Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2014, 09:01 AM   #41
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Rosharon, TX
Posts: 14
I hope to trade up later this year to a 5.7 Liter Tundra, don't know if the 4WD is something I need. I live in SE Texas, so usually no snowdrifts here. As I told my late wife, I'll move you anywhere you want to live as long as it is south of I10. As for the dogs, good natured as long as food is not involved. I'm not familiar with the tow button, what does it do?

Keith
__________________
Keith and Cindy
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7 V8
2014 Tracer 3100 RED
Traveling with 3 German Shepherds, Carly, age 4, 85 lbs. Bo-Bo, age 14 months, 120 lbs.
Gypsy Rose, age 14 months, 75 lbs.
JK Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 09:02 AM   #42
Denver, CO
 
garbonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post



I have, and LOVE, my Pullrite Superglide. It is an automatic slider that moved the king pin forward and backwards as needed to keep you clear of the cab. It has the best locking mechanism (in my opinion) since the locking area completely encloses the king pin. In an accident you will not be able to get out and move the hitch out of the way. With the Superglide the camper is moved automatically.

X2. It is a great hitch, tho a bit heavy. Rock solid.
__________________
2017 Fuse 23T
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 09:16 AM   #43
Maron
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 253
Send a message via Yahoo to Maron
Keith, the "tow/haul " button, as it was explained to me, affects the transmission. It holds the transmission in a gear longer and doesn't allow it to go through the gears as quickly moving up or down. I don't know why Toyota thinks that is important...but they do.
Maron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 09:17 AM   #44
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Rosharon, TX
Posts: 14
Thanks, Maron.. I'll look into it later this year..

Keith
__________________
Keith and Cindy
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7 V8
2014 Tracer 3100 RED
Traveling with 3 German Shepherds, Carly, age 4, 85 lbs. Bo-Bo, age 14 months, 120 lbs.
Gypsy Rose, age 14 months, 75 lbs.
JK Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 09:24 AM   #45
Denver, CO
 
garbonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdjourney View Post
Our pickup has the short bed and we are finally deciding on the Forest River V-Cross 305VRET which I am hoping will take care of that turning radius...how about the problem with hitting the rails that I have heard people talk about?

Rails? not sure what this refers to? If your 5er has the recommended clearance of5 in or so, which is the same for all 5ers then you will not have a problem with the V-Cross any more than any other. If you hit a big dip, like a ditch by turning too tight out out of a driveway, then you can scrape the rails. Don't ask how I know that.

An additional caution for those with 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks is that the most frequently overloaded spec on these vehicles is the GVWR of the truck, NOT the GCWR or the max trailer weight rating. AND the only way to know this is by knowing or weighing the rig all loaded up. I have noted that the actual pin weight on many campers, especially 5er's, is much higher than the spec and when you have loaded that big storage area in front with all your goodies. I have had to consciously load the back of the camper with as much heavy stuff as I can, and put NOTHING in the back of the truck to even come close to the GVWR. Just saying.
__________________
2017 Fuse 23T
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 04:47 PM   #46
cbauch
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 35
towing

I have a 2014 salem villa estate....here are the spec's cargo carrying 2896 and don't have near that on board. Hitch weight 1615 and ship weight of 10.660 the rv was delivered to us by the place we bought it from. We want to get our own truck now to move it. And the rv is 40 feet long. Model 393rlt any great suggestions on what kind of truck we would have to get to pull this long thing? Thank you
cbauch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 04:54 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,839
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbauch View Post
I have a 2014 salem villa estate....here are the spec's cargo carrying 2896 and don't have near that on board. Hitch weight 1615 and ship weight of 10.660 the rv was delivered to us by the place we bought it from. We want to get our own truck now to move it. And the rv is 40 feet long. Model 393rlt any great suggestions on what kind of truck we would have to get to pull this long thing? Thank you
I suggest you get a 1 ton of your flavor, diesel, cab of your choice and the best weight distribution and anti sway hitch you can buy.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 07:28 AM   #48
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbauch View Post
I have a 2014 salem villa estate....here are the spec's cargo carrying 2896 and don't have near that on board. Hitch weight 1615 and ship weight of 10.660 the rv was delivered to us by the place we bought it from. We want to get our own truck now to move it. And the rv is 40 feet long. Model 393rlt any great suggestions on what kind of truck we would have to get to pull this long thing? Thank you
If this is just a move and not a trip, you could save a bunch of money and get a towing company to move the camper.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 06:01 AM   #49
Incheon, S. Korea
 
BigBaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Posts: 1,141
That's a "park model". Aren't those not designed to be moved a lot? I'm not sure of the difference.
__________________
Me, Julie, Lil' Barry, Faith, and OSDs, Fang and Treaty
2003 Hyundai Starex (H1), 2012 Coachmen Clipper 126
I don't know when we'll be able to go camping again...
BigBaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Minnesota, St. Paul suburb
Posts: 333
A Fool-Proof Method for Judging your Tow Vehicle

Quote:
Originally Posted by JK Evans View Post
I hope to trade up later this year to a 5.7 Liter Tundra, don't know if the 4WD is something I need. I live in SE Texas, so usually no snowdrifts here. As I told my late wife, I'll move you anywhere you want to live as long as it is south of I10. As for the dogs, good natured as long as food is not involved. I'm not familiar with the tow button, what does it do?

Keith

I have had 3 Tundras (4.7L, 4.6L, 5.7L) all were 4WD and I enjoyed each one of them. They are great trucks and you won't regret purchasing one. I used the 4-wheel sparingly for assistance to pull my boat out of the water, maneuvering my 5er in an unleveled driveway after a rain storm and it was really really muddy. There were other less notable occasions however once I switched to a 4WD I don't have any intentions of going back to 2WD drive. The opportunity to get out of a stuck situation is much greater. Something to think about is drive in2WD until you get stuck and then switch to 4WD to get out. I can attest that if you drive and get stuck in 4WD you're really stuck. As far as the tow button is concerned googling tundra will provide you answers from the manufacturer. It's pretty straight forward. There are definitely mechanical benefits to determine when to or when you don't have to put the truck in tow but one thing I recall in the manual is that any pulled weight above 75% of max tow weight you must use tow enabled. The owners manual explains this feature real good.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________
2018 Cedar Creek Silverback 29IK
18 Silverado 3500 HD Dually 6.6 Duramax 4X4
Ultimate Aluminum 5th Wheel Hitch, TST tire monitors w/repeater
Semi-Retired February 3, 2014
Bob & Cindy
Lvn2tvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 07:53 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Minnesota, St. Paul suburb
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdjourney View Post
So I know my truck will pull it but I am going to be new to fifth wheels and what kind of hitch will I need? 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 hd diesel crew cab
There are quite a few hitch options to select from as you probably already know. Each owner has a personal reason for their purchase however pocketbook will sometimes limit higher quality hitches. I suggest looking for a hitch thread on this forum and see what they say. My signature shows an Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch and I like it a lot. It's very quiet, easy to get in/out of the truck and at 24K load with 4500 lb. hitch weight it fits my needs perfectly.

Slider hitches or swinging trailer king pin tongues are highly recommended for standard (6.5' or less) beds. You will see that sliders are not needed for trucks with an 8' bed.

Please check my post Duramax weights appear wrong. It's important you know your weighs before shopping for any TT. If your truck cannot carry the weight why look at trailer floor plans with weight over that limit?

SOAPBOX: Never overload any TV weight limits. Certified labels are in every vehicle with max weights specific for each vehicle. They are unique and there for a reason.
__________________
2018 Cedar Creek Silverback 29IK
18 Silverado 3500 HD Dually 6.6 Duramax 4X4
Ultimate Aluminum 5th Wheel Hitch, TST tire monitors w/repeater
Semi-Retired February 3, 2014
Bob & Cindy
Lvn2tvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 08:52 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 487
First I will admit I did not read every post here...but I did read most.
So ...I am sorry if what I say has already been posted.

Getting a suitable truck to 'pull' your RV is of great concern.
However, IMO, having the ability to provide the required 'stopping power'
is of a greater importance.

Just like the ads you see when Truck Manufactures show off their trucks pulling a 'massively loaded flatbed'...but can it 'stop it' ?

Just my 2 cents

Islander
__________________
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 Lariat DRW 4x4 7.3 Diesel 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back,
Tru-Cool Max Trans Cooler, Bilstein Shocks
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 08:58 PM   #53
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Islander View Post
First I will admit I did not read every post here...but I did read most. So ...I am sorry if what I say has already been posted. Getting a suitable truck to 'pull' your RV is of great concern.
However, IMO, having the ability to provide the required 'stopping power'
is of a greater importance. Just like the ads you see when Truck Manufactures show off their trucks pulling a 'massively loaded flatbed'...but can it 'stop it'?Just my 2 cents. Islander
That's why they put brakes on the trailer. The trailer also has to be able to stop itself, hence, the "break away switch".
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2016, 09:39 PM   #54
Maron
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 253
Send a message via Yahoo to Maron
4 wheel drive in the south? Absolutely! On our drive down from Chicago to Phoenix we had to stop at MD Anderson in Houston. We came down through Vicksburg to tour Civil War battle fields and then down into Louisana and across I 10.
One early evening we pulled into the "Cajun RV" Park in Louisanna and should have turned around but were to tired.
In most areas there was 3" of mud. We had problems finding a dry spot for the dogs to pee.
Towing a 7300 lb trailer with everything in it we could stuff, I doubt we could have gotten out of there the next morning with a 2 wheel drive. The 4x4 didn't spin a tire.
Maron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2016, 11:45 AM   #55
Senior Member
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
That's why they put brakes on the trailer. The trailer also has to be able to stop itself, hence, the "break away switch".
Gee....OldCoot..... you smart feller.

My point was "if" you have too light of a truck that will pull more than it was designed for...doesn't make it right.
Having a tow vehicle that is comfortable and stable pulling an rv down the road... having a substantial safety margin (in the weight margins) ...where you don't have to grip the steering wheel with all your might when a semi passes....
"and"...have the ability to stop the trailer should the trailer brakes not be totally operating at 100%...or should they stop working for some reason...
that is what I should have also put in my post. (sorry)

red.jimbo.... Good Post...yes, it should be stuck.

Islander
__________________
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 Lariat DRW 4x4 7.3 Diesel 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back,
Tru-Cool Max Trans Cooler, Bilstein Shocks
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2016, 12:03 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Minnesota, St. Paul suburb
Posts: 333
Thanks for sticking this post. It will be nice to refer to a post that is already discussing this topic.
__________________
2018 Cedar Creek Silverback 29IK
18 Silverado 3500 HD Dually 6.6 Duramax 4X4
Ultimate Aluminum 5th Wheel Hitch, TST tire monitors w/repeater
Semi-Retired February 3, 2014
Bob & Cindy
Lvn2tvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2016, 12:08 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 495
I actually did have the brakes go out on my 5er on a trip a few years ago. The brake controller died. I pulled that 5er all the way from the Oregon coast back to Montana with just the truck brakes. Ordered and installed a new controller when I got home. No big deal but it is an 8500 pound 5er and an F250. I was technically over the payload lawyer sticker. Glad my truck had enough brakes to do the job for both.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2001 Ford F250 7.3l converted to F350 specs
2014 Flagstaff 8528RKWS
2006 model year Border Collie
Mtelkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2016, 01:06 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mtelkman View Post
I actually did have the brakes go out on my 5er on a trip a few years ago. The brake controller died. I pulled that 5er all the way from the Oregon coast back to Montana with just the truck brakes. Ordered and installed a new controller when I got home. No big deal but it is an 8500 pound 5er and an F250. I was technically over the payload lawyer sticker. Glad my truck had enough brakes to do the job for both.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
There ya go...
That's what I'm talking about.

Thanks 'Mtelkman'

Islander
__________________
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 Lariat DRW 4x4 7.3 Diesel 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back,
Tru-Cool Max Trans Cooler, Bilstein Shocks
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 12:08 PM   #59
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 451
Had a China bomb take the brake wires out on a trip right at the beginning of the trip, 40 miles from home. Put on spare, did not see missing wires, (in a hurry to change tire, passenger side, lots of trucks screaming by) felt lack of trailer brakes going down pass, no problem with the F250, lots of braking. Would not have wanted that to happen in our previous TV and Expedition. Rewired at that nights stop and on with the trip (with a new China bomb that I got 2 years out of).
__________________
Dale & Karen
2015 Lacrosse 311RLS
2006 F-250 The 06-6.0
Dwilcox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2016, 05:32 PM   #60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Shawnee Kansas
Posts: 23
Hi everyone,we bought a 2015 flagstaff superlite 27rlws travel trailer in July. I pull it with my Ford 2014 f150 4 wheel drive super crewcab with 3.5 ecoboost with factory tow package and weight distribution hitch. I have had several people say I do not have enough truck for the trailer but it does fine here in Kansas and Missouri. The dryweight on the tt is 6443 lb and when I did the math seemed like I was fine. Did I screw up somehow? All comments welcome hehe.
rrapidron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.