Installed Hidden Hitch by Stealthhitches

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I installed my new Hollywood bike rack onto my stealthhitches.com hidden hitch today. They had to cut away a hole in the bottom of the back bumper to install the hitch. I was a bit concerned about the hole, but was able to fabricate a plate to cover it. I'm kind of proud of my homemade solution. 😊

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How is the "hatch" attached? I've been contemplating something similar.
 
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How is the "hatch" attached? I've been contemplating something similar.
I bought a piece of sheet plastic and a piece of sheet rubber. The rubber, which is about an inch bigger around than the hole is glued to the plastic to seal the hole. The hitch itself puts enough pressure on the plate from the inside to keep it in place. I hope. ;)

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I realize this is likely a dumb question but I don't understand the pictures - does the exposed hitch connector detach from the car side or something and that's what you're covering up?
 
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I realize this is likely a dumb question but I don't understand the pictures - does the exposed hitch connector detach from the car side or something and that's what you're covering up?
Not a dumb question. The removable receiver attaches to the hitch frame from a hole cut in the bottom of the bumper.
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oh that make it SuperStealthy (TM)(R)(C)(ABC), got it! :)

it would be nice if they supplied some kind of "hole cover" given the setup but your solution looks sufficiently elegant. :)
 

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I do love that this one is more stealthy than the Torqlift, but concern I would have is the exposed space when I have the hitch/mount connected.
 

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It looks like they are using the EU connection point. Can you tell us what comes in the box, or share the install manual?
 

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I bought a piece of sheet plastic and a piece of sheet rubber. The rubber, which is about an inch bigger around than the hole is glued to the plastic to seal the hole. The hitch itself puts enough pressure on the plate from the inside to keep it in place. I hope. ;)

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Cool. What is holding the plate onto the car?
 

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