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Old 08-16-2012, 12:12 AM   #15
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The only problem you may run into is that on certain interstates you may be in the right lane with the tractor trailers doing 40 MPH. Good common sense will carry you through the rest. Dont be afraid to as questions however as the only bad question is the ones not asked.
The 5.7L Tundra has a 1/2 ton rear axle rating and GVWR, but the motor, 4.3 rear end and 6 speed transmission has about as much torque as you will find in a non turbo charged gasser to pull you and your Airstream up the hills.

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Old 08-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #16
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I have a Tundra Crew Max and its NO problem with our 31'. As mentioned before and as with any truck, don't exceed the axle ratings. For us that means a properly adjusted weight distribution hitch and not hauling motorcycles (you get the idea) in the bed of the truck while we are towing.

As far as being stuck in the right lane... If that implies not having enough power, I've not experianced that.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #17
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As mentioned before and as with any truck, don't exceed the axle ratings. For us that means a properly adjusted weight distribution hitch and not hauling motorcycles (you get the idea) in the bed of the truck while we are towing.
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I am able to haul my motorcycle in the bed of my Tundra because it is reasonbly light (420 lbs), has a short wheelbase, and the tongue weight for my 66 TW is fairly light. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I think that my rear axle weight is about 200 lbs below the gross rating for the rear axle. I could not carry the mc in the bed if I were towing my 84 Excella.

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