I have an unmolested aka stock 02 4 x 2 Prerunner 6cyl auto. Truck itself is in great condition and properly maintained. Truck has receiver hitch etc. but no tranny cooler which is something I'd surely look into.
We're looking into moving up in boat size in about a year. The particular boat we are interested in fully loaded up with fuel etc. would tip the scales at around 4500 to 4600 lbs. Trailer is a dual axle with brakes as mandated by Florida law. I've read through the towing bible and the tow rating is 5,000 and yes, I can do the math and understand I'd be "just under" the max rating. However, it doesn't mean that this is enough truck.
So how about some opinions? If it's enough truck, aside from adding a tranny cooler, what else would you suggest?
For those of you that think it is NOT enough truck and I respect that, why and what experiences have you had that make you say no?
If need be, we'll move up to a Tundra but I sure do like the Taco.