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Old 05-31-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Change to tundra good idea?

I have a 274dbh that comes in at 6400dry pulling with a 2004 f150 with 3.55gears. Latest figuring with family and dogs I am at max weight. I am looking into another TV. Any thoughts on a 2008 tundra crew max?
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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It will pull the trailer fine if it's the 5.7. Your limit factor will be cargo weight- 1350 lbs. but between tongue weight and cargo I am over too.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:01 PM   #3
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I have a 274dbh that comes in at 6400dry pulling with a 2004 f150 with 3.55gears. Latest figuring with family and dogs I am at max weight. I am looking into another TV. Any thoughts on a 2008 tundra crew max?
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:03 PM   #4
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That is a small payload. So with a camper shell, 2 80lb dogs and the high hitch weight (906) for the Cherokee tundra is not gonna work I guess
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:23 PM   #5
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tundra as TV....yes indeed

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I have a 2013 Tundra double cab and am towing a 2006 Rockwood 31' 8329. Dry, it weighs about 6250 and I usually am hauling around 800-1000 lbs. Ive gone to Oregon/Wash,up I5 with no problems and down to LA over the grapevine , again no problems. I love my truck and am going to look into a Rockwood 5er soon. You might want to check with Tundra owners forum, they have some strong options as to how good this truck is.


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Old 06-01-2015, 03:55 PM   #6
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We loved our Tundra ours was a 2012 but the specs are close. We would still have our if the family didn't outgrow it. The Tundra has a bigger rear-end, bigger breaks, and a 5.7 motor. The truck is made in San Antonio, the Engine in Alabama. I will have to say my Tundra was stronger than the other 3 trucks I've owned. I have owned a Dodge, Chevy and Ford. I will gladly take another Tundra when I can get another truck.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:05 PM   #7
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Figure up your TT weight wet. (For giggles, we will say 7400, but you should go weigh it )
Take 12-15% of that total to calculate tongue weight (7400 * 15% = 1110 lbs tongue weight)
Add 100 pounds for hitch weight (1110 + 100 = 1210 lbs of payload used up)

Now add 2 80 pound dogs (1210 + 160 = 1370 lbs of payload taken up)

Now add yourself, your family... looking at what 1600 lbs payload easy 1800?

Does the sticker on the side of the Tundra say it has 1800 lbs or more for cargo capacity?

If not, the Tundra won't be enough.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:08 PM   #8
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I will stick with Ford. My 2014 ecoboost. Tows my 8329 effortlessly and I have NEVER had a major breakdown since 1994 when I switched to Fords. Other than normal maint, nothing breaks on them.
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rlocicero I have thought about an Ecoboost how is the MPGS in town? How about the towing MPG's
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You're going to be maxed in payload with most crewcab 1/2 T trucks. Sure some of the reg cab HD 1/2T have high payloads these days but add in luxuries and the big cab and payload gets used up quickly. I think the only crewcab 1/2 T that has enough payload for you is the new alum F150 with HD payload package or possibly the previous gen F150 with HD payload package. That is different than just the towing package and cant be added after it is built.

That being said we LOVED our '10 Tundra Crewmax 5.7 TRD. Towed my 6600# loaded SP295 effortlessly even up 6-7% grades. I could easily pass semi's without any thought. I know plenty who pull a lot more weight than that with the Tundra. Are they over weight? Probably. It is up to the owner to decide what is safe. I would highly recommend Load Range E tires and maybe something like Timbrens or air bags to shore up the rear. The tires will take the squirm out and the suspension helpers will take the bounce out. Neither increase payload but they do increase towing comfort and I would say safety as well. I had Timbrens on my Tundra and would recommend them. They're simple and work!

For us we had to get rid of the Tundra due to space. My family a 100# and 80# dog and all our gear had us cramped and over payload. No chance of that happening with the new TV!
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