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Old 10-15-2014, 05:39 PM   #21
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Wow, thanks for all the responses guys (OP here)!

In the time it took me to make the original post and now the reply, I pulled the trigger on the Jayco.

To answer a couple questions from the replies so far:

I was debating towing the 50 miles without the WDH because I was going to purchase the TT from an out of state dealer (who was going to deliver to state line (CA/NV)... trailer would be delivered before I could get the hitch online). All moot now because the local dealer matched the out of state quote, so I'll be picking the new trailer up about 5 miles from the house in 12-14 weeks (hopefully less) and have the WDH put on there.

The payload on my specific model Tundra is 1310lbs, so deducting for me/wife/baby/dogs/shell I have about ~650 left for tongue weight, so from my estimations I'll most likely be over the payload and TV GVWR, but not by much.

I'll definitely be visiting a CAT scale with a very minimum load on our first trial outing and see where we are (if we have room for more cargo or need to adjust down).

The TT has all options excluding the automatic stabilizers, bumper grill, chill'n store free standing table/chairs and fiberglass sidewalls. I sure hope its under 6400lbs! I was guessing more around 6k... we'll see though!
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #22
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The TT has all options excluding the automatic stabilizers, bumper grill, chill'n store free standing table/chairs and fiberglass sidewalls. I sure hope its under 6400lbs! I was guessing more around 6k... we'll see though!
Hey that's great news! Just to clarify.....my 26BHS yellow sticker weight is 6399 lbs, and optioned about the same, but with Fiberglass sidewalls, so it will be interesting to know what your weight comes in at. Also, it only took mine about 6 weeks from time of order until delivery, so maybe they are just being real conservative?
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:14 PM   #23
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My yellow sticker weight is #5832. I have a cap and bed rug in my Tundra. Empty weight with me and full tank of gas for truck is #5940. GVWR 6900, rear and front gross axle weight are #4100 each.

Hitched up my tongue weight is right at #1000. CAT scale Dive Axle weight #3760 so still under Gross axle weight max, but total truck weight is now #7040.

Should also mention gross combined vehicle weight rating is #16000. Total GCVW for my rig is #12840. So I am right at the 80% "rule" which I subscribe to.

Once you get trailer loaded up and everyone and every thing in trailer and truck go weigh it. I think you will probably be at or over a little on your payload, but the rest of the figures will come in OK.

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I am sure the dealer would set it up for you at no cost... tell them that is what you need for them to do.. they set ours up. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #25
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I am sure the dealer would set it up for you at no cost... tell them that is what you need for them to do.. they set ours up. One less thing to worry about.
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actually you should "help" them install the hitch. A good dealer would involve the customer in the complete install of your hitch.

all dealers have those stupid signs saying employees only, I ignored them and helped the tech install my hitch.

You should know everything involved in its setup since after you load your trailer you will need to readjust it.

Even if you take it back to them to readjust it after you load the trailer you should still know how to do it IMO.
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Hello there. If it'll make you feel any easier about towing, we tow with the same 2007 Toyota Tundra Crew Max as you. No problems. It tows like a dream. Our Jay Flight comes in around about your camper's weight. We have a Prodigy 2 brake controller and love the ease of operation. About towing without the WDH, I personally would not do it. That's just me.

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