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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # SH79VR
Our Price: $668.00
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This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number SH79VR can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH79VR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Stealth Hitches
  • Completely Hidden
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.


  • Custom-fit rack receiver lets you carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Totally hidden design offers a clean, from-the-factory look
    • Cross tube is concealed behind your rear bumper
    • Receiver detaches with no tools and can be stowed away when not in use
  • Sturdy center block allows secure mounting and easy removal of rack receiver
    • Integrated lock protects the rack receiver from theft
    • Durable stainless steel construction resists corrosion
  • Hitch won't affect ground clearance or block your trunk's foot-access sensor
  • Simple, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
    • Uses existing connection points to protect your vehicle's crumple zones
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: This rack receiver is for hitch-mounted accessories only. The receiver tube included with this hitch cannot be used for towing.

If you would like to upgrade this rack receiver for towing, you will need to purchase the Stealth Hitches towing kit (SH98VR - sold separately). The ball mount included in this kit inserts into the center block of the hitch in place of the receiver attachment. A 2" hitch ball is included with the ball mount, making it ready to tow with out of the box.

  • Maximum gross trailer weight with towing kit: 8,000 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems

If you want to take your bikes to the trail with your family this summer, you have plenty of options. You can carry your bikes on top of your car with a roof rack, but that bulky rack can increase drag on your ride. You can use a trunk rack, but that's a pain to mount and it can scratch your car's paint. Or you can install a hitch on your ride and use a hitch-mounted bike rack to carry your bikes.

This rack receiver is designed to act as a mounting point for your hitch bike rack or cargo carrier. Just slide the shank of your carrier into the receiver for use, and when you're done you can not only remove the carrier, but the receiver as well, leaving your vehicle looking clean and unmodified.

Completely Hidden Design

Nothing can ruin the clean, stylish look of your vehicle like a giant piece of metal bolted beneath its bumper. Luckily, with the Stealth Hitches rack receiver, you never have to worry about messing up your vehicle's lines.

Removable receiver

This hitch installs behind your bumper, keeping the cross tube concealed and leaving only the hitch receiver visible. Even better, the receiver can be easily removed from the cross tube when it's not in use so that you won't see any trace of the hitch. This means that you can retain that clean, from-the-factory look for your ride, while still being able to carry your bikes and gear on the next family road trip.

Simple Set Up

The receiver can be attached or detached in seconds with no tools required. To insert the receiver, simply pop the base up into the stainless steel block at the center of the hitch until it automatically latches in place.

push lock

Be sure to then press the lock on the side of the block to fully secure the receiver. When you're finished carrying your bikes or cargo, use the included key to unlock the latch. Then turn the handle on the block clockwise and remove the receiver. You can stow the receiver in a safe place, like your vehicle's rear cargo area, or you can use a convenient carrying case (391CASER - sold separately).

hitch plug and center block

And when you're not using the receiver attachment, the included hitch plug covers the center block's opening to protect the hitch's body from dirt and debris. 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.

SHR31026 Stealth Hitch Hidden Receiver Rack Package - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details SH79VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions SH79VR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2014 - 2014 BMW X5
  • 2015 - 2018 BMW X5 excluding M Sport package or M performance models

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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - SH79VR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.


I want to start off to say that I LOVE my Stealth Hitch. I would like to say if you're looking for a hitch and you don't want a hitch that is going to ruin the look of your SUV, you have to get the Stealth Hitch. My BMW X5 is the sport package and I didn't want a hitch to be sticking out of the rear of my SUV when not in use. Putting on and taking off the receiver on my BMW is very easy. I was a little concerned about having the rear facia of my car taking off to have the hitch installed but it was worth it. I used a local independent hitch installer who did a GREAT job. I would say shop around because I was getting all kinds of crazy prices for installation. My hitch was installed in 2 hours flat. I would say if you shopping around for a hitch and want to keep your SUV  just the way you bought it without a hitch sticking out, get the Stealth Hitch. I have done so much homework on YouTube and social media and every time the Stealth Hitch is what keeps coming up if you want to save the look of your vehicle 

Oh! and one last thing I don't in any way work for etrailer. I'm just a consumer that thinks that this hitch is perfect and great for our mountain bikes

Thanks, etrailer :)

2017 BMW X5

If you want a hidden hitch for your performance vehicle then look no further. The hitch is very well made and solid. The included instructions are helpful, but there are some Youtube videos that are even more informative. Getting the bumper cover off the vehicle is a real challenge. I used the tips of wood shims to release the wheel arches plastic clips and bamboo skewers to release the rear gate clips. Disconnecting the PDC sensor cable is a big pain too. The whole process requires immense patience and attention to detail. Good luck with your installation.


Probably the best hitch you can buy for your car especially if you want to keep the look of your car stock. You will not regret it buying this product.

2018 BMW X5

Really like the ability to remove the hitch when not in use. Easy mechanism to release and remove. So worth the extra money for the clean look.


I always heard good things about the Stealth hitches and decided to go for it to put in on my X5 which has the M Sports package, it fit perfectly and was snug. Top advantage being the receiver can be removed when not in use so that the vehicle has the original look. Highly recommended.

2014 BMW X5

Superior Customer Service! The one and only company in the WORLD that has not made COVD and Excuse! Instead their employees "Bucked Up" to get It done.
etrailer has great prices, a great website, efficient processing and expeditious shipping!
I really liked the pictures of the people that processed my order!
Extremely well managed!

2018 BMW X5


See what our Experts say about this Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch

  • Does Stealth Hitch for 2015 BMW X5 M Sport Work with Back Up Sensors
    The backup sensors of your 2015 BMW x5 M Sport can be turned off by a switch that's down to the left of the shifter. The Stealth Hitch part # SH79VR that you referenced is a great fit for your vehicle and can work with the sensors too.
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  • Correct Stealth Hitches Hitch for a 2018 BMW X5 M Sport (Not M Performance)
    If you just have the cosmetic M Sport package on your 2018 BMW X5 and not the M Performance package then the correct Stealth Hitches for you is part # SH79VR for just the receiver for accessories (like a bike rack), or part # SH85VR which comes with the receiver for accessories as well as the ball mount and wiring. Please note that if you plan on towing a trailer at all then you'll need to go with the full kit # SH85VR because the Stealth Hitches have been designed and tested for towing...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2017 BMW X5 M Sport
    For the 2017 BMW X5 M Sport package vehicles like yours we only have Stealth hitch options available like the part # SH79VR for if you were planning on carrying a bike rack or part # SH85VR for if you planned on doing some towing which comes with a ball mount and wiring.
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  • Is There a Trailer Hitch for 2017 BMW X5 M Sport
    Yes, the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver part # SH79VR or part # SH85VR if you will be towing are both fits for a 2017 BMW X5 M Sport. That said, these are actually the only options available but they both offer bolt-on installation and come with everything you need.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 BMW X5 M Sport
    For your 2016 BMW X5 M Sport you will want the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # SH79VR. This is great for bike racks and accessories. If you want to also tow with the hitch receiver then you instead will want the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH85VR.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2018 BMW X5 with M Sport Package
    That is a good question, and the answer is there is just a single trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2018 BMW X5 with the M Sport package, which is from Stealth Hitches. - For Use with Bike Rack or Accessory Only: Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH79VR - For Use With Bike Rack and Towing: Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH85VR The difference is the first option comes with a removable 2" receiver that cannot be used for towing and is only for...
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  • What Are Stealth Hitch Options that Fit 2014 BMW X5
    We have two Stealth hitch options for your 2014 BMW X5. We have the part # SH79VR which only comes with the lower hitch opening attachment for use with hitch accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers and we also have the part # SH85VR which comes with all of that PLUS a ball mount attachment with a hitch ball for towing a trailer and a 4-way trailer wiring harness kit. I attached an install video for this.
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  • Correct Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver for a 2017 BMW X5
    The correct Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver for a 2017 BMW X5 is part # SH79VR. This is a fit for all models without the M-Performance Package. The part # SH56VR is for models with the M-Performance Package. All other trims and sub-models such as 35d or 35i fall under the none M-Performance Package hitch.
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  • Compatible Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13077 is a fit for your 2018 BMW X5 if it is the M performance or the standard, but not the M Sport model. The sDrive35i doesn't seem to specify model as much as rear wheel drive versus all wheel drive so I have to give the disclaimer for fit. If you have the M sport, the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # SH79VR or # SH85VR is the correct fit.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2017 BMW X5 M Sport Package
    We have a hitch that fit your 2017 BMW X5 M Sport but the # 13077 only fits the M models of the 2017 BMW X5. I believe the rack dealer local to you might have confused the difference between M models and M Sport models. So for a hitch that does fit we have the Stealth hitch part # SH79VR which can have the lower hitch opening totally removed when not in use.
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  • Comparing Stealth Hitch and EcoHitch for a 2018 BMW X5
    The Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver part # SH79VR is what I recommend for a 2018 BMW X5. The rack receiver does not require tools to be removed/installed and it can be locked unlike the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # EH44FR. The install instructions for the Stealth hitch are also more detailed.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation For 2017 BMW X5
    The most popular trailer hitch receiver for your 2017 BMW X5, and the one I recommend for you, is from Draw-Tite, and is definitely more cost-effective than other brands: - Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75600 The hitch is mostly concealed, with only the receiver showing, so it is more economical than the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH79VR, for example, which allows you to remove the receiver so nothing is showing when you aren't using it. The Draw-Tite # 75600...
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  • Which Concealed Trailer Hitch for 2018 BMW X5
    Both hitches fit certain models of the 2018 BMW X5. The EcoHitch # EH44FR will fit 2018 BMW X5 models, with the exception of M performance models (will fit M sport model) that have a rear back up sensor. The EcoHitch # 306-X7265 fits 2018 X5 models without the backup sensors, except M performance models. The Stealth Hitch # SH79VR hitch you'd looked at fits all models except the M performance. For the M performance, you'd use # SH56VR. Both hitch include the receiver that's meant to...
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