How much weight can I tow? - TTORA Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 10
How much weight can I tow?

I have a 2001 Tacoma, v6 4x4, etc

I bought a boat last night and drove it home about 30 miles or so, it didnt seem to be a problem, but there wasnt much power when going up the hills, etc

I have a 5 speed, so I never put in 5th gear, and I tried changing gears around 3rpm and I never went over 55mph

I dont know the weight of the boat, but its a typical family/ski boat. Its a 17ft Four Winns, 8-9 person boat with a trailor...

will I have any problems? and are there any other dos/donts ???

2001 Silver Tacoma Ext Cab, 4x4, V6
01TAKOMA is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 11:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Fernslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Valley Springs, Ca.
Posts: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01TAKOMA
I have a 2001 Tacoma, v6 4x4, etc

I bought a boat last night and drove it home about 30 miles or so, it didnt seem to be a problem, but there wasnt much power when going up the hills, etc

I have a 5 speed, so I never put in 5th gear, and I tried changing gears around 3rpm and I never went over 55mph

I dont know the weight of the boat, but its a typical family/ski boat. Its a 17ft Four Winns, 8-9 person boat with a trailor...

will I have any problems? and are there any other dos/donts ???
It is rated to tow 5000lbs with a class 3 hitch. Should be fine towing that boat.
Fernslinger is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 11:36 AM
Veteran Member
 
Dick Foster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nevada City, NorCal
Posts: 12,896
#1 This should be in the newbie section not the 4x4Tech section!!! It has nothing to do with 4X4 tech so why did you post here?

#2 That info is in your owners manual, if you care to read it, dummy.

I admit to being Crazy but I'm not Stupid
Dick Foster is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 12:31 PM
Veteran Member
 
tbplus10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,001
Talking

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.

Tim

Last edited by tbplus10; 07-01-2005 at 12:33 PM.
tbplus10 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 12:33 PM
Senior Member
 
EndersTaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hampton Roads VA
Posts: 214
I love it when people flame. If I remember correctly the 2001 was the last year that had the high power fan coupling as a standard feature. I got to stop doing this work from home :P I think the 5000 lbs fan coupling is blue (?) as opposed to orange (??). As I said, I am pretty sure that the 01 was the last year before they got cheap. 02-04's had to get a $225 upgrade to pull 5000 lbs instead of 3500 without having a cooling issue.
EndersTaco is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 12:36 PM
Veteran Member
 
tbplus10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,001
I've pulled 5K plenty of times without cooling issues, if you do preventative maintenance this doesnt become a problem. It's seems to be another way to make extra $$.

Tim
tbplus10 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 12:38 PM
Senior Member
 
EndersTaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hampton Roads VA
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbplus10
I've pulled 5K plenty of times without cooling issues, if you do preventative maintenance this doesnt become a problem. It's seems to be another way to make extra $$.

Tim
I wouldnt doubt that. No wonder you call them stealerships lol
EndersTaco is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 12:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Bergger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by EndersTaco
I love it when people flame. If I remember correctly the 2001 was the last year that had the high power fan coupling as a standard feature. I got to stop doing this work from home :P I think the 5000 lbs fan coupling is blue (?) as opposed to orange (??). As I said, I am pretty sure that the 01 was the last year before they got cheap. 02-04's had to get a $225 upgrade to pull 5000 lbs instead of 3500 without having a cooling issue.
The 5000 lbs coupler is green, 3500 is orange. i have an 03' with the orange one and tow a camper up in the Rockies often. Never had a problem towing or over heating.

03' Double Cab TRD, SAWs, OME, Stubbs SKO Sliders, Deck Plate Mod, Warn Trans4mer grille guard, Linex, Truxedo cover, Highlift Jack mounted in bed, E-Locker Skid, Class III Hitch, Brake Control
Bergger is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 03:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Fernslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Valley Springs, Ca.
Posts: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dick Foster
#1 This should be in the newbie section not the 4x4Tech section!!! It has nothing to do with 4X4 tech so why did you post here?

#2 That info is in your owners manual, if you care to read it, dummy.
LOL, on behalf of the Dick, welcome to the board!
Fernslinger is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 03:47 PM
Senior Member
 
absolut taco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Posts: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by EndersTaco
02-04's had to get a $225 upgrade to pull 5000 lbs instead of 3500 without having a cooling issue.
Does that price include labor?

2004 Tacoma Extended Cab 4x4 TRD | 3.4 Liter V6 | 5-speed manual
absolut taco is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2005, 03:55 PM
Senior Member
 
EndersTaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hampton Roads VA
Posts: 214
The last time I had one done for a customer it did, with a labor rate of $60/hr. Depends on your local dealership.
EndersTaco is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 01:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Tatunka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 131
I just pulled a car hauler (1700-2000 lbs) with a load of TREX (1700-2000 lbs) and a Land Cruiser (3600-3800 lbs) so about 7000-7800 lbs to my cabin this weekend (250 miles) with no problem going about 60-65 mph , even stopped on some steep inclines and got going no problem. I think that you can pull a lot more then toyota states, but they won't warrenty it if you have a problem. Anyway I did add a hayden trany cooler for my automatic and had trailer brakes so I wasn't totally out of control. The tranny didn't even heat up too much! (yes I have a gauge and the OD was off and the ECT was engaged) From my experience I do not think that a boat that weighs 3500-4000 lbs would be a problem. Just be patient when you accel, you wont be drag racing any one but once you are up to speed it should hold pretty easy.

04 DC TRD, Hoes with 9 leaf Deavers, 255/85's
73 FJ40

Check it out MNTOYx4's
Tatunka is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 12:01 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 22
Send a message via Yahoo to mick67
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01TAKOMA
I have a 2001 Tacoma, v6 4x4, etc

I bought a boat last night and drove it home about 30 miles or so, it didnt seem to be a problem, but there wasnt much power when going up the hills, etc

I have a 5 speed, so I never put in 5th gear, and I tried changing gears around 3rpm and I never went over 55mph

I dont know the weight of the boat, but its a typical family/ski boat. Its a 17ft Four Winns, 8-9 person boat with a trailor...

will I have any problems? and are there any other dos/donts ???
I have a 20' Mastercraft that with trailer weighs about 3000lbs. I had similar issues before the turbo pulling my boat up and don the hills here in Georgia, seemed like I could only hit 65 or so. I don't think you will have any issues, you just will not be winning any stoplight drags while towing.

2002 Double Cab 4x4 V6. Fabtech 2.5" lift, Squires Turbo System
mick67 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TTORA Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Class II or III Tow Hitch??? The Dude Abides Early Tacoma Tech 9 06-06-2005 03:13 PM
'05 tow hooks and shackles w/tow pkg elellilrah Early Tacoma Tech 5 05-23-2005 08:36 AM
Drive Shaft - Lost weight, Bad Vibration dodger Early Tacoma Tech 1 05-18-2005 11:41 AM
don't use your tow hook on your 05 BMWTACO Early Tacoma Tech 9 03-10-2005 10:59 AM
Cheap, light weight, OEM look skidplates WallyP226 Cheap Tricks 9 02-07-2005 10:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome