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Old 08-25-2016, 05:35 AM   #71
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"The GM 6.2 gas is rated at maybe 425 hp and 425 ft. lbs. of torque."

420hp and 460 torque. Geez guys, it would take 2 seconds to google this stuff. Again, I'm a stickler for accuracy and facts and figgers.

That's why I said maybe-
Too lazy to Google at the moment-
My point was that on paper the GM has more horsepower and torque, but in real life my Tundra feels stronger.


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Old 08-25-2016, 05:45 AM   #72
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Toyota Tundra 1/2 ton tow vehicle

Like rmkrum and GettinAway, I don't foresee me buying anything but a Toyota.
I occasionally think about a Lexus or Honda, but nah, I'll stick with Toyotas. The dealer is closer and they cost a little less than Lexus or Honda.
Maybe I would choose a CR-V over a RAV4 or an Odyssey over a Sienna, but I'm not sure. The Odyssey costs $2,000 more than the Sienna.
But as far as pickups go, Toyota every time.
My other car is an Avalon.
My other other car is a Nissan Pathfinder.
Having owned both Toyota and Nissan I can say Toyota is better.
Toyota is better than any other car I've owned, even Mazda back in the day, which was a very good, economical, long lasting, dependable/reliable vehicle that I wish I still had.
Toyota in my experience has been better than any GM- Buick, Chevy, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac- Ford, Nissan, Mazda, or Volkswagen.
I just have never had a Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge/Jeep or Lincoln/Mercury or Subaru. It never even crossed my mind to own one of those or visit their dealer for a test drive.
Not that it would be hard to get me out of a Toyota- it would be nearly impossible.


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Wow this thing became a love fest from those with Toyota beer googles.

To the OP yes that used Toyota sounds like a good pick for your AS. Especially if reliability is tops in buying choice and fuel economy is not so much. Some on this forum get overly zealous on the payload thing. More importantly get a no sway weight distribution hitch and scale it to get your load dispersed paying attention to not exceed your axle ratings. If you can't find your axle ratings Toyota care or whatever they call it can tell you. Beyond that if you are not over axle ratings air bags can also make your towing hauling stability etc even better. Happy Streaming.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:41 AM   #74
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Beer googles?
Don't know what that is, but I love my Toyotas.


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Old 08-26-2016, 06:54 AM   #76
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I don't know what googles are...
Internet searches?
Maybe goggles?
Don't drink...
Don't go to bars...
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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 Toyota has the capacity for towing the 22 sport. Just make sure it has the tow package. I am concerned about 155K. Get it inspected and ask questions about what it was used for. The Toyota is not a heavy duty truck and the payload is just a little over 1200 pounds.
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Where do you get 1,200 lbs. payload?
I'm thinking more like 1,550.
Google says 1,555.
Still a 1/2 ton, but a 1/2 ton with 10,400# towing capacity, albeit by the time you add tongue weight, passengers and fuel you are there.
The truck doesn't seem to know or care. The truck seems to like it.
I wouldn't sweat the 155,000 miles part, either.
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10000 pounds towing and 1500 payload is enough to tow any Airstream, provided you don't want to also bring the in-laws, a motorcycle and luggage for a month. Then you might exceed those numbers.
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We had a '02 Tacoma and '06 Tundra. The reliability was good, only a leaking crankshaft seal on the Tundra. My concerns were severe frame corrosion on both in our rust belt state, and fuel usage of the 4.7 Tundra V8. I think Toyota was aware of the corrosion issue and even replaced some Tacoma frames, we had a letter for a frame inspection from them. We eventually traded both for different brands which also have been very reliable.
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My 2010 Tundra 2x4 Double Cab SR5 only had 1465lbs of payload according to the door sticker. My tongue weight is almost 1200lbs on my Classic 25fb with weekend camping load. The payload didn't leave much room for passenger and cargo in the bed. I didn't like how the brakes performed coming downhill on western hills, they would start vibrating when having to slow down on steep long downgrades despite manually shifting down. My add on brake controller was mounted too far down to activate manual trailer brake control comfortably while driving and the Prodigy 2 was sensitive and I could easily lock the trailer brakes with just a minor adjustment which scared me. This was the main reason I switched to a 3/4T truck and eventually went with the Ram 2500 Cummins package. The integrated brake controller provides better adjustments, the exhaust brake works well on hills and the tow haul works better than the Tundra's. We liked the Tundra and it had good power but felt it wasn't as good a tow vehicle as we initially thought after traveling out West last year to Utah and back.

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We had a '02 Tacoma and '06 Tundra. The reliability was good, only a leaking crankshaft seal on the Tundra. My concerns were severe frame corrosion on both in our rust belt state, and fuel usage of the 4.7 Tundra V8. I think Toyota was aware of the corrosion issue and even replaced some Tacoma frames, we had a letter for a frame inspection from them. We eventually traded both for different brands which also have been very reliable.
Do other brands hold up better as far as rust?
Here in Mississippi rust is not an issue.
The underside of my 1999 looks as new.
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Yeah goggles lol. 22 foot you don't need much power and shouldn't be close to axle ratings. Unless he is trying to put a golf cart four wheeler Harley or something of that nature in the bed. He didn't mention that so its highly unlikely. Tongue weight and payload are somewhat useful before you buy the trailer and or truck to get an idea that you are in the ball park. Once you have trailer and truck they are useless numbers as to do it right you are going to a scale. To tow that safely & easily with pretty much any "1/2 ton" series truck his primary concern should be a good hitch set up properly using a scale. Ideally a no sway WDH.

Hony, Almost 10,000 posts? You need something to do. You went from being an asset with info to the OP to a nuisance with propaganda. How many times are you going to post that vid in this same thread. Yes we get you are in love with Toyota. Toyota builds a good truck. Newsflash they are not the only one.

A HD seems like overkill for this little trailer especially when not towing but their are some pros & cons. Good points on inspecting for frame corrosion and wanting to know how the truck was used and maybe more importantly maintained.
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