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Towing 2010 Rockwood 2701SS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cormier, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Cormier

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    Hi,

    I'm new to this thread. I need some help. I just baught a new Rockwood 2701SS from Albany, NY. Saved 10K just for going to the US from Canada to pick it up. I know that it's an ultralite trailer. I hope I did the right thing. Dry weight is around 4950 and the gross is 6600. Lenght is 31.9 feet. When I bring it to Canada, it will be empty, no groceries, clothes, etc and only me and my wife in the Tacoma 4x4 long bed Quad cab with towing package. Next Summer, I plan on driving maybe 50 miles every weekend from home to local campgrounds. I will add no fluids to the camper. I might add 500lbs of stuff in it which will bring it to roughly 5800lbs. Where I live it's flat country(New Brunswick near the coast) I installed a predogy brake controller, Torsion and sway bars as well. The second year I plan on parking it for the summer. Did I go overboard with this purchase? Thanks in advance for the response

    Cormier
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    dw77x

    dw77x Those are not my pants

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    Does it have a sway bar kit? 31' is a big sail behind you on a windy day! The weight should be ok though.

    sorry I need to read better. . .you do have the sway bar
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Cormier

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    Thanks for the reply DW77X. Then you think I should be OK with it? I plan on driving 50-55 on 4th(Drive)
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    dw77x Those are not my pants

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    Just make sure you watch your total weight, things can add up quick. Your Tacoma will pull great for the class of truck that it is but it's no full size pickup. I would love to see a pic of your new toy!
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    Under 6500 lbs. you should be ok as long as your driving safe.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    ryanf

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    I would get a weight distributing hitch. And like others said that is just about your max GVWR and you can top it off past that. It will pull, its stopping and control. Just keep the weight down, maybe some airbags for the rear, and be carefull. I recently pulled my single car carrier with my taco, the trailer is roughly 2300lbs, with the load, it went but wasn't loving it. I had a 3/4 diesel that i never new the trailer was behind, but have to deal with the taco for now. so just be careful!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    usaf167aw

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    iv towed a 27ft travel trailer with my taco before. trailer had weight dist and sway control and it towed just fine. it was also empty no fluids or anything. i got my truck to sit pretty level with the weight dist hitch. good luck
     
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