2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

Discussion in 'Towables' started by theheifer2005, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. theheifer2005

    theheifer2005 New Member

    We have bought a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The bed is 6 1/2 for long. We are having problems trying to figure out what the towing capactiy is on the truck. It has not been equiped with the towing package. My husband works pipeline so the RV would be pulled long hauls. Some are saying we do not need to exceed 8000 lbs loaded. We do not want to mess up a warranty on the truck nor tear anything up on the truck. He is wanting a fifth wheel, will the bed be big enough to hook up one as well. Thanks
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    Hello and welcome.
    Towing capacities are in your owners manual. There are some 5th wheels you can handle. I have installed 2 fifth wheel hitches in Tundra's, but can't remember numbers tonight.
     
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    I just checked the Tundra out quickly on the net. 10,000lbs. limit on trailer. Does not specify 5th wheel or travel trailer.
     
  4. theheifer2005

    theheifer2005 New Member

    RE: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    That is what out owners manual said the weight limit was also but the guy at the Toyota place where we bought the truck said for a long haul it did not need to be that much weight on the camper.

    What brands do you recomend as far as purchasing. What is the R-14 mean on the campers?

    We have never owned a RV before and really do not know what we are looking for and who is screwing us or who is just trying to make a sale. Kinda new to all this we have headaches we have been told so much. :bleh:
     
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    Casey you can count on Ken at GTS to put u in a great TT that will work for your truck. HE IS VERY HONEST and will not sell or tell you anything that he thinks isn't good or safe. I also have a tundra, but not to tow a TT just to carry me around in. BTW welcome to the forum and ask any and all questions on here and y will get a lot answers and most will be right. what part of the country are you from. may be some RV,ers here from your area
     
  6. theheifer2005

    theheifer2005 New Member

    RE: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    We are from SE Arkansas. We do not have any dealers in this area. the closest we have are at least 50 miles away. They have fed us so much crap we do not know if we are coming or going. Do not what is right and what is wrong. We are needing a camper that will be able to make the long hauls and be sturdy enough to last as well as to live in for lengthy times. We have been told to look for this and that and I cannot even keep all the info straight now. Not sure what the best models are, which manufacturers are the best. And if buiying used what to look for. I just know motels are high and my husband is tired of living in them.
     
  7. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    I don't mean any disrespect, but I think you got the horse before the cart! :clown:

    That's why you're in a state of confusion. There's going to be a smaller set of TTs or 5vers to fit that short-bed truck. I would say you are looking for a TT (or bumper pull) rather than a 5ver (fifth wheel.)

    Since you're pipeliners, some of the advantages of a 5ver are negated, because you will pull and stay somewhere for a long period of time.

    You definitely need some parts of a "towing package" on that truck. Oil coolers at the minimum for "long haul."
     
  8. gary phillips

    gary phillips New Member

    Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    texasclodhopper is wright about the 5th wheel.I pipline for 15 years and so get the wright truck so you can get the right 5thwheel.they can get awful small when your living in them.gary phillips
     
  9. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

    Hollis is right about Ken at GTS - solid guy and I will buy from him again some day!
     

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