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TRD Off Road Towing Hook???

Discussion in 'Towing' started by NC2NY Tacoma, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    NC2NY Tacoma

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    Hi. I just got my truck. I know a towing hook was included in the package, but I haven't been able to find out any info on the device, its capabilities, or the steps to employ it. Does anyone have some tips or a link to guidance on use of the towing hook? I would like to know how to use it before I ever have to! Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    David K

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    In my 2010 manual, it is on pages 421-423 (section 5-1). Do you need me to post the pages here (don't you have a manual with your new truck)?
     
  3. Nov 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Go get your truck stuck then you'll for sure use it...
     
  4. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    I do have a manual, but couldn't find anything specifically on the hook. In section 5-1 (pp 431-433) towing procedures are covered, and the towing hook is depicted in one diagram. It only mentions that you will have a towing hook in place of a towing eyelet. I guess that's all there is to it...

    I expected that the towing hook came equipped with a cable to extract and hook to a towing vehicle, but I guess I was wrong. I just wasn't sure because I couldn't find any other info on it...

    Thanks for pointing me to that section of the manual though. What do you use- slings, ropes, cables, or chains?
     
  5. Feb 18, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    jethro

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    Depends on your extraction method. If pulling with another vehicle a sling is necessary. If you are using a solid point like a come-along or hi-lift jack a cable/chain might be better.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    yeah all it is is a hook you need to provide the extraction equipment and method. It is there so that you have something to connect to that won't/shouldn't damage your vehicle.
     
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