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Old 01-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #31
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Riversedge. I have been very happy with the Tundra's ability to tow. There six speed transmission with the 4:30 low gear is a great combination. Our new Rockwood came in 140 lbs. more for dry weight, and the same for hitch weight than our Terry that we pulled to Alaska and back and got just north of 11 mpg. Enjoy your camping. Larry.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #32
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Thanks Michigan-traveler (Larry) this is our second 5er, the first being a Terry Resort that we bought new in 93. Hauled it to Alaska in 96, what a fabulous trip, would love to do it again sometime however there are many other places we haven't seen yet so will have to wait. Our next trip is planned for Florida at the end of March. Hopefully the grand canyon and area in a couple of years. Wayne
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #33
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I have a 2005Ford F150 SuperCrew with the 51/2 foot bed with towing capacity 9200 pounds. We were looking at a PullRite Super Glide 5er hitch made for short beds when we stopped in our tracks by tech support from PullRite. RV dealer called with the news and then I spoke to PiilRite and it was explained why they didn't recommend it. Basically we would stand a chance of hitting my truck. I would talk to the hitch people if you had concerns . Linda at PullRite was really nice and sent me a diagram with what measurements they needed; width of trailer and king pin position.Will try to attach measuring diagram. I'm working on truck upgrade because the 5er we found we really like.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:38 PM   #34
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Hello everyone. I am also an owner of a 2wd CM 5.7 Tundra and recently bought a TT. I have only been towing locally and my gas is 7.5-8.. i am heading on a 1000+ mile rountrip in2 months. Please tell me your gas mileage secrets. Using tow/ haul? Manually shifting?

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:35 AM   #35
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leencharlotte - I currently tow a 9000 lb fifth wheel with a 2007 tundra RCSB, 2wd and 5.7. We picked the trailer up in Ohio and hauled it 1500 miles to Nova Scotia in October and averaged 10.5 mpg (US gallons). I tow in S5 and highway speed of 55 - 60 mph. I did not use tow/haul on that trip. Any faster and your mileage drops like a rock. Enjoy your TT.
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Riversedge: thanks! I have been toying with the manual gears and no tow/haul mode and it seemed to help a little but have not tried on the interstate yet. I will though
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #37
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leencharlotte - I currently tow a 9000 lb fifth wheel with a 2007 tundra RCSB, 2wd and 5.7. We picked the trailer up in Ohio and hauled it 1500 miles to Nova Scotia in October and averaged 10.5 mpg (US gallons). I tow in S5 and highway speed of 55 - 60 mph. I did not use tow/haul on that trip. Any faster and your mileage drops like a rock. Enjoy your TT.
I agree with this statement.
61 mph is the sweet spot for my rig.
I do use Tow/Haul but can't say what good it really does on flat land.
"Slow down and enjoy the trip" was the advice I was given by a friend of mine.

Have fun.

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:08 AM   #38
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I unlike several pull my fifth wheel in sixth gear as long as the truck does not shift back and forth. I try to drive as close to 60 mph. as possible and agree that 61 mph. seems to be a good target. My transmission guage has never varied under any condition. I use the tow haul and the select lever. The ease in down shifting for both hills and braking is wonderful with these vehicles. I am very light on the gas petal and never use cruise control when towing. Also if your tires have an aggressive tread you will notice very big drop in mileage when towing. That is the same without towing as well as I have found about a 2 mpg. difference both towing and non-towing depending on the tread. This has been my experience. Hope it is helpful. Larry.
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