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ARB Bumper Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lonewolf, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    Lonewolf

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    Greetings TW, question: I tow my Tacoma behind my motorhome.
    My question is, based on the photo below, can I possibly mount an ARB bumper and still have access to the plug and towing points?

    Thank you in advance.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Ive never heard of anyone doing that before. I'm not sure how it would work. I would call ARB in WA and ask.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Maybe someone can post a similar pic of their mounted ARB for comparison?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Hunter500ky

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    It would be close, my first impression is no though.

    I'd take a pic of my bumper like that but it was just wrecked and could be deceiving.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    Maybe you should have read your owner's manual. It specifically states that the Tacoma is not designed to be towed behind a motorhome, unless it is on a trailer.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Maybe you should ask how I do it before giving out advice Einstein.....
    I have a Remco drive shaft disconnect, been towing for three years over 15 thousand miles with NO issues.

    Next time you hop into a thread Froggy, be helpful, and know what you're talking about before you hit the button junior.

    :brianr:
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Burn... :laugh:
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Thanks Ken, hard to tell from that photo.
    If you look at photo 38 it looks like it might work....
    If not ARB I wonder if any other similar plate bumpers would work with my situation?
    I'm open to other suggestions if the ARB is a no go.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    some of the fabricators on TW could probably make one to your specs

    PM relentless or brute force for starters
     
  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Could your towing points be added to the ARB bumper?
     
  12. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    I have thought of that however I'm not sure.......
     
  13. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    I'd have to see more of your tow points before I could give you an answer. I think you'd be able to do it if you modified the Stone Guard on the ARB. It's thin metal so it's really easy do if needed.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Does this help?

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  16. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    Check my photo gallery. I have a head on shot that may help.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    Thanks Andy. Any chance you might have a photo during installation without the stone guard on?
     
  18. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    I might have a few, I'll check when I get home.
     
  19. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    That would be very helpful.
    Thank You!
     
  20. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    check my build thread and gallery, I might have something there.
     
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