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Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2021 Toyota RAV4

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Hello, Id like to order the proper hitch so that I do not need up returning it and wasting each others time. I am looking for the Correct trailer hitch for my 2021 Toyota Rav4 Prime SE, it doesnt have one of those foot sensors for the tailgate. I am looking for the right receive hitch that Does NOT require cutting into the bumper. Ive read several posts on the website and yours and seems that the answer to that is 1/2 and 1/2. I think that the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch C13416 is the Right one that DOES NOT require any cutting into the bumper. I saw the drawtite and Ecohitch and am pretty sure..the Curt model C13416 is the correct one since it has a lower ground clearance? Please let me know if that would be my best choice for my vehicle? 2nd. Im pretty sure that the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector item #118801 is suitable overall for my vehicle as it will plug into my existing light connectors with out any hard-core physical wire cutting. Thats about it. I would appreciate any response so I can order the proper ones and not end up being wrong and then have to turn around and return the products. Thank you and stay safe.

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I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch you'd looked at, part # C13416, as Curt does a slightly better job than Draw-Tite on their powder coat finish in my opinion. The Curt # C13416 and Draw-Tite # 76201 will have the same ground clearance, while the EcoHitch # EH97FR will offer slightly greater ground clearance, but would require trimming the bumper fascia.

As you can see in the linked video, trimming or cutting the fascia in order to install Curt # C13416 hitch isn't necessary.

The Tekonsha # 118801 is indeed a confirmed fit for the 2021 Toyota RAV4. You'll also need a ball mount like # 40346, a hitch pin like # PC3 and a # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch or # 63845 for a 2 inch trailer ball.

I've linked to some installation videos for the hitch and the trailer wiring harness that you might helpful.

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