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BEST TRAILER WIRING HARDNESS FOR SR 4CYL?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by red yoda, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    red yoda

    red yoda [OP] ASE Master Certified Technician

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    So i just picked up my 2018 sr dbl cad 2wd 4 banger around town truck. The damn thing didnt come with a freakn trail hitch or trail light hook up. I didn't noticed until the next day when I got home. Call my sales guy. He said the 4 cylinders dont come stander with one. I asked why he didnt tell me that and he gave a bs answer. ANY ways. I know the oem would be the best but trying to spend as little as poss. I'm getting a curt hitch but dont like the looks of there wiring kit. Any one have a good answer?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    18CavalryTaco

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    In all fairness, the sales guy probably didn’t think you were planning to tow stuff since you went with a 4 banger (not that you can’t or that it was a bad call, just maybe not the truck to get and then immediately start towing the next day). Since you did know you were planning to tow, it’s probably something you should have checked. It’s generally not a good sales practice or practical to show folks all of the things they don’t get but rather to show what is included. Probably can’t blame this one on the “sales guy”.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    The salesman is right, there is no option for that on the 2.7's
    That said, I have the Curt Hitch and Harness and it works just fine. There is nothing magical about trailer lighting, especially if you're just doing 4-pin unbraked towing. Which by our manual, is limited to 1,000lbs.
    The 3500lb max requires trailer brakes and sway control as well. True story
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    you got a dbl cab in a 4-banger? Is this possible?
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    In 2wd Auto, yes it is and has been for a few years. Just rather rare
     
  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    No shit - I did not think that was possible configuration. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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  7. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Pickupman2007

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    Pretty much any aftermarket harness is going to tee into your oem wiring and have it’s own power supply as you can’t just tap into wires as the truck won’t react well to the extra load. If you don’t want a loose trailer connector you can get a connector that replaces the plug in your bumper or a mounting bracket other connectors.
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    red yoda

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    Ok thanks. I’m just pulling a small trailer to pick up wood pallets. Don’t have anything big to pull. I just figured it was standard. It’s rare. They had to get it from 300 miles away and there was only 2 red one within 500.
     
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