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Old 03-01-2005, 07:58 AM   #15
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Though the airbag might help, I'm not sure it addresses the larger problem. Hauling water in the bed is a bit different than 25' to 28' of between 7000 and 8000 of gross weight. Weight bars would be better, but also they won't really address the set tow limits. As discussed before, the Tundra will be at or exceed the rating with a 25' and surely exceed it's rating with a 28' once you factor passengers, gear, etc.

BTW, if what I heard was correct, the 25' Safari (as well as the rest of the Airstream trailer line) have been given more stout axles, so the GVWR of the coaches in some areas could be 1000lbs more than what it was last year. This basically means that although the added capacity is there, one might or might not use that extra NCC, but it will be there on any new coach purchased and a factor to take into consideration.
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:39 PM   #16
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The "best hitch" is pretty subjective. My opinion is that the Pullrite and Hensley people make a very good arguement for having the "best". The simplicity and effectiveness of the Pullrite is particularly attractive to me. But many, many of us are quite satisfied with our Reese Dual Cam, or the roughly equivalent Equilizer.

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If he gets the Hensley he can tow ANYTHING with his truck. The advertising has an Intrepid towing a 34 foot A/S! Truth in advertising does not apply to Hensley.
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:18 AM   #17
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I can absolutely confirm that the 2005 Safari 25SS is now 7300 GVWR (reading from the plate on mine).

Since I tow a 25SS with a 1 ton dually, you can probably figure where I come in on this, but I think you are really pushing it with a Tundra. Nice truck, but if you are carrying passengers, tools, firewood, bicycles, etc in the truck as well as the trailer and hitch (at least 100 lbs of additional tongue weight for the hitch), I would not be comfortable being that much overweight for long distances - especially in mountainous terrain. If something happened and you lost the trailer brakes, you would never get the rig stopped.
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You are right about the Tundra it is only a 1/2 ton. In 2006 Toyota is coming out with a 3/4 ton pickup truck. It will have a larger V-8 and a Diesel engine.
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