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

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

Item # 306-X7291
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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price CR-V trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Honda CR-V, 2008 trailer hitch by EcoHitch are available from For expert service call 1-800-940-8924 to order your EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 306-X7291, or order online at
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2008 Honda CR-V - EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500
  • EcoHitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 525
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your Honda CR-V'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.


  • 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


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 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 stand 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 Stealth trailer hitch is carefully researched and strength tested for a durable, high-quality hitch that can resist damage while on the road. 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.

X7291 Tork Lift Central Eco Hitch Hidden Trailer Hitch - 2" Receiver

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

Tongue Weight (TW):
525 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Requires temporary removal of bumper/fascia during installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Fascia trimming required

Customer Reviews

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 306-X7291

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 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.


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.

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


You can’t beat the clean look of this receiver. No visible bar makes it look like it like it was from the manufacture. Easy to install. Take the time to clean out the threads of rust. I didn’t cut enough plastic the first try, had to remove bummer again and cut more (do why they say), took me an additional 10min. No strength issues yet. The vehicle is the limiting factor. 4 bikes with 2 being electric motor bikes is a really big moment.
Stop shopping. Buy it and use it.


Arrived earlier than promised. Installed under my carport in two hours. Looks like a oem factory option. Screwed right on to existing places on frame. Very pleased.

The hitch still works great. I recommend buying the thing that fits in the hitch receiver with the hitch. I had one from another source when I bought the hitch and it fits a little too loosely
Kerry - 05/10/2022


I purchased this primarily for use with a bike rack on my 2008 CRV. I haven't had the chance to tow anything with this yet, but the purchasing, shipping and install experience so far have been great.

I ordered the product late at night on a Friday, and by the time I awoke on Saturday I had already received an (automated) order confirmation, notification that the order had been processed and sent to the warehouse, and that the package was on its way.

The trailer hitch arrived in a hefty cardboard box, secured on the inside with more thick card bard and large staples. I for one can't think of a better way to ship a large and heavy product.

Install instructions were adequate, and videos from the manufacturer helped a little. I was able to install this by my self, but having a second person to help lift it in place is probably a better idea than going solo. The hardest part was getting the hidden tabs and clips on the vehicle to disengage to remove parts so this could be installed. I didn't need to tap the holes on the 12 year old car, but I also don't live in a high corrosion area (i.e., near the ocean).


Ask the Experts about this EcoHitch Trailer Hitch

  • Photo Showing 2007 Honda CR-V with EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver 306-X7291 Installed
    You can refer to the linked photo to see the installed appearance of the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7291. The hitch cross tube is mostly hidden behind the bumper cover to give a clean look on your 2007 Honda CR-V.
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  • Are EcoHitch Hidden Hitches Totally Hidden When Not in Use
    The Hidden EcoHitches like the part # 306-X7291 that you referenced will be mostly out of sight when installed and not being used to tow a trailer.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for Ground Clearance on 2008 Honda CR-V
    If ground clearance is your main concern the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7291 is absolutely the best choice for your 2008 Honda CR-V. This is because unlike the other options available, which sit completely beneath the rear bumper, this unit actually protrudes a bit THROUGH the rear fascia allowing only a portion of the receiver to actually sit below it. I have attached an image a customer submitted of the hitch installed on their 2009 CR-V so you can get a better picture...
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  • Mostly Hidden Hitch Recommendation For 2011 Honda CR-V
    The hitch opening of the EcoHitch # 306-X7291 is not removable like some versions of the EcoHitch offer. For your 2011 Honda CR-V there are no options that have removable hitch openings but this hitch is about as hidden as it can be since only the hitch opening is visible underneath the rear bumper of the vehicle.
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  • Does the EcoHitch Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Honda CR-V Require Rear Bumper Trimming
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7291 which is a fit for a 2008 Honda CR-V does indeed require trimming of the rear bumper fascia but no drilling. I have attached a photo of the required trimming for you which as you can see is very minor and there is even an included trim cover to place over the trimmed portion of the bumper which makes for a very clean install. Unfortunately, the draw back of the hidden install look and maintained ground clearance is trimming of...
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  • Installation Instructions for EcoHitch Hidden Hitch 306-X7291 On a 2008 Honda CR-V
    I have attached the installation instructions of the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7291 for a 2008 Honda CR-V to this answer page for you. In regards to installation, this is a bolt-on fit with a very clean finished install look. It has a hidden crosstube so you only see the receiver tube once installed. Please note, you do need to trim the rear bumper fascia for installation but this is because of the hidden design. If you don't want to trim then I recommend the Draw-Tite...
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  • Which 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2007 Honda CR-V
    I'd be happy to help you with that. If you're the type of person that doesn't care for the appearance of a trailer hitch, a mostly-concealed hitch like the EcoHitch # 306-X7291 is what I'd recommend. The only visible portion of the hitch will be the receiver opening and the loops for the safety chains. The remainder of the hitch will be concealed by the bumper. If the appearance of a hitch installed on your vehicle doesn't bother you and you'd like something at a more reasonable price...
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  • Recommendation for Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2011 Honda CR-V
    A Class II hitch would use a 1-1/4 inch receiver, for a 2 inch receiver tube you'd want a Class III hitch. We offer two US Made Class III hitches that I'd recommend, the # 13555 from Curt or the # 306-X7291 from EcoHitch. Both hitches share the same 3500 lb gross trailer weight capacity. The Curt has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs while the EcoHitch has a capacity of 525 lbs. The primary difference between the two is that the EcoHitch model installs so the majority of the hitch is...
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  • J-Style Carrier, Bike Rack, And Trailer Hitch That Fits A 2008 Honda CR-V
    The Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs # TH834 will work great with your existing roof rack you have. These are J-style carriers that will mount to round, square, elliptical, aero and most factory crossbars. For a hitch, I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7291. This hitch is confirmed to fit your 2008 Honda CR-V, and has a maximum towing capacity of 3.500-lbs, as well as a a 525-lbs maximum tongue weight capacity. You should check your owner's manual...
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