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Old 03-09-2015, 08:11 PM   #51
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Hello all..Just purchased at 2015 x23b and my tow vehicle is a 2014 toyota tacoma trd sport with tow package. I feel that the tacoma and pull this camper alright but just looking for alittle insight..Also purchased a wdh with anti-sway and installed a brake controller...Any info would be great..Thanks
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:30 PM   #52
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Congratulations on the new trailer and welcome to the forum.

Not sure what questions you may have. You could open a new topic and ask for information or help with something specific.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:25 AM   #53
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Hello all..Just purchased at 2015 x23b and my tow vehicle is a 2014 toyota tacoma trd sport with tow package. I feel that the tacoma and pull this camper alright but just looking for alittle insight..Also purchased a wdh with anti-sway and installed a brake controller...Any info would be great..Thanks
Congratulations! Properly equipped that Tacoma should be fine. Cab configuration, engine size, and different option packages will change your towing capacities and available payload. Everything you need to know is in your owners manual and on the load sticker in your driver side door jamb.

What you really need to watch is the payload. Small trucks and SUV have smaller payloads than their larger counterparts. For example, the X23B has a GVWR of 4950#. If you load it and it weighs 4700#, then your tongue could be 611# if it's 13%. If your available payload is 1300#, subtract 611. That leaves 689# for your family, their stuff, and your dog (usually the driver is already accounted for in available payload). If it's just you and your spouse, you have lots of wiggle room. If you have 2 kids, a dog, and put a lot of stuff in the bed, you can see you'll run out of payload real fast.

Hope that helps! I will add to what Sherm said, best to start a new thread.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:47 PM   #54
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Thank you both for the info..Just trying to make myself feel like I did all the research possible before purchasing this camper..lol
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:39 PM   #55
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I think you will be fine. Your 23B is a little heavier than my X20E. Although I'd obviously like a little more power for those uphill climbs, I towed my HTT all over Ontario last summer and never once felt like I was in over my head.
Just take it easy ALWAYS!!!.
Here..go look over at this thread>> 141 Pages of what people pull with their Tacoma's
Show us what you tow. - Page 141 - Tacoma World Forums
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No Problem.

GO take a look at the Tow Mirror thread. If you have stock mirrors, you may want to consider an upgrade,

There is currently a group by going on over at TacomaWorld.com for Custom Tow Mirrors. They are a direct fit for the Tacos and just a couple of simple steps they bolt right on. Here's the local thread which leads to the TW thread if you are interested.

Pics of my Taco with the mirrors: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...tml#post278629

Link to where to purchase if interested.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...tml#post278777
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:06 AM   #58
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Tunce, I looked at the Touareg. WOW!!

VW is very proud of it and the pricing reflects it!
I got to drive one of these for a month while working in Germany. Its built on the same platform as the Porsche Cayenne, so I guess this could be classified as the "poor persons Porsche".
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Nope, I've just moved from pulling our x23b from a Touareg to a ram 2500 cummings diesel and I'm still going to be using the WDH and anti-sway. The 2500 manual recommends it on anything over 5,000 and looking at the F150 manual they say 5100. It's close enough to the max weight of the x23b's 4,950# for me.
Is that the empty or max weight of the TT? Add the clothes, food, and other nessesities to the trailer on the day of camping, and that weight will easily reach over the 5000 lb mark.
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Hi we have the F150 too We will be picking up our x23b in May. Spoke to a hitch place and he advised we don't need anti sway or load equalizer. Do you agree?
Easy enough to tell how this TT will feel behind your TV; when you venture out on your first short camping trip, you'll know if the anti sway or load equalizer is going to be needed, especially if you plan to go long distances.

When I picked up my TT, I had to drive about 35 miles home, using city streets that led me to the highway. This was a good test to determine if these where going to be needed. In my case, they were not, but my TT is smaller.

I did however move up from a Ford Ranger to an F150.
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