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Old 02-23-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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I know a lot of you folks are going to think I'm nuts, but I traded my 2008 Silverado HD 2500 Diesel for a 2011 Toyota Tundra with the 5.7 engine and the SR5 tow package. I couldn't be happier. It drives like a car and has power to spare. I tow a 2001 Designer 29 ft. and have no problems even in the hills of southern Missouri. Perhaps I'll be sorry some day but for the moment I am thrilled. My wife didn't even complain. LOL
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchse. How is the milage compared to the previous pickup.
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Very similar milage, about 17 mpg. and no stink from the diesel fuel. Another issue is, I live in a fairly small city and there are no diesel pumps that you can pay at the pump. Minor issue but still a pain.
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Congrats on the Tundra. We love ours. Tows very well.:hihi:

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Old 02-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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I would be happy with either one of them! It looks like we may pay through the nose this Summer for gas or diesel no matter what we drive with all this Qaddafi stuff going on! -Lee
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I know a lot of you folks are going to think I'm nuts, but I traded my 2008 Silverado HD 2500 Diesel for a 2011 Toyota Tundra with the 5.7 engine and the SR5 tow package. I couldn't be happier. It drives like a car and has power to spare. I tow a 2001 Designer 29 ft. and have no problems even in the hills of southern Missouri. Perhaps I'll be sorry some day but for the moment I am thrilled. My wife didn't even complain. LOL
Ya, I think your nuts! I would love to have a diesel someday.:drooling:

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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You did WHAT with your Duramax Diesel??? There are some nice people in white coats that will help you with your "condition", Myles. Just kidding.....hey, its whatever "floats your boat" or in this case "pulls your Jayco" that's important.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:00 AM   #9
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Same truck here with a 5.7L. Pulling my 22FB, my mpg increased by one over the 4.6L I had. I have a Keystone Outback 227 on the way, so that will probably drop, but among all of the 1/2 ton trucks out there at this time, I really think the Tundra is the most capable(IMHO). Plenty of HP with a 4:30 rear end, it will pull a pretty hefty load.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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Thank You all for the input. I feel a little more comfortable now.
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