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Old 05-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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2006 Toyota Tundra - Towing Advice

Wanted to get some advice on towing limits for 2006 Tundra. I'm considering purchasing a 2014 Keystone Premier 22RBPR, which has a dry weight of 4638 lbs. I believe another 1000 lbs would need to be added to this weight for cargo(full propane tanks, chairs, etc...)

The specs on 2006 Tundra are:

4.7 liter V8

GVWR = 6600
GAWR(Front) = 3500
GAWR(Rear) = 3760

I weighed the truck with a full tank of gas and the total weight is 5340 lbs. Thanks in advance for any advice on tow limits.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Wanted to get some advice on towing limits for 2006 Tundra. I'm considering purchasing a 2014 Keystone Premier 22RBPR, which has a dry weight of 4638 lbs. I believe another 1000 lbs would need to be added to this weight for cargo(full propane tanks, chairs, etc...)
That's a WAG, and probably low. Let's call it 6,000 pounds wet and loaded trailer weight, but it will probably be closer to 7,000 by the time you're in the middle of your third camping trip.

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The specs on 2006 Tundra are:
4.7 liter V8
GVWR = 6600
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I weighed the truck with a full tank of gas and the total weight is 5340 lbs.
GCWR = 11,800 at most. Tow rating = 6,800 at most. But the tow rating assumes your wet and loaded pickup weighs only 5,000 pounds. So if you have the drivetrain and axle ratio to result in GCWR of 11,800, then your actual tow rating will be less than 6,460. And when you add passengers and tools and "stuff" to the truck weight, your realistic tow rating falls to about 6,000 pounds.

But realistic tow rating tells you only how much weight you can pull. Your limiter is probably how much hitch weight you can haul without being overloaded.

GVWR of 6600 minus wet and loaded truck weight of about 5,700 pounds is a max hitch weight of about 900 pounds. 900 pounds hitch weight translates to a wet and loaded trailer weight of 6,000 to 7,200 pounds, depending on percentage of hitch weight.

So with your trailer grossing 6,000 to 7,000 pounds, you'll be maxed out if not overloaded. That means you'll have to be conscious of the weight you haul in the truck and trailer and try to maintain the gross trailer weight at about 6,000 pounds. Always empty the holding tanks before you tow. Leave the heavy pots and pans and dishes at home. Wait until you are parked at the campground before you buy canned goods and drinks. Don't pack more clothes than you'll need. Minimize the tools and jacks you haul. Ect. It's no fun being on the verge of being overloaded.
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