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Old 02-12-2018, 09:39 PM   #1
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2017 Tundra towing a 2018 Jay Flight 26BH

2017 Tundra 5.7 Limited w/Tow package max tow cap 8900

TT Unloaded Weight is 4855 and the GVWR is 7000.

I will be getting the WDH and sway bars. hubby wants to get airbags installed on the Tundra. Based on the above is that over kill?

I figured lets see how it rides first and then make the improvement but just wondered what the more experienced folks think. Thank you
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF. WD system with sway control is needed, the airbags are optional. I think your plan of wait and see is a good one but.......keep hubby happy lol.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:10 AM   #3
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2017 Tundra 5.7 Limited w/Tow package max tow cap 8900

TT Unloaded Weight is 4855 and the GVWR is 7000.

I will be getting the WDH and sway bars. hubby wants to get airbags installed on the Tundra. Based on the above is that over kill?

I figured lets see how it rides first and then make the improvement but just wondered what the more experienced folks think. Thank you
Looking at the yellow sticker on the door jamb drivers side, what is the cargo capacity. That's the important number. Combine the tongue weight, weight of all your cargo, hitch, people and you need to be at or below the cargo capacity on the yellow sticker.

My Tundra is rated 10,100 lbs towing and 1548 cargo, I have no issues with our trailer which is higher weight than yours.

Good Luck.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:50 AM   #4
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I'd think with such a new Tundra you'll be in good shape. I towed slightly heavier with an 07 Tundra. I added Timbrens, tow mirrors, LT tires and a Tekonsha P3 brake controller. It didn't do great, but in my case I think the issue was a nearly 9 year old suspension. It was too softly sprung. As any 9 year old vehicle would be. Power was great though. So, a newer Tundra like you have should do quite well. Enjoy.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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I had a 2011 Tundra with max tow package. It had the towing mirrors & 4 leaf springs (instead of 3). It was a double cab with a long bed. My max tow was 9,800 lbs. it pulled my 27BHS Jayflight with no problem. It was just shy on the brakes (yes I had a break controller installed) and suspension. If it has 4 leaf springs I probably wouldn't worry about the air bags. If it only has 3 then I would add them, it can't hurt, especially over the long term!
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:33 PM   #6
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I pulled heavy for 10 years with the 07 Tundra Crewmax 4WD. Close to 9k sometimes more(Toyhauler), 7k Boat. Truck does fine but you gotta stay on it. I did add air bags and E range tires. I am looking forward to towing my 212QBW. Air Bags let you fine tune the ride especially with different trailer configurations. They are a good investment.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:55 PM   #7
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Hi, I have a 2016 Tundra SR5 Crewcab and towing the JayFeather 25BH which is very close to your weights. Tundra ride and towing is not a problem with WDH and sway bars. I decided not to go with the air bags after a couple of trips to confirm they wouldn't be needed. Take it for a spin and see how it goes!
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2017 Tundra 5.7 Limited w/Tow package max tow cap 8900

TT Unloaded Weight is 4855 and the GVWR is 7000.

I will be getting the WDH and sway bars. hubby wants to get airbags installed on the Tundra. Based on the above is that over kill?

I figured lets see how it rides first and then make the improvement but just wondered what the more experienced folks think. Thank you
Wow you are 1 year younger then us. we have a 2016 Tundra Crewmax limited, and a 2017 26bh!

We got the equalizer 10k as part of the deal. while I don't have lots of towing experience with it (we got it end of October, and took it to storage 2 weeks later), the 600km we did drive it from Hamilton to Montreal was great. the handling was great. no sway, no sag.

I don't think i need to make any changes to the truck, yet, but more towing and time will tell. i would look at goof LT tires (i have p-rated), rear sway bar and those helper spring-thingies

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i towed a 29BH w slide for years with 0 issues or concerns.WDH on a 2015 Tundra Dbl Cab 5.7 Tow Pkg
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We currently tow a 2018 WhiteHawk 28RL. Our TV is a 2008 Tundra CrewMax w/factory tow package, rated at 10,400 and max TW of 1,387. The 28RL tows fine, but practically speaking this is as large as I will go for this truck.

Just installed some Bilstein towing shocks all the way around, so Iíll see how it feels during our next camping trip in March.
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