Installation of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Question:

about this hidden hitch the product page pictures show the hitch does not have the bracket for the spare tire cradle, but the diagram for the installation instructions shows it has the bracket on top for the cradle I would just like to know does the hitch have this welded bracket like the diagram. or not like the pictures

Expert Reply:

The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 87675 does not include the spare tire cradle. The diagram in the installation instructions (which I've linked) is showing where the cradle is located in reference to the hitch however if you read Step 1 it states, "Remove (2) bolts at spare tire cradle (keep to re-install)."

If you plan to tow with your 2016 Chevy Colorado you'll also need a trailer wiring harness. The Hopkins # HM11141164 harness is confirmed to fit. It plugs directly into the truck's wiring behind both tail lights. This will give you a 4-way trailer connector on the back of your Colorado.

For a ball mount I like the Curt Class III # C45036 because it includes a hitch ball and a pin and clip. It provides 2 inches of drop so if this doesn't work for your setup I've linked our selection of ball mounts that will fit so you can choose one that has the correct rise or drop you need. I've also included an article to help you find out how much rise or drop is appropriate with your trailer.

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