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Discussion in 'New Members' started by ELMER, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Aug 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    ELMER

    ELMER [OP] Member

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    1st timer here. I'm a two finger typist with lousy tech skills. It's why I had kids! I purchased a prerunner with tow package in 08 to plan for this event... I retired this year as did my wife and we would like to buy a small rv and travel with a little. So I'm hoping to learn from others experience as to what weight capacity my taco will handle adequately.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    neontrail

    neontrail ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈

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    HellO Elmer.. Welcome to the site!!!

    Enjoy
     
  3. Aug 2, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW from TX.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    ELMER

    ELMER [OP] Member

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    Thanks for the warm reception. I've been busy reading threads on towing capacities. hard for me to do two things at once on a computer, but I'm getting better!
     
  5. Aug 2, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    welcome to tw. congrats on the truck and retirement.i wish i could retire soon.i have 27 more years :(
     
  6. Aug 2, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    ELMER

    ELMER [OP] Member

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    I completed 35 years in school system. Still plan on some part time work, but want to do some 3-4 day camping trips around the state. Was looking at hybrids due to the reduced weight, but with the repeated issues of eaks may go more traditional TT route with an increase in weight.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Welcome to TW!!:D
     
  8. Aug 2, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    welcome to TW elmer:D
     
  9. Aug 2, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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  10. Aug 2, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    achirdo

    achirdo I Weld!

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    ^^^i just copied that link and was about to post it for him. but 6500lbs is what your truck is rated for. and welcome to TW.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    ROCKLAND TOYOTA

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    HI, just trying to make a post
     
  12. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    ELMER

    ELMER [OP] Member

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    Thanks for all the help. I've been reading the towing bible. looked at a used dutchman sport today. 05, 26 ft 4300uvw. It seemed a bit much for the truck. I've been looking at a new Grey Wolf or Salem in the 17 to 19 ft range, both in the mid to high 3000s. Seems more reasonable so as the towing guru says. I can enjoy the camping trip, not worrying about the day I have ti hitch up and drive.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    DellGSG5

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    Welcome to TW!!!
     
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