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Old 07-11-2016, 10:55 PM   #15
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We bought a 25' tt thinking we could tow it with our 2004 V6 4runner. 4200 lbs empty, around 6000 lbs loaded for weekend trips. 4runner could tow it but the tt was just too much for the short wheelbase and load limits. We now have a Tundra! Night and Day difference!

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Old 07-16-2016, 10:01 AM   #16
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We just got back from 6 weeks in Australia. We rented a a Nissan Navarra (Frontier) with roof top tent, The biggest TV they have are all in the class you described. In the caravan parks that we stayed at and on the highways, the caravans they pulled were in the 18ft, narrow ,somewhat streamlined and low. The diesel Grand Cherokee was seen,as were 3 litre diesel Hilux (Tacoma) but the favourite was the big diesel LandCruiser .

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Old 07-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #17
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:11 PM   #18
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We have a Viking 17FQ that would be perfect.

2800lbs dry and 3500lbs GVW.

Ours is photo #563 in the pinned "show us your TT" thread.

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:03 PM   #19
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Our first set up was a '12 Tacoma PreRunner teamed with a 25 ft R-Vision Onyx. The trailer was 8 ft wide and grossed put at around 5600 lb. loved that little Toyo, but it was way too little to handle the job. It could pull the weight but sway was frightning. I stepped up to a Ram 1500.

I am sure that the truck would have handled a smaller trailer beautifully.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:50 PM   #20
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Might look at a Durango or Grand Cherokee to up the capacity to 7200 lbs. Not ruling out the Tacoma or Frontier yet though.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:21 PM   #21
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If you do get a Tacoma I would look into adding Roadmaster(active suspension.com)to the leak springs. I am AToyota master tech and they are great very lit duty trucks. You might look into upgrades shocks too.
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:31 PM   #22
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Last year I bought a 2015 tacoma and a keystone bullet premier 19rbpr 2012. Dry weight was 4100 and that was the heaviest I would want to tow. We went to Lake George aND it handled it fine. I would say that's the limit. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:47 PM   #23
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We usually pull the TT with my Ford F150 with V-8 but the wife pulls her horse trailer with her Tacoma TRD V-6 with 2 horses inside with no problem
she has no problem and I am sure he would have no problem pulling our TT.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:01 PM   #24
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Might look at a Durango or Grand Cherokee to up the capacity to 7200 lbs. Not ruling out the Tacoma or Frontier yet though.
I am currently towing a 22ft with my '14 Tacoma. No issues other than fuel consumption - I expected that. The tandem trailer weighs about 5000lb gear in and the truck is rated at 6200lbs. i have an equalizer hitch with built-in sway control and have had no issues with sway to date. i drive at 95 - 100 km/hr in 4th at 2600rpm. Liking it so far, I don't rush anywhere, after all I'm on holiday.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:45 PM   #25
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I had an 07 Tacoma PreRunner and it did a good job with our '04 24' Hilo. Sold the Tacoma at 120k miles during which it went through four rear outer axle seals and two bearings and now am selling the Hilo. ' cause the F150 V6 can handle something larger.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:28 PM   #26
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Thumbs down traded our frontier..

had a 07 frontier w/4 liter v6. it was a spunkey truck and we really liked it. nissan rated it to tow 6500 lbs so went shopping for an ultra light trailer. we found a new, 2014, bullet 204rbswe @ ~ 3900 dry weight and thought this should work.
we towed it 60 miles home with a 6k equalizer hitch. when we pulled in the driveway i looked @ the dw and as gently as possible told her we should be looking for a different tow rig.
the trailer didn't leave our driveway till we upgrade tow rigs to what we have now.
that spunkey little v6 was a verrrry thirsty motor for those 60 miles.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:54 PM   #27
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Tacoma for Towing

I towed my Winnebago 1801fb with a 2013 Tacoma. The trailer weighed about 4,300 lbs dry, but ready for travel otherwise. The Taco was at first a bit scary when semis would pass; the old "push-pull" effect. After careful readjustment of the Equalizer hitch to pass more weight to the front axle, all was very stable. I'd recommend careful weight distribution adjustment.

The Tacoma is rated to tow 6,500 pounds and is equipped with the tow package which includes bigger alternator, trans oil cooler, pre wiring for brake controller, etc. Mileage went to 10-12mpg from 20 or so normally. Speeds of 60-65 were possible, but the engine works hard. That said, the motor is pretty bulletproof. Resale value really beats almost anything else too!

Hope this first hand experience helps.

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We have a 2013 Prerunner which has a spec of 6,500 pounds. The 23 Jay Feather has a dry weight of 4,800. Have only pulled it a few hundred miles, but so far no issues. Pulls well, brakes well and no sway, but we have a good weight distribution system.

We live the in Ozarks so have done some long hills, both up and down. Truck pulls like a champ.

Mileage did drop from 20 to 10 though.

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