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Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # SH25VR
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Tow your small trailer with this completely hidden trailer hitch. Remove the ball mount for a fully concealed look when you're not towing. Use the included receiver attachment to mount a bike rack or cargo carrier. Trailer wiring included. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" part number SH25VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH25VR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Completely Hidden
  • Stealth Hitches
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Tow your small trailer with this completely hidden trailer hitch. Remove the ball mount for a fully concealed look when you're not towing. Use the included receiver attachment to mount a bike rack or cargo carrier. Trailer wiring included.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer, carry a bike rack, or haul a cargo carrier with your vehicle
    • Insert included ball mount to tow a small trailer
    • Attach included receiver to mount a bike rack or cargo carrier
  • Totally hidden design offers a clean, from-the-factory look
    • Cross tube is concealed behind your rear bumper
    • Receiver or ball mount detach with no tools and can be stowed away when not in use
  • Sturdy center block allows secure mounting and easy removal of attachments
    • Tight tolerances prevent jarring back-and-forth movement when you're starting and stopping
    • Integrated lock protects the attachment 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 towing safety regulations
  • 7-Way, blade-style connector mounts beneath hitch to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 8,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight:
    • When used with 2" receiver attachment: 600 lbs
    • When used with ball mount: 800 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: The included receiver attachment is only for hitch-mounted accessories and cannot be used for towing. To tow with this hitch, you must use the included ball mount attachment.

This Stealth Hitches trailer hitch includes everything you need to hook up your trailer for towing. The ball mount pops into the hitch's center block so you can attach your trailer's coupler to the hitch ball. The wiring harness lets you power your trailer's lights. And the safety chain loops let you attach your trailer's safety chains. A receiver attachment is included as well for those times you need to use a bike rack or cargo carrier instead of towing your trailer. This all-in-1 solution saves you the headache of scrambling for missing parts, so you can get on the road faster than ever.

Completely Hidden Design

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

hitch in use comparison

This hitch installs behind your bumper, keeping the cross tube concealed and leaving only the ball mount visible. Even better, the ball mount can be easily removed from the cross tube when it's not in use, so 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 tow your trailer on the next family road trip.

This hitch also comes with a removable 2" square receiver, which can be used to mount any variety of hitch accessories, like your bike rack or cargo carrier.

Simple Set Up

Both the ball mount attachment and receiver attachment can be installed and removed in seconds with no tools required. Simply pop the selected attachment's base up into the stainless steel block at the center of the hitch until it automatically latches in place.

center block locking

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

hitch plug and center block

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

Wiring Installation


The included wiring splices into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, on the driver's and passenger's side. Once you've made all of the necessary connections, insert the provided fuse into the in-line fuse holder.

Once installation is complete, the 7-way connector will mount beneath your hitch. A mounting bracket is included to attach the connector to your hitch.

7 way connector on hitch

It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the plugs on your automobile and the 7-way connector itself - to help prevent corrosion. 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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Installation Details SH25VR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2019 - 2023 BMW X5 excluding M Sport package or M performance models
  • 2019 - 2023 BMW X5 models with M Sport Package
  • 2020 - 2022 BMW X6 M50i

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Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" - SH25VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

Tow your small trailer with this completely hidden trailer hitch. Remove the ball mount for a fully concealed look when you're not towing. Use the included receiver attachment to mount a bike rack or cargo carrier. Trailer wiring included.


I’m not a reviewer by any means but I’ll take my time to write this one. I have nothing but good things to say about this towing kit. It was the first hitch I ever installed. I followed the instructions and the instructional video closely. Combination of the two was the only way I could’ve done it correctly. The only complaint I have is that neither paper nor the video have the instructions how to put everything back together. It’s only says to follow the instructions in reverse order which is not very helpful. I numbered all the screws and parts with the paper instruction step number so I was able to follow it in reverse. It took me about 8 hours, with breaks, from start to finish. I’m not a mechanic and I did it on my garage floor with a lot of borrowed tools. (although I’m pretty handy and have repaired small engines before) The main reason why I took on this install was that the mechanic I had appointment with told me it will take him double the time (there fire double the price) that he originally thought and he didn’t have time to do it on Saturday when I had the appointment. I was so mad I decided to do this myself.
As for the product itself, all the parts look solid and sturdy. The hitch works well, you can not see any part of it when the ball is removed. I towed my trailer many times now, all works as it should. The only small downside is the installation of the ball to the receiver, You have to get down on your knees to do that. (I carry soft foam bleacher seat in the trunk to kneel on)
Overall I’m very pleased with this towing kit.


The installation video online was excellent. Its a challenging install on a X5 but myself and my 12 year old did it. When the hitch is not in its impossible to see the mount and it does not interfere with the tailgate sensor. BMW wanted $x,xxx to install and take 2 weeks, we got it done!


This unit is awesome. Definitely a challenging install but YouTube video was very helpful. When hitch is off you can’t tell vehicle has hitch all. If I wanted to be picky, foot kick hatch opener doesn’t work when hitch is installed


Added this to my 2021 BMW X5. This enabled me to be able to have the foot movement tailgate release option and a towing package…. Something that’s not an available option from BMW. If you order the vehicle with the towing package you loose the foot release option.


Great company to work with and great product. Very difficult to install if you have no mechanical background. Although it may be easier on something other than a 2022 Bmw x5.

2020 BMW X5

the right product for my vehicle and easy to follow instructions for installation. Also, fast delivery


The hitch is pretty great - super solid and well made. It came delivered well packaged and with no blemishes. It really is a 10 on the difficulty installation scale but the video on etrailer makes it possible.


The hitch itself is great and accomplishes exactly what I was after - a useful hitch that is not visible at all when not in use! I found installation of the hitch to be very simple and straight foward. The instructions were detailed and spot on. Had an issue getting the wiring harness set up correctly, but etrailer CSR talked me through what I had done and quickly helped me resolve my issue! And on top of all of that they had the best price on the internet. Could not be happier.


fast delivery, hope it fits. BMW to ins tall.


Hi the hitch is very robust and easy to use. I'm quite happy with it except for the issue with the wiring bracket place versus where it should mount according to vehicle manufacturer's cutout. This does not affect the operation of the hitch but I had to cut the other side of the plate to make it fit with the wiring bracket (as I reported when purchased).


This product is amazing. Completely invisible. Impeccable quality. Highly recommended.

2020 BMW X5

1st class company. Its the people that make the difference and your people were 1st class. Thx




2019 BMW X5

by: 09/13/2022

2019 BMW X5



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    If you're looking to tow with your 2020 BMW X5 then you're going to want to go with the Stealth Hitches Kit # SH25VR which comes with the hitch, ball mount, and wiring that you need to get the job done. Please note that you will need to use the ball mount that comes with this hitch as the receiver that comes with it is only designed to be used for an accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier. This hitch is rated for 8,000 lbs towing/600 lbs tongue and from what I could find it looks...
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  • Stealth Hitch Wiring Kit Recommendation for 2019 BMW X5 with M Package
    The Stealth hitch wiring kit for your 2019 BMW X5 M Package that comes with the hitch part number # SH25VR is the way to go. There isn't an easier to install kit out there and it gives you the typically preferred 7-way style connector for your vehicle instead of the 4-way. We also had the chance to install this entire kit on a similar 2019 BMW X5 which I attached an install video for as well.
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  • Does Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch Receiver SH25VR Fit A 2021 BMW X5?
    The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" # SH25VR you were looking at is confirmed to fit your 2021 BMW X5 and is a fantastic option since it is completely hidden when the removable receiver or ball mount are removed, and has 600lb tongue weight rating and 8000lb trailer weight rating making it a perfect option for carrying a bike rack, carrying a cargo trailer, or towing a trailer. The # SH25VR includes a 7-way connector once installed you will...
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  • What Are The Weight Capacites of The Stealth Hitches SH25VR Trailer Hitch For A 2021 BMW X5?
    Absolutely! The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # SH25VR you were looking at for your 2021 BMW X5 has a 600lb tongue weight rating and 8,000lb trailer weight rating when using the included draw-bar, and a 600lb tongue weight rating when carrying a bike rack or cargo carrier with the receiver attachment. You will want to check the capacities of your vehicle by checking the trailer towing section of your owner's manual and use the lower rating between the hitch and vehicle. I...
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  • Does Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch Meet Towing Capacity of 2021 BMW X5
    The short answer is yes, it does; according to my research your 2021 BMW X5 can have a towing capacity of a maximum of 7,200 lbs depending on the model and how it is equipped, which is below the 8,000 lb capacity of the Stealth hitch that fits your '21 X5, which is the following part - Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH25VR Keep in mind you do need to go by the lowest-rated capacity, which in this case is your BMW; so even though the Stealth is rated for...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2020 BMW X5 M Sports Package
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  • Trailer Mode Won't Turn On After Stealth Hitch Install On BMW X5 XDrive 40i
    For your Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" # SH25VR there are two options. Stealth hitch offers a remote programming option for the BMW you would need to contact Stealth to get this started. If that isn't feasible, you will need to contact a BMW dealer to get them to program it. BMW does make a controller and wire harness that will give you true trailer mode. Just need the dealer to get it for you and install.
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    The best all around trailer hitch and complete towing kit for a 2019 BMW X5 with M-Sport Package is the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit part # SH25VR. This option is the best because it's a complete kit that has everything you need which includes the trailer hitch, trailer wiring, ball mount, and hitch ball. Therefore, you don't have to worry if you have everything and if everything you have is compatible. In addition to being a complete kit, the trailer hitch...
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  • Is There Any Reprogramming Required On My 2021 BMW X5 With The Stealth Hitches Receiver and Tow Kit?
    The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH25VR will not require any additional programming on your 2021 BMW X5. The wiring in this harness is passive so no programming required. You will be able to switch off the parking sensors by using the button on your console or by going through the menu options in the dash. For exact instructions see your owners manual. Towing is generally preferred in sport mode as it firms the shifts and allows for the engine to go higher...
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    The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # SH25VR is the only option available for a 2019 BMW X5 with M Sport Package. That said, this is an excellent bolt-on option with a hidden design that will be completely hidden with the hitch installed and the ball mount removed. The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver comes with everything you need to tow a trailer, ball mount and wiring so you will be all set.
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  • Is Installation the Same of Stealth Hitches on 2019 BMX X5 xLine and M Sport
    I checked with Stealth Hitches, and can confirm that the installation is going to be the same on the 2019 BMW X5 xLine or M Sport for the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH25VR. The reason for that is because these vehicles share the same chassis, so there isn't going to be a difference. I have added a link to the instructions you mentioned as well of the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH25VR.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2020 BMW X5
    I've just concluded a phone call with the folks at Stealth Hitch. If your 2020 BMW X5 is an M Sport model, the # SH25VR will fit. If you have the X5 M model, Stealth has not yet been able to obtain one of those vehicles, so they have not been able to confirm the fit as of yet.
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    The Stealth hitch part # SH25VR that fits your 2023 BMW X5 is not going to affect the warranty of the vehicle because of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act (P.L. 93-637). The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act in short states that manufactures cannot void the entire warranty of a vehicle simply because they installed an aftermarket component. I do however recommend you look this up for yourself though to be safe.
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    For your 2022 BMW X5 M Sports we have the Stealth hitch part # SH25VR which is a confirmed fit. This kit comes with everything needed to tow a trailer from a ball mount and a trailer wiring kit. Or we have a version of this hitch that does not include those accessories like for if you have the need for a hitch for just a bike rack with the part # SH89VR.
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