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Old 12-15-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
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Towing Requirements For 16 Ft Bambi

What are the basic requirements for the Bambi? Is a 6 cylinder Toyota Tacoma (2005 or 2006) adequate? Should I move up to a Tacoma? I'm partial to Toyota but is there anything better?
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:39 AM   #2
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What are the basic requirements for the Bambi? Is a 6 cylinder Toyota Tacoma (2005 or 2006) adequate? Should I move up to a Tacoma? I'm partial to Toyota but is there anything better?
I hear fo many folks having gret success towing with Toyota's Tundra truck.
It should do very well with a 16' Bambi.
Personally, I would not trust a Tacoma for towing. It is a light duty vehicle, built well, but still light duty.
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phoenix8----I think you'll find the general consensus here and at other forums that one should be over powered and sized with you tow vehicle rather than undersized. In general I agree with that. However there are times when one can get by,{some would say cheat}, with less than what is optima. For example a few years ago we bought a 16' Bambi CCD. At the time we had a v6 S-10 Chev pickup. The truck was marginal at best but our budget didn't allow for a trailer and truck purchase at the same time. We used this combo until such time we could upgrade our tow vehicle. Point being there are times when you can get by with less than what's best if you are cautious about how you load , speeds driven , etc. Your Tacoma would probably be similar to our S-10 as far as handling a Bambi. If you are able to do both I would. A Tundra would make an excelant tow vehicle for the Bambi.-------Pieman
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Is the Bambi you are thinking of old (vintage) or new? There is quite a bit of difference in the weights...I would say no way for new, possibly for vintage depending on your goals for travel. If a lot of elevation & mountain driving are in your future, you will want a more substantial tow vehicle.

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