I do a lot of tent camping out of my taco (and recently my tundra). I just got back from a 2 week camping trip in Montana which was just incredible. I always tent-camp, which means loading up the bed of my truck with tons of camp gear--camp kitchen, chairs, ice chests, mountain bikes, etc, and having my truck sag to the bump stops.
Lately I've been thinking about possibly getting a travel trailer or a toy hauler. I don't really know the first thing about trailers or towing. I like the idea of toy haulers because they have a rear folding door for loading/unloading. I also like the idea of having a shower/toilet available instead of having to use the state park or gas station.
If you were to get a new trailer, what size and make would you get? What amenities or features of your toy hauler could you not live without?
Lastly, what kind of mpg do you get towing vs. regular highway? I figure can use either my taco or tundra to tow a moderate size trailer, but I'm wondering if I would get better mpg with the taco. How much can the tacoma tow in elevation (~5,000-8,000ft) before it starts struggling?