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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the Dodge Durango, 2011

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87608



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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Dodge Durango, 2011

This durable, fully welded Dodge Durango 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 Dodge Durango
  • 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
  • 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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

87608 Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver

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 Best 2011 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today we are going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for our 2011 Dodge Durango. Here on the top we've got our hidden hitch, class three. This is part number 87608. Just below it is the curt, class three. That part number is C13182 and then here on the bottom we've got the hidden hitch's twin, the draw-tite, part number 75713. A slight cosmetic difference that we're going to notice in the curt, is that here just behind the receiver tube, the round tube is straight, whereas with both the hidden hitch and with the draw-tite, where it's got an angle that's going to continue from the bracket all the way up to the receiver. A few of the other differences we'll notice about our hidden hitch or our draw-tite, which are again are the same hitch versus our curt, is that they're going to have a bracket that's been welded on here that allows for pretty easy wiring connection. There's going to be three pre-drilled holes in that bracket to allow us to mount any kind of wiring that we'd want right up to it. Another thing I notice different, the size of our safety chain connection loops are quite a bit bigger on the hidden hitch or the draw-tite versus the curt.

The curt's just a little bit smaller. I really don't think it's going to give you any issues connecting safety chains to any one of them, but there's certainly a size difference. That one's about two fingers wide, where this one we're going to be closer to four. You'll see the double pins set up in the hidden hitch and the draw-tite. The rear one's our main pin. That's the one we're going to use for our five-eighth's or class three accessories.

The one on the front side here, this is for use with the j-pin stabilization device, whereas with our curt you can see we've got a single five-eighth's inch pinhole and it's far enough out from the receiver tube that any of the accessories should work for that as well as long as they are rated as a class three. As far as weight ratings go, our curt has a little bit of an advantage in the standard tongue weight department. That's the direct pressure we can put downward right here on the receiver tube of the hitch. It's going to be 750 pounds. If we look at our hidden hitch here or the draw-tite at the bottom, that's going to be 600 pounds. As far as gross trailer weight capacity, the draw-tite and the hidden hitch have a little bit of an advantage. The gross trailer weight's going to be the total weight of your trailer and everything you've got loaded up.

Draw-tite and hidden hitch say they can do 6000 pounds, where the curt is rated at 5000 pounds. Once we add in a weight distribution setup on any of the hitches, we're going to have 750 pound tongue weight on each of them and a 7500 pound trailer weight capacity on each them. With the curt having that slightly higher tongue weight capacity, with or without weight distribution, we say this is probably going to be your stiffer hitch so if you've got a lot of the big platform style racks or your big five bike racks, might be just a little bit stronger in that twisting area than what we get out of the other ones. If you're not using weight distribution and it's going to be specifically for towing, maybe the hidden hitch or the draw-tite will have a little bit of an advantage because right out of the box we're looking at 6000 pounds. Here's a look at our curt once we get it installed. As we talked about, it's going to have that straight bar coming across here at the rear of our receiver where with our hidden hitch or our draw-tite it's going to have a longer angle back there.

We might see a little more of that too on the draw-tite or hidden hitch versus our curt here. One of the differences we see in our measurements is going to be from on the curt from the center of our hitch pin hole here to the outer most edge of our bumper, we've got about three inches, whereas with the draw-tite or with the hidden hitch that's going to be moved back towards the rear by about an inch. That will give us a little more clearance between maybe our bike rack and the rear of our vehicle or cargo carrier if it folds up. It will give us about an inch more clearance from the rear of the vehicle to that item. From the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening here to the ground, they're the exact same. All of them sit about fourteen inches depending on your vehicle setup. Now that we've had a good look at the differences of the best hitches available for the Dodge Durango we hope it will help you in making your buying decision.

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Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87608

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (27 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: Dwayne L.05/12/2013

Hitch receiver was very straight forward and easy to install. As easy as lowering the spare tire, removing 4 bolts and re-installing the 4 bolts with the hitch in place. The only issue that I had was installing this on my own as the hitch has a little weight on it and holding it in place while aligning the holes and screwing in the bolts was a challenge. I suggest if you have a buddy available to use their extra hands. I put this hitch to immediate use and was not disappointed! The hitch receiver is a little low so I suggest a ball mount with a 4 inch drop and mount the ball so that the mount raises it up for easier use of your trailer. All in all I am very happy with this purchase and suggest to everyone in the market for one! 79890

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by: Tony B.06/15/2014

Extremely easy to mount on the Durango, took two of us only minutes in the driveway. The chain attachment loops are big and easy to fit the chain hook through. At first it looked like the hitch may be low and hit the pavement, but even through the huge drainage swales we have around here, the hitch never touched the ground. The box was all beat up and the ends of the hitch had minor scratches, but the hitch is so heavy duty it did not change shape. Use with the ball mount upside down. Requires a torque wrench for proper install. 135625

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by: Chris C.06/04/2014

2013 Dodge Durango Just like the description states, it is a straight bolt on installation. Very simple. 134263

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by: Jason S06/17/2015

This is my second R/T Durango and second hitch and wiring I have purchased from etrailer. Installation was as simple as it gets. The Curt wiring harness plugs right into the factory wiring. I know the description says the car has to have the factory tow package bit it doesn't. All you need to do is have your dealer flash the computer to activate the existing wiring. Awesome 204146

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by: Bob R06/26/2014

Ordered hitch and harness. I was originally told it was on backorder, but the products were received close to the original expected delivery date. Hitch worked great. Harness ordered for 2013 Durango did not quite fit - I still need to splice tghe wire to the right turn signal. But I am pleased with the service and the price, and satisfied with the products. 137871

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by: laura01/15/2013

This product is awesome! It took my husband less than an hour to attach the hitch and plug in the trailer lights!!! He was very impressed at how easy and heavy duty this product was. He is used to welding and splicing and taking two days to have to attach a hitch..Not any more!!! We will definitely recommend this product and etrailer to all of our friends!!! 63122

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by: Michael12/23/2013

I have not removed the product from the shipping packaging yet because this was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son. The box has been torn though on both ends (it looks like someone stepped on the box because there are foot prints on it). Hopefully the hitch has not been damaged. I am just rating this as good because of the damaged packaging. 110888

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by: Wayne04/09/2014

10 min install fit like a glove. Looks good and doesn't stick out past bumper, so you won't smash your shin into it walking around truck. 124438

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by: Roberto06/24/2014

Easiest install ever, 4 bolts and your ready to go! Only took 10 minutes to install. Super heavy duty hitch or else it would have only taken 5 minutes! Delivery was quick and free, what more could you ask for, except maybe a tow ball or hitch! Anyway I give it a 10 for easy, strength, and simplify! Cheers 137533

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by: George W.04/23/2013

Didn't install yet but the way it looks and feels I am sure I won't be disapointed! Very fast shipping and when I had questions before ordering to make sure everything would fit the people at etrailer where AWESOME. Keep up the GREAT work. I will send a picture and let you know how it went when I install. 77506

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by: MLR01/13/2013

Excellent product. I just installed a few days ago so havent towed anything with it yet. It bolted on to my 2012 Dodge Durango with no trimming of the facia and used bolts that were already on the vehicle. I would highly recommend this product to others. Great service from etrailers as well!!!! 62840

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by: laura01/15/2013

Awesome!!!!!! 63133

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by: Craig B07/07/2015

Install of the hitch was easy and straightforward. Written directions were less than optimal but the youtube videos were a great help. Total time to install the hitch was less than an hour. 209917

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by: Jon M.07/19/2012

This trailer hitch is great. Took about 15 minutes to install. Most difficult part was getting the spare tire out. It fits really nice close up to the bumper and does not stick out to far. 48505

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by: Jim L.05/14/2015

Hitch was an exact fit on a 2015 Dodge Durango Limited. Hitch took about 20 min to install. Very easy as long as you have the right size socket or wrench for the car. 192967

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by: Cary05/27/2014

Excellent support by the etrailer team, delivery on time and very happy with the result. Hitch fits well. I installed on my Durango in 10 minutes. 132879

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by: Justin E05/13/2014

It was more difficult getting my spare tire out of the way than installing the trailer hitch myself. 130324

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by: Ted07/13/2015

Great service and product. Bolted up in minutes, I did not have to remove spare tire either! :) 211337

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by: Lawrence Underwood05/04/2015

Very pleased! Fast and accurate. Could not ask for better service all the way around. Thank you. 190078

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by: George S05/12/2015

Installed on 2013 dodge Durango. Install was very easy and bolted on with no issues 192211

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by: jim g.11/28/2011

Good product. Easy installation. The black paint job was a little sloppy though. 27432

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by: Scott B.05/31/2013

Fast and easy order, delivery and installation! Just what was needed. 82758

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by: John P07/31/2013

Excellent product easy to install. Looks great on the new Durango. 92627

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by: Rich M03/15/2014

Hitch and wiring harness were as described and fit perfectly. 120836

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by: Abner Vargas06/28/2013

Hitch was delivered as promised and easy to install. 86522

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by: seul10/23/2012

Great product fantastic customer service 57913

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by: Mike A.06/30/2015

Very simple installation, 20 minutes. 208510


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  • What Will the Hidden Hitch # 87608 look like Installed on a 2013 Dodge Durango
  • I attached a customer submitted picture of the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 87608 installed a similar Dodge Durango as your 2013 model. I also attached a video of a very similar hitch being installed on a 2013 Dodge Durango for you to check out. The hitch is a Curt Hitch # C13182. This hitch and the # 87608 are very similar in appearance and the video will give you a good idea of how either hitch would look installed on your vehicle.
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  • Least Visible Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Durango
  • In my opinion the Curt Hitch part # C13182 would be less visible than the Hidden Hitch part # 87608. If you look at the picture I attached you will see that the Hidden Hitch has a more of the cross tube visible as well as the mounting brackets. The Curt only has the curved cross tube that comes down and is visible. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Harness part # C56198. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls,...
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  • Is Bumper or Fascia Trimming Required for Hidden Hitch # 87608 Installation on a 2011 Dodge Durango
  • No, the installation instructions, see link, for the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87608, indicate that no trimming is needed for installation of the hitch on the 2011 Dodge Durango. There is a note that states that there may be some excess body sealer, caulk, that may need to be trimmed so the hitch will sit flush under the vehicle. Some items you may need to complete your towing setup are listed below. Ball Mount Kit, # 989899 Trailer Wiring Harness, # 118552
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch that Will Fit a 2011 Dodge Durango with an 18 Inch Spare Tire
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch. He stated that the Hidden Hitch # 87608, and the Draw-Tite, # 75713 will both fit with the full size spare (18 inch spare. If you look at the instructions that I have linked for you, you will see that the hitch fits around the spare tire well under the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, # 989900, which comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits a 2012 Dodge Durango R/T with a 20 Inch Spare Tire
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87608 is compatible with the 18 inch full size spare but a 20 inch may be too large; however the R/T is not excluded from the hitch fit list. If you look at the instructions which I have linked for you, the hitch fits on the outside of the spare cavity, so left to right it should not be an issue, even with a 20 inch spare. However, front to back could be the issue and you may have to relocate the hanger for the spare if possible or it could be difficult to get...
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  • Hitch for a 2014 Dodge Durango That Utilizes the Cut-Out Panel on the Bumper
  • The hitches that we offer for the 2014 Dodge Durango, like the Hidden Hitch, # 87608, all mount below the bumper/fascia. An OEM hitch would utilize the cut-out panel on your Durango.
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  • Carrying a 433 Pound Electric Wheelchair with a 2014 Dodge Durango
  • The first thing I would look at is the capacity of the hitch on your 2014 Dodge Durango. There should be a sticker on it that indicates its rating. The hitch needs to have a tongue weight capacity rating that exceeds the combined weight of the carrier and the chair. So for example if the chair weighs 433 pounds and the carry weighs 90 pounds then the total would be 523 pounds. A hitch that has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds would not be sufficient. But a hitch with a 600 pound...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2015 Dodge Durango
  • For your 2015 Dodge Durango you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87608 as it has been confirmed as a fit and would work well with cargo carriers and bike racks. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Dodge Durango
  • The Hidden Hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Dodge Durango would be the part # 87608. I attached an install video that shows it being installed on a similar 2014 Durango. The process would be the same. Typically a tow package for a vehicle includes a trailer hitch, trailer wiring, and sometimes a larger transmission cooler. Since your vehicle is pretty new you can check the original window sticker to see if the tow package was on your vehicle. Or you can call a Dodge...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Installation for 2015 Dodge Durango Limited
  • A vehicle lift certainly makes installation of a trailer hitch easier but it is still possible to bolt on a hitch without one. Having more height under the vehicle will make it easier for you to maneuver the hitch as well as your arms and tools but plenty of folks install their hitch without benefit of a lift. A pair of vehicle ramps, which are not terribly expensive and readily available, might be a nice compromise to make your install go a bit better. You can also drive a rear wheel...
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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
7,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
750 lbs.

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87608 Installation instructions 87608 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation , Will fit with full size spare tire stowed under vehicle

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118552

Most Popular Ball Mount:
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