A quick Google of those numbers show the original part number you asked for (PT228-42060) is for the V6 with tow prep package. The one the parts geek suggested (PT228-42061) is listed as for the I4.After running my 2007 RAV4 6-Pack in Germany for 3 years, I put another 5 years on it in the US of A. After 94k miles, a bad water cooler, split oil coolant lines, and needing new shocks and other money-suckers, I traded it in for a 2012 RAV4 with the TO option.
I am splurging on a OEM hitch (PT22842060) and wiring. I had a Hidden Hitch on the old pig, and never had issues. OEM looks better, and I won a bunch of $$ in my job's football pool last month. Anyhoo, speaking to the rep at ToyotaPartsWorld (cheapest overall price), guy tried telling me that I needed the PT22842061 due to, "you have the tow package prep, but not the actual package, so you would need hitch number PT228-42061".
Is this guy as wrong as I think he is? I have the TO package, verified the alternator fuse (140) and support brackets behind the rear bumper. I'd appreciate the fact check from the 'World.
Hitchweb.com has a Hidden Hitch with the same stats for $178.32CDN and free delivery. No ball or pin at that price, but they have those at a good price too.I have a Canadian 2008 RAV4-v6, with tow package.
- found a genuine Toyota hitch, listed on Kijiji / but it turned out to be off a 2014, won't fit
Going to order a Reese Value Receiver 44540 in States, and drive to Port Huron, MI & pickup.
- Walmart.com has it on their website, for $143.99 USD reese 44540 - Walmart.com
^^ Pretty hard to beat, that price.
Trailer Hitch-Class III/IV Professional Rear Reese 44540 fits 06-12 Toyota RAV4
3500lb Gross Trailer Weight/4000lb Wt. Distributing;350lb Tongue Wt./400lb Wt. Distributing;Brown Box;Uses All Existing Holes No Drilling Reqd.
Why would you do that to your poor RAV. You have to remember that the RAV is built on a Corolla chassis. A COROLLA!!! It is simply a taller version of the famous car with a 4wd option.For those stressing over which hitch to get, I had an after market and my neighbour had the factory hitch and while I appreciated the extra attachment points on his, they didn't look like they would do much at the weights you would tow with a Rav4. Maybe over the long term if all you do is tow they would prevent metal fatigue but I tried one test towing a 2700 lb. car on a 900 lb trailer on hilly terrain and that was when I decided to get rid of the 4.3. A couple of trips would have murdered that poor car. I don't think I would tow more than 2000lbs in hilly terrain, maybe 3000lbs. on flatter terrain, both with electric brakes of course. The factory hitch seems needlessly engineered for much more than that.
It is my understanding that this is not true, at least for the 4.3 models, which I think have a unique chassis.You have to remember that the RAV is built on a Corolla chassis. A COROLLA!!! It is simply a taller version of the famous car with a 4wd option.
You posted in the 4.3 section and should be in the 4.4 since you have a 2015.Can you guys post Photos of your installed tow hooks on your RAV4.
I am looking for a nice, well built, fabricated tow hook that I will install on a 2015 RAV4 Limited edition....This is just for looks but no towing.
The ones on eBay are Made in China, and does not look good, may not fit like an OEM.