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Old 10-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Towing a Scamp 19 ft with a Toyota Tundra

How many people out there tow a Scamp 5th wheel with a Toyota Tundra. I am considering purchasing a 2003 Tundra to tow a Scamp 5th wheel. What are the modifications, if any, that I should consider. Will I have to raise the 5th wheel to clear the truck bed side wall? It measures about 51 1/2 inches to 52 inches. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #2
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I'm also in the market for a new TV and have looked at the older Tundra. Sadly the new Fords, Dodges, & Tundras have very high rail heigths on the beds. The Tocoma is about the only new truck that I have found that I could use without make changes to the axle on the trailer.

My 2006 Chevy P/U has rail heights of 51" at the tail gate, so figure that I can go to 52" without modifing the trailer heigth. I currently have about 10" clearance between the bed rails and the skirt of the forward part of my trailer. I don't want to go any less clearance as there are time that the bed rails and fiberglass are very close.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Hi Steve thanks for getting back with me. Do you have a full size pickup? If so what is the length of the bed? I have my eye on a 2003 Tundra and the bed height is 51" or so. Do not know if this is going to work,but if yours is a regular Scamp fiver with out it being raised this gives me hope.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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We pull with a 2007 Tundra. Scamp put 3" risers to get over the rails.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:47 AM   #5
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Frank I have 3" raise on my axles and it is the 5er deluxe. Mt truck is a 2006 Chevy, V-6, 282hp., and the bed is 6"3" in length. With the old style of Scamp hitch I'm able to slide a 6" table under the hitch and still have room forward of the hitch rail to carry a tote with misc stuff, as well as a couple of folding chairs. I like the bed size, and my hitch is directly over the truck axle.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:18 AM   #6
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A few years back, I had a 19' Deluxe Scamp, which I pulled with a 2003 V8 Toyota Tundra. I have Timbren overloads on the Tundra. The older Scamps had 13" wheels. I changed the wheels to 14" and raised the axle 3". This was one of the best towing combinations I have had.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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I have a 3" lift and 225/75/15's on mine, and it fits my Nissan Titan well.


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Old 10-10-2014, 01:30 PM   #8
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I posted on other threads about how well the combination of the Tacoma and Scamp 19 tows. I think the same would be true for a Ranger, Canyon, Colorado, Frontier, and whatever the Dodge small/mid size was called. The Tundra should be fine, pulling it with a lot of margin. Read the specs carefully, the height of bed and sides matter. There is a number for the minimum distance from the ball to the bumper corner, but if you are within a couple of inches from the rear axle, forward or back, you should be OK.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the Tundra info,but where can I get a three inch lift

Do I have to have it installed at the factory or can I get it done by someone else
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:24 AM   #10
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Of course it can tow a Scamp . It can tow the Space Shuttle ! LOL
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:17 AM   #11
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Do I have to have it installed at the factory or can I get it done by someone else
I don't know but a call to Scamp should get the answer. I imagine they do it or have arrangements with a shop close by.
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I'm sure scamp will, or any competent shop can. It should be 2-4" ahead of the rear axle.


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Hey Jared, glad to see to back....where have you been? I picked up a deck plate for the fresh tank but haven't cut it in yet. Thanks for the info on it. My lower back discs decided to sideline me for a while . But hey, I've got all the parts for it.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:52 PM   #14
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I have a 2010 Scamp 19 that I pull with A 2006 Tundra 4 wh dr, the Scamp has A three inch lift & 15in wheels the distance from the bed rails to the camper is six & seven eights inches, mpg on the Tundra is 14 -16. The camper is level when towing.
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