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Hidden Hitch strives to be the premier towing company by providing customers with more towing options of better quality than competitors. Since opening in 1968, Hidden Hitch has focused on innovation, quality and safety. In 1997, Hidden Hitch was the very first trailer hitch manufacturer to be recognized as a QS-9000 and ISO-9001 company, which is the highest level of quality a company can receive.

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  • Recently developed a line of heavy duty towing equipment: weight distribution systems, goosenecks and fifth wheels
  • Offers a wide range of towing accessories from ball mounts to transmission coolers




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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Difference Between Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Hitch for 2006 Acura TSX
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receier # 60831 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2006 Acura TSX. When installing the hitch on the vehicle you may just need to enlarge the access holes by drilling so that they accept the included 3/16 x 1.00 x 2.00 block. This is the only drilling that would be needed during installation. The Hidden Hitch # 60831 and the Draw-Tite Hitch # 24768 that you also mentioned are actually identical. The same parent company owns both brand...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Extension to Tow Trailer with Truck Tail Gate Down
  • How long of an extension do you need? I've linked our complete selection for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers for you. One example is the MaxxTow, part # MT70024, that's 12 inches long. Another option is an extra long ball mount like part # 80232. It's 15-3/4 inches long. This is often a better solution to your problem because you're not adding extra pieces to your tow setup. Hitch extenders can cause additional movement that isn't exactly ideal. If you also need a hitch ball to...
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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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  • 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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  • Side-Mount Trailer Jack to Avoid Tailgate Clearance Issue
  • Usually the best fix for tailgate-to-jack clearance issues is an extra-long ball mount that will move the trailer further away from the tailgate, such as # 80232, but since you are using a weight distribution/sway control hitch you cannot use this solution. So the best option in your case is to change to a side-frame-mounted jack instead of the tongue-mounted jack. The linked page displays all side-mount jacks, both jacks with caster wheels like # MT70149 and jacks with foot plates like...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Pole Wiring for 2015 BMW X5 with M Sport Trim Package
  • Many of the aftermarket hitches made for your 2015 BMW X5, including part # 87455, will not fit with the M Sport trim package but Curt offers one that does, 2-inch Class III hitch # 13077. This hitch installs without drilling but requires some fascia trimming. All mounting hardware is included and you can refer to the linked instructions for a list of tools you'll need. A video showing installation on a 2016 X5 is also included for you. If you also need a 4-pole trailer wiring harness...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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