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Old 06-17-2019, 09:54 PM   #61
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Awesome. I thought there might be a list, but didn’t see it right away snd figured someone would answer faster than I could look, and I was right! Thanks! And I see that it is used all the time, but once again, a newbie probably still wouldn’t know what it meant.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:20 PM   #62
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I hope the op conciders all the good advice.
Even with a wdh it's really pushing the limits with this tow vehicle. I've been towing close to 40 years. This set up is not for a novice!!!

I currently haul a 26' greywolf with a Ram 1500 eco, timbren blocks on tow vehicle, wdh. And two 800lb Harley's on board.
And i consider it to be safe. But is on the upper limit of capacity.

The op's trailer is longer and heavier.

If you look at the cost of gas both ways, a tt delivery service at approx. a buck a mile, it would be well worth it. And would not be putting herself and others at risk.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:01 PM   #63
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As mentioned before now 63 responses into thread and no response from op. She’s probably huddled up in a corner scared from all the too little truck for your trl post. For those that say too much trailer for the truck. How do you figure my wife’s highlander weighed 5k and it’s much smaller. If you have a gas powered 3/4 same cab configuration I bet the Tundra is less than 200 pounds lighter. Now I have been driving for a long time and I never noticed my truck or car act or handle different because I had a passenger. Now having a 2014 Tundra crewcab limited I had one of the lightest payload at 1254. I would think even with a loaded tongue weight of 950 pounds as the only passenger she should be fine. Now op might have single cab long bed with a possible higher payload. My first TT was a 2012 NorthTrail caliber edition 36’ long claimed dry weight of 69**. The Tundra pulled and stopped ( brake controller installed) with no problems . It handle to southern Oregon and back to West Texas no problem. I wasn’t fastest up the hill but not even close to last. My coworker borrowed my truck for a day while his 03 Dodge 5.9 in garage raved about how it handled trailer full of sheet rock . Funny how we discount the ability of modern 1/2 tons to justify our 3/4 or 1 ton
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:05 PM   #64
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There is a procedure for setting the trailer brake device. Make sure you’ve gone through that. I had a brand new WOLFPUP 16BHS and the trailer brakes were bad, had to take it back and they replaced pretty much the entire axel assembly, drums etc
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:47 AM   #65
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hey hey! HELP-im a newbie. I am buying my mothers 2018 Cherokee Grey Wolf 29te. Its 36.5 in length. We bought a 5.7 Toyota Tundra for pulling. Heres my question....The rv is in the Keys and I am druvung from Austin, TX to pick it up...ALONE. I will be driving it back 1600 miles with me myself and i. I am a confident driver and have driven big uhauls and stuff across the country but im sure i could use some solid advice. I got this right? Any advice, tips majorly appreciated.
the weightdry is 6428 lbs. just make sure the sway bars are adjusted properly and you will be fine.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:54 AM   #66
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Good luck

I would definitely recommend a weight distribution and sway bar system. Like mentioned before make sure you have a trailer braking system.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:59 AM   #67
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Traveling form the Keys to Texas!

Tires Tires Tires!!! Keep a close eye on those trailer tires!Check them every time you stop for fuel, food or rest break! Not just pressure but the condition of them. Tread depth and side wall condition. It would help if it had tire covers while it was being lived in or stored. Check out the spare, you will have at least one right? The sun does a number on uncovered tires, Really! Good Luck and Have A Safe Trip! Let us know how you make out Will Ya?
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:41 AM   #68
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We’ll be ready to stop every 160 to 180 miles for fuel. The Tundra will not get great fuel mileage. Take your time and be ready to crawl up the hills. Forget overdrive , we’ll only going down hill. Be sure you have your weight distribution hitch set up correctly. You will be fine . Take it slow and easy. 63 to 65.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:38 AM   #69
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I agree with all of these people as far as the size of the tow vehicle, weight distribution hitch, air pressure in the tires. And just tires in general. Be careful of the age of the tires and if they are Chinese tires I would replace them before you take them on a 1600 mile trek.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:51 AM   #70
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Just stay home and avoid trailer all together.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:09 AM   #71
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70 posts and the OP has not joined in any further conversation?
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Need to make sure that trailer is roadworthy before towing it, even if you decide to have it towed privately, start there.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:45 AM   #73
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Toyota Tundra

Get a bigger truck....
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:50 AM   #74
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Get a bigger truck....
I agree! I would not pull that size trailer with a Toyota! Good luck!
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Wow! 74 posts and no sign of the OP. I curious, so I'm tagging along for the ride.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:22 PM   #76
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She probably already made it to the keys by now, picked it up and towed it home. She's probably laughing at all of the "negative" posts.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:31 PM   #77
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She probably already made it to the keys by now, picked it up and towed it home. She's probably laughing at all of the "negative" posts.
Or read the first page and sold it on Craigslist to avoid The hassle.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:49 PM   #78
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hey hey! HELP-im a newbie. I am buying my mothers 2018 Cherokee Grey Wolf 29te. Its 36.5 in length. We bought a 5.7 Toyota Tundra for pulling. Heres my question....The rv is in the Keys and I am druvung from Austin, TX to pick it up...ALONE. I will be driving it back 1600 miles with me myself and i. I am a confident driver and have driven big uhauls and stuff across the country but im sure i could use some solid advice. I got this right? Any advice, tips majorly appreciated.
Tundra is good for 10k and the trailer gross weight loaded is just under 8k so it has the ability. As others have stated you want a good weight distribution hitch (WDH) with sway control and stay between 60 & 65. Most 1/2 ton trucks come with passenger tires to cut costs and I was told to take them up to 42 lbs. when towing only to make the sidewalls stronger. Best bet is to swap them out for some good 10 ply towing tires if you can afford it. Those would need about 42 lbs. in them also so make sure whoever does your oil changes to put in the correct pressure if you do swap them out.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:36 PM   #79
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Looking at the OP's profile, she posted her question and never came back.
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