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Largest RV I have seen on Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tbmevent01, May 9, 2009.

  1. May 9, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    tbmevent01

    tbmevent01 [OP] Active Member

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    Usually reserved for full size trucks. I chose this Ultralite for its light weight and to show the other Rvers what we can pull.


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  2. May 9, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    matt45648

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    Sweet... What springs you have in the rear???
     
  3. May 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    tbmevent01

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    Only have the TSB springs with the Billy 5100s right now. Plan on putting the AAL for the TSB springs from Toytec.
     
  4. May 9, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    RicnDenver

    RicnDenver Stop talking and START wheeling

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    sure ya can pull it, but how fast can you stop... lol looks freaking great pulled by a yota :cool:
     
  5. May 9, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Thats what im talking about! Nice pic.
     
  6. May 9, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    do you have Drawtite? I imagine you would :)
     
  7. May 9, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    jdkeller

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    nice setup
     
  8. May 10, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    tbmevent01

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    Thanks. Since it has electric trailer brakes and I have brake controller I can stop it pretty quickly. As I have had to test stopping distance a few times when people dont know how to merge into traffic. Also, I just have the stock receiver hitch that came with the tow package. With the Bilstein 5100 and the TSB springs it squats less the 2 inches when I put the trailer weight on it. The TSB springs are great if you need the extra capacity.
     
  9. May 10, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    luk8272

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    Damn, whats the weight of that thing? It looks good back there.
     
  10. May 10, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    tbmevent01

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    The weight empty was around 5k lbs. I just loaded it out with pretty much everything that will go in it and I weighed it at truck stop. Came out to grand total of 5700 lbs.
     
  11. May 10, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    Damn! Your rear end is barely sagging .
     
  12. May 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    Tacoma Tom

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    You only put 700 lbs of gear in it? whats your secret............hahahaha
     
  13. May 10, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    pataco

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    oh my,that looks like a acident waiting to happen.when u have twice the lenth of what your driving behind u that becomes a issue.u get the wrong wind gust from something like tractor and trailor and u WILL have your hands full.i wish u the best of luck when driving.ive seen way to many end results from that.btw that is a sweet looking set up though.
     
  14. May 10, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    luk8272

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    Damn not as heavy as I thought. You pack light, good job.
     
  15. May 10, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Nice setup. 5700# though will actually be a bit of a struggle if you're planning on taking it to anywhere with any altitiude. Don't load anything in the bed of the truck either with a trailer that heavy or you'll be over your truck GVWR.

    The Tacoma is a more capable truck than many give it credit. I have a 26' travel trailer (yours looks to be about 28') that weighs loaded about 5200#. Getting into the 4000-5000 ft range in the mountains round here and you'll feel the loss of power. The V6 is strong but you'll have to let it rev to keep going on a good grade. I'm definitely happy with my setup though and have been pulling my trailer for 4 years now. The kids are growing though (now 6 and 3 years) and they're ready for some longer trips. I'm looking to trade up to a Tundra at this point though.

    FYI -one other thing to think about. Bring a 5 gallon gas can with you. With only a 21 gallon fuel tank and about 8-10mpg towing that thing you might just find yourself needing fuel before you reach the next station. Hasn't happened to me yet but I've come close.

    Good luck and happy camping. Definitely a nice trailer and setup.

    Here's my setup:
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  16. May 10, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    Great info there j4x4ar3, especially the Gas can part.
     
  17. May 10, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    I picked it up in Indiana and have run into some serious winds while bringing it back to GA. It did sway when it was empty but when loaded its not bad at all. I have driven it up in Mtns with no issues. The trailer has a wide stance the way the axles are designed and I think it makes it very stable. While it does use more fuel I try to keep it around 60 mph so its not too bad. Plus I usually fuel up at half tank just to be safe.
     
  18. May 10, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    One thing you'll find that's an advantage over a full size truck is backing into that tight camping space. The Tacoma has a good turning radius and I've fit into places where people literally stood around watching because they didn't think I could get into the spot only to show them up by getting in the first time. The other advantage is that you'll fit into more fuel stations than some of the bigger guys. I still recomend the gas can though unless you know exactly what fuel stops are along the route. Don't know about your state but I've run into a few times where I wanted to get gas and found I couldn't get into the stations and had to go down the road a bit further.

    In regards to sway.... I noticed after going through your photo gallery that your trailer is 31feet :eek:. You're a brave man. I'm right at the recomended length for the wheelbase for my trailer. For your trailer the recomended would be closer to 140"+ wheelbase to control the sway. This is especially true since the Tacoma has a "low" GVWR compared to a full size truck. You'll be likely to have the tail wagging the dog in high wind situations. I would strongly recomend going with a friction sway bar along with your weight distribution hitch. If you already have a friction sway then running duel friction sway is recomended. Even with say a reese dual cam setup I probably would recomend a friction sway in addition just due to the length of the trailer.

    Come back after your first season camping and let us know how it goes for the type of camping you do. As I menioned my setup works great for what my family does for camping however in order to get longer trips and higher up into the mountains the Tundra is seriously being considered.


    Take a look at this link http://www.davidsrvtips.blogspot.com/. He had a much better web site but was forced to take it down due to some issues with links to content he had. Very good information though.
     
  19. May 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    TacoTurd

    TacoTurd Defying Alliances since 2007

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    I gotta agree. Nice rig, but looks treacherous in a crosswind.

    Hell I can barely keep my taco going straight in a buffeting crosswind without a trailer :eek:
     
  20. May 10, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    Mine is not as long, but just as heavy. It weighed in at 6020 on my last trip, and i was 10,150 GCWR on this trip. I pack kind of light, just what i need.

    I second the gas can in the bed. I have almost ran out of gas once when heading to Glamis. I had a serious head wind through Palm Springs, and i was getting 5mpg's and could barley hold 50. I pulled over and dumped the 5 in to make it to the gas station.

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