This durable, fully welded ford Transit Connect trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.
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No drilling required for installation , Only use a ball mount with 3/4" rise and 2" drop that are 8-1/2" long for this vehicle
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (25 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.
by: no name04/08/2013
Completed installation of the Hidden Hitch 87570 for 2011 Ford Transit Connect. Installation for one person in the drive way was difficult, however a little innovation solved the problem. After the spare tire was lowered a 2x2 was cut to size to fit into the 2" hitch opening, after which it was cut to length of about 28". The small cable hub that is inserted through the spare tire rim was mounted onto the 2x2, then inserted into the hitch 2" opening of the hitch, and the spare tire cable was attached to the hub. The the hitch was raised (like raising a spare tire) using the lug wrench crank. Lifted evenly and was manageable to align the hitch to the frames welded nuts. The fit was very close and tight and does take some wiggling to get into place, but fit very nice. The best part of the hitch installation for me was the fact the muffler did not have to be removed for the hitch to be installed. The only problem with the hitch I received was all cosmetic. The paint or powder coating was in terrible shape. The paint had blisters and was flaking off. Even cut my fingers 3 different times removing it from the box on cracked flaked paint. The blisters were mush like pins or splinters going into my fingers. VERY POOR PAINT FINISH! I am sure those areas are gong to rust very quickly. PLEASE SEE PICTURES ATTACHED OF THE EXTENSIVE PAINT BLISTERING ON THE HIDDEN HITCH. 74967
by: Chris C.01/26/2015
Excellent hitch. Installed easily per instructions, looks good. My only concern is that it sticks out from the bumper on my 2013 Ford Transit Connect about 4 inches. I think all hitches for this model would be the same fit due to the vehicle. Quick shipping and prompt emails from E-trailer. Great service. 171259
by: Tom H.08/11/2013
Easy to install by myself on my 2013 Ford Transit Connect (with the help of ramps and logs). The fit was spot on. 94438
by: Gene N08/28/2012
I received my Hidden Hitch for my new 2012 Ford Transit Connect from etrailer in a timely fashion. I had it installed in about 30 minutes. It's much easier for one person by backing the vehicle onto standard car ramps for easy access. I used a rubber bungee cord to hold up one side while I started the bolts in the other side. Everything fit perfectly as advertised. It actually took longer to lower the spare tire then raise it back in position when finished than it did to attach the hitch. I have another Hidden Hitch product on another car so I knew the quality would be excellent. I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with etrailer and the service I received. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone needing a hitch or any of their other fine products. Thank You for providing such excellent service. Gene in Kentucky. (Pictures attached). 53341
by: Hawaii Truck Upfitters09/18/2014
easy installation, and well manufactured at a great price! 151956
The hitch slipped right in the first time, nothing needed to be adjusted or forced. Nice. 181176
by: no name04/03/2013
This took 10 minutes to install! 74070
by: Rick and Ann 63 ys old09/10/2013
We bought this receiver for a cargo carrier for retirement traveling. We backed onto double 2x6's to get more room. We put the hitch on jack stands. But I was not strong enough to lift it. We then put a 2x2 through the hole and zip tied to the spare tire cable and Ann winched and I guided the hitch up and bolted it on. We love the hitch because the square hole is out far enough we can pin the carrier on and safety chain on without reaching under the van. Also good spot to hook for a snow bank winch out. 99241
by: Steve K06/01/2014
Received in good order. Have not used it yet....but everything seems OK. Product is great. Easy to install. Am happy to report that representative named Mark M ...led me to the correct item that fits my vehicle ..... and I am satisfied with the choice. Speaking with someone who totally understands what you are seeking and is able to assist you the first time around...makes purchasing easier and a satisfying experience. Thank you so much for your help.... Steve S 133578
by: Tim I.04/12/2016
Nice sturdy hitch - fits our 2013 Transit Connect just fine, though the spare tire presses against the right side, but should not be a problem - it's really tight in there but that's more an issue of the van than the hitch - the instructions were helpful especially dealing with the two wire bundles - please note that you'll need an 18mm socket for the bolts - I'm using it to hold a Yakima bike rack and I'm sure it's strong enough for that 243935
Item arrived in good condition and installed reasonably easily. Removing/re-installing the spare tire took longer than installing the hitch. Watch the alignment of the hitch before tightening down the bolts. The spare rubs against the hitch a little bit, but it doesn't look like that will cause any issues. 190913
by: Bob spr.07/06/2012
I've purchased several times from e-trailer , I like value for my money . I'm extremely happy with all aspects of this and past purchases. I would highly recommend to friends . Thank you e-trailer ! 46977
by: Bill G.11/27/2013
The box arrived promptly and the hitch looks good, but it arrived chipped in a couple of places. I hope they aren't visible. 108674
by: Bill L.08/03/2012
Very simple installation. You'll need a helper, or a jackstand, if you do this on the ground in your driveway like I did. 50426
by: Jim S.08/25/2014
The hitch was a perfect fit, and easy to install. I ordered it on Monday, got it Tuesday. Great service. Great product. 148436
shipping was very very fast the installation went well and talk about the same amount of time as they say 30 minutes 122355
Shipped in timely manner. Installation was a snap approx 20 min. No need to lower exhaust.Sure it will tow well . 59745
Excellent product and service. Easy installation, straight forward with minimum tools. Takes about 15-20 min. 232057
by: Dave H01/19/2012
Very heavy duty hitch for such a small vehicle. Lightning fast shipping. A++++++++++ 29909
by: R Johns06/03/2011
Great product, was very easy to install! looks great! Thanks! 16035
so far so good. easy install. quick shi pment 12701
by: D. Rose12/08/2014
Great product and lightning speed deliv ery! 163745
Great product went in as directed... 135467
GREAT product! Thank you so much! 43820
Great Fit Fast Shipping. 33930
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