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Old 03-01-2011, 07:28 AM   #21
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The brake system is one of the best features on a Tundra. I would much rather be driving this vehicle under those circumstances than the Silverado. I also installed a high dollar brake controller and am very comfortable with my desision. I certainly hope however that I'm never in a situation of that nature.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #22
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The brake system is one of the best features on a Tundra. I would much rather be driving this vehicle under those circumstances than the Silverado. .
Please explain this as my 2500HD has 4 wheel disk brakes.I only ask ask as i dont know jack about the tundras other than the locals here gripe about fuel burn.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:33 PM   #23
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Hi Poohbear,
I am not by any means recommending that you run out and buy a Tundra. I am sure the brake system on the Silverado is quite adaquate for any situation that it was intended to do. I was just impressed with the 2007 Tundra that I had, but was concerned about the small V-8 that was in it so then I went out and bought a 2008 Silverado Diesel 2500.
I drove it for about a year and really missed the comfort and ride of the Tundra, so I traded it for a new Tundra with the larger V-8 and a Tow Package. It rides like a nice car and it has amazing brakes. I am no brake expert either and won't pretend to be. If your happy with your Silverado then I highly recommend that you stick with it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:58 PM   #24
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Dont worry about me ever owning another Toyota pickup.I tried once to go to 1/2t pu but they just wont do what i need em to do but I work out of mine,not saying they are bad trucks-just not for me.I do like the 1/2t ride when not loaded . I wont even get 1/2t vans for my ac service business anymore.i was just curious about what was so special about Tundra brakes,i'm a trivia freak.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #25
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Wouldn,t give up my duramax for nothing but a max 2009 chevy max an 2010 313rks don,t even know it,s back there an 15.9 mpg with trailer.22.4 without city/hwy
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:09 AM   #26
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Thats incredible milage I must say. I'll stick with the Tundra untill I retire and start traveling more. Then I'll probably go to a 2500, but I will stick to a gas engine unless diesel prices drop dramatically.Right now I only pull the camper about a mile and a half to and from the campsite, 4 or 5 times a year. But I have to drive 300 miles to get there. Might as well be comfortable for now.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:05 PM   #27
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Thats incredible milage I must say. I'll stick with the Tundra untill I retire and start traveling more. Then I'll probably go to a 2500, but I will stick to a gas engine unless diesel prices drop dramatically.Right now I only pull the camper about a mile and a half to and from the campsite, 4 or 5 times a year. But I have to drive 300 miles to get there. Might as well be comfortable for now.
A diesel will probably get almost twice the mileage of a gas burner while towing so the cost of the fuel is probably better with the diesel!
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:10 PM   #28
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Miles, what is done is done, but for what is worth, I Love my Tundra. I never owned a Diesel. But for an all purpose, daily truck with lots of power and then some, Tundras are pretty awesome IMO.
I know folks that pull 31 feet TT and even 5th wheelers with Tundras (though I would not recommend) and are happy with their performance

Dont stress yourself out over that decision, especially if the wife is happy. Dude, you did right! :-)
I own 3 Chevy trucks an by far if your thinking about a Diesel your better with a 2010 chevy with the p filter at this point when I want to go up hill I want to go an the engine brake is also great. 2010 313rks 2009 duramax. Be safe happy camping KEN.
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Nuts? No. You made a decision that many of us RV owners must make. Not all of us can have a dedicated tow vehicle, so we need to balance our needs. I have a 2008 2500 Duramax, but I also have a Jayco 29.5 RKS fiver - that would be a bit heavy for the Tundra. It's a great towing combo, but the truck is a little tough around town. Although I do get 21 mpg solo on the freeway and 12 towing. In town solo driving sucks that down to about 14 mpg. I'm lucky as my commute when needed is only 12 miles R/T, so I leaned toward the "grunt" side. Cheers and enjoy!
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...but the truck is a little tough around town. Although I do get 21 mpg solo on the freeway and 12 towing. In town solo driving sucks that down to about 14 mpg. I'm lucky as my commute when needed is only 12 miles R/T, so I leaned toward the "grunt" side. Cheers and enjoy!
You're a bit more fortunate than me. Here in the hills of western PA, the best I've ever got was 12.5 in local driving on a 14 mile R/T. In winter, it's even worse, mainly due to the "winterized" diesel fuel. However, when towing, or on the highway solo, we're about the same. I've accounted for every drop of diesel fuel that's gone into this beast except for what the dealer put in at the time of delivery, so I keep pretty close watch on what the fuel mileage is.

Other than the fuel mileage and its inadequate 26 gallon fuel tank, this had been an excellent TV. I have yet to encounter a grade when towing that I could not pull at the speed limit or better. My total combination weight is around 14,000 pounds.
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