Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75235 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • 675 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • 675 lbs WD TW



Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75235

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


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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75235 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75235 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2006 - 2017 Toyota RAV4




Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota RAV4 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav-4 we're going to be taking a look at and then showing how to install the Draw-Tite Max Frame Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2 inch by 2 inch opening. It's part number is 75235. Here is what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see we've got our main cross tube that is going to come through here across the back. It comes out by our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. We got reinforcement collar around the end there.

It's kind of got a rounded edge to it. You see the end of that is going to be tucked in behind the outer edge of our bumper there. So we shouldn't have any issues with bumping into it or anything like that. You're going to have two holes on the side of the receiver tube opening. The larger one is the one we are going to use to secure all of our items with. It's going to be 5/8 of an inch in diameter.

And it looks like there is plenty of space on each side for whatever hitch pin, hitch lock, or anti-rail device that you might pick. The hole in the front is a stabilization device called the j-pin . Our safety chain connection points are gonna be a plate style that are going to come around. They have a good large open hole to them, so you shouldn't have any problem getting safety chains or straps connected there. Small tab welded on the cross tube here is going to allow for wiring attachment if you decide to go that route. We have three pre-drilled holes there to help mount brackets to, if you decide. Now, as far as tongue weight goes, we have a 675 pound tongue weight rating. We have some maximum downward force that we can put here in that receiver tube opening. We got a 4500 pound gross trailer weight rating.

It's going to be the total weight of our trailer and anything we load up on it. Of course we want to check out the owner's manual on the Rav-4 and we want to see what it's rated for and then we can go off of whichever of those numbers is the lowest. Now the few measurements that are going to be helpful in selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of a receiver tube opening. We got about 13 inches. Then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of our bumper, it's about 3. Now, to begin our installation here in the rear driver's corner. We are going to need to remove this plastic panel.

We are not going to be reusing it so this can go back in the vehicle or if you ever take your hitch off you can put it back in place. You got the two push pin fasteners here in the backside. You pull the center out and then the rest of it should come out for you. And then, a little bit closer to the front, directly up here, there is going to be a little 10 millimeter plastic nut that you just want to un-thread that. Now we are going to remove the two bolts that are holding the tow hook or the tie down hook in place. Now, over here on the passenger side where our exhaust comes out, we want to remove the hanger right above the larger tube. A little spray lubricant and then a pry bar on the backside, it will usually pop off there pretty well for you. That'll give us enough room to bring our exhaust down some. We need to remove the two bolts right here that are holding on here that are holding exhaust strap. They require a 12 millimeter socket. Now the exhaust rod and the two bolts, you can set aside you will not be using these. On the driver's side you'll see our three attachment points. We have a weld point here, here, and here. Use a little bit of spray lubricant and a nylon tube brush, this is part number 814092. We get in there and make sure those threads are nice and clean. Here on our passenger side we've got two attachment points. We've got the weld nut located her and the one here. We're going to be skipping the one in the middle. We are going to raise our hitch into position and align it with our weld nuts in the frame. Here you'll see our M-12 bolts we are going to place a conical tooth washer on those. We want the teeth of the washer to face up towards our hitch. Then we just want to thread that rear one in. Once we have four or five turns on it we can go over to our passenger side and get one started there. Those will kind of hold our hitch in position. You get our other bolt on the passenger side started. Then we can go over to the driver side. Now as we start these we want to be sure we go through our tie down bracket, then through our hitch and make sure we get those threaded in. Now we can take a quick look and make sure we have our hitch centered. Then we can smack down our hardware and get it twerked to specification. All right, now we can raise our exhaust back into position. We use a little more spray lubricant there. And that hanger should just slide right on for you. All right, at that point our hitch is ready for use. That is going to complete our installation of the Draw-Tite Max Frame Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part 75235, on our 2016 Toyota Rav-4.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75235

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (330 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


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by: Kirk C.08/23/2013


Dear etrailer, May I begin to say that the moment I placed my order, in less than thirty minutes Herb (cs@etrailer.com) immediately wrote me back with a confirmation, tracking link, and a friendly thanks. Next, I watched the installation and wiring video twice that you provide on your website while waiting for the unit to arrive. Outstanding for I felt as if I had a personal teacher as I watched. I also found out by watching that I needed a tool to remove the rear door panel which I did not have. Again, nice job. It's always annoying when you find out as you are installing that you need some "special tool" if you know what I mean. So I went to my friendly Auto Zone and picked one up. I then watched as my new trailer hitch moved across the a few states to show up three days later at my door. The same day it arrived Patrick Breedlove wrote me an email stating I should have received the hitch and if there were any questions, give him a call. So, before even starting to install, I felt I had your company and the personnel covering my back. Because I watched the video, I literally installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. Then installed the custom wiring harness in about an hour for I wanted to make sure the power wire was secure and I had to lay on my back...in the stones. Slowed me down a bit. So, may I say if there was a rating greater than "EXCELLENT", you would have it! Awesome people, product, and service! God bless you all and keep it up! Kirk C. 96564

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Can you believe that I received an email from a person at Etrailer asking if the Draw-Tite trailer hitch I purchased over a year ago is still performing to my satisfaction. Yes, it has been over a year since I installed my hitch on my Rav4. It has proven to be a very good product. No rust, no chipping, lights continue to work and the harness is durable. I would recommend this company and hitch to anyone considering one. Awesome company, service, and now follow up!

Kirk C - 02/21/2015
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by: Mike K.07/23/2011


The Drawtite hitch for our 'new' 2008 RAV4 arrived undamaged except for a couple of small chips in the paint from handling. It's well made and fit the RAV4 perfectly. The M12 threaded holes in the car were somewhat rusted and I didn't have a tap on hand to chase them. The new hitch came with an extra M12 bolt so I cut two groves 180 degrees apart approx. 1/16" deep in the spare bolt at the thread end with a die grinder cut off wheel (you could also use a hacksaw) to make a poor mans chase tap. I ran the bolt all the way into the four holes in the car and blew them out with compressed air. They cleaned up nicely and I bolted up the hitch with a little never seize on each bolt. The installation took about an hour including raising the vehicle and cleaning up the M12 holes. Installing the flat-4 harness took a few hours but I learned a few things along the way which would make the job go much faster next time. The video for installing the harness was a good overview but lacked detail for interior trim removal to prevent damaging the trim panels. A very handy tool for removing auto interior trim can be purchased at Harbor Freight Tools for under $10. It consists of a set of various shaped spoon-type tools for slipping under the edge of trim panels to pop out the retaining fasteners without damaging the trim. The tools are reinforced nylon and take a good amount of force without breaking. Worth the money. If you take you time and carefully find the trim retainers as you go you will not damage or buckle the trim. I decided to run the 12v hot 10ga wire to the battery via the door threshold raceway along with the factory rear to front harness rather than under the vehicle as shown in the video. I removed the rear and front drivers side thresholds and adjacent trim to get the 10ga wire from the rear tail light area to the front of the vehicle. I fed the wire thru the hood release cable grommet under the dash alongside the hood release cable. I used a 3' length of string trimmer line to get from under the dash to the engine compartment and then taped the wire the the line and pulled it thru to the battery. As I said, the harness took longer than I thought to install but I learned along the way. In the end I was happy with the finished job. The flat-4 plug checked out properly with a voltmeter and the Drawtite T-One harness is fully plug-in and well constructed. I recommend the hitch and harness to all! Mike K. Spencerport,NY 20019



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by: Citabria06/29/2016


Product was delivered on time as indicated on their shipping App which allowed me to schedule the installation on the day it arrived. The shipping App is awesome..... it gives you a pictorial version of where your package is . Only "hitch" was that it showed mine going to oregon instead of Indiana for one day but then corrected it's self. Loved the APP. Hitch packing suffered from being in the Same UPS shipping room where the gorilla throws around the luggage, torn battered, poked open and split plus taped back by the delivery company. Luckily the eTrailer people are used to that since they securely attached the bolts and wiring kit to the frame of the hitch, no chance of losing them. The hitch bolts were off around 10 thou for lining up the bolt holes and it seemed that the instructions indicated that 3 bolts were to be installed instead of 2 needed. Might be you can adjust the position by using either 2 sets. Beg, borrow or steal an electric or air impact wrench to make this a non issue and to put the hitch up in 5 minutes, plus you do best with three people, two to stabilize the hitch, one to drive home the bolts, make sure you orientate the washers with the "teeth" against the frame. Wiring up did require removing quite a bit of the trim in the rear compartment of my 2014 RAV-4 but the Harbour Freight trim removal kit made that a breeze. Had to hunt way up the rear door post for the electrical connection . Wiring to the battery is pretty much a Hobson's Choice. Just find a spot that won't get snagged or fried. I gave this product and company a 5 because what they sold me was exactly what was advertised and it worked flawlessly when installed. One needs to expect that there are some minor difficulties in the installation but they are due to the vehicle not the product. I did have the luxury of a vehicle lift, electric impact wrench and any tool I needed. Could I have installed it without the lift and wrench, yes but it would have taken longer. One thing I would suggest is once you have all the wiring installed in the back, connect your trailer and with a battery source (12 V) test the wiring. You don't want to close up all of the trim work only to find that there is a fault somewhere. Was the product as advertised: Yes Was the packing sufficient: Yes Were the instructions good: Yes Would I suggest eTrailer to friends' Yes 266227



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by: Gedi11/26/2016


You can see how easily lift it up the car for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75235 installation. See Photos attached. These ramps I usually using in my garage for change engine oil and replace oil filter, only difference that I have put under the front wheels. If I would like to lift rear of car, I put ramps under rear wheels, as You can see in the pictures. Accelerate carefully driving on to the ramps! 319835



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by: Doug A.05/26/2017


Ordered both the Draw Tite Class 3 hitch receiver (75235) and the Thule Hitching Post Pro (TH934XTR) for my 2013 Rav4. Both items arrived quickly, at the same time and in good shape though the hitch was sticking outside of the box in two spots. I did a little sanding and spray painted a couple of chips (with Rustoleum) that took all of 10 minutes. The only real issue (and I'm sure this is pretty standard) was getting the bolts started with the rusty in-frame nuts that most vehicles have. Once I got that done (3 of the 5 nuts), it was all a piece of cake. I did not get a wiring kit for the hitch but may in the future. Thanks to etrailer for giving me a real reason not to use another online retailer! 385320



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by: Tom B.11/30/2016


Wow! am I ever glad I found etrailer.com!!! I went to Uhaul to look for a hitch for our new Toyota RAV4 and they wanted $400 installed. I went to the Toyota dealer and they wanted $800 plus labor to install. The dealer told me it is a very complicated procedure to install. I watched the video on etrailer one time, took the instructions to the garage and within 45 minutes I had installed the new Draw-Tite hitch that looks much better than the Uhaul hitch. As a first time installer I was also able to preform the "complicated procedure" of cutting the plastic under tray to fit perfectly around the hitch in under a minute. So for $xxx and less than an hour I have a great hitch for my bike rack. 321032



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by: John E.03/21/2017


I mounted the Draw-tite 2 inch Hitch Receiver on my 2017 RAV4 in about an hour. Fit was good, and it would have went faster, but let's see how fast you are at 68 .... Online instructions (especially the video for 2016 RAV4) were invaluable, both in convincing me to do this myself and making it, as the Brits say, 'a dawdle' for any shade tree mechanic. The car is new, so I did not feel I needed to clean the bolt holes first (as shown in the video), but a bit of spray-on slick stuff and the muffler mount came off easy enough. Surprised at the number of plastic covers that Toyota saw fit to use underneath, though! I was able to do the entire job on my garage floor without jacking anything up. All up it went well! The hitch is a sturdy, accurately built piece of iron, looks certainly up to the job and was well finished. Looking forward to hauling some project supplies on my small trailer and pulling my Arizona dinghy the hour over to the lake. The hitch is rated way beyond what my car is (RAV4 shows 1500 lb towing capacity), so no worries there. Good product, fast delivery, appreciate the way you packaged it for shipping - even though the outer box suffered some road rash in transit, the contents were complete and in fine shape. Thank you! 356886



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by: Lester05/04/2017


Purchased this hitch for my 2017 Toyota Rav4. The product arrived on time. However, one end of the box was torn with the hitch peeking out. Fortunately. nothing was damaged. It took me about 1 hour to install the hitch all by myself with no assistance. I did not even lift the car to install it - I used the box as my mat to slide under the vehicle. First of all, WATCH the video. I watched it a few times prior to installation. The hitch also came with instructions. To install on a 2017 Rav4, you will need sockets - 10mm, 12mm, 17mm and 18mm. Remove the plastic cover using a 10mm. Remove tow hook using 17mm. The most time consuming procedure was to dislodge the muffler from the hanger. I used WD-40 and spent about 5-10 mins to wiggled it out with my hands. Remove muffler bracket using 12mm. Once everything was removed per video, it was time to install the hitch. I used a few cardboard boxes to hold each end up to the correct height and then I loosely bolted each side using 18mm. Once centered, i tightened all bolts. Simple as that. As for the plastic cover, you can leave it off but I decided to install it back on. If you plan to reinstall the plastic cover, you will need to make a simple notch to make clearance for the newly installed hitch. I used a dremel and carefully cut approx 1" from the edge. I continued cutting until I reached a physical hole on the cover. This is where I ended my cut - approx 6". Install cover. All in all I will recommend and purchase from etrailer.com again. 376328



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by: Linda G.08/14/2012


we have been very busy biking!! The hitch was mounted on my 2008 Toyota RAV4. My husband removed the tie down plate on the drivers rear, then went to a friend who has a lift. They had the hitch on in about 15 minutes. The hardest part was the three holes that had to be tapped and threaded to receive the bolts to hold the hitch. It took about 15 minutes to install the bike carrier. We are very pleased with both items. 51650



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by: Darin S.02/22/2016


I ordered the Draw-Tite hitch receiver primarily for a bike rack. The receiver is for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. I was concerned that the receiver might not fit on my vehicle because the vehicle is a new year and model, but the receiver fit perfectly. I was also concerned that the receiver would detract from the rear look of the vehicle because it is not a factory hitch receiver, but the receiver looks great - actually better than I anticipated. I am very pleased with the receiver and with etrailer in general. Etrailer's customer service is top-notch. 238483

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Thanks for the follow up. The hitch is still great.

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by: Stantaur07/25/2016


Purchasing our Draw-Tite hitch for our 2008 RAV4 V6 AWD has been an exceptionally good experience from start to finish. Great explanation and documentation on the web site, outstanding support via phone during the sale, best-in-class follow-up to make sure everything went as planned. Thank you again for a great product and excellent buying experience. 275988



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by: Kiki04/02/2012


Just received this hitch and are installing now. The package came quickly and tracking graphics were impressive. Package had a hole in it. We sprayed a little flat black protective enamel (Rustoleum) on a couple of small scratches where the chrome was showing through. We couldn't find the torque specifications online, or in the paper instructions. I called etrailer and spoke to Courtney. She said "tighten all bolts to 65 lbs/foot." We found the sales staff was very well trained and knowledgeable, when we were looking for this hitch and accessories. When we needed customer support after the parts arrived, that experience went well, too. Courtney had to put me on hold to get the torque info, but it only took her 5 - 10 seconds to retrieve the information. Turns out we don't have a 19 mm 1/2" socket for the torque wrench so it was a moot point. The hitch went on ... well ... without a hitch. It was really a snap. We did have to remove the plastic tabs over three of our bolt holes on the car. Looks like a well made, sturdy hitch. Fit perfectly! 35945



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by: Matt A.10/13/2016


I am very pleased with the Draw-Tite hitch receiver I purchased from e-trailer.com for my 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6. I have a nice Yakima hitch-mounted bike rack I use on my pick-up truck, and wanted to be able to use it on my RAV4 - this is why I selected the 2" receiver size. My wife and I installed it in a few minutes. All we had to do was remove the factory tow hook by removing the two bolts securing it to the frame of the car. Then, we each took a side of the hitch receiver, lined up the holes on the hitch receiver assembly with the factory holes on the frame of the car, and installed the five bolts that were provided (the tow hook goes back on over the receiver hitch assembly at two of the bolts). We did not need to drop the exhaust - luckily, we were able to easily maneuver the unit and the socket wrench we used around the tailpipe to secure the bolt that occurs above the exhaust. I placed my order by phone to understand the delivery date because I needed it by a specific date for a trip - Bill with e-trailer.com was very helpful and the unit arrived in great condition when promised. 306551



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by: Tom D09/01/2016


I'm a return customer. Several years ago I purchased a Topline 2 Bike Carrier for my 98 Ranger. It was a flawless transaction, fast, friendly but most importantly, efficient! So why shop anywhere else! I'm back! Sold the old Ranger, purchased a nice used Rav4 but now I need a way to transport my bicycles. E-trailer solved my dilemma, a custom fit Draw-Tite for my Rav4. Taking it today to get installed as I just do not have the tools to DIY. I'll update more photos after I get it installed. Thanks etrailer! 289846



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by: Tim T05/12/2017


I needed a trailer hitch for our 2009 Toyota RAV4 and went online to find one. Came upon the etrailer site and it answered all my questions and made finding the correct hitch for our vehicle a snap. I ordered the hitch and right away received a confirmation e-mail. A few days later a shipping notification e-mail. The hitch arrived without damage and very well packed. Instructions and all parts were neatly tucked inside. I watched the installation video a couple times and then had it installed within 30 minutes in my garage and by myself. The only hiccup was on our exhaust there was no bracket to remove. Other than that, the video was a huge help and it was pretty simple. Finally, I received an e-mail from the company asking if everything went okay and if I needed any help to contact them. These folks really know customer service. I didn't need any help, but I definitely got the impression if I did, they'd be there for me. I wish more companies were like this. Kudos to all at etrailer *pat on the back*. I look forward to doing business with them again. 379580



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by: MCB07/23/2011


2011 Rav 4 - The hitch arrived surprisingly fast with the basic free shipping, which was great. There were some minor scratches/scuffs that I covered with black spray paint - no big deal, either. If I paid a premium price, I would have expected a flawless product, but since I didn't, I was satisfied with the condition, overall. One of the sides was bent in about 1/8 of an inch, which turned out to be a problem on install as the bolt holes didn't all line up. So, I contacted customer service and got some instructions on how to bend it out. It is not ideal for it to arrive bent, in my opinion, but fixing it was not as hard as one might expect. It took me a little over an hour to install, including time to tweak hitch to get the holes lined up. I had no lift and no help, both of which would have been useful since its pretty awkward, but doable, even for a rookie like me. One other install note - the muffler gets in the way even after taking it off the hanger. And getting it off the hanger takes a little work, too. But - it's on now and looks great. 20062



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by: Cyclenut06/04/2017


My experience with etrailer.com was great. Ordering the hitch was very easy since etrailer posts lots of info, specs, reviews, and video on their site. The hitch arrived very quickly. The installation went smoothly. It's really a two person job to get the hitch situated. It's not too heavy just awkward. I contacted tech support for ideas on how to salvage-modify the drivers side panel that the instructions say to 'return to customer'. Jared P sent me some ideas and my results photos are shown below. It looks pretty good. It's always a pleasure to buy from a 'customer-centric' company. Keep up the good work! 388625



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by: David G.10/05/2015


Purchased Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, reviewed online installation video a couple of times then proceeded with installation. One additional item to be aware of when installing the Hitch Receiver on my RAV4, is there is a molded plastic cover in the space outside the frame on the drivers side. This MUST be removed to get to the bolts on the frame. Not sure if the cover is only to fill the empty space or help reduce wind resistance. I will be removing the necessary material so I can put the cover back in place. Once I removed the necessary parts from the vehicle, slipped the tailpipe off the hangar and moved the muffler to one side, installation was a snap. I did the installation alone, the holes on the hitch frame lined up perfectly with the car frame and I was able to easily thread the screws in place and torque them to spec. I also installed the Bully Hitch Step and Deadbolt Lock. The products look great and I am happy with my purchase. Thank you Cathy T. for your assistance! 229298



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by: Jim H.11/15/2016


This DrawTite hitch is a heavy duty, solidly built piece; actually more hitch than I needed for current use (bike rack), but leaves options open for future uses, and the price was close to the other lighter-duty receiver options at eTrailer. Installation was pretty easy as demonstrated in the video, and I managed by myself by tying the receiver end to the hatch catch on my Rav4 and raising the opposite end to catch a bolt. About a 30-40 minute job, the most challenging part was unhooking the rubber exhaust hangers. Worked well with a three bike Hollywood rack on a recent 200 mile trip. 316691



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by: Chris C.06/21/2017


An excellent product that fit like a glove. It took me about 30 minutes to install and the instructional videos are an excellent resource to help any person install a hitch. There really is no need to jack up the car as there is plenty of space underneath to do the job. It cost me a third of the price of having it done anywhere else. 396876



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by: William M.01/13/2014


Installed myself single handed. Everything lined up as promised. If I had any issue it would be that it comes adorned with so many stickers that the name "Hidden Hitch" is anything but. I have purchased this brand before. Great product. Customer service followed up to make sure I was happy. I am. 112674

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The hitch is working fine. Very sturdy. I wish it was constructed with less receiver protruding aft. I

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by: jt02/20/2017


draw-tite hitch receiver class III installation was simple and easy with no problems encountered. 343765



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by: Paul in Colorado07/18/2015


Sweet! After reading MANY reviews about holes not lining up, I went with the Draw-Tite and I'm glad I did. They lined up perfectly, and that makes installation a breeze. Really, like 15 minutes. And I'm barely handy. No sweat on the exhaust, either. My '10 Rav4 has a rubber hanger, so I just pushed it over and used the wiggler on the socket wrench. Of course, the box the hitch arrived in was completely thrashed (several big holes, bits sticking out, one friendly spider), but luckily none of the good, visible painted parts were scratched. Apparently this is a common complaint. See Amazon reviews. Everybody needs better boxes. 212732



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by: Kyle07/20/2011


Product was shipped immediately, packaged well. Installation took a little longer than orginally anticipated. Like what other folks have posted, it takes a while to clean out the holes on the frame if your car has seen a couple of winters. You will need a buddy when you actually install the hitch - one person to hold it in place and one to start threading each bolt. Holes on the actual hitch did not line up absolutely perfectly - in my opinion, I think one of the welds on the hitch was like an eigth of an inch off - but everything installed nice and neat with a little persuasion. All in all, real happy with the purchase and this company was great to order from. They expedited the shipping at no extra charge to me and sent me emails letting me know what was going on. Saved a bunch of cash ordering from them and doing it myself. 19740



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by: Jim S04/22/2014


My order arrived very fast and in perfect condition, It took only 1 hour to install on the 2012 Toyota Rav4 and fit exactly as ordered. I had the hand tools needed with a floor jack in my home garage and a few pieces of 4x6 studs to help level since I was alone. Directions made the total install very easy. 126454

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by: J J04/03/2016


At a very reasonable price point, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch meets expectations. Thanks to etrailer.com, the installation was seamless. The hitch is mainly used with a Yakima bicycle rack. Installed on a RAV4, the black hitch paint color and position make it aesthetically appealing and somewhat stealthy. I suppose it also helps that the color of my vehicle is black. After 3 years exposed to all seasons, there are signs of rust around the hitch receiver. Having the car parked on my driveway, exposed to the elements along with salted NY/NJ roads - perhaps the most logical explanation. Regardless, the unit still performs well. 242787



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by: Jim G04/07/2015


The hitch was pretty easy to install after watching the etrailer video. The only thing stopping me from giving it a perfect score was that I had to bend the hitch brackets out to get the hitch to fit the mounting holes on my Rav4. Somehow the hitch appeared to be bent in slightly on one side. To bend/adjust the hitch brackets to proper form, I did the following. (1) Fit the hitch on the Rav4 to determine how far off the mounting holes were on one side of the hitch. I screwed in the bolts on one side and took the measurements on the opposite side. (2) Use a bottle jack and a 2x4 to slowly bend the brackets out. I bent the brackets out in small increments until I got the correct distance between the mounting holes. This took @ 10 minutes total. After making the adjustments, it bolted up perfectly. Looks great on the vehicle. 183980



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by: Richard07/08/2011


Great company to deal with - provided free delivery and even upgraded it to provide faster delivery. Hitch arrived in strong cardboard box with no damage except for loss of black paint where hitch had broken thru box. Installation instructions and video were excellent - all mounting hardware was provided - 4 bolts and washers. Only problem I had was rusted bolt holes on my 2006 RAV4 so I could not get the bolts in, not surprising since the holes were exposed to weather. Once I managed to locate a tap to clean out the threads and the hitch went on easily. Maybe etrailer could carry the tap and either include it or provide it at a good price because I did have problems locating the M12 x 1.25 tap. Overall, I'm very happy with the service, pricing and quality of the hitch - now I have to hook up the wiring harness. 18865



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by: The Long Term Care Specialist04/30/2013


The hitch arrived quickly & undamaged. I installed it by myself on my 2012 RAV4. Had some 4" X 4" blocks which I stacked to raise the hitch to the proper height. Three of the four mounting holes lined up perfectly. The fourth required just a little bit of encouragement with a C-clamp...not much. I wasn't strong enough to pull the recommended amount of torque on the bolts, so I had that done by the shop that ran the hidden trailer wiring for me. Overall, not a difficult do-it-yourself project. Service from etrailer.com was excellent. I would use them again (& may do so for another car). 78496



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by: Jeff06/01/2016


Solid, well-made hitch that I installed easily into my 2016 RAV4 Limited Hybrid. The installation instructions are clear and precise and everything lined up perfectly. Tip for installing this without a helper: use blocks or books or something to support and lift up the hitch into position before you start bolting it in. If you're wrestling with it while you're trying to bolt it in, you're likely to cross-thread the bolts. Be patient, work methodically, and everything will go smoothly. I'll be using this with a hitch rack for bikes, which should be no problem with its high tongue weight limit. I'm not planning on towing with it because I'm not ready to rip out my interior to install the trailer wiring and the RAV4 Hybrid doesn't have much of a towing capacity. 255496



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by: Aaron J.04/13/2017


The product was packaged very well and arrived quickly in excellent condition! A friend and I used a standard car jack to lift the vehicle a few extra inches off of the ground for installation. The only issue we came across had nothing to do with the product, but with the already existing threading on the frame of my 2007 Rav 4. The threading was quite rusted and dirty as the vehicle is 10 years old, so the bolt screws would not initially catch as they should. We purchased a 'tap and die' from the local hardware store to clean the threads. WD-40 helps a ton to clean off rust and dirt from tool, and continuing on cleaning the threads when the tool gets too tight to turn. After that, installation of the trailer hitch only took about 6 minutes! 366725



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by: Mike I03/19/2011


Drawtite hitch for 2010 RAV 4 Installation was a breeze, RAV4 frame rails have factory installed nutplates. Need to push the exhaust resonator outboard to access the right front attachment bolt. Cone washers (spherical version of a bellvue washer) are used on each attachment bolt, they take a bit of crush before the final torque is reached. Electrical harness installation is more involved than a Gen 1 Honda CRV. More a potential improvement for Toyota and no fault of the wiring harness. This is the second hitch from eTrailers for us. Each purchase has been a very good price and excellent delivery time. OK, so two purchases doesn't make for a bell curve statistic. I am a returning customer, that should tell ya something. 9859



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by: Bobbobs04/26/2017


Really heavy duty, weighs almost 40 pounds. Instaltion a snap (watched the video a bunch of times first). Took less than 45 minutes and that is including time needed to get all tools ready. A online hint of using the box it came in to support it while attaching it to the frame was extremely helpful! Fit perfectly, looks great. Now I'm ready to attempt the wiring harness. Have seen the videos but wish they had one without the battery in the trunk. I foresee the hardest part finding a way to get the hot wire to the battery under the hood. 372954



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by: Wendy H03/11/2017


Installation video was very helpful. When the hitch arrived, I knew just what to do. I was able to install it by myself, thanks to a tip from another reviewer. I rested the hitch on a couple of paint cans, then shimmed each side up with a couple of 1x2 boards to get it high enough for the bolts to engage. The instructions say to tighten the bolts with a 19mm wrench. The bolts that came with my hitch were actually 18mm. I chose the DrawTite for a couple reasons, and I'm very happy with it. My tow vehicle is a 2007 Rav4, and the DrawTite uses 5 bolts to attach versus 4 bolts for the Curt. The DrawTite also has the bracket for the 7-pole connector that I will be adding as well. All in all, it's a very nice product. 351438



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by: Thomas B.12/05/2011


Would rate this product Excellent except for the following: As I read in some other online reviews, the trailer bracket arrives with a few good-sized scratches...something should be done to improve the packaging for long-distance shipments. Also, I did have to widen the bracket a hair with a sledge hammer to get the holes to line up...seems the end plates tip inward slightly during assembly (due to welding?). Small issue & easily resolved, but it ate some time & is something that should be addressed by the manufacturer. Great experience with etrailer.com & I'll definitely be back. Online videos are a HUGE help, thanks! I'm no mechanic & the videos saved me $1100.- on installation compared to local quotes! 27720



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by: Owen B.03/15/2012


Purchased this hitch after research & previous experience with this brand. Did not purchase previous hitch from etrailer, but was very satisfied with product quality on both hitches. I would make future purchases from etrailer & would also recommend etrailer to anyone needing a product(s) they carry. It was a painless experience. The hitch arrived in record time- even with free shipping!- there were some shipping scrapes & skuffs that were easily spray painted over to near factory look for corrosion protection. Installation was as promised, 20mins, one man, piece of cake, & all of their installation information is spot on. Will use this hitch for all our towing needs, as well as a cargo carrier on vacation. 33998



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by: Steve R.04/02/2012


Shipping was fast. Installation was a bit more than I had planned. I never would have thought I'd have to spread the flanges apart using my hydraulic jack to have the holes line up (this was done at the recomendations of the cust serv rep). I think they need some better quality control. 35897



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by: CrankinSteve08/18/2016


Installation went perfectly by following the instructions. There is a plastic panel on the driver's side that gets removed and according to the instructions does not get put back as the trailer hitch takes up part of that space. After I installed the hitch, I got out my Dremel and was able to cut that plastic panel do I could put it back. It's probably not necessary, but I thought it was a good idea. So, the hitch is perfectly designed and fit without any issue whatsoever. Installation time for me was about 30 minutes. It was installed onto a brand new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. Now, my SARIS 4-bike platform bike rack and other hitch products can be used with my new RAV4. 285320



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by: chad e03/25/2017


Great hitch. It was very easy and quick to install.. 358547



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by: Jim A.08/07/2015


The time it took to install was less than they advertised! Looks great I made an error in my order, they called me to verify the order before processing it! Then they emailed me when the items arrived! What wonderful service. The videos are very helpful for the installation. The video for the wiring harness could have been a little clearer for underneath the vehicle with the battery feed. 217564



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by: Tommie R.05/20/2017


The hitch has worked fine and is not very difficult to install, as long as you have an extra set of hands. I finally gave in and paid my local automotive guys to install it which took about 10 minutes.(2 guys of course). My only complaint is the hitch could be closed to the stock bumper on the RAV4. It doesn't bottom out or drag on anything but it would look better if it was actually more close to the rear bumper. Delivery time was acceptable when ordered and the hitch came with all necessary bolts. These are fine thread bolts and would be easier to start if they were tapered.. 382997



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by: Doc-Z08/24/2016


My installation of the Draw-Tite hitch was a nightmare...initially. But at this stage in life, I realize not all things go well. What made me happy was the support I received from etrailer personnel. I do not believe the first hitch was properly manufactured. The holes did not march up regardless of all efforts to stretch the frame. Etrailer send me a replacement in a couple of days which fit properly, and all is well. The hitch looks great. Looking forward to purchasing a cargo carrier from them as soon as I decide which one I want. Thank you Etrailer for your support. 287163



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by: Emmanuel R.03/08/2017


Great product, shipped very fast and good price for heavy box, im just installed in my Rav4 2017 and is very easy to do, im going to use for my bikes, thanks E-trailer 350003



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by: Paul03/02/2017


Recently I had my son order a receiver hitch from [online retailer] since I didn't have an account with them. It came quickly though it was the wrong hitch. Returned it and received another that was still wrong. I returned it and ordered from etrailer. After I ordered it I called and talked to Liza to let you know that if your going to send the wrong hitch you might as well stop the order now. Liza checked the order and said no you will get what you ordered. I received the hitch. Wow it was the right on the first time I ordered it from etrailer. Thank you..... 347406



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by: Roger07/09/2016


The product is as advertised. It installed as the video described- quite simple. I took exception with discarding the plastic cover. The Rav does not have any kind of mud flaps and this plastic pan serves a purpose to protect components like sensors, cameras and tail lights from splash back. My area is sandy and we have Winter. The task of trimming the plastic took minutes with a tin snips and box knife. I only needed to remove about 1" by 5" and the structural and fastening integrity was not compromised. I would suggest you add that to the video. 270046



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by: Joe F.02/17/2017


Everything here is five stars: The delivery of the item was great, the how to video is fantastic and the install process is easy. I will make the point of having a torque wrench. There was a moment when I thought it was tight enough. When I used the torque wrench, we got several more towns out of the mount bolts. It is really best to have two people. 342732



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by: soleil04/29/2017


I recommend to buy from etrailer, i just order hitch for my toyota rav4 2017 fast delivery only 3 day free the hitch high quality and very strong , i install only 35 minutes fit perfectly ,no problem at all i think anyone can do it ,i watch video on line from etrailer show details install very easy save money,next time if i buy again from etrailer 374027



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by: Tom V.07/14/2016


Ordered the Draw-Tite Max- Frame Hitch receiver online on a Sunday, shipped the next business day. Received the following day. Very impressed with the customer service and follow up. Installation was easy and was well presented in the instructions. Was able to install in 30 minutes without a hoist! Thank you for making this easy. Tom V. 271729



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by: mikeng6406/02/2016


It did take a while for the delivery (about one month) because it was out of stock, but it was well worth the weight. The hitch was a perfect fit to my 2016 RAV4 Hybrid Limited. I wished I had watched the eTrailer 2016 installation video (I watched the 2015 video on YouTube instead). It addressed what to do with the plastic panel cover (the 2015 video didn't mention it), although I was able to cut a section off the cover and reinstall it. The 2016 video said to reinstall the tie-down hook bracket. The 2015 video did not mention it. 255823



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by: Mike A.05/17/2017


I purchased the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver part #75235 for my 2016 Rav 4. The product arrived in a timely manner. The box was a little banged up when I received it but everything inside the box appeared to have no damage. I installed the hitch on my vehicle without having any issues. I was very pleased with the helpful how-to-install video that is available on the website. It told me everything I needed to know. Very happy with my purchase and would not hesitate to do business with etrailer in the future! Thanks for everything! 381612

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  • What are the Differences in the Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2008 Toyota Rav4 Sport Edition
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Trailer Wiring For 2017 Toyota RAV4
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2017 RAV4 is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75235. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. The trailer wiring I recommend is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118578. This is a simple installation. Just plug the harness into the connection points located in the trunk area behind the tail lights on the driver and passenger side. Then run the hot lead wire to the positive battery post using the inline...
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  • Trailer Hitches that Will fit a 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV
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  • Difference In Factory Hitch And The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch # 75432 On A 2006 Toyota RAV4
  • The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75235 will use existing weldnuts on the vehicles frame rail. It only uses 5 bolts and washers to install the hitch on a 2006 Toyota RAV4. The Class III hitch is rated for 3,500 lbs. towing weight capacity and 350 lbs. tongue weight capacity, but you will need to check your owners manual or with the Toyota dealer for the towing capacity of your 2006 Toyota RAV4. You will always use the lowest rating between the vehicle or the hitch, as the...
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • We certainly can help you kill two birds with one stone! One bike rack that I really like that we had the opportunity to test on a 2007 Toyota RAV4 just like yours is the Thule Helium part # TH9042. This 2 bike rack is very lightweight and has all of the features people want in a bike rack like locks an anti-sway cradles. If you check out the video I attached you can see us installing this rack in a 2007 RAV4 just like yours. For a hitch the best option is the Draw Tite Class III hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • The trailer hitches for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 such as Curt hitch # C13149 or Draw-Tite # 75235 will fit the hybrid models. It is the electric model, designated as EV, that can't be equipped with a trailer hitch. Please note that your RAV4 is rated for a maximum gross trailer weight of 1,750 pounds. Anything over 1,000 pounds should have electric brakes. Consult your owner's manual for more information. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Why Does Curt Hitch, # C12108, Need A Stabilizing Strap For Non-Trailer Loads On 2010 Toyota RAV4
  • The Class III 2 inch hitches for your 2010 Toyota RAV4 are rated for 350 lbs. tongue weight. The Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches for your vehicle are rated for 300 lbs. tongue weight. The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C12108, is a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch that has the higher 350 lbs. tongue weight like a Class III hitch. It is strong enough to carry a bike rack, but because the Curt hitch has it rated with the higher tongue weight capacity on a 1-1/4 inch hitch they will recommend to use the Curt...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited
  • The Class II trailer hitch receiver for your 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited is # C12108. It's confirmed to fit your vehicle. I've linked an installation video for you. I recommend going with a Class III, 2 inch hitch receiver like the Draw-Tite # 75235. This will also fit the Hybrid Limited model and this install is linked as well. A Class III hitch receiver is much more versatile because of the higher weight capacity and selection of accessories that will fit the 2 inch opening....
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