Looking to tow a 16' Hobie Cat on a trailer, nothing else, and nothing larger/heavier, with a 2006 4cyl 4x2 SR5 Access Cab Tacoma, no tow package, stock. Do I need to get a full on trailer hitch or can I just use the ball on the bumper? Longest drive might be 5 hrs, and very infrequent. Also, do I need a transmission cooler? Do I need to tow in 4 vs OD too?
I think the Hobie weight in at ~400 lbs and the trailer at mabye ~600 lbs.