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Tow hitch size

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TurdOR89, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:38 AM
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    TurdOR89

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    Is the 3rd gen Tow Hitch a 2 inch receiver? And for a Reciever lock is it 1/2" or 5/8"? TIA
     
  2. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    Some stickers, plastidip and radio knobs
    Mine has a Tow package, 2" receiver and 5/8" pin (holes).
    Hope it answers your question
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    Yes! sorry I forgot to add I have the factory tow package. Thanks.
     
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    If you are asking because you are buying a receiver lock, the receiver is reinforced and thicker than standard 2 inch receivers. You need to order one that is made for the heavy duty receivers. I don't remember the width off the top of my head, but if you search or go in the towing section there are several threads on it.

    Edit: This thread should help you
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hitch-pin-lock-minimum-width-for-shaft-section.487117/
     
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    I have the toyota receiver hitch and ball. I bought the receiver lock at autozone, it just fits the receiver to lock it up.
     
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    Thank you guys this helped a lot! Yeah I'm getting the beaver tail step from smittybilt and I was looking for a lock to fit.
     
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    Oh OK then. That changes things a bit. 3". The outside diameter of my hitch is 3 inches. Because of that, this:
    CURT 23518 Hitch Lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T9N6DPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_xFOADXxzj77vM
    Was too short for me. Maybe by 1/4"

    So now I'm using more of a universal one:
    Connor Trailer Hitch Lock - 1/2" and 5/8" Black Nickel Hitch Pins for Class I - V Hitches , 1615320 Receiver Lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTV2CWB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_gRPUoio5xro3k

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    It comes with a 1/2" pin as well, I might use in the Hitch mounted bed extender.

    Edit:Removed a photo. Sorry
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    Did you ever get the beaver step? Just got mine today and I didn't realize that since it's solid the Let's Go Aero silent hitch pin wouldnt work for me
     
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    Yes I did I used pop & lock tow hitch lock...
    My brother had 2 spare keys for his Tundra gave them to me to use since you can use only regular car keys not the new style 3rd gen key. Works out great!
    20170724_162026.jpg
     
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    My shins are cringing just looking at that thing....
     
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    That's perfect for the tailgaters :thumbsup:
     
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    Any rattle or noise? The beaver step is quite a bit smaller then the hitch opening
     
  13. Jul 31, 2017 at 6:13 PM
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    I only hear it rattle when I go over bumps, it is a lot smaller I have some foam tape I'm going to put on keep it from moving and rattling. But it's not a big deal compared to these babies that whine about it, that's why I haven't put the tape had the step in for about 2 weeks now.
     
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