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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # SH89VR
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 SH89VR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH89VR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Completely Hidden
  • Stealth Hitches
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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 (SH58VR - 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.


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.



SHR31028 Stealth Hitch Hidden Receiver Rack Package - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details SH89VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions SH89VR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2019 - 2023 BMW X5 excluding M Sport package or M performance models
  • 2019 - 2023 BMW X5 models with M Sport Package
  • 2020 - 2022 BMW X6 M50i



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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - SH89VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (11 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.

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The stealth hitch worked exactly as I expected. Once installed, easy for my local body shop in 2 to 3 hours, it is invisible unless I want to use it. It does take getting on the ground but with a pad for that purpose, it’s easy to set up the hitch for use, put on my bike rack and be on the road. After use, it’s stored in my vehicle for easy access whenever needed.




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Great hitch! Can't tell it's they're when it's not in use. Great concept and quality when you don't want your vehicle to show a hitch whenever you're not using it




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easy to install. minimal cutting needed. looks nice. great option for adding a bike-rack only.




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Entire team @etrailer were great! They even expedited shipping for me so I could make our family trip happen with all of our gear! Thanks again!




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fast service ! as promised--one week




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  • Installation of Stealth Hitch SH89VR on 2020 BMW X5
    I don't have a recommendation for a specific shop, but I can recommend a specific type of shop to install the Stealth Hitch # SH89VR for you on your 2020 BMW X5. As you can see in the linked video the installation is pretty involved, requiring removal of the rear bumper cover. Most of your typical shops might not have the expertise to remove these without damaging them but a body shop should be able to do the install with no problem as they have experience in removing body panels. Do...
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  • Fit of Stealth Hitch SH89VR on 2019 BMW X5 XDrive 40i w/ 3rd Row Seats
    According to Stealth Hitch, the # SH89VR hitch is a fit for all models of the 2019 BMW X5 XDrive 40i, even those with the third row seats. I've linked to an install video and the installation instructions for you to look over.
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  • Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver for a 2019 BMW X5 w/ M Sport Package
    Thanks for your question. I will gladly clarify. The Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" item # SH89VR you referenced will fit the 2019 BMW X5 with the M Sport Package. The reason it says it does and doesn't is because other hitch receivers for the same vehicle either do or don't fit so this is put in there to specify. It often causes confusion. The Stealth Hitch fits both models though.
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  • What Are My HItch Options For A BMW X5
    Your vehicle is only compatible with the Stealth branded racks. We have two options, the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit, part # SH25VR and the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver, part # SH89VR . The hitch receivers are exactly the same, it is the accessories that come with the rack that are different. That accounts for the price difference. Since you are only interested in carrying bikes and not towing the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver would be your...
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  • Does Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch For 2021 BMW X5 Require Bumper Trimming
    That's a good question, and there is no type of fascia or bumper trimming needed in order to install the Stealth Hitches # SH89VR or # SH25VR on your 2021 BMW X5. The bumper and fascia remains intact, though there is a small piece under the vehicle you will need to trim. This is a rock/gravel guard that needs a portion of it trimmed, and I added a photo with an arrow pointing the section out so you can see for yourself (the yellow circles are not relevant to the trimming, it's just the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2021 BMW X5 M Sports Package
    Yes we do have a hitch that fits your 2021 BMW X5 with the M Sports Package with the Stealth Hitch part # SH25VR for if you were planning on towing (comes with ball mount attachment and trailer wiring), or the part # SH89VR for if you just wanted to carry a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
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  • Weight Capacity of Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch on a 2022 BMW X5
    The Stealth Hitches that fit your 2022 BMW X5 will have a 600 lb tongue weight rating and an 8,000 lbs tow weight rating. If you are planning on using this for accessories, like a bike rack or cargo carrier, then you need the kit # SH89VR which comes with the receiver only. If you are planning on doing some towing as well then you need the kit # SH25VR instead which comes with the receiver for accessories as well as wiring and a ball mount that you'll need to use for towing. We actually...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2022 BMW X5 M Sports Package
    For your 2022 BMW X5 M Sports we have the Stealth hitch part # SH25VR which is a confirmed fit. This kit comes with everything needed to tow a trailer from a ball mount and a trailer wiring kit. Or we have a version of this hitch that does not include those accessories like for if you have the need for a hitch for just a bike rack with the part # SH89VR.
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  • Which Stealth Hitch Hidden Receiver for 2022 BMW X5 45e Plug In Hybrid
    I've confirmed with Stealth Hitch that their SHR31028 which we offer as # SH89VR is a fit for your 2022 BMW X5 45E plug in hybrid. This hitch provides a receiver that's intended for hitch mounted accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrying tray with a 2 inch shank. It's not intended for towing. If you'll be towing, you'll want to use the # SH25VR which includes the receiver for hitch mounted accessories, the ball mount for towing and the 7-way trailer connector and wiring. I don't...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2022 BMW X5
    For your 2022 BMW X5 with the M Sport package we have the Stealth hitch part # SH25VR as a confirmed fit that would work great. This is a totally invisible hitch that comes with everything needed to tow like trailer wiring and a ball mount attachment. If instead you were wanting to just carry a bike rack or cargo carrier you'd want the # SH89VR which only comes with the hitch opening portion.
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  • Is Bumper Trimming Needed to Install Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch on 2023 BMW X5
    Nope, the bumper and fascia do not require any trimming to install the Stealth Hitches trailer hitch on your 2023 BMW X5. Just like the 2021 and 2022 models, there is just a piece of rock guard under the vehicle that needs to be trimmed. The photo I have added shows the part that needs to be trimmed. Stealth Hitches has two options for your 2023 BMW X5 depending on what you will be using the hitch for: - Bike Rack/Accessory Only: Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH89VR - Bike Rack/Accessory...
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  • Does Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch For A 2023 BMW X5 Require Bumper Trimming
    When installing The Stealth Hitch # SH89VR onto your 2023 BMW X5 there is no type of fascia or bumper trimming needed in order to install it. The bumper and fascia will remain intact, but there is a small piece that is underneath your vehicle that you will need to trim. The rock/gravel guard that is located underneath your BMW will need a portion of it trimmed in order to install the hitch. I will attach a picture below with a red arrow pointing to what needs to be trimmed. Ignore the yellow...
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  • Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch Receiver for Towing With 2020 BMW X5 xline
    We do have an option for you to add a hitch receiver and tow with your 2020 BMW X5 xline, though the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH89VR has a receiver that is for use with accessories only. In order to tow with your '20 BWM X5 xline, you can use that hitch, but will need to add another part, the Towing Kit with Ball Mount and Trailer Wiring for Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH58VR. Or, if you prefer, the hitch, rack receiver, and towing kit are available in a complete...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 BMW X5 M50i
    The Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH89VR is confirmed to fit your 2021 BMW X5 M50i. This hitch has a totally hidden design with a removable receiver tube that can be towed when not in use. It has a maximum tongue weight of 600 lbs, but cannot be used for towing without the additional # SH58VR towing kit. If you would like to get the hitch with the towing kit, the # SH25VR is also available. The kit comes with a 7-way wiring harness, hitch ball and safety chain loops. If you do...
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  • Installation Process On Hidden Hitch For A 2023 BMW X5 With M Sport Package
    Firstly congratulations on the purchase of your new 2023 BMW X5 with M Sport Package. When it comes to installing a hidden trailer hitch onto your vehicle I would recommend The Stealth Hitch # SH25VR. After installation this trailer hitch has a completely hidden design, that will give it a clean, from-the-factory look and it will not affect the ground clearance or block your trunk's foot-access sensor. The Stealth hitch requires no drilling for installation, but it does require temporary...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2020 BMW X5
    The best trailer hitch option for a 2020 BMW X5 is the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver part # SH89VR or part # SH25VR for towing. This is the best trailer hitch because it will be completely hidden once installed. It also fits the xLine and M-Sport/M-Package models. If you have a different model then you can use the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76288 which is still a great choice but the receiver tube will still be visible once installed. These are the only two...
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  • Does Install of Draw-Tite 76288 Require Bumper Trimming on 2020 BMW X5
    According to Draw-Tite, fascia trimming would indeed be required to install the # 76288 on your 2020 BMW X5. The good news is that the trimming is done to the underside of the fascia, so the trimmed area isn't very visible from the rear of the vehicle, as shown in the provided photo. All the hitches offered for the 2020 X5 will require some trimming, compared to the Stealth # SH89VR, the Draw-Tite # 76288 would require a very small amount of trimming.
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  • BMW X5 Draw-Tite Hitch Receiver Clearance Concern
    I would be happy to help you and answer your questions. I read that review and checked with Draw-Tite it looks like that problem is an isolated incident. It sounds like there was either a manufacturer defect or more likely an error made during installation that would have caused the receiver to angle downwards. I have attached a picture of this hitch receiver installed on a 2020 BMW X5. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver and is designed to hide the crosstube so all you...
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  • Stealth Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2020 BMW X5 M50i X-drive
    The # SH64MR Stealth Hitch you'd looked at is a fit for your 2020 BMW X5 if it's an M Performance model. If you have the M Sport model, you'd want to use # SH89VR instead. The receiver included with either hitch is designed for carrying hitch mounted accessories only, and isn't designed to tow a trailer. To tow a trailer, you'll need the # SH58VR towing kit which includes the ball mount and the trailer wiring harness assembly. The towing kit is compatible with all models of the 2020 BMW...
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  • Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver and Towing Kit For a 2023 BMW X5 X-drive M40i
    For your 2023 BMW X5 X-Drive M40i you will need the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH89VR. We also have the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH25VR if you will need to tow a trailer with the receiver. I recommend getting the Carrying Case # 391CASER for the attachments when not in use. This case will protect them and prevent them from rolling around in your storage area.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For Trailer Towing With a 2023 BMW X5 M-Sport
    Yes, we have the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH25VR for your 2023 BMW X5 M-Sport. This includes the the Towing Kit # SH58VR with all the wiring and ball mount for the Receiver # SH89VR. The Carrying Case # 391CASEC is custom molded to hold the receiver and ball mount when not in use. There are also a space for the 7-way to 4-way adapter included in the towing kit.
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  • Recommended Hidden Hitch Receiver w/out a Wiring Harness for a 2019 BMW X5
    Thanks for the additional information! I have a solution for you but the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit item # SH25VR does not have a towing option available without the wiring harness. The item # SH89VR is used for bike racks and accessories but there is no compatible ball mount for it. Draw-Tite has a new hitch they just released that is similar in design and function to the Stealth Hitch but at a far better price point and it does not include a wiring harness....
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  • Wiring Harness Kit For a Hidden Hitch Receiver On 2019 BMW X5
    For the Hidden Hitch by Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT96GR on your 2019 BMW X5 you will need the Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119190KIT. This will give you a 4-way flat connection. For larger trailers with a 7-way connection you will need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. That will allow you to install a Brake Controller # 90195 for a trailer with electric brakes. Draw-Tite does not make a kit like the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller Not Controlled by Smart Phone for 2012 BMW X3
    The difference between the Tekonsha # 119190KIT and the Tekonsha # 119250KIT is simply the convenience in wiring that is required; both of these have circuit protected converters to help prevent any back-feed or short on the trailer wiring from damaging the vehicle's internal electrical components. The reason I recommended the ZCI # 119250KIT is that it because you've got a BMW, which have notoriously finicky electrical systems (any German car, really). This is also the reason that we...
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