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2008 Tow Wiring Connection with no tow package

Discussion in 'Towing' started by soulfixinman, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Sep 7, 2018 at 6:24 AM
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    soulfixinman

    soulfixinman [OP] New Member

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    So I am a few days away from owning a 2008 4R
    without a tow package and want to know if there will be
    a factory tow wiring connection on it somewhere
    and if yes where will it be located
     
  2. Sep 7, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    ruiz4251

    ruiz4251 "but it was funny huh?"

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    hey man, what else comes on the truck? is the vehicles tow ready i.e.upgraded radiator and alternator if is then you will need the wiring harness and a hitch. however, if it's not tow ready with a tow prep package then you'll need some other goods. bigger radiator, alternator, wiring kit and hitch.
    also, what kind of towing we talking bout here?
     
  3. Sep 7, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    soulfixinman

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    no tow package so I really just want to know if there is
    a factory wiring connection point to tie into or whether it has to be spliced in
    will be towing a 17ft skiff
     
  4. Sep 7, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    I get it... no tow package but tow prep package
    and tow package are 2 different things. n-e-way, short answer yes the connection should be the under dash. buy a kit and run the wires. keep in mind, you probably want to upgrade the radiator and alternator too. visit etrailer on the line for the harness. hope this helps
     
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  5. Sep 9, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    So I picked up my T4R yesterday and found out there is a round trailer jack right near the rear bumper and since I already had the adaptor from my Explorer I tried it out on my boat and everything is good
    So check one thing off the list..... now I will decide whether to have the class 3 installed or do it myself for half price
    Amazon has it for $103
     
  6. Nov 21, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    i am going to be towing my boat just shy of 100 miles soon. will only do that twice a year, with very short ramp trips in between. that will be the total amount of towing, unless i get roped into something else haha. do i need to upgrade the radiator or install a cooler or something along those lines? i am pretty engine ignorant; what is the upgraded alternator for? TIA
     
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