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New Member, Potential Owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ChrisK, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    ChrisK

    ChrisK [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forum and joined because I'm considering a Tacoma and have a few questions about them.

    First of all, my major stipulation when buying a truck is that I need to be able to tow my boat. I figure my boat+trailer weighs in at around 5000 lbs. How many on here are towing boats or similarly weighted rigs? And, how does the Tacoma handle it? I would be looking at the V6 TRD I believe. Anyone towing long distances, how does the engine, tranny, etc hold up over long distances?

    Also, what kind of gas mileage could I expect?

    Thanks for any help guys, I appreciate it.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. May 2, 2012 at 2:20 AM
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    Highland Logan

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    Welcome to TW. You'll find some info on towing here. And for what you can't find the search tab works well.

    Frank
     
  4. May 2, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    RLDTACO

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  5. May 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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  6. May 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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  7. May 2, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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  8. May 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    ChrisK

    ChrisK [OP] New Member

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    Thank you for the kind welcomes, and for the awesome information on that page.

    What I was kind of looking for are opinions on the Tacomas versus a full-size truck. I know the Tacoma will pull my boat, but I'm more worried about the long hauls. I'm planning on doing at least three trips this year that are 5 hours one way. I don't want to purchase a truck that is going to get beat to shreds by trips like that and have things go wrong with it.

    Basically, I would like to spend less money and get a Tacoma. However, if it's not going to hold up with a lot of heavy towing miles, I'll look into a Tundra or an F-150.
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    SDTaco619

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  10. May 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Norton

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    Welcome to TW! Since this forum is for introductions only, recommend you spend some time in the 1st Gen. Tacomas or 2nd Gen. Tacomas forum (as appropriate), along with the Towing forum.
     
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