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Old 05-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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towing a 3K lb bass boat?

Looking to get a larger boat and would be hauling it 200 miles away MAX drive, with most trips only an hour or less. I have a 2012 DC 4X4 V6. Trailer brakes....do they make my Taco a SAFE truck to haul a boat this big? Could be up to 3,500 lbs with 'stuff' and fuel in it.
Looking at a 18' to 21' Triton w/225 on it....boat is 2K, motor 500 lbs, trailer is[?].
Thanks, and I see there is a 'towing bible' section which I will read, too.
Anyone pulling a large bass boat with their V6 Tacoma? I have the factory tow package FYI.
Thanks again!
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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You should be able to tow it very effortlessly.
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Towing capacity with the V6 is 5000lbs and V6 with tow package is 6500. You will be fine.
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I looked a an 18' Stratos with 115hsp on it, and noticed it did NOT have any trailer brakes and was a single axle. That's when I started thinking safety, and the NECESSITY [safety factor] of trailer brakes.
All the pulling power in the world won't help if I can't STOP!
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I looked a an 18' Stratos with 115hsp on it, and noticed it did NOT have any trailer brakes and was a single axle. That's when I started thinking safety, and the NECESSITY [safety factor] of trailer brakes.
All the pulling power in the world won't help if I can't STOP!
My (ex) Bayliner 17'er is around 3K #'s, and has no trailor brakes. The Tacoma pulled it, and stopped it just fine. You obviously need to give yourself more room to stop, but it can stop the load very well.
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In CA anything over 1500 lbs needs trailer brakes. Personally I would get a trailer with brakes and a controller.
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In CA anything over 1500 lbs needs trailer brakes. Personally I would get a trailer with brakes and a controller.
In GA. (where the OP is?), brakes are not required unless the trailor GW is over 2500.


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