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Old 01-28-14, 12:29 PM   #76
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This is why I needed a hitch
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Old 01-29-14, 08:30 AM   #77
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ISterguy, how "wiggly" is that carrier side to side?
Some drawbars/ball mounts don't fit all that well in the receiver and allow movement.
I bought an anti-rattle mount which fits a big nut inside the mount, and what is normally just a slip-in pin is threaded so the mount is tightened into the receiver.
I did it to stop the clunking (rattle?) noise when towing an empty trailer, but it might stabilize a bike carrier if it needed stabilization.

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Old 01-29-14, 12:12 PM   #78
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Jonas,

The Thule bike carrier comes with a bolt that does thread from the outside of the hitch receiver into the carrier nut allowing it to tighten together. The side-to-side stops but there is a slight (maybe 1/8") up-down. I have not towed anything else.

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Old 02-01-14, 08:22 AM   #79
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2013 RX - Received the eBay converter and installed. All tail/turn/brake lights work! Done.

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Old 04-19-14, 09:19 AM   #80
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Going back to Soup's post #34:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/7082749-post34.html

Installed the Drawtite hitch #75676 on 2013 Lexus RX350 and have the same problem of the exhaust pipe rubbing against the hitch / makes a rattling noise.

Got it from AutoAnything and they are going to 'see if the manufacturer will accept the return'. Not really AutoAnything's fault, but I had a Curt on a 2009 Lexus RX350 with NO problems. Tried to save a few bucks and went with Drawtite. Shame on me.

And we aren't the only 2 with this issue with Draw Tite. Another from 2011:

http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums...hp?t68717.html
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Old 04-23-14, 06:10 PM   #81
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ISterguy:
When you take the bikes off and fold the hitch vertical, does the front wheel cradle rub on your bumper? I have a 2012 RX 350, (white also, btw) with a Thule T2 rack, and I noticed that issue when I folded up mine. Obviously don't want to scratch the bumper, and I was thinking to cut the plastic wheel cradle down about and inch and half so I don't have that problem.
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Old 04-28-14, 01:14 PM   #82
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hello, does anyone know if this 2010 rx350 hidden hitch will fit the 2007 rx350?
thank you.
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Old 04-28-14, 01:58 PM   #83
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hello, does anyone know if this 2010 rx350 hidden hitch will fit the 2007 rx350?
thank you.
It will not. The 2007 RX350 is a 2nd Generation RX and was not engineered to allow for a hidden hitch like they did with the 3rd Generation RX starting with the 2010 model year. For 2007 you have a variety of hitches available, but they are all very visible.
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Old 04-29-14, 08:44 AM   #84
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thank you RX330inFL.
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Old 04-29-14, 09:11 AM   #85
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^ Probably has to do with the fact the 2nd gen RX has a full spare underneath too. The 3RX has a donut spare that fits inside the cargo area. Good luck finding a hitch that's close to what you want totoquin. And welcome to CL.
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^ Probably has to do with the fact the 2nd gen RX has a full spare underneath too. The 3RX has a donut spare that fits inside the cargo area. Good luck finding a hitch that's close to what you want totoquin. And welcome to CL.
The 07 and 10-14 have a completely different frame.
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Old 05-06-14, 07:41 AM   #87
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thank you Kitlz
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Old 05-07-14, 09:48 AM   #88
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No, it is reflection of the flash I guess. I have yet to tow anything. As I mentioned earlier this is the Curt hitch model # 13451. Along with it I got the electrical T-connector 56083 and the tube cover with built-in electrical holder #21728. I bought all this from thehitchstore.com. My RX came with the towing prep pkg. and the electrical part works fine.
Has the model number of the Curt hitch changed?

When looking up on http://www.curtmfg.com. my 2010 rx350 comes up with the following:

This part fits your vehicle Fits your vehicle
CURT Trailer Hitch #13143
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Old 06-03-14, 10:18 AM   #89
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Has the model number of the Curt hitch changed?

When looking up on http://www.curtmfg.com. my 2010 rx350 comes up with the following:

This part fits your vehicle Fits your vehicle
CURT Trailer Hitch #13143
13541 the same as 13143, except that 13143 has an additional support plate for f-sport models.

http://www.etrailer.com/question-57153.html
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Old 03-04-15, 06:52 AM   #90
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Did the checking for the converter and do not have. Found one on eBay p/n 81985YY020 for $50 (used 2011) and bought. This is the same p/n you get when searching on Lexus' parts catalog.
I realize this is an old post, however I was wondering if the part number you listed (81985YY020) is all you need to buy to be able to add the tow pkg (from a wiring standpoint). Do you also need a harness? Where does that part plug in? Lastly, do you know what is actually does?

Our 400h has a hitch on it, but our 350 does not and I want to take to to Colorado this year, so it needs one.
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