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Old 08-25-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question for 5th wheel towing

I have a 2006 Toyota Tacamo Pre Runner with tow package kit installed. oil cooler//tramsmission cooler.. Its a short bed, question,,can I tow a 5th wheel with this short bed or will camper hit truck on turns...
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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I would never subject one of these trucks to a 5th wheel...they're not made for it.
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You could if you get a small 5th wheel. I still wouldn't go over the 6500lb max. Really though full size trucks are meant for pulling 5th wheel trailers.
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I agree with the two above. On my 05 2500 dodge I just traded, it was a short bed, still 6'8" to tow a 5th wheel I would have had to get a sliding hitch, just so that when I turned sharp the trailer wouldnt hit the cab.
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You could if you get a small 5th wheel. I still wouldn't go over the 6500lb max. Really though full size trucks are meant for pulling 5th wheel trailers.
Why on earth would you need a 5th wheel for a small load?
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Why on earth would you need a 5th wheel for a small load?
The extra sleeping area above the bed would be nice to have if I went camping often.
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The extra sleeping area above the bed would be nice to have if I went camping often.
Maybe I'm not being clear...I don't think they make 5th wheel setups at low loads because smaller trailers don't need 5th wheel couplings.

If you do need a 5th wheel coupling, you're probably too big for the Taco's towing cap.
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Maybe I'm not being clear...I don't think they make 5th wheel setups at low loads because smaller trailers don't need 5th wheel couplings.

If you do need a 5th wheel coupling, you're probably too big for the Taco's towing cap.
I get you. As far as I know there are no more light weight 5th wheel trailers made but there used to be.
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There was talk about a 5th wheel trailer a couple of months ago, and I think someone posted pics of one with a taco....
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I would tow that.
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I would tow that.
x2, but why it has a 5th wheel coupling is beyond me. Nothing there a class 4 hitch couldn't handle.

Maybe that's why they don't make 'em much anymore.
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^Note the Scamp trailer doesn't have a real 5th wheel attachment with a kingpin. The truck needs a normal 2" ball in the bed, and the trailer has a normal cup-shaped coupler. The only advantage therefore is a shorter overall length, kinda like the difference between a carbine and a bullpup.

See: http://www.scamptrailers.com/Portals...foreYouTow.swf
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Note: There are no fifth wheel applications for Toyota Tacoma Pickups
http://www.hitchesonline.com/5th_wheel_hitches.htm
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