I'm in Fort Worth and have a 99, V6, 5spd, 4X4, Xcab, with 32" tires about 300lbs of extra off-road gear, and tow a 19' Glastron (3200lbs), probably to the same lakes you will.
If you have a tow package with receiver hitch good, if not buy a receiver hitch ASAP.
Trailer brakes are recommended, you can tow with out'em but it's safer with.
Look at adding an AAL to the rear springs, increase's trailer control.
The only time I've had a serious lack of power is climbing the ridge lines near Possum Kingdom, it was too hot to turn off the A/C so I geared down and crawled, probably a good thing, the backsides are steep and you dont want to carry alot of speed down.
If you want alot of power to tow fast up hills buy a bigger truck. The Tacoma is serviceable for towing your boat around here, but it wont be the fastest rig out there.
"Any other dos/donts"
Never tow your boat with three kegs of beer in the bed of the truck, you will be buying new springs afterwards.
Last edited by tbplus10; 07-01-2005 at 12:33 PM.