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Old 01-17-2016, 10:26 AM   #15
Name: JW
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I use a 2008 Tundra with 4.7 V8. I didn't buy the truck for gas mileage.

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Old 01-17-2016, 12:48 PM   #16
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Brian B-P suggested to upgrade from "little" Tacoma to the "mid-size" Tacoma. You did not say what year your present Tacoma is, so it is not clear if that would be an upgrade.

I pull my Scamp 19D with a 2013 V6 4.0 liter 4-door Tacoma. I get up to 21 mpg (in summer) not towing, up to 17 mpg towing.

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Old 01-17-2016, 01:12 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Isaac M View Post
Hi all,

We're considering upgrading our little Tacoma to a Access Cab 2WD Tundra for towing our 19' Scamp. My only reservation is the gas mileage. We currently average 18 mpg towing all around the Northwest, so gas prices really don't factor in too much in our current travel decisions .

I'd appreciate any feedback on Tundra gas mileage from those towing a fiberglass trailer with a Tundra. I just want to know what I can expect so I can understand the true cost of upgrading. Can you please include:

-Engine (V6 or V8)
-Transmission (manual or automatic)
-2WD or 4WD
-Type of trailer you tow
-Gas mileage when not towing
-Gas mileage when towing.

If you like the truck, buy it. It should do the job nicely without sacrificing mileage, provided you drive slower when towing than when not towing. Just about every TV we have ever used got about the same mileage when towing as when not towing due to the difference in acceleration and cruising speed (12-15MPH)
For instance our Ranger gets 17-20 @ 78MPH with hard acceleration and no trailer and about the same MPG with moderate acceleration while towing @ 63MPH.

Another consideration which is often overlooked is tires, which can cause as much as a 3-4 MPG change. Example... I now have a Kuhmo tire which promises 85000 miles and delivers about 1-1/2MPG more than the BFGs which were removed. Of course any gain is often offset by a commensurate loss in handling and traction.

The Tundra should do alright since last I looked Scamp still owned the mid-nineties 3.0L ranger which was used for decades to deliver Scamp 5ers.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:25 AM   #18
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My tv is 2006 Tundra 4wh dr
Trailer is a scamp19
Mileage without trailer is 17- 18 highway 13-14 in town
Towing highway avg 16

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Old 07-03-2016, 09:41 AM   #19
Name: Tom and Stephanie
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I pull a Casita Freedom Deluxe with a Tundra, 2005, 4.7, 2WD. At 65 mph towing across hilly central Wisconsin I got 15.25 miles per gallon.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:55 AM   #20
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We have a 2007 Toyota Sequoia same front and sides but the station wagon model of the tundra .
Mpg non towing with 4.7 v-8 hwy 17-19 mpg /city driving 14-15mpg

towing 5000lb boat and trailer 10-11 mpg at 60 mph

towing a lil Snoozy about 2800lb 13mpg at 60-65 mph

I love the Tundra /Sequoia truck/SUV from 2001-2007

I keep hearing good reports about all the American brands of trucks beating the Toyota /Nissan brands The sticker shock just about kills your wallet .Jim
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:00 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Tom Cantrell View Post
I pull a Casita Freedom Deluxe with a Tundra, 2005, 4.7, 2WD. At 65 mph towing across hilly central Wisconsin I got 15.25 miles per gallon.
I towed my Casita Spirit Deluxe with my Ram 1500 Hemi V8 on a 500 mile trip across South Central Wisconsin .I averaged 15.3 MPG at an average speed of 60 to 65 MPH
I get better MPG with my V8 than I ever got with my V6 truck.

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