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Hitch Rating

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Pster

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    I have a 2006 V^ SR5 4x4 Tacoma with the hitch package. Does anyone know what the hitch lb rating is on this? I want to tow a 6x8' U-Hual trailer. Can I do it safely?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Pugga

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    You'll be fine. There should be a sticker on the hitch with all the ratings but you're fine towing any of the Uhauls.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    thanks to search and maverick........


    Gen 2 Tacoma (2005-2008)


    Gen 2 trucks come with two engine options.

    The 2.7L I4 (Standard in all regular and access-cab trucks regardless of drive train, not available in the X-runner or double cab trucks)
    159 hp @ 5,200 rpm
    180 lb.-ft. @ 3,800 rpm
    Max. Towing capacity 3,500 lbs.
    Max. Tongue weight 350 lbs.

    The 4.0L V6 (Standard on the X-runner, and double cab trucks, and available in Pre-runner and 4x4 Access-cab trucks)
    236 hp @ 5,200 rpm
    266 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
    Max. Towing capacity 6,500 lbs. (*except X-runner 3,500 lbs.)
    Max. Tongue weight 650 lbs. (*except X-runner 350 lbs.)

    The Gen 2 trucks are available with a factory “towing package” on V6 models only.

    This “towing package” consists of a class IV receiver hitch, supplemental engine oil cooler, transmission cooler (again automatic transmission only), Heavy-Duty battery, 130 amp alternator, fully functional 7-way round plug, and a plug and play brake controller pigtail.

    Again Toyota offers a dealer installed hitch and 4-flat wiring for the I4 trucks and the V6 trucks that did not come with the towing package. I4 Gen 2 trucks will require the same aftermarket add on parts that the Gen 1 trucks do. The V6 Gen 2 trucks could have all the factory Toyota parts installed to become a “towing package” equipped truck, or could also go aftermarket. These trucks are the ones where the owner will have to look at what they want to tow to decide how far to go with what parts they need.

    Example, if your trailer has electronic brakes on it, you WILL need a brake controller. That is not an option. If you are pulling an RV then you will likely want to have the charging circuit connected so that your coach batteries stay fully charged while you are in transit, you may also want to have the bigger alternator and battery installed. If you have an automatic transmission, and are going to tow anything of substance further than say 200 miles more than once a year you WILL need a transmission cooler, and of course you will need a frame mounted receiver hitch as you should NEVER tow from the bumper. Again, more on all this later.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    This is what you have, to tow a Uhaul you will NOT need a brake controller and are only required to have a 4-pin (or flat 4) connector. If you have the tow package, you may have a 7-pin connection factory wired and may need to get an adapter for the Uhaul. You will be well within the limits of the Tacoma weight wise. The reason you don't need a brake controller with Uhauls is because they have surge brakes built in to the trailer.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    ^ yea just copy paste from sticky. 8 ft trailer shouldn't be that heavy unless you put some steel rolls or something crazy on it which would probably blow the trailer tires first..
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Pugga

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    No worries, there was a lot of great information in your post. Just didn't want the OP thinking he needed a brake controller for the Uhaul trailers.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks! I have the pin conversion and good ball, etc.
     
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