Originally Posted by Oobray
Well, I just rode in my buddies Tundra with 5.7 and 4.30 gears. It was AWESOME!! We were pulling his tractor. Total trailer weight prob around 6k. It pulled awesome on the highway (flat). The problem is that with my current TT we'll be right at GVWR when fully loaded with family and all. What do you guys think? From everything I've read the tundra sounds like it'll pull it as well as my Yukon XL 8.1 but I don't want to be "illegal" with my GVWR. We also might want to upgrade TT's at some point.
You've made two statements you need to think about
1."The problem is that with my current TT we'll be right at GVWR when fully loaded with family and all."
2."We also might want to upgrade TT's at some point."
Your above two statements tell me that you may want to go ahead and purchase a 3/4 ton truck....make/model, based on possible "future needs". Save some money in the long run and purchase truck that will work for years down the road.
IF you're going to be at GVWR with TT you have NOW, and you're thinking you'll go bigger later, I'd get a bigger truck and already be prepared, and not have to re-think this again...
Heck, for no more than a 350/3500 SRW cost over the price of a 250/2500, I'd go as far as to look at those also. (but at least a 3/4 ton). Just stating from my own learning experiences of having to up grade TV's more often than I needed to years ago if I had just thought it out, I'd saved a lot of money.