Hello campers, my wife and i finally decided on a 17' travel trailer as our first camper. I was wondering about towing. I own a 2008 toyota tacoma 6 cyl. and the trailer is Base(dry) 2400 lbs. Will my truck be enough to pull this trailer? Thank you
What trailer did you get so we can look up the info on it. Does you truck have a tow package? The V6 models in that year were offered with a towing package. Which engine package do you have?
That year truck came with two engine options.
The 2.7L I4 (Standard in all regular and access-cab trucks regardless of drive train, not available in the X-runner or double cab trucks)
159 hp @ 5,200 rpm
180 lb.-ft. @ 3,800 rpm
Max. Towing capacity 3,500 lbs.
Max. Tongue weight 350 lbs.
The 4.0L V6 (Standard on the X-runner, and double cab trucks, and available in Pre-runner and 4x4 Access-cab trucks)
236 hp @ 5,200 rpm
266 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Towing capacity 6,500 lbs. (*except X-runner 3,500 lbs.)
Max. Tongue weight 650 lbs. (*except X-runner 350 lbs.)
The “towing package” consists of a class IV receiver hitch, supplemental engine oil cooler, transmission cooler (again automatic transmission only), Heavy-Duty battery, 130 amp alternator, fully functional 7-way round plug, and a plug and play brake controller pigtail.
Does your trailer have electronic brakes on it? If so you WILL need a brake controller. Just another thing to be thinking about.
My wife and i got a 2008 (leftover) flagstaff microlite 16 FD travel trailer. My truck has the 4.0 6cyl. I believe it will pull 5,000-5,500 I also have the dealer putting on the trailer brake system when i pick it up on fri. Hey,what else shall i be expecting on my 1st camper? I am new to all of this
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