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Old 03-23-2019, 08:14 AM   #1
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Is anyone towing a Casita sized (~3000 lbs) trailer with a 2017 or later Toyota Tacoma? I am thinking about getting a newish Tacoma (they made significant changes in 2017). I like the size of the Tacoma in general but I'm really looking for the newer safety features including automatic emergency braking, trailer sway, etc... I've read some people saying the new transmission sucks for towing and hills but then others say it is fine. Often online reviews don't represent the typical user so I'd like to hear some first hand accounts.
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Is anyone towing a Casita sized (~3000 lbs) trailer with a 2017 or later Toyota Tacoma? I am thinking about getting a newish Tacoma (they made significant changes in 2017). I like the size of the Tacoma in general but I'm really looking for the newer safety features including automatic emergency braking, trailer sway, etc... I've read some people saying the new transmission sucks for towing and hills but then others say it is fine. Often online reviews don't represent the typical user so I'd like to hear some first hand accounts.
I thought you might like to know that the latest front crash testing of pickups Tacoma was rated last.
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I thought you might like to know that the latest front crash testing of pickups Tacoma was rated last.
The article I read about the crash tests for trucks said the Tundra performed the worst. It said the Tacoma was "acceptable".
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I am towing a 16 foot scamp with a 2012 Tacoma, which has lower HP and tow capacity and it tows great. It is easy pull up steep grades and handles well. The gas mileage average is around 14 mph. This is traveling mostly in the Pacific NW which can be hilly. The Tacoma has a good durability and value record. The downside is that you will find that the resale for use is higher. The upside is the quality and reliability is top rated. For tow capacity, you will find the 6,500 rating to be more that sufficient to two a Casita.
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Is anyone towing a Casita sized (~3000 lbs) trailer with a 2017 or later Toyota Tacoma? I am thinking about getting a newish Tacoma (they made significant changes in 2017). I like the size of the Tacoma in general but I'm really looking for the newer safety features including automatic emergency braking, trailer sway, etc... I've read some people saying the new transmission sucks for towing and hills but then others say it is fine. Often online reviews don't represent the typical user so I'd like to hear some first hand accounts.
Hi,
We have a 2017 Tacoma 4x4 off road truck as our TV for our 2012 Casita Spirit Deluxe and it does fine. Any questions just pm us.
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I thought you might like to know that the latest front crash testing of pickups Tacoma was rated last.

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Check this for Tacoma crash ratings: https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/.../small-pickups


I tow my Ollie with a 2017 4 door with a 6 speed manual w/ factory tow package and love it. Average an honest 15 mpg at 65mph max.
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The article I read about the crash tests for trucks said the Tundra performed the worst. It said the Tacoma was "acceptable".
I think you're right. Tundra was worst. Three truck were rated as good I believe.
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Here's one. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/21/...er-crash-test/ Google is our friend.
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:04 PM   #11
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I read two articles from Edmonds last night concerning the 2018 & 2019 Nissan Titan. Though they ranked the Ford F-150 , Ram 1500 , and Chevy 1500 higher than the Nissan , surprisingly they ranked the Nissan well above the toyota and for multiple reasons
A lot of people liked the Titan with the Cummins diesel , except for the price .

No Glenn I can not find the articles but I did look for them !
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:14 AM   #12
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Thanks Monk for the information. The resale value of Tacoma is one of the good and bad things about it. The reliability of the pre 2017 models can't be beat; I'd imagine they post 2017 should be good but that hasn't been proven.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:16 AM   #13
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Thanks Bob and Jackie. That is good information. I think all the 2107s have the trailer sway feature have you noticed any use, good or bad, with it?
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Thanks skallywag I think 2017 was the last year for the manual transmission which is a bit disappointing.
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