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towing a camper trailer

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by jay1977, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Aug 21, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    jay1977

    jay1977 [OP] New Member

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    I just bought a 2008 tundra with 180000 miles and do not know very much about the truck, it appears to be in good shape. I would like to know if I will have any problems towing a 5000 lb. trailer from Penn. to Colorado, I have not driven this truck any long distance as of yet. The truck does have the tow package and 275/60/20 tires.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    easleycrawler

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  3. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    lilharv321

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    You will not have any issues. Its below the max weight for towing, just be prepared for bad gas mileage. Keep it at 55.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    OBXTundra

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    1st post, welcome, pics of truck?

    Search some of the other towing threads for real world experiences. Search bar (top right), select title only, search "Tow".

    Things to consider:
    -Brake controller.
    -Weight Distributing Hitch.
    -Tongue weight.
    -Load E Tires.
    -Keep your speed down.
    -Rear sway bar.
    -Suspension, shocks, steering, and tires all in good shape on truck and trailer?

    The weight of the trailer itself, 5k, is not a real concern. Pulling it safely is a combination of all of the above.
     
    JoshuaA and Leo's first like this.
  5. Aug 22, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    sdde4n

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    Same, welcome. You're in the right place. Plenty of guys on here with heaps of towing experience.
     

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