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Old 03-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #71
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Kelvin, for what it's worth, about 18 months ago, I picked up a used '09 Tundra extended cab, 5.7 with tow package, 52k miles, for $19,500 in Arlington, I used the '02 Tundra to pull our 25' Excella over 125,000 miles. It still ran and drove like new when I sold it to get the '09.
Kevin... How does the new Tundra tow compared with the 02. Just wondering.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:09 AM   #72
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I really liked my '02 Tundra. I liked the way it rode, drove, and braked when towing. It was very predictable and managable. The engine RPM seemed to be just right for pulling the various grades encountered in towing from doing 70 mph on a flat stretch to going up a steep grade like the west side of Wolf Creek Pass. I could always find a comfort zone for the engine and transmission to work in which provided good gas mileage with minimal stress on the running gear.

The '09 feels bigger, heavier, and is much harder to fine tune the RPM to match the towing loads and speeds. The 6-speed tranny searches more than in the older Tundra. In the '02 Tundra you never forgot there was a trailer behind you but you can forget occasionally with the '09. The '09 has much more power and much better brakes but it requires very focused driving to produce good gas mileage. The "down the road" ride and seating position of the '09 doesn't suit me quite as well as the '02. I do like the engine braking feature of the '09. I have 20's on the '09 with Michelin A/T2's and they ride rougher and are more difficult to find a sweet spot air pressure where they are not harsh, but I like the way they track, the quiet ride, and their very low rate of wear.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #74
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Found a white 2011 F150 SCrew EB 40k miles $25.9k, one owner. Don't know the rear end so I'll have to ask them to send me the axle code off the vehicle. I want at least a 3.55 so that is 19 for non limited slip and H9 for limited slip

I always wonder why people trade in a car so soon. Is it because of mechanical issues?
I will sell you my 2011 F150 XLT SCrew EB with 15,000 miles. It has LimitedSlip 3.55, tow package, heated power back window, heated side mirrors, backup beepers, 18 Michelins. Power seats, Power Pedals, Sync, etc. (all major XLT options groups), White with gray seats 40/20/40 style. Send PM if interested.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #75
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I made my decision and went with a 2010 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5, 39K miles, very clean, 1 owner vehicle Toyota Certified and the transmission shift on the floor vs on the steering console, bed liner. I'm also getting the running boards installed as part of the deal.

I went with the safe route. I've owned Toyota before, never Ford, and the Ecoboost is nice but despite all the testing Ford did we still have to see what happens when real owners reach 100,000 miles or more.

I'm now looking at getting a hard folding or a rolling tonneau cover. I don't think I want a fiberglass shell as there are times I may need to carry a larger item.

Thanks for everyone's comments. They were very helpful in making a decision.

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Very Good Choice. My plans will be to trade the 2011 F150 EB for a 2014 Tundra 5.7. Finally they will have the fold up rear seat, still not really a load flat floor; but close enough for me.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #77
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I have the roll up type, an Access bed cover. I have had 2 of them on 2 different trucks. Idaho snow, ice, below zero weather, then Arizona and Texas 110+ temps don't phase it one bit. Car washes, etc don't penetrate it. Rolls up for entire bed use if needed. I also have a below bed tool box, and on my older 2002 sold truck, I kept my 5th wheel hitch on and was still covered with the Access. The one I have on now is almost 6 years old and just like new.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:28 PM   #78
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With respect to covers, I've had the hard fold Bakflip for almost two years. It leaked from the beginning and gets worse as time goes on. I do like the fact there is no loss of space in the bed. Roll ups consume some bed space. I like the Backflip better than a one piece nonretracting hard tonneau because I can stand in the bed with the segments folded back.

I pack items I carry in the truck bed in plastic totes which keeps them from getting wet. The best accessory I bought for the truck is a Bedrug liner which is soft on the knees and keeps things in the bed from sliding around. The folding step Ford builds into the tailgate of some trims is almost enough reason to buy a Ford truck.

Despite the leaks I like the way the Bakflip operates and allows the entire bed to be used. If I were doing it again I'd probably get the Bakflip again or buy a cab roof height fiberglass cap to provide more storage space.
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Struggled with covers. I wanted a load bearing lid that eliminated the folding I think? (to load rafts, ATV or dirt bikes, so a couple of guys plus load). FYI, Diamondback makes great metal covers. I ended up with a Snugtop XTR with fold down front window and slider that has railing system for cargo etc. Agree totally with BedRug, your knees will love you. My tipping point was needing above the rail storage to bring Shepherds and dog crates and keep the out of the elements. It will make me cringe the first time I need to haul a tree for planting or big BBQ grill, but dogs and storage for generators, perhaps additional sleeping area that doesn't leak sold me. It isn't cheap.

In the folding I'd have to go with the no-leak experience Pap had. A wet covered bed sounds pretty useless except for theft.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:22 PM   #80
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I'm considering the BakFlip VP. No exposed joints, maybe less water intrusion then with exposed joints along with the BedRug mat. I had a camper shell on an S10 for toting around RC model airplanes. It was always hard to get to the back with cargo stored near the tailgate. Also the tonneau won't be as heavy taking away from the payload.

I found this for cargo management
Truck cargo gate bed divider: Msp-04. Bed width range: 56.75" to 60.75" (under the bed rails). SpacePac a GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR PICKUP ENTHUSIASTS! See all seven sizes to select the best fit for your truck. : Amazon.com : Automotive

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With respect to covers, I've had the hard fold Bakflip for almost two years. It leaked from the beginning and gets worse as time goes on. I do like the fact there is no loss of space in the bed. Roll ups consume some bed space. I like the Backflip better than a one piece nonretracting hard tonneau because I can stand in the bed with the segments folded back.

I pack items I carry in the truck bed in plastic totes which keeps them from getting wet. The best accessory I bought for the truck is a Bedrug liner which is soft on the knees and keeps things in the bed from sliding around. The folding step Ford builds into the tailgate of some trims is almost enough reason to buy a Ford truck.

Despite the leaks I like the way the Bakflip operates and allows the entire bed to be used. If I were doing it again I'd probably get the Bakflip again or buy a cab roof height fiberglass cap to provide more storage space.
If you need a bed step or extender check out AMP...their fold down bed step is awesome....I've run their auto side steps and they rock http://www.amp-research.com/
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #82
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I'm considering the BakFlip VP. No exposed joints, maybe less water intrusion then with exposed joints along with the BedRug mat. I had a camper shell on an S10 for toting around RC model airplanes. It was always hard to get to the back with cargo stored near the tailgate. Also the tonneau won't be as heavy taking away from the payload.

I found this for cargo management
Truck cargo gate bed divider: Msp-04. Bed width range: 56.75" to 60.75" (under the bed rails). SpacePac a GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR PICKUP ENTHUSIASTS! See all seven sizes to select the best fit for your truck. : Amazon.com : Automotive

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I purchased the Backflip F1. The leaks are minor but annoying. The rubber does not seal tightly along the sides at the folds. Plus the runoff channel cannot handle heavy downpours when the vehicle is not moving. I like being able to flip it all of the way back and use my truck bed to carry tall items without having to removed cap or hard tonneau. When it comes down to it each type of cover has trade offs.
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I have bakflip and it hasn't leaked yet and I live in the rainy PNW
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I ended up with a Snugtop XTR with fold down front window and slider that has railing system for cargo...

I wanted one of those! Not available on the Ford Super Duty...
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