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Old 12-05-2016, 10:27 PM   #15
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I've had a 2012 tundra since 2012 and have pulled a 25 ft airstream over 50,000 miles down the east coast, up to New Foundland, Alaska and all over the southwest, the US and Canadian Rockies.

Never have I had a problem.going up
Or down mountains. Correct brake setting on the as will greatly extend truck brakes.

Have traveled with friend pulling 34 footer with his 2014 tundra with no problems as well.

Replaced smaller gas tank with a 40+ gallon one giving me 400 mile range.

Now have 78000 miles on truck and she is still humming along. Plan three more
Wbcci caravans before thinking about trading.

You might cost me money with talk like that! So far I have been pretty happy with the rear kitchen layout on my 22 foot 2004 Safari (captured gently used in 2014). But if I knew my 2014 Tundra could pull a 30 footer, I might get the FEVER that most folks get... wanting a BIGGER trailer.

Please tell me the Tundra doesn't do quite as well as you said (its okay to lie to me 'cause I want to believe I have an 8000 mile tow vehicle that isn't ready to tow an considerably bigger rig! <grin>)

My Tundra has the smaller tank, but I carry two metal Geri cans in the truck bed under the Leer topper, so I figure if I need to go the extra miles, I can (although the obvious response would be that with a 38 gallon tank with the same two Geri cans in the back I would be close to 50 gallons). I find that if I go 150 miles at an average of 60 mph on the freeways, I am ready to stop at the 3 hour mark and walk around... check the load, etc.
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:38 PM   #16
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I owned a 2015 Tundra 1794 and I bought a 30' Flying Cloud. After I picked up the trailer and drove it to my garage to store it, I went and traded it in. For one it looked like the back end was in such a squat and it ran that engine hard. Than I looked at payload and was way over, I have a shell on the back, pro pride hitch and no family in the car yet or gear. I went overboard and got a 2016 Ram 3500 Cummins with air suspension, but I no longer have to worry about payload, hills up or down and can travel safe. Just my opinion but don't do it
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:09 AM   #17
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I have been towing with my 2008 TRD SR5 5.7 liter since I bought the truck new in 08. I added Firestone air bags and a 48 gallon gas tank. No issues for over 150000 miles all over the US and Canada. Awesome truck!
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:36 AM   #18
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I tow my '07 safari se 25 ss with my '10 ( 'oh-ten' as I like to say) 5.7l tundra. Salsa red pearl and outlined white letters so it's pretty, and pretty fast. TRD offroad, tow & cold weather pkg, weight distribution hitch (only), plus a tweak here and an upgrade there... But you know these days, it really is hard to get it wrong. Nonetheless, I cant imagine there's another vehicle better suited to tow my 25 ss, all things considered. Respectfully. George 🏁
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:12 PM   #19
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Never even thought to ask if that was possible. Would solve my #1 complaint about our Tundra. Did you do that yourself?
The new Tundra starting 2016 comes with a 38 gallon tank I have no problems as a TV. Highly recommend it
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:57 PM   #20
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Having just traveled for almost 3 months and 11,000 miles, the 38 gallon tank on the 2016 Tundra is great, actually the whole truck was a great TV.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:26 PM   #21
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Tundra is a great "light" truck. We love our Tundra but the problem is restricted payload capacity. We are starting to shop for Ford F250 gasser.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:39 PM   #22
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We have pulled a 25' AS. 60,000 miles with a Tundra 5.7L. This is our fourth Tundra, and we have driven them a total of about 380,000 sum with very high satisfaction. There are certainly other excellent tow rigs, but these are also good as my personal regular transport.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:56 PM   #23
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:31 PM   #24
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Just caught this after shopping for a new Toyota....
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:16 AM   #25
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Google replace gas tank and that should lead you to a company in california who makes and will send to your body person.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:11 PM   #26
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Different engine.

[QUOTE=RMB;1883815]I had a Tundra V-8, 4x4 ...I dont recall the displacement but I think it was a bit less that what you cite..

I towed a 23' International and after a couple of trips though the BC Rockies and Washington / Oregon highways, I dumped it. The engine could not cope with the load. Climbing hills to the Kootney Pass or Siskayous Pass at 3,500+ rpm and 25 mph was nuts.

I traded it for a RAM 1500 with Hemi engine and have never looked back. I can accelerate up the same hills that were a struggle before, even with the interior and the bed of the pickup loaded with equipment.

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Compare apples to apples; the 5.7 I Force has 381 HP and 401 pounds of torque. It pulls like a diesel!


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Old 12-21-2016, 01:28 PM   #27
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We pull our 34 with an 08 Sequoia with 5.7L. It was a bit iffy before we got the WD dialed in just right. But now she pulls like a champ. Payload in the Sequoia is less than the Tundra, but we need to tote people when we are not toting the trailer, so no Tundra for us. Keeping in mind that for every 1lb of payload, I can pull 10lbs in a trailer. So we pack everything in the trailer, and only carry comfort items in the truck.
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:32 PM   #28
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We pull our 34 with an 08 Sequoia with 5.7L. It was a bit iffy before we got the WD dialed in just right. But now she pulls like a champ. Payload in the Sequoia is less than the Tundra, but we need to tote people when we are not toting the trailer, so no Tundra for us. Keeping in mind that for every 1lb of payload, I can pull 10lbs in a trailer. So we pack everything in the trailer, and only carry comfort items in the truck.
I tow a 1975 31' Sovereign fully loaded with all fluids with a 5.7L Toyota Sequoia. I did the same with a 2001 Sequoia that was fine but underpowered at times. I have had no issues with the new set up and love what we have and the power.
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