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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from EcoHitch. EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number 306-X7196 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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EcoHitch Trailer Hitch - 306-X7196

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • EcoHitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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.


  • 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"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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.

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EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 306-X7196

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 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.


The hitch is fantastic but many people may find it easiest to take it to someone with the proper tools. If you are frustrated easily please take it to a shop. I live in the northeast and had a little bit of difficulty getting the old bolts out. Yay salt. I am mechanically inclined and also have proper tools. Installation a success. I purchased a motorcycle carrier from [online] which pairs perfectly with this 300 pound tongue weight receiver. no regerts.


Great product, step by step instructions, no trouble to install. Took a while to get it. I'm assuming it was like everything else, hard to get material. Not holding that against them. Would buy again.

This product is working great, in fact I bought another hitch for my company truck.
Rick - 07/26/2022


Outstanding customer service & Product! etrailer does a great job of communicating throughout the process. I was able to track the progress from build to shipping easily online. My hitch shipped and arrived exactly when they said it would. Great online installations videos for my specific make/model!

2007 Toyota Prius

Installation was straightforward and the receiver is easy to get to but doesn't stick out at all. Great all around, thanks!


I really love that it doesn't subtract from the ground clearance. It may look like it does when you look from above, but when you look at if from ground level, it doesn't come close to extending beyond what the muffler does.

2007 Toyota Prius

Doesn’t come close not even the holes I have to beat and bend some of my trunk and bumper supports to get it to go up and I’m hoping that it will reach the frame I don’t even want to try to deal with returning

I will have our customer service team reach out to you. It sounds like the hitch arrived flexed which means that the side brackets were out of alignment. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. I do have an FAQ that provides suggestions on how to correct the flex for installation.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/01/2021

2008 Toyota Prius

I was able to follow the instructions and self install. YES it did require every step to be followed correctly. YES it did require some "tugging" of the bottom bumper fascia to slip up into place. A 5 gallon bucket came in handy to support it while getting it into place. Excellent for a Prius for light towing or in my case ... a bicycle rack!


It is a quality product. Perfect fit. Easy to install.


Fantastic delivery. Notified at all stages. Thanks so much for your help.

2008 Toyota Prius

Works as advertised!

2008 Toyota Prius

Fast delivery
Great service


Love the product. Works fine and rugged enough for what I need. Durable.

Toyota Prius

Quick and easy to install. Fit was excellent on my Prius.

1999 Mercury Sable

2008 Toyota Prius

2006 Toyota Prius


See what our Experts say about this EcoHitch Trailer Hitch

  • Where Can I Get my EcoHitch Installed
    If you're not comfortable installing the EcoHitch # 306-X7196 yourself on your 2008 Toyota Prius, your best bet would be to find an RV dealer with a service department; a body shop might also be able to perform this service for you but RV shops typically are a bit more well versed in the installation of hitches. The EcoHitch is a great choice for your 2008 Prius and the 2" receiver is ideal for a\your Kuat bike rack.
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  • Bolt Hole Spacing of EcoHitch 306-X7196
    The mounting hole dimensions are 38.06 inches bolt center to bolt center across, and on each mounting flange, the bolt holes are spaced 3 inches apart center to center as shown in the provided photo. None of our hitch vendors provide CAD drawings, as they're considered proprietary information.
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  • Installation if EcoHitch 306-X7196 on 2008 Toyota Prius
    I don't have any recommended installers, but any trusted mechanic should be able to complete the installation for you without too much difficulty. If you're moderately handy, you might even be able to complete the install yourself, as the installation isn't too complicated. EcoHitch installs usually require removing the bumper fascia and sometimes the bumper beam itself, but this installation is much more simple. The most difficult portion of the EcoHitch # 306-X7196 installation is temporarily...
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  • Weight of EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch For 2008 Toyota Prius
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7196 that fits your 2008 Toyota Prius weighs 30 lbs. This is a superb option for a hitch because this is the only hitch for your Prius which has a 2 inch receiver, and it's tongue weight capacity of 300 lbs is the highest available for your Prius.. This is really important because when using it for accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers, a 2 inch receiver is going to have a much wider range of higher-quality options to choose...
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  • Will The EcoHitch 306-X7196 Fit A 2004 To 2009 Toyota Prius?
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7196 is designed to fit the 2004 to 2009 Toyota Prius. This is rated to 2,000 pounds towing and 300 pounds of tongue weight, but I highly recommend checking your owner's manual for your Prius' max capacities. This hitch will most likely be rated higher than your vehicle and you should always load the hitch to the lowest rated component, lest there be a failure.
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  • Why Isn't There a Cutout In the EcoHitch for a 2005 Toyota Prius for Exhaust
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7196 is a great option for a 2005 Toyota Prius. It will sit up above the exhaust so there isn't a need for a cutout in the cross tube like the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24808. If you look closely, the brackets are much shorter on the EcoHitch as well as the receiver tube being under the crosstube as opposed to the Draw-Tit which has much longer brackets and the receiver tube is attached to the crosstube.
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  • Installation Troubleshooting for Squeaking EcoHitch on 2005 Toyota Prius
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 306-X7196 should be torqued to 40 ft lbs. The hitch receiver itself normally doesn't squeak, and lubricating the hardware will not help. Normally you would do the opposite and add lock-tite thread locker like # LT37420. I'll send you the entire installation instruction link.
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  • Will The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Work With A 2009 Toyota Prius Hauling A Kuat Bike Rack?
    Yes it's absolutely acceptable to use the: -EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7196 with your 2009 Toyota Prius with a Kaut bike rack like # B202-2. This hitch has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000-lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200-lbs, however you'll want to consult your owners manual for your vehicles towing capacity and ensure you are using the lowest capacity between the hitch and your vehicle.
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  • How To Carry 70 Lb E-Bike on 2005 Toyota Prius with 1-1/4" Hitch
    I do have option for you but this is too much weight for that size hitch on this vehicle. Therefore you can either reduce the weight of the bike to 66 lbs by removing the battery so you can use the Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes part # Y96FR or you will be forced to change out the hitch to a 2", the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7196. The more cost effective route is the OnRamp but the better long term route is the EcoHitch.
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  • Lightest Hitch for my 2009 Toyota Prius
    Of the two hitches for your 2009 Toyota Prius the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11468 is a couple of pounds lighter than the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7196. It would also be my choice because it will offer a slightly easier installation. If you need trailer wiring use the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118505 I have linked an installation video for you of the Curt hitch and the Tekonsha wiring.
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  • Comparing Trailer Hitch Options for Carrying 2 Bike Rack on a 2006 Toyota Prius
    Betweeen the Curt # C11468 and Draw-Tite # 24808 for your 2006 Toyota Prius, I recommend the Curt simply because we have found that they tend to have better welds and a thicker powder coat than other options on the market. All of this translates into a more durable hitch that you can rely on. While you can use an adapter like the Brophy # HTAD to carry a bike rack with a 2" shank, we typically advise against this for a few reasons. First of all it's more connection points so there are...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Two 70 lb E-Bikes on 2007 Toyota Prius
    The trailer hitches that fit your 2007 Toyota Prius are either the Class I Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24808 with a 1-1/4" receiver or the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7196 which has a 2" receiver. Hopefully you have the latter, because the only bike rack that will allow you to carry a pair of 70 lb bikes only fits a Class II 1-1/4" hitch or a 2" hitch, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Rack # HLY74FR. This rack has an 80 lb per-bike capacity...
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  • Anti Rattle Hitch Lock that Fits Curt Cargo Carrier # C18110
    Since the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18110 uses a threaded hitch pin you'd need to use a threaded hitch lock like the SportRack part # SR0901 which we know works with the Curt racks. The other options you mentioned are for hitch accessories that have hollow shanks and would not work. This setup would work great in the EcoHitch part # 306-X7196 as well.
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  • EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver Class Rating For a 2008 Toyota Prius
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7196 for your 2008 Toyota Prius doesn't use a traditional class rating system like other receivers since it does use a 2" receiver that does not carry the minimum weight capacities that would give it a class III rating. The best way to describe the receiver is a 2" receiver with a class II weight rating. The maximum allowed tongue weight of the receiver is 300lbs and you will want to verify with your Toyota dealer as to the maximum weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes on a 2004 Toyota Prius
    For a trailer hitch to use with an e-bike rack I recommend the EcoHitch # 306-X7196 for your 2004 Toyota Prius. This is a 2" trailer hitch receiver with a 300 lb tongue weight capacity, which opens up a LOT more options to choose from when it comes to a bike rack. For a bike rack that has a high enough capacity to hold 2 E-bikes weighing up to 60 pounds each you can use the Saris SuperClamp EX # SA4025F, Kuat NV 2.0, # NV22G, or the Thule EasyFold # TH903202. All of these racks are rated...
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