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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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I'm trying to look for a hitch for a 2009 highlander. I called toyota and they want $500.00 just for the hitch, so I'm hoping you guys can lead me to another site where the price isn't so high. The parts department was trying to explain class of the hitch, which I have no idea about. I just need something that's strong enough and won't break when 3500lbs will be towed (max towing lb for the v4 highlander). Thanks for any help.

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3500lbs will put you in the class II hitch range but thats the max for that class you want to go to a class III which has a max of 5k lbs gross trailer weight

other places to check for a hitch are uhaul
the little class 1 hitch that i put on my prelude was 100 or so so youll be spending at least a couple hundo for yours

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thanks for the info, ladies and gents.

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I'm trying to look for a hitch for a 2009 highlander. I called toyota and they want $500.00 just for the hitch, so I'm hoping you guys can lead me to another site where the price isn't so high. The parts department was trying to explain class of the hitch, which I have no idea about. I just need something that's strong enough and won't break when 3500lbs will be towed (max towing lb for the v4 highlander). Thanks for any help.
Go with Draw-Tite. Get it online and install it yourself. According to their website it takes 25 min. I have done plenty of these and it is a breeze to do. Here is the link:
http://www.draw-tite.com/fitguides/h...9&partno=75586

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http://www.draw-tite.com/fitguides/pdf/N75586.pdf

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Go with Draw-Tite. Get it online and install it yourself. According to their website it takes 25 min. I have done plenty of these and it is a breeze to do. Here is the link:
http://www.draw-tite.com/fitguides/h...9&partno=75586

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http://www.draw-tite.com/fitguides/pdf/N75586.pdf
Actually that is one of the brands Master Hitch sells. If you notice, the link you provided is to Draw-Tite and they don't sell hitches direct. If you punch in your zip code you can find a dealer near you though.
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Yes, I know they don't sell direct. I was just giving him the info so that he could pick any one of the above mentioned and have the correct part number handy, as well as instructions.

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ordered the hitch, drawback, and electric connections, $250 shipped and arrived today.

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ordered the hitch, drawback, and electric connections, $250 shipped and arrived today.
Drawback? Never heard of that one, did you mean Draw-tite?
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Drawback? Never heard of that one, did you mean Draw-tite?
The hitch was made by Draw-tite, but I was referring to the piece that goes into the hitch hole to put the ball on. I thought it was called a drawback, but I'm probably wrong

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Its called a ball mount and sometimes referred to as a drawbar.

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although it's past the point, +1 for master hitch and draw-tite in palatine

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although it's past the point, +1 for master hitch and draw-tite in palatine
Not cool dude, you made me re-visit a thread where men where discussing hitch holes and ball mounts
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haha oh jeez i didn't even notice it was THAT old... myyyy bad. i guess that's what happens when ur stuck at work at 11pm

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