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Old 08-18-2013, 10:05 PM   #41
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I am also looking at the same trailers with a tacoma. The hitch weight might be 640 lbs with the 6400 tow capacity. My experience is that most tow capacities are wishful thinking by the manufacturers. I also live in north ga and I would not want to pull more than 4500 with the tacoma. The last Chevy I had had a 7500 tow capacity and it really struggled with a 5000 lb trailer in the mountains. I like the toy hauler model but am worried about the tongue weight with a tacoma.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #42
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I am also looking at the same trailers with a tacoma. The hitch weight might be 640 lbs with the 6400 tow capacity. My experience is that most tow capacities are wishful thinking by the manufacturers. I also live in north ga and I would not want to pull more than 4500 with the tacoma. The last Chevy I had had a 7500 tow capacity and it really struggled with a 5000 lb trailer in the mountains. I like the toy hauler model but am worried about the tongue weight with a tacoma.
Your cargo carrying capacity is what you should be the most concerned with.
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Ok. 1200 lbs CCC -
300 passengers
75 personal gear
100 firewood
150 generator,chairs,misc
25 ball hitch
260 dry hitch weight - T12BH
100 added hitch weight after lp tanks, battery

1,010 total only leaves 190 for anything else.

Does that look right?

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #44
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Ok. 1200 lbs CCC -
300 passengers
75 personal gear
100 firewood
150 generator,chairs,misc
25 ball hitch
260 dry hitch weight - T12BH
100 added hitch weight after lp tanks, battery

1,010 total only leaves 190 for anything else.

Does that look right?

Thanks.
Looks close but believe it or not average user item are about 1000lbs

Dishes pots pans silverware glass plates food coolers ice beverages sheets blankets pillows clothes tools toiletries towels awning mat water heater full of water
Dual 30lb propane tanks full are 100lbs
Battery is 100lbs


Just an fyi
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #45
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Ok. 1200 lbs CCC -
300 passengers
75 personal gear
100 firewood
150 generator,chairs,misc
25 ball hitch
260 dry hitch weight - T12BH
100 added hitch weight after lp tanks, battery

1,010 total only leaves 190 for anything else.

Does that look right?

Thanks.
Sounds fair. If you have everything but the camper, you can load up the truck like you were going camping and taking it to get weighed. Take that number and then subtract it from your GVWR to find out what's available for tongue weight. You might be surprised at how much things actually weigh, BUT, your numbers seem fairly right.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #46
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GT40 I do not mean to hijack your thread. I am thinking about going with the T12Bh with the front rack for the tacoma.
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Now that I have been reading on other Forums my Tacoma is supposed to have a max. tongue weight of 650 lbs. not 350 lbs. I think the 350 lbs. is the tongue weight of the A-Frames unloaded (dry). Does this sound more accurate?
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GT40 I do not mean to hijack your thread. I am thinking about going with the T12Bh with the front rack for the tacoma.
No problem. I'm considering the one you are also.

PS: My hunting buddy bought the one with the front rack and has a Tacoma 4X4 V6 with access cab. He does not have a weight distribution hitch and says that it sways going around corners even when it is unloaded (dry). He hasn't even used it yet.
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No problem. I'm considering the one you are also.

PS: My hunting buddy bought the one with the front rack and has a Tacoma 4X4 V6 with access cab. He does not have a weight distribution hitch and says that it sways going around corners even when it is unloaded (dry). He hasn't even used it yet.
I wouldn't be surprised with the sway when empty given that it is likely to the light without anything on the platform. If he weighs things out, he may see that he is significantly low % on tongue weight.
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Now that I have been reading on other Forums my Tacoma is supposed to have a max. tongue weight of 650 lbs. not 350 lbs. I think the 350 lbs. is the tongue weight of the A-Frames unloaded (dry). Does this sound more accurate?
The factory Dry Hitch Weight on an a122S is 283 lbs and on a T12BH it is 292 lbs.

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PS: My hunting buddy bought the one with the front rack and has a Tacoma 4X4 V6 with access cab. He does not have a weight distribution hitch and says that it sways going around corners even when it is unloaded (dry). He hasn't even used it yet.
I am surprised by this. The factory weights balance of 15% is quite good because the axle is fairly far back. The dealer prep of adding propane and a battery should make it relatively tongue heavy. My A122S towed wonderfully with an empty trunk.

You need to look at the GCWR for your Tacoma and subtract the GWR for the trailer for a first approximation of the residual capacity you have. A frames have a relativity high CCC, so you have some room to be flexible. But there is no substitute for understanding your vehicles and actual weights if you are close to your limits and towing on difficult roads.
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