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towing v6 4x4 2010

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by baral, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    What is the deal on towing on a 2010 4x4 crew cab long bed? What weight can it tow and does anyone know if the system has a built in brake controller? I am thinking about getting a 4000 pound trailer. I am sure it has electric brakes. Would love to hear everyone's towing experiences. Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    why dont you open your manual
     
  3. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    I have the 2010 DC 4x4 v6 SR5 model and the towing capacity is 5,000 lbs max. There is no trailer brake, but there should be:(
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    You'll have to install the brake controller yourself... Does the truck have the tow package? If it does you will have a 4-way harness and a class 3 hitch good for 5000 pounds. If your trailer has electric brakes, You'll need to upgrade to a 7-way to include the brake actuators.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    Does it have the factory tow package (not dealer-added), which includes trans and oil coolers, HD battery and alternator, 7-pin trailer wiring connector, receiver hitch, and brake controller wiring? Then 6500 pounds.

    If it has a dealer-added hitch or other aftermarket hitch, then it's either 3500 pounds or 5000 pounds depending on what the hitch is rated for and who you listen to.

    If you tow with the bumper it's 3500 pounds max.

    Go check out the Towing Bible in the Towing forum.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Mine has the factory tow package, but no 7 pin?
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Thanks guys. I have factory tow package. Manual says I have the brake unit adapter or switch all I need is the brake controller. I'll assume I can easily tow 4000 pounds.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Look at the "Towing" forum, then check "6 Cylinder Towing Review". It has my details on towing a 4,500lb trailer, and it may give you some idea what to expect.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    In short, no it doesn't. It must have an aftermarket (or dealer installed) towing "package", but it does not have the factory towing package, unless someone intentionally removed the 7-pin socket.

    Do you have the auxiliary oil cooler (under the oil filter), the auxiliary trans cooler, and the larger battery?
     
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