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Old 04-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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12 mpg is perty lousy, no?


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I'm getting around 11.5 to 12 mpg pulling our trailer
15 or 16 mpg around town

yes
they are gas hogs

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #12
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12 mpg is perty lousy, no?
Mine was bone stock and I was only getting between 13-14 mpg around town. Between 7-9 mpg when towing my 8000 lbs TT.

Don't get hung up on mpg's. Most gas burners are in the same neighborhood when towing.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #13
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I'm not worried about the mpg while towing, but driving to and from work I am.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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I'm not worried about the mpg while towing, but driving to and from work I am.
I have a 8 mile commute to work and about 2 miles is highway and I have been getting 15 mpg. My old Titan was getting about 12-13 so it's an improvement for me. And towing is better and I expect mpg to be 9-10 like it was with my Titan. But I will agree with everyone else the payload is low but it's just like any other half ton. Just something that has to be accounted for when buying a camper. With my Titan I was over payload, I am not with my tundra.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:01 AM   #15
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We just traded in our '09 5.7L V8 Tundra " Rock Warrior" for a 2013 2500HD Turbo Diesel GMC Sierra. We're on our 3rd camper. It towed our 1st hybrid TT great! That was @5K, but of course the family wanted bigger & we went to a 5er, then another 5er. The Toyota hauled our "1/2 ton towable" Wildcat 5er, but DW started researching on here & talked me into the 3/4 2500. We live in the mountains, so we see a big difference now. The Tundra never gave us problems. It even withstood me beating it up everyday. I do miss it. There wasn't a day that passed that I didn't get a comment on how nice it looked.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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I am sure the Tundra pulling the Space Shuttle Endeavour had the 5.7 motor.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:32 AM   #17
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I am sure the Tundra pulling the Space Shuttle Endeavour had the 5.7 motor.
Ha! And zero resale value at the end of the day!
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #18
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Looking up in the towing guides, the 5.7L has 2000 - 2500 lbs more capacity than the 4.6 L. If you have the specifics you can look up the exact max towing limits here... Trailer Towing Guides | Trailer Life Magazine

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