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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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  • Offers a wide range of towing accessories from ball mounts to transmission coolers




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  • Will a Receiver Hitch Work on an I-Beam Frame on My 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I do not believe the 82201 Multi-Fit Motor Home Hitch is the best option for your I-beam frame. We have an adjustable width trailer hitch for the RV, part number 13703, that would most likely work better. With this hitch you would be able to install the brackets on the inside of the I-beam and would have 6 bolts holding it in place providing a much larger mounting surface than the other hitch. The distance from the bend in the mounting plates where it sits on the I-beam to the top of...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2010 Dodge Journey SXT with Trailer Hitch # 87487 Installed
  • If Dodge has rated your 2010 Journey for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight, that is the maximum the vehicle can tow, even if a trailer hitch is rated higher. The limiting factor is the component with the lowest capacity, which is the rating you need to go by. Adding weight distribution will not increase the towing capacity of the vehicle. The towing capacity of the vehicle remains static at 3,500 pounds. To complete your towing setup you may need the following: Ball Mount Kit, part...
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  • What Towing Package Is Available For 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the Toyota dealer for the gross towing weight capacity of your 2008 Toyota Highlander to make sure the towing capacity is not exceeded. Even if the hitch will have a higher weight capacity than your vehicles gross towing weight capacity the towing capacity is determined by the lowest weight capacity in your whole towing setup. The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, # 87452, that you have referenced is a good choice for your 2008 Toyota...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Difficulty on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87648 is indeed a fit for all models of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee excluding Trailhawk models so it will fit your Latitude. Trailer hitch installation is something that you can do at home but I do recommend having an assistant because hitches are heavy and getting them in the right place and tightening hardware at the same time is difficult for one person to do alone. All 2014 Jeep Cherokees will have the holes for the hitch already in the frame. You will not...
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  • Trailer Hitch to Carry a Generator on the Back of a Travel Trailer
  • For a cargo carrier holding a generator at the back of a travel trailer I definitely recommend installing a frame mounted trailer hitch. It is unlikely that a bumper will be rated high enough to carry the generator and carrier and be able to withstand the stresses involved. If your trailer has a frame that measures 31 inches to 46 inches wide, I recommend installing hitch # 82200. I have included a link to the installation details and I recommend having the hitch professionally installed....
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for Pulling a Pop Up Camper with a 2011 Toyota Rav4 with Rear Spare Tire
  • The standard ball mount that is recommended for the 2011 RAV4 has a 2 inch drop and a 3/4 inch rise and in most cases the # 80232 ball mount will be correct, but this does not mean that it will be the correct ball mount height for towing your trailer. The height of your trailer coupler and the height of the top of the receiver opening on your RAV4, when parked on a fairly level surface with the trailer frame level, will be needed to determine the correct ball mount drop or rise that...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Style for a 2010 Ford Escape
  • There are many options in bike racks for your 2010 Ford Escape. Your choice depends on how many bikes you are wanting to carry and the weight of the bikes. For your vehicle, the best would be either a hitch bike rack or a trunk mounted bike rack. The roof bike rack for your Ford Escape is not the best choice, because it requires lifting the bike to the roof of the vehicle. The hitch bike rack is a excellent choice, but it does require you have a trailer hitch on the back of your vehicle...
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  • Recommended Receiver Hitch for 2012 Nissan Murano
  • As long as the towing capacity of the vehicle is not exceeded and the hitch is installed properly, according to the hitch manufacturers instructions, there should be no adverse warranty implications from installing a hitch. The # 87486 Class III hitch you mentioned is manufactured by Hidden Hitch, a very respected hitch manufacturer. I have provided you with a side-by-side photo showing both the Curt # 13577 and the Hidden Hitch model installed on a 2012 Murano. As you can see in the...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Towing Accessories for Towing 3000 lb Trailer with 2011 Ford Escape
  • According to my research, the 2011 Escape has a tow rating between 1500-3500 lbs, depending on how the vehicle was equipped. You can call your Ford dealer with the VIN number, and they should be able to tell you the tow rating of you vehicle as it is equipped. If you should find that the actual tow capacity of your Escape is exceeded by the weight of the trailer, you will either want to get a trailer whose weight falls within the tow capacity of the Escape or use a different vehicle to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2012 Ford Escape
  • We do offer several hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2012 Ford Escape. Of all the hitches we offer I recommend the Hidden Hitch, part # 87626. This hitch is a Class lll hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. When I checked out the photos of the hitches we offer that fit your Escape, it appears this hitch may be the least conspicuous. Due to the design of the vehicles it is many times difficult to find a hitch that is really concealed. I have attached a photo of this hitch mounted...
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  • Trailer Hitch Comparison and Warranty Issues When Towing with a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • The Hidden Hitch, # 87440, Draw-Tite, item # 75547, and Curt, item # 13555, Class III hitches available for the 2010 Honda CR-V have minimal differences. Subtle design differences and manufacturing differences are the only differences. In reality the hitches are all rated for 3,500 pounds of gross trailer weight and 350 pounds of tongue weight and will perform pretty much exactly alike when towing. The receiver portion of the hitch will be in the same spot just below the center of the rear...
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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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  • Can Fascia Door of 2011 GMC Terrain Be Reinstalled Once Hitch is Installed
  • All of the Class III receivers available for your 2012 Terrain are similar in the way they would sit in relation to the rear bumper of the vehicle. The primary difference between the Curt # 13591 and the Draw-Tite # 76028 is that the Draw-Tite model uses two additional connection points into the bottom of the frame member. Although both hitches share the same weight rating, having extra connection points to the vehicle frame is desirable. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III receiver,...
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  • Trailer Towing Capacity of 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Edition
  • I have done some research, and have found that the tow capacity of your 2005 Chrysler Town & Country is 3700 lbs. You will want to check in your owners manual to confirm the towing capacity. Also, it is important to remember that your towing capacity is limited by the lowest rated component in the towing system, including: vehicle, hitch, ball mount, hitch ball or the capacity of your trailer. To complete your towing system, you might be interested in the following: Trailer wiring...
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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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  • Trailer Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2012 Nissan Rogue
  • First let's start with a hitch. The most popular Class III hitch we carry with other 2012 Nissan Rogue owners is the Curt Hitch part # C13204. I attached an install video for you to check out. Now for a 4 bike rack that would accommodate all of your bikes well I would recommend the Thule Vertex part # TH9029XT. This rack has plenty of room between frame cradles on arced arms to allow for easy loading and unloading. Also features a tilting mast, anti-rattle hitch pin and anti-sway cradles....
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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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  • Difference in Hidden Hitch # 87438, and DrawTite Hitch # 75531 For 2012 Mazda CX-9
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 87438, and the DrawTite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75531, for the 2012 Mazda CX-9 are the same hitch. The manufacturer of both of these hitches is the same. I am including a link to the installation instructions that will show the part numbers for both of these hitches in the top right corner of the same instructions page. In this particular case there is no discernible difference in the two hitches, except the stickers on the hitch. If...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a Rockwood Roo Trailer
  • If your Rockwood Roo has a frame width between 31 and 46 inches you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 82200. This hitch has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity and a 5,000 lb total trailer weight capacity. Another hitch to consider is the Curt Hitch part # C13701 that will fit 18 to 51 inch frame widths and has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lb total trailer weight capacity.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
  • I would recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch, part # 13650. It has a 2 inch receiver opening and a 3,500 lb towing capacity. You can view the install details and see an install video by clicking the provided links. Since your Escape has the back up sensors, you would need to use part # 118551.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • I have a hitch option for your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, but the Hidden Hitch part # 87650 that you referenced is only for the Trailhawk model Cherokees. You would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87648, this hitch will fit all the model Cherokees aside from the Trailhawk.
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  • Is it Necessary to Torque Hitch Bolts with a Torque Wrench on Hidden Hitch 87438 for a Mazda CX-9
  • Yes you should torque the bolts down properly with a torque wrench. Torque wrenches can be found at any store that carries a good selection of automotive tools. The torque rating for the bolts with this hitch, currently, are listed for 76 Lb.-Ft. This number can change if the manufactuerer changes hardware or if Mazda were to adjust the frame, so always check the instructions included with the hitch for torque rating.
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Mazda 3
  • The most popular hitch we offer for the 2014 Mazda 3 is the Curt hitch part # C11377. This is a great hitch that I would highly recommend for you. This has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it so it should work well. To give you an idea on what the ground clearance would be I attached a picture for you to check out that shows the hitch installed.
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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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  • 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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  • Installing 7-way Blade Trailer Connector on 2013 Toyota Highlander
  • To wire your 2013 Highlander with a 7-way and 4 pole connector, you'd first need a functional 4-pole trailer connector. If your Highlander doesn't already have one, you can install it using part # 118449. With the 4-pole in place, there's two different alternatives, depending on if your trailer with the 7-way has brakes. If it does NOT, you can use the Hopkins # 37185 (same as the 47185 you mentioned). The 37185 would plug directly into the 4-pole, with 4 remaining wires. The white wire...
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  • How Far Below the Bottom Edge of Bumper Fascia Do Hitches For 2013 Volvo XC60 Extend
  • The Hidden Hitch # 87566, Draw-Tite # 75671 and Curt # 13268 Class III hitches all feature a durable powder coated finish. As you can see in the accompanying photo I provided, both hitches will have about a 1 inch reveal below the bottom edge of the bumper fascia. Keep in mind that if your XC60 is the R Design model, some fascia trimming might be needed. All three hitches would install in the same manner, and share identical weight capacities. I'd recommend the Curt # 13268 as it's the...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitches for a 2010 Ford Escape
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 75751, and the Hidden Hitch # 87626, have the same design. They also have the same capacity, 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. Both hitches can be used with weight distribution systems. They even share the same instructions. You should not have to do anything with any part of the exhaust to install this trailer hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend...
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  • Which Hitch is Better for a 2010 Subaru Forester Hidden Hitch 87493 or Curt Hitch 13147
  • The Curt part # 13147 and Hidden Hitch part 87493 are similar designs as they are built to fit the same vehicles. There are a couple of key differences that may help you in making a decision. Curt uses a high-gloss black finish on their hitches and the Hidden Hitch is not so glossy. If you want a duller finish go with the Hidden Hitch. If you like high-gloss black, use the Curt. Additionaly, in this model, Curt uses round tube for the cross member and Hidden Hitch uses square tube....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Toyota Highlander
  • I checked with Hidden Hitch and the part # 70777 does have a 5,000 lb trailer capacity with 500 lbs tongue weight. You should note that a tow setup is only as strong as its weakest link, so if you check the owners manual of your 2003 Toyota Highlander and its sets out a 3,500 lb capacity that would be the overall capacity. I attached an install video for this hitcth. If you need trailer wiring you would want the Curt Wiring Harness part # 56146KIT. For a ball mount, hitch ball,...
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