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Old 11-30-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Tacoma and 21's

I'm getting the new trailer bug. How's the 21 do with a 2010 Tacoma V-6 with the towing package (upgraded to 4 leaf springs a few years ago). It's a perfect match for the 19. How about the 21?.

No new truck for a year or two but when the time comes, it will be a mid-size so the Tacoma with be it for awhile.

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Old 11-30-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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Gregg, if we get a 21 we will tow it with our 2008 V6 with tow package and I expect it to do perfectly well for me. Tacoma V6s with tow packages are rated for both gross vehicle weights and towing weight to handle a 21 unless you plan to carry an awful lot of extra gear in the truck.

But, you will hear from many who feel anything less than the very largest most powerful full size V8 pickup truck is too small and underpowered.... semi's are probably the best...
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:22 PM   #3
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I tow with a full sized truck and was a little disappointed with with both the power and gas mileage but then maybe my expectations were to high. Plus coming home from Chilliwack I lost count of the number of summits we crossed. On Monarch pass in Colorado, the truck knew there was something behind it. Elevation 11312 ft. But I was glad for the extra weight of the truck coming down. Loren
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:52 PM   #5
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2014 Tacoma, Access cab, manual, off-road package, tow package. Sure, it feels under powered heading up the major passes here in Colorado. But that accounts for 1 or 2 hours out of a multi-day trip. And with the manual transmission I am always in the best gear for the conditions and will be passing 99% of the 18-wheel trucks. Plus, its my daily driver and off-road toy, so it has to be a multi-purpose vehicle. I have more complaints about not having opening windows in the passenger cab area than I have regarding its towing capabilities. I would give it a "B" grade.

And "no", I'm not interested in adding on the aftermarket turbo.

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Old 11-30-2015, 07:12 PM   #6
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I'm getting the new trailer bug. How's the 21 do with a 2010 Tacoma V-6 with the towing package (upgraded to 4 leaf springs a few years ago). It's a perfect match for the 19. How about the 21?.

No new truck for a year or two but when the time comes, it will be a mid-size so the Tacoma with be it for awhile.

Gracias,

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Couldn't you just put 500 lbs. inside your 19 to see what that feels like? Then take it up the Cuesta Grade, or Harris Grade closer to you.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:39 PM   #7
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Couldn't you just put 500 lbs. inside your 19 to see what that feels like? Then take it up the Cuesta Grade, or Harris Grade closer to you.
The real test would be downgrade on Harris. Then you can enjoy the fabulous view while you white-knuckle it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:43 PM   #8
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Couldn't you just put 500 lbs. inside your 19 to see what that feels like? Then take it up the Cuesta Grade, or Harris Grade closer to you.
That makes sense for grade-climbing ability, but would not simulate the higher aerodynamic drag of the wider body or the (presumably reduced) stability of the longer trailer. Maybe loading up the 19' would be a good first step.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:02 PM   #9
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Couldn't you just put 500 lbs. inside your 19 to see what that feels like? Then take it up the Cuesta Grade, or Harris Grade closer to you.
The week after Thanksgiving? I think I'm at least 500 pounds heavier hauling the trailer to the beach yesterday!
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The week after Thanksgiving? I think I'm at least 500 pounds heavier hauling the trailer to the beach yesterday!
Hi: Greggo... STUFFED TURKEY? Alf
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