Towing a Trailer with a Tundra? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2017, 12:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: In the market
Delaware
Posts: 5
Towing a Trailer with a Tundra?

I have a 2006 Toyota Tundra 2 wheel drive Access Cab 4.6 Liter V6. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what the largest size trailer my truck could tow?
Tourist247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2017, 12:38 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 5,805
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourist247 View Post
I have a 2006 Toyota Tundra 2 wheel drive Access Cab 4.6 Liter V6. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what the largest size trailer my truck could tow?
I would bet your manual will tell you.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2017, 12:43 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: In the market
Delaware
Posts: 5
Unfortunately I bought the truck used and no manual came with it. I am interested in these park model homes for sale. Do you think my Tundra will be powerful enough to tow one?
Tourist247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2017, 01:15 PM   #4
Member
 
jvhretiredatcs's Avatar
 
Name: Gerald
Trailer: Ulta 5th Wheel
AZ
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourist247 View Post
I have a 2006 Toyota Tundra 2 wheel drive Access Cab 4.6 Liter V6. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what the largest size trailer my truck could tow?
According to my manual, I have the exact same truck, it is 4,800 lbs. We tow our 19 ft. Scamp 5th wheel with ease. I hope that helps.
jvhretiredatcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2017, 01:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
DeBreez's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2015 Casita 17SD
Miami, FL
Posts: 171
We have an '02 with the 4.7 V8. Came with the factory towing package (trans cooler and heavy duty alternator, had to add the 7-pin wiring and controller myself.) The towing capacity is 7,200, yours is lower due to the horsepower and torque (not the suspension.)

It does a great job pulling a Casita 17SD, although the best mileage I've gotten so far is about 13 mpg.
__________________
"...I keep blowin' down the road."
2015 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe
2002 Toyota Tundra V8
DeBreez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 5,805
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourist247 View Post
Unfortunately I bought the truck used and no manual came with it. I am interested in these park model homes for sale. Do you think my Tundra will be powerful enough to tow one?
Not a chance you could tow a park model trailer. With them, they are towed to a lot and parked there. They are not meant to be towed about.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 09:30 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Sprinter 'til I buy
Denver, CO
Posts: 944
I searched 2006 Tundra owners manual...

...and got 193,000 results. Suffice it to say that you can get your manual in a pdf file, or in paperback form. The electronic pdf version is probably free. Enjoy.

Looking at the Park homes site, I would guess they are designed to be moved as little as possible. They are pictured without wheels. When moving, you will need a class 8 semi tractor.
Tom 72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 09:38 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
British Columbia
Posts: 7,135
Does a park model even have wheels?
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #9
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 5,805
Registry
Yes they do. They actually qualify to be classified as an RV.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 10:00 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Civilguy's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Escape 21 & Jeep GC 5.7 (Previous 2012 Casita FD17 & 2010 Audi Q5)
Puget Sound, WA
Posts: 1,514
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tourist247 View Post
I have a 2006 Toyota Tundra 2 wheel drive Access Cab 4.6 Liter V6. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what the largest size trailer my truck could tow?
Bob,

This may help. You'd be best to contact Toyota with your VIN to be certain of what your capacities are. Getting a copy of the owner's manual would help too. In order to tow anything, you should really know and understand the payload rating and such too.

http://www.trailerlife.com/wp-conten...Guide-2006.pdf
__________________
~ “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~
Civilguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 10:45 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Virginia
Posts: 11
The towing capacity range for 2006 Tundras is 4800 - 7100 lbs. I did a little research online, and it looks like yours (based on engine type) will tow closer to the 4800 lb limit. Keep in mind, it is not trailer length, but the weight that is important. And it is not what you can tow, it is what you can tow and STOP safely while going downhill. Don't fall for the Toyota truck towing the Space Shuttle (old commercial)! I have a new Tundra and the max I can tow is 9100 lbs, but I would never go right up to the limit.
If it was me, I would have a park model trailer professionally towed to its final destination.
BluebonnetGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 02:06 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: In the market
Delaware
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by jvhretiredatcs View Post
According to my manual, I have the exact same truck, it is 4,800 lbs. We tow our 19 ft. Scamp 5th wheel with ease. I hope that helps.
Awesome! How many miles does your Tundra have? Mine has over 200,000 miles and the only thing I had to replace was the fan that blows air out of the vents in the cab. The engine is still purring like a kitten.

Of course, the day after I bought the truck, I found out it was infested with cockroaches! The scumbag dealer never disclosed this to me! And, of course, I find out about all this WHILE I'm on a date with a female friend of mine. Talk about a story for the grand kids! Three bug bombs and two vacuum cleanings later, the roaches were gone and I haven't had any problems with the truck since! I love Toyotas. I hate scumbag used car dealers though.
Tourist247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 02:18 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
likeair2me's Avatar
 
Name: KAY
Trailer: SCAMP
Missouri
Posts: 376
Registry
Sounds like "Joe's Apartment."
likeair2me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 06:37 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Paul O.'s Avatar
 
Name: Paul
Trailer: '04 Scamp 19D, TV:Tacoma 4.0L 4door, SB
Colorado
Posts: 1,639
I was also thinking if a Tundra could tow the Space Shuttle to its final resting place (a museum), it could tow one of those park homes as well, but you might also need a police escort and the utility folks to move some power lines... I would hire pros to do it.
Paul O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 09:55 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Name: Elliott
Trailer: Bigfoot
Everywhere
Posts: 277
The Tundra can tow a shuttle safely at 2MPH on perfect clean dry flat pavement. Actual safe towing capacity changes pretty dramatically with speed and conditions. If you're planning on keeping it under 10MPH on perfect level pavement, it's probably quite capable of safely towing a park model as long as it's got trailer brakes. If you plan on driving up or down a hill, or on gravel, or at 40MPH... bad idea.
Defenestrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2017, 04:14 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Oliver_Elite2's Avatar
 
Name: OnTheRoadAgain
Trailer: Oliver
Tennessee
Posts: 265
We had a 2002 Tundre that wouldn't have given us a comfortable safety margin so traded for the heavier duty 5.7 2016 Tundra model to pull our Tandem axle Oliver.

Tow a Park Model even with even a 5.7 Tundra?
Uh uh wouldn't even think about it.

Would need at least a 350 class and would be wise to go dually and diesel.
Park Models are meant to be towed as little as possible.
Purchase, buy or rent a lot and stay put.
__________________

| 2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II | 2016 Toyota Tundra |
Oliver_Elite2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2017, 11:27 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Sprinter 'til I buy
Denver, CO
Posts: 944
RE: Post #12, ..."A story for the grand kids"...

..."Talk about a story for the grand kids! Three bug bombs and two vacuum cleanings later, the roaches were gone and I haven't had any problems with the truck since! I love Toyotas."

I guess the date must've gone pretty well, for you to be telling us about grand kids. Good one.
Tom 72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2017, 12:49 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Currently Shopping
NW Wisconsin
Posts: 4,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul O. View Post
I was also thinking if a Tundra could tow the Space Shuttle to its final resting place (a museum), it could tow one of those park homes as well, but you might also need a police escort and the utility folks to move some power lines... I would hire pros to do it.
If I remember correctly didn't they tow the space shuttle with a Tacoma with a 4 cylinder engine ?
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2017, 11:39 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Oliver_Elite2's Avatar
 
Name: OnTheRoadAgain
Trailer: Oliver
Tennessee
Posts: 265
What year is your Tundra? We have left over full shop manuals for a 2002. You may? want to PM me (or not).

Remember always it's not what you can tow. It's what can you STOP safely? We had to upgrade to a 2017 to safely pull and STOP our tandem axle. It has 4 disc brakes. We also have the heavy towing package. We also have the flex axles on our RV, a weight distribution/anti sway Anderson made specifically for our brand. And use a brake controller.

Our 2002 only had 2 rear drum brakes. Smaller engine than this current 2016-17 generation.

Probably a good idea like someone said here to get pros to move it. Yes, the electric and phone lines could be a concern? Certainly needs to be investigated. Wouldn't hurt to have 2 "chase" vehicles to escort you.

Just suggestions. It's really up to you if you think you have a good margin for safety.
__________________

| 2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II | 2016 Toyota Tundra |
Oliver_Elite2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Oliver_Elite2's Avatar
 
Name: OnTheRoadAgain
Trailer: Oliver
Tennessee
Posts: 265
Tundra Forums

You probably will get a more exact answer on the math of towing at the

Tundra Solutions Forum

and there are others too. There is also a Tacoma Forum and some people post on Tundra Solutions their Tacoma specs also.

http://wwww.duckduckgo.com
" Tundra forum "
__________________

| 2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II | 2016 Toyota Tundra |
Oliver_Elite2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tundra Towing Isaac M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 20 07-03-2016 12:00 PM
Towing 21' Bigfoot with 2003 Tundra Frank Burns General Chat 5 05-03-2008 12:03 PM
toyota tundra for towing a bigfoot 3000 tt ? Simon Harris General Chat 7 04-20-2008 11:28 PM
Tundra Bed Cover and Tool Box for Tundra Double Cab Terrance Classified Archives 0 02-02-2006 04:33 PM
Towing with Toyota Tundra Legacy Posts Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10 05-27-2003 11:30 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.