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Old 07-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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towing a 32 TSBH a couple of miles

I have the 32 TSBH, with a weight of around 8300 pounds. There is probably another 600 pounds of accessories stored in it. I have a 2006 Tundra V8 double cab, 2 wheel drive with the tow package. Transmission, and oil cooler, plus the hitch. It is rated for 7400 pounds. My TT is stored at a campground at Myrtle Beach SC. Just down the road less than 2 miles is a State Park. The rates are less than 1/2 that of the campground. It is a straight shot, all flat road from the campground to the State Park. Would I dare to attempt to tow my TT from the campground to the State Park and back when I am done? I know the legal answer is probably no, but could it be done without damaging my truck or TT?

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Old 07-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I just came back from MB. We always stay at Lakewood. I know the area you are talking about exactly.

While that trailer is way too much for your truck, I would do it. But, I would equip my truck with the proper WD hitch and brake controller. No need for sway control as you will never get over 40 mph. Again, just my opinion.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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Go for it!!! You will be fine just take it easy.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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Save the cost of a new hitch and the roll of the dice....., have someone else with an adequate TV do it for you.

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Old 07-24-2012, 03:37 AM   #5
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For 2 miles, at a low speed, especially if you did it during periods of low peak traffic, I would guess the risks are minimal, but you are taking a chance. Does your TT have a WD hitch? Do you have a brake controller? I would need both of those to even consider it, but that's just me.
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I like Eagles thinking out loud. I am sure there would be someone out there that would give you a hand. I know I would if I was in the area.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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Do it, should be OK. JUst wait for a big break in the traffic flow and take your time. I might have access to a Tahoe TV durring that time if you have problems. I live .2 miles from the state park...close enough for you ?
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I will be at Pirate land the week of 8/5 which is close to the State park if you have a problem....
Its probably more dangerous Camping at Myrtle Beach in August without A/C....LOL
Or does that Stae campground have electric??
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:10 AM   #9
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It's not a matter of whether the truck can handle it or not as some of the other posters have already stated it most likely will, and I agree. However, the plaintiff's lawyer is going to have a field day with you if, by some extremely remote chance, you have an accident with liability in those two miles and it's discovered that you were grossly overloaded. Do you think your insurance will even cover you? It would be different if you were towing it inside the confines of a campground at crawl speed, but on a public road, I'm not so sure. You don't say what the speed limit is on the road(s) you're towing it. 25 mph is one thing, but at 50+ you could quickly lose control simply due to the "tail wagging the dog" effect if the trailer starts to sway. And if you go slow in a higher speed zone, you'll become a traffic hazard and irritated drivers may try to pass you- even illegally. An inattentive driver, unaware of how slow you're driving, could rear end you too.

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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Thank you for all of the advice. No I don't have a brake controller, and I am not sure if my hitch is a wd. The hitch is part of the tow package on the tundra. Something tells me it isn't. As for the road and the speed limit I would probably be fine. Traffic usually crawls through that area anyways. Thanks exjay1 and ex9501 for the offers. And yes the state park has full hook-ups. I actually store the TT at Pirate Land. But at over $500 a week at Pirate Land and only $210 a week at the State Park...well you know. The State Park is almost impossible to get reservations for. Every full hook-up site I checked was already booked through October! And then fully booked starting again in the spring. They let you make reservations 11 months in advance. I won't be staying there any time soon, but wanted to know what everyone thought just in case I wanted to try it next summer or fall. Once again, thanks to everyone.

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