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Discussion in 'Towing' started by 03toyfan, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Jul 3, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    03toyfan

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    I I’m gonna need to pick up a 1967 mustang fastback from my in-laws in Florida about 430 miles from my home in north Georgia. I’ve got the 05 v6 with all the towing goodies factory 6500lb tow rating with a fresh trans service at 100k miles. Plan to rent a U-haul car hauler and (not the dolly).the car is roughly 2800lbs not sure about the trailer weight.here’s my concern.i went to look at there trailer as I was thinking I could Put my distribution hitch on the trailer but with the surge hydrolic cylinder the tongue is to long and I can’t use it.Im nervous to attempt it without the load distribution help.Would I be better off to borrow my brothers 2001 f-150 4x4 with the 5.4 v8? Give me your opinion on the situation please
     
  2. Jul 6, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    NV_Spencer

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    Straight towing capacity is rarely the limiting factor on Tacomas. Without a WDH, I'd guess you'll have payload & GAWR issues. Without the WDH, your rear axle is taking the majority of the weight & you could be exceeding GAWR which you can find on the sticker in your door. It's not a long trip but you'll be dragging ass, I'd probably borrow the Ford.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Hobbs

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    Regarding U-Haul, If you tow with the Taco don't tell them you are towing a Mustang as they will likely calc that your truck can't handle the weight and deny you a rental.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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    smithlaketaco

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    Just send me the title or bill of sale and i will run down to Florida and pick it up for you. Trust me..... LOL
     
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  5. Jul 6, 2020 at 10:36 AM
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    SweetT

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    I would use the Ford.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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    Uhaul auto transports weigh ~2200 lbs all by themselves, so you're right at 5000lbs. If you take care and load it with an appropriate amount of weight on the hitch (10% of the total trailer weight - so 500-600 lbs) and don't carry a bunch of extra crap in the truck, I think you'll be fine. Just take it easy - everything takes longer with a trailer.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    robssol

    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    Fly down, Drive the Mustang back! Your Taco is not gonna like that setup!
     
  8. Jul 6, 2020 at 3:14 PM
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    I agree, fly down and drive that bad stang home.
     
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  9. Jul 6, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    JaCado

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    Probably be better off driving the taco down and tow it home with the mustang.
     
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