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Another HL question. I would like to get a hitch installed on my new 2010 HL SE AWD in anticipation of pulling a small boat around.

Where would folks suggest to get this done, at the dealer? Or can it be done substabtially cheaper elsewhere?

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Another HL question. I would like to get a hitch installed on my new 2010 HL SE AWD in anticipation of pulling a small boat around.

Where would folks suggest to get this done, at the dealer? Or can it be done substabtially cheaper elsewhere?

Thanks
Ken
You might want to look at the Modifications & Maintenance sticky, then navigate to the hitch section and look over the information there to see if doing it yourself is an option. The Valley Hitch install video gives a good idea about what's involved. Installing the hitch DIY will be far cheaper than a dealer would do it.
 

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An aftermarket one like Valley brand is nice, but the factory ones look so much cleaner.

Here's the Factory one:
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If you are somewhat handy, you could probably manage the install yourself. If your vehicle already has the tow prep package, the wiring part should be pretty straight forward.

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You can probably find that item cheaper with a quick google search. I only listed that one as a reference.
Like here
They're all over the place.
 

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I installed a Valley hitch on my 2010 Highlander this week. It was about $200 including wiring harness from etrailer.com. Free shipping. Two of the bolt holes were slightly misaligned. That required me to do a little filing. All's well that ends well.
 

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New post on an old thread - this EcoHitch seems to be a compromise between the very expensive OEM (clearly the best looking and also least botrusive) and the cheaper low-slung options. It also fall between the two options cost-wise at about $300. My current uses are bike racks and a rear support for canoe (or ladders), but might do some light pop-up or small utility trailer towing. Nothing big. Does anyone have any experience with this option? The receiver is admittedly rather short.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hi...008/306-X7137.html#exp-productdetails=.photos
 

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CURT hitch see their website Curt manufacturing. For bike rack and such no wiring is needed. Only a trailer towing requires it done.
 
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