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Old 06-19-2016, 06:18 PM   #11
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We have a 2016 2304 KS. We tow it with a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder equipped with a towing package. I've added suspension air bags. So far it tows nicely with no problems. 8 to 13 mpg. 3 long trips so far. Chicago (western suburb) to Atlanta Georgia, to Hot Springs Arkansas, and to Copper Harbor in the upper peninsula of Michigan. As well as some shorter hops.

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Old 06-19-2016, 07:07 PM   #12
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TRD Supercharger

I Tow a 2012 Puma 19RL (23' 9") with dry weight of 4248 and Hitch weight of 446 on my 2012 Tacoma double cab Off Road. Set up similar to Ken K with WDH and Ride Rites. Absolutely no problems, just take it easy on steep grades by staying around 50-55 (6%/7% grades).

The difference is I also have the TRD Supercharger which boosts the Torque and HP significantly. Good news is great towing performance. Bad news is poor gas mileage year round when not towing. I had accepted this and planned that way in advance because I was tired of parking/maneuvering hassles on my Tundra CrewMax.

Of course the supercharger also adds a premium cost to the Tacoma which could be used to upsize to a Tundra. Toyota is discontinuing SC's but is committed to 10 years of support so may have to get aftermarket if dealer is out of them. It is actually an Eaton 90.

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Old 06-19-2016, 09:16 PM   #13
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The only thing that bothered me and it wasn't really that big of a deal was when I towed I got 9-10 mpg, with a 15 gal tank that doesn't get you very far before you have to stop and fill up again.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:36 AM   #14
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I'm going to side with the other posters that it's not your best tow vehicle. If the fictional brochure weight is 3400# it will be closer to 4500# when you're loaded ready to camp. Check the actual sticker to see what it really weighs and figure in an extra 600# of cargo.

I had an '08 Tacoma TRD double cab pulling a 5200# Rockwood Roo and I was right at the GVWR with only 2 of us in the cab. It was fine on flat roads but struggled on most hills. I couldn't accelerate up a hill. Between the drag and the weight, I just wasn't satisfied so I traded it on my current F-150. A Tundra would be a very capable TV for your TT. The specs indicate they are like an F-150 with max. tow package (GVWR around 7200#). But around here they tend to be a fair bit more expensive than an F-150 without any better performance and a thirsty 5.7L engine. The Toyota name is worth something IMO though.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:00 AM   #15
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For size comparison, I towed for 4 years with my Diesel Jeep Liberty. Only I would drive it because it wasn't the best towing vehicle for a full profile trailer. But, I do miss the maneuverability of the Liberty. I did have a Reese Dual Cam WDH, which IMHO, helped.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:29 PM   #16
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I have a 2016 Tacoma and pull a 2306 dry 3890 full load 4800 lbs does great truck has lots of power
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:24 PM   #17
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I pull a 2304ks with a Nissan Frontier. Tows fine at 60 mph. Struggles a bit at 65 and only gets about 10 mpg. Not the ideal tow vehicle but capable of getting you where you want to go. I have Belden shocks all the way around. Very stable when pulling without a weight distribution hitch.

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