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Old 11-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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I have the same trailer. I also have a 04 crew cab 2500 4x4 with 6.0. I primarily pull with the 3/4 ton but have also hooked up to my 05 1/2 ton chevy ext can z71 (all stock aside from k&n and programmer) to tow locally. There is a big difference in towing ability and the tranny temp climbs fast in the 1/2 ton but the major disadvantage is stopping. I have my controller set at 15 on the 3/4 ton and using the same controller (nice thing about Chevys is that the pigtail is easy to swap over) but on the 1/2 ton I have to set it at 30. Putting a lot more stress on the camper brakes. It's scary when you have to reach for that red button to lock everything up on a four way you see a mile away. Will it do it? Yes. Is the 3/4 ton a much better investment? With out a doubt!
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #12
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I have a 2012 F-150 ecoboost with the max tow and max haul. Came from the factory with the LT tires and 7 hole wheels. I have a 2900 BHS and it pulls like a dream. The 2900 BHS is usually loaded to around 6500-7000 lbs and a couple hundred more in the bed with coolers and bikes. I had 2008 Chevy 4 door 4x4 3/4 6.0 and traded it for the ecoboost. Best decision I made last year. It puts that, i hate to say, Chevy to shame. It gets better mileage and tons more power then that 6.0. We're planning a trip from West Texas to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota this summer. Can't wait to see how it does in the mountains.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #13
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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I tow my 318 with a Toyota tundra limited with tow package. Propride P3 hitch. Tows great never a moments trouble only upgrade is airbags for the ride.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:25 PM   #15
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I used to tow mine the a 1500 ram outdoorsman. No issues at all. Here to Florida several times.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:19 AM   #16
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I tow fine with my tundra.

I used to tow a similar size /weight trailer with mu old Tundra as well. That 5.7 was a beast however with the limited cargo capacity I was 200# over. So I jumped to a SRW 350 diesel and well that lasted 8 months before I traded in the TT for a 5r.... Anyway, many 1/2 ton engines can tow the heavier weights but they are limited by cargo capacity.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:57 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=leencharlotte;531253]I used to tow a similar size /weight trailer with mu old Tundra as well. That 5.7 was a beast however with the limited cargo capacity I was 200# over. So I jumped to a SRW 350 diesel and well that lasted 8 months before I traded in the TT for a 5r.... Anyway, many 1/2 ton engines can tow the heavier weights but they are limited by cargo capacity.[/QUOTE




You are right on about the Toyota Tundra Payload capacity. I had a 2012 SR5 Double Cab 4x4 TRD package with the 5.7 v8. I had a great towing capacity of 9600 lbs. I took my truck to the Town dump since they don't charge you if you live in town and got on the scales. With a full tank of gas and nothing else in the truck my payload capacity was 1280 lbs. I was also near or over payload so back in November I bought a new 2013 GMC 2500 with the 6.0v8. I can't wait till spring to start towing my TT with my new truck!
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:38 AM   #18
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Look at my Sig for my setup. I havent pulled it yet, very soon. But I've pulled a 29 Orbit no issue. Funny though,I just got delivered the Firestone air bags which I will install in the coming weeks before I pick up my new camper. Ive been reading that the shock mounts might be the weak point so, why not add bags to offset the stress on the shock mounts.

My TT is the same weight as yours. I'm scheduled to pick it up the last weekend in March

If you are looking for air bags, check auto anything website. I saved 50$ on my bags and it was drop shipped from Firestone.
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