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Anyone Towing a Toy-hauler??

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Need A Taco, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Need A Taco

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    I love the 2nd gen tacomas, and am looking to purchase a 2010 or 11 to tow a 18 ft toy hauler, when loaded weighs about +4500lbs. Has anyone had successes towing this weight, or even toy haulers with a taco, I know they can tow 6500 but is it a majorly tough tow?? any insight would be great!!!

    Thanks!!

    Need A Taco
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    wonelly

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    This is what I tow. Its a 2010 Funfinder Xtra 205. It is 24'9" overall and weighs 4200 lbs dry. I pulled it from the dealer and brought it home which was a 6 hour ride. I pulled at about 63 mph and I got about 11 mpg. It will pull 70 mph if you want to pay for the gas. I hav a 2008 Taco with towing package and she does fine. I also live in Florida and dont have any mountains.

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  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    soilsample

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    Your truck will handle 4500# without problems. I'm setting my truck up to tow my 29' Passport Ultra Light. My Travel Trailer weighs 5100 dry..... It will be a tough chore for the Tacoma. I will use the tacoma for mostly local towing. Will use my Wife's Suburban for any longer trips.

    I'm currently waiting to install my Firestone Ride-Rite air bags and Aux Transmission cooler.

    I've towed my Travel trailer a couple of times without these things and the truck had plenty of power to pull it..... The tongue weight of my trailer makes the Tacoma squat too much for my liking, hence the air bags.

    Good Luck with your travel Trailer!
    Donald
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    I tow a 16 ft Carson Titan easily.

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    If you want effortless towing go for the 16' Titan.Fits 3 quads(sideways....2 straight in)and is a dream to tow.Kitchen,stove,fridge,queen bed,king bed,shitter,shower......etc!What more could you ask for!
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    Weekend Warrior 18ft Supercross

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  6. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:41 AM
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    Can I ask how much for one of those? I want one.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    I bought mine last December.It was a 2008 leftover and the dealer was blowing them out getting ready for the new inventory to arrive in January.In 2008 the sticker was $16,995.I got it brand new for $8,800!I got lucky brutha!:D
     
  8. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Awesome everyone! I appreciate to posts, i'll post mine when i get it!!!
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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    Depending on what's in the back, it's 2500 to 4000lbs. Tows nice... but I've towed it with a new Tundra and there is no comparison. Mileage takes a big hit... especially in the hills of northern BC and into Alaska...
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    This was my hybrid, tow really-easy.

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    This is my new 16ft Carson Toy Hauler. Nice towing with my taco.

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  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Isn't the Tongue Weight over the taco limit?
     
  12. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    27' travel trailer. 5500 dry. 725 tongue. 32' OAL. Reese dual cam active link sway control. Tows great. 15 mpg at 60-65.
     
  13. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Just be VERY careful on tongue weight on Toy Haulers.

    They were designed and balanced to be towed with toys in the back.
    No toys, just using it for a travel trailer, you'll blast your tongue weight limit if you head out with the water tank filled.

    Tow it empty and fill it at the campground.

    This goes for any truck... not just the Taco.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    wow that is great mileage with a 4x4 towing.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    You do realize you are over the tongue weight? 650lbs
     
  16. Apr 10, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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    I have talked to a number of trailer places and they said 10% is just a rule of thumb. 15% is closer to the max. That puts the tongue at 975. You guys will be the second to know if anything happens. :)
     
  17. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    am i missing something here? where are you getting these huge numbers from? manual states 650lb max tongue weight with tow package..
     
  18. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    So loaded you're towing 9750lbs?

    725 tongue @ 10% = 7,500lbs
     
  19. Apr 18, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Here's my Toyhauler and 08 Sport 4x4 with tow pkg.
    Trailer weighs 3580lbs dry and sits about 6150lbs loaded with the car and gear.

    Tows pretty well on flat-er ground. Not too fun towing on steeper hills

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  20. May 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    Finally found a toy hauler that tows well behind my Tacoma, has a nicely equipped interior just like an normal RV trailer and my GS fits in it.

    Tows great and only needs 25 lbs of air in the Firestone air bags to keep the rear of the truck level.

    Really pleased with it.

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