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Old 08-02-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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Smile Bit the bullet and did it!

Just signed the paperwork for a 2011 Toyota Tundra truck tonight and will pick it up tomorrow. This means now I have my own TV for towing my trailer! Happy Dance!! Toyota had a good promo that in the end allowed me to get out of a lease half way through without tacking on money owed somewhere else. Now my budget is on a diet.

The funny part is that I really don't want a truck but it's a nice truck to have. I wanted to go with something that would be in the ideal range for towing on the west coast. Having my own TV means freedom to go wandering where ever I want. And the truck does drive so nice! Now to get use the size of the back end....
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new TV!!
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:49 AM   #3
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Congrats!!! You dont have to use sisters suv
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:13 AM   #4
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And the best part is that all the gas I put in it will go to my use. I have a hang up about the gas tank being on empty while it doesn't brother my sister at all. She would get my car with a full tank and return it on empty while I get her car with it on empty and return it close to full.

Years ago I ran out of gas twice in 3 days and learned my lesson after doing a lot of walking. On the second day that I ran out of gas anything that could go wrong did.

With all of this all said and done - not everyone's sister would be kind enought to offer loaning their SUV for towing so that I could take andvantage of an unblieveable deal on a trailer. Long story short - I thought I was safe in looking at trailers since I couldn't tow anything but it didn't work out that way.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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Love my tundra! Pulls my fully loaded 8500# trailer like a champ. 5.7 engine is strong. Just wish it had a little more cargo weight room nearly max the 7000# limit when towing
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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Congratulations!
We really like ours.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #7
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Congrats and THANK YOU from a Toyota employee!
The Tundra is built exclusively in San Antonio now (as of 2006). I just got my Tacoma a few months ago, then turned around and bought a 32' travel trailer. Kind of thinking I need to upgrade to a Tundra now!
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for the thumbs up! I know I made a wise choice but had a hard time giving up my beloved Rav4 - just wasn't ready to say goodbye. The Rav4 is my all time favorite car that I have owned. But now there's a trailer in the picture and things needed to change. I need to pick up my TT from the dealership service department on Saturday so it will be fun testing the waters towing.

Homegrown - This might make you a little happy to hear:
2011 Tundra
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I know there's more good trucks out there but I'm a Toyota gal.


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Old 08-04-2011, 09:13 AM   #9
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Very nice Terie. Let us know how you like it when you get the trailer home!
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