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Tow Package - Size of Hitch?

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

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

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    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
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    2" receiver i believe..
     
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    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.
     
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    did anyone say 2" yet?
     
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    Awesome - thanks....
     
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    2" is industry standard
     
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    Thanks - glad I asked... :) 28 and still learning stuff...
     
  9. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    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.
     
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