Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions. I've been giving this swing away hitch/box combo a lot of thought and even came across someone at a gas station who had one on his Subaru outback who was happy to spend some time talking and showing be how it works. The box mounts very near the vehicle, I would say about 12", the swing away is very secure and only takes a couple minutes to unscrew, release and swing away to get access to vehicle. Quite nice if it can be made a practical travel solution for the sienna. Unfortunately, the box blocks the backup camera.
I'm in the process of converting my van to a camper, currently both second and third row seats are removed. To date, I've fabricated/installed flooring and a convertible sofa bed removing more weight than installed. In the vans current state, I measure 13 3/4" from bottom of rear bumper to ground so installing a Torklift Ecohitch with a 2" receiver should put the bottom of the hitch receiver about 11 3/4" from ground (See pic, tape measure case adds 3"). I also hope to get a 3" lift installed which should bring the receiver height to a minimum of 14 3/4"
The van will only carry two, just me and my wife traveling but I do plan to add water and power to the van, otherwise just carrying a couple weeks clothes and camping items.
Anyone with a stock height sienna have an Ecohitch and use a cargo carrier? What was your experience. still to low?
How about with a 2 or 3" lifted sienna?
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