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2008 Tacoma towing a Jayco Trailer - Pictures attached!

Discussion in 'Towing' started by mcquid, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    mcquid

    mcquid [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys, I drive a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab - TRD Sport and Towing, 6 speed manual - pretty much stock, just have a RevTek 3" lift, 33" BFG Mud-Terrain tires, a Truxedo roll-up bed cover, Aries side-step bars....nothing outrageous.

    The mrs. and I have been considering upgrading our tent trailer, and we finally went ahead and did it. I was a bit worried about towing something fairly heavy with the Taco, but thanks to all of the information on this forum (of course the Tacoma Towing Bible, but other posts as well), I installed my own Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller and got the truck rigged up to go - and it tows great!

    Here are a couple of pictures of the truck and trailer.

    The trailer is a 2009 Jayco Jayflight 22FB - it's considered a 22 foot trailer, but the exterior length is actually 26 feet. It weighs 4,443 lbs dry and the GVWR is 6,000 lbs.

    It does tow nice, but it is certainly the absolute max I would tow with the Taco. When loaded up with water and facing up uphill grade, i'm in 3rd (or 4th if i'm lucky) just to maintain a decent cruising speed so the guys behind me don't get too mad :)

    Anyway, thanks to everyone who posts on here with their towing tips and suggestions! Enjoy the pics.

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  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    Nice ride.
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  3. Jun 22, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    CAMZTRD

    CAMZTRD Well-Known Member

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    i just got the same trailer about a month ago...we have already taken it to nags head in NC. and we got another trip planned for the 4th of july...we love it..and my truck does just fine...i tow in 4 at all times...but i havent had any problems...if you dont mind me asking what did it cost you out the door...?
     
  4. Jun 23, 2009 at 12:41 AM
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    MJonaGS32

    MJonaGS32 MJ on a GS

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    wow that looks great! you're right at the limit for the tow capacity. good to see you're utilizing the taco to its potential
     
  5. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    TodaGuy

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    Just towed a Mastercraft x15 down to the boat dock about 10 miles. That pig weighs at least the limit of the taco if not more. If i floored it in first the tires would spin a bit :)

    PICS:)

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  6. Jun 23, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    mcquid

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    Nice looking truck man! That does look like a pretty heavy boat - nice to see the Taco being used for towing.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2009 at 10:13 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Damn those are some nice setups!
     
  8. Jun 23, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    eordonez

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    how nice!
     
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