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Old 12-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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2014 Tundra 4.6 and Rockwood 2104s

I just bought a 2104s and will be towing it with my 2014 Tundra with the 4.6 and 3.909 gears. The trailer weight is about 4,100lbs and even though the truck is rated to tow 6500lbs I am just curious if anyone has a similar set up and your thoughts on how well the truck performs towing this weight.

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:57 PM   #2
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My 2011 4.6 has the tow package and is rated for 8200 lbs. I pull a 29ft, 5500 lb TT with no problems.

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Old 12-07-2014, 08:01 PM   #3
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Should be just fine.

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Old 12-07-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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You'll be fine in TX. Probably struggle a bit in higher mtn passes.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:52 PM   #5
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I would think you will be fine with that set up. My 2011 Tundra (2wd 4.6 double cab 4.6) has NO PROBLEM towing my 26' boat (6800#) which is more than my old Puma 27FQ weighed. It had no problem with towing the Puma either. They only complaint about the Tundra is the rear springs are VERY soft and compress a lot with very little tongue weight.
The Tundra would out accelerate the 3/4 ton Suburban (6.0 w/ 3.73 gears) we also towed before upgraded to a 5th wheel and diesel ram 2500 to pull it with.
The Tundra is my daily driver and now has over 216,000 miles with ZERO problems to date. Replacing it in January with a new '15 Tundra just like it.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I figured it would be okay I just don't like that uncomfortable feeling of towing with an under powered vehicle. Either way the Tundra 4.6 will become my sons vehicle in about 2 years and I will then go with the 5.7. Thanks again.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:43 PM   #7
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I have a 2013 Tundra 4.6, 4X4, with the tow package. I imagine it is very similar to yours. I returned in September from 18,000 mile trip across the US from New York to Big Sur, up to Alaska and return. I even went thru the TX panhandle

I have a Surveyor Sport 220 TT, approximately 6300 lbs loaded. The Tundra performed quite well.
For the most part I drove in S4 with the Tow/Haul on. To maintain speed on steep hills I found it necessary to manually down shift to S3 at 2600-2700 rpm. I rarely, if ever allowed the engine to go above 3500 rpm. I averaged 10 mpg and never went above 65 mph. For better mileage, slow down. I have a scan gauge. Watching the instantaneous mpg "taught" me to drive for gas savings.

The weight to be mindful of is your cargo weight capacity. This will limit how much you can carry in the truck along with the tongue weight of your trailer and you can easily max it out.

I used the Reese round bar WD hitch with the dual cam anti-sway. I experienced sway only once, and that was with 30-40 mph headwinds AND a tractor trailer passing me. I highly recommend the Reese setup.

I met one guy in Alaska also with the Tundra and a similar TT. He claimed to keep it in Drive with the cruise Control set. He complained of the sudden downshifting and engine racing on hills . I thought that was a nutty way to drive, but each their own. I don't recommend it, especially if your son will inherit the truck.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:08 AM   #8
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I don't have a Tundra, but my setup is similar. I have a 4.7 v8 with 3.55 gears and my TT weighs in at about 5800 lbs loaded. I slide up the interstate highways at 62 mph with cruise on and the truck in overdrive. With a headwind I stay in 5th gear and get 9 mpg and with a tailwind I go into overdrive and get 12 mpg. Occasional downshifting doesn't bother me at all. Your rig should be comparable to mine, if not a little better. I have found that wind resistance has more of an effect on mpg's than weight....
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Should be okay

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:25 AM   #10
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You won't even know it's back there!! :-) (And you're going to LOVE the Tundra with the 5.7...she's a beast, I tell you!) Mine laughs at the 12,000 foot mountain passes!

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