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Old 02-28-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitch on Tacoma

Does anyone tow a 5th wheel with a Toyota Tacoma or another truck with a composite (not steel) bed?

I would have serious concerns about attaching the hitch to the bed, so would like to get the group's ideas on mounting it. A friend who is an imaginative and expert welder proposes a steel X-frame attached to the tow-package hitch (class 4), resting on top of the bed.

Opinions? Ideas?

We don't have the truck or the Escape (yet) but would like to know.

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Marian
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: 5th wheel hitch on Tacoma

I have a 07 Tacoma and have seen one with a hitch in the bed.
The mounts just go through the composite bed and attach to the frame.
Contact Reace at Escape Trailer Industries, I'm sure he knows where to get them done.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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Re: 5th wheel hitch on Tacoma

a number of scamp 5th wheel folks have attached a 5th hitch to the plastic bed tacoma.
example here http://www.flickr.com/photos/8334394...7611570353612/

tundra solutions forum also has other examples.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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Re: 5th wheel hitch on Tacoma

Hi
I tow a 5th wheel with my Tacoma. I have a bigfoot 5th wheel which I tow with my 2006 quad cab. I had the hitch installed last summer by a local shop named E & H hitches.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
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Re: 5th wheel hitch on Tacoma

Hi Greg and welcome to the form.
I know E&H from when I lived in Cloverdale
they are a good bunch, nice truck by the way.
Please post a picture if you have one.
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