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#43 of 92 Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra - towing toy hauler [cbarton4]
Mar 16, 2008 (5:35 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 (1:51 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 (4:31 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 (2:35 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 (6:50 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.
#48 of 92 5th wheel towing with 07 Tundra
Apr 25, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I have an 07 Tundra SR5 Crew Max that I think has a tow package (has a tow/haul button inside LOL) and I have gotten conflicting stories about whether or not I can tow a 5th wheel. I've been told that because the bed is short, I MIGHT be able to use a sliding hitch and tow a newer trailer with the protruding 5th wheel (vs older model where the king pin goes straight down) but that I couldn't tow the older models where the 5th wheel goes straight down. Anybody with any experience with this?
#49 of 92 '07 Tundra Towing Question
Apr 27, 2008 (7:34 am)
I do have to level it out and work on getting the dimensions correct with the Equalizer Hitch I have.
There is one thing I'm curious about though. There is a lot of play in my drawbar/receiver. I put the drawbar in a another 2" hitch receiver and there was much less play. I measured my hitch receiver and it measured 2 1/8" inside-to-inside. I can move my drawbar around a good bit within my hitch receiver.
I'm wondering if the slop in my receiver could be having something to do with my problem.
Does anyone know anything about this?
#50 of 92 weight distribution bars
Apr 27, 2008 (10:23 am)
I'm likely going to buy an '08 double cab long bed 5.4L V8 Tundra to tow my horse trailer - about 6000lbs loaded. Thinking I'll need weight distribution bars. Does anybody know if the kind Toyota sells are good or if I should just go with the Reese? For that matter, the entire hitch system: is it better to go with the Toyota brand or go to a good trailer suppy/instllation place?
#51 of 92 Re: weight distribution bars [horsetowing]
May 13, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I'm not familiar with the Toyota brand but the Equal-i-zer brand (cheap) is known for being very loud due to it's friction-based design. You also might consider air bags if you are mainly concerned with leveling the truck - they're adjustable and not too expensive. A good WDH is mucho $$$. Do you know what your hitch weight will be?
#52 of 92 Re: weight distribution bars [quarque]
May 14, 2008 (11:19 am)
I have commented on this topic several times but it is worth another post. I pull a horse trailer that has a loaded weight of between 4800 and 6000 depending on the number of horses transported. I have no idea what the tongue weight is but before I made some changes, there was some serious "squatting" occurring. I added a pair of Timbrens at an installed cost of around $250. This completely fixed my problem at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. My 02 now has 75 k on the odometer and I have used the Timbrens for about 50k. I pull the trailer about 5k per year. I am sure that there are other brands out there to consider that are basically the same type of product. Good luck.