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I did try taking the truck out of overdrive, but there was still a fair amount of "hunting". It just felt like the truck was always a gear off at roadspeed. Going up through the gears was no issue and the brakes were solid, at least with the small trailer.
It wasn't sag, it was just a feeling of not being rock solid--best way I can describe it. As far as airbags, I am not a believer in airbags. They don't increase the capacity, but rather mask the symptoms of being overloaded/over capacity, which can lead to problems in a hurry.
I also think that Toyota is a bit misleading on the tow capacities. The brochure at a dealership clearly states up to 9100 when properly equipped and references the tow package which seems to imply that it makes it tow ready, but, if you read the manual closely, Toyota states that the factory hitch is only rated for 6k, anything over 5k needs a weight distributing hitch. Some of that might be for legal/liability issues, butmMy other SUV's never had this type of confusion.
Make sure you read the manual carefully if you are planning on towing.