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Old 10-19-2007, 09:31 PM   #71
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I just got a call from a friend pulling 6500 pounds with his new Tundra...7.8 MPG. With that you cannot go out west without a half dozen gas cans in the back!
Hmmm..That's interesting. I just returned from a 2000 mile round trip journey towing my 8500# AS with my '06 Ford F250 PSD and averaged 13mpg for the trip. All types of driving, freeways, backroads, mountains and flatlands.
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:37 PM   #72
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After seeing that video with the frame flex between the Tundra, Ford and GM, made me think twice even about a GM....but the Tundra was by far the worst. Do a search and take a look at the 2 videos some members posted.

A real eye opener to say the least. If it were me with a Tundra, I'd be hard pressed to want to tow more than a 23' trailer...but that's just me....
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:39 PM   #73
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Hmmm..That's interesting. I just returned from a 2000 mile round trip journey towing my 8500# AS with my '06 Ford F250 PSD and averaged 13mpg for the trip. All types of driving, freeways, backroads, mountains and flatlands.
Same here... back from Branson and did a little bit better than 13.0... 30' Classic at 8700#. Diesel purred like a kitten... well... clanked a bit, too (like a diesel does)...
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:36 PM   #74
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Actually the later 6.0s are quite reliable if you change the filters at the recomended intervals. Most don't. it is not cheap.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:21 PM   #75
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Tundra on cover of Trailer Life

Anyone see the cover of this months Trailer Life Magazine? It shows a 2008 Tundra towing a 28 foot 5th wheel. The overall weight of the trailer is almost 10,000 lbs. The article is very complementary of the towing ability of the Tundra and states that it handled the 28 footer with no issues in mountainaous terrain. I was worried about towing a 25 AS that weighs in at about 3000 lbs less fully loaded. Maybe the 1/2 ton rig is all thats needed after all???
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:26 PM   #76
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new generation 1/2 tons

The 3/4 vs 1/2 ton conventional wisdom is changing with these new trucks. The specs say it well. The 1/2 ton truck market is very competitive now and these trucks are getting a significant amount of new design and engineering. As Ford and Toyota duke it out we win!

With 16,000 lb combined weight rating and 11,000 lb towing capacity they can safely handle most any Airstream rig, while providing a comfortable daily driver as well.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:29 PM   #77
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Fuel Economy:

Here is some data from Consumer Reports. It's about in line with the mileage I get with my Tundra and the 25' Safari in hills or with a headwind. Usually about 10 or 11 mpg overall if 65 mph or less. The truck tows very well, but I think that 8,000 lbs would be the upper end, regardless of it's rating.

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Old 10-30-2007, 11:39 PM   #78
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2007 Tundra

Let me put to rest the question of the Tundra (new 2007 5.7) 1/2 ton ability to pull a 25 ft airstream. I have over 3500 miles including mountain passes.

I am very impressed with the power to pass, the ability to stop in short order. All in al this truck is supperior to my ford f250. Not even in the same ball park. I liked my ford, but I love my Tundra.

Recent trip going north on 580 out ot san jose the traffic came to a sudden stop. Our Tundra and 25 ft streamer stopped on a dime. My wife and I were so supprised at the braking and thanked god and tundra for saving an accident.

I'm a 25 year ford lover. Tundra is the perfect tow vehicle for 25 ft and below period.
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What they do not say there is that is for the gas engines. The F-250 Diesel is noteven in the same league.
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Let me put to rest the question of the Tundra (new 2007 5.7) 1/2 ton ability to pull a 25 ft airstream.
Not to burst your bubble; but that question will NEVER be put to rest...

The perfect tow vehicle?
Doesn't exist....(But GM is working on it).

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[quote=rbkhale]Let me put to rest the question of the Tundra (new 2007 5.7) 1/2 ton ability to pull a 25 ft airstream. I have over 3500 miles including mountain passes.

What was your average gas mileage on your 3,500 trip? What was your average towing speed?
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Consumer Reports Article Tested Diesel 3/4's

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What they do not say there is that is for the gas engines. The F-250 Diesel is noteven in the same league.
Actually that's incorrect. The Consumer Reports article (Sept. '07) tested Diesels in all of the domestic 3/4's. The Tundra beat them all in acceleration with AND without a 7,400 pound trailer in tow.

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Tundra 0-60: 6.7 sec
Ford F250 Turbo Diesel 0-60: 9.8 sec
Chevy 2500 Turbo Diesel 0-60: 8.4 sec
Dodge 2500 Turbo Diesel 0-60: 9.1 sec

Loaded w/ 7,400 pound trailer
Tundra 0-60: 16.1 sec
Ford F250 Turbo Diesel 0-60: 18.9 sec
Chevy 2500 Turbo Diesel 0-60: 17 sec
Dodge 2500 Turbo Diesel 0-60: 18.9 sec

This is NOT to say the Tundra is better at towing heavier loads but simply to correct some earlier posts regarding the Diesels ability to beat the Tundra in accelleration while towing similarly sized loads.

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Old 11-05-2007, 02:31 PM   #83
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The Tundra may be able to out-accelerate an F250 off a light (not by much, though) w/o the Airstream, but it won't towing one. Guaranteed. The F250 turbo diesel absolutely will take you to highway speeds coming off a ramp towing a trailer just like the Toyota truck with a load of potting soil in it's bed...
The Tundra 5.7 can out accelerate an F250 Diesel from 0-60 by 3.1 seconds. That's significant. It can also out accelerate an F250 Diesel from 0-60 while towing a 7,400 pound trailer by 2.8 seconds. Also fairly significant.

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Old 11-05-2007, 03:24 PM   #84
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The Tundra 5.7 can out accelerate an F250 Diesel from 0-60 by 3.1 seconds. That's significant. It can also out accelerate an F250 Diesel from 0-60 while towing a 7,400 pound trailer by 2.8 seconds. Also fairly significant.

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Well that's all fine and dandy for acceleration, lets see some results on a few inclines. How about longivity? And my favorite, cost per mile?
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