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This is what I tow

Discussion in 'Towing' started by jayglad, May 29, 2011.

  1. May 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    jayglad

    jayglad [OP] Member

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    This is what I tow.

    We have a 2009 Tacoma 4x4 TRD with the tow package. (6500lbs)

    It's a Kodiak 22KS. 4260lbs dry. +60lbs for a battery and whatever 2 propane tanks weight when they're full. It's 24'9" long altogether.

    We have a WD hitch, an Electronic Brake Controller, (Primus) and Firestone Ride Rite Airbags. (Which i pumped to 18lbs)

    We packed 500lbs of gear and food. I weighed the gear with a standard bathroom scale. WE DID NOT FILL THE TANKS!

    The 4 of us piled into our 2009 Taco, me(155lbs) wifey(120lbs) daughter(110lbs), and son(65lbs.)

    Our Journey was 300km one way. 3 big climbs, crosswinds ranging from nothing to probably 40-60km/hr.

    I felt completely comfortable towing this TT. The only ass puckering moment i had was when a jackass in a sports car passed us on a hill, and had to swerve back into our lane to avoid a head on.

    The mileage absolutely sucks. It's literally 1/2 what it was when I'm not towing.

    The truck had plenty of Jam to tug this along.

    I figured I average 105km/hr @ 2600RPM.

    If you are considering purcashing a TT, stick to something in the dry weight range from 3800lbs to 4300lbs max. This is just my opinion.

    i also forgot to mention that i had ZERO experience towing a TT prior to this.

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  2. May 30, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    2006TRDSPORT

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    I like that TT alot, and would love to have a similiar one in the future. I enjoy camping & traveling & that looks like the perfect size for my Tacoma as well to pull. The only thing I've pulled thus far is a 12x6 Uhaul trailer which was maybe a total of 2500lbs est. Pulled that like a champ, and only problem (not really a big one) was the rear sagged a bit because I have a 06 and the 3 leaf pack that I'll be replacing or at least adding to it before I tow anything else. Anyhow, just wanted to say the trailer looks great, and I hope your enjoying it! Have a great day.
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Spacers. Spacers everywhere.
    What does TT stand for?
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    travel trailer
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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  6. May 30, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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  7. May 30, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    MJonAgs32

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    Nice TT! Any interior pics?
     
  8. May 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I thought TT was Toyota Tacoma.
     
  9. May 30, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Nice rig....just curious, what's it like inside? Std T/T or Toy Hauler, too?
     
  10. May 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Here's some interior pics. Works fine for our little family. Way better than the tent we had before!

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  11. May 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    17in fj cruiser wheels satoshi grille with devil horns emblem Single in double out 50 series flowmaster with stainless tips Kenwod ddx512 double din touch screen DVD reciver with a single Rockford fosgate 12 in sub with an alpine amp tinted tail and third break light silverstar head and fog lights k&n drop in Billy 5100's on all 4 corners with a 2"AAL
    Awesome, What does a TT like that cost?
     
  12. May 30, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    We paid around 20k for this unit new here in Canada. In the states, you could probably buy these units for around 15k to 17k.

    I forgot to mention that I found this forum very useful. The towing bible posted by maverick491 was awesome. I'm overly cautious by nature, and didn't want to take unecessary risks with my family or our truck.

    i honestly don't think I'd go much bigger than what we bought, but again, that's just my own opinion. We'd like to own a full size truck, but we live in the city and parking full size trucks at the shopping malls, grocery stores etc. is a pain in the @ss.

    Most users are helpful and friendly.
     
  13. May 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    sweet pics OP! Looks really good.

    I picked up an '84 Komfort for $300. Then pretty much renovated the whole thing. It's a small 17 footer, but it's perfect for me, the gf, and our dog
     
  14. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    Are you happy with the Primus IQ Controller? Was the install easy? where did you place it?

    thanks,
    Steve
     
  15. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Try to keep up, TT = Travel Trailer but TT = Toyota Tacoma, got it? :D
     
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