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Old 05-11-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:53 PM   #12
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No problem. FYI... We love our Tundra... It's a towing machine. (We also loved our Rpod and was a little sad to see it go).

Sorry about not staying 100% on topic.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:40 PM   #13
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Very helpful info thanks ill be installing both.

I love my tundra for towing my work trailer around i forget its even there sometimes! :/ but i know a TT will be different.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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We are considering purchasing a Tundra to tow an r-pod 177. Do any of you know if that requires a sway/control hitch?
I get no sway with my TT at anytime. Maybe if there is gusty 40+ mph crosswind but then is a good time to take a lunch break. There doesn't seem to be enough weight for a weight distributing hitch either. My front & rear bumper height don't even move a inch. I suggest that you test both carefully before spending the $$. Nothing wrong with being extra safe, but the Tundra is a big truck for my TT & suspect for your rpod as well.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #15
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The r-pod177 only weighs 2600, so I was hoping to save the money on the hitch- but only if it's safe!
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #16
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The r-pod177 only weighs 2600, so I was hoping to save the money on the hitch- but only if it's safe!
My TT is about 2,000 heavier & they are not needed. For sway I look for an 18 wheeler om I95 going about 70-75 & let him blow by me while I am in the right lane. Hold on tight & get ready for him to blow your around. Since I get nothing at all it seems like a waste of $$ & needless worry. However, if you get blown around, get sway control. With my 30 foot Award TT it was perfectly steady with my Tundra, my Ford Club Wagon (350) but I got blown all over towing with an old Ford F150. I never towed it with the F150 again either.

KDHfan has towed an rpod I have not, maybe there is more of a sway issue with it than my TT. I would just take it for a test run 1st, then decide.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:32 PM   #17
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Yep I have a prodigy brake controller already for my dump/cargo trailer, works fantastic!

But i will order and and fit the sway bars before i leave, I will try to research about the WDH online alot more before i pick up new TT, i am very proficient with the brake controller already

Id love to learn how to work out the proper weight calculations i'e truck weight, TT weight & tongue weight........
Because the sway bars will have to be mounted on the trailer it may be worth having the dealer order them and getting the trailer partially set-up before you arrive. Then you will just need to tweak it.

P.S. - I tow a similar sized trailer with my '08 Tundra with the 4 .7L and it pulls just fine! Just make sure you keep an eye on your gas gauge. Besides the limiting payload that all half tons have, the biggest limiting factor of the Tundra is the tiny fuel tank!
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:42 PM   #18
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P.S. - I tow a similar sized trailer with my '08 Tundra with the 4 .7L and it pulls just fine! Just make sure you keep an eye on your gas gauge. Besides the limiting payload that all half tons have, the biggest limiting factor of the Tundra is the tiny fuel tank!
Ahh good to know, what kind of range are you getting on a tank with your set up?
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Eh, I typically get 9-10 mpg. So a little over 200 before I start looking for a place to fill up. (I carrying an extra 26 gallons in the back of the truck so I don't have to fight unfamiliar gas stations. Just pull into a rest area and fill the truck. Then refill both tanks when I don't have the trailer.)
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I have a 2011 Tundra and am pulling a similar size/weight trailer. After my first camper/truck I knew I wanted a top notch weight distribution hitch with anti-sway built in. When a semi flies past, it can get exciting if you're not locked in. When towing, I average about 7-8 MPG.

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