As far as towing with a Tacoma.... HECK NO. That class of trucks (Ranger, Colorado, Canyon, etc) is not designed to tow anything but a leaf trailer safely. None of them have been tested for live weight nor should they be as their towing capacity is below much more than a one horse Brenderup would be with horse, tack and gear. I tow my horses all over the state and surrounding areas and after one white knuckle drive towing 1 horse (open stock trailer with no tack area, steel but admittedly lighter than most aluminum trailers with tack) 4 hours away to a ride I swapped for a 2500 Diesel. Nothing is worth driving with that much fear again.
My boss drives a Tacoma, pulls a big boat with it. He gets 8 mpg towing his boat. My diesel 2500 gets 15 mpg towing our 4 horse weekender. I'll stick with my truck.
Last edited by TaMMa89; 12-14-2019 at 04:24 AM.