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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Towing, SUV
#74 of 99 Re: Advice on installing Toyota's factory hitch? [montalvo]
Nov 21, 2008 (2:39 pm)
I installed a 1/1/4" CoastalTech hitch on my 2004 Prius myself with no problems whatsoever.
I ordered a 1 1/2" receiver hitch for my 2007 Highlander Hybrid (1/ 1/4" is not available) and found it much more difficult to install mainly because it weighs so much more.
I ended up resting it on an increasing pile of bricks until it was close enough for me to get the bolts in. I didn't bother with an electrical harness since I only use it for a bike rack.
#75 of 99 Re: Advice on installing Toyota's factory hitch? [stevegold]
Nov 26, 2008 (4:15 pm)
Thanks for the info, Steve. I suspect that installing the hitch on my 2008 HL will be every bit as difficult as what you encountered on your 2007. I'm picking the hitch up next week so I'll start scouting around for some bricks! Like you, I'm not installing the electrical harness as I only carry my bike rack.
#76 of 99 Re: Advice on installing Toyota's factory hitch? [montalvo]
Nov 26, 2008 (4:24 pm)
Hope you're in a warmer climate than Colorado. The hitch installation is a warm weather job. Let me know how it goes. Good luck.
#77 of 99 For what it's worth...
Nov 26, 2008 (4:30 pm)
... I have the factory installed hitch on my 09 HH and it looks great.
#78 of 99 Re: Advice on installing Toyota's factory hitch? [stevegold]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 26, 2008 (4:37 pm)
The hitch installation is a warm weather job.
But there's nothing like the smell of freshly busted knuckles in the morning
Feb 08, 2009 (9:42 am)
i'm new here but was wondering if any one could possibly help me with a towing question-i have an 06 highlander hybrid & was wondering if anyone has any experience with towing a boat-actually-how does the hh do pulling the boat back out of the water at the launch ramp-my boat & trailer fully loaded weighs approx 810lbs-should i expect any difficulties? any advice would be greatly aprreciated!!cheers!
#80 of 99 Re: van4464 [van4464]
Feb 10, 2009 (7:15 am)
I towed my travel trailer 3200 lbs from Mi.to Ariz.Grade was really steep on the way back through Missouri.My 2006 hybrid hy had no trouble with power to pass other vehicles.Should not be any problem with your boat.
#81 of 99 bike rack hitch
Jun 03, 2009 (10:20 am)
Gentle folk; My family has a 2007 Hylander hybrid and I need to install a trailer hitch to support a bike rack. I've seen between $400 and $140 hitches. Can anyone recommend a make, model number and source?
#82 of 99 Re: bike rack hitch [dzed]
Jun 04, 2009 (4:41 pm)
Have the dealer install the one they have for the hylander.I think it was fairly inexpensive and you don't have to get your hands dirty.Call them for the make and model # of the hitch.
#83 of 99 Re: van4464 [roxxgang]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:38 am)
I am curious. We have an 07 Hybrid Highlander and just installed hitch. Do you have a electric brake controller hooked up? When we did, we found that the ABS and Stability dash lights come on. The electric brake was working great but the hybrid braking system isn't working thus not recharging the battery (even when the RV isn't hooked up). Remedy? So this so that the hybrid braking system could continue to wor?. MN does not require e-brakes...and Toyota actually said it wasn't nec. when towing a 2000 pound TDA RV. We are going to unhook the E-Brake until we find out for sure and hope that by doing it, we are able to restore the brake system.
If anyone out there has suggestion/experience please pass it on!
To use or not to use the electronic braking system.