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Old 08-17-2020, 07:21 AM   #1
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Micro Minnie 2405 5th Wheel Trucks n' hitches?

Hi there all,

I've just purchased a '20 Toyota Tundra double cab (6.5 ft. bed) 4wd. I really like the 2405RL 5th wheel for my wife and I - we're recently retired - and we are looking to travel and camp.

Question: what are you towing your 2405 with, and what kind of hitches are you running?

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Old 08-20-2020, 08:23 PM   #2
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Chevy with Anderson

We have a 2018 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 with Anderson Ultimate hitch. Works perfectly.
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:38 PM   #3
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Is ATC representative of Air Traffic Control?? If so where from?? Not trying to be creepy, but I just retired, Dec 17. I90 TRACON.
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Old 08-21-2020, 07:10 AM   #4
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Hiya Kitson,

Nice rig and truck! Ain't retirement great?

Nah, not creepy at all. Retired in '16 at 56 - 31 years at Boston Center. I worked my last shift with a headset on, was never a supe or staff puke. I liked working airplanes. Worked in Area E directly abutting NY TRACON. Worked the JFK, EWR, LGA, TEB and HPN rats nest. Loved it!

Time to relax with a camper. I looked at a 2405 the other day. I'm thinking my Toyota Tundra might pull it OK.

Another guy on here (KMG) had a Tundra with Firestone airbags, sway bar, and Anderson Ultimate hitch also. Says it pulled great.

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Old 08-21-2020, 09:37 AM   #5
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Retirement is Great!! Several sites I’ve looked at suggest people are pulling rather easily with regular 1/2 ton trucks. No airbags or other modifications needed. Other than my decreased gas mileage I love pulling with my truck. Trips into Colorado through the mountains gave me no problems.
BTW I went a year prior to 56. Sad day to turn in that headset.
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Old 08-21-2020, 09:52 AM   #6
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Retirement is Great!! Several sites I’ve looked at suggest people are pulling rather easily with regular 1/2 ton trucks. No airbags or other modifications needed. Other than my decreased gas mileage I love pulling with my truck. Trips into Colorado through the mountains gave me no problems.
BTW I went a year prior to 56. Sad day to turn in that headset.
Heh, not too sad.... Retirement is awesome!

Hey, any insights on the trailer good or bad?
My only concern is the apparent lack of storage. That pass through for instance looks a little narrow.
Never trailered a 5er before - my guess is that it's a little easier to maneuver into tight spots.

Thank you brother.

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Running 2405 RL pulling with Diesel Canyon 4X4 Truck

Check out this thread: Micro Minnie 5th Wheel pulled by GMC Canyon (Multi-page thread 1 2)

It has lots of info about our experiences with our setup.

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Old 09-02-2020, 05:39 PM   #8
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Check out this thread: Micro Minnie 5th Wheel pulled by GMC Canyon (Multi-page thread 1 2)

It has lots of info about our experiences with our setup.

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Hi Debbie,

Thank you! That was one of the first threads I saw when I first researching the Micro Minnie fiver. Great stuff. You guys still pulling with the Canyon?

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Tundras are awesome!

If that tundra has the full V8 package, it will pull your new micro-mini like a charm. I have an '08 Tundra with the factory tow package, and I pull a 2018 28RDB Voyage Towable 5th Wheel. It's considerably heavier than your rig. The Tundra with the V8 has a towing capacity of 10,500 pounds, which leaves you a ton of headroom, even if you keep your tanks full all the time.


I also highly recommend the custom hitches made by Jerry at Badger Hitches in Stoughton, WI. They make towing SO much nicer! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Air-Ride-5t...oZdGpXD:dance:



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Hi there all,

I've just purchased a '20 Toyota Tundra double cab (6.5 ft. bed) 4wd. I really like the 2405RL 5th wheel for my wife and I - we're recently retired - and we are looking to travel and camp.

Question: what are you towing your 2405 with, and what kind of hitches are you running?

Thanks!

-Dave
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Old 09-02-2020, 09:32 PM   #10
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If that tundra has the full V8 package, it will pull your new micro-mini like a charm. I have an '08 Tundra with the factory tow package, and I pull a 2018 28RDB Voyage Towable 5th Wheel. It's considerably heavier than your rig. The Tundra with the V8 has a towing capacity of 10,500 pounds, which leaves you a ton of headroom, even if you keep your tanks full all the time.


I also highly recommend the custom hitches made by Jerry at Badger Hitches in Stoughton, WI. They make towing SO much nicer! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Air-Ride-5t...oZdGpXD:dance:
Interesting, the 2405RL fiver has a pin weight of around 1000 pounds. The 2020 Tundra I have has around 1300 lbs. payload capacity, so although the Tundra's "towing" capacity is pretty high, you run out of payload capacity pretty quick, no?

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Interesting, the 2405RL fiver has a pin weight of around 1000 pounds. The 2020 Tundra I have has around 1300 lbs. payload capacity, so although the Tundra's "towing" capacity is pretty high, you run out of payload capacity pretty quick, no?

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Yep. Most trucks hit their payload capacity way before their max tow numbers. Id guess more than half the non-dually trucks you see towing fifth-wheels are over their payload capacity. Hopefully they are well under their axle/tire capacities. Trucks with excess payload tend to be quite tall anymore, which is problematic for the Micro Minnie since it needs to be level when towing (not nose high) due to the torsion axles.
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Yep. Most trucks hit their payload capacity way before their max tow numbers. Id guess more than half the non-dually trucks you see towing fifth-wheels are over their payload capacity. Hopefully they are well under their axle/tire capacities. Trucks with excess payload tend to be quite tall anymore, which is problematic for the Micro Minnie since it needs to be level when towing (not nose high) due to the torsion axles.
Yeah, except for TT's like this Micro Minnie fiver, the idea of "1/2 ton towable" for a 5th wheel trailer is a bit of a myth.

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