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Prerunner on boat ramp?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by R1inSC, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    R1inSC

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    Longtime lurker/information gatherer here.

    Let me first thank you all for the wealth of information here.

    I've searched but haven't found the answer to my question; Do those of you with '09 and up Prerunners have any difficulty on boat ramps? Specifically the Sport models. Those with Off-Road models, does the locker pull you right out on slippery slopes? Assuming a boat/trailer combo w/in the limits of the tow package.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    paintdiddy

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  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    cc350

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    I have an 06 TRD Offroad PreRunner and have never had a problem at any ramp. I pull a 232 Caravelle Intercepter and a 22ft Pontoon. I'm at Lake Cumberland 90% of the spring summer and fall.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    I have a plain PreRunner and my boat never gives me trouble.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I have a 20.5ft Four Winns Cuddy Cruiser and I never have to put it in 4wd to get it up the ramp. Just take your time and take it easy and you'll be fine.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    Azjohn

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    I've never had a problem 20' triton 3600lbs pull right out ..2010 trd sport prerunner.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    in my step dads truck in 2wd i never had any problems. just acelerate very slowly, do not let the tires spin.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    welcome from moncks corner/goose creek area!

    as for the question, you should be ok, but if you need it you can turn on the auto LSD for some added traction.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    R1inSC

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    Thanks for the welcome from MC. :thumbsup:

    And thanks for the info fellas. Plan to buy in the next couple of months, just got to figure out what package I want.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ahh...you havent bought yet. all of the 09+ come w/ the standard auto LSD, the OR has it and the locker. locker would of course give you the better traction of the two. just depends on the cost/worth to you.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Never a problem pulling my 17'er up any ramps. Nor had issue pulling it up from a beach, or any place else I have launched it. However, boat & traler weigh about 3000#..
     
  12. Jul 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    DubyaDawg

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    I've pulled a jetski with one of my friends in an older F150 (which has the shittiest traction of any truck I've ever seen... open diff, worn out street tires, no weight in the bed) and he does fine. I would imagine any of the 2wd Tacos would be fine, just be smart.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    pojo82

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    i have a sport 4x4 and in two years only had to use 4x4 twice pulling 17' fish and ski. once on an unimproved sand landing and another time on a very steep slippery concrete landing. both times i drove the boat up the trailer and the GF pulled the truck out. as soon as the tires strated spinning she put it in 4. im sure if i needed to i could have driven out in 2 just being a little more careful
     
  14. Jul 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Only place that might be sketch is coastal ramps with large tide range at low tide.

    Those can get so slippery it's difficult to simply walk on them.

    If you have a 5000lb boat / trailer combo under that circumstance, maybe think 4x4.

    Otherwise 2wd at the launch should be ok.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    HondaGM

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    you sure:p
     
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