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Towing a 7000 lb RV

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by BassMan, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    BassMan

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    I just recently bought a 2016 Tundra crew cab 1794 series after owning a 2004 Limited crew cab sense 2007. Excellent truck, hated to get rid of it but it was not set up for towing. I own a 7000 lb. 30 ft. travel trailer that the new Tundra handles quite well but the rear of the truck drops several inches when the trailer is attached. Is this ok and normal or should I beef up the rear suspension. If so how? Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    040Tundra

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    If you wanted to bed up your rear suspension i'd go with new leaf springs.
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    Danimal86

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    Or airbags/sumosprings/tibrens
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

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    WELCOME! like @040Tundra said new leaf springs would work.
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Are you using a properly set up weight distribution hitch. If so then I would look into air bags or timbrens.
    If your using the same wd hitch from your old truck then you should double check everything and readjust as needed.
    Nice truck and welcome
     
  6. Jun 11, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    Bappa

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    Properly used WD hitch will solve the problem. I got a good WD hitch and did air bags also, just in case. I’m towing a similar trailer and the hitch solved my sag problem.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    Wintyfresh

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  8. Jun 11, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    JoshuaA

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    What is your tongue wt? How often do you tow? Is the back raised in any way?
     
  9. Jun 11, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    itsdchz

    itsdchz 50statesoverland

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    Weight Distribution Hitch, Anti-Sway, SumoSprings or Firestone Airbags and Add-a-Leaf springs.. I have towed for the last 7 years and ALL these combos make it easy, and provide less sag and a safer/better ride!
     

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