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        12-28-2012, 05:52 AM
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    Foal
    Eh the gas mileage in my truck is a joke anyway so I'm not even going to wonder about it lol. On top of bad milage it takes premium so it's hurts a little more at the pump... What year do you have? I see people towing with 04 and up but never the old style Tacoma
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        12-28-2012, 07:31 AM
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    When I looked for Tacoma Towing Capacity it was 3,500 lbs.

    The vehicle weighs 3,200 to 3,400lbs. Depending on options

    An average featherlite 2 horse weighs 1,900 lbs, a steel 2 horse 2,400 lbs.

    2 Horses average 2,000

    Take the lightest trailer made I could find 1,800 lbs and two 900 lbs horses, that is 3,600 lbs.

    Towing 3,500 lbs like a boat to me would be risky, IMO, towing live, moving animals with at best a weight of 3,600 lbs total and most likely closer to 3,800 lbs is just unthinkable, IMO

    Tocoma's are small trucks, not full size, There was an older model they posted a 5,000 lbs tow rating with a special hitch, but again these are small trucks, could you imaging a 4,000lb load of animals moving around in the back or a wind gust hitting the trailer, you have a 3,400 lb truck trying to control this????

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        12-28-2012, 01:07 PM
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    Foal
    My truck is rated at 5000 and it has the correct hitch. And the total weight is less then 3500. We are taking the trailer down to having it weighed so we'll have a better idea. And I would never haul more then my mare.
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        12-28-2012, 01:30 PM
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    Foal
    If the average Featherlite is 1900 (I can't imagine this trailer is more then that, I'm guess high in the weight) and made is 950 that brings the weight to less then 3000.
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        12-28-2012, 02:19 PM
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    Originally Posted by jinx1990    
    My truck is rated at 5000 and it has the correct hitch. And the total weight is less then 3500. We are taking the trailer down to having it weighed so we'll have a better idea. And I would never haul more then my mare.
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    One horse would keep the weight down and sounds better, but I just error on the side of caution, short wheel base trucks and trailers tend to sway more than I prefer and if a sudden swerve from trying to avoid a deer, child or another car could easily cause an uncontrollable sway problem.

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        12-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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    Green Broke
    So don't sudden swerve. Tend to do bad things no matter what you are driving. And OP already mentioned only towing one horse and being 1500 under max. MY concern would be exceeding tongue weight, as we talked about with the rear dragging.
         

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