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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75235 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(55 reviews)


Code:   75235

Retail:$181.16

Price:$111.95


Custom Fit Product

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75235

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.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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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75235 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75235 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2006 - 2016 Toyota RAV4




Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav-4 we're going to be taking a look at and then showing how to install the Draw-Tite Max Frame Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2 inch by 2 inch opening. It's part number is 75235. Here is what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see we've got our main cross tube that is going to come through here across the back. It comes out by our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. We got reinforcement collar around the end there.

It's kind of got a rounded edge to it. You see the end of that is going to be tucked in behind the outer edge of our bumper there. So we shouldn't have any issues with bumping into it or anything like that. You're going to have two holes on the side of the receiver tube opening. The larger one is the one we are going to use to secure all of our items with. It's going to be 5/8 of an inch in diameter.

And it looks like there is plenty of space on each side for whatever hitch pin, hitch lock, or anti-rail device that you might pick. The hole in the front is a stabilization device called the j-pin . Our safety chain connection points are gonna be a plate style that are going to come around. They have a good large open hole to them, so you shouldn't have any problem getting safety chains or straps connected there. Small tab welded on the cross tube here is going to allow for wiring attachment if you decide to go that route. We have three pre-drilled holes there to help mount brackets to, if you decide. Now, as far as tongue weight goes, we have a 675 pound tongue weight rating. We have some maximum downward force that we can put here in that receiver tube opening. We got a 4500 pound gross trailer weight rating.

It's going to be the total weight of our trailer and anything we load up on it. Of course we want to check out the owner's manual on the Rav-4 and we want to see what it's rated for and then we can go off of whichever of those numbers is the lowest. Now the few measurements that are going to be helpful in selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of a receiver tube opening. We got about 13 inches. Then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of our bumper, it's about 3. Now, to begin our installation here in the rear driver's corner. We are going to need to remove this plastic panel.

We are not going to be reusing it so this can go back in the vehicle or if you ever take your hitch off you can put it back in place. You got the two push pin fasteners here in the backside. You pull the center out and then the rest of it should come out for you. And then, a little bit closer to the front, directly up here, there is going to be a little 10 millimeter plastic nut that you just want to un-thread that. Now we are going to remove the two bolts that are holding the tow hook or the tie down hook in place. Now, over here on the passenger side where our exhaust comes out, we want to remove the hanger right above the larger tube. A little spray lubricant and then a pry bar on the backside, it will usually pop off there pretty well for you. That'll give us enough room to bring our exhaust down some. We need to remove the two bolts right here that are holding on here that are holding exhaust strap. They require a 12 millimeter socket. Now the exhaust rod and the two bolts, you can set aside you will not be using these. On the driver's side you'll see our three attachment points. We have a weld point here, here, and here. Use a little bit of spray lubricant and a nylon tube brush, this is part number 814092. We get in there and make sure those threads are nice and clean. Here on our passenger side we've got two attachment points. We've got the weld nut located her and the one here. We're going to be skipping the one in the middle. We are going to raise our hitch into position and align it with our weld nuts in the frame. Here you'll see our M-12 bolts we are going to place a conical tooth washer on those. We want the teeth of the washer to face up towards our hitch. Then we just want to thread that rear one in. Once we have four or five turns on it we can go over to our passenger side and get one started there. Those will kind of hold our hitch in position. You get our other bolt on the passenger side started. Then we can go over to the driver side. Now as we start these we want to be sure we go through our tie down bracket, then through our hitch and make sure we get those threaded in. Now we can take a quick look and make sure we have our hitch centered. Then we can smack down our hardware and get it twerked to specification. All right, now we can raise our exhaust back into position. We use a little more spray lubricant there. And that hanger should just slide right on for you. All right, at that point our hitch is ready for use. That is going to complete our installation of the Draw-Tite Max Frame Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part 75235, on our 2016 Toyota Rav-4.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75235

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (55 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.


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by: Citabria06/29/2016

2014 Toyota RAV4


Product was delivered on time as indicated on their shipping App which allowed me to schedule the installation on the day it arrived. The shipping App is awesome..... it gives you a pictorial version of where your package is . Only "hitch" was that it showed mine going to oregon instead of Indiana for one day but then corrected it's self. Loved the APP. Hitch packing suffered from being in the Same UPS shipping room where the gorilla throws around the luggage, torn battered, poked open and split plus taped back by the delivery company. Luckily the eTrailer people are used to that since they securely attached the bolts and wiring kit to the frame of the hitch, no chance of losing them. The hitch bolts were off around 10 thou for lining up the bolt holes and it seemed that the instructions indicated that 3 bolts were to be installed instead of 2 needed. Might be you can adjust the position by using either 2 sets. Beg, borrow or steal an electric or air impact wrench to make this a non issue and to put the hitch up in 5 minutes, plus you do best with three people, two to stabilize the hitch, one to drive home the bolts, make sure you orientate the washers with the "teeth" against the frame. Wiring up did require removing quite a bit of the trim in the rear compartment of my 2014 RAV-4 but the Harbour Freight trim removal kit made that a breeze. Had to hunt way up the rear door post for the electrical connection . Wiring to the battery is pretty much a Hobson's Choice. Just find a spot that won't get snagged or fried. I gave this product and company a 5 because what they sold me was exactly what was advertised and it worked flawlessly when installed. One needs to expect that there are some minor difficulties in the installation but they are due to the vehicle not the product. I did have the luxury of a vehicle lift, electric impact wrench and any tool I needed. Could I have installed it without the lift and wrench, yes but it would have taken longer. One thing I would suggest is once you have all the wiring installed in the back, connect your trailer and with a battery source (12 V) test the wiring. You don't want to close up all of the trim work only to find that there is a fault somewhere. Was the product as advertised: Yes Was the packing sufficient: Yes Were the instructions good: Yes Would I suggest eTrailer to friends' Yes 266227



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by: Darin S.02/22/2016


I ordered the Draw-Tite hitch receiver primarily for a bike rack. The receiver is for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. I was concerned that the receiver might not fit on my vehicle because the vehicle is a new year and model, but the receiver fit perfectly. I was also concerned that the receiver would detract from the rear look of the vehicle because it is not a factory hitch receiver, but the receiver looks great - actually better than I anticipated. I am very pleased with the receiver and with etrailer in general. Etrailer's customer service is top-notch. 238483



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by: Stantaur07/25/2016

2008 Toyota RAV4


Purchasing our Draw-Tite hitch for our 2008 RAV4 V6 AWD has been an exceptionally good experience from start to finish. Great explanation and documentation on the web site, outstanding support via phone during the sale, best-in-class follow-up to make sure everything went as planned. Thank you again for a great product and excellent buying experience. 275988



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by: Paul in Colorado07/18/2015

2010 Toyota RAV4


Sweet! After reading MANY reviews about holes not lining up, I went with the Draw-Tite and I'm glad I did. They lined up perfectly, and that makes installation a breeze. Really, like 15 minutes. And I'm barely handy. No sweat on the exhaust, either. My '10 Rav4 has a rubber hanger, so I just pushed it over and used the wiggler on the socket wrench. Of course, the box the hitch arrived in was completely thrashed (several big holes, bits sticking out, one friendly spider), but luckily none of the good, visible painted parts were scratched. Apparently this is a common complaint. See Amazon reviews. Everybody needs better boxes. 212732



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by: Jeff06/01/2016


Solid, well-made hitch that I installed easily into my 2016 RAV4 Limited Hybrid. The installation instructions are clear and precise and everything lined up perfectly. Tip for installing this without a helper: use blocks or books or something to support and lift up the hitch into position before you start bolting it in. If you're wrestling with it while you're trying to bolt it in, you're likely to cross-thread the bolts. Be patient, work methodically, and everything will go smoothly. I'll be using this with a hitch rack for bikes, which should be no problem with its high tongue weight limit. I'm not planning on towing with it because I'm not ready to rip out my interior to install the trailer wiring and the RAV4 Hybrid doesn't have much of a towing capacity. 255496



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by: Owen B.03/15/2012


Purchased this hitch after research & previous experience with this brand. Did not purchase previous hitch from etrailer, but was very satisfied with product quality on both hitches. I would make future purchases from etrailer & would also recommend etrailer to anyone needing a product(s) they carry. It was a painless experience. The hitch arrived in record time- even with free shipping!- there were some shipping scrapes & skuffs that were easily spray painted over to near factory look for corrosion protection. Installation was as promised, 20mins, one man, piece of cake, & all of their installation information is spot on. Will use this hitch for all our towing needs, as well as a cargo carrier on vacation. 33998



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by: CrankinSteve08/18/2016

2016 Toyota RAV4


Installation went perfectly by following the instructions. There is a plastic panel on the driver's side that gets removed and according to the instructions does not get put back as the trailer hitch takes up part of that space. After I installed the hitch, I got out my Dremel and was able to cut that plastic panel do I could put it back. It's probably not necessary, but I thought it was a good idea. So, the hitch is perfectly designed and fit without any issue whatsoever. Installation time for me was about 30 minutes. It was installed onto a brand new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. Now, my SARIS 4-bike platform bike rack and other hitch products can be used with my new RAV4. 285320



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by: Doc-Z08/24/2016


My installation of the Draw-Tite hitch was a nightmare...initially. But at this stage in life, I realize not all things go well. What made me happy was the support I received from etrailer personnel. I do not believe the first hitch was properly manufactured. The holes did not march up regardless of all efforts to stretch the frame. Etrailer send me a replacement in a couple of days which fit properly, and all is well. The hitch looks great. Looking forward to purchasing a cargo carrier from them as soon as I decide which one I want. Thank you Etrailer for your support. 287163



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by: Roger07/09/2016


The product is as advertised. It installed as the video described- quite simple. I took exception with discarding the plastic cover. The Rav does not have any kind of mud flaps and this plastic pan serves a purpose to protect components like sensors, cameras and tail lights from splash back. My area is sandy and we have Winter. The task of trimming the plastic took minutes with a tin snips and box knife. I only needed to remove about 1" by 5" and the structural and fastening integrity was not compromised. I would suggest you add that to the video. 270046



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by: Tom V.07/14/2016


Ordered the Draw-Tite Max- Frame Hitch receiver online on a Sunday, shipped the next business day. Received the following day. Very impressed with the customer service and follow up. Installation was easy and was well presented in the instructions. Was able to install in 30 minutes without a hoist! Thank you for making this easy. Tom V. 271729



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by: mikeng6406/02/2016


It did take a while for the delivery (about one month) because it was out of stock, but it was well worth the weight. The hitch was a perfect fit to my 2016 RAV4 Hybrid Limited. I wished I had watched the eTrailer 2016 installation video (I watched the 2015 video on YouTube instead). It addressed what to do with the plastic panel cover (the 2015 video didn't mention it), although I was able to cut a section off the cover and reinstall it. The 2016 video said to reinstall the tie-down hook bracket. The 2015 video did not mention it. 255823



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by: Jeff C.07/03/2016

2008 Toyota RAV4


The Draw Tite hitch I purchased for our 08 Toyota RAV4 was a perfect fit. The hitch is easy to install and is built super solid. Etrailer.com had an unbelievably low price. I paid the small extra fee to go from free shipping to priority shipping and had the hitch in just 3 days!! They have great customer service and excellent online videos for installation instructions and to show you how to deal with problems (like broken welded nuts on you vehicles frame). Great all around! 267917



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by: Mike S.07/25/2016

2016 Toyota RAV4


The trailer hitch, Item: 75235, fit my 2016 RAV4 like a glove. The quality of the hitch is excellent, the instructions were excellent, and the estimated time to install the unit was right on. It took me a total of 40 minutes to install the hitch (less the wiring harness). only because I was reading the instructions as I went along and checking everything twice before I proceeded. But with those instructions, it was a very simple install. 275955



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by: Doug K06/14/2016


Was a snap to install with a simple floor jack, electric impact wrench in 5 minutes!! Delivery was quick. My mistake, I should have also ordered the "simple to install" wire harness with the hitch to save on shipping cost now. Overall very happy I found and ordered from etrailer.com. Have already been giving out recommendation to everyone I know with totalled toys!! My motorcycle trailer loves you guys too ;) 261207



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by: AJ02/22/2016


Excellent trailer hitch. Heavy duty construction, really over-kill for our little RAV4, but that is a plus. Bolt holes lined up perfect. Installed in less than an hour. 238463



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by: Tim R.06/04/2016


Although my order was initially delayed due to a backlog of orders the hitch arrived in good condition almost 2 weeks prior to the revised shipping date. Just as described in the instructions and video it bolted right on and took about 45 minutes to complete the installation. The hitch looks great and I'm very satisfied with the product and the service. 257236



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by: Dennis L08/25/2016


Very nice, heavy duty product. Class 3. Fits easily with no drilling in 30min. Easier yet if you have a helper. You do remove a plastic panel but with 2 min. of trimming you can replace it for 100% factory look. Instructions suggest you don't replace it. 100% satisfied. Arrived quick in excellent condition by UPS . Beats paying $350 at Toyota dealership. 287638



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by: Jim07/27/2016


great price, perfect fit, superb video instructions, fast delivery , etrailer has got this game down, nobody else comes close. 276766



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by: Heff from Orlando, FL06/10/2016


Great service. Great communications. Delivered on time! Great job!!! I will definitely recommend you to friends! 260069



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by: Daniel08/17/2016


The hitch arrived quickly and my local mechanic put when he had my car on the lift for an oil change. It was a faction of the price for purchase and installment at my local dealership. They had a set price of three hours labor regardless of how long the intall took. Thanks for a great product and great service. 284673



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by: Nestor05/31/2016


Ordering a hitch for my 2015 RAV4 was a breeze on the etrailer website. It confirmed my selection would fit and it had great instructions as well as a video for exactly my application. I followed the instructions to the letter and from start to finish I was done in 18 minutes. Great experience. Great result. 254745



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by: Chilibean06/03/2016


The car dealer was going to charge me $500 just to order a trailer hitch receiver! etrailer made finding the right hitch for our Toyota RAV4 easy. Delivery was 3 days. Installation a piece of cake following the instructions & photos. No mechanic, but I was finished in 50 minutes. Works great, looks great! 256675



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by: Doug W.07/11/2016

2015 Toyota RAV4


Ordered the hitch for our 2015 RAV 4. Ordering was very easy, the site is great. There are plenty of videos and info to look at. Installation was easy, all the bolt holes lined up perfectly. It fits up as tight as possible. Will recommend etrailer.com and the Draw-Tight hitch to friends. 270743



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by: Roger H.03/19/2016


Excellent service, quick shipping, packaged well, low pricing, and good follow up. Fantastic fit, install instructions clear and accurate. Will be using for utility and boat towing. Also plan to purchase hitch cargo carrier. Referred by a friend and I am so glad he did. thx roger 241064



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by: James05/25/2016


Product seem sturdy and put it on the car in about 35 mins, Good directions for install.The hardest part for me was the getting off the exahust rubber gromet but once i got it off, I was good to go. Ordering and shipping was no problem with etrailers, very informative with the package. 251515



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by: Aaron08/19/2016


nice finish was a pain to install cause the threads in the frame were either full of dirt or rust but nothing to do with the hitch. after getting the re-chasing the threads it only took about 10 minutes to install. Hangs about 1 inch lower than I would like but great product. 285794



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by: Tim L.07/26/2016


Received the hitch in four days. It only took 30 minutes to install working alone. The hitch is well made and easy to install This is the third hitch I have purchased from etrailer.com and I highly recommend them. They also have excellent customer service as well 276486



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by: Mary S07/13/2016


WOW! I can't believe it came so fast!! Thank you for my hitch. I can't wait to get it installed with my bike rack and bike the rail trails down on the Cape!! (Cape Cod). It was a great deal buying it with etrailer vs anyone else! Happy Summer! Thank you! 271405



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by: Bill08/18/2016

2012 Toyota RAV4


The products I order were all received in a timely manner. Great email communication. The online videos were great help in the installations of the receiver hitch and the wiring on our 2012 RAV4. I will buy from etrailer again. I highly recommend them. 285034



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by: Larry05/26/2016


Etrailer's advice on product selection was excellent. I installed this hitch receiver on a 2016 Rav4 Hybrid in less than 30 minutes after watching the installation video. No problems encountered. I would definitely recommend trailer & the product. 251769



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by: Bruce B.07/22/2016


This is the second time I have purchased a product from etrailer.com. The time for delivery has been wonderful. There has not been enough time to install this hitch yet but I have every confidence it will be as direct and easy as the last one. 274930



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by: Dan B.06/07/2016


Product arrived in timely manner. Hitch receiver for RAV4 was a snap to install, only challenge was arm wrestling muffler to the side so last bolt could be torqued. Job complete in well under an hour. Receiver seems to be very solidly built. 258453



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by: Douglas05/25/2016


good company to deal with. the hitch I ordered was no longer available. They found an identical replacement for the same price and shipped it promptly. their customer service was excellent and we are very happy with the hitch we received. 251630



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by: Rob07/12/2016

2012 Toyota RAV4


The assembly arrived quickly and took approx. 20 min. to install on my 2012 Rav4; just temporarily moved the tailpipe out of the way, installed the hitch with 5 bolts, and moved the tailpipe back in place. Nothing to it. 270955



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by: JOE06/07/2016


The hitch fit like a glove product is well built Shipping was on time even though a holiday weekend might improve on extra cardboard around hitch brackets, they do cut through sides of box during shipping 258567



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by: Thor S06/23/2016


Excellent quality, install instructions were good and bolts I needed were included. Hitch came on time and the install was pretty simple. Price was very competitive. I´ll definitely use etrailer again. 264245



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by: lee h07/12/2016


I like this product very well was easy to install by myself, it fit my rav 4 nicely I plan to use the hitch with the bike platform rack I also purchased from etrailer shipping on both items was quick 271058



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by: Ray P.06/18/2012


The hitch arrived in just a few days. It was very easy to install. I didn't have to lower the exhaust and I was able to install it myself in just 10 minutes. It fits great and looks great. 44734



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by: Terry04/22/2016


These folks were extremely helpful getting me the right hitch for my new 2016 Toyota RAV4. The Hitch was easy to put on and works great! I love it! I would highly recommend etrailer.com! 246492



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by: Gabe05/24/2016


Well built hitch! Delivered as promised, packaged well no damage. Great to do business with you etrailer people. Thanks 251371



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by: Alejandro z06/04/2016


Product arrived on time and it fits perfect on my rav4 2006, and the information provided was awesome, thank you 257074



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by: Bill06/16/2016


Easy to install. Great product I have used draw-tite hitch before and have had very good luck with the product. 261894



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by: Dave S06/05/2016


Recieved the hitch the day after I ordered it. It is exactly what I was looking for and fits perfectly. 257439



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by: Kevin08/12/2016


Delivery of this product was very fast. It was very easy to install. I am very happy with this product. 282895



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by: Joe S07/25/2016


Received trailer hitch in just a few days Fit my Rav 4 perfectly Good product! Joe S 276017



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by: Glenn S06/26/2016


Trailer hitch is high quality and arrived in only two days with regular shipping 265298



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by: Moose07/25/2016


great service on time great instructions and videos overall great!!!! 276124



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by: Bob M07/23/2012


easy to install, hangs down in the rear, lowers ground clearance. 48924



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by: Chris06/13/2016


2016 RAV4 XLE ... perfect fit ... only took 20 mins to install! 260784



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by: Gary B08/12/2016


Hitch works great. Excellent service and fast delivery! 283151

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  • I can help you get a 2 inch trailer hitch for your 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Limited. I recommend the 2 inch Draw-Tite Hitch # 75235 for your Rav4 Hybrid Limited, because it is a no drill application and the best bang for your buck. If your looking to tow with your vehicle, the wiring harness I would recommend is the Curt # C59236. Some other items to consider if you plan on towing are a ball mount, ball, and pin and clip. The size ball will be determined by the size of coupler your...
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  • There is a driver side appearance panel on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 that will need to be removed to install a Class III hitch like the part # 75235. I attached a picture that shows it and has the attachment points for the panel circled. This is also mentioned in the attached installation instructions link on page 3. This hitch would work well with the Yakima FullSwing part # Y02465. This bike rack is great because it allows you go have full access to the rear door of the vehicle even with...
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  • When looking at capacities you will always go by the lowest rated component in the system. Since the tongue weight capacity of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is 150 pounds that is the capacity you must go by even if a hitch can handle more. Since you want to carry 4 bikes on a hitch I recommend Class III trailer hitch # 75235 because it fits Hybrid models, it doesn't have any special requirements for bike rack use like the Curt hitch, and the 2 inch receiver is compatible with many accessories. The...
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  • Would Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR Clear Rear Spare of a 2010 Toyota RAV4
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2010 Toyota RAV4 like the Draw Tite part # 75235 the Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR would fit and work well. I attached a review video for this bike rack that shows it being used on a very similar Rav4 as yours for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal...
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  • Swinging Bike Rack that Allows Rear Door to Open on a 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • The swinging bike racks like the Yakima SwingDaddy # Y02464 are excellent options for SUVs like your 2011 Toyota RAV4 since no other type of rack will allow you to open the rear swing door nearly as much. It is possible that the spare tire at the back will prevent the rear door from being able to swing all the way open but compared to every other bike rack the SwingDaddy will be 100% better in that regard. However, even though we have not tested this particular combination of rack and...
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  • Are Modifications Needed When Installing Trailer Hitch On 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • We have not had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13149 on a 2016, but we have installed it on a 2015 which is the same generation and should be very similar. This trailer hitch has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. I have attached a link to the installation video you can check out. In the installation instructions it does state if there is a trim panel present, it will need to be temporarily removed and trimmed per the trim panel diagram. The tie-down bracket on the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • It sounds like you are referring to the under body appearance panel on your 2016 Toyota RAV4. Some of the panels like this can be trimmed to fit around the hitch and others have to be removed. The one on your RAV4 will have to be removed. Doing so is perfectly fine. That panel is just there to help keep some road grime off of the components above it. With the hitch in place it will do a similar job. If you plan on doing some towing with the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75235 I recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75235 will fit your 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid model. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. The hybrid model probably does not have a towing package option so the capacity will be limited to 1,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 150 pounds tongue weight unless otherwise stated in the owners manual. So keep that in mind. If towing is in your future then for this hitch I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • Is Plastic Appearance Panel Trimming Required on 2016 RAV4 to Install Draw-Tite Hitch 75235
  • Yes, when you install Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75235 on your 2016 Toyota RAV4 you will need to remove and either trim and re-install or just leave off the plastic appearance panel. The linked instructions, which include color photos, detail the complete installation process step by step. Also included for you is an article that provides tips for easier hitch installation.
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Carrier Recommendation for 2013 Toyota Rav4 XLE with Rear Spoiler
  • Vehicles like your 2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE with a rear spoiler can pose a challenge to fitting a typical trunk-mount bike carrier. Also please note that all trunk-mount carriers will prevent use of your rear wiper. But there is a 2-bike carrier from Hollywood Racks, the Over-the-Top 2, part # HRF2, that is designed to fit vehicles such as your RAV4 with a rear spoiler. This high-rise folding steel carrier includes dual arms, anti-sway cradles to safely support your bikes and adjustable...
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  • Which Hitch is Less Visible for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Curt Or Draw Tite
  • Both the Curt # C13149 and the Draw Tite hitch part # 75235 are going to be somewhat visible on your 2016 Toyota Rav4. The safety chain loops of the Draw Tite are a bit more concealed though so I would say it would be the least visible of the two. I attached a picture that shows the two from the same angle for you to see what I mean.
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  • Comparing Vehicle Tongue Weight Capacity to Trailer Hitch Capacity for 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • Two ratings affect the towing capacity of any given vehicle. These are the vehicle's own tongue weight (TW) rating as determined by the auto maker (and noted in the owner's manual) and the TW rating of the particular hitch that is installed. Always the lower of the two ratings will become the overall rating for the combined system. For example, a car rated for 500-lbs TW and an installed hitch having a TW rating of 350-lbs results in an overall rating of 350-lbs, the lower of the two. I...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • We offer both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III trailer hitches for your 2012 Toyota RAV4 and I recommend using the larger 2-inch size. Class III hitches offer better compatibility with hitch-mount accessories and will often have a higher capacity. I recommend Curt Class III hitch # C13149 as long as you do not have the EV version or if you do you can use part # 75235 from Draw-Tite. Both will install in the same way as shown in the linked video and both include the required hardware....
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  • What are the Differences in the Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2008 Toyota Rav4 Sport Edition
  • The three available Class III hitches for your 2008 RAV4 are very similar, the Hidden Hitch # 70785, the Curt # C13149 and the Draw-Tite # 75235 all are of similar design, all share the same gross weight capacity and would all install in the same manner. The major difference is that the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch models have a bracket for mounting a trailer connector. You could choose the less-expensive Curt hitch, and not feel like you had to sacrifice anything except the wiring mounting...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Related Items Needed to Tow Pop-Up Camper with 2015 Toyota RAV4 EXL
  • Two sizes and classes of hitch are offered for your 2015 Toyota RAV4, a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class II and a 2-inch Class III. Since you're going to be towing I strongly recommend the higher-capacity Class III type, such as the Draw-Tite # 75235 that you referenced. This hitch bolts on with no drilling, includes the hardware and fits all RAV4 models. I have linked an installation video showing your same model year RAV4, the written instructions and two helpful articles on hitch installation. Towing...
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  • Will the Thule Apex Swing-Away Bike Rack Fit a 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • The Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9027, will fit on your 2007 Toyota RAV4 as long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your trailer hitch. There are no additional parts needed to begin using this bike rack. However, you may want to use the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, for bikes with slanted or alternative bike frames. If you are also looking for a trailer hitch, then I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75235.
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  • Hitch Fit for 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid
  • The Curt # C12108 is a fit for the 2016 Rav4 Hybrid, but the fit for the full electric EV version hasn't been confirmed because Curt is located in Wisconsin and the EV version is available in California only. If you'll be using the hitch for a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack or a cargo carrier, the Curt Class II hitch has a warranty stipulation that requires a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 be used for all non-trailer loads. That's fine, but vehicles that have a spoiler...
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  • Difference In Factory Hitch And The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch # 75432 On A 2006 Toyota RAV4
  • The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75235 will use existing weldnuts on the vehicles frame rail. It only uses 5 bolts and washers to install the hitch on a 2006 Toyota RAV4. The Class III hitch is rated for 3,500 lbs. towing weight capacity and 350 lbs. tongue weight capacity, but you will need to check your owners manual or with the Toyota dealer for the towing capacity of your 2006 Toyota RAV4. You will always use the lowest rating between the vehicle or the hitch, as the...
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  • Recommendations For Hitch and Bike Rack to Fit a Toyota RAV4
  • It will depend on the year of your Toyota RAV4 and how many bikes you are needing to haul, but I can give you a recommendation that will help you narrow down your choices. The most economical hitch would be the Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36588. This is a 1-1/4 inch hitch that will be able to use a hitch bike rack that is designed for Class II hitches. This hitch is better designed to haul 2 to 3 bikes on your RAV4. If you are needing to carry 4 bikes on your RAV4...
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  • Why Does Curt Hitch, # C12108, Need A Stabilizing Strap For Non-Trailer Loads On 2010 Toyota RAV4
  • The Class III 2 inch hitches for your 2010 Toyota RAV4 are rated for 350 lbs. tongue weight. The Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches for your vehicle are rated for 300 lbs. tongue weight. The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C12108, is a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch that has the higher 350 lbs. tongue weight like a Class III hitch. It is strong enough to carry a bike rack, but because the Curt hitch has it rated with the higher tongue weight capacity on a 1-1/4 inch hitch they will recommend to use the Curt...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2016 Toyota RAV4, is Adapter Needed to Activate Trailer Sway Control
  • The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118578. I was unable to find anything that would indicate a special adapter is needed to communicate with the vehicle that a trailer is connected for the trailer sway control system. I have attached an installation video of the # 118578 harness for you. I was able to access the 2016 RAV4 owner's manual for information on the Trailer Sway...
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  • Will Thule Raceway Pro 3-Bike Rack Fit 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • The Thule Raceway PRO 3-Bike Rack # TH9002PRO that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Toyota RAV4. I have attached a review video of the 2 bike Raceway on a similar vehicle as yours for you to see the rack installed. Saris has not confirmed any of their trunk mount racks as a fit for the 2016 RAV4. We do not recommend opening the rear hatch to access the cargo area while the rack is installed, with or without a bike loaded. The main reason for this being that the...
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  • Which Ball Mount to Use with a Draw Tite Hitch # 75235 on a 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • The ball mount you would need to use with the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75235 which is a fit for your 2016 Toyota RAV4 is going to vary depending on the trailer you plan on towing. You might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • I have looked at the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # 75235, and according to the installation instructions, the front face of the receiver is nearly flush with the bumper at the furthest rearward point. I've linked you to the installation instructions. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll also need the following to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118412 Ball mount, part # 2923 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19260...
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  • Difference Between Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitches for 2015 Toyota Rav 4
  • Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are manufactured by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. The Draw-Tite # 75235 and Hidden Hitch # 87697 (no longer available) are identical. I'd recommend going with the Draw-Tite model as it's slightly less expensive. If you live near or are traveling to the thriving metropolis of Wentzville, MO, we'd be happy to install the hitch for you. You can call our Customer Service folks for an appointment or for more details including the cost for...
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