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Old 02-15-2015, 02:21 PM   #11
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More to the point of the original question,
If you don't yet have a Tundra, get one with 2WD instead of 4WD. This will shed about 400 lbs from the Tundra's weight, and give you that much more load capacity. I have 4WD and pretty much never use it. Also, look for a 5er which has a lighter pin weight spec. It seems Jayco generally has heavier pin weights than other brands - just my observation.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:47 PM   #12
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I tow a 2012 23.5 eagle ht with my 08 tundra, pulls it very easily. Off the top of my head the hitch weight is around 1100 or so lbs. The 26.5's would tow fine but the extra hitch weight is why I went with the 23.5, also depends to on how far you plan on towing.

Contrary to what the poster above says don't get a 2 wheel drive you'll regret it for a multitude of reasons.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:03 PM   #13
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I tow a 2012 23.5 eagle ht with my 08 tundra, pulls it very easily. Off the top of my head the hitch weight is around 1100 or so lbs. The 26.5's would tow fine but the extra hitch weight is why I went with the 23.5, also depends to on how far you plan on towing.

Contrary to what the poster above says don't get a 2 wheel drive you'll regret it for a multitude of reasons.
Note: the 4WD Tundra does not have much load carrying capacity. If the OP wants 4WD, might be better to consider not getting a Tundra. Even Jayco's website says they only recommend 2WD for the Tundra with the Eagle HT series 5ers. Having said that, as a minimum you will need to pay close attention to pin weight to stay within the GVWR, GAWR and GCWR numbers. It appears you are aware of that by choosing a smaller HT 5er, and good for you.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:22 PM   #14
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I have a 2WD Tundra and haven't regretted it yet, but I can work from home if the weather is bad... Payload is 1595, just over 400 more that the 4WD. As with most trucks, the trim package and cab configuration also ties into your payload capacity.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:23 PM   #15
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I pull a 39 foot Jayco Eagle with a 2014 F-250 6.2L 2wd and have no complaints. The towing packages on the new F series Fords are undeniable the best handling I ever used to tow with. Did not see where I needed diesel or 4wd and proud I went with this truck.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #16
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As a follow up question to my one on pulling an Eagle Premier, does anyone use a Tundra to pull a lighter weight 5th wheel?

If so, pros and cons of it. As well as which model/year you pull.

We're in the thinking and research stage.

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Yep, I'm still trying to figure out what I want. (See my new signature, which references that!) Every day I'm reading this forum, looking at floor plans, checking inventory at various dealers, exploring google and youtube. And visiting the local dealer from time to time.

Once I narrow it down a bit more I plan to print out the specs on the rigs I'm most interested in and then start going into various auto dealerships to see what all they have that would work. As well as finding out how much weight/volume I can put in the bed of the truck while it's hitched up, in case I need to wad stuff back there (most likely I will when traveling to craft bazaars).

I know the prices they fling at me won't be rock bottom, but they'll give me a (high end) rough idea of the overall cost.

BUT, in the meanwhile I have a one month trip in a rental Redhawk coming up in April that I need to start planning for, so upcoming questions will probably relate to the route I'm thinking of taking.

All answers on all of my questions have been quite helpful, so thanks everyone! Appreciate it.
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In my mind what you can tow with a particular vehicle is all about the cargo capacity of the TV. The yellow sticker will tell you the Front and Rear GAWR but not what the axles actually weigh. Only a trip to the scale will tell you that. Once you know what the axles weigh you know how much additional weight you can add. I believe the rear axle to be the most critical.
Good luck and have fun on your rental trip!
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It's true here in some parts of Canada, the police will do a blitz and randomly check vehicles of all types for weight, often with a portable scale. Gives new meaning to the term "weight police".
I've never heard of it, but now that you mention it I'm sure I'll get selected.

When I do see trailers pulled over it's usually the Commercial ones I see, don't recall seeing any TT pulled over.
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I've never heard of it, but now that you mention it I'm sure I'll get selected.

When I do see trailers pulled over it's usually the Commercial ones I see, don't recall seeing any TT pulled over.
A couple years ago, I saw a TV news report of a "blitz" that was done that day. Yes their focus was on contractors pulling utility type trailers, and I know one who was weighed and failed. Have also heard of RV's being weighed. Around here they only seem to do these blitzes once in a while, and I have never driven by one being done. I think the odds of being pulled over is really quite small, but not zero.
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