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#205270 - 11/17/17 07:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: Nail]
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How bad does the tundra suck the gas when towing?
Anybody towed any serious weight with one?
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#205277 - 11/17/17 10:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: cwh]
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Originally Posted By: cwh

How bad does the tundra suck the gas when towing?
Anybody towed any serious weight with one?


What do you call serious weight?

With my 2011 (5.7, whatever the lowest gears they have 4.3ish), I pulled either a 16 or 18' enclosed trailer with 4 Harley's (800ish a piece) to Myrtle beach a few years ago.

Averaged right at 10 mpg if I remember correctly.

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#205279 - 11/17/17 10:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: Lineman]
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Thinking in the 10-12K range. It occurs to me that I might be able to ditch the 3/4 ton.

Putting a real gas tank in the tundra would make that decision a lot easier.
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#205303 - 11/18/17 04:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: cwh]
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Originally Posted By: cwh
Thinking in the 10-12K range. It occurs to me that I might be able to ditch the 3/4 ton.

Putting a real gas tank in the tundra would make that decision a lot easier.


I believe starting in 2016 a 38gal tank was an option for a Tundra.
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#205306 - 11/18/17 09:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: Horse1]
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I average about 10-11 when towing my boat and loaded for a weekend of camping/fishing. I like the power, so I look at the loss of mileage as an acceptable tradeoff. I think the only time you'd miss the Dodge is when you were towing the hunting train.

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#205330 - 11/20/17 02:0 AM Re: Going back home [Re: Rod Builder]
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I get 12 out of mine when towing a Bass Tracker TX17 and a load of camping gear.

If you are fuel sensitive you don't want a Tundra. I put a 46 gallon tank on mine to greatly increase range, but the MPG hit is still ugly.

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#205371 - 11/21/17 10:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: Rod Builder]
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I think the only time you'd miss the Dodge is when you were towing the hunting train.


That sounds about right. The landcruiser averages 13mpg around town, and I drive that every day so I guess I'm not that fuel sensitive.

Interesting...
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#205386 - 11/22/17 05:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: cwh]
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Towing my boat (trailer loaded is ~12k) with the SRW CC F350 without the weight distribution is fun enough. With weight distribution (Equal-I-Zer 10k plus a homemade pole tongue adapter) the rig is money. Don't know how a half ton would do, but judging how mine does without the weight distribution, I'd want to get that part dialed first thing... Brakes too. UFP discs with the kodiak electric/hydraulic actuator and prodigy 2 controller works great. Bank on replacing brake pads every two years - they rot no matter how well flushed. I towed mine for a summer up there without the weight distribution, then got it set up for the tow south. HUGE difference, especially on AK whoopdedoo roads.

I'd like to research how well the half ton trucks' ring and pinion hold up under heavy towing. It's not hard to see that a 10.5" ford or 11.5" GM/Dodge pumpkin is a bigger piece of meat than what they put under a fullsize import.

Originally Posted By: cwh
Thinking in the 10-12K range. It occurs to me that I might be able to ditch the 3/4 ton.

Putting a real gas tank in the tundra would make that decision a lot easier.

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#205396 - 11/23/17 01:0 AM Re: Going back home [Re: Vek]
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It is interesting to look at the towing ratings - Toyota rates the 07+ Tundra at 10K, where my 06 Dodge 2500 is rated at 8K. Then again, it is tough to put much stock in a rating, especially compared across manufacturers.

Towing our boat with the Dodge was awesome, and I expect it approached the 12K mark once or twice. But that had as much to do with the trailer and its brakes as anything. Only time I ever didn't love the Dodge for towing was towing a 30 foot flatbed with a track rig and the toyota and a wheeler and two trailers, and the bed loaded over the rails with camping stuff headed to moose camp. I hate to think what that load weighed.

Not having a boat, and having lightened the load for the annual moose tardfest has me thinking I could ditch the dodge, and just deal with the heavy trailer once a year.

I should start a new thread... Nice rig Nail!
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#205405 - 11/23/17 05:0 PM Re: Going back home [Re: cwh]
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Originally Posted By: cwh
Originally Posted By: Rod Builder
I think the only time you'd miss the Dodge is when you were towing the hunting train.


That sounds about right. The landcruiser averages 13mpg around town, and I drive that every day so I guess I'm not that fuel sensitive.

Interesting...


I know you keep talking about buying a Prius, but just say no.

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