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Show us what you tow.

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

  1. Jun 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    tacomatime

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    Enjoy that Jetski.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    Yes it is. The front comes to a point. Pulls great. It's a Jayco Skylark 21 fbv they don't make them any longer.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    2Goldens

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    I got 14 mpg. Was expecting 10 or 11. Going to pull it this weekend.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    Bet it's nice during the hot weather you guys are having.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    1000 mile trip at 12.5 mpg.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    MI4x4Toy

    MI4x4Toy The slowest build EVER!!

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  7. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    http://s44.photobucket.com/user/sellisd77/media/188.jpg.html
    http://s44.photobucket.com/user/sellisd77/media/189.jpg.html

    2012 Taco 4.0 V6 Sport w/tow package (6500 rating) All else stock with exception to bars and bed cover. Pulled a '97 25' Crownline CR 250 Cruiser

    Boat Wet (In this pic, but didn't know): 5900 lbs (Approximately)
    Trailer (No brakes): 1200 lbs

    Total tow: 7100 lbs
    Total tow rating: 6500 lbs
    Over/Under Capacity: 700 lbs over capacity

    Only drove it about 35 miles with limited hills. The few hills I did encounter, you could tell a boat was behind us. Traveling on the expressway, we hardly felt anything at 60-65 mph. 70+ was a different matter. You felt the wind and bumps just a little bit more, but still drove smooth.

    When we launched the boat, I had zero issues getting the trailer and boat in and out of the water. The Taco definitely sounded like she was working when pulling it out, but there was plenty left in her to pull more if needed. The shocking part was how well the front wheel disc brakes handled everything from drive to launch. Very solid braking for what I expected considering the brakes on the trailer were pulled off.

    As an aside, I normally would never tow more than the rated tow capacity, but my buddy filled the boat without telling be beforehand. In a way, it's nice to know the truck can handle more if it needed to.

    Hope this helps someone as much as this site has helped me! Thanks a ton guys/gals for all the info you put on here.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    Scott, "Chicago Taco",

    Here's your IMG photo links:

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  9. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    Thanks Bill!
     
  10. Jul 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Damn... That thing is squatting... Excuse for some new leaf packs!!

    Cool to know it towed that thing
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    It helps to mention the trailer was made for a 30' boat which put a little more weight ahead of the axles increasing the tongue weight quite a bit. Even hitting railroad tracks at a good clip, my tires still never came close to hitting the wheel wells. I've never been more impressed with a vehicle in my life.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    That's because of the bump stops I bet. ;)
     
  13. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors
    If you are still under warranty go to the dealer and ask for the "Rear Spring harsh ride" TSB. You have to ask the dealer for the "Harsh ride TSB" word for word. They will add another leaf to your springs free of charge. I had this done on my 2011 Tacoma. You will have your 3pack replaced with a 4pack leaf. Don't let the dealer try to talk you out of it. They tried to talk me out of it saying, my ride would be rougher. That isn't true. The ride difference is negligible. I couldn't tell much difference. I do have less body roll on turns, which is good.

    I hauled a load of rock recently, 1800lbs in the bed. The guy at the landscape yard was impressed. He said some F150's he loads, don't handle the weight as well as my Tacoma did.

    Read about it here...http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/7158-dealers-who-performed-suspension-tsb.html
     
  14. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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  15. Jul 4, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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  16. Jul 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    Sword fighters, fire spinners and stunt people during a 4th of July parade.

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  17. Jul 5, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Okay - you win the prize for the most unique item towed!
     
  18. Jul 5, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    53flattie

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    Rockwood Freedom pop-up camper. With all the gear in the bed, two adults, one child, kayak, 285 MT's, and ARB bumper, I still get about 14mpg. I have Dakar rear springs and have no issues with squatting. Towing through the mountains is the only time I can really tell its back there - and even then, I *might* have to go down to 4th gear on the steepest grades (6spd).

    I probably have a total of 5K miles towing this set up over the past 3 years. Does GREAT. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1373030538.052084.jpg
     
  19. Jul 5, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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    I pulled a similar rig last year. Just the popup could get 18 mpg. Throw two kayaks on top and it dropped to 13.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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    skeighter

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    Ready for Ruby Mountain Road Trip 2013. Thomas Canyon here we come :)

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