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

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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 675 lbs TW
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 675 lbs WD TW
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 75540 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75540

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
  • Sturdy, square-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.



75540 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

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75540 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75540 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 Lexus RX 450h

2016 - 2019 Lexus RX 350 excluding F Sport



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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 - 2017 Lexus RX 350

Today on our 2017 Lexus RX 350 we'll be having a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Class 3 Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 75540. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now as you can see, our hitch is completely hidden underneath our rear fascia here. The only part that you can see underneath the vehicle itself is the actual Class 3 2" receiver. Now underneath our receiver, welded on with this rolled tubular steel, we have our safety chain loops. You have easy access all the way around your safety chain loop.

Shouldn't have much of a problem using most safety chain loops on it. Now on the side of our receiver, you'll notice that we have two pin holes here. The larger one is our industry-standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole to secure our hitch-mounted accessories. The one closest to the rear here is a j-pin stabilization device hole. A j-pin stabilization device will take away some of that annoying shake, play, and rattle of what's inserted into your receiver if it doesn't already have an anti-rattle device built into it. We have a couple options available for you on our website. Now on the end of our receiver here we have this welded-on collar which helps give us some extra strength and gives it a more finished appearance underneath our vehicle.

Now one thing that I really like about this hitch is that we have plenty of clearance around our fascia with the receiver. Also, it's tucked up behind our fascia here so when we're loading cargo into our hatch area, we don't have to worry about running our shin into the receiver. Now because of this extra clearance that we have around it, this makes it an ideal hitch to use for a bike rack, which is what we found a lot of our customers are using this hitch for on their Lexus. Our Draw-Tite hitch has a 675 pound max gross tongue weight rating with or without weight distribution. Our max gross trailer weight rating is 4,500 pounds with or without weight distribution. Now we'll give you a couple measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch-mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

You're looking at about 15-1/2" from the ground to the top of the receiver opening and about 5" from the center of the 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features over our Draw-Tite hitch, we'll show you how to get it installed. The first thing we need to do in order to install our hitch is prep our frame for it. On our driver side we have two plastic clips and a rubber plug right here. We'll just use a flat head screwdriver, pop these out. Now on our passenger side we just need to remove this factory tow hook right here.

It's held in place with two 17mm bolts. We will not be resolving this. Now it's a good idea to clean out your weld nuts on the driver side and the passenger side using a wire brush. We have these on our website as part number 814092. Just spray some lubricant in there first and run the brush up and down a few times to clean out any dirt or debris that may be in the threads. Now our attachment points for our hitch are the same on both sides. They're the two rearmost weld nuts here in the frame. They we're where our tow hook was on the passenger side and where those plastic plugs we're on the driver side. We'll use our provided bolt with the hitch and a conical tooth washer. Slide on the bolt. Teeth will face up, away from the bolt head and towards the hitch. Get all of our bolts oriented in that direction. Grab a second set of hands and we'll raise the hitch on up and secure it. Now on our exhaust heat shield here we may need to bend it away from our hitch to make sure it doesn't touch, but as on ours, we have plenty of clearance so we don't need to worry about that. Now we'll just snug down all of our hardware with a 19mm socket. Now we'll just torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. That completes our look at and installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number 75540, on our 2017 Lexus RX 350.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75540

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (36 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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works great 575496



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Perfect fit and easy to install.... 605235



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Box arrived very quickly. Part of the hitch had come through the box during shipping, but was not damaged. The instruction video was spot on and it only took 15 mins or so to install. The bolts lined right up. The hardest part was holding in place to get threads started. Only did the hitch as this is for a bike rack and not towing. Looks great on the Lexus and doesn't stick super far out like some of the ones I have seen. This is an excellent store to buy from. Also bought a hitch for a minivan, and it was easy also. I love Draw-Tite hitches. 491125


Comments

Update, have had no issues with this hitch. It literally is install and forget. Highly recommend using this company.

Michael - 03/31/2019

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2016 Lexus RX 450h

Hitch fit as advertised. There is some lack of detail on re-installing the rear under mounted fascia. With some patience and another set of hands we were able to figure it out. We went with a smaller hole (instructions call for removing a section 7 1/2" x 8"). Our hole was only about 3 1/2" wide for a much more pleasing look; for those who get down on their knees to admire their work. And a little more patience figuring out the proper trimming for the passenger side of the fascia that hits the hitch. Watched some videos on the internet prior to attempting the install for some good ideas and to have somewhat of a knowledge base before getting started. That was helpful. 267587



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Returned it. This is a cheap and lazy design. They were clearly trying a save a few pennies by not using a curved main support like the Curt receiver. This receiver requires that you remove the exhaust hanger from the frame and reattach it to a lower point on the receiver. This lowers the exhaust and tailpipe by about 3 inches and definitely puts some strain on the geometry of the exhaust, not to mention, looks terrible! The Curt receiver, which I am now waiting to be delivered, appears to alleviate this issue by bending the main support up and over the exhaust, instead of requiring the exhaust to be lowered. Do yourself a favor and buy the other one by Curt. This stupid design cost me return shipping. 305555



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Installed in about 20 min. Looks fine. Fit perfectly and no surprises. 419229


Comments

no problems and keeps other drivers away from my back bumper

Mike - 08/11/2018

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2017 Lexus RX 350

This was one of my easiest transactions. Easy to buy and easy to install. The videos were easy to understand and installation was a breeze. The hitch is solid and I held off on giving a review till I put my two heavy cruiser bikes on it and made a round trip to the beach. 67 miles each way. The hitch performed perfectly, I even checked the bolts afterwards and are still tight. I would recommend this hitch to anyone with a Lexus RX-350. Thanks, Etrailer! 552906



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2016 Lexus RX 350

The installation process was easy; I did the job by myself. Product fitted perfectly to the 2016 RX 350 base. Screws and washers were included, so I had everything on hand to do the job right. Did not have to bend the heat shield at all. It looks neat since most of the trailer hitch receiver is covered by the rear facia. The installation instructions were easy to follow. Thanks for providing a quality product at a price less than 30% of the original Lexus part, including shipping charges. 392300


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Hitch receiver looks new and provides me flexibility when taking our bikes on trips. It was a good investment.

Fernando - 06/12/2018

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Easy install, fit perfectly. Do not follow the instructions for cutting the underbody panel, they recommend removing way too much material. Measure for yourself, I only needed to remove about a 3" X 8.5" slot. 558337



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2016 Lexus RX 450h

This hitch fit perfectly on my 2016 RX 450h AWD. I had Lexus install it for ..., since the bumper appearance panel needed to be cut in two places for my hybrid, specific torques needed to be met, five socket sizes needed, and the exhaust hanger needed to be reattached. It was easier to have them do it. I also bought a Lexus Hitch Plug from .... This product had a slight shipping delay, but etrailer was great about keeping me updated. They also provided excellent instructions specific to a 450h (with photos) and have a great installation video for this product. 251091


Comments

Perfectly after 1 year.

S - 05/22/2017

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Easy to attach. Good quality. 690496



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Got it delivered one day late than expected, but overall the product looks pretty strong. It was a very easy installation, I installed it myself I think in around 30-45 minutes. It would probably have been easier if I had an extra set of hand. Bought it from etrailer because uhaul was charging $450 and my car dealer more than $1000. I have a 2016 Lexus RX 350 base model. 683123



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I've installed several trailer hitches in the past. The only way this installation would have been any easier would have been the young lady, taking the order, agreeing to come over and do it. I'll install these hitches all day for half what [the vehicle dealer] charges. The 3 plastic/rubber plugs, on the left side, pop right out and the 2 tow bracket bolts, on the right side of the car, unscrew easily with a 19mm socket. I didn't have anyone to hold up one end of the hitch so I used an upside bucket to hold one end up while putting the two bolts in the other side. The heat shield never came close to contacting the hitch, so no adjustments were needed. The wiring harness was also easy to install. There's a pre-wired plug on the left side of the car near the exhaust pipe the harness plugs into. This car was ordered with the towing package so it's my understanding the harness is all that's needed. 683002



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Very fast delivery. Excellent service. 657478



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Excellent hitch with all parts required and good directions, Cut modifications to panels could be improved but were satisfactory. Actual photos would help. 640653



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2017 Lexus RX 350

The hitch appears to be well made and was delivered in good time in a well secured sturdy box. The hitch to vehicle fit was spot on, My last hitch purchase was in 2012 and etrailer continues a quality tradition, Thank you. 628000



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I was so easy and a perfect fit, it should come with a cap, I had and old one. Can’t wait to it 627777



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Finally!! Instructions that were easy to follow. Literally took 20 minuted to install. Only using for a bike rack on the back. Perfect for that. Very happy with the hitch. Side note: If you have rear sensors, bike racks cause them issues. Gave warning light for malfunctioning sensors. Not the hitches fault though 613575



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Perfect fit. Good instructions. Took longer to lift the car then installing it. 612085



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What a great company! Great service and fast delivery! Had no idea what parts I needed for my vehicle but thanks to knowledgeable and friendly staff (Chelsey) that was not a problem! Best service ever!! 608908



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Very pleased with this purchase. It’s a quality product and delivery was very prompt. Also, it’s easily installed. 590833



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2018 Lexus RX 350

Hitch was easy to install and instructions were clear and easy to follow. Wiring harness and mounting hardware a breeze. Only comment, and not a big deal, was the fact that the tow hook that I had to remove for the installation used 17mm bolts and the new hitch used 18mm bolts. the only reason I bring it up was I had an 17mm socket to remove the tow hook but had to go out and buy an 18mm socket to install the hitch. LIke I said, not a big deal but it turned a 10 minute job into an hour job with the time to go and buy the socket :). Still very happy with the experience. 583170



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Great product, easy installation, plug-n-play wiring harness. All flawless, hides so well under the rear of the car, you forget it's there. 497057


Comments

I still forget it’s there, until I need it... then it does what it’s supposed to do... pull my boat. ??

Dan - 04/16/2019

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2017 Lexus RX 350

Just as described! Went of without a hitch(ha) product showed up a day earlier than scheduled. Bonus! Install was a easy breezy after watching the video 492334



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2017 Lexus RX 350

I installed the hitch by myself with a car jack. The only thing puzzled me are the nuts do not exactly fit sockets either metric or British systems. At approximately 76 ft-pound, they start to rip the bolts. Are these bolts purposely made like this. Please advise by sending me an email. Thanks. 488549


Comments

Jesse,Thank you for your review. The metric 10.9 bolts are equivalent to grade 8 bolts. We have never had any issues with them ripping apart. I would recommend checking to make sure you received the correct bolts. You can check this by looking at the top of the head of the bolt for a 10.9 on the bolt. If its a grade 8 bolt it should have 6 radial slashes on the top of the head. Also make sure you not over torquing the bolts by checking the installation instructions.

-- Heather A - 03/30/2018

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Everything as advertised. Simple install. I installed the hitch by myself in about 20 mins. Didn't need a jack. Took a bit of creative balancing on my knees but in the end I felt it was easier than if I had dragged my jack out. Harness was also quick and easy. There was over 12 inches of extra wire that I had to tie of under the car. Would have preferred to not see so much extra but not really a big deal. Shout out to Madison. She was great. I ordered over the phone because I had some questions. She handled them quickly. I think I spent less than ten mins on the phone. Great service! 479560



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terrific service by etrailer! product arrived promptly, well-packaged and exactly what was needed for the vehicle. this is our second time ordering from etrailer, and we are extremely pleased with the speed of the telephone order, and the customer service person who was so knowledgeable and helpful! thank you! 456403



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Product arrived quickly and was really easy to install-20 minutes Just as described on website 452811



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2016 Lexus RX 350

thanks, your products trailer hitch and town wire is good stuff. That was fix on my 2016 Lexus RX 350. It was installation very quick approximate less 40 mins then save my time and money a lot. I will recommend my friend about it. thank you. 436179



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Lexus

Have not used it yet. Just installed and fit great on 2017 Lexus RX 350 411487



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Received my new trailer hitch for my 2016 Lexus RX 350. Very easy to install, looks great and is perfect accessory for my bike rack to transport two bikes. 400499



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Great customer service and website. Installed hitch in 30 mins. 387019



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2017 Lexus RX 350

Product was received in excellent condition. I watched the video, unpacked the hitch and had the hitch and wiring harness installed in less than 30 minutes, without any help. I used my floor jack to raise the opposite side of the hitch. This is my 3rd hitch from etrailer, and it always leaves me happy. 381815



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2017 Lexus RX 350

An easy install of my Drawtite hitch and trailer wiring harness. The installation video on YouTube was very helpful, I knew exactly what the installation process involved. The job goes much faster with 2 people. The installation was completed in about 30 minutes. The hitch will be used mostly to support a bike rack and light towing. Fit and finish could not be better delivery was prompt and well packed. 363419



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2016 Lexus RX-350

Excellent product. Four bolt and you have a Class III hitch. No cutting, bolts (provided) Thanks very happy 306485



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2016 Lexus RX 350

Could not be happier with my decision to purchase the Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer.com for our new RX350. It fit perfectly with no bumper cutting or any other modifications. It took 15-20 minutes to install and another couple of minutes for the wiring hookup. Customer service was very helpful before I decided on my selection. And the total cost for the hitch and the wiring was cheap. Parts and labor at the Lexus dealership would have exceeded $1,300! 243261


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Still completely satisfied!

Thomas L - 04/07/2017

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  • I checked with Draw Tite and their hitch part # 75540 is confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Lexus RX 450H so it would work well for you. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118255 which is a confirmed fit 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 a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75540 Fit 2016 Lexues RX350
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2017 Lexus RX 350 Require Computer Reprogramming
  • The installation of the Draw Tite hitch part # 75540 on your 2017 RX 350 would not require the reprogramming of the vehicle's computer. If you needed trailer wiring and went with a dealer option they would most likely need to reprogram the PCM, but if you installed our universal, no-splice kit part # 119250KIT this wouldn't be a problem. 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...
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  • Will Swagman G10 Fit On A 2016 Lexus RX 350?
  • For a hitch receiver for your 2016 Lexus RX 350, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75540. This is an easy installation with no drilling required. The Swagman G10 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # S64682 will fit perfectly on this hitch receiver. The distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of carrier when folded down is 13 inches and when folded up is 18-1/2 inches, so you won't have any...
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  • Is Any Trimming Required When Installing Trailer Hitch On 2016 Lexus RX 350
  • I have attached the installation instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13272 and also the instructions for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75540. When installing the Curt hitch, there is no mention of the heat shield. The only mention of the shield when installing the # 75540 hitch was that the heat shield may need to be bent a little so that it does not touch the trailer hitch. The installation instructions for both hitches do not mention modifying...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2016 Lexus RX350
  • For your 2016 Lexus RX350, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75540. This is a fairly easy installation that requires no drilling. I've attached the instructions that state what tools you need. This is about a 30 to 60 minute installation depending on your mechanical skillset. You just need some sockets, a screwdriver and a torque wrench. I've attached an install video to help.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Lexus RX 350
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2018 Lexus RX 350 is the Draw Tite part # 75540 because it has great towing capacities, installs easily, and because it has a concealed crosstube which means it won't be quite as visible as most hitches. I attached an install video and picture of what the hitch looks like installed for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring I recommend the T-One kit part # 118255 because it installs without requiring any splicing and also has the most reliable...
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  • Bike Rack Solution for 2017 Lexus RX 350 with Spoiler
  • I have a solution for you, but the SeaSucker Hornet part # 298-BH1302 that you referenced would not work for you since you have a spoiler. You would need to install a trailer hitch on your 2017 Lexus RX 350 like the Draw Tite part # 75540 and then use a hitch bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this...
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  • Trailer Hitch Bumper Clearance for 2018 Lexus RX 350
  • Both of the trailer hitches that fit your 2018 Lexus RX 350 will give you the same amount of clearance. The Draw-Tite # 75540 and Curt # C13272 that fit your Lexus each have approximately 15-1/2 inches of clearance from the ground to the top of the hitch and 5 inches from the hitch pin hole to the edge of your bumper, as you can see by the accompanying diagram. These Class III hitches have a 2 inch receiver and are the same in virtually every way, including the installation; the biggest...
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  • Will Parking Sensors on 2016 Lexus RX350 Interfere With Towing Ability
  • According to my Draw-Tite representative, there's no record of the existing parking sensors interfering with the installation of the # 75540 Draw-Tite Class III hitch or that the parking sensors will interfere with your ability to tow. You'll need the hitch as well as the trailer wiring harness # 118252. If your RX350 has the tow package, the # 118252 would plug into the connector located behind the rear bumper, toward the driver's side. If your RX350 wasn't equipped with the tow package,...
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  • What is Towing Capacity of 2019 Lexus RX 350
  • I did some checking and it looks like your 2019 Lexus RX 350 has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. As long as your trailer weighs less than that you are totally fine and would not need to upgrade anything on the vehicle. If you need a trailer hitch the one I recommend is the Draw Tite part # 75540 because it has the best towing capacities and once installed gives you the cleanest look since only the hitch opening hangs below the bumper. I attached an install video and picture of what...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Fit Confirmed for 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Edition
  • The Curt 2-inch hitch # C13272 is a confirmed fit on your 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport edition. It also fits the non-F Sport version, which is why we list it twice. We have another hitch that fits the non-F Sport, Draw-Tite # 75540. All are shown on the linked page. I suggest the Curt option since it has a lower price and comparable weight rating. An installation video is linked for you along with the written instructions and a helpful article. If a hitch-mounted bike rack is in your plans...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2018 Lexus RX 350L
  • The Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" # 75896 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Lexus RX350L and not the RX350 which would use a different hitch # 75540. Unfortunately we don't have a video of an install on your vehicle at this time but we do have an installation on a 2018 Toyota Highlander which also has that same plastic cover with narrow opening. The driver's side panel will be removed and not reinstalled, but the passenger side panel can be reinstalle...
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