Originally Posted by Streeter
First and foremost...I love my 2009 Taco! Had it for over 5 years now and haven't had a thing go wrong!
I'm thinking of purchasing a travel trailer to tow behind my Taco but am a little concerned the one we are looking at is just too much trailer. I have never pulled anything of significance behind it before. Looking for opinions...here are the specs:
2009 Taco Double Cab 4x4 TRD Sport w/ towing package
2014 Evergreen I-Go G256BH
Dry weight: 5108 lb
Hitch weight: 593 lb
Gvwr: 6495 lb
Overall length: 28'10"
Can I pull this trailer with my Taco? If so, what addons do I need? Most likely doing fairly short hauls of less than 200 miles on mostly flat terrain probably 8-10 times a year.
Short answer is No. this would be a bad idea. But most people will ignore this advice and do it anyway.
Long answer, trailer is too heavy and too long. It'll toss your truck around like a ragdoll in an emergency and maybe even not in an emergency when you get a little sway and you think"oh better brake" and it throws you into a ditch.
My rule of thumb with these threads is if you have to justify it somehow saying "mostly flat ground, less than 200miles" then you already know its too much.
I'm glad you test pulled it first, I wrote that out there for anyone looking at this thread in the future.
You'll rarely have a problem PULLING a trailer, hell my 4 banger ranger can pull that easily, and stupidly I have pulled 7000lbs with my ranger. But stopping, controlling, etc is always the problem as you saw. Good on you for making the right choice.
Originally Posted by rebelchem
Anyone know if I am correct about this: I think the 2014 are rated at 6500lbs with the factory package in A DC.
Yeah thats extremely generous from what I've seen. 6500lbs you should be using atleast an F150. not a 1/4 ton truck.