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Old 12-17-2018, 03:08 PM   #29
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If you own a Camry you were probably shocked when your brakes went out on your Ford. Things like that just donít happen with a Toyota. We tow a 25 ft Classic without 07 Tundra and it tows like a dream. With 113000 miles some would say itís time for a new truck but Iíll drive this truck until it hits 200000 miles, then Iíll think about it. People can say what they want about ďforeignĒ vehicles but Iíll take my 100% American made Tundra ( built in San Antonio TX) over a Dodge or Chevy built in Mexico. Iíll put up with the less than stellar mpg knowing I am driving a truck that wonít loose its brakes going down the road.
Brake failures happen on all makes and models, domestic and foreign. And I mean domestic and foreign brands, not country where they are assembled.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:15 PM   #30
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When you compare the Sierra or Silverado to the Tundra the only 2 issues that come up are the Payload and Fuel mileage of the Tundra.
The GM twins with the Max Tow and 6.2 L get you the 3.42 rear and payload in the 2000lb range.
The max tow and therefore the 3.42 gears are not available with the Denali or High country and that hasn't changed for 2019.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:52 PM   #31
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Walker77, I don't think you can go wrong with either. You are interested in either a Sierra or a Tundra and it sounds like you are going to test drive both of them. Pick the one you like the best. You will be able to compare all the important data points, consider the looks, feel the ride and then pick the one you like the best.


I am on my second Tundra. Zero problems and plenty of power to pull my 25FB. My cousin has a new GMC and it is very nice as well.


I always find it interesting when you ask to compare A and B and everyone tells you, you should consider C, D, E and F. It just never ends.


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Proven, buy American.
Ford is best for safety. F 150 or F 250.
Foreign are the worst for safety. Safety should be your first concern.

The top Trucks with the highest "made in America" content are a tie. Ford and Toyota at 70%. Main areas are final assembly, engine and transmission source. The Tundra has all three listed as U.S. The ford had the engine coming from Canada.



Take a look: https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/...-for-2015.html
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #32
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Whoops! Got the numbers wrong. I was looking at data from the 2015 year. In 2017 the F-150 indeed did have a higher percentage of American sourced parts at 85%. The Tundra came in second but only had 73.5%.


Tundras are built in New Mexico which is still a part of the United States.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:14 PM   #33
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So we have a 03 F-150 currently with 95k on it. I decided we need a new truck when the brakes went out while towing our 25ft classic. We were coming off the highway when they went out. Only thing that saved us was the brakes on the trailer. That has been the only time that I've really been shook up while pulling. Ended up the hydraulic line running to the rear had been rubbing on the frame all these years and finally broke. Lost all pressure. Peddle went all the way to the floor.



I've really been looking at the 1/2 ton 2018 sierra. I really like the looks of it. And I've towed with my dads 2015 duramax. I fell in love with the built in trailer brake control.



I stopped by the Toyota dealer tonight. The new tundra isn't bad either. And we have had good luck with our Camry.





Anyone tow with both? How does the built in trailer brake compare?


3/4 ton Sierra!
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:15 PM   #34
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We're using a 2017 Sierra Denali with the 6.2.. I think its a great package, we've towed the AS from AR to CA and back; no problems. We averaged 13mpg on the overall trip. This is only a couple less than the diesels and better than the Tundra, as I've read.
IF GMC strikes your interest, I STRONGLY recommend you get a 2018 model. I've looked at the new 2019, and while the tailgate and towing features are a bit better, the truck has LOST 300 lbs of towing capacity. The loss is due to reduced capacity of the axles. My truck has axles rated for 3950, and the 2019 is rated for 3800. Furthermore, the brake controller on my truck is on the upper left, close to the steering wheel, and the newest models put it down on the low side of the center console; that to me is out of site when you really want to activate the trailer brakes. My hitch weight is too much for the 2019 version. Good luck, and again, we're really happy with our GMC!
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:20 PM   #35
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I would stick with the Ford F150. I have ran the numbers on all the 150/1500 series trucks including Ford/GM/Toyota/Dodge AND THE NUMBERS DO NOT LIE. Ford out preforms teh rest. If you purchase the F150 with the total towing package and the EcoBoost 3.5 engine you will not be sorry.
Yes, we totally agree. So do all the people rating trucks. Ford has been the best for a great many years and still is. The EcoBoost is quick and a great engine.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:38 PM   #36
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I chose reliability and longevity.
I have a 2015 Tundra, 5.7, double cab, 6' bed.
I added a Tekconsha P-3 since the cab was wired for a controller, but in 2015 they didn't have it yet. It was plug and play.
I tow a 26U.
My towing mileage runs between 11.5 and 12.
It's my daily driver too.

It comes down to whether you feel best with Toyota, (made in San Antonio) or General Motors, either made in Flint, Mi. or Silao, Mexico depending on the cab).
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Depends whether you want a car with a pickup body or a real truck.

There I said it.
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Proven, buy American.
Ford is best for safety. F 150 or F 250.
Foreign are the worst for safety. Safety should be your first concern.
Tundra: American engineered, American made.
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Brake failures happen on all makes and models, domestic and foreign. And I mean domestic and foreign brands, not country where they are assembled.
You’re right. No make or brand is 100% immune to problems. But you have to play the averages. Tundra= reliability and durability overall
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OK, last post on this, I promise.


I have never liked it when people say things in these threads that are made up or simply not true. I just did exactly that and want to try to set things right.


I said that the Tundra was made in New Mexico when I should have said Texas. Sorry again.


Here is a quote I picked off the internet and well, you all know that anything you read on the internet is true.


The Tundra is now designed in Newport Beach, California, engineered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, its engine is built in Huntsville, Alabama and then the final assembly takes place at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas. You heard right, Texas.Dec 3, 2017
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Depends whether you want a car with a pickup body or a real truck.

There I said it.
You must mean the cutesy Ford with the passenger car based ecoboost motors.

Let me see...EB fitted to Mustang, Focus RS, Lincoln MKC, MKS, Lincoln Contenental,Edge, Fusion, Exploder, Flex... All nice passenger cars.

Toyota's beef filled 5.7L V8 in only fitted to their body on frame trucks.

All kidding aside, the EB motors are great motors. Toyota will follow suit for their next gen. But with Toyota levels of reliability and durability.

I digress, we must be getting off topic. To the OP, what are your priorities? Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the big name trucks these days.
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You must mean the cutesy Ford with the passenger car based ecoboost motors.

Let me see...EB fitted to Mustang, Focus RS, Lincoln MKC, MKS, Lincoln Contenental,Edge, Fusion, Exploder, Flex... All nice passenger cars.

Toyota's beef filled 5.7L V8 in only fitted to their body on frame trucks.

All kidding aside, the EB motors are great motors. Toyota will follow suit for their next gen. But with Toyota levels of reliability and durability.

I digress, we must be getting off topic. To the OP, what are your priorities? Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the big name trucks these days.
Nope, my preference is a 3/4 or 1: ton with a large gas or Diesel engine. Turbocharged little engines belong in my wifeís car. As far as reliability goes there are rows of Toyota late models stacked up right next to the domestic BRANDS at our local pick-a-part which prove once the shine wears off they all break.
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