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

(37 reviews)


Code:   75235

Retail:$181.16

Price:$111.95


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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.



75235 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

87697 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 75766, 75432



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   (37 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Glenn S06/26/2016


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



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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: Dan04/15/2016


excellent service - fit perfect - 30 minutes to install 244403



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by: John s07/07/2016


Great product, great instructions 269029



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by: Brad05/31/2016


Excellent product easy install 254157

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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 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 the install.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Toyota RAV4
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 75235 is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Toyota RAV4 and would be the hitch we would recommend. It offers the best price and best towing capacities. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some 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...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Kuat NV N105 on a 2010 Toyota Rav4
  • If you don't already have a hitch on your vehicle, yes, you will need a 2 inch hitch for the Kuat NV # N105 to fit properly. The hitch I recommend for your vehicle is the # 75235, because of its high capacities and bumper clearance. The Draw-Tite has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the vehicle of 7 inches, this should include the factory spare tire. I have linked an installation video of this hitch being installed on your vehicle for your convenience. Now...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Rav4
  • We offer 3 different hitches for the 2008 Toyota Rav4. The Hidden Hitch Class III Round-Tube Receiver Hitch, part # 87697 that you mentioned has a 675 lb tongue weight capacity, and a 4500 lb towing capacity. When used with weight distribution, the TW capacity increases to 675 lbs and the towing capacity remains at 4500lbs. The Draw-Tite Class III Round-Tube Receiver Hitch, part # 75235, has an identical capacity. Either hitch may be used with weight distribution, but doing so won't increase...
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  • Recommended Complete Towing Package for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited Edition and Tent Trailer
  • You came to the right place! I can help you outfit your 2016 Toyota RAV4 with a complete tow package for your Tent Trailer. First thing you will need a hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75235, because of its higher tow capacity. This will be a no drill application to install the hitch, I have linked a video of this for you to check out. Next you will want the wiring so that your tent trailer's brake and turn signals work, for that I recommend the Tow Ready # 118578, this will provide...
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  • Will Sport Rack Spare Tire Mount Rack # SR2813 Fit a 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • The SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack # SR2813 will not fit the 2006 - 2009 Toyota RAV4. But I have provided a link to the Spare Tire Mounted Bike carriers that are confirmed to fit your 2007 RAV4. The spare tire mounted bike racks that are confirmed to fit your vehicle are limited to carrying 2 bikes. If you would like to install a hitch or use a roof rack option you could carry additional bikes if you would like to install a hitch or roof rack system. There are...
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  • Parts Needed for Hitch Installation and a 2 Bike Thule Rack on a 2006 Toyota RAV4
  • I would recommend the Draw Tite Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 75235, for your RAV4. Class III hitches will accept most any accessory out there and are super sturdy for carrying bikes and towing. Thule has several bike racks that will work in a two inch hitch, see link. Our most popular Thule 2 bike rack is the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH9028XT. This rack is a very good rack. I personally like the platform style racks, because they protect the bikes and the rear of the...
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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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  • Exhaust Support Rod Re-Installation for Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver 75235
  • The exhaust support rod referred to in the instructions for Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75235 is to be re-installed as directed in installation step 7. It is removed temporarily to make hitch installation easier. It is not recommended to use thread locker on the hitch hardware. Since you will be tightening those included fasteners to the manufacturer's specs shown in the instructions, you'll not need to apply thread sealer. If you need a torque wrench we offer several,...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch from 2011 Toyota RAV4 Fit a 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • No, the 2011 and 2016 Toyota RAV4 use different Hidden Hitch trailer hitch models. For the 2016 you would need to use # 75235. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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 have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer...
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  • What Vehicles does Draw Tite Hitch Part # 36425 Fit
  • Draw-Tite hitch, part # 36425, fits 2001-2005 Pontiac Azteks all models. It also fits 2002-2007 Buick Rendezvous all models. If you are looking for a hitch for your 2006 Toyota RAV4 you could check out the Draw-Tite part # 75235. This is a Class III, 2 inch hitch. Or the # 36588, which is a Class II, 1-1/4 hitch.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Toyota RAV4 that Gives Rear Cargo Area Access
  • When not loaded with bikes the Thule T2 part # TH9044 would allow the rear hatch of your 2016 Toyota Rav4 to open when folded. But if you are looking for something that allows rear cargo area access with bikes loaded I have a better solution for you. Check out the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT. This rack can swing out and away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded to give you complete rear cargo access. Check out the video I attached for more info. If you need a hitch...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2008 RAV4 with Spare Tire on Back
  • I would recommend a swinging hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9027 for your 2008 Toyota RAV4. The specs of the Thule Apex Swing bike rack give a maximum clearance of 16-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole the the upright mast of the bike rack. This should be plenty of room to clear your spare tire, but to ensure this bike rack will fit you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the furthest part...
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