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Old 08-31-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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2007 Tundra SR5 V8 4 wheel drive towing capacity

Looking at purchasing a keystone outback fifth wheel model 286FRL specs are shipping weight 8650 lbs carrying capacity 1835 lbs itch weight 1685 lbs. I own a 2007 SR5 V8 5.7l Toyota Tundra 4 wheel drive on template inside front driver door shows GVWR 7098lbs combined weight of occupants and cargo not too exceed 1395 lbs. The toyota manual indicates the GCWR 16,000 lbs, Towing Capacity 10,300 lbs, GAWR rating for rear axle 4050 lbs, GVWR 6800 lbs. I have done some research including Mark Polk RV Education 101 states that truck mgf have boosted best in class towing ratings so in other words not reliable. So I'm asking this group if you can provide information to help determine the maximum weight to safely pull a fifth wheel with my Tundra.I appreciate your feedback.
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Looks like your hitch weight may be a little strong for a half ton.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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I would say you would be over GVWR also, as your door sticker says not to exceed 1395 lbs of passengers / cargo... tongue weight would be included in that and you would have 2,000 lbs of pin weight if the 5er is near gross weight. Need to know weight of truck total and each axle fully loaded as if going on a trip (full tank, all family aboard w/ gear in the truck).

Techically my 3/4 ton would be overweight with this 5er... My truck weighs 7640 lbs with a GVWR of 9,000 lbs... only leaves me with 1,340 lbs for pin weight.
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With a loaded hitch weight close to 2000lbs you need to check your rear axle/tire ratings closely. Those are the numbers that are the most important.
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Just MHO - I personally would limit the trailer to 6,000 lbs for a 1/2 ton truck. No way would I tow a 9,000lb trailer.
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Looking at purchasing a keystone outback fifth wheel model 286FRL specs are shipping weight 8650 lbs carrying capacity 1835 lbs itch weight 1685 lbs. I own a 2007 SR5 V8 5.7l Toyota Tundra 4 wheel drive on template inside front driver door shows GVWR 7098lbs combined weight of occupants and cargo not too exceed 1395 lbs. The toyota manual indicates the GCWR 16,000 lbs, Towing Capacity 10,300 lbs, GAWR rating for rear axle 4050 lbs, GVWR 6800 lbs. I have done some research including Mark Polk RV Education 101 states that truck mgf have boosted best in class towing ratings so in other words not reliable. So I'm asking this group if you can provide information to help determine the maximum weight to safely pull a fifth wheel with my Tundra.I appreciate your feedback.
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I may be reading this wrong, but you indicate your payload capacity of the truck to be 1,395lbs, and the DRY hitch/pin weight of the trailer to be 1,685lbs.
That's before you add the hitch itself to the truck of anything at all to the trailer.

If this is correct, there is zero chance of this working.

At most, you are shopping for a 20' travel trailer, not a 5th wheel.
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thanks everyone for your thoughts and information. Very helpful
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