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Whats the heaviest your taco has towed???

Discussion in 'Towing' started by MillerMan06, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    sodoscott

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    I did u-haul car hauler trailer + dodge charger SRT It was bad an idea !!! Good thing is dakar leaf spring is Rock!
     
  2. Aug 1, 2014 at 3:43 AM
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    What were the issues?

    How far did you tow?
     
  3. Aug 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM
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    About 150 miles . Issue is going to uphill , truck slowed down 20 mph. But other than it was ok .
     
  4. Aug 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    I just finished towing a 4,687lb trailer up to Alaska on the Cassiar/Alcan. (2300mi). 1st gen V6
     
  5. Aug 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM
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  6. Aug 24, 2015 at 8:08 PM
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    pull my ski nautique 4k and jet ski 1300ish all the time with zero issues. Just recently towed my cousins trailer from Des Moines, IA to Manhattan, Kansas to move my older sister in school. That trailer loaded with furniture and such was about 4500. There were big storms that whole trip and high wind warnings which really put a hurt on performance. Truck averaged from 7.15 to 8.49 all day.

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  7. Aug 26, 2015 at 7:46 AM
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    I towed my 26' enclosed race trailer with car and "some" spares etc last weekend. Its an 07 TED Sport with 4 leafs, auto. I have a P3 controller and a weight distribution hitch.
    Trailer weight is unknown, car is about 2000lbs, had less than 1000 in other stuff in there, I really trimmed it out to tow with this truck.
    Only towed for 45min each way to the track, and it was completely fine.
    I got a few looks, but generally I didn't think it looked al that crazy, I have seen FAR worse looking truck trailer combos driving around.
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2015 at 10:09 PM
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    Lots of trips with the 18'4" Champion bass boat, but we tow this monthly to rc races, and once 700mi over Sonora pass to our yearly camping spot! 26% grade! The little Tacoma that could!
     
  9. Sep 16, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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    I had a 14 foot enclosed trailer with ramp gate. It was ordered as the most HD a 7k gvw trailer can get. 6 inch boxed frame and all. This was years ago and I don't remember exactly how much it weighed empty, but about 3200 pounds comes to mind. Your trailer is probably 4500 pounds and with a car inside plus gear you are way over GCWR on that truck. Sure it may have felt "fine" and you made the trip, but you're lucky the state troopers didn't see you. The ones that are on patrol for load violations will easily tell that you're over GCWR. Depending on the state that can be a massive fine or possibly get arrested. Be careful out there at least.
     
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    I looked into my trailer, and its listed as 3800 pounds, most 24-26' enclosed trailers are in the 3500-4000 range.
    Not trying to minimize it, for sure I was close to, or at max weight. I don't think I was endangering anyone, I drove like I was towing a heavy trailer and had planned to turn back if it felt in any way sketchy, to be honest, it didn't feel all that different from the Dodge Ram I usually use to tow it, power aside.
    I see folks every weekend towing massive campers that are literally 3 times the height of the 1/2 ton they are using to tow, and they look insane, if anyone gets pulled over I would think they would before I did, mine didn't look at all unusual.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2015 at 9:03 PM
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    Piece of cake

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  12. Sep 24, 2015 at 10:55 AM
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  13. Dec 6, 2015 at 1:32 AM
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    do you have a tranny cooler? i have a 1st gen aswell and im getting ready to tow a uhaul auto transport(2,200#) with my golf(2,400#) along with a few hundred pounds in tools, a dresser, 3 people, and some other miscellaneous stuff from ct to fl. im getting a tranny cooler before i go and will take it slow with plenty of breaks so the truck can cool off. any tip or things to look out for? this is my first long highway trip towing.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2015 at 1:52 AM
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    I have an 18' flatbed that weighs 2200lb empty...with my 97 with the 5500lb hitch. I towed 7500# plus of brick/concrete riprap. Wondered how heavy it was and took it through the scale whence I discovered the weight. Taco didn't care, Taco didn't give a shits. Another time towed my Kubota WITH a 60's chevy pickup trailer on the trailer...that was definitely heavy and slowed me down a bit. That Kubota made many trips on the trailer as well as my other cars. Made many trips with cedar, oak, honey locust, elm logs to the sawmill and back with the lumber.
     
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