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Old 06-12-2018, 10:31 AM   #43
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I would guess that the Tundra will pull a 25 foot Airstream without major problems. You just have to remember you are on a VAY-CAY-SHUN and 55 is plenty fast enough.

My GMC has a "tow mode" button that adjusts the shifting. Don't know if your Tundra has anything similar, but I would bet there is a Tundra owner's forum (and surely a friendly member or 20 here) who will chime in and help. I personally adjust my trailer brakes to be just the slightest bit grabby especially in hilly conditions. I would rather feel the trailer turn into an anchor a second before the truck brakes engage. Remember tire and brake wear change the performance of your rig so redo frequently.

You will probably still get 11.6 mpg.

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:15 AM   #44
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Thank you both PKI and Foiled Again, for your suggestions. We will be leaving an a couple weeks for a few months on the road out west and will heed your wise words.

I just looked at a used AS 27 but feel it may be a bit too much for my overloaded Tundra. We will most probably zero in on the 25FB Twin. Sure like the space in the 27.
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-- snip --I just looked at a used AS 27 but feel it may be a bit too much for my overloaded Tundra. -- snip --.
IMHO, you should look again. Tow weight is of minimal concern. An extra 20 seconds to get up to speed, traveling slightly slower, and reducing the down hill speed an extra 5 mph is of little consequence and likely not required. The 25 is going to have a lot of tongue weight and that takes away from your payload. Consequently, that issue has more impact on the rig tune than the overall tow weight.

It is all a compromise. Make the ones that work for you. The load out can be with less gear, water and waste. Moving part of your load to the trailer can make a good difference to rig tune. There are a lot of good reasons folks go with a 25, but IMHO, if they need more than a 23, they should be looking at the 27.

Make the right decision for you. That may be a 25. However, make the right decission. Do not overload your rig, but optimize it for your needs, budget and travel style. Pat

One other point - the older trailers offered more length at less weight. Depends on what you want - space, features, age, condition - yes, lots to consider - proceed slow - it will save you money.
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