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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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2004 - 2005 Toyota Highlander
2004 - 2006 Lexus RX 330
2007 - 2009 Lexus RX 350
2006 - 2008 Lexus RX 400h
2006 - 2007 Toyota Highlander excluding Hybrid models
2006 - 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid models
Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today on this 2005 Lexus RX 330 were going to install part number 75153 from Draw Tite. Alright this is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in some selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack, a ball mount or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin to the edge of the bumper is going to be about inch and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 14 inch. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. For the first step is to go ahead and remove the tie-down bracket and rubber plugs.
Now when you look at the passenger side, it should be identical on the driver side as well. Lets go and repeat for the driver side. At this point we can go ahead and install the hitch. Now its definitely good idea to have an extra hands to help hold up while you run the hardware into the frame. And when we install a hardware, well make sure that the teeth on the conical tooth washer point towards the hitch.
Alright, now youre gonna leave all your hardware loose so you can move it around to help get the bolts in place. With all the hardware loosely installed, now we can go ahead and snug everything down. Once we have the hitch drawn up to the vehicle, we can go ahead and torque everything as specified in the instructions. There we have it for part number 75153 from Draw Tite. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (54 Customer Reviews)Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.
Hi, Just wanted to put up my review. Orderd parts and they arrived in a timely manner. The box has a huge hole in it due to the good ole post office not etrailer. I was afraid parts would be missing but the way etrailer packaged every thing all was in the box. It took me literally 5 minutes to put take off the tow bars on highlander and install the tow hitch. Wiring instruction were ok but the video instructions were right on and it only took approx 7 minutes to do wiring. Thank you etrailer for a easy project that even a girl can do!!! :- 76917
by: Federico L.12/13/2013
The hitch arrived within a few days and only took about 20-30 min to install. The instructions and the videos were very useful. It was all simple and easy to complete. I selected this hitch as I liked its curved appearance. I also liked that it protruded a bit off the bumper so any tie-downs I set up when using the roof rack don't rub against the bumper. Furthermore, it provides better clearance with the back hatch so it can be opened with some hitch accessories installed. It also serves as a quick platform to step on when using the roof rack. Overall, I am super pleased and have used it several times already. Works great! 110094
by: Bill H.03/12/2017
Installed by myself on 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. I used the box and a old carpet covered cat scratch tree just happened to be the right height to support other end. It probably took me 2 hours, but I was in no hurry, and took a couple of breaks. Getting that first bolt or two in part way on either side was the hardest. My 17 mm socket kept was old, and kept falling off the extension, and I should have put a couple turns of electrical tape on it rather than scrambling for it. And my old reading glasses and ball cap fell off a few times. I got some added exercise. Hey, I'm almost 70, so I would expect few are going to have troubles. I would suggest wearing gloves when breaking the existing 14 mm bolts - tie downs free. This makes so much more sense than buying a truck. If I had known it was this easy, I would have done it years ago. The hitch is rugged, don't expect any issues. Cheers! PS - Troy of etrailer agreed with others, this hitch offers the best access to spare tire. 351872
by: Josh A.04/12/2011
This hitch was amazingly simple to install! I was able to install it myself, in my driveway, without a lift, and using a simple ratchet wrench, in roughly 15 minutes. It took such a short amount of time, that I had only consumed about 1/10th of my beer that I had been planning to enjoy during the installation process. Pros: - Super quick and simple installation - Simple and clear instructions (especially the videos from etrailer) - Excellent build quality Cons: - The aesthetics of the hitch leave a bit to be desired, but then again, this is a freakin' trailer hitch. Initially, I was not too happy with how this made my Lexus look at certain angles, but I'm starting to live with it. I can't say that this is a CON against this particular hitch, because the other brands looked nearly identical for my vehicle. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this hitch, and especially the service that I got from etrailer. 11540
The hitch was a snap to put on the car - EASY!!! Took 15 minutes max from start to finish. It looks well made and rugged. A HUGE negative for me, however, is how far from the back bumper it sticks out. It is easy to knock your shin on it and looks obnoxious. I thought it would be tucked under the bumper or at least flush with the bumper but it is not. I am NOT AT ALL happy with how far it sticks out. The quality, however, does appear to be top notch. If you could make one that doesn't stick out and exchange it I would be 1050% HAPPY!!!!! 36267
by: Donald J.07/11/2013
The hitch arrived in excellent condition and right when it was projected to. Easy to install, it was on the vehicle within thirty minutes. 88915
by: Roger B.02/22/2012
Of the three available hitches for my Highlander hybrid, this DrawTight was the one most recessed, so very little but the receiver is visible. Free shipping arrived (UPS) in three days. All holes lined up perfectly. Installed in 20 minutes without jacking or lifting. I had expected it to be fairly straightforward, but it turned out to be rediculously easy. (Don't tell my wife...) 32240
by: Richard S.06/07/2016
Excellent fit and easy to follow instructions. No special tools needed. Just ratchet wrenches. The hitch is very heavy duty. I originally went to a moving company to have them place a hitch. On the installation day they said the hitch that they ordered for me was "bent" and they could not install it. I cancelled the order and shopped online and found this product. I was amazed how strong the construction is. If this were the product that the moving company ordered, it would never have been bent or damaged in shipment. This e-trailer product would never damage, even if a truck ran over it. I am very pleased with this hitch. 258842
The Draw Tite class III receiver I got for my RX350 was as advertised. Fast shipment and very easy to install. I had to use a clamp to pull one of the mounting brackets into alignment so I could get the bolts in, hence the very good rather than excellent rating. The entire job took about 20 minutes. I still have the much longer job of installing the wiring harness left to do. I installed a similar Draw Tite class III receiver on my 2007 RAV4. It provided 5 years of good service but was rusty after 3 years. Auto makers seem to have solved the rust problem for the most part on their cars. Now hitch makers need to do the same. 49508
Can't wait to tow stuff! I'm deducting one star only because it's pretty hard to persuade a hitch to bend. In the installation video, which was great by the way, the installer had to bend the hitch a little using a 2x4. I tried the 2x4, but the hitch had to move pretty far to get the back hole to line up. So my brother-in-law put his 2 ton jack on end and we cranked it open pushing against the spare tire and the hitch. Whew! Nevertheless, the installation was still very quick and I saved a lot of money by buying the hitch from Etrailer, installing it myself, and not going to my Toyota dealer. 2169
by: Roger in Seattle11/02/2013
Spoke with friendly knowledgeable representative who offered advice regarding wiring kit for trailer hitch. Hitch looks good on my Lexus RX 400h. Due to spare tire's clearance requirement hitch is quite visible but it looks good. At least it does at this point while it is shiny and new. Had professional installation. One hour for hitch and one and one half hour for wiring. Seems reasonable since wiring requires taking the panels out of the vehicle's back compartment. Very satisfied to this point. 106102
Hitch receiver received on time, and fits vehicle just fine. I had it delivered directly to my mechanic's shop, and they had it installed quickly. Haven't used it yet, but it appears sturdy. Sticks out a bit from rear of car, which is a good thing - will give more clearance to open rear hatch with bike rack installed. Bike rack (Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches) - (also ordered from etrailer.com) is due to be delivered tomorrow so we will see :) 253677
by: Greg G10/03/2015
Hitch arrived within two days and was well packaged. I also ordered the wiring harness to go with it and etrailer included it in the hitch package. The online videos on the hitch and wiring were extremely easy to follow and helped immensely. I was able to do the installation within an hour by myself. I can't speak highly enough of Erika who helped me on the phone. I would very highly recommend etrailer to anyone needing parts and advice. Bravo! 229023
by: Jerry N10/03/2009
Excellent, solid product. Very solid hitch. Had to use a couple of 2x4's and a teenager to lever the holes into alignment to mount on my Highlander, but everything else was very straightforward. Ordered over the phone and the customer service was 1st rate. Shipped regular and it got here in about 2 days. Wouldn't have tried this myself until I saw eTrailers' install instructions on You Tube. Glad I did! 2444
by: Jeff B.10/24/2007
Clunky, but good I had to use PEP Boys to install it only because I'm 67 yo and did not have a good wrench to torque down everything. It's a substantial hitch that I'm using with a bike carrier, so Tongue Weight of 350 lbs was right on the spot. It is a bit obtrusive looking, but no one will rear end me with impunity, either. 465
by: John A05/12/2014
I called to order my trailer hitch and Cathy was very helpful. She made sure I ordered the correct wiring kit. The hitch came on time and it installed easily on my Highlander. The hitch, a rigid brand, seems to be made of a high quality steel. I look forward to using it. I highly recommend ordering for me trailer. 130256
Easy installation, factory fit Hitch fit perfectly. Obviously custom-made for the Highlander. Only things I didn't like were some welding splatter and the paint was a bit thin in some places so it may need to be painted one day, but I would recommend it anyway. Great service and fast shipping 407
by: Henk W02/27/2017
Received the tow hitch receiver sooner than expected, it installed in about an hour without any problems. Haven't used it yet but don't see any reason for that being a problem. It seems well build and basically is exactly as advertised. Very happy with it. 346479
by: Kris J06/28/2013
Product was good shipping was fast. However box had a hole in it but nothing was missing . No problem putting it on . Only bad was box had hole and product had scratches but it's a trailer hitch so not really in issue . Thanks you. 86592
2008 Lexus RX400H The product was exactly as described and installation as easy as advertised. The sales staff I spoke with on the phone were extremely helpful and professional. I would certainly do business with this company again. 189505
The hitch extends pass bumper I saved $65 by buying from etrailer Vs. getting it from my local [….]. This model extends pass the bumper by 3 inches. I would have bought the (shorter) other model if I had known this. 399
Have no hesitations about ordering from etrailer. The customer service is excellent and the product came quickly and just as advertised. Had the hitch installed in less than 15 minutes with regular hand tools. 90764
Great product. It fit perfectly and only took about 20 minutes to fully install. I ordered this in anticipation of installing it on a weekend and it came very quickly with plenty of time to spare. Great service. 40548
by: C. Lyons02/10/2011
I haven't installed the hitch yet but, I am sure it will be fine. This is the second hitch we have ordered from ETrailer. I placed the order Saturday and received the hitch Weds. The service has been great! 6984
by: Joel N.09/10/2013
Easy install for my 2007 RX 400h but must remove a plastic cover on driver's side to install and cannot replace after install...doesn't look like is needed anyway. 99252
by: Kevin T.07/08/2012
Great product! It fit well and was easy to install. We've towed thousands of miles with no issues at all, I highly recommend this hitch and etrailer.com 47168
by: Matt w.06/07/2015
Quick delivery, online videos are perfect and specific to your car, compared to dealer who wanted $750 this is a no brainer purchase and and easy dyi 201324
Easy installation. Online video was very helpful. Thank you for the installation tips. Very solid construction. Highly recommended. 83183
by: Joe M04/19/2011
20 minutes start to finish. the predrilled holes on the mount are elongated making alignment and installation of the bolts very easy. 11988
by: Nick O09/22/2016
Have used etrailer in the past. The response and service has always been excellent. Tracking feature keeps you on top of delivery. 297794
by: Farrel jay05/02/2016
Solid product with clear and simple directions. Excellent timing and great service from start to finish. Well done! Thank you! 248085
by: Greg P.01/07/2017
Great product and fast shipping. I wish I didn't have to take off the Etrailer sticker due to it being installed upside down. 330672
by: Jim N.02/24/2009
great product A breeze to install, great quality, eye appeal and good price.........plus free shipping and packaged very well 1602
by: Jim N08/02/2016
Well made product. Was very easy to install. Took 30 minutes. Works very well, towed a small trailer the other day. 278506
by: Len F.08/04/2015
Hitch was on in 15 minutes, every slick and easy. Well designed and made. Thanks etrailer for a great product. 216602
by: Zlatko B.06/20/2012
Perfect fit and easy to install. Etrailer is one of of the best online retailers I have ever dealt with. 44906
by: WATTE A.P.11/19/2015
Product, service, on-time delivery, courteous service from Ricky combined in one word : PERFECT. 232262
by: Salt Lake City05/05/2015
e-Trailer under promised and over delivered. The installation of the hitch was straightforward. 190714
by: Paul L05/23/2011
Excellent hitch and the installation really was as simple as the video on the web site. Thanks! 15103
by: Tony N08/02/2016
It fit perfect and look very good. The installation was a breeze. 10 min with power tools 278527
by: Santos G.02/26/2013
Excellent fit and easy to install. Thank you for suggesting this product for my SUV. 67821
Easy installation High quality hitch, easy installation and a GREAT PRICE!! 151
I receive this on time and it was all I hoped it to be. Keep on trailing. 127817
by: Russell in Dallas01/21/2012
Product bolted right in place as it should. Fit and finish is excellent. 30106
Installation easy as shown on the video. Works well and fit is good. 125090
by: Jack T09/17/2012
Satisfied with everything except that the trailer hitch is not hidden 54909
by: Pete V12/24/2016
Simply excellent - fit well - just bolt on installation 327720
by: Ed B.08/29/2012
Wonderful service. Could not expect anything more. 53400
by: Laura Ford06/13/2014
The hitch fits perfect and was easy to install! 135450
by: Mark D.04/24/2011
Very easy install, less than 30 minutes total. 12281
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