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Old 10-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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Hi Ron, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here

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Old 10-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #18
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Ron, I have an 07 std cab Tacoma with an auto tran.
It towed my 16' SD Scamp easily.
My longest trip was over 4000 mile up through Yellowstone and I averaged 22mpg.
Most of my trips are with my allmost 700 pound ATV in the back of my truck.
It's sometimes slower going up long steep grades but it does the job very well.
I would abvise putting Air Lift airbags on the back to keep it level.
You run 10 pounds in them when your not towing or hauling and it still rides well.
You can pump them up to as much 100 lbs when needed.
My ONLY complaint with Toyota Tacomas is 3 bags of groceries seem to drop the back end.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:50 AM   #19
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Is this doable?
Find out all the weights involved, passengers, gear, tongue and trailer weight, etc. Then go to your owners manual. You will find a section that defines the various weight limitations of your truck. There should also be numerous examples that you can use to calculate the numbers for your situation and know whether you are within its limits. It's a little like doing your taxes so hang in there. I hope the numbers work out for you. Raz
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:54 AM   #20
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Personally I would probably get a bigger truck. With that said I do remember a 13' deluxe for sale I think in Vermont here in the classifieds, you can check back through and see.
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Thanks to all for the useful information. I found a thread with an actual weight of a 13' Scamp with a bathroom and shower. It was 1760 lbs. Here are the numbers that i came up with:

Tow capacity - 3500 80% of that is 2800
Trailer - 1760
ATV - 590
All Cargo - 500

So total weight comes to 2850. Personally, I think this is within reason. Closer than a small toy hauler that I was looking at to tow with our Pilot. It's UVW is 2315.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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I don't know how much of your cargo you can get alongside the atv lashed in the bed so I'll assume it will all go in trailer. So swag of 2260 curb wgt. of the trailer and, if an optimal 10% of that wgt. on the tongue, that's 226. So 816 "in the box" or at least on the axle. The Taco is a half-ton pup but I'd consider something to harden up the suspension such as Timbren donuts or air shocks.

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I don't know how much of your cargo you can get alongside the atv lashed in the bed so I'll assume it will all go in trailer. So swag of 2260 curb wgt. of the trailer and, if an optimal 10% of that wgt. on the tongue, that's 226. So 816 "in the box" or at least on the axle. The Taco is a half-ton pup but I'd consider something to harden up the suspension such as Timbren donuts or air shocks.

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Yes definitely. The springs are a weak point on Tacomas. I have Hellwig 550 helpers on it now just for weight in the bed. They do help.
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Welcome. Some folks use 4 cyl Tacomas to tow 13' and sometimes even 16' eggs.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #25
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I thought this was interesting. AutoExpress.co.uk I also like the comments posted below. Seems even though they can tow with cars over there, some people think like us in that we need a bigger vehicle to make a better tow rig.

Again, I will say this. What you can do and what you will enjoy doing probably won't be the same, as far as towing with a 4cyl Tacoma. And I am not recommending anyone exceed their tow ratings. You have to be comfortable with what ever you decide, so get educated and make your own choices.

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What you can do and what you will enjoy doing probably won't be the same, as far as towing with a 4cyl Tacoma. .

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I have been towing with a 4 cyl Tacoma for 7 years.
I find it enjoyable, especially when I buy fuel.

It does slow me down on long grades when I have my 760 pound ATV in the bed of my truck.

I don't need a fuel inefficient vehicle when my towing makes up less than 10 % of my annual driving.

A very satisfied 4 cyl.Toyota Tacoma owner,

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Just a question?

America is a very litigeous society.

Strictly from a survival/business point of view I would think a margin of saftey is built into reccommended tow or payload weights.

I doubt any manufacturer would open themselves up to law suits or equipment failure by advertising unsafe tow or load capacitys.
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