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Old 08-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #11
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the moderator moved my post. I was responding to an
op that had the exact same truck and trailer in his signature, asking him how it towed. On top of that, it somehow grew into a 36 foot, 10,000 pound trailer.
Maybe I have the wrong unit but this is what I found at the FR site:

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BTW Looks like a really nice trailer too.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
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Wrong one but very close.

Try this link.

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This link claims it can be towed by a Tundra but that's strictly based off of printed tow capacity.

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Maybe I have the wrong unit but this is what I found at the FR site:

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BTW Looks like a really nice trailer too.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #13
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The trailer you mentioned in your post was the 2013 Wildwood 32BHDS. I think that is the confusion here. It sounded like you were looking at that trailer. Sorry if that is not the case
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:48 PM   #14
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Oops - so I did have the wrong trailer after all. Sorry.

What I liked about the links you provided were the towing guide. At last year's RV show there were a Tango unit I liked and their website lists the payload number.

While I would still run the numbers (via towing people here) I find it helpful to know which TV are out the door from the start.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #15
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Very similar TT as ours as far as weights. We are pulling it with a 5.4L. Your truck has 65 hp more than ours. You won't have any issues with power. Our truck weighed about 7550# with wife, daughter, dog and TT attached. I am guessing that is over your GVW. The three of use probably don't weigh 375# together. I have a 1400/14000# Equalizer Hitch and have towed all over the northern part of the east coast. It rarely sways and is easy to tow.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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OP I have a 2010 CM 2wd and a trailer with similar numbers. Weekend trips it come in At 7800-8000# weeklong trips 8400#. I have no problem pulling or stopping and with my reese dual cam properly adjusted, no sway! Climbed 7-8% grades at 50mph and could accelerate (tried it for a moment just to see if it could). Engine is a beast

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Truck has 7000 gvwr, before i put trailer on with kids, de and gas i weigh 6030# lvg me with 970# of capacity. Weighed tongue last trip out with a neighbors sureline scale.... 920 and we had removed a few items from the trailer. A few time had to adjust the load behind axels. (though it tows better with more on the tongue)

Squishy backend (not sway) solved with Mich M/S2 e rated 10 ply tires rather than the p rated BF that were stock

Overall i have an engine of a 3/4 ton gasser, stock brakes are 16" and am satisfied but still have cargo capacity of a 1/2ton and i will be upgrading to a f350 as soon as the boss lets me
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #17
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I'm towing a 30ft, 8000# XLR with a '07 Tundra Crew Max. Went over much of sw colorado this summer with no problems. Used some extra rpm maintaining 60 on some highway climbs (3000+) but not for long. I never felt the truck was struggling for power or control. Only average about 9 mpg, though. Was extra hot there this summer (101 on Mesa Verde) and there was no increase in engine or trans temps from normal. The truck was loaded within it's GVWR but the rear axle was overloaded until I readjusted the WD hitch to move some weight forward. The biggest issue I see with 1/2 ton trucks is the payload capacity. Even if the tow rating is 9000 or 10000 lbs, the tongue weight can easily push the payload too high. Anything in the bed just aggravates the problem. Some of the newer 1/2 tons have a higher load capacity so may be less of a problem.

I love my Tundra but even with this trailer, I would prefer a 3/4 ton to have some extra margin in capacity. I wouldn't have to be so careful throwing in those extra items I always seem to want along.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #18
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I'm towing a Tracer 3150BHD with a 2011 4WD 5.7L Tundra Doublecab TRD. The trailer is 6930 dry and I'm suing a Pro Series setup with friction sway control bar. I have the trailer loaded with probably 600 pounds of gear and really don't seem to have any problems. I know the trailer is there without a doubt but in "tow/haul" mode and reasonable speed, it's impressive. I just pulled it over 3,000 feet vertical from Luray, VA over the Shenendoah's and it performed without issue. I'm using the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller which seems to work well. All that said, I don't think I'd go much heavier. The truck would handle it but I would be concerned about the wear and tear.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #19
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Although I am a 5er person, I had a Chev 1500 when I stated looking at 5ers. Many said that they could be pulled by a 1/2 ton including the one that I did buy. At 9,950 lbs loaded, I would never attempt to tow it with a 1/2 ton pickup, any 1/2 ton. I know that it is hard to pay $40,000 for a truck to tow a fiver, but looking for used 3/4 ton diesels made me sick. Go to ebay and look at 3/4 ton diesel pickups, the asking prices will shock you,for trucks that have over 100,000 miles. They will say that the engin is good for 300,000 miles, but the rest of the truck is not.
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I ended up buying the same trailer as the member above! Tracer 3150, double slide bunkhouse with outside kitchen. Towed it home from Salt Lake City last weekend and then took it out again this weekend. Truck handles the trailer great. 750 miles on the way home, encountered some decent traffic and very high winds north of Boise. No sway, no significant bounce or porpoising (I think I might be able to do some fine tuning on the hitch/load distribution inside the trailer), speed limit on all grades and no problem descending at all. Acceleration is actually pretty surprising.

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