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Old 10-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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Toyota Tundra

Anyone towing with the Tundra?
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:07 PM
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Lot of tundra lovers here that will attest to its capabilities.


Toyota should be bringing a new version of the tundra out soon... I’d wait for that.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:25 PM
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I had an 07 Tundra Limited, traded it at 175k for a 15 Tundra Platinum. Only real downside i see of the truck when pulling the X-30 is the limited range due to small 26 gal gas tank. It's not capable like a 3/4 diesel but it's good enough when towing and wayyy better for my daily driving needs.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:28 PM
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i had the sequioa which is the suv version of the truck. Towed very well with the 5.7. Just didn't get good mileage towing or not towing. Toyota needs to do better in that dept. Now have a tahoe and i can get upwards of 23 on the hwy and 16 towing.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:09 PM
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i had the sequioa which is the suv version of the truck. Towed very well with the 5.7. Just didn't get good mileage towing or not towing. Toyota needs to do better in that dept. Now have a tahoe and i can get upwards of 23 on the hwy and 16 towing.
I have the 07 Sequoia and agree that they suck gas. IMO, Toyota is conservative about new technology. Combine that with the fact that the Tundra and Sequoia are a small part of their sales that they are less worried about the government milage mandates and as a result are slow to move from the trusty old V8. Since the F150 is the bread and butter of Ford sales, they had to get creative with ecoboost and milage compared to someone like Toyota.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:21 AM
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I have a 2011 Platinum that has 250,000 kms and is still pulling strong and doesn't rattle or feel loose in any way. Like everyone here has said, the fuel mileage sucks, but they do build a good truck IMO.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:31 AM
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What year Tundra?
Our '00 does great towing our X-30 around. No issues with it in town or on long hauls.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:53 AM
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2017 Tundra

I have a 2017 Tundra 4x2 CrewMax SR5. I bought it new in July 2017 and have since put 47.5K miles on it. I've averaged 16.9mpg for the life of the truck. I see the Tundra as a solid, no-nonsense truck. It hauls the weekly trash, firewood, demo equipment for my job and tows the boat nicely. My boat is a Nautique Air 200 on a tandem axle trailer. The truck does all that I need it to do from a towing perspective and I'm sure could do a bit more safely and comfortably. My wife has a 2014 Sequoia, but my family of four typically uses the Tundra as the primary family vehicle b/c of the interior space and the fact that the bed serves as an enormous trunk for ball gear, luggage, etc with the tonneau.

The Tundra won't impress many people with gadgets, electronics, or trim but it doesn't cost as much either. I know Aric and some others don't buy into the modern Toyota reliability, but I do. I drove my previous Tundra to 300K and it still had life left in it.

I'll be inclined to keep this truck to at least 300K unless Toyota comes up with some sort of reliable hybrid or incredible improvement in fuel economy. I would buy again albeit with a couple of options that I purposely left off of this one.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:55 PM
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Same here. 16' Sequoia. Tows fine, mileage is not great. Pulling a Prostar. I would guess heavier trailers would be less enjoyable on the rig and mileage?
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:11 PM
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I have an 04 Tundra with 50K miles. Pulls Prostar great. Very reliable with normal wear due to age. Very solid truck.
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