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Old 04-05-2013, 04:46 AM   #1
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towing a trailer with a 6 speed pointers anyone?

hello i recently bought a new 24' travel trailer that is 44900lbs dry, i have the electric trailer brake hooked up also the weight distribution bars, i bought it all from the dealer where i purchased the trailer and they gave me all that stuff that is made for the proper weight and set the truck up (with the bars) to tow this trailer.
i never towed it yet im picking it up this Tuesday,

my question is, i have the 05 taco trd off road with the Manuel trans, do you guys have any tips or upgrade suggestions (and not upgrade to tundra joke) that i need or should do??
is there any differences/pros/cons/ to using a manuel trans truck to tow??
the tongue weight is 390lbs do i/should i put a extra leaf in the back??
auto trans have trans coolers is there nothing for manuel trans??
any help will be greatly appreciated
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well a tundra wouldnt help you any way, get a peterbuilt.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:16 AM   #3
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hello i recently bought a new 24' travel trailer that is 44900lbs dry
Is the TT weight 4490lbs?
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I tow one that is about 3,000 loaded to me that's about max for a comfortable tow. 4490# empty is about the same weight as the truck add propane,water, gear etc. you got a hand full. It will pull it but-- if you don't have the 4 leaf spring pack you'll need it maybe air bags the WD hitch will help. The trans does not have a cooler if you have the tow package it does have an engine oil cooler if you don't have the package your tow is rated only 3500#
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respirator for the clutch smell


no cooler for a manual trans because the gear oil just lubricates the internals of the transmission (clutch takes the abuse)

I tow a 3200lb car on an open two axle trailer with my 4 cylinder access cab, with the stock 2 leaf spring I was sagging something awful but now with the dakars it barely squaks. All I can advise is be easy on the clutch.
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towing a trailer with a 6 speed pointers anyone?

I would recommend not downshifting when you want to slow down, just use your brakes. That sounds like a HEAVY trailer. No need to put so much strain on your engine and trans. Downshifting with just the truck is fine, but with a big trailer, I'd avoid it
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22 ton trailer? Not with a tacoma...
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22 ton trailer? Not with a tacoma...
Yeah I know right? I was hoping that was a typo...
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22 ton trailer? Not with a tacoma...
Ahhh, don't listen to these naysayers. I do it every day.

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I tow one that is about 3,000 loaded to me that's about max for a comfortable tow. 4490# empty is about the same weight as the truck add propane,water, gear etc. you got a hand full. It will pull it but-- if you don't have the 4 leaf spring pack you'll need it maybe air bags the WD hitch will help. The trans does not have a cooler if you have the tow package it does have an engine oil cooler if you don't have the package your tow is rated only 3500#
It has 3 leafs And I bought a New Reese pro WD
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I would recommend not downshifting when you want to slow down, just use your brakes. That sounds like a HEAVY trailer. No need to put so much strain on your engine and trans. Downshifting with just the truck is fine, but with a big trailer, I'd avoid it
Thank you this helps a lot. I never thought of it because I Down shift normally with no load. And the trailer has electric breaks and the truck has a New electric break module installed so I won't need to Down shift. Thanks for the heads up
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Towing with my 09 6sp is a pain in the ass...clutch will def smell with a heavy trailer...
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Towing with my 09 6sp is a pain in the ass...clutch will def smell with a heavy trailer...
For that I would do the 2wd low range mod. Get started in 2lo and switch to 2hi on the fly if possible
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2nd gen tacos dont have 2lo or the option to mod it for 2lo
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