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  • Best Class V Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
  • The best Class V trailer hitch for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15572 because it has the highest towing and tongue weight capacities and is a no-drill installation, not to mention the fact that it is made in the USA. This Class V hitch has a 2" receiver and boasts a 15,000 lb towing capacity and 1,500 lb tongue weight capacity which speaks to its strength, as does the lifetime warranty that comes with the hitch. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C15572 has a black powder...
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  • Will Hands-Free Liftgate Work With Trailer Hitch Installed on 2019 Honda Pilot Elite
  • By auto tailgate sensor I assume you are talking about the hands-free liftgate on your 2019 Honda Pilot Elite. You do not have to move this sensor to install the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 on a '19 Pilot. The hands-free liftgate will still work with the hitch installed; the only thing you may have to do is kick your foot on either side of the 2" receiver. The accompanying photos as well as the linked video install is of the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 being installed on a 2019 Honda...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2011 Ford Edge
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75992 is a great option for your 2011 Ford Edge though in terms of a wiring harness, there isn't a harness that is an external plug-in or that can be mounted externally unless you do your own modification and find a way to route the harness underneath your Edge. As you can see by the accompanying cut out of the reviews I added we did have one customer run the 4-way through the grommet on the left side of the spare tire in a '11 Edge. The most reliable wiring...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Roadtrek Simplicity on Ram ProMaster 2500 Chassis
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75882 is a fit for a 2018 Ram ProMaster 2500 unless it has an extended body and from my research it looks like your 2018 Roadtrek Simplicity may have that extended body so instead I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76050 instead as this is a confirmed fit for all models of '18 ProMaster 2500. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver, 5,000 lb towing capacity and 500 lb tongue weight capacity. It is a bolt-on installation that will not require...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Trailer Hitch on 2013 Chevy Eqinox
  • The correct hardware will depend specifically on the hitch you have for your 2013 Chevy Equinox. For example, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76028 uses M12 x 1.75 x 45 bolts. For any hitch we do have replacement hardware, the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK. All you need to do is go to this product page, enter the model number of your hitch in the box that says "Hitch Item Number" and then select the correct manufacturer from the drop-down box. Simply...
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  • Fit of Thule T2 Pro XTS TH9035XTS2 Platform Rack on 2014 Buick Encore
  • Draw-Tite Class II hitch # 36554 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Buick Encore. You can see the installation in the linked video and the written instructions are linked as well. This hitch will be compatible with the 1-1/4-inch version of the Thule T2 Pro XTS, which is part # TH9035XTS. This rack is also made in versions for 2-inch hitches and those other versions are not compatible with your hitch. With the unloaded rack tilted down will absolutely be able to open the rear hatch. You...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 1977 Ford F-250 with 34 inch Wide Trailer Frame
  • Based on the frame dimensions you listed for your 1977 Ford F-250 you actually have a cab and chassis model which has the narrower 34 inch wide frame. That means instead the hitch you need is the Curt part # 13028 which is confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and it's cab and chassis style frame.
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  • Mostly Hidden Hitch Recommendation For 2011 Honda CR-V
  • The hitch opening of the EcoHitch # 306-X7291 is not removable like some versions of the EcoHitch offer. For your 2011 Honda CR-V there are no options that have removable hitch openings but this hitch is about as hidden as it can be since only the hitch opening is visible underneath the rear bumper of the vehicle.
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Allow Spare Tire to Be Kept
  • I attached a picture that shows the Curt hitch part # C13152 installed on a similar 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe with the spare reinstalled and you can see that they do fit together. The spare has to be dropped before installing the hitch but it gets reinstalled after. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Tekonsha kit part # 118784 as it installs without splicing and comes with our most reliable converter box. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount...
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  • Does etrailer.com Hitch # E98864 Fit 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Allow Handsfree Liftgate
  • For the etrailer hitch part # E98864 that you referenced it's going to block a portion of the liftgate sensor of your 2018 Toyota Hybrid but what you can do is kick your foot to either side of the hitch tube and the liftgate will open like normal. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Hands Free Liftgate Sensor Relocation Kit Needed When Installing Hitch in 2019 Honda CR-V
  • Honda offers a Power Liftgate Sensor Relocation Bracket as part # 08U59-TLA-100A for your 2019 Honda CR-V for when you install a hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76128 so that the hands free lift gate will still function properly. That said, we've also had a few customer come back and say they were still able to operate the hands free liftgate without the harness. They just had to be very specific with where they kick and it worked like normal. If I were in your situation I would install...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation to Fit Travel Trailer for Carrying a Bike Rack
  • The width of a travel trailer frame is going to be wider than what the hitch you referenced would fit most likely. Instead Curt has hitches designed exactly for your application like the part # 13703 which fit frame widths between 22 and 72 inches apart on center. This also gives you a 2 inch opening instead which more bike racks are designed to fit.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Sedan to Tow Small Trailer
  • The best trailer hitch we offer for your 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Sedan is the Curt Class II hitch part # C12199 which has the highest capacity of all of the hitches we offer, is made in the USA, and will only have the hitch opening hang down below for a more concealed look. Then for trailer wiring you'd want the Tekonsha kit part # 18252 for a 4-way. Then for a ball mount you'd want Curt ball mount part # C45520 and for a hitch ball either # C40018 for a 2 inch ball or part # C40001...
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  • Dimension of Frame that etrailer.com Trailer Hitch for Jeep Wranglers Fits
  • The etrailer.com trailer hitch # E98835 fits a frame that's right at 3-1/4 inches wide. It's specifically designed to fit on a Jeep Wranger JK and JL both the 2-door and Unlimited styles from 2007 to 2020 as long as the Jeep has a standard rear bumper. I've linked the install details as well as an install video for you.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75648 Allow Rear Spare to be Left Installed on 2017 Dodge Journey
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 75648 that you referenced does fit and allow the rear spare of the vehicle to be stored. I attached a picture I took from our install video (also attached) that shows the hitch installed with the spare mounted as well.
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  • Do Heat Shield Fasteners Require a Specific Torque Value
  • There is no specific torque value for re-attaching the heat shield during the installation process for Curt hitch # 13354 that fits your 2011 Acura MDX. The reason is that heat shields are generally fairly thin sheet metal. They do not need to be torqued down super tight since they are not bearing any load. Just tighten the fasteners until they stop rotating and then give them another 1/4-turn to 1/2-turn. These fasteners will not need anywhere near the same force as the hitch installation...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Suitable for Class I Hitch on 2018 Toyota Prius
  • Light-duty Class I hitches like # 24966 are the type available for the 2018 Prius but in this 1-1/4-inch receiver size there are no swing away cargo carriers made. Such carriers are made for larger stronger 2-inch hitches, such as the Rola Swinging Enclosed Cargo Carrier # 59109. It is not possible to use a hitch adapter to install such a carrier in a Class I hitch due to weight restrictions. There are not any folding carriers made for a Class I hitch either. Fixed-type Class I cargo...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 76201 is the correct trailer hitch for your 2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. Then for trailer wiring you'd want the no-splice ZCI kit part # 119250KIT which has been confirmed as a fit. The # 76201 though is not rated for weight distribution so we cannot recommend a system for it. Instead you'd need a standard ball mount. Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • The towing capacity of your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is 3,500 lbs when you have a trailer hitch like the Curt # C13172 installed. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118605 which installs without any splicing and has the most reliable converter box of all of the kits we offer. 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...
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  • Will Draw Tite 2 inch Trailer Hitch for 2019 Acura RDX Work with Factory Trailer Wiring Harness
  • For your 2019 Acura RDX the Draw Tite 2 inch hitch part # 76268 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and will work just fine with your factory trailer wiring. Just the factory hitch would need to get removed but the factory wiring can be left installed.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
  • Sounds like they checked your 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure thoroughly for trailer wiring connections and none were found. This isn't a huge deal though as we have the Tekonsha kit part # 118578 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and requires no vehicle wiring splicing so it's a great an easy solution. It installs by plugging inline with the taillight connectors at the rear of your vehicle like the install video link I attached shows. The price for this kit is at the product link...
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  • Transporting 2 Hobie Mirage Outbacks with 2011 Acura MDX
  • The Hobie Outback you have weighs in at 85 lbs so it would be harder to get onto the roof of a vehicle even if you had a roof rack and roof capacity that would accommodate 170 lbs of just kayaks. We don't carry any roof racks for your vehicle that would have enough weight capacity so best option is a kayak trailer like the Malone MegaSport Trailer with MegaWing Kayak Cradles # MPG550-M. You'll need a trailer hitch installed on your 2011 Acura MDX as well like the # 13354. For trailer...
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  • Is There a 2017 BMW 330i xDrive Trailer Hitch Fit
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11367 is most likely a fit for your 2017 BMW 330i. The manufacturer just doesn't add it to the official fit until they have physically tested it. Based on the other xDrive fits, it is highly likely it will fit according to my tech contact at Curt.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2019 Subaru Forester for Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76271 is a great option for your 2019 Subaru Forester to use with a bike rack. It appears that you may be looking at the two holes on the receiver based on your question and the pin hole closest to the receiver is not the hitch pin hole. It is a smaller hole that is designed specifically for the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset # 63201 which will not be used with a bike rack. The only...
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  • Replacing OEM Trailer Hitch on 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 with Draw-Tite # 75521
  • For a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 the Draw-Tite Max Frame Trailer Hitch # 75521 will be a great replacement for the factory hitch. It does require the factory bumper and factory bumper brackets for the correct fit. It will have the factory appearance but is actually a stronger hitch so I think your customer will be very happy with it. This hitch also has an e-coat base and powder coat finish to protect against rust so it should last longer.
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  • Required Fascia Trimming When Installing EcoHitch # 306-X7345 on 2018 Honda CR-V
  • The hidden design on the EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7345 for your 2018 Honda CR-V is definitely a really nice feature that helps to maintain a sleek factory appearance on the vehicle. When installing the hitch you will just need to cut a 1-3/4 x 2 inch opening on the underside of the bumper to accommodate the hitch receiver. Since the trimming is on the underside of the bumper it won't be seen from the rear. I have attached a couple images from the installation manual that...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2019 Forester Touring Hitch to Minimize Interference with Back-up Camera
  • The 2019 Subaru Forester Touring has the nice backup camera integrated just above the license plate and close to centered. When using a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76271 for instance, you will want to account for the hitch pin hole to outermost bumper to ensure you have the clearance needed. For example this hitch pin is 5 inches recessed from the outer bumper so it will not allow folding of the Kuat Transfer # TS02G for example. Because of the location of the camera,...
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  • Recommended 7-Way Connector and Brake Controller for 2007 Chevy Express 2500 for Trailer with Brakes
  • It doesn't sound like you have the factory tow package on your 2007 Chevy Express 2500, so you will want to start with a 4-way wiring harness like # 118392 if you don't already have it and then you will use the # ETBC7 wiring kit to upgrade to the 7-way connector for your trailer with electric brakes. Then you can install whatever brake controller you desire. I've attached a video to assist that shows the connection to the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 but the...
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  • What Metals are EcoHitch Trailer Hitches Made Of
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7221 is made from a recycled metal alloy that includes aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. The thickness of the mounting brackets is 1/4 inch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford Fusion Energi
  • We have the EcoHitch part # 306-X7239 as a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford Fusion Energi which would work well. It has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs as well.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Hitch # 76156 Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited with Full Size Spare
  • 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.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda Accord have More than 3 inches of Ground Clearance
  • Actually the Draw Tite hitch part # 24972 hangs about 3 inches from the bottom of the rear bumper cover on your 2018 Honda Accord. It does not only have 3 inches of ground clearance when installed.
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  • What Size Install Hardware Comes with Draw Tite Hitch part # 75101
  • The size of the bolts that come with the Draw Tite hitch part # 75101 that you referenced are 1/2-13x1-3/4 Grade 5. You can order this hardware kit from us as part # RHK.
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  • Is There Clearance on Draw Tite Hitch for 2019 Honda Pilot to Use U-Bolt Style Anti-Rattle
  • For your 2019 Honda Pilot the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75225 is a confirmed fit and has a decent enough amount of space between the top of the hitch tube and the rear fascia to allow a U-bolt anti-rattle system to fit. I wasn't able to find a decent picture of the U-bolt style anti rattle you have but if it's like the Quiet Hitch part # RM-061 it would fit pretty easily. I attached a picture of what the hitch looks like installed for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Pick Out Correct Ball Mount for 2016 Nissan Frontier Towing Travel Trailer
  • I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Subaru Impreza Sedan
  • The trailer hitch you want for your 2013 Subaru Impreza four door is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7241. This hitch has a 2 inch opening which means that it would allow you to carry a bike rack with more than 2 bikes loaded since you mentioned wanting to carry a 3 bike rack. For trailer wiring I'd then recommend the Tekonsha kit part # 118581 which will install without splicing and has our most reliable converter box. Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Hitch Extender and Class V Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ram 2500 with Torklift Tie Downs
  • While we don't have a super cheap or easy way to accomplish what you are looking to do I can give you a solution that will work. First you'll need the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45509 installed so that you can use the Elite hitch extender part # RP45018 which can be used at lengths between 41-48 inches. At it's max length it still has a 4,000 lb capacity so your 3,000 lb trailer would be adequate as-is. You will need to change from the factory hitch rear tie downs you have now of part...
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  • Are There Extra Spacers in the Curt Trailer Hitch Kit # 13118?
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13118 does not come with extra spacers. On each side of the hitch the rear most hole will use a square block spacer and a U- shaped spacer. The hole closest to the cab on each side will use a square block spacer on each side of the frame rail so one will be sandwiched between the hitch and the frame. I've attached a video that helps explain this to assist.
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  • What Ball Mount Is Needed for a 4x8 U-Haul Cargo Trailer with a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98841 when we installed it on a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was 13" from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube. I called U-Haul and they said that the coupler height of the 4x8 cargo trailer is around 16" from the ground to the bottom of the coupler while level therefore you will need to use the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # C45311 with the 2" Hitch Ball part # A-90.
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  • How Much Weight Can be Carried with a Cargo Carrier on a 2015 Ford Mustang
  • Let me start by saying you're definitely asking all the right questions to make sure you can safely carry your gear on a cargo carrier and you're definitely right to question what you were told. Most of what you're asking are things that we often tell people and they're completely taken off guard and surprised. 1. Yes, tongue weight matters and it is the only capacity requirement you need to worry about. Tongue weight is the force pushing down on a hitch from the weight that's suspended...
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  • What Size are the Trailer Hitch Receiver Bolts and Weld Nuts on a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The weld nuts in your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe will use Grade 5 bolts that are M10- 1.25 x 30. There is also another bolt, washer, and nut on each side required for the installation of the Curt # C13073. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75684 will only use those four bolts and washers.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for 2007 Range Rover Sport
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13456 is a fit for your 2007 Range Rover Sport. This is the only option for vehicle and there is a restriction when adding it. If you have a full sized spare tire this hitch will no longer allow that full size spare to be stored underneath. The center of the hitch pin hole will be 3-1/2 inches behind the outermost part of the bumper making it compatible with most hitch mounted bike racks. I recommend the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack...
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  • How Much Does the Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Ford Mustang Weigh
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24928 which is a fit for your 2018 Ford Mustang weighs around 38 lbs. The other option you have is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11405 which weighs around 36 lbs. However, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver requires exhaust modifications whereas the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver does not so is most likely the better option. I have attached an install video of the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver for...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver for 2019 Ram 2500 With Factory Hitch
  • There are trailer hitches that are Class V rated with a 2-1/2 inch receiver that will fit directly under the OEM hitch on your 2019 Ram 2500, though the correct one is going to depend on if your Ram has a 6-1/2 foot bed or 8 foot bed. If your 2019 Ram 2500 has a 6-1/2 foot bed you will need the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15801 which has a 20,000 lb towing capacity and 2,700 lb tongue weight capacity. If your 2019 Ram 2500 has an 8 foot bed you will need the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # DT45518...
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  • Does the Spare Tire Heat Shield Need to be Removed When Installing Curt Hitch on 2019 Subaru Ascent
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch part # C13400 for the 2019 Subaru Ascent does require the spare tire heat shield to be removed during installation. The spare tire shield does not reinstall because the side plates of the hitch are between the spare tire and the exhaust. The side plates of the hitch now act as the heat shield that was removed. I have attached a photo to show how the side plates protect the spare tire from heat from the exhaust. There is a heat shield above the exhaust that does...
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  • Hitches to Fit 1987 and 1995 Dodge Vans
  • There are three hitches that fit the full-size 1987 Dodge Van with a standard bumper. These are parts # 75140, # 87492 and # C13041. The hitches that fit the 1995 Dodge Van (again the full-size with standard bumper) include three shared parts, # 75140, # 87492 and # C13041. But the other hitches that fit the '95 are not common fits with the '87. The hitches for the '95 appear on the linked page. If you have a hitch that can fit the '95 you can install it using Replacement Hardware...
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  • Determining Correct Curt Class V Trailer Hitch for 2002 Chevy Silverado to Replace Factory Hitch
  • If your 2002 Chevy Silverado 3500 features the standard factory rear bumper (and not a 10 inch deep drop bumper) then the correct Curt hitch is the Class V # C15312 that you referenced. I have attached an image that shows the difference between a standard and deep drop bumper that you can use for reference if you're unsure. If you find that you have the deep drop bumper then you will want to go with part # C15313, which features longer brackets so the receiver can sit below the taller...
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  • Are Curt Hitches Legal For Use in Europe
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said that the Class III Trailer Hitch # 13217 referenced in your question, along with all of their trailer hitches, are tested and rated to SAE J684 standards. This is recognized and accepted by many European countries but there are some that do not. Basically if the country where you reside recognizes these standards then the hitch will be perfectly legal to use. I simply recommend checking with local authorities to see if the SAE J684 standards...
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  • Vehicle Fits for Curt Class V Hitch C15324
  • Curt Class V hitch # C15324 is designed to install on your 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT without any trimming so it should fit snug to the frame without the bumper getting in the way. The written instructions, which are linked for you, make no mention of the need to do any mods for the hitch to fit. It is possible that the bumper cover on your 2003 Escalade EXT may be shifted slightly from its original position. Plastic materials like bumper covers can change shape slightly from years of...
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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch # 75238 Come with Install Hardware
  • Yes, the Draw Tite trailer hitch part # 75238 that you referenced does come with all of the install hardware needed. I attached a picture that shows all of the install hardware as well as an install video for more info on this as well.
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  • Will EcoHitch for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Allow Clearance for 1UP Bike Rack to Fold Up
  • From the center of the hitch pin hole of the EcoHitch part # 306-X7365 out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper measures 3 inches. This would be easily more than enough clearance since you measured from the hitch opening to the back of your bike rack. Since the distance I gave is from a closer point to the front of the car it means you'd have more clearance for the dimension you used. You can verify this though by measuring from the hitch pin of your rack out to the back of the...
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  • Tips for Finding Installer for Draw Tite Hitch for 2019 Acura RDX
  • Any local mechanic to you with a solid reputation would have no problem installing the Draw Tite hitch part # 76238 that you referenced for your 2019 Acura RDX. Hitch installs are relatively easy for them as they deal with much harder jobs on a daily basis. I'd just find a local shop that you know has a great reputation and let them install it. If you need trailer wiring as well you'd want the ZCI kit part # 119250KIT which installs without any vehicle wiring splicing. If you wanted...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch for 2019 Toyota Rav4 Interfere with Hands Free Liftgate
  • The Draw-Tite # 76201 will allow full functionality of the liftgate on your 2019 Toyota RAV4, but you will just need to activate it your foot on either side of the hitch receiver instead of the middle. Otherwise, everything will be the same in regards to the liftgate.
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  • Size of Bolts that Come with EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7284
  • The bolts that come with the EcoHitch part # 306-X7284 that you referenced are: (2) 7/16”-14 x 1” Gr.5 Hex Cap Screw (2) M8-1.25 Hex Nut (5) M8-1.25 x 50mm Hex Cap Screw Fully Threaded
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • While we had one customer come back and tell us the Curt # C11072 fit well on their 2010 Jetta TDI Curt does not recommend it for the TDI models so instead I'd recommend the Draw Tite part # 24866 which has been confirmed as a fit for the TDI models. It also has the advantage of not needing a stabilizer strap if you ever wanted to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack or cargo carrier. I attached a picture of what this hitch looks like installed on a TDI model as well as an install...
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  • Does 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Have a Towing Capacity
  • I took a look at an online copy of the owner's manual for a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and it stated that towing a trailer is "not permitted" with the vehicle so it would be up to you to decide if that was a direction you wanted to go. If so there is a trailer hitch that fits the '19 Pacifica Hybrid, the Curt # C13383. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver and is a great option because it does not require any drilling into your vehicle's frame to install. I have added a link...
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  • Does 2011 Mazda3 Sedan Have a Towing Capacity
  • I took a look at an online copy of the owner's manual for a 2011 Mazda3 and this vehicle does not have a capacity because the manual says the vehicle is not designed for towing. You would need to decide for yourself is towing is something you want to do with this vehicle. If so the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24842 is a great option for your '11 Mazda3 Sedan because it is a bolt-on installation that does not require drilling into your Mazda to install, and is mostly concealed except for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13388 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The reason the hitch does not fit models with 30-3/8" frame, measured outside to outside of frame is because the normal frame on the Sprinter is wider. To confirm the fit on your Sprinter, you can measure the 35-1/2 inches from the frame hole center to center where this hitch mounts. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2015 VW Beetle
  • There are trailer hitches that fit your 2015 VW Beetle but the Draw-Tite # 24877 you referenced is only a fit for certain models of 2012 and 2013 Beetle coupes. The trailer hitches that fit a 2015 VW Beetle are the Draw-Tite # 24922 and Curt # C11354; both hitches fit either a Coupe or Convertible though note that they do NOT fit R-Line models or models with an AdBlue DEF tank. Both are Class I hitches with a 1-1/4" receiver though I do recommend the Draw-Tite # 24922 because it has...
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  • Installation of Curt Hitch C13002 on 2011 Cadillac SRX
  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13002 will install on the 2011 Cadillac SRX such that the end of the receiver tube will extend out past the location of the OEM knock-out panel. This is why that panel must be notched. If you refer to the linked image taken from our install video you'll see the receiver tube position relative to this panel. The complete install video and the written instructions are also included for your reference.
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  • Is Curt Hitch C13382 Easy Enough for Average Person to Install on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • Yes, the Curt Class III hitch # C13382 installation can be handled by a DIY novice installer. This hitch is a fairly easy install and for a novice will take about an hour. I linked an installation video to let you see what's involved and the written instructions that are linked give you the specific tools needed. All mounting hardware comes with the hitch and the help article I linked will enable a trouble-free install. You can check out all of these helpful resources while the hitch...
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  • Installation of Brake Controller in 2013 Honda CR-V
  • The wire you are referring to in the linked installation video of the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 on a Honda CR-V is an auxiliary wire used normally used for the reverse lights on your trailer; if your trailer has those reverse lights you would need to attach that wire to the reverse light wire, as per the accompanying diagram. In regards to the circuit breakers, the # ETBC7 does come with three, but only two are used. The 40-amp circuit breaker is...
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  • Does Rear Fascia of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Need to Remove to Install Draw Tite Trailer Hitch
  • Only the Grand Touring version of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 needs to have an appearance panel permanently removed from the underside of the vehicle to install a hitch like the # 76138. The standard 2019 Mazda CX-5 does not require this. Basically the panel is there to make the underside of the vehicle look sleeker. It's not needed aside from that.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X
  • The Limited X trim of your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee basically replaced the Laredo E trim of the older models. There are some updates that the Limited X over other models but the great news is that the hitch fits like the Draw Tite part # 75699 are the same. This hitch will fit and work great. We typically will only list out trims on fitguide pages if the trim level affects the fit of the products. Since the Limited X does not affect fit info it isn't listed currently. I attached an...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX for Bike Rack
  • The trailer hitch you want to install on your 2018 Honda Civic hatchback for carrying a bike rack is the Draw Tite part # 24954 as it does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack like the Curt equivalent does. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a lightweight platform rack (which is normally an unheard of combo). That means it'll be easy to install and remove from your vehicle since it's light, but also it'll be...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch for 2013 Toyota Prius C
  • I looked up your order notes and the hitch you bought is the Draw Tite part # 24971 which Draw Tite recommends the ball mount part # 3593 for. For hitch balls you'd want the part # 19258 for a 2 inch ball or part # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Replacement Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD
  • I do have an option for you but the factory trailer hitch on your 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD 4x4 cannot be removed/replaced as it is used to support the rear bumper as well. Therefore, none of the aftermarket trailer hitches like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15398 will be able to replace it except for one. That trailer hitch is the TorkLift SuperHitch Hero Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLT1300H which installs over the factory trailer hitch and has a 8,000 lb or 15,000 lb when used...
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  • Why Doesn't Draw Tite Hitch # 24907 Fit 2015 Nissan Sentra SR
  • Both the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24907 and the Curt # C11349 exclude the SR model. I reached out my contact at Curt and found out that the reason they are excluded is because of excess trim and an exhaust rattle. They don't have anything in the works for a compatible hitch. The modifications to make it work would include trimming portions of your fascia and doing some exhaust modification. If you are willing to do some customization, my contact said you can make...
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  • Do the Trailer Hitch Holes In the Frame On a 2019 Acura TLX Need to Be Enlarged
  • I took a look at the install instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11535 which is a fit for your 2019 Acura TLX and did not see any mention of enlarging holes. However, I read a few of the reviews and seen there was indeed some instances in which the frame holes needed to be enlarged. Unfortunately, the size of the holes is not something we nor the hitch manufacturer has control over as there is always going to be slight variations from the vehicle manufacturer. This...
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  • Where to Find Torque Specs for Installing Draw Tite Trailer Hitch on 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • We don't post the torque specs for the hitches we carry as they are subject to change by the manufacturer and since we link the install instructions for all of the hitches directly from the manufacturer if they were to ever change our linked instructions would alway have the correct info listed. So if you check out the attached install instructions link below step 3 you'll see the torque specs listed. Thanks for passing on the info about not needing to drop the exhaust!
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Trailer Wiring for 2014 Kia Sorento SXL
  • The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98841 is a fit for your 2014 Kia Sorento. It is a great option and will install in the same way as Hyundai Santa Fe in the attached video. I've also attached the installation instructions to assist. Then for your wiring, I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56256. This harness will connect to the factory harness located behind each tail light and draw power directly from the battery...
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  • Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver for 2019 Acura RDX
  • I checked with our hitch manufacturers and there is one with a 2 inch receiver that fits all models of the 2019 Acura RDX, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76268. While the hitch does have the receiver size you are looking for it does not have a concealed crosstube, it is visible, as you can see by the accompanying photo of the hitch installed, which was taken from the linked installation instructions. This is a Class III hitch with a 3,500 lb towing capacity and 350 lb tongue weight capacity...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Fit for 2001 Nissan Frontier
  • If you are asking about a trailer hitch that fits a 2001 Nissan Frontier, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75186 is a great option. It is a fit for a 2001 Frontier Crew Cab, King Cab and Regular Cab; it has a 2 inch receiver, a 400 lb tongue weight capacity and 4,000 lb towing capacity. This hitch comes with a lifetime warranty; I've added a link to the installation instruction for you to check out. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's...
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  • Why Are Class I Hitch Adapters Not Recommended for 2012 Mini Cooper Hardtop
  • Curt's Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11272 for the 2012 - 2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop with single exhaust is a light-duty Class I hitch that really should not be used with any sort of hitch adapter. The reason is that on any hitch on any vehicle hitch extensions like # HTAD, # HT5R and # HES6 move the actual load far enough away from the hitch tube to increase the leverage and stress on it. These adapters also tend to allow for more random motion of whatever is mounted in them and this again...
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2015 Lexus GX 460
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75685 will absolutely fit a 2015 Lexus GX 460; if you take a look at the accompanying photo you can see the hitch installed on a GX 460 This is a Class III, 2" trailer hitch that has a 5,000 lb towing capacity and 500 lb tongue weight capacity. It is a simple, bolt-on installation that does not require drilling into the frame of your Lexus to install; it is constructed from steel and comes with a lifetime warranty, which speaks to its durability. I...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring
  • The benefits of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76253 that fits your 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring are that it has a concealed crosstube and also that it has a 750 lb tongue weight, which is the highest capacity tongue weight for any hitch that fits your vehicle. That said, the tongue weight will almost certainly not come into play when you are using your bike rack and it is unlikely to be a factor for a tent trailer. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13400, which will also fit a Touring model of...
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  • Trimming Fascia on 2017 Ford Fusion Energi to Install Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12091
  • When installing the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12091 on your 2017 Ford Fusion Energi (along with the other hitch models available for this vehicle) you will indeed want to trim the rear fascia instead of removing it completely in order to protect the battery. This really shouldn't add much if any time to the install process as it's just going to take the place of having to remove all of the nuts and screws that would be required to remove the entire panel. The fascia will just need...
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  • Can a 2017 Acura MDX or 2019 Honda Passport Tow a 2009 Jayco Jay Feather 19H
  • According to my research, the most well equipped 2017 Acura MDX (AWD with ATF Cooler) has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs and the most well equipped 2019 Honda Passport (AWD with ATF Cooler) has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. The 2009 Jayco Jay Feather 19H that you are looking at has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,950 lbs therefore either vehicle will able to safely pull it. Unfortunately, I don't have any recommendations for you as it really just comes down to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2017 Ford Edge Sport Edition
  • Yes, we have three trailer hitch receiver options for your 2017 Ford Edge with the Sport package part # 75234, part # C13234, and part # C12140. I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13234 as this hitch will not require near as much effort to install in comparison to the similar Draw-Tite hitch receiver. It is a Class III hitch receiver with a 2" opening. This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Ford Edge's frame with no welding required. Depending...
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  • Hitch for 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Curt has confirmed the fit of their Class I hitch # C11900 on the 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 but Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch # 24938 has not yet been confirmed as a carry-over fit on the 2019. The Curt hitch bolts on using the included hardware pack and provides a 200-lb tongue weight rating. Installation instructions are linked for you. If you will be using a compatible bike rack like the Kuat Transfer # TS02B or a cargo carrier like the Curt # C18110 you'll want to use...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13395 Fit 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Require Fascia/Bumper Trimming
  • The Curt trailer hitch part # C13395 that fits your 2019 Jeep Cherokee does not require any rear fascia or bumper trimming to install! I attached a picture of what this hitch looks like when installed as well as a link to the detailed install instructions for more info as well.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11402 Fit 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
  • We recently spoke with Curt and they told us that the hitch # C11402 does fit the plug in hybrid models of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata like what you have so it would fit and work well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2001 Ford Ranger with Step Bumper
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 75082 that you referenced is designed to fit the step bumper models of the 2001 Ford Ranger like what you have so it would fit and work well. It has a 2 inch hitch opening and has towing capacities of 4,000 lbs.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
  • The best hitch for towing a trailer with your 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the Draw Tite part # 75338 because it has the highest towing capacities at 5,000 lb trailer weight and 750 lb tongue weight. It also installs very easily too. Check out the install video I attached for this hitch on a 2006 Grand Cherokee similar to yours. If you need a trailer wiring connector the 4-way kit part # 118381 is very easy to install on your vehicle. Since you plan on doing some towing you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2019 Hyundai Elantra
  • Sometimes Draw Tite is able to confirm the fit of a hitch to a vehicle sooner than Curt and vice versa. It really comes down to who has opportunity to test the fit. Typically the goal is to be the first to release a fit for a new model so if at all possible they carry over fits as soon as they can. Judging by the fact Draw Tite carried over the # 24964 for the 2019 model and the Curt # C11424 is very similar in design I can almost guarantee it will fit too. But as of right now (March...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75902 Fit 2019 Nissan Rogue and Allow Liftgate Sensor Access
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75902 is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Nissan Rogue. Based on its design, it will not change the tail gate lift sensor. You will still be able to utilize that feature to the left or right of the center receiver tube.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • I highly recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15802 for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty because it is a bolt-on installation that will not require drilling into your truck's frame and has the highest tongue weight capacity of any available hitch for your truck. Like you were wanting, this is a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2" receiver. The hitch has a black powder coat finish to protect it from corrosion and also has a 20,000 lb towing capacity and 2,700 lb tongue weight capacity. The Curt...
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  • Will EcoHitch for 2018 Toyota RAV4 Allow Thule Apex Swing to Fit
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7219 that you referenced does fit your 2018 Toyota RAV4 and will easily allow the Thule Apex Swing bike rack # TH9027XT to fit and work. If you check out the picture I attached you can see that this hitch sticks out from the rear bumper enough to allow any portion of the rack to fit without any issue. The Apex Swing is no longer available unfortunately but I was able to find a demo video of it on a very similar Rav4 as yours that I attached a link to. The hitch...
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  • 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Volvo S60 for Saris Freedom Bike Rack
  • The Curt hitch you are wanting for your 2015 Volvo S60 # C12066 has a standard hitch pin hole. The type of anti-rattle hitch pin you described is a mechanism of the bike rack though and not the hitch. This hitch would be compatible with that but your Saris Freedom part # SA4412B, which has this feature and fits 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch hitches would require you to use it's locking hitch pin.
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  • What is the Maximum Towing Capacity of a 1992 Chevrolet C2500
  • I was not able to locate an exact towing capacity for your 1992 Chevrolet C2500. However, if you take a look at your driver door jamb for a white sticker it should list both a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and a gross combined weight rating (GCWR). If you subtract the GVWR from the GCWR that should then give you the max towing capacity. Please note that if you will be towing towards the maximum capacity of your vehicle then you might want to upgrade the trailer hitch. For this,...
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  • Ground Clearance of EcoHitch Trailer Hitch on Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The EcoHitch trailer hitch, part # 306-X7266, does sit underneath the rear bumper so it reduces the ground clearance at the bumper for sure. It installs right up to the fascia on a Subaru Outback Wagon so if you measure from the underside on one down 2-1/2 inches you can see how much you'll lose. When we installed the EcoHitch on a 2018 Outback it was about 13-1/2 inches from the ground. This could be a little different if you have a different model year. According to EcoHitch it...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda Odyssey Void Warranty
  • The use of an aftermarket trailer hitch will not void the warranty on your 2018 Honda Odyssey. You are protected by what is called the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, which says if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever you have added to your vehicle or its installation actually caused the problem in question. With that in mind I highly recommend the Curt # C13370 trailer hitch for your '18 Odyssey...
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  • Are Install Instructions Included with EchoHitch part # 306-X7350 for 2019 Subaru Impreza
  • A set of detailed instructions are included with the EcoHitch part # 306-X7350 that you referenced which is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Subaru Impreza 5 door as long as it has single exhaust.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2009 Infiniti G37
  • There are 3 different trailer hitch options that will fit your 2009 Infiniti G37 and it all depends on what model you have: Sedan - # C11499 Coupe - # C11493 Convertible - # C11068 Please note that Curt says you need to use the stabilizer strap # 18050 for any non-trailer loads like a bike rack. If you don't already have a bike rack then I highly recommend using the Kuat Beta # B202-114 because it gives you a great bike rack at a great price. This bike rack has an aluminum frame...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack on a 2018 Mazda 3
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24914 for your 2018 Mazda 3 Hatchback is compatible with the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin # S64029 that you would use to lock the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 to your trailer hitch. If you wanted to incorporate a cable lock as well for your bikes then you would need part # S64031 instead. Attached are some installation and review videos for you to check out too.
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  • Can You Reuse the Fastners When Upgrading to a 2 Inch Hitch on a 2018 Subaru Forester
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76182 will use the same mounting holes as the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36523. However, you cannot use the same fasteners that you have now as they are different sizes (1/2" vs 7/16") and the fasteners are torque to yield which means they must be discarded after the initial torque. Therefore, you must use the new fasteners that come with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver when you install it on your 2018 Subaru...
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  • Will the Hands Free Liftgate Still Work with a Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Nissan Rogue
  • The hands free liftgate sensor for your 2019 Nissan Rogue will still be operational with the installation of an aftermarket trailer hitch. However, you will need to place your foot on either side of the receiver tube opening in order to activate it. This is the case for most vehicles that have the hands free liftgate sensor. There is only one model that requires a relocation bracket but that is not a Rogue. For a class III trailer hitch, I recommend using the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch...
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  • Will Class V Trailer Hitch fit 2019 Ram 2500 Without Needing to Remove Factory Hitch
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C15409 will fit your 2019 Ram 2500 and you will not need to remove your factory hitch; this will fit underneath it. I added a cut out of the linked installation instructions which show that this hitch will fit under the OEM receiver. This is a Class V hitch with a 2" receiver and it will not require any drilling into your Ram 2500's frame to install. It has a tongue weight capacity of 2,550 lbs and towing capacity of 17,000 lbs. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C15409...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24965 because it will offer the most ground clearance. This will be especially important if you will be using the trailer hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier because it will limit the instances in which the bike rack or cargo carrier has the potential to make contact with the pavement on steep inclines or bumps. The Hybrid model of the vehicle is no different than the...
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  • 2 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ram 1500
  • For your 2019 Ram 1500 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 41913 as a confirmed 2 inch hitch fit that would work great. It has more capacity than you'll probably need but will still work great nonetheless! Since you plan on doing 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 pin with clip,...
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