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Old 10-22-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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I really want a Tundra

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.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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5.7 with 4.30 gears is going to suck the gas down. What TT?
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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All tundras with 5.7 and a tow hitch have 4.30s. But I've currently got an 8.1 which gets 10 unloaded and about 6 loaded. Can't get any worse. I'm towing a 2015 264BHW.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:44 AM   #4
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If you are already thinking you may want to upgrade trailers, I'd say get a 3/4 ton. If you don't plan to upgrade trailers, a Tundra may be fine (don't know how much you pack).
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:50 AM   #5
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Go ahead and upgrade / bigger truck. Why get "just good enough" now when you know you'll probably regret it later. No doubt the Tundra is a good tow vehicle, within it's limits, but I'd hate to see you post back in a year wanting to upgrade trucks. Well equipped 3/4 vs Tundra, pretty close in price.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:59 AM   #6
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The tundra interior is second to none. It's awesome. But you guys are prob right. Thanks
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Any word on a bigger tundra? I read some rumblings about a diesel in the future?

This is a old article but is it still valid?
http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/new...er-diesel.html
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Any word on a bigger tundra? I read some rumblings about a diesel in the future?
I had a Tundra and it was a fantastic tow vehicle for the White Hawk. Before upgrading to my current RAM I asked a local dealer about an HD/diesel Tundra and, though they had heard the rumors too, there is nothing official from Toyota.
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Here is a more current article:
Toyota Tundra Set to Receive Cummins Diesel | Vehicles & Technology content from WardsAuto
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Camping buddy has a Tundra, it's a awesome truck although the payload is fairly low still. He is exceeding his payload, knows it but has chosen to turn a blind eye. He did have to install airbags to level it out. His only complaint is the fuel mileage. He is getting ~6 towing and ~12 not towing. He would like to upgrade, but holding out for a diesel Tundra.

I agree the interior is very nice roomy too.

Oh, fwiw he is towing a FR Vibe ultralight 29 class TT. It's very similar to the BHBE with a 33' overall length.
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