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Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Scion xB

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I have a 2011 Toyota Scion XB car. I want to buy a trailer hitch for it to pull a small 14’ aluminum fishing boat but, I have no idea to which hitch to buy that it would fit on my car. Could you please send me a picture and price to so I can order it from you guys in your website? I’ll appreciated all your help. Have a great day!

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The trailer hitch that I recommend using for your 2011 Scion xB is the Curt # C12490. This is a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. It has a 350 lb tongue weight rating and a 3,500 lb gross trailer weight rating. But your vehicle may not be rated for this much. You will need to confirm the weight rating of your Scion in your owner's manual.

You will also need wiring, like the recommended T-Connector # C56035, and a ball mount kit like part # C45147. Check out the linked ball mount article to ensure that the 3/4" rise is correct for your application.

Please note that when I took a look at an online version of your owner's manual it stated that Toyota does not recommend towing with your vehicle. I recommend checking your copy of the owner's manual to verify this. If you do decide to still tow a trailer and your copy says not to then if there is damage as a result of towing Toyota will most likely not cover it.

I have attached some installation videos, instructions, and a picture of the recommended trailer hitch for you to check out. The pricing can be found on the product pages.

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