Well we returned from our first trip pulling the 2701SS with the Tundra and things went pretty good. I stopped by the CAT scales on the way out of town since we loaded it with everything we think we will have for each trip we take. All of the numbers came in a little closer to the max numbers than I would have liked, but at least they were all below!
With the WD Hitch in place, my truck GVW was 6380 (Max. 6600); steer axle: 2880 (max. 3500); drive axle: 3500 (max. 3760); Gross Combined Weight: 11720 (max. 11800). I would prefer a larger margin on all of those!
But that being said, the 04 Tundra Dbl Cab w/4.7 iForce engine and 4.10 rear did a pretty good job of pulling. Ran about 3200 rpm's running 65mph most of the way, jumping to 4300 rpm going up about five long, steep grades and dropping down to about 55mph. I averaged about 9.2 mpg, which is much better than I was expecting!
Although I couldn't see it in the mirror, there was definite sway when being passed by vehicles. Not even big trucks...all vehicles in general! I think part of the problem is that I didn't have the sway control tightened down enough. I adjusted it during a fuel-up and it seemed to do better. I read somewhere on this forum that a trailer this long probably should have two friction sway control bars. I think I will opt for getting another. Luckily we didn't have much wind to deal with. Of course, all of that 'sway' feeling could have been in my head since this was the first time pulling something this long and heavy and me thinking that every little 'thing' was because of the truck/trailer combo!!
I know most of this info probably doesn't excite most of you, but I thought that I'd include it in case someone out there has a similar setup. I know Masonga and Steeljag are similar.