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First time towing with the Tundra

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by benrichardson87, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Jun 13, 2014 at 5:04 AM
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    benrichardson87

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    Hauled a Bobcat 330 mini excavator a few days ago. Weighing in at 7400 the Tundra pulled it light a champ!! I installed the P3 brake controll that everyone puts on their Tundra, and loved it. Easy to use and set up. Hardest part was figuring out where to mount it.
     

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  2. Jun 15, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    Nice! Post some pics of the brake controller installed if you can!
     
  3. Jun 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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  4. Jun 16, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    Hauled the beast this weekend!!
     

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  5. Jun 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    Nice install and nice truck.
     
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  6. Jun 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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    Thank you, I traded my Tacoma to haul a race truck I'm building. And I know I won't have ant trouble with it.
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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    Race truck? sounds like fun!
     
  8. Jun 17, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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    Yea a 1991 Isuzu Pick Up with a big block ford 514 cubic inch estimated 800hp on motor.
     
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  9. Jun 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    I had a 2wd 87 Toyota pickup in HS that I really wanted to turn into a race truck with a big engine in the bed. Didn't happen since my brother wrecked it. Let's see a pic of you towing yours :)
     
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  10. Jun 18, 2014 at 4:14 AM
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    It's in the process of being built now, from the frame up. But when it's done I will.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    That's awesome.
     
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  12. Jul 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM
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    Returning my wife's rav4 lease [​IMG]
     
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    What did she replace it with?
     
  14. Jul 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    I bought a 2003 4runner limited in December, it only had 39,000 miles when I bought it. She loves it but now I think she is a little jealous of my new truck so I have a feeling she is going to want something new. Maybe a Tacoma
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Jul 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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    an 03' 4runner with 39k? I wish I could find one just like it.
     
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  16. Jul 7, 2014 at 5:05 AM
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    My Tundra gets better mpg than my Tacoma did. But the 4 runner looks awesome I don't believe I'd give that deal up!!
     
  17. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    Tomorrow will be my first to tow with a Tundra
     
  18. Aug 8, 2014 at 9:48 PM
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    What are u towing?
     
  19. Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM
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    Towing a 26ft TT around 6000 lbs gross wt
    Tundra trd dc 5.7 with trailer tow package
     
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    You won't even know its back there. Just if you tow on the interstate make sure you use sway bara anything over 60ish you will get trailer sway.
     
  21. Aug 9, 2014 at 6:37 AM
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    Bars** try to post a pic!!
     
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    I also mounted my P-3 there seems to be the best spot on my 2014. I might use velcro which will bring it up 1/2 inch higher. But I can still get at the foot brake if necessary.
     
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    how did your tow go? i am going on my first trup but my 26' only weighs about 5500 loaded....maybe 4400 dry and i do not fill up the tanks. i bet it isnt even 5000 really. i have a recurve wd hitch/sway control....
     
  24. Jun 4, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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    Going out this weekend try to get some pics
     
  26. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    image.jpgwhat I tow
     
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    nice tt george. how did the trip go? i was going to hook mine up today and run it up the road but the misses kept me busy in the yard......i dont anticipate any issues just maybe some adjustment to my ball height....
     
  28. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    Towed great no problem. Had to adjust ball height when I got this truck
     
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