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Show us what you tow.

Discussion in 'Towing' started by BBQ BOY, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    If you have a brake controller and there isn't a bunch of mountains in between then I'd just use the Tacoma and take it leisurely(no more than 55-60mph tops on a good road). My Tacoma tows that backhoe better than my '95 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 ever did. I've been quite impressed with how well the Tacoma hauls overall.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    once i get a trailer i will be hauling my trail truck. i dont think i should have any problems now that i am seeing what you all are towing.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    Still have the Prodigy somewhere in the garage....
    With the Auto and no overdrive, are you using mostly 4th gear during non-highway areas? Or 4th all the time?
    How's it shift? Does it 'hunt' for gears?
     
  4. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:51 PM
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    Sorry, Can't give you auto tranny feedback janster, I'm a 6 speed. With my 6 speed I run mostly 5th highway, 4th on small hills, and 3rd for larger grades. I think keep the auto out of OD and it would do fine though.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    Thanks
    The Auto doesn't have OD.....
    So I'm gonna assume 5th gear would be considered OD - and why I asked.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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  7. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Is that an international truck? :confused:
     
  8. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    nope. 1962 Studebaker
     
  9. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Hi,

    I have a 2008 TRD Sport DC automatic and I towed a small travel trailer through the Rockies in Colorado and the canyons of Utah last year. The trailer is rated 2000 lbs unloaded. That's the shipping weight and does not account for options like the awning, air conditioner, spare tire, propane tank etc. With options, camp gear and luggage, I'm thinking it's around 3000 lbs. The trailer is 16 ft long. It's not a pop-up, so it is quite tall, and pushes a lot of wind. It only has a single axle. It towed with ease. I towed mainly in 5th gear and put it down to 4th whenever I noticed it hunting, usually going against strong head winds, or steep hills. I had no problems even when going over 80 mph to pass, although I wouldn't go any faster, and definitely not for a long time. Going 70 mph was no problem whatsoever. I even passed some minivans going up a 8% grade at 11000 ft altitude. I have a Reese friction anti-sway bar, and a brake controller. The Tacoma is a great hauler for its size.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    That's a great looking truck! Probably more metal in one fender than in most new cars. . . .
     
  11. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    That Mustang is gorgeous!!! GT or no?
     
  12. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    haha you got that right! i thought it'd be to heavy for the Taco, but it performed like a champ. only used 1/4 tank to go about 120 miles and left 4th the whole time.

    got a '64 Studebaker Daytona for sale if anyone is interested
     
  13. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Thanks, Tacoholic! It is a GT--Ivy Green, 289/4V automatic. We've had it for over 20 years. Was my daily driver until about a month ago. . .
     
  14. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    It's beautiful!!! ...how much you want for it? lol
     
  15. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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  16. Feb 20, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    Here is what I tow pretty regularly...
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    [​IMG]

    Ready to Camp trailer weights in at about 6,200 lbs. My Tacoma hasn't let me down once and I tow rather often. It is surpringly stable and with the prodigy braking is suffecient. Sure it isn't a 5.7 Tundra, but being that my truck is my dailey diver it is perfect for my needs.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    nice FJ! i always wanted one of those.
     
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  18. Feb 20, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    Towed this 27 footer 500 miles last year.
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  19. Feb 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    Awesome rig! Always loved those FJ40's...
    You have an Auto?
     
  20. Feb 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    Man I would LOVE to have that FJ! That looks awesome! Nice work.
     
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