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Gen 3 Towing Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJonn, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Feb 27, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    Already booked for moose hillock the last week in July. My daughter is in a Soccer tournament in Devens this memorial day, so Im going to try and book at minute man that weekend.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    Awesome...have fun and drive same...CAMP ON MY FRIEND...
     
  3. Feb 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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  4. Feb 27, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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    HAHA....I love it...Camping season can't come fast enough...
     
  5. Feb 27, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    That sucks
    I got a chip a couple weeks ago. My comp covered it and I didn't pay a thing.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    What size drop hitch did you end up getting to tow that U-Haul trailer? I am going to be pulling the same size uhaul trailer and have purchased a 4 inch drop hitch (2" ball) and am looking to get a ball park on if that's enough or too much? I have yet to test hook it up.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    Packed full of BEER!!!!!!!...I am a mechanic, so I don't go anywhere with out a boat load of tools, just in case...that weight may be over exaggerated, I will be weighing everything this spring...
     
  8. Feb 27, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    I like you....lol
     
  9. Feb 27, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    LOL...HHAHAHA...PACK THE BEERRRRRR......YUUMMMMMMMM....That's what camping is all about...FIRE, FOOD, BEER, PASS OUT.....REPEAT...
     
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  10. Feb 28, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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    TBH, I just bought it from U-Haul since they would know best and it would come pre-torqued to the right specs. It was only $25 with tax and you install it in one minute. What you have should work fine. They would tell you otherwise and would not allow you to take the trailer if you have the wrong one.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    So, I have read this and am still confused. I have found articles that say the Taco maxes out at 3500 towing and also about 6000. I am buying a boat and trailer that has a 4000 total weight. I will only use the Taco for pulling the boat out of the water and taking it to the dealer for service and so on....no long distance trip. Will the Taco handle? Any special options?
     
  12. Feb 28, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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    Depends which truck you have and which options. Gen 3 6800lbs with towing package, gen2 I think is 6000 with tow package.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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    What I am looking at

    Summary

    2016 Tacoma TRD Sport

    Total MSRP $38975

    Base MSRP $34340

    4x4 TRD Sport Double Cab V6 LB 6 Spd Auto

    Color $0

    Exterior: Inferno$0

    Interior: Black$0

    Standard Equipment$0

    Mechanical

    3.5L V6 ATKINSON CYCLE WITH DUAL VVT-I, 278HP @ 6000RPM/265 LB-FT @ 4600RPM, 6-SPD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,

    AUTOMATIC LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, 4WDEMAND: PART-TIME 4X4 SYS W/2-SPEED, &, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED

    TRANSFER CASE, 17" MACHINED ALLOYS W/P265/65R17 TIRES, COIL SPRING DOUBLE WISHBONE FR &, LEAF SPRNG RR SUSP

    W/SPORT TUNED SHOCKS

    Safety

    REAR BACKUP CAMERA, STAR SAFETY SYSTEM- INCLUDES VEHICLE, STABILITY CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL,, ANTILOCK

    BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS), ELECTRONIC, BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION, BRAKE ASSIST,, & SMART STOP TECHNOLOGY

    (SST), DR & FR PASS ADVANCED AIRBAG SYSTEM, SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE & SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS, 3-POINT SEATBELTS FOR

    ALL SEATING, POSITIONS; DRIVER-SIDE ELR & ALR/ELR ON, ALL PASS STS, DR & FR PASS ACTIVE HDREST, SIDE-IMPACT

    DOOR BEAMS, TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYS W/AUTO LOCATE

    Exterior

    COLOR KEYED HOOD SCOOP, PRJCTR BEAM HDLGHTSW/LED DRL & FOG LGHTS, PWR SIDE MIRRORS W/TURN SGNL

    INDICATORS, 6.1' COMPOSITE BED W/120V PWR OUTLET, DECK RAIL SYSTEM W/4 ADJ TIE-DOWN CLEATS, EASY

    LOWER,LOCKABLE & REMOVABLE TAILGATE

    Comfort and Convenience

    SMRT KEY SYS ON DR DOOR W/PUSH BTN STRT, & REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYS, FABRIC TRIM SEATS W/DR LUMBAR

    SUPPORT, LTHR TRIM STEERING WHEEL W/AUDIO CNTRLS, PWR WNDWS W/FR DR & PASS AUTO UP/DWN AND, POWER

    DOOR LOCKS, ENTUNE PREM AUDIO W/INTEG NAV & APP STE:, 7" HI-RES TCH SCREEN,AM/FM/CD,BLUETOOTH,, USB/AUX, HD

    RAD & SXM W/3MO TRIAL, QI-COMPATIBLE WIRELESS SMRTPHONE CHRGNG

    Packages$3685

    Premium & Technology Package$3035.0000

    V6 Tow Package:$650.0000

    Accessories$0

    Delivery, Process, and Handling Fee$950

    Total MSRP $38975
     
  14. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    Get the owner's manual from here: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-tacoma-owners-manual-pdf.389711/#post-10716105

    Look up the truck you want with options in the towing section starting at page 172. There are many different max trailer weights depending upon the options on your truck (2WD vs 4WD, access cab vs double cab, 4 cyl vs 6 cyl, manual vs auto trans, tow pkg or not). Your list above says 6 cyl DC 4WD with auto trans and tow pkg. That's going to be 6,400 pounds max for the trailer and contents. Dealer added options (like the tonneau cover) or things you might add to the truck's weight will also reduce the towing capacity. There are other things to consider as you get into the higher end of the weight like a trailer brake controller, weight distribution hitch, tongue weight, etc. All this is explained in gory detail in the manual.
     
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  15. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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    Short answer is, the options you specified include V6 Towing Package, which rates towing capacity somewhere in the 6000s. If you get a truck without the tow package, max capacity will be somewhere around 3500.

    Keep in mind it is prohibitively difficult/expensive to add all of the things that give you that extra capacity if you do not get it that way from factory.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    Thank you all. I appreciate your help and soon hope to be a Taco owner
     
  17. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    Well picked it up Sat. morning and headed straight to the camp ground. It pulled better than expected even with the 20/30 mph wind gust.
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    Kept in in select mode and no higher than 4th gear. I found out that all three tanks were full of water after arriving at the camp ground. Which didn't help the cause. On the way home today it pulled even better minus the water. Which my best guess was over 900#s. All and all I'm very happy with the results.
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  18. Feb 28, 2016 at 4:39 PM
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    The standard towing weight for the Tacoma is 3500 pounds. If you have the optional towing package it is 6000 pounds.
    make sure you get the towing package. A few people here never got it. Then wanted it after the fact. The factory install is the best way to go.
     
  19. Feb 28, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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    6500-6800 depending which 2016 you have...
     
  20. Feb 28, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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    Wow, I'm seriously impressed with the size of the travel trailers you guys are hauling.
    I only haul ski boats now but pulled travel trailers many moons ago with large V-8's.
     
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