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Old 08-10-2016, 07:08 PM   #1
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Toyota Tundra 1/2 ton tow vehicle

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.

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Old 08-10-2016, 07:13 PM   #2
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What are the towing and payload capacities of the Tundra you're looking at?

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Old 08-10-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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I have a '08 Tundra 5 Ltr V8. Tow a 26' Argosy all over the western U.S.. No problems what so ever.
My Tundra does have the tow package.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:38 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 Tundra with same power plant plus tow pkg and now 77k We tow a 2006 Safari 23 6000 lbs.

If the Tundra has been properly maintained it would probably make a good TV. I'm sold on Toyota reliability. Olgas 2002 Camry has 165k and going strong


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Old 08-10-2016, 08:15 PM   #5
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I've got a 2014 Tundra SR5 Double Cab with 5.7L V8 and 6 speed auto trans with 4.30 rear gears.

It pulls my 1969 25' Airstream Tradewind that weighs 5,000 lbs. loaded with ease.

Depending on the terrain it gets anywhere from 9 mpg to 19 mpg, it's lifetime average mpg is 13.7 mpg.

Oh did I mention this thing is a rocket even with the Tradewind.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:24 PM   #6
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I have the Sequoia version with the 5.7L engine with 155k miles on it and tow a 20' Globetrotter all over Colorado. Best towing gas engine in my mind. That vehicle won't sweat a bit towing my Airstream....but if I pull hard up the steep mountain passes (which it will easily do) it gets thirsty!
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:32 PM   #7
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07 Tundra Limited towing 27 ft Excella. Tows great!
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:58 PM   #8
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2014 Tundra with the big cab and regular bed.

Also a 22 Airstream.

Great combo.

We use an equalizer and experience no sway. Great truck with plenty of room, and plenty of power.

I have the truck as my daily driver, and get about 15 around town (not towing). We got about 12-13 mpg towing to Yellowstone and back this summer.

I think you will be happy with that combination.

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Old 08-11-2016, 11:47 AM   #9
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08 Tundra 5.7 v8 extended cab full bed with tow package, pulling 2005 CCD International. never had a problem and can't imagine trading it... on flat roads, almost easy to forget you're pulling anything. I plan on keeping everybody together!
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:49 AM   #10
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Tundra tow

We tow 28 ft Pendleton with 2015 Tundra 5.7 no problem. Best out there.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:51 AM   #11
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2016 Tundra Crew Cab 5.7L towing a 2016 25 Flying Cloud. In the mountains of Az and Co. No problems.
Ensure you have the tow package and the trans cooler. You may want to get a Scan Guage II to monitor trans temps. Here is the link:

If you do not have the factory tow package, I would recommend an after market trans cooler mounted in front of your radiator.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:54 AM   #12
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2012 Tundra Dbl Cab, 6.5' bed, 5.7, 4x4. Pulling a 23FB with no problems. We go to the mountains every summer. Great trucks, I wouldn't be afraid of one with 200,000 miles, if it's been well maintained.
There is a pretty big Tundra Tow Vehicle thread here on the forum. It's got a lot of good info in it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:58 AM   #13
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I tow my 2013 Classic 30 with a 2007 Tundra.
All I can say is go for it.
I love my truck.
It is the best vehicle I have ever had.
Please watch the million mile Tundra videos on YouTube.
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