Reviewed by James H (Surprise, AZ) Reviewed for a 2012 Toyota Venza — 2012-05-15 12:36:20
We have three vehicles at our home. I bought this folding carrier and a CURT hitch for my 2012 VENZA. This carrier, when folded upright, contacts the rear bumper of all three vehicles... some worse than others. One vehicle has a factory hitch, one has a "Hidden Hitch" and one has a CURT hitch (a VERY GOOD product, I might add!) The 'tongue' is too short by about 1-2 inches for many vehicles, in my opinion. I called CURT's Tech Support and was told to buy a hitch extension, which I did ($20 at Harbor Frieght), but now the hitch is way too far extended behind the vehicles (and likely illegal in some states!). The solution is to add 2 inches to the tongue's length, and then drill two pin holes spaced about 1 inch apart in the tongue to allow for such problems. This would add, maybe, $3.00 to the cost to manufacture. This rack is made in China as stated on the box, and not by CURT in the USA as their hitches are. It shows. Unlike the well-made CURT hitch, the paint does not look like powder-coat, but rather soft enamel. The reflective tape applied looks like it was added by a drunkard. It is just CURT-branded, and not worthy of the CURT name in my opinion. Also, it sells for much less elsewhere and with Free Shipping. Fortunately, Auto Anything does price matching (Thanks!).