This is a discussion on Need real world advice/experiences towing enclosed trailers within the Tow Rigs / Haulers / RVs forums, part of the MaverickForums Off-Topic category; Aluminum v nose trailers pull like a dream. Buddy puls his turbo s with a Tacoma and when my u joint failed another buddy pulled ...
Aluminum v nose trailers pull like a dream. Buddy puls his turbo s with a Tacoma and when my u joint failed another buddy pulled my x3 in my 24' v nose with no trailer brakes in a Tacoma aswell. Go aluminum v nose much better than a steel box.
Towing 101 - Just because you can “pull” it doesn’t mean you should.
A Tacoma can have a max trailer weight of almost 7k.
Assuming the 24 v nose aluminum weighs about 3500 lb . The SXS at 2000 lbs total of less than 6k is very likely even with a few extras in the traile .
The issue is the trailer brakes.
I suspect for just normal situations even with no trailer brakes it worked fine. Take into account hills, traffic and unforeseen and that will overtax that stock Toyota brake .
Trailer brakes make a huge difference when towing, it shouldn't be taken lightly. I am a huge proponent of all axles having brakes. You can typically upgrade all the axles to brakes axles.
The other big thing is a good quality brake controller. The factory Ford ones I have work VERY well.
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Me and My RC , whats good enough for other folk ain't good enough for me.
My trailer has brakes and at the time I was driving an f250 with brake controller. The buddy with the tacoma pulls a boat trailer weighing about 6k loaded but it has one of those braking systems where as the load shifts up it applies brakes, so he never had the need to install an electronic controller. He said it pulled fine and stopped fine when he pulled my trailer, but I dont know. I could barley tell it was there with my 6.0 f250 but with my new truck, a Cummins powered dually, I really cant tell it's there at all. Granted, this truck weighs about twice what his v6 Toyota does and has more than twice the torque, but either way, I'd feel comfortable pulling my trailer with a Toyota as long as it had a brake controller. Now the 24x8.5 steel box that another friend of mine owns, I would want at the minimum a half ton with air bags.
Just cause I saw this yesterday and found it funny.
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