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Hidden Hitch strives to be the premier towing company by providing customers with more towing options of better quality than competitors. Since opening in 1968, Hidden Hitch has focused on innovation, quality and safety. In 1997, Hidden Hitch was the very first trailer hitch manufacturer to be recognized as a QS-9000 and ISO-9001 company, which is the highest level of quality a company can receive.

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  • Offers trailer hitches for almost all applications
  • Recently developed a line of heavy duty towing equipment: weight distribution systems, goosenecks and fifth wheels
  • Offers a wide range of towing accessories from ball mounts to transmission coolers




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  • Towing Capacity of 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • In my research, I found that the towing capacity for models with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine have a 1500 lb towing capacity, while models equipped with the 3.0L 6cylinder engine have a 3500 lb towing capacity. I would strongly suggest that you independently confirm this information by consulting your owners manual or by contacting GM.
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  • Troubleshooting a Reese Electric Trailer Brake Controller OL Error Message
  • An OL error code would indicate an overload error. The cause of this is most likely a bad ground or a short to the blue brake out put wire. The first thing I would check is the connector on the back of your vehicle. Any dirt or corrosion can be causing a bad ground or a short to the brake out put pin. The solution is to clean out the connector and get rid of any dirt or corrosion. It would also be a good idea to clean out the trailer side connector as well. There could also be a bad...
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  • How to Retap Stripped Frame Weld Nuts When Installing a Trailer Hitch
  • Your best option is to re-tap the threads, if you take your time and follow the tapping directions carefully you should be able to mount your hitch on your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in no time. I have also included a link to a video that shows how you can make your own thread tap. First, you will want to select a tap that is slightly bigger than the M10x1.25 bolts that you originally tried to install in your Santa Fe. You will also want to buy a new bolt that is the same size of the tap...
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  • How to Remove the Gooseneck Ball From a Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • If your truck is equipped with a Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, item # 9462-30 or similar part number, the ball is released by a rod that is located in the driver side wheel well of the truck (see instructions link). The handle can be moved to the passengers side so if you do not see it in the drivers side wheel well check the passengers side. Once the locking pin is released the handle is moved into the locking slot and the ball can be removed. If the ball is installed...
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  • What Vehicles Does Towpower Trailer Hitch 37042 Fit
  • The obsolete trailer hitch # 37042 did fit many vehicles. Here is the list: 1982 - 1985 Dodge, Ramcharger, All Styles 1982 - 1986 Ford, Bronco, Full Size 1983 - 1984 Chevrolet, S-10 Pickup, w/Standard Box & Step Bumper 1983 - 1985 Ford, Ranger Pickup, All, Except w/Rear Fascia 1983 - 1984 GMC, S-15 & Sonoma Pickup, w/Standard Box & Step Bumper 1984 - 1990 Dodge, Caravan, Short Wheelbase, 2 WD Only 1984 - 1990 Dodge, Grand Caravan, Long Wheelbase, 2 WD Only 1984 - 1990 Ford,...
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  • Can the Spare Tire be Removed on a 2013 Kia Sorento with a Trailer Hitch Installed
  • Yes, to lower the spare tire you will need to angle it out and not try to drop it straight down. So you can remove/reinstall the spare tire with the trailer hitch installed on your 2013 Kia Sorento. If you plan on doing some towing I reocmmend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For wiring, if you have a V6 SX model without factory tow prep package use # 56146KIT
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  • How to Test Brake Voltage Output for the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • Testing the brake output wire with a multi-meter, like the 7-Function Digital Multimeter, item # BTMT15, and no trailer connected to the vehicle, can yield less than desirable results because there is no load, from the brake magnets, applied to the wiring. A better solution for testing the brake controller output is to use a Circuit Tester, item # 3808. The incandescent bulb in the tester will place a load on the wiring, causing a draw which will allow full power to be applied on the...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 4 Cylinder 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • I found an online copy of the owners manual for the 2014 Chevy Equinox from Chevy and have the towing information for you. The models with the 2.4 liter motor have a gross trailer weight capacity of 1,000 pounds if the trailer does not have brakes or 1,500 pounds if the trailer does have brakes. The gross combined weight rating, which is the most the vehicle and trailer can weigh when loaded with cargo, fuel, passengers, and any accessories is 5,787 pounds for front wheel drive models...
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  • What Can Cause Weak Electric Drum Trailer Brakes Using a Power Stop Brake Controller
  • The first thing you are going to want to test is the brake controller. Sever the brake output wire behind the back of the controller a few inches. Then use a circuit tester or multimeter like # BTMT15 to test the end coming out of the controller. If the controller output setting is set to the highest level, the tester should show approximately 12 volts. If it does, reconnect the wire. If it does not continue testing to see if the output fluctuates or changes at all. If it does change...
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  • 1992 Chevrolet 30 Foot Mallard Class C Motorhome Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • Since the frame on your Class C Motorhome is 43 inches outside width you will need one of two hitches for your application. The Hidden Hitch Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch, 31 - 46 inches wide, item # 82200, or the Curt Mfg. Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22 to 72 inches Wide, item # 13703, are the two choices I would consider. Of the two the Hidden Hitch receiver is the one I would choose, if the mounting brackets will work with the frame on your Motorhome, because...
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  • Removing Rubber Isolator from Exhaust Hanger to Install a Hitch on a 2001 Volvo V70 Wagon
  • They do take a bit of force to get them off. The rubber isolators fit pretty snugly over the hangers so that they can absorb as much noise and vibration as possible, but they can be a pain to get off. Our installers spray a generous amount of WD-40 on the rubber isolators a few minutes before they undo them to help them slide of easier. Sometimes a pry bar is used to help them off.
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  • Receiver Hitch Recommendation for a 1992 Thor Pinnacle Class A Chevroler Motorhome
  • For your application I would recommend the hitch with the highest gross trailer weight, and tongue weight rating. Determining the width of the frame on your motor home will allow you to select the hitch that will be the best match for your towing needs. The hitch you selected, # 82201, has a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating and 300 pound tongue weight rating. The ratings are lower on this hitch because of its extra width. If you could possibly select a hitch designed for a smaller...
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  • What Transmission Cooler Fitting Will Fit On 2002 Ford F150 With 4.2 Liter V6
  • The transmission cooler fittings you have referenced, # HH41411, are not the correct part for your 2002 Ford F150 with 4.2L V6. For the 2002 Ford F150 with 4.2 L V6, it depends on what size transmission line fittings you have. If you have 5/8 inches-18 transmission line fittings you would use the Transmission Cooler Fitting, # HH41417. If you have the 1/2 inches-20 transmission line fittings you would use Transmission Cooler Fitting, # HH41415.
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  • Availability of 4-Way Square Connector for Wiring a Ford 3600 Tractor
  • I do not have a 4-Way square connector available, but I might recommend the Draw-Tite Universal 4-Way Adapter, part # 18032, if you will not be plugging and unplugging the connection very much. This adapter has 4 separate male and female connectors. It is 3 female and 1 male connectors on one end and 3 male and 1 female connectors on the other end. If you just split the wires individually you can make it 2 male and 2 female connectors on each end. If you will be needing to connect and...
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  • Availability of Class III Hitch for 2009 or 2010 Chevy HHR for Mounting a Bike Rack
  • A class I is the only receiver available for the 2009 or 2010 HHR. The frame attachment points on the HHR are not strong enough to withstand the increased tongue weight capacity that a Class III hitch can handle, therefore the manufacturers do not offer them. Mounting the bikes to the roof of the vehicle would be your only option, although getting those heavy bikes up there will not be easy. If your HHR has the factory rack with the crossbars, I would recommend the Thule Prolouge,...
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  • What is the Difference Between Old and New Body 2005 Jettas to Determine the Right Hitch
  • In early 2005 they were making VW Jettas that shared the same body style as the previous years and they were making Jettas that were of a new body style. The old body style is characterized by its square head lights and triangular tail lights that have two clear reverse light stripes. The newer body style has rounder head lights and a lower bumper that has three louvered openings, and tail lights that are rectangular in shape with a round bulge on the bottom of the tail light fixture...
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  • Multi-Fit Hitch Recommendation for a Minnie Winnie Winnebago Built on a Ford E-450 Frame
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and he thought your best bet for a hitch would be to get a Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch, part # 82200. This hitch can fit a variety of frame widths from 31 inches to 46 inches. I attached installation instructions for this product below. My contact also informed me that this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 87115, is not a confirmed fit for you RV Minnie Winnie Winnebago that is built on a Ford E-450. He did say that the distance...
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  • What is the Outside Diameter and Wall Thickness of Trailer Hitch Fabrication Combo Bar # 80936
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure the Combo Bar, # 80936, using dial calipers. It does have an outside measurement of 2-1/2 inches square and is made from 1/4 inch thick steel. Its structural capacity will depend on how it is installed and the application. We do sell numerous solid (but not hollow) steel bars that are 2 inches by 2 inches and would fit inside this Combo Bar. I have included a link to the solid bar main page below.
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  • Wiring a HiddenHitch/Pilot Brake Controller to a 2007 Chevy 2500HD Classic Body
  • The HiddenHitch Pilot controller you have follows the standard wire coding for brake controllers. Blue is the wire that sends the power to the trailer brakes, black goes to the battery for 12v power, white is a ground wire, and red gets the stop light signal from the brake pedal. I would suggest using part # 20264. It will plug into the port under your dash, and you will match the wire leads color for color to the wire leads coming out of the back of the controller. I could not find...
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  • Can a 2011 Kia Sorento 4 Cylinder Flat Tow a 2008 Nissan Versa
  • I have good news and bad news. First the good news. I can tell you the towing capacity of the 2011 Kia Sorento 4 cylinder. The bad news, it is not enough to tow the 2008 Nissan Versa. The Sorento has a towing capacity of 1650 pounds and a gross combined vehicle weight rating of 5534 pounds. The 6 cylinder Sorento has a capacity of 3500 pounds. The 2008 Nissan Versa has a curb weight of approximately 2700 pounds. This is more than a thousand pounds above what the Sorento can tow so...
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  • Is a Class I Hitch for a 2002 Mazda Protege5 Safe to Tow a Trailer with Cargo Weighing 1,400 Pounds
  • The 2002 Mazda Protege5 is a smaller car, but it can still tow. You will want to check the vehicle owners manual to determine the towing capacity of the vehicle and make sure that you do not exceed it. If the hitch is rated higher or lower, you will still need to go by the lowest rated component in the system whether it be the hitch or car. There are only Class I trailer hitches available for your vehicle. As you have stated, the gross trailer weight capacity of the Hidden Hitch Trailer...
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  • Reese Class 3 Hitch for 2001 to 2004 Ford Escape fitment on 2005 Escape
  • No, the class 3 Reese hitch, product # 37042, will not work on a 2005 Ford Escape as the Escape model was changed for the 2005 model. If you have a 2005 or newer Ford Escape the Reese hitch that you bought will not work. I looked on our website and found a hitch that will work for your vehicle. I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Class 3 Round Tube Receiver Hitch, part # 87585. I recommend this hitch because it has a 2 inch receiver and is a Class 3 hitch. I have a link to the part...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Colors for GM Vehicles
  • On the Pilot Brake Controller, item # 80550, the wiring is as follows. White = ground, White on Chevy Blue = trailer brake feed, Dark blue on Chevy Red = stop light, light blue on Chevy Black = 12 volt power, red with black stripe on Chevy The orange wire is of heavier guage and is not needed for the brake controller. You should use a circuit tester, 3808 if you need one, to verify the function of each wire before installation to be sure that your particular vehicle is wired the...
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  • Tips for a Stubborn Bolt for Removing Tow Hook on 2008 Jeep Patriot
  • To remove the bolts that are attaching the tow hooks to the frame of your 2008 Jeep Patriot you will need to rotate them counter-clockwise. For bolts that are being stubborn the first thing to try is spraying a lubricant like LubriMagic Green Series Biobased Spray Lubricant # L10444 and then hit the bolt a couple times lightly with a hammer to help break the threads loose. Most of the time that will do the trick. However, if that does not work I would next try a cheater bar on the...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Problems on a 2006 Ford Expedition
  • I would start by doing a standard troubleshoot on the controller. Use a circuit tester on the black wire exiting the rear of the controller to ensure the controller is receiving power. Test the red wire and make sure there is voltage when the brake pedal is pressed. Test the blue output wire as the manual override is actuated to check output. If all checks out to this point, examine the trailer connector. Make sure it is not damaged or corroded. If you can see any green corrosion on...
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  • What Type of Hitch Does Ford Install on a 2001 Ford Escape
  • The internal dimension is what determines the hitch opening. All of the Escapes that I have seen equipped with a factory hitch are 1-1/4 inch. In fact my brother has a 2001 with a factory 1-1/4 inch hitch. I believe they are Class II. I believe the layered portion you are referring to is the collar that is welded to the end of the tube. This added strength at the end of the tube keeps it from being bent. I have added links to a couple of Help/FAQ articles we have on our site that will...
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  • Factory Trailer Brake Controller Plug Location for a 2011 Honda Ridgeline
  • From what I was able to find, if your 2011 Honda Ridgeline has a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, then the harness will be located underneath and to the left of the steering column taped to another wiring harness near the brake pedal. If your Ridgeline did not come with a factory installed 7-Way then you will need to hardwire the brake controller by first installing a 4-Way, if needed, # 118400, and then a 4 and 7-Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. I have included some links to...
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  • How to Find the Towing Capacity of a 1991 Ford Bronco
  • Based on my research, it looks like the towing capacity of your 1991 Ford Bronco could range anywhere from 3,000 lbs to 5,000 lbs. There are a few things that you will want to take into consideration when determine the towing capacity of your Bronco. First, you will need to find the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of your Bronco. This may be located on a spec label on the inside of your door or in your owners manual if you have one. A local Ford dealer can also find this rating...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Needed for a 2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • Installation of a 4-Way wiring harness on a 2006 Toyota Sequoia requires a Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness, item # 119176KIT. You will need to splice the wires from this kit into the wires behind the vehicle tail lights. You can then upgrade the 4-Way connector, at any time, by using the Brake Controller Installation Kit, item # ETBC7. This kit includes all of the extra wires, circuit breakers and connectors needed to complete the installation of a 7-Way at the...
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  • Conical Tooth Washer Placement for Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2010 Toyota Yaris
  • The washers that are included with trailer hitch # 60209, are conical tooth washers similar to # 01292-008. You are correct, they are sort of bowl shaped. The tooth end goes towards the hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch. Using a thread locker like Loc-Tite, # LT37643, can be done but it is not necessary. The conical tooth washer prevents the bolt from backing out.
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