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Discussion in 'Towing' started by flyguy51, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. flyguy51

    flyguy51 [OP] Member

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    I just got back from my trip to BC and my Taco (2010 double cab with V6 and auto transmission) just keeps blowing my mind. I towed my boat, a 17.9 foot Lowe with 130 Honda Motor weighing approx. 2700 lbs., without any problems. It's a little over 1800 miles one way and even with the long halls up mountains my little truck just kept cranking. In the first 2 days of the trip I logged over 1000 miles from Flagstaff AZ to Missoula MT. The total trip was 4859.5 miles of which over 3800 were towing the boat. I also backed into a ditch and had the truck resting on the frame in front of the back wheels. Put it in 4 Low and got out just fine. Any way I just can't believe what a capable truck it is and it just keeps surprising me with the stuff it will do.

    There were a few times that I got worried about the transmission overheating while going over some mountains which just kept going up and up. It did hunt for gears even though I had the OD locked out. Maybe I just need to slow down some and enjoy the scenery some. Does anyone know if there are any really good tranny fluid coolers on the market?
     
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    The "hunting" you were hearing was more than likely the torque convertor locking and unlocking. I would add a tranny cooler if I was doing any kind of towing but I don't have to since my truck has the tow package.
     
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    Tow packages FTMFW! love them tranny coolers! i towed a 3500lb boat up to the high sieras from basically 1000ft to aproximately 7800ft in elevation. Was a pretty crazy climb but truck pulled it up the hill flawlessly:D
     
  4. flyguy51

    flyguy51 [OP] Member

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    My Tacoma does have a tow package so does it have a tranny cooler already in addition to the oil cooler?
     
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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  6. OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Damm...that's alot of miles towing your boat. What kind of bearing lubrication system does your trailer have?
     
  7. flyguy51

    flyguy51 [OP] Member

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    My trailer just has bearing buddies on it. I had the boat and trailer serviced just before I left for BC.
     
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