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Old 10-31-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Tow Hitch Ball

Hi everyone...

My 2000 Prerunner came with the Towing package, but the tow ball/trailer ball is missing (or removed by PO).

Any idea where I can find a replacement or what the part # maybe? Is this a universal part?

Thanks guys!

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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here im gonna make life easy for you got to walmart and buy this package. the ball size you need varies by the tongue on the trailer.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Buffalo-To...g-Kit/16890555
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any auto parts store or walmart will have them.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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My mom used to work at a car dealer and said one of the dealer tricks is to keep the draw bars unless the customer specifically asks for it. Just another way to make a buck.
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Here's what i got.. I'm pretty sure i had a tow ball on this truck:





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I've always been curious about these tow balls on bumpers without receiver hitches. Are these strong at all and / or what's their weight limitation?
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I've always been curious about these tow balls on bumpers without receiver hitches. Are these strong at all and / or what's their weight limitation?
Check your owner's manual for ratings.
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Not necessarily. There's a plastic plug that covers that up as well.
Yup. Rubber plug.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
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Others may be able to verify my correctness on this (I'm a 2nd gen owner, not 1st), but it doesnt appear you have a tow package as the tow package would include a hitch below the bumper, trailer harness for lights, etc.
I'm starting to lean that way myself, the more and more I look at the bumper and undercarriage
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #10
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My opinion on safety is . . . Don't chance towing anything less than a frame mounted hitch. Leave that hole alone and buy a frame mounted 2" receiver and put in the ball hitch needed for the trailer you plan to pull. Most receivers are pretty easy to install with 4 bolts and about an hour. It also strengthens the weak frames on these trucks. Too many accidents happen with trailers overloading a bumper.
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My 2003 double cab has tow package and yes it should have class 111 reciever hitch and I also have 4 leaf spring pack.
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Yep, no tow package so if the previous owner ever towed something he bought his own ball. You wouldn't get a draw bar in the first place.
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