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towing a trailer with a 6 speed pointers anyone?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by xrricky, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Apr 5, 2013 at 4:46 AM
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    xrricky

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    hello i recently bought a new 24' travel trailer that is 44900lbs dry, i have the electric trailer brake hooked up also the weight distribution bars, i bought it all from the dealer where i purchased the trailer and they gave me all that stuff that is made for the proper weight and set the truck up (with the bars) to tow this trailer.
    i never towed it yet im picking it up this Tuesday,

    my question is, i have the 05 taco trd off road with the Manuel trans, do you guys have any tips or upgrade suggestions (and not upgrade to tundra joke) that i need or should do??
    is there any differences/pros/cons/ to using a manuel trans truck to tow??
    the tongue weight is 390lbs do i/should i put a extra leaf in the back??
    auto trans have trans coolers is there nothing for manuel trans??
    any help will be greatly appreciated
    thank you
     
  2. Apr 5, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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    well a tundra wouldnt help you any way, get a peterbuilt.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:16 AM
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    Is the TT weight 4490lbs?
     
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  4. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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    I tow one that is about 3,000 loaded to me that's about max for a comfortable tow. 4490# empty is about the same weight as the truck add propane,water, gear etc. you got a hand full. It will pull it but-- if you don't have the 4 leaf spring pack you'll need it maybe air bags the WD hitch will help. The trans does not have a cooler if you have the tow package it does have an engine oil cooler if you don't have the package your tow is rated only 3500#
     
  5. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    no cooler for a manual trans because the gear oil just lubricates the internals of the transmission (clutch takes the abuse)

    I tow a 3200lb car on an open two axle trailer with my 4 cylinder access cab, with the stock 2 leaf spring I was sagging something awful but now with the dakars it barely squaks. All I can advise is be easy on the clutch.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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  7. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    I would recommend not downshifting when you want to slow down, just use your brakes. That sounds like a HEAVY trailer. No need to put so much strain on your engine and trans. Downshifting with just the truck is fine, but with a big trailer, I'd avoid it
     
  8. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    22 ton trailer? Not with a tacoma...
     
  9. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    Yeah I know right? I was hoping that was a typo...
     
  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    xaqori I need gas money

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    Wait for it...

    :worthless:

    :cool:
     
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  13. Apr 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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  14. Apr 6, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    It has 3 leafs And I bought a New Reese pro WD
     
  15. Apr 6, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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  16. Apr 6, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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    Thank you this helps a lot. I never thought of it because I Down shift normally with no load. And the trailer has electric breaks and the truck has a New electric break module installed so I won't need to Down shift. Thanks for the heads up
     
  17. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Towing with my 09 6sp is a pain in the ass...clutch will def smell with a heavy trailer...
     
  18. Apr 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    For that I would do the 2wd low range mod. Get started in 2lo and switch to 2hi on the fly if possible
     
  19. Apr 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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  20. Apr 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    Was wondering what he was talking about, lol
     
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