Originally Posted by 07DCSB
However note that the ABILITY to do the work doesn't make the work fall within the vehicle's specifications. Have a look at the vehicle's GCWR rating. Basically, the hauling limit is GCWR MINUS TOTAL TRUCK WEIGHT.....
Understood. But what goes in to setting that number?
See your point about the corvette... a unibody vehicle should never be used to tow more than a bicycle trailer. But a Tacoma frame, body and suspension is the same whether it's 4 banger or V6.
The weight differential, though, is worth thinking about even on a V6. The way the semi's do it is to have the (relatively) flyweight tractor carry 1/2 the load directly over the rear axles with a 5th wheel. Tacoma 5th wheel's are kinda theoretical, but an appropriate equalizing hitch should do much the same thing and go a long way to keeping even a 6500lb load under control. IME, highly recommended regardless of whether it's 4 or 6 banger.