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Old 12-08-2014, 08:28 AM   #11
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Good point about wind resistance.

Toyota specifically warns against using cruise control when towing. The new 3rd generation Tundras and other trucks may be different.

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Old 12-08-2014, 09:03 AM   #12
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There is an interesting discussion of wind resistance here:

Driving into the wind
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #13
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Good point about wind resistance.

Toyota specifically warns against using cruise control when towing. The new 3rd generation Tundras and other trucks may be different.

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I'll have to check my Tundra owners manual...haven't heard that.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #14
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2008 4.7 l 4x4 double cab. Pull a 6400 lb 30' travel trailer and have had no problems other than a small gas tank. Fixed that with an in the bed tank to refill at rest stops. Sometimes it will scream at 4000 rpm if I am not watching my speed, but normally just cruise along (not using cruise) no faster than 65 mph. I've hit some super steep inclines in West Virgina and others in Wyoming truck slowed down but kept moving. As others have said head winds stink. Worst was in Casper Wyoming where I swear I could walk faster than I was moving.

You'll be fine, but def. need WDH. I'm sure I'm over payload a bit or darn close depending on what's in the bed, but I've never had a problem and have no plans to upgrade unless I win the lottery!
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:25 PM   #15
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Hmmm...didn't know that either. Found it on page 286 of owners manual.

Also didn't know I had trailer sway control.


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Old 12-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the information. I will be using a WHD with sway control, I pick the travel trailer up this Friday so I will finally see how well the truck tow's it. Before upgrading to this camper I had a small Jayco that was only 7' wide, I'm wondering if I will still be able to see well enough around the 8' wide FR to safely make lane changes. I was looking at the Fit System attachable mirror extensions. Anyone use these or something similar?
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I use the slide on extensions that got off eBay. Work just fine.


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I've used many different temp tow mirrors... And the ones linked below have worked the best (by far). No vibration... Easy on/off... And look pretty decent too. I did add a Velcro strap around the body cause I just don't trust them not popping off. I have a 2014 5.7 CrewMax.

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I decided to go for the expensive option, I can't say necessarily better option, of the OEM mirrors.
They have turn signals and heated mirrors. The wiring and connectors are already present. They were relatively easy to install but require some care and a little on line research. There are sites where you can purchase them cheaper than your local dealer. Still expensive, about $225 each. I am happy with them but they are a little too big when not towing.

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I, also, got Toyota to replace my stock Tundra mirrors with the tow mirrors. They are awesome! (I'll try to sell my old mirrors on Craigs list...I got the dealer to keep the boxes and bubble wrap the new ones came in so I can use them.)

When I had the Tacoma, I also used just about every kind of additional mirror that attaches to the existing and most worked pretty well but my favorites were these because

1- They have safety straps that hold onto them if they fall off, which happened a couple of times due to high winds.

2- Since they attach right on the mirror via a suction cup, it's easy to adjust to right where you want them by moving the existing mirror.

I always put mine as far out on the mirror as I could...really helps see around the RV.

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