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Old 12-23-2007, 04:31 PM   #15
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Another Tacoma operator, I tow a '73 25' with a 2000 Tacoma, manual transmission. Have been to Helen Ga through the mountains andhave been quite pleased...13-15 mpg....Reese Dual Cam Hitch seems to work well

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Old 12-23-2007, 06:00 PM   #16
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5.7 ALL the way! Better milage, more power, 6 speed, tow package trans cooler etc) standard with tow switch.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:41 PM   #17
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Don't listen to these guys. What you really need is a Dodge 3500 dualie 4-door long bed with the Cummins turbodiesel making 355hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque. You could then do long smoky burnouts leaving FOUR blackmarks and beat the Tundras in the quarter mile while towing your Airstream while they're empty

OK, so the truck is longer than the trailer....whoopdeeedooo

OK, I'd get the 5.7...IF I were buying Yo-ota.

My Cummins really will smoke the tires off though, and it will chirp when it shifts from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd. TORQUE is what wins

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Old 12-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #18
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I'm in agreement. Go for the 5.7L motor. I have an 07 5.7L Tundra 2wd pulling an 08 22' Safari Sport (4000lbs) and I love having that extra power. You're gonna love that truck!
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:29 PM   #19
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Anyone found suitable towing mirrors for an '06 Tundra?
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:58 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Hwjoe
Anyone found suitable towing mirrors for an '06 Tundra?
I had an 03 Tundra and never found a good towing mirror. I settled for the cheaper strap on ones from camping world which I got for $5 each on sale. I now have an 07 Tundra and love the tow mirrors.


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Old 02-16-2008, 06:11 PM   #21
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Tundra tow mirrors and the 4.7L engine

I enjoyed our 2006 Tundra 4.7L 4x4 towing a 23 foot Safari. Never had a power problem, even climbing paved roads up to 10,000 feet in Western Colorado. I liked the size of the double cab (today's Crew Max), but... have upgraded to the 2008 Tundra 5.7L double cab with the 6.5 foot bed.

Although I find the 2000-2006 Tundras a nice compromise in size between the Tacoma and the 2007+ Tundra, I jumped ship early on my 2006. This Spring we will be towing with a 2008 (really a 2007 with a higher price) for the 5.7L engine, larger all four disc brakes, 6 speed automatic, and higher tow capacity. The 2007+ Tundras seem huge inside the cab! Maybe a bit of a problem on the Rockdocking off the paved road, but I am anxious to test this one out. I expect gas mileage to be better than the 4.7L while towing. Time will tell. I hope to update my experience as we test the limits.

As for the mirror attachments to the 2000-2006 Tundra. Do not waste your money. While pulling my Safari, just a small "twitch" of the steering wheel gives me plenty of lane coverage to the left or a "twitch of the steering wheel" to the right were fine. I was sold on the idea I needed these strapped on mirrors, which were difficult to attach to the curved mirrors, anyways. Took the mirrors back while still in the parking lot for a refund... and never had a problem looking back.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:17 PM   #22
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4.7 or 5.7 Tundra

Have had both pulling a 25 ft ccd. Both pulled ok, but the 2007 5.7 is outstanding. The brakes are great and I often forget I,m pulling a trailer. If you have the extra money power is king.


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