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What size travel trailer can a Toyota Tacoma pull? With the V6 tow package, a Toyota Tacoma can tow 6,500 lbs. Below are 9 travel trailers with a GVWR of fewer than 6,500 lbs that can be towed by the Tacoma.
- Lance Travel Trailer 2285
- Jayco Jay Feather 23RBM
- Grand Design Imagine 2150
- KZ Sportsmen Classic
- Coachmen Clipper
- Keystone Passport
- Vista Cruiser
- Dutchmen Kodiak
- Starcraft Mossy Oak
Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity
Before we dive into the specs of each of the 10 travel trailers we list as being able to be towed by a Toyota Tacoma let’s take a look at the Tacoma towing capacity.
As of the date of this article (7/18), the Toyota Tacoma has the following towing specifications.
The V6 Tacoma with the Towing Package has a towing capacity of 6,400 lbs.
The towing package includes the following:
- Class-IV towing hitch receiver
- ATF cooler (not available on the manual transmission)
- Engine oil cooler
- Power steering cooler
- 130-amp alternator
- 4- and 7-pin connector with converter
- Trailer-Sway Control (TSC)49
Travel Trailers Than Can Be Pulled By a Toyota Tacoma
Below we will take a closer look at the 9 travel trailers that a Tacoma shouldn’t have any problems towing. Obviously, there are many more than the ones we have chosen. The ones we have selected are ones we really like, but your budget and your needs, as well as the towing capacity of the vehicle, will ultimately determine which one you get.
Lance Travel Trailer 2285
The Lance 2285 is a lightweight travel trailer coming in at 6,400 pounds. One of the interesting features of the Lance 2285 is that it has dual entry doors. The Lance 2285 has an overall length of 27 ft. The exterior west of this travel trailer is 96 in. It has an interior height of 78 in and can sleep up to 6 people. As noted earlier the gross vehicle weight is 6400 pounds. Other features include a 45-gallon freshwater tank, A 90-gallon grey tank, a 45-gallon black tank, 6 cubic feet refrigerator, and two 5-gallon propane tanks.
Jayco Jay Feather 23RBM
The Jayco Jay Feather 23RBM has a gross vehicle weight rating of 5995 lb. This Jaco floor plan includes the ever-popular Murphy bed and a large u-shaped Dinette. In the rear, you will find a bath with a 34-inch radius shower. The Jay Feather 23RBM has an exterior width of 96 in and an interior height of 78 in. the fresh water capacity is 42 gallons the water heater is 6 gallons the gray waste is 30.5 gallons and the black weighs is 30.5 gallons. This travel trailer has a sleeping capacity of 2 to 4 people.
Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE
Grand Design in addition to the Imagine XLS 21BHE has other floor plans that can be towed by a Toyota Tacoma. The XLS 21BHE has a GVWR of 5,895 lbs. It has a length of 24-feet 11-inches and a height of 10-feet. The freshwater capacity of the 21BHE is 43-gallons, grey water is 39 gallons, and wastewater capacity if 37 gallons. Standard on this travel trailer is a 15-foot awning and a 50 x 80 queen bed.
KZ Sportsmen Classic
When it comes to the KZ Sportsmen Classic you will have multiple floor plans that can be towed by a Tacoma. Even the floorplans (180TH and 180THT) with the heaviest GVWR is only 5,000 lbs. The Sportsmen Classic is an ultra-lightweight travel trailer with lots of excellent features. The 180TH has an exterior length of 21-feet 7-inches, an interior height of 78-inches, and an exterior width of 90-inches. Freshwater capacity is 38 gallons, gray water capacity is 32 gallons and wastewater is 30 gallons. Over this is an easy towing job for the Tacoma.
The Coachmen Clipper is an ultra light travel trailer with a maximum GVWR of 3,803 lbs on the 14CR floorplan. The Clipper is available in (5) floor plans ranging in length from 16-feet 4-inches to 21-feet 4-inches. The exterior height of the Clipper is 9-feet 8-inches on all floorplans and so is the width at 88-inches. Freshwater capacity is 33 gallons, gray water is 25 gallons and black water is 25 gallons. The awning size is not available on their website.
The Keystone Passport comes in 19 different floor plans, however not all of them can be towed by a Toyota Tacoma. Keystone does not provide GVWR but does provide unloaded travel trailer weight and the carrying capacity as well. As long as the two combined do not exceed the 6500 lbs towing capacity of the Tacoma you will be fine. Definitely, check with your RV dealer to make sure you are not exceeding the towing capacity. Overall most Passports have a 43-gallon freshwater capacity, 38 gallons wastewater, and 38 gallons gray water capacity. The shortest in length is 20-feet 2 inches and go up from there to over 23 feet. Height average 10-feet 4 inches.
The Gulfstream Vista Cruiser is nice aerodynamically designed travel trailer. This model comes in (9) floor plans and though the GVWR is not available on the website all models can be towed with a Tacoma. The lightest is the 17RWD with an overall weight of 2,567 lbs. You add the carrying capacity of 1,413 lbs and you are well below the Tacoma’s 6500 lbs limit. The following specs apply to the Vista Cruiser: fresh water capacity is 27 gallons, the gray tank is 33 gallons, and the black tank is 33 gallon.
Dutchmen RV has several floorplans of the Kodiak whose GVWR is below the maximum towing capacity of the Tacoma. The 185MB Cub is one of them. The dry weight plus the cargo capacity is well below 6,500 lbs. It has a length of 22-feet 8-inches and a height of 10-feet 5-inches. The freshwater capacity of 52 gallons, black or waster water is 28 gallons, and gray water capacity if 39 gallons.
Starcraft Mossy Oak
Starcraft makes the Mossy Oak 21FB a travel trailer with a GVWR of 6,000 lbs which makes it a perfect match for the Tacoma. The Mossy Oak has an interior height of 81-inches, an exterior length of 25-feet 8-inches, and a width of 96-inches. The exterior height including the A/C unit is 126-inches. The freshwater capacity is 48 gallons, gray wastewater is 32 gallons, and black wastewater is 32 gallons. The Starcraft Mossy Oak can sleep up to 4.
The list of 9 travel trailers above is what we think are some of the best campers for a Toyota Tacoma. There are many other campers that are within the maximum towing capacity of this truck so finding one that meets your need and is within your budget shouldn’t be very difficult. We do advise you to take precautions when towing, know your maximum weight ranges, and learn to tow safely. Get with your dealer to make sure you understand what it takes to tow your travel trailer. Check out our other article on the best travel trailers.
Tammy is an avid outdoor and travel trailer enthusiast, Fishing, camping, hiking, and kayaking are just some of the outdoor activities she enjoys.