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Old 02-18-2015, 10:06 AM   #29
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There seems to be two popular options with upgrading the rear, air bags and Roadmaster helper springs. Both seem to be DIY projects. I don't have either on my Tundra. I've seen a lot of F150 and Tundra forum users install the Roadmasters. The airbag look a good option too.

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Old 02-18-2015, 06:13 PM   #30
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #31
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i have had 2 Tundra's and i had airbags installed on both of them. when you are not towing, you simply decrease the PSI to about 10 and that SUV ride of the truck is there once again. they are made by Firestone and i had them installed by our local tire shop.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:47 PM   #32
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Interesting conversation on the Tundra. If I would replace my old reliable F250 7.3 powerstroke, Tundra would get 1st look. My TV is a daily driver and I wonder about real life mileage? My old diesel does quite well towing or not with simple mods like 5" exhaust. We have had 6 Toyotas of every description and all were amazing ... all 4x4's and performed beyond their listed capabilities. I would expect that in a Tundra.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:46 PM   #33
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Hello atheness. congratulations on your new Flying Cloud!!! We are in a very similar situation. We recently ordered a 2015 Tundra with towing and off road to replace our 2008 Tundra. That was a great truck for towing a 21 foot boat and we loved it but it had the smaller V8. New boy has the 5.7 L because we are just about ready to make a deal on a 2015 25 ft Flying Cloud. Wow. After looking at hundreds of trailers and RV's we fell in love with that one. This is my pre retirement prep.
What hitch have you decided on and why?
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:59 AM   #34
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Very cool. I just closed the deal on am immaculate 2008 5.7 Tundra...many miles but totally cared for. I am leaning toward the Equi-li-zer hitch after much research. Affordable, reliable..at least from the reports from this forum...which I probably would not be as far ahead in this game as I am without..if that makes sense...I'm so excited to be a moving member of the AS community. Now to learn to tow...Yikes
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:33 AM   #35
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:34 AM   #36
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Downside is 15 mpg real world mileage not towing-
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:37 AM   #37
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Interesting conversation on the Tundra. If I would replace my old reliable F250 7.3 powerstroke, Tundra would get 1st look. My TV is a daily driver and I wonder about real life mileage? My old diesel does quite well towing or not with simple mods like 5" exhaust. We have had 6 Toyotas of every description and all were amazing ... all 4x4's and performed beyond their listed capabilities. I would expect that in a Tundra.

first Tundra was the extended cab 4 x 4, TRD, etc. best i ever did was 15 mpg not towing. towing the 10,000# boat and trailer, 9-10 mpg and the transmission would hunt for the correct gear on the slightest rises in the road.

second Tundra was the crew cab, 4x4, TRD, etc. best i ever did was 15 mpg not towing. same as above with the boat, no AS at that point.

air bags were essential as the tongue weight of the boat and trailer sagged the rear of the Tundra.

moved to a Ford F350 superduty, got a great deal, running around town, 17-18 mpg. at a steady 65, not towing 20-21 mpg. towing the boat and trailer 13-14 mpg and the 15' AS 14-15 at highway speeds up to 65.

these are real world numbers from my experience. i don't lead foot it around with any truck, BTW.
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I only get 15 not towing. Towing mpg has ranged from 6 or 7 mpg at 70 mph to 10-13 mpg at 61 mph.
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Hah! I know the feeling about the towing thing. good luck to us both!
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Post #38 is one reason I keep it between 60 and 65 mph besides the GoodYear Marathon ST tires- truck just seems to want to go 61/62-
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Interesting conversation on the Tundra. If I would replace my old reliable F250 7.3 powerstroke, Tundra would get 1st look. My TV is a daily driver and I wonder about real life mileage? My old diesel does quite well towing or not with simple mods like 5" exhaust. We have had 6 Toyotas of every description and all were amazing ... all 4x4's and performed beyond their listed capabilities. I would expect that in a Tundra.
I look at Fuelly.com where people track their fuel mileage for about all vehicles on the road. I started a thread on here titled (5.7 Tundra real world MPG?) that many of the Tundra owners have posted their actual towing, and everyday driving results.
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