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Towing capacity

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hood4, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    Knute

    Knute Well-Known Member

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  2. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    I am going to say that after years of traveling thousands of miles with my family and seeing some of the craziest crap out there we highly suggest having a well over capable truck for what you are looking to do. we started out with a Chevy 1500 with over 500hp and a 30 foot bumper pull. we did just fine for the most part if weather was good and road. what sent us back to the car dealer was that we had that Chevy at max capability on towing and we nearly flied the truck and camper on the interstate one day. We now have a 6.7 Cummins and have no problems at all. ( our 30 foot is about 8,000lb dry and up to almost 12,000lb full when we head out for weeks on end) Basically I'm a highly suggesting that you get a smaller camper or a bigger truck to pull your camper.

    Ps our big trip this year consisted of over 3,000 miles in two weeks from south Dakota all the way to glacier national park.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2021 at 7:27 AM
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    Alexely999

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    The 1500 sounds like a beast! Turbo? Sc?
    Do you have a build or YouTube video on it?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    Yea, I's thinking the same thing 500hp Chevy 1500, that was a hot one.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:31 AM
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    It was a 6.2 vortex engine with a cold air intake with a tune and a few other small things. Engine starts with 420 from factory. From my understanding. It would kill most fast rwd cars to 60 because of the auto 4wd. But really it was For towing. But nothing can beat the Cummins now. It’s stock as of right now. Booked with a shop to get 180 hp and over 200lbs of torque and do 19 mpg city. (2017 2500 stock has 381 hp but 800 lbs of torque.) but really we are all hear for our Tacoma’s and Honestly to put it nice we are slow light reliable beasts compared to all those trucks. Let me know if you have any questions on anything with our Tacoma’s or the
    Other trucks willing to help anyone. I wish I had a YouTube video on it but I’m no video maker at 17.
     
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