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Old 11-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Tacoma Tow Package

Good Day Folks,

I'm looking at buying my first truck. I have my eye set on a used Tacoma 4X4 TRD Sport Crew Cab.

I understand that the standard tow package is for 6500lbs. Is it possible to get an upgrade to tow heavier loads? I'm looking at buying a 28' boat as well. Dry weight is 6510lbs, so you can see once I add in the trailer and "wet" considerations I'm probably upwards of 8000-10000lbs towing weight.

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Old 11-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #2
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6500 is the upgraded tow package. The standard tow rating of these trucks is 3500.

My opinion, you can't safely stop a 10000 pound load with a truck this small.
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Originally Posted by eastcoastcowboy View Post
6500 is the upgraded tow package. The standard tow rating of these trucks is 3500.

My opinion, you can't safely stop a 10000 pound load with a truck this small.
I agree, brakes and stopping would be the issue.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:30 AM   #4
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You'd be better off in a Tundra or some other full size.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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^This.

Very very dangerous to exceed the weight ratings on vehicles. These are generally the more interesting calls I get in my job.

Usually someone ends up buck ass naked on a spine board with an express trip to FootHills Emerge.
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For that amount of weight.... GET A FULLSIZE truck.

DO NOT even attempt to tow that much weight with a tacoma. It's extremely UNSAFE.

In fact, it's probably ILLEGAL. In my state of PA - you are given a registration based on your vehicles GVWR. If you are caught towing outside of your allowed 'registration' amount - TICKET!!!
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Don't go over weight!

You shouldn't go over the specified towing weight without a really good reason.

(Seriously though, you're going to want to tow with fuel, food, lifejackets, etc. You need a 3/4 ton truck at least.)
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