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Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1555. That's tire size 225/65 or 17. These Titan chains feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern, so it's going to provide you with more tire coverage, which means more traction than most chains. The square links are designed to give you the bite you need in wintery conditions. They're SAE, class S chains, which means they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Because the links are smaller, you're going to get a smoother ride than you would with chains with larger links. Some chains require a rubber adjuster, or an additional part to help keep them snug and tight on the tire while you're on the road.



Titan Ladder Pattern Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rev 4, we'll be doing a test on the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1142. That's tire size 225 65R17. These titan chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to be very effective during starts and stops in wintry conditions. They feature rounded twist links which will give you adequate traction. Because they're rounded, they're going to help limit jarring compared to chains with square links. They're SAE Class S chains, and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. You also get this nice case so you can stow them when not in use.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav-4 we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part number PWPLC1142, and that's tire size 22565R17. These Glacier Snow Tire Chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to be very effective during starts and stops, and wintery conditions. The square links are going to give you the bite you need to get going, and because they're smaller, they're going to provide you with a smoother ride than chains with larger links. They're intended for on-road use only, and they're SAE Class S chains, which means they're designed to work with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. You also get this nice box to carry them in when not in use. Let's go ahead and show you how easy they are to get installed. To get started we're going to be putting chains on the front tires of our Toyota Rav-4.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4, we'll be doing a test on the Glacier Cable Snow tire chains. That's part number PW1042, and that's tire size 22565R17. These Glacier chains feature a ladder pattern, which is going to be very effective during starts and stops, and wintery conditions. Steel rollers on cross cables are going to provide you with adequate traction are well, they're low profile, and they're going to give you a smoother ride than most chains. They're SAE class S chains, they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, and they meet department of transportation requirements in all states. They have a maximum speed rating of thirty miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two.



Thule Roof Box Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box. This has 16 cubic feet of space, and the part number for that is TH628. We already have this secured to our roof. Keep in mind that this has a 110 weight capacity, but you do want to check your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure that your vehicle can withstand that much weight. We also have these on our Thule AeroBlade bars here. These do work with round, square, most factory, elliptical, and the Aero bars, so you can use it on multiple different types of bars, not just the Aero ones. We're going to start off, we have 3 of our 4 clamps secured in place. We're going to show you our front passenger's side one here.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4 we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HoldUp platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02443. 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 to the back here and pull out on our red handle. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4 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. We're going to start by squeezing our two levers together and pulling straight up.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2015 Toyota RAV4 we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HalfBack trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02636. 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 here and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. These are also known by Yakima as she was.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4 we're doing a test fit of the Yakima FullBack trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02634. 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 Roof Rack Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav 4, we're doing a test fit of the Thule AeroBlade cross bars. The part number for our cross bars today is THARB53 and for our Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Foot Pack, we're using TH450R. You can see we have our front bar installed, in place and secured down. We're going to have that nice aerodynamic shape which is going to help to reduce wind noise and drag. We also have our rubber strip at the top which is going to help reduce that wind noise and drag as well as keep any dirt, debris and liquid away from the inside helping to reduce corrosion and rust. With that front bar installed, we're going to show you how to put the last foot pack onto our bar and then how we load up our bar onto our vehicle and this is going to be the same way for the front. We'll start by taking our foot pack and we're going to slide this piece into our channel here on our cross bar. We'll simply take it and slide it on and then we can load this up onto our vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4 we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4 Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number is C56166. Now, when we want to use our wiring we can simply pop this up. We can extend this right over that gasket, you can see right there is going to give us plenty of cushion. That way we won't have to worry about doing any damage to our wiring. At that point we'll be able to connect to our trailer or our cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 75235. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. We've got our receiver-tube opening and our safety-chain connection points, which are nice and open and easy to get to. Over here, welded to the top of the cross tube, we've got this bracket that's going to allow us to mount up any wiring. That way, if we're planning on towing a trailer on a regular basis, we can mount it directly to this plate. That way we don't have to worry about pulling it in and out of the rear hatch of the vehicle. We've got out 2" x 2" receiver-tube opening, and we've got this reinforcement collar around here, which helps to make it look a little nicer and beef it up a little bit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36588. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. We've got pretty good easy access to everything here, but it also doesn't stick out too far to where you're always going to bump into it with your shin or your knee when you're trying to get into the cargo area. You can see the cross tube all the way across here but it's tucked up nicely to where most of it's hidden. Here we've got the 1 and 1/4 by 1 and 1/4 inch receiver tube opening with this little re-enforcement collar that's been welded on. We've got the 1/2 inch hitch pin hole right here that's going to allow you to attach all of your class 1 and 2 accessories. Then here we've got these nice big safety chain loop openings so that just about whatever size safety chain loop you may be using with any of your trailers, you shouldn't really have any problem getting them to clip on to your connection points there.



Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain cable snow tire chains, part number TC1042. That's tire size 225/65R17. These Titan chains are SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They're a low profile design so they're going to provide a smooth ride. The ladder pattern is effective for starts and stops on ice.



Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we'll be doing a test fit on Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part number PWSXV580. That's tire size 225/65R17. These Pewag tire chains are SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The small links provide a smooth ride, and the diamond pattern offers more tire coverage. It also features a self-tensioning system which automatically tightens and centers around your tire, which makes for an easy installation. They're great for the occasional use.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota RAV4

Male Speaker: Today on our 2007 Toyota RAV4, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1042, and that's tire size 225/65 R17. These Glacier Snow Tire Chains are SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They're a low-profile design so they're going to provide a smooth ride. The ladder pattern is effective during starts and stops on ice. They feature spring rollers over the cross cables.



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.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yes! I am happy to report that Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75235 will fit your 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid model. If you want to use the hitch for accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier keep in mind that the vehicle has a tongue weight capacity of 150 pounds (consult your owner's manual to confirm). This means that even if a hitch has a higher rating you are still limited to the lower 150 pound capacity so the combined weight of a bike rack or cargo carrier and whatever...
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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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  • 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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  • Tow Ready has confirmed for us that their trailer wiring harness # 118578 will fit and would work well. I attached a picture that points out which terminal to use on the battery for running the power wier of the harness. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • I haven't seen a TSPRO963 but I can tell you that # TH963PRO is the newest version of the Spare Me bike carrier. The 963XTR was the previous generation. The Thule Spare Me Bike Rack, # TH963PRO, went through 4 generations. The 963 was first. This original design excluded some vehicles because of the size of the spare tire or how it was mounted to the car. The issue was resolved with the new mounting plate, # 753-3532, in the 963XT. So from that point on, all the racks would...
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  • Both the Curt # C13149 and the Draw Tite hitch part # 75235 are going to be somewhat visible on your 2016 Toyota Rav4. The safety chain loops of the Draw Tite are a bit more concealed though so I would say it would be the least visible of the two. I attached a picture that shows the two from the same angle for you to see what I mean.
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  • The first thing you will need is a trailer hitch on your 2016 RAV4. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75235. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video for this trailer hitch on a 2016 RAV4. As you can see in the video the distance from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-inches. With the steep driveway I understand the concern you have. I recommend the Yakima FullSwing...
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  • I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR. The Hitching Post Pro features HoldFast Cradles with built-in grooves to accommodate bike cables, as well as an anti-sway arm to help prevent sway and bike to bike contact. The built-in anti rattle bolt secures the rack to your hitch to help reduce vibration and noise. This bike rack offers 13-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin to the upright bar on the carrier. The Hitching Post Pro is compatible with...
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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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  • Assuming that your 2008 Volvo semi truck has a reinforced utility bumper, I recommend installing the Bolt-On Pintle Hook, # 63014. This hook has a gross tow rating of 20,000 pounds and can be directly bolted to the bumper. In order to tow your 2008 Toyota RAV4 you will need a few different items starting with the Blue Ox Allure Pintle Style Tow Bar, # BX7460P. This heavy-duty tow bar allows you to safely and securely tow a vehicle up to 10,000 pounds. The Blue Ox Base Plate...
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