Best 2002 Toyota Tacoma Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2002 Toyota Tacoma Trailer Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options available for the 1995 to 2004 Toyota Tacoma. Here we have the CURT, part number 13013. This is going to be a Class 3, 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Same with the Draw-Tite, 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Part number here is 75078. As you can see, both of our hitches are extremely similar in design.

There are going to be a few very minor differences that we'll be able to talk with you about, starting with the reinforcement collar around the end of each. You'll notice that the Draw-Tite's going to have a more rounded reinforcement collar where the CURT has a more squared off look.Another thing that's going to be slightly different's going to be the end of the receiver tube and the pin hole on the CURT are going to be about 1" further back closer to the rear of the vehicle than what we're going to get with our Draw-Tite. That means our Draw-Tite's going to be a little bit more tucked in, the CURT's going to be a little bit more visible.You'll probably notice on the Draw-Tite there's also two hole. Now the larger hole is going to be just the same as it is on our CURT. It's 5/8" in diameter.

That's what we're going to use to secure all of our items in place. The smaller hole located a little bit closer to the rear on the Draw-Tite is for use just with the j-pin stabilization system, which is a form of anti-rattle device available.Now we also have a couple minor differences in the weight ratings of each of our hitches. With the CURT we're going to have a 500 pound tongue weight rating. That's the maximum downward force we can put at our receiver tube opening. It gives us a gross trailer weight rating of 5,000 pounds.

That's going to be the total weight of your trailer, anything you might load up on it. When we go to the Draw-Tite, we're going to have the same, 500 pound tongue weight rating, 5,000 pound gross trailer weight rating.When we switch into a weight distribution setup, if you're going to be using that, our curt's going to be 600 and 6,000. The Draw-Tite's going to be 550 and 5,500. Now one thing you do want to keep in mind is you don't want to exceed your vehicle's weight limit. Our hitches might be rated a little bit high ....

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