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1st Trip 1st Gen Towing

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Pastor Herb, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Aug 4, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    Pastor Herb

    Pastor Herb [OP] New Member

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    So we bought a 17ft Springdale Mini travel trailer, weighing 3200 lbs or so. The first camping trip went well, with a few concerns. My Tundra is a 2004 with tow package. I've got a brake controller and friction anti-sway. I definitely felt the trailer weight behind me. It was solid, not bouncy or swaying. I've towed a little trailer with mower for years, but this was massively different. The sounds were much more pronounced, especially on uphill inclines. Maybe even a bit of 'lurch'. I thought maybe it just wanted to downshift more than normal. But the transmission and/or engine was definitely having a workout. Since this is my first rv, I don't know if that's 'normal' or not. It did seem to settle around 45-50 mph, but then I'd instinctively gas it to keep up with normal traffic speeds on the highway. Any advice?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    Rex Kramer

    Rex Kramer 2007 5.7L RCSB

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    Keep the over-drive turned OFF when towing.
     
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