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Towing questiong with a 98 2.7L

Discussion in 'Towing' started by brian8980, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Aug 26, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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    brian8980

    brian8980 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, i either need several opinions or a sanity check.
    I have a 98 tacoma regualr cab 4x4 2.7L 4 cyl manual with 160K. I know the towing limit is 3500 and the tounge is about 400. I am looking to tow a 22 ft key largo dry weight 3200, so semi load 4200. am looking just to tow no more than 2 miles at slow speeds (under 35) and then onto a ramp and into the water. what are the dangers i have? what can i screw up here. any input is needed.

    I am getting a great deal on the boat and hate to give it up. thanks.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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  3. Aug 26, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    brian8980

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    I read that and its great. but as stated, if it os over the weight i can reduce the risk. well i am polling for ideas here. thanks.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Broken suspension components for one. Plus, if something goes wrong on the ramp, chances are you may not be able to recover. That is a big safety risk not only to you but to others on the road, even if it is only less than 2 miles. I would suggest borrowing a larger full size or paying someone to move it.
     
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