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Old 09-27-2015, 10:08 AM   #29
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I think the payload will be around 1900lbs reading other posts around here. The Chevy HD would have a lot more payload if you go gas but not sure about the 6.0L engine performance and fuel economy with all that weight. A Duramax LT would put you around 2400lbs. The 6.2L requires premium fuel and only has a 26gal fuel tank while the Duramax has 36 gal. I moved from a 2010 Tundra DC 2x4 to a Ram 2500 CC CTD. The payload of the Tundra was 1465 and the Ram is 2089. We decided to move to a 3/4t truck as we are planning extensive travels out west in a couple of years.


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Old 09-27-2015, 10:57 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Chrisy View Post
We just got an EB 27 Getting a vehicle to tow it as had like concerns about The Tundra though I love it. We are Looking at a Silverado 1500 with Max trailering package. 6.2 L 8 speed. Reading this thread I am now concerned about this being enough. Or should we go to the 2500? We have Three Golden retrievers and my wife and I #350. We plan on couple of generators ,kayaks and bikes.So it seems we will get over our max to keep it safe.After all its about control and stopping.Alot of these engines will pull the loads.Do you think thats ok or should we move up?
Chrisy... considering your payload requirements, I'd go straight to a Silverado or Sierra 2500 with Duramax/Allison.

Our payload is similar to yours, possibly slightly heavier. We went with a Sierra Denali HD with Duramax/Allison and are so thrilled with the truck on its own, as well as how wonderfully matched it is to our Airstream. The engine is smooth, powerful, and very quiet. It is a pure pleasure to drive and tow with.

We live in Arizona and often travel through the many mountains ranges in Arizona, the Rockies, & the Sierra Nevada range and the pulling and engine braking performance of this truck with our 30' AS are exceptional.

Our truck's payload (with the full luxury options that the Denali has) is just about 2300#. With a less-fully equipped version, there would probably be a little more payload. 2300# payload meets our needs well, with a little extra buffer payload still on tap. I'm not keen on pushing payloads to the max (or beyond) when towing.

I'm not sure about all the Silverado/Sierra models, but the Denali HD also has 4-wheel disc brakes. We also got 4-wheel drive, which we are very thankful for, as we often find national forest 4WD trails that we can easily handle with the higher ground clearance and 4-wheel drive on tap. We have used 4WD numerous times in the few months that we have had the truck.

At present, we're in the Rockies (Ouray/Telluride, Colorado) and are using the truck in 4WD to access some of the mountain passes here in the Rockies. Magnificent! Getting to many of these awesome places would not be possible without the 4WD capability. And having the Duramax gives plenty of great power, even here at 12,000 feet elevation. Captured these images here yesterday:


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Old 09-27-2015, 02:49 PM   #31
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I'm still towing a 30' with a Tundra.
I have heard the 27' trailers have more tongue weight than the 30'.
I'm nearly maxed out on payload, but it handles fine- plenty of power snd as high as 13 mpg towing-

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Old 09-28-2015, 09:03 AM   #32
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6'.5' vs 8' bed

Originally Posted by nickclifford View Post
hey everyone, I've been looking for a tundra for a while and finally found one on CL, jeez .. seems like every owner has an inflated opinion of what these trucks are worth! Trouble is, the 4wd are rare and don't come up very often.
this guy is willing to "settle" for about $1300.00 more than what i believe it really worth on kbb. ... anyways my question is .. this is a long bed, wondering if I'd regret over a shorter bed? any insights from owners would be most appreciated.
thinking maybe too long as would be pulling at 31' trailer , hows the turning circle compared with shorter bed? and what about parking !!

thx, Nick
The longer truck is better for towing a longer trailer but less maneuverable when unhooked. Less chance for sway under all conditions but especially when going down hill on steep grades which amplifies any sway tendency.

I have a 6.5' bed double cab and a vintage 28' (6000# loaded) which tows great, but, I wouldn't want a longer trailer with that length truck. The front wheels turn the same amount so turn radius is similar but you have to swing wider with the longer truck or risk hitting something with the center overhang (done it in a SOB). When backing the trailer it will take longer to react to steering input and will require a larger turn radius to prevent jackknifing. Your truck is no longer than a 3/4 or 1 ton SOB so I would park out in the lot and walk farther to the store and be happy towing with a longer truck.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:27 PM   #33
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This car is definately capable of towing the trailer. It's not a big deal for it)
Here's an article about it) Tundra towing capacity

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