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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch 70777
  • If you want just the hardware for the Draw Tite hitch part # 70777 we can help you with that. What you will want is the part # RHK. On the product page if you select Draw Tite from the drop down menu and then enter the part number of the hitch we will ship you out all of the install hardware.
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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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  • 2 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500
  • For a 2 inch trailer hitch that is confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Ram 1500 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 87530 which is a confirmed fit. This hitch installs really easy as well. Check out the install video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Trailer Wiring For 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Hidden Hitch # 87530 is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Ram pickup. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. This trailer hitch has a towing capacity of 6,000-lbs but you will need to check your owner's manual to make sure you do not exceed the towing capacity for your truck. Since 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...
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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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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2006 Infiniti FX35
  • Hidden Hitch and Draw Tite have been the exact same hitch for a number of years now due to them both being made by the same company. Recently the Hidden Hitch name has been phased out and only Draw Tite is left. In the end though it's not really a huge loss since you can get the same hitch with just a different name. That being said the hitch you mentioned was for the Infiniti FX45. The hitch you would want for your 2006 Infiniti FX35 is the Curt part # 13558 which is a confirmed fit...
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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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  • What Hitch Fits 1998 Saturn S Series Coupe
  • We have hitches that fit the 1998 Saturn S Series Coupe you have like the Draw Tite part # 24620 but the part # 87566 is for newer Volvo XC60s so it would not work for you.
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  • Will Hidden Hitch 2-Inch Hitch 87648 Fit 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited with Dual Exhaust
  • The Hidden Hitch 2-inch hitch # 87648 is a confirmed fit on your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited with dual exhausts. I verified the fit with the manufacturer. This hitch offers no-drill installation as shown in the linked video which displays a 2015 model year Cherokee. A helpful hitch installation article is included for you too. The linked instructions show a dual exhaust model.
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  • Recommended Hitch & Cargo Carrier Options for 2016 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with a hitch and hitch-mounted cargo carrier that will give you access to the rear of the Highlander. For a hitch I suggest the Hidden Hitch round tube Class III hitch # 87660. This hitch offers no-drill installation and allows a full-size spare tire to remain installed. It has the same capacity as others but costs a bit less. It also fits hybrid models. You can refer to the linked installation instructions and video to see the whole process. Your best choice of carrier...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2006 Infiniti FX35
  • No, the Hidden Hitch # HH87639 is not compatible with your 2006 Infinity FX35. I do however, have a hitch that is compatible with your vehicle. It is the 2006 Infiniti FX35 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2 inch # 13558. I've attached an installation video of this hitch on the same year/make/model for you. If you will be using this trailer hitch receiver to tow a trailer, you will also need a ball mount and wiring. For your wiring needs, I recommend the ZCI Circuit Protected...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver With Drawbar And Wiring For 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • The 2016 Ford Fusion Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar Class I - 1-1/4", # 60322 is a confirmed fit for all models of Ford Fusion. How it attaches to the frame does not vary from model to model. This Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver comes with the drawbar, pin, and clip for towing. If you are interested in a locking pin with anti-rattle, I recommend # 63147. I recommend getting a hitch ball like # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch option or # 19258 for a 2 inch option. For...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying 2 Kayaks on a 2017 Subaru Impreza
  • We do have a hitch that will fit your 2017 Subaru Impreza, which is the Draw-Tite # 24886. If you choose to tow a Kayak trailer, this hitch will work well. However, when I looked up the owner's manual for your Impreza it said that your vehicle was not made or intended for towing trailers. I have another solution that will not void your vehicle's warranty. Yakima has a roof rack system that will allow you to carry both Kayaks, as long as you do not go over your Subaru's roof weight capacity....
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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 Trailer Hitch And Wire Harness For 2010 Nissan Murano
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2010 Nissan Murano is the Draw-Tite, part # 75647. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. 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...
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  • Install Instructions for Hidden Hitch 90175
  • Yes, if you check out the link I attached you can see the install instructions for the # 90175 that you referenced. I also attached a picture of the install instructions as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2016 Honda Accord LX Sedan
  • We offer three choices in a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I trailer hitch for your 2016 Honda Accord sedan. Since all share identical weight capacities I suggest the lowest-priced option which is the Hidden Hitch # 60325. Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are sister companies, although the Hidden Hitch brand has recently been dissolved. The two hitches are exactly the same so you might as well save a few dollars and go for the Hidden Hitch version. To assist your installation I have linked the...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Nissan Rogue to Clear Bumper
  • For a bike rack that fits your price range and matches your criteria the Rola TX-103 part # 59403 would be your best option. This is a 3 bike tilting rack for 2 inch hitches that has a distance of 10 inches from the pin hole to the nearest upright mast of the rack. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide...
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  • Ski/Snowboard Hitch Rack Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Cherokee
  • The only hitch options for carrying a snowboard ski rack are ones like the Tram part # TH9033 that require mounting to a hitch mounted bike rack like the Roadway # TH912XTR. I wish there was a different route I could recommend but with this you at least get a bike rack out of it too.
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  • What Would Tongue Weight be for Trailer that Weighs 1,800 lbs Loaded
  • Typically tongue weight of a trailer is 10 to 15 percent of the total trailer weight. So your trailer would weigh 1,800 lbs total which means the tongue weight would be between 180 lbs and 270 lbs.
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  • Hitch & Related Towing Items for 2016 Subaru Forester
  • We do have options for you in both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches for the 2016 Forester that you can see on the linked page. Since your plan is towing I recommend the higher-capacity Class III hitch # 75876 from Draw-Tite. This no-drill installation is illustrated in the linked video, and a helpful article on hitch installation is included too, along with articles on towing. Towing also requires a ball mount, hitch ball and wiring harness. I suggest our ball mount kit...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 BWM X3
  • Hidden Hitch is actually being phased out but the Draw Tite and the Hidden Hitch are made by the same company and are essentially the same hitch. For that reason the Hidden Hitch # 87632 is going to be the better choice just based on it's much better price. It will have the best look too since a smaller portion of the hitch hangs lower than the cross tube unlike the Curt.
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  • Fascia Trimming Involved to Install Hidden Hitch 87403 on a 2006 BMW X3
  • If the plan is to only carry a bike rack with the Hidden Hitch part # 87403 on your 2006 BMW X3 then you would not need an electrical hook up and wouldn't have to do quite as much trimming of the rear fascia. I attached a picture that details the trimming involved. Hidden Hitch recommends a utility knife but you can use whatever cutting tool you prefer. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2016 Non-Turbo Forester Premium
  • The trailer hitches we offer that are designed to fit your 2016 Forester are Class ll and Class lll hitches and do have varied towing and tongue weight capacities. Since Subaru lists the towing capacity at 1,500 lbs I do not recommend exceeding those capacities. The trailer hitch that is designed as a fit for your Forester is the Draw-Tite, part # 36523. This is a Class ll trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The trailer hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite,...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch 70647 Fit a 1996 Ford Explorer
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 70647 is a confirmed fit for your 1996 Ford Explorer. It would be a great option that will work with your 15 inch spare and would give you 500 lbs of tongue weight capacity for a carrier and motorized wheelchair. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Tips for Removing Factory Bolts that Hold Factory Hitch of 2010 Ford Escape
  • Frame bolts like what are securing your factory hitch to your 2010 Ford Escape can be pretty difficult to remove. Especially if they have seen a few winters with salt on the roads. The best solution will be to spray the bolts with WD-40 and then use as long of a wrench/ratchet as you can find. The more leverage you can get on the bolt the better. A cheater bar would be the best option.
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch that will Fit a 1995 Chevy C1500 with a Roll Pan Bumper
  • Yes, the trailer hitch part # 82574 that you referenced is designed to fit your 1995 Chevy C1500 that has a roll pan bumper so it would be perfect. The hitch opening is designed to fit and match the hitch opening in the bumper.
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  • Trailer Wiring and Trailer Hitch Fit for 2015 GMC Terrain
  • For trailer wiring for your 2015 GMC Terrain that does not currently have a hitch or trailer wiring currently you would want the part # 118494. The tow package wiring harness part # 118264 is intended as a replacement for factory trailer wiring or for vehicles wired with the tow package. Since your truck does not have a hitch or wiring currently you do not have the tow package. For a hitch you then would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 76028 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2009 Toyota Highlander that Accommodates 19 Inch Full Size Spare
  • I have a trailer hitch option that will allow you to keep your 19 inch spare under your 2009 Toyota Highlander, but the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75586 and the Hidden Hitch Class III # 87452 will not fit with your 19 inch spare tire. In order for the full size spare tire to still be able to be stowed under the vehicle, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Round Tube Receiver # 75726. Installation of this hitch will require removal of the tow hooks and, if present,...
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  • What Type of Fifth Wheel Hitch Provides Additional Clearance between Cab of Truck Around Corners
  • Sounds like you are looking for a slider hitch so that you can have better turning clearance. You didn't give me too many details about your setup but the slider hitch part # PS30857 is a super popular 16k hitch with a square tube slider. Or for a hitch that automatically slides around corners we have the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which has an 18k capacity. I attached a review video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Hidden Hitch part # 87601 Fit 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Fuel Tank Protection
  • For your 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee the Hidden Hitch part # 87601 is a confirmed fit and is designed to work with the fuel tank location of your current vehicle. If there were any fit issues with that there would be notes listed for that situation. I attached an install video for this hitch on a 2003 Grand Cherokee like yours as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Brake Controller for a 2016 Mercedes GLA250
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 87690 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Mercedes GLA250. It does not come with trailer wiring. For that you would want the part # 119250KIT which is a universal kit that installs without hardwiring. This would have no effect on bulb out sensors. This also does not actuate the brakes of a trailer either. You would need a brake controller for that. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy RF Brake Controller part # 90250. This is...
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  • Does Install of Hidden Hitch 87001 Interfere with Leaf Springs of 1976 Jeep CJ-5
  • I attached an install picture that we got from a customer that shows the # 87001 installed on a similar Jeep as yours and you can see that it does not interfere with the leaf springs. I also attached a picture that I took from the instructions that shows how it installs on the two different frame styles your vehicle could have.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The hitch you have now only fits older models of the Town and Country. You would need to go with a new hitch. The Draw Tite part # 75579 is a fit for your 2014 Town and Country and would work well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. I hope everyone was okay who was involved in the accident!
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2013 Toyota Highlander the Hidden Hitch part # 87452 is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring we have the part # 118449 as a confirmed fit as well. I attached an install video for this too. If you wanted to do 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...
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  • Can MaxxTow Motorcycle Carrier be Used on a 2012 Nissan Xterra with Hidden Hitch Installed
  • It would be cutting it pretty close. But the hitch you have installed on your 2012 Nissan Xterra part # 70760 has a 350 lb capacity and with your bike and the # MT70101 you would have a total of 335 lbs which would be safe since it is under the capacity. Rear suspension enhancement like the part # SSR-210-40 which is a fit for your vehicle would be a great choice to help fight sag.
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  • Would the Draw Tite Hitch # 87655 Fit a 2014 Dodge Promaster 2500 and Carry 400 lb Cargo Carrier
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 87655 has a tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs so it would have more than enough capacity for your setup that weighs a total of 400 lbs. According the research I did on your vehicle you would have the needed towing capacity for this but you should still consult the owners manual.
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  • Troubleshooting Hidden Hitch Active Taillight Converter
  • The Hidden Hitch Active Taillight Converter, part # 31824 is designed to convert separate wiring from a towing vehicle and give you a combined wiring harness being towed. You will need a circuit tester like part # 3808 and test the wires on the vehicle you attach it to. If they all check out you will want to then test the pins on the trailer connector. If they are not functioning as they should there is probably an issue with the converter and it will need to be replaced. I could...
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  • Troubleshooting Hidden Hitch Active Taillight Converter
  • The Hidden Hitch Active Taillight Converter, part # 31824 is designed to convert separate wiring from a towing vehicle and give you a combined wiring harness being towed. You will need a circuit tester like part # 3808 and test the wires on the vehicle you attach it to. If they all check out you will want to then test the pins on the trailer connector. If they are not functioning as they should there is probably an issue with the converter and it will need to be replaced. I could...
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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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  • Will the Multi-Fit Motor Home Trailer Hitch Fit on my Pop-Up Camper
  • The Multi-Fit Motor Home Trailer Hitch # 82201 is a Universal Fit Hitch. This means it will fit your pop up camper if your bumper is between 47" and 71" wide. As long as your bumper fits within this limit, this hitch should fit on your pop-up camper. However, I would advise to contact your camper manufacturer regarding installing a hitch because pop ups are small and light and sometimes cannot support hitch-mounted accessories. If you are looking for a Bike Rack for your pop-up camper,...
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  • Would Hidden Hitch for 2014 Nissan Murano Allow Kuat NV Bike Rack to Fit
  • Your Kuat NV 2 part # NV22G would easily fit the Hidden Hitch part # 87486 which is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Nissan Murano. When we installed this hitch on a 2014 Murano like yours (see video), we found that from the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the bumper measures 5-1/2 inches. The bike rack measure 7 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest folded section of the rack so it would have 1-1/2 inches of clearance to fold up. I also attached...
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2016 Hyundai Tucson Require Exhaust Lowering
  • To install the Curt hitch part # C13240 on your 2016 Hyunda Tucson will require you to lower the exhaust if you have the dual exhaust tips. If you have single exhaust you would not have to. This is a pretty standard install step for a trailer hitch install. If you check out the install video I attached for this hitch you can see our installer able to install the hitch without having to lower the exhaust. You would want to spray the hanger isolator with WD 40 and then using a pry bar...
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  • Will Back Up Camera of 2015 Nissan Murano be Affected by Hidden Hitch 87679
  • When installed without a trailer the Hidden Hitch # 87679 would not block the rear view of your backup camera. The hitch is mounted low enough that you wouldn't even see it in the viewfinder of the camera.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Towing Small Trailer with 2011 Chevy Malibu
  • For your 2011 Chevy Malibu the Hidden Hitch part # 90194 is a confirmed fit. The hitch itself has a total trailer capacity weight rating of 3,500 lbs which seems actually pretty high for a sedan. It sounds like you already did, but you will need to check the weight capacity of your vehicle in the owners manual and be sure not to exceed the lower rating between the hitch and your vehicle. For a ball mount you would want the # 36065 and for a hitch ball # 19258 for a 2 inch ball or...
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  • How to Know if the Hidden Hitch RV Hitch 82201 will fit a 1997 Jayco 2630
  • You would need to measure the frame of your trailer to know if the part # 82201 will fit. If the outside to outside dimension is between 47 and 71 inches this hitch would fit and work well. This is a general application product, and it is the responsibility of the installer to select a structurally safe location for attachment.
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  • Why Does Rear Fascia of 2012 Jeep Compass Have to Be Trimmed to Install Hitch
  • To install a hitch on you 2012 Jeep Compass will require you to trim the lower rear fascia to make room for the hitch opening. The reason for this is if the hitch was going to fit below the fascia without trimming it would give you very low ground clearance. I attached a picture that I took from the install instruction for the Curt Hitch part # C13081 that shows the area that would need to get trimmed. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount...
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  • Would Install of Hidden Hitch in a 2016 Audi A4 Allow Water in the Trunk
  • I totally understand the concern for the issues you brought up regarding the spacer block for the install of the Hidden Hitch part # 60219. You should note that when the bolt is torqued a seal strong enough to prevent water from getting into the truck would be created. In order for water to make it into the truck the rear of the vehicle would basically need to be submerged. If you wanted to paint the block to help add a layer of corrosion resistance
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  • Is the Hidden Hitch 87034 for a 1972 Truck Rated for Weight Distribution
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87034 is compatible with weight distribution systems and does have higher capacities when used with one. It goes from 5,000 lbs total trailer weight and 500 lbs tongue weight to 8,000 and 800 lbs capacity when used with a WD system. Now this hitch is a fit for your 1972 Chevy Truck, but it is not going to have the hitch opening come out behind the license plate.
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  • Is the Hidden Hitch 87530 for 2007 Dodge Ram Different From Other Hitches
  • Hidden Hitch is a brand name that makes trailer hitches for several vehicles including your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 that does not have a factory hitch like the part # 87530. This hitch attaches to a bumper beam that basically simulates a crosstube like what a hitch would have. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The difference between this hitch and the others that are similar is basically just the brand name as they are all similar enough that you wouldn't notice...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Bike Rack for a 2008 Mazda CX-7
  • Whenever available I recommend everyone go with a 2 inch hitch like the part # 87421 over 1-1/4 inch as the 2 inch hitches have more capacity and more accessories made for them as that is the most popular hitch size. The only advantage the 1-1/4 inch hitch # 36419 has is a bit less visibility since it is smaller. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite,...
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  • Comparison Between Available Class III Trailer Hitches for 2015 Jeep Renegade
  • Both hitches you mentioned, the Hidden Hitch # 87681 and the Curt # C13269 have identical weight capacities. The Hidden Hitch will require drilling a 1 inch access hole, unless the vehicle has the factory tow hooks. The Curt Hitch won't require drilling, but you'll need to use a rotary tool like a Dremel to enlarge the frame member access holes so the installation hardware can be fished through. I'll link you to some FAQ articles that explain this process fully. If the Curt hitch...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation Made by Reese with 6 inches Of Drop
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 80240 would be the closest thing we offer to what you described. This ball mount is made by the same company as Reese so it is basically a Reese ball mount for all intents and purposes. The ball mount can do 6 inches of drop which is as close as we have to the drop you mentioned. Since typically the rear of a vehicle will sag slightly it's best to go slightly higher when picking out a ball mount than needed if the exact dimension isn't available. I attached...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation Made by Reese with 6 inches Of Drop
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 80240 would be the closest thing we offer to what you described. This ball mount is made by the same company as Reese so it is basically a Reese ball mount for all intents and purposes. The ball mount can do 6 inches of drop which is as close as we have to the drop you mentioned. Since typically the rear of a vehicle will sag slightly it's best to go slightly higher when picking out a ball mount than needed if the exact dimension isn't available. I attached...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch part # 90208 Fit a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon 3.6R
  • For your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon the Hidden Hitch Class II hitch part # 90208 is a confirmed fit and would work well for your bike rack. There is a Sport model Outback here in the US, but since you don't have a Sport model this hitch is going to fit and work well and you wouldn't need to worry about it. I actually just spoke with a guy with a Sport model Outback who was asking about when we were going to have a trailer hitch available. I attached an install video for you to check out...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Kia Soul
  • For a hitch for your 2014 Kia Soul the Hidden Hitch part # 60347 is a confirmed fit that would include everything needed to install plus a ball mount and a hitch pin and clip in case you planned on doing some light towing. I attached an install video for this hitch as well. To complete your towing setup you would also need the part # 19258 for a 2 inch ball or # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball. For trailer wiring part # 118637.
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch part # 60899 fit a 2012 tC
  • The Hidden Hitch part # 60899 has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2012 Scion tC so it would work well on your Release Series. We did have one customer come back and say that it was pretty close to the rear bumper on his Release Series but it still worked. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # HM11141964. The hitch comes with a ball mount but for a 1-7/8 inch ball you would want the part # 19256 or a 2 inch ball # 19258.
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  • Is a Lift Required to Install a Hitch on a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
  • You wouldn't need a lift to install a trailer hitch on your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Since the hitches for your vehicle like the part # 87637 basically just bolt right to the frame of the vehicle which is raised off the ground a reasonable amount you may not even need the jack. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well. We use lifts in our videos to make the filming process easier. All you would need is a 17 and 19 mm wrench to install this hitch. To make...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Fit 2010 Lincoln MKT without EcoBoost?
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 87571 that you referenced will fit the 2010 Lincoln MKT both with and without EcoBoost, so it will work well for you on your MKT. Both the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite # 75679 trailer hitches for the 2010 MKT will fit models with or without EcoBoost. Curt offers 2 different hitches depending on if the vehicle has EcoBoost or not. I have attached the installation instructions for the # 87571 hitch, as well as an installation video...
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  • Trailer Wiring Install Video Request for 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • I attached an install video for the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 118405 being installed on a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser just like yours. This would work well with the Hidden Hitch part # 87412 that is also a confirmed fit for your 2013 FJ Cruiser. I attached the install video that you referenced as well. If you wanted to do 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...
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  • What Ball Mount Comes with Hidden Hitch for a 2014 Chevy Spark
  • The ball mount that comes with the Hidden Hitch part # 60312 is the part # 3594 but it does not come with hitch balls. For that you would need the part # 19256. If you needed trailer wiring as well you would want the part # 118575. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is it Possible to Carry a Bike Rack Between a Vehicle and a Trailer
  • The easiest way to carry a bike rack while towing a trailer is with the bunk trailer adapter part # CC-275 which attaches to the a-frame rails of the trailer and provides you with a way to carry the bike rack above the frame. Since your Matrix hitch will have a lower capacity you will need to be aware of the additional weigh of the rack and bikes in regards to the towing capacities for the vehicle. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the...
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  • 8 inch Drop Ball Mount and Interchangeable Hitch Ball Recommendation for 2 inch Hitch
  • I attached a link to a page that has all of the 8 inch drop ball mounts we offer for 2 inch hitches like what you have. The Hidden Hitch part # 80213 would work great as a standard 8 inch drop ball mount. It sounds like you are then looking for a way to easily interchange between hitch ball sizes. For that the Convert A Ball part # 900b would be a great option as it has the ability to easily change between a 1-7/8 inch, 2 inch, and 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. I attached a review video for...
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  • Fit of Hidden Hitch Class III # 87753 Trailer Hitch on 2007 Dodge Dakota
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III hitch you referenced, part # 87753 would work perfectly on a 2007 Dodge Dakota, it fits 2005-2011 Dakota trucks. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you might need the following items to complete your towing set-up. Trailer wiring harness, part # 118323 (If trailer has more than 1 stop/turn/taillight per side, use a modulate like # 119147KIT) Ball mount, part # 2923 1-7/8 trailer ball, part # 19260 or 2 inch trailer ball, part # 63845 Locking hitch...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder with Hidden Hitch Installed
  • My favorite bike rack to recommend for a 2 inch hitch like the part # 87625 for your 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT which can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded to give you complete access to the rear cargo area. I attached a review video for the rack for you to check out as well. Another popular option is the Thule Roadway part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite,...
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  • Picture Request of Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2016 Ford Edge
  • I attached a picture that shows the Hidden Hitch part # 87696 installed on a 2016 Ford Edge just like yours for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Kia Soul to Tow Malone Kayak Trailer
  • I looked up the weight of the Malone Xtralight 4 Kayak Trailer and found that it is extremely light weight for a trailer as it only weighs 164 lbs unloaded. The hitches for your 2015 Kia Soul like the # 60347 have more than enough capacity for this trailer regardless of the Class as these are rated for up to 2,000 lbs of trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle for any towing restrictions as well. This hitch comes with a ball...
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Acura MDX
  • For a hitch you would want to start with the Hidden Hitch # 87649 which has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and will work great to carry a 4 bike rack. The best bang for your buck 4 bike rack is going to be the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR. This rack has all of the great features of the more expensive racks but at a better price. Check out the review video I attached for more info. Since you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Equinox for Carrying Wheelchair Carrier
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2015 Chevy Equinox the Hidden Hitch part # 87572 is a confirmed fit and has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. That means that the hitch has the ability to support the weight of 350 lbs off the ground. If the weight of the wheelchair and carrier end up weighing less than that this would work for you. Any local mechanic in your area with a decent reputation would have no problem installing this since hitches are pretty simple to install. For a wheelchair...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Audi Q3 for a Bike Rack
  • For a bike rack for your 2016 Audi Q3 I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87687 because it will have more than enough capacity than you will need but also because since this hitch is a 2 inch hitch it will have more flexibility for future hitch accessories since more are made for this hitch size. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Bike Rack on a 2016 Ford Edge
  • Whenever available I like to recommend Class III hitches since they have higher capacities and since more hitch accessories are made for them they offer greater flexibility for future hitch accessories. For your 2016 Ford Edge I would recommend the # 87696 as it is a Class III hitch with plenty of capacity and has a hidden cross tube. Basically all you would see is the hitch opening. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Hitching...
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  • Hitch Availability for a 2002 Chevy Avalanche with Reinforced Frame
  • The only hitches we offer for your 2002 Chevy Avalanche have a somewhat smaller bracket length like the part # 87614. If you reinforced your frame though you shouldn't have any problem with it bending. However, you wanted something longer you would have to find a fabricator local to you who could make something for you. Be sure not to exceed the towing capacities for the truck as well.
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  • Availability of Replacement Bolt Cover for Draw-Tite Hitch # 75662
  • The cosmetic cap for the bumper bolt that is removed for hitch # 87530 installation is available as part # 58530. This bolt cap fits for hitches # 75662 and # 87530.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch To Use Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack on 2014 Acura RDX 2014
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III trailer hitch you mentioned, part # 87642 is the most affordably priced hitch option we offer for your 2014 Acura RDX. The Saris Freedom 2 bike rack you already have, which I'm guessing is part # SA4412B would indeed be compatible with the hitch. Your rack will have plenty of clearance to the rear bumper fo the vehicle. The hitch would work well with the vehicle, and the rack you already have would be compatible with the hitch. If you'll also be doing...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2016 Toyota Highlander; 2007 Highlander Parts Will Not Fit 2016
  • The hitches for a 2007 Toyota Highlander will not fit the 2016 Highlander. They are different generations so there is no overlap for the hitches I'm afraid. For the 2016 Toyota Highlander the most popular option is the Curt hitch # C13200. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch for 3rd Generation Ford Escape Be Installed on a 2nd Generation Escape
  • I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13650 for your 2008 Escape. The rear structure of the second generation Escape (2007-2012 model year) is very different from the third generation (2012-present) model year. The rear frame structure is different enough that the # 75758 wouldn't fit your 2008 Escape, I'm sorry to say. Making modifications to the frame or the hitch in order to install the hitch would weaken the structure of the hitch or the vehicle frame, so making modifications...
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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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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Hidden Hitch on a 2015 Lincoln MKC
  • The hitch part # 87673 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your Lincoln MKC and would not require any drilling for installation. The holes you would be looking for are on the outsides of the vehicle frame though. Most hitches install on the inside so that may be the confusion. I attached a picture that shows a diagram of how the hitch installs for you to check out as well. I also attached a picture that shows the two holes that get used with bolts coming out of them.
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch Fit on 2015 Ford Transit Connect with Long Wheel Base
  • My contacts at Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch verified that their 2-Inch Class III hitches # 75852 and # 87651 are confirmed fits on the long wheelbase version of your 2015 Ford Transit Connect. I linked an install video for the similar Curt hitch # C13167 - also a confirmed fit. For a wiring harness for towing you can use the Tow Ready 4-pole wiring kit # 118613. The recommended ball mount # C45030 can be used with a ball that has a 1-inch shank, such as 2-inch ball # 63845.
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  • Why Does Curt Recommend a Stabilizer Strap But Hidden Hitch Does Not
  • Curt recommends the stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike racks to help support the hitch when going over bumps to prevent some of the vertical shock from being transferred to the hitch. Curt does this as a precaution, it's not that Draw Tite or Hidden Hitch are stronger. Both hitch brands make outstanding hitches that are typically stronger than what they are rated for. I would say that Curt just happens to approach the idea of a bike rack/cargo carrier being used in a...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback for Carrying Bike Rack
  • If it were me I wouldn't want to mess with the stabilizer strap at all when carrying a bike rack. So for you 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24914 as it does not have the same strap requirement that the Curt hitch does. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in...
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  • Will Hitch Installed on 2016 Ford Edge Sport Interfere with Hands-Free Liftgate
  • I spoke to my contact at Hidden Hitch and he said that the hitch part # 87696 will still allow the powered liftgate of your 2016 Ford Edge Sport to function. He said that as long as you don't put your foot directly under the hitch opening it will still function.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2005 Toyota Sienna
  • For a hitch for your 2005 Toyota Sienna the Hidden Hitch part # 87415 has been confirmed as a fit and would be a great option for carrying a bike rack. The install of this wouldn't be too difficult. If you have access to basic tools and have decent mechanic skills you would have no problem. I attached an install video for you to check out for the hitch as well. This will give you an idea what it would be like. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle...
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