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Camping trip - towing comments

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    jrdbrn

    jrdbrn [OP] Borne Fishing

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    I will be taking my longest camping trip in July at 4 hours - 200 miles one way. I have a 2009 Tacoma V6. I do not have a trans cooler, but am looking into one. So with that out of the way, are there any tips to keep my truck in tip top shape while hauling my little camper? The GWVR is 2890lbs.

    I don't feel the camper while in tow, so it isn't much to handle while driving.

    Checked all my liquids and changed my oil over the weekend. Any other tips? Will make sure the tires are inflated to proper levels and I am going to rotate them this week at ~10,000.
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    as long as you've towed enough before to know how the truck responds while towing, the stuff you listed is pretty much it. 2890 lbs is pretty small for our trucks, so stopping should not be an issue as it is with 6000lb trailers.

    have a fun trip :)
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    RCBS

    RCBS "Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag."

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    while towing, keep the drive selector in "4" instead of "D". maybe a quick inspection of your truck's brakes to make sure everything is in good order...though i can't immagine them having any issues at 10k. check the camper's tire pressure/condition. have fun!
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    TRDsport253

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    i have a 05 trdsport with tow pkg. do i have the trans cooler? heavy duty alternator and all that?
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    if you do indeed have the tow package, then yes, you've got all the extras
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    thanks
     
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