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Old 07-27-2013, 01:30 AM   #11
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tow vehicle is way too small for that size of a trailer


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Old 07-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #12
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I had a 2012 Tacoma TRD Sport. Towing my hybrid x20e, it was ok on flat level land, however was really working hard on the inclines. I thought it was fine for the short 1-2 hour trips, but was concerned on longer trips. In wind I was white nuckleing it. Decided it would bring a short life to the Tacoma so traded it for a Tundra. The Tundra pulls the camper like it's not there (except for the gas mileage). I like that the Tundra has a built in temp gauge for the tranny, one more thing to not worry about.

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #13
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I had a 2006 V6 4-Runner with an transmission cooler and up graded hitch added to pull my X18D hybrid. The camper maxed out loaded at about 4500lbs with a
TV capacity of 5000lbs... but if you read the fine print in the owners manual about the "towing capacity" it is measured by the manufacture with no cargo, no
passengers and a driver weighting 150lbs in the TV. The 4-Runner handled like all of Tacoma's written about.... ok on flat roads and not so well on the hills. Well I
have lived in Louisiana my whole life, but growing up my family always vacationed in the mtns.... that's why we traded the 4-Runner for a Sequoia Limited
with a tow package. Just returned from one week trip to north Georgia and other than 10 miles per gallon towing the driving was stress free.[ATTACH][/ATTACH][ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #14
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You will be much happier with a bigger truck. My old 4.7 litre Tundra had was working hard up the hills with my 5500# 26BH
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #15
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Just got back from a long beach trip with my jayco 281 bhs which weighs 5200 lbs dry 5800 loaded lol... Had no problems what so ever in a hilly 98 degree weather,... Saw alot of guys with too much truck with smaller campers getting worse gas mileage... If you tow for a living get a big personal truck. I have a CDL and I have no probs at all. Will not take to mountains but I have a ton of mods to my truck to make it a safe trip. Btw 13.8 mpg and trans temp stayed between 155 - 180 max.... Some people have too much truck...smh... I tow maybe once a month with this smaller truck so I will enjoy the 27 mpg any day of your full size truck.

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