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Old 10-16-2014, 06:33 AM   #15
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Nighthawk 96,
Have you had your setup on a set of scales? I would bet a dollar to a donut that you are over the posted limits that are stated on your doorjam, probably the GVWR I would guess. I am not saying anything negative on your setup, just how exaggerated the manufacturers tow ratings are when compared to the scale weights.

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:38 AM   #16
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Nighthawk96, I can assure you those numbers came straight from Toyota. From 2010, when friend of mine was considering purchasing a new Tundra. I assume by your information on your Tundra (2012) that Toyota apparently has given all Tundras a 10,100 lb. rating, regardless of configuration/payload capacity. I suppose it is good for sales to rate them all the same for towing capacity. My friend ended up buying a Silverado 2500 HD with a 6.0 engine.

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Old 10-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #17
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Check Trailer Life towing Guide for 2012. Crew Max 2wd 5.7L is rated at #8100,
My truck Double Cab 2wd, 5.7L with tow package 4.30 axle is rated #10,100.
This is also what the code on my door plate indicates.

I have weighed my truck and trailer several times.

I have a cap and bed rug, with these, me, and a full tank of gas truck is #5940

With trailer hooked up, spring bars in place #7040 which is #140 over my GVWR.

My GCVWR is #16000. My total CAT scale combined weight is #12840. This puts me at 80%. I also believe in trying to stay within the 80% "rule".

My gross rear axle weight rating is #4100. CAT scale weight is #3760 for rear axle.

My trailer tends to be nose heavy which is good from a sway control point of view.

I am working on reducing my tongue weight from #1000 to around #850.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:53 PM   #19
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I wouldn't worry about 140#, as long as the tires aren't overloaded, which it looks like they are ok you are close enough. That does show everyone how easy it is to go over the weight ratings of the truck , with a cab full of people, or a bed full of toys you could easily be over by a 1000# or more of the GVWR and the rear GAWR.

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