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Old 05-13-2014, 11:55 PM   #21
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I would strongly suggest losing the prodigy and upgrading to a P3. Much smoother working brake controller. (just upgraded mine from a Prodigy to a P3)

Since you are new with towing TT's biggest thing with Tundra's is they have tow capacity in abundance, and it is what alot of salesmen will go by and sell the trailer on. It is still a 1/2 ton truck, and payload (i.e hitch weight) will be the biggest limiting factor. I would say a good rule of thumb is to assume a 14% of your loaded trailer weight as the tongue weight, then add 125lbs for the hitch to that.

My trailer started out with 550lb tongue/5450 lbs GVW dry.
Currently it is 950lbs hitch weight(825 tongue + 125 for the hitch itself)/ 6200lbs GVW.

as you can see it adds up fast. that is for my and my wife only. If you have a family its only going to go up.

If you have a crewmax, the dry weight will probably put you at your maximum payload.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:07 AM   #22
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Unless you're hauling a quad runner or a rick of wood, you'll be fine.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:21 AM   #23
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OP most likely has a double cab, as his numbers match mine.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:13 AM   #24
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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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Old 05-14-2014, 11:18 AM   #25
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I would strongly suggest losing the prodigy and upgrading to a P3. Much smoother working brake controller. (just upgraded mine from a Prodigy to a P3)

Since you are new with towing TT's biggest thing with Tundra's is they have tow capacity in abundance, and it is what alot of salesmen will go by and sell the trailer on. It is still a 1/2 ton truck, and payload (i.e hitch weight) will be the biggest limiting factor. I would say a good rule of thumb is to assume a 14% of your loaded trailer weight as the tongue weight, then add 125lbs for the hitch to that.

My trailer started out with 550lb tongue/5450 lbs GVW dry.
Currently it is 950lbs hitch weight(825 tongue + 125 for the hitch itself)/ 6200lbs GVW.

as you can see it adds up fast. that is for my and my wife only. If you have a family its only going to go up.

If you have a crewmax, the dry weight will probably put you at your maximum payload.
Again great info i appreciate all this help!

I have a toyota double cab, 8ft box, 5.7v8, 4x4, w/tow package..... if this helps :/
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it will be me, wife and baby, i will more than likely take inflatable zodiac 10' long & the 9.9 motor weighs in at 88lbs, i will probably deflate boat or throw on top of my tonneau cover. usual food blankets camp gear, i think i will be at my max load/tow pretty quick.
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Basically agree with everyone else's reply.

I would add if I am towing a 832IKBS (at limits or beyond WP's) you should be fine properly set up with a WDH, at least 1 friction sway bar if applicable to the hitch and something like a P3 Brake Controller.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #28
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well i have p2 Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885

i have a WDH and i am adding a TRD sway bar next week, i was also thinking of adding some new front and rear shocks

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If you get an appropriate weight distribution hitch, set it up correctly and use antisway bar, you'll not NEED the airbags. However, the bags will certainly not hurt. That is a heavy tt but the WDH will push some of the hitch weight to the front axle.
I use airbags with my tndra but I tow a fifth wheel and can not adjust weight ditribution like you can on a TT.
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well i have p2 Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885

i have a WDH and i am adding a TRD sway bar next week, i was also thinking of adding some new front and rear shocks

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I added those for the rear as soon as I got the truck. Easy and can't hurt


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If you get an appropriate weight distribution hitch, set it up correctly and use antisway bar, you'll not NEED the airbags. However, the bags will certainly not hurt. That is a heavy tt but the WDH will push some of the hitch weight to the front axle.
I use airbags with my tndra but I tow a fifth wheel and can not adjust weight ditribution like you can on a TT.
Looking forward to seeing how airbags help mine when going over bridge bumps.. Chuck chuck chuck...
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