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Old 12-30-2015, 10:46 PM   #1
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2016 Tundra Towing MPG Video

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According to the video the new Tundra has a 38g tank and a integrated brake controller. I'm no liking the looks of the Tundra and this particular color is not for me.

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http://youtu.be/_k5FI3dSyLA
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:21 AM   #2
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Wow, really poor mileage compared to competitors and likely the same relatively low payload figures as well. That will be a tough sell when it comes time to replace our 2008 Tundra.
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3100rpm @ 70mph...no wonder....no thanks.

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I checked the 2016 brochure. Looks like payload numbers are the same or lower than my 2014. Not impressed enough either.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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Looked like it was a pretty level road with no strong winds. There is another video of the Chevy 6.2L pulling the same trailer. FLT registered 10mpg at 70mph.

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I owned a 2007 Tundra and traded it for a new 2012 Tundra. The 07 got better mileage and had a lot better mileage both solo and towing. The 07 was trouble free and it had 121, 000 miles on it when I traded it. The 12 has been trouble free for 70, 000 plus miles except for 3 recalls regarding the e-85 capabilities of the 5.7 litre engine (though I have never used it in the truck). All this said, since 2012, 25 to thirty items have been removed not one helping fuel econemy nor towing capacity. All this being said, as much as the reliability is about the only thing left that might make a person choose one--but I wouldn't choose one to try tow my 25' airstream again--it just feels like it strains too much while it usually gulps fuel. I tried out a 2016, liked the dealer, the truck not so much. There are better choices out there.
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It almost seems Toyota is giving up on the truck market. They are being left behind. Maybe they want to switch the San Antonio plant to cars. Nissan is a little late to the party but at least they are still trying.

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The reports of reliability are as strong as the poor fuel mileage ones.

My 2004 Dodge one ton gets 22-mpg in town lately. 26-27 highway the past year. Towing is 14-16. At 210k have only replaced brakes, batteries, tires, starter and ujoints once.

I could have bought my truck almost twice versus the Tundra just in fuel savings.
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The ram 2500 is on my list for Toyota replacement, but I an concerned about the cost of maintance of a diesel engine. My friend took his ram into our hometown dealer and his first oil change with a couple of filters ran a little over $200. Another friend just spent $6, 500 on fule injector problems on his Chevy diesel. I noticed that your Ram was a manual transmission which would be fine for me but might be a hard sell for my wife. Anyway, just continuing to look at all options, thanks for your response. PS I owned and really liked my 1976 Dodge 2500 gas vehicle that I sold with 90, 000 miles on it, last I knew it was still plowing snow with close to 300, 000 miles on it in Northern Michigan. I necer towed with it, but we used it with a slide in truck camper. Most reliable truck we owned until we went the Tundra route.
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It's the annual cost. The cents per mile equation. Repairs and depreciation are "forgotten" in RVer math.

And a TV doesn't have to be a truck.
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