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Trailer Leangth?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by BBJ285, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    BBJ285

    BBJ285 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The RV I'm looking at is 3850lbs and 24'11"(25ft). I'd be towing it with my 2003 Dcad Pre-Runner.
    Would the length be an issue?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    macgyver

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    Define "issue"
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    you will feel it when the wind blows. But honestly it will all be what you are comfortable with. If you know how to handle a trailer you won't mind the tail, if you are fairly new or inexperienced with towing a little bit of wag might freak you out.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    what trailer by the way?
     
  5. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    looking at a GulfStream Visa 23BHD

    VISA23BHD.jpg
     
  6. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Pugga

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    Haha, thinking the same thing... That's a pretty decent size trailer for a Tacoma. You'll have a lot of fun with cross winds! You'll certainly need to get sway control and a weight distributing hitch but that trailer will still push the truck around pretty well, you'll have to take it easy.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    ooo very nice
     
  8. Mar 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    In November we just got a 26' trailer, dry its like 4600lbs, towed it fine. there is a pic of it in my pictures
     
  9. Mar 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Be careful with loading. It's easy to overload a travel trailer. All that stuff you throw in their adds up And if you don't take care with the weight distribution, you can end up too heavy or too light with tongue weight, which really affects how easily you can tow the load.

    When I used to tow my J/24 (big heavy sailboat) I could tell a big difference if we loaded it just 3 or 4 inches back from "dead on"
     
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