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Old 05-14-2014, 06:16 AM   #11
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My Toyota was a great puller and I'm a fan, however, where it fell short for me was the payload and the 26 gallon gas tank. I can't wrap around putting a 26 gallon fuel tank in a truck that is supposed to be designed for towing.

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:40 AM   #12
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Hey, if it can tow the space shuttle it can surely tow your travel trailer! I saw a guy pull a railroad locomotive with his teeth but I don't want to take him on vacation.

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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Tow our White Hawk 28DSBH with our 2012 5.7 Crew Max with no problems. Would not tow anything longer or heavier.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:17 PM   #14
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My Tundra towed very well, however I didn't like it as a daily driver. As Bob mentioned, the small fuel tank was a pain as 9mpg and a 25ish gallon tank and you are looking for a gas station every three hours.

Picked up an F150 Ecoboost and couldn't be happier. Getting 12mpg pulling my x20e, with a 35 gallon tank.

For what it's worth, I loved my Tacoma, was just a little light.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:23 AM   #15
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Grew up in a Ford family and as I got older and developed my own needs and wants, I became a GM family. Astro van, Tahoe, Silverado 1500 and now a Silverado HD Duramax. My point? Its a matter of personal preference and experience. All major brands will get the job done as long as they are matched to the task at hand. You don't need a diesel to pull a hybrid or moderately sized TT which is where your application seems to fall. I'm sure you are fine with the TV you have. The ford eco-boost adds are exactly what they are, promotional ads. Gm has their proof of a superior product as does Dodge. The battle for the title of "Best" TV will go on forever, but in the end it will come down to your own preference. Don't expect an S10 to pull a 36' Outback and you might look pretty silly buying a color coded 3500 dooly to handle your pop-up.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:28 PM   #16
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We (myself, wife + 3 kids) love towing with the Tundra, see signature for particulars. We have done Mammoth Cave, KY (1000 mile round trip) and recently the FL Keys (2000 mile round trip), and several 400-500 mile trips in the books as well.

And I don't really mind the 26 gallon fuel tank, with my crew we have to stop every 2 - 2&1/2 hours anyway. Happy wife and happy kids make daddy a happy camper.

Wish a little more payload, but typically the case with 1/2 tons - simply adjust packing. Good luck, this Tundra owner loves it, fits our needs.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:36 PM   #17
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Love my Tundra. Only towed with it once so far, but very happy with the performance. Just did a 3400 mile round trip to FL (no TT) and truck performed flawlessly and was very comfortable. A larger fuel tank would be nice, but as mentioned by Jayco28BHS, we need to stop every couple of hours anyway, so not a big deal.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:51 PM   #18
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Sorry not a TT but a 5'er.

I tow a super heavy 5'er. Close to 9,300lbs fully loaded. With the weight of that fancy Superglide hitch, plus the 5'er hitch weight, I am way over the Tundra's payload. Not advocating for overloading, but I have taken major precautionary measures to modify my truck with Heavy Duty and the best money can buy upgrades; Suspension, Shocks, Tires & Brakes.

The Tundra doesn't skip a beat. I wouldn't give it up for another TV. Not at least until the nest generation 3/4 ton Diesel Cummins Engine comes out next year.

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I am interested in hearing feedback from those of you who use the 5.7L Tundra (Double Cab or Full Cab) as a TV and their experience (power, stability). In my case, I'd be towing 7,500 max. I like the idea of considering a Toyota (reliability) as my TV but wouldn't want to cut myself short on towing capacity.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:56 PM   #19
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We travel at night often and I'm glad for our range, out in the middle of nowhere with stations 50+ miles apart if they are even open @ 4 a.m. Nice to know you can keep on cruising.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:36 AM   #20
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I love my Tundra. That Ford video is not an apples to apples comparison. Why don't you see them run the same track with an F350? It has the same frame type as the Tundra. Both are heavy haulers, and work very well.

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