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Want to buy a hitch...SO, which one?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by RobPaul, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    RobPaul

    RobPaul [OP] Choose Goodness. Have Discretion.

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    Hey folks,

    What hitch do you guys recommend for the 2008 Tacoma? I am looking on eBay and see everything from $89 to $245! Brands include U-Haul, Quality S, Valley Tow-Rite, Hidden Hitch, and more! I want a good one - but not going to use it more than occasionally Holding a bike-rack is a good use also....

    A clean low visibility installation from the back view would be desirable.

    So, what are you guys recommending? Thanks, Rob
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    RCBS

    RCBS "Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag."

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    check the for sale thread on here...should be able to find a factory hitch that someone has taken off for a reasonable price. stout as hell and made just for the tacoma. some of the aftermarket hitches i've seen don't look like they would even hold up a bike.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    I ordered a Class III hitch from eTrailer.com made by Curt and am very happy with it. It tucks completely under the rear bumper and doesn't stick out the way some others do to bang your legs on. Comes with installation instructions though I had the local U-Haul guy mount mine for $45 since I am a lazy old fart with a sore back.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    i would recommend hidden hitch. had one on multiple vehicles and it held up good. plus you can get it in colors which is cool.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    1BlkT

    1BlkT Mod'n on a Budget

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    I got a uhaul one a while back for about $100 and installed myself. I've had no problems towing our 20' boat to the lake.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    Grover

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    I posted this last December and towed with it for the first time last Friday. The hitch is nearly invisible - good quality.

    "Late Tuesday night I ordered a Valley V82790 hitch and a Valley 30127 Wiring Connector from etrailer.com. It came Friday afternoon and I installed it today on my 2009 2.7L 2WD Access Cab. It is solidly made and was a perfect fit. The directions were straightforward and easy to follow. The hitch took less than 1/2 hour and the wiring - because I got picky with adding some wire covering - took 45 minutes. I would definitely recommend both etrailer.com and Valley."


    Price - from my invoice:

    Code Product Quantity Price/Ea. Total
    30127 Valley T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness 1 $44.95 $44.95
    V82790 Valley Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver 1 $149.95 $149.95
    38095 Mag-Flat (TM) 4-Pole Mounting Magnet 1 $4.99 $4.99
    Referral Code: SNOW7: ($19.99)
    Shipping: UPS Ground: $22.01
    FreeShipping: ($22.01)
    Sales Tax: $0.00
    Total: $179.90

    The Mag-Flat is nice. It clips around the connector and its magnet lets me tuck it up under the bumper - out of sight. When I towed, the magnet held the connector right onthe hitch tube.
     
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