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    Posted: 29 Jul 2011 at 8:29am
I wanted to start this thread, specifically for Toyota Tacoma owners who pull an R-Pod.  As you can see in my sig, I have an '07 TRD Off-Road Taco, pulling the smallest of the R-Pods, the RP-151.  Let's makes this thread the place to discuss our specific towing configurations, etc.
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I use a 4 cyl. '08 access cab, no trubs pulling.
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I tow with a 2011 Tacoma, 4 dr, short bed; 6 cyl - 6 spd manual trans

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Thanks all.  For some reason, I thought we had a larger following of Tacomas on this board.  Which particular model R-Pod are you  pulling?  Any of you using a WDH hitch and if so, which one?
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We are pulling a 176 with our 2003 Tundra 6 cyl. We did discover to always turn off the over drive and 57 mph gives us the best milage.
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Originally posted by cmjmoore

We are pulling a 176 with our 2003 Tundra 6 cyl. We did discover to always turn off the over drive and 57 mph gives us the best milage. We are wondering if the 2011 Tacoma with a 8 cal would give better milage, I don't like the size of the new Tundras nor the mileage.   .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote this_is_nascar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2011 at 8:00am
No sure about the 2011 Tacoma, but I can tell you that with my '07, and my small R-Pod, I can definately tell that it's there.
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New to the forum, and just put a deposit down on a 182G.  Very stoked to go pick it up in Phoenix, and we'll be towing it home with my '99 SR5 Taco 4cyl.  I have a 1 1/2" lift on it, with after market 5 leaf rear springs, so I figure it should be fine for the time being pulling the unloaded pod.  Anyone else pulling a pod with an older model Taco?

We'll be upgrading to a newer 4 door long bed TRD Taco within a year, so I'm not that concerned about the little engine suffering for very long.

Would you folks all agree that the WDH is fairly standard equipment for the Tacoma to pull a Pod comfortably?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote this_is_nascar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2011 at 8:52am
Not sure that a WDH is necessary for an R-Pod, but probably for larger campers it is.  I have to remember that I have the smallest of the R-Pods (the RP-151), so my towing experiences are probably different that those of you pulling the larger/heavier R-Pod.  I don't use a WDH with mine, but again, it's smaller.
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BTW, welcome to the forum.
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