Name's Jason, and am the proud owner of a 2009 Tacoma. Not sure if the models are different here in Canada, but ours is the 2009 TRD SPORT OFF ROAD Access Cab.
We have the 4.0 V-6.
Anyhow, the specs claim the Towing Capacity is 6500lbs. Anyone have any experience, good or bad, on towing with the Tacoma?
The TRD SPORT package I have has an upgraded alternator, Oil and Tranny Cooler and a CLASS IV hitch.
We did not purchase this truck with towing in mind, but I have my eye on a travel trailer that weights 4500lbs unloaded. by the time you add passengers, and gear, i figure I'll be around 5500lbs.
This travel trailer is a steal of a deal from my dealer buddy, (repo'd unit). It's a year old, mint condition, and retails for about $20,000. I can get it for $7500, before the bank sends it to the auction.
I know from experience that sometimes the specifications of a vehicle don't match the actual performance.
I'd hate to end up stranded on the side of a highway, with a blown transmission.
Thanks, and have a good day