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Old 09-27-2014, 07:07 AM   #1
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Toyota Tundra and a 27' or 30'

I currently have a 2014 Toyota Tundra which easily pulls my 25' Flying Cloud.
We are thinking about moving up to a 27' or even 30" 2015 International Serenity for the ducted air system, 2nd A/C (a lot of desert camping), and more room to maneuver around the bed. I have the 5.7L V8, tow package, 4WD. I know that it is rated to pull a 27-30', but want to know if anyone has any real world experience with a Tundra pulling a 27', or 30'?
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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Don't take this as being rude, but just reading this section of the forum or using the search button would of answered your question without a new thread, there are two threads within an ear shot of this one:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...dra-42419.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...pg-111922.html

Lots of folks pulling with that setup. Take a gander.

A nice looking rig.
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The search function really doesn't work on the app, until it does... Well...
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Toyota Tundra and a 27' or 30'

My 1/2 ton 5.3 Chevy does a good job pulling my 6,500 pound 31 footer, i don't see any reason why a 5.7 equipped Toyota wont do a great job with a trailer a couple of thousand pounds heavier.
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I have never pulled a 30 with a Tundra. I have pulled a 25 and a 32 with my current tow and have seen very little difference in the load on the truck. I know a dozen or more people who pull longer Airstreams with Tundras and they seen to like it just fine. We are at a rally now with 2 Tundras pulling a 32 and a 28. But just to round out the picture there is a couple pulling a 16 ft Bambi with a 250 diesel also.
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Doc, I do not pull a 27 with my Tundra but I sure would like to one of these days. I would not hesitate on the 27. I look at it this way, you would be adding 2 feet, actually 2 ft 1 in, and 300 pounds. Since the Tundra pulls the 25FB easily, I really can't see any problem with the new numbers.

I revisited the thread that Bold Adventure posted and found the typical Tundra haters out in great numbers. Of course the first thread was back in 2008 when the second generation Tundra had yet to establish itself. The truck has plenty of power to tow but it will come down to length and weight. The 27 isn't much of an increase but the 30 might be a different concern.

Just my humble opinion.
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M.Hony pulls his 30 with a 2007 Tundra I believe. Their a good stout truck. I just hate the interiors personally, but like the exterior.

It's funny but I won't tell you about my truck, but others will always talk about how their F-150 or Chevy pulls XYZ as somehow comparable or relevant to your thread.

I'm a car guy, and as such interested in all makes/models. So no hate here.

I'd say you'll be fine personally.
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It's funny but I won't tell you about my truck, but others will always talk about how their F-150 or Chevy pulls XYZ as somehow comparable or relevant to your thread.

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Ok....

I was simply stating that my similar but smaller engined truck pulls just fine.

If nothing else at least my post bumps the thread up where a Toyota owner might answer more in context.
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Yeah but what doesn't the LS series motors do well?
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Don't take this as being rude, but just reading this section of the forum or using the search button would of answered your question without a new thread, there are two threads within an ear shot of this one:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...dra-42419.html
This was started back in 2008, a different generation Tundra.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...pg-111922.html
That was mostly about MPG, which I wasn't really interested in. Thanks for the compliment on my rig..


A nice looking rig.
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Tongue weight is always the concern. Around 75-80% of the TW will remain on the ball after the WD hitch is set.

Use your current rig and find the numbers at present. Loaded for travel (or approximated; with full propane and fresh water) and on a certified scale.

How comfortable you find it to be (the truck can do it, its the load of both vehicles that is in potential question) should be based on acquired numbers.

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Wincing and ducking here as I bring this up.

We are still looking, so have no real world tow experience yet.
Have the 2014 tundra 5.8 max cab 4wd.

Am I being crazy to be concerned about payload of 1400 pounds? DH and me take up about 400 of that, so that leaves 1000 pounds left for tongue weight, and anything in the truck. And this is for only 2 people.

(please don't hate me for asking. I am not trying to stir the pot) I am trying just tounderstand if a 23 or 25 is really NO PROBLEM to tow with 2 adults, and a normal amount of camping Stuff, in particular for mountain driving.

Thanks very much.
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Wincing and ducking here as I bring this up.

We are still looking, so have no real world tow experience yet.
Have the 2014 tundra 5.8 max cab 4wd.

Am I being crazy to be concerned about payload of 1400 pounds? DH and me take up about 400 of that, so that leaves 1000 pounds left for tongue weight, and anything in the truck. And this is for only 2 people.

(please don't hate me for asking. I am not trying to stir the pot) I am trying just tounderstand if a 23 or 25 is really NO PROBLEM to tow with 2 adults, and a normal amount of camping Stuff, in particular for mountain driving.

Thanks very much.
Stirring the pot is rather the point of these threads. The "Search" function is the place to eliminate redundant questions prior to your own thread rather than having it lost in this one.

The short answer is probably with a high likelihood. The longer answer requires the acquistion of weight scale data to dial it in. To place the the load in TV and TT properly and set TV tire pressure accurately.
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We have a 2013 Tundra and a 27FB Itl and I loaded the truck bed and trailer for a two week CO trip this summer and it towed great-even through some fairly elevated mountain passes. The speed limits on most roads were usually 75 and I had no problems traveling at that speed, even passing slower travelers. I didn't even use half the stuff I loaded, but it was my first solo trip and my husband wasn't there to ask me important questions like "do you really think you're going to need the pizza oven"?
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