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Old 03-21-2011, 09:08 AM   #1
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I am the early planing stages of preparing to get either a fifth wheel or travel trailer for when I retire. I have a new 2011 Toyota Tundra DC with the SR5 towing package. I know this is a 1/2 ton truck, but I have been seeing where some fifth wheel trailers and travel trailers can be towed with this.

From what I have found out so for I need to keep the GVWR (?) of the trailer to around 8,000 pounds for the fifth wheel. I have not figured out what weight travel trailer yet.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and have fun looking at campers!!

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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to the forum and enjoy RV shopping. Do your research and know what you can tow. NEVER be influenced by what the salesman says you can tow. They are notorious for telling people they can tow trailers which they simply do not have enough tow vehicle to handle. With a Tundra you will find a larger selection of travel trailers to choose from than fifth wheels. There are a lot of good members here with good information. Good luck!

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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As you are, so once was I. After looking back on upgrading campers and trucks three times, my advice is to go big. We had two travel trailers and we liked both of them but ended up going bigger. With each camper we needed a bigger truck. We finally went with the fifth wheel and an F250. Just got home from a twenty two hundred mile trip and take my word for it ... if you can afford it, start with the fifteh wheel.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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I have an 08 Tundra with 5.7 liter, TRD, 4WD tow package with the 6 speed tranny. The door jam plate will tell you what Toyota suggests are the vehicles max towing and weights. My truck is rated for nearly 11,000 pounds towing. I dont ever plan to come close to it. I will say it tows our heavy boat quite well and I am pleased with it.

As far a 5th wheel goes..cant give any meaningful input there...good luck.
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I am from South Louisiana too! And also very new to camping!! Welcome and I hope you find your trailer soon!
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #9
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Welcome from Colorado! Here's to lots of wonderful camping experiences??
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FROM SE LA AS WELL! GOOD LUCK FINDING YOUR CAMPER!
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