1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

towing what gear?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by bigreeler, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 7:58 PM
    #1
    bigreeler

    bigreeler [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44768
    Messages:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eddie
    Ontario, Ca
    Hello TW friends, question I just bought a travel trailer total lenght is about 20 feet and about 3500 lbs. Im new to towing I have a 2010 dc pre runner v6 with a tow package. Do I drive the truck in 4 th or D? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:12 PM
    #2
    nvdeserted

    nvdeserted Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Member:
    #11062
    Messages:
    1,307
    Gender:
    Male
    Reno, NV
    Vehicle:
    2009 Tacoma TRD OR Access Cab
    Electric Dynolock tailgate, TrailGear Slides, , 285/75-16 Yoko Geolanders on Wheelers Type B, SAW 2.0 front and back, Camburg b/j UCA, 1.5" AAL, Ubolt flip, ARB bump.
    I pretty much always tow my camper in 4.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:19 PM
    #3
    johnw

    johnw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Member:
    #17381
    Messages:
    7,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    john
    orlando florida
    Vehicle:
    06 prerunner v-6 4.0L 4 door
    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    depends if it is searching gears in between 4 and d then leave in 4 especially if you in a hilly area
     
  4. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:28 PM
    #4
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,558
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    I always tow in 4. Rpms are not that high going 70 in 4.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:28 PM
    #5
    pudge151

    pudge151 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Member:
    #34558
    Messages:
    2,573
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport
    5100's @ .85, Custom Grill, Debadged, Bestop Supertop, BHLM, DDM 4500k HID heads, Nokya 2500k fogs, LED interior lights, Weathertech Mats...
    you will prob need 4 most of the time, maybe D when cruising on flat roads. put it in D and if it hunts then kick it down to 4
     
  6. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:23 PM
    #6
    bigreeler

    bigreeler [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44768
    Messages:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eddie
    Ontario, Ca
    Thanks for the replys. What does hunting for gears mean? Is it more of a feel or a sound the truck makes when its trying to shift.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:25 PM
    #7
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,558
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    When it keeps shifting from one gear to another.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2011 at 6:53 PM
    #8
    Goober

    Goober Earthlings are fun to watch!

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47990
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah - Why just have only one?
    Vehicle:
    '11 TRD Off-Planet AccessCab
    And I thought hunting for gear(s) was when you go to Cabela's the weekend before hunting season starts. :laughing: Oh wait! you meant transmission hunting. Ya, 4th gear most of the time, wouldn't stay in 5th unless it was flat and had a tail wind or slight downhill.
     
To Top