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Old 08-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #21
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I just pulled a 3800lb 22ft TT about 500 miles. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

Oh, have a bigger cooler put on it.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:52 AM   #22
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I've went camping 5 different times with it all ready and the truck towed it great except for the last time when there was 30 plus mile an hour wind. You can feel the weight behind you but you can still cruise at 65 all day without being nervous
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OP, I didn't notice earlier you have the S/C. I'm sure that helps quite a bit.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #24
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First of all, dry weight is a load of crap on travel trailers. You should have weighed it because that weight is without options. My 07 Scamp 16 is supposed to be 1800 or so pounds but it scales at 2200 with the battery, propane tank, and options like air conditioner (unloaded mind you). Same thing with others I have owned, R-visions, trail lites....

Second, travel trailers are the most difficult to tow because theyre so top heavy, tall, and usually sit on small wheels and tires. Wind wont treat you nicely, neither will hills. Completely different haul compared to a low slung sports car on a flat bed trailer is what im trying to say.

Third, the guys on this forum will say a Tacoma can tow anything easily, you would have been better served to check out an RV forum, where members with every sort of truck post. I think I bought my 06 Tacoma right before the Duramax and Cummins engine options were available.

Some of these guys are going 10-20 mph up hills, thats not the definition of towing "easily" or "fine". Personally, I dont like to drive with my ass clenched while im towing but to each their own.
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I've went camping 5 different times with it all ready and the truck towed it great except for the last time when there was 30 plus mile an hour wind. You can feel the weight behind you but you can still cruise at 65 all day without being nervous


Pics of both of your set ups would be nice
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I'll hook up to it this weekend and put a pic up
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #26
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If you have the towing package and a brake controller you will be fine!!!

I have always been able to do the speedlimit without a problem including crossing the Appalachian mountains. My camper is 4700 pounds dry, probably 5500-6000 pounds loaded. I have towed thousands of miles. MPG sucks, but it is not much different than it was in my 5.4 liter F-150.
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