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Test Tow With New Truck

Test Tow With New Truck

Postby sjnuss [OP] » Oct 18 2012, 1:48pm

We hooked up the TT last weekend for a test tow to get everything set and checked out. Towed great! Previously I was towing with an 05 Tacoma which did do the job but the 1500 has a much safer feel to the tow. I do have an integrated brake controller which is very nice. My trailer is a 19' Escape (compete fiberglass shell, made in Canada). Weight as in this photo is about 3,000 lbs, max trailer weight is 4,000 lbs. I will be adding and ARE camper top and Ranch Hand grill guard soon.

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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby StarsnBars » Oct 18 2012, 7:26pm

Nice set-up Steve. That new truck will pull your T.T. with no problems.
What do you have your brake controller set at ? I found 6 on mine was about perfect towing about 8000lb T.T. on mine. You probably are alot less.
Time to get it out and go camping,,, :D
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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby tcarr25 » Oct 18 2012, 7:38pm

You will love the grille guard. I have one on mine and love it.
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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby sjnuss [OP] » Oct 19 2012, 12:24am

Starsnbars-I do have mine set to 6 and it seems to be OK but maybe a little "grabby". When we go out next I will play with it some more. And yes we do have several trips coming up, every other weekend beginning the 1st of next month through the 1st of Dec. Looking forward to getting out.

Tcarr-will be ordering one tomorrow as I plan to get the "hammer tone" finish which has to be custom ordered.
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Postby tcarr25 » Oct 19 2012, 1:33am

Make sure to post pics when you get it I wanna see the hammertone finish. I know mine was supposed to take 6 weeks to get here but the order got lost somewhere so I waited 12 weeks but it was definitely worth it.
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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby sjnuss [OP] » Oct 19 2012, 1:58am

Will do.
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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby RedHorse 823 » Oct 19 2012, 2:04am

That is a nice set up.
You will enjoy it!
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Postby starspangled6.0starspangled6.0 is online! » Oct 19 2012, 2:21am

sjnuss wrote:Starsnbars-I do have mine set to 6 and it seems to be OK but maybe a little "grabby". When we go out next I will play with it some more.



What I'm starting to learn is that my trailer brakes like the setting lower at first, and as they warm up, then they feel great. Otherwise, if I start out too strong, and then they warm up, they'll lock the wheels :shock: .
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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby sjnuss [OP] » Oct 19 2012, 2:25am

Thanks Jon, that's good to know and will keep that in mind as we begin to travel.
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Re: Test Tow With New Truck

Postby cyclepuck » Oct 19 2012, 3:04am

Nice set up! I got my trailer brake on 4 pulling a 8k trailer and it feels just right. But every set up will be a little different.
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