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#63 of 92 9500 lb., landscape trailer
Aug 14, 2008 (12:47 pm)
My opinion is 9500 lb., is o.k. but watch your tongue weight class IV would do it don`t go over 870 in the tongue weight the truck shold pull it fine and you`ll find that your gas milege towing will probably be around 13 better that the ford bottom end tork is rite there,gas is cheaper than diesel.Also it isn`t going to be in the shop with a 1,000.00 bill to ge it fixed .I`m all for going to the tundra the motor will scare you when you get on it,and you you`ll will just go in for oil changes,and tire rotation.
also if you do landscaping snow plow cad be put on but only with the heavy front end bleive it`s a 4000 lb rating but check spec`s..
#64 of 92 Re: Toyota Tundra towing [cyclone7]
Sep 19, 2008 (7:06 pm)
I have a Ford F350 and tow a 14K trailer.
last time out a new Mighty Toyaoooata Trunda towing what i estamite to be around 7K trailer attempted to pass going up a hill.
My firt thoght was you have got to be kidding me???
I steped on my Powerstroke and the last time I look the Toy was looking at the rear of my rig......
Plus I get 20 MPG empty and 13 MPG towing.
Dont buy a trundraaaa for towing,
#65 of 92 ford towing
Sep 20, 2008 (3:35 am)
had one of those super duty`s ford stands for fix or repair daily,oh yea you should learn how to spell.
#66 of 92 TUNDRA 2007 No Light Weight
Sep 20, 2008 (7:57 am)
Just a little updated infom. for you. Lets compare apples to apples. A 350 ford diesel to a Tundra is not exactly a match. But let me tell you this. All and all the TUNDRA is one great truck and looks real good next to your 350 Just compare the specs. Put it up against the gas 250, 350 and see what you have. Don"t even try to compare the ford or other Half ton 150's There is no way they even come close.
I own a Tundra 2007 And I tow a 5TH wheel weight of almost 11,000 lbs. Not to mention the heavy tongue weight. I did change the tires from the standard toyota provides to a michellin 10 ply. Other than that were on the road. Towed from flat Florida to the mountains of North Carolina. Averaged 65 mph and got 9.5 miles per Gal. I was very impressed as I believe you too will be. Towing was not a problem on the hills and I did pass the slower moving semi's with out a problem an with lots of power and torque. Braking was also very good.Don't let anyone tell you the Tundra is a light weight. It is far beyond its class. No telling what the next generation Tundra will do. LOOK OUT It well be a killer I'm Sure..
#67 of 92 Re: ma23peas [usedtobeloyal]
Jan 19, 2009 (1:49 pm)
how goes the updated trans mission if you still own vehicle? did dealership replace
trans or you had it done through third party tran shop??
#68 of 92 Re: ma23peas [albamarle]
Jan 20, 2009 (2:30 am)
haven`t had any problems with the tranny to date.. I pull a travel trailer also plow snow with the tundra..But I will keep my eye on the tranny
#69 of 92 Load E (10 ply) tires
Jan 29, 2009 (9:29 am)
It's almost time to replace the marginal factory 275/65-18 (car) tires. There are many options out there but for not too much more money I can go with real truck tires( E load rated).
I know they will provide better sway contol and I'm sure they are more puncture resistant. I'm my opinion, the tires on 3/4 ton trucks are one of the main reasons they handle towing better.
I do expect a slightly stiffer ride and have no problems with that as long as it's reasonable and not bone jarring. Actually, I see no reason to run much over the door jamb recommended presures, even though the tires can go to 80 psi to take advantage of their full capacity but that's beyond what are trucks can safely handle anyway.
Question is... Has anyone done this and how did it work out. Ride? Tire wear? What pressures work best, empty, loaded and towing?
#70 of 92 Re: Load E (10 ply) tires [olerascal]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jan 30, 2009 (3:50 pm)
If you go to "truck" tires (LT with C/D/E load rating), you do not actually have to fill them to their max PSI (50 for C, 65 for D, 80 for E). Use a load chart to determine the proper PSI for how much weight will actually be on the axle. On my Dodge Ram 3500 dually, I have LT235/80R17E tires at all 6 positions, but the 4 rear tires are usually at just 37 psi when the bed is empty... the front tires are generally around 62 psi. This is acceptable use by design, and there is no unusual wear. In contrast, running full psi with light (or empty) loads will cause excess wear to the tire and suspension.
Check over this chart:
Bridgestone Load/Inflation Chart
LT275/65R18 is on the last page.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#71 of 92 new 2008 tundra 5.7 ltd
Feb 07, 2009 (5:03 am)
have had for three weeks and it is great. was between this, ford and Dodge. Dodge way too much money, and with a $10k discount, I never tested the others. Taking it out to San Diego next weekend, towing a starcraft tent trailer. I know that won't be much of a test, but bought the Tundra to pull a 5th wheel in future. I've pulled 30 ft. nomad with suburban, so I've had some experience towing before. Do I need to keep the speed down with this first tow, or will it matter with a tent trailer. I haven't even had a chance to see if the hitch I've used on my GMC will work, I know the Tundra sets higher off the ground. I'm just going to hook it up and go for it. Got the brake controller installed today. Ready to rock and roll
#72 of 92 rock n roll
Feb 07, 2009 (9:25 am)
I`ve been towing a jayco 31 footer w/ a 14 foot slide (EAGLE) the trailer weighs in at 9200, tongue at 963lbs. you know it`s there but the tundra tows it alot better than my f-250 super krapp ever though of towing it....good luck and let me know what happens......