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Old 12-18-2012, 09:25 AM   #11
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We have a 2012 model year. The shipping weight of our trailer was 4910lbs. I am probably loaded to the max weight of the trailer (wife has to pack half the house) at 7000lbs+. I tow with a 2005 Dodge 1500 Quad cab hemi with the 3.92 rear end. If it's just my wife and I, the trailer tows just fine. If I take a bunch of firewood and my two nieces in the truck, the back of of the truck gets a little squishy. I am probably maxing out the payload capacity of the truck, even though the hemi has plenty of power to pull the trailer. Next truck will be at least a 3/4 ton.

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Well it looks like I may have to trade the truck if I want this camper for $18K, which seems to be a great price.
I can almost trade even for a Tundra with a lot more towing capacity.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #12
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Well it looks like I may have to trade the truck if I want this camper for $18K, which seems to be a great price.
I can almost trade even for a Tundra with a lot more towing capacity.
If you decide to trade, do your homework. That trailer would best be towed by a 1/2 ton (or bigger) truck with a wheelbase of 145" or more....some of the Tundras have 126" wheelbases. Also, the tow package with the 5.7 is probably a must.....the small V6 has a tow capacity of under 5000 lbs in some models.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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I agree that your Tacoma may have some difficulty. I have the 2013 Surveyor and pull it with a 2010 Toyota Sequoia. It pulls it pretty well but you definitely know its back there when you hit the hills in the Ozarks. I cant imagine that you would be able to pull it up those hills with the Tacoma. Ive had 2 Tacomas and no way I would be able to pull it with the Tacomas I had.

That being said, I love, love, love my Surveyor. No problems whatsoever, except what the electrician caused trying to put an 30 amp outlet on the outside of my garage. That story is on here somewhere. Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #14
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I do know that the Tacoma's have a great resale value, moreso than Ford, Chevy or GMC, not knocking those trucks at all. This should allow me to trade in for a model similar to my 2009 with little difference according to the NADA.

I have looked at alot of campers and like the SV264 really well and the dealer is RVwholsale near Toledo Oh.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #15
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I have the SV264 and I agree it is a great trailer. But I believe you will only be able to get total satisfaction by having a capable truck to pull it with. IMO the Tacoma does not fit that description. It doesn't matter how great the trailer is when you get to your campsite if the drive there was a white knuckle nerve wracking one. Get a capable truck and then go for that 264. You will love it!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:45 PM   #16
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Here's my weights with a 2012 SV264, and a 2008 Ford 150 FX4 with the factory tow package and upgrades. I'm getting an axle riser kit installed on the trailer now, and will re-do the hitch setup to correct for the height and try to throw more weight forward too. As you can see I'm close to my rear axle rating, and not too far off from the truck's GVWR, even without a full load. I woudn't pull this trailer with much less of a truck.

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Light load in the bed
Trailer Dry Weight sticker from factory - 4774

WEIGHT - RATING - ACTUAL
Front Axle - 3750 - 3263
Rear Axle - 3850 - 3792
Trailer Axles (both combined) - 7000 - 5049
Trlr Gross Weight - 7481 - approx 5799
TV Gross Weight (Hitched) - 7200 - 7055
TV Gross Weight (Unhitched) - 7200 - 6305
Gross Combined - 14000 - 12104
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:17 PM   #17
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I am buying a SV264 also and own a 2007 Tacoma Double Cab long bed. I have towed things around the 7000lb mark and have no problems. With the correct setup it doesn't matter just take it easy on the hills. Check out tacomaworld.com and look at what other guys are towing. you will be impressed. look at the F150 from the 90's they were around the tacomas and look what people towed then
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:22 AM   #18
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I am buying a SV264 also and own a 2007 Tacoma Double Cab long bed. I have towed things around the 7000lb mark and have no problems. With the correct setup it doesn't matter just take it easy on the hills. Check out tacomaworld.com and look at what other guys are towing. you will be impressed. look at the F150 from the 90's they were around the tacomas and look what people towed then
I am a member over there at that site and that's the very thing which made me think I could tow the SV264.

What kind of hitch setup do you have?
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A Reese dual cam setup. Towed with a regular WD setup. Towed for 100 miles absolutely fine.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #20
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A Reese dual cam setup. Towed with a regular WD setup. Towed for 100 miles absolutely fine.
When you state you towed for 100 miles, was that the SV264 Camper?
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