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Old 02-24-2008, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Towing a with 4.7

ok I know your going to say why dident u buy a 5.7 but I never thought I would ever own a travel trailer. I bought a 30' 6600lb T.T. With the weight distribution I have 4.7 TRD 4wd. What do think.
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What does the owner's manual say?
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I think it was 8200lbs. I was wondering if anyone had the same truck that may have towed in around the same trailer.
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ok I know your going to say why dident u buy a 5.7 but I never thought I would ever own a travel trailer. I bought a 30' 6600lb T.T. With the weight distribution I have 4.7 TRD 4wd. What do think.
I believe your towing capacity is 8100 lbs so you should be good. To keep your motor in shape I would change the oil every 3000 miles and check your breaks and trans fluid frequently. Adding HP would help, look into an aftermarket intake and exhaust. Did you have trailor brakes installed? If not you should for your safety. Good luck bro, I think you'll be alright.
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I think it was 8200lbs. I was wondering if anyone had the same truck that may have towed in around the same trailer.
My little brother has an 06 4.7 and tows a 20 footer up and down some pretty steep grades all the time with no problems.
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Oh ya, and "why didn't you get the 5.7?" Just kidding.
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Thanks for the info it makes me feel a little better. And boy I kick myself for not getting the 5.7. Thanks again.
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do u think the tranny is the same as the 5.7 other than 5/6 speed if not do u think I could be pushing it
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As long as you are under the gross towing weight you should be fine. Id imagine toyota will be a bit conservative anyway.
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do u think the tranny is the same as the 5.7 other than 5/6 speed if not do u think I could be pushing it
Tundra 4.7 vs. 5.7 for a 20' Safari - Airstream Trailer & Motorhome Community Check this out! Hope it helps. Go to this link then scroll down and read what "Garfield "says.
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*********, thank you for the link to the Airstream Forum. I didn't know one existed. I presently own a 1966 Airstream 24ft and am looking at a 1984 Airstream 34ft. The discussion on the 4.7 verse the 5.7 was very helpful. Thank you again
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*********, thank you for the link to the Airstream Forum. I didn't know one existed. I presently own a 1966 Airstream 24ft and am looking at a 1984 Airstream 34ft. The discussion on the 4.7 verse the 5.7 was very helpful. Thank you again
Any thing for a fellow Tundra owner. Post some pics of your truck and trailor when you have a chance. Good luck with everything!
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I have an 05 4 door limited 2wd with the 4.7 and tow a 28 ft travel trailer with it. tows it great and gets about 9mpg. it out tows my wifes armada.
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what does your trailer weight
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dry weight is 5500, add water gear etc. its up to around 7000, tow capacity on the 05 is 7100 but it doesnt seem to mind a bit.
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