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Old 03-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Tundra with a 31QBTSS

Hi, we are taking delivery on a new 31QBTSS and are using a 2013 Tundra Crewmax Platinum. Does anyone have any real world reports with this truck and towing a trailer with a UVW of 8100lbs. The truck can do 10300. I figure with clothes and a little food, we will be around 8700 or so. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old 03-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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Your trailer will most likely be close to 9100 lbs when loaded with all stuff. Tundra owners will chime in for towing info. Is it a Salem or Wildwood TT?

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
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I have an 11 crewmax with the 5.7 and the manual says 9,000. If I look at a 10 before they changed the testing standards it says 10,100.

Now my trailer is about 8k loaded. It pulls it well but I am surrounded by mountains so it's always a hill climb out. I would like to have a little more power and torque so that it doesn't spend so much time in third gear. (7% grades)

There are quite a few tundra owners on here so hoping that they chime in too.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:24 PM   #4
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We also have a Tundra 2011 Crew Max SR5 with tow pkg, my trailer is big and heavy, 36'7" and 8,100 dry, I have never taken it to a scale, I'm afraid of the final numbers!lol
We are a family of 5, Lots of clothes, food, water, toys, bikes, kayaks, and more. I'm very happy with the Tundra so far, we have been to NC, Pirateland from Orlando, long trip for us and it was great. The truck for a 1/2 ton, it's a mean machine! And the gas stations love them!
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:47 PM   #5
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I enjoy pulling our 5th wheel with the 09 Tundra Double Cab. I did install a set of Firestone Air Bags to help out with the ride. I am getting up there with the miles on this truck I am at 160000 and will be getting a new ride in the fall. As far as I can see it will be a 2014 Tundra Double Cab.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by fonzie View Post
Your trailer will most likely be close to 9100 lbs when loaded with all stuff. Tundra owners will chime in for towing info. Is it a Salem or Wildwood TT?
X2...UVW listed weights only go up once you take delivery (add battery & filling propane tanks) then once you load all your gear and any add on mods you construct...actual weight will rise well above your 8700lb estimate.
Eitherway, appears your Tundra will be fine towing it, especially if you keep it on flat roads
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Your gonna know that camper is behind you but with a little patience I think you will be very happy with your tundra. I have a 13 crewmax sr5 and pull a loaded toy hauler of 7000lbs. Pulls like a beast. Don't be a afraid to run between 3500-4500 Rpms. The 5.7 is most powerful in that range when needing to climb hills. When towing on flats with rolling hills keep in 4th when cruising around 65 the truck will cruise very easy and milage stays decent. I usually get between 8-9 mpg which sucks but when the towing the 5.7 is thirsty.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:53 PM   #8
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No problems here towing our lacrosse 318bhs. But the small tank in the tundra, make sure u watch the fuel level. We gotten as bad as 6mpg and as best as 12mpg, when towing.
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Have spent the last 6 camping seasons towing a 7600-lb GVWR Flagstaff (831RLSS) with our 2007 Tundra Crewmax. No problems to report. Truck can pull that trailer up mountains, no sweat. Agreed on the gas situation; we get about 150 miles per fillup, towing, give or take a little variation for heavy headwinds & challenging terrain.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:16 PM   #10
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I've been using my 07 DC LB 5.7 to tow my 8-8500lbs 31' TT without problems.

May I suggest: use air lift bags to help with bounce and stability. Buy the EBC yellow brake pads and dimpled-slotted rotors for unreal stopping power. Get a premium brake controller like the P3 to help keep that trailer under control.

I don't mind the having to stop every 2-3 hours to refuel as it allows me to stretch out my back.

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