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

  1. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    flyguy51

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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?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    RecklessTaco

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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
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    flyguy51

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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?
     
  4. Oct 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Supra TT

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Correct
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Damm...that's alot of miles towing your boat. What kind of bearing lubrication system does your trailer have?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    flyguy51

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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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