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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:34 am 
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i just installed the amazon purchased trailer hitch with my son and it took us 30 min total. I havent yet completed the wiring though. It definately required a 2nd person to hold the other end to get it lined up with the bolt holes in the chassis (only 3 of the 4 were covered with tape on my car for some reason). But it looks nice and is very functional. Good deal and thanks for all the pictures posted which made it easier to know i was doign the right thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:44 pm 
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For anyone interested in the EcoHitch, it is $25 off until Sept 28th by using the discount code: DRIVEELECTRIC2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:55 pm 
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TorkliftCentral wrote:
For anyone interested in the EcoHitch, it is $25 off until Sept 28th by using the discount code: DRIVEELECTRIC2014.

On which site is it on sale?

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:49 am 
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n3ckf wrote:
i just installed the amazon purchased trailer hitch with my son and it took us 30 min total. I havent yet completed the wiring though. It definately required a 2nd person to hold the other end to get it lined up with the bolt holes in the chassis (only 3 of the 4 were covered with tape on my car for some reason). But it looks nice and is very functional. Good deal and thanks for all the pictures posted which made it easier to know i was doign the right thing.



Yep, did the exact same installation yesterday on my Ravvy. Found it too tight for two people installed it myself. So after installing the passenger-side, I ended installing it myself using a combination of items to pry the driver's side out just enough to put the front bolt in after which the back bolt went in easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:05 am 
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TonyWilliams wrote:
cossie1600 wrote:
I just installed the CURT hitch, you don't need to remove the rear bumper at all. Just get a screwdriver to remove the tape from the holes, get a jack to help you guide the hitch onto the holes and it should take you less than 30 minutes to install.


You don't have o remove the bumper for any of the hitches. The wiring is easier with the bumper off.



So taking the bumper off saves yo from taking all of those interior pieces out as on the wiring harness manufacturers video?

I like doing things as long as they take standard hand tools and no more than .5 hour. Past that and I get someone else to do it. I love reading these detailed DIY threads though, really great stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:19 pm 
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I just installed a class 3 hitch and the wiring in less than 30 mins. It was very easy. You do not need to take off your bumper.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:51 am 
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For anyone interested all EcoHitch’s are $45 off with free shipping Nov. 28 – Dec. 1st for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:52 pm 
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The EchoHitches from Tork Lift Central are nice but even with $45 off, they are ~$200. For some cars, like the Volt or LEAF, these may be good options but for the Rav4, even with the discount, they are still $100 more expensive than competitors.


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:08 am 
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TorkliftCentral wrote:
For anyone interested all EcoHitch’s are $45 off with free shipping Nov. 28 – Dec. 1st for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.



Which rav4 model should I order, theoption with the spare tire underneath or in the back?

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Hitch Installation
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:42 pm 
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What drop receiver are you guys using?

I have an average trailer that requires a 1 7/8" ball. I think I had a 2" drop when I used it with my PIP. What drop receiver should I get for the Rav?

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