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Old 06-04-2010, 02:13 PM   #169
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I have the towing mirrors on my 07 Tundra and they were a big factor when I upgraded from an 03 Tundra. If you cruse around the Tundra forums, you might find someone who would like to swap mirrors.
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:49 AM   #170
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I just want to add to the Tundra opinions here. I have taken 2 long trips this year, 1 from Dallas to New Orleans, not a direct route to or fro, and another trip around west Texas and New Mexico. I easily pull my 34' Classic Limited with no issues. I averaged 13.2 mpg over 1500 miles in 12 days. I like my Tundra, but to be honest, with the size of the trailer, my next truck will have to give me more confidence. For all of you that are pulling smaller AS trailers, you should be very happy with a Tundra.[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/RJ%20Brooks/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/May%202010[/IMG]
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:41 AM   #171
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steamy1, I bought toyota tow mirrors. You can find aftermarket stuff, but I didn't want any problems with wiring, so I went with genuine toyota parts. It took me 40 minutes to change them out. everything fit nicely
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:57 AM   #172
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Thanks for the info; I will go in that direction.

On a different subject, we like taking our bikes with us, and found a front mounted receiver hitch made by Curt Mfg. that fit perfectly. It is hardly noticable and the Thule bike rack fits right in. It solved the problem of how to carry the bikes.

There have been previous posts about carrying bikes, and this method works great. FYI.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:18 PM   #173
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If you order your Tundra, the dealer can add tow mirrors as a factory installed option. If you choose a Tundra from available stock, the dealer can install the tow mirrors before delivery. This low cost option is well-worth the small cost for wide-body Airstreams (or any other trailer).

If you already own a Tundra, you may be able to find someone to swap mirrors with on www.tundratalk.net or other Tundra owner forums.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:52 PM   #174
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I have a 25' Safari and GVWR around 7300 lbs and have recently upgraded my tow vehicle from a 1998 Ford Expedition (It was a little tired) to a 2010 Tundra 5.7 liter crewmax limited 4X2. Goes up the mountains to Flagstaff AZ like a mountian goat. Cruise a normal highway speeds w/out even breathing hard.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:10 AM   #175
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As an update we just returned from a trip from WI to Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Yellowstone and home again, 5336 miles. The truck did very well, I will say that we pulled the Traveler. I got an average MPG of 11.6 for the trip and run the speed limit (up to 70 MPH) when I pull.

All in all the Tundra did very well on this 4 week trip out west.
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I have a 2008 Double cab, SR5,5.7, 4x4 with the TRD package and am pulling a 2006 28' Safari with a slide-out (7300# empty). Truck has additional 1000 pounds of art show stuff and generator in rear. No problems pulling, have put over 14000+ miles on, we live in Vegas, but most of the art shows are Utah, Colorado above 7000 feet. Tundra is best truck I've every owned. Getting about 11.6 mpg towing at 65 ish., but I did put on a much larger air cleaner. Never use the tow/haul option, didn't seem to make any difference. Will pull Vail pass on I-70 at 45-50, never going above 4000 RPM's. Hope that helps
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Mine is 2007 Limited CM 4X4. I just recently bought 2011 28' INT. I'm picking it up this weekend, but before that I need to mount the brake controller. I bought Prodigy P3 and cannot figure out the best place to mount it. Any ideas? It says it has to be mounted level to the ground. Is that right?
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we have owned (and currently own the '10) two tundras ('08 and '10) and pull our 2008 27' safari like a breeze. love it!
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:09 AM   #179
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I have the 2010 Tundra Crew Max SR5 and I have a 2003 Classic, 30'. The trailer came with a Hensley hitch but the bar was for a F350 Ford and had a 8" drop. I want to use the Hensley, so, would you know what bar I need? I think a 2" drop but without putting the Hensley back on and measuring everything,I'm not sure. I hope someone here has the answer.
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Mine is 2007 Limited CM 4X4. I just recently bought 2011 28' INT. I'm picking it up this weekend, but before that I need to mount the brake controller. I bought Prodigy P3 and cannot figure out the best place to mount it. Any ideas? It says it has to be mounted level to the ground. Is that right?
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I'll post a picture of where I mounted mine later this morning. Mounted it just to the right of the steering column above the tire pressure-set button. Very easy, accessible and out of the way.

I have a 2010 CM.
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Steamy1, how long have you had your Tundra? My wife and I are in the process of looking at new half ton TV 's for towing our 20' Safari SE here in the Colorado mountains, and the Tundra is on the short list. I assume you have had a positive experience with yours in similar conditions to what we would see. What has your towing MPG been in the mountains? Any suggested things/options to look for? Thanks in advance. -Bob-
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:00 AM   #182
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Steamy1, I was thinking the same location. I am looking forward to your pics.
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