FJ Cruisers of Northern California
The OE hitch is very solid and can be used for recovery. Welcome to FJ-Cruiser land : )
Welcome to the group.
Thanks for all the info on the hitch. I bought and installed the OE hitch yesterday. I still can't believe they don't include any provisions for a break controller. I guess that will have to be another project for another day.
Guys, thanks for all the welcomes and responses to my hitch question!
DWH, we just moved to El Dorado Hills from Elk Grove this month. Still getting use to the new area... Do you have any suggestions as to local entry level trails with about 75 miles of El Dorado Hills? It would be great to meetup sometime!
You could go to Prairie City OHV just south of Folsom. The El Dorado National Forest is about 45 minutes east on Highway 50. There are many trails closed in the EDNF so be sure to pick up a current map before you go.
I lead several cleanup runs per year on our adopted trail (Long Canyon Trail) in the EDNF. Keep an eye for those, there should be one coming up shortly. It is a pretty easy trail. It is also one of the closed trails, so we have to get a permit to use it.
Otherwise there are many books and websites that list trails in the area. http://4x4trailmaps.com/ is a good one.
welcome! i'm also looking into getting an OEM hitch as ive been "hitch-less" since '07 and its jut too good of a feature to not have. cheapest place i've found online is the trdparts4u site.