1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Tow Package - Size of Hitch?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Agent475, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM
    #1
    Agent475

    Agent475 [OP] "Mark It Zero"

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Member:
    #8829
    Messages:
    2,876
    Gender:
    Male
    Waldorf, MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 Red TRD Sport
    Hood Struts, 3" Tuff Country Lift, Shortie Antenna, WeatherTechs, Tinted front windows, custom TRD seat covers, custom pedals, debadged, custom USMC badging, quasi-functional hoodscoop (i.e. I cut it open), black front Yota emblem, Tailgate Theft-Prevention mod, Horn Relocation mod, Old Man Emu Carrier Bearing Drop, Brighter Backup Lights Mod, Smittybilt Reciever Hitch Tow Point, currently working on Satoshi Grill Mod
    I have a '06 Taco... bought it with the tow package... I am about to buy a receiver mount shackle... what size is the factory receiver box? (I'm at work and cannot get to my vehicle to measure).

    Also, can anyone recommend a good (decently priced) rear hitch receiver with w/ shackle...?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:34 PM
    #2
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    2" receiver i believe..
     
  3. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:42 PM
    #3
    JustHerbie

    JustHerbie Who, Me?

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9109
    Messages:
    37
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    09 Double Cab 4X4
    That is what mine is. It's an '09 but I can't think that it would have changed.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:59 PM
    #4
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    28,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    definately 2" on 05+. i went northern tools and couldnt find a receiver shackle before the meet in april, so i just got one of their hooked receivers. works well.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM
    #5
    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Member:
    #872
    Messages:
    10,165
    First Name:
    Hotdog
    Vehicle:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    did anyone say 2" yet?
     
  6. Oct 2, 2008 at 2:07 PM
    #6
    Agent475

    Agent475 [OP] "Mark It Zero"

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Member:
    #8829
    Messages:
    2,876
    Gender:
    Male
    Waldorf, MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 Red TRD Sport
    Hood Struts, 3" Tuff Country Lift, Shortie Antenna, WeatherTechs, Tinted front windows, custom TRD seat covers, custom pedals, debadged, custom USMC badging, quasi-functional hoodscoop (i.e. I cut it open), black front Yota emblem, Tailgate Theft-Prevention mod, Horn Relocation mod, Old Man Emu Carrier Bearing Drop, Brighter Backup Lights Mod, Smittybilt Reciever Hitch Tow Point, currently working on Satoshi Grill Mod
    Awesome - thanks....
     
  7. Oct 2, 2008 at 3:41 PM
    #7
    WoadWunner

    WoadWunner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Member:
    #9521
    Messages:
    618
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma TRD
    Tonneau Cover, extended tailgate, Devils Horns, Custom Shift Knob UltraGauge
    2" is industry standard
     
  8. Oct 2, 2008 at 6:14 PM
    #8
    Agent475

    Agent475 [OP] "Mark It Zero"

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Member:
    #8829
    Messages:
    2,876
    Gender:
    Male
    Waldorf, MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 Red TRD Sport
    Hood Struts, 3" Tuff Country Lift, Shortie Antenna, WeatherTechs, Tinted front windows, custom TRD seat covers, custom pedals, debadged, custom USMC badging, quasi-functional hoodscoop (i.e. I cut it open), black front Yota emblem, Tailgate Theft-Prevention mod, Horn Relocation mod, Old Man Emu Carrier Bearing Drop, Brighter Backup Lights Mod, Smittybilt Reciever Hitch Tow Point, currently working on Satoshi Grill Mod

    Thanks - glad I asked... :) 28 and still learning stuff...
     
  9. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:25 PM
    #9
    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Member:
    #1462
    Messages:
    1,108
    Gender:
    Male
    South Jersey
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 Access Cab, TRD off road, 6 cyl, 6 spd
    Activator III brake controller, Extang Fulltilt toneau, Factory bed mat, Extra D-rings in the bed, 2ndary air filter removed, Garmin Ique GPS, Eco-2, AFE Pro Dry-s filter, USASPEC PA12-toy, Pioneer 3-way speakers, SG II on Blendmount, Gulf States Alarm added.
    That is more or less correct.

    A class 1 hitch is just a flat piece of metal, that has a small locking pin and is rated to only pull about 500 lbs. Think of a "K" car pulling a jet ski. These hitches were more or less phased out about the time the last "K" car rolled of the line as well.

    A class 2 hitch is 1 1/4 inches square and is rated to roughly 1500 - 2000lbs. It is still availabe on many cars and smaller SUVs.

    Class 3, 4 and 5 receivers are all 2 inch square, and have varrying weight ratings based on how beefy they are and the tow ratings of the vehicles they are attached to.

    Just figured I'd pass on a little trivia since I was late in answering your actual question.
     
    pauldncali likes this.
  10. Dec 31, 2015 at 11:21 AM
    #10
    canecorso

    canecorso Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Member:
    #172589
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    saint john new Brunswick canada
    Vehicle:
    2015 dclb
    does anyone know the reciever box size on the 2015 trd sport?
     
  11. Dec 31, 2015 at 11:25 AM
    #11
    canecorso

    canecorso Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Member:
    #172589
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    saint john new Brunswick canada
    Vehicle:
    2015 dclb
    ok thanks
     
  12. Dec 31, 2015 at 11:37 AM
    #12
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,255
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Sorry, I deleted that last post. Class 3,4,5 is the same receiver hitch size. However, the CLASS rating is only based on the vehicle GVWR and the tow rating it can handle. Your vehicle has a CLASS rating when you buy it.

    If I can remember, my 96 Tacoma was rated CLASS 3 while my 07 is rated a CLASS 4. Between the two, there was only 1500lbs difference in towing/GVWR. But that was enough to bump the 07 into the higher class. My 07 costs me an extra $40-50 in registration fees by being in the higher class.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2016 at 6:53 AM
    #13
    Alexely999

    Alexely999 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2016
    Member:
    #175203
    Messages:
    67
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tacoma SR5 DCSB 4X4
    Where can I see what type of class my hitch receiver is? Looked in the owners manual and didn't see it :confused:
    2015 sr5 4x4 w/ towing package
     
To Top