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Gen 3 Towing Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJonn, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Jan 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    strictlys

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    Does anyone have a suggestion for a ball mount Im not sure what size or drop to get. I will be towing a uhaul enclosed 5x8.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    2 inch drop is the most common one I use, but they sell them at uhaul so you can see what you need and then buy there. 2 inch drop should work though.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    Also if I remember correctly, uhaul is standardized on 2" ball size.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    yeah, i was just wondering if there is a better mount to buy on Amazon then at uhaul. A regular 2 drop 2ball would cost me about 14 bucks on amazon. Is there any issues getting a cheapy?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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  6. Jan 26, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    SpeySquatch Function over Form

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  7. Jan 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    I have a 2018 Taco TRD 4x4 with tow package, and they come with a CAI from the factory.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    NICE!!
     
  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    I have a Keystone Bullet Crossfire 1800RB and it has a full bath, Murphy bed 13,500 but ac, stove and oven, everything perfect for 2. It weighs 4400 lbs "wet". I haven't towed it much yet, but I don't for see any problems. I have a 2018 Taco TRD 4x4 with AT and tow package. I'm going to put on some air bags soon.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Picked up this little thing last week, towed it about 7 miles home so no real reviews on the towing capability yet. 3,100lbs dry and felt fine so far.

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  11. Jan 30, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    So after asking the dealership how much it was going to cost to install an 7 pin harness (factory $1019.00) I’ve decided to wire it myself.

    Even with my limited mechanical abilities The Tekonsha OEM wiring harness and brake control adapter seems easy enough to hook up. https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-Vehicle-Wiring/Tekonsha/22117.html

    I’ve been looking everywhere for an install video to assist me especially with the trailer brake control potion of the install. My 2017 dbl cab sport does not have the brake controller pigtail already installed. It seems easy enough as it comes with a splicer for the “cold” brake wire.

    Can anyone provide tips or links to instructions or videos how to get the wiring from under the vehicle into the cab and where access to get through the firewall inside the cab to run wires? Really not the best here when it comes to wiring and My web searches have not been to successful. Thanks. Any help is appreciated.
     
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  12. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    Picked up this little hybrid TT today. Just around 3000lbs dry. Drove it 50 mostly freeway miles home and it was a little bouncy without the weight distributing hitch that should be here in time for our first trip. Was an otherwise comfortable tow. A023DC77-0AA9-4BA7-AB49-3408EE2FB0F6.jpg D2165691-EFB9-4FAB-9410-1CC9D5F31F55.jpg
     
  13. Mar 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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  14. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Hello All,

    Been lurking and trying to decide if I want to take the dive into a 3rd Gen or if a full size truck is the route to go. The wife wants a boat something bad, we have been looking at smaller center consoles with a rough wet weight with boat, trailer and "supplies" of around 4500 lbs. Now I know this is below the max tow limit of the Tacoma but have heard mixed reviews from people on this thread of that being close to the comfortable tow capactiy. Wouldn't be towing very far maybe 10 to 15 miles here and there.

    Trying to honestly avoid a full size as I think the Tacoma would be nicer around town for parking etc. Any input is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  15. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    if towing regularly I would get a full size with a v8 (Tundra) the only thing the Tacoma does better is fit into parking spaces and go offroad IMHO
     
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  16. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    That's light enough that I wouldn't worry. I mean a modern taco is the size/power of a ten year old 1/2 ton.
     
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  17. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    Tows 3 sleds great
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    IMG_20180512_1749305.jpg IMG_20180512_1757131.jpg We tow 5700lbs with our shortbed, no issues. Enough power and feels stable on the highway. Used to tow with a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500. Don't mind towing with the Tacoma at all.
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  19. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    Trailer is slightly overloaded. Only driving about 2 miles to the dump.

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  20. Apr 13, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Worked great!

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