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2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby kbarry on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:51 am

Hi everone.
I am looking at purchasing a trailer. My kids are 3 and 1. I have been looking and think I would like a 5th wheel with bunks. My big questions is I have a 2008 Toyota Tundra long box with extend cab. The motor is a 5.7L. I want to know what would the ideal weight to look for in a 5th wheel trailer. All the info I can get I would like.. It will help me look for a trailer for my family to enjoy next summer.
Thanks for reading..
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby RoyandKaren on Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:49 pm

What is the towing capacity of your truck? Also consider 20% of that weight as payload on the rear axle. Personally, I would not go bigger than 5,000 lbs which is a small fiver.
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby kbarry on Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:02 pm

It say's 10000 lb.
From what you are saying if I want a 32 ft. With 2 push outs I better look for a new truck to.
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby pwall on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:54 pm

It really depends on the weight of the trailer. A 32ft light-weight is very different that a 'regular' 32ft.
You should be able to find lots of options out there in a 5ver that come in less than 10k GVWR.
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby kbarry on Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:51 pm

That's a good question. What does 10k GVWR mean?
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby pwall on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:53 am

GVWR is the total weight that the trailer can weight, including all items loaded into the trailer. Very different from the trailer's 'dry' weight.
As an example, a trailer may have a 'dry' weight of 6500 lbs, but a GVWR of 8000 lbs, which means it weights 6500 lbs empty, and it can carry an additional 1500 lbs of gear, food, water, etc.

When looking for the right trailer to match your tow vehicle, one really needs to watch the GVWR of the trailer to ensure that the tow vehicle has the ability to be a proper tow vehicle.
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby frank on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:49 am

A 32 foot fifth wheel is a pretty big trailer you may want to consider a three-quarter ton diesel I am not an expert on this but I know I bought mine it was a 30 1/2 foot with two push out and it is quite heavy a friend of mine suggested to me to buy a three-quarter ton diesel and I'm glad I took his advice I have no problems towing it
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Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra

Unread postby kbarry on Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:33 pm

Thank you, everyone. This has helped alot.
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