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Old 06-01-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Wildwood 195bh--Tundra tow vehicle question

Hi folks--

My Honda Ridgeline is a great truck, but now that we have our 3000-lb TT, it will do the job on level roads, but I strongly suspect will not take us out west into the rockies without--at the very least--serious strain.

Thinking of a Tundra, but do i get 4.6L v8 with 6800 tow capacity, or 5.7L with 10,000 tow capacity?

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Old 06-01-2016, 11:16 AM   #2
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5.7 no doubt about it. I was using a Tundra to tow my trailer which is around 8500lbs and it had no problem pulling in the hills here in the West
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:19 AM   #3
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Hi folks--

My Honda Ridgeline is a great truck, but now that we have our 3000-lb TT, it will do the job on level roads, but I strongly suspect will not take us out west into the rockies without--at the very least--serious strain.

Thinking of a Tundra, but do i get 4.6L v8 with 6800 tow capacity, or 5.7L with 10,000 tow capacity?

Advice?
I am a big proponent in getting more truck then you need so you have that "cushion" whether that cushion be in capacity/capability/safety/or for when you get a bigger camper, in addition to that extra power for the mountains

Me personally I'd go with the 5.7
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:06 PM   #4
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Go with the 5.7! Go bigger, you will probably end up with a bigger camper down the road. The gas mileage between the two trucks won't be much different in the long run. IMHO
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I have the 5.7 iForce engine and pull a 9,000#, empty, fifth wheel. I average between 8.3 to 11 MPG depending on where I tow. I tow between 60/61 MPH. I have had no issues towing my 5er. I agree with everyone else to go for the 5.7.


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Old 06-02-2016, 01:21 PM   #6
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5.7L iForce

5.7L for sure... I bought a 4.6L Tundra and took it back within the a week and bought a 2008 Sequoia with the 5.7L iForce. I pull a 27 foot, SS11-16 Stealth toy hauler great. 4800lbs dry and loaded with stuff and my Goldwing it is over 7000lbs.
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5.7 hands down. I have a 5.7 V8 RAM 1500 that I pull my 6000 lb TT with. While I would have loved more truck - the 5.7 handles nicely. Anything under would have been not enough. You also never know when you will upgrade, or need the additional engine capacity for other tasks.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:22 PM   #8
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I have the 5.7 iForce engine and pull a 9,000#, empty, fifth wheel. I average between 8.3 to 11 MPG depending on where I tow. I tow between 60/61 MPH. I have had no issues towing my 5er. I agree with everyone else to go for the 5.7.


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What is the payload difference between the two Tundras?
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