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Old 12-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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just with the info provided your really cutting it close to the limits, it's up to you but i wouldn't with the expedition. if you decide your with in the limit i would definately use a hensly or pro pride hitch!! if that 5.4 ltre is older than '08 you might want to check the forums for spark plug , exhaust manifold, coil issues.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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there is even a used ProPride 3g hitch for sale in the classified section on this forum
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #13
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I'd say the moment you have to start adding or subtracting the weight of individual adults to be within limits, the tow vehicle isn't sufficient. The tow vehicle should be able to pull all your weight when fully loaded, and still have some weight capacity to spare.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:10 PM   #14
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Tundra for Tow Vehicle ??

I'm looking at a 2008 toyota tundra crewmax on Craigslist. It mentions having the towing package with 10,400# towing capacity but I'm not sure about the max tongue weight. I've asked the seller for the spec but haven't heard back yet.

Anyone know how I could look that up? Does someone have that handy?

It's fairly important since my trailer has a high tongue weight.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:15 PM   #15
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https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&t...owing+capacity
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:57 PM   #16
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With the Toyota, your problem will be both tongue weight and Payload. The 2008 Tundra Crewmax I used to drive had a ~1400 lbs payload and 1000lb hitch capacity. I am guessing your trailer loaded and ready for the road will be close to the 1000lbs if not over. Add the weight of the WDH hitch head and you are closer to 1050 or 1100. Now subtract that from the payload, along with anything you have in the truck, the people (everyone, even the driver) and you can see where you will be.

I loved my Tundra CrewMax, the back seat was huge; the kids and my hunting buddies loved it. When we were towing our trailer (we were about 850lbs TW loaded) with the truck cap (250lbs) our gear and people (~600lbs) and we were always over the payload. The truck handled it fine, but I was always concerned about it. Plus, the 5.7L made all the power and torque at 4000+ rpm, so it was always wanting to down shift and keep the rpms up. Despite being designed to do it, I was never all that happy with 3rd/4th gear, 4200 rpm whenever we hit any hill and tried to maintain 60mph.
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Thanks. Does your hitch capacity change if you have a class 5 hitch?

This one has a class 5.
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Not on the Tundra. All of the 2008 Tundras with the tow package came with a Class IV, but the design uses a class V hitch pin. If it really is a Class V, it will be aftermarket and have a 2.5" receiver. Either way, the suspension and the rear axle rating limits the tongue weight, not the hitch rating.
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Thanks. Just traded emails with the seller and he said the same thing. Limit will be total payload on rear axle. He's going to check the specs for sure. He just installed new shocks too.

If we have 815# starting tongue weight and add kids, hitch, and payload we will end up pretty close to the 1,300 # (which we will verify) but it seems doable. I'm more comfortable with that than the expedition.

I'll still pull it with the Chevy 2500hd most of the tome( will "borrow" from my teenage son).

This all will free my wife to buy a people mover, meaning suburban etc, without worrying about pulling the trailer with it.
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It will be better than the Exp for sure.
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