You should be fine. I towed a Suzucki Samurai(2,300 pounds plus firewood, beer, etc) Up and down hills 5,000 miles in 4 years With no towing brakes. and no problems. Truck, camper, gear and food, adult beverages pushed the load up to 6,000 pounds. for a week off the grid
We have the 4.0 liter V6 with trailer towing pkg. Your gen one Tacoma with the V6 is lighter than our 2013 Tacoma which weighs 4.000 pounds without the tailgate.
Truck has upgraded Bilstein shocks standard height. Replaced the springs to support 1800 pounds (camper is bolted on full time). Tires are LT 265/75/R16 E range. You need E range tires.
Picture was taken before the 70 miles round trip on washboard roads portion to the Saline hot springs.
Dirty picture is next.
Edited by RC Pilot Jim, 14 April 2020 - 11:48 PM.