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Towing Before 500 miles

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Bextreme, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Bextreme

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    Just bought a new 2010 PreRunner TRD Off Road last weekend. I only drive a few miles a day so I am at 110 miles now. Beautiful weekend coming up and I want to get my 16 ft cc on the water (approx 1500lbs total weight with trailer). Is it bad to tow it the 5 Florida miles to the ramp to launch?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    macgyver

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    Should be fine..plus you're trading it for a 4x4 right?
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    =toytruck=

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    lol lol
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    keithlandrum

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    i dont think it would hurt i towed my boat when i had about 300 miles on it i have a 17ft xpress bass boat they dont weigh that much
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Bextreme

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    What...an Oswego guy saying to go by the book? I graduated from Oswego and now live in Fla. The trade for the 4x4 is not a definate, will have to see the numbers and make the decision so I want to break it in right. The problem is that with the number of miles I drive, my boat will sit through the summer.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    Taco John

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    1500 lbs is not a lot and you aren't going far. Just take it easy.

    Of course, I waited the 500 but I bought mine in February!
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    680680

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    i have pulled trailers of all sizes aleast 100 mile every week hauling sleds atvs bike or my 23ft searay i started puliing as soon as i got thetruck i have 30km on and the truck is 10 months old i do all the regular mantience on time but i have always been very hard on my trucks and i have had no trouble so far. this is why i buy toyota works hard and takes a beating

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  8. Apr 16, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    Black Taco

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    No worries. Can I go fishing?
     
  9. Apr 17, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Bextreme

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    I just got back from the ramp. Total distance round trip was 5 miles...flat drive at 45mph speed limit with wet sandy ramp. I can say the Tacoma definately wasn't strained...In fact, I didn't even feel the boat behind the truck. any concerns I had with 2wd on ramp are gone as I barely touched the gas pedal and the truck pulled the boat out and felt like I wasn't even towing anything. I have been doing this with a wrangler and I felt it...This is a great truck with a ton of power. thanks for all the input.[​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
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