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I have a 05 AC with factory towing package. I am looking to purchase an enclosed car trailer. Most I have found are 24' 10,000 GVWR. I have no intention of exceeding the 7000 lb capacity of the truck. My question is this legal to tow with the potential of being over weight? I don’t want to get something and not be able to use it. I have searched for an answer before posting with no luck.
 

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I would flag down a trooper at a coffee shop or something. Every state is different when it comes to that stuff.

On a side note, your Tundra prob won't last long towing something that heavy, especially if you are going up steep grades. Was that the weight of an aluminum one? I know the aluminum ones are spendy, but you should check them out as they tend to be quit a bit lighter.
 

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I have towed thousands of miles with my tundra. I had a 20ft TT that loaded and ready to camp was just under 6k. I live in Washington state so I was going over mountain passes on a regular basis. That being said 6k would be my limit but if I lived in the flat midwest I would push the 7k limit no problem. Turn your overdrive off and get a good brake controller and you will be fine. I would not worry about what the trailer max gross weight is I would worry about what you got in it. Just make sure you add the weight of the trailer along with everything else you are going to shove in it. Weight adds up quick before I took mine to the scales I thought I would be close to 5k than 6k but I was running 6040. Good luck go slow and leave plenty of room to stop.
 

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I have towed many enclosed trailers around the 5k mark with just surge brakes for 800 mile triips with my 05 ac with the tow package, my only problem was on windy days, the tundra seems a little light and gets tossed around a little bit by the trailor. just take it easy and don't be in a hurry and take your time, you'll be fine.

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Check out the aluminum frame trailers, they are way lighter. On your truck,truck tires 6-8 ply make a big difference when towing. just my .02 worth.
 
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