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what to put in receiver hitch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DBTaco, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    DBTaco

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    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-...out&ppcfon=1&gclid=CPzMx-3z5boCFU8V7AodnlMAdg I sold my trailer a few months ago, so im thinking about taking my drop hitch wiith ball out and putting something else. I am going to try to put the trailer hitch behind seat just in case but i was thinking about putting a shackle receiver in. Not sure of technical name. Was wondering if you can change the shackle size if they look too small. Can you change shackles? If so, how? Talking about somethimg like this: see above. Im on my wifes tablet and i couldnt get it to paste link at bottom
     
  2. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    Cohbsteq

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    Pretty much stock with some crap welded to it.
    I loved my shackle receiver, you can just unscrew the pin and put on another one but I had a similar one to the one ur looking at it looked awesome! Very useful as well..
     
  3. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    tn2012taco

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    I'd go for it. Tractor supply carries that and just a hook if you're interested. You could also go for a clean look with just a Toyota plug back there.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    I think you're talking about a hitch shackle. I'd prefer that over a ball mount. Unscrew the pin at the top and it can be changed.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    DBTaco

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    So you are saying i can just buy the shackle or d ring ang put it on the actual trailer hitch?
     
  6. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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  7. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    Never seen one of those before
     
  8. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    The hitch shackle is cool but I just roll with the Toyota rubber plug and use my hitch pin with my tow rope for pulling stuff out.

    RJM
     
  9. Nov 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    Interesting, never seen the bolt lock before.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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    I roll with my hitch shackle in all the time. I have found it to be quite useful on several occasions :)
     
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    I recommend leaving a hitch. It protected my last truck from getting damaged when I.got rear ended
     
  15. Nov 15, 2013 at 3:09 AM
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    Yep, me too. :cool:
    Couldn't get the link to load at work, but that's where I bought mine last time I was in Lower 48.
     
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    I am concerned that someone will steal anything left in the hitch so I just run it empty and keep the attachments in the truck.
     
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    I use a locking pin...and so far, so good. At one time I had a "Moose" receiver plug that snapped in ... it got stolen ... on base in the BX parking lot. :mad:
     
  18. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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    I bought a cheap hitch pin I keep the good one and my drop hitch it the cab. I figured if someone steals the hook and pin it i'm out 30 bucks not that big a deal for me.
     
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    The plain old Toyota rubber plug keeps me from destroying my shins and kneecaps on the receiver and/or ball adapter. Too many wounds...

    Mike
     

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