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Old 10-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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OK to tow 27FB with 2014 Tundra

Thinking of purchasing a 2014 Tundra 4x4 and tow 27FB. Think it will work.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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Tundra tow rating over 10000 lbs.

Max weight fully loaded of a 27' is 7600 lbs.

What is the problem?
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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Welcome Fly Fish!

I don't have one myself but there are several threads here that might provide some good insight for you. I pasted a link to just one of them below. The search capability in the forum is fairly robust. I entered the words Tundra and 27 and got over 30 threads. Here's one that might help. Good luck!


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...eam-98828.html
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Thanks for your help !
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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Yep

The link that SteveSueMac posted will be helpful. I am very happy with my Tundra and how it tows my 25FB. The wife is getting a case of the "two foot more" disease so a 27FB might be in my future. I would not hesitate hooking it to my Tundra.

But, make sure you listen to those who really do tow a 27 footer. I read through the first couple of pages in the post mentioned above and found a good sampling of advice from people who don't have Tundras and of course those who love their diesels.

Just got back from a 4800 mile trip and averaged 11.6 mpg calculated not estimated. Have yet to slow down considerably on mountain passes but choose to take it easy rather than run up the hills at 60. Note, it is my choice and not something determined by the Tundra.

Good luck in your search.
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aftermath, Thanks sounds like it should work fine.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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Ditto. My Tundra does a great job of towing my 30' Classic.
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Great to hear the 30' has much higher GVW than the 27 for sure.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #9
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Don't know the Tundra, but we just returned from a 3,000 mile +/- trip out west where we towed our 27' at elevation, towed uphill over some pretty steep terrains and descended down thousands of feet in elevation. I was happy to have a sufficiently powered TV. I would just suggest that you think about where you will be towing and what you expect out of whatever TV you choose. I would recommend 4 wheel drive - we just have had a lot of fun going places we might not have been able to go otherwise, and there have been a number of times where having 4 wheel drive was great to have towing.
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I tow a 26' with my Tundra. No problems at all. Mine is 2 wheel drive. Haven't seen the need for 4 WD.
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The pure power requirements might be a lot lower than people think.

I've got an OBD II reader permanently installed in my vehicle, one of the measurements taken is hp at the wheel. I've yet to get a reading higher than 148hp which was from a standing start at a fairly steep slope. Average highway towing with my setup demands in between 40 to 60hp.

Of course there's more to towing than hp, with especially torque being almost as important, but there's a very real chance that the majority of horses in a very high powered engine do little more but eat gas.

All this to say that I don't think you'll run into any kind of trouble with your choice of TV. I've never towed with a Tundra, but the people that do, and there are many on this forum, seem to like it.
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Thanks for all the advice. I have an 06 Tundra 4x4 TRD. Love the truck have used it all over Baja and the Sierras. Will up grade to a new 2014 before we purchase a 27FB. I have 4x4 and have used it often will get the new one with 4x4 too for exploring more remote places while away from the camp.
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Thinking of purchasing a 2014 Tundra 4x4 and tow 27FB. Think it will work.
Of course it will work.

Hook it up with a good weight distribution and anti-sway hitch. Take for a few trips and start tweaking. Some things to tweak depending upon your truck's options:
  • Upgraded transmission cooler
  • Lower ratio axles gears (4.10 or maybe 4.30)
  • Higher load range (stiffer) tires
  • Upgraded sideview mirrors
  • High quality synthetic lubricants (e.g. Redline)
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Tundra tow rating over 10000 lbs. Max weight fully loaded of a 27' is 7600 lbs.
What is the problem?
Max payload capacity - HUGH problem....
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