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baedriver
07-28-2010, 11:40 AM
I might be in the market for a new truck. I have an 06 197 with single axle trailer. I would really like a crewcab trd 4wd. What are people thoughts on towing with this truck? Or for the money would a full size be the way to go?

thanks everyone.

joecarew3
07-28-2010, 01:06 PM
It would probably tow it, but a full size would handle it that much better. If it was me... full size. No questions asked.

CruisinGA
07-28-2010, 01:14 PM
Good to go.

Barefooter92
07-28-2010, 01:25 PM
I tow my PS 205 with my wifes Bravada and it does just fine. It has the I-6 paired with 4:11 gears.

JMann
07-28-2010, 01:38 PM
I tow my 91 ps 190 with a highlander. It does OK with 4 adults and I don't have any major hill to climb.

Sodar
07-28-2010, 01:46 PM
You will be fine. I know of 2 people who tow with Tacomas. One of them tows regularly up to Lake Shasta from SoCal.

I believe the new Tacomas have a 6500 lb max capacity and a 11,000 GVWR. It should do just fine with a 4,000 lb boat.

Too bad they don't put the new 4.6l V6 in those trucks.

maxpower220
07-28-2010, 02:16 PM
Towing it will probably be no problem. My key to towing is the ratio of tow vehicle weight to total boat weight. I would never have a boat outweigh my vehicle, if you can help it. No matter how much wiz-bang traction control/anti sway technology is in it, the rules of physics still perform.

Any reason you don't buy American?

baedriver
07-28-2010, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the input. I would buy American with no questions but if I do it would be a new f150 fx4!!

Sodar
07-28-2010, 02:24 PM
Towing it will probably be no problem. My key to towing is the ratio of tow vehicle weight to total boat weight. I would never have a boat outweigh my vehicle, if you can help it. No matter how much wiz-bang traction control/anti sway technology is in it, the rules of physics still perform.

Any reason you don't buy American?

The truck will still outweigh a 197.

titleist93mc
07-28-2010, 04:26 PM
I have an 06 Tacoma TRD 4x4 and tow my 93 prostar. I definitely know its back there, but had no troubles. Although, I will be borrowing a 3/4 ton to back it down the driveway this fall/winter - its steeeeeeeeeeep, lol. But I will say that the Tacoma is rated at 7,000 or so and I know they wouldn't put that rating out there without feeling very comfortable with it (please hold all accelerator pedal and floor mat comments) 8p. My truck would tow as much if not more than my buddies early 2000s tundra. Not to mention they are almost the same size. My 2c.

JD

TinaSkiGirl
07-28-2010, 06:06 PM
All of you "City Boys" are such panzies!!!

If you hookup to it and stomp the gas to the floor and you start moving. Then the truck will tow it.

joecarew3
07-28-2010, 06:24 PM
All of you "City Boys" are such panzies!!!

If you hookup to it and stomp the gas to the floor and you start moving. Then the truck will tow it.

What do you pull yours with.....a bug:rolleyes:

Sodar
07-28-2010, 06:27 PM
Jetta .

TinaSkiGirl
07-28-2010, 06:40 PM
What do you pull yours with.....a bug:rolleyes:

Whatever I can hook it to!

Jetta .

Hey Sodar! You still need boat driving lesson? Or have you moved on to trailer backing lessons?

TinaSkiGirl
07-28-2010, 06:44 PM
PM me and I'll tell you what kind of lesson I want.

PM sent!


And yes there is a size requirement! ;)

TinaSkiGirl
07-28-2010, 06:51 PM
20' or 38'... what can the Jetta handle?

We will start with the 38'... I like big!

Like I said in my first post to this thread, "If I hookup to it and move it! Then it can tow it!

We just my have to put some blocks on top the rear axel! I have beat the rear springs down pretty good along with the back seat cushions!!! ;)

joecarew3
07-28-2010, 07:02 PM
We will start with the 38'... I like big!

Like I said in my first post to this thread, "If I hookup to it and move it! Then it can tow it!

We just my have to put some blocks on top the rear axel! I have beat the rear springs down pretty good along with the back seat cushions!!! ;)

Wowzers, this turned to adult content quickly!

03 35th Anniversary
07-28-2010, 07:22 PM
Wowzers, this turned to adult content quickly!

I was thinking the samething!!!

scott023
07-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Wowzers, this turned to adult content quickly!

I thought we were talking about boats?;):D

trickskier
07-28-2010, 08:33 PM
We will start with the 38'... I like big!

Like I said in my first post to this thread, "If I hookup to it and move it! Then it can tow it!

We just my have to put some blocks on top the rear axel! I have beat the rear springs down pretty good along with the back seat cushions!!! ;)

Is your tongue set up for a 2" ball? :rolleyes:

Footin
07-28-2010, 08:47 PM
When towing with this, what if you get "rear ended"

trickskier
07-28-2010, 09:00 PM
When towing with this, what if you get "rear ended"

Did you give rOD your password?

TinaSkiGirl
07-28-2010, 09:57 PM
Is your tongue set up for a 2" ball? :rolleyes:

My tongue is resilient! It fits any ball.

trickskier
07-28-2010, 10:00 PM
My tongue is resilient! It fits any ball.

Ahhh - Universal Fit!!! :D

TinaSkiGirl
07-28-2010, 10:03 PM
Ahhh - Universal Fit!!! :D

No matter how much it stretches it always goes back!

vision
07-28-2010, 10:03 PM
I was about to post that I tow an 08 X-star with a 4WD tacoma no problems. But, I see that this post has taken a turn to a more interesting subject....

With the best GPS in the world I would have never arrived at this topic from the original post.

scott023
07-28-2010, 10:06 PM
Good thing modX isn't around... we would all be getting lashes with a wet noodle for this conversation. :D:D:D

trickskier
07-28-2010, 10:06 PM
I was about to post that I tow an 08 X-star with a 4WD tacoma no problems. But, I see that this post has taken a turn to a more interesting subject....

With the best GPS in the world I would have never arrived at this topic from the original post.

You just have to have a "GOOD" imagination --- :D

trickskier
07-28-2010, 10:11 PM
No matter how much it stretches it always goes back!

Sounds a lot like spandex!!! :D8p

trickskier
07-28-2010, 10:12 PM
Good thing modX isn't around... we would all be getting lashes with a wet noodle for this conversation. :D:D:D

Now there you go talking about wet noodles!!! :rolleyes:

KnoxX2
07-28-2010, 10:46 PM
You just have to have a "GOOD" imagination --- :D

You sound like an old man in a white van ou in front of a Jr High. "Hey little girl want some candy":rolleyes::D:D

scott023
07-29-2010, 12:02 AM
You sound like an old man in a white van ou in front of a Jr High. "Hey little girl want some candy":rolleyes::D:D

You've got half of it right......

trickskier
07-29-2010, 08:03 AM
You sound like an old man in a white van ou in front of a Jr High. "Hey little girl want some candy":rolleyes::D:D

No - I think Tina is a little older than that --- ;)

rjracin240
07-29-2010, 08:55 AM
Tina Ski Girl certainly led this thread for a interesting loop, anyways not trying to ruin the fun; I tow my 190 prostar with a 08 Nissan crew cab (plenty of room in cab for....) 4X2 4.0L with 6spd, limited slip, no problems on steep wet slippery boat ramps. Around town and highway driving consistent 20-22 MPG, towing boat 70-80MPH on freeway gave me 14-15MPG. Once coupled up will definitely be a fun ride.
IMO Not overrated or overpriced like the Toyota's, even made in America, by Americans. Toured the factory so know first hand!

joecarew3
07-29-2010, 12:24 PM
Tina Ski Girl certainly led this thread for a interesting loop, anyways not trying to ruin the fun; I tow my 190 prostar with a 08 Nissan crew cab (plenty of room in cab for....) 4X2 4.0L with 6spd, limited slip, no problems on steep wet slippery boat ramps. Around town and highway driving consistent 20-22 MPG, towing boat 70-80MPH on freeway gave me 14-15MPG. Once coupled up will definitely be a fun ride.
IMO Not overrated or overpriced like the Toyota's, even made in America, by Americans. Toured the factory so know first hand!

Yeah you totally ruined it!

nickespi
08-07-2011, 01:08 PM
This was a great thread! Wish I would have caught it in it's prime.

Panda Cub
08-07-2011, 06:27 PM
I do tow my 1995 inboard ski boat that is 19 foot 6 inches with a 2000 tacoma with the 2.7l inline 4. It does great as long as the road is flat and i don't have to climb a hill. I towed the boat from bloomington, il to bull shoals lake in missouri (410 miles) through hills, and it was a dog! I would not tow with this vehicle unless you are an experienced trailer driver, and have fully functional trailer brakes.