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Will I be able to tow this

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Taco Guy11, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Taco Guy11

    Taco Guy11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I recently bought a new 2011 double cab trd sport 4x4. I have a 3"lift and 265/70/16's on it. My father just bought a 24' pontoon boat with a 115 mercury big foot. Is my tacoma gonna be able to pull this. Am I going to have to go back and get another half ton Chevy. My truck is a 4.0 and has the tow package. I'm just asking cause there is a steep incline hill I have to climb to get to the lake it's I think the steepest hill in western Maryland. Any input is great the trailer does have surge brakes and once it's up the mountain it will stay up that way. Not to sure about the gross weight of the boat and trailer it is a tandem axle trailer I'll repost when I find out the weight. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    newertoy

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    What is the weight of the boat and trailer--should be listed on the trailer arm and or the boat weight. Do not go over recommended tow weight for the truck OR the HITCH.
    Just by GUESSING--think you will be ok.
    Tow my 19 ft jetboat just fine.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Taco Guy11

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    I'm figure the weight may be around 3500-4000 pounds specs on boat is 1975 pounds it has upgraded motor the 115 mercury weights 400 pounds and I'm guess the galvanized trailer is about 1000. Any help would be great
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    Taco Guy11

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    We don't have te boat or trailer yet I found stock specs for the boat and just roughed it on the trailer weight. I was more worried the length being the boat is 24' add the tongue and motor over hang your prob close to 28'-30'
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    What is the Rated Towing rate for your truck? The hitch(On truck) also has information of weight. Written on the hitch.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    hitmans.army

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    Yeah, just compare the specs. My dad use to pull his 18' pontoon boat with my old '90 4runner that only had the 22re 4cyl. Pulled fine, a little slow on hills but that was a 4 banger.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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  8. Apr 1, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Taco Guy11

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    Thanks newer toy it has surge brakes which a lot of boat trailers have which I think works off of pressure of the load pushing forward. I pull a double quad trailer and my wave runner and trailer.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:55 AM
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    I now have a 2011 Tacoma DCSB OR with an Automatic. The Picture is my 06, same truck only it was a 6-speed.

    Boats a 24' bennington with a 115 Yamaha 4-stroke. It's a load and the gas mileage drops off but it pulls and stops just fine. Trailer has surge brakes on both axles.
     
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