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Old 05-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #11
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I towed my 27 HFS with a F150 5.4 4speed for about 6 months and I was amazed at how well the half ton handled it. I did have load range c tires and better shocks on the settup and switched to an Equal-i-zer brand hitch. I have since traded the F150 for a Silveraldo 2500 gasser, a better settup but I was still impressed with the F150's performance.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:50 PM   #12
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My TV is a Toyota Tundra with a 5.7 gas engine. It pulls my XLR 27 HFS just fine. However I wish I had a TV with more tow capacity like a Ford F350, Hey, then I could get a larger RV like a 35 x 12 or a 380 amp or ?????????

Just Buy what you can afford and the model that best fits your needs. I have two friends with half ton tv's. They both, in the past months have purchased toy haulers that are not even close to half ton towable, really good deals. But both are looking for new trucks. They have not even camped yet because they can't tow them.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:24 AM   #13
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The problem with the 1/2 TV is not the engines, its the tranny. Once you go up to a 3/4 ton or higher the trannies are totally different than the 1/2 tons.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:37 AM   #14
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I agree with 10x The trannies are different and thus the tow capacity is higher.

However I did see a Toyota Tundra towing the space shuttle at 300,000 lbs. It was on the internet so it must be true "bon joir"
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #15
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I agree with 10x The trannies are different and thus the tow capacity is higher.

However I did see a Toyota Tundra towing the space shuttle at 300,000 lbs. It was on the internet so it must be true "bon joir"
Just saw the video I just traded my F250 turbo diesel for one.....LOL
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #16
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Bought our 2013 24HFS last April and sad to say haven't used it yet. But anyway we bought it to fit our CanAm Commander sidexside because there was more room for it than the 27HFS (the 27HFS garage wasn't long enough for the Commander). My TV is a 2011 F250 diesel, I didn't even notice the toy hauler behind me when I brought it home from the dealership but it wasn't loaded up with all of our junk yet!
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #17
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My TV is a Toyota Tundra with a 5.7 gas engine. It pulls my XLR 27 HFS just fine. However I wish I had a TV with more tow capacity like a Ford F350, Hey, then I could get a larger RV like a 35 x 12 or a 380 amp or ?????????

Just Buy what you can afford and the model that best fits your needs. I have two friends with half ton tv's. They both, in the past months have purchased toy haulers that are not even close to half ton towable, really good deals. But both are looking for new trucks. They have not even camped yet because they can't tow them.
Kaboom,

I am considering the purchase of a XLR27HFS. I have a 2007 Tundra 4x4 Crew Max with the 5.7 engine. Did you do any mods to the Tundra for towing? I have installed the Tekonsha P3 brake controller. My Honda Goldwing weighs about 1000#. Any advice, suggestions or lessons learned towing with the Tundra?
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Kaboom,

I am considering the purchase of a XLR27HFS. I have a 2007 Tundra 4x4 Crew Max with the 5.7 engine. Did you do any mods to the Tundra for towing? I have installed the Tekonsha P3 brake controller. My Honda Goldwing weighs about 1000#. Any advice, suggestions or lessons learned towing with the Tundra?

I Don't know if a 2007 Tundra has the same ratings as My 2010. My Tundra pulls the 27 HFS just fine. I use the manual shifter mode most of the time. It really helps on the hills. I watch the transmission temp. gauge and really don't see much difference from empty vs towing. I am looking at installing a "air lift" system in the rear.

As in all things man made you will most likely have to make some modifications / updates to make it work for you. Here is my list so far.

Replace cabinet hinges with spring loaded type. Velcro straps to put through cabinet handles when traveling. (Things will fall out of cabinets and front fenders are expensive ).

Rear bed will not hold much weight without reinforcment or stands placed between bed and floor under the edges at center. (things that go "crack: in the middle of the night ).

Ramp angle is steep and it is possible some motorcycles will rub at the top. ( unhook and raise front of trailer or try one of the other methods posted on FRF. a small square of carpet at the top can help with the metal to metal contact).

When using the dinette don't push on the edge trim to get up. (again things the go "crack")

If you think the dinette is a little wobbly to begin with, do not let your 55 lb english bull dog decide table surfing is his new sport
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I Don't know if a 2007 Tundra has the same ratings as My 2010. My Tundra pulls the 27 HFS just fine. I use the manual shifter mode most of the time. It really helps on the hills. I watch the transmission temp. gauge and really don't see much difference from empty vs towing. I am looking at installing a "air lift" system in the rear.

As in all things man made you will most likely have to make some modifications / updates to make it work for you. Here is my list so far.

Replace cabinet hinges with spring loaded type. Velcro straps to put through cabinet handles when traveling. (Things will fall out of cabinets and front fenders are expensive ).

Rear bed will not hold much weight without reinforcment or stands placed between bed and floor under the edges at center. (things that go "crack: in the middle of the night ).

Ramp angle is steep and it is possible some motorcycles will rub at the top. ( unhook and raise front of trailer or try one of the other methods posted on FRF. a small square of carpet at the top can help with the metal to metal contact).

When using the dinette don't push on the edge trim to get up. (again things the go "crack")

If you think the dinette is a little wobbly to begin with, do not let your 55 lb english bull dog decide table surfing is his new sport
Assuming both of you with tundra have factory tow package his 2007 is rated higher than your 2010. In 2010 Toyota starting following to the towing standards that all the other big 3 were supposed to start following this year but have chosen not to. So his 2007 is rated to tow 10000 pounds and your 2010 is only rated for 9000. But they are the exact same truck.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #20
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i would agree. i have a similar tv and don't see how people would tow a 27hfs with a 1/2 ton gas vehicle. My 6L excursion works to pull it. It does it well, but i couldn't imagine having less.. lol
I don't know how much lighter the 24hfs is but it can't be THAT much lighter.
I tow my 27HFS with a 5.4L '01 expedition. I will admit that the TV struggles some but it does the job. I plan on upgrading to an F-250/diesel hopefully at the beginning of next season but the expedition serves its purposes now.

What "WoWs" me at the campgrounds is what people are actually using to tow some of these campers and they find a way to make it work. IMO it may not be safe in different weather conditions but they get away with it.

I think that the expedition is right on the edge of max specs but it gets us to the campground and back. I drove out to Ohio to get our camper and it pulled the 27hfs back, through the mountains and all the way to the front door. I think his truck will be fine, he will just have to take his time with his TH just like you and I have to.
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