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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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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 76156 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76156

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 500 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.



76156 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76156

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (147 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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etrailer is the best. Best Price on this hitch and package shipped and arrived as scheduled. Ordered for 2017 Toyota Highlander and fit perfectly. Trailer hitch was complete with all parts. Easy to follow directions and helpful installation videos. A friend and I installed it in less than an hour. Very pleased with the hidden hitch feature of this hitch. Looks great and works for my application of holding Kuat hitch mounted bike rack. I hesitated buying this hitch because I did not want it to protrude too far past the bumper. Not to worry. The offset of the hitch past the bumper is negligible--no more than 2" and that is with the rubber cover. No shins busted yet. Purchased rubber tube cover for the hitch also: Rubber Tube Cover for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers - I-728. Fits well looks great. No logos on this cover--yea! Would look at etrailer first for any other auto accessory needs. 663413


Comments
Very happy with product after a year. Solid, wearing well, and no issues
Doug - 06/28/2020

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2018 Toyota Highlander

This application is for a 2018 Toyota Highlander Limited. I went this route because the dealer was going to charge me $870 and felt the $150 plus my time was worth it. I watched the instructional video twice and then waited for the hitch. They hitch was here in four days, came in great shape in well padded box. I followed the instructions as I remembered and from start to finish it took me 35 minutes. I used an igloo cooler to elevate the opposite side and be my second set of hands since I had no one to help me. What a great product thank you for your help Derek Brown 499062



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ordered for 2015 Hldr XE 4x4 , perfect fit just make sure to install concave washers with raised center towards bolt head ,to keep bolt "locked" Also use of LOCTITE wouldnt hurt 566078



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Great hitch affordable Installed it with the help of a friend which was a bit challenging to get both sides on but doable I use the hitch to carry 4 bikes on my yakima bike rack and skis during ski season 652913



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Quick delivery and installation!! I would recommend removing the spare tire. That saved a lot of time. I wish there was a pattern for cutting the splash guard included in the instructions. I'll be making the modification via other's pictures, but a cutout to lay over the guard would be nice. Took 45 minutes with the help of a neighbor. 518251



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2018 Toyota Highlander

One year later review. Could not be happier. Installed it by myself while following the etrailer installation video on my laptop. It fit perfectly on my 2018 Highlander. I have used it for towing ~25 times in the last year without any issues or concerns. No major rust or other unsightliness. This is the second hitch I have gotten from etrailer - the first hitch fit perfectly on my 2012 Highlander back in 2013. 99% sure my next SUV will have an etrailer hitch on it also when the times comes. 670450



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2004 Toyota Tundra

Every thing was great the video is good except it took me a long time to find the grommet to feed the wire thru to the hitch to put in the bracket that I bought to mount the 4 pin connector to the hitch, instead of rolling it up and putting it in the tool compartment like the video shows. I have the Hybrid so the battery made it harder to see. It is in the back driver side corner behind the battery. I was able to get my hand back there and feed it thru without taking the battery out. It would have been nice to have the info in the video or instructions as it took me a while to find it. I even called and your help desk did not know where it was. Cost me an extra hour or so. You can see it in the picture with the multi colored wires going thru it. Sorry I took the picture after I put the tool box back in. 476907



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2018 Toyota Highlander

I picked this hitch because it was less visible than any of the others, even the factory hitch. Delivery came in 3 days, box was secure and the hitch fit perfectly. There was some missing paint on the hitch but a couple shots of black paint took care of that. Thank you for the very good video to install the hitch. It helped with the installation and panel cutting. Very pleased with the product and delivery. 509871



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2018 Toyota Highlander

After much research I Ordered the 76156 Draw-Tite hitch for my new 2018 Highlander with the Curt wiring kit. Received all parts ordered complete, in less than 3 days . Quality of all items was First Class and etrailer price was hard to beat and I checked around. This was a Real great deal especially when you consider shipping was FREE. The Pictures and Video's on etrailer web site were so HELPFUL on making the buying decision and doing the install. It took me two days but I saved over $500 doing the job myself and it even turned out to be a better set up then the hitch the Toyota dealer was offering. See Draw-Tite Hitch Picture you can hardly tell the hitch is there. Amazing!!! Thank You ! etrailer Corp for helping to make this one of my better buying decisions and projects. . All in All -- NO REASON TO BUY HITCH OR TRAILER PARTS FROM ANYONE ELSE RW 461376



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2019 Toyota Highlander

Went on my 2019 Highlander XLE without a hitch! Took me about 1.5 hrs working in the driveway without the car raised up in any way. Used a couple of jack stands and 5 gal buckets to raise the hitch up close to where it needed to be. Held one side up and got a bolt in and then the other. No issues but you need a hefty torque wrench to put the specified torque rating on those nuts. Putting the driver side plastic cover back in took a fair amount of trimming but not difficult. Also used the CURT C56217 wiring kit, the plug mounting bracket 18144, 1/2" wire loom 459075-1 to cover the wires. The only issue with the CURT wiring kit is trying to stick the box to the back wall. The wires are too short to put it down in the rear quarter panel and because of the sealant strips theres no flat smooth place to stick it. 647082



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2019 Toyota Highlander

I selected this Trailer Hitch Receiver because it hides most of the frame behind the rear bumper which I believe to be a cleaner look. I'm very happy with the result. Speaking of installation it was easy to install using the video provided by etrailer. After installing the hitch, I have a couple of suggestions. No need to remove the plastic splash cover on the passenger side, only remove the bolt that holds the forward clip to the frame which is the forward bolt hole for the hitch. Also, the push pins for the rear bumper support do not need to be removed as the hitch installs under these supports. This is the first of many hitches I've installed on my own vehicles and the Toyota Highlander is the only one that has predrilled holes with nuts installed. This really made the DIY installation very easy. The most difficult part of the install for me was trimming the plastic splash guard on the driver’s side to fit over the installed hitch. The etrailer installation video simply left this part off and I guess that’s an option. 650373



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2016 Toyota Highlander

Product is rusting around the welds. The vehicle is garage keep and the hitch has been used 5 or 6 times. The fit is great the finish level of the product is the problem. 573246


Comments
The hitch is located on the underside of the vehicle which can unfortunately leave its finish vulnerable to abrasion from road debris being kicked up into it. Once the powder coat has been abraded, its pretty easy for the chemicals used on the roads in the winter to cause corrosion. Ive had a Draw-Tite hitch on my van for about 6 years, every fall I crawl under there and look for any corrosion. If I find any, I give the area a light sanding to remove the rust and then touch up the area with a rust-inhibiting spray paint. Rust-Oleum works very well.
-- Mike L - 10/10/2018

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After receiving the package 20 days after ordering because ups lost the package it arrived with some chips in the powder coating. The hitch installed very easily and looked very nice. Just a little concerned about rust happening on the chipped parts I needed to use the hitch so did not try to get another hitch without chipped paint. Everyone at etrailer was very nice and helpful with the shipping issue. 474342



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Great product. Great fit. The video support for installation including the wiring is priceless. Great working with you. 544561


Comments
Great hitch. Nice profile for a non-factory hitch.
Dan a - 08/07/2019

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2019 Toyota Highlander

Let’s get the 1 negative out of the way then focus on the many positives. On my new 2019 Highlander the 6 mounting holes didn’t exactly line up. Despite dry fitting all the bolts to make sure the threads were good, it took a good bit of wrestling to get the last 3 seated. I didn’t have to ream or grind the holes but it took some time and force to get them in and torqued. Get some ramps as it will help, you’ll be under there for a while (3 hours total project time for me). Now the many positives. Excellent website with OUTSTANDING video tutorials, great pricing and customer service. I got exactly what I wanted for a price significantly less than what Toyota or a local trailer shop wanted. This hitch fits discreetly under the bumper, you don’t see the horizontal bar, and there are no exposed logos or stickers. This is a Class III and not a IV but I have no intention of maxing the trailer rating of my car or needing to use load leveling spring kits. Wiring kit was simple to install and passed easily underneath through a factory predrilled hole and grommet. All I had to do was trim the rubber grommet and reseal with gorilla tape. No exposed wires or need to dangle out of the tailgate. A previous review showed exactly how to trim the driver side trim plate to go around the hitch. I would recommend as you take out each fastener, tape it to the part to know where to return it to. There are 3 different types of fasteners. My buy from etrailer was the Draw Tite 76156, 18144 plug mounting Bracket, Curt C56217 wiring kit, the ALL648544 Trim Pad Remover, and the Curt I26 Light Tester. From the discount hardware store I bought some ½” rachet extensions and the basic clicker ½” drive torque wrench for $20 each. All-in this was a $250 job and I am very pleased. Toyota wanted $1000.00. 596603



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I was impressed by the quick shipping. The hitch is very well made. I installed the hitch by myself in about an hour and a half. No issues with the hitch or the installation. I followed along with the instructional video. It's not a complicated install. I could have installed it without the video but it sure is easy to just go step by step along with the video. I used a floor jack and a couple of jack stands to lift the hitch in place. If I would have had another person helping, I could have avoided using the jack and jack stands. I did the install in my garage with hand tools. The only special tool that is required is a torque wrench. I'm glad that I did this myself. I called around to have a hitch installed and the cost for a shop to do a hitch install was crazy. This hitch requires 6 bolts to mount. Follow the video and it's easy. I really like that I got the hitch that is hidden under the vehicle. For a little more money, I don't have to see the cross bar of the hitch. This hitch also has the mounting plate to be able to mount the wiring plug. I bought the mounting plate for the wiring plug so it's not hanging and looking sloppy. FYI, you only need 1 piece, which is part # 18144. You don't need part #18140 if you buy this hitch. I also ordered the wiring harness and ran it through the floor under the trunk lid. I found a hole that was filled with a rubber plug. I cut a slit in the rubber plug and put the wire through it. I used electrical tape and zip ties to secure the wires. It looks professional and clean. I checked the lights and blinkers with a tester and everything works as it should. I haven't towed anything yet. I have full confidence in this hitch and the install. etrailer provides everything that you need. Excellent products, quick shipping, easy to follow install videos, customer service, excellent pricing. 659138



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Easy to install and it looks great! 676972



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Rear hole slots were slightly less than 42 inches and after mounting could not get rear bolts installed. Option was to return, but dropped hitch and used a 20 ton jack to bend to 42.5 inches and reinstalled unit. For a 2018 Highlander the center of slots should be 42 inches for installation. Unit is sound and happy with look on car. Not happy to have installed twice. Also you do not have to cut items in figure 2 of instructions. Video was better than written instructions. Attached are pictures of aleignment before bending. One all the way to side and where the other lined up. A lot more reasonable priced than Toyota hitch. 572481



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2017 Toyota Highlander

Received within 24 hours of ordering! Installed wiring harness after watching video and went super easy. Was able to run 4 flat through grommet and under vehicle with little struggle. I then secured module with provided tape and for extra rattle proofing secured over its debt the grommet with Gorilla tape. Hitch installed with some effort to due to heavy nature of the product, also had to do less trimming of fascia to install than shown on instruction sheet. Overall a install I am proud of! ( Will note I needed to use one of the bolts removed from tow hook to go through the first hole on passenger side to be long enough to go through hitch and small plate that secured plastic panel. ) 424559



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2017 Toyota Highlander

I am thrilled with this product. I watched the video several times before trying it myself. The video was spot on. I did a one man installation without raising the vehicle to reduce the height I had to lift the hitch. I am 70, so anyone should be able to make this installation. I like this hitch does not hang down below the rear fascia. I took the time to trim the driver's side underbody panel to allow it to be reinstalled. This was the most time consuming part of the installation as it was a trial and error effort. I included photos of the trimmed panel so others can see basically what was involved. The end product was well worth the extra effort. 456222


Comments
I continue to be very happy with the hitch. I use it about once a month to haul to the local landfill No issues whatsoever.
Brian - 12/01/2018

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2019 Toyota Highlander

Perfect Hitch for my Thule Hitch Mount Bike Rack. Strong and Sturdy and all you see after installation is the receiver and the wiring mount. Could not be happier with the fast service from etrailer and Allison's patience with me and my hundreds of questions that I asked her during my ordering process 853156



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2016 Toyota Highlander

This hitch worked out perfect on my 2016 Highlander. The video on Etrailer was very helpful in knowing what I needed to cut away to get the best fit. The price was competitive to anywhere else but the support at etrailer is by far better. 827573



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I received hitch in good condition and installed it my self with the help of what I learned form watching the suggested video. Overall a positive experience from ordering the hitch and the installation. 824163



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2019 Toyota Highlander

This looks great on my 2019 Toyota Highlander LE. This is very well concealed under back bumper and comes out the length i like to be able to add accessories ad not have to worry about clearing the bumper and or hitting it. This turned out just as expected! 820377



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2019 Toyota Highlander

Easy to install instructions and helpful videos. 816500


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  • How to Determine Correct Trailer Wiring Harness for 2019 Toyota Highlander
    Take a look at the rear of your 2019 Toyota Highlander in the spare tire compartment. You should be able to find a white connector like you see on the right hand side of the picture I've attached. If there is nothing plugged into that connector then you don't have the tow package. If there is something plugged into it, it should be a wiring harness with a converter (like is shown) which means you do have the tow package. If you do have the tow package I recommend the Hopkins harness,...
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    Your 2018 Toyota Highlander the Draw Tite hitch part # 76156 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and would be exactly what you'd want since you said you only wanted the hitch tube to be visible. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the # 118449 which is also a confirmed fit and our most reliable option. Install video attached below for this as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow with 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited
    If you do not have the factory trailer hitch installed on your 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited you most likely do not have the towing package. Since the vehicle is pretty new you can check the window sticker and it would be listed there. Or you can give the VIN to a dealer and have them run it to determine if it was installed. Since you have a Limited that means you have a 5,000 lb trailer towing capacity as-is. So for a trailer hitch I'd recommend the Draw Tite part # 76156 which has...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid
    The trailer hitch I highly recommend for your 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76156 because it offers a unique combination of having a concealed crosstube so your Highlander keeps a clean look, while having a manageable installation on par with that of a hitch that has a visible crosstube, which is not always the case. I have added a link to a video install of this hitch on a 2019 Highlander as well as a link to the written instructions. For...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch That Does Not Require Trimming for a Leased 2019 Toyota Highlander
    I do have an option for you but the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76156 will not be the best one for your 2019 Toyota Highlander because as you mentioned it requires trimming part of the lower bumper fascia. Unfortunately, I can't advise on removing the panel or what it would look like if done so. I recommend you use the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75896 because it does not require any trimming or cutting of the lower bumper fascia which...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and EcoHitch Trailer Hitches for 2016 Toyota Highlander
    The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 76156 and the EcoHitch # 306-X7250 for your 2016 Toyota Highlander are fairly similar hitches in that they both feature a hidden design where only the receiver will be visible beneath the bumper (instead of also having a fully exposed crosstube like on the other available hitches). When actually comparing the two hitches the EcoHitch will have a more hidden appearance than the Draw-Tite because the receiver sits a bit further back from the rear...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and EcoHitch Trailer Hitches for 2019 Toyota Highlander
    You are right that both the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76156 and the EcoHitch # 306-X7250 for your 2019 Toyota Highlander feature a hidden crosstube design that works to maintain a clean, factory-like appearance at the rear of your vehicle. There are a couple of differences between the two hitches both in terms of construction and appearance. The Draw-Tite unit features a powder coated steel construction while the EcoHitch is made of a lightweight alloy from recycled...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring for a 2019 Toyota Highlander
    The best trailer hitch for your 2019 Toyota Highlander is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76156 because it has a hidden cross tube so only the receiver tube is shown (see photo). This hitch is a direct bolt-on fit with no drilling required but you do have to make a small cut in an under body panel but this is very minor and all options require this. The best trailer wiring harness for your 2019 Toyota Highlander is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118449...
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    For your 2019 Toyota Highlander the Draw Tite hitch part # 76156 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and will work well. Draw Tite also specifically noted that this hitch works well with the full sized factory spare of the vehicle too. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd want the plug n play Tekonsha kit part # 118449 which plugs right into the port at the rear of your vehicle.
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  • Trimming Involved to Install Draw Tite Hitch on 2019 Toyota Highlander
    To install the Draw Tite hitch part # 76156 on your 2019 Toyota Highlander you do need to trim the areas you mentioned. The exhaust flap and the fascia tabs. I attached pictures that show the areas that get trimmed. Also the tow hooks do not get reinstalled after installing this hitch. I'd recommend checking your lease agreement but like you said these modifications would be out of plainsight so it would not be obvious. The safety chain loops of the hitch could be used in place of tow hooks...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch fit 2018 Toyota Highlander With Spare Tire?
    The Draw-Tite # 76156 hitch WILL fit your 2018 Toyota Highlander with a full size spare tire; it will need to be removed before installing the hitch and then put back after the hitch is installed. There is a note in the instructions of the hitch (which are linked for you) that says, "You may need to manipulate the rear edge of the spare while raising to clear the hitch." In terms of jacking up the rear of your '18 Highlander, the muffler does not need to be lowered, per the instructions,...
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    For your 2018 Toyota Highlander the Draw Tite hitch part # 76156 is what I recommend for you as it allows you to keep the full size spare like you want and because it has a concealed crosstube which means it will be less visible than other hitches. See attached picture and install video for more info. If you need trailer wiring the 4-way the kit you'd want is the part # 118449 or if you need a 7-way part # 22119. Both of these kits have the most reliable converter boxes around so they...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Popup Camper with a 2018 Toyota Highlander
    The best class III trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2018 Toyota Highlander is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76156. The reason I recommend this trailer hitch is because it has a hidden crosstube which means only the receiver tube opening on the trailer hitch will be visible and it will allow for a full size spare tire to be used. This is the only option that has both of these features for your Highlander. The best trailer wiring harness we have for your...
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  • Do I Remove the Battery During Trailer Wiring Harness Installation on 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    Yes. In order to install a trailer wiring harness like the Curt # C56217 to go with your new Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 76156, you will need to disconnect and remove the battery in order to remove the storage box in your 2019 Toyota Highlander. It should be noted that disconnecting and reconnecting the battery may at first prevent the hybrid system from re-starting. Keep in mind though that disconnecting the battery is what you have to do when recharging it as well-so this won't...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch 76156 Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 76156 is a fit for your 2019 Toyota Highlander and is a great choice overall. It does not require anything else to install either as it comes with all of the needed hardware. I attached an install video for more info as well.
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  • Do Fascia Tabs Need To Be Reused When Installing Draw-Tite Hitch On 2019 Toyota Highlander
    In regards to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76156 which is a fit for a 2019 Toyota Highlander, the fascia tabs located on the bottom of the rear bumper are simply additional points of security to prevent movement in the rear bumper. They hold the bottom part of the fascia to the frame so that when you are driving down the highway at speed, the bottom portion of the rear bumper doesn't move when the wind gets up underneath. I have attached a photo for you which...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    For your 2018 Toyota Highlander I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76156. As you mentioned in your question, this hitch along with the Draw-Tite # 75896 and the Curt # C13200 are Class III, 2 inch hitches that are confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Draw-Tite # 75896 and the Curt # C13200 feature a pretty similar design and identical towing weight capacities. Both will have their crosstube exposed under the vehicle when installed. The reason I think the Draw-Tite...
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  • Finding Someone to Install Trailer Hitch on 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    Finding someone to install a trailer hitch on a vehicle like your 2019 Toyota Highlander isn't too difficult since hitch installs are relatively very easy for mechanics. The trick is to find a local garage to you with a decent reputation and they'll have no problem at all. For your 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid I recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 76156 as it is the best looking when installed as it's mostly hidden, has plenty of towing capacity, and allows a full sized spare to be...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring For 2019 Toyota Highlander With Full Sized Spare Tire
    For the 2019 Toyota Highlander with a full sized spare tire I recommend the Draw-Tite Max Frame Trailer Class III Hitch part # 76156 because of it's concealed cross tube design. The only portion of the hitch that is visible once installed is the sqaure receiver for a nice clean OEM look. I have attached an installation video for your reference. I recommend Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118449 for the wiring. This particular harness includes...
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