i need to tow an antique truck (62' Studebaker) about 150 miles with my tacoma. I have the tow package and 4x4....so i'm able to tow up to 6500lbs according to the specs. The truck is 5200lbs by its self, i'm not sure what the trailer for uhaul weighs but i'm assuming the whole package will be slightly over 6500lbs. What do you guys think...is this a safe venture?
i've heard people on there towing up to 7000lbs...is this still a safe weight? I currently tow my boat (21 foot) which with trailer and half tank of gas is around 5000+ lbs, and the truck handles it just fine. so i'm thinking that i should be ok....but i dont wanna blow out the transmission or damage the truck in anyway.
any advice?? also a side note....are there any "cheap" upgrades to improve towing capacities?
thanks in advance