Hey guys. Nice forums you have here. Thanks for having me.
Now, let's get down to brass tacks...
I would like to tow my very light '90 Mustang sedan from New Jersey to Florida. If at all possible, I'd do this with my '05 Tacoma X-Runner 6 speed. I'm looking at some used 16ft and 18ft dual axle car trailers, with brakes of course. The Mustang weighed in at about 2900 lbs before I pulled the engine and trans. I can't imagine it weighs much over 2400 lbs now. The engine (if I even take it) and the trans will have to go in the bed of the truck with some other various items. Of course I will install a class 3 hitch on the Taco before even attempting such a trip. Tongue weight shouldn't be too hefty, but it's hard to guess exactly what it will be at this point. My biggest concern is the wimpy brakes on the Taco.
So how do you guys think I'll make out? Will I get halfway through the trip and wish I never started? Will I be able to drive a decent speed, like say 60 to 70 mph, and feel safe and comfortable? Will the brakes over heat in heavy traffic? I am stupid for even considering such an adventure?
What brand hitch has the best fit and look for my truck?
Honest opinions and critiques would be much welcomed.