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Who tows stuff regularly?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by 4X42HEL, Aug 30, 2010.

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Who tows more than once every six months? (uses tow package)

Poll closed Sep 29, 2010.
  1. I do

    114 vote(s)
    61.6%
  2. I do not

    71 vote(s)
    38.4%
  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Hi,

    When I bought my taco last month, I was frustrated at the dealer for being forced to buy the attached tow package for some $690...

    I didn't have much leg to stand on because I was getting an already killer deal on the truck as a whole, so that cost was basically all consumed.

    But it was a bit frustrating paying for something I know I will never use. I will likely never tow anything, and if so, maybe will just add a ball to the bumper... Nonetheless, the guy told me "it is illegal to take it off" at that point since it is on the sticker bla bla bla. The pitch I ended up buying was it will only help resale value for another user who may need it.... (That, and I was getting a brand new truck lol).

    SO that being said, who all uses the tow package regularly, and I will say, regularly is defined as more than once every 6 months. I will have to figure out how to make a poll really quick...
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    Every weekend in the summer to tow the boat, then almost every weekend in the fall/winter towing the quads and getting fire wood.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    yoda

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  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Sh!t, I'm quickly getting out numbered here... Anybody from Florida can help me fudge up the numbers a bit?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    Brunes

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    Utliity trailer with the motorcycle. Hoping to get some Jet Skis soon too...
     
  6. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Even if you don't use it all the time, when you do need it for a uhaul trailer or something it's nice to have. If you have an auto... the transmission cooler helps under any type of load and is nice to have towing or not. Plus you get the larger battery, real hitch, all that.... it makes the truck more capable as a truck.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Good351

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    That is why I've always owned a truck... To pull the boat fishin 1-2 times per week. Gotta get out while the weather is nice!!!
     
  8. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Just put a hitch there for protection against those idiots who ride your ass.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    Rich2putt

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    I haven't towed anything in my 45 yrs of driving & don;t see it in the future.

    I thought it was a waste of my money to pay for an option that I will never use. :(
     
  10. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    Infinus

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    Consider this: I have a trans temp gauge and even with the extra tranny cooler, when driving through the mountains on a 95 degree day my trans would go above 200 on long climbs. I don't even want to think how high it would have gone with an actual load behind the truck, not to mention on a truck without the tow package and no additional cooler.

    I'll put it out there that I believe the base models should have the small cooler that comes with the tow package, and trucks with the tow package should have an even bigger cooler.

    I replaced my cooler with an even bigger one. Now on hot summer days I never go higher then about 155 (when not towing).

    So consider it an investment in the longevity of your truck. Much better then a 3500 dollar trans rebuild.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    hookedontronics

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    I tow two race quads 2-3 times a week. Can't even feel them there. And the salesman is right, it'll only help your resale value. Not many people want to buy a truck without a toy package
     
  12. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    trd4life

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  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    plus you have the supplemental oil cooler. I tow almost everyday during season.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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  15. Aug 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    i have about 60000 on my truck probably about 10000 of that or so was towing, everything from 1000 pound utility trailer to about 8000 pounds of dirt, i know this is outside the towing (ability). Im curious to see how the transmission holds up to this abuse long term.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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  17. Aug 30, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    I tow my boat 1-2 times a week in spring, summer and fall. I'll be towing a 25'+ camper soon aswell. Seems like you need to take up some hobbies that require a trailer... fishing, 4-wheelin, camping, go carts, ect.... You'll feel much better knowing you're putting your truck to full use.:D Not to mension that stuff is just a plain good time. It'll also help your resale value too.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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  19. Aug 30, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Metallikatz3

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    how does the tacoma handle that CC?

    I tow about twice a week for work (about 100 miles per week) heaviest I tow regularly is about 4500 lbs
     
  20. Aug 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Quad trailer, camper, toyhauler, and sometimes stuck vehicles.
     
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