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Discussion in 'New Members' started by bsvirginian, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    bsvirginian

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    New here. Decided last night while looking at 4x4's in a marina parking lot that the Tundra's might be wasted on me, particularly the V-8's. So I decided to start looking at Tacoma's again and they most likely are less expensive.
    My 4x4 needs are; 4x4, pulling a pup or larger, camping, gas mileage, travel to out of the way locations and camping. Enough room for my DGF and 50 lb dog. Probably looking at a full sized cab (back seat) and maybe a full bed. I will probably not use it as a full time vehicle since I own an Outback.
    I'm 67 yrs. old and don't need anything too fancy or souped up. Yes I still breath on my own.
    Thanks:cool:
     
  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Welcome to the forum :wave:
    Awesome you want a new tacoma and there is plenty of info here on towing (it has its own subforum).
    I have the 4x4 Crew Cab and love it (downsized from a Tundra myself).
     
  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    I don't plan to get a new one but maybe 2-4 yrs. old. What can you comment on about the pros & cons of downsizing? Also what you might consider necessities for a Tacoma with the main interest in towing a pup?
    Thanks:cool:
     
  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Welcome to TW, from the Tidewater Area!
     
  5. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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  6. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Thanks Colton. My partner and best friend lives in Smithfield. I get up there occasionally.:cool:
     
  7. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    Thanks Burgman. Hope to see ya sometime.:cool:
     
  8. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    :)

    Nice! What part of Smithfield do you get to?
     
  9. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    My partner lives on Grace Street.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Very nice! I'm in Cypress Creek, if you know where that is.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Nope but he will. Maybe get together the next time I'm up there or when I get my Tacoma.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    hope so im doing my best to get the virginians more active here, just had a little meet and great in Richmond yesterday... check the southeast forum for different event happenings
     
  13. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    It's about a mile away from Main St./ Grace St. :)

    That would be great! Shoot me a PM whenever!
     
  14. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    Hi Bob,welcome!.......Sounds like a double cab Tacoma would suit your needs just right.Put a tonneau cover on and you dramatically increase your dry storage for all of your camping gear and stuff.You may want to consider a TRD,as it comes with the tow package......Oil cooler,trans cooler,class IV hitch and wiring,130 amp alternator and heavy duty battery.The max trailer weight is 6500lbs,and these trucks are still very capable haulers without the complete tow package but just a proper hitch and wiring.

    The DC also allows you to fold down the rear seats(60/40) so Rover can have his own spot while leaving room for gear or additional passengers.

    Look around here a bit and you will find a ton of very happy owners of trucks in every configuration and info on them all.
     
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    wow nice post squad
     
  16. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Nice post!
     
  17. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Just the kind of info I need. Thanks. I'll have to do some research and find out what DC & TRD stands for.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    dc is double cab ie 4 full sized doors, similar room to an f150 extended cab... and trd is the special edition model that comes with upgraded shocks, seats, stickers, a nifty electrical socket in the bed and some other things
     
  19. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    Sorry Bob....DC is simply Double cab and TRD is an off-road package that includes the tow components that I spoke of.Incidently,TRD stands for Toyota Racing Developement and is the motorsports arm of Toyota.TRD's are available in either "Off Road" or "Sport"......OR's come with an electronic rear axle locker and Sports come with a limited slip rear differential.If you wanted the full,or long box you would need a Sport.

    edit.....sorry Burg,you covered most of that
     
  20. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    more info is always more better
     
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