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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Toyota RAV4

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

(13 reviews)

Code:   87631



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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2013 Toyota RAV4

This durable, fully welded Toyota RAV4 trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Toyota RAV4
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • etrailer.com includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 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"

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

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Toyota RAV4 - Hidden Hitch

Today, on our 2013 Toyota RAV4, well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87631. Now, this is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go and give you a couple of 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 three inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.

To begin our install, well first need to remove the tow hook here on the driver side. The tow hook is secured by two bolts and securing it to the frame at the weld nuts. The weld nuts are built into the frame by the manufacturer. Well go and remove these bolts, and set the bolts and tow hooks aside, as they will not be reinstalled. Well be using the weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer.

Starting from the end of the frame here on the driver side, well be using the first and the fourth attachment point. On the passenger side, we can count the stickers that cover up the weld nuts or attachment points. Starting from the end of the frame, it will be the first and the third attachment point. Now, to gain easier access here on the passenger side, well go ahead and lower the exhaust. To lower the exhaust, were using spray lubricant on the rubber isolators, and never remove the rubber isolators from the metal hanger.

Once we use a pry bar to remove the rubber isolator, well go ahead and carefully let the exhaust hang down out of the way. Now, with all four weld nuts exposed, were ready to go ahead and install the hitch. Well use the new hardware provided, the 12mm bolt and half inch concrete tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch. Now, it's a good idea you'll need an extra set of hands to help to hold the hitch while you install the fasteners.

Once install all fasteners finger-tight, now well go ahead and run them down. Next, we'll torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now, with our hitch secured and torqued specifications, well go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. That complete the install of our Hidden Hitch, part number 87631, on our 2013 Toyota RAV4. .

Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87631

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (13 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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by: William M.01/13/2014

Installed myself single handed. Everything lined up as promised. If I had any issue it would be that it comes adorned with so many stickers that the name "Hidden Hitch" is anything but. I have purchased this brand before. Great product. Customer service followed up to make sure I was happy. I am. 112674


The hitch is working fine. Very sturdy. I wish it was constructed with less receiver protruding aft. I

William M - 01/13/2015


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by: Arlen C.05/10/2014

Order was easy, delivery was fast, rain caused the box to break open but nothing was lost. The installation was as directed. It took me about an hour; but not to bad for a 79 year old. Used it yesterday, took 1000 lbs on my trailer to dump. No problems. Thanks. 129910


Works perfectly...No problems...Good product.

Arlen C - 05/10/2015


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by: Andrew D09/18/2014

I found my whole purchase experience to be exactly what I was hoping for. The website has great product information and installation videos. In addition, Titus was very helpful in confirming the exact hitch I needed for my vehicle and also provided helpful recommendations regarding a future bike carrier I'm interested in. Most importantly the package arrived exactly when promised (in good shape) and installation was no problem after watching the helpful on-line video! 152040

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by: GERRI M.03/06/2014

Great hitch for the Toyota RAV4. Minimal work to prepare for the installation and easy install. Definitely needed an extra person to lift and hold in place while installing the bolts. Really appreciated the installation video that you had online. It covered everything I needed to do for my model. Would recommend etrailer.com to friends. Thanks... 119737

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by: Tony M.09/12/2014

Product arrived promptly but had trouble on the install. Not sure if the brackets were bent but had a heck of a time getting the holes lined up. A little persuasion with a pry bar and got things to work. Didn't have to drop the exhaust and am very pleased with the final product! 150851

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by: Nel Medrano07/04/2014

Excellent quality, thanks 139316

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by: Bart06/09/2014

I purchased the hitch and trailer light wiring kit. Prior to installation I had watched etrailer's installation videos, which were exceptionally helpful. Both products were easy to install and are exceptionally well built. 134828

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by: Kurt B.01/20/2014

Quality item with great fit and finish. Easy four bolt installation and the video made it dead-simple. It will be perfect for its intended use as a carrier for my bike rack. 114217

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by: James G.06/27/2015

Easy to install and works perfectly with the existing bicycle rack that I already have. 207733

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by: Mike&Cathy03/09/2014

As advertised the hitch took less than a half hour to install and fit perfectly. 119984

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by: Paul Davis04/09/2015

The receiver fit perfectly and installed in about 15 minutes. 184430

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by: Peter01/12/2015

Good product and comunication with etrack is perfect. 168741

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by: joshtayl11/11/2014

Fast and easy installation. 160450


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  • Choosing Between Hidden Hitch # 87631 and Curt Class III # C13149 Hitch for 2015 Toyota RAV4
  • The Curt Class III # C13149 and the Hidden Hitch # 87631 are almost identical in appearance (the Hidden Hitch features a mounting flange for a trailer connector), have the same capacity and would install in a similar manner. Curt states that their # C13149 won't fit the EV model. Hidden Hitch is just a brand name, it doesn't describe how visible the hitch will be once it's installed. Since the hitches are so similar in appearance and capacity, there's no reason why you couldn't go with...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Carrier Recommendation for 2013 Toyota Rav4 XLE with Rear Spoiler
  • Vehicles like your 2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE with a rear spoiler can pose a challenge to fitting a typical trunk-mount bike carrier. Also please note that all trunk-mount carriers will prevent use of your rear wiper. But there is a 2-bike carrier from Hollywood Racks, the Over-the-Top 2, part # HRF2, that is designed to fit vehicles such as your RAV4 with a rear spoiler. This high-rise folding steel carrier includes dual arms, anti-sway cradles to safely support your bikes and adjustable...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota RAV4
  • Thule has tested their Raceway Pro Trunk Rack part # TH9001PRO on a 2015 Toyota RAV4 and has determined that this rack would work on the vehicle and wouldn't damage the spoiler. However, if you are looking for a solution that I can guarantee won't damage the spoiler you would want a hitch mounted option. Hitch racks are generally preferred because they offer a more secure attachment point for a bike rack and because they do not touch any painted surfaces. For a hitch you would want...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Toyota RAV4
  • For your 2013 Toyota RAV4 I recommend a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. Class III hitches are stronger than lesser Classes and there are more accessory options for them, such as bike racks. Curt trailer hitch # C13149 is the most popular option. I have linked a video to the right showing installation for you. I took a look at the bike rack and I do have a concern. It is a big bike rack but I could not find the weight of it on the website. This is an issue because the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Related Items Needed to Tow Pop-Up Camper with 2015 Toyota RAV4 EXL
  • Two sizes and classes of hitch are offered for your 2015 Toyota RAV4, a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class II and a 2-inch Class III. Since you're going to be towing I strongly recommend the higher-capacity Class III type, such as the Hidden Hitch # 87631 that you referenced. This hitch bolts on with no drilling, includes the hardware and fits all RAV4 models. I have linked an installation video showing your same model year RAV4, the written instructions and two helpful articles on hitch installation. Towing...
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  • Difference Between Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitches for 2015 Toyota Rav 4
  • Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are manufactured by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. The Draw-Tite # 75766 and Hidden Hitch # 87631 are identical. I'd recommend going with the Draw-Tite model as it's slightly less expensive. If you live near or are traveling to the thriving metropolis of Wentzville, MO, we'd be happy to install the hitch for you. You can call our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924 for more details including the cost for the install. We typically...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch from 2011 Toyota RAV4 Fit a 2015 Toyota RAV4
  • No, the 2011 and 2015 Toyota RAV4 use different Hidden Hitch trailer hitch models. For the 2015 you would need to use # 87631. I have linked a video showing how it installs. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does...
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  • Purpose of Center Bracket on Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch # 87631 for 2014 Toyota Rav4
  • You are exactly correct that the flat bracket included on the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch # 87631 is intended to allow convenient mounting of the connector for a trailer wiring harness. This feature can save the added expense of an add-on bracket. This bracket is intended to accept a trailer connector like the Hopkins # 37185 that provides both 7-way and 4-pole trailer connections - great if you will tow multiple trailers with differing electrical wiring. For reference, please...
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  • Are Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitches Made to Australian standards
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and she said Hidden Hitch trailer hitches must meet SAEJ684 automotive standards. You will need to check to make sure Australia hasn't adopted another standard for hitches, though she said it is unlikely that they have. He said Hidden Hitches are widely sold in Australia and he hasn't heard of any issues with them not meeting Australian auto standards. Currently, we ship only to the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam,...
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  • Hitch for 2015 Toyota RAV4 to Allow Use of Hitch Carrier for Powered Wheelchair
  • You are correct that in order to use a hitch-mount wheelchair carrier you will need a hitch that has a tongue weight (TW) rating at least equal to the combined weight of the chair and the carrier. Since you note that combined weight figure is 450-lbs, then a Class III hitch like the Curt # C13149 will be a good choice. You will also want to check the vehicle owner's manual for any information about its own TW rating. Curt hitch # C13149 has a TW rating of 525-lbs, which gives you a bit...
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch # 70785 Fit on a 2013 Toyota RAV4
  • We do have trailer hitch options for your 2013 Toyota RAV4, however the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 70785, will only fit the RAV4 up to 2012. For your 2013 RAV4, you will want to look at the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87631. This hitch has the same towing capacity as the hitch that you referenced, but it was manufactured to work with the new style of the 2013 RAV4. If you plan on doing any towing with your RAV4, then you will also want to pick up a trailer...
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Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

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

Tongue Weight (TW):
525 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
525 lbs.

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87631 Installation instructions 87631 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Fits all models without a factory installed hitch

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118578

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Hidden Hitch 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.

Info for this part was:

Written by:
Lindsey S

Video by:
Joshua S

Test Fit:
Nicholas E

Video Edited:
Andrew L

Expert Research:
Adam R

Updated by:
Laura H

Photos by:
Zach O

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