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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from EcoHitch. EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number 306-X7194 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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EcoHitch Trailer Hitch - 306-X7194

  • EcoHitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Hidden cross tube provides a clean, from-the-factory look
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
  • Sturdy, lightweight alloy construction
    • Alloy is made of recycled materials and combines aluminum, steel, and stainless steel
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 towing safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Hidden Cross Tube for a Clean, Factory Look

The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. The hitch's cross tube bolts onto your vehicle's frame, behind your rear bumper. No drilling or welding is required. Once the hitch is installed, only the receiver will be visible beneath your bumper. This means that your vehicle can maintain its stylish, from-the-factory look, and you won't have to do any major modifications to its body or frame.


Eco-Friendly Material

With a combination of aerospace-grade aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, each EcoHitch is made of a strong metal alloy that will withstand the test of time. The lightweight alloy is composed of recycled materials. Traditional steel hitch manufacturing can use coal or oil, which can contribute to harmful gas emissions. The EcoHitch's recycled materials limit the carbon footprint during manufacturing, so you get a sturdy trailer hitch while also helping the environment.


Rigorous Strength Testing Ensures Durability

This EcoHitch trailer hitch is tested for durability and sturdiness. Using Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA), individual points of stress on the hitch can be detected and remedied. Designers can accurately test the hitch to ensure that it will meet or exceed SAE J684 standards. The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is carefully researched and strength tested for a durable, high-quality hitch that can resist damage while on the road.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



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Video of EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Toyota Prius c

Ryan: How's it going Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today on our 2013 Toyota Prius C we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the EcoHitch two inch trailer hitch receiver. Now the main thing that really separates this hitch from the others is the fact that it's going to have that two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. Now that really gives us pretty much endless options as far as those hitch-mounted accessories go. That way you're not going to have any problem finding the one that you like the most, whether it's a bike rack or even a cargo carrier to help free up some space on the inside of your Prius. And since many of our Prius customers do plan on using their hitch for folding accessories, this one's going to be great for those because the end of the receiver tube is going to sit pretty much flush with the back of our bumper.And that's going to give us plenty of clearance.

And even though it has that larger opening, it's still going to be pretty much completely hidden. The only thing you're going to be able to see is the receiver tube and our safety chain hooks. Now since the hitch is larger, it is going to take more material to actually make it, but it's really not that big of a deal since this is completely designed and made from recycled materials and it is going to have a nice powder coat finish which is really going to help keep it in good shape and looking good and because of that finish, it's almost just going to blend in to the back of the Prius. The hitch is going to have a reinforced collar for extra strength and it's also going to have the standard five, eight size pinhole. Now keep in mind a pin and clip does not come included, but if you need one you can find it here at etrailer.That's going to have plate style safety chain openings, which aren't huge but they're going to give us more enough room to use just about any size hooks that you might have.

Now as far as this hitches weight capacities go, we're going to have a 200 pound maximum gross tongue weight rating. So that's going to be the amount of weight pushing down on the hitch. So it's going to work perfect for those one and two bike racks. As far as the maximum gross trailer weight rating goes, it's going to be 2000 pounds. That's the amount of weight pulling on the hitch.

So that's the weight of your trailer plus anything you might have on it. Now I do always like to recommend, it's a good idea to check in your owner's manual to make sure your Prius can pull that much weight. Now I'm going to give you a couple of measurements and you're going to use these to help figure out which hitch mounted accessories to get.From the ground to the top inside edge of our receiver tube opening, it's going to be about 11 and a half inches. So if you do plan on doing a little bit of towing, chances are pretty good you're going to need to get a ball mount with a rise. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the rear bumper it's going to be about three inches.

Now you've to use that measurement to figure out that any folding accessories you might have can be stored in the upright position without contacting the bumper. So personally this is probably my favorite hitch for the Prius C, that's for a couple of reasons, it's going to be versatile, it's going to look good and it's going to be eco-friendly. And since it has that two inch by two inch opening it's going to give us a ton of different options as far as choosing whatever hitch mounted accessories that we'd like to use.Now as far as the installation goes it's really not too bad. I'd say probably the most challenging thing is trying to hold the hitch up and get it lined up while you're putting all the bolts through, but once you have that done the rest is really easy. Speaking of which let's go ahead and put it on together now. To begin our install we're going to be here at the back of our Prius and we're going to start by removing an underbody panel. We're going to have five push pin style fasteners that's going to hold our panel in place. So to get those out you can use a trim panel tool like this or even a Flathead screwdriver. You kind of pry underneath the head of the fastener and you're able to pull it completely out. I'll use that same technique to get all these removed.Once all those are out the panel will simply just drop down and we can set it to the side. And we're also going to have a bumper flap just like this one on each side and we're going to get those loose by removing that same style of push pin fastener. So I'm going to take this one out and then repeat the process for the other one. Now we are going to have to lower our exhaust a little bit to give us some more room to work but before we do that, what I like to do is just take a strap, and kind of run it from side to side and that'll just kind of help support the exhaust a little bit. So right here is a rubber exhaust isolator that we're going to have to remove to lower our exhaust and what I did was just spray it down with some soapy water. You can use some penetrating oil as well just to help lubricate it. And I'll take a pry bar and just kind of work that hanger off of our exhaust.And if one side of it is giving you a little bit more trouble you can always try the other side to see if it comes off a little bit easier. So in this case the one on the top actually is a little easier to slide off. Once we have it off just spin it out of the way, just like that. So now I'd like to point out our attachment points and they're going to be the same on both sides. One of the attachment points is going to be this hole up here on our impact bar and the other one is going to be this hole right here on our tow hook. So before we put our hitch up we're just going to kind of prepare our hardware and so from the inside going towards the outside of the vehicle, what we're going to do is take one of the long bolts and one of these larger flat washers and just put that through the hole in the impact bar, but we're not going to push it completely through.We're just going to kind of get it started, that way when we hold our hitch up the bolts already be up there. We'll simply just have to line it up and push it through the other side of impact bar and the hitch. Now with an extra set of hands we can get our hitch into position. So over here we're going to have to kind of go behind our tabs on our bumper, kind of pull our exhaust down a little bit to get our hitch to clear it. Simply hold it up into place and take that hardware that we've put in earlier and work it until we get it to slide through the opening in our hitch. And from there we're going to take a flat washer followed by another flat washer and then a nylon lock nut.And we're just going to get these hand tight for now on each side. So this is what it'll look like once our top bolts are in place and hand tight on each side. So then what we can do is take our shorter bolt and from the inside out run it through our tow hook hole through the hitch. We're going to take a large flat washer and these smaller flat washers and a nylon lock nut. Get that started hand tight and on the other side, set up the same way, same hardware combinations. We'll just repeat that process over there. Now with all of our hardware in place and hand tight, we can go ahead and snug it all down. Now we can use a torque wrench to tighten our lower bolts down to the amount specified in the instructions. So once our bottom bolts are torqued down to the amount specified in instructions, we can then move up to our top bolts.These are going to be a little bit different, what you're going to do is tighten them down until they make firm contact with our bumper brace here. And once they're making firm contact you're going to tighten them down an additional two turns. Now I already went ahead and tightened those top bolts down. So from there the hitches are all torqued and secured, and we can work on putting everything back together. So now we can raise our exhaust back into position, so I'm just going to hold it up and line the isolator up with my hand and just push it back in place. Now that it's supporting itself, we can go ahead and remove our strap. Now for our bumper flaps here you can simply just push those up and reinstall the push pin to hold it up. And that'll finish up our look at, and our installation of the EcoHitch two inch trailer hitch receiver on our 2013 Toyota Prius C..


Customer Reviews

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 306-X7194

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (820 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.

- 306-X7194
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We had ours installed by a professional- he recommended this hitch. Works well.



- 306-X7194
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2016 Toyota Prius c

Quick delivery. And good explanation on video for ser up



- 306-X7284
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


I've had the EcoHitch on my vehicle now for about a year (and about 30,000 miles - I commute 200 miles to work each day). My goal was to continue to use my Thule Vertex Bike Rack. It does work with that rack, perfectly. It seems pretty robust (I've been able to step on it when I had to clear some heavy snow off the roof of my car) and after a year, I haven't had to make any adjustments. I think it blends into the car nicely. And, it did not impact my gas mileage (~40 mpg highway). I will say - I found out almost instantly that this will change the way you drive the vehicle (at least in Colorado) because it takes very little to bottom out. I've left some grooves in friends' pavement after backing out of driveways and I have hit coming in to parking lots, going over speed bumps, and if there are any drainage ditches that have a steeper angle. Add the bike rack - I've hit that pretty good too (thankfully, not with the bike). To fix this issue, I decided earlier this year to lift the back end of the car by having the towing springs installed to lift the clearance by about 2". They get installed in May, so I'll update this to see if that resolves the bottoming out on the hitch. I didn't originally rate this product because honestly I was so angry at how poor the installation went. The instructions were difficult to follow (complicated by how I then found corrected instructions online) and I was sent the wrong bolts (<-- if that had been my only problem, no biggie. My friend Ace Hardware is just down the street). Something I felt should take maybe a day if I was super careful ended up taking 2 because the instruction mixup (I put the hitch on twice. Second time was able to install my bumper again too. Ha). Despite my installation woes - I think this is a great product for the car. I really hope the towing springs solve my bottoming out (I'm not looking to be an SUV - just be able to pull into my parking lot at work with the bike rack on the vehicle ha).


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So Ive had the hitch on with the towing springs installed for about a year now and what a difference! I havent hit the hitch or bike rack since installing the towing springs, and I took it up into the mountains several times last summer. The hitch has been solid and sturdy, works perfectly with my bike rack and I think it blends in with the vehicle pretty well. I recommend, but also recommend thinking about the towing springs if you decide to install the hitch on this vehicle.
Catherine - 05/01/2021


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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


In general I do like the hitch and would give it 5 starts. But there are a few problems: a) It's not 100% compatible with the 2019 Golf R b) The instructions that I found for trimming the bottom part of the bumper are not correct either. The compatibility issue is related to the mounting bolts. The 2019 Golf R in the US comes with blind spot monitors. The sensors are mounted at the rear corners of the car and use the impact bar bolts to mount. On the driver side that's not a problem, since they just get "sandwiched" under the mounting bolts. But on the passenger side they use bolts with threads on both sides and get mounted to the skinnier end (see pictures). Yet, the mounting HW kit for the hitch does not come with those screws - which basically means you are screwed. Technically you are not supposed to use the factory screws and you can't use the screws that come with the hitch. Regarding the trimming instructions - the cutout has to be at least 4" wide and also at least half an inch deeper than the drawings that were posted here. Also, when you install it don't use a ramp like I did, use stands so that the wheels are hanging off the car - that'll give you more room when dealing with the screws in the wheel well. I used a car jack to lift the car up a bit so that I can get in there...


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After a year Im still very happy with the hitch. Im using it at least every other weekend with my Küat Sherpa bike rack. And I have not had any problems with the hitch.
Hagen - 04/07/2021


- 306-X7221
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Fits perfectly, and was not too hard to install. I waited a little while to review this so I could test it out, make sure there was no long term issue. When installing, one of my bolts holding the tow bracket on broke loose of its weld,and required that I cut the bolt off,which was not too difficult, but be aware and be ready to do this as it is a possibility. Tows my new trailer very well. I found a 6" rise did the trick for me, though that may vary based on your trailer. The most I have towed is about 700lbs, though it feels capable of far exceeding that. I would be cautious of not exceeding the tongue weight though, as the car is a unibody design. The instructions are not the best, and you will need to widen one of the holes for the rectangular spacer to fit. There is a good [online] video out there that shows this very well


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One year later, working great. Ive towed as much as 1400, and though I can feel it, the car pulls it no problem. Well worth the investment
Jeremy R - 04/27/2021


- 306-X7315
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


The installation of the hitch on my '17 AllTrack was fairly straight forward with a couple of caveats. The Instructions did not address the parking sensors on the sides, or the harness plug behind the bumper cover. There was also considerably more trimming required than what was referenced in the instructions, both width, and depth. The instructions covered both their 1 1/4" and 2" receivers. Finally, there was no tool list in the instructions. Thankfully etrailer had a comprehensive video on how to do it that I was able to follow along with. Total time from start to finish, including jacking the rear of the car up and taking the wheels off, and polishing my exhaust tips, was just over two hours. The craftsmanship of the hitch is great and if the instructions were more clear I would have given it five stars.


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I have used the hitch extensively for hauling mountain bikes all over kingdom come. It has performed flawlessly. I continue to be very happy with my purchase.
Brett - 03/03/2021


- 306-X7178
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Hitch is excellent quality, fit my 2010 Prius almost perfectly and installation was technically very easy. I'd recommend heeding the advice to mark where you're trimming the fairing before removal as it doesn't appear to be dead center once removed. Besides a few of the 10 year old brittle bumper clips breaking, installation was as easy as the two other hitches I've installed. It fits almost snug against the bottom of the bumper, my rack hasn't bottomed out on anything yet amazingly, ends up being fairly close to the rear axle.


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Flawlessly. Ive left my rack installed the past year with zero issues. Totally worth the extra cost for the 2 rather than fooling around with adapters, completely solid.
David - 02/11/2021


- 306-X7266
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Love this hitch! minimal appearance, looks factory installed. the etrailer install video was/is fantastic. my buddy and I planned the afternoon for it and were both surprised we were done in less than 2 hours. and we took our time! I highly recommend this hitch and definitely watch the video - it was very helpful.


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Excellent! I love this hitch and recommend it to any Subaru owner.
Sean - 05/24/2021


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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


I originally had the Curt class III hitch, but it hangs to low and the draw bar would scrape on some hills around my house. I bought this as a replacement because the ground clearance is almost 2 inches higher. The actual hitch fits tight to the body and seems well built. It didn't come with the installation hardware, but that was delivered about a week later. etrailer had to get hardware from eco hitch. The main issue with this product is rust. After three weeks of being installed, I had alot of surface rust. I reached out to eco hitch to find out why. They said there warranty doesn't cover rust and recommended steel wool and paint, but, I could send pictures for review. I never heard back. They have an option on their site for custom powder coating, but the the stock coating is terrible. This hitch is twice as much as the Curt and doesn't appear to be corrosion resistant at all. If you go with this hitch, prior to install, paint it. With no warranty to speak of, I now have to uninstall the hitch and paint the hitch, and reinstall. I have had 4 hitches from hidden hitch and Curt, but never seen anything rust the fast. Eco hitch should be embarrassed by the quality of the coating and lack of support.



- 306-X7326
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Nice, heavy & quality feel. Needed a 2" hitch for my Kia Soul to accommodate a heavy bike rack & older heavy trail bikes. I didn't want to buy a smaller hitch & use an adapter.


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Works great. Not used for towing but handles my heavy bike rack very well.
Stuart - 05/07/2021


- 306-X7162
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Just finished installing this a few moment ago and I have to say that it really looks good on our 2014 Outback 3.6R. The low profile of the receiver barely extends beyond the line of the mufflers. I dont think it will be as much of a consideration when backing into a parking stall as other systems that I have seen. There were minor issues that I ran into with the install, so it took me about 3 hours to get this mounted at home with no extra help. I also decided to do the bumper removal method. I felt comfortable removing the trim, and it had the added bonus of giving me more room to work. If you dont have an extra set of hands to help align the hitch to the bolts, you can use a ratchet strap thrown around the hinges for the rear hatch. Hook into the loops where you normally place your trailer chains and take up the weight of the hitch. This will allow just enough support so you can have both hands to start aligning the bolts to the hitch. Lastly, I decided to torque everything down and suspended the muffler before I reattached the bumper bar and trim. The part that was the most difficult for me was getting the dual exhaust remounted onto the rubber bungs. I ended up having to grind off about 3/4-1 inch of the rearmost post on the muffler to get it back into the bung hole. I look forward to pulling a trailer and seeing how everything holds up down the road.


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This hitch has done wonders for us in terms of being able to haul things around. We used it to tow a trailer across the country last year when the other half got a new job back home. The car and hitch combination made this all possible. We have also purchased a cargo tray to help move extra gear when we cant take up more room in the car for camping trips. If you are looking to get this, or any hitch system for an outback, I recommend also getting an adjustable ball mount, and some helper springs. It may stiffen up the ride, but youll reduce the risk of scraping the bottom of your car or whatever you may be towing.
Lincoln C - 09/26/2020


- 306-X7320
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Looks great, had some difficulty placing the underbody plastic panel on the driver side back on due to the length of the bolts (see attached picture 5899). I had to remover and re-insert them from outside inward so the length of the bolt went towards the spare tire (it does not hit it), Overall looks great and will see how it handles towing my small trailer.


Comments
Works well used it for trailer and bike rack
Patrick H - 12/17/2020


- 306-X7221
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


After watching a video of how to install it, and orienting myself with the underside of the vehicle (Nissan Leaf), the instillation went without "a hitch". There were a few times of returning to the video, but pretty straight forward. I can't remember the time it took, but I would say under two hours from start to finish.. including cutting the plastic shroud on the underside of the vehicle for the hitch to fit/stick out the back. It is VERY solid! I use the hitch strictly for a heavy 4 bike rack, and it supports it quite easily. I would highly recommend this product and etrailer.com! They had the best price by far for this hitch, and delivery was quick!



- 306-X7192
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


my only reason for purchasing a class III hitch to my previous was to accommodate electrical lift for my wife's mobility scooter. Additionally I had a class I hits installed by the car dealer but it proved to be unable to meet the demands of what I needed. This hitch has proved to be an outstanding purchase and has provided superior performance. As a side benefit the 2 inch receiver has been extremely beneficial in accommodating other applications. The performance, price and ease of installation ( with the video) is excellent.



- 306-X7192
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


This is an excellent hitch. It bolts to Prius with not too much difficulty and is mostly hidden behind the bumper. The main reason I like it so much is that it is a full size class III hitch which can be used with the majority of bike racks and other hitch accessories. I also use it to pull a small utility trailer. Who needs a gas guzzling pickup truck?



- 306-X7266
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


I installed the eco hitch according to the instructions. Only problem I had , forgot to reconnect the back sensor before reinstalling the bumper shroud. Finally got it reconnected after a slight struggle without removing the shroud again. That was the only hitch I had. Took me two hours,even with the sensor mistake . Looks fantastic. Thank you for a top quality hitch.



- 306-X7315
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Great product, fast shipping, super easy to install; there are videos that walk you through the install process every step of the way. The hitch fits perfectly behind the bumper. I use the hitch for a tandem bicycle rack. I have a friend that also has a VW sportwagen and tows a camping trailer.


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Great, still functioning as expected. Holds a bike rack and a tandem bike perfectly. Another friend of mine uses it to tow a small camper. Easy to install.
Michael P - 09/18/2020


- 306-X7284
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


I am really happy with my new EcoHitch. I installed it myself and it took about 3 1/2 hours from setup to finish. Found minimal wiggle room when installing bolts through bumper, spacer and hitch. I got them all started a few threads in and then did about 4 turns at a time each rotating between them until tight. Watching trailer install video was extremely helpful, thanks !



- 306-X7350
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Ordered this hitch so that I could use my bike rack with the 2" receiver. Also wanted to keep as low of a profile as I could for my new car (Subaru Impreza Sport). This receiver hitch is perfect, Construction is very good and over kill for a Subaru Impreza, don't think it will ever see anything near those ratings on this car, but it will keep my bikes secure! Installation was pretty straight forward, especially if you've ever done one of these. No holes to drill, directions super easy to follow, and it came out super clean. I've installed a few receiver hitches on cars for family, this one was easy, well laid out and took about 1.5 hours. I was super happy about how clean the cut out was after following the instructions that came with the bumper. This can be done with basic tools, and jack stands to support the receiver, unless you have a friend. Worth the extra $$ over the 1.25" receivers.



- 306-X7395
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


If you are looking for the best quality Tiguan hitch, this is it. Super heavy duty, and highest ground clearance. Some of the other offerings may be easier to install as they don't require removing the bumper cover, but they compromise capacity, and clearance. This hitch is completely hidden, with the exception of the receiver. No trimming of the bumper cover is required either! Not my first ECO-hitch, as I had one on a Golf Sportwagen also which was also excellent. Installation time took about 2 hours. etrailer customer service came through when there was a little hiccup, I appreciate that.



- 306-X7315
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Overall excellent product. After a year of use, it has been a great addition to my car for light towing and bike racks. It fits really well in the rear bumper of the Alltrack and is higher than a lot of hitches for cars which is really nice. Install wasn't all that hard, but it does take time but all said and done I would do it again. 10/10 would recommend.



- 306-X7284
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


This is by far the best hotch for my Jetta Sportwagen TDI! No drilling, bolts into the frame, and nice clean, low-profile look. The 2" receiver makes it easy to use a bike rack or other accessories. I didn't use the specified measurements to cut out the bumper cover, I cut mine a bit closer with a good reference point to measure from. I'm happy with it!



- 306-X7299
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


The hitch installed without any interference. There was no video available for this but there should be. I watched some Accord videos assuming the bumper cover restraints were similar and they were. You really need the plastic tool for disengaging these so as to not break out the plastic keepers on the cover. I had this tools so it went well for me. I had to jack up each side to create some clearance between the fender and the tire to remove one of the screws. I would also advise having replacements for the 6 plastic retainers that are removed to get the cover off. Mine all fell apart and again I was glad i was prepared and had these. This install requires cutting a small area of the cover away for clearance. My hitch did not have the trim piece called out to put over this cut edge. It looks fine to me without it so I am happy enough. I love the hitch and have already used it. I believe the instructions said the assembly time is 2 hours. I moved right along but it still took me closer to 3 hours.


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The first note here is that I installed this on a Honda Crosstour. I dont know why this review says Ford Edge? Anyway it has been a year and I use this hitch quite a bit. I spun my car into the ditch in a particularly bad winter day and pulled it out by pulling on this hitch. I put a strap hook into one of the safety chain holes and jerked straight sideways on the car in deep snow. I was pretty worried we were going to jack up the car good but after jerking it 20 or 30 times it finally popped out of the ditch with no damage. Its a good strong hitch and distributes the load into the cars body effectively. I would certainly buy again.
John - 05/03/2021


- 306-X7326
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


I’m 70 years old and installed this in my driveway by myself. I love the directions that come with the things I purchase from etrailer. They are accurate and easy to follow. I watched one installation video before I decided to tackle installing this trailer hitch receiver. The tip about cleaning the threads in the frame made my installation a breeze. You will never go wrong buying equipment from etrailer.



- 306-X7291
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Review from a similar Hidden Hitch in Trailer Hitch


Item arrived in excellent shape. Installed on a 2009 CRV. I had a body shop do the install since they have lots of experience with bumper covers. They said it was easy except that they had to tap the holes for the bolts due to 10 years of corrosion and contaminants. Took a few hours to complete. Rock solid and looks as good as you can expect for an aftermarket hitch. Would purchase again.


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After a year, I’m still happy with this hitch. It’s been used to carry our mountain bikes and to pull our dirt bike trailer. It was a good purchase.
David - 06/26/2020

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Ask the Experts about this EcoHitch Trailer Hitch

  • Wrench Size Needed to Install EcoHitch 306-X7194
    I checked the install instructions of the EcoHitch part # 306-X7194 that you mentioned and the size of wrench you'd need for the 3/8 inch bolts is 9/16 inch.
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  • Can I Safely Install the EcoHitch on a 2013 Toyota Prius c
    We've had several different years of models of the Prius where we've installed hitches like the EcoHitch # 306-X7194 and there are no safety concerns, especially when being used to a bike rack. For these reasons, I'm not really sure their concerns are valid and likely stem from the fact that this isn't a vehicle that would typically have a hitch installed on it. With that said, the EcoHitch is what I would recommend since it provides you with a 2" hitch receiver and provides you with...
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  • Recommended Lightweight Bike Rack for a 2013 Toyota Prius C and Womens Bikes
    The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR weighs in just over 30 lbs. If your bikes have smaller frames then you would likely need an adapter bar like the Thule # TH982XT otherwise your bikes will likely sit at a weird angle which not only makes it awkward to load, but it will also reduce ground clearance (see attached with the bar installed). If you can send me some pictures of your bikes I can get a better idea as to if you'd probably need an adapter bar or not. If you don't already...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform Rack for 2016 Toyota Prius
    The Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR4000 is one of the best four-bike platform style racks available because it's super lightweight at only 42 lbs and it will accommodate pretty much any type of bike frame. It also has a lock for security. Please note, in order to carry four bikes on a 2016 Toyota Prius you'll need to use the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7192 (V Models) or part # 306-X7194 (C Models).
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  • Willthe Yakima Ridgeback 5 Bike Work with my 2016 Toyota Prius C and the 2" Eco Hitch
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7194 as you said has a 200 lb. tongue weight limit and a 2" receiver tube opening. With that in mind the Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack part # Y02459 will work out well. It weighs around 42 lbs. so you will be limited to carrying 158 lbs. of bikes at max. if your 2016 Prius C is rated for that. You want to ensure not to exceed the 200 lbs. tongue weight capacity of your hitch or the maximin tongue weight limit of your Prius which...
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