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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



76156 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 76156 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2019 Toyota Highlander

2018 - 2019 Lexus RX 350L



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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 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Highlander

Speaker 1: Today on this 2016 Toyota Highlander we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part Number 76156.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. One thing you'll notice about this hitch is that it's mostly hidden behind our fascia here, giving us a nice, clean look. We have plenty of clearance around our receiver opening around our fascia, making this an ideal hitch to use for bike racks and cargo carriers.On the side of our receiver you'll find two holes. The largest diameter closest to the front of the vehicle, that's our industry standard 5/8" hitch pin hole to secure our hitch mounted accessories. The one closest to the rear, that's for our J-pin stabilization device. What that does is take away the annoying shake, play and rattle out of what is inserted inside your receiver.

You can pick up one of those on our website.Welded under the bottom of our receiver is our rolled steel safety chain loops. What's nice about these is they are plenty large, even if you're hooking on a large diameter safety chain hook like this one. You can easily clip on and clip off.On the driver's side of our receiver we have this attachment point, and it's welded on, for securing any of our wiring options that we may have for our trailer. We have several different wiring options available for you on the website. Welded on the back of our receiver is this collar, which gives us a nice finished look and also helps improve the strength of the receiver opening.This hitch features a 500 pound max towing weight reading, which is the amount forcing down, and a 5,000 pound max gross trailer weight reading, which is the amount it can pull.

It does not support the use of weight distribution, so just keep that in mind if you're planning on using that with your trailer. You'll also want to consult with the owner's manual of your Highlander and not exceed what the vehicle is rated for. Go by whichever number is less.What I really like about this hitch compared to other options out there is the amount of clearance that we have around the receiver opening. This makes it really easy to hook up our accessories, so we can get on the road easily and not have to worry about any clearance issues.Now for a few measurements to better choose any hitch mounted accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 15-1/4" from the ground to the top of the 2" receiver opening and about 2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper.Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed.

To begin our install, we went ahead and removed our spare tire. Now we need to trim this plastic panel off here, which is an exhaust deflector, from our fascia. We're just going to trim it right along this edge here to remove it as close to the fascia as possible. You can use a sharp utility knife for this. I'm going to use a rotary tool.On the back side of it we have a plastic panel fastener here and a 10 millimeter screw.

The way the plastic panel fastener works, you can pop out the center with a flathead screwdriver or trim panel tool. With the center popped out the whole clip will be removed, and we'll just undo the screw.Now we remove the underbody panel on or driver's side. In order to do this we'll have a couple of 10 millimeter screws, a plastic panel fastener here and here. These plastic panel fasteners work just like the one for the exhaust shield on the passenger side, so you just pop out the center and the whole clip will come out.On the inside next to where our spare tire resides there's two 12 millimeter plastic nuts that will just rotate down as we pull. Now we can grab the panel and pull it toward the center of the vehicle and it'll come down.Now we have this fascia support. We have one on each side of the vehicle. It clips our fascia in with another plastic panel fastener, so we'll remove that fastener, and now we'll trim this off to get room for a hitch. We'll just use our rotary tool again to do this.Now we need to remove our factory tow hook. You may have one on the driver's side as well, but we only have one on the passenger side on this vehicle. It's held in place with two 17 millimeter bolts. We'll also remove the 17 millimeter bolt that has this underbody attachment mounting bracket on it.On the passenger side we have two rubber plugs in our frame. We need to remove these plugs. This will pop right out with a flathead screwdriver. On the driver's side we need to remove all of the plastic and rubber plugs. They pop out the exact same way. With the plugs removed on the driver's side you can see our attachment points. We have factory weld nuts in the frame, three on each side, and this will hold our hitch in place. To hold it in place we use the bolts that are supplied with our hitch and a conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face up towards the hitch.Now in the rare case you have any rust buildup inside your weld nuts you can use a wire brush, which we have on our website. It's Part Number 814092. You can run it in and out of the threads a few times with some spray lubricant and that'll remove any of the rust.On our passenger side we'll be using the two bolt holes that held our factory tow hook in place and we'll be using the hole where the bolt was that has this underbody attachment mounting bracket. Our hitch will sandwich this attachment point between it and the frame of the vehicle.Now with an extra set of hands we'll raise our hitch in a position going over our exhaust on the passenger side, and we'll just thread our bolts into the weld nuts in the frame. With all the hardware started, we can now tighten it down. We'll use a 19 millimeter socket for this. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions.Now the underbody panel that goes in the drivers side, if you want to reinstall it, you will have to modify it. If you don't want to install it, you can just leave it off. There's a spot right here I've marked off where I have to trim out. I'll use my rotary tool for this again. We also have a small section right here that we need to remove. We also found that we do need to trim a little bit out of this area here just for the frame of the hitch to have clearance.You may find yourself having to test with the panel a few times in order to make sure you have everything fully trimmed just right. We did find an extra section here on the back that we need to trim out. We also need to extend this area here a little bit more. With that panel trimmed we can reinstall it. We went ahead and put our spare tire back up. As you'll notice, it fits fine around our hitch. A full size spare will also fit with this hitch as well.That completes our look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tight Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part Number 76156, on this 2016 Toyota Highlander.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (127 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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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



- 76156
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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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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

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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Lexus

Installed on a 2018 Lexus RX350L. A little complicated with some trimming of panels required. But nothing too bad. Had to remove the spare tire to get the hitch to line up with the bolt holes. Solid quality and build. This is probably my 6th or 7th hitch install from etrailer. Took me about an hour. Looks great on installed. 671303



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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



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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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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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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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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

Fits good on my 2018 Toyota Highlander. Most of the installation instructions were good. Would suggest a little more instructions on how to trim the splash panels. I asked a question on line to etrailer and they responded with a picture and video as where to install the new fuse. Thank etrailer! 616655



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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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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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2015 Toyota Highlander

I finally found the time to install my hitch. Watch the video and look for others too. The video is very helpful. I suggest taking a picture of the underbody before you pull off the nuts, screws and clips. There are a couple different kinds and it is easy to forget which one goes in which hole. Since I failed to do this, the video was helpful to get the pieces mounted back on. I've seen some comments here that the video does not show the details of where to cut. Not sure they updated the video, but it seemed detailed enough for me. My Dremel too with a cutoff wheel made it very easy to trim the underbody plastic. Overall, happy with the install and the look of the hitch. Almost all of the hitch is hidden under the rear bumper. Only way to get less to show is to by the Toyota Factory kit. That one hides even more as it replaces pieces on the actual plastic bumper on the Highlander. There is a $200-$250 cost premium to get that look. 553574



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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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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

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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- 76156
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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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2017 Toyota Highlander

I wasn’t sure which hitch I should purchase for my 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE and reached out to the email provided. I was surprised at the quick turnaround on response time and I received the recommendation on the Drawtite 76156 (vs the 75896) because it didn’t show as much under the bumper. I ordered the hitch on a Monday and expected it to be delivered by Thursday morning. When it didn’t arrive as expected - I emailed customer service. They were VERY quick on their reply in letting me know that it should arrive by the next morning since it was stuck at the UPS facility. I was pleasantly surprised when they followed up with letting me know they received notification of delivery and wanted to be sure I had received it. The total installation took 2 people around an hour. We decided to replace the driver’s side panel after putting the hitch on and I wish the installer on the video would have shown us how to trim that panel. ** Since he didn’t show the cuts made, I would suggest that a TEMPLATE be included with the instructions to save time** Overall - I am VERY please with my trailer hitch - which I intend to use mainly for a bike rack and possibly tow a small trailer. I will definitely purchase from eTrailer again!! 491049



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2018 Toyota Highlander

Super fast service in getting my order shipped and delivered. Great instruction and videos showing how the insulation should go. Having customers photos was a wonderful help as well. I highly recommend this company and will be using them again when needed. 550055



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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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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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2015 Toyota Highlander

This hitch receiver is a high quality product that fit my 2015 Toyota Highlander perfectly. Because the hitch framing is hidden by the rear fascia it looks like a factory install. I followed the etrailer online installation video and had no problems even though I did it myself using a motorcycle jack as my helper! I also bought the curt wiring harness and again, using the online video, all went without a "hitch" (pun intended!). Great products, very helpful videos, and fast delivery. I will recommend this company to my "track-day" friends for their trailer needs! 433105



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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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