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K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be doing a test fit on the K Source universal clip on towing mirror, part number KS3891. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. If I take a few steps in towards my trailer, you can see there's no blind spot by the way we've got it set up. This is a view you'd get with just your factory mirror. The mirror itself can be adjusted to most angles.



Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2324. That's tire size 245 55/R19. These Titan Chains feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern so they're going to offer you more tire coverage which means more traction. They also have small square links so they're going to give you the bite you need for breaking and accelerating, and because they're small and low profile they're going to provide you with a smoother ride than most chains with large links. They're SAE Class S chains, they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Some chains require a rubber adjuster or an additional part to help keep them tight and snug around the tire while you're on the road. The built in tensioner here eliminates the need.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2029C. That's tire size 245 55/R19. These Glacier Snow Tire Chains feature a ladder pattern so they're going to be very effective during breaking and accelerating. They also have spring rollers that form cross cables, so they're going to provide you with adequate traction as well as provide you with a smoother ride than chains with square or round twist links. They meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states. They're SAE Class S chains, so they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The integrated lever makes connecting and tightening easy.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Highlander - Curt

Today on our 2016 Toyota Highlander we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13200. What I like most about this hitch is how it's pretty close to flush, so it should give us room for just about any type of accessories that you may want to use with this. With where it sits, the cross tube is pretty well hidden to where it maintains a really clean look on the vehicle. It's got the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening with this nice welded on reinforcement collar around it to make it look nice and heavy duty, but also give it a very clean look. It's got the plate-style safety chain connection points with the nice large holes in order to connect your safety chains to, so it really shouldn't be a problem in order to get any safety chains that you may have connected to that. Standard five eighths inch hitch pin hole, which is going to be good for all your class three accessories. It features a nine hundred pound max tongue weight, which is the total downward force on the hitch, and a six thousand gross trailer weight, which is going to be the weight of the trailer and anything that's on it. In use with the weight distribution system, the max tongue weight is still nine hundred pounds, but the gross trailer weight goes up to eight thousand pounds.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75896. What I like most about this hitch is does contour well to the bottom of the fascia. Also with this hitch coming out as far as it does, it's going to make sure that you've got plenty of clearance for any type of accessory that you may want to use with this. It features the 2" x 2" receiver tube opening with welding-on reinforcement collar around it. This hitch as two pin holes here. It's got the standard 5/8" hitch pin hole that's going to be used to secure all of your Class III accessories. Here it's got the smaller 1/2" hole, and that's going to be used for a J-pin stabilization system if you've got one or would like to get one.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima HoldUp platform-style 2-bike rack. That's part number Y02443. I've already got it loaded up on the Highlander just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our two bikes. It actually holds our bikes with zero frame contact. We've got this wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle. Then we have a ratchet strap going over our rear wheel keeping that in place.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander we'll be doing a test fit on the KUAT NV 2.0 platform style two bike rack. That's part number NV22G. I've already got it loaded up on the Highlander. Just to get a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our two bikes. It holds our bikes in two spots. We have this wheel hook going over our front wheel. Putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle here.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander we'll be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom platform-style 2-bike rack. That's part number SA4412B. I've already got it loaded up on the Highlander just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our bikes. It actually holds our bikes in three spots. We have two straps in our front and rear wheel cradles. Then we have this one large cradle here at the down tube with the strap going over that.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform style two-bike rack. That part number is NV22G. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here in front of our last cradle there. We're going to pull down on our lever.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. These are also known by Yakima as Zip Strips.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9034. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back and we're actually going to squeeze this handle. That's going to allow us to tilt or you bike rack away from our vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. It is a very lightweight carrier so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. The first thing we're going to do here with it installed on our vehicle is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance. We're going to have about 17".



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for the factory tow package. This offers the 4-pole flat trailer connector, the part number is 56042. This is what our wiring kit is going to look like when we pull it out of the package. This is a very straightforward, very easy installation for you to complete at home. We have our 4-pole connector, this is going to plug right into our factory connector located here in the rear of the vehicle. That's just going to send our signal out to give us either trailer or cargo carrier lights. We've got our right, brake and turn and our left, brake and turn, our running lights there and our ground.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046. That's tire size 245/65/R17. These Glacier tire chains are SAE class S chains and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They're great for the occasional use. They have a low profile design so they're going to provide a smooth ride. They feature spring rollers on cross cables so they're going to provide adequate traction and the ladder pattern is great for starts and stops. They meet department of transportation requirements in all states.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2008 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2008 Toyota Highlander, we'll be doing a test for them on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part #PW3010C and that's tire size 24565R17. These Glacier Tire Chains meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states. They have a low profile design so they're going to work out great for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, and they're going to provide a smooth ride. They're great for the occasional use. They feature spring rollers on cross cables so you're going to get excellent traction on light snow and ice and the ladder pattern is effective during starts and stops. These chains have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. They come in a quantity of 2 and they're very easy to put on.



WeatherTech 2nd Row Rear Floor Liner Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander we'll be taking a look at the WeatherTech 2nd Row Floor Mat in black, part number WT441152. This is also available in tan, part number WT451152, and in gray, part number WT461152. Now, here we have our 2nd row floor mat installed. All along the bottom you're going to see our channels that's going to help divert dirt, debris, and liquid away from our edges. It's also going to have a textured bottom so it's going to help prevent our feet from slipping. We have our raised edge, which is also going to help that dirt, debris, and liquid from getting off of our liner and on to our carpet.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're doing a test fit of the Curt hanging-style, two-bike rack. That part number is C18029. We already have our bike secured down. First, going to show you how we do that. You've got two cradles in place with three straps: two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway in the back. I'm just going to pull down and lift up to release those.





Toyota Highlander Questions

  • I spoke with a tech at my local Toyota dealer and he told me that the roof weight capacity for the 2012 Toyota Highlander is 100 lbs. This weight capacity applies to factory or aftermarket crossbars. You may wish to use aftermarket crossbars like the Thule AeroBlade Edge, # TH7503-TH7503, or the Whispbar Rail Bar, # WB-S46, because they will not flex as much as the OEM crossbars. You will still be limited to the 100 lbs weight capacity of the vehicle roof, but the crossbars...
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  • I recommend going with the 13 inch Loadstar ST185/80-D13 Bias Trailer Tire, # AM1ST79. This tire is the same size as the tire you currently have on your pop up camper. These tires have a capacity of 1,725 lbs at 65 psi. With trailer tires you will always want to have them inflated to the maximum psi for the best ride performance and tire wear. I attached an FAQ on trailer tires for you to check out also.
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  • There are several ways you can go to rig your 2015 Toyota Highlander with fixed factory roof crossbars for transporting kayaks. Adding a secondary roof rack is not an option, however, since aftermarket racks would have to use the same mounting points as your OEM bars. I confirmed this with my contacts at both Rhino-Rack and Thule. But there are also other ways you can carry kayaks that might give you additional cargo-carrying capabilities and/or possibly save you some money as...
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  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the Toyota dealer for the gross towing weight capacity of your 2008 Toyota Highlander to make sure the towing capacity is not exceeded. Even if the hitch will have a higher weight capacity than your vehicles gross towing weight capacity the towing capacity is determined by the lowest weight capacity in your whole towing setup. The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, # 87452, that you have referenced is a good choice for your...
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  • If your highlander came with a factory trailer hitch and factory 7-way connector, then it is likely that it came with the tow package. If your vehicle did not come with a trailer hitch and 7-way trailer connector, it likely did not come with a tow package. Where wiring is concerned, you will want to look for a white plug located at the rear of the vehicle, under the spare tire compartment. I have attached a picture showing the plug's location. If you locate this white plug,...
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  • I do see the hitch that you are talking about. None of the aftermarket hitches from the manufacturers that we carry will fit the same way. However, if the main concern is to tow your trailer level, then go with a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver and then choose a ball mount with a rise on it to tow the trailer level. You use the FAQ on ball mounts I have linked to determine how to measure. I have also included a link to the ball mount main page for you. The most...
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  • According to the Lance website their model 1985 travel trailer has a dry weight of 3660-lbs and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 5700-lbs. Suitability of your 2014 Toyota Highlander for towing this trailer will depend on how it is equipped. The inline 4-cylinder version has a maximum towing capacity of only 1500-lbs, which makes it unusable for pulling this trailer. But if you have the V6-equipped Highlander it has a maximum rated towing capacity of 5000-lbs. Even if...
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  • There are two possible ways that you can carry a bike on your 2008 Toyota Highlander, but I am sorry to say that a trunk mount bike rack will not work. It cannot be safely attached to the vehicle. However, you can still use either a trailer hitch mounted rack or a roof rack. If you want to go with a trailer hitch, I recommend Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75586. And for a bike rack, you can go with something basic like the Commuter 2 Bike Carrier, # HR2500. This is a good, solid...
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  • The three trailer hitches we offer for your 2016 Highlander all have the same weight capacities, and when installed would look the same since they are all installed the same. The Draw-Tite, part # 75896 and Hidden Hitch, part # 87660 trailer hitches are exactly the same. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies and the only difference between these hitches is the brand name. All three hitches are Class lll and have 2 inch receiver openings. The extra pin hole you...
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  • According to my research, you can indeed install a brake controller on your vehicle, but the 2015 Toyota Highlander isn't equipped with the connector under the dash. You will need to use the # ETBC7 brake controller installation kit. The kit contains everything needed to install a brake controller except for the controller and a functioning 4-pole trailer connector. If you don't have a functioning 4-pole, you can install one using part # 118449. For a brake controller, the...
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  • What you will need is a Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 5200. The locking portion of this locking hitch pin will need to get removed and used on the hitch pin from your Pro Series Bike Rack # 63124.
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  • For your 2016 Toyota Highlander I recommend Curt trailer hitch # C13200. This is a 2 inch, Class III trailer hitch rated for 900 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight so it will work well with a small trailer. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. Since 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...
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  • If you are talking about carrying a kayak or canoe on the roof and need somewhere to tie off the bow to the front of your 2014 Toyota Highlander I think I have the perfect solution for you. Take a look at the Thule Quick Loops, # TH530. You will close the cylinder under the hood and leave the strap hanging out providing a quick, easy, and inexpensive tie down point. There is a similar model, # TH529, that you can attach under a bolt.
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  • After doing some research on your vehicle, I found that there are no trunk mounted bike rack options available for your 2013 Toyota Highlander. Bike rack manufacturers have determined that it would be unsafe to use a trunk mounted bike rack on your rear hatch because the vehicle is unable to support the weight at the point where the carrier must be placed. It is likely due to the spoiler at the top of the rear hatch that you have referenced. These spoilers were not designed...
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  • Yes, the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13200, will fit your 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE. If you plan on doing some towing, you may also want a the Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness, # C56217. This is a plug-in style wiring harness that does not require any cutting or splicing to install. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out. It would be best to purchase a ball mount after the hitch is installed. You will want to make sure you choose a ball...
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  • Rola T-Slot equipped crossbars are intended for Rola accessories but will also work with other brands of similar roof-rack-mount accessories. Since the different brands do not test with each others products there may be instances where a particular T-slot accessory from one maker may not work ideally with the Rola crossbars, but usually we find that these similar systems are compatible. I have included a photo of a Rola T-Slot crossbar showing the dimensions of the slot, which...
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  • The three Class III hitches offered for the 2015 Highlander, the Curt # C13200, the Draw-Tite # 75896 and the Hidden Hitch # 87660 all share the same weight capacities, would install in the same manner, and would look just about exactly alike. When installed, the crossbar and receiver tube would be fully visible under the rear bumper fascia, as you can see in the provided photo. They would be pretty similar in appearance to the Toyota factory hitch, but would be quite a bit...
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  • For your 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75153. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver rated for 300 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I also recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with...
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  • The 12 foot Long Personal Water Craft Trailer Winch Strap with Safety Hook by Dutton-Lainson, item # DL24291, is designed to be used with a hand winch mounted on the wave runner trailer like the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch, item # DL15002. There should be a bow eye on the front of the wave runner that the hook from the strap connects to and then the jet ski can be winched onto the trailer. If you need straps to tie down the rear of the jet ski, I would recommend the Erickson...
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  • I would recommend using the Brake Controller 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, item # ETBC7, along with the Tow Ready Harness, # 118449, that you have installed on your vehicle. This kit has all of the wiring, circuit breakers and connectors that are needed to complete a professional looking installation. We also have detailed instructions that guide you through installing this kit, see link. When performing the installation just make sure that the Red wire, from the Brake Controller...
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