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Who actually uses their V6 Tacoma as the truck it's supposed to be?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RelentlessFab, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Feb 26, 2008 at 10:35 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Do any of you guys really use your Tacoma's to tow trailers, or just the general dirtbike or quad and the occasional trip to the dump? I've got a trailer brake controller and i tow our Kubota L3130 Backhoe on a 18' flatbed behind mine once in a while..... It's about 7000lbs loaded trailer weight when all is said and done. It's quite a load, but it gets it moving up to highway speeds just fine. I'll post a pic the next time i haul it.:D
     
  2. Feb 26, 2008 at 10:42 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    oh, and i know if you wheel it, then you're using it properly too:D, but i thought i'd find out who hauls the big stuff instead....
     
  3. Feb 26, 2008 at 11:01 PM
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    Janster

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    Well...Haven't towed with it yet. Only owned it a year....

    Helped haul all sorts of stuff for everyone else in our family. :D

    This spring, it'll be MULCH time! I'll see how these TSB springs stand up to a scoop of mulch! I'll make sure to tell the bobcat driver to drop it in slowly...in case even these springs can't handle a full scoop. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Feb 26, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    yeah, i've got the weak stock springs, but i've got a procomp aal in it so i don't think they'll replace mine. I did get the intake rattle fixed and mentioned the tailgate TSB (bent mine the first month. tailgate wasnt a match for my DR brush mower) and got a call yesterday saying they'll replace it. Guess the TSB trick works:D. well, no more tangents.. back on topic for me:cool:.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2008 at 11:37 PM
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    ERdept

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    I use is exactly as it's supposed to be.

    I commute with it daily as my single car driver.

    I haul my hobby stuff and I'll never tow with it, because I never tow stuff. No truck has to tow to be a truck.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    Viper-2

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    Yup I tow a popup camper. About 2,000 lbs with no issues. Oh...I forgot...I have a 4 cyl. ;)
     
  7. Feb 27, 2008 at 5:39 AM
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    We are looking to buy a trailer for camping this summer. Trips to Nova Scotia and camping around Ontario will get more comforatable. Two kids and their friends in the tent, parents in the camper! :) Sounds like a plan eh!
     
  8. Feb 27, 2008 at 5:49 AM
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    Flycatcher

    Flycatcher Master of the Universe

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    I do a lot of landscaping type stuff around the house in the summer along with tuggin my boat around. Can I stay?
     
  9. Feb 27, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Yup... mainly a daily driver though.. but when camping season comes I pull my 26' travel trailer.. about 5000lbs loaded.

    60,000 miles on the truck and about 3000 miles of that towing the trailer. Occassionally it will haul plants and dirt for my backyard as well. Oh then their's ski season and mountain bike season. Always something in the bed of the truck it seams. :)

    Geeze.. just noticed I need to update my photo. Truck doesn't quite look like that anymore with the extras added since the photo.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 27, 2008 at 8:33 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    I haven't used it to its full potential yet. But one reason i wanted a truck was so i'd have something to pull my boat when i get one. although that boat seems to get further and further away....
     
  11. Feb 27, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    i use mine to haul my stratos bass boat, haul furniture, haul golf carts occasionally....basically haul whatever needs to be hauled. take mine off-road for hunting too. so, yeah....i use mine as i intended to. oh yeah....my daily driver also(unless im driving my wifes 4cyl accord to save gas....which apparently is gonna happen alot more in the near future the way gas prices are!!) !!
     
  12. Feb 27, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock

    I hear ya there.... gas prices suck. I would have bought something that gets better mileage, but i need a truck to haul stuff and you can't beat Toyota reliability and resale.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM
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    getting there....
    you got that right:thumbsup:!!
     
  14. Feb 27, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    Dutch

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    Sadly enough no........I've had it for almost a year and only have 842 miles on it. Once I finish the work on it or run out of money, I will use it more.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    Being that I could only get the V6 in the doublecab, I would say I use it everyday as it was supposed to be. Other than that, trips to the dump, hardware store and to tow my bikes. Works great for all that.
     
  16. Feb 27, 2008 at 3:59 PM
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    pictures say a 1,000 words and all that....

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  17. Feb 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    i use mine for what its made for haul stuff once in a while tow a 4wheeler and off roading

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  18. Feb 27, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    colinb17

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    i tow a 5,000 pound powerboat, and a 2,000 pound catamaran. it does the job perfectly. it's also a great help to get to some pretty remote mountain biking places.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    me offroad my truck til i get my tow hitch on.
     
  20. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I use mine for what it's made for: A daily driver. If it were made for offroading or towing, it would've come with the appropriate equipment.

    Oh, I almost forgot. I use it for another intended purpose: Laughing at all the Frontier owners as I drive past them.
     
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