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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2006 Ford Escape

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   90108



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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2006 Ford Escape

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Ford Escape trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Ford Escape
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • etrailer.com includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip included


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Image of Ford Escape exhaust with vibration dampener

Some Escape models beginning with the 2010 model year have a vibration dampener installed on the tailpipe which interferes with the installation of this hitch. The dampener can be removed and left off or welded onto the other side of the exhaust pipe.

Image of Ford Escape exhaust with vibration dampener

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90108 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Escape - Hidden Hitch

Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden HItch custom fit trailer hitch receiver with draw bar. This is a class two 1-1/4" hitch. Its part number is 90108. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. It's got that square tube design so it's nice and symmetrical going across, small plate here that protects the underside of the vehicle. With this being a class two you'll have a lot of different accessories that are going to work out great for this hitch: cargo carriers, bike racks, ball mounts of course. They're all going to work fine.

You've got the extra collar here which works great with a hitch immobilizer. Standard class two pin; it's going to slide through. It does come with the pin so you won't have to worry about picking that up. The hitch itself is going to offer a 300 pound gross tongue weight rating or a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. Now of course you'll look into the Escape's manual, determine what its weight limits are, and off of whichever of those are the lowest. Now the hitch offers a really easy installation.

It's just a matter of getting four bolts up into place and then putting a washer and a nut on there. Now I'm going to give you just a couple of measurements that will help you in selecting your bike rack, ball mount, or maybe cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside edge of the top of our receiver tube opening we've got about 17-1/4". From the center of our hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about even. Let's take a look at at our mounting locations so you can see that we're going to have two here on the inside of the passenger frame rail and two here on the driver side in the exact same spot right inside the frame rail here. We'll be getting to those from the back of the frame rail. There's going to be an opening here and an opening here to allow us to slide our bolts up and in. Here on the driver side we're going to start with the rearmost hole.

We'll place our fish wire in the hole and then direct it back towards the rear of the vehicle. You can see it's going to pop out right out of that location we pointed out. Now we want to slide our spacer block on, and we'll follow that up by threading on our 1/2" carriage bolt. Now we'll feed these up into our hole separately. There's the block; get it up and in and then we'll follow that up with our bolt.

Now let's just let that hang out for now and we'll go to the passenger side where we'll do the same thing. We'll give this the same treatment. It will get the spacer block and the carriage bolt. Get the block up and in, then our bolt. Now we're ready to grab our hitch. Now when putting it up into position it's a good idea to get you an extra set of hands to help you hold it. Then we'll feed our fish wire from the outside of our hitch towards the inside and then just use that to guide us up to our hole location. Once we get there let's pull through our bolt and our block just like that. Now that will support the hitch for us easily. I wouldn't rely on it 100% but . Then we can remove our fish wire here. Now hang onto your fish wire. You'll need it for your other bolt as well. Then we're going to place on a conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer are going to face in towards the hitch. Then we'll thread on one of the hex bolts. Now let's go over to our passenger side and do the same thing. Those are our front two bolts. That will hold the hitch into position while we get our next set of bolts going. We'll do just the same thing we did. Pull our fish wire out towards the back here. Then we'll add our spacer and our bolt. Just like before, feed them in separately. Then we can draw them on through using our pull wire. Then we'll head on over to the driver side and do that one more time for our final bolt. With those snugged down we can take a quick look and be sure our hitch is centered. Now we'll go through and tighten each of our nuts down. Then we'll grab our torque wrench and torque them down to specifications. That specification you can find in your instruction manual. That will complete today's look at the Hidden Hitch custom fit class two receiver, part number 90108, on our 2012 Ford Escape. .

Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 90108

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.

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by: Cap n Rick06/23/2013

2011 Escape Bike hitch and wiring harness. Videos were extremely helpful. Installed yesterday after a week in bed with a virus. It helps when your neighbor has a body shop (tools) and can come haul you out from under the car if he doesn't see any movement in 15 min. Have some extra wire ties handy and you will be ok. I put two coats of etching primer and 2 more coats of white automotive enamel on my hitch so it would match my body paint. If you are working by yourself , do the front two bolts first , lift the hitch ( w/ draw bar in) up on a bucket with some shims until the back holes line up then cinch them up. This is my second e-trailer hitch I,ve done, won't go anywhere else. 85618


The hitch has been everything I expected. I have used it mainly as a bike hauler and for a cargo rack. I painted mine white to match the Ford Escape and I have a problem where the safety chains attach. They scrape all the paint off showing the black, but a little touch up once in awhile solves the problem. I just dont like to see rust stains forming around the welds. I would buy this product again.

Cap n - 06/24/2014


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by: Frank P04/20/2013

This is a nice hitch, planning on using it for a bike rack and a little come-behind trailer. My ordering experience was excellent: shortly after the initial order, I realized I needed to change something. Called and it was taken care of quickly and easily. Great customer service! It also shipped and arrived quickly. Installation was also straightforward on my 2010 Escape. It took me slightly over an hour. You will want a second pair of hands to lift and hold while youre fitting the bolts if youre solo, Id suggest planning out your propping method because the hitch is fairly heavy. The fish wires work very well. However, the bolt head would not fit through the access hole on my Escape. Once I realized I could put it through head-first and then it would reverse itself while in the shaft, it was good. Also I needed a 3/4 socket not 7/8 as the instructions said. But hey, its done and looks good. Cant wait to tow something! 77022

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by: Bob M09/04/2013

Yes, I received the hitch a few days ago, and actually, I just had it installed this morning by my mechanic. So far, it's working great. I've attached two pictures. I appreciate the quality product and great customer service. Have a good day! 98130

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by: lloyd forrer08/13/2011

very happy both hitches were good quality and everthing i needed to install was part of the package. they fit nicely, only thing was i wish i would have got 2 of the hidden hitch plugs instead of 1 i think it looks nice in the kia soul, but no big deal. overall excellent service, excellent fast shipping, and excellent product. thanks lloyd 21801

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by: LarryK05/16/2011

Great Experience. My son and I had it installed on my 2010 Escape Hybrid in 20 minutes and that included looking for the right socket for the torque wrench. Ordering was easy and delivery quick. Just in time to put my new hitch and wire to work. Thank you 14229

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by: Gary B10/23/2013

A one half hour install by myself thanks to the great video! My only problem was that I didn't have a deep socket for my torque wrench but got by with the closest metric size. Delivery was one day earlier than projected too. 104880

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by: mark keohane08/22/2011

thanks for the hitch. item just as described. fairly easy to install. this is for a bike rack and should work just fine. 22536

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by: Jason07/16/2015

Product was sent in a timely manner and easy to assemble. Thank you etrailer.com for the easy and fast way to order. 212277


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  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2011 Ford Escape with Exhaust Vibration Dampener
  • If your 2011 Ford Escape does have a vibration dampener, it will need to be removed for hitch installation of # 90108. The dampener can be left off or relocated by welding it to the other side of the exhaust pipe. The name Hidden Hitch is the brand. It does not necessarily indicate if the hitch is in fact hidden or not. If you look at the instructions I have linked, you will see a drawing of what the hitch looks like once installed. You will see that the center of the hitch pin hole...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch # 90155 Fit a 2011 Ford Escape Without Any Modifications
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and he said the Hidden Hitch # 90155 is no longer available. It is a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch. He said it will fit the 2011 Ford Escape with no modifications. Part number # 90155 was discontinued because of fitment issues with the newer Mercury Mariners. Hitch part numbers that are now available to fit the 2011 Ford Escape include the Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 90108 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar Class II...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2011 Ford Escape with Vibration Damper on Exhaust
  • Yes, I do have a recommendation for you. This question has come up before and we contacted hitch manufacturers to determine fit. The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87626, Curt hitch # 13650, and Draw-Tite hitch # 75751 will all fit your 2011 Ford Escape with the vibration damper on the exhaust. Out of these the most popular is the Hidden Hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It...
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  • Can the Spare Tire on a 2011 Ford Escape be Retained with a Hidden Hitch 90108 Installed
  • I spoke to my contact at Hidden Hitch and he told me that there are no restrictions for the Hidden Hitch # 90108 that would prevent you from being able to retain your OEM spare. Basically, as long as your spare is the original factory spare that came with the vehicle the # 90108 would not interfere at all. I attached an installation video and instructions for you to check out also.
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  • Hitch Comparisons for a 2009 Ford Escape Limited 4wd
  • The main difference between these two hitches is that the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 36501, does not include a ball mount pin and clip, whereas the Hidden Hitch does. Both of these hitches are so similar that they share the same instructions, and include or recommend the same ball mounts, Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 36051, and trailer wiring kits, Draw-Tite Custom Fit Wiring kit, part # 118251. I attached installation instructions to the # 90108 and the # 118251, as well as attached a...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Transmission Cooler Recommendations for 2009 Ford Escape V6 Towing Boat Trailer
  • All of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2009 Ford Escape V6, whether a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III type, share a 3500-lb towing capacity. All can be seen on the link at right, including the 2-inch Class III type Curt # 13650. The linked article explains the various hitch classes and their capacities, for your reference. My online research on the Ford Towing Guide website does indicate that the non-hybrid V6 Escape can have up to a 3500-lb towing capacity. You can check...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch fro ma Different Vehicle Fit a 2006 Ford Escape
  • There are several trailer hitches that will fit the 2006 Ford Escape and it is possible that those hitches will fit other vehicles so the opposite can also be true. I will break down each of the hitches to determine which vehicles they fit. Curt hitch # 13650, Hidden Hitch # 87626, and Draw-Tite hitch # 75751 all fit: 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute Curt hitch # C13651 fits: 2005 - 2011 Ford Escape 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for 2005 Ford Escape Also Fit 2008 Ford Escape
  • Yes, both the Hidden Hitch Class III, # 87626, and the Class II, # 90108, trailer hitch receivers will fit the 2005 Ford Escape, as well as the 2008 Ford Escape.
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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 90108 Installation instructions 90108 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
May be necessary to drill one access hole in frame. Vehicles using the 40455 wiring may need to see a local Ford dealer for a relay. The relay is needed to activate the tow package wiring circuit. Drilling required for installation , Fits Hybrid models as well

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118426

wiring 40455
With Tow Package Use:40455

Recommended Balls:

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball -19258

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