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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Item # C13149
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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13149 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13149

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

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for 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.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled 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


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.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13149

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (893 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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Right fit for 09 Toyota Rav4. Excellent quality and packaging. Arrived fast, best price online.
The wiring harness was relatively easy to install.
The vedio on the site is really helpful. Running the positive line to the battery was the hardest, all wheel drive rav4 is very tight in the back. I had to ran the wire mostly by the breakline.



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I am very happy with my trailer hitch receiver from etrailer. I installed one on my 2011 Toyota rav4 for towing a small teardrop trailer I made during the pandemic. I also purchased a wiring harness to power the trailer lights from etrailer and after some doing have it working well. The cost of doing it myself was a small fraction of having the dealership do the work. The hitch receiver is easy to install as there are pre drilled holes to receive bolts in the frame. The wiring is a bit more complicated but I did it. God bless online videos. I'm happy with the results.

Michael

6/8/2022

Still working great



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2018 Toyota RAV4

The hitch receiver came in a sturdy oversized box containing no padding to secure the hitch, possibly explaining the two large holes in the box. There was no immediately visible damage to the hitch but when I measured the distance between the mounting flanges at the forward and rear corresponding edges there was about 1/2 inch difference, suggesting that they were bent presumably during shipping. Fortunately, I was able to mount it to my 2018 RAV4 Hybrid Limited without the need to bend anything. The installation went pretty smoothly except for some fiddling to disconnect the muffler hanger, and I broke two of the plastic fittings that hold a plastic panel in place over the driver side mounting area. I replaced the plastic fittings with some bolts and nuts so no worries. This was a 1-man install job which I accomplished by using a floor jack to raise the hitch into position. Shipping was super fast! I received it the day after I ordered it. All in all I think I will be really happy with this purchase.

Greg

5/26/2022

Serves the purpose for which I purchased this - to hold my bike rack. Still looks like new, no rust or scratches.



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I choose etrailer based on great prior reviews, price, and vast selections. While watching a few of their YouTube videos that were very specific and informative in how to install my hitch, I felt confident in their product and customer service quality. I choose standard shipping and it was I received it that week. Very fast! Upon inspection I was surprised how mint condition it was I say that because it there wasn’t really much protection in the box protecting the hitch. I’ve worked for a major shipping company and boxes are thrown around in transport, especially when it comes off the main truck and hits the warehouse conveyor belt system. It’s not malicious, it’s just part of how it’s done. That being said, there wasn’t a mark on it. Great powder coat all around. Came with all well made hardware and directions That were easy to follow. I actually was able to install it myself in less than 30 min. Don’t pay to have someone install it. Just ask a neighbor or a family member to help. All you really need help with or just someone to hold one side up when you lift it in in mine I was even able to just balance it with one of my legs while I have the other side because it wasn’t a huge hitch. Really impressed with it and very happy and would definitely order from them again

Mario

6/16/2021

No rust and performs like day 1



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2013 Toyota RAV4

Super easy install. I had to use a 12mm tap to clean out years of rust from inside the frame threads that received the hitch bolts. Other than this hiccup the process went smooth. Easy ordering and great customer support.



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2018 Toyota RAV4

The package came fully opened on top and the item Curt C13149 got all this chip all over it. The shiny topcoat is almost worn out. I'm thinking of returning this since this item looks like used already although the bolts are not.

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Jenny N.

3/20/2023

Ouch! The hitch did have a rough time of it. I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. We can send a replacement out if that is what you decide.



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I’m a welder by trade of 40 years so the first thing I noticed was how well the welds were. They were burned in hot and smooth with no cold lap, undercut and weld spatter. Installation was easy enough that I was able to do it by myself. I would highly recommend this product.



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2018 Toyota RAV4

This is my 3rd hitch from Etrailer and all have been absolutely fantastic! Instructions are super clear and there’s always a video on the install with each hitch for the visual questions.
My only complaint that was consistent for all 3 hitches was the packaging. They all came with some part of the mounting exposed outside of the box. Unsure if packer or shipper issue. Been lucky no damage to anything but was mildly frustrated seeing the hitch exposed.



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2006 Toyota RAV4

Easy peasy....everything was exactly as stated. From ease of directions to follow to the actual installation. Great and fair price.
Hard to find companies that put out such things anymore. My hat is off to you all at etrailer!!



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2013 Toyota RAV4

The hitch arrived quickly, in just a matter of a couple of days. The written and video instructions were clear and easy to follow. I was able to install the hitch in less than 30 minutes by myself. I used my motorcycle lift to hold it level at the correct height and bolted it in place without ANY problems. The hitch was purchased to mount my bike rack; as you can see, everything worked out without "a hitch"!

David F.

1/15/2019

Absolutely fantastic! Got my niece to buy one too!



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Toyota RAV4

From date of order to delivery at our doorstep, the service was excellent! We originally ordered this part from a local business and were notified after the hitch was to arrive that it was backordered. We needed it for a trip we were taking and found etrailer online. Ordered the part, it shipped the next day and arrived exactly when it said it would. This experience not only saved our vacation plans, but was a very smooth process. Installation took 30 minutes using the tools that were listed on the easy to follow instruction sheets! The hitch is of solid construction and looks great on our RAV4!

Heather M.

7/20/2018

We bought the etrailer hitch for our Rav4 so we could use our hitch mounted bike rack. The hitch was easy to install and has worked out great! It was designed for our vehicle and I almost forget that the part is after market. Would definitely recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch



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2013 Toyota RAV4

I recently installed the Curt 2" trailer on my 2013 Rav4 XLE awd. The quality and shipping was OUTSTANDING. Shipping was quick, took about 4 business days "thank you Christopher N." Installation was about 30 min's "one person installation" using a jack:) The hitch is pretty solid and will more than do the job for my usage of holding Mountain/bmx bikes. ETrailer made this transaction really easy. Will definitely be my go to auto trailer supply shop. Thank you thank you.

Tom W.

6/29/2014

Nicely done :



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2015 Toyota RAV4

Cheaper then going to a car shop and very easy to install. I have been using it ever since I installed it. I used it to haul small things and my 4 bikes on my bike rack with my RAV4. Highly recommended hitch. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. Thanks eTrailer for a quality product at a reasonable price.

Mario C.

2/10/2018

I am happy with the quality and purchase. I have been using it ever since I bought them. Your product has meet all my expectation and it was really easy to install. It also save me about three hundred dollars, if I had some one buy the part and installed it for me. Thanks



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Super easy install even without a lift. It was a little tight on one side so I had to get a pry bar and a hand from the neighbor to get it flexed to line up the holes but not a huge deal. Hitch has held up very well being on the vehicle for a year. I keep a bike rack in it continually. No complaints.

Ben B.

10/26/2018

Excellent product as expected.



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2010 Toyota RAV4

EZ Installation...just follow Instructions and take your time.



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2018 Toyota RAV4

Bought this for my son's 2017 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD Hybrid, and now for my 2018 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Hybrid. Both installations were a breeze. Have yet to determine whether the Tekonsha T-One wiring harness is similarly easy.

Stuart

9/8/2019

The wiring harness worked flawlessly, especially with the hybrid battery being in the back end. Prying the trim out of the way and releasing the wiring clips, however, was a pain. Far harder than the video makes it look. Two people - one to hold the trim out, and one to manipulate the plugs - works far better. The overall setup is great for both my son and me.



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Toyota RAV4

I had a 6 month new, Toyota RAV4 when I purchased and installed receiver and wiring. Being a new vehicle, the mechanical installation was clean and easy. The instructions were clear, the bolts I had to remove came right out with no issue. The wiring was generally straight forward but the instructions provided are completely inadequate. Fortunately, there is a lot of instruction on the install videos. Even with that, it was hard to imagine ripping an almost new vehicle’s interior apart.

The actual process of connecting the wiring kit into the car’s wiring was pretty straight forward, it was getting at the wires that was not explained well. The video made that clear and the procedure was actually rather easy. Just hard to imagine without a video example.

I live in the upper Midwest and winters are cold, snowy and a salty environment for a vehicle’s undercarriage. All the recommendations on the web routed the power wire under the vehicle long the frame. I should note, in a the old days, brake lights did not need to be separately powered but instead used the tail light signals to power the trailer lights. There are a handful of reasons why this has changed and the contemporary systems are a lot more technically complicated than those of the past. The new systems have the disadvantage of needing a separate power and ground (frame) connection (the power wire to the battery at the engine compartment). These new systems have the advantage, however, of reliability.

Once the back portion of the interior was pulled apart (it all went together quite easily with no problems) finding a path for the wiring to the front of the cabin was quite easily done. Much better and easier than routing via the outside.

The only challenge was finding a path through the firewall for the wire to reach the engine compartment and the battery. This was done by using an existing hole near the accelerator (gas) pedal.

In the end, the installation went well and works great at a great price with great support. Details of the wiring install needs to be mbetter documented and I would absolutely NOT run the power wire to the battery, outside the vehicle. Running it inside is much easier and far more secure, even in a warm climate environment. It just needs better explanation.

The only other “thing” was that the trailer wire hides in the spare tire ompartment when not used (most of the time) and is easily pulled out and reaches the trailer connection through the gasket seal on the closed hatch. While this might seem a bit “crude,” has actually turned out to be a pretty good method. The connector sits dry and safe when not in use and is easily routed throw the closed hatch, without any stress or damage to the wire or hatch seal, to the trailer.



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We purchased a trailer hitch for our 2015 RAV4 to pull a medium trailer with kayaks on it. It worked beyond our expectations! It was a quick bolt on for my husband and teenage son and actually was strong enough to pull a full size 4 wheeler for a short way (I think the hitch was stronger than the car!). Delivery was timely (especially since we were in the midst of the pandemic). We have actually just purchased racks for another car and are buying from etrailer because we were so pleased with their integrity last year.



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Received trailer hitch as promised.
Arrived
in a well-packed box.
Will be having it installed next week.

Donald

5/9/2021

I use the hitch to transport my bike to go fishing 3 or 4 times per week. It is easy to attach the bike rack and quick to load and enlist the bike. It helps keep me young!



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2014 Toyota RAV4

I bought and installed the etrailer hitch a year ago. It was the first step in my stealth boat buying plan. The install went very easily. I did have to use a jack to spread the arms about 1/4 inch to get the holes to line up, but after that the install went very smoothly. I've had no problems with the hitch, which i use several times a month to take the boat out.



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2011 Toyota RAV4

The hitch receiver is great so far! I got it for the Thule Apex 4 bike rack but have not yet used it for that reason. The bike rack was tested by putting it on. It fits and has enough clearance from the spare tire on the back.

The installation on our 2011 Toyota Rav4 went pretty smoothly. It would have been easier if I lowered the tailpipe, but I was able to install without doing so. Installing it with an extra set of hands would have made it much easier, but I was able to install it by myself. I used bricks to elevate the hitch enough to install the bolts. Torquing the bolt to the correct ft-lb was very easy for the bolts on the driver's side of the vehicle, but a little more difficult on the passenger's side.

Overall a good product, and I am looking forward to testing it with the bike rack fully loaded very soon.



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Toyota RAV4

Exactly what I was hoping for. Needed a 2" receiver since all my devices are 2" (platform and a Yakima bike carrier). I was considering the draw-tite and this Curt receiver. I wanted the most unobtrusive hitch I could get for a RAV4. I didn't want something large and bulky hanging down. While the draw-tite had a bit more weight capacity and was a few dollars less, the Curt certainly satisfies what I wanted. I included a few pics for anyone with the same concern about a bulky hitch on a small vehicle. Very pleased with the overall appearance. I can't speak to whether the draw-tite would have been more evident or not.

Installation was simple and quick, easily a one person job and the instructions were thorough and accurate.

Shipping was QUICK, actually too quick as I ordered late in a Sunday night and was notified early Monday that the hitch had shipped and was scheduled for a Wednesday delivery (day before Thanksgiving). Since I was out of town, I had UPS ahold and deliver on Friday.

Excellent communication ad follow-up from etrailer. Very happy with the price, product and service.



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Got this to hook up on my 2015 Toyota Rav4 so I could then hook up a hitch bike rack. Works great! I’ve had it for a year now - have traveled from Maryland to Michigan and back with the bikes on the hitch, no problems.



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2018 Toyota RAV4

The Curt trailer hitch receiver I purchased from etrailer is great. The only part of installing it that took a little bit of time was cleaning the threads on the frame of my 2018 Rav4. PBblaster, WD40, and nylon pipe cleaners weren't enough. I had to retap 3 of the four threads on the frame of my car. But, I'm very pleased. It seems like a quality product.



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2010 Toyota RAV4

The framing and black coat of the Curt trailer hitch give it a look that's rugged, stylish and protective. The holes in the hitch lined up perfectly with the frame's bolt holes, so no drilling and no fuss. I ordered the 13149 because it accepts up to 525 pounds of tongue weight. This works well for my bike rack; something I often load with four bikes. Driving over bumps in the road makes a loaded rack bounce; seeing it from the driver's seat can be disconcerting. The 13149 may be excessive for carrying bikes (180 total pounds, 4 bikes and bike rack), but its ability to handle 525 pounds of tongue weight gives me peace of mind.


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    Sometimes hitches can get slightly bent during shipping and this can be fixed by bending the hitch back into place as long as the hitch only has a slight bend to it. If yours isn't lining up I can almost guarantee that is what happened. Some people will use open steps for leverage, vices and even car jacks to apply controlled force to bend the hitch back. You will want to look for flaking paint and physical stress marks on the hitch before and after you attempt to bend the hitch back....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE 4WD
    Thank You for the photo of the plastic piece you said was covering the frame on your 2015 RAV4. I spoke with my trailer hitch manufacturer about your vehicle and they are not aware of anything covering the frame. I also spoke with our installers and they have not seen that piece covering the frame which would prohibit the installation of a hitch on the vehicle. If you decide to install a hitch on your RAV4 the plastic cover you have may need to be remover while the hitch is installed on...
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  • How to Remove Rear Appearance Panel Rivets for Hitch Install on a 2015 Toyota RAV4
    The rivets that are used to hold the appearance panel that are in the picture I attached can be removed by inserting a slot screwdriver under the center round piece and then twisting it so that it pulls down from the outer piece. Once it has slid out partially it will remove from the panel.
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  • Can Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Be Installed on 2016 Toyota RAV4 without a Lift
    A lift or jack stands would certainly make things a bit easier but you should be able to install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13149 on your 2016 Toyota RAV4 without them. This is a pretty simple bolt-on installation and the only difficulty you might have when doing this without lifting up the RAV4 is the balancing act of lowering the exhaust and getting the hitch up in position. I do recommend having an extra set of hands with this. Just looking through the customer reviews for...
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  • Hitch for Thule T2 Pro XT with Toyota 2018 RAV4 XLE
    Yes, the Curt 2' Hitch Receiver # C13149 is compatible with the Thule T2 Pro XT. Curt uses a standard 2' distance from Pin Hole to receiver face which exceeds Thule's 1.125' minimum. It also features an open backside so there is no Pin Hole to Back of receiver measurement. On your 2018 RAV4 the pin hole is only 3-3/4' from your bumper which is well below the 6.3' of bumper clearance this rack provides (see photo). I included an installation video for this hitch as a reference, but there...
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  • 2015 Toyota RAV4 Trailer Hitch Recommendation
    For your 2015 Toyota Rav4 the Curt hitch part # C13149 has been confirmed as a fit. This would be a great hitch to use with your Saris bike rack designed to fit 2 inch hitches. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Do You Go by the Trailer Hitch Capacity or the 2014 Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual Capacity
    You always go by the lower rating, in this case since your 2014 Toyota RAV4 is rated for 1500 pounds gross trailer weight and 150 pounds tongue weight, that is what you must go by, even though the hitch is rated higher. The rating for the hitch is just for the hitch itself. Everything in a towing set up has its own rating, so on the vehicle side the ball, ball mount, hitch, and vehicle all have their own ratings. Whichever is the lowest is the rating you go by. If you can tell me what...
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  • 2018 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Hitch that Requires the Least Amount of Modifications to the Vehicle
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13149 is what I recommend for your 2018 Toyota Rav-4. It like all of the hitches for your Rav-4 does require trimming but only on the under body panel and not the actual body of the vehicle causing any changes to the vehicles appearance. Check out the attached video that will show the exact process for you to check out. It is a very easy hitch to install and remove when you need to.
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    The trailer hitch you would want for your 2012 Toyota RAV4 is the Curt part # C13149 as it has the best clearance in relation to the spare. When this hitch is installed it will give you 5-1/2 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. The other available hitches have a larger distance here. Most Thule racks would have no problem clearing a 5-1/2 inch bumper but you would need to measure your rack first to be sure.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Toyota RAV4 That Allow Hands Free Liftgate to Open
    For your 2017 Toyota RAV4 SE the Curt Hitch # C13149 is a confirmed fit and would work well for you. What we have found is that if you kick to either side of the hitch opening the hands free liftgate will still function with the hitch installed. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Fit of Curt Class III C13149 on 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid
    By 'Electric', Curt is referring to the very rare all-electric RAV4 models which were only found in California or New York and NOT the Hybrid model. The Curt # C13149 hitch will fit all models of the RAV4 Hybrid just fine. I've linked you to an installation video that you'll hopefully find helpful.
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  • What Is The Plastic Panel Covering The Tie Down Bracket On The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver
    In order to remove that panel, there will be a 10 millimeter nut that needs to be removed using a 10 millimeter socket. Towards the back of the bumper, there are two push pin fasteners that are holding it in, that will need to be removed. You can use a flat head screwdriver or trim panel tool. When you see two small notches on the push pins, pop out the center section to take the tension off. The pop out the outer ring on the push pin and remove it all the way. Now you can pull the panel...
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  • Bike Rack Availability For 2 Inch Curt Hitch on 2015 Toyota RAV4
    The receiver for the Curt hitch # C13149 for your 2015 Toyota RAV4 looks like it sits flush with the bumper, which you can see in the installation video. One of the most popular bike racks we have is the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT, because it combines basic features at an affordable price. We have a video link of this bike rack to the Toyota RAV4. If the DoubleTrack doesn't work then I'll include another link to our selection of bike racks that fit a 2 inch hitch.
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  • How Does Curt Hitch for Toyota RAV4 Compare to OEM Toyota Hitch
    Curt makes really nice trailer hitches. I would put the # C13149 up against an OEM hitch any day. I checked out the OEM Toyota hitch for RAV4s and I don't see any reason it would be stronger in any way. Only significant difference I can see is price being MUCH higher. Sometimes sales guys at dealerships will "exaggerate" for lack of a better term to make a sale...
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  • Trailer Towing Capacity of 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Compared to Hitch Capacity
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  • Does Tow Hook of a 2015 Toyota RAV4 Need to Get Removed to Install a Curt Hitch
    We have installed several hitches on RAV4 like your 2015 model and none of them had any covers over the tow hook that needs to get removed from the driver side of the vehicle. I attached an install video of a Curt hitch getting installed on a 2015 model just like yours and there was no cover for you to check out. Is it possible you are looking in the wrong area? It should be just two bolt that need to get removed.
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  • What Vehicles does Curt Hitch # C13149 Fit
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  • Differences Between the Hitch Mounted and Ball Mounted Rhino-Rack T-Load
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  • Does Kick Sensor Still Function With Curt Hitch Installed On 2017 RAV4?
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  • What Size Thread Tap Is Needed for Curt Hitch On 2017 Toyota RAV4
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  • Where is Tow Hook That Has to Be Removed to Install Trailer Hitch on Toyota Rav4
    The tow hook should be on the driver's side on the frame. The tow hook is secured by two bolts and is bolted on between the bumper and the tire. Check out the picture I made which shows the location of the tow hook and as well as the video I have linked which shows the tow hook being removed from a 2013 Toyota Rav4. The tow hook is not a load-bearing part of the vehicle and removing it will not compromise the vehicle at all. All vehicles have some sort of tie down and for the most part...
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  • Mounting Holes on Trailer Hitch Do Not Line Up with Holes on Frame of 2013 Toyota RAV4
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