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Old 04-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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does anyone pull a casita 17 deluxe with a tacoma?

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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I don't, but I wouldn't hesitate to do so...more than enough truck for a Casita 17!

And here's a link you might find useful: Tacoma towing Bible.

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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i havent even changed the oil on my rav yet but i think either the rav has to go or the casita has to go...and i dont think it will be the casita
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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I towed a 17' SD all over the place with an '01 Tundra V6 with the same 3.4l engine as the older Taco.

It was fine and I dragged it through some terrible weather a lot.
The Tundra is a lot bigger and heavier than a Taco and the newer Tacoma have the 4l 6 option with a lot more power than the 3.4 that I had.

Trade that Rav!

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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thanks ed. i cant believe i'm gonna do this. but you only live once huh. wish i could find a used tacoma...the one i'm looking at has TW 650 and gross 6500
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My Tundra actually came from Chelmsford,Ma. and I found it on Ebay and drove it back home to STL.

Deals on used trucks are out there but it can take some time to find just the right one.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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I pull a 17ft Casita Freedom Dlx with a Tacoma. It's a nice combination. Living in CO we have lots of long grades, the Tacoma does well with the exception of when idiots jump out in front of me and bog me down. The Tacoma doesn't recover as fast as my full size truck did. But it eventually recovers and does well. Good luck!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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oh robin. thx. we have the same camper. but i took out the chairs and table.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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I pull a 17' Casita with a V6 4Runner, same platform. it is an excellent combination, you will not be disappointed
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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thx ian
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #11
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Years ago when we were just getting interested in fiberglass we met two couples with identical set ups. Both had Casita 17's with Tacoma pickups and both had distribution hitches. Raz
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When I had a casita 17 spirit deluxe my TV was a 2009 tacoma double cab long bed 4x4 and considered it a perfect match. Towing MPG was usually 15 to 17 and never felt under powered. I have upgraded to a bigfoot 25rq and a tundra TV, but have many fond memories of the casita and tacoma.
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Taco 4x4 four-banger here does well enough for me. A tad slow at times up mountains, but worth the mileage in everyday life................................17 Lib Deluxe

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:53 AM   #14
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What is the GVWR for the Tacoma? My 2011 full size pickup has a GVWR of 6700 lbs . max tongue weight of 850 lbs and a towing capacity of 8550 Lbs. When I subtract the base weight of the vehicle ,the weight of my fiberglass topper, 2 passengers , 1 dog , and the tongue weight of a Casita 17 (Based on Frederics real world weights Avg tongue weight is 438 lbs for a 17 ft Casita) , I have about 250 lbs left for cargo . I am concerned that this does not leave much margin for error and I am uncomfortable towing in this manner.
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