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Old 11-21-2011, 07:55 PM
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Yes I have heard a lot about the all aluminum trailers as they are very good. I did use a friend of mines once w/zero turns on it, and was surprised of the handling it felt as if there was no trailer on the back of one of our 1/2 picups. I didn't know that the beds on the tacomas are plastic, that does not sound practical. i have not looked at one thoroughly at a dealer lot yet but i will soon. Most of my work is done with either 1 ton picups or dump trucks.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:42 PM
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A V-6 Tacoma IMO just isn't going to have any guts to pull larger loads. I run a V8 Dakota and feel comfortable with a med sized enclosed, but any bigger and a full sized truck is warranted.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:04 AM
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BUY AMERICAN OR DON'T CRY WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD YOUR SERVICE!!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:09 PM
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Yes you are absolutely right in that respect, but it must consider
today with the economy, some customers can't afford my work as is now!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:22 AM
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Educate yourself. The modern Toyota Trucks are more American than many "American" trucks.

I have an 05 Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed V6 4x4.

I pull a 5x10 Open Trailer with WalkBehinds for my Lawn Business.
I pull an 18' Open Car Hauler with a Race car or Show car on 1-2 times a month.

On Route I get 16-18 MPG all city.
Pulling the cars I get 13-15 MPG Mixed.

The Tacoma does it just fine. Trailer Brakes are a HUGE help.




The Tacoma pulls both trailers 100x better than my 3/4 Ton Chevy did...


(Yes, I know the trailer is loaded improperly here. It was a 3 mile ride...)
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:30 PM
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IDK, with Toyota's slew of quality problems in the last several years, I just am not going to look at their products.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:19 PM
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Educate yourself. The modern Toyota Trucks are more American than many "American" trucks.

I have an 05 Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed V6 4x4.

I pull a 5x10 Open Trailer with WalkBehinds for my Lawn Business.
I pull an 18' Open Car Hauler with a Race car or Show car on 1-2 times a month.

On Route I get 16-18 MPG all city.
Pulling the cars I get 13-15 MPG Mixed.

The Tacoma does it just fine. Trailer Brakes are a HUGE help.




The Tacoma pulls both trailers 100x better than my 3/4 Ton Chevy did...


(Yes, I know the trailer is loaded improperly here. It was a 3 mile ride...)
Your Tacoma is exactly what i am looking at purchasing. I have heard that their is a Toyota plant in the USA and being produced by Americans for Americans. I am all for USA products but sometimes you just need to look at other options. How is this truck going up hills with the trailer in tow ?
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:23 PM
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The Tacoma pulls both trailers 100x better than my 3/4 Ton Chevy did...

I find that hard to believe....And no I'm not a Chevy guy but, still.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:44 PM
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I'll go out with my Ford Ranger v6 4.0 4x4 pulling a 12.5 ft trailer with a zero turn and a push mower or a 48'' walk behind and a push and my equipment no problem pulling the weight but the front disc pads do wear out quicker.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:52 AM
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Your Tacoma is exactly what i am looking at purchasing. I have heard that their is a Toyota plant in the USA and being produced by Americans for Americans. I am all for USA products but sometimes you just need to look at other options. How is this truck going up hills with the trailer in tow ?
Ours is a NUMMI built truck. I waited an extra 6 weeks to get it over a Mexican built truck when I bought it new.

Up long grades pulling the car the trans starts hunting so you have to downshift. Pretty much the only place Ive had this was on I84 in Connecticut just south of the Massachusetts border..

My truck has the Factory Tow package with the Heavy Duty Alternator and Battery, Hitch, 7-pin wiring, Prewired for the Brake Controller and Trans and Oil Coolers.

I do need upgrade the leaves in the back. The factory leaves suck. This was revised with a TSB but I missed out on it. Pulling the car with a bed full of tools and tires, I find the bumpstops more than Id like.
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The Tacoma pulls both trailers 100x better than my 3/4 Ton Chevy did...

I find that hard to believe....And no I'm not a Chevy guy but, still.
What would I have to gain by exaggerating?

I bought the Chevy to keep the wear and tear off my Tacoma, esp pulling the bigger load.

Pulling the Mowing trailer it wasnt too bad. Pulling the car was just downright scary...the only time I tried to pull the car with the Chevy I turned around 4 miles away from home to switch trucks.

Gas mileage was terrible, too. Im talking 13-14 empty if Im lucky, in the single digits with the trailer in tow.

Perhaps there was something wrong with my truck. It went to multiple different mechanics who could not find an issue.

I sold the truck for a $900 loss after 4 months.
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