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2003 Aljo 242 and 2006 Tacoma trd tow package

Discussion in 'Towing' started by bossdjay, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    bossdjay

    bossdjay [OP] New Member

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    Thinking about buying a 2003 Aljo lite trailer. Just wondering if you guys would tow it with a 2006 Tacoma TRD with tow package.

    Dry weight of the trailer is 4555 lbs
    Hitch weight is 500 lbs

    It seems that if I were to buy, and load up, i'd be towing right at capacity...give or take. Good idea or bad idea.

    owner says he'll include a load distributing hitch with the deal. And I've read that a Reese Dual Cam might help too

    basically the truck would have me (200 lbs) my Girl (who knows?? maybe 140 lbs?? haha) and my 2 dogs (about 250lbs together) and some firewood???

    thats 590 in the truck..plus 500 for hitch weight...that puts me right at 1090 lbs.

    If I load the trailer with food and clothes..ect..that will increase the hitch weight too, right?

    And the 2006 tacoma can take about 11,000 lbs total...so i should be okay...or no?

    sorry for the ignorance...I'm new to this. but trying...
     
  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    mpleitez

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    I think you should be ok. I tow a 26 ft toyhauler. I've done alot of work to the tacoto be able to do this. I would recommend getting a brake controller. Does the trailer have brakes? Do you have the rear suspension TSB if not might want to get before loading the trailer on there .This is what I tow and I have add a leaf and airbags.

     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    I have no tsb (that's a suspension mod, right?)...but the brake controller should have come with my tow package right? And the trailer has breaks. .
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Ahhh...so i looked it up and i was confused about what a brake controller actually is. Apparently my Tacoma has a hook up under the driver side dash that came with the tow package...A brake controller should plug right in.

    Any recommendations?
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    For a brake controller, look for a Tekonsha Prodigy or a Tekonsha P3 if you can get one of these you will be very happy with it.
    Ebay, Amazon, or any truck parts place should have them.
     
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