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Towing /Air bags/ TSBs Stock 09 2wd Acess

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Tugboat50, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Mar 13, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    Tugboat50

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    Reese 5th/mod to gooseneck Air bags Tow Package
    Hi I am towing a Scamp 5th wheel/ gooseneck Fiberglass trailer 2800lbs tongue weight 400 centered on the centerline of the bed. I wonder if I need AirBags. Ride Right or Air lift. The truck is rated at 3500 lbs. Is there a new TSB on the leaf springs on this new a truck it has 900 miles. With the toungue weight on the center of the bed and not the Bumper I should be in better shape.
    I customized a Reese 5th wheel hitch to use the 2" ball the scamp uses for there 5th wheel.
    Any Ideas, I may just take a short cruise and see hot it tows
     
  2. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    lsocoee

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    technically, the TSB does not include the 2009. Are you a prerunner? The non 4x4/prerunners do not get the TSB.

    I'd like to see some pics of your custom mount.

    Check out Phantom's gallery. He has something to help with the load.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    He installed the timbrens

     
  4. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    This is a non pre runner Thanks for the info on the TSB
     
  5. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    then you won't be able to get the TSB, but phantom is very happy with his timbrens. They maintain a smooth ride when the truck is empty and really help support a heavy load.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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  7. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    Thanks Icocee
    Here is a picture of the hitch Mod to tow my 19' Scamp Trailer

    Rails 09 Tac Mod 008.jpg
     
  8. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    How do you have the hitch fastened to the bed?
     
  9. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    I made aluminum shims to support the composite bed then used L brackets to the threat to attach the Reese rails
     
  10. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    I love my Supersprings. If you plan on towing much I would reccomend adding a transmission cooler if you have an auto.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Lets see some pictures of the mounting underneath the bed.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    this is pics going thru the Reese rail and bolting to the frame, aluminum shims are used to support the Bed

    5th wheel hitch composit bed 005.jpg
    5th wheel hitch composit bed 006.jpg
     
  13. Mar 13, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Cool, I've never seen a tacoma with a fifth wheel until now. I think you will be fine since fifth wheel hitches distribute the weight much more evenly over the entire truck. I know your not a candidate for the TSB, but I have heard others say they are not much stiffer that the original three leaf when it comes to towing.
     
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