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Who says you can't tow with a Tacoma? :)

Discussion in 'Towing' started by guybmoto, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    guybmoto

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    I did something over 14,400 miles last summer driving my Tacoma all over the U.S., with an 18-foot travel trailer in tow.

    Along the way I did some reports on it. Rather than copy/paste here, it's probably easier to point you to the spot where I did them at.

    Part 1 is here...
    http://www.lightweightcamperforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=797

    Part 2 is here...
    http://www.lightweightcamperforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=834

    I've been home for about five weeks, and I'm already starting to get the itch to do it again next summer. :)
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    magikbean562

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    good job in putting the taco to use:thumbsup:
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    HAHA!!! Welcome Guy B!! When I saw you post your summer plans on Vital with the Tacoma in the pictures, I wondered if you would post up on here.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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  5. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    Cool Trailer!:cool:
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    jandrews

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    Actually, according to the manufacturer and all available knowledge, it can tow many thousands of pounds.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    guybmoto

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    When I first started asking about it before pulling the trigger on it last summer, I had quite a few responses from friends suggested that it was too small, underpowered, and that I'd basically kill the engine and tranny during the course of the summer.

    I'm already planning to go for it again next year. :)
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    That had to be an awesome trip! Thanks for sharing. It's reassuring to know the Tacoma is capable of handling that. I wish I could tag along with my camper. Think you can get me a sponsor? Maybe Shell Oil. j/k.

    Btw, what was your towing fuel mileage average, 10 or so? Thanks.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Are these friends Domestic-Drivin', Japs-Cain't-Bild-No-Trucks! type fools who drive "rugged" trucks built by union labor that shit the tranny at 60k?
     
  10. Dec 30, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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    guybmoto

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    Between 10 and 12, depending on headwinds, hills, and how many drafting partners I had. :)
     
  11. Dec 30, 2010 at 12:51 AM
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  12. Dec 30, 2010 at 2:34 AM
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    Nah, I just think it was guys who underestimate what they can do, and have no sense of adventure. ;)
     
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