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Old 07-09-2015, 11:24 PM   #15
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appreciate it guys, i really need to look into the wieghts of the tundra..it just sucks cause the tundra has a 21 gallon tank, and pulling trailer im averaging 8 miles to gallon, so i guess really planning ahead before heading out....
Are you sure it has a 21 gallon tank? My 2010 Tundra has a 26 gallon tank. Granted that still only gets you 200 miles down the road...
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:14 AM   #16
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Are you sure it has a 21 gallon tank? My 2010 Tundra has a 26 gallon tank. Granted that still only gets you 200 miles down the road...
26 gallons, but at 8 mpg, better know your next stop or fill up at a quarter tank. Had a 2008 Tundra, great truck but not so much for towing a travel trailer.
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:35 AM   #17
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26 gallons, but at 8 mpg, better know your next stop or fill up at a quarter tank. Had a 2008 Tundra, great truck but not so much for towing a travel trailer.
It does require planning, that's for sure. How many mpg do you get with your new truck, solo and towing?
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:51 PM   #18
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Tundra fuel tank range

My 2013 Tundra is getting 8-10 mpg towing a 2015 Minnie (4800+ dry). I wouldn't want to push 200 miles on a tank full. My main concern is that there are locations in the West through Colo., Utah, AZ etc. where the gas stations are more than 200 miles apart which limits where I can go. Looking at adding the Transfer Flow tank at 47? gal. but have to check what that does to the vehicle weight. I like having the hard, lockable bed cover but have some concerns with having gas cans back there since its pretty air tight. Would welcome suggestions other than get a different truck.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:36 AM   #19
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I would consider something smaller because gasoline is about 8# per gallon. 10 gallons is 80#, 20 gallons = 160# and 40 gallons = 320# ! Adds up quickly. Lots of extra weight and not counting the tank weight.

How about 2 - 5 gallon cans? Don't fill them until you think you need them. Add a vent or 2 in the bed from a marine application. Motor wells are vented in boats and it should be easy to add a vent to the bed so it vents between the inner bed and outer skin.
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My 2007 3/4 ton Duramax only had a 23 gallon tank. I only got 9-10 mpg pulling my 5er. Had to stop a lot. You'll get about the same with Chevy and ford 1/2 ton trucks. So, it's not just a tundra problem. It's a fuel tank size problem with almost all trucks.
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I would never carry gasoline like this. Fumes are bad news.
And even if you had this setup, you still need to stop and transfer it to the tank as these are not integrated systems.

Also, the weight would probably go over the payload capacity, which is already limited.
Any 1/2 ton vehicule (pickup) is just to small to tow any descent trailer or 5th wheel; they are way too short and not heavy enough.
A 3/4 or a 1 ton pickup is the vehicule to have towing large trailers or 5th wheels.
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Any 1/2 ton vehicule (pickup) is just to small to tow any descent trailer or 5th wheel; they are way too short and not heavy enough.
A 3/4 or a 1 ton pickup is the vehicule to have towing large trailers or 5th wheels.
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Any 1/2 ton vehicule (pickup) is just to small to tow any descent trailer or 5th wheel; they are way too short and not heavy enough.
A 3/4 or a 1 ton pickup is the vehicule to have towing large trailers or 5th wheels.
I don't think you want to say "decent trailer" but rather any larger trailer or fifth wheel. The Tundra can easily tow a trailer weighing up to 7K or so loaded.
My 26' Minnie is more than "decent", but it is a smaller, lighter trailer the is well matched for towing with our Tundra.

But there is no question that a 3/4 or 1 ton truck is needed for larger and heavier trailers. I had a 3/4 ton Dodge for pulling our 29' Sunline and when we trading the Sunline in, I pulled it with our Tundra and although it could pull it ok, you could tell that it wouldn't be a good match for a lot of towing, especially in any mountains.

There tends to be too many postings stating or implying that 1/2 ton trucks can't tow trailers and I agree that a lot of folks make the mistake of trying to tow trailers that are too big and heavy. But, when the subject is discussed, it would be better to clearly state the payload factor as well as weight limitations, especially that towing capacities are overstated when considering the payload factor.
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I don't think you want to say "decent trailer" but rather any larger trailer or fifth wheel. The Tundra can easily tow a trailer weighing up to 7K or so loaded.
My 26' Minnie is more than "decent", but it is a smaller, lighter trailer the is well matched for towing with our Tundra.

But there is no question that a 3/4 or 1 ton truck is needed for larger and heavier trailers. I had a 3/4 ton Dodge for pulling our 29' Sunline and when we trading the Sunline in, I pulled it with our Tundra and although it could pull it ok, you could tell that it wouldn't be a good match for a lot of towing, especially in any mountains.

There tends to be too many postings stating or implying that 1/2 ton trucks can't tow trailers and I agree that a lot of folks make the mistake of trying to tow trailers that are too big and heavy. But, when the subject is discussed, it would be better to clearly state the payload factor as well as weight limitations, especially that towing capacities are overstated when considering the payload factor.
Well said!
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