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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # 391AUDQ518
Our Price: $618.00
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This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number 391AUDQ518 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - 391AUDQ518

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Completely Hidden
  • Stealth Hitches
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.


  • Custom-fit rack receiver lets you carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Totally hidden design offers a clean, from-the-factory look
    • Cross tube is concealed behind your rear bumper
    • Receiver detaches with no tools and can be stowed away when not in use
  • Sturdy center block allows secure mounting and easy removal of rack receiver
    • Integrated lock protects the rack receiver from theft
    • Durable stainless steel construction resists corrosion
  • Hitch won't affect ground clearance or block your trunk's foot-access sensor
  • Simple, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
    • Uses existing connection points to protect your vehicle's crumple zones
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: This rack receiver is for hitch-mounted accessories only. The receiver tube included with this hitch cannot be used for towing.

If you would like to upgrade this rack receiver for towing, you will need to purchase the Stealth Hitches towing kit (391CONVD5 - sold separately). The ball mount included in this kit inserts into the center block of the hitch in place of the receiver attachment. A 2" hitch ball is included with the ball mount, making it ready to tow with out of the box.

  • Maximum gross trailer weight with towing kit: 6,000 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems

If you want to take your bikes to the trail with your family this summer, you have plenty of options. You can carry your bikes on top of your car with a roof rack, but that bulky rack can increase drag on your ride. You can use a trunk rack, but that's a pain to mount and it can scratch your car's paint. Or you can install a hitch on your ride and use a hitch-mounted bike rack to carry your bikes.

This rack receiver is designed to act as a mounting point for your hitch bike rack or cargo carrier. Just slide the shank of your carrier into the receiver for use, and when you're done you can not only remove the carrier, but the receiver as well, leaving your vehicle looking clean and unmodified.

Completely Hidden Design

Nothing can ruin the clean, stylish look of your vehicle like a giant piece of metal bolted beneath its bumper. Luckily, with the Stealth Hitches rack receiver, you never have to worry about messing up your vehicle's lines.

Removable receiver

This hitch installs behind your bumper, keeping the cross tube concealed and leaving only the hitch receiver visible. Even better, the receiver can be easily removed from the cross tube when it's not in use so that you won't see any trace of the hitch. This means that you can retain that clean, from-the-factory look for your ride, while still being able to carry your bikes and gear on the next family road trip.

Simple Set Up

The receiver can be attached or detached in seconds with no tools required. To insert the receiver, simply pop the base up into the stainless steel block at the center of the hitch until it automatically latches in place.

push lock

Be sure to then press the lock on the side of the block to fully secure the receiver. When you're finished carrying your bikes or cargo, use the included key to unlock the latch. Then turn the handle on the block clockwise and remove the receiver. You can stow the receiver in a safe place, like your vehicle's rear cargo area, or you can use a convenient carrying case (391CASER - sold separately).

hitch plug and center block

And when you're not using the receiver attachment, the included hitch plug covers the center block's opening to protect the hitch's body from dirt and debris. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it, and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 391AUDQ518

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.

Audi Q5

Very solid product. Installation on Q5 takes a while but not too tricky. Also get to see that the Q5 is SOLID behind that bumper cap


Installed for 1 year. The product still works great. The original install was easy with the provided instructions.


I’d share a photo but there is nothing to truly is a Stealth hitch. We put this on my wife’s new 2020 Audi Q5 as seemed a better and cheaper option than trying to find a rare factory installed hitch. I was at risk of an angry wife if 1) the hitch was visible and 2) it interfered with the touchless liftgate and parking sensors - and I am relieved to report I have a happy wife. This truly is an impressively engineered product and I feel like I received both the quality and utility in the extra cost. Popping in and removing the hitch is very easy and so smooth and solid. Definitely recommend the step up if you want an out of sight solution.

2018 Audi Q5

Just had hitch installed today 04/15/21. I haven’t used it with my bikes yet but I can’t wait. I have a audi Q5 2018, I love the stealth design and that the hitch mount can be removed, so it doesn’t take away from the appearance of my car.


So far it works great. Thank


Delivered on time and as promised. Fantastic instructions, took me about 3 hours to install. Tailgate lift sensor works perfectly. Really impressed by the quality of the product


Great product! Arrived a day early- thanks to great customer service. Works and looks great on my new Audi Q5!



2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


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    The difference between the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" # 391AUDQ518T and the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 391AUDQ518 are few. They are the same hitch receiver. One comes with accessories like a ball mount and ball for towing trailers. If you are going to be towing a trailer you will need the # 391AUDQ518T. If you are going to be using hitch accessories you will want the # 391AUDQ518.
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    Yes, we have a hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2022 Audi SQ5. The Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # 391AUDQ518 is confirmed to fit all models of the 2022 Audi SQ5. This hitch is made in the USA, has a bolt-on, no-drill installation and is going to provide you with a 2" receiver opening for using hitch mounted accessories like a bike rack or cargo carrier. The hitch receiver that comes with this hitch is not rated for towing, so if you plan to do any towing you will need to add...
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