Originally Posted by maverick491
Palamino is a pop-up right, not a hard side? If I am correct in that assumption, then you are looking at a 2-3 mpg drop at most, and probably near zero drop if you have a cap on your truck.
The tacoma handles the weight it is rated to tow just fine, it is the air resistance and drag that costs them the mileage.
Hi Maverick491....Palamino is a pop-up.....US made just like my Taco and nice.....
Maverick my Taco has 4000 miles on it, I have a diamond back aluminum tonneau cover
and I carry another fine US product...my Grumman canoe on the racks that are mounted on the tonneau, which should provide for good wind resistance. Please review the reply I sent to Foxysandchick for details on the mpg, the US standards for this Taco and our Canadian stated mpg ratings for this truck. I feel I have a 30%drop in mpg. I will note my mpg attended in future with serious effort and will contact you again to hopefully determine what is normal for this truck etc.
The 4 cyl handles this load very nicely, and my choice of 4cyl was a good one. So if stats could be accumulated to determine % decrese typical in mpg for towing with 4/6cyl I think many would benifit from this. So thanks maverick and look forward to hereing some proved results.