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Old 06-13-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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Tow Vehicle + weight

Just out of curiosity, what are you pulling (weight) and what is your tow vehicle?

We have a 2015 Tundra 1/2 ton and are torn on which model Toy Hauler to get. We have two Indian Motorcycles which total about 1600 pounds, so our biggest issue is finding an XLR that will fit two large bikes yet be towed by a 1/2 ton.

Thanks for any input! Currently looking at the Nitro 23KW, hyper lite 24HFS, or 27HFS.

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Old 06-13-2016, 09:47 AM   #2
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2008 GMC 2500HD Sierra Crew Cab with Duramax diesel and Alison Transmission. GVWR 9200 pounds; empty weight with hitch, wife, dog, and I; 8,000 pounds.

Pulling 2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS 5th wheel; GVWR 9,129 pounds (normally run very close to maximum GVWR. Pin weight about 1300 pounds.

So truck is maxed out to overloaded normally. Should have bought a 3500 so I could get a larger camper without replacing the truck.


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Old 06-13-2016, 12:58 PM   #3
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I tow my '13 27HFS with my '08 Tundra. I tow between 68-70 in a manual 5th and get 8.0mpg. My next truck will be a F150 3.5 Ecoboost. Much better than the Tundra for towing. Yes, I'd like a diesel, but tht just doesn't fit my deal yet. I only haul dirt bikes and a four wheeler, but the water tanks are usually full as well. My long trips are 5-6hrs; but most are shorter.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input y'all!!
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:30 AM   #5
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I have a 2017 29HFS. I am pulling it with the 2015 F150 Ecoboost (3.5L)

It actually pulls it pretty well, plenty of acceleration. loosing 600 lbs to aluminum body means have the electric brakes working though

I don't mind it at all. The WD hitch is a godsend though.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:43 PM   #6
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I would think you would be exceeding your payload of your truck. Pulling our 27HFS with our Excursion was at its limit. Hitch weight is heavy on the 27HFS, mine is about 1300# with nothing in the garage. On the other hand with 1500# of motorcycles in the garage (Street Glide & Fatboy) the hitch weight goes way down, too far down, to about 700#. I had to fill the water tank just to add some hitch weight and load everything I could to the front, even then I barely got 1000# and the trailer was actually 200# over its gvwr. My Excursion was the V-10 and it pulled it fine, but was a bit squirrelly in the back end. Now with the new dually, its much more enjoyable. I couldn't imagine it with a half ton. I know the Tundra has plenty of ponies under the hood, my buddy has one, but your limiting factor will be the payload and if you still have car tires on, it wont be comfortable.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:57 PM   #7
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Hello Everyone. New to the forum. I am looking at getting a 2015 Salem Hemisphere 356QB. I have a 2015 GMC 2500 Crew Cab Duramax Allison. Do you think I will have any issues pulling it. Thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:01 PM   #8
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I have a 16' Tundra and tow a 29HFS with about 1500 pds of dirt bikes ATV's. Pulls fine but as mention MPG is low.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:03 PM   #9
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you may need to look at the xlr 24 . i have the xlr 29 loaded with one bike 950lbs total weight is just over 9000 lbs with a tw of apox 1150 . hauled with a 2500hd 6.0 gasser that does the job wonderfully . would not could not think of towing it with anything smaller .
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I'm pulling a 32' Tracer 3200BHT that grosses out at 9400 (per yellow sticker on the side) and I was pulling it with a '14 Silverado 1500 DBL Cab with 6.2 and max tow package, however, I'll be pulling it for first time fathers day weekend with my '16 GMC 2500 CC Duramax, with towing capability of #13k at the bumper.

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