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Towing

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Bobbycobb, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Bobbycobb

    Bobbycobb [OP] New Member

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    Hey new to the forum...I'm thinking of buying a 4000# TT (dry). I figure with gear and everything I will be towing about 5000#. I will buy a weight distribution hitch with sway control (suggestions?). My truck is an 07 TRD DBLCB Offroad with a Gibson exhaust and K&N cai. I will be towing in the AZ mountains (Beeline Highway). Anyone else tow something similar??? Am I too heavy for this truck? I know what the towing capacity is but I want to be realistic. I also havd a brake control so thats not an issue. Thanks!
     
  2. Boltsfaninmo

    Boltsfaninmo Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market and have similar questions. From what I have been hearing and reading, you will be okay. I have heard you should get a Tranny cooler though at those weights. Where the truck will struggle is going up the hills. Good luck in your research. Oh , and pay attention ot tongue weight if you are looking at toy haulers like me.
     
  3. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

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  4. BC Overlander

    BC Overlander Active Member

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    From my experience towing my Toy Hauler which is about 5000 lbs loaded with the bike and our gear, you should be fine. I can go up most hills at the posted speed limit.

    As I'm sure you've read, the Tacoma gets poor gas mileage with this kind of weight. I average about 11 mpg while towing.

    Sway control is a must with that size of trailer on a Tacoma. I upgraded to an Equal-i-zer system and it works very well. Haven't had any problems in windy conditions.
     
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