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Old 06-28-2020, 09:25 PM
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just wondering how much a tacoma can pull, i have a 21 ft heavy old proline with a ttop and my old truck is about to give up the ghost
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3 years ago I towed a cargo trailer @ about 5500lbs from Anchorage Alaska to eastern NC!!!!
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I have an old 4runner which I assume is equivalent to the Tacoma 5000 lb capacity. I tow a 20' hand laid glass tank with a 302 and a Volvo leg. To stay under 5000 pounds I'd have to be out of fuel, not fishing, by myself and hungry.

The only issue is that the mirrors are a lot narrower than the boat so maneuvering in reverse is a little difficult. But it tows fine.

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I'd I go 1/2 ton, just for the stopping power.

Not really a good comparison with newer Tacos but 1st Gen Taco (2000) sucked when it came to towing pretty much anything. Power was fine, just didn't stop worth a crap.
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How much can you vs. how much should you.
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Tacoma with a V6 and the Double Cab is rated to 6500 pounds with the tow package. I never got near that weight with mine, maybe about 2500-3000 pound trailer load max. Not sure of the weight of your Pro Line, but the Taco will pull it. Not sure if I'd recommend it, but it'll do it!
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Before I knew any better, I towed with a 2001 Tacoma with the 3.4L V6. My friend was living in FL, and wanted to get his boat from Michigan. He had family up there, so the plan was for them to bring it down 1/2 way, and we’d do the rest. We met in Kentucky, and picked up the boat.

The boat was a Four Winns 205 Sundowner. Overall weight was right around 4500 lbs I would guess, so technically under the 5000 lb towing capacity. It did OK, but really had to work on some of the hills. I really wouldn’t want to do that again. Especially since I found out later that the trailer had no brakes.

The newer Tacomas seem to make power higher up in the RPM range than mine did.

A 1/2 ton would be a better choice.
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Unless your towing is strictly around town, I would go up to a half ton. The towing experience will be worlds better.
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I drive a tacoma, and I've towed several boats in the ranging from 3,000lbs to over 6,000lbs. My current boat weights 5,450lbs before you add anything. It tows it fine, can definitely tell there is a lack of power so have to run a gear or two lower. I do have E rated tires.
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In 2007 with a model year 2000 tundra, I pulled a 2004 Contender 23 Open from Annapolis, MD to Cleveland, OH. The mountains on the PA turnpike were definitely hard on that tough ass truck.
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I had a Tacoma. On paper it could tow by boat (in signature), but in practice it was awful. I have a Tundra now. Can barely tell it is back there. That said, if I didn't need a 1/2 ton I wouldn't have one. I loved my past Tacoma's and Ranger's.
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Around 5k. Tacoma was a TRD Pro with a manual transmission. Towed great.

The problem is payload. If you plan on carting four people around, plus gear, and then also the boat, then you’ll need a full size.
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My friend has a 2016 with the V6 and pulls his 18ft flats boat with it.. He said it cries trying to pull out of the driveway.....

Another friend had a 2018 with the V6 as well and pulled a 17' Boston Whaler Mauntauk (however you spell it.) He also said that it was the sorriest towing truck you can buy.

With that being said, I'm going to assume the people saying they pull 5k no problem have never towed with a real truck.. lol
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Originally Posted by Manoverboard123 View Post
My friend has a 2016 with the V6 and pulls his 18ft flats boat with it.. He said it cries trying to pull out of the driveway.....

Another friend had a 2018 with the V6 as well and pulled a 17' Boston Whaler Mauntauk (however you spell it.) He also said that it was the sorriest towing truck you can buy.

With that being said, I'm going to assume the people saying they pull 5k no problem have never towed with a real truck.. lol
I had a 17 ft Whaler I towed with my Tacoma's (I4 and V6). Both did great. I would've towed the Whaler across the country with the V6 Tacoma. Tacoma towing a 21 Kencraft...not so much
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Originally Posted by sonofasonofasailor View Post
I had a 17 ft Whaler I towed with my Tacoma's (I4 and V6). Both did great. I would've towed the Whaler across the country with the V6 Tacoma. Tacoma towing a 21 Kencraft...not so much
Who knows.. The one with the Montauk said his biggest complaint was fuel mileage (that's obvious) but also didn't like it gear hunting and what not..

The one who still currently has the 2016 with the 18 footer straight up tells me it sucks ass. But this is also coming from someone who's previous truck as an F250 7.3

I'll be the first one to say though.. If I want a truck that will hold it's value and last forever, I'd be in a Tacoma too
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Had a 2015 Tacoma with towing package. Pulled my old boat and trailer that weighed in just over 4,200 lbs from NC to Oklahoma and from Oklahoma to NC. Took the southern route to avoid mountains, but she handled it just fine.
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Originally Posted by Manoverboard123 View Post
Who knows.. The one with the Montauk said his biggest complaint was fuel mileage (that's obvious) but also didn't like it gear hunting and what not..

The one who still currently has the 2016 with the 18 footer straight up tells me it sucks ass. But this is also coming from someone who's previous truck as an F250 7.3

I'll be the first one to say though.. If I want a truck that will hold it's value and last forever, I'd be in a Tacoma too
The gear hunting is awful in the new gen Tacoma. It was definitely one of my biggest complaints. MPG wasn't horrible, but I don't expect much when towing. Double digits is great.

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Had a 2015 Tacoma with towing package. Pulled my old boat and trailer that weighed in just over 4,200 lbs from NC to Oklahoma and from Oklahoma to NC. Took the southern route to avoid mountains, but she handled it just fine.
The 4.0 in those Tacomas are a different beast in a great way. The 3.5 feels anemic.
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thanks guys for the responses,
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Originally Posted by Grruntt man View Post
just wondering how much a tacoma can pull, i have a 21 ft heavy old proline with a ttop and my old truck is about to give up the ghost
I bought my one and only Tacoma new in 2017, I think this was the first year with new motor. I have a 16.5 tarpon skiff and I honestly felt that it was struggling, it was the same as your screen name. I traded it after six months. Also seemed to be always shifting.
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Here ya go, this should be max'd out!


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