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Old 10-02-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Tow Package - Size of Hitch?

I have a '06 Taco... bought it with the tow package... I am about to buy a receiver mount shackle... what size is the factory receiver box? (I'm at work and cannot get to my vehicle to measure).

Also, can anyone recommend a good (decently priced) rear hitch receiver with w/ shackle...?


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Old 10-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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2" receiver i believe..
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2" receiver i believe..
That is what mine is. It's an '09 but I can't think that it would have changed.
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definately 2" on 05+. i went northern tools and couldnt find a receiver shackle before the meet in april, so i just got one of their hooked receivers. works well.
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did anyone say 2" yet?
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2" is industry standard
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2" is industry standard
That is more or less correct.

A class 1 hitch is just a flat piece of metal, that has a small locking pin and is rated to only pull about 500 lbs. Think of a "K" car pulling a jet ski. These hitches were more or less phased out about the time the last "K" car rolled of the line as well.

A class 2 hitch is 1 1/4 inches square and is rated to roughly 1500 - 2000lbs. It is still availabe on many cars and smaller SUVs.

Class 3, 4 and 5 receivers are all 2 inch square, and have varrying weight ratings based on how beefy they are and the tow ratings of the vehicles they are attached to.

Just figured I'd pass on a little trivia since I was late in answering your actual question.
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