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Old 11-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #29
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Not towing: 12.5 - 13.5 mph
Towing 2009 International 27'FB
Relatively flat ground: 10.5 - 12.0 mpg
Mixed mountains and flat ground: 10.0 - 11.5 mpg
Mostly mountains: 9.5 - 10.0

I usually tow at 60-67 mph, but I think I have a heavy right foot when not towing.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:30 AM   #30
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How is the f150

Hello all , are the new f150's better on milage? Do I need 4wd?
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #31
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I assume you mean the F150 EcoBoost. There's a long thread on that engine—try the search function with "EcoBoost" and it may show up. Anyway, owners of that truck report mileage not towing in the low to mid 20's if I recall correctly. Towing, however, seems to be about the same as the other 1/2 trucks with a normally aspirated V8 gas engine. The EB has two turbos and is a V6. GM has come out with a turbo V6 for 2014 Chevys and GMC's and I suspect mileage will be similar to the Ford. As I noted above, the Tundra can be bought with the small V8 and a supercharger and may get mileage similar to the EB, but there's not a lot of info about that.

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Old 09-13-2014, 04:38 AM   #32
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15 mpg empty
10-12 mpg towing depending on wind
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #33
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Thanks for all the replies on fuel mileage for the Tundra. I recently moved a step closer to the Tundra by selling my 2007 Tacoma to a private party. Had the Tacoma 4 1/2 years, more than doubled the miles on the odometer, and sold it for the same exact price I paid for it. Now until I find my Tundra, I'm stuck with using my daily driver 2000 Tacoma to move the Airstream when mowing the lawn.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:04 PM   #34
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If you are not using the trailer very often, maybe you could rent a big truck or SUV to tow it and wait until some better mileage vehicles are available. They just did a major makeover of the Tundra, but did nothing about fuel mileage. Our '07 Tundra is a great truck, but the mileage is poor.

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Old 09-17-2014, 08:54 PM   #35
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The 2014 has a few interior and exterior styling changes, but the drive train/power train is the same.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:30 PM   #36
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When I was pulling the 2006 23' Safari with the 4.7L 2006 Tundra Double Cab we did not lack power nor had a problem pulling in higher elevations... 4,500 to 9,000 feet. When the 5.7L Tundra was introduced in 2007, I waited until the second year of production to buy. The first year there were some cam shaft problems... and the 2006 was doing fine. It also sold quickly on Craigs List.

Bought the 2008 Tundra Double Cab. Better gas mileage than the 2006 4.6L.. Turning radius with the 2008 was also better. Don't get me wrong, both were wonderful trucks. The surprise was the better gas mileage with the 5.7L and heavier truck. Both Tundras were experiencing the same range of tow miles per gallon and not towing. The 5.7L probably 10% better...l Wyoming tail or head wind can increase or decrease expected mileage... radically!!!

Now with a 2012 5.7L Tundra Crew Max with 31,000 miles as the "official" tow vehicle.

For a record miles per gallon:
Driving from the Buffalo Bill Reservoir campground and heading east to Cody, Wyoming our 2012 Tundra Crew Max, 4x4, shell pulling a 25 foot International, full camping supplies, water.... 60 miles per gallon! Yes 60mpg. I believe this is the highest reading that a Tundra can get on the automatic calculator.

Once we entered Cody and passed the Buffalo Bill Museum... 47.5 miles per gallon! I kid you not.

Once we were back onto I-25 heading to Casper, Wyoming... 11 to 12mpg.

I believe I have the highest Airstream Record for towing with any kind of gasoline operated vehicle... as of this post. I could not exceed 60mpg, so suspect that is as high as this unit can calculate. The engine was running, truck was in gear, RPM probably at an idle... and the trailer was still in the rear view mirrors!

Oh, for those of you who are non believers of this feat... the Buffalo Bill Reservoir campground is maybe 2,500 feet higher than Cody, this I have not checked out... might be the important bit of information left out of this conversation is the DROP in elevation helps round out your mpg for future posts.

Those of you who want to at least TIE for this remarkable mileage, towing with a Tundra or even a Harley motorcycle... read my post in Boondocking in Wyoming and the latest was the Cody, Wyoming record breaking Airstream tow... EVER. If I can do it... so can you.

So, you keep your Ford F250 6.2L and 6.6L, Dodges, Chevrolets, Go Carts, Mac Trucks... this record is for a Toyota Tundra 5.7L!

60 miles per gallon pulling a 2014 Airstream 25'... it has to be the thin air.
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I love my 2008 Tundra 5.7L and I have never complained about the fuel economy. Now I have gotten a 16 mpg on one towing trip, but generally get 13.5 mpg towing (gently) our 5,000 lb Tradewind. 60 mpg, yikes. Just goes to show what gravity and judicious use of the trip computer can do.

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It seems everyone gets somewhere close to 12 mpg towing with the 5.7...myself included. Hard to believe that my 1984 Ford Bronco averaged the same mileage NOT towing anything.
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And you really don't notice the trailer being there when accelerating or braking normally. You realize you weigh 14,400# when someone cuts you off in traffic, though. It don't stop on a dime in a panic situation, but it does respond well to evasive maneuvers.
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I am looking at a Sequoia, which I believe is a SUV on the Tundra chassis. Do these MPG stay the same? Thanks
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I am looking at a Sequoia, which I believe is a SUV on the Tundra chassis. Do these MPG stay the same? Thanks
Toyota Indiana (TMMI) assembles the Sequoia and a model of Tundra. The V8 engine is assembled in Alabama (TMMAL) for both the Sequoia and all models of Tundra, Indiana or Texas.

Here's an interesting picture at the Toyota site, complete with Airstream
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:26 PM   #42
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I have a 2011 Sequoia with the smaller 4.7l and a 25fb. This summer we went out west: 3,300 miles in a variety of terrain and wind. We averaged right at 12mpg. Some of those miles were not towing miles.


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