I want to get a hitch for my 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Will there be any modification/installation of hitch part#C12082 that would affect the protection of the car undercarriage as I will be driving in winter condition. Also will the part #C12082 going to fit the hybrid? Also is there any shop that you guys will recommend to do the installation in Rhode Island/Massachusetts area?
asked by: Anthony
The Curt Hitch # C12082 that you referenced will fit the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid models. You will need to remove the underbody panel and trim the heat shield to install this hitch. The lack of the under body panel will not significantly protect the undercarriage of your vehicle from winter road conditions as that panel does not seal the undercarriage so salt and road grime would still find its way in there.
As for finding a shop to install the hitch, pretty much any qualified mechanic would be able to install this hitch pretty easily as the install is pretty straightforward.
I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out.
All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.
expert reply by: Jameson C
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