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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2016 Toyota Sienna, we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Draw-Tight Max Frame Custom Fit Class 3 trailer hitch receiver. Part number 75237. You'll see this is the hitch. Once we get it installed, we're going to have that rounded cross tube. It's going to go across the rear of the vehicle. Meets in the middle here at the receiver tube opening.
It's a Class 3, so we're going to have a two inch receiver tube opening. The Class 3 hitches are really very versatile. Just about all the different kinds of accessories you can find for a hitch will fit into a class three. You'll see there's going to be two holes in the hitch. The one that's closest to the front of the vehicle and the largest, that's the one we'd use for securing all of our items. It's 5/8ths of an inch in diameter and we'll want to use Class 3 rated accessories.
The one located behind it is for the j-pin stabilization system, which is just one of many different options of stabilizers out there. You can see the reinforcement collar. It's got a rounded look to it. It's going to be inside of the bumper slightly so we won't have to worry about bumping into it or anything. It's got a nice plate style safety chain connection point area with a really large, nice, open connection area here. Something I like is that they have welded a tab on here with three pre-drilled holes so if you're going to be doing any kind of wiring on the exterior of the vehicle, you could get brackets that would attach there and help you to secure it. Now when it comes to towing or hauling bike racks and cargo carriers, we're going to have a 675 pound tongue weight rating.
That's the maximum downward force we can put here in our receiver tube opening. We've got a 4,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's going to be the total weight of our trailer and anything that we might load up on it. Now if we decide to move into a weight distribution setup, our tongue weight's going to stay the same at the 675 pounds, but our gross trailer weight rating, that's going to go up to 5,000 pounds. Of course, we do need to check the owner's manual in the Sienna. We'll see what it's rated for and you'll go off of whichever of those numbers are the lowest.
Now a couple of measurements that are going to be helpful when it comes to selecting ball mounts, bike racks, or hitch cargo carriers will be from the ground to the inside top edge of a receiver tube opening. We've got about 10 and 3/4 of an inch. Then from the center of our hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's about 4 and 1/2. Now if your vehicle is equipped with this panel underneath the back side, we're going to get that pulled down and out of the way. We'll be trimming it and putting it back in place or you can just leave it off. Whatever you want to do. Putting it back in place does give it a little bit cleaner look across the back though, but it is optional for you. You can see we've got some Philip's screws across the back here. We'll get these pulled out. Also across the back side here, there are these large they're basically a nut that you would just push up on the bolt, but you can use either a large Philip's or even a large flat head for that matter. You can get them to come down. Just like that's what you're looking for. Now we'll go to the outside edge on the passenger's side and the driver's side and we'll add the same style fasteners there. Got a couple of pushpin fasteners across this forward edge. Going to leave these two. Those'll be what we take out last. That way it'll just hold the cores. There are going to pull out the core and then the whole thing should come out like that. Now if you're seeing this equipped with the added on mud flaps here, we need to pull the little screw out of there just like that and we'll just push that panel over out of the way and we can put our screw right back in. Now we're going to do the last two pushpin fasteners here and work our panel out. Now for trimming out our panel, you can see we've got one, two, three, four. That's where those black Philip's screws were. All the way this is the very back edge towards the rear of the vehicle. These are the fasteners we had in the front. Basically we want to retain the four holes and the two Philip's style push nuts. One hole on the end here, it's all the way on the driver's corner. This is going to be going away. We'll come right in from that hole. See there's a corner edge right here. From that edge we want to go right back to that point. Just like that. Then we're going to be following this line all the way around. Then when we get over to this edge, we'll be about two inches before the edge and we're going to come down and just like that right over to that corner now the material you can see it's really flexible so a razor knife's really all you're going to need to cut it. All right. The smaller piece'll be the part going back up and the larger piece we can set aside or maybe use it as a sled. Now to give this a little bit more flexibility in the exhaust here so we get our hands in there. There's a hanger right here that we're going to remover. Usually if you just use a little bit of spray lubricant on it and then a big screwdriver, maybe a pry bar. Getting behind it, it'll usually come off there for you. That'll give us just a little bit more room to work. We don't need much. Right now we've got three attachment points on each side. You can see there's three stickers that cover the holes and then there's a little rubber club. We can weave the rubber club, we want to pull down these little stickers. We'll do that here on the driver's side and the exact same thing on our passenger's side. You've got the same attachment points on both. Now we can get our hitch raised into position. It's a good idea to have an extra set of hands to help you out with this. We're just going to align our side plates with those weld nuts and then we'll take our hardware. We're going to have a bolt and we're going to place on a lock washer and a flat washer and then those get threaded right up into the weld nuts. Now once you've got three or four good turns on one of them, you just let it rest there. That'll allow you to get the rest of your hardware started. All right. Now with them started, let's take a quick look just to be sure that we have our hitch centered on the vehicle and we'll start snugging those down. Now we'll grab our torque wrench and we want to check our instructions. Listed in there are going to be torque specifications. I'm going to go around to get all of our bolts torqued down appropriately. Now we can get our exhaust raised back up into position. We can slide that hanger back, then we'll move on to getting our panel replaced. You can see that there's some push-on style nuts there. I'm just going to get it back. Tuck this lip in, and once that's tucked in, we'll just align those studs and then press up on them. We'll replace the four screws across the back. Now with the panel back in place, that's going to complete the installation of the Draw-Tite Max Frame Class 3 trailer hitch receiver. Part number 75237 on our 2016 Toyota Sienna.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (49 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.
by: Ryan H.07/02/2016
I purchased this hitch for my wife's 2016 Toyota Sienna. I chose this particular model because the reviews said that it had the most clearance. Once installed, it is even with most of the mechanicals on the bottom of the vehicle. While it doesn't reduce your ground clearance, it could easily have been designed to sit an inch or so higher. However, because it isn't flush against the vehicle, I was able to get the plastic trim piece back on the van with very little trimming. I suspect that there must be fairly significant differences on the rear pan as some of the reviews indicate they couldn't reuse the trim piece and the instructions show cutting away most of the plastic. Either the rear pan for the cargo area was slightly smaller on previous year's models or the one I received had been dropped and the mounting flanges bent towards each other. Though there was no visible damage. The mounting flanges were about 1/4" to 1/2" to narrow for the 2016. Because of this, what should have been a 1 hour job turned in to a 4 hour job. Having to convince the mounting flanges in to place caused more than significant issues. I marked the product down for this reason. I've never had an issue like this with items from etrailer so I'm guessing the Toyota engineers must have made small, but troublesome size changes on the 2016. 267650
by: Dave D08/03/2016
I ordered this Draw Tight Hitch from etrailer.com and it was shipped out quickly and well packaged. It had relevant installation instructions and all necessary hardware. After reviewing the installation video I was sure that I could install this in only a short amount of time. Well after 1.5 hrs of trying to align the hitch using 2 floor jacks and various expletives I gave up and called etrailer. They asked for some pictures of the problem which I sent. Basically the "arms" of the hitch were angled inwards, resulting in the hitch being too narrow to fit around the spot where the rear seats fold down on my sienna van. I was able to get 4 of the 6 mounting bolts in place, but there was no way to secure the last 2. etrailer agreed that something was wrong with the hitch and sent out a new one that same day. Fantastic! I received hitch number two and compared it to the 1st hitch which I had not yet returned. It was 3/8ths of an inch NARROWER than the first one. I laid it up against my van just to be sure, and it would not fit at all. I called etrailer again and they swapped out the second hitch for a CURT hitch, which was shipped the same day. I returned both of the drawtight hitches, and received my CURT hitch yesterday 8/3/16. It took me 15 minutes to place and secure the curt hitch to my van. Obviously Drawtight has some pretty serious manufacturing inconsistencies, but I am very happy with the way etrailer was willing to fix the issue. 5 stars for etrailer, 5 stars for the replacement Curt hitch, and zero for Drawtight 278851
by: Matt C.02/15/2016
Install of the hitch is quick and easy. I trimmed the lower plastic cover panel with a long slot on the driver's side to clear the hitch and then re-installed. Although the instructions wanted me to trim way more of the panel, or leave it off completely, I think it's worthwhile to cut the slot and re-install to keep road grime out of the rear bumper area. I was a bit worried when the box showed up on the porch pretty mashed up. The hitch has some paint rubbed off but it wasn't damaged other than that. I installed with T-One wiring harness on our 2015 Sienna SE. Didn't have to remove the passenger taillight but did need to remove the driver's taillight. You can fish the wires through some areas without removing all of the panels the instructions recommend removing. Cut a hole in a rubber grommet below the storage well to route the trailer wiring plug permanently out of the car and mounted it to the plate on the hitch. Looks smooth and won't require the plug wire hanging out of the rear door when on long road trips. Hitch install was 30 minutes. Wiring harness took 2 hours or so. 237815
The Class III Hitch I bought from this retailer arrived on time in a sturdy box with minimal damage to the box and none to the powder coat finish on the hitch. I installed it on my 2012 Toyota Sienna in about 1 hour. Add another 15 min of cleanup. It was a relatively easy job with two people and the proper tools. The instructions included were OK, but I watched a You Tube video first that was provided by another manufacturer, but with essentially the same installation technique. The video is worth watching. Made the process of removal, alteration and re-installation of the plastic fascia under my Sienna much easier. Purchasing this product from e-Trailer was easy and hassle free. I will almost certainly purchase future merchandise from them again. I have already recommended the site to my neighbors. 46083
by: Sienna owner10/23/2014
Great product, solid, and fits like a glove. Looks great too on my 2013 Sienna. Now we have our bike rack installed on the Sienna and life has improved. What I like most about etrailer was all the great documentation and videos reassuring me that I was getting the right product for my vehicle and helping me fit the correct bike rack. One thing that would be nice to have is a replacement appearance panel (the plastic cover that is removed during the install) that fits around the hitch. Also, your mileage may vary on this, but my hitch wasn't supposed to be delivered until Monday or Tuesday, but to my surprise I received the Friday before - thereby allowing me the convenience of the weekend instead of a late weeknight to install in time for my big trip. I really appreciated that. 157644
by: Steve F07/04/2016
Hitch shipped quickly. Took 75 minutes from start to finish to install on my wife's 2011 Sienna. The decorative cover Toyota felt needed to be installed on the underside of the storage area took longer to remove (safely), cut to fit around the hitch and replace than installing the hitch itself. 268006
by: Dick H07/20/2016
Once again, etrailer.com has exceeded my expectations. My Draw-Tite hitch arrived in 9 days, and thanks to several good installation videos on etrailer.com, it was installed on my 2012 Toyota Sienna about an hour later. It wouldn't have taken that long if I had a helper, and was able to lift the van a little more. I was only able to raise it 3" with the leveling blocks from our camper. All the holes in the hitch lined up perfectly. I doubt there's a better company in the world than etrailer.com when it comes to customer service. They provide great product information before and after the purchase, and very good prices. 274080
Bolt hole alignment was off by a few millimeters on my 2011 Sienna. The two holes that are grouped together were fine, but the single holes on both sides were off. Unfortunately the left-right adjustments were not adequate to correct. Eventually I figured out how to wedge a wrench in between the hitch and the frame of my car to bend the hitch far enough over to allow me to insert the last two bolts. The depth under the car is fine, and it allows me to use the Yakima bike rack that I purchased so that's a plus, and the online videos made the process very easy to follow. 142292
by: Rob K.06/01/2016
Product is high quality. Installation instructions and hardware was all included and carefully and safely tucked away and taped up in the receiver part of the hitch. I mention this because the way the shipping carton looked I was concerned everything had fallen out. Obviously not E-Trailers first rodeo! Installation was a bit tricky on the passenger side due to the exhaust being in the way, but nothing a couple of wood blocks couldn't handle. Haven't put this to use yet, but looks and feels like a tank, and superb paint finish to boot! 255206
No problems at all. Bolt and go. The valance under the car is a pain to remove... 3 or 4 different fasteners. The valance cannot be used afterwards. The "trimming" leaves you with about 1/10th of the valance left (toyota actually molded in a trimming line) just leave it off. The bumper valance seems strong enough to handle the lack of valance and you'd be trimming all of that off anyway. I may try to figure out a way to slot the valance and make it work with the hitch, but not per the instructions. Silly toyota. 89098
by: Wing Lui11/22/2010
Quick Install with a floor jack 1) Read the instruction 3 times. 2) Jack up the van into the center rear of jack stand holder(read owner manual). 3) Take out all the plastic buttons and 4 plastic screws. 4) Unplug plastic bolt covers; and put some put some grease or lubricant over the bolt threads. 5) Land both sides of the hitch on the car body frame at the same time jack the hitch up slowly. 6) hand tight each of the bolts first; and alternately tighten it incrementally on each side. 3718
by: Don Clark08/16/2016
Got to me on time, hitch looked great, Installed in an hour (took my time) On my 2008 Toyota Sienna AWD, I didn't have to cut anything and I used a 2x4 to hold my pipe out of the way for bolt clearance. (much easier than removing rubber hanger) Did this alone, so I used a jack stand to support one end while I got the bolts started on other end, then removed jack stand and put in remaining bolts. Torqued the bolts and removed 2x4, Done, Thanks for a great product and great service. Don C 284423
by: Sean O. -- Frisco, TX06/05/2016
Easy to install -- I ran out of time but watched the mechanic do it -- took about 20 minutes on the Sienna -- literally 6 screws -- on the Sienna, only thing to be aware of is it really does ride low to the ground however, it is well hidden and for my Yakima Bike Rack it does a great job -- if you were looking to hook up electric, it has a really nice mounting post to put your electrical too and it is nice has 2 holes -- for the hitch pin -- both sizes -- 257869
Very well made hitch also includes bracket for 7 pin connector if you use brake control. Shipping was very fast and free for my order. Customer service was very nice and helpful. I order wrong hitch on internet in my cart on Saturday and called Monday morning and and made a change to order no problem and still received order on wed. Chris with customer service was very helpful. I would recommend E trailer to anyone. Very nice product so 252501
by: Tamara M.01/05/2013
The folks at etrailer gave me a recommendation for what type of hitch and bike rack I needed to fit my 2012 Toyota Sienna. I purchased their recommendation including this hitch and just came back from a wonderful vacation destination to which I transported 2 adult and 2 kids bikes! A local automotive repair shop installed the hitch for under $100. Will definitely buy from etrailer again in the future. 62475
by: Ron P07/15/2012
Product was exactly what was described and came sooner than expected. service question was immediately answered also. Hint for cover over fuel tank cover: the big round plastic fasteners will come off with a little downward pressure on them as you unscrew it. Also leave the hitch loose until you place the plastic cover plate back in place or you can't get it past the hitch to put back. 47988
by: Randy H.07/05/2016
Very solid, well made hitch. It fit perfectly and would have been super easy to install. But Toyota did not have any plugs protecting the weld nuts fitted to the frame. So these were rusty and I had to use a tap and die set to clean up the threads enough to get the bolts to thread in. Actually did not have to move the exhaust out of the way to get access to the holes. 268222
by: Fernando S.07/01/2016
Delivered with about 1/4 of the hitch sticking out of box (... fault). No damage as I could see. A little difficult to install as holes didn't simply line up perfectly and had to use a crow bar, but did get installed and seems like a great product. Already scraped going over a speed bump so need to remember how low rear end is now. Overall great. 267382
by: Keith R.03/30/2016
Installing the receiver hitch was extremely easy. What made it even easier was watching your guys video on how to install it before I attempted to put it on my van to give me an idea on how to do it and what I was getting myself into. The only thing that would have made it easier is if you sent someone to do it for me. Great product! 242388
Hitch and wiring were easy to install. Wiring had to be strung from battery to rear of van (pain in butt). I used a hole already in trunk floor so no drilling. The worst part is trying to get plastics back under trunk...still not on. This is on a 2011 Sienna xle fwd. haven't had a chance to use yet but it looks nice installed. 279620
Installed easy enough. Didn't need to drop the exhaust as our sienna was only had a single exhaust.i think u can cut the sides of the rear skid plate to allow access to the mounting bolts. And then reinstall the skid plate. But I had already cut the skid plate to the specs provided from etrailer. 194980
by: Michael M.04/17/2015
The hitch was exactly what we were looking for. I was able to install in less than 30 minutes. 185657
by: Dennis D08/05/2016
This is my second hitch from etrailer. Two different make of cars and the instruction videos that are on the website are amazing! This one was for a 2016 Toyota Sienna and went in without a problem! I ordered on a Sunday and got it on Thursday and installed on Thursday night in an hour! 280182
I order this hitch for my 2006 Toyota Sienna. The installation was really simple with easy to follow instructions. I used it to haul a trailer over 1000 miles and it held up with absolutely no issues. I would recommend this product with 5 stars. I am extremely satisfied. 254902
by: Brian H07/19/2013
Product was exactly as advertised, appears to be well made, shipment was prompt, it installed easily and securely. It did well on our first trip with our 5 bike, bike rack, and I don't see any reason to expect anything other than continued good performance with this. 90459
by: Waber T07/19/2016
Hitch installed just like it does in the video. I trimmed my underbody cover per the instructions, but then ended up reinstalling almost all of it. Instructions were very good and I watched the video 3 times before I started. Went out and bolted it right up. 273667
by: Philip C05/27/2016
So far so good. Fit was good. A little pressure with a large screwdriver was need to line up the last mounting hole but not too bad. Part is nicely finished and works with the cargo carrier I have. May buy a small trailer to make more use of the hitch. 252325
by: Bill R10/06/2014
Superb job on my hitch delivery. You worked around the factory issues using e-mails and phone calls to ensure the hitch was delivered on time. Also, your web site was the best providing me with the information I needed to make the best decision. 154684
Just received the product - it was delivered quickly. the product looks to be higher quality than I expected and easier to than install than expected too. I have not installed yet but looks like something I would recommend to others. 235022
by: Dave D.06/21/2016
Awesome customer service. Fast shipping. Accurate product. The hitch bolted up to my 2012 Toyota Sienna perfectly and etrailer's instructional videos were a huge help. I'll definitely use this site again and recommend it to friends. 263096
Fast shipping, fit perfectly, easy installation. Saved me money versus what I was quoted at a dealership for the hitch plus installation. I would definitely use your site again in the future. 25332
by: Philip B03/28/2016
e-trailer products are the best. When I am ready for my next trailer supply, e-trailer is the first place I visit. Thanks for GREAT products and EXCEPTIONAL service! Customer Since 1996! 242094
by: Gregg W.01/26/2016
Incredibly quick service!!! I ordered on Monday and had it on Tuesday. This is the second trailer hitch I've ordered and I have been extremely please with the quality! 236307
This was the third one I've ordered (all different vehicles). They were all straight forward easy to follow installations. I would highly recommend it. 91857
by: Steve v06/05/2016
Bolted right up. Took about 30 min to install because there is a plastic shield under the gas tank that needed to be modified. 257528
Easy to install trailer hitch, parts were all there, shipment came in on time, nothing to complain about there! 264530
This is my second vehicle with a hitch and it is as great as the other. Went on in 1/2 hour and works great! 75968
by: Darryl H03/10/2016
I am 70 years old and installed this hitch by myself...it is that easy. Well made and fit perfectly. 240438
very excellent product and it is 20 minutes very easy to intall it... 253464
excellent product received on time and installatio already completed. 42332
No problems. Very fast delivery, no adverse events. 4971
it is a very good product and very easy to install 276862
The hitch come fast and its good quality . 259339
by: Mike z04/07/2014
Fit perfectly !!!! And arrived early!! !! 124134
Good fit, great service, fast shipping 278085
by: Tobey B08/27/2012
great help, great product 53159
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Good fit 267894
by: Tom Cigir08/25/2016
Perfect fit ! 287701
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