Originally Posted by Cobra93
08 double cab 5.7 here. We have a 2014 couchmen freedom express 320bh on order. We are new to the TT scene. I believe we will be about 9K lbs ready to camp. As we have never pulled the camper, I am considering installing air bags before we even pick it up. What are thoughts on this. Now or wait?
Way too much trailer. I am a Tundra owner. Mine is 6900 and is at the limit of my GVWR on the Tundra. I have 1380 of payload. Add 35 lbs for me, 350 for the family and dog. That leaves me 995 for the trailer. I am sitting at about 880 for my tongue weight (12.7%). That leaves 115 lbs left over.
Truck has plenty of power, but the rear end is squishy even WAY under towing capacity.