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Do i have the tow package?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by t12i_867, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Mar 10, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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    t12i_867

    t12i_867 [OP] Active Member

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    Hi im new on here.. =) Just curious if anyone can tell me how i can tell if my 2002 tacoma prerunner double cab trd has the tow package or not?
    I have a street bike wich i will be getting a trailer for it soon... I need to know what i need to hook up the trailer? i dont want to hook it up to my bumper.. Thanks so much!
     
  2. Mar 10, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    armdlo

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    N.C. in body TX. in spirit
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    you r best bet is to get a hidden hitch i used to tow with an 88 toy, trailer and yamaha with my bumper ck your paperwork from the dealer ive got an 06 with tow pkge so ive got a oil cooler connected to the radiator
     
  3. Mar 10, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    t12i_867

    t12i_867 [OP] Active Member

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    Thanks! do i need to get a reciever? and how do i know if i got the tow pkg? Thanks
     
  4. Mar 10, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    armdlo

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    yes you need to get a receiver ball 4 what ever size trailer hitch you got the info about the tow pkge should be in the paperwork from the dealer unless you got it used if all else fails call the dealer but with me my tow pkge came with a hitch and a oil cooler hooked to the radiator
     
  5. Mar 10, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    t12i_867

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    Good stuff.. i know mine dont got the tow pkg then.. but thanks on the help i will be getting the reciever and hitch soon. thanks again=)
     
  6. Mar 17, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    jphiflyer

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    My truck didnt come with the tow package, but you can purchase the tow package parts from a Toyota dealer for around $300. I bought the toyota hidden hitch, and the wiring kit. Both were really easy to install with good directions provided, and it took me about three hours total to install after taking my time. If you have an auto trans, then you'll need to install the tranny cooler, too; however, if you have a 5 spd like me, then it is not needed. It is a good package with good weight ratings for our size of trucks. I use it to haul my 04 honda interceptor.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2008 at 11:42 PM
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    t12i_867

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    Thanks guy!
     
  8. Apr 3, 2008 at 1:07 AM
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    tacotoe

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    I`m super cheap about some things and since I didn`t plan on towing much weight, I made plate w/square tube to accept a removeable drop hitch.I then bolted that plate right to the bumper.I went this route because I needed a drop hitch to tow boat and atv trailer and keep the height correct.You can buy these plates for $40 or less plus drop hitch and ball $30 then wiring harness was about$35 I think.It worked for me, I`ll try to add some pics soon.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2008 at 1:48 PM
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    krlang

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    A am really frugal, but I bought a Valley receiver from Amazon.com for $130.00, then applied for the credit card , got $30 off to make it $100.
    I bought the Hoppy Connector and 2" ball mount and lock kit from Wal-mart.
    I also bought a 4 pin to 7 pin round adapter from amazon, wired the hot lead through a 30a fuse to charge the trailer battery. I then got a good sized tranny cooler and ran hard lines under the radiator to the factory hard lines at the crossmember. I am ready to tow for like $225.00 :)
     
  10. Apr 3, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Me and a friend pulled a trailer (way overloaded) from Portland Oregon to M.B. S. Carolina and did not have the "towing package" all he had was a hitch, and no issues, just lucky, the most complete sticky thread on this forum is how to tow, read it, live it, be it !! :)
     
  11. Apr 3, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Look at the shaft to the fan under the hood, if it is orange, then you don't have the tow package, if it is green, then you do. It's in the owners manual, page 210 I think.
     
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