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2nd Generation Trailer Hitch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jdh022764, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    jdh022764

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    i just got my 2012 tacoma and i didnt get a trailer hitch . any recommendations ? my 1st gen i bought a oem and i loved that hitch but it was more reasonably priced than what the second generation oem hitch cost . anyone who has any aftermarkets or even oems hitches please give me your thoughts on which one i should get . also if you have a aftermarket could you please tell me if it has the two bolts going thru the bumper to the hitch like the oem hitch has .
     
  2. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    You can sometimes come across an OEM one for sale on craigslist or here. Otherwise, I have a Hiddenhitch and it's worked well for me so far.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    RickG

    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    Just keep your eye on the second gen marketplace here. Usually one comes up every couple of weeks. I got mine that way. Shipping can be a deal breaker though (...everyone selling heavy stuff seems to be on the west coast)
     
  4. Mar 30, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    JKD

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    I bought a Valley 82790 hitch off of the Amazon.com website. Mounts very solidly, the hitch is listed as Class IV. It is about $130.

    The image they (still) show on the Amazon.com site is the wrong design from the model you actually get; the one you get is a smooth bent, tubular main bar that tucks up neatly under the bumper and frame. The image on Amazon.com is of one of the clunkier ones with the big end plates and square tubing.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    I have a U-haul hitch and it's been beat on pretty heavily pulling out stuck cars and being pulled out my self Its not pretty but it works
     
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