I've owned vehicles in the past that I've used for surf fishing..( i.e. Nissan, Jeep)..but my 2012 SR5 V6 4x4 is without a doubt the best. Incredible difference from the first time I drove on the sand from previous vehicles. Just air down and go. The power, ground clearance, ride, etc. all great.
I didn't want to have to modify anything up front to have a front mount rod/cooler rack so I went with the receiver mount for the rear. I had always had a front mounted rod rack but this arrangement works fine. Holds 72 qt cooler and 8 rods. Trade off on lowering the tailgate when its on but no big deal.