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Old 06-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Dealer made me an offer I couldn't say no to so I bought a 2013 Tundra double cab 4x4, 5.7L, 6 speed, tow package w/ 4.30 gears. I am excited to tow this weekend! Only thing I am slightly concerned with is my WDH does not have sway control. I may need to upgrade to an Anderson or other hitch with sway control. I had the dealer add in the tow mirrors, rear TRD sway bar and cargo divider to keep my firewood in place. I also stopped and ordered an ARE V-series truck cap with roof rack. I also mounted the Prodigy brake controller in a little cubby.







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Old 06-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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Great looking rig and congrats!
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Be careful with your payload on the Tundra. Payload capacity is slightly lower than 1400 lbs. You will have to include your cap, tongue weight, passengers, and all cargo. Very easy to get to 1400. I have a 2012 Tundra CM with 5.7, 4.3, tow etc...
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snip...... Only thing I am slightly concerned with is my WDH does not have sway control. I may need to upgrade to an Anderson or other hitch with sway control.......snip
Many standard WDH's can be up-graded with a Reese HP Dual Cam, saving the expense of a whole new WDH w/sway control. The Reese HP Dual Cam (#26002) can be purchased as an "add-on" to an existing standard WDH resulting in a WDH with integrated sway control (same thing as the Reese Strait Line WDH).

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/pro...655&part=26002

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Thanks guys. The payload will definitely have to be watched. I threw 640# in the bed (simulated load with sand bags), set the hitch up so the front fender height remained where is was before the camper was hitched and went for a ride. I have to say it pulls quite a bit better than the Ram and handled the weight really well. We have the camper loaded as if we are heading out, 2/3 tank of water etc. It was a little squishy feeling but I am sure it is the P rated tires at stock air pressures. I will have to bump them up to 44 psi max per the sidewall. Gotta read about the TPMS first though.

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Many standard WDH's can be up-graded with a Reese HP Dual Cam, saving the expense of a whole new WDH w/sway control. The Reese HP Dual Cam (#26002) can be purchased as an "add-on" to an existing standard WDH resulting in a WDH with integrated sway control (same thing as the Reese Strait Line WDH).

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/pro...655&part=26002

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Not sure that will work with my hitch. I have round bars that are flat on the end but straight.
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My brother in law has the exact same setup, minus the sway bars. He installed air bags and says it made a huge difference. Nice mount job of the prodigy by the way. Tundra's are great trucks.
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Re: Upgraded trucks to a Tundra

Great looking truck!! Congrats!!
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