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Old 09-30-2010, 01:03 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JimSandySkipper View Post
It seemed to squat a little with about 700-800 lbs. in the bed yesterday.

Reinforces the need for the air bags as you'll have at least 1400 lbs in the bed between the pin weight and the weight of the hitch. It's the only way that you'll get the TV to sit level.



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Old 09-30-2010, 03:27 PM   #12
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In my humble opinion, the "E" rated 10 ply tires are not an option but a must have. The stiffer sidewalls cut down on sway in the wind and when big rigs are passing.. The standard "P" metric radial that come with the Tundra are just too weak in the sidewalls with heavy loads even though they probably meet the "weight" requirements. I bought Michelin M&S2 top rated ( tires. On the road you will be glad you made the upgrade. Also with my Firestone 5K airbags, I only have to keep 10 pounds of air to get the unit level.

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Old 10-16-2010, 06:03 AM   #13
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We quickly changed to an LT tire on my 09 F150 after two trips with the TT. Made quite a change in terms of 'mushing' while driving. Those P rated factory tires were a off/on road combo.

We went with a Michelin highway LT tire.

Also added Firestone airbags to the rear. That also improved the 'mushing' a bit.

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