on a trunk mount rack. To carry bikes on your 2012 Kia Sportage you will need to install a trailer hitch like # 87612 and use a hitch mount bike rack. For a 3 bike rack I recommend the Swagman XP, # S64910-2. This is a 3 bike rack with a single arm and rotating cradles which is compatible with many types of bikes without the use of...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2010 Hyundai Tuscon
  • The most economical trunk mounted bike rack that we carry for your 2010 Hyundai Tucson is the Thule Passage 2 Bike Rack, # TH910XT. This bike rack includes many of the same features as the more expensive bike racks like the anti-sway cradles and Thules Fit Dial system while remaining at an affordable price. I have attached the installation instructions as well as a demonstration video of this bike rack for you to check out. I have also attached a link to all of the trunk mounted bike...
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  • Using Motorcycle Carrier to Carry Dirt Bike on 2011 Hyundai Tucson
  • All of the motorcycle carriers we offer are compatible with a Class III receiver. A Class III receiver will typically have a tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of weight that can safely be suspended from hitch opening) of 350 lbs and a receiver opening that measures 2 inches by 2 inches. A Class II receiver will have a lower tongue weight capacity, usually up to 300 lbs and a smaller 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you use a Class III hitch like the Hidden Hitch # 87612...
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Hyundai Tucson Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
525 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,250 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
525lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87612 Installation instructions 87612 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118501
118501

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Hidden Hitch 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847


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

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Video Edited:
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Photos by:
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