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Can I tow an r-pod 171?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Traditions08, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Jun 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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    Traditions08

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    New forum member here.

    I have a 2012 double cab 4 cylinder Tacoma and am considering an r-pod 171. RV dealers tell me it will be fine. :) Of course they do. :mad: I know the rating is 3500 lbs for the truck, but is it realistic to tow something that close to the limit: probably around 3000 lbs?

    I don't want to do something stupid here. Please set me straight.

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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    darrinhutch

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    should be fine. way under the towing capacity. if you going to pull it a lot then get trailer brakes to help slow you down.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2014 at 7:33 AM
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    The trailer is fine with your truck, I would add a transmission cooler to help keep the trans temperture down. A brake controller is a must and don't tow with the fresh water tank full if can get water at your camp site thats just extra wieght
     
  4. Jun 22, 2014 at 7:36 AM
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    ^^^^what he said. Just be smart. Don't carry unneeded water get a tranny cooler and see if there is a trailer brake option. Also, if the truck sits ass heavy consider airbags because it can cause controllability issues.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2014 at 7:42 AM
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    Don't forget the weight of people in the cab along with food, luggage and toys you will be taking with you.

    edit: R pod 171 comes with trailer brakes and weighs 2205 dry. You should be ok. I'll bet you're going to know it's back there on inclines though with the 4 banger. Also guessing you have the factory tow package with the tranny cooler?
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
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