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#2 of 97 Re: trailer wiring [kdea]
Jun 01, 2006 (1:05 pm)
My 2006 Tacoma has the tow package and came with a plug-in connector on one end, and some wires on the other end. This connector was found in the glove box in a plastic bag. Maybe they only come with Taco's equipped with the tow package, but perhaps non-tow package Tacoma's still have the under-dash plug in, so you would just need to buy the connector that came 'free' with mine.
Anyway, my understanding is you just plug in the connector under the dash, and then connect the loose wires on the other end to the brake controller.
Has anyone out there hooked up a brake controller and is it a big deal (it doesn't seem like it)?
#3 of 97 towing light trailer and atv
Aug 24, 2006 (2:06 pm)
#4 of 97 towing light trailer and atv
Aug 24, 2006 (1:41 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 4x4 4cyl tacoma. On occassion I plan to take an atv with me. Atv whighs 650 lbs. My question is, Am I better just carrying the atv in the bed of the truck or trailering it with a light trailer 200 lbs. What would be less wear and tear on the truck carrying or towing. May be useing it on a long trip or two. dd
#5 of 97 towing light trailer and atv
Aug 24, 2006 (2:06 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 toyota tacoma 4x4 4 cyl. Will be takeing an atv (650lbs) with me on occassion. Would I be better off carrying the atv in the pickup bed or trailering it with a light trailer (200lbs)? Which would create less wear and tear on the vehicle, towing or carrying?
#6 of 97 towing light hookups
Sep 03, 2006 (4:43 pm)
#7 of 97 towing light hookups
Sep 03, 2006 (4:47 pm)
I have a 2004 toyota tacoma prerunner 4x2 4 cyl. My question is if anybody could help me out here it would great. I need to hook up a trailer but i see no standard hook ups for the taillights on the trailer. Is this not a standard thing that comes with an 04 truck? Do i have to buy something for the light hookups and if so how much? If anybody could help me out i would greatly appreciate it.
#8 of 97 Re: towing light hookups [darren5]
Sep 25, 2006 (7:51 am)
My son bought his wiring kit at Wal-Mart for about 30 bucks.
#9 of 97 Re: trailer wiring [gandalf1]
Nov 14, 2006 (8:45 pm)
I have a 06 Double Cab TRD Sport long bed with the tow package. I installed Prodigy brake controller with the cable that was in the glove compartment. Slicker than snot to put in (easy to wire)and works great. I also purchased a Equalizer weight distribution hitch to help pull my camper. That works great also.
#10 of 97 Re: towing light trailer and atv [doubled2]
Jan 31, 2007 (5:38 pm)
That Truck is a Beast I have a 99 version of your truck and I have carried up to 2500 lbs in the bed. that truck can handle what ever you can fit in it, and barely break a sweat
#11 of 97 Re: towing light trailer and atv [doubled2]
Jan 31, 2007 (5:49 pm)
but seriously if it fits in the bed a trailer is a waste of time. Dont worry about wear an tear on your new toyota from using it with in the manufactureers guidelines, you interior will be the first thing to go, then the paint job, but that is only after 300,000 miles or so. And the 2.7L (I am assuming that is the 4 cylinder you have) is the cummins 5.9 of gas engines. Happy hauling!!