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Anyone. Pictures of Fifth Wheel Hitch installation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

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    I have been looking to buy a trailer and I do see a lot of fifth wheel out there. Has any one installed a fifth wheel hitch on their taco? I wonder if its worth it? Any comments? Or should I forget about the fifth wheel idea and get a regular travel trailer?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    I don't think the Taco meets weight on a fifth wheel
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    x2. 5th wheel hitches are typically rated for trailers weighing in at more than 15,000 lbs. With the tow package these Tacomas are only rated to tow 6500 lbs.

    Get a standard trailer and weight distribution hitch.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Apparently it is or recently has been pretty common to have a 5th wheel setup in the Toyota Hilux trucks in Great Britain. Maybe see if there is a "TacomaBritain.com" or its equivalent and ask there.

    ETA: Google "Hilux 5th Wheel". Lots of results, including a British Hilux owner's group forum that would probably be a great source of info.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    A Tacoma can hardly handle the weight of the hitch itself much less whatever the hell you plan to hook onto it.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    a 5th wheel in a taco?!?!? get outta here.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    it will be like that you tube video where that car is towing a big trailer and rolls back down the hill.
    :smack:
     
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    Yeah...You shoulda got a Tundy if you want to pull something that comes on a 5th wheel.

    You are probably limited to a 23-25 foot travel trailer that is hitch pull. 6500 lbs isn't a lot.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    I don't think it is that crazy. Here is a 2600lb fiberglass 5th wheel camper that's pretty cool.

    toyota 5th wheel camper.jpg

    fiberglass 5th wheel.jpg
     
  14. Mar 12, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    i don't think they make those tow buddies anymore, they were coming apart causing accidents and the manufacturers got sued over it.

    A 5th wheel / Gooseneck on a tacoma is not a bad idea as long as you stay within the towing capabilities. The tongue weight is centered over the axle and turning is greatly improved. There isn't a kit that i have found made in the US for the tacoma, but the concept is very simple and could be easily made with universal parts.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Facts: any of us who thinks a 2nd Gen Taco, a regular cab, 4x2, 4 banger, automatic no less, can't haul a 5th wheel successfully go here to disprove opinions:

    www.gotouring.com/razzledazzle
     
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    There is a Tacoma on here that pulled one of these with a 5th wheel
     
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    i pit a 5th wheel hitch in my 2006 tacoma i have a 21.5 fifth wheel its older prob 92 the toy pulls it better than my half ton ford ever did you still looking for picks?
     
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