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Old 12-09-2016, 08:53 AM   #21
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Tacoma as TV

I'm pulling my 22' FB with a V.6 Tacoma. It's enough truck, though it labors on long grades.

A caution, though. If you haven't done the leaf spring recall, be very, very careful. Drive SLOW. Just before mine were replaced, I was on the highway running straight and level with no quick manue✓ors--and nearly lost control. The whole rig was swaying: speeding up, slowing down--nothing seemed to work but cursingand prayer. It's never happened before. I use the load equalizer and sway control and never had a problem. This freaked me out.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:14 PM   #22
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Was the recall on certain years? I bought my truck used from an individual so I've had no notice. I have 2007 Toyota Tacoma V6 4x4 and pull 22' Bambi Sport.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:36 AM   #23
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Toyota Tacoma Recall

It was damn near every Tacoma ever built, it seems like. But yes, yours was in the target years. Call a local Toyota dealer and check. The recall repair is free, though Toyota gets to decide whether your leaf springs are defective or not. There's a long, long discussion of this on the Toyota Tacoma owners site.

Just so you know: (1) the leaf springs are a critical part of stability while towing; (2) Toyota issued a recall about 5 years ago, and has been doing nothing for most of the ensuing years--so you aren't very far behind the curve.

My advice: get it done now. And if they tell you you're due for a repair, don't tow until you get it done.
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Thank you. On a trip now but will contact Toyota ASAP.
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