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Old 06-27-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Will my Toyota Tundra tow it?

I'm sorry to all the veterans of both trailering and forums, for another one of these threads.

I have a 2002 Toyota Tundra, 4.7 liter V8. Max towing capacity is 7,100 pounds.

I'm interested in the Micro Lite 23LB with a GVWR of 4718 lbs.

Will my Tundra be able to tow it decently? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:00 PM   #2
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I had 02 DC with 4,7 and a TT with dry weight of 4400. Guess around 5200 loaded. Was OK on flat ground with no head wind. High head wind in new Mexico one trip held me down to 40 mph max for a couple hours. Also lots of sway when big this or buses passed. Even with anti sway bar.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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Do you think with a Hensley hitch it would be a lot more manageable?
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:14 PM   #4
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I think a Hensley would be over kill. That is a light trailer and only 23 feet. Something like the fastway E2 or the equalizer 4 way would work.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:22 PM   #5
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i have a tundra 2015 7.6 pull 8000 lbs no problem with equallizer 4 way
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:19 AM   #6
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The 23lb has a dry weight of 3850lbs. Your truck will pull it with ease. Get the original 4 way equalizer distribution hitch with built in sway control and you'll be good to go. Keep the overdrive button off.
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:13 AM   #7
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I just pulled mine 600 miles round trip across the Mackinaw bridge with my Chevy Traverse with no problems at all. Love it!
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:19 AM   #8
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i have a tundra 2015 7.6 pull 8000 lbs no problem with equallizer 4 way
Didn't know Toyota put out a 7.6
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:30 AM   #10
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Yes the Hensley hitch will fix the problem. They have the Hensley cub for small trailers. 25 feet max and 5000 pounds Was 1200 when I bought mine. Not sure on the price now. Great hitch.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:37 AM   #11
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It's a Toyota - it will tow anything!

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Old 06-28-2015, 08:55 AM   #12
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Never heard of any Tundra engine larger than 5.7, rechecked dealer listings they show nothing larger than a 5.7
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:17 AM   #13
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Will my Toyota Tundra tow it?

Toyota only had the 5.7 and 4.7 V8's nothing bigger.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:38 AM   #14
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you are right , made you look sorry mine is a 5.7 seeing who will answer me thanks guys
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Have fun with your new unit!
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I have a 2006 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7 Limited and tow a 2015 Surveyor 225RBS with a dry weight of about 4300# with Equalizer load leveler with anti-sway bars, just returned from a 4000 mile Canyon lands area 29 day trip. No problems at all with sway or major lose of MPH except when fighting the wind south of Moab. Got 8-11 MPG most of the time.....fyi
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I recommend the Reese Straight Line hitch. I tow a 27hfs with a rzr 800 (8000+ dry) with my 12 Tundra and it handles great with no sway.
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Me too but the Tundra is 5.7.
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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!
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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!
A weight distribution hitch will solve your problems. I pull my 21fbrs with my 2000 tundra with 250k miles on it with no problem and I also pull it will My 2015 tacoma 4x4. Both pull it about the same.
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