Increasing load on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma in order to carry a larger truck camper on back

Asked by May 29, 2018 at 11:03 AM about the 2011 Toyota Tacoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am being told that my 2011 Tacoma can only carry a small pop up camper on
back due to its weight. Is it possible to do something to the truck to increase
this load?  

2 Answers

115

I'm not sure what the capacity is for that truck, but look it up and figure it out, don't depend on someone telling you what to do. It should be listed in the owner's manual. Also, there is a Tacoma forum that talks about hauling capacities and how to raise yours. I've added air bags to my rear suspension and a supplemental radiator for my transmission fluid to my 2004 tacoma V6 to help out when towing my trailer when it's fully loaded.

1,985

Besides the above good ideas, you can increase of the leaf springs with an additional heavy -er rated leaf springs, both after market or local spring shops are options. Before you start throwing parts and $$ at the truck, find out what camper(s) you would like. Then taking the height, weight, and suitability in mind you will then have an idea how far you have to modify your truck.

Your Answer:

Toyota Tacoma Experts

  • #1
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    480
  • #2
    BURT100
    Reputation
    450
  • #3
    jtubbs
    Reputation
    370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra
31 Great Deals out of 1,493 listings starting at $5,200
Used Nissan Frontier
17 Great Deals out of 448 listings starting at $710
Used Ford F-150
128 Great Deals out of 10,966 listings starting at $3,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
13 Great Deals out of 527 listings starting at $6,800
Used Chevrolet Colorado
5 Great Deals out of 2,083 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
92 Great Deals out of 10,104 listings starting at $5,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
70 Great Deals out of 9,940 listings starting at $5,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
19 Great Deals out of 1,712 listings starting at $3,494
Used Ford Ranger
9 Great Deals out of 304 listings starting at $2,995
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
35 Great Deals out of 4,895 listings starting at $10,800
Used GMC Canyon
12 Great Deals out of 2,049 listings starting at $4,950
Used Dodge Ram 1500
22 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ram 1500
255 Great Deals out of 27,678 listings starting at $8,995
Used Toyota Camry
40 Great Deals out of 2,024 listings starting at $2,424

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
1,006 listings starting at $30,900
2017 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 105 listings starting at $34,788
2016 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 108 listings starting at $24,888
2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 114 listings starting at $15,995
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
75 listings starting at $13,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.