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Old 02-07-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Those who tow with a Toyota Tundra

To those who tow with a Toyota Tundra:

What Jayco travel trailer do you tow?

What are your experiences with it?

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Old 02-07-2016, 07:12 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by rabontte View Post
To those who tow with a Toyota Tundra:

What Jayco travel trailer do you tow?

What are your experiences with it?
My dad tows a 23' Dutchman Kodiak with a 2012 Tundra. The trailer weighs 5,000lbs and he has no issues other than really poor fuel economy and the small fuel tank. He gets 6-8mpg and it only has a 24 gallon tank so he tells me that he always has to carefully plan his refueling stops.

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Old 02-07-2016, 07:40 PM   #3
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Used to tow a Jayco 26BH with 2007 Tundra w/ the smaller 4.7L V8. I also recall it being quite thirsty when towing. With or without a trailer, it was still the most comfortable ride of any truck I've ever owned, though.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #4
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I tow an x213 with a tacoma. Most of my towing is above 4k feet and the taco pulls fine until we get into the passes where it'll slow to 45-50mph. It is thirsty when towing...average about 10mpg.

I imagine the tundra would be similar in performance up to it's towing capacity.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:01 AM   #5
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I towed a 27RLS with my Tundra. It is the 5.7 V8, double cab. I tow mostly in the mountains and get 10mpg, when towing in flatter area it will be a mile or two better. I typically tow about 60mph, which gives me the best mileage and have never had a problem even in the mountains maintaining speed. Yes it will obviously downshift when going up hills. I love the truck, use the "manual" part of my 6 speed auto when going downhill so I don't have to rely on the brakes as much. My tank is 26.4 gal and to be honest, by the time I need gas I'm more than ready to stretch my legs, plus, being retired there is no where I need to get to that fast. I would buy this truck and TT combo again. The truck is very comfortable to ride/drive and tow with.
Towing capacity is 10,100 lbs and load capacity is 1548 (per yellow sticker). I am way below that since it's only my wife and myself. We load little in the back of the truck other than some blocks for under the jacks, tools and chocks. Oh and a propane grill and fire pit.

I've towed all over the west, and back to the Midwest with it for the last 4 years with zero issues. When not towing I average about 17 -19 around town, but have gotten in the 20's on a few rare occasions. I do track every mile and every gallon of fuel. Hope you have a good of luck with your Tundra as we have had with ours. Happy Rving
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:59 AM   #6
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Towed a WH 29REKS (~8000 lbs) with a 5.7L Tundra and loved everything about it except for the mpg and small fuel tank. Generally towed at about 62mph and averaged about 10mpg.

I'd still have the Tundra if it could handle the weight of the 5er
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:57 PM   #7
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Those who tow with a Toyota Tundra

I have a 2012 Tundra 4X4 4.6L double cab, towing package includes a 4.10 rear end and it has a 26.4 gal tank. I added the TRD rear sway bar kit and factory tow mirrors. I have a Reese Dual Cam Sway WDH and P3 brake controller. Our TT is a 2016 Jay Flight 26BH (5320# empty). Only pulled it home from the dealership so far, about 50 miles. Trip home had a mix of interstate, highway, city, town with plenty of hills and turns. Truck seemed to pull it and handle / ride fine, never felt uncomfortable and have no complaints so far. This is our first TT. We previously towed a pop up camper. The Tundra is also my daily commuter. Been very good to us since we bought it new a little over 3-1/2 years ago.
I've tracked my gas mileage since the day I bought it and average around 15mpg. As you will see in the attached picture the mpg is higher in the summer and lower in the winter. Good luck and happy camping!!

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Old 02-08-2016, 07:07 PM   #8
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Just took our first trip 287 bhsw empty weighs 6200 i figure about 7200-7500 loaded trailer, truck and family, 2011 crewcab 5.7 this truck is a beast pulls this setup no problem cruise 60mph in 5th gear. Next teuck will be another tundra. I averaged 9.8mpg
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:45 PM   #9
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tow our wh 24rbs with 2013 tundra ltd. owned a 07 tacoma before, that did fine except on the hills. tundra is a great truck. am a toyota fan, so never looked at any other trucks when trading up. can live with the gas mileage and small tank in exchange for the toyota quality and reliability. i travel at 100kmh /62mph ( am canadian ) and get 11-12 mpg (imperial gal.) wouldn't do without the tow mirrors.


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Old 02-09-2016, 04:33 PM   #10
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We tow with a Tundra relative, the Sequoia. It has the smaller 4.6 V8 and tows just fine. We get about 10-11mph when towing between 55 and 60mph. We've had the truck since new 10 years ago and it still runs like the day we first drove it home. I don't mind the smaller fuel tank because we need to stop every few hours any ways to stretch our legs and to let all aboard take a "break". We tow a 23MB with ours.

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