1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1500 5.3L Chevy towing review.

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by ColoradoTJ, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:49 PM
    #1
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] #WAISTBAND Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    13,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    We are selling the TT, and a couple wanted to see if their 15’ Chevy 1500 will pull the camper.

    This should be a hoot. I’ll report back later on the results. :D
     
  2. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:50 PM
    #2
    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Member:
    #9321
    Messages:
    1,496
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    2017 White Tundra SR5
    Whats the specs on your trailer?

    I hope you are insured!
     
    ColoradoTJ [OP] likes this.
  3. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:52 PM
    #3
    15whtrd

    15whtrd Tundra fanboy/lover....dryhumper...

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Member:
    #1829
    Messages:
    3,102
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    White 2015 Tundra DC SR5 TRD 4x4 5.7L
    TRD Pro suspension, 20% ceramic tinted windows, charcoal filter delete, aFe drop in pro s dry air filter, TRD airflow accelerator, TRD oil fill cap, TRD 18 psi radiator cap, BDX Bullydog tuner, Weathertech floor mats, rear seat fold down mod, Tyger soft tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate actuator, rear diff breather relocate.
    So I take it they didn’t want to listen to you? Or, fuck it, let them figure it out?
     
  4. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:52 PM
    #4
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] #WAISTBAND Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    13,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    7200 dry weight. It put a pretty good smack down on my 12’ Tundra.

    Always insured :thumbsup:
     
    Prostar 190, jewsNbrews and 15whtrd like this.
  5. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:53 PM
    #5
    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    25,785
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Good ole’ 5.3.
     
    ColoradoTJ [OP] likes this.
  6. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:54 PM
    #6
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] #WAISTBAND Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    13,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    I’m the one that insisted they tow with it first. Probably a good idea before they drop $21K
     
  7. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:57 PM
    #7
    15whtrd

    15whtrd Tundra fanboy/lover....dryhumper...

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Member:
    #1829
    Messages:
    3,102
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    White 2015 Tundra DC SR5 TRD 4x4 5.7L
    TRD Pro suspension, 20% ceramic tinted windows, charcoal filter delete, aFe drop in pro s dry air filter, TRD airflow accelerator, TRD oil fill cap, TRD 18 psi radiator cap, BDX Bullydog tuner, Weathertech floor mats, rear seat fold down mod, Tyger soft tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate actuator, rear diff breather relocate.
    So it’s within their rating it just won’t be fun up the hills. I plan on a TT around 5000 pounds. Actually less would be better.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2018 at 2:05 PM
    #8
    HighDesertSurfer

    HighDesertSurfer Surf The Dirt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Member:
    #16601
    Messages:
    557
    Gender:
    Male
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    2018 SuperWhite DC TRD OR
    Leer shell
    I prefer to tow my 5th wheel with my Volkswagen:p
    63-1.jpg
     
  9. Jul 6, 2018 at 2:07 PM
    #9
    Alloutdrs1

    Alloutdrs1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Member:
    #6150
    Messages:
    801
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Vehicle:
    17' Tundra SR5, 12' Tacoma TRD offroad
    If they have the common gear of 3.08's they wont have fun towing that thing. Curious to hear the results.
     
    ColoradoTJ [OP] likes this.
  10. Jul 6, 2018 at 2:13 PM
    #10
    Happy Uncle

    Happy Uncle Pushing string down the hall

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2017
    Member:
    #8801
    Messages:
    3,088
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pat
    CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black CM Tundra TRD Off Road
    Snugtop XTR, 4:88s and Auburn LSD, dealership faux Pro, 35" BFGs on XD wheels
    Just because you can, does not mean you should.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:24 PM
    #11
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] #WAISTBAND Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    13,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    Well we got back.

    Suspension is stock, I added a little load distribution to help with the tongue weight.

    They have load range D tires at 36 psi, and after towing, that needed to be up around 50-55 psi. 833D84FB-2807-4273-8484-09D50A60F72E.jpg

    So I’m not going to lie, it did pretty good. I thought this was going to be a joke.

    The suspension squatted 1.5” in the rear.

    Power wise, it did pretty good. Grade braking was also in line with all the other 1/2 tons I’ve towed with (except Ram).

    It’s a small world as well. He commented on my “thin blue line” and police support comments. Comes to find out, he is a Douglas county Officer and knows @COMiamiFan and @T-Rex266. I had a little laugh about that.
     
  12. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:25 PM
    #12
    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    25,785
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Who is this man?
     
    Prostar 190 and ColoradoTJ [OP] like this.
  13. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:26 PM
    #13
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] #WAISTBAND Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    13,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    I’ll text you.
     
    T-Rex266 likes this.
  14. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM
    #14
    HighDesertSurfer

    HighDesertSurfer Surf The Dirt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Member:
    #16601
    Messages:
    557
    Gender:
    Male
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    2018 SuperWhite DC TRD OR
    Leer shell
    :spy:
     
    ColoradoTJ [OP] likes this.
  15. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:31 PM
    #15
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] #WAISTBAND Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    13,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    Ha ha!!

    I have a thing about putting first responders and military personal (pics included) info out there. They already have a target painted on their back.

    Good thing, he knows some El Paso county deputies that would love to sit out here and give stupidity awards all day. Win win for me.
     
  16. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:37 PM
    #16
    HighDesertSurfer

    HighDesertSurfer Surf The Dirt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Member:
    #16601
    Messages:
    557
    Gender:
    Male
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    2018 SuperWhite DC TRD OR
    Leer shell
    I agree... protect and serve those who Protect and Serve!
     

Products Discussed in

To Top