Hi, I'm going to skip the gory details of why, but I'm a former Tundra owner (2011 CrewMax 5.7V8) that recently downsized ()... to a Tacoma (2012 DB 4x4 LB V6 auto w/TowPkg)
Anyway I've read the tacoma towing bible (awesome work there!!). In the end, I have a very specific TT I'm about to purchase and by all I've read there should be no issue, still if anyone here has experience with this or similar TT I'd like to hear "real world" feedback.
The TT is a ForestRiver Roo 19 (Hybrid). Dirty details:
- Dry Hitch Weight: 379lbs
- Dry Trailer Weight: 3494lbs
- GVWR: 4,779lbs
It is highly unlikely I'd ever pull the trailer at max GVWR, so let's say its more in the 4000-4200 range. Its unlikely I'd have the tacoma at max payload.
I will of course put in a e-brake controller, WD hitch, but the real question is, will the Tacoma be suited to handle this? The math says yes and I'm going to be at the 80% or under GVWR leaving room for 'error'.
I have had the Tacoma for one week, I'm suffering from Tundra withdrawl so I'm not sure if I'm being fair to the Tacoma. My concern is just normal around town driving I have a sense of "no way this can tow 4000lbs"...
Long post...lots going on here. FWIW's this is actually my 3rd Tacoma, but first one since 1999