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Old 08-22-2012, 02:45 PM   #681
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Is that a tacoma towing behind you?


Yes...That is my aunt. We were sitting waiting to empty our tanks.That was her first trip pulling her 18 ft zinger.She and the little truck did a great job except on a couple of the bigger hills they were pretty slow .But they got the job done.
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Here's my new truck towing my jayco 22fb.
wow bet that Toyota earned its pay pulling that trailer.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #683
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wow bet that Toyota earned its pay pulling that trailer.
My previous truck was a Tacoma 4x4 TRD with tow package rated for 6500#. Towed my 4000# TT fine, except it had to down shift a lot, and it was really, really noisy. We did crawl up the mountains, but you just tuck in behind a big semi; sort of makes you feel like one of the big boys!

Also the 5-spd auto didn't have tow/haul, so it was running long periods with the torque converter unlocked, unless you noticed it and down shifted manually (making it noisier). Biggest problem though was the lack of payload (only ~1000#).

Our new (last year) F150 Ecoboost gets the same mileage towing the TT but has about twice the low-end torque, twice the payload, is twice as quiet, and is generally twice the truck. Couldn't be happier.
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Picked up a Trail Runner 26SLE today, will post up pics next time I hook up.

Still working on my parking spot for it, thought a 11ft opening in the rock wall would be enough but it was a squeeze backing it in so I moved another 3-4 feet of rocks today. The plan is to have some gravel delivered to level the spot then crushed rock to park on.
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From last weekend. First trip with the new rig.











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My previous truck was a Tacoma 4x4 TRD with tow package rated for 6500#. Towed my 4000# TT fine, except it had to down shift a lot, and it was really, really noisy. We did crawl up the mountains, but you just tuck in behind a big semi; sort of makes you feel like one of the big boys!

Also the 5-spd auto didn't have tow/haul, so it was running long periods with the torque converter unlocked, unless you noticed it and down shifted manually (making it noisier). Biggest problem though was the lack of payload (only ~1000#).

Our new (last year) F150 Ecoboost gets the same mileage towing the TT but has about twice the low-end torque, twice the payload, is twice as quiet, and is generally twice the truck. Couldn't be happier.
I recently traded in my '08 Tacoma DoubleCab 4x4 TRD Sport for my '09 F150 SCrew 4x4 with Max. Towing and I love the capability of the F150 and the towing mirrors!

We originally bought the Tacoma thinking we'd be getting a 19ft. TT but we came across a used 2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS at a great price so we bought the Roo knowing we might have to upgrade the truck. The Tacoma hauled the 5280# (loaded) Roo fine on flat roads but I couldn't have all 5 of us in it without going 300# over GVWR. So we had to use a 2nd vehicle for 3 of us. Hauling up hills with the Tacoma, it lacked the power I wanted. It regularly exceeded 3500 rpm and drank around 13 mpg average.

My F150 gets close to the same mileage but with much more power and a lot more room for all 5 of us. I'll have to take the truck and trailer to the local CAT scale to check my weights but I'm very comfortable with the way it hauls.

I also noticed a fair bit of the bounce others have noted, even with my 10K rated Equal-i-zer hitch, so I had an extra leaf spring added in the back end and the excessive bounce is gone without a noticeable effect on the unloaded ride.

For tires I have Bridgestone Dueller A/T Revo 2's rated at 2601#. They're excellent tires, very quiet, good load rating and good in snow.

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From last weekend. First trip with the new rig.
Have you had this setup weighed at a CAT scale? That big trailer (29BHDS?) on the hitch with the motorcycle in the bed may put you over the GVWR on the truck.
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the 29bh is rated at 850 at the hitch...even with 300lbs of motorcycle he is way whitin the range.

I put 2 300lbs motorcyle in my 23KRS cargo in front and ~200lbs of stuff in the bed(closest to the cab) of the truck and I'm whitin the limit in my 07.

with the WD hitch it's a piece of cake. (I have helper bag though cause I'm dropped 3/5)
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the 29bh is rated at 850 at the hitch...even with 300lbs of motorcycle he is way whitin the range.

I put 2 300lbs motorcyle in my 23KRS cargo in front and ~200lbs of stuff in the bed(closest to the cab) of the truck and I'm whitin the limit in my 07.

with the WD hitch it's a piece of cake. (I have helper bag though cause I'm dropped 3/5)
Not that I care but with a 300lbs bike, the rack, two kayaks, the bed extender, bed rug, all the other stuff in the bed, the WD hitch and the weight on the pin that is around 1000lbs loaded, no way he can stay under limits, impossible.

My fifth wheel weights 1180lbs on the pin loaded (weighed it more than once), my hitch weights 65lbs. I carry nothing in my bed and I'm 100lbs under GVWR limit but 50lbs above rear GAWR limit. I'm driving a plain FX4 SCaB that weights 150lbs less than a SCrew and probably a good 250lbs less than a Platinum like this.

Now go back to the pictures

Now back to the pictures
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