Originally Posted by OmegaQuest
I think the main issue over at the Toy Hauler forums is I am way over my GVWR. What is everyone's opinion here?
My opinion is if you're going to haul heavy trailers then you should get a proper vehicle, and I suspect that's what they're saying in the toy hauler forums. It's one thing to occasional tow something like that, but to do it 6 times a year for thousands of miles is bad juju and you're not doing the Tacoma any favors. It's like a dude I know wanting to hunt elk with his 30-30... sure you can
do it, and take a bunch of little measures to mitigate the glaring deficiency, or you can man up and get the right tool for the job. If you're going to do something do it well and if you want one vehicle to be a jack of all trades then it will do few things really well.
Generally, the heavier the vehicle the more you can exceed GVWR towing. The mid-sized Tacoma is relatively light. You have taken some good measures and that's great, but you're not going to have any guts on the road and you're running the vehicle into the ground much faster. If you're OK with that then go forth and do great things.