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Gen 3 Towing Thread

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

  1. Jun 20, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    damnfingers

    damnfingers Well-Known Member

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    Search for Tekonsha P3
     
  2. Jun 20, 2017 at 8:18 PM
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    TejasTaco

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    Cool trailer.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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  4. Jun 22, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    Installing a brake controller is super easy. Hard mount the controller in an orientation approved by the manufacturer, use a vehicle specific pigtail to connect controller to the truck. Done.

    I bucked the Tekonsha trend and went with a Redarc Tow Pro. It's a little more coin but I was happy to pay it for the much cleaner install. Some mild plastic butchery involved, but nothing visible after wrapping up.

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  5. Jun 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    Loving the content in here! I lifted my truck, but I left the overload in. I assume ill still have the bro-stance while towing, but I wont be towing too heavy of loads
     
  6. Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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    How is the redarc, I definitely like the smaller profile. I think I asked about it before but no one could give me any info on it
     
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  7. Jun 23, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    +1
     
  8. Jun 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    Don't know yet. It'll be a few weeks before I have a chance to actually tow anything with brakes, but I'll be doing a lot of it come August/September. and will report back.
     
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  9. Jun 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    fajitas21

    fajitas21 XMF - Extreme Mexican Food fo Life!

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    Does the redarc have a manual break button?
     
  10. Jun 23, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    Sorry if this has already been mentioned but what are the problems that could arise from towing over the 3500lbs maximum that Toyota lists? I'm looking at pulling a single car trailer to the track where the trailer is likely 1000lbs and the car is between 3400-3600.

    Thank you,
     
  11. Jun 23, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    Yes it does:

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  12. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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    I have flat towed my crawler about 200 miles with mine. Crawler weighs 3680lbs did just fine.
     
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  13. Jun 27, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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    Good to hear. What kind of setup did you use for that? I've never flat towed.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    Mostly stuff I built.
    I have a Reese tow bar rated for 6000lbs. When I built my bumper for my crawler I welded in 2 threaded blocks to the frame plate for it that the mounts bolt to for the tow bar with four 1/2" bolts.EAAFED82-BAEE-4830-9294-A97F91A7C07D-10126-000019295B632B8D.jpg
     
  15. Jun 27, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    The max towing weight is without a weight distribution hitch. It can tow 6,400 lbs with one. Although you do have to do some calculations when you get up towards that limit to ensure that you're actually road safe. You'll also want to get a brake controller.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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  18. Jul 1, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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    Your truck looks almost exactly like mine, so needless to say, it looks great :)

    What lift tires? I got OME 887's Front + Dakar Light Duty Rear + Nitrocharger Shocks w/ Falken Wildpeak AT3/W 265/75/r16
     
  19. Jul 1, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Basic overland stuff...
    Fully loaded for family camping the trailer weights around 1800lbs. Truck has 4.88's and I got 14mpg pulling it from Winston Salem (~700') to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (~3,000') at 70mph and it's pretty hilly up there. Running a P3 controller on 10" drums. Pulls amazing for a homebuilt trailer.

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  20. Jul 1, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    I almost went with that same set up! I ended up getting toytec boss 2.5 with single AAL. Tires are 285,75,16 ko2s.
     
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