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Old 02-13-2014, 08:10 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by HONDAMAN174 View Post
I thought it was a pre requisit to get a new TV with each new trailer?!

Or at least that is what my wife thinks!😉
We towed the pop up with a 2011 Toyota Sienna, but it was killing the minivan, got the Tundra, to much power to tow a pop up, we "needed a bigger camper, got the Jayco, but it was used (2008), since we got a new Tundra for the tt, we had to upgrade to a new travel trailer!

The Surveyor has been good so far!

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:29 PM   #62
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We have towed our 5th wheel thousands of miles and we have many more to go. I have almost 160K on this truck. I use it daily for work. I plan on getting a new TV in the fall and I plan on getting into a new Tundra. I enjoy the comfort, handleing and also towing. I hate the gas mileage and of all the things in a vehical to complain about I can not stand the cup holders.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:55 AM   #63
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Is the second gen Toyota tundra the newer body style... I thought the 04- 05 tundra only had a tow capacity 6600..
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:51 PM   #64
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Correct, the 2nd gen tundra is the newer body style, 2007 to current. My configuration is rated to 10,400 lbs using the j2807 towing standard.

the '05 got vvti that year and was bumped up to 6900/7100 lbs depending on cab configuration
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:56 AM   #65
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Towing with a Tundra

I just bought a socket for 23$ to install my hitch. Equalizer wanted 68$. I can let you borrow it if you need to. I am in South Fl.
You will only need it one time, I can ups it you.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:46 PM   #66
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desmo21 - thanks for the offer. My friend has one locally.
FedEx delivered the equalizer today. Went with the 1200. Holy cow is that thing heavy!!!! Shipping weight shows 120lbs. Tongue weight is racking up now.
Guess I better start lifting weights so I can hitch the camper up.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:39 PM   #67
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Nah, without the bars clipped in, it's light as a feather. Well, at least it's not 120lbs. I had one set of holes in the top of the hitch open, so I'd put my 24" Craftsman prybar through them and would have a grease free lift point to use.

Speaking of grease, please read the instructions for application points. None on the sway bar brackets. But I've seen a couple that were almost wore out from lack of grease on the bar pivot fittings.

Buy the spare parts kit. You don't want one missing clip stranding you somewhere.


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Old 02-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #68
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The bars weigh 55lb and the hitch is 65lb. Wonder if the 10K is any lighter?
I bought the grease. Plan on keeping the pivot points lubed.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:35 PM   #69
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Been towing with the Tundra for six years now and she is still going strong.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:59 PM   #70
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Just purchased a '14 5.7L Crewmax for towing my Rockwood TT. Pulls like an absolute animal.

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