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Access Tonneua Cover Manufacturer Demo

If the cover comes with an element seal gasket, cut two 1 1/2 inch sections, and place them to fit the gaps between the front bulk head and the bed rail. Loosely assemble the brackets to the rails using both flat washers, lock washers, and nuts. Remove the plug at the end of the channel. Slide the carriage bolt bracket and bolt into the channel of the Utili-Track, with one set per rail bracket. Position the side rail with the weather strip against the inside lip of the box. Line these carriage bolts up with the brackets, and secure them with these serrated nuts.



WeatherTech TechLiner Truck Bed Mat Installation - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma we'll be taking a look at the WeatherTech Techliner custom truck bed mat in black. Part number WT37415. Our truck bed liner is made out of a tough thermoplastic construction to ensure durability and flexibility. The mat contours perfectly to our truck bed and has a nonskid surface. The Techliner is UV resistant and won't crack or break in cold weather. Now that we've gone over some features, we're going to show you how to get this installed. It may be a good idea to get an extra set of hands just to help you put it in to your truck bed. For demonstration purposes we did not use the adhesives, but if you lift up the underside of your mat, you'll see hook and loop spots with adhesives. You would clean off your truck bed, peel off the backing, set down your hook and loop, and secure your mat in to place. The Techliners are quick and easy to clean.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma we'll be taking a look at the K Source Universal Towing Mirror. Part Number: KS3891. As you can see in our factory mirror, you can see all the way to the back of our trailer. Although if I step out a little wider to our towing mirror, this will give us more room to see to the side of us for a parking spot or for passing a car on our left hand side. The towing mirror mounts to your factory mirror to extend your vehicles line of site. It adjusts to fit different shape and size mirrors. The K Source mirrors are a snug fit to reduce vibration and are adjustable for a customizable view.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt-T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number is C56282. Here's what our wiring kit is going to look like. It's a pretty basic setup. You can see we have two connectors here. It just makes a T, that's where it gets it's T connector's name. Now both of these are going to go behind our driver's side tail light. As you can see, factory plugs are going to go right in.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider 2 Hanging Style Bike Rack. That part number is Y02472. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today, on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 x 48 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18110. We already have our carrier attached to our Tacoma. Keep in mind that this has a 300 pound weight capacity and works with both 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first. To the bottom of our bolt here, we're going to have about 19 inches. Overall, to our Tacoma we're adding about 26 1/4 inches and our closest point is going to be about 6 3/4 inches away there. As for our tailgate, if we lower this down to gain access to our truck bed, we're not going to make any contact with our carrier.



Best 2016 Toyota Tacoma Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The most popular hitch is going to be the Curt, this is part number C13264, closely followed by our Draw-Tite, this is part number 75238. Now, one thing that's going to be a little bit different in the installation of each hitch, with our Curt you can see the side plate comes up and it turns in toward the middle of the vehicle. On the Draw-Tite it comes up and it turns towards the outside of the vehicle. Now, with this turning the outside, it allows for easier access to the bolt that we're going to put on each side here closest to the rear of the vehicle. On the Curt you can see there's not much area here, so once you have your bolt started, it's really hard to get a tool or a wrench in there and get it torqued down to specification. I found that the Draw-Tite was a much easier install because of just the simple one bolt, one bolt on the other side was kind of a struggle, so keep that in mind if installation is going to be a challenge for you. Now cosmetically our hitches are going to look almost identical in the back of our vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Tacoma - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the draw-tite max-frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class 3 hitch with a 2-inch opening. Part number is 75238. Here's what the new hitch is going to look like installed on your truck, really clean look. Mainly all we're going to see is our receiver tube opening here. On the very outside corner, you'll see a little bit of that cross tube, but really nothing to speak of.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today in our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test fitting the Kuat Transfer, the Transfer is a three bike platform style rack. They designed this to be used with 1 1/4 or with 2-inch hitches. The part number on this is TS03G. A really nice feature on the rack is going to be the tilt away. Just a standard lever there will push it, and allow this rack to tilt out and away from the vehicle. Now it looks pretty tight here, it doesn't look as if we're going to get full . No, we're going to come to about here before we start running into interference issues, and I don't think that a different type of bike is going to make much of difference here. If you need access fully into the back of this truck it's not a good option.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we are doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging style two bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured our rack. We are first going to show you how we do that and then we will go over some features of the rack itself. So you have two cradles in place here holding our bike with three straps, two on our frame and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. We are going to pull out and lift straight up to release that and then we will pull our bike off our rack and set it off to the side. Now I always suggest that you replace your straps so you don't lose or damage any of them. Now we will take a few measurements.



RockyMounts Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test fitting the Rocky Mounts Drive shaft SD. Now this is a pickup truck bed rail style bike carrier. It is designed to work with normal skewer bikes, 20 mm thru axle and 15 mm thru axles. It is really quite a versatile little carrier that is going to mount right into the track on our Toyota here. Holds nice and secure, no movement, no play. Really overall a really nice set up.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule Vertex Swing and we're testing it. The Vertex Swing is a swing-away style folding 4 bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9031XT. Now of course, the big feature about this rack, it's got a lot of great features, but that biggest one is going to be the swing-away. To make that happen, we're going to loosen the large black T bolt. Once that's out far enough, you'll see it kind of tip back.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test fitting the Swagman Dispatch. The Dispatch is a 2 bike platform style rack. It's been designed for use in 2-inch hitches. Part number on this is S64684. You'll see here that the dispatch is going to hold our bike in place using 2 wheel cradles with straps, and also a frame hook. Now the wheel cradles with straps themselves. Easy to operate, you just press down the cam, pull the strap.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test-fitting the Kuat Envy. This is a platform-style, 4 bike rack. It's been designed for use in two inch hitches. Part number on it is N105-107. This rack is a really nice, lightweight, aluminum rack, as far as the 4 bike racks go. It's heavy, but not as heavy as those steel racks. A great feature of it, it's going to hold our bike and all of our bikes in position, without ever making contact with the frame.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we got out the Curt Folding and Tilting Premium 4-bike rack, and we're test fitting it. Now this bike rack's been designed for use with 2" hitches. Part number on it is C18064. One of the big features I really like about the rack is going to be the cradle arms. We're got a wider set here in the front for the first 2, and then our arms narrow down here at the rear. You can imagine that's going to help us out a lot when it comes to kids' bikes, or maybe hybrid-style bikes and getting them on the rack. For holding our bikes, we've got two cradles, one in the front, one in the rear.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Tacoma - Curt

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is part number C13264. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, it's got a really nice hidden look with the main cross tube here. All we're really going to be able to notice is our receiver tube opening and our safety chain connection points here underneath. This is a class 3, so we've got a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule Roadway and we're doing a test fit on it. Now the Roadway's a 2 bike hanging style rack, tilts down when it's not in use and it'll fold away from the vehicle, couple of really nice features. Part number on it is TH912XTR. We can use this with 2-inch hitches and it's going to hold our bike in place using 3 straps. You're going to have 2 for the frames up here or 2 for the top of the frame and then 1 for the seat down tube. You can see that it does a really good job at keeping the rack from moving forward and back or keeping the bike from moving forward and back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule T2 and we're doing a test fit on it. The T2 is a 2 bike platform-style rack designed to fold away from the vehicle and tilt up for easy storage. Part number on it is TH9044. We want to use this with 2-inch hitches. It's got a couple of really nice things going for it. Of course, the tilt away feature is the biggest one.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule Vertex. We're going to test fit it and see what kind of room we've got between it and our vehicle. The Vertex is a hanging four bike rack. It is designed to fold and tilt. The part number on it is TH9029XT. This rack will work with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Something that's nice here, is the incorporated cable lock designed to come back and slide right in this slot here, then its locked with one of the Thule one-key lock and tumblers.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got this Swagman XC 2 out, and we're test fitting it. Now, the XC2 is a platform style 2 bike rack. It's been designed so we can use it with the inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. The part number on it is S64650. Now one of my favorite things about the XC 2 is going to be the simplicity of the rack. You've got one hook that's going to hold our bike in position. Now don't let that scare you, it's going to really do a good job of holding your bike.





Toyota Tacoma Questions

  • It is not difficult to determine if your Tacoma has the tow package wiring in place. If your Tacoma has the OEM 7-way trailer connector installed, the vehicle is indeed prewired for a brake controller. The # 3040-P wiring harness would plug into the connector located near the emergency brake pedal as shown in the photo I edited for you. Make sure the white ground wire with the ring terminal is grounded to bare metal under the dash. If you do NOT have the OEM 7-way, the...
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  • Since your 2013 Toyota Tacoma has a factory tow package, including a 7-way connector at the back bumper, it will have a brake controller connector. While it is usually visible above the emergency brake pedal, it may sometimes be taped or zip-tied to other wiring. You can try checking further up under the dash panel. If not there, the connector may be tucked in behind the left hand kick panel. Please refer to the attached photo. The Tekonsha installation instructions for...
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  • You have a short circuit somewhere that is causing the fuse to blow. To determine where the short is start by disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle. Replace the fuse and then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the vehicle side trailer connector while someone sits in the vehicle and turns on the running lights. If it shows power and the fuse does not blow then the issue is on the trailer. If it does blow the fuse then the issue is on the vehicle. Likely...
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  • You will need several items to add electric brakes to your Carry-On Utility trailer. Starting with the trailer you will need a hub and drum that matches the bearings and seal on your trailer spindle and your wheel bolt pattern. The only way to be sure is to check the bearing part numbers and seal part number, but with a 3,500 lbs Dexter axle that has brake mounting flanges you will most likely have the # L44649 Outer and # L68149 inner bearings and # 58846 seal. If these are the...
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  • It sounds like you have a factory 7-Way connector on your 2012 Toyota Tacoma and that you also have the dealer supplied electric brake controller wiring harness for wiring an electric brake controller in the cab of your vehicle. Since your boat trailer is equipped with surge brakes, you will not need to install an electric brake controller in the cab of your Tacoma. The first thing you should do is check the center pole, see photo, in the 7-Way connector on your vehicle...
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  • Your Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar # BX4325 will work with either of the Blue Ox Auto-Stop systems, part # BX8893 or their # BX8893-3050 which includes the breakaway. These supplemental braking systems install in place of the shank portion of your Aladdin tow bar and are rated for the same 7500-lbs as the tow bar itself. Installation is a matter of removing and re-installing the horizontal bolt and nut that hold the shank to the arm assembly and routing the brake pedal cable from...
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  • The # 3040-P is indeed the correct brake control wiring adapter for your 2015 Tacoma. Due to the presence of the knee airbag, the preferred location to the right of the steering column might not be feasible. If there's not a suitable location to the right of the steering column where the controller could be mounted so that it's parallel to the direction of travel, you'll need to consider an alternate spot. If you watch one of the videos I've linked you to, you can see the controller...
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  • Pop and Lock does have the manual locking tailgate handle, # PAL5500, that will work with your 2015 Toyota Tacoma with backup camera. You can turn it into a power locking handle by adding conversion kit # PAL8525.
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  • I can help you out, no problem. What you are going to want to look at is the towing capacities of the truck. You need to know the gross combined weight rating. This is the most the vehicle, including cargo and occupants, plus the trailer can weigh. This information is usually in the owners manual or on a sticker in the door jamb. Looking at an online copy of the owners manual the 4 liter V6 model of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma with 4-wheel drive could have one of several capacities...
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  • We do not have a plug-n-play trailer wiring harness for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma but we do have 4-pole trailer wiring kits that will work for you. Curt harness # C59236 will connect to the truck's taillight wiring to get it's light signals and to the truck's battery to get it's 12V power for the trailer's lights. The linked article includes helpful tips for installation. This powered type of harness protects your truck's wiring from any shorts, overloads or other faults in your...
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  • The towing capacity of your 1996 Toyota Tacoma will depend on if your truck has a V6 or a 4 cylinder and if it is a 4X4 or a 4X2. I have listed the towing capacities of the different options for the Toyota Tacoma below. 4X4 V6 - 8,300 lbs 4X4 4 Cyl. - 7,400 lbs 4X2 V6 - 8,300 lbs 4X2 4 Cyl. - 3,500 lbs You can verify the towing capacity of your truck by checking your owners manual or contacting a local Toyota dealer with your vehicle identification number. Toyota also...
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  • The load stops included with the Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack # EM07705 when extended apart as far as they can go will be approximately 35-inches apart. I verified this with my technical contact at Erickson. It can be possible to move the load stops to the outsides of the vertical supports but this will depend on the truck. They have not tested this on your specific truck so they could not assure me 100-percent that there will be room. If you did mount the load stops on the...
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  • The radial tires at size 175/80-13, are going to be 7 inches wide; too wide to be able to fit without incident on your trailer, so you will need to go with a bias ply tire. The wheels that we carry, unless otherwise noted, have a zero offset. This means that the extra width will be split evenly on each side of the tire. However, there will be very little room if you just have 1-3/4 inches of clearance. Make sure you double and triple check the measurements before ordering. As...
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  • We do carry the harness you are looking for. It is our part # C56282. This will fit your 2016 Toyota Tacoma and is a custom fit trailer wiring option.
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  • I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13264, as it is the most reasonably priced (yet still strong) hitch fit available for your Tacoma. The Draw-Tite # 75238 actually has a higher towing capacity, but since the capacity of the hitches exceed the capacity of your truck, you'll be limited to the 3500 lb towing capacity of your tuck anyway. Since you'll be towing with your Tacoma, you'll need a few other items to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness,...
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  • The installation of the Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller # 90885 and Wiring Harness,# 3040-P, could not be more simple on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma with tow package. The truck will have a wiring harness up under the dash, to the right of the steering column (the plug could also be left of the steering column above the emergency brake pedal). All you have to do is plug in the brake controller wiring harness to it, ground the additional white ground wire to a bare metal surface or existing...
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  • The TracRac ladder rack # TA37004 will fit your 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the in-bed track system you have and the composite bed. The rack comes with special clamps that will fit in the channels of the Toyota track system. I have included a picture showing what the clamps look like. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • When you change from a load range C tire like part # AM10229 to a load range D tire like part # TTWTRTM2157514D, you will not have any problem with the tire fitting the rims you have, as long as you stay with the same size tire.
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  • We have two bike racks that will work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. The RockyMounts DriveShaft SD, # RKY1085, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. I have attached a video showing how this bike rack attaches to a bed rail system for you to check out. If you do not have a thru axle bike, another bike rack that you may be interested in is the RockyMounts Clutch SD, # RKY011....
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  • The biggest reason that transmission cooler manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers want transmission coolers installed after the factory cooler rather than before it is because the transmission cooler in the radiator is surrounded by the coolant in the radiator. The transmission fluid leaving the radiator mounted cooler can be cooled further by the aftermarket transmission cooler. Installation before the OEM radiator mounted transmission fluid cooler would negate most or all...
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