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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Item # 306-X7250
Our Price: $363.99
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2018 Toyota Highlander

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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Great price Highlander trailer hitch and expert service. Toyota Highlander, 2018 trailer hitch by EcoHitch are available from For expert service call 1-800-940-8924 to order your EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 306-X7250, or order online at
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2018 Toyota Highlander - EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • EcoHitch
  • 750
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your Toyota Highlander's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Hidden cross tube provides a clean, from-the-factory look
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
  • Sturdy, lightweight alloy construction
    • Alloy is made of recycled materials and combines aluminum, steel, and stainless steel
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 towing safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
    • Not rated for weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Hidden Cross Tube for a Clean, Factory Look

The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. The hitch's cross tube bolts onto your vehicle's frame, behind your rear bumper. No drilling or welding is required. Once the hitch is installed, only the receiver will be visible beneath your bumper. This means that your vehicle can maintain its stylish, from-the-factory look, and you won't have to do any major modifications to its body or frame.

Eco-Friendly Material

With a combination of aerospace-grade aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, each EcoHitch is made of a strong metal alloy that will withstand the test of time. The lightweight alloy is composed of recycled materials. Traditional steel hitch manufacturing can use coal or oil, which can contribute to harmful gas emissions. The EcoHitch's recycled materials limit the carbon footprint during manufacturing, so you get a sturdy trailer hitch while also helping the environment.

Rigorous Strength Testing Ensures Durability

This EcoHitch trailer hitch is tested for durability and sturdiness. Using Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA), individual points of stress on the hitch can be detected and remedied. Designers can accurately test the hitch to ensure that it will meet or exceed SAE J684 standards. The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is carefully researched and strength tested for a durable, high-quality hitch that can resist damage while on the road. 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.

X7250 Tork Lift Central Eco Hitch Hidden Trailer Hitch - 2" Receiver

Installation Details 306-X7250 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
750 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Tow hooks will be permanently removed for installation. Underbody panels will need to be trimmed before reinstalling. Hitch does not fit vehicles with full size spare tire stowed under vehicle. No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation , Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed. Trimming may be needed to reattach panel or fascia. , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation

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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 306-X7250

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube installs behind your vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. Aluminum and steel alloy construction is durable and eco-friendly. Powder coat finish resists rust.

2014 ToyotaHighlander

Couldn’t have asked for a better hitch receiver. I originally wanted the factory Toyota one, but had issues finding one for a reasonable price. I decided on the EcoHitch because it looked the best and was the lowest profile. The fit was almost perfect, but I had to use a clamp to help move one of the mount holes over maybe 1/16th of an inch, wasn’t a big deal though. I also got away with trimming a lot less of the trim panels. It is super heavy duty and exactly what I wanted.


Great hitch! This design is the best as all you can see is the receiver portion. Does not take away from the looks of the Highlander but is super strong. This Small SUV will surprise you with what it will tow when properly equipped ( mine is 5000 lbs). Also is great for our bike carrier.


One year after my purchase, I am still completely satisfied. Good construction, easily installed and looks great. The frame is not visible at all which was important to me. It is a clean look with only the hitch showing.


I am giving this one star because I can't give it a zero. I ordered the hitch on a Monday and it was at my front door on Thursday the same week. I was very excited until I saw the box was damaged. I checked the contents and found the hardware to install the hitch was missing. I call etrailer. I informed them of the missing hardware. I was told it would be sent out the next day. It has taken over two weeks to get the hardware. I have called and emailed almost every day trying to expedite the hardware. All the employees are very friendly but seem unable to help. I am at a loss on how I can get the hitch in four days but a bag of hardware takes two weeks. The hitch is worthless if I can not install it.

I apologize for the inconvenience. I see that the hardware is being shipped directly from the manufacturer which is why it is taking longer than usual. Customer service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/19/2022


I love the clean looks of the installed hitch. With the receiver flush with the bumper, you will never hit your shin on it. The installation was pretty easy with only one minor problem. The furthest rear hole on the vertical plate, passenger side did not line up with the hole in the hitch. It was about 1/64" or less off. I had to unscrew the mounting bolts several times to get the bolt as close as possible to pull it through with the nut. No big deal though. Also, I trimmed the plastic panels much less than the instructions show, providing a much cleaner look in the completed installation.


The hidden hitch looks good... but this model had the mounting holes about 1.5 inches off the correct frame mounting spots requiring extreme drilling and modifications to complete installation. Would not recommend.

Thank you for leaving a review! It sounds like your hitch became flexed in shipping. I linked an article with tips on how to straighten a hitch back out so that that it properly aligns.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/21/2021


Bolted right up. Fit was great!

Love it! Put it to work and have had zero issues and it looks great doing it.
Doug - 07/09/2022

2019 ToyotaHighlander

Very fast delivery. Could be packaged better. Very easy install. Seem to be a very good product. Took me about 1.5 hour to install it. Fits really well. Easy instructions


Looks really nice

Hitch still looks good and working great
Derek - 05/30/2022


Install was a breeze, as easy or easier than the three other hitches I've installed over the years. Minor issue getting a few bolts aligned, but some re-work of the bolt tightening pattern seemed to solve the issue.

2019 ToyotaHighlander

Fit great and pretty easy to install. Hardest part was figuring out where to cut the plastic fairings on my Toyota Highlander after mounting the hitch. The instructions were just OK depicting the cuts, but a bit hard to follow. I found it easier to just hold the fairings in place and mark it off with a sharpie. Cutting was a breeze with tin snips. Overall it took my just under 2 hours doing it myself. Looks great, I like the hidden frame.


Hitch and parts with instructions online for cutting cars parts worked fine and has continued to work great. I recommend your products.


Your delivery time was impressive. Will not be able to install unit unroll next week. Will reply after install.


The hitch was delivered very quickly and it looks great on our Toyota Highlander.


Great customer service! This was easy to install but a piece was missing. Contacted customer service and they immediately sent us the missing piece. Highly recommend this company and will continue to do business with them.


Order processed quickly. Most of all, they had the item in stock like they stated. I have used many sites that say they have the item in stock, only to be contacted later to say they didn't.




Well made and looks great.





See what our Experts say about this EcoHitch Trailer Hitch

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    The EcoHitch part # 306-X7250 that you referenced weighs in at 37 lbs. It has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.
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    This is an interesting dimension you requested. I took a look at the EcoHitch item # 306-X7250 you referenced. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear of the receiver is just over 1-1/2". I also measured from the hitch pin hole to the furthest point of your bumper and found this measurement to be 3". The EcoHitch item # 306-X7250 is confirmed to fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander.
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  • Towing Capacity of EcoHitch for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    The EcoHitch part # 306-X7250 that you referenced has towing capacities of 5,000 lb and 750 lbs tongue weight. If the weight of your small bass boat and trailer is less than that this would be a great hitch solution for your 2018 Toyota Highlander. You'll need to check the owners manual of your vehicle as well and be sure not to exceed that figure. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118449 which is a confirmed fit. I attached a install video for this as well. If you wanted...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch with Flush Receiver for 2014 Highlander with Full-Size Spare
    There are a few trailer hitches available for the 2014 Toyota Highlander that are compatible with the full-size spare tire. Some of these hitches, like you mentioned, will fit with the full-size spare but only if the rim isn't aluminum. The reason for this is that the aluminum rim tends to be a bit too wide to allow the hitch to bolt up around it under the Highlander. The only hitch available for the 2014 Highlander featuring a receiver that will be completely flush behind the bumper...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid
    For an inconspicuous hitch to use on your 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid, I recommend using the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7250 because it mounts behind your bumper and only leaves the receiver visible. This is going to be great for you since it's almost completely hidden, so you don't have to worry about tearing it up going in and out of your driveway or over speed bumps. For wiring, you'll want to use the Tekonsha T-One # 118449 which will connect in the rear cargo...
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  • Difference Between Hitches for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    The most expensive hitch we offer for your 2018 Toyota Highlander is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7250 which is made here in the USA from all recycled metals and has hidden crosstube so it's mostly hidden. Now for a hitch that's basically the same design but with a much lower price we have the Curt part # C13394 which would be what I would go with if I were you. This gives you the hidden design that's really desirable at a much lower price. I attached a review video and picture of it installed...
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  • Mostly Hidden Trailer Hitch Solution for 2017 Toyota Highlander
    The most hidden trailer hitch for your 2017 Toyota Highlander is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7250 which only has the hitch opening hanging below the rear bumper. The next best option would be the Curt part # C13394 which also has the hitch opening below the rear bumper but also the safety chain loops are a bit more visible. The only reason either of these hitches would be difficult to bolt up to your Highlander would be if they were to bend during shipping which doesn't happen all the time...
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    The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # DT84MR and the EcoHitch # 306-X7250 for your 2016 Toyota Highlander are fairly similar hitches in that they both feature a hidden design where only the receiver will be visible beneath the bumper (instead of also having a fully exposed crosstube like on the other available hitches). When actually comparing the two hitches the EcoHitch will have a more hidden appearance than the Draw-Tite because the receiver sits a bit further back from the rear...
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  • Comparing Best Hitches for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    For your 2018 Toyota Highlander there are two options that stand out above the rest as they have a concealed cross tube which allows the hitch to be mostly hidden. For that we have the Draw Tite part # DT84MR and the EcoHitch part # 306-X7250. Now the winner is the Draw Tite as it is priced much better and aside from that is the same. I attached an install video and picture for you to check out as well.
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  • Comparing Best Hitches for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    Actually for your 2018 Toyota Highlander the two best options are the Draw Tite part # DT84MR and the EcoHitch part # 306-X7250. Reason being that these are the only two options have concealed crosstubes which makes them the best looking. Now between these two the Draw Tite is the winner as it has a mounting bracket for trailer wiring on it already and because it's price is much better.
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and EcoHitch Trailer Hitches for 2019 Toyota Highlander
    You are right that both the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT84MR and the EcoHitch # 306-X7250 for your 2019 Toyota Highlander feature a hidden crosstube design that works to maintain a clean, factory-like appearance at the rear of your vehicle. There are a couple of differences between the two hitches both in terms of construction and appearance. The Draw-Tite unit features a powder coated steel construction while the EcoHitch is made of a lightweight alloy from recycled...
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  • Are Hidden Hitches for 2016 Toyota Highlander as Easy to Use as Non-Hidden Options
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    The EcoHitch # 306-X7250 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Toyota Highlander Limited. Just an FYI, Curt also offers a concealed-type hitch, part # C13394. It will protrude a bit from the bumper, but it's considerably less expensive, I just wanted you to be aware of the option. I've provided photos showing what each hitch looks like once it's installed. Since your Highlander uses the compact spare, either hitch would work perfectly for you. The Tekonsha # 118449 is also a confirmed fit....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    For your 2018 Toyota Highlander, I recommend the Class III hitch # E98844 which has a nice matte black powder coat that matches the rear trim well. It has a high weight capacity and will work very well for your vehicle. I've attached a photo to assist. If you want a hidden cross tube, then the only option we currently have is the EcoHitch # 306-X7250 which is a nice clean look with a little more ground clearance. Then I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness is Recommended for 2019 Toyota Highlander
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  • Comparing Trailer Hitches for 2019 Toyota Highlander
    We do have a somewhat large selection of trailer hitches designed to fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander, so I certainly understand your feeling of being a bit overwhelmed. The available hitches can be pretty easily broken down into two categories; hidden and non-hidden. The etrailer # e98844 and the Draw-Tite # DT65MR Class III represent the non-hidden models where the entirety of the crosstube and receiver will be visible on the vehicle. This usually allows for a bit of an easier installation...
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