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How big a travel trailer can I tow?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Nick_c10, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Jun 27, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    Nick_c10

    Nick_c10 [OP] Member

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    I have a 09 double cab v6 with tow package. I am about to buy a new travel trailer and would like some advice on size. I leaning towards a Jayco 22FB 4145 lbs or a Kodiak 21QS 4247 lbs. Anyone towed either of these or one of the same size? How did the Taco handle it? I want to go as big as I can but do it safely. Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    CornDog

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    hey man, i have an 08 DC 4x4 and i pull my 24 ft. gulfstream alot....... its an old camper and it weighs in around 6000. my truck towes it FINE!!!! its a stick shift so i can really control it well. i dont know how much difference an automatic would be if any......... all you gotta do either way is be sure to get an electronic brake setup. my taco. came from the fact. with the hitch and hookups all i had to do is wire up the inside with the electric brakes i wanted.......i think i paid 60 bucks for the controller. i believe a camper around 5000 pounds or under would be EASY to pull!!!! lemme know if you need any other help.... i can let ya know what ive went through pulling mine!
     
  3. Jun 28, 2009 at 2:33 AM
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    MJonaGS32

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    24'-26' seems to be the top end of TTs that an 05+ taco with tow package can pull. Around that length, weight with TT "wet" is at or around the tow capacity of 6500 lbs.

    Make sure you read the towing bible to get tips on the essentials for towing.

    FWIW, Jayco is a great brand and seems to be most popular on the rv forum rv.net (and on here to a certain degree).

    Good luck with your purchase and when you finally get it, post some pics!
     
  4. Jun 28, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    Nick_c10

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    Thanks for the help guys. I will post pictures when I get it.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    i have the 2009 jayco jayflight 22fb and pull it with no problem..
     
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