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towing a boat with my 4cyl,2wd tacoma???

Discussion in 'Towing' started by van4464, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Apr 28, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    van4464

    van4464 [OP] New Member

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    i'm new here, but looking for any advice on towing a small bass boat with my 2wd 4cyl tacoma-nothing that heavy,but i'm concerned about boat ramps,etc-any help at all would be greatly apppreciated-thanks!!!-:Di should probably add that the boat & trailer weigh approx 750 lbs-thanks!!
     
  2. Apr 28, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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    Everything you need to know about towing with the Tacoma

    As for boat ramps, you'll probably be fine, I mean boats were launched and recovered, with the family station wagon and basic pick-ups long before everyone and their brother had an suv with 4wd. Best advice for that is replace the crap stock tires with a good set of someone's AT tires, and start in second gear to reduce the potential for wheel spin on the slick surface of the boat ramp.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    tmurtha85

    tmurtha85 GOPENS!!!!

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    i have a 2007 4 cyl 4x4 and i pull a 16 foot alum fishin boat i have no problem pulling my boat and i have some step hills and step ramps.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    camsbored

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    I pulled my Seadoo boat with my parent's base-model 1998 4cyl 2wd without any ramp problems at all. The boat and trailer are about 2,000lbs. Keeping up my speed on the highway going up a grade was painful, but the boat ramp wasn't an issue at all, and I'm pretty sure the tires weren't awesome either.

    You should be fine.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    Roland

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    You shouldn't have a problem unless the ramp is really steep and slippery.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    nagelg

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    I hauled and launched a 24' pontoon boat last weekend with a 2.7. That little 4cyl is a workhorse.
     
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