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Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Truck
Feb 09, 2008 (3:47 pm)
I am really putting this new 2007 dbl cab 5.7 v8 4x4 toyota tundra to the test. Installed a supergliude 5th wheel hitch. To tow a 10,000lb 5th wheel RV Tongue weight ( payload ) is aprox 500lbs over trucks rating. Added air bags to help take the load of the suspension and level out the truck. A little extra air in the rear tires. Tire max load is 2601. I think I am ok with this. What do You think ? Hitched up and pulled this combination home. Only 7 to 10 miles on flat florida roads, But did go up and over a good size incline overpass. Truck handled well, torque was doing a good job and the power was there. did get up to 60 mph. Stopped well. Hope it will do a good and safe job when I take this combination to N.C. This June. This will be the true test. Anyone have any suggestions ? Iwill keep us posted on this trucks abilities. It is pushing her limits and might be a little out of its weight class. But I owned this truck only 4 months with 3500 miles on it. To trade it for an upgraded ford F 250 I would have to get the v10 gas engine and a 4.10rear axle . And this really does not even give me much more torque or horse power. Just gives me a heavier truck and frame over all. It will cost me about 14,000 out of pocket expense with the trade in of my Tundra which I really like. So I opt to give the Tundra a chance. Hope and pray it will stay and be my towing choice. Will keep you posted on this. I am sure u will be interested in the results. I would also like anyone else experiance with towing big loads. Thanks Until whenever I am Richard B
#39 of 92 Re: 07 Tundra V8 towing experiences [evergator]
Feb 12, 2008 (5:15 pm)
I own a 07 tundra 5.7 tow haul,auto,4x4 I tow a jayco eagle 314 bhs t/t.O.K. it`s a 31 foot travel trailer with a 14 foot slide,it`s our 7 th t/t My f-250 super duty 5.4 gas couldn`t handle the jayco the way my new tudra can.Just keep in mind that you want the longest wheel base that you can get in the truck.My trailer weighs 8900 loaded,tongue is around 876.My tundra is rated to haul 10300 handles it fine.ford got a long way to go to beat this truck.381 horse with 400 lbs foot torque and 430 gears ford chevy,dodge can`t even come close.....oh yea i got a 7.5 foot boss plow on the front during the winter .trucks are made to work not to look at,and it`s snowing rite now......
#40 of 92 Pulling a 39' camper
Mar 12, 2008 (11:31 am)
What do you think? I have a V8 5.7L 1-ton double cab extended bed with tow package. I want to pull a 39' camper that weighs slightly less than 8200 lbs. dry. I read previously that a truck is meant to work, not just to look at. Well, the truck is under an extended warranty, just want to hear some thoughts.......
#41 of 92 Re: Pulling a 39' camper [rosetomreh]
Mar 12, 2008 (12:39 pm)
with a 39 footer your going to get sway,what`s the tongue weight? loaded your probably be at around 9800 lbs.,Make sure you have lift bars on it and a good sway control on the hitch.The truck should handle it o.k. But 39 feet is alot of trailer to tow.I wouldn`t want to tow that long.Another thing is it a t/t or fifth wheel?To try it out go to a campground close to home and see what it does.It`s a work horse with the 5.7/430 gears. have fun!!!!!!!
#42 of 92 2008 Toyota Tundra - towing toy hauler
Mar 15, 2008 (7:14 pm)
We are considering purchasing a Toyota Tundra 5.7L double cab (with the tow package.) We would like to tow a toy hauler with an estimated GVWR of 9,000, GDW of 5,449 and hitch dry weight of 764. Is anybody doing something similar? If so, what has been your experience with the Toyota Tundra. Thanks.
#43 of 92 Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra - towing toy hauler [cbarton4]
Mar 16, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I pull a 34ft. Jayco Eagle bumper pull 9500# loaded weight 1125# tongue wt. It does a good job even in mountains.I have a 2007 4-wheel drive off road.very strong truck. I get 19 to 19.4 miles per gal not loaded on interstste driving to conserve fuel. Lots of people must drive like they are racing.that their mileage is bad.
#44 of 92 Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra - towing toy hauler [mule4]
Mar 17, 2008 (12:51 pm)
do you use air bags with that toungue weight?????or did you have the truck resprung??
#45 of 92 Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra - towing toy hauler [ahedges]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:31 pm)
No i use a load level lizing hitch & a sway bar My spelling not good maybe you can understand what i'm talking about.Good Luck
#46 of 92 Towing Stability w/07 Tundra
Apr 19, 2008 (1:35 pm)
I recently purchase an '07 used (had 3500 miles on it) Tundra Crew Max 2WD Limited that is loaded. I love the truck. Best truck by far I've ever driven at 100 mph. Holds the road like a dream.
However, I can't seem to get the towing stability like I like it. I recently purchased a Flagstaff V-Lite (weighs 6250 dry). I have an Equalizer load leveler/sway control hitch system. I even purchased air bag spring helpers to go on it, which did help a good bit. After much adjustment, I've finally got it to where it will tow pretty good at around 62 mph in high winds (both times I towed it with air bags was in high winds; I had towed it previously with low winds).
I'm pretty sure I have the towing package (I have the connectors, the tranny cooler, etc.) but I'm wondering if the suspension isn't the tow suspension (meaning the rear leaf springs).
Anyway, if someone could give me some suggestions on possibly things I could try to improve towing stability, I'd really appreciate it. I'd like to be able to tow comfortably at 70 - 75 to keep up with traffic, but I haven't made it there yet.
#47 of 92 Re: Towing Stability w/07 Tundra [rcp357]
Apr 20, 2008 (5:50 am)
Is the trailer sitting level when hooked to the Tundra? Having the trailer sit level is key, so if it's not you need to adjust your hitch height and get it where it needs to be. Either way, I'm not sure this is a truck problem because most any 1/2 ton could handle this load, although high winds will cause you grief on a bumper-pull trailer, even the big-trucks. I pull 15,000# with my 1-ton on a Gooseneck trailer and it pulls like a dream, but a 12,000# boat hooked to the bumper is a completely different animal, particular in winds.