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Old 08-11-2016, 12:05 PM   #15
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I had a 2005 Tundra Ext Cab for 10 years, and loved it. Great truck. Purchased a 2012 Sport 22FB in 2013, and the Tundra did fine in flat terrain, but I live in Nevada, where mountain passes are abundant. Worried about engine strain in going over passes, as the limits of the truck were certainly being taxed. Ended up giving my Toyota to my daughter, where it is still going very strong at 125,000 miles, and purchased a 2015 Ford F250 Diesel with Tow Package. I have no regrets. The Ford is a bit overkill, but I have the confidence that I am not harming my engine by towing, and the ability to summit any pass with confidence. Very comfortable ride, and acceptable gas mileage.

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:09 PM   #16
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It do what it do, baby.
Make it happen.

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #17
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Go for it! I have been towing either my "66 Globetrotter, '84 27' Sovereign (recently sold) or '08 23D International CCD with my 2000 Tundra which I've owned since 2002. Never a problem. Best vehicle I've ever owned.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:15 PM   #18
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My 2010 Tundra Crew Cab (Short Bed) 5.7L had no troubles. It towed our 22' Sport like it was a Radio Flyer kiddy wagon. In fact, we tow our 34' Panamerica without a problem!! However, they each have different hitch requirements!!! NOW, prepare yourself for the "warfare" to begin over the merits of 3/4 to 1-ton being a better choice. If you need a everyday driver, anything more than 1/2 ton is only worthwhile IF you have the need. The same for diesel power. Remember too, a lot of places SELL hitches; fewer are experts at setting them up. Take a tour of CanAm RV's site. They are based in London, Ontario CAN. Loads of sound advice. They setup my PanAm hitch. Andy, the owner, comes to the summer Alumapalooza frequently.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:25 PM   #19
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We tow a 25 ft Excella gvw 7400lbs with a 2007 Tundra double cab 5.7 and love it. Spent 4 months out west up and down the Rockies and never had a problem.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:26 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by mcaslaon4449 View Post
We have a new 22' Sport Airstream. We are planning on purchasing a 2007 Toyota Tundra crew cab, full bed, 5.7L, V8 engine with 155k miles as our tow vehicle.
We're wondering if anyone out there has a similar vehicle & how do you like it? Has anyone had any problems with this particular vehicle? We're interested in any feedback you might have.
Thank you.
the 5.7L will pull your 22' with no problems. I Pulled a 25' cross country with no problems. I only moved to 250 diesel after moving to 30' trailer.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:29 PM   #21
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Toyota Tundra 1/2 ton tow vehicle

I have the same engine in a 2015 Tundra and get 13.7 avg mpg pulling a 25-ft AS Classic. I use a Blue Ox hitch. Everything works very well together.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #22
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I use my 2wd 03 Tundra 4.7 L V8 to pull our 2015 22FB Sport with no problem. I switched to a Hensly Cub hitch and have no sway concerns. Mileage on hiles averages 14 mpg. Great truck. Enjoy the adventure.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:24 PM   #23
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We tow our 27' Pendleton with a 5.7L Toyota Tundra & have no problems but our truck has a 39 gal gas tank. I understand some of the older Tundras gave smaller tanks so that could affect your trip planning.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:26 PM   #24
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My 2007 has a 22 (?) gallon tank.
We have to stop quite often for gas.

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Old 08-11-2016, 05:48 PM   #25
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We tow a Sport 22FB with a 2015 Tundra Limited, double cab, 4.30 rear end. 26 gallon gas tank. Range is no more than 300 miles. Not really an issue because it is good to stop for breaks.

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Old 08-11-2016, 05:50 PM   #26
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We have a 2014 Tundra, 5.7 with towing package. We too enjoy the vehicle immensely and with a good hitch it tows our 2015 25' FC nicely. Going downhill on steep grades one has to downshift to keep things feeling in control, for sure.

What I haven't seen in the replies is reference to the payload capacity. We have a 1794 edition which comes with all of the bells and whistles which add to the vehicle's weight, hence reducing the payload capacity of the vehicle. We have mitigated this somewhat by being conscious of what we load in the Tundra and by installing RoadMaster "helper springs" which help with control of a loaded vehicle and presumably with increasing payload.

Having said all of this we carry three kayaks on the roof, and in the bed carry three bikes, a lawn chair, camp stove and associated small propane tank, some water hoses and an outdoor camp kitchen. We are at, or sometimes slightly exceed, the payload ratings of the Tundra. Remember the tongue weight of your trailer is going to be 500+ lbs, I imagine, and that deducts, so to speak, from the payload capacity of your Tundra (Our 25' Airstream has a tongue load of slightly over a 1,000 lbs so you're 500 lbs lighter than us which is great!).

As many folks have stated in the past, most 1/2 tons trucks can pull the Airstreams no problem, it's stopping that's the issue. I agree wholeheartedly and drive very defensively, leaving lots of space between me and the vehicle in front of me. If you are comfortable driving this way then the Tundra can work well.

Again, I really enjoy our Tundra immensely and have no desire or need to change. I also, however, wanted to point out the above caveats.

Enjoy whatever you choose!
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:25 PM   #27
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2008 Tundra Crew Max(with Tk Cap) 4x4, 5.7L towing a 28' (heaviest tongue weight of all airstreams) Airstream with 120,000 miles on the Tundra.. Just returned from a 6,000 mile trip out west. Power was not a problem on the passes and I was pushing max GVWR, but not over GAWR.
You MUST be aware of your payload (or lack there of) which is spelled out for you on the driver's side B pillar. Mine is 1325lbs.
BTW 2007 tundra's and up come standard with 26 gallon fuel tanks. I averaged 10 miles per gallon on my trip and usually do 14-15mpg when not towing.
Your set up will be fine. I am pushing the envelop with 1000lb tongue and a family of four. And it is not a power thing, for me it is a how much I can't load in the bed of my truck thing.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:03 PM   #28
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At first it seemed the truck was struggling to carry all that weight. But once I got the hitch adjusted correctly, the burden shifted off the truck, and now it pulls beautifully. The engine is well matched to that load. The six-speed transmission can always find a comfortable cruising gear on any grade.

I'm very satisfied with Toyota.

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