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Anybody Towing small Travel Trailer?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JWWPHOTO, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    JWWPHOTO

    JWWPHOTO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2008 Tacoma with the towing package. I have a 19' Frontier Explorer Scout and today I towed it 120 miles. (The 1st time to tow). I actually bought the trailer in Feb of this year and had it delivered to the RV park near my out of town job assignment.

    My question is this. I have a scanguage with gives me a digitial readout of Coolant temp. While not towing, I run at 191 deg. F. Today, in south Texas, at 95 deg F ambient, it got to nearly 199 deg F. If I switched the AC off, it would drop back down to 193.

    Do you think this is concerning? It pulled great, avg right @ 68 MPH, in drive and not Overdrive.

    Anybody towing with a Tacoma? I would appreciate your thoughts.

    Jeff
     
  2. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    Brunes

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    I wouldn't worry about it. To get the same speeds as your normal cruising speed-Your engine is going to work harder.
    More boom = More heat....I think.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    Ultima GTR Guy

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    Yeah I tow a 20' Featherlite with a 2400 lb car on it and the truck works harder and uses more gas but the temp has never been anything to worry about and that includes pulling it up and over the Cajon Pass and the Grapevine her in So Cal. Bot of them are 4-5k foot passes. It works great and I couldn't be happier. I just wish I would have gotten the 4x4 instead for offroad/winter use (w/o the trailer).
    Paul
     
  4. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:49 AM
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