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Does the etrailer Trailer Hitch Installation Require Lowering Exhaust on 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE


Does this hitch require that the exhaust be dropped on the passenger side. Or is there any issue getting the bolts installed? 2019 Rav4 xle.


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The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e23ZR does not require lowering/dropping the exhaust for installation. Your exhaust will remain in place and you will be able to work around it for the bolt-on installation. This is a custom fit, Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. It has a matte black finish and is made in the USA.

For wiring, the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118801 you were looking at is the most reliable and what I would recommend. This plugs into existing wiring giving you a 4-way connection to power your trailer's signal lights.

For a complete towing setup you will also need a ball mount. Check out the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. This kit has two ball mounts, one with a 3/4" rise or 2" drop and the other with a 2-3/4" rise or 4" drop. It also comes with a 1-7/8" and 2" ball, as well as a ball mount bag to store everything in.

I have attached an installation video of the hitch on a 2021 RAV4 XLE for your reference.

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Robin H

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