Hey guys I've done alot of reading on the site about towing with the Tacoma but wanted to get your opinions on my situation.
I have a 2012 4.0 4X4 with the towing package (I checked and it has the transmission cooler etc).
I'm in the process of buying a 17 foot toyhauler. Dry weight is 3500. I added up everything I would carry (including people in the truck), accounted for filling up the 40 gal water tank and I'm going to be around 5500. Eventually I may get another quad so lets just say 6000 pounds to play it safe.
Where I live is 6500 feet and I will be making trips 400 miles one way down to an elevation of around 350 feet. So 800 miles round trip with BIG mountains within the first 200 miles of where I live.
The toyhauler has tandum axle and trailer brakes. Given your experience will the Tacoma be able to handle this kind of trip about 5-7 times per year? I have read and some people think it does fine at these weights and others say it sucks. Just wanted to see if anyone could give me input regarding towing in the mountains.
Thanks for the help!