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Old 07-04-2020, 01:54 PM   #1
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Yet another TV question!

Well, Mrs. Proteus and I are finally retiring next June and are planning to purchase our first AS. We will, at most, get a 22ft Bambi or a 22ft Caravel. The twenty and nineteen foot models are also in play. My current TV is a 2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 with the 5.7L V8.
GVWR=7100lb.
Curb weight=5500-5600lb.
Payload=1300-1500lb.
Axles: Front=4000lb
Rear=4150lb.
GCWR=15700lb.
Towing capacity=+/-10000lb.
I would prefer a WD type hitch.
I recently installed a Toyota OEM rear anti-sway bar. Truck is otherwise stock
Questions: 1) Should I consider moving up to a 3/4 ton TV?
2) Should I get heavy duty brake pads for the Toyota?
3) Should I install helper springs and/or heavy duty shocks?
4) Do I need a front anti-sway bar?
5) Magnusson has a bolt-on supercharger that would increase
my HP to 500 and torque to 550. Worthwhile? Probably 8-10K
installed.
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Old 07-04-2020, 03:14 PM   #2
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Well, Mrs. Proteus and I are finally retiring next June and are planning to purchase our first AS. We will, at most, get a 22ft Bambi or a 22ft Caravel. The twenty and nineteen foot models are also in play. My current TV is a 2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 with the 5.7L V8.
GVWR=7100lb.
Curb weight=5500-5600lb.
Payload=1300-1500lb.
Axles: Front=4000lb
Rear=4150lb.
GCWR=15700lb.
Towing capacity=+/-10000lb.
I would prefer a WD type hitch.
I recently installed a Toyota OEM rear anti-sway bar. Truck is otherwise stock
Questions: 1) Should I consider moving up to a 3/4 ton TV?
2) Should I get heavy duty brake pads for the Toyota?
3) Should I install helper springs and/or heavy duty shocks?
4) Do I need a front anti-sway bar?
5) Magnusson has a bolt-on supercharger that would increase
my HP to 500 and torque to 550. Worthwhile? Probably 8-10K
installed.

This one is easy. Coming from a person who tows a 28í with a 2008 Tundra, 5.7L.

1). No
2). Optional, just donít buy Chinese rotors..ever
3). No
4). No (And bonus points for getting the rear sway bar)
5). Hell NO

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Old 07-04-2020, 03:25 PM   #3
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We have a 25' Airstream and tow with a 2016 Limited (heated seats) Tundra and it does very well for us. After enough miles to travel to the moon with this setup (different trailers and different Tundra's)

1). No
2). Replaced with Hayes when originals went EOL
3). No
4). No
5). Never
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:24 PM   #4
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Your truck is fine.

I'd be more concerned about the floor plans in the trailers you like. Take the Mrs. and go try out the floorpans.

Do the two of you.

1. Fit comfy in the bed?
2. Have the room you need in the "Throne Room."
3. Is there enough space to co exist in the trailer?
4. Can you two cook and move around?
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