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Old 05-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Tundra towing FR 26c

Hi everybody, just wondering about towing a Forest River GREY WOLF 26C TRAVEL TRAILER with a Toyota Tundra 2007 5.7 V8 4x4 tow package, i guess my questions are:
1: Would you recommend a stabilizer weight/distribution on hitch to tow?
2: What is the tongue weight?

Im very new to towing such a large rig, i have dump trailer and cargo trailer for work but these go short distance around the city i live in and i know the weights are fine, but a TT i'm still a little unclear on towing capacities for my truck/TT.

Any help would be much appreciated for the newbie here
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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You'll have no problems IF, 1) take your time. 65 mph max. lots of fuel breaks. About 8-9 mph. 2) you must use a WDH. Might want to consider air bags for the suspension. And the TRD rear sway bar for more sway control. 3) get a Prodigy P3 or similar brake controller. you will likely want to replace the stock rotors and pads. The rotors will likely warp. Get some EBC premium slotted rotors and EBC yellow brake pads. 3) know your weights and weight limits. BTW, hitch weight is 900 lbs, unloaded. 4) that trailer is about maximum length and weight you should be pulling. I know. My set up is similar. 5) can't say take your time enough....

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:35 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum from mid California, I tow with a 2013 Tundra 4x4 equipped the same as yours, I pull a 26TBSS TT and the Tundra handles it well. The WDH/Sway control hitch is a must, your TT is going to come in at around 800 to 900 pounds on the tongue weight so the WDH needs to 10,000/1,000 minimum.
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So is this a 8K-9K pound trailer? Sounds heavy for a 26 footer. Love my '12 Tundra!
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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I just looked it up, yea that does have some weight.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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Hey all, thank you so much for the info to date, i was planning to to add sway bars to my tundra, do you really think its necessary to add airbags too though?

here are a few details of the 26c:
Unloaded Vehicle Weight 6,090 lbs. (2,762 kg)
GVWR 7,910 lbs. (3,588 kg)
Cargo Carrying Capacity 1,782 lbs. (808 kg)

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Grey Wolf Travel Trailer by Forest River

I hope its not much, as i planning to pick up TT in Ohio & drive it back to Vancouver BC need to make sure my truck is set up before i leave BC as its quite a long test drive to have problems on my return trip, So any info from experts would be much appreciated
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:01 PM   #7
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Necessary, no. I didn't have the air bags for a year or so. They do make a better ride but only when towing. I remove most of the air when empty or else the ride is bouncy.

Probably the two critical things to get right are the brake controller and the hitch/sway bars. If these aren't right, you could get hurt.

Oh, make friends with someone who is knowledgeable about both, and learn from him/her about the proper hitch set up before picking up the camper. You can't always trust the dealer to get it right.

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Old 05-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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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........
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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?
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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?

According to my 2014 Tundra owners manual (5.7 Crewmax)... Any gross trailer weight over 2,000lbs requires sway control. Any gross trailer weight over 5,000lbs requires a weight distribution hitch. My suggestion is to install both.
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