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Old 10-22-2015, 01:06 PM   #11
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I test drove a new Tundra a few weeks ago. Nice truck. The only problem I see with it is the MPG. It's the worst MPG of ALL the full size 1/2 tons. I use my truck as my daily driver. 12-15 mpg would be tough to swallow when the GM's and Ford's are getting 20+ on the highway. This where Toyota has dropped the ball IMO. Even new Gen3 Tacoma owners are reporting less than 20 mpg on average.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:16 PM   #12
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My Tundra pulls anything I put to it. Power is no problem.It gets 15-16 running local or 17-18 highway. My last 3000 mile trip pulling the 23 RB it averaged 9. My Ford 7.3 diesel gets 10-11 loaded or empty.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:26 PM   #13
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I dunno about the engines Toyota is using for the new Tundras, but be forewarned that the DOHC VVT 3.8L V6 in our Tacoma, requires removal of the timing chains when the valve lash has to be adjusted. The dealer refuses to do it. And I don't blame them. It started as an annoying tic at 90,000 miles. It's much worse now.

Find out what your new truck will need when it starts to get broken in at 70,000 miles...
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:14 PM   #14
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We tow our TT (23') with a 2010 Tundra TRD 4X4 (5.7 w/4.30's). Tow cap. is 10,300 lbs so we're way under max. Has a cap and bedslide for the "stuff" we camp with. This is my daily driver (52 miles round trip) and mileage ranges from high 17's to mid 18's. Towing it drops to 11 to 13 depending on the wind and terrain. This id my 2nd Tundra, and 3rd Toyota. IMHO I love the dependability. May not be the fanciest, but got me to switch from being a die-hard GM guy. I too am waiting to see/drive the diesel version, which is way over do coming to be a reality
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:04 PM   #15
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The 2016 Nissan Titan Is supposed to come in an HD model with the same cummins diesel as the Tundra later this year. I think they are saying it will pull 12000lbs with 2000lbs payload.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:18 PM   #16
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I just recently sold my Tundra to go to a Ram with the Cummins. Tundra was a GREAT truck, I loved it. The 5.7 with the 4.30 gears was FAST and had a ton of power for towing. The new trailer is 8500 lbs with 1100 lbs tongue weight. The Tundra was severely handicapped with only about 1400 lbs of payload. I was over my payload and mileage was 7.5-9 pulling that big trailer. With only 26 gallons of gas and a low fuel light coming on after 20 gallons you run out of gas pretty quick.

The Cummins has plenty of power, but feels slower then the Tundra. Having an additional 1000 lbs of payload made me feel better and it rides a lot better. The CTD gives me 12-14 mpg towing the same trailer, which is pretty darn nice. I can drive about twice as far on a full tank of diesel in the Ram.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:20 PM   #17
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We tow our TT (23') with a 2010 Tundra TRD 4X4 (5.7 w/4.30's). Tow cap. is 10,300 lbs so we're way under max. Has a cap and bedslide for the "stuff" we camp with.
Your tow rating is one thing... your PAYLOAD is another. A 23' trailer is a good match for the low payload. My old trailer was a 22', 6500lbs trailer and it was a great match.

A cap and a bed drawer will quickly eat into payload though.
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We tow our TT (23') with a 2010 Tundra TRD 4X4 (5.7 w/4.30's). Tow cap. is 10,300 lbs so we're way under max. Has a cap and bedslide for the "stuff" we camp with. This is my daily driver (52 miles round trip) and mileage ranges from high 17's to mid 18's. Towing it drops to 11 to 13 depending on the wind and terrain. This id my 2nd Tundra, and 3rd Toyota. IMHO I love the dependability. May not be the fanciest, but got me to switch from being a die-hard GM guy. I too am waiting to see/drive the diesel version, which is way over do coming to be a reality
I also tow my 27 RLS with my Tundra. I have gotten as much as 23mpg on the highway not towing, typically around town I get the 17 - 19 mpg. Towing in colorardo mountains I get from 10 - 12 depending on grade. I have no issues towing our TT on any mountain I have encountered. I would purchase another Tundra in a heartbeat. My Load capacity on the yellow door sticker is 1548 lbs.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:27 PM   #19
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Not too many pulling with Tundras around here, but from what I read they are suitable. Fuel mileage as a daily driver would be my sore spot. I get equal or better numbers in my 6.4 Ram 2500 currently and it's a much larger, beefier truck.

If you're going to be close with a potential upgrade in the future skip the half ton. I made that mistake twice in a row. I'm a slow learner.

I've been hearing rumblings of some major changes to the driveline coming down the pipe for Toyota so they can keep up with the others. If it were my money I might wait to see what they have in store.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:00 AM   #20
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Wow.. I'm seeing some pretty good Tundra MPG reports here. I have a couple of buddies that own Tundra's with 5.7 litre work force engine. They have not seen anything near 23 mpg highway. Heck, I've never seen 23 mpg with my V6 4.0 ltr Tacoma, The most I've gotten on the highway with the Taco is 21.5 MPG, and that's if I baby the pedal at 60/65 MPH. I typically cruise at 75 MPH which get me about 19.5 MPG. It drops to 18 MPG in the winter
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