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Trailer Hitch and 7-Way Wiring for 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE Towing Tear Drop Trailer

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Greetings, I have a small 950lb tear trailer with a 7 pin connector. Is there a 7 pin wiring kit for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE? Is there a specific hitch recommendation as well for the 2016 RAV4 SE? thanks!

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We can help you with both a hitch and 7-way wiring set-up for your 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE.

For your towing application I recommend a 2-inch Class III hitch, the Draw-Tite # 75235 that you referenced. An install video and article are linked. With it you can use the ball mount # C45030 along with either 2-inch ball # 63845 or 2-5/16-inch ball # 63847. If you need a different ball mount the linked article will help you determine this.

For a universal-fit towing mirror to extend your view of the road and trailer behind you, we offer the popular K-Source # KS3891, sold individually, which fits both driver and passenger side mirrors.

To install a 7-way you'll first need a 4-pole harness in place. If you do not have a 4-pole you can use part # 118578. A helpful article is included to aid your installation. Then you can convert that 4-pole to the required 7-way format by installing out # ETBC7 brake controller installation kit. This includes all the parts needed to provide a 7-way RV-style trailer socket on the RAV4.

The to operate the trailer's electric brakes I suggest the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885. This unit is highly-rated by customers for its easy set-up and reliable operation.

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