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Show my your aftermarket hitch receiver

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Raven65, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Raven65

    Raven65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a new '09 reg. cab 2WD 2.7L and I'm trying to decide which receiver hitch to buy. Is there a preferred make (Hidden Hitch, DrawTite, other) that fits better or hides under the bumper better?

    The heaviest thing I'll be towing (and not very far at that) will be my 17' Bayliner bowrider boat - which is weighs just over 2000 lbs empty with the trailer, so I'm guessing it's still well below 2500 lbs. fully loaded with fuel & gear - which gives my plenty of cushion below the 3500-lb rated towing capacity of the truck. I could probably even get away with sticking a ball on the bumper and using that, but I'd feel better with a frame-mounted receiver hitch.

    Anyway... if any of you have any pictures of your receiver (without the draw bar/ball in it if possible), I'd appreciate seeing them.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    genxer36

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    I highly recommend a frame mounted hitch. You want a minimum of a class 3 hitch.

    Usually around $130 installed. If you install it yourself it will save some money.

    Do not tow your boat with a bumper ball. Much safer & stronger with the frame mounted hitch. & any brand will do. They are all the same. I have a hidden hitch & pull an 18' Ranger bass boat. Weighs around 3500 with steel trailer & gear.

    Bumper ball would be fine for light loads, like a jon boat or light utility trailer.

    Check your local auto accessory stores for hitches or uhaul. Also ebay. Others on here may know of good places to find one for cheap.

    $129
    http://search.cartserver.com/search...&keywords=2007&keywords_2=TOYOTA+TACOMA&GO=GO!

    $142
    http://www.thehitchstore.com/class-iii-receiver-hitch-p-730.html
     
  3. Mar 1, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    Hidden Hitch

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  4. Mar 1, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    genxer36

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