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Towing Max?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by joefunfinder, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    joefunfinder

    joefunfinder [OP] New Member

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    Joe
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    I'm currently towing a small travel trailer with my Tacoma. Dry weight around 3000 lbs. Want to upgrade to something more substantial. I know Toyota says 6500 lbs. Max . My thinking based on what I'm hearing from the so called experts "the dealers", is that I probably want to leave myself 1200 to 1500 Lbs. reserve. Anyone out there have any real world experience to draw upon. I'm thinking of a travel trailer in the 4600 lb. dry weight area. I will be towing with a weight distribution hitch and I'm considering air bags for the rear as well as an electric fan. I do live in the intermountain area, so any practical experiences are appreciated.
    Joe
     
  2. May 7, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

    2004TacomaSR5 Sentinel Prime

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    It should tow that just fine. I towed 2580lbs with my 4 banger and had no trouble, thats over half the towing capacity of the 4 too. Lowest gear I had to go down to was 3rd.
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Highland Logan

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    Frank
    Nova Scotia, Canada
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    2011 Black AC TRD Off Road w/ factory tow pkg
    Icon Stage 2 w/ overload left in, SPC LR UCA, 265/75 16 BFG KO2, front and rear Weathertech floor liners, OEM (Extang) solid fold tonneau, OEM bed mat, OEM front skid plate, OEM billet oil cap, "TOYOYA" tailgate decal
    Welcome to TW. You'll find lots of infor in the Towing Guide found under the Mods & Tutorials tab at the top of the page..

    Frank
     
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