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

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

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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 13534 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13534

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 750 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.



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.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13534

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (575 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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A couple of years ago I bought a Curt hitch from etrailer.com for my old minivan and was completely satisfied with the product and service. When it came time to put a hitch on my newer SUV, I didn't think twice about a return purchase. Unfortunately, the hitch they sent this time didn't fit. I had to reschedule a planned bike trip because of that, so I was a little PO'd, but the courteous folks at etrailer.com walked me through and expedited the whole return process. Within two weeks I had the replacement on my rig and a big, stupid grin on my face. Perfect fit, perfect condition. Kudos to all those at etrailer.com for having such a high level of customer service excellence, especially George J in shipping, Amy H in returns, Carol C in marketing, and Kimberly R, who was the point person handling my online transaction. Job well done! Sorry if I whined too much.



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2012 Toyota Highlander

Excellent product , got it on time , easy installation , take me 60 minutes to install. Thank you all, keep working this way !! I will recommend etrailer .


Comments
Still working great , still like new we give a good use for the past year great product I will recommend 100 satisfied !!
Angel - 06/01/2021


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I really like the look and quality of the hitch. I'm giving the review 4 stars for 2 reasons. The first has to do with the hitch itself. When I received it and started to install I put on the passenger side first and went over to the driver's side and it hitch was very much misaligned to the holes on the frame, the furthest being nearly 5 inches off. I called etrailer and they sent another. The second showed up and was a little bit better. When I emailed, the etrailer customer support sent me some instructions on how to stretch the thing. I used a 2-ton jack and a 2x4 to stretch it and after a few tries I got it on. the less than 1-hour install, all told, took probably about 3 to 4 hours. Based on that experience I probably would have rated it lower. The second bit is etrailer's customer support is excellent. When I called I was treated very well on the phone. Their email responses were timely and well written. My only complaint is I probably would have benefited from a disclaimer about stretching the thing and getting the .pdf instructions on stretching on the first email. Overall my experience has been very good and that's mostly because etrailer has very very good customer service. That right there makes me very happy with my experience even though it took longer than expected.


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One year on and the hitch is working exactly as expected. Ive had zero issues and it still cosmetically looks great. Still would recommend.
Derek - 04/27/2020


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2013 Toyota Highlander

Review after installation; haven't used the trailer hitch yet, so I can't comment on the quality of the product. It does appear to be very well made. Hitch arrived quickly. Item was reasonably protected in the shipping box, and arrived undamaged. Installation instructions were clear and easy to follow, although the directions for cutting the plastic trim pieces to accommodate the hitch were not clear. I ended up trimming, checking, retrimming, etc. a few times to get it right.


Comments
After a year of occasional use, Im still happy with the hitch. No issues at all.
Glenn - 07/27/2021


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When I got word from etrailer that the supply chain disruption was going to create a lengthy delay, I contacted them to explain the urgency of my situation and they put extra effort to making the delivery happen just in the nick of time. Excellent customer service!


Comments
The trailer hitch and wiring harness from etrailer are working very well. Other companies could not meet our deadline like etrailer. We have ordered additional products since 2020 and the service, price and product quality is top notch.
Brian P - 09/03/2021


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2011 Toyota Highlander

OK, expect this to arrive bent and in need of adjustment. That's not a criticism, just expect this and then you can perform a straightening step prior to installation and save needless frustration. My box arrived with damage from UPS, contents were fine but the hitch clearly was dropped on it's end. It was obviously bent beyond the point where installation would have been possible without adjusting the hitch frame ahead of time. See picture. A worrier, I called etrailer and the helpful associate walked me through the simple process to bend things back into shape. She talked me through it, send a detailed email explanation, and sent me a nice PDF instructions with pictures showing the techniques involved. To get the arms parallel took literally a minute. Then I was ready to install. Process was smooth and very straightforward. I have a 2001 Highlander and was concerned about the step to remove and install underbody trim pieces. Well, I have a base model, so those parts didn't exist so I could commence installation directly. Videos were incredibly helpful here just to understand the process. Get a friend to help with installation OR some jack stands to assist with supporting the hitch during install. Also, have some clamps ready to make final "adjustments" to align the mounting holes. You'll need to do this even if your frame arrives in perfect condition out of the box. Took about an hour to complete.


Comments
I have linked the help article you mentioned on correcting hitch flex for reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 08/07/2019


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2008 Toyota Highlander

Shipping was fast and updates were on point. I installed myself (which etrailer probably won't endorse) using a jackstand. I didn't have the alignment problem others had. It took me about an hour and a half. I will be ordering for my other SUV.



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The hitch is great. Install was definitely a two man job but it's solid and tows our 17' boat with no issues. The wiring harness was junk. The large male metal pin snapped off after half a dozen uses. Had to buy a new one elsewhere and splice it on. The U-Haul brand universal has far better connection.



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2011 Toyota Highlander

Customer service and product were excellent. Only down side was it shipped via UPS which sucked. Not only did they miss the date/time when they said it was "out for delivery" It never made it so they re-status it and changed the date for the next day. Then made just in time. *note - we live 5 miles from their center. Other than that I will deal and recommend eTrailer to any one. Loved how your messages came in from everyone that handled the shipment. Making it person is a cool way to do business.



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2009 Toyota Highlander

Shipping & price was great. Fit up went well. All holes lined up with relative ease and was able to install myself in the driveway in about an hour and a half. Majority of the time was spent trimming factory plastic mud shield on drivers side to look good. Would purchase again in the future.


Comments
Still holding up great. Nothings come loose, nothings rusted. Solid buy. Worth the little extra to go with this brand over others for the piece of mind that its one less thing I have to worry about. Will purchase again in the future for other vehicles solely based on the ease of install and quality of the product.
Lucas W - 07/20/2021


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2008 Toyota Highlander

I didn't have the trouble that some others had with alignment. I started the bolts on the passenger side first then the three on the driver side I did the forward one first as it aligned the best. Then I used a lady finger tool on the rear hole to align the middle hole on the driver side. By tightening the middle bolt on the driver side once the lady finger tool was removed the tightened middle bolt held the hitch in place so I was able to start the third bolt with no problem. I spent more time modifying the drivers side bumper cover to fit over the hitch then I did actually installing the hitch itself. Great product and great service from etrailer !



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2009 Toyota Highlander

I am very happy with this product...and the service. I had ordered this hitch from another vendor and after two weeks, they said my order had been canceled. I contacted etrailer and got great over the phone service and I made the order. They said it would take 5-7 days for delivery. To my surprise, it arrived 3 days later. The install went great! The video on the website really helped though I saw afterwards on a different website video an explanation on how to deal with rusted weld nuts. That could have helped me in my install. But overall, great service and great product! Thanks



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2012 Toyota Highlander

Installed on my 2012 Highlander and my experience just like many others indicated the holes did not align on the driver side. It took me more than two hour and at the end the wife said why can't you use the car jack. So, that's it. The car jack will take care the issue. You would use the car jack between the spare tire and the other end of the hitch, push it out until the holes line up and you can insert the bolts. And as others mentioned with a small custom cut on the driver side cover panel, you can re-installed it. The passenger side panel can go back in without any modifications.



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Prompt service with efficiency in processing and speed of delivery. With difficulty in procuring a hitch through other sources, etrailer should have been my starting point.



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2013 Toyota Highlander

I have a 2013 Highlander Limited. I decided to buy and install a hitch myself as opposed to going to the Toyota dealer in an effort to save some money. The price on this hitch was right (on sale) so I went for it. Shipping was fast and the hitch arrived in good shape with all the parts and an instruction sheet. I rented a torque wrench from the hardware store ($10 / day) and bought the right size sockets and an extension (be sure to buy a socket to remove the existing tow hooks ... I could not get mine off without using the torque wrench).  As reflected in many of these reviews, installation was very difficult. The video makes it appear that you can just bolt this hitch on, but not in my particular case. The 3 bolt holes did not line up on the driver's side, (even with the passenger side bolts loosely on). They were off by at least half an inch. Ultimately I was able to get all the bolts on, but really had to work at it. Based on feedback in this forum, I purchased a 6" C clamp and used a couple 2x4's and a pry bar to spread the hitch wide enough to get the driver's side bolts in. This was a two person job (one person pushing down the pry bar down with all their might and another working the bolts in). On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate installation difficulty at a '10' (extremely difficult). Other than that, the hitch is really nice and very heavy duty. Overall I think it's a good hitch for the money, but you need to be really handy and up for the potential installation challenges. Time for an ice cold beer!



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Fast shipping went on well very solid



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2011 Toyota Highlander

The hitch is great. We are about to head out on a long road trip and needed a hitch for the bikes with a possible trailer in our future. The only reason to not give it five stars was it got a bit bent in shipping and had to be bent back to install it. Hope to have a great experience with it in the future.



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Did have a little trouble fitting hitch but website had helpful directions on saying we needed to bend it. We took it to the "Drains to ocean" street cutout and were able to stick it in there and leverage to bend. Tried hammering, etc., didn't work.



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Easy installation. Bolted on exactly as expected. Did not have to trim the passenger side panel. Trimmed the driver side panel a bit less than the diagram and that made it a more professional looking installation. So my advice is to trial fit the driver side panel and trim a little off at a time. If you’re in a hurry, just follow the instructions.



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2016 Honda Pilot

Nice product and great price at etrailer. Install was about 20 minutes. Hardest part on our 2016 Pilot was removing the plastic cut out in the bumper where the hitch sits. Once that was done my wife lifted up 1 side and I lifted the other while getting the bolts on.


Comments
Still great after 1 year. Good purchase.
Huntabsarokee - 08/17/2018



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Shipment arrived one day after expected but less than a week which I thought was very good. The box was reinforced and survived the UPS trip without damage to the product but could have been packaged a little better. Product quality, instructions and design of product was excellent. I will use etrailer again!



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Tuffy Tire installed our new hitch today! I was very pleasantly satisfied to find a mechanic that would install the hitch. I was a little apprehensive when I saw the shipping box was damaged. But all the product was intact and undamaged. Attached the finished product! I am looking forward to hauling our bikes to the trails of Florida.



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Product works as described. Installation was straightforward and required minimal skill level. Highly recommended, great product and an excellent service. Thank you again!



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Toyota Highlander

Nice finish, looks good on the Highlander. One problem bolt holes didn't line up on drivers side. We had to spread the hitch frame. We used a bottle jack and a 4x4. Other than that ok. Wiring harness fit very well easy install.


Comments
Good product finish holding up well.
Ken K - 04/20/2020


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2013 Toyota Highlander

I have purchased items from etrailer.com many times. They always have the best prices and selection of available products to choose from. I highly recommend etrailer.com!


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch for 2012 Toyota Highlander Compatible with Thule Helium Bike Rack
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # 13534 will allow you to carry a Thule Helium bike rack with your 2012 Toyota Highlander whether you are looking at the Helium Pro Hanging Rack, part # TH9042PRO or # TH9043PRO, or the Helium Platform Rack, part # TH64VR or # TH44VR. One thing to note though is that Curt currently has the stipulation for this trailer hitch that you need to use the stabilizer strap # 18050 for any non-trailer loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. If you'd like to avoid this...
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  • Difference Between Curt 13534 and etrailer Brand e98858 Class III Hitch for2008 Toyota Highlander
    Other than the fact that the Curt # 13534 uses a gloss powder coat finish and the etrailer.com brand # e98858 hitch uses a matte finish powder coat, there's no difference between the two hitches. Curt manufactures the etrailer.com brand hitches for us, so you know it's a high quality product. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll also need a trailer wiring harness, a ball mount and a trailer ball to complete your towing setup. For a wiring harness, use part # 118449,...
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2012 Toyota Highlander Require Bending Hitch to Fit Vehicle
    In general our hitches do not require bending or prying to fit vehicles like the Curt # 13534 that fits your 2012 Toyota Highlander. In rare occasions hitches will get bend in shipping which causes them to need to be bent back (as long as there isn't paint flaking or creasing of metal). I attached an install video for this hitch on a similar 2012 Highlander and we didn't have to bend the hitch at all.
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  • Replacement Hardware For Curt Hitch With Instructions and Video
    For your Curt # 13534 hitch I have included a link to the installation instructions which give a complete description of the mounting hardware sizes, quantities, and qualities. Most neighbors find it easiest to order our etrailer # RHK kit that comes with all the hardware needed. At that page just fill in the manufacturer field and the model number field. I have attached links to these products and a video demonstration of installation on a Highlander. This hitch will be perfect for...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Toyota Highlander
    I am fairly certain that all of the 2012 Toyota Highlanders come with a factory connection point to add trailer wiring like # 118449. The connection point for the 4-Way part is located inside the rear cargo area. There is also a fuse you will need to insert in the power distribution box under the hood to make it fully functional. The connection point for the converter box is located under the dash between the emergency brake pedal and the regular brake pedal. I have included a link to a...
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  • Difference Between Curt Class III Hitch # 13534 and Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75586
    Both the Curt Class III Hitch Receiver # 13534 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75586 are confirmed to fit your 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport and feature 2 inch receivers that will sit pretty much in the same location beneath the rear bumper on the vehicle. There are a few differences between the two models other than the brand name and this is one of those cases where the best unit will depend on your specific application and what your Highlander is equipped with. The...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander with a 19 inch Spare
    The Curt Hitch part # 13534 that you referenced has been determined to fit with the full size, 19 inch spare tire. We spoke with our contacts at Curt to confirm this. I have included a link to the installation instructions, a video showing a typical installation, and a picture that shows the hitch installed. If you plan on doing some towing 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. For trailer wiring,...
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  • Installation, Torque Specs, and Panel Trimming for Curt Trailer Hitch on a Toyota Highlander
    Step 5 in the instructions for trailer hitch # 13534, linked to the right, has the torque specifications. The trim diagrams are also in the instructions. The isntructions are not only linked here but also on the product page. Always look for the wrench icon on the right hand side of pages for instruction links. Trimming is not always shown if the owner of that vehicle did not want the panels trimmed or put back on. The hitch also fits a 2013 Toyota Highlander and trimming is shown in...
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  • Choosing a Ball Mount with Right Rise or Drop to Tow a Trailer Level with a 2013 Toyota Highlander
    You are going to want to tow a trailer as level as you can on any vehicle. It sounds like you do need the proper rise. Using a ball mount with a rise is perfectly safe. To choose the best ball mount with the rise you need you will need to take a couple of measurements. With the Trailer and 2012 Toyota Highlander on level ground you will first measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the vehicle. Then use the jack to make the trailer level. Measure from the ground...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # 13534 Fit a 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # 13534 will fit the 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid models. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing 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. For trailer wiring use # 118449. I have linked instructions and a video for the wiring as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Toyota Highlander that Keeps Full Size Spare
    The Curt Class III hitch part # 13534 that you referenced is the way to go for your 2013 Toyota Highlander as it will allow you to keep your full size spare and will do a great job carrying a hitch mounted bike rack like you are interested in. For a bike rack the Hollywood Trail Rider part # HR200Z is a really great and solid bike rack at a decent price if you are still weighing your options there.
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  • Bolt Torque Ratings of Curt Class III Hitch # 13534 for 2010 Toyota Highlander
    Because over time the hitch manufacturers can change the torque specs on the fastening hardware, we typically don't publish those numbers. However, if you click the link I provided to the installation instructions, and scroll to the bottom of the page, the torque ratings are mentioned in step # 5 of the install instructions. I'll also link you to an install video showing the hitch being installed on a 2010 Highlander.
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  • Hardware Torque Specs For Curt Class III 13534 Trailer Hitch Installed on 2012 Toyota Highlander
    Over time, the hitch manufacturers can change the torque specifications of the install hardware which is why we don't publish the torque specs. If you go to page # 2 of the installation instructions, step # 5 gives the correct torque spec. If you don't have the installation instructions handy, I've linked you to a .pdf copy. You can also see an install video by clicking the other provided link.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Toyota Highlander Considering Ground Clearance
    The design of this specific hitch is intended to be mounted above the exhaust on your Toyota Highlander, and of the trailer hitches that are considered a fit for your vehicle this one would be your best option for maximum ground clearance. We have a video of this exact hitch being installed on a 2013 Toyota Highlander, and in that video, it is explained that from the top of the hitch to the ground is 14-1/2 inches. I went out to the warehouse and measured this hitch, and the base of...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Highlander
    For your 2008 Toyota Highlander the Curt hitch part # 13534 is our most popular hitch. This hitch has the best price and will allow you to keep your full-sized spare so it would be perfect for you. I attached an install video link that shows this hitch being installed in a 2008 Highlander just like yours as well. 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...
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  • What Determines the Tongue Weight for Carrying a Dirt Bike with a 2011 Toyota Highlander
    The other weight capacity that must be taken into consideration when determining what you can tow/carry is the weight capacity of the vehicle itself. Even though the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13534 is rated for 5,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) your 2011 Toyota Highlander is only rated for 1,500 lbs - 2,000 lbs without the towing package and depending on your engine size. You can consult your owner's manual or a dealer to determine which one you have. The reason why knowing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid with Full Sized Spare
    For your 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that has the full size 19 inch spare you'd want the Curt hitch part # 13534 as it is the one that fits the best with the large spares like what you have. If you check out the picture I attached you'll see a full sized spare stowed under the vehicle with the hitch installed. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Trimming Required to Install Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Toyota Highlander
    When installing a trailer hitch like the Curt part # 13534 on your 2013 Toyota Highlander you can either remove the lower fascia panel or trim it so that the hitch will fit easily. I attached a picture that I took from the instructions that show the trimming needed too.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Highlander
    If your 2011 Toyota Highlander has a full-size spare like the 19 inch, you will not be able to install a trailer hitch, that also allows weight distribution, without storing the tire somewhere else such as in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. If you do decide to move the spare tire or change to the mini spare, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75586. This is the most popular hitch for your vehicle that allows the use of a weight distribution system. I have included a link...
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  • Is Mounting Hardware Included with Trailer Hitch for 2008 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13534 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2008 Toyota Highlander, does include the complete mounting hardware kit needed for installation. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached an installation video on your 2008 Highlander for you to check out.
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  • Hitch Fit on 2010 Toyota Highlander with Full-Size Spare
    The Toyota Highlanders that we have had here for hitch installation, including several model years from 2009 on up, have all had full-size spare tires mounted underneath the rear of the vehicle but it is possible for the vehicle to have a small spare, or donut. The easiest way to find out is to look under the vehicle. Some of our hitches will fit just fine with the full-size spare but others such as # 75586 will only allow the donut spare to be re-installed after the hitch is mounted.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness and Install on 2011 Toyota Highlander
    If your Highlander does not already have the 4-pole trailer connector at the rear bumper, the T-1 Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118449 will be needed to provide brake, turn signal and running lights for a trailer. Installation is very simple. The converter box will be plugged into the connector under the dash located between the emergency brake pedal and the brake pedal. The actual trailer connector is plugged into the connector located in the cargo area of the vehicle. The connector...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System be Used with a 2012 Toyota Highlander
    I've got a couple of options for you but the Curt trailer hitch you have, part # 13534, is not rated for weight distribution and you should not use weight distribution with it. There is however, one hitch that fits your 2012 Toyota Highlander that is rated for weight distribution; the Draw-Tite # 75586. It's a little bit different of a design but installs in the same way. The hitch fits under the exhaust instead of over it like the Curt does. Another option is to forego the complete...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Class III Hitch 13534 for a 2009 Toyota Highlander
    Good news. We do sell just the hardware for the Curt Class III Hitch # 13534. The replacement hardware kit part number you will need is # RHK. On this page, which I've attached to this page for you, will have a box where you will need to enter in the hitch item number which is 13534, and then select the manufacture Curt from the drop down box, then add to cart. The price for the item will be listed on this page for your convenience.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Highlander
    I have a Curt hitch solution I can recommend for your 2013 Toyota Highlander, but the part number you listed does not cross reference with any Curt hitches. Instead you would want the part # 13534 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. 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...
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  • Torque Specs for Hex Bolts to Install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13534 on a Toyota Highlander
    The torque specs for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13534 (that fits a 2008 - 2013 Toyota Highlander) can be found as step 5 on the second page of the attached installation instructions. Sometimes manufacturers might swap hardware out so that the hitch is compatible with a newer vehicle which changes the torque specs. This is why I am referencing the linked instructions instead of just posting the torque specs because there is a potential for change years down the road.
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  • Weight Distribution System Compatibility for Curt Hitch Receiver on 2011 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13534 is not rated for weight distribution systems according to the manufacturer. Most Class III hitches are but there are exclusions and this is an exclusion. I've linked the page to all the hitch options to assist. The hitches that are confirmed to fit/use weight distribution systems will have that separate weight capacity listed. I assume the issue is the fit on the vehicle as other brands do have WD weight options listed...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch 13534 Fit a 2012 Toyota Highlander with 19 Inch Spare Tire
    I have contacted Curt on this hitch, # 13534, and the 2012 Toyota Highlander before and they have indicated that the hitch will fit if you have a 19 inch spare. I have included links to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing, 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. For trailer wiring, use # 118449. I have included...
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