Next we'll need to remove the tow hooks on each side. We're here to help - please call us at 1-800-358-4751. We tried to trade it to another dealer for a smaller travel trailer but was told that the only trailer that our front wheel drive Highlander should pull should be a pop-up camper being very light weight. Gross Trailer Weight, Weight Distributing: 900 Lb. Hitch Cross tube Is Visible Beneath Bumper.
Hooked up easy and looks good per his pictures. Uses All Existing Holes No Drilling Required. Here on the driver's side to remove the underbody panel there are a total of six fasteners, two push pin fasteners and four screws. I tried to use a chisle to get it out but that only rounded the piece over. It took a few weeks for them to manufacture and ship, so plan ahead. With both panels reinstalled this will complete the installation of the Curt Hitch, part number 13534 on our 2013 Toyota Highlander.
The 2012 was rated for 3500 pounds and the 2015 for 5000 pounds. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Other than that worked out great. I went to install my bike rack and found a chunk of weld inside. All V6 Highlanders comes with the Tow Package standard besides the tow hitch. We'll install each fastener finger tight until we have them all in place.
Imagine pulling a 3,800 pound trailer at 65 miles per hour. Replacing it may be the best way to go to ensure safety. Does that mean it already has the towing package? The big part was taking and reinstalling the trim. The Curt wiring harness with module, too about 45 minutes. To remove each body panel, there are multiple fasteners. You have to be a dealer mechanic or pay for online access. That would put your example at 6000+lbs easily with the above example and I am not surprise it was too much for the Highlander.
This is deceit on behalf of Toyota. We'll go ahead and mark it with my paint marker and then use the rotary tool to cut it out. Once we remove the fasteners we'll set the hardware and tow hooks aside as they will not be reinstalled. Max towing capacity The towing capacity of your Highlander depends on the trim level. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. In the end , I had to grind a groove in order to slide past the excess steel. Aside from the gas mileage hit and quick unexpected stops I easily forget that I am towing the trailer.
Do all Limited editions come standard with the engine towing package but are still sold without the tow hitch from the dealer? Gross Trailer Weight, Uses All Existing Holes No Drilling Required, Hitch Crosstube Is Visible Beneath Bumper, Trimming or Removal Of Under Body Appearance Panel Required. Overall well built and well designed. I would not recommend towing 5,000 pounds behind a Toyota Highlander for all but the shortest and flattest distances! We're going to go ahead and cut out the necessary portion here on the vehicle. We had to purchase a tap and die set to recut the threads in the frame of the vehicle. If you found any, you can either sand it off the surface using the coarsest abrasive pad you can find or you can also remove it using a potent rust dissolver.
Now with all our cut outs made we can go ahead and reinstall the underbody panel. Next we'll go ahead and point out our attachment points. It plays quite a heavy-duty role and this is why it's prone to getting damaged. Needed die grinder with cut-off wheel to complete install, a tool not always available to average consumer. Listed below are the Trailer Hitches that are designed to work with the 2013 Toyota Highlander.
But you can also save a ton of money by ordering the parts and installing them yourself. If you had filled the water tanks and put some gear in there you could have very easily been at or even over a 700lbs tongue weight. To prove my point even further, the law states that if you pull a trailer over 2,000 lbs, you must have electric brakes. The EcoHitch® hidden hitch for the 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander is designed to be completely concealed so you only see the receiver once it's installed rather than having to see an unsightly crosstube underneath your vehicle, and has as much style as your Highlander. Except Models With Full Size 19 In.
Going off of the cut outs in the front corner we'll move it a diagonal shape. Toyota no longer provides the printed instructions with the trailer hitch and wiring kits. If you have a 3,500 boat on trailer and live in a flat area, transporting your boat 2-10 miles on flat land to a boat launch and back. The only part of the hitch that is ever visible is the receiver and has a higher level of ground clearance than most hitches available. The six cylinder engine even in power mode labors with that weight. Some embellishment to add emphasis is ok, but fabricating to Hollywood levels is not.