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VanRIch
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Abita Springs, La
Member since Sep 2007
6140 posts

Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
Guy at the rental place says no, but I'm not sure if he's trying to get me pay the delivery fee or not. Crew Max with the 5.7. Site says the bobcat weighs 7612 lbs, no idea about how much the trailer weighs, but they look heavy as shit, so I'm not sure.
Tundra has a max towing capacity of 9900 lbs, max tongue weight of 990 lbs and gross combined weight rating of 15,680 lbs.


BeerThirty
Red Stick
Member since May 2017
271 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
Make sure you have electronic brakes. I pulled a Cat and it was dicey! The rental joint probably can’t let you tow it, not that they just want you to pay the fee. They have specs that they require for that stuff as well.


Stexas
LSU Fan
SWLA
Member since May 2013
2473 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
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The rental joint probably can’t let you tow it

Liability issues I'm sure.


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Specktricity
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2011
970 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
My rule of thumb is I want a 3/4 ton with electronic brakes for anything over 5K pounds. It may be a bit overkill but you want to be in complete control of that much weight.


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Deep Purple Haze
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Member since Jun 2007
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re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?


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CHEDBALLZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
15838 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
Yes, might not be able to stop it though.


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Bow08tie
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2011
1253 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
Not safely

The weight of equipment plus trailer weight will be at least 10,000 lbs.


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TU Rob
Troy Fan
Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
9401 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
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The rental joint probably can’t let you tow it, not that they just want you to pay the fee. They have specs that they require for that stuff as well.


Yep. Even trailer places like U-Haul. I towed an enclosed trailer of theirs with an old SUV. I was right at the limit, and they let me, but gave me all these precautions about it. I was just towing furniture and other stuff a few miles during a move, and I wouldn't have wanted to take it on the interstate.


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Kingpenm3
McNeese State Fan
Xanadu
Member since Aug 2011
6225 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
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bobcat


are shockingly heavy!


eta: I watched one that I didn't think was that big of a bobcat squat a f250 pretty bad.


This post was edited on 3/2 at 12:00 pm


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hob
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
341 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
Go rent the Home Depot truck.


VanRIch
LSU Fan
Abita Springs, La
Member since Sep 2007
6140 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
They only let you rent a truck with a hitch if you are also renting something towable from them.
This post was edited on 3/2 at 12:30 pm


td1
Member since Oct 2015
303 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
Short answer no. Long answer, get some air bags installed, the proper weight distributing hitch and a brake controller and maybe. In the end it would have been cheaper to rent their truck.


JakeMik
LA-Lafayette Fan
Lafayette,Louisiana
Member since Sep 2012
410 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
How far are you going?


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VanRIch
LSU Fan
Abita Springs, La
Member since Sep 2007
6140 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
I'm only renting it for a day
It's $200 delivery fee to go 9 miles. Was just trying to avoid that but looks like I'll just bite the bullet.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
Here
Member since Jan 2011
51068 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
I've pulled over 10k with an older half ton truck and no trailer brakes before. It's doable but dangerous. would be fine with brakes. Borrow a buddy's truck. I wouldnt be paying that 200 one easy or another.


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celltech1981
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jul 2014
6070 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
My cousin pulls a mini excavator with his tundra just fine.


keakar
Member since Jan 2017
6745 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
yes you can pull it, stopping it is another mater.

if you are careful and act like you are driving on a wet icy road you will be fine, if some jack leg pulls out in front of you then you will not avoid hitting them unless the trailer has its own brakes and even then its a rolling stop.

bobcats are a huge chunk of weight back there


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td1
Member since Oct 2015
303 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
If I was closer I would do it for half!


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td1
Member since Oct 2015
303 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
I would bet it weighs less than a bobcat. They are surprisingly heavier than you would think.

What model bobcat is it?


MWP
Alabama Fan
Kingwood, TX via Monroe, LA
Member since Jul 2013
7619 posts

re: Can my Tundra pull a trailer with a bobcat on the hitch?
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It's $200 delivery fee to go 9 miles.


Unless you are generally set up to haul something that heavy as others have said, it's a shite ton of risk for hitting somebody in those 9 miles for $200.


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