Originally Posted by Toyota Man
That is assuming you don't upgrade to a tow package. If you went back to the dealer to have the hitch installed they wouldn't change the sticker either.
Buy the aftermarket hitch. It will have a tow rating sticker on it for how much it can pull with your type of vehicle it was designed for.
No I wouldn't attach that to my bumper, but I wouldn't use just the truck breaks by them selves either.
Get the hitch, and brake controler and you will be fine. Just have a reputable shop install the system.
No receiver comes with a sticker that dictates what the vehicle can tow. The ratings on the receiver are for the receiver itself. I put a class 3 on mine which is rated to 5,000 lbs but that does not mean I can legally tow that high, I'm still limited by the sticker on the door jamb with tops me out at 3,500 lbs.
Originally Posted by 230g Hydra-Shok
So, I'm supposed to get a Class 3 or 4 hitch. What did my truck *come* with???
If you didn't get a truck with the tow package it didn't come with anything. You'll be able to find a class 3 receiver pretty easily, the only class 4 receiver you'll most likely find would be an OEM receiver.