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Rhino Rack Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Tanner 2010 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at the Rhino-Rack ski and snowboard carrier, that part number is RR576. Now I have the first one already on, that one is pretty easy to install. It goes around any of your crossbars. We're going to go ahead and set this one up here, get it lined up with the first one, and then go ahead and start tightening it down. I got that pretty much aligned up with the first one. Now I'm tightening it up with the tool it comes with which is just, look, an Allen wrench, so I'm going to get this one started.



Best 2016 Toyota Highlander Hitch Options

Today, on our 2016 Toyota Highlander, we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available. Up top, we're going to have our Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is going to be part number C13200. Second one down here is going to be the Draw-Tite Custom-Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 75896. Down here on the bottom, rounding out our top three, is going to be the Hidden Hitch Custom-Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver.



Best 2015 Toyota Highlander Hitch Options

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we will be taking a look at the best 3 hitch options available. Up top we're going to have our Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is going to be part number C13200. Second one down here's going to be the Draw-Tite Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75896. Down here on the bottom, rounding out our top 3, is going to be the Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 87660. Now the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are going to be exactly the same in their construction and design. There's going to be 3 differences between the Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and our Curt.



Best 2014 Toyota Highlander Hitch Options

Today on our 2014 Toyota Highlander, we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available. Up top, we're going to have our CURT class III trailer hitch receiver. This is going to be part number C13200. Second one down here is going to be the Draw-Tite custom fit class III trailer hitch receiver, part number 75896. Down here on the bottom, rounding out our top three is going to be the Hidden Hitch custom fit class III trailer hitch receiver, part number 87660. Now the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are going to be exactly the same in their construction and design. There's going to be three differences between the Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and our CURT.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Fulltilt. Now this is going to be our hanging style 4-bike rack, part number Y02462. As you can see, we've already got our bike up on our rack, so you can see and kind of get an idea of what it's going to look like on the back of your vehicle. We'll start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance is going to be our first measurement. From the front side of the rack to the back side of the bumper. Now it's going to be down here on the bottom where you have the round part of the assembly for the upright piece on the bike rack.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola TX-104, hanging style, for a bike rack, part number 59401. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here on our rack so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on the back of your vehicle. First thing we're going to do is start off with a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement, from the back of the bumper to the front side of the rack at our closest point. It's going to be about 7 5/8 inches. Our overall distance will be our next measurement, for the maximum distance that we've placed on the back end of our vehicle, so you know for tight quarters or when you're parking. It's going to be about 34 1/2 inches.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander. We're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging style 2 bike rack. Part number 59400. As you can see we've already got our bike in place on the back of our rack so you can see what it's going to look like once you put yours on. Let's go ahead and start up by getting a few measurements so you can see what our distances are going to be. Our closest distance is going to be about 7 1/2 inches from the back side of the bumper to the front side of the rack.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we're going to be doing a test fit of the MaxxTow 21 inch by 48 inch aluminum cargo carrier. It's going to be part number NT70422. As you can see we've already got our cargo carrier on the back of our vehicle so you can see what it's going to look like with yours. This is going to be a sturdy construction on that 2 inch shank, attaching to our 2 inch receiver, and offering a 500 lb weight capacity, which is going to be more than enough to load up your cargo. We're going to get a few measurements, starting off with our closest distance. It's going to be about 6.5 inches from the back side of the bumper to the front side of the cargo carrier. Overall distance is going to be about 29.25 inches to the very back, and our ground clearance looks like it's going to be about 13.25 inches to the bottom side of the shank. Let's go ahead and open up our rear hatch and see what kind of clearance we have there. You can see that you're going to be able to get in to it completely unhindered while you don't have anything on your rack.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we are going to be doing a test fit of a Lets Go Aero 32" by 48" Cargo Carrier, part number HCR222. As you can see we've already got it up here on our vehicle so you can see what it's going to look like on the back of yours. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first one, from the backside of the bumper to the front side of the rack at about eight and 1/8", overall distance that we've added to the vehicle is going to be about 42 1/4", with our rear ground clearance being about 13 3/4".Now that we've got those measurements let's go ahead and open up our hatch and see what kind of clearance we have there. Now that we've got our hatch opened up, you can see that you're going to have plenty of access to get in the backside and get out anything that you may need or anything that you may have left behind. We'll go ahead and bring it back down and we'll get our break over distance at which our hatch will make contact with anything we are trying to load. That distance looks like it's going to be about 20 3/4" before anything you stack on your cargo carrier will make contact with your hatch opening. Go ahead and close that back up. Our vehicle does have single exhaust and does exit downwards on the passenger side, so if you're going to be carrying anything that is heat sensitive or perishable, that might be a measurement that you might need at about 20 1/4". Now that you've seen the Lets Go Aero 32" by 48" Cargo Carrier on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, that will complete our test fit for today.Speaker 2: Here you see it out on our test course.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt Premium 4 Hanging Style 4 Bike Rack, part number C18064. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here and in position so you can see what it's going to look like and how it's going to interact with your vehicle. We'll start off by getting a few measurements, starting off with our closest distance, which is going to be from the T-handle down here to the back side of the bumper at about 6 and 1/4 inches. Overall distance, from the rear of the bumper to the back side of the rack, is going to be about 34 inches. Our ground clearance down here on the bottom is going to be about 13 and 3/4 inches. Now that we've got those measurements out of the way, let's go ahead and talk about how our bike is secured to our rack. We're going to have three straps securing our bike to our cradle arms. We have the rubber strap here on this side and two on this side.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at the RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number on that is RKY1202. Now, we have the bike on our rack and we have our rack hooked up to our vehicle. We're just going to show you a few features. Bike's kind of high up, so I'm going to cheat here. Sorry. All right.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at the Inno Fork Lock III Bike Carrier. That part number is INA391. Now I have a bike on our rack and we have our rack hooked up to our vehicle. Just going to show you a few features of it. Now this is a fork mounted bike rack. You see we have the skewer here, underneath, which is where you engage it and disengage it. It can be tightened on this other side here. Now let's move toward the back.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at the Inno AeroBar Roof Rack System. The crossbars are INXB145-2, and the feet are INXS150. I have the first one already on. Actually, pretty easy to install. I'm going to show you how to do the second one. we have here ...



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander we're going to take a look at the Rhino Rack Road Warrior Rooftop Bike Carrier, part number is RBC036. We have a bike on our rack, and we have a rack hooked to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features. This is a fork mounted bike rack. We see we have our skewer already engaged. To disengage it, just pull it out. We're going to keep it engaged for right now. Now we come toward the back.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander, we are going to take a look at the Rhino-Rack vortex aero crossbars, roofing rack system. The crossbars are RRVA126B-2, and the foot pack will be RRSX005. I have the first one already on. I'm going to go ahead and put the second one on now. It's real easy to install. What we have here, we have our crossbar, we have our foot pad, and we have an endcap, and this is the tool we use. I'm going to go ahead and slide this on here, so we have to take our endcap off first.



RockyMounts Roof Rack Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander we're going to take a look at the Rocky Mounts Arrow Bar Roofing Rack System. The crossbars are RKY3056 and then our flagstaff towers are RKY3002. Now, we have the first one already on our front one. It's pretty simple to install so we're going to show you how to install a second one. Now we have our crossbar, we have our flagstaff towers, we have our end caps, we have the tool the comes with it and we have a tape measure. Now to put on our towers take this side and slide that through our T, t-slide like so. As soon as you get them on we can load them on the vehicle and we can start tightening it down. So, lets make sure I got the bars the right way.



RockyMounts Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test-fit of the RockyMounts LiftOp Biggie Ski and Snowboard Carrier. That part number is RKY1482. Now we already have the front half of our carrier in place and secure so we're just going to show you the back half. First thing we're going to do is just place it onto our crossbars and slide those along. We want our front and back to line up and then we'll open up the carrier, take the little strap, and set it in place around the back in the slot there. With that in place we can kind of even out the carrier and make sure that stays in place. Now we've got a spot here for the bolt and we'll just use the included tool and tighten that down.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain-trail Roof Top Bike Rack. That part number is RBC035. We already have our bike on the rack, we are first going to show you how we strap that down and then we will go over how it is connected to our crossbars. Back here in the back we have a regular ratcheting strap that you see on most of your bike racks. To remove that we just push down and lift up and we want that between the spokes when we load up our bike. Now up at the front we have a skewer holding in our fork mounts. To release that we are just going to pull on the black handle. We've got a locking option there and to loosen and tighten it we just turn either side towards the front of the vehicle to loosen and towards the back to tighten and then it just secures in place.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2011 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing our Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, Part Number 90195. To help us do so, we have a few other parts. We'll be using our universal installation kit for brake controllers, Part Number ETBC7, our universal mounting bracket, Part Number 118140. We'll be using dielectric grease, Part Number for that is 11755. This what our brake controller looks like when it's installed. We have our boost setting here, our emergency brake here. We have our power wheel here.





Toyota Highlander Questions

  • I would be happy to compare the trailer hitch options for your 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE. As you mentioned you have three options, Curt # C13200, Draw-Tite # 75896, and Hidden Hitch # 87660. These are all Class III trailer hitches with a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 900 lbs. The difference in non-trailer loads does not effect the 2014 Highlander. Curt will require the use of a stabilizing strap for non-trailer loads on their Class I, Class...
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  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW3010C, is compatible with the P245/65R17 tires that are currently on your 2008 Toyota Highlander, however, they are not compatible with tire sizes P245/60R18 or P245/55R19. The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW2029C, will fit both of the larger tire sizes that you mentioned. Before using tire chains, I recommend checking your owners manual for tire chain restrictions and procedures. Many vehicle manufacturers will limit the distance and speed...
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  • We can help you with tire chains! There are two stock tire sizes for your 2015 Toyota Highlander: 245/55-19 and 245/60-18. The Glacier chains # PW2029C that you referenced will fit both of these tire sizes. Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance....
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  • After checking our records I found that you have a Class III rated hitch that has a maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds, and has a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver opening. I recommend the Rola Tilting Enclosed Cargo Carrier # 59110. You can use this is as a complete enclosed cargo box or or as an open cargo tray. It has a 250 pound carrying capacity. This enclosed carrier that will be more weather resistant than an open cargo carrier used with a bag. The latches that connect the...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13200 is the correct hitch for your 2015 Toyota Highlander. We checked with Curt to confirm this. Also, the reviews and comments on this hitch will apply for your vehicle as well. The 2014 and 2015 Highlanders are the same generation. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56217. I attached an install video for you to check out. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch...
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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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  • 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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  • You're correct. The vehicle-specific Fit Kit for the 2015 Toyota Highlander is part # THKIT3134. If you're planning on going with the AeroBlade crossbars, you'll need the following in addition to the fit kit: 53 inch Aeroblade Crossbars, part # THARB53 Rapid Podium foot pack, part # TH460R If you were using the square bars, you'd use the same fit kit, along with the following: Thule Square Load Bars, part # THLB50 Podium foot pack, part # TH460 I've linked you...
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  • You will need the Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch, item # 13534, and with the tow package you will need the T-One Connector Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector - Toyota Highlander, item # 118449. I would go ahead and install the 7-Way connector. We have the Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit, item # ETBC7, which includes everything needed to install the wiring for the 7-way connector, once you have the 4-Way installed. You mentioned a 5-Way connector...
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  • We do have one trailer hitch option that will fit the 2012 Toyota Highlander with a 19 inch spare tire. Take a look at Curt trailer hitch, # 13534. This hitch has been determined to fit with the full size, 19 inch spare tire. I have included a link to the installation instructions, a video showing a typical installation, and a picture that shows the hitch installed. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts,...
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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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  • If your Highlander has the factory crossbars, Yakima tells me that you will have rear hatch clearance. If you wish to confirm this for yourself, or if you have aftermarket crossbars, first slide the front crossbar all the way forward if it is adjustable. Measure rearward from the CENTER of your front crossbar to the seam where the hatch meets the vehicle roof. If this measurement is 52 inches or less, the Yakima Skybox 16 you referenced, part # Y07335 will fit on your roof...
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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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  • The Curt Harness part # 56042 that you referenced is designed as a replacement harness for vehicles like your 2015 Toyota Highlander that came with a factory 4-way. Although Toyota said you have the factory tow package it sounds like you are missing the necessary under dash converter. This is a Toyota part that they might be able to set you up with, but we don't carry it. The best solution I can recommend for you would be to get the part # C56217.
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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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  • The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13534, has been verified as a fit for a 2012 Toyota Highlander. and we do have a couple of other hitches that will fit. The most popular hitch for your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75586. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch. The other hitch is Hidden Hitch, # 87452. It is so similar to the Draw-Tite Hitch that they actually share the same set of instructions. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend...
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  • The Curt trailer wiring harness # C56217 and other wiring harnesses for your 2014 Toyota Highlander include converter boxes because the vehicle has separate turn signals and brake lights but trailers have combined turn signals and brake lights. The converter box converters the separate signals from the vehicle for the proper output to the trailer. It does not make the lights any more or less bright. This is a 4-Way trailer connector so it only has the basic lighting functions....
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