I am picking up a new bare Fleet shell hopefully in mid July 2020 if all goes well. COVID delays.
Stay well my friends.
Driving from Spokane to Bozeman and back, 1200 miles RT, to get it.
I have a 2004 4x4 Toyota Tacoma TRD extra cab, 3.4-liter, towing package included and all stock suspension (Bilstein shocks).
I have Firestone air bags and just installed the Air Lift Wireless-one 2nd Generation On-Board Air Compressor System w/ EZ Mount - Single Path.
My tires are 16" Alloy Wheels with P265/70R16 Toyos all the way around.
The towing capacity is 5000, tongue weight is 500 lb. and the truck has a transmission cooler. With P265/70R16 tires the GVWR is 5100, GAWR Frt. 2650LB and RR. is 2800LB.
The camper will not be on the truck full time but, I have a 21' Chaparral Ski/Fish boat that I will need to tow along with the camper maybe a few times a year.
Just an FYI,
I have been towing this boat for 3 years now and it tows wonderfully by itself with gear. Little slow on hills but I always take my time.
Dry weight of boat is 2660 and tongue weight is about 250.
Let's say no more than 500 lbs. of gear in camper.
Generally only two people in the truck.
I am a bit concerned it might be too much for the truck to handle in weight and towing? The distance to Roosevelt lake, at the most, is roughly 65 miles one way.
My question is will this suffice?
I believe that for just the camper it will be fine?
Should I get E rated tires?
Beam Me Up Scotty
Thank you to all for the great advice, tips, ideas, pics. etc.....well, everything on this forum.
Can't wait to use mine and hopefully share, too.
Edited by Bmusbob, 10 April 2020 - 04:38 PM.