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Can a 2013 Tacoma v6 tow a 20-22ft boat?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Toyota74, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    teneighty

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    Some guys like them some guys hate them... I've driven a few and I liked them. I would rather the Tundra just because I like Toyota But everyone is different.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    The only deal breaker between the F150 and the Tundra would be the Tundra's back seat is HUUUUGE compared to the F150. Other than that it would be a coin toss.. for me anyway.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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    X2 on everything. I would also go for the 5.0l not the ecoboost, but I still think the 5.7l in the tundra is the best engine out of the three.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    I like the F150 myself. At the top of the list for my next truck whenever that is. I like both motors. I'd probably stick with the 5.0 if I were buying one right now just because I think they have a couple kinks to work out yet with the 3.5 EB for truck use.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:52 AM
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    I would get the Ecoboost if you're gonna go with ford
     
  6. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    Think I have warmed up to the tundra. So I think I'll get the tundra anyway because they last forever compared to a ford. Too bad they haven't come out with any new engine or transmissions though. Maybe next year
     
  7. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    I tow a 19ft boat with my tacoma with ease, youll be fine with the 20-22ft
     
  8. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    What's wrong with what's in there.. almost 400 hp, can pull a space shuttle, plus since the 14s are out they will be dirt cheap. People complain about the MPGs of the Tundy, I have found loads of youtube vids of people running a crewmax with a 5.7 4wd getting 20 mpg easy
     
  9. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    This ^^ if you want decent mpg. Don't drive it like a 400 hp truck and you'll be fine
     
  10. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    I towed this monster up a mountain... I think you'll be fine...
     
  11. Apr 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    wow! how much does that boat weigh? do you have special suspension and hitch or what? if you can tow that with a Tacoma im sure I can to my searunner. but how often did you tow that up a hill. and sorry Large I didn't mean to offend you buy that statement but I just thought that since they redid the truck I just thought they would have new engines.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    Just remember when towing can and should are two different things.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    your right. I don't really care about mpg anymore between the two trucks but I would rather have the tundra over the taco because of the room and power of the tundy. I have also looked at the 2014 gmc sierra but iam hesitant to buy it because I don't know much about the new engines in them.:confused:
     
  14. Apr 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    I tow my 28ft Sea Ray and it works ok. Nothing on the high way just around local roads. My boat is about 6500 lbs.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    I wouldn't be concerned with the engines in the GM trucks they're generally good. I know the 2 V8s are the same displacement as the outgoing trucks but make more power. Not sure how much of the engine is new.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    If money is not so much an issue, get the Tundra, hands down. If you want room, power, and towing, you will not be disappointed.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    I have been watching vids of the new tundra and I have really warmed up to it I will be watching to see when they arrive at the dealers here and look at them thanks guys!:D
     
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    I tow a 2003 Four Winns 205 Sundowner. I figure boat, trailer, and gear probably around 5500 pounds. The Tacoma handles it no problem.

    Say you tow the boat 15 days a year. That's like 4% of your daily driving. I would not base a $30k+ purchase on 4%. Look at the other driving you do and choose your truck according to that.

    Chris
     
  19. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    I hope you're applying that logic solely to his 3500lb boat and not as a general towing rule.
     
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    the only reason I want to get a fullsize truck is just because of the towing but I have a four person family and the tundra would offer more room than the Tacoma. it not that I don't believe the Tacoma can do it. (because it can) but like I said in the beginning of this thread I will be towing the searunner up to Detroit lake every other weekend during summer or every few days and every weekend during salmon season with 4-5 people in the truck every time I tow it. (minus the times the boat goes to the shop.) so I and I realize the tundra is 30k plus but that is something I am willing to do but if you guys are confident the Tacoma v6 can handle that much towing with that many people than I will save a couple grand. thanks:D
     
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