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Old 10-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Quick trip to TN

I took a quick one night trip to Tennessee over the weekend to pick up a new to me motorcycle. I stopped to overnight in Yuma, TN at a nice little RV park. This was also my first time towing with our new TV. Previously I towed with a Tacoma.

Here she is set up for the night and also a close up of my new toy...man the A-frame looks so tiny next to that fiver.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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So how was the Tacoma as a TV? Thinking of getting one for my TV.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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It was a great TV. I think I usually got around 15 mpg towing, but once as low as 12. We used it this summer to go through NM, UT and CO. Of course it lost some speed in the mountains, but it did a fine job. Mine was a 6 speed manual 4x4 Access Cab. I played with different gears in the mountains to see what did best. I found that if I dropped to 4th and hit 75, that it would still be up around 70 near the top of long inclines. I only did that a couple of times just to see how she did as that was my first long distance trip.
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This was also my first time towing with our new TV.
Maybe I missed it elsewhere. What is your new TV?
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ya'll come back and enjoy our great state again
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Those NX's are real fun. Go anywhere and street legal.
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Maybe I missed it elsewhere. What is your new TV?
I got rid of my Tacoma and picked up a Ford F150 FX4 with the Ecoboost engine.
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ya'll come back and enjoy our great state again
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It's a beautiful state with fantastic motorcycle roads
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I got rid of my Tacoma and picked up a Ford F150 FX4 with the Ecoboost engine.
That must be a sweet ride. I like having the 4X4 even though I don't use it often. It is nice to have the traction when needed, such as towing my camper across a low water crossing. How does the mileage compare to your old Tacoma?

Even though replacing my Tundra is several years away, I am always looking for new info on trucks.
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That must be a sweet ride. I like having the 4X4 even though I don't use it often. It is nice to have the traction when needed, such as towing my camper across a low water crossing. How does the mileage compare to your old Tacoma?

Even though replacing my Tundra is several years away, I am always looking for new info on trucks.
It's a very nice ride and pulls our little camper like it's not even there. In fact I had to rearrange things in the camper a bit because the added acceleration of the new truck was throwing things around. When I popped the top it looked like a disaster area The Tacoma didn't have the oomph to do that.

Mileage hasn't suffered too much. I went from about 15mpg in the Tacoma to 13mpg in the Ford. It's worth it for the added comfort and towing capabilities. We were up against, or over, the max hitch weight of the Tacoma when we put motorcycles on the toy deck of our camper.
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