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Old 06-10-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Tow Vehicle for Bigfoot Model 25B25RQ

I am looking at a 2007 Bigfoot Model 25B25RQ and would like to know what owners of this trailer are using as a tow vehicle. I have a 2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4x4, with the 5.7 liter engine and a tow package, and I want to make sure it will handle this trailer. Any advice you can provide would be appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Here is a start: Trailer Weights in the Real World

Looks like about 1400# tongue weight and 7800# total weight for BF 25 foot. You can compare that to the Toyota's tow ratings, which appear to be 10,400# max.

http://www.toyota.com/content/ebroch..._ebrochure.pdf
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Check your owners manual for the tow ratings to be absolutely sure.

I think you can tow most anything with that big truck.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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I tow my 2007 25ft. bigfoot with a 2011 tundra 4x4 dble cab with the 5.7 engine, p3 brake controler and reese pro series hitch. I have had no problems with power, braking, or sway. The tundra will run out of payload rather quickly but I have had no issues towing this trailer for about 3000 miles. I consider them to be well matched.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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I am towing my 25 with a Ford F-150 with 5.4 engine. I am well within the towing capacity for this truck, but will probably get an F-250 when I replace it. The guy that sold me the trailer was towing with a Toyota Tundra and said he had no issues with that truck.
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With 1400 pounds of tongue weight, you are at max pay load (1455#). Can't put anything in the bed or a cap without exceeding the limits.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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If I remember correctly, my loaded trailer weight was around 5500 lbs and the tongue weight was around 600 lbs.

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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Here is a start: Trailer Weights in the Real World

Looks like about 1400# tongue weight and 7800# total weight for BF 25 foot. You can compare that to the Toyota's tow ratings, which appear to be 10,400# max.

http://www.toyota.com/content/ebroch..._ebrochure.pdf
you are a bit heavy on the weights


25B25RQ
**Overall Length
ft-in
mtr
25'-6"
7.77
*Overall Height
ft-in
mtr
9'-2"
2.79
Overall Width
ft-in
mtr
8'-4"
2.54
Interior Headroom
ft-in
mtr
6'-4"
1.93
Base Dry Weight
lbs
kg
4750
2155
Average Hitch Weight
lbs
kg
610
277
Axle Weight Rating
lbs
kg
2 x 3500
2 x 1588
GVWR
lbs
kg
7500
3400
Tires
Size: ST225/75R15
Fresh Water
US Gal
litres
45
171
Grey Water
US Gal
litres
45
171
Black Water
US Gal
litres
45
171
LPG Capacity
lbs
litres
2 x 30
2 x 18
Water Heater
US Gal
litres
6
23
Furnace
BTU
16,000
Refrigerator (2 Way)
US Gal
litres
6
169
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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Bill, if you got that info from Bigfoot, I'd trust Frederick's info in the Trailer Weights in the Real World before I'd trust the manufacturer
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:19 AM   #10
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My numbers are from the weigh station a half mile from my house.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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My Bigfoot 25RQ fully loaded (lots of personal belongings, fresh water full, waste tanks empty) weighed 6580 lbs. The tongue weight was 920 lbs. I weighed it both hooked up and unhooked at a truck stop scale. I pull it easily with an F-150 with the "max tow package" I did this post about a year ago:

What a Weight Distributing Hitch Does for a Bigfoot 25

If you get 1400 lbs of tongue weight something is wrong.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #12
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... I'd trust Frederick's info in the Trailer Weights in the Real World before I'd trust the manufacturer
They're not alternate sources of the same information. Bigfoot is telling us what it weighs empty, and Frederick's list shows what one specific owner loaded his up to. Both are useful information, since (as Bruce and Derek have demonstrated), every owner makes different equipment and loading choices.

It would be nice if Bruce and Derek's numbers were added to Frederick's list, so there would be three 25B25's in the list instead of one, showing the range of possibilities.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #13
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I pull the same trailer (04) with a Nissan Titan with tow specs less than what your Tundra offers. I set it up with a Reese SC hitch that includes weight distribution and sway control. A truck scale showed trailer, passengers and truck came in at about 12,300 well below the 15,100 GVW rating. The truck pulls with plenty of power and never any sway. Mileage is around 11. Your Tundra should better these numbers.

When I hooked up the trailer without weight distribution the rear of the truck squatted about 3 inches. I adjusted the head angle of the hitch (increased spring tension) to bring squat into about 1 inch. I then installed air springs to pick up the 1 inch and bring me level. It takes about 40 psi each side. Truck and trailer ride level and secure.

Bigfoot advertizes their weights without anything on them. Mine has a delivery sheet showing the weight of the options, many of these I consider standard. They even added 3 pounds for the mattress! All totaled, the trailer weighed 5,250 lbs from the factory dry. I tow with empty tanks and water heater at a little over 6,000 pounds.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:24 AM   #14
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My 2009 BF25B25RQ is 6500lbs plus with full f/w water tank and gear for 3 months south.....hitch weight is 1200lbs...(have 2x30lbs propane and 2x6v deep cycle batteries on a-frame)....tow with GMC Duramax 3500 4x4 srw long box... Reece WD hitch with 1200lbs bars....carry everything but the kitchen sink in the truck bed with no weight concerns....tows like a dream ( 4 years x 3000 mi plus per round trip)
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