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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Transit Connect by ford

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87570

Retail:$238.45

Price:$154.95


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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2012 Transit Connect by ford

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.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your ford Transit Connect
  • 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
  • Stylish, round-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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

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Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 - 87570

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: no name04/03/2013

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This took 10 minutes to install! 74070



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gene N08/28/2012

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick and Ann 63 ys old09/10/2013

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: no name04/08/2013

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: R Johns06/03/2011

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Great product, was very easy to install! looks great! Thanks!16035



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave H01/19/2012

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Very heavy duty hitch for such a small vehicle. Lightning fast shipping. A++++++++++29909



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark03/26/2014

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shipping was very very fast the installation went well and talk about the same amount of time as they say 30 minutes122355



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill G.11/27/2013

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom H.08/11/2013

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Easy to install by myself on my 2013 Ford Transit Connect (with the help of ramps and logs). The fit was spot on.94438



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Taylor11/19/2012

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Shipped in timely manner. Installation was a snap approx 20 min. No need to lower exhaust.Sure it will tow well . 59745



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill L.08/03/2012

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob spr.07/06/2012

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe06/12/2012

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GREAT product! Thank you so much! 43820



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff03/15/2012

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Great Fit Fast Shipping. 33930



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: nigel05/02/2011

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so far so good. easy install. quick shi pment12701



Ask the Experts about this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87570                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Does Exhaust Need to Be Lowered To Install HIdden Hitch # 87570 on 2010 Ford Transit
  • The instructions do not specify that you have to lower the exhaust to install the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87570, on your 2010 Ford Transit. However, on other brand hitches for your vehicle, it is recommended to lower the exhaust. You can lower the exhaust by applying some WD-40 to the rubber hanger mount and slide the hanger off (see video link). Lowering the exhaust will provide more room to tighten bolts and and fit a torque wrench to torque down bolts to specifications. The
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  • Why the Hidden Hitch, part # 87570, for a 2010 Ford Transit Connect is a Class III Hitch
  • When a trailer hitch is designed for a certain vehicle they are testing where it can be attached on the vehicle to offer the best towing and tongue weight capacity. In the case of your 2010 Ford Transit Connect, where the hitch attaches to the vehicle would allow it to have the higher Class III rating. It does not mean that you are able to tow 3,500 lbs, that is decided by the vehicles manufacturer. Since your owners manual says no towing capacity, they are referring to other parts on the vehicl
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ford Transit Connect Accessories




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

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.


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

Tongue Weight (TW):
400lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87570 Installation instructions 87570 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
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

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
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