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Best 2008 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2008 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2017 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2014 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2013 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2012 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2012 Toyota RAV4. The most popular hitch we carry is going to the Curt. It's part number is C13149. This is a Class III, it offers a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up is going to be our DrawTite. This is part number 75235. This is also a Class III so it's going to have the 2" x 2" receiver tube opening.



Best 2011 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2011 Toyota Rav-4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the Curt. Its part number is C13149. This is a Class 3 and offers a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. Following that up is going to be our Draw-Tite. This is part number 75235.



Best 2010 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2010 Toyota RAV4. The most popular hitch we carry is going to be the Curt. Its part number is C13149. This is a Class 3. It offers a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. Following that up is going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2009 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2009 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2007 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2007 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Best 2006 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2006 Toyota RAV4. Now the most popular hitch we carry is going to be the CURT. Its part number is C13149. This is a class three. It offers a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Following that up's going to be our Draw-Tite.



Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today, on our 2016 Toyota RAV4 EV, we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install, the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number is 118578. Everything's back in, buttoned up, so now, basically, we're installed. Whenever we want to use our wiring, we're just going to open up our cover, pull it out just like this, and we like to let it sit right over the weather stripping here. You can see it's nice and kind of squishy there, so it's going to give it some protection area. You'll be able to close your door.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts SplitRail 2-Bike Platform Rack, part number RKY1140. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look, and show off some of the features. The first feature I'd like to show off is the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached. To do that, there is a handle underneath the front here. Pull forward on it, holding on to the bike rack as you do so, and letting it come down.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav4, we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 48 Curt cargo carrier for both 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number C18110. Now, this has a carrying capacity of 300 pounds. It has this nice mesh floor which makes it easier to clean and then all the way around the border of the cargo carrier you have these points, and those are going to be tie downs for either your ratcheting straps, your bungee cords, whatever you use to tighten down the gear. Now, I'd like to go ahead and give you some measurements. Measuring from the edge of the bumper up to our outer edge here, we've added about 27 1/2 inches to the rear of the vehicle. For our ground clearance at the bottom of this bolt here, we're right at about 13 inches. Our closest point is going to be about 7 1/2 inches.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav 4, we're going to be test fitting the Cipa clip on towing mirror. This is part number 7070. Works for either the driver's side or the passenger side. Our Cipa towing mirror's going to be a great solution for trailering. This is going to give us an expanded field of view so passing, changing lanes and negotiating around the campsites are going to be made easier. We won't have to stretch so far to try to look around behind the car.





WeatherTech Front Auto Floor Mats Review - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be test fitting the WeatherTech Front Auto Floor Mats. In black, it's part number is WT445101, in tan it's WT455101, and in gray, the part number is going to be WT465101. We're going to be beginning our test fit today here as you can see with our driver side mat already installed. WeatherTech has a lot of nice features that they build in their mat. One of them, one of my favorites is going to be the superior coverage. You can see we've got a raised edge all the way around. This provides as almost like a basin or a catch for the dirt and debris.



Best 2015 Toyota RAV4 Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2015 Toyota Rav 4. The most popular hitch we carry is going to be the Curt. It's part number is C13149. This is a class 3. It offers a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. Following that up is going to be our draw type.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Toyota Rav4 we're going to take a look at and then also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a class 3 receiver offering a 2 inch by 2 inch opening, part number is 75235. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see we've got our cross tube that comes across, mates up with our connection points up underneath our frame. Here in the middle, we'll have our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. It's got kind of a rounded style reinforcement collar around the end.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on this 2016 Toyota Rav4 we're going to be test fitting the 23 X 60 Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier, part number CC-100. This cargo carrier has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds and has this mesh floor at the bottom, which makes it easy to clean. Around the borders of the cargo carrier we have these points here, which you can use as tie-down points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. Also at the front, we have these 3 smaller holes here on each side, which you can use to attach either lights or reflectors. We also have 2 points up here, so just in case your cargo's going to block off your license plate you can actually relocate it to down here. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Starting from the bumper to this outer edge here, we've added about 27.5 inches.





Toyota RAV4 Questions

  • We can offer you either a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch # C12108 or a 2-inch Class III hitch # C13149 for your 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. These models, engineered primarily for the gas models, do also fit the hybrids. They do not fit the full electric versions. I confirmed this with my technical contact at Curt. I recommend you go for the larger Class III hitch unless you have a specific need for a smaller 1-1/4-inch. A 2-inch Class III hitch will offer broader compatibility with...
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  • The reason that the manufacturers do not make a shorter hitch extender is mainly because the market for a extender of a very short length is very limited. After researching the market for hitch extenders they have decided that the short (7 or 8 inches) and long (14 or 18 inches) sizes will hopefully cover most of the market. The hitch extenders are a limited market because when using an extender you do reduce the tongue weight on your hitch by 50 percent. For example, if the...
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  • I can help you get a 2 inch trailer hitch for your 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Limited. I recommend the 2 inch Draw-Tite Hitch # 75235 for your Rav4 Hybrid Limited, because it is a no drill application and the best bang for your buck. If your looking to tow with your vehicle, the wiring harness I would recommend is the Curt # C59236. Some other items to consider if you plan on towing are a ball mount, ball, and pin and clip. The size ball will be determined by the size of...
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  • The Curt Class III # C13149 and the Draw-Tite # 75235 are almost identical in appearance (the Draw-Tite features a mounting flange for a trailer connector). The Draw-Tite has a slightly higher weight capacity, at 4500 lbs towing/ 675 lbs tongue weight capacity, while Curt # C13149 has a 4000 lb towing/525 lb tongue weight capacity. Both would install in a similar manner. Curt states that their # C13149 won't fit the EV model. Hidden Hitch is just a brand name, it doesn't describe...
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  • There is a driver side appearance panel on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 that will need to be removed to install a Class III hitch like the part # 75235. I attached a picture that shows it and has the attachment points for the panel circled. This is also mentioned in the attached installation instructions link on page 3. This hitch would work well with the Yakima FullSwing part # Y02465. This bike rack is great because it allows you go have full access to the rear door of the vehicle...
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  • We have several 3-bike racks for your 2016 Toyota RAV4. If you have a trailer hitch, I recommend looking at the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack, # TH934XTR. This is the most popular hitch mount bike rack among our RAV4 customers and using a 4-bike rack will give you plenty of room to load three bikes, especially if any of them have larger frames. Another option is to use a trunk mount bike rack like the Thule Archway XT 3-Bike Rack, # TH9010XT. I have attached a review...
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  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and he informed me that when the tongue of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 is collapsed and store in the upright position it would be 74-1/2 inches tall. Removing the coupler would not be an ideal solution for storing the trailer as it would also require removing the wiring for the trailer. For kayak carriers I would recommend going with the Yakima EvenKeel part # Y04052. This will store the kayaks facing up and would work well with...
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  • A hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch and the vehicle by 50 percent. You must abide by the capacities of the lowest rated component. For example if the tongue weight capacity of the hitch is 200 pounds, but the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle is 150 pounds, you must abide by 150. If you use a hitch extension, then your new tongue weight capacity is 75 pounds. Since a hitch is bolted to the vehicle and essentially becomes part of the vehicle,...
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  • We did an installation of the Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 90207 (no longer available), on a 2008 Toyota RAV4 with the rear spare tire and the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is 4 inches. If your spare tire extends past the bumper, you will want to measure that distance and add it to the 4 inches. This will get you the exact distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest part back on your vehicle. To...
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  • If the backup camera on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 is mounted on the bumper and is not mounted on the spare tire or spare tire carrier, then you can use the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier, # TH963PRO. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. Please note that near the end of the document there is a fit guide and it has some footnotes that pertain to your vehicle. The Sport Rack 3 Bike carrier # SR2813 is not compatible with the 2006 - 2014 Toyota RAV4.
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  • According to the owners manual which I found online, the 4 cylinder Toyota RAV4 has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds maximum. Check your owners manual to confirm. It is in the Specifications section. Other models when properly equipped can handle more weight according to the manual. Since a given hitch will fit all models that is why you see the capacity listed at 3,500 pounds. Even though the hitch is rated that high you still have to go by the capacities of the vehicle as...
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  • The Tow Ready wiring harness, part # 118412, and the Curt wiring harness, part # C56165, that are available for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 will both require a separate power wire be ran to the vehicle battery. The separate power wire is used on many of the newer vehicles, because is getting smaller and more sensitive with generation. Because of the newer wiring, there is more of a chance of running too much current through the smaller wires and causing a circuit to be over drawn,...
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  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2010 Toyota RAV4 like the Draw Tite part # 75235 the Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR would fit and work well. I attached a review video for this bike rack that shows it being used on a very similar Rav4 as yours for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a...
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  • When looking at capacities you will always go by the lowest rated component in the system. Since the tongue weight capacity of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is 150 pounds that is the capacity you must go by even if a hitch can handle more. Since you want to carry 4 bikes on a hitch I recommend Class III trailer hitch # 75235 because it fits Hybrid models, it doesn't have any special requirements for bike rack use like the Curt hitch, and the 2 inch receiver is compatible with...
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  • I have a solution for you, but most hitch mounted motorcycle carriers require a hitch with a tongue weight capacity rated 500lbs or more. After doing a little research, I found that the tongue weight capacity of the base and sport models of the RAV4 is approximately 150 lbs and the tongue weight capacity of the limited model is approximately 350 lbs. I would not recommend using any hitch mounted motorcycle carrier on a 2006 Toyota RAV4 to carry your 325 lb bike because the vehicle...
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  • I would recommend to use the Hopkins 4-Way to 7-Way and 4-Way Adapter, part # 37185. This adapter will install on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 and allow you to have a 7-Way connector and also a 4-Way connector. You would plug in the 4-Way on your vehicle to the back of this adapter. There will be four remaining wires on the back of the adapter. The white ground wire will need to be attached to the vehicles frame. The black wire on the adapter will need to be connected to the vehicles...
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  • The standard ball mount that is recommended for the 2011 RAV4 has a 2 inch drop and a 3/4 inch rise and in most cases the # 80232 ball mount will be correct, but this does not mean that it will be the correct ball mount height for towing your trailer. The height of your trailer coupler and the height of the top of the receiver opening on your RAV4, when parked on a fairly level surface with the trailer frame level, will be needed to determine the correct ball mount drop or...
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  • The Thule Apex, # TH9025, comes with some additional features that the Vertex, # TH9029XT does not. The Apex includes the EasyMount system with an integrated locking hitch pin and tool-free anti-rattle device. The Apex also includes a built-in cable lock. The Vertex does not. The Apex has a premium silver finish and the Vertex is black. The Apex also comes with premium cradles with road-dampening technology for better bike protection when loaded on the rack. Both racks can...
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  • First, if I can address the lawn mower, it would be a tight fit. There are other carriers that might be a better option as far as fitting the lawn mower and ease of loading. For the fit when folded you will need to look at the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. When folded the carrier is 3 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole so your measurement would have to be less than that for it...
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  • We have not had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13149 on a 2016, but we have installed it on a 2015 which is the same generation and should be very similar. This trailer hitch has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. I have attached a link to the installation video you can check out. In the installation instructions it does state if there is a trim panel present, it will need to be temporarily removed and trimmed per the trim panel diagram. The tie-down bracket...
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