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Old 05-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Need help on towing capacity.

Hi guys!...hope you are doing well,

This is my dilemma. I have a 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 capable of towing 5000 lb. and the travel trailer that I like weights about 3820 lb. unloaded.
I'm not to sure if the truck will handle this load, even though I'm not planning to carry a lot on it.

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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I'll bet money that you will at least have to install a weight distribution hitch (WDH) to tow safely. You may also find some valuable help in the 4/29 "Soon to be first time TT owners, need advice" thread.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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Here is a another thread on a Tacoma and 185RB that may be helpful:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ghlight=tacoma

If you are considering a TT other then the 185RB, what year/model is it? Is the 3,820lbs the published UVW or the UVW stated on the yellow sticker located on the side of the TT?

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Old 05-01-2014, 09:10 PM   #4
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I assume the one you "like" is not the Swift 185 in your sig? I think it can be done, but you'll likely be right at max capacity. For comparison, my 2004 X23b:

UVW from brochure: 3600lbs
Actual dry weight from sticker: 4026lbs!!
WD Hitch: ~80 lbs
Dual propane tanks: 80 lbs
Battery: 50 lb
Camping gear: Est 300 lbs
People in the truck (kids are small): 500 lbs

Travelling with empty tanks, that puts me at just over 5000 lbs (I have 6000lb tow capacity). Depending on how you pack, that "3800" dry could approach 5000 pretty quick. Best of luck whatever you decide.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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Hi Rustic Eagle,

Yes the UVW is from Jayco's webpage specs and is a 2014 198rd TT. Thank you for your help, it's greatly appreciated.

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Thank you Kvangil, every little piece of information helps a lot. I'm also planning to travel with empty tanks, I don't do dry camping at all, good luck to you too.
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Danmer,

Thanks for the follow-up information.

The 198RD as you mentioned has a published UVW of 3,830lbs, but the actual ship weight from the factory will be around 4,030lbs (GVWR of 5,900lbs). If there is a 198RD on your RV dealer's lot, look for a yellow sticker for the actual factory UVW, that's your starting point. Then add another 75lbs for RV dealer battery, misc., etc..

So (4,105lbs) + (500lbs conservative cargo estimate) = 4,605lbs TT weight.

Your Tacoma's Tow Rating of 5,000lbs is based on it's curb weight, not as it sits in your driveway..., so any option weight (cap, upgrades, etc.), passenger weight, and cargo weight in the Tacoma gets subtracted from the 5,000lb tow rating.

Tow Ratings: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/what-is-my-actual-tow-rating-3866.html

With your Tacoma's "actual" tow rating dropping below 5,000lbs and the 198RD's loaded weight actually approaching 5,000lbs (possibly exceeding), IMO you will be maxing out your Tacoma's weight limits at the very least...., and that's under some very controlled loading habits.

Hope this helps.

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It may tow it, but it wont like it... Unless you are going very short distances with no hills, I would not recommend.
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Agree with others. I purchased a Jay feather x20e, my Tacoma pulled it but was not happy, especially on any incline hills.
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Thanks to everyone very, very much for all the information, now I have a good idea of what to do with what I have, looks like I need a bigger truck anyways. = )

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