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Old 02-23-2006, 05:48 PM   #15
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I have a 2000 Tundra. Pulled my 19' Bambi with no effort. However, it struggles with my new 25' Safari. The hill counrty of Texas gives the Tundra all that it can take. Love the Tundra but it is weak with 25 foot or larger trailer.
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:13 PM   #16
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Has anyone read if Toyota is going to put extendable mirrors on the 07 Tundra. I love my 03, hate the mirrors!
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:11 PM   #17
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No diesel no Tundra!

Azflycaster has got the other missing/unknown component pegged. Minimum TV specs for me are diesel, hitch receiver and real towing mirrors (as part of the tow package). Oh heck lets go nuts and demand a brake controller too. Having said all that I hope Toyota does it. I would consider a Tundra again if it towed with the MPG my Duramax delivers.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #18
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Thumbs down Titan -- 22-24 ft. max!

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Still gathering info as I have a month or so left on my lease. .... I want to keep the options open if i do get a trailer later. Maybe the Nissan Titan?
I have responded to many Nissan Titan/Armada/Pathfinder threads. I was the original Titan owner on the Forums, beginning in Dec '03 just as they were released. (much more detail out there if you use search) Tow capacity sounds awesome, but the max payload with a 4X4 is lucky to exceed 1300-1400 pounds (depending on trim line and some other variables). I could hardly consider my Argosy's tongue weight and a truck cap and the 2 people/2 dogs without exceeding the max payload! Other reasons caused me to upgrade to the Safari but we ended up trading the Titan for a Duramax.

The Titan powertrain is up to the task but I have to say I had difficulty once keeping the tranny temp gauge out of the red -- in 30 degree weather!!!!

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:39 PM   #19
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Since the '03 Titan/ Armada came out, Nissan has switched to a finned aluminum plate instead of the steel one used earlier. It provides better cooling by various reports I've read. Apparently several of this forum's members use Titans and Armadas as well and like it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:46 PM   #20
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We've been pulling a 29ft 92 A/S with a 2001 3/4 ton Tundra V8 for about 4 years. It has pulled the TT wherever we wanted to go without any problems. We get 10-11mpg. I will admit, it is not quite as effortless as when we pulled it with the Ford dually 350 7.3 powerstroke diesel. However, the repairs are certainly less numerous and less expensive with the Toyota vs the 350. I have an 06 Land Cruiser but I won't let my husband hitch the A/S to it yet - maybe next year (but probably not). We'll be looking at the 1 ton 08 Tundra due to Toyota reliability.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:57 AM   #21
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Well that 9000 lb tow rating on the Nissan Titan might be a stretch huh?
I would like to hear from some Titan owb=ners, so i think i will start a new thread. Thanks all...this is good readng.
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:45 PM   #22
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I was at my Toyota dealer today to have my lower ball joints replaced (recall) on my 03 Tundra. The sales manager does not expect to see an 07 untill the 4th quarter this year.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:14 PM   #23
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Anyone know what the price range might be around.I am thinking in the close to 40+.Hopefully it wont be that high.I really do not want to spend the money.I will only be usiing it for mostly towing the Airstream and that is it.It would last a veerrryyy long time though.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:42 PM   #24
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Need a Deisel

We have towed a 38' SOb since 96 with a chevy 3/4 turbo deisel. Great power and MPG. now we have a deisel AS MH our son is pulling the SOB wth a 3/4 Dodge and he is happy with MPG and power. Deisel is costlier per gal now but we have found that we get better MPG than our friends that have gas pickups. The Dodge has really proven to us that it is top of the line on fuel and price to operate.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:52 AM   #25
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Devoman, the issue is not that the Tundra may or may not be able to tow a 25' or larger coach, the issue is that there isn't a lot of solid info to go by. If you need a vehicle now (btw, I pm'd you about your current combo), you should look for more conventional tow vehicles unless you want to wait to see what Toyota comes out with. I will say that with a 25' widebody coach that could have a wet weight of 7000lbs, passengers, cargo, fuel, etc, you are right in the 3/4 ton crosshairs.

Not that I am suggesting you do what I did, but I love our '04 Suburban (3/4 ton 6.0L 4.10s) towing our 25' Safari. I know it doesn't have the upgraded interior that the new models have or will have, but tows the Safari very well. No overheating issues, LOTS of room, 11-13mpg towing, and I hardly know the Safari is back there, it's that solid. It's totally effortless, even in higher wind conditions due mostly to the wheelbase. You can pick up a used one for between 25k and 33k (compared to the 52k new list price, 42k after all those rebates). There are other great vehicles out there too, just make sure that what you look closely. I know lots of dealers and manufacs put some real big tow numbers out there, the Titan was one of those vehicles, but after you do the math and read the facts, you find what the reality is. To date, the only tow ratings I'd be inclined to trust would be GM, Ford and Dodge (in that order). I've found very little but funny math and empty add ons that make the ratings of others totally reliable. Again, this is not to say the others are not good vehicles, they are, but most of them don't have what it takes. Pretty package, no meat in most cases. Our Burb isn't pretty, but it's got what it takes. No funny gearing, etc. Just 3/4 ton drivetrain.
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I will be waiting to see what they have here soon on the Tundra.I know I will get a great deal and I am not worried if I do end up getting a Tundra but there are other options I will be looking at before I get one.I just want to make sure I get the right vehicle for the Airstream and a comfortable ride with the bells and whistles for the family.I am not saying I am already sticking to the Tundra though but when I here the reviews and if they are good ones,Then I will see if it is the right one for me.You never know....I might just convert to an American vehicle for the first time.
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I might just convert to an American vehicle for the first time.
You mean third time? You've owned two American made Airstreams (Recreational Vehicle) already.
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Right on!!!!!

OOPS...I forgot about the Airstreams.
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