Originally Posted by Janster
The Auto doesn't have OD.....
So I'm gonna assume 5th gear would be considered OD - and why I asked.
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.