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Old 02-21-2014, 09:38 PM   #57
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We have a 2012 Silverado with the max towing package, 6.2, 10400 towing cap. We pull a2012 Outback 277 RL with a Huskey centerline hitch. Pulls great, no prblems
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:33 PM   #58
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Unsafe to Tow? Magic Towing Dust Revealed (Part 1) - YouTube

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Old 02-22-2014, 11:00 PM   #59
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I have a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crew Max 4x4 V8 5.7L tow cap 10200. I tow a Bigfoot 21RB. Pulls great. Plenty of power.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:20 AM   #60
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I have a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crew Max 4x4 V8 5.7L tow cap 10200. I tow a Bigfoot 21RB. Pulls great. Plenty of power.
The Bigfoot looks to be about the same weight as my 25' hybrid. What are you getting for highway mileage and at what speed do you travel?

The Bigfoot looks to be more rounded and shorted in height, but the same weight.

Bought a new 14' Tundra (5.7L) Have not towed my 25' Aerolite hybrid with it yet. For the past many years have towed it with a 4Runner (V-8) and was getting 11 - 11.25 mpg. Hoping with the 6 speed tranny I can get back in the 12's again.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #61
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Magic Towing Dust Revealed

I thought the video was ok (I can do without the exh noise??) I went to the SAE
website and found they want $70. for a person to see details.
http://standards.sae.org/j2807_201205/

But I did see that the standard was for vehicles below 13,000 GVWR.
If its a math formula, I'd like to see it. And again if so it should equally apply to ALL Wheeled vehicles.

I'd Think they should have 2 different (5th/Bumper hitch)Max GCWR for stability if your looking at this standard.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #62
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Here is a link to the J2807 explaining basically what it involves with a diagram of the road used. J2807 Explained

I'm sure the on the SAE site you had to pay $$ for the full version.

Except for Toyota, no one wants to be tied into the standard, because they want to be able to leap-frog over each other to be #1. Toyota will never be #1 in any towing category except reliability and resale value.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:02 AM   #63
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I have a 13 f-150 v-8 5.0 and a 32' TT. I get 9-10 towing and no problems at all. Use the proper hitch and drive like a normal person and you will have no problems.
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We bought a flagstaff vlite last year that is 7300# dry, so about 8000+ loaded. We had bought a Ram 1500 hemi to pull it, and it worked well. However, I hated the truck....rough ride, poor mpg, etc. As a daily driver it was more truck than I wanted and we only tow a few times a year.

So, last month I traded for a new Ram 1500, with a tow rating of 10,300 #, but a payload of only 1430#, which Chrysler says included a tank of fuel and a driver. With 1100# tongue weight and the wife, we are close to the limit, and I know it. I plan on not putting much, if anything, in the bed of the truck when towing.....everything will go in the trailer behind the axles, and I'll buy fire wood after we drop the trailer at the campground. Also I never drive over 65 mph and tend to be overly cautious.

Then, here comes my neighbor who pulls a 16,000# 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton who tells me what a dope I am for trading for a 1/2 ton and how grossly overloaded I am and a danger to the community. I dunno.......
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We bought a flagstaff vlite last year that is 7300# dry, so about 8000+ loaded. We had bought a Ram 1500 hemi to pull it, and it worked well. However, I hated the truck....rough ride, poor mpg, etc. As a daily driver it was more truck than I wanted and we only tow a few times a year.

So, last month I traded for a new Ram 1500, with a tow rating of 10,300 #, but a payload of only 1430#, which Chrysler says included a tank of fuel and a driver. With 1100# tongue weight and the wife, we are close to the limit, and I know it. I plan on not putting much, if anything, in the bed of the truck when towing.....everything will go in the trailer behind the axles, and I'll buy fire wood after we drop the trailer at the campground. Also I never drive over 65 mph and tend to be overly cautious.

Then, here comes my neighbor who pulls a 16,000# 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton who tells me what a dope I am for trading for a 1/2 ton and how grossly overloaded I am and a danger to the community. I dunno.......
I also have a 2013 Ram 1500 Lone Star with a 5.7 L hemi and 3.92 axle ratio. I pull a 2013 Cougar 29RBKWE (33') loaded at 7800 lbs with Airlift 1000 airbags and a EAZlift WDH. It tows just fine and I have not had any issues so far. I tow only in southern Alaska through mountainous terrain.

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I also have a 1500 RAM. Crew cab 5.7 Hemi 3.92/rear axle. This thing pulls like a freight train. I also use a e2 weight dist hitch and the airlift air bags for the rear suspension. They totally removed all the coil spring sag. I tow a 36 ft coachman liberty express. 8000lbs when loaded for camp. No issues unless pulled very strep grades and large downhill mountain roads. Take your time and use common sense and you will be fine. The only upgrade left is to switch to Light truck "LT" rated tires for added safety....happy camping. Be safe and arrive alive.
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Sorry....I.meant to say I used to have a ram 2500 that I hated the ride.....love the 1500
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I have a 2004 e150 conversion van and I pull a vibe 6504 trailer. The van has timbrens on the rear axle and, I do use a WDH. Towing capacity is 6500 lbs on the van and the trailer weighs about 3284lbs. I don't really notice much difference between using the WDH and not or between pulling the trailer and my bass boat, handling-wise. The difference I notice is in the engine/tranny, I don't use the OD option when pulling the trailer, seems to put too much stress on the drive train.
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Any new Tundra (5.7L) owners out there towing a 5k - 6k lbs trailer. Was kind of curious what your gas mileage is, and will it stay in overdrive. Have not towed my tt with it yet. Without towing, the RPMs are 1500 at about 62 MPH. Was hoping to get 12 MPG while towing.
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Any new Tundra (5.7L) owners out there towing a 5k - 6k lbs trailer. Was kind of curious what your gas mileage is, and will it stay in overdrive. Have not towed my tt with it yet. Without towing, the RPMs are 1500 at about 62 MPH. Was hoping to get 12 MPG while towing.
My previous trailer was the same size and I started out towing it with a 2008 Tundra 5.7L. Towing at ~62mph, I would lock out 6th due to tranny hunting, and run in fifth gear. Any little hill or if I was driving into a 10mph+ headwind, the truck would drop to 4th pretty quick. Averaged 8.2 MPG towing.
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