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Can Trailer Hitch Be Installed Without Lifting 2015 Toyota Sienna

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hello! I like the idea of this product. Would I be able to install this in my driveway using ramps? I dont have a lift. Thanks!

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Although it makes it much easier to install the hitch when the vehicle is lifted, it can be done with your 2015 Sienna on ramps as you said. It just may be a little cramped. You want to make sure your Sienna wheels are chocked and you have the emergency brake set.

If you have an appearance panel that covers the trunk pan it will need to first be removed and it will either not be re-installed or you can trim it as the instructions show and re-install the panel. You will also need a torque wrench when installing the hitch. If you do not have a torque wrench, many local auto parts stores will let you borrow them.

If 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, and a storage bag.

If you plan on towing and do not have a trailer connector on your Sienna I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part # 118648. I have attached a link to an installation video for this harness.

When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion.

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