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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the Mitsubishi Outlander, 2011

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87444

Retail:$310.03

Price:$210.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Mitsubishi Outlander, 2011

This durable, fully welded Mitsubishi Outlander 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 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 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: 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


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


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installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Hitch install 2007 mitsubishi outlander
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Today, on this 07 Mitsubishi Outlander we are going to install part number 87444 from Hidden Hitch, this will also apply to part number 75555 from Draw-Tite. First, what I will do is go ahead and lower our muffler so we have access to the frame where the hitch will mount up. The three muffler hangers we are going to spray down with some lubricant that will help make removal just a little bit easier. Next, what we are going to do is put a strap around the exhaust to keep it from falling down too fast. We will start taking off the exhaust hangers. We are going to actually use a pry bar to remove the muffler hangers. Now we got our hangers loose we can go ahead and lower the exhaust and with this strap you can control its decent.

Its going to use these three holes right here that are already threaded, on the drivers side it is the same story.And since its a little bit older vehicle you might want to take some time out to go ahead and clean up the threads. First we are going to spray it down and get any loose stuff out, then we will run our bolts in to get started and you can see we got some junk coming out already. Now we are going to run it out a few times with a tool of course until you can run it all the way through the nut. At this point, with our threads cleaned out we can go ahead and start installing the hitch onto the frame. What we are going to do is put the passenger side of the hitch on top of the muffler, let it sit there and it will hold that side up for us while we do the drivers side first. I got one started, lets go back over to the passengers side and do that. Next, we will go ahead and do the hardware for a tie down loop.

Whats going to happen is the bolts going to go through here, so it goes through this plate on this side of the tow loop and on the inside of the tow loop and between the hitch its going to get the square spacer and two more quarter inch flat spacers. Now I got a bolt through, we will go ahead and put our lock washer and nut on there and everything is sitting at an angle right now and that is because the hitch is still loose. So, what we will do next is go ahead and snug down the bolts that go to the frame and then we will come back and snug this down. At this point now all our bolts are snug down, we can go ahead and torque them down as specified in the instructions. With our hitch installed now we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust back to the rubber hangers. And with that, that finishes our install, part number 87444 from Hidden Hitch.

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Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87444

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 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: Rob K.01/15/2012

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First I would watch the installation video first. I installed this hitch on a 2012 Outlander with less than 500 miles on it. The installation video is for a 2007 but it's basically the same. I did the installation myself with the car on the ground (not up on a lift or up on jack stands). The Outlander is tall enough to afford this. To make the installation easier the use of a floor jack, and a pair of jack stands help. Take care as this hitch is heavy and awkward!!! I also found it easier to drop the spare tire and remove the cage that holds the spare tire (the cage is held in place with two clips). This will give you plenty of head room and space to work. There is a heat shield held in with three 10mm nuts. I removed it to give me more room. Looking back in retrospect this was not necessary. If you do find yourself removing the heat shield be aware that when you go to put the hitch in that you will not be able to reach one of the mounting bolts that the nut goes onto. It will be obstructed by the hitch. That said, I would out the shield back on once you have the muffler off the hangers. If you end up bending the shield during the installation don't worry - you can bend it back into shape with your hand (use gloves as the edges can be sharp). If your shield is damaged already now would be a good time to replace it. :) I used the floor jack to raise the muffler up slowly to make removing it from the hangers easier (since my Outlander was brand new the rubber was also new which made it harder to remove - but it is possible; just have patience and lots of WD40). Once the muffler hangers have been removed I slowly lowered the muffler to the ground and then removed the floor jack. Next, using the floor jack again I was able to lift the hitch up into the general area. Using jack stands to place the hitch on helped with the installation. As in the video, do the driver side first. I installed the middle bolt in about half way. Just enough to hold it. I placed a jack stand under it and then went on to the passenger side and did the same. Once I had a bolt on each side of the hitch (and also supported with the jack stands) I installed the remaining bolts. I tightened the bolts down just enough to where it could move side to side. This made installing the spacer block and flat spaces in easier. While it's not called out, I used Loctite (red) on the threads of all the bolts (including the spacer block). I've installed hitches out on two of our other vehicles and you really need to check the mounting bolts periodically to ensure they haven't worked loose. This makes tightening the passenger side difficult unless you drop the muffler first. Hence the reason for using Loctite. I applied the Loctite to each bolt when I was ready to torque them down. This meant that I pulled one bolt out at a time, applied the Loctite, and then reinstalled it and torqued it down. Once the hitch is in place and torqued down I used the floor jack to help lift the muffler up into place. I installed the muffler on the hangers in the reverse order. It just seemed to make sense to me at the time and to my delight sliding the muffler back onto the hangers went on easier. When reinstalling the spare tire hanger/cage, make sure the clips are on completely! It's a unique clip so make sure it's "snapped" into place. Reinstall the spare tire and you're golden. :) By myself this took just over an hour to install. The longest time was spent removing the muffler from the hangers. Once the muffler was out of the way the rest went quickly. I strongly recommend getting a helper to assist. Even if just to hold the hitch up in place or to thread the bolts in. As stated earlier, it is heavy and awkward. Hope this helps! 29758






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John F07/04/2012

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Great hitch! After the quick delivery, I drove the 2009 Outlander's back wheels onto a couple of wood 2x4s to give me the much more room since I was lying on my back. The hardest part was removing the exhaust hangers. Used lots of WD40 and a 5" pry bar. For the hanger behind the wheel, I just found it easier to jack it up and remove the rear passenger wheel. After enough WD40, it just slid off with my thumb and finger. I used the car's scissor jack to make sure the muffler didn't drop too fast, but in hind site, the muffler only weighed a few pounds. Still, don't drop it too fast.I cleaned the pre-drilled holes with WD40 and a wire brush, and worked a bolt in all 6 holes to make sure they were clean before I started mounting the hitch (after 3 harsh Canadian winters, they were caked with gunge). I placed the hitch on the ground with the right side over the muffler that was on the ground. It was awkward, but I managed to lift the hitch with one hand and get one bolt in with the other hand to hold the hitch up on the driver's side. I then used the bolt for the tow hook to hold the hitch high in the centre. This made bolting the passenger side terribly easy. For the hook spacer, I just put all the washers and spacer on the long bolt, lightly taped them together. This made it easier for threading the bolt through while lying on my back. I tightened all 7 bolts with a torque wrench and used one hand to remount muffler hangers while lifting the muffler with the other. The hardest part was removing the muffler hangers, but for this white-collar guy, it took 90 min for the whole job, plus another 30 min for the electrical. 46713






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry Sha06/13/2014

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The hitch I got from you did just what you said it would do. We put the hitch and wire on in less than an hour. We had a lot of expensive stuff in the trailer and we had no trouble. I want to thank you again for your help in this important matter. Will call on you again if so needed. THANKS AGAIN. 135488






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe C.05/19/2014

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The Second trailer Hitch I have purchase from etrailer. Both times excellent product and delivery. Just as described. Attached it myself as per the installation Video. Excellent. Joe C. 131271






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Juan V.03/03/2011

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I just received the product and it looks and works great. I had free ground shipping and I got it 2 days after ordering 8324






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Allie M.12/22/2011

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Shipped quickly, part was packaged well with my other parts. I would reorder from etrailer any day. 28540




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Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch


  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Option for a 2007 or 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • There are bike rack solutions for a 2007 or 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander, but none of the trunk mount bike racks will fit. Instead you can add a hitch and hitch mounted rack or a roof rack and roof rack mounted rack. For versatility, I recommend a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. For a trailer hitch, you can use Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87444. I have included a link to the installation details and a video installation for reference. With this hitch installed, you can then...
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  • Will a Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Work on a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • What you have heard is correct, none of the rack manufacturers recommend using a trunk mounted bike rack on your vehicle. In order for the top connecting straps to fasten to the top of the liftgate, they must pass over the spoiler at the top of the liftgate. The manufacturers have found that this spoiler is not strong enough to bear the weight of the rack plus the bikes loaded onto it. Attempting to install and use a trunk mount rack on the 2007 Outlander would most likely result in the...
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  • How Many Bikes Will Fit a Class III Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Both the Curt trailer hitch # 13581 and Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87444 for the 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander have the same capacities and basically install the same way with very similar designs. The main difference between them is that Curt does recommend the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using any non-trailer accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Hidden Hitch does not have this recommendation or requirement. For either of these hitches they can handle up to 5 bikes....
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  • Will Pro Series Eclipse Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • It looks like the aftermarket hitches for the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander, such as # 87444, all set at the very end of the vehicle meaning clearance would not be an issue. If you already have a 2 inch trailer hitch installed on the vehicle, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole back to however far is needed to clear the rear bumper. If the measurement you come up with is less than 8 inches then the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 will fit. I have linked a video review of...
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Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87444 Installation instructions 87444 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Hidden Hitch 118518
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Most Popular Ball Mount:
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