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Loaded down Tundra

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by kenomouth64, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Apr 14, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    kenomouth64

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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    Just though I would put some general observations about loading my Tundra down with trash for a trip to the dump tomorrow. Roughly estimating the trash weighs in at 900-1100 Pounds. It includes lots of old heavy machinery parts (on the bottom) as well as miscellaneous junk from around my land.

    I did not measure the distance of the bottom of the rear wheel well to the ground before loading it up, so I will post those specs later. However, when loaded they are 35.75 inches from the ground. This was a little more sag than I expected, but there could be more weight in the truck than I am estimating. The two people who assisted me estimated the weight of the trash at 800 and 1350 pounds respectively,

    I will post some pics shortly.

    When I get a travel trailer later on I would like the rear suspension sag to be much more minimal. What are some options? Trailer weight? Air bag install? weight distribution hitches? etc?

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  2. Apr 14, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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    jberry813

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    Payload on a 4x4 crew max is only 1560 lbs.
    Don't know how much gas you had but a full tank of gas (assuming 26 gallons) is 156 lbs. That brings you down to 1400. You had a wide range in weight estimates but at a minimum you were at 2/3 of your payload all the way up past 90%. You are gonna get some sag.

    As for the trailer, anything over 5k tow your owners manual says a weight distributing hitch is required. I use a WD hitch and regularly tow 8k with minimal sag.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    Most dumps (at least mine does) weigh you going in and out and then charge you accordingly. It would be interesting to know how the final tally aligns with the estimates.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2017 at 4:26 AM
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    I tow a 30' trailer that weighs in at just under 9300lbs. I have a Reese weight distribution hitch that keeps my rear squat at around two inches. Its over 3.5 inches w/o the WDH. A weight distribution hitch is better than airbags. There is a great video on youtube that explains why.

    https://youtu.be/XBZu39pQ8Gg
     
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