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New Truck question on towing enclosed sled trailer

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Simon's Mom, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Jan 16, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    ok guys....I downsized from my tundra to another tacoma (2013 DCSB TRD OF V6 auto w/ tow pkg).
    I had purchased a new snowmobile trailer prior to the trade
    now am wondering if the truck will be ok towing it or do I need to do something about that???
    The trailer is an all aluminum deckover 101x12 single axle. Empty weight is 1035 but it is tall kinda like a camper.
    It has no brakes (yeah I know) for that was not offered unless I went with a dual axle
    which I did not for I do not go far plus the dual was more expensive & I had the tundra at the time.
    So my question for all the towing gurus is ....
    Will I be fine towing this trailer????
    I hate when I do this.
    At most it is just one sled and minimal gear so even at its most loaded state (2 sleds) would be approx 1500+/-
    Less than that when just me.
    What do you think??

    Also the springs are the non-tsb ones ....if that matters. Thanks in advance.
    I added a pic of the trailer...

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  2. Jan 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Gregman

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    1035 lbs for the trailer and another 1500 lbs of sleds or whatever inside of it is just 2535 lbs total. Of course your Tacoma will tow it with no problem and you should be alright without brakes on the trailer. The only time it might worry you would be a pannic stop on an icy road or on a steep and slightly off camber down hill which would potentially make the trailer want to jacknife or pass you. I wouldn't think twice about it myself.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    Should be fin! Total weight is what about 2500 or so? I tow that all the time open 7’x12’ with rhino that comes in at 1250 pounds, and an atv thats 530, with extra gear/cooler. idk weight of trailer but say it is about 1k or so maybe a little less. all loaded i would say it’s close to 3k Stopping is fin without brakes on the trailer at the weight, I have had to do a quick stop and truck did good! only difference in my truck and yours is mine is a ’07 and i don’t have the TSB leaf back either. if you have the auto trans tow in 4 not D.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    ^^ Thanks guys ^^
     
  5. Jan 16, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    No problem!
     
  6. Jan 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    What kind of sleds you got? Average mountain sled is only about 450 lbs. Either way you are well with in towing range.
     
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