Several of you have indicated an interest in hearing how we are doing with our new 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab TV for our 2011 5th wheel Scamp
. We are currently in York, Nebraska on our way to Alaska. I am having trouble posting to my blog, but as soon as I get those issues resolved, I will post a link.
Prior to the purchase of this Tundra, we had a 2005 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab which we used to pull a 2010 Scamp
16 footer to Alaska and other destinations, spending a total of 100 nights in it. We sold it in Alaska and went over to Backus and picked up the 5th wheel which we pulled with the 2005 and have spent about 25-30 nights in it so far.
The 2012 Tundra is a V8 double cab with 4.6 engine 4x2. The bed is much higher than the 2005 and at the time we got the 5th wheel the Scamp
people installed the hitch with a “lift kit.” When we towed with the 2005 we had it in the top hole and when we got the 2012, we started out with it one hole from the top. That was too close to the bed and we now have it in the top hole and it seems to work fine.
As far as gas mileage, we are getting 17-18 MPG going no faster than 55 MPH. In town, we have been getting 16-17 MPG. Today, we have had wind gusts up to 30 MPH and have had no issues.