What brake kits do you offer for our 3rd gen trucks (2018)? I tried a search on your site but none applied?To add to some of the suggestions above.
Tongue weight is an important factor too, usually it's 10% of the trailer weight, but ideally you should have a scale, the heavier the tongue weight is, the more likely it is to cause a sag, which can be dangerous when braking, if your tongue weight is high due to load being at the front of the trailer, you can always get weight distribution hitch.
Another thing we can add is, once you got all that sorted, go for a short drive on quiet roads to get used to the weight.
planning my future build and curious if you had to do it over would you consider the 5.29 gearing over the 4.88? would it kill it too much on the highway at 75 for you or would the added power for towing be worth it?View attachment 11102
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Camped near zion today. The truck does well (255 85r16, Ride rite airbags daystar cradles, 4.88s and big trans cooler). Were based out of Phoenix and love the trailer for stuff close to home base. Weve towed it up to the PNW and Montana a few times and it can be a bit tedious. Ive definitely fantasized about 6.7 cummins on those trips but still prefer having the awesome smaller 4x4 Taco once we arrive. Its a Jayco 195rb with timbren suspension around 4k loaded. Definitely selling it in the next couple years and getting a smaller expo style trailer or 4x4 van.
I think the 255 85r16s and 4.88s are a great combo and probably a little over geard. I would definitely consider the 5.29s with bigger tires. With that said I dont think the 5.29s vs 4.88 would change much for me as far as towing my trailer. At the end of the day its not the weight of the trailer as much as it is the wind resistance at highway speed that just kills it. You may hold 5th a little longer with the 5.29s but as soon as the auto trans jumps down to 3rd gear ( it will lol) those 5.29s will be making the motor rev just that much more.planning my future build and curious if you had to do it over would you consider the 5.29 gearing over the 4.88? would it kill it too much on the highway at 75 for you or would the added power for towing be worth it?
What will you be towing and what's your tire setup?Thanks for the input Devil Driver. The more I read about 5.29 and input I get on them the more I am leaning towards them. I just wanted to make sure it's not overkill and from everything I've heard from people running them they seem to prefer it. I'm sure either way I lean I'll be happy.