So I have a 2008 Tacoma TRD Sport and a Cikira 23' Hybrid Travel Trailer. As you all know the truck is rated at a 6500lb tow capacity but the trailer weighs 5400lbs fully loaded.
I am contemplating a big trip this year at the end of August beginning of September to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary.
I live in Calgary AB Canada and am thinking of do a haul down to the Vegas area. The intent is to take a week to get here. A week to see the sites and camp around a bit and a week to get back.
I have not been out camping with this truck and trailer combo yet and I understand that I won't be as comfortable as if I had bought a full sized truck, but original intention was to do many short trips near home and use the truck a commuter vehicle.
I should also mention that I will be bringing the ankle biters as well. An 18mth old and a 3 1/2 yr old.
I have had some travel experience with the kids and they do alright, but I have never attempted something on this scale before. I am looking for input on several factors.
Is my Tac up to the task? I know what the georgraphy is like until I hit the border. I know Utah has some high passes and expect to need to slow down, but is the whole trip going to be too hard on the truck? It will be an approx 6K round trip.
Am I trying to pack too much distance into too short a time? I have done big trips before we had kids and as an adult you can cope with long day in the car. Anyone with kids have personal experiences to relate.
It will be very easy to shorten the trip but man I sure would like to get down to Vegas again.
Any thoughts, input, feedback would be appreciated.