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Old 04-19-2015, 06:51 PM   #15
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This weekend I towed my 2010 25FB Flying Cloud up to a mountain property at 7200ft with a V6 4.0L 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD Offroad w/ Tow Package. We have a weight distribution hitch (spring bars).

The grade is steep and steady, and the Tacoma handled it without trouble. Most of the time the transmission sat in 2nd gear at about 1800-2000RPM which meant we were pulling at about 17-19MPH. The engine temperature gauge never moved, though I do not have a transmission gauge so I don't know how it was doing. With the tow package the Tacoma has a separate transmission radiator, which I imagine was helping.

While the truck handled this successfully, I felt that the full size vehicles are a bit better equipped. I've pulled it before with an F150 and felt I had better control.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:50 AM   #16
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Towed our 23D from dealership to home (4.5) hours this last weekend. The Tundra TRD Pro w/tow package towed like a dream. Granted that the tow home was done in the Midwest but it gave me a good feel for the truck/trailer combo. Plan on heading to Yosemite this summer and doing a lot of mountain driving. Have owned many Tacoma's and they are great trucks. That being said, towing in the mountains raises the pucker factor of any road trip and for this reason we up graded from the Tacoma to the Tundra. The max tow for Tacoma is 6500 and the Tundra 9700 lbs. Hopefully not towing so close to max will extend vehicle life. Hopefully the Tundra = less pucker factor.

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