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Old 06-01-2015, 06:38 PM   #11
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rlocicero I have thought about an Ecoboost how is the MPGS in town? How about the towing MPG's
Around town about 15. Open road 19 to 20.5 And towing 8.8 to 10.5. I would recommend e rated 10 ply tires.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:45 PM   #12
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Change to tundra good idea?

I love Toyota trucks. Last year, when we traded in the 18 foot TT for Rocky, I knew my 05 Tacoma needed to go (zero issues with Taco). I looked at them all but found a one-year old Tundra and my dealer said it was fine with the ultra-light trailer.
On this trip, I got 12.6 mpg so very happy with that.


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Old 06-01-2015, 07:01 PM   #13
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Around town about 15. Open road 19 to 20.5 And towing 8.8 to 10.5. I would recommend e rated 10 ply tires.

Frankly that doesn't sound that good for what the ecoboost is marketed for. My Tundra will do about that.


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Old 06-01-2015, 07:10 PM   #14
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I have an 07 Tundra 5.7 HEMI towing a 2104 Wildcat 31 ft 5th wheel. The trailer is 8800# dry. Loaded I am about 10000#. My Tundra is rated for 13500# towing. Have no problems. Never runs put of power no matter what the grade of the hills. Best truck I have ever had. Have been rv-ing for 44 years and have had a Ford, and a 92 Dodge with a Cummins. I will stay with my Tundra
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:13 PM   #15
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I have an 07 Tundra 5.7 HEMI towing a 2104 Wildcat 31 ft 5th wheel. The trailer is 8800# dry. Loaded I am about 10000#. My Tundra is rated for 13500# towing. Have no problems. Never runs put of power no matter what the grade of the hills. Best truck I have ever had. Have been rv-ing for 44 years and have had a Ford, and a 92 Dodge with a Cummins. I will stay with my Tundra

I wasn't aware toyotas have hemi's? Thought that was a dodge/ram thing. Isn't Toyotas 5.7 called I-force ?
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:22 PM   #16
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Check the specs, it is a Hemi putting out 381 HP
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:23 PM   #17
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I tow my 6100 pound loaded trailer with a 2012 F150 Lariat supercrew 5.0 With 3.55 gears. On the flat stuff it tows just fine but put it into a long 7% uphill mountain grade and I'm in 2nd gear at 50mph turning 4k rpm. That's with 5 people in the truck and water tank full loaded for camping.

I'm considering more truck myself but trying to balance that steep grade I'll climb maybe 3 times a year with the added cost and reduced mileage of a super duty or new ecoboost. I can get 12-13mpg towing with my 5.0 and it's paid for. I'd be looking at 9-10 with an ecoboost or super duty.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:27 PM   #18
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Ford really dropped the ball marketing the Ecoboost as "economy". It should have been marketed as a low rpm torque monster! Let me restate that. Ford marketed it as they needed to to generate sales to the masses. But even Ford knows that's not why this engine is a stand out.

Don't get me wrong, for a 6k pound crew cab 4x4, I'm pleased with my 18.5mpg for the work commute and 11.5mpg over our 6k mile trip towing last summer. It's competitive for mileage, but has no equal in a gas engine for towing under 2k rpm.
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Check the specs, it is a Hemi putting out 381 HP

Can you show in the Toyota specs where it's a hemi? All I see is that the 5.7 with a dual overhead cam engine that can drink that E85 crap fuel. A hemi would choke n die on that stuff..
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:14 PM   #20
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So I see that there is no truly stated payload for tundras that I can find. I had a guy at work tell me they pull real loose and float all over the road. Anyone have this? Should I just get a newer f150 with the 5.0 and 3.73 gears.
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