1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

5th Wheel Hitch Installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jflames05, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM
    #1
    jflames05

    jflames05 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Member:
    #71048
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Greenville
    Vehicle:
    Silver 05 SR5 4x4 Lifted
    3" Toyo Tech Lift, 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18x9 Gear Double Pump, AFE Cold Air Intake System, Flow Master 40 Series Dual Exhast, Knaack Toolbox, Custom Tint/Graphics, Custom 5th Wheel Rails/Gooseneck Hitch, Rear View Camera, JBL Speaker System
    Hello All,

    I'm new to TW, been researching a lot about putting in a 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch and noticed no one really did a build on one.

    I purchased a camper in hopes that i could figure out some way to mount a gooseneck hitch. But i've only seen one or two installs for smaller trailers.

    The Taco is a great truck and rated to pull 6500 lbs with the towing package. I'll be towing a 5000lb camper loaded so about 6000.

    Recently I fabricated a mounting kit, and mounted my Curt gooseneck. Here are some pics. I'll post more on this later depending on how many others are interested.

    BTW, I took this project very seriously. I'm not completely done yet, but for sure when i'm finished it will be very safe and stable. I'll post completion pics later on next week.

    Thanks,
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM
    #2
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Welcome to TW!

    I don't mean to rain on your parade but the Tacoma isn't really the best haul vehicle for a trailer that requires a goose neck. What's the tongue weight on the trailer? Hopefully you did your homework and will be happy with the Tacoma as a hauler!
     
  3. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM
    #3
    spares

    spares Canadian Bacon

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Member:
    #43710
    Messages:
    313
    Gender:
    Male
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    06 DCSB TRD Sport
    I wanna see what it looks like haulin the trailer!
     
  4. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM
    #4
    Beerrun

    Beerrun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Member:
    #43311
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Spokane WA
    Vehicle:
    10 Sedan Sport LB
    Fog light rewire- debadge- front window tint- 5100's @ 1.75- Toytec 1.5 AAL- Avid sliders- 4x4 lighted switch- Sockmonkey decals- Truxedo low pro QT cover- Weather Techs- Back up light Mod. Diff. breather mod. OEM roof rack-Yakima bars. HomerTaco grill. Hella Black Magic Lts. WT vent visors.
    I've wondered if this could be done...
     
  5. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:20 PM
    #5
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Anything CAN be done. Notice the custom made bracketry the OP had to make in order to mount the gooseneck onto a Tacoma. There's a reason no one makes a gooseneck hitch for a Tacoma. The majority of trailers that require that kind of receiver will be way too heavy for the Tacoma to handle.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM
    #6
    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Member:
    #7704
    Messages:
    1,011
    Gender:
    Male
    URE
    Vehicle:
    07 Deer Collector
    285/75-16 BFG KM1's, AVS vent visors, AVS hood shield, pioneer avic F900BT, pac steering wheel control adapter, Boyo rearview camera, pac ipod interface, tinted windows, Toytec 1.5 AAL, Bistein 5100s (front set to .85) Eibach coils, Black headlights, grillcraft black billet insert, N-fab light bar, 4 Hella FF700 lights & color matched grille, Sockmonkey bedside decals. 16x8 MT sidebiters, Weathertechs, Fabtech spare carrier.
    Ive never seen a 5,000 lb fifth wheel camper...
     
  7. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:26 PM
    #7
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Scamp makes a couple.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:29 PM
    #8
    4x4jeep

    4x4jeep Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Member:
    #29180
    Messages:
    1,031
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Destin FL.
  9. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM
    #9
    DWreck

    DWreck Famous Retrieval Vendor

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Member:
    #37368
    Messages:
    5,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derek
    Las Vegas, NV
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma Smurf Truck
    Plasti-dip paint, TRD S/C, MCM Fab LT kit, bunches of my fab

    • [*]Fiberglass construction
      [*]
      Overall length: 19’ 0”
      [*]
      Overall height: 8’ 10”
      [*]
      Overall width: 6’ 8”
      [*]
      Interior length: 17’ 10”
      [*]
      Interior height: 6’ 3”
      [*]
      Interior width: 6’ 6”
      [*]
      Super insulation (R15)
      [*]
      20 amp power converter
      [*]
      12 and 120 volt lighting
      [*]
      12 gallon fresh water tank
      [*]
      Sleeps one to six
      [*]
      Rear opening window
      [*]
      Table converts to bed
      [*]
      Sofa converts to bunks
      [*]
      Queen size bed in loft
      [*]
      Upholstered interior
      [*]
      Cushions
      [*]
      Wood panel interior doors
      [*]
      Sink
      [*]
      Ice box
      [*]
      Fiberglass cabinets
      [*]
      Dual gas tanks
      [*]






    • [*]Beige curtains
      [*]
      Sliding windows/screens
      [*]
      Roof vent
      [*]
      Mounted stabilizer jacks
      [*]
      Custom made in Minnesota
      [*]





    • [*]Approx. weight: 2000 lbs.
      [*]
      Electric brakes
      [*]
      5000 lb. hitch
      [*]
      3500 lb. axel
      [*]
      Hitch weight: 400 lbs. approx
      [*]
      25’ service cord
      [*]
      Spare tire wheel & cover
      [*]
      Safety chains
      [*]
      Torsion bar suspension
      [*]
      Tires: 13” C load radial
      [*]
      11 gauge steel frame
      [*]
      Fiberglass coated floor
      [*]
      Two burner stove
      [*]
      Outside step
      [*]
      Brown carpet
      [*]
      Clothes closet
      [*]
      Privacy room
      [*]
      Porch light
      [*]



     
  10. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM
    #10
    jflames05

    jflames05 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Member:
    #71048
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Greenville
    Vehicle:
    Silver 05 SR5 4x4 Lifted
    3" Toyo Tech Lift, 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18x9 Gear Double Pump, AFE Cold Air Intake System, Flow Master 40 Series Dual Exhast, Knaack Toolbox, Custom Tint/Graphics, Custom 5th Wheel Rails/Gooseneck Hitch, Rear View Camera, JBL Speaker System
    It's a Jayco 24ft. Around 5400-5500lbs dry and was somewhere around 6200 when it was loaded with basic stuff (tanks empty). Tongue Weight is around 600lb.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM
    #11
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    I hope you have the suspension to handle it... I think I would have chosen a heavier tow vehicle if it were me. Let us know how it goes!
     
  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:43 PM
    #12
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Member:
    #4127
    Messages:
    18,607
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    Lusby, MD
    Vehicle:
    '07 TRD Sport 4x4
    Build thread in sig...
    sounds completely managable. what do you have left to do to finish the install?
     
  13. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:47 PM
    #13
    jflames05

    jflames05 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Member:
    #71048
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Greenville
    Vehicle:
    Silver 05 SR5 4x4 Lifted
    3" Toyo Tech Lift, 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18x9 Gear Double Pump, AFE Cold Air Intake System, Flow Master 40 Series Dual Exhast, Knaack Toolbox, Custom Tint/Graphics, Custom 5th Wheel Rails/Gooseneck Hitch, Rear View Camera, JBL Speaker System
    2 Extra Leafs in the rear on each side for now. As I said, not yet done so if it sags too much I'll go with an airbag system. My main concern is keeping it safe. Making sure that the mount isn't going anywhere and that the taco can stop it quickly and safely. I've added EBC Yellow Stuff brakes along with some heavier rotors for better braking.

    As always, Safety First :)
     
  14. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:48 PM
    #14
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    It's good to hear you're not taking this project lightly. That's a lot of weight that's going to be behind the cab and it seems you're taking precautions and trying to do things the right way.

    I'm going to leave this here in anticipation of the finished product hooked up to the trailer!
    :worthless:
     
  15. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM
    #15
    BeeRadd

    BeeRadd ANTI-DARK Vendor

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Member:
    #63401
    Messages:
    1,165
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brad
    Fountain Valley, CA
    Vehicle:
    2008 DCLB 4x4 TRD Sport
    Mag light mod, ABS Kill switch, On board air, tail-gate theft mod, Redline hood struts, Shovel mount, Rubberized undercoated frame, CB radio w/lil wil magnet antenna, LED interior light, Shocker 228 Train horns, black valence, fog lights anytime, black hood scoop, eyelids, anti-seatbelt chime hack, weathertechs,
    No one ever got anywhere without taking a little risk. Go for it man, the taco is beast and I would really like to see the outcome of this.
     
  16. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:50 PM
    #16
    jflames05

    jflames05 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Member:
    #71048
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Greenville
    Vehicle:
    Silver 05 SR5 4x4 Lifted
    3" Toyo Tech Lift, 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18x9 Gear Double Pump, AFE Cold Air Intake System, Flow Master 40 Series Dual Exhast, Knaack Toolbox, Custom Tint/Graphics, Custom 5th Wheel Rails/Gooseneck Hitch, Rear View Camera, JBL Speaker System
    If you notice where the shock is mounted there isn't an angle mount put there. A 1/2" Steel block will go there and be welded in place. Other than that just a trip to the hardware store for some Grade 5 carriage bolts and some paint I'll be done.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:53 PM
    #17
    DWreck

    DWreck Famous Retrieval Vendor

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Member:
    #37368
    Messages:
    5,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derek
    Las Vegas, NV
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma Smurf Truck
    Plasti-dip paint, TRD S/C, MCM Fab LT kit, bunches of my fab
    Grade 5?

    Safety first! Grade 8. :D
     
  18. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:58 PM
    #18
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    x2, grade 8 for this kind of application.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:03 PM
    #19
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Member:
    #4127
    Messages:
    18,607
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    Lusby, MD
    Vehicle:
    '07 TRD Sport 4x4
    Build thread in sig...
    grade 5 has a minimum tensile strength of 120000psi. at 60% of the tensile strength (what is considdered the standard for calculating sheer since there are not official shear ratings), grade 5 has a 70000psi shear strength. with the number of bolts he's using and the decently large size(crossectional area in the direction of the forece), you're not going to be breaking grade 5 hardware.

    but i do completely agree, why not use grade 8 for a couple extra bucks and some extra piece of mind.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM
    #20
    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44773
    Messages:
    4,501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Arlington, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCSB TRD Sport
    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    IF anything were to go wrong, good luck getting insurance to be on your side. Even if it 100% isn't your fault.

    They'll take one look in the manual, see that it states the Tacoma is not rated to tow 5th wheels, and that you modified it yourself, and deny your claim right then and there.
     
To Top