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Old 05-15-2015, 08:56 AM   #29
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Has gotta agree with CentralAir... In fact pulling a 27FB Inbternational I just got rid of a 5.7 Tundra Limited and put it behind a dodge ram 2500. Not that the Trundra would not pull it, just not very well besides the 8 miles per gallon it used going 65 mph. simply did not feel conformable with it. Considering your curb weight empty of that trailer is roughly 8900 and my 27 is 5800 i would certainly do no less than a 3/4 with weight distribution and sway hook up. Then again that is just me.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:35 AM   #30
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Posted this on another thread this morning, and I think it's just a relevant here:

"You can pull any Airstream ever built with VW bug, but at what safety margin, what reliability, what performance level, and what comfort level?

It's something the user has to decide."
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:04 PM   #31
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Has gotta agree with CentralAir... In fact pulling a 27FB Inbternational I just got rid of a 5.7 Tundra Limited and put it behind a dodge ram 2500. Not that the Trundra would not pull it, just not very well besides the 8 miles per gallon it used going 65 mph. simply did not feel conformable with it. Considering your curb weight empty of that trailer is roughly 8900 and my 27 is 5800 i would certainly do no less than a 3/4 with weight distribution and sway hook up. Then again that is just me.

My experience with my Tundra and 30' Classic has been a little more favorable than that. I feel totally comfortable with my rig and have gotten as good as 13 mpg and get 12 mpg regularly. 10 mpg on the low side on a windy day.
Granted, I seldom ever exceed 60 mph. 65 is absolutely top speed for me, and would be top speed even in a 3/4 diesel.
Love my Tundra.
2nd choice, if I felt I had to, would be a GM Duramax/Allison.
The Tundra still has bigger back doors that open wider and more room in the back seat and the Tundra turns tighter, allbeit that may be because it is a 1/2 ton.


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