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Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Volvo V70 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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Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"
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Today on our 2007 Volvo xc70, were going to install part number 90804 from Hidden Hitch. Okay this is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle. We will give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessories. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper will be 5-1/2, from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 14. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing you are going to do is go ahead and loosen and remove the existing tow bracket on the passenger side.
We will also loosen the muffler bracket on the driver side with these parts removed we can see where the hitch attaches. The hitch will attach to the vehicle at three points on each side shown hear. After weve located our attachment points well clean out thoroughly with some lubricant and well also use a tooth brush to clean it out, part number 814092. Now at this point we can go ahead and install a hitch, on the passenger side well install our bolt, our locker washer and flat washer and run into some existing weld nuts into the frame. On our driver side the hitch will attach on top of existing muffler bracket and another attachment point.
After we have all of our hardware loosening installed we can tighten down the bolts and then torque them down as specified in the instructions. Okay with everything torqued down we can reinstall the exhaust and there you have it for part number 90804 from Hidden Hitch.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 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.
by: John M.04/03/2012
We installed the Hidden Hitch on a 2005 Volvo V70 wagon. Overall, the installation went very well. I was pleased with the hitch design, etrailer.com ordering and shipping, and the installation. Most importantly, everything lined up correctly. As mentioned in other comments I read, you really need a second person to help hold the hitch while attaching to the car. In addition to the expected tools, such as the socket wrench, we used a 6” extension and a torque wrench. The extension made the installation much easier, but the torque wrench was not something I thought of in advance. When you remove the bolts on the driver’s side, the exhaust can be shifted to left which allows room to maneuver the hitch into place. This hitch is designed to fit onto the exhaust bracket, not between it and the frame, avoiding a challenge. On the right, the tow bracket must be removed and cannot be placed back over the hitch bolts with modifying the bracket. Due to the angle of the bracket, the bolt holes no longer align. I suppose this could be overcome by filing out the bolt holes to improve the alignment. To avoid overstressing the brackets holding the exhaust system, I used a scissors jack to ever so lightly lift and hold the exhaust (probably unnecessary, but on my mechanic’s advice, I was being careful). This also allowed me to raise and lower the exhaust easily as needed, without trying to support it while managing the hitch, particularly when I was ready to bolt it altogether. Other than that, it is a matter of following the instructions. It took me close to an hour and a half, but I worked carefully since I had not done this before. If I were to do it over again, I am sure I could do it in under an hour. Ordering and shipping was perfect. Once etrailer.com receives the order, they confirm by email and send updates, so it is easy to track. I recommend thinking how you will use the hitch, which seems obvious. I am using it primarily for hauling bikes, with second the possibility of pulling a small trailer. So I ordered the 2” adapter and hitch lock. I ordered the cover for the opening, which was unnecessary, since it comes with the cover. 36003
by: Gregory S.08/08/2014
First, I received the order within three days of ordering. Kudos! This hitch fit perfectly on my 2005 Volvo V70. It came with a one page schematic of how to attach it, which was all that was needed. Using a 15mm socket and a 2' pipe extension, which was necessary, the existing bolts easily came out. After removing the existing bolts from each side, I started the install on the passenger side and propped the driver side of the hitch up on 3 stacked short pieces of 2X4. After securing, but not tightening the bolts, I switched to the driver side. I need to push the muffler mount out to get to the hitch up into position. I used a 5' 2X4 as leverage to raise the hitch into place, while pushing the muffler mount to the outside to get around the rubber mount. Worked beautifully for me and completed in less than 30 minutes. This is a really solid hitch and I really appreciate that it came with a drawbar. I almost just purchased a hitch from U-haul with installation, but I am so glad that I chose to do it myself. I highly recommend this hitch. 145386
by: Mark T06/20/2011
This hidden hitch installed quite easily, once I had figured out what parts of the Volvo V70 went where after I took it apart. I haven't used it yet, but I am very satisfied with the mounting and the completeness of the kit. I almost brought a kit that was $20 cheaper, and then realized that the extras that were included with this kit more than made up for the difference (tow bar insert, and rubber receiver cover) Not only that, but etrailer exceeded expectations in friendliness (even though I didn't speak to anyone, just the emails they sent me. Came quickly and everything was there. 17395
by: Jon B06/06/2011
The product fit well and seemed to be well made; the paint was thick and looks durable. Installation was easy. I selected it over the Draw-Tite because it looked like it would be less visible given that the ends taper back while the Draw-Tite is a straight tube along the entire length. That may be true, if so, I am glad I selected this one because it is still quite obvious. I think I would have been unhappy looking at that square tube on the back of my curvy Volvo, but for a more squarish bumper the Draw-Tite may be fine. I am using it to carry a 4-bike hitch rack and it looks like this will be just right. All in all, a good purchase. 16185
Great price and good fit I have 2007 Volvo XC and I needed a 2 inch receiver for a bike rack that I already had, but the two inch hitches were expensive, hard to find, and difficult to install. So I ordered the 1 1/4 and bought a Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2". Installation was fairly easy. No drilling and cutting of the bumper. I used small ramps to raise the back end of the car and that really helped getting the hitch bracket around the exhaust. I only needed to loosen the exhaust bracket on the left side. Have someone hold the hitch as you work the hitch bracket around the exhaust bracket. In all it took 40 minutes. 1490
by: Clint O.08/28/2011
Mechanically, this was a breeze to install, using car ramps. There are no nuts to deal with since they are built into the frame of the Volvo. Just remove the bolts holding the hidden license plate holder on the right side and the exhaust pipe on the left (an impact wrench is recommended for ease but a 1/2" drive socket set with a short pipe on the handle for extra torque also works. As everyone has commented, the hitch pin clip will not fit and you need either a locking type or one with a hole in the end and a large key ring or cotter pin. With the right tools and preparation, 30m. It took me an hour. 22945
by: GERALD V WILLIAMS01/14/2011
YOUR DELIVERY SERVICE I HAVE JUST RECEIVED MY TRAILER HITCH... GREAT PRODUCT, BUT EVEN MORE IS YOUR UNBELIEVEABLE SERVICE.. IF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WOULD USE YOU AS EXAMPLE, WE'D BE BACK ON TOP INSTEAD OF ALL THE CHINA JUNK AND DRUG RELATED POOR SERVICES YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH... I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED MY EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR COMPANY AND WILL PASS ON TO EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT ETRAILER.COM. I CAN'T WAIT TO START USING MY NEW TRAILER HITCH. THANKS AGAIN, GERALD V WILLIAMS 5490
Good Hitch This hitch comes with included Draw Bar. The finish was very good and no problems with the bolt holes alignment to the frame. The hitch cover(2) is included as well. Installation was not too difficult if you can have someone helping to support the hitch while you are placing in the bolts. I would recommend attaching the driver side bolts first as there is very little room to move that side to align the bolt holes. All in all, a relatively easy installation. 1061
by: Timothy G02/11/2011
This is my second Hidden Hitch--I must admit I was a little apprehensive about the installation because of the way the exhaust system is mounted, however, I did it by myself with the help of a cardboard box and a bucket. Metric socket is a must to loosen the factory bolts. By the way, I'm 72 and managed it without help, although it would be a whole lot easier with a helper!! The fit was superb, as was the last one I bought for my other vehicle. 7057
by: Ted A04/27/2010
Insallation was easy Received e-mail confirmation that item was shipped. On day that was to arrive I lowered exhaust and had everything ready for install.(15 min.) Wife said I should not count my chickens before they are hatched. Then the UPS driver arrived, I said they just did. Took all of another 15 min. Looks great almost have to look for it without the drawbar installed. Quick shipping! Thanks for the great service. 2972
Cheap, fast, correct Wow! I ordered a hitch for my '07 Volvo XC70 - at a fraction of the cost my local dealer quoted - on Tuesday night and by Thursday evening it had arrived in GA from MO and was installed before lights out. Free, fast shipping, everything advertised was included, and it fit properly. Very simple installation as described. Pretty amazing. Nice job etrailer. 5119
by: David T06/13/2012
It could not be easier to install. 4 bolts out, 6 bolts in....you will spend more time getting/cleaning up your tools than it did to install the hitch. 43942
about as easy as 123.... perfect fitment. really like the round profile, as the namesake refers, Hidden Hitch. if you are installing on a volvo I would give this item a solid recommendation. clean, sleek, intergated look. top notch customer service, fast shipping, follow up communications. would give 5 of 5 on this one. thanks. 62982
Nice hitch, goes on in minutes. There is a problem that the pin clip does not fit on to the pull pin, no way no how, forget it, won't go on because the pin clip is too long and the hitch interferes. Don't know if my parts bag was wrong or what. But since I plan on putting a locking pull pin anyway, it doesn't matter. 10478
Installed easily, Looks Sharp Durable construction, Made in USA, Very easy installation. Iwas concerned at first as some forums talked about needing to cut part of the bumper and the high cost. Not the case here, this hitch was a great price, installed easily, and looks great on the vehicle. 1118
by: Ed B12/12/2010
Volvo trailer hitch It is nice when something goes as advertised. It would have been a full excellent, except the clip for the hitch pin is too long and interferes with hitch receiver frame. I had to use a bolt to hold hitch in the receiver. Hidden Hitch's issue, not etrailer. 4015
by: Rick Y.09/15/2012
Once ordered, I received the hitch quickly. I was able to install it with ease following the instructions included. I found etrailer to be very customer service oriented with good follow-up. I would certainly do business with them again and recommend the company to others. 54795
by: Gil F.09/17/2012
Excellent product and excellent service from etrailer.com. I have ordered from these guys several times and they always surprise me on how fast and efficient they are. If you need anything trailer related, you must order from this place. You will not be disappointed. 54879
by: Tim T.08/25/2012
Product fits perfectly with the most unobtrusive aesthetic available and simple installation. Service lived up to all the great reviews, I would not hesitate to recommend them or do business with them again; when everyone else is this good we won't have stores anymore. 53056
by: Tim V06/21/2012
My mechanic put it on since it involved some undercarriage work, don't like to mess with the Volvo...too tempermental. He only charged me $20. Good deal since the whole thing was a third of the cost contrasted with the dealer for a far superior product. 45066
by: Philip B06/18/2014
I installed the hidden hitch on my 2008 s60 Volvo without a problem , took about a half hour to do and worked out great. Used the hitch for my two bicycle stand and went to the beach with the bicycles. A perfect fit for what I wanted. 136337
absolutely easiest The hardest part of this procedure was loosening up the bolts. All down hill from there. I slid hitch under exhaust bracket 1st because it helped hold it in place. Perfect allignment. Loved doing this one. 3314
by: Shane K.12/08/2014
I bought this for my 2003 Volvo S60, and I must say that the fit was absolutely perfect. The install was very easy and took all of 15 minutes. I recommend this for anyone wanting to add a hitch to your Volvo. 163616
Fair price, shipping time upgraded complimentary, e-mailed to receive up-date on delivery, very courteous people, would buy from them in a minute if I needed something. Highly recommended. 7397
by: Greg R07/26/2012
Fit exactly as described on '01 Volvo V70XC. Very easy install. Install instructions were exactly right. Etrailer is a great website to buy from. Good prices. Fast and free shipping. 49485
I bought this hitch for my 2007 Volvo. eTrailers had the best price and delivery was fast. It arrived intact and in great condition. Great service and great products at eTrailer. 12833
Customer satisfaction From the answering of the phone call to the delivery of the proper product - smooth sailing. I'm a satisfied customer. 3734
by: Lona K03/13/2012
The hitch looks just as pictured. A little dinged up, but nothing more than will happen the first five minutes on the road. I am satisfied. 33804
by: Chris Q.12/14/2008
excellent hitch, perfect fit This was the second hitch I purchased from etrailer. Quality product and excellent service. 1473
by: Tom B.05/07/2007
Actually fits without mod. Fit without modification and did not have to trim plastic shroud-just bent it up a little. 161
Super Easy I couldn't believe how easy this was to install all by myself. fits perfect. Took a casual 1/2 hour. 1360
by: Jimmy L.01/23/2014
Excellent and easily installed. Hitch installed and wiring completed in just an hour. Everything works great. 114539
Fit perfectly. Just make sure the existing bolt holes are nice and clean so that installation goes smoothly. 19760
by: Charles Paddack09/14/2011
Hitch was exactly as expected and fit perfectly. Installation was quick and as easy as stated. 23960
by: Mario 2609/22/2011
Very happy , it fits perfect on my Volvo Xc70. Will do business in the future. 24359
Great product. Easy installation.Very solid. Quick delivery. 45198
by: Toma Keller06/28/2011
Very satisfied with the hitch. Installed it on Saturday. 18092
Great Hitch , easy installation . Fast delivery ! 34921
Excellent product Excellent service 58740
by: John P03/12/2012
Quick delivery and installed perfect 33589
Hitch went on very easily. 34019
Great Cust service! 30793
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