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looking to get a hitch...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    so i've had my tacoma for just about a year now. last year during hunting season i had to pile high all my luggage and belongings into the bed of the truck making it a real hassle to unload. so this year im hoping to get a hitch put on to tow my utility trailer but im not to sure as what im looking for. i have a few questions like, whats a good brand? can i put this on myself? and how hard is it to wire trailer lights on these trucks? TIA
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    You need to figure out what you are going to tow> weight>of trailer loaded, tongue weight> there may be a trailer electrical plug you can buy that plugs into your Tacoma harness with out any cutting or splicing.I would look at a class 3 hitch and you should be able to install it yourself.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    thats not a bad price on that hidden hitch and the wiring i might have to check into that. i probably wont be towing more than 1500 pounds at a time thats just a rough estimate but i know i wont be close to the max capacity
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Hidden Hitch - I had one on my 96.

    I never towed anything with it, primarily used it to yank people out of the mud, yank tree stumps outta the ground, get myself yanked out of thd mud...:D
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    I got the Uhaul trailer wiring put in for like $50. But the wiring is only like $20 and I had to redo it anyway after it shorted out. It's pretty easy, just splice into the rear tail light and find a good ground.
     
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