Trailer Hitch and Related Items Needed to Tow Pop-Up Camper with 2015 Toyota RAV4 EXL


I have a 2015 Rav4 EXL. I am looking to tow a pop up tent trailer. Which one would be the right for that? Its 12ft long. Thanks.

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Two sizes and classes of hitch are offered for your 2015 Toyota RAV4, a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class II and a 2-inch Class III. Since you're going to be towing I strongly recommend the higher-capacity Class III type, such as the Draw-Tite # 75235 that you referenced. This hitch bolts on with no drilling, includes the hardware and fits all RAV4 models. I have linked an installation video showing your same model year RAV4, the written instructions and two helpful articles on hitch installation.

Towing also requires a ball mount and hitch ball. For a ball mount you can use the linked article to help you choose the correct one to let your trailer sit level when hitched. A link to our ball mount page is included. For example, if you need a ball mount with 2-inches of drop you can use # 2923.
You will choose your hitch ball based on the size of the coupler on your pop-up, either a 1-7/8-inch size like # 19260 or a 2-inch like # 63845. I suggest a hitch lock to secure your ball mount, item # 7683, or you can use a simple pin # PC3.

Last you'll need a wiring harness for your trailer. You can use # 118578. An article and video are included to help you with this installation. If you want to add towing mirrors for better visibility we offer an inexpensive universal-fit mirror kit # KS3891, which is sold individually.

Finally, you might want to review the linked article that gives you basics for safe towing.

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