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Old 11-24-2018, 07:59 PM   #121
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Agree, not a fan of the RAM head. I thought about putting duct tape over the RAM head(s), however the wife said no..,


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If you drive it hard enough, the ram will use its front legs to cover its eyes...problem solved!
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:47 AM   #122
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At least w/the Toyota you can take a heat gun to the decal, I will give you bonus points for that...........


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You can remove the Ramís head with a heat gun also. There are replacement emblems available for that, with a variety of designs and no Ram. Lots of guys remove all the badges except of course the Cummins logo.

I have to say if I wasnít a big 3 guy Iíd consider the Nissan. That is not a bad looking truck and you can get a Cummins in it.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:49 AM   #123
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If you drive it hard enough, the ram will use its front legs to cover its eyes...problem solved!
The more I look at that damn logo the more it looks like something out of a biology book. Wonder whose idea it was to make it 8” tall on the new ones?

Sorry to derail the Toyota thread. I had a ‘72 Corolla btw. 4 cyl manual, got me part way through college.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:51 PM   #124
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I use a 2008 Sequoia Limited to tow my 1989 Limited 34' (GVWR 8900lbs). I towed it from California to NC to Vermont and back last year. It did well except for the MPG (~9) for the trip. The fuel tank is bit small at 28 gallons but I go about 200 miles between stops for safety so it works out fairly well. if you get a tundra they make a larger/aux fuel tank

I bought it used with 145k on it and so far all it's needed were front brakes ($500) and a starter ($1000). Those two items seem to be about all that go out on these trucks or at least from what I have read so far.
I have a P3 brake controller and a Reese Dual Cam Hitch, though I may switch to a fancier hitch like the ProPride P3.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:31 PM   #125
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We tow a 2018 Classic 30 with a Reese Weight Distribution hitch. Truck pulls up and down mountains in western NC with ease. On long trips to South Bend we averaged 10+ MPG at average speed of 60-63 mph..

love the truck and my Tundra has a 30 gal gas tank so I can get good distances pulling the Classic....at last trip we weighed the Classic and it came out to 8740 lbs..

wouldn't trade it
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:59 PM   #126
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I donít have a Tundra, but was quite amazed when this pulled in across from me. The 5th wheel has 4 slides and probably more windage than an Airstream! Click image for larger version

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Old 03-12-2019, 04:01 PM   #127
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I donít have a Tundra, but was quite amazed when this pulled in across from me. The 5th wheel has 4 slides and probably more windage than an Airstream! Attachment 335488
Even as a Tundra fan, I wouldn't attempt that ever. I'd be afraid the rear tires would blow out!
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:00 PM   #128
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Tundra owner here.
I was at Blanco State Park recently and walked up to a campsite that had a modestly sized 5th wheel and a tundra parked in front. I casually looked in the bed to see if the receiver was in there, it was. I then knocked on the door to ask about the setup (pointing out my tundra/Avion combo a several sites away). This guy obviously gets a lot of guff about the setup and promptly launched into a diatribe about how his son is an engineer for Toyota and he knows things the rest of us don’t. He wouldn’t divulge what exactly that was, but he hinted that the famed “triple safety net” was a gross underestimate when applied to the tundra.

I love my Tundra, but don’t think I’d risk a 5th wheel unless it was one of those cute Scamp/Casita style ones. Those are pretty darn cool.

My Avion weighs in at 6,700 with an 850 tongue weight. Truck pulls it beautifully, though I do get to explore the gas stations of our country a bit more than most...

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Old 03-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #129
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thanks for all the feed back. I will go look at the tundra and test drive it. I have a 27FB with a GMC 5.3 truck. It does alright but It has had some repair issues that I was not expecting. My wife has a 08 Highlander that ha not had any problems. I am looking for a very reliable truck not all the whistles and bells
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:22 AM   #130
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2012 double cab 8' bed, 5.7 motor, 2WD, air bags, 4.30 rear and E rated tires. Average 11 MPG towing the 27FB, 18MPG empty. 112,000 trouble free mies so far Been around a good chunk of the country and haven't experienced any power or stopping issues.

For those commenting on poor mileage, not many gassers will do much better towing a 27 footer than 11MPG. As far as old technology with the motor, we had a saying when I was a younger wrench that when hauling a load and expecting longevity, there is no replacement for displacement.

I'm comfortable with the reliability and around town comfort of the Tundra. That isn't to say I wouldn't like to see Toyota up the payload. Mine is rated for 1410#. Plenty for my normal payload when hauling the trailer, but at times I would like to haul the motorcycle with us.

Good luck with your decision on a TV. Can't go much wrong with any of the new half ton on the market today. Does a 3/4 or 1 Ton do a better job? They all will come with larger displacement motors (gas or diesel) and higher load ratings, but a half ton truck will do the job with any airstream as long as specified correctly.
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