I love my tacoma but am not terribly knowledgeable when it comes to hauling, let alone my trucks capacity, necessary upgrades, nor terminology etc. I dont want to spend a few thousand on a trailer to find out I cant haul it! I am slowly working on a historical timber framing project and we need to haul straight tree trunks (timber frame house).
I drive a 99 Tacoma, V6 (with the short extended cab).
To aquire a 14-17 foot trailer, capable of handling tree trunks weighing upwards of 3000 lbs. (I will acquire winches, wedges, and straps)
The first questions are whether or not I can tow circa 4-5000 lbs.
The second question is....what should I look for when buying?
Can someone help me with a fool proof checklist of things such as:
--engine info (what to look for to determine hauling capacity)
--hitch info (what I need to determine or buy)
--any other info, insight, advice much apprecaited