Originally Posted by campthewestcoast
Does anyone tow a 24 towlite with a toyota tacoma 4.0L v-6 with tow package. The truck has a 6500lb. GVWR. The 24 towlite has a 6000lb. GVWR and a UVW(wieght of trailer) of 4009lbs. Would this work?
Those numbers possibly work, but I'd be more concerned with the axle loading the trailer tongue is going to put on your truck. If the unloaded weight of the trailer is 4009, the tongue weight will be about 600#. And, I suspect it might actually be more. You're not going to go camping with just you, an empty trailer and an empty truck.
Check your door sticker on the truck for the GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating). You should also find the UAWR (Unloaded Axle Weight Rating) there too. The difference is how much you can add to each axle with the weight of people (you count in this), the trailer tongue, and anything like equipment, food, luggage, etc.
Even if you're under the limit, your margin of safety is very slim. Ideally, you should keep the loading below 80% of the limits.