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Tips on towing over 6000lbs with my 1st gen?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by shaw0531, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Jun 21, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    shaw0531 [OP] New Member

    May 16, 2016
    First Name:
    2006 Spectra Blue Mica Tundra SR5 2WD DC
    Going camping in middle of July and my parents are wanting me to pull a 31' Sportsmen that weighs #5785 dry. I'm estimating with all my wife and I's gear plus the camper combined around 6500lbs. I have factory towing and 7 pin and all that jazz but I'm looking on inputs on what everybody else is pulling and how it handles in their first gens. I drive a semi for work so I'm no stranger to pulling but never pulled anything besides a small enclosed with the truck so I'm interested in feedback and tips and advice
  2. Jun 26, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    thefatkid New Member

    Apr 15, 2016
    First Name:
    2006 Tundra 4door, 2004 4runner, both going full expo!
    Get a brake controller if you don't have one, Toyota recommends no more then 3500lbs without the use of aux brakes. Weight distribution hitch would help a lot with a trailer that size.

    5klbs in Colorado is slow going, so I would expect to be slow.

    I tow a 18' travel trailer. The base weight is right around 3500lbs (they don't include options when they list weight :A/C, microwave, larger fridge so keep that in mind). When loaded with water and all supplies it is just over 5klbs. Weight savings can be had if you don't fill up with water until you get to camp, I can't because I almost always do dispersed camping.
  3. Dec 3, 2017 at 12:36 AM
    Mr Swervlin

    Mr Swervlin "YES.....In Dee Face"

    Aug 21, 2017
    O H I O
    2017 Silver Sky limited TRD Crewmax
    Line X bed liner Window tint AVS in channel vent visors Expel truck wrap Husky front & rear floor liner ESP Crewmax rear storage Console organizer and tray TRD shift knob TRD rear sway bar Thule exporter pro 500 Color match door handles VLEDs interior/reverse/cargo Color matched grill surround
    Bringing back an older post but, for you first gen people.....I would highly recommend super springs or air bags. I used super springs for years without any problems. Keep them greased and your good to go.

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