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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Toyota Sienna's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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No drilling required for installation , Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Underbody trimming required (not fascia)
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2013 Toyota Sienna, well be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13105. Now here is what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Now lets go ahead and install our hitch.
Now before we begin, were going to need to remove this lower appearance panel that covers the rear of the vehicle. Now in order to remove the lower appearance panel, theres multiple fasteners that will need to be removed. Now well go ahead and set our appearance panel aside for reinstallation later. Now lets go ahead and point out our mounting locations. Well begin over here on the driver side. Well be using the existing weld nut underneath this cover.
This one and this one. Just simply use our razor knife to trim out the cover. Now that we have our attachment points uncovered over here on the driver side, to be exactly the same over on the passenger side. Now were going to go ahead and take our appearance panel and were going to do some trimming on it first in order for it to fit around our hitch. Well have mark out some areas. Then well be removing this section right in here.
In order to remove our section, were just going to use our razor knife, cut along the plastic. After we cut our openings for the hitch arms, well lay the panel on top of the hitch. Now the hardware that well be using for all six mounting locations is the same. Its the 12mm hex bolt and a inch conical tooth washer. We want to make sure that when installed, the teeth on the washer are facing towards the hitch.
Now its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. Well go ahead and install one bolt on each side loosely. Then well reinstall the fasteners for the panel. Then when all the fasteners are reinstalled, well loosely install the rest of our hitch hardware. Well make sure the hitch is centered on the vehicle and then well tighten it down. Then well torque down all of our bolts to the manufacturer specification. Now that our hardware has been torqued down, that will complete our installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13105, on our 2013 Toyota Sienna. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (312 Customer Reviews)This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
by: SW Erick07/22/2013
Extremely fast delivery, excellent customer service and easy install. We traded our Suburban in for a 2013 Sienna. We knew we'd needed a hitch mount cargo hauler after loosing all our suburban cargo area and didn't want to go with a roof mount luggage carrier to decrease our mpg. We swapped vehicles one week before leaving on a two week vacation and needed the hitch fast. etrailer.com got it to me quick and install was super quick and easy. We are now on vacation and I realized that I need the suspension airlift system to compensate for being loaded down. I ordered it yesterday. Extremely happy with the purchase. 90829
by: William M11/23/2013
Just like the wiring kit I purchased from ETrailer.com, the video instructions were great and the part fit perfectly to my van. I was able to haul alot of stuff from MD to NC and back with no problems. Be prepared to do some prep work if you've never had a hitch attached to your van. I have a 2005 Sienna XLE which already has the threaded holes in the frame for the hitch to attach to. I spent more time (several hours) cleaning out the 8 years of dirt, grime, and rust from the threads in the frame than actually installing the hitch. I recommend making sure the bolts run all the way up through the holes before trying to install the hitch. Also, although the hitch is attached as close as possible to the van, you must be careful going over steep driveway entrances or taller speedbumps as I have bottomed out a couple of times since installing the hitch, even without the trailer attached. 108253
by: Paul K07/27/2013
Product is well built and looks good. Installation was easy (mostly due to etrailer's great videos). I was able to do the install alone. By myself it took about 1.5 hours. If I had a helper the 40 min suggested time would have been about right. The 2012 AWD LE sienna undercarriage plastic is slightly different than shown in the video and directions and requires an additional cut to make the hitch fit correctly, but again not a big deal (I included a pic of the added cut). 91877
Hitch Installation 2006 Toyota Sienna How I Did It: I had no plastic bottom splash cover on this van to work around. The van was not jacked up.. I simply hooked the passenger side of the hitch over the exhaust pipe (to support the hitch). Using a block of wood on a jack I raised the (center receiver) of the hitch to draw the driver side up into the mounting position. A 8-in heavy shank Phillips screwdriver and a tapered piece of wood helped to 'align' the (3) holes, and loosely set the driver side (bolts with washers), into place. Moving to the passenger side.. I used a 2nd jack (with a piece of 2x4x6 (on the jack) placed between the body and exhaust to rise the hitch up and away form the tail pipe, and into mounting position. Alternating between center jack supporting the "receiver", and passenger side jack (raising the right Hitch side), I kept the hitch level as the hitch was snugged into mounting position. Again, using the tapered wood and screwdriver as an alinement set, I screwed in 2 of the 3 right side bolts. The third bolt, refused to 'catch' and failed to screw into place even though alinement appeared good, and the bold had been tested as screwing into the hole cleanly, prior to raising the hitch.... My solution to this was to use a 'bolt & nut of the proper size that I had on hand', identical to the supplied bolts but mine happened to be shorter, but with good threads. I placed a nut on this bolt. I ground a leading cone shape taper (grinding about 4-threads away to make the taper), on the end of this new "alignment bolt". I oiled the treads, and then removed the nut to 'self-clean' the threads out to it's new end taper. I did not cut a thread-cutting chip-relief 'notch' in this bolt end, as I knew the van threads were good as pretested. Using this modified bolt I was able to now 'catch' the van hole's lead-thread, and cinch-up this modified aligning bold tightly. Or,... if you don't have an extra nut and bolt laying around, you can use one of the supplied hitch bolts, a grinder and a small file to touch-up the lead thread. There is plenty of length on a new Hitch bolt to work with. (Be sure you have cleaned & pretested all 6 of the Van's bolt-hole threads with the supplied bolts prior to your install efforts!) I also found it handy to have another small block of 2x4 to pry the exhaust pipe out of the way of your hand/tools, when using the socket set on the right side bolt holes. With my modified bolt tight and in place, I then tightened the 2 installed right-side bolts.. remove the 'modifier aligning bold' and installed the 3-rd and final hitch bolt with it's washer. Time To Tighten All the Bolts Down: A point about torque on this Hitch/bolt install. Though the instructions say to use a torque wrench, it seemed rare for anyone in comments/Product Review, to actually mention "using" a torque wrench with their installs. Since the bolts are to be tightened to almost 80ft/lb this is ALLOT of force.. and even with the torque wrench it seems you will break the bolts, until you hear the wrench's refreshing STOP 'click'. For those just 'guessing' as they use a beaker bar, or just grunting the bolts into place, I imagine allot of trailers are being pulled at 60mph+, with essentially loose bolts, or at the least, under-tightened/under torqued hitch bolts. Hmm, overloaded trailer, over speed pulling, and under tightened bolts.... Sounds like fun! Seriously, try very hard to get your hands on a proper torque wrench and be surprised at the amount of oomph it takes to properly tighten these bolts. Anyway, the Hitch? Great bumper-cover hugging design. Good paint-job and pretty "gold colored" bolt and washer set. The instructions are clear. Plastic Problems: Some who have it installed, have goofed and cut the wrong side for the rear plastic underside splash panel. Just mark BOTH sides of the same lift side, so you don't get confused, or cut it, installed, and in place, as some have done with a utility-knife or tin snips. (Consider also a soldering-iron tip and steady hand). Matching It All Together: I also found that the CURT ball (one with a 2-in body rise) brought my ball-mount (it's a 1-in rise) and ball combo up to an acceptable (3-in rise), and level, to within 1/2~3/4-in connected to the trailer. Final Thought: I'm all for advertizing but not all over the van, so I pulled the stick-on labels off the hitch. It looks cleaner for me. Sorry eTrailer! If someone asks, I'll tell e'm I got it from you. :-) The takeaway? This is a good company to buy from... Thanks! 132062
by: Mike L01/07/2012
2012 Sienna LE FWD. Watch the 2011 installation video before you start. This 13105 hitch tucks in even prettier than I expected, and now my brother is jealous. Note I made the cutout in the underbody panel narrower, starting 1.75 inches from the hole (see photo), for a closer fit, and there is still room for torque wrench. I also cut a slit out to the front edge, so I could slip it on with the hitch in place, and for better access to my air hoses inside the left fender. I decided to add Airlift after reading reviews, since on trips I carry a maximum load. Installed single-handed, raised on jack stands. 29277
by: Bob D.08/15/2012
After I ordered it, I was somewhat worried about the possibility I may have ordered the wrong year. This was because the web based ordering process was slightly cumbersome and did not make it clear in the cart that the product I placed there was definitely for a 2004 Toyota Sienna. However, it arrived the day after I ordered it! Prior reviews are correct that the packing was lacking as the hitch is simply in a cardboard box (with the accessory items taped to the bar). So the paint was scrapped off in a couple small places where the box had been slightly torn. In one spot, there was already rust appearing where the paint had been scraped. But overall, the hitch looked great. Instructions in the box were somewhat lacking, but the etrailer installation videos were spot on and made the process very simple. I had some trouble cleaning the nut holes under the van and wish I had been given one extra bolt. I had to cut a groove in one of the bolts to create a self-tapping bolt because the threads in the nut became fouled. (I did not have a tapping tool to fit the thread--if you do, then I strongly recommend you clean out the nuts with your tapping tool after you clean it with WD-40 and a wire brush.) My trouble would probably only happen 1 in 10,000 times. Hitch fit perfectly on my Sienna. The harness installation was as quick and easy as the video demonstrated. Thank you etrailer for your excellent video installation demos! They made all the difference and made the process mostly enjoyable. The final product looks fantastic on the van. I particulalry like the curve of the bar fitting underneath the bumper--perfect. Well worth the price. I bought it from etrailer and installed it myself at half the price the Toyota dealer wanted for just the part! I never found out how much they wanted for installation. Thank you etrailer. 51732
by: Jim H.05/13/2014
This is the second hitch and wiring harness Ive bought from etrailer and I will likely be buying from them again. I had a local hitch company install the last hitch and harness but this time I did it myself. The Curt C13105 class III hitch I bought this time was pretty easy to install on my new Toyota Sienna even if it was much heavier and I didnt have any help. The included written instructions for both the hitch and the Curt C56106 vehicle specific harness seemed to be meant for a pro but installation videos on the etrailer and Curt websites filled in the gaps. When installing on a Sienna, be sure to install the wiring harness before you reattach the trim panel under the rear of vehicle and fully tighten the hitch bolts. It is not necessary to cut a slot in the underbody trim panel nearly as large as the one shown in the instructions. I recommend cutting out only the rib section shown in the instructions - perhaps only 1/2 inch wide and 11 inches long and easily cut and enlarged if necessary with a standard utility knife. The trim panel is easily pushed aside when attaching and torqueing the bolts though the slot you cut. This was a very satisfying project as I know I did a much better job than a professional would have taken the time to do. I spent much longer on the installation than the instructions said it should take but I was especially careful and meticulous. I was able to route the wiring harness from the rear of the Sienna to the battery in the engine compartment by raising only the back of the Sienna on jack stands - be sure to use chocks on the front and back of both front wheels for safety. 130317
by: Sienna towing09/24/2013
Etrailer was excellent in answering my presales questions. The video was great in overviewing the install process. I ordered 2:30pm CDT on a Monday and received the product on Tue afternoon - now that is fast delivery - granted we lived closer to the distribution center within 250 miles. The installation was like painting. Takes 80% to do the prep work of cleaning the holes and spraying it down with lubricant (like WD40 or rust penetrating oil). The actual install of the hitch was only 20 minutes while it took nearly 45 minutes to clean the holes out. I recommend anti-seize lubricant on the bolts as well. This will also aide in lubricating the bolt for easier tightening. Curt makes the highest ground clearance hitches. I'm very pleased with the overall quality and install process. It looks great on my Sienna! One tow with renting a Uhaul trailer vs driving their gas-guzzling truck will have paid for this hitch, wiring harness, and ball hitch. Please remember to do your research on the Sienna for proper towing capacity. Toyota appears to have made 2008+ model optional in towing prep package. Without towing prep, your tow may be only limited to 1200 lbs. Lucky with for me, the Sienna had towing prep that provides up to 3500 lbs. I will look to add an automatic transmission cooler still in the future. 3500 lbs will cover many of my usage scenarios. Good luck! 101253
by: James T.04/23/2014
I purchased this for my 2012 Toyota Sienna. Instructions from etrailer.com were very good and the product arrived in a couple of days. I did not loosen the exhaust system and just worked around it (make sure the tailpipe is cool). Also, I would recommend chocking the wheels for safety. The clearance was definitely low at the back and sometimes challenging, especially when trying to read the torque wrench. I used wood blocks to support one side of the hitch while I bolted the other in place. I finished in about 2 hours and the hitch looks great and is solidly in place. I tested it with a bike rack and drove it for about 60 miles with no rattling or loosening of the rack. 126891
True bolt on for a 2010 Toyota Sienna. The only issue I encountered was that the driver side threading was really dirty and needed to be blasted with some PB blaster and wire brush cleaned. But that doesn't really have to do with the hitch itself. The passenger side must have been cleaner because the exhaust covered up that side a little bit. Once everything was cleaned, the bolts were torqued to 79 lb/ft and I was good to go. Thanks! 90793
by: Dave M02/11/2012
This installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13105 was on a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The fit was perfect. It was not necessary to remove the exhaust hangar to access the passenger-side bolts - I was able to hold the exhaust pipe aside with a block of wood, and use normal socket wrenches w/ extenders. I used a small scissor jack under the receiver to raise it into position, with blocks under both ends to stabilize it. Had this been a new vehicle, the job would have taken about 20 minutes, working alone, no jacks or lift. Since this was a 6-year old vehicle in NJ with salted roads, it took another hour and a half to clean the rusted threads in the weld nuts. A well-worn plumber's wire brush intended to clean copper fittings before soldering started the job, followed by a lot of WD-40 and back-and-forth with a socket wrench on a 12-1.25 bolt. The unit just clears the bottom of the bumper trim, so it preserves as much ground clearance as possible, given the design of the Sienna. About delivery - ordered after 9pm on Monday, delivered before noon on Friday. The order was complete (wiring harness, etc.) and in perfect shape. 31597
I was very pleased with the Curt Hitch. I did not remove the panel under the car. I cut the opening with a good sharp uitility knife with the panel in place. It was easy to measure. I backed up on two car lifts for extra space. The hitch fit the holes perfectly. I placed the hitch on a 4 wheel dolly, shimmed each side until the hitch was lined up and put the bolts in with a long extension. I did this alone. I used the Curt wiring harness. I discovered it is just the opposite from the Toyota harness in that the extra wiring goes to the left side rather than the right side as the video suggests. I am using the hitch to carry a Rally cargo carrier with a ramp to carry my electric scooter. I had to add an extension to my hitch so the assembly that holds up the ramp would not hit the tail light on the passenger side when the cargo carrier is in the upright position. I added a second platform to the cargo carrier and short ramp and the a board to the bumper of the Sienna 2011. I can go up the ramp and into the back of the Sienna so that the scooter can be transported completely inside the car if I choose. 53897
by: Marty H01/06/2014
The hardest part of the job was the small amount of ground clearance the Sienna has without jacking it up. If you have drive up ramps to give yourself more room, they are very helpful. Completely removing the underbody panel is not required and it is easier to install the hitch if you only remove enough fasteners to allow the half of the panel on the driver's side to hang free. This allows extra space between the fuel tank and the hole you need to cut through the cover (so you don't puncture the fuel tank with a rotary bit). It provides room to easily thread in the bolts. It also means you don't have to mess with both the panel and the hitch flopping around when lifting the hitch into place. Cutting the hole in the plastic is super easy. Here's how I did it. I cut a cardboard template (2.75" x 12.5") out of the shipping box and held it up to the underbody panel where the diagram showed. I marked the outline with a permanent marker and then used a utility knife to cut the hole. After that, it was simply a matter of getting the hitch in place and bolting it down. 112000
by: Jim E03/21/2014
If you need a hitch, you NEED etrailer ! I ordered my second hitch from them for my 2014 Toyota Sienna and just as promised the price was a great deal, all parts were right, and the instructions were very well written ! I also installed the "Tee" wiring that fit like a glove! I use my hitch to tow a small utility trailer, a 2 place jet ski trailer, and a small camper so we will use it a lot! I would suggest having 2 people or a floor jack covered with a towel (so as to not scratch the hitch) to hold the hitch up when starting the mounting bolts! I have not taken any pictures yet but plan to when I can and will send them in. Thanks etrailer.com for awesome customer support both by email and over the phone!!! 121699
by: John B07/15/2015
Shipped extremely fast after ordering. Delivered quickly by UPS. The box was very well stapled together. The box looked like UPS gave it the bottom of the truck treatment but the hitch was perfect condition and all parts included. I installed it myself on a 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan using the included instructions and watching the videos on the site. The installations was identical to the video on the site. I highly recommend using two people to hold the hitch or a jack stand and a floor jack. I did not have those and used a stack of 2x4's to get the hitch balanced in place. I used the torque wrench to get the bolts tightened to instructions. The video install of the identical vehicle is why I purchased from etrailer. There is a little over 9 inches of clearance from the bottom of the hitch opening. I will be using a 5 bike rack (Draft Master) this summer on vacation with this hitch. Another tip is to wash the under body before working on it as to lessen the dirt around the working area. 212066
Installed with myself and 4 jack stands -- 2 to hold the rear end up, 2 to hold the hitch up -- in about an hour and a half (I had to find the lifting point on my Sienna first). There was some grunting to get the hitch in place. If you have a friend and know where the lifting point is you could probably get it done in 45 minutes or less. If you have a car lift and a friend it would take maybe 15 or 20 minutes. The hitch looks as expected from the photos, and the video was a great help. I was worried about bottoming out, but haven't yet (I live near Chicago, so there aren't a lot of uneven surfaces around). My uncle who lives in Denver, CO has a 2006 sienna and bottomed out all the time before he had airbags installed. This may not be as big of an issue on the newer generation. Overall good hitch. I was considering the one by torklift central for aesthetics and possibly more clearance, but went with this one because it was so much cheaper. So far I haven't regretted it. 187090
by: Mark Farmer06/16/2016
I recently installed the CURT C13105 hitch on my 2015 Sienna. I wanted to save money by doing it myself and the directions and other reviews made it sound easy. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. The hardest part was getting the van up in the air. I had trouble getting the van up on ramps because they kept sliding on the garage floor so I had to use a friend lift in his garage. We had the hitch totally installed in under 1 hour. I'll admit that I did screw up and trimmed the wrong side of that panel that you need to remove and trim. I had it upside down from the instructions because it was tough to tell from the picture. Still no big deal. When I got a hitch put on my 2011 Sienna, the shop that did it just removed the panel and through it in the back of the van, and they charged me a fortune for the hitch and wiring. So to wrap it up, great product at a great price, and I would definitely by from etrailer again. 261727
by: Joe J in MD08/17/2012
I am very pleased with Etrailer.com service, shipping, and especially their helpful videos. I had one bolt that I had trouble with due to some minor thread damage, but one call to Customer Service, and a replacement was on the way. The Kurt hitch fits nicely up under the rear bumper and I especially like that I could reinstall the the plastic appearance panel on my 2012 Sienna. As mentioned in the videos, check to make sure each bolt will easily screw all the way into the weld nuts before you start to install the hitch. I had a couple on weld nuts that needed work to clean out, even on a new van. Also read the other reviews before you start for useful hints. I installed by myself using a floor jack to raise the hitch up into place as another reviewer suggested, and the hitch slid right up into position for bolting. Also, I did not need to undo the exhaust hanger, just moved it out of the way a little to get clearance. 52094
by: Kelly House08/12/2014
This fit perfect on my 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan. I had no issues installing it. 146453
Excellent product. Installed easily with no vehicle modifications on the 2007 Sienna van. It was a simple bolt on installation. I'm glad the instructions specified the torque settings (79 ft. lbs.) because I would have never known to snug them that tight. It seems that the cupped washers had to be compressed to serve as lock washers. That seemed like a lot of torque. I was afraid that the bolts were going to shear, but they did not. Once the washers got compressed the bolts tightened up to recommended torque. 149549
Just received and installed a Curt C13105 hitch on my 2006 Sienna with no problems whatsoever in about 30 minutes. I backed my van up onto some auto type ramps on a concrete portion of my car port so that I would have a little more room to work and also be able to use a creeper (I'm 60 years old and not as nimble as I would like to be). I did run a wire brush on a cordless drill into the frame mounting holes to clean them out. Propped one side of the hitch on top of the exhaust and inserted a couple of the supplied bolts into the drivers' side, then on to the passenger side three bolts. Once all the bolts were installed, I tightened everything with ratchet wrench and an 8" extension. Final torque with a torque wrench and done. It helps if your vehicle is fairly clean underneath: less junk in your eyes! 73057
by: Rob S.09/10/2015
Good quality, but the installation on the 2015 AWD Sienna is not possible with the stock under body plastic panel. I had to cut it all up and it came out terrible. I ordered the new panel $163 with a huge discount for the 2WD model to see if it fits better as per the instructions. I believe the AWD panel has an extra down curved area that has to be entirely removed, not leaving much connecting the front and back parts of the panel. if the 2WD does not fit the AWD model, I'll have to buy a third panel and try again.... not fun. The fitment otherwise seems to be fine. The fit and finish and bolts seems to be of good quality, but the paper sticker should be easier to removed. It does come off cleanly with careful use of a heat gun. 224851
by: Chris S.05/30/2014
My second hitch purchase from etrailer. First was my 2008 Toyota Highlander so I could use the hitch mount bike rack.. It's been working great for 5 years. This was for my 2014 Sienna awd. Same application. As before, the order was completed incredibly fast. Only took three days to show up. Installation is easy for anyone with even mediocre mechanical skills. If you have the roughly 60-90 minutes (when doing it by yourself) and the inclination it will save you a bunch of dough over having the dealer put one in. Thanks etrailer.... 133483
by: Mark F03/31/2014
Solid contruction. A little heavier construction than I anticipated. We only plan to use it for a bike rack, or extension tray and occasionally to pull a 4x8 trailer with some mulch now and then and this hitch is way more than enough for our purposes. Gloss glack finish looks great. I have only put on one of these before on another car about 8 years ago and I was able to get this one on without any frustration. The 6 bolts only took me less than an hour. You do need about 6 inches extension on a good sized ratchet to get to the bolts and to apply enough pressure without having to move the tailpipe. Very happy with the product. I put this on a 2009 Toyota Sienna. 122913
Everything was excellent - right down to my call to the customer service agent who explained the differences in the trailer hitches for my Sienna Van. I watched the installation video a few times and then a friend helped me install the hitch with no issues. The only thing I didn't have was an extension bar for my ratchet set. I had a 3 inch extension, but in order to clear the exhaust pipe on the right side of the van you'll need a about an 8-10 inch extension bar. The video even shows the mechanic using a longer extension bar so no fault of e-trailer. Total install time was about an hour...great product and no issues. 216128
by: Johnny W.07/18/2012
Just got the Curt hitch yesterday afternoon. I was at work, so the product was delivered to my side yard (out of sight from thief). Thx. I installed it onto my 2004 Toyota Sienna as soon as I got home. It took me about 45 mins to install this all by myself. I wish I have the video to show you how I did it without much hassel. I must say that the installation video on this site is excellent and it helps tremendously. The product is great. I also ordered the Rhino Bike rack from Etrailer.com to be used with this hitch. Both products are great and can't wait to use it on our bike trip this coming weekend. 48367
by: Brian R.07/03/2015
The pics and instructions on etrailer.com were great. I installed the hitch myself, took me about 90 minutes, would have been faster if I had help. This was installed on a 2014 sienna with AWD and the fit was perfect. A shape utility knife is all you need to cut the hole, I made the hole bigger since I have big hands. I did find the hitch on Amazon for a little less money, but since I made my decision based on the videos on this site I stuck with this company. The box the hitch arrived in was falling apart when my wife received it but everything was there and the hitch wasn't damaged. 209076
by: Terry S.03/29/2012
A very good product - solidly built and nice appearance. Heavy powdercoating should resist rust and last a long time. Fairly easy to install by even a novice DIYer. However, even on a fairly new vehicle (2010 Sienna w/ ~15,000 miles), the mounting holes on the undercarriage needed cleaning. Getting the bolts started by hand - without stripping the threads - takes the patience of a saint (and some WD40). Also, the directions call for trimming the lower plastic lip of the rear bumper. I found this wasn't necessary - as the hitch mounts flush with the bottom. As always, YMMV. 35518
by: Geoff L.10/07/2014
I bought this hitch for my 2006 Toyota Sienna so that I could start using a hitch mounted bike rack. I received it quickly from etrailer with all the necessary hardware and it lined up exactly as it was supposed to. Etrailer's videos couldn't have been more clear as to the installation procedure and if the weld nuts on my van weren't so corroded after 7 years of Minnesota weather, installation would have been a snap. As it was, I wound up calling my local service station and had them use a thread tap to clean out the nuts. Great product and great website content. 154892
by: Phillip M08/25/2014
I did receiver the hitch, in excellent condition, and installed it the afternoon. Total install time was just over an hour. All the instructions were spot on, however the reach above the exhaust pipe was tight. This was the only slow down we encountered. Thanks for the quick delivery, great instructions, and video demonstration! 2014 Toyota Sienna w/ Curt hitch. 148257
by: Laura N.07/06/2014
Very fast delivery. (Got it earlier than the estimate). Great video and instructions. Just tested it this weekend with the bikes on and no problems at all on a several hundred mile camping trip. Very secure and the DIY install made this super cheap!!! Install was clear. It was only DH who forgot to put back on the underbody because he didn't watch the video despite my suggestions which made the finish time take a little longer. If you have a decent ability AND watch the video, the install is easy and clear cut! Toyota Sienna 2014. 139507
by: Larry L.03/13/2013
Hitch was delivered on the day specified with no surprises. Shipping box was in rough shape, but powder coating and all else was intact. Installation on my 2008 Sienna van was a snap. My son helped hold it in place and helped hold the exhaust pipe off to the side a little so I could get a ratchet on two of the bolts. Installed in about 30 minutes with no glitches encountered. Very pleased with how this looks on the van and with the great service from etrailer.com 70389
by: J. Foster08/11/2014
The trailer hitch that I purchased for my 2005 Toyota Sienna installed exactly the way the etrailer installation video said it would. The trickiest part was getting the threads of the weld nuts (on the Sienna) cleaned out. I had all the necessary hardware and can't imagine the project going better. It took me and my brother about 3 hours from start to finish. 2 hours was set up and cleaning out the nuts. Now I'm ready to pull a trailer. Thank you etrailer! 145982
Great service and very easy to install. My dad and I installed the hitch and wiring harness on a 2007 Toyota Sienna in about 1.25 hrs. The threads were easily cleaned and everything fit perfectly! The dealership was going to charge me $600+ to do this same job and I did it all for $240. I highly recommend this site and/or hitch if you're looking into doing this yourself. 68799
by: Ted S.07/13/2012
Great / easy installation on a Sienna. Toyota made it easy with the provided recessed mounting points. Just slip the right side receiver over the exhaust and bolt up the unit. Recommend following the instructions on cleaning the bolt holes with a wire brush. Really a good fit that hugs the lower bumper skin. Safety chain attachments should be a snap. 47883
by: Lee K07/31/2013
Installation instructions for the Sienna were great especially when dealing with the plastic shroud that is under the vehicle. 92512
by: Sam T.09/16/2015
Great quality hitch. The Sienna is a challenging vehicle for hitch design because of the low rear bumper height. This hitch does as good a job as possible to provide the most ground clearance. The install was easy as described. Fit and finish were perfect. I recommend 2 people as this thing is heavy! 225854
by: Walter N08/15/2012
Pro: Fit 2006 toyota sienna perfectly. Solid product. Welded joints look good. No major scratch from shipping. Took 2 hours to install with help from car jack. Problem: one out of six bolts is bad. Cost time go to hardware store to get a new bolt. Would recommend this product and etrailer.com 51760
Great product. Easy installation on my 2011 Sienna (w/ the assistance of my 8 yr old daughter). Shipped quickly with no damage. Installation video was right on, though as one other reviewer stated, you can cut a smaller section out (maybe 1 to 1.25" wide) and still have room to maneuver. 35118
by: Henry Wirz12/05/2011
Installation was as advertised on my 2011 Sienna SE. I had to cut an opening in the plastic shroud larger than was indicated in the instruction sheet. I was able to install hitch without loosening the exhaust pipe. I did need a helper to help hold the hitch up while installing it. 27726
by: Mike F.06/02/2015
Mounted up really well on Toyota Sienna. Very strong hitch. I chased the 6 existing nut holes with a Craftsman Metric 12-1.25 tap since the chassis holes were pretty rusty. That made the mounting the metric bolts a snap. Speedy Shipping. Great Service. 199947
by: Bob H07/17/2012
Hitch arrived in great shape. I found an installation video for a 04 Sienna van through the web site. Since my van is almost 9 years old the weld nuts required several sprays and cleaning with lubricant and a small wire brush. Hitch aligned perfectly. 48338
Giving three stars because of fast shipping. One problem while installing hitch.....one of the holes did not line up with the ones on the van. I have a Toyota Sienna 2015. I tried adding a picture and for some reason it does not save on to the page, 267389
by: Mike H.02/22/2015
I installed this hitch on a 2014 Sienna minivan. It fit perfectly and was an easy install for someone who does normal maintenance on their vehicle. It has a nice finish and the parts that came with it were of high quality. 175559
by: john eller08/28/2012
the hitch is very well made.It fits to van perfectly.Is easy to install.I was able to install bolts with out dropping tail pipe,although it would have been easier for starting bolts.Dropping pipe looked to complicated. 53283
by: Dale S.06/23/2016
I purchased this product and had it installed on my 2004 Sienna van. It looks and works great. Used it on a 5,500 mile trip with a cargo carrier. No problems at all. 264066
Great price, fits well on our 2011 Sienna AWD 83809
by: Nathan A05/30/2013
Very happy with the hitch and the ease of installation onto my 2013 sienna. I don't have a lift, but our driveway has a small dropoff at the end, so backing it within a few feet of the end gave me a couple more feet of clearance to work with. Even then, it was pretty cramped and maneuvering the 40lb hitch into place did require some patience. Overall it probably took me closer to 2 hours total, but everything basically went exactly as the instructions and the video showed. I used tin snips instead of a rotary tool to cut the plastic undercoating, and that produced just as nice of an edge. I also needed to get a 10" extension for my socket wrench (which I think the instructions do say you need) to get at some of the nuts. I didn't have a torque wrench, so "get a torque wrench and properly retighten all the nuts" is on my "someday" list of things to do. The mounted hitch doesn't interfere with anything during normal city driving (my wife hasn't complained about it on her daily commute getting the kids to and from school) Mounted a "Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack" onto it, drove some bikes up to camp and back, everything held up just fine. Even with the rack loaded and swung out to the side, which should put quite a bit of torque on the hitch joint, the hitch never seemed to be under strain. I have to say that the etrailer videos showing how to mount it basically sold me. Very smart on their part! 82623
by: Mike G.06/08/2013
The finish on the hitch was very good. Only some of the very edges of the plate material used on either side of the hitch showed some steel. As a precautionary measure, I spray painted an additional coat of Rustolium paint. This final coat went on very well over the existing finish. The hitch fit well. Pay close attention to the video when they take the plastic undercover off. For the Toyota Sienna, there are three distinct types of fasteners. The bolt types are obvious to take off, but the other two are not. One unscrews and the other has a white center part that pops out allowing the remainder of the plastic rivet to come out. Also, the placement of the cut-out slot in the plastic under-panel shown on the video and in the instructions is slightly off for the 2013 Sienna. I think that it should be moved about 1/2 inch toward the driver side of the van to be more in line with the hitch support arm. One last note, which may be obvious to some, is to realize that once you tighten the hitch in place, there is no room above the hitch to allow you to move the plastic under-panel around for alignment. Therefore, as recommended, leave as much slack in the mounting bolts as possible to give yourself the most room between the hitch and the van to maneuver the plastic cover in place for fastening. 83821
by: Stefan S06/24/2016
1 year after purchase and having lived through a Minnesota winter this thing still looks brand new. After buying it I always notice other Siennas with trailer hitches and most of the time they're either starting to rust or are just cheap looking. The build quality on this one is excellent. It was a bit of a pain but I managed to install the thing myself - I'd highly recommend having a helper. We've got a 2013 AWD Sienna and the underbody trim had a bump that wasn't accounted for in the instructions (although it looks like they added this in there now); the right thing to do probably would have been to cut it out, but I just left it there and the bar pushes it out of the way. I couldn't fit my torque wrench in to get to the mounting bolts so I brought it to a mechanic to get them to the right torque, I didn't want to gamble on not having them tight enough. 264456
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