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Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2009 Toyota Venza, we're doing a test fit on the Yakima FullBack Truck Mounted 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 secure it into place, we'll go over some features and then take a few measurements. Starting off with how we secure our bike into place, we have two cradles, with three straps. We've got two on our frame here and one as as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2009 Toyota Venza 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 going to go over some features, show you how we secure our bike into place, and take a few measurements. How our bike is secured down, we have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known by Yakima as Zip Strips.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2009 Toyota Venza we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. Now we already have our bike secured down. First going to show you how we do that. We'll go over some features and take a few measurements. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2009 Toyota Venza we're doing a test fit of the Thule Gateway XT trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9006XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that, go over some features, and then take a few measurements. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2009 Toyota Venza we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9009XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We'll go over some features and take a few measurements. Starting off with how we secure our bike into place.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2009 Toyota Venza, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Passage Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH910XT. We already have our bikes secured down. First, I'm going to show you how we do that. We'll go over some features and then take a few measurements. With our bike in place, we have two cradles with three straps. Two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Thule Vertex Full Bike Rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now I have the bike already on our rack. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now how we have our bike, strapped down. We have a total of three straps.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today, on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack. Part number is TH912XTR. Now, we have a bike on the rack, and we have our rack hooked to the vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now, how we have our bike strapped down, we have a total of 3 straps. We have two up top, one to the side, which is our anti-sway strap.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier. Part number is CC-100. Now I have it already on our vehicle. The dimensions are showing are 23, 23 by 60, and it can hold up to 500 pounds. It's made out of sturdy steel. You see that it has the mesh bottom so it keeps out the debris and dirt.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza we're going to take a look at the MaxxTow cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now, I have it already on our vehicle and it's hooked up to our hitch. The dimensions are 48 by 21. Now, this can hold up to 500 pounds. It's made out of aluminum, very sturdy. So we're going to take a few measurements now just to show you overall distance we've added to our vehicle.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Let's Go Arrow Gear Cage Cargo Carrier. That part number is HCR222. We already have it on our vehicle, just going to show you a few things. This can hold up to 300 pounds, it's made out of a sturdy steel. You see it has the black powder coat on there so it helps from corrosion and rust. Let's go ahead and take a measurement from the inside just to show you the dimensions.



Hollywood Racks Sport-Rider-SE2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today, on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE2 2 Bike Rack Platform Style. The part number is HR1450. Now, I have a bike on our rack, and we have the rack hooked to our vehicle already. Just going to show you a few features of it. Now, how our bike is held down. We have here our frame hook. How to engage that, I'm just going to use one over here.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza we're going to take a look at the Detail K2 cargo carrier. Part number is K2HCC602. Now I already have it on our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now the dimensions are 20 by 60. That's 20 by 60.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Curt Cargo Carrier, 20 by 60, part number is C18151. We have it already hooked to our vehicle, just going to show you a few features of it. The cargo carrier can hold up to 500-lbs, very sturdy. It has a mesh bottom so it doesn't hold any debris or dirt. Has a nice little powder coat on there for rust and corrosion. We're going to go ahead and take a few measurements just to show you overall, what we added to our vehicle, I'm looking at approximately 34" here. Our closest point, that'll be 12-1/2" here and for our ground clearance, right here I'm looking at approximately 11-1/2". With this inaudible 00:00:58 in this position, you can actually get in and out of your vehicle like so, but we also want to let you know about the break point, actually you wouldn't have any break point, pretty much you can load it up as far as you want.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today, on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Curt Cargo Carrier, part numbers C18150. Now, we already have it on our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now this car carrier is 20" by 60". It can hold up to 500 pounds. It's made out a sturdy steel. You see that it has the mesh bottom so it keep out the debris and your dirt.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18153. Now, we already have it on our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now, it's 24 by 60, it can hold up to 500 pounds. It's made out of a sturdy steel. You see that it has the mesh bottoms, so it doesn't hold any debris or dirt inside.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, we're going to take a look at the Carpod Wall Cargo Carrier, that part number is M2205. The dimensions are 23 by 47 and can hold up to 450 pounds. It is made out of a sturdy steel. You see it has the mesh bottom so it doesn't keep any dirt and debris in. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements now just to show you overall distance we have added to our vehicle. From the bumper all the way up to here I'm looking at approximately 34 and a half inches and our closest point coming right here, that's at 4 inches right here.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2014 Toyota Avanza we're installing our Curt T Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C56079. All right, here's what our plug looks like once it's installed. Reasons you would need this is if you had a small trailer you wanted to pull behind your vehicle. If you had a bike rack that had a plug that could plug in some lights to it. If you had magnetic tow lights for something you could plug that into this. This will run your blinkers, your running lights, and your brake lights. All right, when you want to use it we just tuck our wire off to the side, we do not want it have it sitting in here, this can pinch it. But if we have it run right along the side here, the weather stripping allows us to close the back hatch without pinching anything.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota Venza - Curt

Today on our 2014 Toyota Venza, they're installing our Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III with a 2" opening, part number 13356. So, here's what it looks like when it's installed. We've got our 2" opening here. We've got nice, sturdy places to put your safety chains on. You've got your 5" center hole here for your hitch. This comes with different weight ratings on your sticker here. We have 350lbs of straight down force and then 3500lbs of pulling force, that's anything behind the hitch that's attached to the hitch, including the weight of your trailer and anything on it. Whatever you're pulling basically. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to help you pick out your accessories for your hitch. So for our measurements we have 14" from the top of our receiver tube to the ground.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Venza

Today on our 2013 Toyota Venza we are going to be doing a test fit of the INNO Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier. Part number INH350. As you can see we have already got our bike up here on our platform so you can see what it is going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on the back of your vehicle. This is for 2 bikes to be fork mounted on the back side and it's going to come with a inch and a quarter shank as well as an adapter so you can use it with your class 1, 2 and 3 receivers. The only thing you are going to need to keep in mind is if you do plan on using it with your class 1 receivers is that you keep an eye on the weight of the bikes that you are putting on and that it's stays within your weight specifications of the class 1 receiver that you intend to use. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance is going to be up here at the front to the back side of the bumper and about 3 inches. Overall distance that we have added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper to the back side of the cradle are about 35 inches and our ground clearance is going to be about 11 inches. Now let's talk about how our bike is secured to our rack. We will have the tilt option here as well.





Toyota Venza Questions

  • That is an excellent question and one that I am sure many people have regarding their tie-down straps. Quite often people buy tie-down straps and use them maybe a handful of times throughout the year. If something goes wrong and they need to replace, or in your case clean, the straps, it can be tricky trying to reassemble them. Especially since there are many different methods. I had some of these straps in stock so I pulled a set and made a video for you. Unfortunately Boat...
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  • Step one is to isolate the problem to either your tow vehicle, your wiring harness or your trailer wiring. To begin, disconnect the trailer wiring harness from the towing vehicle. First focus on troubleshooting the trailer. Check the white ground wire from the trailer plug to ensure that you have a clean secure ground connection to the trailer frame. Internal trailer wiring can over time develop wear spots in the insulation that can create a dead short. Such a condition will...
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  • The anti sway device mentioned in the video isn't included with the Thule # TH958 Parkway Bike Rack, It's sold separately. To add that feature, you'd need the following parts: 2) of the Anti-Sway Cages, part # 853-7758 2) Straps, part # 853-5834 Or, you can go with the Thule Roadway, part # TH912XTR which is less expensive than the Parkway rack you referred to, but is actually a better bike rack. The Roadway includes the anti-sway cradles you were asking about, but also...
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  • You will often pay inflated prices at car dealers. There is really no difference between the trailer hitch and wiring harness that Toyota offers for your 2009 Toyota Venza than the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13356, and the Curt Trailer Wiring Harness, # C56079. All trailer hitches must pass specific tests whether they are OEM or aftermarket. In fact, Curt is in the OEM market as well as the aftermarket. Curt manufactures trailer hitches for a few different vehicle manufacturers....
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  • The Surco 24 by 60 Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 has a straight shank, which means that the height at the back end would be the same at the height of the receiver. For the Toyota Venza, once a hitch is installed, the top of the receiver would fall just below the bottom of the rear fascia. Depending on the height from the ground to the bottom of a hitch receiver on your vehicle, this might present a problem. If you are concerned about ground clearance, you could use the Pro Series...
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  • Don't worry, I can help. According to SportRack the # SR1098 will be a fit your raised side rails without openings. This will raise the height of the crossbar so that your bike rack will have more clearance. There is one fitment note that indicates that your factory crossbars are required for transporting boxes and bags. I have linked the product and an image of the page with the fitment information for your convenience.
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  • I checked with Curt and the Curt Wiring Harness part # C56079 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2014 Toyota Venza. For a hitch I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # 13356. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75663 will fit your Toyota Venza, and we have test fitted this hitch on your vehicle to confirm it will fit. I recommend this hitch because it is easily bolted onto your vehicle and no welding is required for installation. Also, a black powder coat finish covers an e-coat base for great rust protection. If you are interested in a bike rack, I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. This will fit with the Draw-Tite Hitch I recommended...
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  • Hidden Hitch is a brand name, and will not necessarily describe how visible the hitch is. If you look at all the hitches available for your 2011 Toyota, you will see that they are all similarly designed and would all install under the vehicle in the same manner. None of them would be more or less visible than the others. I have provided a photo of the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13356 which would be pretty representative of how all the available hitches would appear from the...
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  • I may have a solution that will allow you to load your Hobie Pro Angler 14 kayak on the roof rack of your 2009 Toyota Venza, but before you select a kayak carrier for your vehicle, I strongly recommend checking the weight capacity of your vehicles roof. The weight capacity of most vehicle roofs is not very high and this information should be located in your owners manual. It is likely that you will not be able to safely load both kayaks on your roof due to the weight of both...
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  • All of the hitches available at this time for your 2009 Toyota Venza are round tube style hitches and will be positioned just under the center of the rear fascia on your vehicle when properly installed. The most inconspicuous hitch would most likely be the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch with Drawbar, item # 12341. The opening on this hitch is smaller therefore less visible but will be positioned the same as the other hitches for your vehicle. With the Class 2 hitch you will not...
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  • Sometimes factory-installed (OEM) hitches can have slightly different dimensions and tolerances than the aftermarket products from companies like Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, etc. As long as you are using the correct 2-inch size ball mount in your 2-inch factory hitch you can address your fit concern with an anti-rattle device. The linked page will show you all such products that will fit your 2-inch hitch. These are offered in both locking and non-locking types. For a locking...
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  • Thule does list the Passage 2 bike rack, # TH910XT, as a fit for your 2009 Toyota Venza. I have included some informational links on this bike rack for you to view. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend using the bike adapter bar, # TH982XT, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have linked a video showing how the adapter works.
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  • The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13356, is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. It can handle a 4 bike trailer hitch mount bike rack and accepts racks with a 2 inch shank like yours. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch for you to view. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on hitch classes.
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  • If you have the raised rails, you would certainly have some options. In order to have enough room for two of the Hullavator # TH897XT kayak carrier/loaders, you'd need a crossbar longer than 62 inches, as each Hullavator takes up 31 inches of space on the crossbar. I've linked you to a product demonstration video for the Hullavator. You'd need the # TH450 foot pack and the 65 inch crossbars, part # THLB65. This rack has a 165 lb weight capacity, the two kayaks and carriers...
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  • Any time you use a bike rack or a hitch mounted carrier you will want to use a support strap like the Curt Stabilizer Strap # 18050, failure to do so could cause damage to the hitch and would void the warranty for the hitch also. The strap will provide extra support for the hitch and will help to reduce the amount of vertical shock that the bike rack would put on the hitch when going over bumps. Check out the video I attached that shows how the strap would attach from a typical...
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  • The Curt trailer wiring harness # C56079 does require a direct connection to the vehicle battery. This is what will power the trailer lights. It is designed this way to protect the sensitive wiring on the vehicle from any shorts that could end up damaging the vehicle wiring and/or electrical components. The connection has to be made at the battery and not any other location because the harnesses have not been tested for use from an alternate power source. While there is power...
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  • We don't have a video that shows the Thule Hullavator # TH898 being installed on a set of Thule Aeroblade crossbars but I can describe to you the process. I also attached pictures that I took from the install instructions that show how it attaches as well. Basically you would remove the wind diffuser on the top of the Aeroblade bar so that you could cut out sections for the install of the square nut that installs in the channel that provides the attachment point for the rack....
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  • Although the Bike Rack Adapter, # CC-125, is designed to be used with the 23x60 Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier, # CC-100, it can be used with the Curt 20x60 Cargo Carrier, # C18150, but you will want to measure the bikes that you plan on carrying to make sure that they will fit. At 5-5/8 inches up from the ground, if your bike measures less than 58 inches in length, this carrier will work for you. You may have to adjust the location of the pedals on the bikes making sure that...
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  • To install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller, part # 90195 on your 2011 Toyota Venza, you will need to hard wire using brake controller 7 a 4-Way installation kit, part # ETBC7. The power for the brake controller will come directly from the vehicle battery. The Prodigy P-3 will go into a sleep mode after several minutes of no activity. The power draw while in this sleep mode is so small that it is not enough to discharge your battery. This # ETBC7 kit will need to plug...
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