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Old 11-01-2015, 11:52 PM   #31
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I have a 2010 Tundra towing a 2015 Jayco 26BHS. Several trips to MountRushmore from Omaha and a recent trip to AT&T stadium in Dallas. Pulls like a dream. Concur on the gas mileage, about 9-10 mpg when towing and about 15 mpg daily drive. Holding our for a diesel. Great truck.
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:54 AM   #32
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I have a 2015 Tundra Dbl. Cab with the 5.7. I was towing a 2010 Outback 300BH and this Thursday I am picking up a 2016 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS. I added some Timbrens to the back to help with squat. I'm pretty confident the truck will do fine towing. Its usually myself, wife, and 2 dogs. We are light travelers, except our beer usually weighs alot, but a lighter load coming home from trips. I ordered the 5er with the Reese Revolution because of the 6.5 bed. I'll report back with pictures and how it handled when I get it.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:44 AM   #33
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I really like the Tundra but they hold their value so well that it is hard to find a used one with lower mileage at a decent price.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:36 AM   #34
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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.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:46 AM   #35
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I'm still driving a 2001 4.7 liter purchased new. This and several other factors are why our first TT is a 24 FBS. The old girl has hauled it up to the N. Georgia mountains twice and two weeks ago an 800 mile round trip to the Gulf coast. I want to get a couple more years from her and then I want to get a new one. I really want to stay with Tundra, though I know I won't be purchasing any fifth wheels latter if I do. We think an upgrade to a TT 30' give or take would be about as big as we'd ever go. The 5.7 hopefully can handle that, but I want to be darn sure before we purchase the truck.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:11 PM   #36
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OP if you're set on a Tundra, then I'd say get the tundra. I have yet to hear of any major complaints from those using them as their TV. When you say you'll already be at GVWR with your current TT, maybe just on THAT particular Tundra trim? Perhaps there are trims that are more suitable for increased payload? I really don't know much about them. Also- a TT upgrade does not always (but often does) mean bigger/ heavier/ longer. If you search hard enough I'd bet you find a TT that fits all the specs you need to match the Tundra and still be an upgrade.

Just my .02. I went through too many half tons until I finally wised up. Always at or over (sometimes RIDICULOUSLY over- think north of 1500lbs) my GVWR. I finally wised up and decided I would rather work my truck at 60% capacity for 10 years rather than at 150% capacity for 5.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:47 AM   #37
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I love my Tundra. However, when funds are available, I will upgrade to a 3/4 ton gas or diesel. My Tundra is rated to tow 10K pounds. I'm currently pulling 8,500#s. The tundra pulls it well. Would like a heavier truck for stability. I get 4mpg towing uphill and 7-9 on flat road and about 14mpg unloaded.
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4mpg? Is that a typo?
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:16 AM   #39
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4mpg? Is that a typo?
Going up hill. Sorry. Meant to add that. With the weight of the TT, I get around 7-9 at 63mph on flat road. Still half asleep when I posted it. Lol.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:52 PM   #40
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With my tundra here are the number I see not towing. 17.5 tops hwy. 14.5 to 15 avg. Haven't towed enough to tell what I will be getting but will let you know. Love my 2014 tundra.
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