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hitch assembly advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by banting, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Jun 17, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    banting

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    need a hitch assembly to pull a uhaul across canada. I've got a 08TRD but hav'nt pulled anything. want to keep it cheap but safe and easy to find. any ideas on weight ratings (5000?6000? +?) make? stabilizer needed? ball size? i don't pull much often, but what offers the most versatility?
     
  2. Jun 17, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    is it windy yet?

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    Did you check out the towing section? I don't pull anything with my truck either, but I did read a few good things in there.

    Ron
     
  3. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    06dak

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    I'd keep it around 5k if you don't pull much, that's the limit of maneageable weight for a newbie.

    Cheapest hitch I found is from Uhaul - something like $120 shipped. It's actually make by Valley, and bolts up just like the OEM one (to the frame rail and rear bumper) without having to loosen and replace the bumper assy.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Ball size depends on what you're towing. I think if you're going to be pulling that much you may want a brake controller but I'm sure somebody with the experience of heavier loads will chime in.
     
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