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#39 of 97 Travel trailer towing questions
Aug 05, 2007 (9:10 am)
I just bought a 2007 Tacoma with tow package and would like to install a fairly new brake controller which came off my 4Runner. I am not clear on how to wire the jumper harness supplied by Toyota to the controller: the jumper harness has 5 wires and my controller only has 4. As the controller was previously installed by Cap-It, they did not leave me with instructions. Unfortunately they did a messy job and I thought I could tackle installing the controller in myself.
I can match up 4 wires, I think. According to Toyota's diagram:
1. Black-red: fused trailer brake controller battery feed matches to the one labeled "Battery" on my controller
2. Green-white: vehicle stop lamp switch to brake controller (input) to "Stoplight"
3. Brown: trailer ground to "Ground"
4. Red: trailer electric brake feed from brake controller (output) to "Brake"
5. Green: Headlamp switch to vehicle trail lamps to ???
Can anyone help? Thanks.
Aug 08, 2007 (5:02 pm)
I had the same question and couldn't find an answer online. I called the local Giant RV service department and their manager said you only need four of the wires in the harness - leave the green wire unconnected. So that's what I am doing.
#41 of 97 1999 Tacoma Trailer Wiring
Aug 13, 2007 (1:27 pm)
I have a 1999 Tacoma with 3RZ engine. There is no break-out harness to connect a trailer wiring plug to. I checked to see if there was an available plug hidden by the tail lights, on top of frame etc. and come to the conclusion there is not one. The fuse boxes under hood and dash board do not reference a fuse for trailers.
I am about to make my own rig coming from my unused power supply outlets but would rather go with the way it should be.
Where does the power supply come from (fuse box under dash or engine compartment)?
Where would the or is the connector to plug to an existing harness?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#42 of 97 2007 Tacoma & Horse Trailer
Sep 08, 2007 (4:23 pm)
Good evening everyone. I am from CT and am considering purchasing a 2007 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 with the optional tow package. My wife has bought a horse that weighs about 1,000 pounds. I have never towed in my life so am looking for someone with practical experience towing a two horse trailer. I understand what the Tacoma is rated to tow and it is more than we would need for a two horse trailer and one horse. I am curious to hear from someone on whether the Tacoma is the right choice for us or do we need to be looking at a Tundra or similar truck. Thanks for your time.
#43 of 97 Re: 2007 Tacoma & Horse Trailer [aaronhi]
Sep 19, 2007 (7:08 pm)
I saw your message and wondered if I had somehow been typing in my sleep, as I have almost the exact situation (only two horses to pull instead of 1) ... also from CT and looking at the 2007 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4. I don't have an answer for you, unfortunately, but will be very interested in hearing any feedback you get. Many thanks!
#44 of 97 Re: 2007 Tacoma & Horse Trailer [smitda_99]
Sep 20, 2007 (3:02 pm)
It must be a good question because I have either not gotten responses (here) or mixed responses (tundrasolutions.com). I live in/around Hartford and it is getting tougher to find 2007s as the 2008s are coming out. I would prefer a Tacoma but just don't know quite yet. You might want to try calling one of the bigger trailer companies (one in Bolton, CT) and see what they say. Getting good prices on the 2007?
#45 of 97 Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential"
Jun 20, 2007 (6:30 am)
#46 of 97 Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential"
Mar 15, 2007 (6:46 am)
I'm interested in getting a truck and will be pulling a 3000 lb aluminum fishing boat in the summer. I'm looking at the 2007 Tacoma Pre-runner TRD with "Limited Slip" and "Locking differential". Note that is a 2WD truck. I'm mechanically ignorant and need opinion on whether this is enough to pull a boat in and out of fresh water. I understand that 4WD is better but won't be utilizing the option very much. Thus I don't want to spend the extra $$ for the option. Also I've heard that by adding the 4WD, it's just another thing that can go wrong. I want something that will last 200k+. All opinions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#47 of 97 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [subaru_man]
Mar 15, 2007 (8:42 am)
I use to have a 1995 toyota Pickup 4x4. I put over 100,000 miles on it and never had a single issue with the transfer case. yes... it is another thing to go wrong and can be expensive to repair. However, if you are not using it that much, It will probably last a VERY long time. My only concern about a Tacoma 2wd would be wheel slip because the back end is so light.. you would probably need to add some weight in the bed.
Currently have an F250 but "trying" to sell to get a toyota truck again.
#48 of 97 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [kristopherl]
Mar 15, 2007 (7:14 pm)
What's the tongue weight with a 3000lb boat? I'd say the back end wouldn't be all that light and a 2WD would do fine.