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Old 06-12-2015, 11:03 PM   #43
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FWIW, the 2016 Tundra is said to be getting a 5.0 Cummins diesel. Allegedly, the Tundra and Titan will share the same engine.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:55 AM   #44
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Toyota owns Hino, so if there will ever be a diesel Tundra, it seems that it would have a Hino 6 cylinder diesel.


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Old 06-13-2015, 09:37 AM   #45
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Toyota owns Hino, so if there will ever be a diesel Tundra, it seems that it would have a Hino 6 cylinder diesel.


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Everything I read on the Toyota Tundra forums all state that that it will be the American made Cummins 5.0L diesel.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:52 AM   #46
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The worst hill on I26 is just past the Columbus nc exit. It's long but you can take it slow, 10 Miles further is the green river bridge. 7% grade up and down. It's short 2 miles each way. That's the worst of it. I40 west is nice and easy. You could take I20 to Birmingham Al and take US78 west to Memphis.
Perfect example of reality. As long as you are within specs payload and towing capacity you should be fine. So what if you have to take hills like this slower.
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We visited the dealer yesterday and have decided on the 25' FC which is expected in the end of the month. We'll see how the Tundra does and keep in mind the idea of upgrading it later. The dealer had heard the same rumors about the 2016 Tundra with the Cummins diesel engine. BTW, Ron at Johns RV in Lexington, SC is just a super guy. It's a family business and he treats people with honesty, integrity, and trust.

Now to decide a route. I'm going to try to use google earth to see what that area of I26 near Columbus, NC looks like. If that doesn't work, I suppose we'll take the I20 through Atlanta, then the 78 up to Memphis; not our 2 favorite cities. Looks like the other option would be I20 to I75 up to I24 then to I40. We'd be grateful for $0.02 from anyone familiar with those routes.
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Everything I read on the Toyota Tundra forums all state that that it will be the American made Cummins 5.0L diesel.
Toyota's gas engines are American made. They are built in West Virginia and Alabama. I believe the Hino diesels are designed for trucks. I too have heard Toyota will be using Cummins diesels in the Tundra. Down the road, if using diesels is successful, Toyota will probably build their own diesel. In any event, a diesel in a Tundra would be interesting. Let's hope it's not a small diesel. Toyota has a bad habit of under-sizing their engines for the first couple of years of any new production model. (<cough>Tacoma, T-100, 4-Runner <cough, cough>)
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We learned our 2006 Tundra performed best with thoughtful use of the transmission. When towing . . .

Never use overdrive.

On normal terrain (most of your trip) put the transmission in 4th gear and leave it there. That would be a 1:1 gear ratio through the transmission, cooler running and most efficient. Never tow above 4th gear, about 2100-2300 rpm is the beginning of it's power range so you won't have the constant shifting up and down on every little grade.

On hills, shift down and slow down as needed to let the engine rev about 3500-4000 rpm. Same down hill. That's very good power and engine braking range without over-speeding the engine.

Don't forget the third element. Good truck, good trailer, good hitch. Get a high quality hitch capable of distributing your trailer hitch weight among the axles of the truck and trailer, set up professionally, and providing excellent sway control or sway elimination. Don't try to "get by" with this setup; it has everything to do with your towing satisfaction.

Travel as lightly as possible, especially until you get the feel of your rig. Then add very carefully only essentials, and keep them (especially heavy items) away from the back of the truck bed and the front of the trailer.
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