Originally Posted by DeeDee
Hi all of you wonderful people out there. I have a question about a tow vehicle. Now I have read a lot on this forum and some on the tacoma forum...you can see where I'm going... I was wondering, if the numbers work, why most of you don't seem to think a tacoma V6 with a trailer package and a towing capacity of 6500 lbs could tow a 5.0TA? Is it the speed going up the mountains or the weight coming down the mountains ? Is it just that a bigger truck is going to be an easier tow?
Now I live in southern BC and to get out of my town you have to go over a mountain pass....big passes so I realize that we wouldn't be charging up the hills but I just don't understand, if the number work why not?
Hi DeeDee... I just got up enough nerve to get some weights for the 2014 5.0TA at the Agrico Can. Ltd. scale here in St. Thomas. At risk of being eaten alive on the forum here are the results for our Nissan Frontier V6 Crew Cab 6100lb. tow capacity and 5.0TA.
Truck and trailer/... on the scale 9840lbs.
Trailer attached to the truck...no truck on the scale/ 3840lbs.
Trailer on the scale...off the truck/ 4720lbs.
Our 2007 5.0 and Nissan Fronty... truck and trailer was 1340 lbs. lighter, 980 lbs. lighter on the axles, and 1080 lbs. less trailer weight.
These weights are all ready to go camping... All of our gear, four days of supplies in the fridge, full of fuel, two persons in the truck, full of propane, 1/3 full fresh water tank.
Our truck squats about 1" when loaded and I tow in 4th. gear @ 2200 rpm's. This is a good mpg range. Alf
ps. Going in for new front brakes @ 114,500 kms on Wed.
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie