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Old 03-05-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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Towing question

Tv is a 2013 tundra double cab with 5.7 with tow package.
Want to get a TT 36' 7840 unloaded with 1660 max cc. Hitch weight 870.
Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 03-05-2016, 02:21 PM   #2
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May want to go check out the thread in the tow rigs section with the F150 VS a 37' trailer. Long trailer for a light truck.

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Old 03-05-2016, 02:32 PM   #3
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IMO that size TT will push you over the Tundra's max payload unless you are essentially driving alone with empty PU bed...

For instance, our Tracer 3150 is 6400 empty w/empty tongue weight of 640. This was the lightest (quality) 2-slide bunkhouse we could find and I would NOT tow it with a Tundra even though it is nearly 1400 lbs. lighter (and only 31') compared to the TT you are considering...

Ready to camp we're at 8000+ w/tongue weight of 1200+. Our family of 5 & 1 dog add 700, so our payload is around 2000 before adding anything in the PU bed. (Add our fiberglass cap & some supplies & our payload becomes 2,500)...

Most TTs advertise their empty payload before adding the dealer-supplied battery, propane tanks, and weight distribution hitch. TTs also have most of their storage up-front. Our front pass-through storage is full of camping necessities & we stack all of our comfy camping chairs under the (front) master bed. And of course any people that join you in the cab or any supplies you place in the PU bed add to payload...
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Old 03-05-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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My unit is at 31' and 7500lbs loaded. Damn near 1000 tongue. I've added intake and exhaust to open things up and it has helped at higher altitudes. I myself would not go with a heavier unit than this.

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Old 03-06-2016, 02:05 AM   #5
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I tow my 37 foot 312qbud with a tundra and it does just fine. I am out of payload, but the truck handles the length. Most people forget that a tundra is a heavy half ton. More 3/4 ton than half ton. More heavy duty than the North American 1500's.

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Have same trailer w a 2011 f250 and a 1900lbs cargo cap. Diesel engine and breaks do just fine. Just added air springs to help w tongue weight due to excessive sag. Pulls way more stable.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:23 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mike 45 View Post
Tv is a 2013 tundra double cab with 5.7 with tow package.
Want to get a TT 36' 7840 unloaded with 1660 max cc. Hitch weight 870.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
That will be pushing 9000 lbs loaded, and close to 1200 lbs TW easily.
Sounds like too much trailer, but we can't know without more info.
Please list:
Max tow rating
Combined weight rating (GCWR)
Truck's empty weight
Payload capacity

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