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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"

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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" part number SH85VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH85VR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Stealth Hitches
  • Completely Hidden
  • 800 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 SH85VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions SH85VR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2014 - 2014 BMW X5
  • 2015 - 2018 BMW X5 excluding M Sport package or M performance models

Customer Reviews

Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" - SH85VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (9 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 was very impressed with the quality of the hitch and especially the welds. The kit looks amazing and can be installed by one person. Although the stealth hitch is not cheap it is a great product and worth ever penny. I would recommend this hitch to everyone.


Great idea but now my key won’t unlock the hitch so it has become a permanent fixture. I would not purchase this item again because of this problem

This receiver is meant to be taken off when not towing. I would not leave it on most of the time. Are you having trouble with the key fitting in or coming out? Or are you having trouble getting the receiver to come out? Either way, I would lubricate the keyhole and around the receiver heavily and gently wiggle back and forth to try and get it unstuck.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/29/2021

2018 BMW X5

well though through kit. Fits perfectly. Excellent installation guidelines through video support.


If you do not want to see an unsightly trailer hitch then this is the product for you. I've used both a bike rack and trailer hitch and they worked flawlessly. They are easy to engage and disengage from the receiver. I had an independent BMW repair shop install the product and it took them 4.5 hours vs. the reported 2.5 but I've come to expect that they always seem to take longer than expected. (could be the repair shops way of making a little extra money). The only item that is a little challenging is the trailer light hook-up (since it tucked under the rear fascia). All in all I rated the product with 5 stars because I love the fact that when the hitches aren't engaged you can't even see that there is a hitch on the truck.

2014 BMW X5

Quick delivery. Excellent quality


Great quality , very clear installation and awesome outcome


2017 BMW X5



See what our Experts say about this Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch

  • Is Anything Else Needed For The Stealth Trailer Hitch with Towing Package SH85VR On A 2017 BMW X5
    We are here to answer any question you can throw at us to the best of our abilities, so keep them coming if you have more. As to the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH85VR on your 2017 BMW X5 Diesel, it will work perfectly. From what I could find, your X5 is rated to tow up to 5,952 pounds so you will have no issues using the # SH85VR to tow your ski boat This includes everything needed to wire up a 7 Way trailer plug, but it does also include a 7 Way to 4...
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  • Does The Stealth Hitches SH85VR Include All The Wiring Needed To Set Up A 2018 BMW X5 For Towing?
    The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH85VR does indeed include all parts needed to set up your 2018 BMW X5 for towing. This includes the wiring, 7-Way plug, mounting bracket, and a 7-Way to 4-Way adapter. I included an install video we have of this being installed on a 2017 X5 for you to check out as well.
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  • What Are Stealth Hitch Options that Fit 2014 BMW X5
    We have two Stealth hitch options for your 2014 BMW X5. We have the part # SH79VR which only comes with the lower hitch opening attachment for use with hitch accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers and we also have the part # SH85VR which comes with all of that PLUS a ball mount attachment with a hitch ball for towing a trailer and a 4-way trailer wiring harness kit. I attached an install video for this.
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  • Correct Stealth Hitches Hitch for a 2018 BMW X5 M Sport (Not M Performance)
    If you just have the cosmetic M Sport package on your 2018 BMW X5 and not the M Performance package then the correct Stealth Hitches for you is part # SH79VR for just the receiver for accessories (like a bike rack), or part # SH85VR which comes with the receiver for accessories as well as the ball mount and wiring. Please note that if you plan on towing a trailer at all then you'll need to go with the full kit # SH85VR because the Stealth Hitches have been designed and tested for towing...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2017 BMW X5 M Sport
    For the 2017 BMW X5 M Sport package vehicles like yours we only have Stealth hitch options available like the part # SH79VR for if you were planning on carrying a bike rack or part # SH85VR for if you planned on doing some towing which comes with a ball mount and wiring.
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  • Is There a Trailer Hitch for 2017 BMW X5 M Sport
    Yes, the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver part # SH79VR or part # SH85VR if you will be towing are both fits for a 2017 BMW X5 M Sport. That said, these are actually the only options available but they both offer bolt-on installation and come with everything you need.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 BMW X5 M Sport
    For your 2016 BMW X5 M Sport you will want the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # SH79VR. This is great for bike racks and accessories. If you want to also tow with the hitch receiver then you instead will want the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit # SH85VR.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2018 BMW X5 with M Sport Package
    That is a good question, and the answer is there is just a single trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2018 BMW X5 with the M Sport package, which is from Stealth Hitches. - For Use with Bike Rack or Accessory Only: Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH79VR - For Use With Bike Rack and Towing: Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH85VR The difference is the first option comes with a removable 2" receiver that cannot be used for towing and is only for...
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  • What EcoHitch Is Compatible With My 2017 BMW X5 For Towing
    I do have a solution for you. The compatible EcoHitch for your 2017 BMW X5 depends on if you have the M performance model. If you do not have the M performance model, you need the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2", part # SH85VR. This trailer hitch has a maximum tongue weight of 600 lbs with the trailer hitch or 800 lbs with the ball mount. It has a maximum gross trailer weight of 8,000 lbs. With the M perfomance model you will need the Stealth...
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  • Compatible Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13077 is a fit for your 2018 BMW X5 if it is the M performance or the standard, but not the M Sport model. The sDrive35i doesn't seem to specify model as much as rear wheel drive versus all wheel drive so I have to give the disclaimer for fit. If you have the M sport, the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # SH79VR or # SH85VR is the correct fit.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for Use on 2017 BMW X5 with Stealth Hitch
    For your 2017 BMW X5 I recommend using the Curt Echo # C51180, which will provide you with proportional braking for your trailer and offers you an easy plug and play installation on the 7 way that came with your Stealth Hitch # SH85VR. Using a wireless controller like the Curt Echo keeps you from having to splice into any wiring inside the cabin on your X5, which eliminates the risk of any electrical short damaging your sensitive electronic system. The Curt Echo is controlled with any Bluetooth...
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  • What Weight Trailer Can 2015 BMW X5 Tow with Stealth Hitch Installed
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2015 BMW X5 diesel and found that it can tow up to a 5,952 lb trailer so as long as the travel trailer you end up with weighs less than that you'd be fine to tow it with the Stealth hitch # SH85VR installed. With the Stealth hitches there is a way to use sway control but it's not with a friction sway unit since there's recommended way to attach the tab. Instead I recommend the Sway Command Electronic Sway Control System # LC380605. This unit senses...
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  • Which Concealed Trailer Hitch for 2018 BMW X5
    Both hitches fit certain models of the 2018 BMW X5. The EcoHitch # EH44FR will fit 2018 BMW X5 models, with the exception of M performance models (will fit M sport model) that have a rear back up sensor. The EcoHitch # 306-X7265 fits 2018 X5 models without the backup sensors, except M performance models. The Stealth Hitch # SH79VR hitch you'd looked at fits all models except the M performance. For the M performance, you'd use # SH56VR. Both hitch include the receiver that's meant to...
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  • Completely Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 BMW X5 With Backup Sensor
    For the money, the best option for your 2018 BMW X5 non-M with backup sensors is the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver # EH44FR. The Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH85VR is a fantastic hitch and even comes with trailer wiring but there aren't enough advantages to it apart from that to justify the higher price. The EcoHitch has a receiver that you can detach so it will be like you don't have a hitch on your BMW. The # EH44FR is the correct option...
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  • Brake Controller for 2017 BMW X5 With Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch
    Let's start with the Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 and the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver with Towing Kit # SH85VR that fits your 2017 BMW X5. Like you mentioned, the 7-way does install vertically, and since there's no other way to mount it, I do not recommend the Echo with this hitch and wiring because it would be too close to the ground. Instead, a much better option is the other one you asked about, the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # RED44FR. Once...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2017 BMW X5
    We do have wiring harnesses for the 2017 BMW X5 diesel to go with a hitch like the Curt # 13077. If you wanted everything in a complete package that includes the hitch, wiring, ball mount for towing and a receiver that can be used to carry hitch mounted accessories, the Stealth Hitches # SH85VR is a great choice and one of our most popular options for luxury vehicles like your 2017 BMW X5. This kit also comes with 7 way wiring. If you want to piece a system together, in order add a functioning...
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  • Recommended Concealed Trailer Hitch for 2018 BMW M Sport
    Assuming that your vehicle has the M Sport trim package but isn't the M or the M performance model, both the EcoHitch # EH44FR for vehicles with a back up sensor or # 306-X7265 for vehicles without the back up sensor and the Stealth # SH85VR would work great for your X5. If the 5000 lb capacity of the EcoHitch would accomplish your needs, there's really no reason not to go with the EcoHitch. Both EcoHitch and Stealth have great reputations for their excellent quality, and as you said,...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer With Brakes on 2017 BMW X5 and Add Weight Distribution Hitch
    To start, if you don't already have a 4 way wiring harness on your X5 you'll need that first- I recommend using the Tekonsha # TK47FR since it's a plug and play solution, and Tekonsha wiring is one of the most reliable solutions. Then, I recommend using the # ETBC7L to install a 7 way connector on your 2017 BMW X5, which will give you a 7 way connector that can be used with wireless brake controllers. I recommend using this instead of the # ETBC7 because your 2017 BMW X5 isn't going to...
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