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Looking for some advice. I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 SR5 Double Cab. It's rated to tow 6400lbs. We just bought a Rockwood 2507S trailer that weighs 5200 dry. I've got an equalize it weight distribution hitch with sway control and a good brake controller. I've test towed a little over 5700 and the truck did well. My Tacoma has 41,000 miles on it, and I have about 5,000 in equity in it if I want to trade it.

I'd like to get through this season with the Tacoma. We only plan short trips, and none of them are through high altitudes or areas with big hills. Then I'll trade it when I've gotten three years and about 60K miles on it. I'll also get more in trade for it or I may sell it outright. I take good care of my vehicles.

Seems like a bad financial decision to trade it at 2 years, but if I need to get a bigger truck to be safe, I would do it. Any thoughts on this?

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My biggest fear would be length and height of the trailer compared to that of the truck when on the highway.


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It's a solid truck that the rest of the world beats the hell out of.
I'd use it as you currently have planned. Just watch your CCC in the new TT and your payload capacity of the truck.
What's your TT GTWR?


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the gvwr is 6715, which is over the limit. But we plan to watch what we load in it, and won't travel with the tanks filled. It's 25ft long, so it's a manageable length. I keep the speed down, and we take our time. I think it's reasonable if I don't ask too much of it, and keep a close eye on the weight. But I don't want to be kidding myself which is why I'm asking.

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GVWR for the tacoma is 5600. It's just my wife and I, so I don't expect us to add more than 250-300lbs of stuff. I'm 200lbs and my wife is like 120.

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Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) (lb.) for Tacoma is 11360

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mhill260 wrote:

Looking for some advice. I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 SR5 Double Cab. It's rated to tow 6400lbs. We just bought a Rockwood 2507S trailer that weighs 5200 dry. I've got an equalize it weight distribution hitch with sway control and a good brake controller. I've test towed a little over 5700 and the truck did well. My Tacoma has 41,000 miles on it, and I have about 5,000 in equity in it if I want to trade it.

I'd like to get through this season with the Tacoma. We only plan short trips, and none of them are through high altitudes or areas with big hills. Then I'll trade it when I've gotten three years and about 60K miles on it. I'll also get more in trade for it or I may sell it outright. I take good care of my vehicles.

Seems like a bad financial decision to trade it at 2 years, but if I need to get a bigger truck to be safe, I would do it. Any thoughts on this?


You will be really close to over weight when you hookup, After all you will have 720 + LBs of tongue weight, and the hitch will be in the 80lb range. and if you carry any thing in the truck, like you, and DW, you will be over. Remember. Every pound you put on the truck takes away form the towing cap. And if you load 500, to 1000lb in the TT......

Well do what you want. But you need more truck.


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I tow a #5000 22' TT with a 13 F150 with a GVWR of #7700 and it's "tow rating" is #11,000, but I know that ain't really possible with a TT...

The "tow rating" does not necessarily equate to a TT.. Lots of trailers out there, so there you go..

I'd tow the TT you have with my truck, but I'd really not want to tow it with a Tacoma.....

But, I'm already spoiled with the combo I have, so hard to say..

You've towed the combo already, so whether or not the numbers align, in the end, you are the one behind the wheel and only you can decide what is best for you..

Good luck!

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* This post was edited 04/14/19 05:33pm by MitchF150 *


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IMHO with a 25' trailer at the weight you are at I would tow that trailer. The Tacoma is a solid truck and as Boomerweps stated the rest of the world does a lot more with a Tacoma than we do here in Canada or the US. I personally wouldn't trade such a new Tacoma for an F150 or a bigger truck even if you would be a few hundred pounds overweight.


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I appreciate the responses. I guess I might have to bite the bullet and trade the truck in on something bigger. It's not the ideal time to do it, but I guess it's not the worst either. In another year, I'll be over 60K and if I'm thinking of upgrading anyway, doing it a year from now vs. now probably doesn't make a huge difference especially if it's safer.

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