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Old 08-27-2017, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hi There! Does anyone tow a Toyota Tacoma behind their Sunseeker? We are looking at doing so but wonder if it is too large. It's 5600 lbs.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:57 PM   #2
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Hi There! Does anyone tow a Toyota Tacoma behind their Sunseeker? We are looking at doing so but wonder if it is too large. It's 5600 lbs.


Most hitches have a max of 5,000 lbs plus your MH has a max gvwr. Without the weight of your MH (not the dry weight but actual scale weights) it is very hard to tell you but experience tells me you would be overloaded. Maybe if you included the year and model of SunSeeker others with the same MH can jump in.
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Weight may not be the issue, brakes are. You should consider some toad brake method.
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We have a 2013 Sunserker 3010DS with a GVWR of 15,500.
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More than likely being a 2013 the hitch has a 5000 LBS rating.
My 2013 3010DS had a 5000 lbs rating.
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Thanks everyone, we decided aganist it as Toyota does not recomend it. Now may look at Jeeps.
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:05 PM   #7
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There ya go.... Consider a jk as no key is needed..
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Hi There! Does anyone tow a Toyota Tacoma behind their Sunseeker? We are looking at doing so but wonder if it is too large. It's 5600 lbs.
The Tacoma weighs between 4000 and 4500 pounds depending on model. The Tundra is around the 5600 pound number you quoted. My son has a 4X4 four door Tacoma and I have a 4X4 CrewMax Tundra.

I'm really not sure why you couldn't tow a manual transmission 4X2 Tacoma. The 4X4 probably not due to the electronic shifting transfer case. Toyota should provide a neutral position on these vehicles like the old manual transfers had.
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You would have a hard time finding a tow bar manufacturer that even makes the base plates for a newer Tacoma.. I looked! We have a 2013 Wrangler unlimited that we tow and a 2012 Jeep Liberty, both are a breeze to tow!
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:57 AM   #10
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Like this one for 2005-2015? Or this one for current generation?
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Like this one for 2005-2015? Or this one for current generation?


I did my search when the new body style tacoma came out which I think was late 2016 and also for a four runner so maybe they just weren't out yet but to my knowledge Toyota doesn't recommend the tacoma or four runner to be flat towed that's why I went and bought the 2012 Liberty. (We already had our Wrangler but it's on 37" tires and I don't want to put the miles on them!)
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I flat tow a 2012 Tacoma 4x4 5 spd . It is a standard cab, short bed and weighs in at 3820 curb weight.
You must remove the rear drive shaft for tow or you will burn up the rear bearing in the transmission over time. It does not get lubed. This is true for any 5 spd Toyota tranny. I burned up one in my old 85 flat towing.
A $1200 drive shaft coupler is also an option.
I decided to make a setup to just remove the rear pinion yoke (4 bolts) and tie up the shaft to the underside of the bed while towing. Disadvantage of that is you cannot drive it until you reattach the shaft. (takes 5 minutes).
I wanted a truck and not a Jeep. My Toyota goes everywhere and does everything I need it to do. Not for everyone though.
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