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Old 07-07-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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Looking to tow a TT with Toyota Tacoma

We've had motorhomes for the last 14 years and are now wanting to downsize to a travel trailer.

We would like to tow with a Toyota Tacoma 4.0 V6 or similar (Nissan, Grand Cherokee, Durango) but not a full size truck as a full size will not fit in our single car garage and we don't have any additional parking available other than for the trailer.

Looking for suggestions on TT's that fits the bill, lite, Queen walk around bed.

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Old 07-07-2016, 08:59 PM   #3
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Don't forget tow mirrors on that new truck and have fun.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:43 AM   #5
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What year tacoma? We'd need to know it's stats, payload, tongue weight rating, tow rating, axle ratings and so forth.

I wouldn't expect much from that class of truck. Maybe the starcraft trailer you posted.
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I tow a 2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 230BH with a 2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Prerunner. While I don't get great gas mileage (anywhere from 9 to 11 mpg), it does a great job. I have plenty of power and have no issues towing.
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My feeling is a smaller popup or a Casita for that small of a truck.

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I have seen Tacoma owners pulling in the neighbor of 25' + tt's. I know some of the past Tacoma payloads were at 6500 lbs. Newer Tacoma's are pushing 6800. Try the website Tacomaworld.com for many threads on towing with Tacoma's

Have towed my 26' tt 5500 miles to Alaska in the last 6 weeks with my 5.7L Tundra. Weighed my tt at the first Cat scale and came in a hair under 6000. Would I ever think about towing it with a V6 Tacoma. Not in a thousand years with "any" V-6 engine.
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Get a light trailer. The Tacoma is not built to tow more than 3500-4000, I don't care what the specs show. How about an A-Liner? Smaller does not mean inferior. Find a compatible RV and you will be happy.
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Check your manual as from what I recall you have a surface restrictions.

This will reduce your tow capacity.
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Check your manual as from what I recall you have a surface restrictions.

This will reduce your tow capacity.

Frontal area limits.

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Frontal area limits.

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Thanks

That's the word I was looking for.
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Lots of smaller light weight trailers you can tow. JMO but stay around 3000lbs dry and try and find one with a dry tongue weight near 300-400lbs. Most small light weights are only 7'w and under 10'H.
Something like this would be ideal.
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My first TT was a very small, 7 foot wide Shadow Cruiser that weighed about 3,000#. My son-in-law and daughter bought it from us and towed it to San Antonio from Amarillo with a Tacoma. We had discussed this and he was sure the Tacoma would be up to the task. It wasn't. He almost immediately traded it in for an F-150. I don't think a Tacoma-class pickup is really up to pulling anything with that much frontal area.
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