I am going to be purchasing a 19Ft Escape Fiberglass RV http://www.escapetrailer.com/ (Was going Air Stream Till I came Across and researched these) , so I have to set the truck up for comfortably towing 3800Lbs (Trailer Wet Plus gear and sundries ) Another 250lbs in the bed and 2 adults in the truck. Mind you I already have approx 125lbs of gear in the truck tool box and under seats etc.
After reading till my eyes started to bleed on here and on rv sites here is my thoughts on what mod’s to do for towing and well in general lol was going to lift it anyhow etc. I would like thoughts and or reasoned opinions of my choices please. I have researched a lot there are pro’s and con’s for every RV out there I like this one’s weight/ options and price better then the Air Stream the other makers out there I do not like their construction methods/ fit and finish and amount of up keep etc. I am more looking to see if the suspension set up has the least chance of problems lol I know no guarantees but figured I would ask.
Old Man Emu Complete Kit for '05-'13 Tacoma
SKU: OMETAC05 With Stock light Load or Heavy still debating want a front bumper eventually :} but with a trim packer.
Air bags for the rear end. Ride-Rite Rear Suspension Kit - Bolt-On
3} http://www.amazon.com/TEKONSHA-CONTROL-HARNESS-LANDCRUISER-CONTROLLER/dp/B007O5GXOG/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1371504085&sr= 1-1&keywords=tekonsha+prodigy+p3+tacoma+harness
Yes I am copying/imitating/appropriating/stealing this: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/towing/238063-2011-tacoma-tekonsha-prodigy-p2-trailer-brake-controller-install.html
4} ProEFX Mirrors
EFXMRTAC05HET - Black Power w/LED turn and heat - Retail $299.00
5} Considering this depending on need: http://www.columbiaoverland.com/product/toyota-tacoma-2nd-generation-2005-current-dual-battery-tray
6} Also considering a secondary electric fan for the trans cooler as going up into Maine is a lot of hills. Any thoughts on this from people who have done it I know there is at least one person who has just can’t recall the name.
I know there is a lot of knowledge here and opinions are appreciated bearing in mind I try to do things in life with the least amount of drama and damage to my wallet lol. With that in mind I also follow the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) I like reliability and function more then “cool Looks”.