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Old 03-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #29
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Even the lightest 2007 Tundra is showing about 4350 dry weight on several sites. In as much as the scale stopped at the same exact even amount for both truck and trailer I would suspect a scale issue. Your 3500 Tundra is more like 5000 with driver, dog, canopy, a tank of fuel and "Stuff" aboard. You need to find certified scale and get a weigh ticket to be safe.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #30
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We have the Toyota Tacoma, 2 wheel drive, not the Toyota Tundra.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:34 PM   #31
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Sorry for the confusion
Back about post #22 your topic got hijacked and a Tundra question was introduced. As you can see, Marinab was under the impression that a Tundra could weigh less than a Tacoma, hence the Tundra information.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #32
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We are new to this site, thinking about purchasing a 16' Side Dinette Scamp. We have a 2 wheel drive. 2.7 L engine Toyota Tacoma Access Cab with a cap. We figure that the weight of the truck, cap and the 2 of us is in the vicinity of 5300 lbs. The owner's manual says the GCWR (which we understand to be the weight of the truck, trailer, people and gear) is 7440 lbs. Since the Scamp is about 2000 lbs without gear, water, whatever, we are concerned that the truck might not be able to tow the Scamp.

Will this combination work or are we going to be bogged down/over weight?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give us.

Hilda & Dick
I have a 87 Toyota 4x4 SR5 5 speed manual with extremely low mileage. It runs like new. I pull a 95 Scamp 13 footer easily at 60 to 65 on flat terrain. You can definitely feel it in the mountains, requiring shifting down to 3 or even 2 on steep grades. A 87 Toyota 22RE FI engine only had 116 hp in those days. I think pulling a 16 footer would be a stretch, depending on the new 4 cylinder horsepower. If you have a V6, then you would probably be OK.

In the future, we are upgrading to the Tundra just for more horsepower when we upgrade to a 16 footer. We will never sell the old truck - love it.

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:06 AM   #33
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We are new to this site, thinking about purchasing a 16' Side Dinette Scamp. We have a 2 wheel drive. 2.7 L engine Toyota Tacoma Access Cab with a cap. We figure that the weight of the truck, cap and the 2 of us is in the vicinity of 5300 lbs. The owner's manual says the GCWR (which we understand to be the weight of the truck, trailer, people and gear) is 7440 lbs. Since the Scamp is about 2000 lbs without gear, water, whatever, we are concerned that the truck might not be able to tow the Scamp.

Will this combination work or are we going to be bogged down/over weight?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give us.

Hilda & Dick
4cyl Taco is rated to tow 3500 lbs. I have towed somewhat more than that with my 2008 with no problems. Moved my who household 150 miles with a large trailer and the back of the truck loaded. We have a new 16' scamp we'll pick up in a few weeks and i don't anticipate any problems. Plan on driving one gear lower than normal, install a good brake controller and you'll be alright.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #34
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Another prospective....

The Toyota Tacoma cyl has 157HP / 180TQ

That is slightly more power than our old 93 Nissan Van. We had no problems with the 9,500lb total combination weight.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #35
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I have a 87 Toyota 4x4 SR5 5 speed manual with extremely low mileage. It runs like new. I pull a 95 Scamp 13 footer easily at 60 to 65 on flat terrain. You can definitely feel it in the mountains, requiring shifting down to 3 or even 2 on steep grades. A 87 Toyota 22RE FI engine only had 116 hp in those days. I think pulling a 16 footer would be a stretch, depending on the new 4 cylinder horsepower. If you have a V6, then you would probably be OK.

In the future, we are upgrading to the Tundra just for more horsepower when we upgrade to a 16 footer. We will never sell the old truck - love it.

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I found that the new 2012 4 cyl tacos have 159 hp verses my 116hp. I pull my boat too that weights in a 2000 pounds with trailer. I typically run at 60-65 in 4 gear or 5 gear, depending on the terrain. In 4th at 65 the engine rpm is only 300 higher at 3400 rpm. I then don't have to keep shifting down for hills as if running in 5th and it does not seem to make any difference in gas mileage, which is great.

I would not hestitate pulling the 16 footer with my old or a new taco. We would upgrade to a 16 foot Scamp but the top mounted A/C is too tall to fit under our garage door and we like storing the trailer inside.

Good luck.
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I pull a Casita 17LD around 3000 loaded and have no problems other than needing to run in lower gears headed over the mountains. Rating is 3500 pounds, seems to work fine and gets 18-19 mpg overall.
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