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  • Recommendation for Getting Further Length out of a Ball Mount
  • Are you looking for a hitch extension or a longer ball mount? Typically going with a longer ball mount is the better option as the hitch extenders cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. We have the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 which measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball hole to the center of the hitch pin hole.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • For your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle convertible the Curt hitch part # C11354 is a confirmed fit but the hitch you referenced is the part # 60296 is not since you have a convertible.
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount to Allow for Clearance of Canoes on a Trailer
  • Using the 15 inch ball mount, part # 80232, is obviously the easier solution however it may not give you enough room. You're in need of at least 2 feet just to get the canoes on the trailer and that doesn't even count additional clearance for turning. If the trailer is fabricated in such a way as to raise the canoes and they can extend over the trailer hitch (such as over the bed of a pick up truck) then this might work for you. If that isn't feasible then extending the trailer's...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop and Long Shank
  • For a ball mount that will give you a 2 inch drop and a longer extension, I recommend looking at the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This sturdy steel ball mount is compatible with 2 inch hitch receivers and provides either a 2 inch drop or a 3/4 inch rise. This unit also features an extra long shank that measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. You can measure out this distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on your receiver to...
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  • Why Do Longer Ball Mounts Not Cut Hitch Capacity but Hitch Extenders Do
  • You are correct. I know it seems somewhat conter-intuitive, but an extended ball mount does not cut the capacity of the vehicle hitch yet a hitch extender does do that. Reason being the hitch extenders are typically much longer than the longer ball mounts and they have quite a bit more movement due to the two connection points. Those being the extender to the hitch, and the extender to the ball mount. The fixed ball mount # 80232 is longer at 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Recommended Lockable Hitch Cover for 1-1/4 Inch Receiver on Subaru Outback
  • We have a large selection of trailer hitch covers available that will fit the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your Subaru Outback. It sounds like your previous cover was one like the Hidden Hitch # 60037, which simply pushes into place without the need of a pin and clip. I recommend going to a hitch cover like the DWD # TTBLANK114 that uses a pin to hold it into place on the receiver. You can add the DeadBolt Hitch Receiver Lock # RH2-XL to secure your investment and help deter theft. We also...
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  • Long Ball Mount to Flat Tow a 2016 Fiat 500 and Carry Bikes at the Same Time Using an Adapter
  • Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole which is much longer than standard ball mounts. Provided that the tow bar you are using to tow the 2016 Fiat couples to a ball this is the best ball mount for your application. I have linked a video review of this ball mount for you.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Turbo
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 60963 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta with a gas turbo engine. You should note that the term Hidden Hitch refers to the brand of hitch and does not necessarily reflect how visible the hitch is. This hitch will work great with the Thule T2 # TH9035XTS that you are interested in as well.
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  • Using An Extended Ball Mount While Towing
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 was specifically designed for situations in which additional clearance is needed between the tow vehicle and trailer. As long as your tongue weight is under 600 lbs, the rise/drop of the ball mount will allow you to tow your trailer level, and you do not require more than an 11-1/4" extension, this ball mount will work for you. I would also recommend the use of our Roadmaster Quiet Hitch part # RM-061 to stabilize the extended load.
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  • How Come Longer Ball Mounts Don't Cut Capacity Like Hitch Extenders
  • Officially the ball mount part # 80232 does not cut any of the hitches capacity due to it's length, but this is a very valid question. The biggest difference is the amount of movement a hitch extender introduces into the setup vs. a longer ball mount. While I can admit the rules of the hitch extender capacity are a bit fuzzy when you compare them to a longer ball mount that very well could be longer than the extender, but it's basically one of those things where a rule had to be made and...
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  • Can Longer Ball Mount Be Used Without Reducing Trailer Hitch Capacity On 2011 Ford Escape
  • A longer ball mount is always a better option that using an extender for the reason you mentioned. Using an adapter reduces trailer hitch capacity by fifty percent. A ball mount like part # 80232 will give you 15-3/4 inches distance from center of hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. For a little shorter ball mount you can check out part # BM20. This ball mount measures 13-1/4 inches from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. And for a ball mount that has...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Accessories to Tow a Rental Trailer with a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
  • Yes. Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60283 can be used to tow a rented U-Haul trailer. To tow a rental trailer they will require the hitch and a wiring harness installed on your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. You will also need a ball mount, which is included with this hitch, and a ball. The size of the ball will depend on what the coupler on the trailer requires. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For a trailer wiring harness use # 118667 to add a 4-Way flat connector...
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  • Does Using Long Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 Cut Capacity of Hitch at all
  • This is a very good question, but when you use a longer ball mount you do not cut the capacity of the hitch in half like what happens when you use a hitch extender. Reason being an extender adds quite a bit more length and leverage plus quite a bit more movement.
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  • Longest Trailer Ball Mount Available
  • The longest fixed ball mount we carry is the Hidden Hitch # 80232. It's 15-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the ball hole. It provides 3/4 inches of rise or 2 inches of drop. For a hitch ball to fit the ball mount use # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch, # 63845 for a 2 inch, or # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch.
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  • Recommended Extra Long Ball Mount For 2001 Ram 3500 With 11.5 Lance Camper
  • For your 2001 Ram 3500 Dually 4x4 with Lance 11.5 camper, I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This extra long ball mount will allow you to put the hitch ball center 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver. It will give you 11-1/4 inches from that hitch pin center to the closest edge of the ball platform piece. This is rated for 6,000 lbs. I recommend the # 63845 for a 2 inch hitch ball or # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. If...
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  • Can Longer Hidden Hitch Ball Mount be Used to Increase Distance Between Trailer and Tow Vehicle
  • Yes, longer ball mounts like the part # 80232 that you referenced are designed to do exactly what you described. They add length to the distance between the hitch and the trailer. As long as you stay under the capacity of this ball mount you would be fine. This ball mount has a 6,000 lb capacity with a 600 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • How to Gain Clearance Between Vehicle and Trailer Load
  • There isn't a defined amount of distance you need to have between your tow vehicle and the kayaks on your trailer. You'll have the most issue while turning so I recommend testing to see how well they work in an empty parking lot or somewhere like that. To give yourself more clearance you can use a longer ball mount. The Hidden Hitch # 80232 measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. This will help keep the kayaks further from you SUV...
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  • Install Hardware Used for Hidden Hitch 60345
  • To order replacement hardware for the Hidden Hitch part # 60345 that you have you would need the part # RHK. With this part number you will need to select the manufacturer and enter the part number of the hitch you have on the product page and we will ship you out new hardware. With hitch install hardware it is considered one-time-use so you would not want to reuse old hardware anyway. The bolt size is M12 X 1.25 X 35 CL8.8 though.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2004 Jeep Liberty with Spare Tire
  • I have a great solution for you. To bridge the necessary gap in order to clear your Jeep's spare tire, I recommend using the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This is designed specifically for situations such as yours, and has a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I have attached a video demonstration of this ball mount for you to check out. If you do not already have a trailer hitch installed on your 2004 Jeep Liberty, I recommend...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Fit Curt Hitch Extender C45048 on a 2016 Ford F-450
  • Thank you for the kind words. We are happy to help! First, there are longer extensions that will fit a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch on your 2016 Ford F-450 if you are interested. Titan extension # RP45018 can extend 41 to 48 inches. Ball mount # 80232 is the longest available. It measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It will work with the Curt extension # C45048 that you have. If the extension is at the 34 inch length then by adding...
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  • Will Extra Long Ball Mount Reduce Towing or Tongue Weight Capacity
  • The Hidden Hitch # 80232 ball mount will not reduce your vehicle's towing capacity like an adapter or extender will. The ball mount's max towing capacity is 6,000 pounds and its max tongue weight is 600 pounds. You should check the capacity of your hitch and your 2005 Jeep Liberty for their max capacities because the lowest rated component will be what determines how much you can tow.
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  • How Hard is it to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Kia Rio
  • Take a look at the video I have linked showing installation of Draw-Tite hitch # 24884 on a vehicle. The hitch is made by the same company that makes # 60301, they even share the same instructions, and the vehicle in the video shares the same frame as your 2014 Kia Rio. So all things being equal the installation in the video will be basically identical on your car. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 1998 Jeep Wrangler with Smallest Difference from Hitch Pin to Spare
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87431 will give you the best hitch to spare tire clearance at 6-1/4 inches when compared to the Curt that would only give 8 inches.
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  • How to Carry Cargo, Bikes and Other Accessories with Hybrid Model of 2013 Volkskwagen Jetta
  • If you are looking to carry accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on your 2013 Hybrid Jetta, I have a solution for you, however the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60283 you mentioned in your question is not a confirmed fit. Unfortunately, there are currently no trailer hitches that are a confirmed fit for the Hybrid model of your vehicle. To carry additional items on your vehicle such as a bike rack or cargo box, an alternative would be to add a roof rack like the Rhino Rack,...
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  • Installation of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 87675 does not include the spare tire cradle. The diagram in the installation instructions (which I've linked) is showing where the cradle is located in reference to the hitch however if you read Step 1 it states, "Remove (2) bolts at spare tire cradle (keep to re-install)." If you plan to tow with your 2016 Chevy Colorado you'll also need a trailer wiring harness. The Hopkins # HM11141164 harness is confirmed to fit. It plugs directly into...
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  • Does Going with a Longer Ball Mount Make Trailer Harder to Back Up
  • Going with a longer ball mount for your situation would be a great solution. The only real downside is that you might be more likely to bang your shin against the ball mount since it will be sticking out further, but the increased length does not make for difficulty backing the trailer up or decreased backing up angle. If anything the added length will make backing up the trailer a bit easier as the trailer will be less quick to jackknife and the added length if anything would allow...
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  • Will Using a Hitch Extender Help in Carrying a Motorcycle and Tow a Camper With a 2006 Chevy Truck
  • A hitch extender, like part # HE18, will allow you to move the hitch point 18 inches from the your OEM trailer hitch on your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. However, the draw back of using a hitch extender is it will cut your hitch's over all capacity by 50 percent. With the weight you plan to haul in your truck bed and the added camper, a hitch extender will not work. I recommend going with an extended ball mount, like # 80232. This mount will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center...
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  • Availability of Front-Mount 2-Inch Trailer Hitch for 2013 Honda Ridgeline
  • Yes, we do offer a front-mount 2-inch hitch receiver for your 2013 Honda Ridgeline, Curt custom-fit hitch # 33328. This front hitch installs using included hardware; no drilling is required. The receiver provides a 350-lb vertical load (tongue weight) rating which is plenty for most snow plows, such as the Agri-Cover SnowSport HD # A40000HD. The written instructions are linked for you along with a helpful article on hitch installations.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack To Carry Bikes On 2001 Coleman Bayside Elite Popup Camper
  • We do have a solution for you to be able to carry bikes on your Coleman popup camper but we do not have a trailer hitch that will work with your camper. The only bumper mount hitch we offer for a 2 x 4 bumper will not work with a C-channel bumper. I recommend using a Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack like part # SR1020. This rack attaches to the roof of your camper and you can attach crossbar mounted bike carriers. Since it is mounted on the roof of the camper you don't have to worry about ground...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Corolla
  • For your 2015 Toyota Corolla the hitch I would recommend is the Hidden Hitch part # 60345 that comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip. This hitch would install pretty easily actually. If you check out the install video I attached you will see exactly what it would take to install it. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118405. I attached an install video for this as well. You wouldn't have a hard time...
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  • How to Fix Exhaust Rattle After Installing a Trailer Hitch
  • Exhaust rattle is a common problem that people run into when installing a hitch. Even installation shops will have this problem because vehicle manufacturers allow for variances in their exhaust locations. In most cases it is pretty easy to fix. I recommend locating the exhaust hanger, the part where the exhaust is held to the car, and try to bend the hanger so that it pulls the exhaust away from the hitch with a pry bar. You will want about a 1/2 inch gap between the hitch and exhaust....
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  • Availability of Long Ball Mount for Clearing Brush Guard and Bumper on Front Hitch
  • For a standard ball mount the part # 80232 is very long at 11-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the ball platform piece. For a longer tri-ball mount the part # BWBMTT31004 has 8 inches from hitch pin hole to 1-7/8 inch ball, 9-1/2 inches when in the 2 inch ball setup, and 7 inches when used with 2-5/16 inches.
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  • Will Extra Long Ball Mount Allow Towing Travel Trailer with Tail Gate Down
  • The Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long 2-Inch Ball Mount # 80232 provides 15-3/4-inches from its hitch pin hole to the center of its ball hole. Without knowing the nature of the trailer's front (is it flat or tapered into a V-shape, for example) or your particular truck I cannot say for sure if you'll have enough turning clearance with your tailgate down. You can estimate this yourself by placing the unhitched truck and trailer near each other at an angle, to simulate a turn, and measuring...
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  • Will Using a Hitch Extension or Extra Long Ball Mount Help When Backing Up Trailer
  • Using a Hitch Extension or Extra Long Ball Mount, like the # 80232, will give you added clearance between the tow vehicle and your trailer which can be helpful when maneuvering but I can't say that it will actually give you more control or slow anything down. Backing up a trailer is an art that I have yet to master and unfortunately other than disconnecting the trailer from your vehicle and using a product like the Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, # STC-V211, practice is...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver # HH87663 Fit 2008 Nissan Rogue AWD SL
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, # HH87663, has been confirmed to fit your 2008 Nissan Rogue AWD SL. This hitch offers bolt on installation so no welding or drilling is required. If you are in the market for a bike rack, take a look at the link that I have attached which includes those compatible with a 2 inch hitch receiver. One of our most popular racks is the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack, # S64670. This bike rack can be used to transport up to two bikes...
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  • Recommended Extra-Long Ball Mount That Works With 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • I see by the records that you have the Draw-Tite, part # 75270 for your Odyssey. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole and the back of the rear bumper is 6-1/2 inches. We do offer extra long ball mounts that are designed to fit a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to select the right ball mount you can check out. I have also attached a link to the extra-long ball mounts we offer that will fit the 2 inch receiver opening on your...
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  • Maximum Tongue Weight Capacity of 2015 Nissan Rogue with Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • According to the information that I was able to obtain from an online owner's manual, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is going to have a tongue weight capacity of 110 lbs. Even though a hitch like the Hidden Hitch, # HH87663, offers a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs, you will be bound by the component with the lesser rating which would be the Rogue.
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  • Long Ball Mount for Bike Carrier that Clamps to Ball Mount for a 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • The longest ball mount we carry is # 80232. It measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. Ball mount # 80232 has a max rise or 3/4 inches and max drop of 2 inches. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 600 pounds tongue weight. There are a couple of 4-bike towing bike carriers but none of them clamp around the ball mount. They have extended shanks (that extend out away from the back of the vehicle) and holes at the ends to...
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  • Installing Friction Trailer Sway Control Unit on Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long Ball Mount # 80232
  • To use a friction-type sway control unit like the Curt # 17200 with your Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long Ball Mount # 80232 you can use Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts # RP26003. This bracket is held in place by the hitch ball.
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount Recommendation for a Jeep Liberty
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 should work very well for you. This hitch measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, will provide a 3/4 inch rise, and has a 6,000 lb total trailer weight and 600 lb tongue weight capacity. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatibility for a 2008 and 2015 Nissan Rogue
  • I look up your past order, and it looks like you purchased the Hidden Hitch # HH87663 for your 2008 Nissan Rogue. This hitch and all the other hitches for a 2008 Nissan Rogue will fit a 2015 Nissan Rogue. For the replacement hardware kit, you can go to part # RHK and type HH87663 in the hitch item number area and select the manufacturer Hidden Hitch. Then click Add to Cart. I added a couple informative articles for you too.
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  • How to Transport Bikes and Tow a Camper Trailer with a 2014 Mazda CX-5
  • One route you could go would be to use the long ball mount part # 80232 that you referenced and a towing bike rack like the part # S64664. Check out the review video I attached for the bike rack. Another solution for you would be to go with a roof rack bike rack. Which if you don't have a roof rack check out the link I attached that will take you to a page that has all of the racks we offer for the various roof designs of your 2014 Mazda CX-5. For a roof rack mounted bike rack you...
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  • What Vehicles Does the Hidden Hitch 60256 Fit
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 60256 that you referenced only fits 2010-2013 Kia Souls. Since hitch install hardware is considered one time use it would be a good idea to sell this hitch with new hardware if you can. To get new hardware you would need part # RHK. On it's product page you would need to enter the part number and select the hitch manufacturer.
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  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • One of the longest ball mounts we offer is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232. This ball mount is 16 inches long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole and has a 6,000 lb capacity. Without knowing how much capacity you need it's hard for me to say if this would be enough, but another option that is slightly shorter would be the # BM20 which has a 10k capacity and is 13-1/4 inches from the pin hole to the ball hole. Backing up trailers is a bit of...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2015 Nissan Rogue
  • When it comes to a trailer hitch receiver for your 2015 Nissan Rogue, I recommend going with the Hidden Hitch, # HH87663. This custom fit hitch offers bolt-on installation with no welding required. Although we haven't had the opportunity to test this hitch on the 2015 model, when installed on a 2012 Rogue, it measured 4-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper. Since you state that your Yakima bike rack measures 5 inches from the hitch pin hole to the curve,...
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Canyon
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87675 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for you 2015 GMC Canyon so I would recommend it for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise...
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Colorado
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87675 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for you 2015 Chevy Colorado so I would recommend it for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • All three of the hitches you referenced are essentially the same thing and would use the same installation points. The part number 24680 and 77027 are now obsolete but have been superseded by the # 60963 that you referenced. If you go the # 60963 you should be able to reuse the holes that were already drilled on your vehicle. Check out the install video I attached.
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  • Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount part # D210 Recommendation for a Cargo Carrier and Boat Trailer
  • I would not recommend you use a hitch extender plus a dual hitch adapter. Every time you use an adapter you cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent due to the increased leverage on the hitch and increased movement. I found the cargo carrier you are looking to use and it has a great deal of rise in the shank so you would not have to worry about trailer interference as long as your boat trailer doesn't have any vertical obstructions after the coupler. I would recommend you use the...
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  • Ball Mount with 2 Inch Rise Longer than 7 Inches to Tow Trailer Level with 2001 Subaru Forester
  • It sounds like there are a couple of things going on here. First, you need a ball mount with a 2 inch rise. But then it also sounds like you need a ball mount that is longer than 7 inches. The other issue is that on Class I and II hitches you are supposed to use the ball mount recommended by the hitch manufacturer or it could void the hitch warranty. Ball mount # 3592 is going to be the best bet for the height and length requirements. It has a 2-1/8 inch rise and measures 9-3/4 inches...
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  • How Visible are the Available Hitches for the 2014 Toyota Corolla
  • Honestly, all of the hitches that are available for your 2014 Toyota Corolla will be just as visible as the next. The round crosstube of the hitch and the hitch opening will be visible but out of plain sight. The reason the Hidden Hitch part # 60345 costs more than the other hitches is because it comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip. If you don't plan on doing any towing and only plan on carrying bike racks then this would not be the best option for you. The Draw Tite #...
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  • Replacement Hardware to Install Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87431 on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • You have to be careful getting hardware from a store because the hitch hardware has to be a certain grade and threaded a certain way to fit the vehicle in most cases. You can get a replacement hardware kit from us by using # RHK. Just enter the trailer hitch number on the page where indicated, select the manufacturer of the hitch from the drop down menu and we will get you the correct hardware.
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  • Will Super Extra Long Ball Mount 80232 Decrease the Tongue Weight Capacity of a Trailer Hitch
  • No. Because ball mount # 80232 is not an adapter or extension, if used directly in the trailer hitch it will not decrease the tongue weight capacity enough (though it may decrease it only slightly) to be an issue. You will need to make sure that the combined trailer tongue weight, bike rack, and bikes does not exceed the 500 pound tongue weight capacity of the hitch. Also check the vehicle owners manual for its tongue weight rating and if lower go by the lower rating.
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  • Can Curt Dual Receiver Adapter # D-192 Be Used to Tow and Support a Cargo Carrier on 2011 Jeep
  • Use of any hitch adapter or extender, such as the Curt Dual 2-Inch Receiver Tube Adapter, part # D-192, will reduce your hitch capacity by 50 percent. This reduction in hitch weight capacity occurs as a result of the change in the geometry of how the weight load is applied to the hitch. In the case of your 2011 Jeep Wrangler all of the 2-inch hitch receivers we offer all have a 350-lb tongue weight rating; with this cut in half by use of an adapter/extender, you would have only 175-lb...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation and Bike Compatibility with a 2012 Nissan Rogue
  • Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are sister companies. The Hidden Hitch # HH87663 and Draw-Tite # 75902 are basically the same. The design, appearance, build quality, finish, install method and weight capacities are identical. Both hitch crossbars are constructed of square-tube steel. The installation instructions and video that I have attached will apply to both hitches on your 2012 Nissan Rogue. I would recommend going with the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # HH87663, because it will be more...
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  • Ball Mount and Ball Needed To Tow Utility Trailer with 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • In order to determine which ball mount you need you will need to take some measurements. Measure the distance from the top of your receiver opening down to the ground. Then with the utility trailer sitting on the jack so that it is perfectly level, measure the distance from the bottom of the coupler to the ground. The difference between these measurements is the amount of rise or drop you will need. If the receiver height is taller than the trailer coupler height, you will need a ball mount...
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  • Extended Ball Mount Measurements and Compatibilities for a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country
  • You won't have any problems using the Super Extra Long Class III Ball Mount, # 80232, on your 2012 Chrysler Town and Country as long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your hitch. This ball mount has a 6000 lb gross trailer weight capacity and a 600 lb tongue weight capacity. Be sure you do not exceed the capacity of the lowest rated item while towing. You may also want a hitch ball, # 19247 or #19261. If you want to know the measurement for the extension, then you will want to start from...
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  • Does the Hidden Hitch # 87431 Really Have a Mounting Bracket for the Trailer Wiring Harness
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87431, for your 1998 Jeep Wrangler does include a mounting bracket that can be used to install a 4-Way trailer wiring bracket, # 18144, or a 7-Way trailer wiring connector bracket, # 18138. The photos on our site are actual photos of the hitch, and we have a video installation that shows the hitch, with bracket, going on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler that should be helpful.
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  • Ball Mount and Ball Recommendations for a 2010 Subaru Forester
  • The recommended ball mount for your 2010 Subaru Forester is the Ball Mount # 2923, this is what I would recommend you get also. The Super Extra Long Ball Mount # 80232 that you referenced would most likely not be necessary, unless you have the need for a very long ball mount. Whichever ball mount you choose you should always stay under the towing capacities of the lowest rated component in your towing setup and go with the lowest rated component as the overall towing capacity for your...
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  • Looking for Older Hidden Hitch Receiver Tube Cover for Class I Receiver
  • The only other Hidden Hitch receiver tube or hitch cover we have other than the part # 60037 you referenced is part # 90035 which can be seen by clicking on the provided link. This cover is specifically designed for those receivers that have the safety chain loop plate welded directly to the top of the receiver.
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87431 Fit a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with a Tubular Bumper
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch. He stated that the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87431, will fit your 2005 Jeep Wrangler with the tubular rear bumper. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900, which comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness,...
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  • Would a Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT Work on a 2001 Jetta with a Hidden Hitch # 60963
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, part # 60963, would be a good choice for your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for this product for you to check out. Also, the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH990XT, would be a good choice for hauling your bikes and for the # 60963. The Snug Tite receiver lock that is on the bike rack will work well on the # 60963 as well. I attached installation instructions...
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  • Can the Extra-Extra Long Class III Ball Mount # 80232 be Used on a 2006 Honda Ridgeline
  • Yes, you can use the Extra-Extra Long, Class III Ball Mount 6,000 lbs, item # 80232, on your 2006 Honda Pilot as long as you stay within the capacity of the lowest rated item in the system. This means that whichever item (vehicle, hitch, ball mount, or ball) has the lowest gross trailer weight or tongue weight rating will be the maximum you can tow or carry in the hitch on your vehicle. Some items you may need along with the ball mount are listed below. Anti-Rattle Device and...
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  • Is the Tongue Weight Capacity of Ball Mount 80232 Reduced by 50 Percent Like Other Adapters
  • The Ball Mount Class III, # 80232, does not reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. The tongue weight capacity of just this ball mount is 600 pounds. But you need to stay within the limits of your hitch and, ultimately, your vehicle. Check your owners manual to find the towing specifications of your 2009 Nissan Murano.
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  • What Vehicle does the #24680 and # 77027 Hitch Fit
  • Yes the # 24680 is the Draw-Tite Model number and the # 77027 is the Reese model number for the hitch that fits the 1999-2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan (Except the gas turbo and wagon models). The current models for your vehicle are listed on the page linked below.
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  • Installation Instructions for a Transmission Cooler on a 1990 Mazda Miata
  • Transmission coolers are universal fit items so there really are not any vehicle specific installation guides available. They are easy to install, even with the most basic mechanical ability levels. I will briefly describe the process and I will send a second email with a general guide. The first thing you need to do is find a spot in front of your Miata radiator where you want the transmission cooler to sit. The dimensions of the transmission cooler are 11 inches long, 4 inches tall...
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  • WhichTransmission Cooler Fittings for a 2007 GMC Truck
  • I spoke with my contact at the manufacturer and he said that there are 3 main types of fittings that GM used during that year and that it was more or less random for the GM trucks so you may need any one of the three types. The three types are the fittings that were used are the fitting supplied with the cooler, a snap in style fitting, item # D13035, and the Derale Radiator Adapter Fittings for GM, item # D13018. I believe the last style of fitting is the fitting your truck will need....
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  • Can I Get Hidden Hitch Replacement Hardware For My 1997 Jeep TJ
  • Yes, you can purchase the installation hardware for your Hidden Hitch Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch, part # 87431. You can order the kit by entering part number RHK and then, on the Replacement Hardware Kit page, entering the part number of the hitch you have and selecting the manufacturer of the hitch.
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  • Metal Square Piece on a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Trailer Hitch
  • The "flat metal square piece" on the item you selected is an attachment point for your wiring harness connector or mounting bracket. I have provided links below to the wiring harness for your vehicle and a bracket to mount the harness at the attachment point on the hitch. If you have any other questions let me know.
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  • Hitch Adapter for a 2009 Infiniti FX-35 with a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • You are right, it seems we only offer Class III hitches with a 2 inch opening for your 2009 Infiniti FX-35. We do offer an adapter you can use. It is the Hitch Adapter 2 inch to 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # HT02.
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