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Old 09-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Need Help With RV Towing... HELP!

Hey guys,
I have a 2010 DC TRD Off Road w/ a Towing Package (short bed). We are looking at purchasing a 29 foot Salem Ultra Light Travel trailer. It's dry weight is 4314, hitch weight is 434, has a cargo capacity of 3082. We do not anticipate using more than 10 gallons of water, and would estimate that we would have a wet, ready to roll weight of 5314 pounds.... Can I safely tow this, or do I need to look at a smaller trailer? I understand my max towing capacity is 6500 pounds, but I do not want to distroy my truck in the process of towing (I called toyota and they said "Your truck is capible of towing 6500 pounds, but is not adviseable that you are at your max towing limit....) I have read the towing bible. Thanks for anyone that can help!
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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29 ft and its dry weight is 4314, wow. There are 16-18 footers that run that heavy
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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If you will let me I will give you some advise. in my younger years my uncle owned bame trailers and I have delivered construction trailers and parts all over you state.....
now I would say that that is just too much. I know its hard but you should have a safety margin of 20% for problems.
with the physical size of the trailer, if you get caught in heavy rain and high winds thats a lot for the truck to control. plus, you would be pushing your truck hard, and that will ruin it.
to be frank, if you are planning on doing alot of trailer towing, nothing beats a superduty.....
man the first time my uncle trusted ford enough and got a 98 superduty, I pulled 16,000 lps up fancy gap in the fast lane!
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If you will let me I will give you some advise. in my younger years my uncle owned bame trailers and I have delivered construction trailers and parts all over you state.....
now I would say that that is just too much. I know its hard but you should have a safety margin of 20% for problems.
with the physical size of the trailer, if you get caught in heavy rain and high winds thats a lot for the truck to control. plus, you would be pushing your truck hard, and that will ruin it.
to be frank, if you are planning on doing alot of trailer towing, nothing beats a superduty.....
man the first time my uncle trusted ford enough and got a 98 superduty, I pulled 16,000 lps up fancy gap in the fast lane!
So he defeats the purpose of safety by pulling it fast with a larger truck.
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bud, I drove over 100,000 miles a year for 10 years all over this country, WITH-OUT a wreck.
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