Hello,some good info here on this site. I have a 4x4 Crew Max on order and should have it sometime next month. Does anyone have info about putting a fith wheel hitch on the new Tundras? And what would it do to the tow rating.
Thanks everyone,I guess I'll stay with my old trailor with weigth distro.Hello,some good info here on this site. I have a 4x4 Crew Max on order and should have it sometime next month. Does anyone have info about putting a fith wheel hitch on the new Tundras? And what would it do to the tow rating.
66" = 5.5 foot bedIF and right now it's a big IF in my mind, Toyota builds a Mega cab with a 66" box, there may be enough room to mount a 5er hitch and pull a small trailer.
Given the RAWR you would still be limited to about 5000#s of trailer, but you should have the clearances you need between the cab and the trailer. (Unless you have a trailer with an overhang in front of the pin.)
By the boxes and wheelbases in production, that configuration should provide the same 39" between the axle and the cab that the Double cab has now.
Well I towed a D8 to alaska with my titan, but I can't tell you that's safe.I towed a 4800 pound fiver with a V6 T-100 extra cab thousands of miles. Don't tell me the DC 5.7 is limited to 5000 pounds!!
66" = 5.5 foot bed
I would think that you'd have about 27" from axle to cab with that bed in the crewmax. Let me know if i'm wrong here.
The CM is the exact same frame as my DC, but you lose 12" of bed. Which in turn would reduce the axle to cab distance.
I have a DC with 39" from axle to front inside of bed, my 02 AC had 29-30". According to the trailer place, my 02 was 2" over minimum requirement from top of cab to trailer which is 26". ( I beleive it was 26" ) So i was 28".
My new DC should be 38", hopefully.
good post, food for thought.....It's unfortunate that they don't weight recreational vehicles in Alberta until there's an accident. And once there's an accident it's too late. Hopefully no-one gets hurt by your lack of care and concern. At some point your seat of the pants engineering doesn't seem to make the damage and pain go away. "It felt safe when I was pulling it." doesn't cut it when the brakes won't slow it down or the hitch sheers off. Don't try those theories in BC. Once you're weighed and told you're over, it's up to you to hire someone to retrieve your RV because they won't let you pull it away over weight. What a wonderfull way to enforce responsibility and care.
My loved ones will not be at risk because I overload my truck or trailer. I hope yours stay safe regardless. Engineered weight ratings are not just guidelines, they're safe limits for the vehicle to operate. There's a margin built in for hitting huge bumps, getting in accidents and running off the road.
As someone who tows in traffic around town I can genuinely say that towing overweight and undertrucked is a time bomb. You may think you're smarter than traffic, but it will catch up with you. I hope you're alone when it happens and the vehicle you hit unoccupied.
Being concious about the capacity of your vehicle is one thing. Conciously breaking the law and exceeding the capacity of your vehicle is another. The difference between the two could be a couple of years in jail. Don't roll the dice, the new Tundra isn't worth it. Besides you will void your warranty and you will break things.