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Towing & Brakes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Jun 22, 2008 at 11:04 PM
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    surfsupl

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    I am in the middle of remodling a home and needed to get a trailer for the dump. So I ended up getting a 5X12 dual axel trailer. So I loaded it up along with the bed of my a/c tacoma. Now this trailer did not have brakes installed on it. Anyway, be very careful when towing a heavy load. The brakes are so soft and mushy. When I got to the dump they weighed me in at 8 tons. That was the truck and trailer with the trash. The truck towed like a dream but like I said, be very careful when braking!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. Jun 22, 2008 at 11:51 PM
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    Dude..there's NO WAY you had a total weight of 8 tons!!!!
    Maybe....8000lbs.... but definately not 8 tons!!

    8 tons = 17,000lbs.

    If you did actually weigh in at 8 tons - Someone please take your license away!!!

    Do you realize, the truck has a GVWR of 5200lbs (or close to). The GCWR is something like 8100lbs.

    It's illegal to go beyond the GCWR!!
     
  3. Jun 23, 2008 at 12:42 AM
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    MikeS.

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    Close, 8 tons =16,000 lbs.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2008 at 4:10 AM
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  5. Jun 23, 2008 at 5:39 AM
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    no wonder it didn't stop too good :)

    But yes I do agree the taco is no stopping machine with a load and no trailer brakes. Anyone have warped rotors because of this?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    if it really did weigh in at 8 tons then the scales are broken. no taco can haul anything close to what your describing. not possible
     
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