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I just purchased through Uhaul today. Literally they just came out two days ago. Just enter in your vehicle info on the uhaul website and it will pop up. Takes longer because it is still a custom build but mine will arrive in 4 weeks. Stoked!!!
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I just purchased through Uhaul today. Literally they just came out two days ago. Just enter in your vehicle info on the uhaul website and it will pop up. Takes longer because it is still a custom build but mine will arrive in 4 weeks. Stoked!!!
$254 CAD with install. Thank for the tip. They're currently booking 1 month out.

For comparison an ecohitch is $790 installed in Canada.

You'll have to share some pictures when done. Curious if it's more visible than the ecohitch or the same asthetics.
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This thread caught my eye since I'm going to be buying a non-Adventure Rav4. After reading here, do I understand correctly that Toyota is going to offer a towing package "kit" for the other models?


Aftermarket only would be OK too of course. I was also wondering how much weight I could pull safely with an XLE? Is 1,500lbs the limit? Even with trailer brake module? Or would engine/transmission cooling be the limiting factor?
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Personally I'll wait for a Curt or Drawtite and install it myself. Uhaul in the US now lists the $180 Draw-tite 76201G for the '19 Rav4.

https://www.uhaul.com/Trailer-Hitches/

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This thread caught my eye since I'm going to be buying a non-Adventure Rav4. After reading here, do I understand correctly that Toyota is going to offer a towing package "kit" for the other models?


Aftermarket only would be OK too of course. I was also wondering how much weight I could pull safely with an XLE? Is 1,500lbs the limit? Even with trailer brake module? Or would engine/transmission cooling be the limiting factor?
Only the Adventure is rated at 3500lbs, all other gas models are rated at 1500lbs, but IMO with the same upgrades, IE: higher capacity radiator, transmission and engine oil coolers, heavier rear springs or air lifts, other trims will work fine too, there's a 4.4 owner here that has upgraded his and tows way over the 1500lbs with no problems other than it's not the fastest tow rig.

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Trimming of bumper is NOT required to install torklift eco hitch! You can just press the hitch against the bumper and it is flexible enough to deform a bit (thanks toyota for cheap and thin plastic). It took me about 20-30 minutes and I have never done any of these things before. You have to slide out the rubber holding the exhuast pipes on both sides and in the center if you want some space to work. No need to remove bumper. I did it mostly by myself with some help at the lining the holes up and bolting stage.
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Interested in if the trailer hitch will interfere with the kick feature. I don’t want to turn it off I want a hitch and the kick feature to work.
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Interested in if the trailer hitch will interfere with the kick feature. I donít want to turn it off I want a hitch and the kick feature to work.
Ya can't have both, the only possible option is to relocate the kick sensor so the hitch doesn't block it, and I have no idea if that's even possible, just speculation.

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I contacted drawtite and they said it shouldn’t interfere. See attached email6779F037-4285-4659-9D40-8042DB1B2453_1553027795229.png
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I'd check with etrailer, they're a lot more knowledgeable since they actually do installations, and they have a lot of experience with past models.

https://www.etrailer.com/p-76201.html#/

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