Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Towing

Notices

Gooseneck towing capacity 2012 4x4 Sport quad cab

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-01-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
4Gallo [OP] 4Gallo is offline
Junior Member
4Gallo is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2014, #119673
Location: Utah
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
4Gallo's Tacoma Gallery
Red face Gooseneck towing capacity 2012 4x4 Sport quad cab

I'm wondering if I can increase the towing capacity of my Tacoma if I get a gooseneck hitch. Highways, dirt roads, mountains and long pulls if desired. Anybody with experience or knowledge would be greatly appreciated. i'm looking at a 25' camping trailer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
Poor College Student
User Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shedUser Name01 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
User Name01's Avatar
Name: Oscar....El Yoghurt
Joined: Jul 2013, #108296
Location: Port Arthur/Lubbock, Tx
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,287
User Name01's Tacoma Gallery
That would be a lot more than what would be considered safe......just my $0.02. Just think about how much weight would be in the bed and you still have the towing weight to consider.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 11:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
zbaldo has a spectacular aura aboutzbaldo has a spectacular aura about
 
zbaldo's Avatar
Name: Ozzy
Joined: Feb 2012, #72550
Location: Torrance, Ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 424
zbaldo's Tacoma Gallery
It may actually tow a little better but it will definitely not increase capacity. Usually if you need a gooseneck its better to upgrade to a bigger truck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
SSG665 has a spectacular aura aboutSSG665 has a spectacular aura aboutSSG665 has a spectacular aura about
Joined: Jul 2011, #60437
Location: Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 271
SSG665's Tacoma Gallery
Gooseneck in a composite bed?No good!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 09:13 PM   #5
Wishin' I was Fishin'
landphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shedlandphil is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
landphil's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2011, #52290
Location: BC, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,508
landphil's Tacoma Gallery
Someone here did it and documented the hitch install, but I wouldn't ever recommend it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 09:18 PM   #6
Member
Nick82 is on a distinguished road
Firefighter:
Name: Nick
Joined: Mar 2012, #75036
Location: Richmond ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 82
Nick82's Tacoma Gallery
Funny you asked, I just saw this truck and trailer today. He was pulling out of a gas station which sucks because I really wanted to ask him how it pulled and get a picture of his hitch. I tried to attach a picture we will see if it works or not. If not I will try again.
Attached Thumbnails
Gooseneck towing capacity 2012 4x4 Sport quad cab-image.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
SSG665 has a spectacular aura aboutSSG665 has a spectacular aura aboutSSG665 has a spectacular aura about
Joined: Jul 2011, #60437
Location: Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 271
SSG665's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick82 View Post
Funny you asked, I just saw this truck and trailer today. He was pulling out of a gas station which sucks because I really wanted to ask him how it pulled and get a picture of his hitch. I tried to attach a picture we will see if it works or not. If not I will try again.
I can promise you he is over max weight with that older 5th wheel.Problem is if u have an accident and someone gets injured or killed you can be in big time legal trouble being over weight..
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 03:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
na8rboy has a spectacular aura aboutna8rboy has a spectacular aura aboutna8rboy has a spectacular aura about
Firefighter:
Name: Mark
Joined: Jun 2012, #80024
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 237
na8rboy's Tacoma Gallery
That's insane... No one in their right mind would do this.


That should go in the goofiest pic thread, and WTF thread.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 04:19 PM   #9
Member
PattonT is on a distinguished road
Army: 25 id
Joined: Jul 2013, #108260
Gender: Male
Posts: 50
PattonT's Tacoma Gallery
Unless that 5th wheel has been gutted I guarantee that is 8klbs plus.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 10:38 PM   #10
RAT Products
isu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
isu2014's Avatar
Name: Ryan
Joined: Apr 2010, #35140
Location: Ames, IA
Age: 23
Gender: Dude
Posts: 11,440
isu2014's Tacoma Gallery
^8k is probably a good estimate. The gooseneck usually carries 25% of the weight. So 2k lbs on the bed. Eff that!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 03:56 AM   #11
Member
PattonT is on a distinguished road
Army: 25 id
Joined: Jul 2013, #108260
Gender: Male
Posts: 50
PattonT's Tacoma Gallery
To make matters worse it is a 5ft bed so the hitch is probably slightly behind the axle instead of slightly in front or directly over it. Who takes a lawnmower camping anyway?

Edit: The trailer may be lighter than I thought, most 25-27' 5th wheels are around 6500lbs. How long is that one?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 04:32 AM   #12
Senior Member
Burghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurghlar is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burghlar's Avatar
Name: Brian
Joined: Jun 2013, #106777
Location: North of Pittsburgh
Age: 31
Posts: 837
Burghlar's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by PattonT View Post
Who takes a lawnmower camping anyway?
He's probably moving his house.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 06:22 AM   #14
Member
Nick82 is on a distinguished road
Firefighter:
Name: Nick
Joined: Mar 2012, #75036
Location: Richmond ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 82
Nick82's Tacoma Gallery
It was a long bed, but that doesn't make it any safer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 06:47 AM   #15
Senior Member
maineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Law Enforcement:
Name: Tim
Joined: Mar 2011, #53641
Location: Maine
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,083
maineah's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick82 View Post
Funny you asked, I just saw this truck and trailer today. He was pulling out of a gas station which sucks because I really wanted to ask him how it pulled and get a picture of his hitch. I tried to attach a picture we will see if it works or not. If not I will try again.
You got to be &^*$() me! That's nuts guess he climbs most hills in low gear and stays 97 car lengths behind other cars. He was pulling out of a gas station for good reason hope there is another one in about 100 miles.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 06:47 AM   #16
Vaginas are rad.
Boone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Boone's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Jul 2012, #82731
Location: Boone, NC
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,516
Boone's Tacoma Gallery
Properly installed fifth wheels don't mount to the bed, doesn't matter if it's composite or not.
Regardless, the pic a few posts up is most likely overweight, which I'm not condoning.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:17 AM   #17
Mayor of TW
Delmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Delmarva's Avatar
Army: Vet
Name: Mike
Joined: Oct 2008, #10148
Location: Tucson, AZ
Age: 34
Gender: Guy
Posts: 35,263
Delmarva's Tacoma Gallery
There have been successful installs and pulls of a Scamp 5th wheel (not a true 5th wheel hitch) with Tacomas
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:27 AM   #18
Senior Member
maineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaineah is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Law Enforcement:
Name: Tim
Joined: Mar 2011, #53641
Location: Maine
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,083
maineah's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by landphil View Post
Someone here did it and documented the hitch install, but I wouldn't ever recommend it.
Toyota doesn't either read the owners manual.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #19
4Gallo [OP] 4Gallo is offline
Junior Member
4Gallo is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2014, #119673
Location: Utah
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
4Gallo's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks everybody. That is what I was looking for. Good discussion. Thanks for the Picture. I wish you could have talked to him too. It looks a lot bigger than what I'm planning. I'm looking at a 22.5' which is under the 6500 lb limit giving room for gear and water. I've had a goose-neck horse trailer before and they pull like a dream, but I had a full size truck then. Now I have my dream truck tacoma and would still like to go camping with the wife.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #20
Member
Nick82 is on a distinguished road
Firefighter:
Name: Nick
Joined: Mar 2012, #75036
Location: Richmond ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 82
Nick82's Tacoma Gallery
In my opinion I would have no hesitation install a gooseneck hitch in my tacoma as long as the trailer when loaded did not exceed any of the trucks stock limitations, having to facto in gross trailer weight and bed weight. Overall they are safer trailers to pull however very easy to overload without it being obvious by looking at it!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 V6 6,400 lbs towing capacity? sunflower2013 Towing 51 07-29-2014 05:13 PM
2007 Tacoma Double Cab V6 Towing capacity cshep Towing 5 12-06-2013 02:11 PM
Towing capacity on a 2wd vs 4x4? ReidStylez Towing 34 09-06-2012 09:15 AM
Feeler/FS: 2010 Toyota Tacoma Sport Quad Cab 4x4! PICS! zjolsen Buy / Sell / Trade 28 03-08-2010 10:24 AM
Double Cab TRD Sport Towing Pkg 4x4...what should I pay? ItalynStylion 2nd Gen. Tacomas 37 06-16-2009 03:28 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.