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Old 07-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Just recieved some bad news,My 2006 tundra has frame problems. Does anyone tow a 19' with a Taco?
How well does the 6 cyl. tow a 19'? What kind of mileage towing and not towing? That would be a 4wd Taco. Just heard from dealer an hour ago and starting a little research,don't even know my options yet. Thanks,Herb
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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I have a 2005 Tacoma and have towed many boats trailers etc. (not an Escape yet, but soon). Generally get about 19-21 w/o a load 12/13 with. Taco as w/towing pkg and V6 can haul up to 6500 lbs., well within any escape weight.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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We tow our 19' with a Tacoma V6 with the tow package. We do have the Anderson WDH, but more for extra confidence than any true need. We've had no problems whatsoever and even over the North Cascades passes we didn't have to slow too much. It's a great combination.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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Google Toyota Tacoma frame recall to see if you have any recourse.
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Just recieved some bad news,My 2006 tundra has frame problems. Does anyone tow a 19' with a Taco?
How well does the 6 cyl. tow a 19'? What kind of mileage towing and not towing? That would be a 4wd Taco. Just heard from dealer an hour ago and starting a little research,don't even know my options yet. Thanks,Herb
Hi: timberdoodle... Strange thing... My brother had frame rust through bad enough the dealer condemned his Taco on the hoist. Hmm!!! That's why I bought a Nissan Frontier. Alf
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:09 PM   #6
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What specifically are the frame problems with the Tundra? I just bought a 2007 Double Cab 4wd TRD to use to tow my 19 when I get it. I did that in spite of the fact that my 2009 Tacoma would pull the 19 quite adequately. I was just looking for a little additional passenger comfort with the Tundra. Haven't heard of any endemic frame situations with the Tundra, so am curious.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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Haven't heard of any endemic frame situations with the Tundra, so am curious.
Neither have I, so I am curious as well.
Even the Tacoma frame issues were only with the first generation, and were the result of coating problems allowing rust (the frames were well built, but in many cases not properly protected). I've never heard of this with the Tundra (either generation), so I'm not jumping to the conclusion that this is anything other than an issue with this individual truck... which may be due to collision damage, abuse (by the previous owner, of course), or a single-vehicle defect in construction.

I do note that Herb is asking about towing with Tacomas, not about the Tundra issue.
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Just recieved some bad news,My 2006 tundra has frame problems. Does anyone tow a 19' with a Taco?
How well does the 6 cyl. tow a 19'? What kind of mileage towing and not towing? That would be a 4wd Taco. Just heard from dealer an hour ago and starting a little research,don't even know my options yet. Thanks,Herb
I tow a 19 with a 2011 Tacoma TRD SPort 4x4 look for 9 to 14 mpg towing hills and such dependent 19 to 22 normal driving again hills and such dependent. Tacomas have had frame problems into 2nd generations. 05+ Official Perforated/Rusted Through Frames - Tacoma World Forums

Nice site lots of info on Tacoma's of all ages

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Old 07-15-2014, 06:22 AM   #9
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I just went through that thread on the Tacoma World site, and was astonished at the degree of rust damage. If you're towing, I can't imagine you wouldn't notice advanced rust around your factory installed receiver, and many of those photos were clearly very advanced rust. Guess I'm lucky to live in California where we don't use salt on the roads, although I do live on the coast. I've had 3 Toyota trucks ('85 SR5, '01 Tacoma, '09 Tacoma) and no rust problems whatsoever. And, to keep the post on track, the current '09 is more than adequate for a 19…but I wouldn't do it with THAT kind of rust!
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:02 PM   #10
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One of the sources of rust on hitch components here on Vancouver Island is launching and recovering a towed boat from ramps in salt water, and not rinsing off the salt afterward.
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