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Old 09-19-2015, 10:40 AM   #11
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On further research, I agree, we re going to test drive a 2014 Tundra TRD with 10k tow rating ...5.7 engine and 3.73/4.10 tow/haul switch..I LL keep you posted and thank you for such sound advice sir!!
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:12 PM   #12
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On further research, I agree, we re going to test drive a 2014 Tundra TRD with 10k tow rating ...5.7 engine and 3.73/4.10 tow/haul switch..I LL keep you posted and thank you for such sound advice sir!!
First thing to do when you open the drivers door is check the available payload on the yellow sticker!!!

Good luck!!!
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:40 AM   #13
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:28 AM   #15
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On further research, I agree, we re going to test drive a 2014 Tundra TRD with 10k tow rating ...5.7 engine and 3.73/4.10 tow/haul switch..I LL keep you posted and thank you for such sound advice sir!!
Doesn't the Tundra have only a set of 4.30 gears (or something like that). Not sure what you meant by the 3.73/4.10 tow/haul switch. Something new from Toyota?

Did you go test drive one yesterday?
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:14 AM   #16
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I didn't have anything to post on your dealer question but did take a look at that floor plan. Wow, it's almost exactly like our Eagle's. We love the center hall plan separating the toilet from the rest of the bathroom. And with sofa and chairs looking toward the TV positioned in the center of the camper is much better than the rear entertainment position with windows on both sides of the tv, at least for our old eyes. In looking for a new Jayco TT last winter we were told that center hall plan no longer existed. Now we can do some online looking at 2016 floor plans.

I think you'll really like your rig and hope yours is as trouble free as ours has been.

I'm not getting into the half-ton limits discussion other than to say my thinking is, close only counts in horseshoes!

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Doesn't the Tundra have only a set of 4.30 gears (or something like that). Not sure what you meant by the 3.73/4.10 tow/haul switch. Something new from Toyota?

Did you go test drive one yesterday?
Yes..The Tundra has a push button switch that instantly changes Rear Diff Gear ratio on the fly from or to 3.73 - 4.11.....great innovation...fuel economy till you see a hill coming, then a simple push of a button....Ta Da!!! 4.11 POWER....5.7 v8 is very smooth,quiet and powerful!!! We were most impressed.
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We pulled our Jayco 25RKS with our F150 (Large V8, tow package, heavy duty shocks, Rees dual cam weight distribution hitch with anti-sway, Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, Aux transmission cooler, and tow/haul).

We usually kept the fresh water tank full when we dry camped, 'cause ya sure can't fill up when you get there. Going to full hook-up sites, we ran about half full, for use in route.

It towed fine, and if we ran at it's "sweet speed" of about 58 mph (2100 RPM), it got about 11 MPG.

Having said that... going up long grades of 6% or greater, it wouldn't go over about 45 MPH. Wish we had the new F150 with a V-10... oh well.

We switched to a Jayco motorhome with the 305HP V-10, and hills are no longer a problem!

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I pull our 2015 27 RLS with our Tundra with the same 4.10 rear end. Never have an issue and I pull all over Colorado. Even going uphill I can easily maintain the speed limit. I typically do pull about 58 which gives me about 11 mpg. I think your misunderstanding the tow/haul switch, which I do use. It helps to keep it in gear longer so your not constantly switching up and down grears when in mountainous areas. It does work well, probably give you an extra 1 mpg but it really saves your transmission. I use ours with cruise and never have an issue.

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Yes..The Tundra has a push button switch that instantly changes Rear Diff Gear ratio on the fly from or to 3.73 - 4.11.....great innovation...fuel economy till you see a hill coming, then a simple push of a button....Ta Da!!! 4.11 POWER....5.7 v8 is very smooth,quiet and powerful!!! We were most impressed.
I don't know of any of the trucks that have an electronic "dual ratio" rear end. Being 4wd both the rear and front diff would need to be a "dual ratio". I thought you may have meant you had a choice of either 3.73 or 4.11's.

The tow haul in most cases basically just changes the shift points of the trans.

Glad to hear you like the truck on the test drive!
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