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Which Hitch For 2013 Toyota Sienna Provides Most Ground Clearance and the Least Underpanel Trimming

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I have a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE . Sport Edition I want to get a class 3 type hitch. Which of the 3 hitches give the highest ground clearance and also which hitch allows the least amount of underbody cutout removal?

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The Hidden Hitch Class III, part # 87586 and the Draw-Tite # 75696 are both made by the same parent company and are virtually identical, so they will install in the same manner. When installed, either of these hitches will have approximately 10 inches of ground clearance under the bottom of the receiver tube. The Curt Class III, part # C13105 will have about 9 inches of clearance under the receiver tube.

I'll link you to the instructions and install videos for each of the hitches. As you can see in the instructions, Curt recommends trimming away a 12-1/2 by 2-3/4 piece of the panel. For the Hidden Hitch/Draw-Tite, they recommend trimming away most of the panel or completely removing it and leaving it off.

So, the Hidden Hitch or the Draw-Tite would provide an inch more ground clearance, but the Curt would require less trimming, unless you decided to leave the panel off completely.

If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you might also be interested in the following parts to complete your towing system:

Trailer wiring harness w/ 4-pole trailer connector, part # 118498
Ball mount, part # 2753
1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19261
2 inch trailer ball, part # 63845
Locking hitch pin, part # e98882

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