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Need towing advice...quick

Discussion in 'Towing' started by nagelg, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Mar 14, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    nagelg

    nagelg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle is a 2008 4 cyl, manual trans 4x4 access cab. I bought it a couple of weeks ago. I told the sales guy that I towed a boat twice a year from the launch to the pole barn (one mile). The boat and trailer is probably at, or a little under the 3500 limit rating for the Taco.

    Heres my question: Do I need this expensive hitch he sold me (it isn't installed yet) I was reading the manual a found the bumper will take a ball and is rated at 350/3500lbs...whats the point of paying for an expensive hitch if all I can pull is 3500 anyway...and can do it with the ball on the bumper? -OR- does the addition of a classII hitch increase the towing capicity???? AND will the little 4cyl do it?? Need advice Please. George
     
  2. Mar 14, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    nagelg

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    Oops....I think I found the answer on another thread...sorry.

    But any further input by you "pros" would be appreciated.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    nagelg

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    Thanks,
    The hitch is a class III and with all the wiring I got them down to a couple hundred bucks (they did that to make the sale). I'm going ahead with the receiver installation , it sounds like the best way to go.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front
    Might as well. Dealer installed, warrantied, and you don't have to deal with the wiring! :thumbsup:
     
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