My Tacoma has a trailer hitch, often called a receiver hitch, as it can be fitted with various trailer towing items based on trailer ball size and trailer weight. It can also be used for other things.
In fact, I have currently installed in my receiver hitch a step, to make it easier getting in and out of my camper. It has a square tube with a step on it.
I didn’t carry any other receiver options on my travels until a few weeks ago when I was in San Diego. I stopped into a Harbour Freight store to buy some things and saw this D- Ring Receiver Hitch.
With this D-Ring receiver hitch I can attach the tow strap that I carry. I did this as there are no rear points to connect a tow strap. I already carry a tow strap, but having a tow strap and not having a place to connect it in the rear of my Tacoma didn’t make much sense.
For about $10.00 for the D-Ring receiver hitch, I can help someone get out from being stuck, but it may be handy for me to get pulled out myself.
This is something I should not look to use but to only keep it in case someone gets stuck. It’s like the snow/off-road chains I carry for all four wheels in case I go to a place that requires chains or if I need them in sand for self recovery.. They are a bit of insurance that I hope I don’t need, but should carry just in-case.