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Old 06-19-2016, 04:51 PM   #11
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You are asking for trouble to pull that much with Tacoma; no room for error. Also, think about stopping...
Move up to a Tundra or go smaller. My 2 cents! 😊
I pulled a larger trailer with my Tacoma, I logged a little over 10K miles in 15 months. I had zero issues. That being said I did have to modify the suspension, and upgrade to some real hauling tires etc...
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:27 PM   #12
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The gas mileage was bad, 8-10 mpg.
Cruise speed 65-70 on flatter roads. 55 up hill
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:43 AM   #13
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Ozz, you've made a wise choice to go with something smaller and lighter. Those dry weights you're quoting - are they the listed dry weights in the brochure? They are notoriously optimistic. Count on being at least 600# (likely 1000# loaded) heavier than the brochure weight. Ignore the brochure weights and find out what they really weigh according to the sticker on the actual trailer.

I towed a 5200# (loaded actual weight) Rockwood Roo with my '08 Tacoma TRD double cab. I knew it was there as soon as I touched the gas or brake pedal. Don't believe anyone who tells you different. Upgrading tires and adding air bags makes the ride more stable but it doesn't increase your GVWR. I was right at my GVWR with only 2 of us in the cabin, I had all 5 of use to take at the time, so I upgraded to my current F-150. The Tacoma is great for light loads and for off-road, not so much for travel trailers with higher weights and pulling that wall through the air.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:48 AM   #14
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I pulled a larger trailer with my Tacoma, I logged a little over 10K miles in 15 months. I had zero issues. That being said I did have to modify the suspension, and upgrade to some real hauling tires etc...
If the Tacoma was that great for you, why did you change to F-250 as your TV? Are you planning to move to a 5er?
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If the Tacoma was that great for you, why did you change to F-250 as your TV? Are you planning to move to a 5er?
Because he wanted a real truck !!!

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Old 06-20-2016, 10:01 AM   #16
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Ozz, I REALLY hope you find something that you like and something that is comfortable to tow. The Toyotas are very good trucks and should work fine within their rating. I am attaching a link here to the Learning to RV website showing much of what I wish I had known before buying my first TT. The magazine Trailer Life also has a lot of very useful information in this link including tow ratings for almost every vehicle in the past several years. Also, here is a link that will walk you through weighing your rig once you have made your selection. You will know then just how much camping gear you can add for your adventures.
Just reading and understanding will make your selection of a camper so much more enjoyable, you will know your limits, what things to watch out for that might be a problem down the road, and certainly know more about your capabilities than the salesperson that is assuring you "You can pull that will no problem"! I equate RV salespeople the same respect as I do for the typical used car salesperson.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:58 AM   #17
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I towed my 2015 RW 2306 Mini Lite (3850# dry) with a Tacoma double cab. Twice. Then sold the Tacoma and bought a Tundra...

It was marginal at best, but I live in the upstate of SC, so all my travel takes me into the mountains. Just like someone else on here stated - I didn't feel like I had enough margin to be comfortable. Especially on the interstate with big-rigs passing.

REALLY loved my Taco and hated to get rid of it. First trip home from the camper dealer:

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Old 06-25-2016, 04:33 PM   #18
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Tacoma towing

Well I bought and towed home a:
2016 Coachmen Apex 212RB I was surprised at how well it towed and stopped. Got a anti sway hitch and backup camera. Next thing is to actually camp in it.

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Old 06-25-2016, 05:09 PM   #19
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Nice congratulations. Happy travels.
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