hidden tow hitch - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > RX Models > RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015)
Log In 

hidden tow hitch

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-11, 06:58 PM   #1
wes77
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ca
Posts: 23
Default hidden tow hitch

I have seen the threads on the aftermarket tow hitches, but I have not heard much about the hidden tow hitch.

What makes it hidden or how is it appear "hidden"?

Does anyone have pics of the hidden tow hitch?
wes77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-11, 07:12 PM   #2
mac12
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TN
Posts: 283
Default

I've just installed the Curt hitch on my 10 RX and I am quite impressed by the hitch's weight, powdercoating, and the fit. The only thing you can see from the back is the square receiver. There might be a hidden hitch, but I've never seen it. Or would I know if I saw it???
Attached Thumbnails
hidden tow hitch-dscn0029.jpg   hidden tow hitch-dscn0027.jpg  

Last edited by mac12; 04-11-11 at 02:48 PM.
mac12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-11, 08:49 PM   #3
wes77
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ca
Posts: 23
Default

Is it the Curt hidden tow hitch?

or the regular tow hitch
wes77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-11, 08:03 PM   #4
fr0mastaj
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 29
Default

Bump... would also like to know which model hitch that is. Looks very nice!
fr0mastaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 04:29 AM   #5
k9shelly1
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 195
Default

Wow Mac, that is a nice looking hitch. I don't know how much more hidden it can be.
k9shelly1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 07:25 AM   #6
Cruiter
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
Cruiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 2,831
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac12 View Post
I've just installed the Curt hitch on my 10 RX and I am quite impressed by the hitch's weight, powdercoating, and the fit. The only thing you can see from the back is the square receiver. There might be a hidden hitch, but I've never seen it. Or would I know if I saw it???
Mac
Is that 'OUCH' above the hitch from an errant runaway trailer ??? Sorry it happened but have to know.
__________________
Jim Myers

2010RX 450h is my Daily Driver
2014 Stingray keeps my heart rate up Jim's RX450h photos http://www.clublexus.com/forums/memb...er-albums.html
Cruiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 07:37 AM   #7
mac12
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TN
Posts: 283
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruiter View Post
Mac
Is that 'OUCH' above the hitch from an errant runaway trailer ??? Sorry it happened but have to know.
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.
mac12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 08:33 AM   #8
timlrx11
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
timlrx11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac12 View Post


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.
My 2011 RX also comes with the towing prep pkg as well. I hope it should be easy to install the hitch. Just ordered the Curt hitch. Someone in this forum mentions that you have to cut something when installing the hitch. What type of tool you have to use for that?

__________________
2011 RX350 AWD NAV
timlrx11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 05:33 PM   #9
mac12
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TN
Posts: 283
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timlor View Post
My 2011 RX also comes with the towing prep pkg as well. I hope it should be easy to install the hitch. Just ordered the Curt hitch. Someone in this forum mentions that you have to cut something when installing the hitch. What type of tool you have to use for that?

__________________
2011 RX350 AWD NAV
I used a heavy duty pocket knife. It's not a tough job.
mac12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 05:54 PM   #10
timlrx11
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
timlrx11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac12 View Post
I used a heavy duty pocket knife. It's not a tough job.
That's good to know. Thanks.

__________________
2011 RX350 AWD NAV
timlrx11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-11, 01:53 PM   #11
timlrx11
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
timlrx11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 110
Default

Just installed my Curt Hitch today. It's a relatively easy installation. It took about an hour. See picture...

__________________
2011 RX350 AWD NAV
Attached Thumbnails
hidden tow hitch-rx350_hitch_20110430.jpg  
timlrx11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-11, 07:55 PM   #12
ksk1023
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7
Default

Would you mind posting a side view? I am curious how far it sticks out beyond the bumper. Thanks!
ksk1023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-11, 07:19 AM   #13
timlrx11
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
timlrx11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 110
Default Hitch Side View

You can hardly see the hitch from side view...
Attached Thumbnails
hidden tow hitch-rx350_hitch_sideview_20110501_01.jpg   hidden tow hitch-rx350_hitch_sideview_20110501_02.jpg  
__________________
2011 RX350 AWD, Starfire Pearl/Parchment
Comfort/Premium/NAV/Towing/12-Spkr/Wood&Leather
Body Side Molding, Clear Bra, Trailer Hitch
timlrx11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-11, 07:26 AM   #14
kitlz
No, I don't play soccer!
Trader Score: (0)
 
kitlz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,791
Default

timlor, great pictures. It's good to know that if I ever add the hitch it won't look bad at all. Now lose the dealer frames already
__________________
Anita

2010 RX450h - Sport/NAV/ML
2004 RX330 - gone
1999 RX300 - gone
kitlz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-11, 06:58 PM   #15
mac12
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TN
Posts: 283
Default

I saw a "hidden hitch" yesterday on a Tundra. I didn't realize that it is a brand name. There was a lot of it exposed and it didn't look nearly as good as the Curt. It was also a 1 1/2 inch receiver while the Curt is a 2 inch.
mac12 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anyone familiar with Execuhitch? wildeklave NX Models (2015-present) 5 06-17-15 01:49 PM
New Car, New Member showat IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 5 03-23-15 08:41 AM
Bike rack, roof racks and trailer hitches? mrBillFL ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 25 11-07-14 06:46 AM
what drop to buy for tow hitch ball? GreggyG GX - 1st Gen (2004-2009) 2 06-22-14 04:58 PM
Best hitch? Curt or Hidden Hitch? memphisto GX - 1st Gen (2004-2009) 10 06-07-14 08:26 PM


Tags
13451, 2011, 350, 450h, ct, hidden, hiden, hitch, is300, lexus, ls460l, pictures, rx, thirdgen, tow, towing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:44 PM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info