Originally Posted by French
As i understand this thread you finally have your new rig with its mis matched ISLAND counter corrected and all is good? yes?? Have you towed it around several hundred miles or more? if so how are hills handled?
Have you weighed your rig fully loaded? If so are you under your max weight?
I can tow 9600lb and load 1850lb max. Your Tundra is likely in that range I would guess.
The Rockwood lite line up has a wide range of pin weights from just over 1000 to almost 1700. I am leaning toward 1200 or so max leaving 600 pounds of stuff. According to GM the max load is calculated after a full tank of gas and 300 lb of people (2) on board.
Like you i am looking to be careful with the weight and not be over -otherwise TV warranty will be void. Thoughts??
RV is actually back at the dealer still trying to iron out the last of the table issues, but I did take it on a short 100 mile, long weekend and it pulled like my old 20ft TT. No hills though.
As I'm sure you've read, with a half ton, it's all about the pin weight. My Tundra has a payload of 1650, but that's one 150lb driver and a full tank of gas. Add hitch in the bed, wife, kid, dog and gear I'm down to 1300 fast. I went on the trip with a stock suspension and full fresh water tank, and it sagged a little so I just added airbags.
I'm happy with the pin weight of my 8282ws, although there are guys with Tundra's on this site that pull the 8289ws and that pin has to be up around 1600-1700 loaded.
Wish I had a 3/4 ton that magically fit in my garage, but I don't, and this set up so far works well.