My tow-vehicle is a 1998 Rav4 l 4 dr

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My tow-vehicle is a 1998 Rav4 l 4 dr

Postby Cikan Vuz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:39 pm

LOL who else is that brave (OR DUMB)? :lol: :R
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Re: My tow-vehicle is a 1998 Rav4 l 4 dr

Postby Cikan Vuz » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:29 pm

While hitching up trailer for first time I made an interesting discovery. I know I would not be able to open the rear door with hitch mount in but I didn't realize I would have to remove the spare tire too to be able to hitchup the trailer. LOL oh well, a theft deterrent cos it sure is going back on once trailer is hooked up. LOL :thinking:
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Re: My tow-vehicle is a 1998 Rav4 l 4 dr

Postby Wesgries » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:38 am

I have the same problem with my 01 Rav4. I just strapped my spare to my roof rack because I am always towing something or I have my hitch mounted dirt bike carrier on the back. I'm planning on taking the spare tire mounting bracket off of my back door and making a gas can or water jug carrier. The size of the empty space looks big enough for two 5 gallon square gas cans
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Re: My tow-vehicle is a 1998 Rav4 l 4 dr

Postby swoody126 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:43 am

replacing the tongue w/ a 2" receiver at the apex of the "V" on the front of the frame will allow one to utilize a longer tongue and when the tongue is removed it is harder to steal the trailer

maintaining the holow 2" square thru n thru allows one to have an extendable tongue which can be lock pin'd in place

replacing a locked pin when the tongue is removed is one more thwart to thieves

just takes a bit of welding and <$100 in cost

just this old man's 2ยข worth this Sunday morning

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