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**Just got back from beach Towing my new camper

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by MillsTRD14, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Apr 1, 2016 at 5:29 PM
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    MillsTRD14

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    Well I'm pretty stoked about my trip , we just got back from 7 day trip from Surfside beach , towed my camper for first big trip and was great . Now I did install airbags and TRD sway bar and I have the Reece stay straight sway control weight distribution hitch which helps but the Tundra kept her straight as a arrow and it did not ever feel like it was struggling to pull . Tundras are great for towing , I probably had near 8000 pds and 850 pds tongue weight but it's distributed between 4 axles (wdh awesome if your towing ) . Thank you Toyota , I can say I get alot of looks like what the hell that's a Tundra pulling that ??? Yep ;) , ohh I did have a little tow match I'd like to share with you gus it was great . So there was a 5.4 Ford f150 looked to be about a 2014-2015 pulling a camper HALF ...HALF yes the size as mine and we come to this Red light...Tundra with 8000pds vs F150 with 4-5000pds , he stomped it about the same time I did , I pulled on him till he was at the back of my trailer (35ft+truck) shifted to 3rd and I let off , of coarse he stayed in it till he finally passed me lol just a little tow fun ;) , anyway truck did great and had a awesome time . If anyone is looking for a awesome camping spot that's laid back and can hear that water like it's in your camper , great people , cheap prices , super clean try out Lakewood Camping resort in Surfside beach South Carolina (South Myrtle Beach)

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  2. Apr 1, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    Camper I meant
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Nice setup you have!
     
  5. Apr 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    I'm lovin it. Nice pics. By the way, What the hell is a Campet? sarc... I bet a lot of heads turned as you drove (blew) by. upload_2016-4-1_19-25-56.jpg
     
  6. Apr 1, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    Surf side in Texas?
    Nvm I'm dumb I see lakeside...
     
  7. Apr 1, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    Looks like a great trip
     
  8. Apr 1, 2016 at 9:32 PM
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    Glad she pulls well for you. Beautiful setup you have there!
     
  9. Apr 2, 2016 at 4:24 AM
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    Thanks everyone , yea I could not figure out how to edit the
    Lol yea I can't figure out how to edit the Dang Topic header ?
     
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  10. Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 AM
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    Nice camper.

    I wanted to see a campet, haha. That's okay. You get more hits on your thread this way.
     
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  11. Apr 2, 2016 at 6:22 AM
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    I don't believe you can, an admin @Sean266 may be able to...
     
  12. Apr 2, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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    Would you also like me to move this to the towing sub-forum?
     
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  13. Apr 2, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    Great story, great pics, great looking set up!
     
  14. Apr 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    Nice, i have been looking for a camper and have had no clue what wheight would be okay, so now i know it is close to 8,000 i should be fine.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    I wish I could afford that Kodiak camper. What's weird is when I was younger, when I'd see a camper like yours, "Who the hell would want to camp with that???. A tent is so much more practical." (boy was I so wrong)
     
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  17. Apr 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM
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    Everyone thought just like you Matt. You're not alone in this line of thinking.
     
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    I knew that, but it's nice to get someone else to actually admit it too...
     
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    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

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    Yeah, campers are for pussies.

    Wait.....

    Crap, I already posted I have one. Lol
     
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    Aarons' Kodiak or USMC half shelter? Let me think??? [​IMG]
     
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    I'll take Kodiak for 200.00 Alex.
     
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    having a 5.4 and a 5.7....no comparison the 5.4 doesn't tow well at all
     
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  24. Apr 3, 2016 at 4:57 PM
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    LOL I agree sorry it took so long to write , well the USMC tent is alot easier to pack up and clean haha . Oh I forgot a part of the story , the next day we where at the campground directly beside me was a Tent city , 5 Huge tents and probably 15+ adults with some children , well about 1am a storm came threw that I swear my camper sounded like it was in the ocean , so I got up and also my son did too and looked out the window and there was literally a river running under those tents and Im not exaggerating , it was nuts . Next morning when I woke up around 10ish lol , they where gone needless to say . Dont get me wrong I love tent camping too time and place for everything , but the wife hates it and after doing the camper thing It was awesome 7+ days at the beach is alot more enjoyable in a camper than in a tent and I know who has slept in my bed . I am new to it and got one heck of a deal on the camper is the only reason I went with that particular camper and the lay out is awesome for a pull behind , On a 5 hr trip I had 3 sways that where due to a bad crosswind but other than that the TUNDRA didnt skip a beat . We are going to the outer banks in a few months with some friends which is gonna be about a 7hr pull , I cant wait !!! Here is a pic of the kitchen this is what sold us along with the bunk house

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    Yes that would be great and fix my spelling on the Title lol
     
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    @MillsTRD14 do you have the in-cab controls for the airbags?
     
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    no i think thats a little overboard for my application , I check the pressures about 1 time every 2-3 weeks and its holding fine , i keep about 4 pds in them . I run my ends to where the gas cap is and works great, hidden and keeps all the trash out of my fills

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    Thanks !!
     
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    I still enjoy a nice remote tent camp. I spend most of Sept each year in the bush up in Alaska. Love the remoteness and the outstanding hunting. Our camp is out of Kotzebue above the arctic circle.
    In a couple of days we're heading to AZ. to pick up a new trailer.

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