Towing

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Armtaco, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Armtaco

    Armtaco New Member

    Hi everybody I just thought I'd touch a little on towing a travel trailer with my 2017 Tacoma TRD offroad V6 automatic and what I experienced with towing my 22.5 foot lance travel trailer weight 5000lbs dry I made two trips to Osoyoos in the Okanogan B.C.Allison Pass was the highest elevation gain 1342m Had Ect on so transmission wouldn't keep gear searching and in sport mode 3td to 5th gear range worked really well I was quite amazed at how well the truck handled used 7000lb equalizer weight hitch to level everything out very little sway at 65 miles per hour I had all together about 5600lbs total evenly distributed weight with no problems.Hope this helps anyone looking at purchasing and pulling a trailer with your truck.Here's a couple of my pictures with my truck and IMG_1416.jpg IMG_1418.jpg
    trailer in Osoyoos
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Nice. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. jakedillon

    jakedillon Member

    Any idea of transmission temperatures while pulling that much elevation?
     
  5. OP
    Armtaco

    Armtaco New Member

    I have the towing package on the truck and transmission temperature wasn't any problem.
     
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  6. jdevera

    jdevera Member

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    I feel much better after reading this. I was a little concerned about my recent purchase and the trucks ability to tow it.
     
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  7. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    I'm so impress with you guys and your trucks. I imagined towing a teardrop type trailer. But these are luxurious.

    Haul on, man.
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Problem with pulling trailers that heavy and big is the stopping. These trucks can move them forward but the trailer will move the truck when stopping. Brake assistance is a must. I’ve also seen trailers pull the truck on corners when they are to big for the truck.
    These trucks can do it but it’s not the safest.
    The curb weight is 4445 lbs you have 5700lbs almost 1300 lbs more pushing it forward.
     
  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Very true.
     
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  10. jdevera

    jdevera Member

    Agreed, brake controller is a must, also a proper hitch set up makes it safer and easier. I drive like grandma when towing and never go over 65mph.
     
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  11. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Important point.
     
  12. OkieCowboy

    OkieCowboy Well-Known Member

    Here is a picture of where I mounted the brake controller. I bought a connector from etrailer that snapped into the adapter hidden behind the left kick panel. We made a 1,500 mile trip to south Texas after installing new tires on the 3,100 lb trailer. I have the ShiftSense Pro that helped. The truck surprised me. We had a strong tailwind on the return trip. 710 miles in just over 12 hours and about 11 mpg. IMG_0901.jpg IMG_0768.jpg
     
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  13. Raeburn

    Raeburn Well-Known Member

    Towed the boat to the lake, 250km and over a couple small mountain passes. 5700 lbs with surge brakes on all four wheels, the truck did great, better than I expected. Mpg was between 9 and 12. Used ECT with S4 and S5, very comfortable drive. IMG_20180512_1757541.jpeg
     
  14. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Thanx for info nice rigs i was thinking of a bambi air stream 16-18 ft. What are you guys using for rear springs ?
    .
     
  15. OkieCowboy

    OkieCowboy Well-Known Member

    Standard rear springs with equalizer hitch. A 16-18 ft Airstream should be a dream to tow. Enjoy.
     
  16. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Thanx for the info.
     
  17. cycledoc

    cycledoc New Member

    IMG_20160428_140136112.jpg 19 ft Bambi 2006. Does fine on the flat, lugs a bit more in mountains (Washington State) than my previous 2006 Tundra with small V8. Usually about 13 MPG.
     
  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
     
  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I love the airstream.
     
  20. cycledoc

    cycledoc New Member

    It works well and we've never had problems with sway or braking....weight over 1500 lbs in Washington State need trailer brakes. Empty weight is listed at 3500 lbs.
     
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  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I want a Bambi :D
    I like that whole set up you’ve got going.
     

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