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Old 05-02-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Looking to get a 28 foot trailer, will a 6cyl toyota Tacoma be able to haul that trailer ?
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums... We tow a 2006 19' Bambi with an 07 Tacoma... which is an OK match. You don't say whether the 28' trailer is older or newer ... but in either case I would not want to tow a 28' with it. Sorry.
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Looking to get a 28 foot trailer, will a 6cyl toyota Tacoma be able to haul that trailer ?
Hi. You will need to give us a bit more info on the year and towing capacity of the truck and the year of the trailer, but off the top of my head I would say no.

If the truck is rated to tow 5k and you find an older trailer that has an empty weight of around 4500, you may think you are good to go, but in reality, you need a good margin of about 20 percent more tow capacity to cover the weight of passengers and cargo in both the vehicles. If its a newer trailer, the dry weights are significantly higher.
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Welcome to the forums... We tow a 2006 19' Bambi with an 07 Tacoma... which is an OK match. You don't say whether the 28' trailer is older or newer ... but in either case I would not want to tow a 28' with it. Sorry.
We've got a 22' 1958 flying cloud which has a dry weight of 2870 lbs. from your experience, would a Tacoma handle this weight?
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Hi thanks,

We are looking at a Serenity, The tow vehicle would be the Tacoma TRD 6cyl rated for 6,500 lb. 2010 or newer.
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You're just up the road from Can Am RV in London; speak to Andy, he'll give you some honest advice.
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I have a friend who tows a 29' White SOB with a 2009 V6 Taco. I wouldn't do it myself but he has no complaints. You would want to spend a significant amount of time setting up your hitch with a combination like this.
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Not a good idea.
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Can you say Tundra? If you want that size trailer with a Toyota I suggest you learn to say Tundra. Just my thoughts. I'm pulling a 1994 21' Sovereign with a 2007 Tacoma V6 auto and tow package. Once I see the truck that puts that twinkle in my eye, I myself will learn to say Tundra.
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I have a 28' Intl. I tow with an Infinity QX56....400 HP, 440 lbs torque. I cannot even begin to imagine how I could have done the 6,300 mile trip I finished yesterday with a 6 cylinder Tacoma. Mountains in particular would pose a major problem. I'd be worried from the safety angle as well. I had 30 MPH (and higher) crosswinds in Arizona and New Mexico that I suspect would have been beyond a safety hazard.
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We've got a 22' 1958 flying cloud which has a dry weight of 2870 lbs. from your experience, would a Tacoma handle this weight?
If your Tacoma is the V6, I'm pretty sure your rated at 7000 lbs and a 600 lb tongue weight. I tow a 20 Argosy that weighs in at 3750 with a 340 lb tongue weight with a Honda Ridgeline - capacity is 5000 lbs and 600 lb at the tongue.

So, given the above, I think you should be good to go.

Just read an article that the Tacoma V6 is the 4th most popular towing pickup in the US>
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We've got a 22' 1958 flying cloud which has a dry weight of 2870 lbs. from your experience, would a Tacoma handle this weight?
The weight should not be a problem...from 2007 forward the Tacoma towing capacity (2WD) is 6500 lbs with a tow package. (Our 06 Bambi is 3500 dry and 4500 full)...the Bambi is about the same length as the trailer... with the older, lighter rig it should be OK... depedning on how much you load everything up (trailer & truck). We have a tonneau cover on the truck bed...this was no accident...it's by design and keeps us from hauling everything in the world with us....and still we often done't use everything we take!
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Thanks tough decision.
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It will do it but the truck won't appreciate it, keep the overdrive turned off.
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