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Old 06-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #1821
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The camper weighed around 1850 lbs, plus the kayak. I took over some logs to a friend's house that day to drop them off. I don't have any air bags on the truck. It squatted a bit after I loaded the wood. We went to a camp ground in southwest florida . No hills , just flat roads. Its not a heavy load, and have been thinking of those bags . They might be a good investment.
Nice looking rig.

I haul a 1500lb CampLite camper, two Kayaks, Two bicycles, with 200 to 300 lbs of gear. Installed Firestone rear differential air bags, easy to install and did not have the rear squat anymore with 30PSI in the airbags & firmed up the rear suspension nicely. Happy I made the investment.
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Nice looking rig.

I haul a 1500lb CampLite camper, two Kayaks, Two bicycles, with 200 to 300 lbs of gear. Installed Firestone rear differential air bags, easy to install and did not have the rear squat anymore with 30PSI in the airbags & firmed up the rear suspension nicely. Happy I made the investment.
Thanks Bill. I just checked autoanything.com, the bags are running for $337.00/pair. I am going to check around to see if I can get them for less.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #1823
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Enjoy that Jetski.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #1824
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Nice looking rig. Looks like TT is aerodynamic, too!
Yes it is. The front comes to a point. Pulls great. It's a Jayco Skylark 21 fbv they don't make them any longer.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #1825
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Nice. Hows towing v nose? What kind of mpg's?
I got 14 mpg. Was expecting 10 or 11. Going to pull it this weekend.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #1826
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Nothing big. Just a Yamaha jetski
Bet it's nice during the hot weather you guys are having.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:58 PM   #1827
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1000 mile trip at 12.5 mpg.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #1828
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Stealth series by Haulmark. I believe weight is 1200ish empty. Usually only have a small toro zero turn mower or my zx6 track bike and gear for a track day.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #1829
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2012 Taco 4.0 V6 Sport w/tow package (6500 rating) All else stock with exception to bars and bed cover. Pulled a '97 25' Crownline CR 250 Cruiser

Boat Wet (In this pic, but didn't know): 5900 lbs (Approximately)
Trailer (No brakes): 1200 lbs

Total tow: 7100 lbs
Total tow rating: 6500 lbs
Over/Under Capacity: 700 lbs over capacity

Only drove it about 35 miles with limited hills. The few hills I did encounter, you could tell a boat was behind us. Traveling on the expressway, we hardly felt anything at 60-65 mph. 70+ was a different matter. You felt the wind and bumps just a little bit more, but still drove smooth.

When we launched the boat, I had zero issues getting the trailer and boat in and out of the water. The Taco definitely sounded like she was working when pulling it out, but there was plenty left in her to pull more if needed. The shocking part was how well the front wheel disc brakes handled everything from drive to launch. Very solid braking for what I expected considering the brakes on the trailer were pulled off.

As an aside, I normally would never tow more than the rated tow capacity, but my buddy filled the boat without telling be beforehand. In a way, it's nice to know the truck can handle more if it needed to.

Hope this helps someone as much as this site has helped me! Thanks a ton guys/gals for all the info you put on here.
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Thanks Bill!
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:34 PM   #1832
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Damn... That thing is squatting... Excuse for some new leaf packs!!

Cool to know it towed that thing
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It helps to mention the trailer was made for a 30' boat which put a little more weight ahead of the axles increasing the tongue weight quite a bit. Even hitting railroad tracks at a good clip, my tires still never came close to hitting the wheel wells. I've never been more impressed with a vehicle in my life.
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...Even hitting railroad tracks at a good clip, my tires still never came close to hitting the wheel wells...
That's because of the bump stops I bet.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #1835
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It helps to mention the trailer was made for a 30' boat which put a little more weight ahead of the axles increasing the tongue weight quite a bit. Even hitting railroad tracks at a good clip, my tires still never came close to hitting the wheel wells. I've never been more impressed with a vehicle in my life.
If you are still under warranty go to the dealer and ask for the "Rear Spring harsh ride" TSB. You have to ask the dealer for the "Harsh ride TSB" word for word. They will add another leaf to your springs free of charge. I had this done on my 2011 Tacoma. You will have your 3pack replaced with a 4pack leaf. Don't let the dealer try to talk you out of it. They tried to talk me out of it saying, my ride would be rougher. That isn't true. The ride difference is negligible. I couldn't tell much difference. I do have less body roll on turns, which is good.

I hauled a load of rock recently, 1800lbs in the bed. The guy at the landscape yard was impressed. He said some F150's he loads, don't handle the weight as well as my Tacoma did.

Read about it here...http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...nsion-tsb.html
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Sword fighters, fire spinners and stunt people during a 4th of July parade.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:16 AM   #1839
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Sword fighters, fire spinners and stunt people during a 4th of July parade.
Okay - you win the prize for the most unique item towed!
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Rockwood Freedom pop-up camper. With all the gear in the bed, two adults, one child, kayak, 285 MT's, and ARB bumper, I still get about 14mpg. I have Dakar rear springs and have no issues with squatting. Towing through the mountains is the only time I can really tell its back there - and even then, I *might* have to go down to 4th gear on the steepest grades (6spd).

I probably have a total of 5K miles towing this set up over the past 3 years. Does GREAT. Show us what you tow.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373030538.052084.jpg
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