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4.7 towing

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by quzytt, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Jan 1, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    quzytt

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    I am considering buying a 2008 4.7 Tundra with the tow package. Will be pulling a 3500 lb camper. And hauling about 700 lbs in the truck. Am I going to be ok? Would appreciate your feedback.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Is the 700 lbs including passengers?

    Towing mountains?

    276 hp is ok, but have 381 hp is where I would want to be.

    Other issues is the 4.7L has timing belt maintenance.
     
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    I would go with the 5.7 not much difference in gas mileage
     
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    Passengers would add about 300 lbs. Mountains......not the Rockies but the Smoky Mountains.
     
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Go with the 5.7
     
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    You'd be just fine if you aren't going through the mountains. That'll be about 5k lbs. tow package is a must with that weight and engine. Honestly though, I'd go with a 5.7 just for peace of mind.

    i towed about 4K - 5k between Baton Rouge and Memphis a few times with no problems. That's very small grades and mostly flat roads. I wouldn't want to hit the mountains with that weight.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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    I thought you had the 4.6L Law....which has better numbers than the 4.7L for sure.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    I do. And it did great towing 5K. Barely knew it was back there but still wouldn't want to hit the mountains with that weight. Of course I have bigger and heavier tires than stock. (Went from a 31 P rated highway tire to a 33 LT all terrain tire)
    I'm betting if I still had stockies, I wouldn't have any problems going through mountains.
     

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