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1997: Can you tell me what the payload (which means how much

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Can you tell me what the payload (which means how much a truck can pull, right?) is for a 1997 V8 4WD Toyota Tacoma? I'm trying to determine whether it would be too much weight to pull a 2500 lb trailer with an approx. 800 lb horse. Thank you!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 2 years ago.
You mean this is a V-6 engine not a V-8 engine?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, I meant it's a 6 cylinder
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 2 years ago.
OK standby
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 2 years ago.
The towing capacity on your truck will be 3500 pounds up to 5000 pounds. Personally I wouldn't push much pass 4000 pounds. It depends on the configuration the tires towing hitch and so on. If you have a 2500 pound trailer and 800 pound horse that put you at 3300 pounds you should be perfectly fine towing. I would just make sure you have good trailer brakes on the trailer and if you're planning on pushing any big hills I would consider adding an extra transmission cooler to keep the transmission cold.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** appreciate the extra tips, too.
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 2 years ago.
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