Originally Posted by Nailz
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