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Old 10-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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Currently have a 2010 DBL Cab Tundra hauling a Flagstaff 8528RLWS. Have run approx 5000 miles with no problems. Using a Reese Revolution hitch on the trailer w/a 16k Husky FW.
I have a similar set up as you.
Been 4 years now. No issues at all.

Pleanty of power, pleanty of stopping power.
But, I would still recommend a 3/4 ton truck.
I have added E rated tires and Air bags but it's still a 1/2 ton.

I scale out at 1,200 lbs of pin weight.
Add the hitch, people, and minor cargo and I am very near the GAWR.

With the OP's trailer he will exceed GAWR.
I wouldn't do it.
Maybe a smaller fiver is in order.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #12
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Currently have a 2010 DBL Cab Tundra hauling a Flagstaff 8528RLWS. Have run approx 5000 miles with no problems. Using a Reese Revolution hitch on the trailer w/a 16k Husky FW.
Does that mean that you're had your set-up across a set of scales and compared them against the truck's towing specs?

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #13
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I scale out at 1,200 lbs of pin weight.
Add the hitch, people, and minor cargo and I am very near the GAWR.

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Our Rockwood 8280WS pin weight loaded was 1240 lbs when I towed with a Ram 1500 which put the the just under it's RAWR. Towed it for 2 years and only had one incidence that I didn't feel comfortable...that was in some 45+ mph cross winds. I wouldn't recommend exceeding any truck's RAWR, but that's just me.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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I not a wrench head by any means but why is it called a 1/2 ton if the payload is 1550? Wouldn't that be a 3/4 ton? Just asking.
the term 1/2 ton refers back to a time when that was a fairly accurate description of trucks payload rating. when the truck wars heated up in the 90's every manufacturer started building up their trucks and weight ratings began to climb. The 1/2 ton truck of today borders what a 1 ton was capable of 25 years ago.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #15
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the term 1/2 ton refers back to a time when that was a fairly accurate description of trucks payload rating. when the truck wars heated up in the 90's every manufacturer started building up their trucks and weight ratings began to climb. The 1/2 ton truck of today borders what a 1 ton was capable of 25 years ago.
Things keep on going up! My 1/4 ton truck tacoma has a payload of 1430.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #16
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My Tundra CM only has a 1320# payload. You would be way over with that 5'er. I am right on the line with my light SP295 with 750# of tongue weight by the time I add in my family and gear. There are plenty that tow over the limit with the Tundra with no issues, but the fact is that you are still over.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #17
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Using an07 tundra, 5.7' 4.1 rear end with airbags to pull a Flagstaff 8528ckss
Dry weight on trailer is 7800. So far so god.

I thought all second generation Tundras had 4.30 gearing in the rear end?
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I thought all second generation Tundras had 4.30 gearing in the rear end?
You are correct. Memory is failing.
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