So maybe my thinking is way off but im a little confused. You have 2 identical trucks. One has a factory tow package. One does not. The one with has a rating of 6500lbs. The one without 3500lbs. I know the tow package consists of a CLASS 4 HITCH(ill explain why thats bold), oil cooler, tranny cooler(for auto), bigger alternator, bigger battery, and brake controller or something. I know the sticker that has the rating cant be changed, so no matter what you put on the non tow package truck the rating legally is still 3500lbs. My thought process is this. My non tow package tacoma: throw the CLASS 4 HITCH on, throw the oil cooler on. No need for tranny cooler cause im manual. And i dont have a need for the bigger electronics. Then my truck will be basically the same equipped truck as the tow package truck and be able to tow 6500lbs. My problem is this. Nowhere can i find a class 4 hitch. The heaviest duty hitch ive found is a 5500lb hitch. Now maybe all the other goodies make the TRUCK capable of 6500lbs but that would still make the hitch 1000lbs overloaded. Where is this mythical class 4 hitch? If maybe i missed it point me in the rite direction but i cant seem to find one anywhere. Like i said maybe my thinking is way off but im new to the towing thing. Ive tried to read everything possible but im still hung up on this. The reason for all the questions is because im looking into a travel trailer that fully loaded weight is 6200lbs, 3800lbs dry. The thread that i made previously about the trailer i may be getting with specs can be found here.http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tow...l-trailer.html
Any clarification or the need to call me a dumbass for thinking this way is appreciated. But in all seriousness im trying to set my truck up to be capable like the tow package one.