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Old 07-15-2015, 02:33 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info. I will go for 19 escape and not worry about anything
Hmm, if i had a Tundra i would seriously consider the 5.0. I tow a 5.0 single axle with a ISUZU D-Max with a 4 cylinder engine and have no problems at all. There is a big difference between max load (in the bed) and pulling numbers.

EG, my ISUZU may only load 800 KG but may pull 3500 KG, in total i can move a trailer of 4300 KG (more or less 9000 pounds) with a pickup that is way smaller then a Tundra.

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Old 07-15-2015, 11:50 PM   #12
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Tundra and Escape 5er

Claude, we're pulling an Escape 21 with a 2012 Tundra Crewmax, and the truck handles its 4300 pounds with ease. Your experience towing a 5er will be similar.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:33 PM   #13
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Those numbers are almost identical to my Ram Hemi, it will pull anything but can carry nothing.
Same truck Same issues "Payload & GVWR" . Assuming 800 to 900 lbs of pin weight ,weight of the 5th wheel hitch ,2 adult passengers and my trucks options , I am at or slightly over the payload capacity and GCVR of my truck. (payload capacity = 1430lbs) I have no weight capacity left for any cargo. We are going to Quincy California to view a 5.0 TA in September.
If my wife decides we're purchasing a new 5.0, I will be buying a new truck capable of safely towing the trailer within its listed limits including additional cargo.
If we can afford a well equipped 5.0 and we can't afford an adequate tow vehicle for the 5.0
then our plans must change. In my way of thinking ,what I want to do and what I should do are often two different things.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:49 PM   #14
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I'm aware of at least one 5.0 TA pulled by a Ram 1500 diesel which has 1350# payload perhaps the pin weight is less than 900, maybe 6-700#?
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:58 PM   #15
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The actual pin weight of mine varies from high 500's to low 700's, at least the 2 times I had it weighed. Add to that the hitch and it's mounting, about 100 for a standard hitch, 150 for a slider.
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Boy, that new 2016 Nissan diesel is looking better every day
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:42 PM   #17
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The actual pin weight of mine varies from high 500's to low 700's, at least the 2 times I had it weighed. Add to that the hitch and it's mounting, about 100 for a standard hitch, 150 for a slider.
I had a Reese Pro Series with the slider, it weighs 150 lbs, add 600 for the pin and you've more than used 50% of your capacity. I switched to the Anderson Ultimate 3200 goose neck hitch, a reduction of 110 lbs and a increase in capacity of 25% in round numbers. And, it tows so much better, no bouncing and banging as was the case with the Reese. I highly recommend the Anderson if you're looking to save on GVWR.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:45 PM   #18
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The actual pin weight of mine varies from high 500's to low 700's, at least the 2 times I had it weighed. Add to that the hitch and it's mounting, about 100 for a standard hitch, 150 for a slider.
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Boy, that new 2016 Nissan diesel is looking better every day
I've had the same thought, and will take a serious look at it for my next truck. But, I want to wear out the RAM first or at least put a few 100K on her.
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Towing w/an extra fuel tank

Okay, along the lines of towing the 5.0TA with the Tundra (which is what we're thinking of getting) - has anyone added an extra fuel tank to theirs? And how would that affect the towing ability? Can one be put in front of the 5th wheel hitch assembly? Or would it be better to put one under the truck?

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Old 07-16-2015, 09:03 PM   #20
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Okay, along the lines of towing the 5.0TA with the Tundra (which is what we're thinking of getting) - has anyone added an extra fuel tank to theirs? And how would that affect the towing ability? Can one be put in front of the 5th wheel hitch assembly? Or would it be better to put one under the truck?

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Not feasible. Gasoline at 8 lbs/gal would lower payload. Would need a fuel pump of the correct pressure , filter and a switching valve. Gas tanks are now regulated by the emission systems. A fuel transfer pump in an auxilllary fuel container would probably be your only option.
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