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

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

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  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs GTW
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  • 5500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs WD TW
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 13445 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13445

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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • 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.



13445 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner

2003 - 2009 Lexus GX 470





Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13445

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 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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2015 Toyota 4Runner

Very happy with this purchase. We had no problems installing this hitch on my 2008 4Runner. Other customers were complaining about having trouble removing the toe hooks, but with a squirt of WD-40 and some muscle, ours popped right off. Only trouble was my muffler getting in the way, but a pry bar and my skinny fingers did the trick. (If you are a mechanic and know your tools, this will be be a piece of cake...shouldn't take you more than 15 min.) 41854



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2003 Lexus GX 470

haven't opened the box yet but want to give five stars to this company and especially Nichole R! Incredibly helpful and efficient along with competitive pricing. I'm ordering my bike rack from this site tomorrow! 487162



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Product and instructions were exactly as I expected. It took about an hour to actually install the hitch. Removing the existing tow hook was the most time consuming (bolt was overtightened). It takes two people to hold the hitch in place and mount. Once installed I've attached by bike rack with no problems. Great product 17502



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2008 Toyota 4Runner

etrailer delivered the product within a few days as promised. I installed the trailer hitch onto a 2008 Toyota 4Runner within about 1 hour. The most difficult part was removing the tow hook that was on the vehicle. I soaked the bolts with WD40 and let it sit for a day. Then needed to use a breaker bar to get the bolts free. I also sprayed all the bolt holes with WD40 and cleaned them with a wire brush so the new bolts would go in easier. Be sure and insert the new bolts about a quarter of the way in before installing the hitch just to be sure they will thread in easy. If you can do the prep work ahead of time installation will go pretty quick. 451393


Comments

Product working out great.

Joseph - 11/12/2018

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2005 Toyota 4Runner

Shipping from etrailer.com was fast. Installation of the hitch receiver was fairly straightforward on my 2005 4Runner. If you have an existing weight bearing receiver, you will need to remove the rear bumper to access the bolts to remove that. You will need a breaker bar or an impact wrench to break those bolts loose. Installation was otherwise easy. The only other thing to consider is that the wiring harness will have to be moved or angled down because the tube for the receiver will block it. 189786



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Arrived in a very timely manner in good shape. Easy install with instructions. I chose not to drop the exhaust as you can get the bolts in easy enough with it on. For the factory seven way plug and bracket i just bent it back and it works great. I have ordered through etrailer before and will do it again in the future ! thanks guys Tyler 627818



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Was fantastic to install Very simple and straight-forward. Taking the tow hook off is a bit of an ordeal though. A previous user mentioned having to take theirs to a tire shop. I ended up using a break-over bar that I bought for $10 at a hardware store, did the job great! After that, the install was a snap. I did not have to take the exhaust off. To install the side where the exhaust is you will need a set of wrenches and a socket wrench will not fit. 2922



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2008 Toyota 4Runner

My hitch arrived as scheduled. Put it on just as easy. Plan on putting it to use hauling my Harley. Everything bolted rite up no problem. 353458



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2007 Toyota 4Runner

Easy install I am 73 yrs old and did the complete install alone. I would highly recommend this hitch to anyone 441917



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2008 Toyota 4Runner

Easy to attach and a good fit to vehicle frame. The hitch does slightly come into contact with the lower fascia trim but shouldn't be a problem. Fast, tracked shipment from etrailer. Thanks, George. 280297



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I can't be any more satisfied with both the service and product I recieved from etrailer. My hitch arrived exactly when they said it would and was very easy to install. I had it on and ready to go within 30 minutes with no help necessary. Thanks again for the excellent service! 665201



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2005 Lexus GX 470

Super fast free shipping, excellent ser vice. 664538



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2009 Toyota 4Runner

I purchased this to mount on a 2009 4Runner for use with a bicycle hitch rack. It was very easy to install. Installation took about 45 minutes (with a 14 yr old helping). I did not have to move or drop the muffler; instead, I used a flat wrench to work around the muffler. The most difficult part of the install was removing the tow hook from the 4Runner prior to getting started. Once installed, the hitch sticks out about 3 inches past the bumper. I was not expecting it to stick out this much, but it seems like a necessary part of the design due to where the tire is mounted. 664466



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2007 Toyota 4Runner

This item was ordered for my 2007 4Runner. I was impressed by the construction and finish on the Curt hitch. Only concern I had was during installation, as viewed from the back of the vehicle, after installing the left side bolts to the frame - the right side of the mounting bracket to the frame was too narrow. As a result, I had to use a pry bar to force the hitch mount outward to get the bolts in. I've been a vehicle maintenance guy for over 50 years so it wasn't something I couldn't resolve. Other than that small issue, I'm very happy with the hitch. 637396



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2006 Toyota 4Runner

Exactly what I ordered, recieved my hitch in two days, pictures on website helped me see hitch on same truck as mine 605440



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Straightforward install- impressed by etrailer website and experience throughout the process. The only minor design issue in the hitch is that it covers the 4runner's wiring connector. Others bend the plate or install a new one, I have not yet but realized the other day that I need to move a trailer. 572757



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2006 Toyota 4Runner

Perfect fitment. Bolted right in and has worked exactly as expected. 547055



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2007 Lexus GX 470

Received hitch very fast! Fit perfect took about 30 min to install. I am very pleased with this product and company. 546101



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2006 Lexus GX 470

Product arrived quickly and as described. Bought Curt hitch 13445 for my 2006 Lexus GX. It is a sturdy hitch and was pretty easy to install. The tow hook came off easily with a breaker bar. The installation video helped a lot. I had to remove the driver side fascia but not the right. I then bolted back the fascia after I removed the tow hook assembly. The holes on the hitch were aligned a fit well. I installed it myself but it would be easier with two people. etrailer is a great company with great customer service. I’m very satisfied. 538713



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Fast delivery and easy Install I'm very happy with it and recommend it to everyone 529436



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The hitch got here quickly and install on the vehicle with not problems. 524869



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2007 Toyota 4Runner

Product fits well and lines up perfect with existing holes. Only advise I have is to have an extra set of hands to help you. I did it alone and wish I had some help. 519699



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2008 Toyota 4Runner

Arrived 2 days before it was expected. Fit perfectly without any modifications. This is the second hitch we've ordered from etrailer and the first was the same story. Will be buying another in the near future. 517688



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2007 Lexus GX 470

Great product!! However, this is not the best product for 2007 Lexus GX470. The same trailer receiver but with the trailer light mount would have worked best! 506743



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2008 Lexus GX 470

Hitch fit fine. Need to move trailer electric hookup down about 2” so it is accessible for plug in. 495206



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2008 Lexus GX 470

Haven’t used it yet but seems like a great product. 493644



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2007 Toyota 4Runner

Great product at a great value!! Im a customer for life now! Thanks etrailer!! 421980



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2003 Lexus GX 470

Excellent hitch! Fit perfect! This my first trailer hitch install and it was very easy to do. Me and my 12 yearold daughter put the hitch in. I bench pressed it in place and my 12 yearold threaded the bolts! Piece of cake! Took no more than an hour max, and that included scrounging for tools..lol...HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 409728



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2008 Toyota 4Runner

It fit great and was a easy install. 406104



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Thanks Patrick - your service and delivery speed was excellent! 305976



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2007 Toyota 4Runner

This was the second hitch I ordered from etrailer. The prices are unbeatable, the shipping is quick, the communication is perfect. In short, a great experience. If I ever need another hitch, I will be back. 291564



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E trailer was recommended to me by my son, because of the the great service he received. I, too, am impressed with the service. The items arrived on time and were exactly what was described. I will not hesitate to do business again with E trailer! 258168


Comments

I still love the hitch. The only complaint is that the hitch doesnt have a bracket to mount the trailer plug into.

Rick T - 01/19/2018

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Toyota 4Runner

Not easy to install at all The product works great but the installation is a mess. 1st you will need to take your 4Runner to a tire place to have the bolts removed for the towing hooks underneath. Then you have to drop the exhaust pipe in order to install the passenger side bolts for the hitch. It will take longer than 40 minutes rest assured. 2010



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Toyota 4Runner

Fit well! I put this on my 4Runner. It fit well. I had to use a wire brush to clean out the rust on the frame welded nuts, but once that was done this hitch went on quickly. Also, I had to remove the trailer power-connector flange. 791


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch


  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2007 Toyota 4Runner that Dpes Not Require Fascia Trimming
  • For your 2007 Toyota 4Runner, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13445. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle, and unlike the Draw-Tite model that you referenced, you will not need to do any trimming or modifications on the rear bumper fascia during installation. This hitch will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation and provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening. I have included the complete written installation instructions...
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  • Recommended Parts for towing a 2,500-4,500 lb Trailer with a 2004 Toyota 4Runner
  • If you are debating on which trailer hitch receiver and what brake controller to use on your 2004 Toyota 4Runner, I can make some recommendations for you. For a Trailer Hitch Receiver, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75155 since it has a higher weight capacity than that of the Curt # 13445, which is your only other option for your 4Runner. Even though the Draw-Tite has a max Tongue Weight of 600 lbs (730 lbs when using a Weight Distribution system) and a max Gross Trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2003 Lexus GX 470
  • If you had a 2010-2017 GX470 this would fit your vehicle, but if you have an older model of this vehicle you instead would need to go with a frame mounted hitch like the Curt part # 13445 which is a confirmed fit and would not require any bolt hole measuring to verify fit. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also...
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  • Does 2007 Toyota 4Runner Towing Travel Trailer Need Sway Control
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2007 Toyota 4Runner and it was a bit convoluted in its presentation (as owner's manuals tend to be) but it did say that an '07 4Runner with a 4.7L V8 engine is the only model that can use a weight distribution system, which is understandable because some trailer hitches simply are not rated for use with weight distribution systems. The only way to use one is by removing the factory trailer hitch from your 4Runner and adding an aftermarket...
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  • Trailer Hitch Instructions, Ball Mount, Ball and Wiring Recommendations for a 2008 Toyota 4Runner
  • I can certainly provide the link for Curt Trailer hitch, # 13445, installation instructions for your 2008 Toyota 4Runner. To complete your towing set up the recommended ball mount is # 2923 for use with ball # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter), # 19247 (2 inch diameter), or # 63847 (2-5/16 inch diameter). For wiring, you would need Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit, # 119178KIT. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this wiring harness along...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Lexus GX 470
  • I have a hitch I can recommend for you, but the # C13043 that you referenced is designed for the 2010 - 2015 Lexus GX 460 and would not be confirmed as a fit for your 2004 Lexus GX 470. Instead you would want the Curt hitch part # 13445 as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and attaches to the frame.
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  • Does the Curt Class III Round Tube Hitch Receiver Include 7 Pin Relocation Connector Kit
  • The item you selected, Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 13445, does not include a bracket for relocation of the 7-pin trailer connector. We sell all the parts you would need to replace the 7 pin trailer connector and mount it on the trailer hitch though. Start with the 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box for Round Tube Hitches, part # 18159, then use a Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket, # PK11898. Once you have the parts you will need to...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Toyota 4Runner that Does not Require Fascia Trimming
  • The Draw-Tite, part # 75155, that you referenced will work on your 2006 Toyota 4Runner, but it will require fascia trimming. For a hitch that is also confirmed to fit your vehicle that does not require fascia trimming check out the Curt Hitch part # 13445. We do not have a video of the Curt hitch being installed but I did attach a video of the # 70779 being installed on a similar vehicle that would give you the basic idea. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2006 Lexus GX 470
  • There is a trailer hitch that is a fit for your 2006 Lexus GX 470, but not the Curt # C13043, or one of that style. The best option is the Curt # 13445 which has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity, 5,000 lb towing capacity and is a complete no-drill install. This hitch is not the same design or style as the one you referenced, and instead is a round tube hitch.
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  • Replacement Hardware To Install Curt Hitch # 13445 On 2004 Lexus GX 470
  • We do offer the hardware needed to re-install the Curt Hitch, part # 13445 you referenced. You just need to enter the part # RHK and then enter the hitch number # 13445 in the field on the right hand side of the page. Then select Curt from the drop-down menu and enter the quantity of hardware kits you wish to order. Click Add to Cart and you should be ready to go. If you wish to discuss shipping cost or get other information about our products you can contact our good folks in Customer...
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  • Where are the Torque Specs for the Bolts on CURT Trailer Hitch 13445 for a Lexus GX470
  • CURT provides the torque ratings for the bolts for hitch # 13445 in the installation instructions which I have linked for you. When installing the hitch on a 2003 to 2009 Lexus GX 470, make sure to follow the torque specs as indicated in the instructions. Applying too much torque can damage the hitch and vehicle. Too little and the hitch will not be properly secured.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Related Items for 2006 Lexus GX 470
  • Your 2006 Lexus GX 470 is part of this vehicle's first generation, which ran through 2009. Model years 2010 and later are the second generation and differences in the frame structure are what require different hitch fits. Curt hitch # C13043 that you referenced only fits the second generation model years starting with 2010. For your 2006 GX 470 you can use any of the 2-inch Class III hitches shown on the linked page. All of these frame-mount hitches install without drilling, include...
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  • Fixed and Adjustable Ball Mounts for 2-Inch Hitch on 2004 Lexus GX 470
  • Both hitches made for your 2004 Lexus GX 470, Draw-Tite # 75155 and Curt # 13445, are welded together as one-piece so I think what you are looking for is actually a 2-inch ball mount that slides into the square receiver opening and lets you tow. This is also sometimes called a draw bar and is what the hitch ball bolts onto. You can see one in the linked photo and an article on how to select one is also linked for you. A ball mount should be selected so that the trailer sits level to...
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  • Torque Specifications for Installing Curt Class III Receiver # 13445 on 2013 Toyota Highlander
  • I have linked you to a current copy of the installation instructions for the Curt # 13445 Class III hitch. The torque specifications are mentioned in step # 4. If you wish, you can print the instruction sheet for future reference. I am sorry the instructions were not included with your hitch.
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for a Class III Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • It is a little more complicated than just bolting the hitch onto a 2005 Chevy Silverado. The vehicle requires a combination of regular bolts to thread into weldnuts inside the truck frame (one on each side) and carriage bolts and blocks that will drop down from inside the frame rails so the threads are pointed down. To further complicate it, some aftermarket hitches reuse existing hardware on the truck and others use replacement hardware. What you need is the proper hardware kit for...
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  • Is Hardware Included with Curt Trailer Hitch for 2004 Lexus GX 470
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13445 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2004 Lexus GX 470, will include all the necessary bolts and hardware for installation. I have attached the installation details that you can look through. This is a Class III trailer hitch that will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds.
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  • Is Trimming Needed to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # 13445 on a 2007 Toyota 4Runner
  • According to the Installation instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13445, there is no trimming involved and the hitch fits around the spare tire. The only note is if the vehicle has a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, it will need to be relocated using a mounting bracket like # PK12711U. If you plan on doing some towing, the recommended ball mount is # 2923 and you can use pin and clip # PC3. For a ball, you can use # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter), # 19247 (2 inch diameter),...
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  • Is The Weight Of A Weight Distribution System Added To The Tow Vehicle Or The Trailer Weight?
  • When calculating the tongue weight of a weight distribution system, you do add the weight of the unit itself to the vehicle. So for your 2011 Toyota 4Runner with factory hitch receiver, you will add the 100 lb Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # EQ37100ET to the tongue weight rating of the vehicle and specifically to the trailer hitch receiver's tongue weight rating. This weight however is offset as soon as you engage the system...
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  • Best Hitch Option to Carry a Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier for a 2007 Lexus GX 470
  • We do have a trailer hitch for your vehicle, however, the Draw-Tite Hitch Reciever, part # 75685 is not a confirmed fit for the 2007 Lexus GX470. It is designed to fit the GX460 from 2010 to 2017. Hitch receivers are designed for specific vehicles and shouldn't be used on vehicles they aren't intended for. Instead, I recommend the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver, part # 13445. This will provide your vehicle with a strong mounting point for whatever you'd like to carry. For a...
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  • Is a Hitch Required to Mount Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR on 2007 Lexus GX 470
  • Yes, in order to mount the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack, # TH934XTR, on your 2007 Lexus GX 470, your vehicle will need to be equipped with a hitch like the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch, # 13445. Another convenient option for carrying bikes with your Lexus would be with a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Archway 3 Bike Carrier, # TH9010XT. This option would limit you to carrying a maximum of three bikes at one time. I have attached a link to all of the...
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