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Old 01-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #21
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This is what I towed. Trailer was 2000 and kubota was 3500 not to mention countless loads of fire wood in a 4000 lb empty dump trailer
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #22
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This is what I towed. Trailer was 2000 and kubota was 3500 not to mention countless loads of fire wood in a 4000 lb empty dump trailer
Towing a full sized, upright camper is different that towing a tractor on a trailer, even though the weight may be the same. Any truck is going to have a harder time pulling a camper, with the frontal wind resistance, with side winds affecting sway.

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A Reese dual cam setup. Towed with a regular WD setup. Towed for 100 miles absolutely fine.
I guess you mean that you will getting a Reese Dual Cam with the SV 264 ?? Looks like the WDH used in the picture is not the Dual Cam .
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #23
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Yes I ordered the dual cam for the camper. With the flat trailer it was just a weight distribution setup standard. I have personally met 2 different people with the exact same truck and camper that I have. They say it tows like a dream and they put a lot of miles on them. One person uses the dual cam setup with airbags and the other just has standard weight distribution and no suspension assist. I personally have timbrens on the truck and the 4 leaf and will be using the Reese dual cam setup. I have even towed a car trailer with a race car in it and the truck did fine. Biggest complaint was the tongue was over 800lbs with no weight distribution. It is all relative to where you live and what you want to accomplish. If you look at the wheel base of my truck compared to a dodge quad cab short bed with a 4.7L, the tacoma is not much different except for weight. Hp and length and width are almost equal.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #24
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Don't get me wrong fuel mileage is in the toilet but the truck tows nicely.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #25
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For what itís worth, donít forget about the weight carrying capacity of your truck. You will find it on the truck door sticker.
I have a 264 and I am towing it with a Ford F-150. The truck will tow 11,300 Lbs., but the weight carrying capacity of my truck is 1964 Lbs.
I exceeded my weight carrying capacity because of all the gear I put in the truck bed, my load was;
Two people & dogs at 500 Lbs.
Trailer tough load 600 Lbs.
Generator 85 Lbs.
26 Gal of gas 220 Lbs.
20 Gal of water 170 Lbs.
125 Qt Cooler filled 260 Lbs.
Outboard motor at 80 Lbs.
Boat Loader at 200 Lbs.
Boat at 300 Lbs.
Battery 50 Lbs.
Stuff. 100 Lbs.

Total at 2565 Lbs.

I plan to add a rear leaf to each spring in the back.


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Old 02-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #26
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Don't get me wrong fuel mileage is in the toilet but the truck tows nicely.
What MPG did you get? I heard it was around 10 MPG.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #27
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The truck has the new Ecoboost engine, lots of power but it doesn’t get the advertised gas mileage.
Last trip was to North Western Ontario, 1672 miles one way.

The fuel mileage was 9.5 going uphill and 9.5 going downhill.

Seriously, going through West Virginia it was a little worse, maybe 8.5, but the average was 9.5 MPG.

The truck gets 16.5 MPG on the interstate by itself.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #28
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Forget mileage. Towing kills mileage.
Adding gizmos will not increase payload capacity.
The sticker on the door can be used against you in a court of law.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #29
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Here is the new trailer. Love it towed amazingly.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #30
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Here is the new trailer. Love it towed amazingly.
Great setup Mike, I want the same camper but not sure I want to spring for the extra cash.

I am glad you had no trouble pulling it, I have the same truck as you, Tacoma double cab and long bed with towing package.

What is the dry weight on your camper?

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