I think it will be fine. I pulled one of those, exactly like your talking about with my '97 Ford Ranger I used to have. No problems at all. The Tacoma should definitely be able to handle it. I think.
+1NH05TACOMA said:No offense meant by this but towing 3000lbs across the country without EB's and you are asking for an accident in a Tacoma.
I don't know what the chassis/brake difference are between the V6 and I4 models, but for what it's worth i've dollied cars (well over 3k with no brakes) in my V6 and stopping distances are greater but nothing that should get you into trouble as long as you're careful. I've also pulled trailors that were well over 5k on a surge brakes and braking feels almost normal. EB's are nice but i don't think surge brakes are accidents waiting to happen, especially if the driver has some common sense. I'd be more worried about being able to pull the thing with the I4.NH05TACOMA said:No offense meant by this but towing 3000lbs across the country without EB's and you are asking for an accident in a Tacoma.