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3rd Gen Tacoma Hitch Install (Boat)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jckbrock, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:01 PM
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    jckbrock

    jckbrock [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I just bought my first Tacoma (2016 Manual SR) and this is my first post on TacomaWorld. So my problem is that the stock Taco doesnt come with a hitch reciever and I have a 14 foot jon boat that I want to put in the bed (don't wanna tow) and I saw you can add bed extenders to the trailer hitch (I will post pictures) to add a few feet and support the back end of the boat more. I stuck the jon boat in the back of my old honda pilot so i know it can be done, but I am wondering what's the best brand of hitch reciever I should add/install, since my model did not come with it. I do understand that most trailers can only take 300 pounds tongue weight and that wont be a problem since the jon boat is very light aluminum. My Taco is an access cab 6 foot bed if that helps. I'm not trying to spend too much on the mount and I saw plenty of universal mounts that may or may not work at my local auto parts stores. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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  2. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    Hopefully someone here chimes in with experience. I'm looking at buying a 12 ft Hobie Pro Angler kayak and have thought about trying something like this (with a 5 ft bed truck) - so I'm interested in seeing what others say.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:11 PM
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    Thought you all might get a laugh out of my previous setup :oldglory:
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  4. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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  5. Apr 28, 2016 at 12:09 AM
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    What about like a ladder rack, i would still want space in the bed for tacklebox,rods, beer, etc

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  6. Apr 28, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    The only problem with that would be getting the boat up there...probably next to impossible by yourself. Also, is that removable?
     
  7. Apr 29, 2016 at 1:04 AM
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    Prop boat up on back, attach rope to front of boat, run to front of truck, pull.
     

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