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Old 06-29-2015, 12:39 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Casual_T View Post
I have a 2000 Tundra with same engine and tow a 21' Minilight. While it tows ok I don't think I would want to tow anything larger. Mine has only a 350lb tounge weight, the suspension is horrible on the Tundra and no cheap improvements. A weight hitch may help enough but your most likely looking to get air bags or the rear will be sagging alot!
Good shocks, airbags and E rated tires will fix the suspension but it will not increase payload.

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Old 06-30-2015, 07:09 AM   #22
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I have an 04 tundra and 21fb. I wouldn't want to tow anything more thru the Pennsylvania hills. if I head to flat ohio its a breeze. the truck does fine you just need to run the rpms up on the hills. wdh is a must. I towed a couple times without it and I have airbags but it is worth the money. mine has a dry weight of 3500 so I figure reality of 4000 plus my wifes 1000lbs of sh.... I mean necessities. if your in a flatter area you should be fine

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Old 07-02-2015, 07:33 AM   #23
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The op has an '02 tundra. The largest engine available then was the 4.7 v8.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #24
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I towed a 23lb with a gmc envoy 4.2 I6 with 5,000 towing capacity and a v8 version 5.3 liter with a 6,100 towing capacity.

The I6 did ok for short trips and non-hilly areas but dogged it on the mountains

Then upgraded to the v8 version and did a lot better and drove from PA to Niagara Falls last year. We wanted more capacity for my next trailer so we upgraded to a F150.

I think you should be in good shape.

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Old 07-07-2015, 11:16 AM   #25
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Well........FWIW, we pull our 30' Rockwood with a 2014 Tundra with the "Little" 4.6L. ......seems to work just fine around this area (Mi./Ohio/Ind.).....WDH of course
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:22 AM   #26
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Pull a 25 ft Wildwood weighing 4885 dry 5400 lbs give or take loaded with an 03 Tundra V8 towing pkg WDH flats are a breeze it's the mountains that it slows down but then again I don't beat on it. After we pay for our daughters wedding in Sept will start looking at Dodge Rams.

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