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Tundra pulling 5th wheel

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Bigtex1, May 13, 2019.

  1. May 13, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    Our new Mesa Ridge Lite 2804RK
     
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  2. May 13, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    I’ve yet to see a tundra pulling a 5th wheel in person. How’s it doing? Weight?
     
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  3. May 13, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    It’s pulling fine. The UVW is 7495 with a pin weight of 1100lbs. Couldn’t be happier. I’ve already been on I-70 and I-80 with it. So much better than pulling a TT
     
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  4. May 13, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    That’s awesome. Glad it’s working out for you!
     
  5. May 13, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    Very nice! Are you useing a sliding hitch? Our 5er looks very similar but we are a bit heavier.
     
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    With a crew max, the sliding hitch is mandatory.

    I've been towing a 26 foot 5th wheel for the last 4 years and am planning to move up to a 28 footer.
     
  7. May 13, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Was wondering about the hitch, we have the reese revolution pinbox, so we dont pivot at the hitch on my DC. Was curious if that setup works on CM as well.
     
  8. May 20, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    I have a Reese 15k hitch in the bed with a sidewinder on the pin. It lets me do more than 90 degrees and love it. The 5th wheel is 30’. Our next run will be up the 299 then take the 96 from there.
     
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  9. May 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    I know this post is a few years old. Been hauling my TT for a year now with my 2018 Tundra CrewMax. Just traded up to a Starcraft Telluride. Installing the Pullrite Superglide 3100 hitch and leaving the current pinbox. I was torn to do the reese sidewinder or so the Autoslide hitch. I'm anxious and nervous all at the same time. Will be hauling from Iowa to Arizona here in a few weeks.
     
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  11. Sep 16, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    Guessing the OP traded the Tundra for a HD truck. He has not been logged on this site since June 2019 and this was his only post.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2021 at 4:42 PM
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    My payload number won't get me anywhere close to being able to tow even the smallest fifth wheel.
     
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    Escape 5.0 is about perfect for a Tundra.
     
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    Bit the bullet, and proceeded with the 5th wheel purchase. I have sumospring bumpstops, Michelin 10ply, Pullrite Superglide 3100 with their 3 inch lift for their receiver. So far, very pleased with the performance of the Tundra and also the Pullrite setup. Headed back to AZ from IA next week, will be the true test.

    Picture of superglide does not show with 3inch lift. Determined after installed it was needed.

    I put 65psi in my tires, apparently Toyota stock TPMS only goes to 50psi(Per Discount Tire Rep), so TPMS light stays on, but tires are rated to 80psi cold. Have an aftermarket TPMS on trailer to watch their PSI and Temp.

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    I failed to post sooner. Hauled from Iowa to Arizona. No issues whatsoever. 2 items I'd like to upgrade, better rotors, but learned to do Engine Breaking to eliminate that issue for downhill, and airbags. With the bumps tops, any bumps, hit a bit hard. Leaving Arizona in 2 weeks for South Texas, then work my way back to Midwest. Beyond happy with my set up and truck performance. A few funny looks, but hey, Think it's expected with a Tundra Hauling a 37th 1/2 Towable 5th wheel.
     
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    @Rbeard18 How much that bad boy weight? Hitch weight and total between the two? My current set up. 20210606_160034.jpg
     
  18. Feb 16, 2022 at 5:34 PM
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    Trailer fully loaded is 9900lbs. Right at Max. DRY is 8300lbs. Get about 7-8.5 mpg, but don't use cruise control, plummets to 5 to 6.
     
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    I do wish I went with Sidewinder pinbox vs autoslide. Really lost use of my bed. But, saves me from helping people move stuff.
     
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    Been a while since last post. Went from Iowa to AZ Fall, Left AZ in Feb for San Antonio TX to St Louis,MO, back to Iowa. Now getting ready to depart and head to CA for winter. Only upgrade/change since last post, dumped the sumosprings and had airbags installed on rear. Fingers crossed for a smoother ride. Can't complain, Tundra has done wonderful hauling the Telluride!

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  21. Oct 12, 2022 at 6:22 PM
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    Out of curiosity why not upgrade to a 3/4 or 1 ton gasser? Or I guess why did you pick the tundra over an HD truck?
     
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    Putting air bags on mine Friday.
     
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    Dry hitch weight on that 5th wheel greatly exceeds payload for a crew cab Tundra. All the bandaids in the world won’t make that setup safe. You’re over payload, GCVWR, tow rating and likely pushing rear axle weight rating if not grossly exceeding it. And that’s with a DRY weight and not counting the hitch, people and fluid jugs in your truck. Be safe out there man.
     
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    This is the way…


    Sounds like fun. Glad to hear the 5er is working out well. And glad to hear you are ditching the sumo’s for air bags! I’ve run bags on mine for several years and with a little bit of fiddling, I can usually dial them in just about perfect for whatever combination of payload/trailer/road I encounter.
     
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    This all seems like too much work when there are plenty of 2500/3500 capable trucks out the box that were made to do this SAFELY!
     
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    My neighbors tows a big horse trailer with a under bed gooseneck using his Gen2 Tundra
     
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    Just got done with a mountain run thru east Tennessee.

    These air bags are a game changer!

    The truck runs great dragging a 9k 5,er.
     
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