Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2019, 09:12 AM   #141
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 23' International
Guilford , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon T. View Post
Congrats!! I'm chomping at the bit for a Tundra as I'm a Toyota fan. Just hoping they update it in 2020 as my wife would prefer not to go to any other brand. Frustrating that Toyota let this model go for so long without a technological update seeing how they are pioneers in electric and reliability. I would love to see some kind of hybrid V8, regenerative braking, 20 miles in electric only, cylinders deactivation etc.
Again congrats! Looks good.
I debated buying a 2019 based on this as well. Will they have a 2020 new generation? I don't know for a fact, but don't think they presented a new Tundra at the Detroit auto show. I'm thinking perhaps not until 2021. Even if they had a new powertrain option, I'm not sure I would want to be a "beta tester". The current 5.7 liter seems well-proven. In any event, I needed to replace the Tacoma and didn't have the option of waiting, but can always trade up in a few years, (after I hit the lotto)!
__________________
Pop & Mimms - because our grandchildren say so
2018 23FB International Serenity "Pimm's Cup"
2019 Tundra
Pimms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2019, 09:47 AM   #142
Rivet Master
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
San Diego , California
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,769
Congratulations and excellent choice. No more performance concerns.

Actually, no more concerns at all as the Tundra (and Toyota's) have proven over time to be as solid as a rock. With durability to last well into latter years. An unpretentious and honest truck.

The 5.7 is a beast with great tractability. If you can keep your foot out of that gas pedal, efficiency is not bad. She gets a bad rap with an elastic powerband as it's all too easy to dip in and suffer MPG consequences.
pteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2019, 09:57 AM   #143
caz
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 30' Flying Cloud
Elgin , Texas
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 67
I send my congratulations as well. Glad our comments here were helpful in making your decision to choose a Tundra.
Caz.
caz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 06:46 PM   #144
Rivet Master
 
TouringDan's Avatar
 
1966 24' Tradewind
1995 34' Excella
Lynchburg , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,989
I love my Tacoma, but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pteck View Post
Congratulations and excellent choice. No more performance concerns.

Actually, no more concerns at all as the Tundra (and Toyota's) have proven over time to be as solid as a rock. With durability to last well into latter years. An unpretentious and honest truck.

The 5.7 is a beast with great tractability. If you can keep your foot out of that gas pedal, efficiency is not bad. She gets a bad rap with an elastic powerband as it's all too easy to dip in and suffer MPG consequences.


I completely agree. My 2008 double cab 2wd 5.7L has been a great TV and I get an honest 13.5 mpg towing our 24í Tradewind with the kayak on top.

My son in law just got a 2018 F150 with the EB 3.5L. The only advantage over mine is slightly more power, not that I need more, the 10 speed transmission and Apple car play. I am quite happy with my Tundra and I expect it will be more reliable than the F 150. Also his payload is about 100 lbs more.

DanClick image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0318.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	311.8 KB
ID:	333358
TouringDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 07:06 PM   #145
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
El cajon , California
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Hello, I had the same problem with my Tacoma, I couldnít see behind me and even with a sway bar any size motor home and all the big trucks would cause the trailer to sway. And, yes it was gutless. Got a Siverado, problem solved. Sooooo much easier when towing. Down side, poor turning radius. It takes a little getting used to.
Cheers,
John
Jrober4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 08:26 PM   #146
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 8,887
I love my Tacoma, but...

Tacoma, plus nice OEM looking tow mirrors that flip up and give me good vision down the side of the AS. ProPride hitch flat eliminated my minor sway issues. Yeah, more horsepower would be nice, but Hey, 22mpg out of a big V6 when not towing is decent. Best part is DW likes Toyotaís, so as long as I keep picking them, sheíll keep paying for them. It tows our 22í 2007 International CCD Ďjust fineí if Iím patient on the big climbs.

Have had and driven Fords, GMC products, etc. Not going back there. Maybe to a Tundra when we travel a lot more
__________________
Rich, KE4GNK/AE, Overkill Engineering Dept.
'The Silver HamShack' ('07 International 22FB CCD 75th Anniversary)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch, Prodigy P2 controller.
2012 shortbed CrewMax 4x4 Toyota Tacoma TV with more antennae on it.
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 02:12 AM   #147
3 Rivet Member
 
2019 23' Flying Cloud
West Sacramento , California
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by TouringDan View Post
I completely agree. My 2008 double cab 2wd 5.7L has been a great TV and I get an honest 13.5 mpg towing our 24í Tradewind with the kayak on top.

My son in law just got a 2018 F150 with the EB 3.5L. The only advantage over mine is slightly more power, not that I need more, the 10 speed transmission and Apple car play. I am quite happy with my Tundra and I expect it will be more reliable than the F 150. Also his payload is about 100 lbs more.

DanAttachment 333358
That looks great.
Brandon T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 06:28 PM   #148
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 23' International
Guilford , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 66
Just home from a 300 mile trip from Ct into the Berkshires, not towing but the brand new Tundra fully loaded. 18+ mpg average. I drive like an old lady, but I did read that the computer will learn your driving patterns and adjust the variable valve timing for best mpg. Iím very happy so far.
__________________
Pop & Mimms - because our grandchildren say so
2018 23FB International Serenity "Pimm's Cup"
2019 Tundra
Pimms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 08:14 PM   #149
Rivet Master
 
2013 20' Flying Cloud
Westerly , Rhode Island
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 651
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jrober4 View Post
Hello, I had the same problem with my Tacoma, I couldnít see behind me and even with a sway bar any size motor home and all the big trucks would cause the trailer to sway. And, yes it was gutless. Got a Siverado, problem solved. Sooooo much easier when towing. Down side, poor turning radius. It takes a little getting used to.
Cheers,
John
What were you towing? I tow an FC20 with my Tacoma and it's rock solid, no sway, but I did spend a bit of time getting my WD set up correctly.
smithcreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 05:34 AM   #150
2020 Globetrotter 25 FBT
 
GettinAway's Avatar

 
2020 25' Globetrotter
Wildwood , Missouri
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,031
I pulled a 19’ Bambi for years with a Tacoma. Went over several passes in CO. Never had any sway issues. I did have a little trouble seeing behind the Bambi, so I added extended mirrors. Tacomas are pretty much bullet proof. It was great in CO because once I disconnected from the Bambi, I had a four wheeler that could go anywhere a Jeep Wrangler could go. We would still have the Bambi if I was a foot shorter.
My avatar pic is from Devils Garden CG in UT. We went out on I-70, and back on highway 50. Lots of passes etc.. No problems pulling with Tacoma.
__________________
2020 25GT FBT
2012 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab, 5.7 4x4
GettinAway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 01:32 PM   #151
Len and Jeanne
 
Len n Jeanne's Avatar
 
2005 16' International CCD
2015 19' Flying Cloud
Creston Valley , British Columbia
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,778
If we still had out 16-footer, we'd probably still have the Tacoma to pull it. No towing problems at all. Plus the cap on the back of the truck greatly expanded our storage capacity.

Because we live in BC and love to camp in the southern Utah canyon country and in the Mojave desert around Death Valley NP, we make some long drives. The Tundra is such a comfortable vehicle for long car trips. For people making long hauls, that comfort counts for something. It's nice to get out at a rest area without feeling like a pretzel or paper clip unfolding.
Len n Jeanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2019, 09:12 AM   #152
1 Rivet Member
 
2019 23' Flying Cloud
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 5
I'm a brand new AS owner...

...I donít even have it home yet.

I have an '07 Tacoma TRD w/ factory tow package. I just bought a 2019 23ft Flying Cloud FB. All my truck specs point to a capable tow vehicle, but after reading the threads, Iím scared to death.

I donít really want to buy a new truck, but itís probably recommended, eh?

Christy
19FlyinCloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 01:36 AM   #153
3 Rivet Member
 
2019 23' Flying Cloud
West Sacramento , California
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19FlyinCloud View Post
...I donít even have it home yet.

I have an '07 Tacoma TRD w/ factory tow package. I just bought a 2019 23ft Flying Cloud FB. All my truck specs point to a capable tow vehicle, but after reading the threads, Iím scared to death.

I donít really want to buy a new truck, but itís probably recommended, eh?

Christy

You don't HAVE to get new. In my research I've found plenty of Tundra for sale at reasonable prices. I'm looking at 2021 as my go to year to purchase a Tundra truck as it's rumored to have a twin turbo V6 in it otherwise I'd have bought one.
A tip if you decide on a used Toyota Tundra. Get the 2016 model year as they come with bigger (30+ gallon) fuel tanks.
As for the Tacoma. Yes, your right up at 100% of it's towing capacity with that AS.
Good luck.
Brandon T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 04:50 AM   #154
New Member
 
2007 25' Safari SS SE
Clarksville , Tennessee
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
I am pulling a 2007 25' Safari with a 2006 Tacoma Off road, v6, towing pkg and 6 spd manual transmission. 213K miles on truck. Still has good compression and drives like new.


I would at least see how the truck performs. You won't win many races up mountain grades, but if you take your time and exercise patience, you will get there. I don't know about automatic transmissions and prefer not to own a vehicle with one. I am skeptical of how the 8 and 10 speed auto transmissions hold up and believe that repair or remove and replace will be very expensive. JMO. Good luck with your new AS.
bruce1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 07:37 AM   #155
Retired Navy Veteran
 
1964 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Warner Robins , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 191
Congratulations on the new AS! Receiving a lot of advice, some of which is conflicting, is challenging to sift thru. I am parked at Top of Georgia AS park, N. Of Helen, GA. About 90 other rigs are at the park this Rally weekend. One Tacoma with a 23 foot. Lesson here, is consider that few ASíers move down from a 23 foot and often move up within a couple of years. Now is a good time to purchase the tow vehicle that will pull your 23 ft and your next one IF you have that desire after using the 23 for a year or two. While you have been advised to look at used, it appears you are purchasing a new AS, which I would never advise someone to do, since there are many trailers changing hands at our park each year which means you can obtain a well maintained and reliable trailer for thousands of dollar less than new. IF you are buying new consider that a 25/26 foot AS will put most Tundras over their payload rating. Many Tundras have a 1200 - 1400 pound payload rating and that gets consumed with example of 800 lb tongue weight, 200 lb topper, 300 lb for driver and pax. Through in 4WD and you will eat up more payload. Despite ALL Tundra owners being over Payload rating for their vehicles, ALL the owners I have had this same conversation have told me they LOVE their Tundras even if they are over payload! A benefit of buying new from some Toyota and other dealers is their lifetime engine and transmission warranties. Finally, I provided my towing weight requirements to a Toyota salesman familiar with towing requirements and he said that Toyota does not manufacture any vehicles that can meet our requirements for a 26 ft and 34 ft AS.
superChop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 09:22 AM   #156
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 23' International
Guilford , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 66
As I am the one that started this thread I will jump in and say that I found my 2016 Taco V6 with tow package not powerful enough for our 23. I traded up to a 2018 Tundra with 36 gallon tank and tow package and couldnít be happier with it. It is night and day difference from the Taco. The Tundra big V8 has been around a long time and I would personally pick that engine over a new model V6 turbo but if Toyota does introduce this I would expect it too would be a good engine after some time goes by.
__________________
Pop & Mimms - because our grandchildren say so
2018 23FB International Serenity "Pimm's Cup"
2019 Tundra
Pimms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2020, 02:37 PM   #157
4 Rivet Member

 
2017 20' Flying Cloud
Williamson County , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 472
Images: 1
As much as I am a GMC fan, I have to admit that a friend of mine has a Tundra with now just over 300,000 miles on it, and he has had zero issues with it. I believe that his only service items have been brakes as expected. I think he still has the original u-joints in fact which I probably would have replaced. That said he does not tow with it, but still a pretty good indication of durability! Regarding Tacoma, probably similar to my Canyon, meaning 20' and under AS is great, but not so great over that.
SYC2Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love Love love my updates & remakes from A & P Vintage! mrsretail6 General Interior Topics 21 07-12-2016 11:20 AM
Will truck I love pull the A/S I Love? Pudentane Full-Timing 55 07-28-2008 04:53 AM
Sure would LOVE LOVE LOVE some help. Muddy Waters Tow Vehicles 44 10-18-2007 09:55 AM
We love airstreams but... fonseca Member Introductions 44 10-01-2007 02:17 PM
Hi all I new, but in love with the Airstream jeannnette Member Introductions 0 05-19-2006 11:42 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.