Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Towing

Notices

Show us what you tow.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-18-2009, 10:26 PM   #21
Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy
RelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
RelentlessTaco's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Feb 2008, #4772
Location: East side of the Sierras(Reno)
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,895
RelentlessTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
I didn't originally have plans to tow with the tacoma at all. THere's this offroad trip that's 3.5hours away that I'm tempted to go to. The jeep weighs 4500lbs and we'd have to rent a trailer. Just not sure whether it'd be safer/easier to borrow my mother-in-laws V8 Grand Cherokee for the job (we used to own the Grand & towed with it before). Whow knows...I know the tacoma could do it - it'd be a interesting driving experience for sure (controllability standpoint).
If you have a brake controller and there isn't a bunch of mountains in between then I'd just use the Tacoma and take it leisurely(no more than 55-60mph tops on a good road). My Tacoma tows that backhoe better than my '95 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 ever did. I've been quite impressed with how well the Tacoma hauls overall.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 10:49 PM   #23
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,686
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtreme450 View Post
If you have a brake controller and there isn't a bunch of mountains in between then I'd just use the Tacoma and take it leisurely(no more than 55-60mph tops on a good road). My Tacoma tows that backhoe better than my '95 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 ever did. I've been quite impressed with how well the Tacoma hauls overall.
Still have the Prodigy somewhere in the garage....
With the Auto and no overdrive, are you using mostly 4th gear during non-highway areas? Or 4th all the time?
How's it shift? Does it 'hunt' for gears?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 10:51 PM   #24
Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy
RelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
RelentlessTaco's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Feb 2008, #4772
Location: East side of the Sierras(Reno)
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,895
RelentlessTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
Still have the Prodigy somewhere in the garage....
With the Auto and no overdrive, are you using mostly 4th gear during non-highway areas? Or 4th all the time?
How's it shift? Does it 'hunt' for gears?
Sorry, Can't give you auto tranny feedback janster, I'm a 6 speed. With my 6 speed I run mostly 5th highway, 4th on small hills, and 3rd for larger grades. I think keep the auto out of OD and it would do fine though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 11:12 PM   #25
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,686
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtreme450 View Post
Sorry, Can't give you auto tranny feedback janster, I'm a 6 speed. With my 6 speed I run mostly 5th highway, 4th on small hills, and 3rd for larger grades. I think keep the auto out of OD and it would do fine though.
Thanks
The Auto doesn't have OD.....
So I'm gonna assume 5th gear would be considered OD - and why I asked.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #26
Senior Member
dougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nice
Name: Doug
Joined: Nov 2007, #3514
Location: Gainesville, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 301
dougmays's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to dougmays

  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #27
Member
Mustang Paul will become famous soon enoughMustang Paul will become famous soon enough
 
Mustang Paul's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12937
Location: SE Louisiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 33
Mustang Paul's Tacoma Gallery
Is that an international truck?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:03 PM   #28
Senior Member
dougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nice
Name: Doug
Joined: Nov 2007, #3514
Location: Gainesville, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 301
dougmays's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to dougmays
nope. 1962 Studebaker
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #29
Canadian Member
Scooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shedScooter is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Scooter's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #9750
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 558
Scooter's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
Thanks
The Auto doesn't have OD.....
So I'm gonna assume 5th gear would be considered OD - and why I asked.
Hi,

I have a 2008 TRD Sport DC automatic and I towed a small travel trailer through the Rockies in Colorado and the canyons of Utah last year. The trailer is rated 2000 lbs unloaded. That's the shipping weight and does not account for options like the awning, air conditioner, spare tire, propane tank etc. With options, camp gear and luggage, I'm thinking it's around 3000 lbs. The trailer is 16 ft long. It's not a pop-up, so it is quite tall, and pushes a lot of wind. It only has a single axle. It towed with ease. I towed mainly in 5th gear and put it down to 4th whenever I noticed it hunting, usually going against strong head winds, or steep hills. I had no problems even when going over 80 mph to pass, although I wouldn't go any faster, and definitely not for a long time. Going 70 mph was no problem whatsoever. I even passed some minivans going up a 8% grade at 11000 ft altitude. I have a Reese friction anti-sway bar, and a brake controller. The Tacoma is a great hauler for its size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:19 PM   #30
Member
Mustang Paul will become famous soon enoughMustang Paul will become famous soon enough
 
Mustang Paul's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12937
Location: SE Louisiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 33
Mustang Paul's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougmays View Post
nope. 1962 Studebaker
That's a great looking truck! Probably more metal in one fender than in most new cars. . . .
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #31
09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...
tacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tacoholic's Avatar
Name: Jeff...I'm pretty sure
Joined: Jan 2009, #12480
Location: East Bay, CA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 4,317
tacoholic's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to tacoholic
That Mustang is gorgeous!!! GT or no?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:38 PM   #32
Senior Member
dougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nicedougmays is just really nice
Name: Doug
Joined: Nov 2007, #3514
Location: Gainesville, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 301
dougmays's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to dougmays
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang Paul View Post
That's a great looking truck! Probably more metal in one fender than in most new cars. . . .
haha you got that right! i thought it'd be to heavy for the Taco, but it performed like a champ. only used 1/4 tank to go about 120 miles and left 4th the whole time.

got a '64 Studebaker Daytona for sale if anyone is interested
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:45 PM   #33
Member
Mustang Paul will become famous soon enoughMustang Paul will become famous soon enough
 
Mustang Paul's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12937
Location: SE Louisiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 33
Mustang Paul's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tacoholic View Post
That Mustang is gorgeous!!! GT or no?
Thanks, Tacoholic! It is a GT--Ivy Green, 289/4V automatic. We've had it for over 20 years. Was my daily driver until about a month ago. . .
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:48 PM   #34
09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...
tacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacoholic is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tacoholic's Avatar
Name: Jeff...I'm pretty sure
Joined: Jan 2009, #12480
Location: East Bay, CA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 4,317
tacoholic's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to tacoholic
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang Paul View Post
Thanks, Tacoholic! It is a GT--Ivy Green, 289/4V automatic. We've had it for over 20 years. Was my daily driver until about a month ago. . .
It's beautiful!!! ...how much you want for it? lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:51 PM   #35
Member
Mustang Paul will become famous soon enoughMustang Paul will become famous soon enough
 
Mustang Paul's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12937
Location: SE Louisiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 33
Mustang Paul's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tacoholic View Post
It's beautiful!!! ...how much you want for it? lol
She's part of the family. Drove it starting in High School! Insurance and gas mileage (12 mpg, 9 with the AC on) forced me to retire it to weekend driving. Plus, I sold my 93 Toyota Truck and got the spiffy new 08 last May.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #36
Member
Marazzito will become famous soon enough
 
Marazzito's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2009, #13826
Location: Dublin, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 73
Marazzito's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to Marazzito Send a message via Yahoo to Marazzito
Here is what I tow pretty regularly...



Ready to Camp trailer weights in at about 6,200 lbs. My Tacoma hasn't let me down once and I tow rather often. It is surpringly stable and with the prodigy braking is suffecient. Sure it isn't a 5.7 Tundra, but being that my truck is my dailey diver it is perfect for my needs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #39
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,686
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marazzito View Post
Here is what I tow pretty regularly...



Ready to Camp trailer weights in at about 6,200 lbs. My Tacoma hasn't let me down once and I tow rather often. It is surpringly stable and with the prodigy braking is suffecient. Sure it isn't a 5.7 Tundra, but being that my truck is my dailey diver it is perfect for my needs.
Awesome rig! Always loved those FJ40's...
You have an Auto?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #40
Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy
RelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedRelentlessTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
RelentlessTaco's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Feb 2008, #4772
Location: East side of the Sierras(Reno)
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,895
RelentlessTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marazzito View Post
Here is what I tow pretty regularly...


Man I would LOVE to have that FJ! That looks awesome! Nice work.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tow/Haul Mode? Tow Pics? jtruck618 Towing 29 02-28-2012 04:41 AM
quagmire with '11 tacoma w/o tow package about to tow shiloh2203 Towing 4 01-11-2012 07:41 AM
rear tow hook that DOES NOT require a tow hitch? SR54x4 Off-Roading & Trails 28 04-06-2011 06:56 PM
No tow package, can I still tow trailer?? Atxtoolz 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 10-12-2010 09:18 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.