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Old 07-21-2007, 08:11 AM   #15
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We have been very happy with our 2007 Tundra. We got the 5.7 L engine and factory tow package with the weight distributing hitch. When it came time to pick up our AS in North Carolina, the Tundra had no problem getting our 29 foot Ambassador through the mountains back to Illinois.

Our dealer did not provide a brake controller as an option, other dealers may be a bit more aware of towing requirements. Because our garage is small, we did not get the towing mirrors, and have found that good add-on mirrors for the Tundra are not easy to find.

We were very happy with our 2000 Tundra that we traded in, never had any trouble with it at all. There are lots of good choices out there, best of luck.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:41 AM   #16
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You guys with Tundras just got me to check out the new offerings on the web. The truck seems a lighter than one of the US big 3 at around 5300 pounds, but, the engine at 5.7L seems to have what it takes.

It certainly isn't my fathers old Tundra.

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:51 PM   #17
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I tow my 1978 31' with a 2000 Ford Excursion V10. Comfortable as heck to cruise in for many hours, gets 12-14 MPG towing at 60MPH and 16-18 Highway not towing.
Best part is these are available used for great deal.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #18
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hey guy, if you want a true tow vechicle the ford F350 4x4 2006 model is the only choice for a tow vechicle the electrical break is built in and it has a tow gear that takes grades going up and down with no skip in the tow. I'm towing a 34 ft 1000 excella 1988 model, 8900 lbs dry. I am currently cruising from florida to montana using the back roads no interstate. I have nothing but a smile on my face when towing. I got the 2006 F350 used its a 4x4 King Ranch addition and had 18000 miles on it. I got a great deal for only $37000 why the 4x4, hey you have it if you need it
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #19
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tow vehicle for land yacht

Owned a 1974 31' rear bedroom Sovereign. Towed it with a 1987 Suburban 1500 (1/2 ton) with the 350 motor. Seemed to do the job even here in Colorado. Think the weight on the scales was somewhere under 6000 lbs loaded.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:52 AM   #20
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maccamper, What kind of MPG are you getting. I looked in Perry few weeks ago for new tundras pulling 27 footer or bigger to find MPG. I pull with a 92 suburban with 350 and tow package and got only 8.34 MPG towing for 450 miles.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:27 AM   #21
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Hard to beat a 3/4 ton 6L Chevy. It does everything well and runs on E85 if you can find it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:31 AM   #22
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We tow our 74 Sovereign with an F250, but in a gasoline fueled model. Trust me when I say the truck knows the trailer is back there.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:51 AM   #23
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I'll probably get jumped on but I towed my 31' Sovereign 4500 miles last Summer behind my 1/2 ton Nissan Titan. No problems whatsoever.


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I know your post is from April, but Rich Luhr tows his new 30' Safari all over the country with an Armada, which is nothing mor than a Titan with sheet metal where the bed should be. He is happy with it, but has said if he had it to do over again, he would look harder at the Titan, from a "stuff" carrying standpoint.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:01 AM   #24
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Tundra mpg

Frenchbern, I haven't been all that consistent with tracking my mileage, but I can give you some rough numbers. The Tundra has a 6 speed automatic transmission, so I get around 18 or 19 mpg on the highway when not towing.

Of course, driving in central Illinois is like driving on a pool table, very flat. There is a "tow/haul" button that I push which changes the gearing some when I am towing. I think that drops me down to the 14 to 16 mpg range, but Illinois has a 55 mph limit for towing, so I am not going 70 mph down the interstate. Coming through the Smoky Mountains, I got somewhere around 11 or 12 mpg.

Since this is our first trailer, I am still in the "take it easy and play it safe" mode of driving, someone in more of a hurry than I am could get lower mileage numbers. I will be doing a lot of moving and hauling with the truck other than towing the AS, so I was very interested in reliability and comfort. Our previous Tundra (2000) provided both, so I was comfortable with getting the new model. It has worked out well so far.
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