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Old 08-29-2016, 11:42 AM   #21
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We towed our CD 22 Cruiser (heavier than an angler, especially when loaded with stuff for a long cruise) all over the mountainous west with a 1989 Nissan Pathfinder, manual transmission, higher-grade suspension.

Its 185 hp? v6 engine was plenty if we geared down and were patient going up big hills. We would gear down before descending a big hill too, so we never got going so fast we had to brake hard on the way down.

Towed her up to Prince Rupert (1850 miles one way, and plenty of mountains) with a 1994 Isuzu Trooper, also manual transmission. Either was plenty for so light a boat.

Tow vehicle weight, length, suspension, and good brakes (on both tow vehicle and trailer) are all important. Getting tongue weight set properly too (maybe 8-10 % of trailer weight). I would think the v6 Tacoma would be fine.

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Old 08-29-2016, 01:06 PM   #22
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Considering the dollar is strong against the Canadian Dollar you might check out these aluminum Canidan boat builders.

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