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Old 08-19-2010, 09:35 AM   #21
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i would stay with toyota and get a 5.7 tundra......it will pull better than most......and its still a yota
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #22
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The only problem with the Tundra is the MPG. It isn't very good. I almost got one and I'm glad I didn't.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:24 AM   #23
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The only problem with the Tundra is the MPG. It isn't very good. I almost got one and I'm glad I didn't.

i say you shouldve gotten one. my padres tundra gets 19 mpg on the highway and 17-18 mpg around town. thats with the supercharger
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #24
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i say you shouldve gotten one. my padres tundra gets 19 mpg on the highway and 17-18 mpg around town. thats with the supercharger
Maybe with the blower but stock they aren't good. My buddy gets about 14 city 16 to 17 highway in his Crewmax 5.7 2wd. Also I have no need for a full size and it would have cost me about 5K more.
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Yeah but I do know what kind of numbers the Tundra pulls and they aren't good.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:34 AM   #27
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But, but, but, couldn't ya just rent or borrow a truck to pull the trailer? Gettin rid of the Taco just seems so drastic, lol. Miniature horses?
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:42 AM   #29
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Renting a truck is out of the question since she rides 3 to 4 times a week in differant places. Horses are kept about 30 miles from our house. from the Barn to her practice arena is about 45 to 50 miles. And borrowing a truck is out also. I would feel like shit if something happened to my buddies truck while I was driving it. I'd rather tear up my own truck then somebody elses with something like this.
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Not for sure but here are my estimates:

Trailer- roughly 2000lbs
Horse-1 roughly 1000lbs the other roughly 1500lbs
Hay - 50lbs per bale= 100lbs to 200lbs depending how long of a trip
Water - 50 lbs depending on how long of a trip
Saddle and gear= 100 lbs
Me = 200 lbs Wife = 130lbs

About 5,180 lbs all together.
Any newer vehicle with a v8 and towing package whether it be an suv or a truck will pull this load just fine. It's just up to you to decide what you like the best. You don't really need a diesel for this even though the new ones are pretty damn cool. If you want to stay in the Toyota family get a Tundra, othewise I would go look at a new F150 if I were you.
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Aren't tacomas rated for 6500lbs?
2nd gens are... I believe 1st Gens were around the 5500 ballpark.
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Renting a truck is out of the question since she rides 3 to 4 times a week in differant places. Horses are kept about 30 miles from our house. from the Barn to her practice arena is about 45 to 50 miles. And borrowing a truck is out also. I would feel like shit if something happened to my buddies truck while I was driving it. I'd rather tear up my own truck then somebody elses with something like this.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:31 AM   #34
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The Tacoma is rated at 6500lbs. It can tow more than that. Toyota is being conservative on the towing. I would go with the 5.7 Double cab or the reg cab because of the longer bed. The crew max isn't recommened to tow over 10,000lbs because of the bed. The longer the bed the more weight you can pull, But if you are only pulling 5100lbs, you should be safe in the taco.
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If you get a Ford Diesel, don't get the 6.0 powerstroke. You would be better off finding an older 7.3 powerstroke. I was looking to get a F250 when I bought my Tacoma and from the research I did, there were several complaints with the 6.0.
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The Tacoma is rated at 6500lbs. It can tow more than that. Toyota is being conservative on the towing.
The bigger question here is can the truck stop more? Sure it can probably pull more but you are really stressing the truck at the max limit. Any more will start breaking stuff. If you find yourself towing at the limit all the time then you have too small of a truck for your needs.
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The bigger question here is can the truck stop more? Sure it can probably pull more but you are really stressing the truck at the max limit. Any more will start breaking stuff. If you find yourself towing at the limit all the time then you have too small of a truck for your needs.
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Do you agree with me as far as the SUV idea goes?
Absolutely, I couldn't live without a pick-up. I'd just destroy the interior of an SUV cause I'd use it as I would a p/u bed. Unless you need the seating capacity or the dry carpeted trunk space, you're just spending a lot of extra money for nothing.
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I know a guy that traded in his Chevy HD, and bought a Tundra with the 5.7L. According to him he says the Tundra pulls his 21 foot fully rigged and loaded bass boat better than the Chevy did. He's also got his truck lifted on 35's.
My buddy says the same thing. He has had two '05 2500 Duramax's (one ext cab long bed, the other crew cab short bed) and now he has an '08 Tundra 5.7 and says the Tundra tows better than the chevys did. He's a car dealer and tows many cars a week taking them to/from the auction.
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