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Flat towing a Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by gunsnrods, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    gunsnrods

    gunsnrods [OP] Active Member

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    It can be done. My 2019 TRD Offroad has a rear driveshaft disconnect, rest of stuff off the shelf. Towing my Tacoma behind my Thor motor home. Plan on spending about $5000, most you can use on replacement vehicle...brake system, hitch, etc160B9846-3892-4B04-9516-E5853CD02294.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    Taco_Coma

    Taco_Coma Go West Lloyd

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    did it put miles on the truck? I know when my grandparents used to do it they had an old beater Camry they used to tow bc of that
     
  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:25 PM
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    Not sure, have not checked after towing! I think the odometer still racks up miles, tho
     
  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:19 PM
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    Kev250R

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    That looks like a great rig, I'm jealous!

    I used to know a guy who flat-towed a Saturn sedan behind his motorhome. He was a retired guy and lived out of his RV traveling all over the country. There was a fuse which he had to remove in order to tow his Saturn without draining the battery or something. A side effect is it also stopped the odometer from recording miles while it was being towed. On one of his trips he realized the Saturn needed new tires so he drove it to a tire store, the salesman goes outside to write-down the mileage on the car and remarks that it's weird that all four tires would need to be replaced when the car only had 20K miles on it. My friend looked at the salesman and said "What's weird is that this is the third set of tires I've had to put on it in those 20K miles!" A moment later my friend pointed-out the folded-up tow-bar on the front bumper and explained about the fuse thing.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    Willys714

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    Glad you were able to flat tow, there is very little info on doing this across the board.
    Can you provide a few more details, How did you deal with the locking steering wheel, braking, brake lights, and what hitch did you use?
    I am hoping to find info on flat towing the new "keyless" gen.3 but searching yields nada.
     

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