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My biggest/heaviest load so far

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    Fifthwind

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    A 16ft trailer that can carry 11,000 lbs. probably weighs a lot more that 1000 lbs., so I'm guessing your load was over the 13K mark quite easily.

    Thankfully you live several states away, as the idea of such an overloaded vehicle on public roads reminds me of a tornado warning; in both cases you never know where it will strike.

    The reason for a load rating is to keep you from either killing yourself, or innocent bystanders, as the brakes, suspension components, and frame of the vehicle can only take a limited amount of force.

    If you are lucky and can handle that amount of mass over a long period of time, then the forces will be within the limits.

    If you need to turn or stop quickly, that 13K lb. load will twist your frame, boil your brake pads and fluids, and snap suspension components right off.

    Take a look at the carnage from just crawling empty rigs.

    I'd hate to see anyone get a 13,000 lb. enema.:(
     
  2. May 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Yeah I don't think the trailer was meant to carry that at all. I'm guessing it has 2 3500# axles under it so only a 7k# capable trailer. I had no idea the brick was going to weigh that much or I would have started earlier and made 2 trips. I took it extremely easy on the way home and left myself plenty of stopping distance. And trust me I know about load ratings as I have class A CDLs and drive a truck nearly every day. I felt the trailer and my tacoma would make it home ok or else I wouldn't have tried.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    My 2.7 can pull 2 tons. I could probably put more in but i wouldn't be able to move it lol.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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  5. Aug 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    1900lbs of electric forklift battery in box, dump trailer capable of carrying 10 000lbs of weight with a 3800lb forklift, and a 200 lb charger, thats a heavy load LOL

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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    You'll survive. When I got out of the Marines I had mine loaded to the gills for the drive home. I think the total weight was over 4000 pounds, trailer included.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 at 2:15 AM
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    I have been hauling loads of green oak and maple over the mountain lately, perhaps 1500-2000lb in the bed, and the truck has done extremely well...but for around the place, the 68 Dodge gets the brunt of the hauling done since the body is so beat up...

    You just burn a lot more fuel with a trailer at interstate speeds.

    Howard
     
  8. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    I have to post up a pic. Recently I towed my buddies dual axel car trailer with a jeep cherokee on it. Lets just say I wouldn't put another pound on that thing hahaha. I was very impressed with my taco though. Lovin this truck!!!
     
  9. Aug 8, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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  11. Mar 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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    not a tacoma but did this today.
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  12. Mar 8, 2014 at 11:35 PM
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    wtf? I'm confused.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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    its completely irrelevant. sorry. lol. i put a super car in the bed of a Ford in GTA5
     
  14. Mar 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM
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    I'm an idiot. I didn't even realize it was gta from looking at it on my phone.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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    There is no doubt in my mind that I could pull 12,000# with my Tacoma. Shoot I can do 20,000 or more with my tractor but to do so would be border line criminal if you are on the road with an over loaded truck.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    i pulled a PACKED 6x12 behind my 11 sport from virginia beach to atlanta. i think i averaged 11mpg the whole trip. that was also the trip i learned cruise control turns a hill into a race track.

    i think the trailer and all my now exe's shit was just under 6000. @70-75mph id say she did pretty good.

    im kind of curious what kind of difference the manual will make on hauling.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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    The weight of the safe, in the bed, actually helped you, towing the car on the trailer.

    The rear of your truck was planted to the pavement better; than having an empty bed.

    It certainly helped the stability of your truck.

    oldracer
     
  18. Mar 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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    Things I need to tow.
    Here's a task I used to do with my 1st gen, now taken over by the new one. I'm sure others here do it too. It's a ton of pellets, hand loaded, two or three times a winter. I hand load them so I don't chew up the bed with the pallet or have to worry about the forklift driver. It's only a mile from the store and I crawl home slowly. Neither truck has ever really complained about it though I know they'd rather not have to deal with it.

    Pellets1.jpg
     
  19. Mar 13, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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    Heaviest load so far was after we went out for Mexican and the next day....

    Oh, sorry, wrong thread.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2014 at 7:50 PM
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