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What are some tough, no drilling required class 5 receiver hitches

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by DDNoPavementNoProblem, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    DDNoPavementNoProblem

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    Hey all, new to the forums. I have an 08 5.7L TRD SR5. I've had a new frame put under the truck (courtesy of Toyota and the frame rot recalls) they had to put many new parts under the truck, but one that was left and not in good shape is the receiver... So I'm looking to replace it. I tend to go bigger than I need so I'd like to get a class V 2" receiver as a replacement, but I don't want to drill into the new frame. What are the best and easiest replacements to look into? Thanks in advance!
    Dan
     
  2. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    The factory hitch is the toughest hitch on the planet as far as I know. Ask the tweaker in the Tacoma that rear ended me..
     
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    You'll have to watch what you're buying with hitches. Some excellent Class 5 hitches specifically say they will not fit a Tundra with factory-installed hitch, only those models without. Something about interference at the hitch attachment points. It sounds like your Tundra might fall into that factory-installed hitch class if they replaced the frame in kind. All name-brand hitches I saw were custom bolt-on fit with no drilling.
     
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    If I were you I would just get a factory hitch and call it good. It’s well within the capabilities and above of what the truck can handle. Don’t think twice. Just do it LOL
     
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    Yeah, I agree with @whtrd...You do appear to have a Class 4 truck. jk. :D

    Anyway, prices on the Toyota hitch are not too bad; better than I thought. Slightly under $400 @Roman. Slightly more at Amazon ($490), but with FREE SHIPPING. Don't forget your FORUM20 shipping discount from @Roman, and he won't charge you state sales taxes; Amazon probably will. Add it all up and see who gets the business. :thumbsup:

    https://parts.toyotaofcoolsprings.com/oem-parts/toyota-tow-hitch-receiver-class-iv-pt22834074?c=Zz10cmFpbGVyaW5nJnM9aGl0Y2gmbD01Jm49U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHMmYT10b3lvdGEmbz10dW5kcmEmeT0yMDA4JnQ9c3I1JmU9NS03bC12OC1nYXM=

    https://www.amazon.com/TOYOTA-Genuine-Accessories-PT228-34074-Hitch/dp/B0096GKQIU/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Toyota%7C76&Model=Tundra%7C1033&Year=2008%7C2008&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=4&vehicleType=automotive

    Edit: Hitch above is a Toyota accessory hitch, and not the tow package hitch that originally came with your truck. You may be able to find a high quality Class 4 aftermarket hitch for a hundred or so cheaper. This accessory hitch should be manufactured to the same Toyota standards as the original imo, and it should fit exactly the same. Includes all mounting hardware.
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Great info thanks guys! So if I do go with a factory hitch, what class is it actually. I've read all over and it seems like 3, is that right? I wish they were a bit cheaper than in the $400 range. But I guess it is what it is.
    Dan
     
  8. Jan 13, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Note that the above is a Toyota accessory hitch. It is NOT the OEM hitch that came with your tow package. If you read the @Roman link I posted above, the listing says it is Class Iv = Class iv = Class 4. The Class 3 accessory hitch is a different part number.

    Call these guys (link below) for advice...product experts standing by. Maybe they can explain why a great, cheaper hitch like the Curt #15398 will not fit a truck originally equipped with factory hitch:

    https://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2008_Toyota_Tundra.htm
     
  9. Jan 13, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    "Does not fit vehicles with a factory installed hitch". Maybe cause you can't have two hitches on at the same time?:monocle:
     
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