Originally Posted by tmdepue
2013 stock prerunner double cab with no towing package from dealer. what is max towing capacity, that the tacoma can actually pull? I believe the sticker indicates it is around 3500lbs. total. If you have brakes and sway control, it will pull OK, but will kill gas mileage. Does this sound correct?
Welcome to TW!
That information should be in your owner's manual. I'd look it up, but I don't want to assume it's the same for my MY2012 DCSB 4WD OR, because it may not be.
Pulling really isn't a problem. At maximum capacity, there are two main issues: automatic transmission heat/wear, and braking performance. If you have an AT, you'll probably want to add an ATF cooler, as well as drive in 4
, not D
(overdrive). You'll also probably want trailer brakes, which will mean additional wiring if the trailer has electric brakes.
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