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Old 08-21-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Ordered a 2012 jay flight 28bhs. Plan on towing with 2006 toyota tundra 4x4 dc. Is that going to be sufficient?
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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It'll get the job done but you'll know it's back there. Make sure to get a good weight distribution hitch and don't skimp on price. This one item can make or break your towing experience. But the main thing is just get out there and have fun.
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Welcome to the forum. There is a place you can introduce yourself if you like, the New Members Forum. On your Tundra, which engine and rear ratio do you have, and do you have the tow package?
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Save up $$$ for a new rear end.. that is the weak link on those...
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Sorry pfin38 I didn't even notice you were a new member until later.
I want to take a second and welcome you to JOF and congrats on the new RV. You've come to the right place to get answers to your RV questions. Alot of good people here and all are ready to help.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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I have the 4.7 and I believe its the 3.9 rear end. Also, yes, I do have the tow package and the 10,000# equilizer hitch.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:05 AM   #7
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Depending on the model of '06' Tundra you have, the tow rating ranges from 5,000lbs to a maximum of 7,100lbs. Also, keep in mind that published Tow Ratings are based on the TV's "curb weight" which only includes a 150lb driver and a full tank of fuel. The combined weights of the TV's options, passengers, and cargo must be subtracted from the Tow Rating.

The 2011 Jay Flight 28BHS has a UVW of 5,305lbs and a GVWR of 7,500lbs. The ship weight would be about 5,555lbs, add another 150lbs for dealer items (battery, hitch, etc.) and thats about 5,705lbs off the dealer lot. Figure about 700lbs for cargo and "stuff" (no liquids) and the 28BHS would have a "loaded weight" of 6,405lbs (based on assumed weights).

IMO, even if you have the Tundra with the 7,100lb tow rating you may be pushing the TV's weight limits, but doesn't mean it's not a doable tow if set-up correctly and within TV/TT weight limits. Anything less than a 7,100lb tow rating IMO the TV's weight limits could very easily be exceeded.

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Thanks for all the replies. Every bit is educational to say the least.
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