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Should I tow from the bumper?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mizicko705, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    mizicko705

    mizicko705 [OP] Im that one guy!!! Who did that one thing...

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    So I need to tow A trailer with 4 bikes tonight. You guys think it would be fine to tow it off my bumper. Its a pretty small trailer, under 2000 pounds, says it can haul up to 3500 off the bumper, has anybody else here done this?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    lrak

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    When you say four bikes are you talking Huffy or Harley? If Harley, get a hitch.

    Would the trailer sit level if you put a ball on the bumper or would it be tongue high? If high, get a hitch.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    No, you shouldn't bumper tow something that heavy. Just cause it says you can doesn't make it a good idea. Get a hitch.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    mizicko705

    mizicko705 [OP] Im that one guy!!! Who did that one thing...

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    it is dirt bikes. And yes it did come with a hitch but some douchs stole it, it can tow up to 6500.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    hitmans.army

    hitmans.army Just a guy.

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    Stolen hitch? Just one more thing to think about. Hmmm... JB Weld on the bolt heads should work.....
     
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