Trucks & Trailers - 2010 tundra towing

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1998 proline 241
03-09-2011, 04:59 PM
I have been looking at a 2010 tundra crewmax 5.7 and i was wondering how it was with boat towing?


805gregg
03-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Like a want to be truck.

WolpackVO
03-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Mine does fine towing approx 8k lbs....expect around 9-10 mpgs


gf
03-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Using the Search function at the top of the page would be helpful in this situation.

triumphrick
03-09-2011, 06:55 PM
If you're talking about the proline in your name, that Tundra won't break a sweat, contrary to what some die hard dodge, ford gm people think...

Go the the Tundra forums..google them and read away.

1998 proline 241
03-09-2011, 07:26 PM
ok thanks

iFishMD
03-10-2011, 06:03 AM
I just sold a 2006 Silverado with 5.3l and am now in a 2011 Tundra with 5.7l.. Tundra tows my Judge 27 Chesapeake (~8000lbs total) without problem and much more confidently than my silverado did. Of course the new silverados are nicer these days too.

Jonboater
03-10-2011, 10:56 AM
I wonder how that Silverado would have pulled with 4.30 gears like your Tundra?

gary240
03-11-2011, 08:55 AM
Like a want to be truck.


Wouldn't have trouble pulling your rig bud!

dbric36
03-11-2011, 05:37 PM
Watch for very low mileage towing. Trailer boat did a test and the tundra go around 8mpg towing 4300lbs normal driving

iFishMD
03-11-2011, 05:40 PM
Wouldn't have trouble pulling your rig bud!

According to his signature he tows a "stripper" that is for sale

gary240
03-11-2011, 06:15 PM
Watch for very low mileage towing. Trailer boat did a test and the tundra go around 8mpg towing 4300lbs normal driving
I get around 10MPG towing 7-8k; thats in town or highway it doesn't seem to care.

According to his signature he tows a "stripper" that is for sale:grin:

dbric36
03-12-2011, 05:09 AM
I am just pointing out a test done on mileage. Your claim of 10 mpg on that weight sounds higher than any I have heard from in the Toyota forums. Where are you towing? Maybe if all flat and pushing very careful on your go pedal.

WolpackVO
03-12-2011, 06:07 AM
^ As I already said in this thread, I also average around 9-10 pulling 8k....

D_Westie
03-12-2011, 06:34 AM
Taking my boat from Calgary to Vancouver and back I averaged 10.6 mpg.
Boat and trailer weights about 6500 lbs, and the road is definatly not flat along that route. It towed so well that I'm buying a bigger boat.

gary240
03-12-2011, 07:09 AM
I am just pointing out a test done on mileage. Your claim of 10 mpg on that weight sounds higher than any I have heard from in the Toyota forums. Where are you towing? Maybe if all flat and pushing very careful on your go pedal.

Oh, I know and I'm not trying to call you out or anything; I'm just pointing out what mine is getting and others I know that average the same. Eastern NC is where I tow and no, I'm not very careful on the pedal and there is a lot of stop and go along 70East. I have to add also that I don't race it to get up to speed either, but getting 7-8k moving you do have to get on it.

gbeard
03-12-2011, 07:42 AM
^ As I already said in this thread, I also average around 9-10 pulling 8k....

So I fall right in line with 8-9 mpg pulling 10k. While these numbers are no revelation, it is good to see them confirmed for those who may be interested or comparing.

Glen

dbric36
03-12-2011, 07:47 PM
The if that is hand calculated you are getting better than 98% of the tundra owners.

dadriva
03-13-2011, 10:20 AM
2007 Tundra 5.7 and 9800lbs reviewed

http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-trailers/218468-2007-tundra-9800-lbs-400-miles.html

s_ebels
03-24-2011, 06:44 PM
Just lost the rear differential on our 08 Tundra. It is juuuuust under the 60K mile power train warranty so it won't cost me anything other than a day in the shop.

The service manager said he has had several in for the same repair at the 50-60K mile range. If you're driving a Tundra and it starts to sound like it's making more tire noise, get it in to have it checked out ASAP. The rear end started to whine a little at around 50K miles but both my son and I thought it sounded like the tires were just getting worn down and noisy. He drives it most of the time and last week said it was getting real annoying and he didn't think it was tires. Sho nuff. It weren't.
If we'd have waited another 2 weeks it would have been over the 60K mark.

Jonboater
03-24-2011, 06:54 PM
s_ebels, was that on a 5.7? It has a much bigger ring gear then the 4.7 (and newer 4.6). You tow heavy or just a defect in your unit?

s_ebels
03-26-2011, 07:17 PM
s_ebels, was that on a 5.7? It has a much bigger ring gear then the 4.7 (and newer 4.6). You tow heavy or just a defect in your unit?

The truck has a 5.7 in it and I would say 90% of the miles are running empty or with a light (<500#) load in it. Most it has ever towed would be our work trailer which probably weighs around 5500-6000#. If it has a total of 1,500 miles on it pulling that load that would be tops.
The howl in the rear end started at about 54,000 miles and got progressively worse until we figured out it wasn't coming from the tires. It has been serviced according to Toyota's maintenance schedule or better for it's entire life. The diff fluid was changed at 50K miles per the manual and there was no noise at that point nor did the service tech that did the work make any comment about anything unusual in the oil.
The service manager did say that he had several of that vintage (2008) show up in just the last month with that problem. It's a 4x4 with the TRD package on it.

brdawg2001
03-28-2011, 08:46 AM
I have a 2007 with 80k miles...solid so far...I pull a 273 Chase Grady White...which is pretty heavy loaded with fuel....pulls great...

4.30 gears...yes, that is why I bought this truck...they were the first 1/2 ton with the 6 speed that can allow for that gear and forced Chevy/Ford/Dodge's hand...good for them.

BTW, I am a die hard Ford man......

r

Jonboater
03-28-2011, 06:16 PM
That is definitely a good load. I think chevy still only has like a 3.42 rear option (3.08 standard!) with the 6-speed (double over-drive). WTF are they thinking?



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