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Old 07-13-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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Leaving it behind

Alf, you could stay home, your wife could take the beer. And you would not have to struggle with weight loss. That's a possibility right?
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:54 PM   #12
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Hi: jamman... If I lose 25#s and leave my wife and extra cases of beer at home...I'm good to go... and probably stay gone. Alf
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Hmmmmmmm. Or your wife could go and leave you at home?

Did you get a weight by axle? I would worry more about overloading an axle than GCW. (Although I am NOT advocating violating the manufacturers specs.)

I think I would just drive it - and pay attention to your tire pressures.
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and stay away from Yuengling light...........
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #14
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Hmmmmmmm. Or your wife could go and leave you at home?

Did you get a weight by axle? I would worry more about overloading an axle than GCW. (Although I am NOT advocating violating the manufacturers specs.)

I think I would just drive it - and pay attention to your tire pressures.
Hi: jamman... No I didn't get a per axle weight. I always keep my tires up to spec's. Just put new Toyo tires on the truck last fall. Maybe I should add 5-10 #s to the rear tires.
I know we're near the limit towing but I really don't want a big truck. Alf
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and stay away from Yuengling light...........
Hi: cpaharley2008...Yuengling light is all I can take cause the regular stuff is too heavy!!! Alf
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Hi: cpaharley2008...Yuengling light is all I can take cause the regular stuff is too heavy!!! Alf

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Blasphemy Alf! The regular is a very nice toasty Amber lager. Whenever I'm in PA or NY it's a go-to beer.

Gotta have a beer with some character.
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I too love the tacoma, but the other reason people do not tow a 5th wheel with them, is the composite plastic bed. Special modifications for the hitch must be made due to the flimsy material. I don't know if they still have those plastic beds on the taco, I gave in and got a Tundra.
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I too love the tacoma, but the other reason people do not tow a 5th wheel with them, is the composite plastic bed. Special modifications for the hitch must be made due to the flimsy material. I don't know if they still have those plastic beds on the taco, I gave in and got a Tundra.
Hi: Don W... Yes there is still the fact that a special yolk is required under the Taco composite cargo box and over the frame. That's why we chose the Nissan Frontier as it has a steel box and used the same frame mounting brackets that our GMC Sierra pickup had used. We did a direct swap of our Husky EZRoller hitch from one truck to the other. ETI had to lower the hitch head plate one set of bolt holes when we picked up the 5.0TA to level the trailer. Took Dennis all of ten minutes and we were good to tow!!! Alf
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That is one nice truck ! I have had a Toyota pu then a 2002 Nissan pu, always loved my Fords even had a 1956 Ford pu. But I loved my Nissan and miss it , just needed to downsize . I loved how the Nissan handled . Maybe someday. Pat
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