Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Here's my thoughts.... It's better to have a level truck then a low backend when you tow. If your backend drops too much it's just harder on the truck. So I put as much into the trailer as I can instead of the bed because the additional tongue weight on the hitch will be a lot less than loading it in the bed.
The dark side to this method is overweighting the trailer and braking issues with a heavy trailer. But if you have lots of trailer payload left and possibly trailer brakes it's a non-issue.
2003 Tacoma Doublecab TRD 4X4- Overland Adventure Vehicle
Donahoe front & rear, Deaver 10, ARB Bull Bar, M8000 winch, Viking Trail line, IPF Lights, Demello sliders, Demello Hybrid Rear Bumper, BFG MT 255/85R16, Range Rider Canopy, Yakima Racks + Basket, Yaesu FT-8800R, CDMA booster, Enersys commerical power, Blue Sea Aux Fuse, Safari Snorkel, ARB/Engel Fridge, etc, etc...