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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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  • Hitch Extender For Adding Enough Space Between Trailer and SUV to Open Rear Hatch
  • You can do that if you wish, but be aware that using an extension lowers the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The further the load gets extended away from the hitch, the more leverage is applied. This leverage can damage the hitch or cause it or its attachment points to the vehicle to fail. If you can get by with the reduced capacity, I'd recommend the 12 inch # MT70024, the 14 inch # C45795 or the 18 inch # HE18. An extra long ball mount might be a good alternative. If you click...
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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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  • 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 Curt # 5351 instead 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...
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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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  • Can I Extend My Hitch Without Using TorkLift Hitch and SuperTruss Extension
  • The only other extension option we carry besides the Torklift SuperTruss extender that does not cut your tongue weight in half is an extra long ball mount. Traditional extensions such as part # C45796 cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on the truck in half because it creates extra leverage and movement in your towing setup. The only extra long ball mount we offer that is long enough for your setup is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 at 15-3/4 inches long. That length...
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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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  • 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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  • Does a Trailer Hitch Extender Reduce the Gross Trailer Weight Capacity or Just the Tongue Weight
  • The use of a hitch extender reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So if the trailer hitch is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight it would be reduced to just 500 pounds tongue weight capacity when using an extension. It doesn't reduce the gross trailer weight capacity, only the tongue weight. Some extenders also have the additional restriction of flat towing only (towing a vehicle with all 4 wheels down) and cannot be used with trailers. Since the use...
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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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  • Hitch for 2019 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • I checked directly with Draw-Tite for a hitch fit for the 2019 Mazda 3 (not the CX-3) and Draw-Tite shows that the 2019 Mazda 3 Hatchback can use their 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch # 24914. This hitch includes all mounting hardware and it can be used with Class I accessories such as a 2-bike rack like # S64670 and a cargo carrier like # C18110.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Forester Sport for Bike Rack
  • For your 2019 Subaru Forester Sport we have trailer hitches like the Draw Tite part # 76271 that are a fit that I would recommend for carrying a bike, but the Hidden Hitch you mentioned does not fit your vehicle so it would not be the hitch to get. The Draw Tite has a 2 inch opening which means it has plenty of capacity for carrying a bike rack and also means there are more racks made for this hitch size as well. I attached a picture of this hitch installed on a similar 2019 Forester Sport...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Mazda CX-3
  • The best bike rack style is a hitch mounted option so for your 2019 Mazda CX-3 you'll need to install a hitch first like the Draw Tite part # 24933 which is best option as it doesn't require a stabilizer strap like the equivalent Curt does for your vehicle. Now the easiest to use bike racks are platform racks as they are much easier to load then trying to fit the frame of your bike over the arms of a hanging rack. Typically the big drawback to platform racks is the weight but we have...
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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 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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  • 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 for 2019 Mazda CX-3
  • We do have trailer hitches to fit your 2019 Mazda CX-3 that are similar to the part # 90092 that you referenced. The available hitches for the 2019 CX-3 are the 1-1/4-inch size like # 90092 but they are lighter-duty Class I hitches. There are not any Class II hitches for your car. The available Class I hitches are Draw-Tite # 24933 and Curt # C11418. Between these two I recommend the USA-made Curt # C11418 because it will be easier to install. A video and the instructions both are...
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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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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount Part # 80232 Reduce Towing Capacity
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 has a 6,000 lb gross trailer weight (GTW) and 600 lb tongue weight (TW) rating. Your R-Pod trailer does not exceed either of these ratings therefore it will work well for you. The extended ball mount will be the weakest component in the system and will need to be the capacity you abide by. In regards to a weight distribution system, you would need to replace the shank that comes with the system for a longer option that will clear the tailgate...
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  • Is There Drilling Involved to Install Trailer Hitch On 2016 Kia Forte
  • The hitches we offer that do fit your 2016 Kia Forte like the Draw Tite part # 24903 do not require drilling. To install the Hidden Hitch # 90092 that you mentioned does not fit your Forte so it would not be the hitch you'd want. All you need to install the Draw Tite hitch is a 17 mm socket/ratchet or wrench.
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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 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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  • 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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