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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"
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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Like that the matte finish blends in with your bumper and offers the added bonus of better rust protection than competitors
  • Haul a trailer that is pretty tall or heavy for your RAV4 and need sway control to keep it from swaying
  • Plan to install this by yourself - because this is only about 35 lbs, it's one of the easiest to lift into place

No, if you:

  • Have a steep driveway where a bike rack or cargo carrier might scrape the ground
  • Don't have the patience to correct a possibly bent bracket - a common issue with this hitch
  • Might get annoyed by seeing the cross tube every time you look at the back of your RAV4
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98864 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98864

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 525 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 525 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


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etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer 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.



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Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98864

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (983 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

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Very satisfied. Nice finish. Came undamaged. Perfect fit for my 2011 RAV4. Good instructions. No cutting or alterations required, other than unbolting and removing left rear tow hook, which is to be replaced by left mounting point of receiver. Was able to do alone, with help of a cooler to support opposite side as I secured first bolt. Be sure you have an 8” plus extension for your socket to give room for ratchet and torque wrench. Also, a ratchet strap should be used to support exhaust, which must be slipped off of hanger to gain access to right side bolts.


Comments
Hitch still works great. The finish still looks good after one year in Minnesota.
David - 09/22/2021


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Etrailer has great service and great products. I have bought several receivers from them. This one had some reviews saying it could come bent and the mounting holes would not line up until you bent it back to widen the spread. I thought “no way” that thing is too beefy to show up bent. I was wrong. It showed up bent. I decided that since I will have only about 200 pound max of bikes on there, I slotted the holes on the drivers side and it easily mounted right up. It’s 1/4” plate, so I’m sure there is no structural loss for the load I plan to carry. For the price, it’s a great product.


Comments
Thank you for your review! What sounds like is happening is that the hitch may have become flexed in shipping. We have a help article that I linked below for future reference. It talks about a few difference ways to straighten out a flexed or bent hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/15/2021


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2017 Toyota RAV4

The hitch arrived quickly and packaged well. The video for my vehicle was spot on. I didn't have anyone to help so I put it on an ice chest and it rolled right under my car. My only problem is that it was about 1/4" too narrow to fit the car's frame. I cut a 2x4 piece of wood to the size I needed and hammered it into the hitch to spread it to fit. This made me a little uneasy but worked out okay. My Yakima bike rack fits great.


Comments
It sounds like your hitch receiver was a little flexed and what you did to fix it is perfectly fine. Hitch receivers are meant to flex with the vehicle. Here are more tips on how to fix a flexed hitch:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/05/2022


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by: 04/15/2021
2016 Toyota RAV4

Unfortunately did not fit my 2016 Toyota Rav4 hybrid. Wasted too much time and ruined my plans for the weekend. Hitch was overall too narrow (by 1/2 inch) for vehicle frame. Perhaps faulty product or slightly bent? Regardless, the bolt holes on both sides didn’t have adequate room, see photos. Will return for refund. I have experience working on USAF aircraft, so it would have been an easy install had the hitch fit properly.


Comments
Hi Nathan, Thank you for your feedback! This hitch is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. Trailer hitch receivers can flex during shipping due to the ears of the hitch being made out of mild steel. The mild steel is used to help absorb vibrations from the trailer to the tow vehicle. The ears can be flexed back into shape without compromising the hitch. I have attached a helpful article that goes into detail of how to flex the hitch back into shape.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 04/19/2021

Comments
Thank you for your review. It sounds like your hitch receiver was slightly flexed. Here is more info about it:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/06/2021


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2021 Aston Martin DB11

This was a pretty straight forward installation. The bolt holes lined right up for the most part. The holes closest to the actual hitch receiver were a little tight (not spread far enough apart from each other). I used one of the bolts that came out of the factory rear tow out point in one of these mounting holes to overcome the alignment problem. Other than that - I am completely satisfied with this Hitch.



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Timely delivery. Almost lined up perfectly with the factory mounting holes. However, I had to remove about 1/16 in of metal with a power reamer from the right rear bolt hole to allow the bolt to engage the threads properly. The hitch is very robust and it's capacity exceeds the weight and towing limits of my vehicle (2012 Rav 4). Overall I am pleased with the unit and will continue purchasing products from this company


Comments
Thank you for your review. It sounds like your hitch was a little flexed. I am glad it worked out but here is more info about flex:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/16/2021


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2013 Toyota RAV4

Perfect for a 2013 Rav4! This hitch looks solid and is very well made. Installation is simple and instructions spot on. On older vehicles be sure to chase the threads on the frame. In this case a 12mm/1.25 tap worked perfectly. Only issue, as often mentioned, was bent ends during shipping. These were easily bent back out with the cars jack and various woods lengths.



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I'm happy with this product and etrailer's support of the installation process. Watch all the installation vidoes, and read the negative reviews to understand some of the finer points of the install process. The provided bolts *do* work, but they are an *exact* fit (need to be exactly aligned to get them to seat) and don't ignore the "clean out the holes" step - too bad the vehicle OEM doesn't seal the unused holes - mine had 5 yrs of grime that needed to be cleaned out. I was also happy that I had access to a lift to help with the installation - it would have been tough to do from the floor lying on my back.


Comments
We do have a great FAQ on cleaning out the bolt holes before installing a hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/25/2022


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2018 Toyota RAV4

Excellent product. I am a 68 year old woman with no jack and I installed the hitch by myself. So don't be scared, you can do this. Took me a few minutes, blocked it up and then installed with a torque wrench and also installed the bracket for the wiring connector. The wiring was pretty easy also. I did watch videos. They were great.



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The hole for the ball mount is a loose fit and it seems that it is a little oversized. The ball mount fits fine in my other hitch receiver on my other truck. Loose fit lots of noise when stopping and starting(clunk-clunk)


Comments
You can use the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2 Hitches - 3-12 Span Part # 63232
Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span
$40.99
to help reduce the noise.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/23/2022


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Both the harness and the hitch worked exactly as specified and are doing a fine job on our 2018 RAV-4. EHitch is to the trailering situation as Crutchfield is to Home and Auto audio.



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2008 Toyota RAV4

Very satisfied overall. Shipped within a few hours of placing the order. Excellent email communication from order placement, shipping, and after receiving the hitch. Received updates from real people, and not the typical unattended do-not-reply email address. Nice looking, heavy duty etrailer branded hitch with super-tough matte black finish. Straightforward to install by myself using existing factory attachment points. I recommend the eTrailer branded hitch, and I will definitely plan to purchase from etrailer again in the future.



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2022 Hyundai Tucson

Easy assembly, looks great! Its my mom's car 2016 Rav 4. I bought it and installed it for her. DIY in less than 30 minutes.



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I ordered this late Sunday night, received an email Monday morning confirming the order and items were in stock. I was a little disappointed that it took an additional day to pick and ship the items but they still arrived on Thursday so it was a very reasonable time from order to receipt. The items were packed well in a sturdy box and the person that packed the items even took the time to tape the wiring kit to the hitch so it wouldn’t move in the box. Upon inspection, the hitch appears to be very good quality. Due to my Rav4 being 13 years old and 3 of the 4 in frame nuts were exposed to the elements for that entire time it took a while to clean the threads but that was not hard, just tedious. There was one little hitch in the installation (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun), 1 of the 4 holes was off by about an 1/8”. A little persuasion with the old BFH fixed the alignment and the installation was completed after torquing the bolts. I’m 99% sure the alignment issue was due to my Rav4 being the victim of 2 separate rear end collisions and NOT a quality issue with the hitch itself. I would definitely recommend this hitch and etrailer.



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Hitch arrived fast, and it fits my 2009 Toyota RAV4 perfectly and the to top it off, I installed it by myself in less than 5 minutes! in addition to the trailer hitch I purchased a hitch lock unfortunately the keys were lost during the shipping. I called eTrailer customer service and they are sending me the replacement. Excellent customer service!



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2011 Toyota RAV4

The hitch was excellent, and works really well. The only issue, and keep this in mind if you are installing yourself like me, one hole did not line up. I believe the reason was the tab was bent. I bolted up one size, then had to remove it and use a sledge hammer to drive one side about 1/4". After that I bolted it up with 3 bolts and had to use a hammer and 2x4 to get the last 1/16" so the bolt could match up with the hole.


Comments
It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a FAQ that can assist with moving the side brackets of the hitch back into alignment to allow for installation.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/01/2022


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The hitch installed in under 45 minutes. Few issues torquing the front passenger bolt and instructions are tiny (in regards to trimming the little plastic piece from drivers side) other than those a fairly easy process. Used a few jack stands and car jack to lift into place before bolting everything.



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2015 Toyota RAV4

This is an AWESOME hitch.It fit perfectly & is a pretty easy install. I have 1 recommendation on instalation.On the muffler side where the hitch mounts to the sub frame,use 1 of the bolts that held the tow hook on the driver's side and grind or dremmel a slot in the bolt to clean out the threads on the mounting holes. The slot allows for rust and debris to be cleaned out like a tap without damagingthe threads..pic below.



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Tailer arrived fairly fast,the item was as described,instructional video was on point (although our 2015 Rav4 had another plastic box that needed to be removed), and we were able to install it without lifting the car or removing the 2nd exhaust hanger. I recommend using a torque wrench after all the bolts are snugly screwed in.



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2016 Toyota RAV4

Was delivered promptly. I installed it yesterday on my 2016 Rav4 with no problems. The installation video on etrailer was very clear on the steps needed. Just needed my wife to steady while I caught a bolt to hold in place. Haven't tried it yet, but seems solid and well built.



- e98864
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Purchased many items over the years with great success from etrailer but this particular hitch was not a straight bolt on – It did not fit my 2016 Toyota Rav4. The Hitch bolt holes were narrow by about 1/2 inch. I ended up using a bottle jack to widen the brackets so it would fit. Other people seem to be experiencing he same problem. The fixture used to weld this particular hitch appears to be miss aligned. Also purchased the hitch for $xxx on 8/17 and its now listed for $xxx


Comments
It sounds like your hitch was flexed, which is a common occurrence with hitch receivers as they are flexible. Customer Service will refund the difference in pricing if it changes within the return period.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/14/2021


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Perfect fit. Videos detailed the removal and trimming of plastic trim (under carriage) and the removal of the extra muffler hanger.



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2005 Toyota 4Runner

I’m a handy person and I work on cars, but installation of this hitch was a little harder than I would have liked. Like many reviews have mentioned, the brackets can bend in shipping and as a result you have to bend them back again yourself. I had the same issue and spent about 30-45 minutes bending, test fitting, and bending and test fitting again. Once I got it right though, the bolts slipped right on and the hitch was installed. But after all that bending though, once it was installed and torqued to spec, the receiver wasn’t perfectly aligned (wasn’t parallel with the bumper). I tried loosening the bolts and pulling the hitch to make it straight but it didn’t budge since the bolts were at the end of their oval holes. This won’t be an issue for me though since I’ll only be using it to carry a bike rack. Just kind of annoying knowing it’s like that. Cutting the plastic was very easy, a jigsaw made quick work of that. I also used blue Loctite on the bolts so I never have to worry about them loosening up. I’ll still be checking them from time to time though. Overall it’s a great hitch, but I would really like if they gave it more protection in shipping to prevent the annoying bends in the brackets. Installed on my 2018 RAV4 Non-Hybrid FWD.



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Got hitch in timely manner. Had some difficulty with installation. C Allen and spoke to Ed, he was very helpful and we were able to get the hitch installed. Your team was great.



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Perfect hitch which was recommended by Trek for our bikes and bike rack, easy to order, super timely delivery and packaging…all installed now and looks great!


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  • Does etrailer.com Hitch E98864 Fit 2009 Toyota RAV4
    For your 2009 Toyota RAV4 the etrailer.com hitch part # E98864 that you referenced is a confirmed fit. From the top of the hitch opening to the ground will measure 13 inches and then from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest edge of the rear bumper measures 7-1/2 inches. If you need more specific dimensions let me know, but if you are looking for dimensions to confirm fit you should know that we guarantee this fits your vehicle and would not require you to measure first...
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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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  • Troubleshooting Difficult to Install Hitch Bolts on 2008 Toyota RAV4
    Before we determine that you have the wrong size install bolts you need to make sure that the bolts not fitting isn't due to the weld nuts of your vehicle being dirty/corroded and that is why they won't fit. Typically on vehicles that have seen a few winters the weldnuts can be a bit dirty/corroded so bolts will not just thread right into them. Check out the links I attached that detail how to clean the weld nuts. We see this pretty often and it's always just dirty weld nuts.
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  • Is the etrailer Hitch a Fit for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98864 is a confirmed fit for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE. It's a great bolt-on option with no drilling or welding required. It comes with everything needed for installation except common hand tools.
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  • What Vehicles Does the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver e98864 for a Toyota Rav4 Fit
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98864 is listed as a fit for a 2006 - 2018 Toyota RAV4. Generally speaking, trailer hitches are not cross-compatible with other makes/models unless they use the same chassis. Most trailer hitches are custom fit products.
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  • Bolts Wont Thread On etrailer Hitch for 2013 Toyota RAV4
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98864 which is a fit for a 2013 Toyota RAV4 comes with M12-1.25x35mm hex bolts. These will match up with the weld nuts in the frame. If the vehicle is older, the chances of the weld nuts being dirty is high. They can usually be cleaned out with a wire brush and lube but sometimes they require tapping with a thread tap. The vehicle uses four of the same size bolts so I don't think you got the wrong size. Unfortunately, hitches get bent during...
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  • Bolt Size Of etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver e98864 For 2018 Toyota RAV4
    Yes, the bolts of the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98864 are M12-1.25 x 35mm bolts. So for a thread tap you will just need a 12 mm x 1.25 tap.
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  • Can Trailer Hitch be Installed on 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
    According to the online owner's manual for the 2017 Toyota RAV4, Toyota does not recommend installing a trailer hitch on the RAV4 only if it is the SE model. This particular model vehicle is simply not designed to tow even a light trailer or support the weight of any hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier. I do recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's manual. If you don't have the SE model, then the owner's manual does not list any restrictions...
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  • Could Thule Range Bike Rack Fit 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2009 Honda Pilot
    We can ship to Canada, I attached a link to our shipping page for you to check out. As long as you have a 2 inch hitch on your 2009 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota RAV4 the Thule Range 4 bike rack part # TH9057 will fit and work well. The Pilot has a factory 2 inch hitch on it already but for the 2017 Rav4 you'd want the # e98864 if you needed a hitch.
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  • USA Made Trailer Hitch that Fits 2009 Toyota RAV4
    The Draw Tite part # 75235 that you referenced does fit your 2009 Toyota RAV4 and is built in Mexico. For a US made hitch that fits your vehicle we have the etrailer hitch part # E98864. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Will Trailer Hitch Installed on 2018 Toyota RAV4 Affect Hands Free Liftgate Sensors
    In regards to the hands free sensor of your 2018 Toyota RAV4 the hitches we offer like the # e98864 will limit the functionality of them. You will most likely be able to kick your foot to either side of the hitch for the function to still work but in some cases you may lose the entire function.
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  • What Years Will the etrailer Hitch e98864 for a Toyota RAV4 Fit
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98864 is a fit for a 2006 - 2018 Toyota RAV4.
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  • Does etrailer Hitch e98864 Fit 2010 Toyota RAV4
    As long as your 2010 Toyota RAV4 is a USA market model the etrailer hitch # e98864 is a confirmed fit. I attached install videos for the hitch on a 2008 and a 2012 to show that it fits your generation of vehicle.
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  • Replacment etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Hardware Kit For 2006-2018 Toyota RAV4
    To replace the hardware for your etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98864 that fits your 2014 Toyota RAV4, you will need to go the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK. Once there you will type in the hitch number e98864 and select the manufacturer etrailer from the drop down menu. This will get you the replacement bolt and conical tooth washer needed to reinstall the receiver.
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  • Does Appearance Panel Get Reinstalled on 2018 Toyota RAV4 w/ etrailer Trailer Hitch
    Good question, and the panel you are referring to does get reinstalled on your 2018 Toyota RAV4 when installing the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98864. You will trim a small section of it (as shown in the cut out below), and the same push pins and nut that were holding it in will be used to reinstall the panel. So just be a bit careful with the push pins when prying them out and after trimming the small section you can put it back on after the # e98864 in fully installed. And in...
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  • Powder Coat Finish Comparison on Hitches for 2007 Toyota RAV4
    You won't have any difference in the durability of the powder coat between the matte and glossy finishes, but the matte color definitely hides any dings, dirt and scratches better than the glossy finish will. I do know that we've had people who have had issues with the Draw-Tite hitch holding up over time compared to a Curt hitch like the # C13149 , and that's down to Curt's powder coating process being a bit more in depth. In regards to the difference in color between the etrailer #...
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  • What is Weight of etrailer.com Hitch # E98864
    The total weight of the etrailer.com hitch part # E98864 is 34 lbs. For comparison purposes the Class I Curt hitch part # C12108 instead weighs 27 lbs. A 7 lb difference would not make any difference in fuel mileage and since the 2 inch hitch size has more accessories made for it this would be the way to go.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Toyota RAV4
    For your 2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid we have the etrailer.com hitch part # e98864 that's a confirmed fit and would work well. This a 2 inch hitch with plenty of towing capacity at 3,500 lb trailer weight and 525 lb tongue weight. For trailer wiring you'd then want the # 118578 which is a custom fit harness confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Toyota RAV4
    For your 2018 Toyota RAV4 the best hitch we offer is the etrailer hitch part # E98864 for towing a small trailer. I recommend it because it has great towing capacities, has a great price, is easy to install, and has a concealed cross tube which makes it less visible. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Tekonsha kit part # 118578. I recommend this kit because this is our most reliable option we have for your vehicle. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Recommnded Trailer Hitch for Swing-Away Bike Rack On a 2011 Toyota RAV4
    The eTrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98864 is what I recommend you use on a 2011 Toyota RAV4 to carry a Thule hitch mounted bike rack such as the Thule Vertex Swing-Away part 9031XT. I took a look at the clearances needed for the Thule Vertex Swing-Away and the eTrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver will give you space between the rear spare tire so there won't be any issues. The eTrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver is a bolt-on option that is super easy to install as there are actually only...
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  • Difference Between Draw Tite and etrailer Hitches for 2007 Toyota RAV4
    The etrailer hitch # e98864 and the Draw Tite # 75235 are pretty similar in design but the Draw Tite has 3 bolt holes per mounting flange instead of two and has a higher towing weight capacity as well. The Draw Tite is rated for 675 lbs tongue weight and 4,500 lbs trailer weight and the etrailer hitch is rated for 525 lbs tongue weight and 3,500 lbs trailer weight.
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  • Best Hitch for a Thule Apex Bike Rack with an Easy Install on a 2018 Toyota RAV4
    For your 2018 Toyota RAV4 and your Thule Apex bike rack, I strongly recommend the etrailer Class III Custom Hitch, part # e98864. This hitch will give you plenty of clearance and allow you to access your rear hatch. It will be able to handle your bike rack with ease with its maximum gross tongue weight of 525 pounds, keeping the Apex from bouncing and sagging down on the road. It also has a matte black powder finish that will match your Apex bike rack very well. The installation of this...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2013 Toyota RAV4
    I'm sorry to hear there's an issue with your hitch installation on your 2013 Toyota RAV4, but this doesn't necessarily mean your hitch # e98864 doesn't fit your vehicle (unless your RAV4 is the electric model, in which case you'd need the # 75235 ). Because of their size and shape, sometimes trailer hitches get flexed during shipping or transport. This is due to hitches being crafted from mild steel. This flex can cause the on-center bolt hole spacing to change, meaning it may appear that...
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