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Old 11-22-2013, 06:19 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by wyo700 View Post
As long as there is proper cooling. As almost all trucks with a tow package come with now. And running the 5.7 at 4000 will not hurt it at all. The tundra comes with a rear end larger than the f250 with a diesel and the f350 unless ordered with a larger. If you don't believe me look it up. My toy hauler weighs 7000 all loaded and running in 4th gear at 2900 Rpms my tundra just cruises right along even with slight hills. On steeper hills I will down shift to 3rd and run between 3500-4000 Rpms all day no over heating with plenty of power. Since everyone has said yes ford is a better choice. I would say no it is not because the tundra is just as capable as the f150.


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Old 11-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #12
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ok, I was staying out of this until now. My 5.7 Tundra pulls my 8k+ trailer just fine. I've been thru Colorado Rockies and up and down the the east coast mountains. On average pulling the camper 2800 miles a year, for the past 6 years. I've never had a bit of trouble. 77k miles, no oil burn, ok gas mileage. Great truck. To compare, I had an F150, and drive them at work, but none with EB.

Bottom line...If I started over, I'd do it all again. With one exception, if I was going "full timed" with a large 5ver, I would make it a diesel.

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