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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a steep driveway and need as much ground clearance a possible to keep your stuff from hitting the pavement
  • Like the look of your RAV4 and want the crossbar to be hidden behind the bumper so only the receiver is showing

No, if you:

  • Hate to make any permanent changes, such as the cutout in the lower fascia that this hitch requires
  • Tow a big or boxy trailer that tends to sway and need a hitch that works with weight distribution
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13406 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13406

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



13406 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13406 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13406

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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The hitch is great and I like the fact that it’s hidden. The finish is holding up it still looks new.


Comments
It still looks new and no problems. I haul my jet ski and bikes with it , still very happy with it
John - 04/17/2022

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I owned the Curt hitch that was not tucked behind the bumper which resulted in me scraping on steep curbs. I bought this to give my back end more clearance and it worked. I have at least 3 inches more height in the rear.
Quality wise, the two mounting brackets weren’t perfectly parallel, leading to difficulty getting the mounting holes to align. This is a quality issue on Curt’s end. Fortunately I got it mounted but one hole is still unable to align, I only have 4 bolts on vs 5.


Comments
It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which is why the bolt holes are not lining up. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/27/2022

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4.5 stars
Great hitch. Most definitely
a two man job or hire your local mechanic to put it on for ya. Slight modification on original under body plastic parts. The most difficult part it’s bolt tightening without a 1/2 in. impact or a long handled torque wrench. That being said, I wish I would of just had a shop put it on for me. Hitch does not hang down like most aftermarket hitch’s I see. Hope that helps.



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2015 Toyota RAV4

Great addition to my 2015 RAV4 to utilize Thule hitch style bike rack. Recommend watching etrailer install video before beginning work. Provided written instruction differ and the video identifies different/better rear bumper trip techniques/locations.


Comments
Extra utility from this hitch addition on 2015 RAV4 has been awesome. From Nick racks to extra storage platform it has performed as expected. Slim profile! Solid as a rock! Great addition!!!!
Tim - 11/22/2021

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I haven't installed the hitch yet. I love the way etrailer.com helps you find the right hitch. Alexis was very helpful. they didn't have a wiring harness because of covid 19 hard to get items, but told me if I couldn't find one call her back. I found one at U Haul so everything worked out fine. Thanks for your company going the extra mile for the customer.


Comments
no problems with the hitch so far. great fit and heavy duty. should last as long as I have the car.
Dennis B - 09/27/2021

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Install was easy other then the corrosion on my NY vehicles frame. Cleaned that up with a tap set and used an air impact to install. Has worked flawlessly



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Buyer beware! Does this hitch technically fit a Toyota RAV4? Yes. Does the correct installation of the hitch prevent the power lift gate from working and prevent total use of the lift gate at all? Also yes. I bought this hitch, installed myself, brought to a local place to check, and even though it lined up with the underside of my car it pushed up from under the latch for the lift gate and caused all sorts of issues. I contacted etrailer and even though I could not use it, they offered me no sort of refund and actually told me id be better off trying to scrap it. Several hundred dollars down the drain for an unusuable hitch, and a very disappointing outcome.



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2017 Toyota RAV4

This is a solid hitch, and overall I'm happy with it. Installation took two hours, but we were taking our time and checking every step against the installation video because this was the first hitch install for both of us.

Pros:
* Great appearance because the actual hitch is hidden; only the receiver tube shows.
* No loss of ground clearance.
* Installation video was extremely helpful: no need to take hitch to a shop for install.

Cons:
* Had to cut pieces out of two under-body panels. This was not a surprise, because it was in the video, but still I hate cutting pieces out of my car.
* Safety chain loop interferes slightly with using wrench to secure the bike rack.
* Template mentioned in the video was not included with the instructions, but they did give the dimensions so we made our own template.



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2018 Toyota RAV4

Hitch install was super easy. Took me longer to clean the road-grime out of my plastics and off my shop floor than to actually install the hitch. Didn't even raise up the vehicle.

Can't believe Toyota wanted to charge over $1,200 for an install. After deducting cost of materials, that's almost $1,000/hr for labor. After watching several different [online] vids, my install took approx. 45min. There's simply no way a shop with a four-post lift could take longer than 15min to complete the install.



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Shipping was timely. Inatall would have been easier with two people but I was able to get it on there using a jack as a second hand. Fascia trimming was minimal and I did most of it with a pair of snips although I did use a fine toothed blade on a reciprocating saw



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Toyota

This receiver installed very easily. I would warn that it will require two people to manage the install. That's where a grandson and his friend come in handy. Instructions were very clear with lots of pictures.

I bought this for my Toyota Rav 4. I also purchased a Scooter/wheelchair carrier and it also fit perfectly. It will lay horizontally or vertically. I am disabled and got tired of trying to lift my scooter into the trunck. The carrier had a 60 inch fold up ramp which makes very easy to "walk-up" the scooter into the carrier.

Thanks etrailer for the assistance in ordering and the price.



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All is well after 1 full year of use! Could not be happier!
Thank you for prompt delivery and great installation video!



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Up until now I have order 3 towing hitches & a bicycle rack for 4 bikes. I am very happy & satisfied with the way it was handled when it was ordered. Delivery was fast & installation was flawless, items made to fit!
All the etrailer customer service agents were very helpful & knowledgeable.
Excellent products for sure.
Thanks



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2017 Toyota RAV4

I would recommend this product,easy to install and well made



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Perfect EXCEPT do NOT tighten bolts to 86 lbs . The bolts can handle but the nuts ca not. I had to have the nuts drilled and tapped to 22 mm and tightened everything to 65 lbs.
We used two torque wrenches that were recently calibrated.
Other than that problem the product would be 5 stars.
I am pleased with the product and etrailer.



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Custom fit. Well built.



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2014 Toyota RAV4

Nice Product and fit perfect on my Rava4 - quick delivery!



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Easy install, Use it to hold bike rack.



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Box was damaged upon deliver, with the hitch sticking out of the box. A bolt was missing as well. Customer service was very helpful and delivered a new bolt.
The video definitely made the installation look easier than it actually was and it left out a step in getting the hitch on under the plastic trim.



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The quality and fit was excellent. The install video was most helpful.



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The hitch is well built and solid. However, it came with a number of dings and chips in the powder coat, looks like it's due to rough shipping/handling - reason for the 4 star review. I would wrap these up a little more and watch the large staples on the inside of the box. Other than that, great product and timely shipping. Customer service was very good! Any problems?,...just call them, they know what they're doing and are very friendly.



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2015 Toyota RAV4

I took us about 2-3 hrs to install.We had to tap the 2 threaded holes that has taken its toll with the Buffalo NY winters.Then we had to remove a sensor behind the bumper.That was a pain,they some trimming.After all that it looks GREAT !!!!!!!! I so happy we this Curt hitch



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Looks like a nice heavy duty hitch. Cant wait to install it.



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great fitment and easy install. Very s atisfied.



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Quality product.


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  • How Much Does The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13406 Weigh?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 you were looking at weighs in at 45lbs and given that it is not ordered with a bunch of other items the box will measure 45" x 8" x 25". If you do order other items I would just put a note in the order that the hitch is shipped in its own, smaller box. I included a video of the # C13406 for you to take a look at.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C13406 Block Rear Jacking Point On 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 you were looking at for your 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4 will still allow you to use the rear jacking point of your RAV4 so you will not need to find a different jacking point. I included a video of the # C13406 for you to take a look at.
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  • Easiest to Install Trailer Hitch for 2016 Toyota RAV LE
    We have the Curt hitch part # C13406 as a confirmed fit for your 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE which i recommend. It's the easiest to install, has a concealed crosstube which allows it to be a bit more hidden and helps with ground clearance. It also has plenty of towing capacity as well at 350 lbs tongue weight and 3,500 lbs total trailer weight.
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  • What is the Hitch Height of the Curt 13406 2 Inch Hitch Installed on a 2017 Toyota RAV4
    The hitch height of the Curt # C13406 on most 2017 Toyota RAV4 is going to be 15" from the top of the receiver to the ground, but this is going to vary slightly from vehicle to vehicle depending on the suspension condition. I've linked our installation video of this hitch for you to check out as well, which details this measurement around the 1:30 mark. If you also need a wiring harness I recommend the Tekonsha T-One # 118578 which has the highest amp rating of any of the available harnesses...
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  • How Much Fascia Trimming During Installation of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver 76134
    When installing the Draw-Tite # 76134 you're going trim the fascia about 4" x 1-3/4", which we've determined during the installation of a similar hitch- the Curt # C13406. I've linked the instruction video of the installation of this hitch so you can check out the process over there, but they're very similar hitches and will install in the same manner.
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  • What is Required for Trimming the Panel on my 2018 Toyota Rav4 to Fit the Curt Hitch
    When trimming for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 I generally use a razor knife. As you can see in the linked video my buddy Ryan used some snips to do the trimming. There really is nothing you can see in passing after installation unless you really bend own and look for it specifically. Again this can be seen in the video Ryan did. It is on a 2016 model but it is the same installation process. If you're going to be hauling the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with...
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  • Will the Curt 13406 Work For a Thule Bike Rack and Will It Still Allow Lift Sensors to Function
    I'll start off by saying that the Curt # C13406 would work just fine to carry a Thule bike rack since the hitch sticks out far enough to where the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper is going to be roughly 2-1/2"; so as long as the measurement of the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack is greater than that you won't have to worry about it touching the RAV4. Additionally, this is a 2" Class III hitch receiver, so it's going to be well rated for...
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  • Best Ground Clearance with Trailer Hitch for 2015 Toyota RAV4
    The most ground clearance offered with a trailer hitch for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406. This hitch has a hidden design so the receiver tube will be tucked up under the bumper as close as possible giving you the most ground clearance. It does require that you trim the fascia so you can get a tighter fit. It's still possible certain situations will require you to use caution when going up a steep incline but this hitch will be best to reduce this chance.
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  • Why Do the Curt Hitches for a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Have A Different Number of Mounting Holes
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13149 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 are both great options for a 2018 Toyota RAV4. The former has the receiver tube welded to the cross-member whereas the latter has the receiver tube welded to an extension and then to the cross-member. The extension is a weak point so there needs to be more attachment points for strength. I can't recommend modifying either hitch nor would it give any additional capacity or benefit.
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Square And Round Tube Curt Hitches For A 2016 Toyota RAV4
    There are a couple key differences between the round tube Curt # C13149 and the square tube Curt # C13406, but from what I could find out, the maximum towing capacity of a 2016 RAV4 is 1,500 pounds, which will make the tongue weight capacity 150 pounds (this can be lower as well so you will need to check your owner's manual to verify), so it does even the weight rating playing field between the two hitches. Both of these will require trimming to get installed, but more so with the # C13406....
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  • Is Curt Hitch # C13406 a Solid Choice for 2017 Toyota RAV4
    The Curt hitch you mentioned # C13406 is a newer design for your 2017 Toyota RAV4 which is why we don't have any install videos or pictures for it at this time. It's a really solid design so we know it will work great and it's so similar to the install of the Draw Tite # 76134 that you could use it's install video as a guide basically.
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  • Installing Parts To Tow a Trailer On a 2016 Toyota RAV4
    It sounds like you are looking for a trailer hitch for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 and if that is the case then the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 is a great bolt-on option. In regards to installation; simply lower the exhaust, fix the hitch into position and secure with provided hardware, trim the rear bumper fascia slighyt, then you are good to go. In order to complete your setup I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118578 and the etrailer Ball Mount Kit part # 989900.
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  • Best Hitch for a Thule Apex Bike Rack with an Easy Install on a 2018 Toyota RAV4
    For your 2018 Toyota RAV4 and your Thule Apex bike rack, I strongly recommend the etrailer Class III Custom Hitch, part # e98864. This hitch will give you plenty of clearance and allow you to access your rear hatch. It will be able to handle your bike rack with ease with its maximum gross tongue weight of 525 pounds, keeping the Apex from bouncing and sagging down on the road. It also has a matte black powder finish that will match your Apex bike rack very well. The installation of this...
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  • What Is The Best Threaded Hitch Pin Lock to Use with Curt # C13406 Hitch on 2015 Toyota RAV4?
    For your Curt # C13406 Class-III Hitch the best threaded (anti-rattle) locking hitch pin is the etrailer # e99047 Locking hitch pin with 5/8" pin diameter. The threaded portion of the hitch pin allows you to tighten up the connection between your 2" receiver and your hitched item, be it a bike rack, cargo carrier or light trailer and ensure a quite rattle-free drive in addition to securing your hithced item. I have attached a link to the product page and a full review video.
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  • Comparing Curt Hitches for a 2017 Toyota RAV4
    The differences between the between the Curt # C13149 and the Curt # C13406 for your 2017 Toyota RAV4 are that the 13149 has a visible crosstube and is rated for use with a weight distribution system while the 13406 has a concealed crosstube (for a more sleek look) and it isn't rated for use with a weight distribution system. If you plan on towing I recommend using the 13149 but if you just plan on using it for recreational items like a bike rack or cargo carrier then I recommend the 13406...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2016 Toyota RAV4 With Most Ground Clearance
    There is a trailer hitch receiver that is going to give your 2016 Toyota RAV4 a bit more clearance than the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13149 you currently have installed, which is another hitch from Curt: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 When we test fit this hitch on a 2016 RAV4 we found that from the ground to the top inside of the hitch was 14-1/2 inches, which is the most highest clearance of any hitch that fits your RAV4. When you take away about 2-1/2 inches or so to account...
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Toyota RAV4
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Toyota RAV4 is part # C13406 for a hidden crosstube or part # C13149 for a visible crosstube. I recommend the hidden crosstube as it will make for a better overall appearance. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13902 is not a fit as it's more designed for larger trucks.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for Towing 2018 Toyota RAV4
    The basics for towing a trailer with your 2018 Toyota RAV4 are a hitch and wiring like you mentioned so you are definitely on the right track. For a hitch the Curt part # C13406 is a really great option with plenty of towing capacity and is also mostly hidden. For wiring the Tekonsha kit part # 118578 is our most reliable option would work the best. Since you mentioned this is for moving most likely you are going to be renting a trailer. Most trailer rental places are going to allow...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack on a 2014 Toyota RAV4
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2014 Toyota RAV4 is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 which offers a bolt-on install with hidden design that provides the best ground clearance. It has the larger 2" receiver tube opening so you can use pretty much any bike rack without issue. In regards to displaying the license plate, the Yakima PlateMate License Plate Holder for Bike Racks part # Y02713 will be a great option for this.
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    The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack with Cargo Carrier part # HR1450Z-85 will work just fine on a 2013 Toyota RAV4 with a trailer hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406. In regards to compatibility with beach cruiser bikes, there will be no issues here either. This is an excellent combo to carry both bikes and extra gear to free up space inside the vehicle. The best part of all is that you can configure the combo to carry bikes/cargo, bikes only, or...
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    In order to tow a trailer with a 2018 Toyota RAV4 (All Models Including Hybrid) you'll need to start with a trailer hitch and for this I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 because of the hidden design which also offers bolt-on installation. This can then be paired with the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118578 which is our most reliable option and plug-in-play. In order to complete your setup you can use the etrailer Ball Mount...
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  • Fit of Curt Class III C13406 Trailer Hitch on 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
    According to Curt, their # C13406 Class III hitch is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2016 Rav4, including the Hybrid model. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you'll also need a # 118578 trailer wiring harness, a # 2753 ball mount an either a # 19261 1-7/8 inch or a # 63845 2 inch trailer ball. I've linked to installation videos for the hitch and the trailer wiring harness.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406. The Curt hitch offers a bolt-on installation and has a hidden design so it will have a very sleek finished install look. The Curt hitch is also assembled here in the USA. If you don't already have a bike rack, the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is our best seller so it's worth taking a look at. It offers Thule quality at an affordable price.
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  • How Does etrailer Determine the Weight Ratings of Hitches You Sell?
    The way that we determine our weight ratings (both tongue and tow) that we have listed for our hitches like the Curt Hitch Receiver # C13406 comes directly from the manufacturer. The engineers go through intricate testing of each hitch to determine the ratings. Also, the hitch is not actually tested on a vehicle but a jig. Since hitches are designed to fit certain years/makes/models of vehicle, the hitch that you need for your SUV depends on that information. Feel free to respond to this...
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