Originally Posted by belfoos
I am planning on towing a pop-up tent trailer (dry weight 1700lbs, GVWR 2600lbs, 10foot box) with my 2008 tacoma manual, 4 cylinder, standard cab. The trailer has electric brakes and I will definitely get an anti sway device.
Should I get a weight distribution hitch as well or is the trailer too light to use this?
Since this is my first time towing with a manual, will taking off be quite different from when I am not towing (i.e. will I need to use more clutch,...)?
You won't even notice that thing behind you. That's a light and low trailer. You don't even need the anti-sway device but they're not a bad idea. You'll have to use a little more clutch on the take-off but not too much. It'll be like starting on a hill, just takes half a second more to get everything moving. After that, no difference, shift normal and always remember your towing something. You can't accelerate and stop as quickly as when you're unloaded.