Calling All Towing/RV Experts
We're in the market for a travel trailer. We have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma with towing package. It is rated for 6500 lbs. Now, I know that THEORECTICALLY I could haul 6500 lbs. BUT, is there some magic buffer for safety, to prevent excessive wear on the transmission, etc.? For example, one might say, yes, you could haul a 6500 lb trailer, but in actuality you want to look for a trailer that weighs between 4000 and 5000 pounds. We may be camping in areas that are quite hilly, so getting up those grades is a concern in addition to not wearing out our truck.
Hopefully my question makes sense!
Thanks for any advice!