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Show us what you tow.

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

  1. Feb 13, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    Zillon

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    Added a queen-size bed frame to the inside to elevate the mattress off the floor, and give additional storage.

    Also added a few things inside like curtains, relocated the cargo nets, added some hooks to keep the front cargo net up when parked, and invested in a ton of storage boxes for under the bed.

    It’s been great having our own bedroom on wheels, though.

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  2. Feb 13, 2021 at 7:47 PM
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    Zillon

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    I think you’ll be fine, just make sure you’re not hauling wet mulch or dirt, or filling it with rock.

    Also, pay attention to how you’re distributing the load in the trailer. Don’t put the majority of the weight behind the axles.

    In terms of upgrading your rear suspension, I’d go for either an AAL or airbag setup, or both.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2021 at 8:30 PM
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    Fast1

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    Do you recall who makes the bed frame you used?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    Icon 2.5 RR/w CDCV 700# springs Front Shocks JBA UCA's Wheeler's Offroad Superbump Front Bump Stops Icon 2.5 RR/w CDCV 4"+ Rear Shocks AllPro Expo Rear Leaf Pack Timbren Rear Bump Stops ARB Front Bumper @Shmellmopwho Rock Sliders w/ Kickout RCI Aluminum Front Skid Plate Prinsu Roof Rack Roll-N-Lock Tonneau Cover CBI Ditch Light Brackets Cali-Raised LED Ditch Lights Cali-Raised Amber Fogs Cali-Raised Flush Mount LED Pods

    Timbren bumpstops is an excellent replacement for OEM to help load supporting. I run timbrens on both my 2nd gen tacoma and my 02 GMC Sierra as OEM bumpstop replacements for towing.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Zillon

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    Boyd: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IMWFKGW?ref_=pe_1811570_143775280_E_ReturnReceived_Asin_Title

    The frame itself is fairly light - and goes together very easily. Instead of using the legs for support, I fabricated a ledge to mount the frame to on the outside walls of the trailer and only used 3 legs underneath.

    We’ve slept in the trailer for the last 16 nights, and the slatted platform has really elevated the bed comfort levels, on top of being warmer now that it’s off the floor of the trailer. We’ve seen outside temps in the mid twenties at night.

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  6. Feb 14, 2021 at 4:52 AM
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    vssman

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    Welcome to the group. Nice truck and trailer. There’s also Firestone air bags to consider which would help with the sag from tongue weight.

    Stop over in the NE BS thread and say hi. Another member over there has a similar trailer he uses with a larger truck.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/new-england-b-s-thread.204874/page-8955
     
  7. Feb 15, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    Just got back from 4 days in Borrego Springs towing a 2021 Forest River No Boundaries 19.8NB. 4000# dry, 5000# loaded. First trip towing with the Tacoma. I usually use my full size GMC, but this trip we wanted to do some trails, and the Tacoma is better built for trail runs.

    The wind was pretty rough during our stay, luckily the wind was mild on our trip in/trip out.

    The tacoma pulls this trailer a lot easier than my 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE with a 5.3L v8 LM7 and 4L60E trans. I think the tacoma has the better gearing with the 5 speed and 3.73 rear end versus the GMC 4 speed and 3.73 rear end. Both trucks have 31" tires. The tacoma is heavier than the GMC by 500# based on the cat scale I have at work.


    We did a couple trails such as San Felipe wash, Fonts Point, Borrego Mountain Wash, and Coyote Canyon.

    I did upgrade my trans cooler to a Hayden 679 replacing the factory OEM one. I have also flushed my trans with Valvoline Maxlife ATF. I'm also running a Tekonsha p3 brake controller, sway controller, and a WDH hitch.

    Towing PSI: I did 34 psi front and 38 psi rear on the trip in and saw a bit too many micro cracking on the tires shoulders. I switched it up to 35 psi front and 40 psi rear on the trip out and didn't have any micro crack and had even wear across the tire.

    The Tacoma suspension is ICON 2.5 CDCV front/rear, JBA standard UCA, all pro expo leaves w/ Timbren bump stops. I had CDCV set to 7 front/8 rear and it really did a great job on handling the bucking and bumps on the road when towing. I usually have about 2 inches of space between the frame and the timbren bump stops, but with camping stuff in the bed and the tongue weight, the frame was just touching the top of the timbrens. Never felt like I bottomed out or had any excessive sag issues.

    The route in we took 10E, to 86S, to S22. The highest trans temp I saw was 204*F on the grade after turning from 86S.

    The route out, I took S22 to Montazuma grade through Ranchita, then 76W back to north county SD. The S22 through Monyazuma grade, the trans temp got to 221*F with the ambient only being 58*F. I doubt I'll ever tow through the section when ambient is greater than 90*F.20210215_091446.jpg IMG_0129.jpg
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    Nice upgrade from the TAG.20210212_140237.jpg
     
  9. Feb 15, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    We just left Borrego Springs today after hanging around the area for 4 weeks! It's a beautiful area!
     
  10. Feb 15, 2021 at 6:50 PM
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    Nice pick.. has been on my radar along with the Tag.. Really like to hear your impressions of this travel trailer when you get it, especially compared to the Tag.
     
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  11. Feb 15, 2021 at 6:52 PM
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    Forest River Evo :thumbsup:

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  12. Feb 21, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    Stuff and things
    Drug this home yesterday. Did much better than I expected. Now to figure out a towing mirror option.

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  13. Feb 21, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    Light bars, electronic side steps, bed cover, light bars, grills, roof rack, falken tires, method racing rims
    my ambient hits 90° Without towing
     
  14. Feb 21, 2021 at 12:07 PM
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    1050lb cargo is rough with a family of 4, the tongue weight of travel trailer, the weight distribution hitch and a dog makes me maxed out SMH! I can’t even put anything in the back of the truck everything has to go in the trailer when towing
     
  15. Feb 21, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    I used cheap mirror extenders bought at a trailer shop and they did the job!
     
  16. Feb 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    Wasn’t the best towing...This isn’t the lightest camper or most aerodynamic. Hills didn’t help either. Need to find a campground that’s downhill both ways!

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  17. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    Finally picked it up!
    The Tacoma did fine on the back roads.
    Tomorrow will be a good test, headed out to W.Md, plenty of grades on I-68!20210223_142051.jpg 20210223_111358.jpg 20210223_142051.jpg
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    Lucky you! Looks nice.

    Any initial impressions with it, towed behind the Tacoma?
     
  19. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    I was only on back roads today, but it was fine. The WDH really helps.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2021 at 8:51 AM
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    Looking at a Forest River Wolf Pup 16TS, dry weight of 3300 #. Will probably upgrade the tranny cooler. Running the 4.0 v-6. Any thought on the potential issues, or possible problems? Think the taco will pull it comfortably?
     
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