How are Stealth Hitches different?

Stealth Hitches are fully hidden when not in use. No more bruised shins from contact with the receiver of other hitches, all while maximizing your towing capacity, maintaining your crumple zones (unlike other hitches), and maintaining the vehicle’s original appearance.  

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:

The Stealth Hitch is completely invisible until you need it. Stealth utilizes a specialized stainless steel vertical latch block that is attached to the vehicle frame and is completely concealed behind the vehicle bumper. Separate detachable components provide connections for both racks and towing. These components are easily attached or detached, without tools, in a few seconds. See video on home page for details. 

Absolutely not. All hitch accessories are designed to be vertically inserted behind the bumper. We do require an opening under the vehicle to connect the accessories to the latch block. This sometimes means that there is a an unseen trim under the vehicle, usually to the gravel guard.

 Never. We specifically design our hitches to employ the existing connection points of the vehicle. By using the same connection points as the vehicle manufacturer, we protect the crumple zones of the vehicle. 

Connecting our hitch should not void any factory warranties. Often, warranties are voided due to hitch systems drawing current from the tail light circuits.   Rather than drawing current from the tail light circuits, our hitch is built to acknowledge the active taillight signal and prompted to draw current from the battery. This keeps the trailer activity separate from the vehicle monitoring system to prevent vehicle faults. However, you should talk to your vehicle manufacturer if you have concerns about your particular vehicle warranty.

 Our hitch utilizes an integrated push lock feature to secure the accessory. When properly locked and installed, it confirms that the detachable accessory is in place and prevents the handle rotation that is required to release the accessory. 

 The integrated push lock secures the accessory. You need the key to enable the handle to turn, releasing the accessory.

For vehicles with electronic towing communication features, we offer compatible hitches for most makes and models. Common features for these vehicles are trailer stability control, disabling back up sensors when a trailer is connected electrically, and rear camera zoom for trailer connection.

1) Our hitch system provides a fit that is designed to prevent the hammering effect at each stop and start. This lessens the impact the trailer has when you hit the brakes.

2) Our hitch is fully integrated and cannot be removed without a key and turn of the release handle.

3) We connect to the same locations as the vehicle manufacturer which protects the crumple zones of the vehicle.

4) Finally, our latch block is 100% stainless steel and made in the USA.

 Yes. We offer a detachable rack connector (square tube receiver) that is used for any type of rack connection. This accessory comes in two standard sizes, 2” and 1 ¼”.

Yes. Our ball mounts come in many different rises and drops needed for a level tow. Our ball mounts come with a 1” diameter hole that will accommodate all three ball sizes (1 7/8”, 2” and 2 5/16”)

No. Other hitches have either a visible steel member and/or a permanent square tube receiver below the bumper creating an interference with the antenna. Our hitch is mounted behind the bumper so there is no permanent steel piece below the bumper to affect the antennas.

 No. Our hitch is mounted behind the bumper so there is no permanent member below the fascia.

 Stealth only uses the square tube receiver for our racks and cargo carrier products. Stealth hitches do not use the square receiver for towing.

 No, the square tube receiver is only used for racks, basically anything suspended from the ground. We have a warning sticker on the rack receiver warning that it is not to be used for towing. Our zero play ball mount connects directly to the latch block to prevent movement at this connection.

 No, because of the use of the square tube connection reintroducing dynamic play in the connection. Additionally, most of the vehicles we fit do not support these systems because the resistance to sway is forced back into the vehicle frame. Most of these vehicles are performance vehicles on light weight frames and are not built for these forces.

For all tow packages, a wiring harness is included. In some cases, we offer an active harness option that communicates with the vehicle.

 Yes for some BMW, Porsche, and Volvo vehicles. Remote programming is available for BMW. We offer a STEALTH WIRING HARNESS as well for all vehicles. Our Stealth wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions. Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles. Our controller draws current directly from the battery to mitigate this issue.

 Yes, all Stealth products have a limited exclusive warranty for as long as you own your vehicle.

Returns & Exchanges If you need to make a return or exchange, please contact us at within 30 days of delivery. We will issue an RMA number and you will pay to return the item. All returned items should be in new condition. Once the item is received, we will issue a refund, less a 15% restocking fee that allows for our time and expense to inspect and repackage the item. * Shipping fees aren’t refundable. How to send your hitch package back: Write the RMA on the outside of the box, consider insuring your shipment, and send to: 4580 Commerce Parkway, Sugar Hill, Georgia US 30518 Please contact us if you have any questions.