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Towing with the 4cyl 5 speed

Discussion in 'Towing' started by 0BlackTaco6, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    fajitas21

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    Epic boat anchor! I LOLed. But the question begs to be asked. Who owns a Tacoma and has need for a boat anchor of this sorts? Not to mention the chain is almost too perfectly wrapped around the shaft, the shadows on the links are wrong, and you have decided not to tie down such an item at all.

    To quote Joe from Family Guy when watching Peter crash the Petercopter in his front yard: "How do you afford all this stuff?!?!"
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    I see what is going on. The anchor chain is still attached to the ship. Did a cruise ship loose its engines again and they had you tow it in?
     
  3. May 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    dont need ties when u can only do 5mph.

    yes
     
  4. May 19, 2011 at 2:36 AM
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    The chain is attached to the bar of the anchor and is wrapped around the bar. If that anchor was attached, the chain would not hang down, but up instead.
    Around five or six of those links would exceed our bed capacities.
     
  5. May 19, 2011 at 2:37 AM
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    You haven't watched an idiot launch, have you?
     
  6. May 19, 2011 at 3:57 AM
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  7. May 19, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    "Put it in 4 low."

    In 4 low the small Toyotas punch way above their weight at low-speed towing. With low range there is no reason, ever, to ride the clutch for more torque.

    BTW: I've also discovered that my 2002 Tacoma 2.7 4X4 planes through deep snow pretty well in 4th gear, low range, at about 4000 rpm. All you need is a safe place to stop at the other end, and no corners.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    I'd be very surprised if his truck was overloaded with that rig. The aluminum trailer looks lighter than my son's aluminum car hauler which weighs 845 lb. Let's call it 750 lb. How about 400 for the outboard? 1200 for the hull. 150 for fuel. 2500 pounds. Air inside the boat doesn't weigh anything. It would be a chore to get it above 50 mph in 4th gear, though.


     
  10. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Looked it up. 2750 pounds makes this a very sturdy, salt-water boat. 400 for the engine and 700 for the trailer. I'd haul it but forget the fill-ups at the service station. Too much weight.



     
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