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Old 06-23-2014, 08:42 PM   #11
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I just picked up my 26bh this week ( 4900 lbs dry) and I am back from my first camping trip today. Had considered towing with my pathfinder, which I believe is a similar setup to your Tacoma ( 4.0L V6 266 hp 6000 lbs max tow). After much consideration and some advice from this forum I decided to upgrade and instead towed with an armada ( V8 317 hp 9100 lb max tow). While I'm sure the PF could have handled the job, I'm glad I went with the larger TV.

It's good to know that the V6 setup would work as a backup/alternate. B
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:05 PM   #12
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TT are never really that easy to back up thats why i love pull thru
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:14 PM   #13
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How's it going now?

I'm in the market for a new TT and seriously considering a Jay Flight SLX 264BHW. I also drive a Toyota Tacoma Sport short bed with the the tow package. I am concerned about the length of the TT with my Taco. I don't want my TT to be the tail that wags my dog (my TV). It's been almost a year and a half since you made your post. Does this combo continue to work for you?
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:17 AM   #14
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I'm in the market for a new TT and seriously considering a Jay Flight SLX 264BHW. I also drive a Toyota Tacoma Sport short bed with the the tow package. I am concerned about the length of the TT with my Taco. I don't want my TT to be the tail that wags my dog (my TV). It's been almost a year and a half since you made your post. Does this combo continue to work for you?
You may likely get a reply if you list who this is directed to Only 2 members have posted that have this rig and it's not clear who it is directed to. Maybe both?

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Old 01-27-2016, 06:19 AM   #15
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From feedback I've received and read about over the years, the general consensus seems to be that w/ a V6 tow vehicle, while you MIGHT be able to safely pull the trailer you probably won't like it. Your engine is going to spin up more frequently.

Best calculator I've ever found for towing considerations is here:

http://rvitch.com/files/TowingCapacityWorksheet.xls

Be honest with the weights. See what you end up with.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:39 AM   #16
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Norty1, I'm not looking for feedback from a specific person. I'm looking for anyone with feedback on this kind of set-up. This thread is the only one I can find on the forum discussing this specific configuration.
Jopopsy, thanks for the link to the calculator. I created something similar on a spreadsheet and know this configuration is at the high limit of what the truck can handle. I'll run the numbers again in the calculator and see what comes up.

Any feedback that anyone may have is greatly appreciated. It's better to make the right choice now vs. having a serious problem after purchase.

Thanks for everyone's feedback!
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #17
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The problem really is manufacturers give you tow capacity based on something low profile or somewhat aerodynamic, like a boat. You're basically pulling a 'x' thousand pound barn door behind you when it comes to a travel trailer. Its a whole different kind of strain, and a beefy V8 with a properly geared back end makes the job more enjoyable. And safe.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:43 PM   #18
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I'm in the market for a new TT and seriously considering a Jay Flight SLX 264BHW. I also drive a Toyota Tacoma Sport short bed with the the tow package. I am concerned about the length of the TT with my Taco. I don't want my TT to be the tail that wags my dog (my TV). It's been almost a year and a half since you made your post. Does this combo continue to work for you?
Just purchased at 264BHW at the winter RV show in Indy and I have a 2012 Tacoma Dual Cab 4x4 with towing package. So far I'm happy with how it handles with what I have driven so far. I just keep it in 4th and know that I'm not in a hurry. We have a couple of short trips planned for the spring/early summer...then have a longer one from IN to PA for a week and I'm sure it will get a workout in the hills of western PA. The only issue I see so far is getting a good set of mirrors that fit properly. They didn't really have anything at camping world when we picked up the trailer, and there doesn't seem to be anything other than generic that is available for the Toyota after 2009.
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FWIW. I had a 2013 Tacoma SR5 double cab with tow package when I originally got my 264BH (fiberglass package - which adds some weight). While I was within the "tow limits", I felt the truck was too light and under powered for a trailer that size. Even with the WDH there was excessive bounce and sway and hills were a challenge for that engine. It was a great little truck but too small for my needs.
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I started w/a 2007 Tacoma and a 2012 184BH. Last summer I upgraded to a 2013 F-150 EB and an X213.
The Tacoma is a very capable and reliable TV. I loved it. If not for my two growing boys I would probably still have it.
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