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Los Angeles to Wyoming

Discussion in 'Towing' started by groink, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    groink

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    I'm moving to Wyoming from Los Angeles at the end of the month and I plan on towing a Uhaul trailer, I have a 96 2.7L4cyl 4x4 taco w/ a stick... any advice or suggestions?? I've never towed anything that far or with this truck. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Oh, does anyone have any idea what the route with the most gradual grade would be for that trip?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Welcome- Read the towing bible for towing tips and tricks. A UHaul trailer (the 6X12??) isn't all that large...so take it slow and remember it's back there. No super fast control inputs or anything. You'll be fine!!

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  5. Aug 3, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    I just drove that route, and my advice is shift into 3rd and floor it before the hills, not during. The truck will do fine, but you will be working it fairly hard.
     
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