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Old 04-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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We have a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner with the towing package we just purchased a jayco ultralite 23B it weighs around 4000 lbs and the tv is good for 6500 lbs does anyone have this combination or foresee any issues?????
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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You may be cutting it kinda close. Loaded you are probably looking closer to 5000 lbs for the trailer. Dad has a 2011 Prerunner V6 double cab. It has good pulling power but is still a pretty light truck. Best of luck!!
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Might be a struggle going up hill. I towed a Jayco X17Z hybrid last year with the Tacoma I had. Towed no problem on the flat hwy but it was struggling when we were going up hills near Fundy. The trailer has a weight of only 2800lbs and GVWR of 3500lbs. That trip is one of two main reason I traded in the Tacoma for my Ram.

The X23B is 4000lbs with a GVWR of 5000lbs. Do they have a used one on their lot that you can rent for a weekend?
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I have a 2011 Tacoma Prerunner, V-6 with the towing package. My TT is a 22' Keystone Passport with a dry weight of 3,500 lbs. The Tacoma will pull it fine at 60 MPH on a flat surface, but it feels like the power is maxed out. On about any type of incline, power is pretty much maxed out at around 45 MPH.
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I have a 2011 Tacoma Prerunner, V-6 with the towing package. My TT is a 22' Keystone Passport with a dry weight of 3,500 lbs. The Tacoma will pull it fine at 60 MPH on a flat surface, but it feels like the power is maxed out. On about any type of incline, power is pretty much maxed out at around 45 MPH.
I had a similar experience last year when towing a rented Lance 1685 3000 miles last year from Seattle to Yellowstone and back with a 2011 Tacoma double cab long bed v6. It did hills ok but really struggled in headwinds and would drop down into 3rd to hold 60 sometimes. The engine was really working, and it wasn't pleasant sounding. Decided I needed more power so traded it on a 2012 F150 and that pulls our 24fbs well, and sounds much better doing it do boot.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #7
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We have a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner with the towing package we just purchased a jayco ultralite 23B it weighs around 4000 lbs and the tv is good for 6500 lbs does anyone have this combination or foresee any issues?????
I pull my 26BH with a loaded weight of around 5200lbs with a 2013 Tacoma SR5 Double Cab. I've taken the setup to the scales twice and I'm just under my limits for front and rear axle, GVWR, etc. It tows fine in 4th on the flat. If I'm going up a hill and have a strong headwind it downshifts to 3rd, but that doesn't happen too often. It even wants to shift up into OD at times but I keep it in 4th. I get about 2500 to 2600 RPMs in 4th at 60mph. Gas mileage is not good. The engine makes some noise but no more than when driving that speed in 4th with nothing behind me. I have not tried going up any significant grades but I would guess it will struggle. Good thing I live in Iowa!

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My last trailer was a Coachmen Freedom Express LTZ 230BH with a dry weight of 4100 lbs, tongue weight of 450 lbs. My TV was a 2011 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab Long Bed with the TRD Sport package. I thought that it handled everything fine in regards to pulling and braking. However I didn't like how the truck squatted in the back so I got the TSB Springs done as well as getting Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags. You might take a look at the setup and see if an extra spring or Air Bags might help. The brake controller was a Tekonsha P3 and I just used those tow mirrors that strap on the doors for visibility. I think you're good to go...
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My last trailer was a Coachmen Freedom Express LTZ 230BH with a dry weight of 4100 lbs, tongue weight of 450 lbs. My TV was a 2011 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab Long Bed with the TRD Sport package. I thought that it handled everything fine in regards to pulling and braking. However I didn't like how the truck squatted in the back so I got the TSB Springs done as well as getting Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags. You might take a look at the setup and see if an extra spring or Air Bags might help. The brake controller was a Tekonsha P3 and I just used those tow mirrors that strap on the doors for visibility. I think you're good to go...
At some point in the past I believe they improved the rear springs on the Tacomas. I know my 2013 has the 4 leaf pack and I have no "squatting" issues (my tongue weight is around 650 lbs) but I've heard Toyota put out a TSB to upgrade the springs on some of the older Tacomas. If you don't have the 4 leaf springs you will definitely have issues when loading the rear axle with just about any weight.. I've even heard of people who had issues just trying to put a couple of bicycles in the truck bed before getting the springs updated.

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