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Old 04-28-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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towing a boat with my 4cyl,2wd tacoma???

i'm new here, but looking for any advice on towing a small bass boat with my 2wd 4cyl tacoma-nothing that heavy,but i'm concerned about boat ramps,etc-any help at all would be greatly apppreciated-thanks!!!-i should probably add that the boat & trailer weigh approx 750 lbs-thanks!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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i'm new here, but looking for any advice on towing a small bass boat with my 2wd 4cyl tacoma-nothing that heavy,but i'm concerned about boat ramps,etc-any help at all would be greatly apppreciated-thanks!!!-i should probably add that the boat & trailer weigh approx 750 lbs-thanks!!
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As for boat ramps, you'll probably be fine, I mean boats were launched and recovered, with the family station wagon and basic pick-ups long before everyone and their brother had an suv with 4wd. Best advice for that is replace the crap stock tires with a good set of someone's AT tires, and start in second gear to reduce the potential for wheel spin on the slick surface of the boat ramp.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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i have a 2007 4 cyl 4x4 and i pull a 16 foot alum fishin boat i have no problem pulling my boat and i have some step hills and step ramps.
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I pulled my Seadoo boat with my parent's base-model 1998 4cyl 2wd without any ramp problems at all. The boat and trailer are about 2,000lbs. Keeping up my speed on the highway going up a grade was painful, but the boat ramp wasn't an issue at all, and I'm pretty sure the tires weren't awesome either.

You should be fine.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:47 AM   #5
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You shouldn't have a problem unless the ramp is really steep and slippery.
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I hauled and launched a 24' pontoon boat last weekend with a 2.7. That little 4cyl is a workhorse.
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