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Old 02-06-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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tow a 266RLDS - SURVEYOR with Toyota Tundra

I'm looking at a 266RLDS - SURVEYOR ..dry weight 6089 lbs and a hitch weight at 778 lbs with a Toyota Tundra. After figuring my cargo capacity with passengers and equipment, this leaves my cargo capacity at 1100 lbs and tongue capacity is 1000 lbs. What do you think?
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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You're making one of the top 3 newbie mistakes. Using fictional dry weights.
Brochure/website dry weights are for a stripped-down version of the trailer. NO trailer weighs its brochure dry weight when it arrives at the dealer.
Loaded for camping, the actual tongue weight could easily be 1000lbs. After you add the weights of batteries, options, dealer add-ons, water and cargo, your trailer will weigh WAY more than 6089lbs.

What is your Tundra's payload capacity?
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1660 lbs After passengers, WDH and equipment I have about 1000 lbs lift
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:29 PM   #4
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Thatís a negative ghost rider. Your cargo capacity of the truck is on the tire sticker in the door jamb and only includes full of fuel and driver. Most tundras are 1600 or less. My crewmax is 1300
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Thatís a negative ghost rider. Your cargo capacity of the truck is on the tire sticker in the door jamb and only includes full of fuel and driver. Most tundras are 1600 or less. My crewmax is 1300
Payload has been covered multiple times. The yellow sticker # does NOT include the driver.

If your yellow sticker says 1300, the truck can carry 1300 lbs of a driver, passengers, cargo in the cab and the bed and weight on the hitch.

I agree with others, the Tundra is likely not enough truck for that trailer. Having experience towing a similar size and weight trailer with an F150, it was maxed out and sketchy at times. A 3/4 ton would be a better option for that specific trailer.

My detailed advice is lined out in the OP's other thread in the Surveyor section: Pull Surveyor 33KRLOK with Toyota Tundra?
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:31 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=clarkbre;2020238]Payload has been covered multiple times. The yellow sticker # does NOT include the driver.



If your yellow sticker says 1300, the truck can carry 1300 lbs of a driver, passengers, cargo in the cab and the bed and weight on the hitch.



My mistake- thanks for the reminder.
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My experience towing a 30'11" Cougar with our Tundra 5.7 L, double cab, long bed, tow package was all good - once I got an Equalizer 4 wdh. The non-stabilizing type wdh was not adequate here! Ended up with a couple hundred more pounds in the TV than the sticker liked, but no issues on our 4K mile trip over Rockies, across the SW, and back. We did not fill the fresh water tank on the TT. You otta be fine.
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I pulled a similar trailer w/ a heavier hitch weight for 2 years. I f you have the 5.5' bed, I found adding the bump stops w/ Timbron stops eliminated the squatting and improved the towing a lot. These are not noticed in regular driving. Using Equalizer WDH. We towed over 5K miles a year. Only time it was really uncomfortable was in heavy cross wind. Your are going to be close on your cargo weight when fully loaded. Recently, we had ours weighted at a Ecapee weight scale that gives weight @ each wheel. We were right at or slightly over on rear wheels and hitch weight. FR said #720 and actual loaded is #960. Looking @ 1 tons for this year to go to a 5 th. wheel next year.
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....besides the potential overload issue, something else to consider....once you get it going, how do you stop it...thats a bunch of weight for the Tundra to control in an emergency braking situation...also, even if your engine and suspension can just about handle the load, think about what your transmission is having to deal with...can it handle it, as well??
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