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Old 01-28-2015, 08:57 PM   #51
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I think you will be surprised how well the Tacoma tows the 19. We put quite a few miles on ours towing our 19 with no problems. We averaged about 15.7 MPG IMP. towing.

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I'll be reporting at the end of this summer just how well a Tacoma plays with a Escape 21 in Colorado. The Tacoma is a 2014, manual transmission, access cab (the medium cab) and 6' bed.

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Old 01-29-2015, 11:45 AM   #52
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I'll be reporting at the end of this summer just how well a Tacoma plays with a Escape 21 in Colorado. The Tacoma is a 2014, manual transmission, access cab (the medium cab) and 6' bed.

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We'll have to have drag races from Georgetown to the tunnel on I-70 ... (notoriously steep at altitude).

On topic, this is what I looked like a year ago. The bike weighs 650# , the ramp I use to load it is 100# and is in the back seat. Tongue weight of the T@B is 150-200# and there is another 100# of tools & motorcycle gear in the truck. Securing the bike into a bed that flexes was a bit of a challenge; but I had no issues other than lousy gas mileage >75mph.

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Old 01-30-2015, 12:27 AM   #53
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We'll have to have drag races from Georgetown to the tunnel on I-70 ... (notoriously steep at altitude).
You're on. I'll take the eastbound (downhill) lane, you can have the westbound (uphill) lane. Highest speed after 1 mile wins...



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