RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Euharlee, GA
Posts: 2
Tundra and a Keystone 326 RL

Well I have searched all over and found a lot of different information. I love my Tundra and really do not want to spend the $$ for a 3/4 ton. We also love our new 326 RL.

Based on the specs of 1550 (wdh) tongue specs etc long we are within the limits but close.

Anyone else pull this trailer with a 1/2 ton? If so any sugestions on hitch type etc

Trailer 8100 dry weight
tongue 1050

happy new year all
burst80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-05-2016, 04:25 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Bruce C's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 5,099
Bruce & Nancy
FMCA F280542
2004 Bounder 35E
US Navy Vet.
Bruce C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 04:52 AM   #3
Senior Member
denlock's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 2,723
Tricia & Dennis Lockhart
2010 Ventana 4333
Spartan MM w/Cummins 360 ISC
denlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 07:46 AM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 43,823
Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Sorry I can't help with your questions! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 08:23 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,832
If I recall, my trailer was about 600 pounds lighter and around 750 tongue weight. I loved my tundra long bed, but even with the factory HD tow pkg I always felt I was pushing it, even on flat tows. I assume you have a good weight distribution hitch and hopefully a sway bar stabilizer with a good electronic braking system.

To be honest, I think you're pushing the limits of your truck. If you could go to a 250/2500 you'd be much better off.

Good luck
jondrew55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 08:42 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 464
Look at the payload capacity on the door sticker of your truck. Then load up and go to the scales. You don't say which Tundra you have. If you don't have the 5.7 you are most certainly overloaded. If you do have the 5.7 you still have a pretty good chance of being over loaded.

8100 lbs dry (empty with no battery or propane or a roll of toilet paper added) you use up 972 lbs of payload. A more realistic estimated TT weight would be at least 9000. That bumps up tongue weight to 1080.

Add in the weight of all the people and stuff that ride inside your truck, and the weight of the WDH, and see if you are still under the published payload number on the driver's side door.

8100 lbs dry trailer is a lot of trailer for any half ton truck. Most will be overloaded. There may be rare exceptions where people travel very light, have base model trims, and don't put anyone or anything else in the truck when they tow.
2018 Primetime Crusader 319RKT
2013 RAM 2500 4X4 Laramie CrewCab, 6'4'' bed, 3.42 RAR, 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, Payload 2547, Max tow 17,480, PullRite Superglide
Loraura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 09:27 AM   #7
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: ^^Up North Michigan
Posts: 37
Welcome, I also think your at the limit or over your current 1/2 ton trucks cap., check your loaded ready to camp weight with passengers & hit the Cat truck scales you prob. will be surprised!. You didn't say how far & what kind of terrain you travel that makes a diff. too. Don't want to scare you but wait till a big rig blows by you at 75mph on the highway you may wish you had a real 3/4 truck that can do the job. be safe. How many on here have said I have too much truck? just saying...
2007 Keystone Laredo 311RL TT
2015 Chevy Silverado Double Cab 2500 HD Z/71
runsdeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 11:47 AM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Euharlee, GA
Posts: 2
Thanks all.. I do have a Tongue weight scale on the way just to check. Based on the door sticker and the specs posted on the Toyota site.. my long Bed 5.7 will be real close. I typically only camp within 50 miles of the house but want to make a couple of long trips a year. I will take to to the scales and get a better idea of what I am dealing with.
burst80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 12:21 PM   #9
Senior Member
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: East Moline, IL
Posts: 169
Welcome aboard from the whole "Geezer Gang" in East Moline, IL.
26' 1991 Class C Ford Tioga Arrow
DW, 2 Shih Tzu furkids and me
Youtube Channel: "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJ...vVa8upNDtZ2dZg
CaptainGeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2016, 11:04 AM   #10
Senior Member
hal1phx's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Everywhere USA
Posts: 2,106
Hal & Jackie .... 03 TS Select 45DS01
02 Haulmark 20' Edge .... 02 Corvette Rdstr

hal1phx is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7200 lbs TT ramblinboy Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 30 01-07-2016 05:49 PM
Towing with Tundra MPG's.....extra tank.... arenivar04 Travel Trailer Discussion 23 08-03-2015 08:03 AM
Newbie with a Tundra question Reef Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 13 06-19-2015 06:15 PM
Attention All Tundra 5.7L Owners ~Need Buying Help~? Superslif Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 30 10-30-2013 06:23 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.