I've seen plenty of Toyota's pulling 5th wheels at the rated speed limit. (I am not implying you do not pull at the speed limit) I've never understood the "faster" argument for any brand. Sure, more horsepower/torque, but faster does not equal better. There are speed limits that we all have to follow.
Further, the Tundra is a 1/2 Ton truck. Sure people are towing more, and that is their choice, but for me I will be working within the listed manufacture limits, which all but rules out MOST 5th Wheels.
If you read my post, I said my next truck will be a 3/4 Chevy or Ford, unless Toyota decides to enter that market.
Originally Posted by acadianbob
Sorry the video hurt your feelings. The purpose of the test is to show the underlying strength of the frame. If you are towing or hauling "heavy", that can be a factor.
The last Ford re-design was 2009 and it was a minor tweak to the major re-design in 2004.
Video didn't hurt my feelings, doesn't matter to me one bit, matter of fact I admitted my truck does suffer from bed bounce.
How does that test demonstrate the strength of the frame? Last I checked the US has more paved roads than any other country in the world. So, regardless of how much it bounces on their "test road" how does it relate to real world driving and or demonstrate towing or hauling ability? None of the trucks in the video were towing or hauling anything. (For what it is worth my truck, and most trucks, ride/perform better with a load.)
The test was created on a Ford test ground, by Ford engineers/designers. I'm not saying what it is showing is inaccurate, but I have yet to read anywhere that Toyota, Chevy or Dodge were given advance access to the test facility to 'tune' their trucks to perform there, as I am sure Ford did. The test, IMHO, is pure marketing.
Regarding the re-design in 2009 for Ford; fine you got me there. Let me change my post for you . . . Ford had two years to improve over the 2007 Toyota line. I would expect any manufacture to improve in that amount of time.
I am not here to argue with anyone, and we are all entitled to our opinions. As one poster mentioned buy the best truck for the job and at a price you can afford. My truck suits my needs just fine, as would most trucks on the market.
To the original poster, the best thing you can do is go test drive all the models, many will let you go hook up your trailer for a test pull. The only thing you are going to get on an internet forum is opinions, and the only one that matters is your own.