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Old 06-17-2019, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post

Two fill ups in 120 miles while towing seems excessive, even with the 26 gallon tank. Low fuel light comes on really early on the Tundra. Usually have about 6 gallons left.

I used to tow my boat with a 2010 Tundra. Towing mpg was pretty terrible. Iíd get maybe 5-6 mpg on FL highway at 60-65. Most of my toes were around town, but Iíd usually do a couple trips that were a bit longer each year. Crystal River is around 100 miles one way. Iíd make it there without stopping, but Iíd have to stop real early on the way back. Keys is a bit over 400 miles each way. I think Iíd have to stop for gas around 3 times each way.

Iím now doing those same trips with the same boat pulled by a Titan XD with the Cummins. Still has a 26 gallon tank. The XD has an extra 2000 lb curb weight, and 4wd while the Tundra was 2wd, but towing mileage is at least double. I do the CR round trip without stopping for fuel. On the Keys trips, I have to stop for fuel once each way. While a larger tank would probably let me get there without stopping, Iím sure my kidsí bladders would force a stop in there anyway.
Yeah slight exaggeration but I didn't have a 26 gallon tank. I had a 20 gallon tank... I just looked it up it was around 190 miles. I would drive around 10 miles to the gas station to fill up and would be on fumes and could not make it to camp without another fill up, just towing a 6x10 and SxS. I almost upgraded to a 46 gallon tank but I just couldn't take lighting bills on fire anymore..

I calculated about $350 dollar a month savings with my current truck even with diesel when I drive a lot.. That's a truck payment right there.

Tundra needs to get with the times if it wants to be competitive again in the market...
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post
Yeah slight exaggeration but I didn't have a 26 gallon tank. I had a 20 gallon tank... I just looked it up it was around 190 miles. I would drive around 10 miles to the gas station to fill up and would be on fumes and could not make it to camp without another fill up, just towing a 6x10 and SxS.
OK. That makes a little more sense. But, the 2011 Tundra fuel tank was 26 gallons, not 20. The fuel light comes on early, and the DTE goes to zero early. I guess Toyota doesnít want the tank to run empty. Iíve driven mine way below zero, and I think the most I got was 23 gallons. But, itís not a 20 gallon tank.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post

I had a 2011 Tundra Crewmax limited and it came with a 20 gallon tank.

Do people honestly own vehicles and not know the actual size of the fuel tank? Really?

You may have never put more than 20 gallons in to your Tundra at one time but it had a 26 gallon fuel tank. Yes, the low fuel light comes on early but you can keep driving for another 100 miles.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post
OK. That makes a little more sense. But, the 2011 Tundra fuel tank was 26 gallons, not 20. The fuel light comes on early, and the DTE goes to zero early. I guess Toyota doesnít want the tank to run empty. Iíve driven mine way below zero, and I think the most I got was 23 gallons. But, itís not a 20 gallon tank.
Well that's what I was told by the dealer and If it never took more than 20 gallons..???. I don't like to chance it when I was getting single digit econ..
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post

Two fill ups in 120 miles while towing seems excessive, even with the 26 gallon tank. Low fuel light comes on really early on the Tundra. Usually have about 6 gallons left.

I used to tow my boat with a 2010 Tundra. Towing mpg was pretty terrible. Iíd get maybe 5-6 mpg on FL highway at 60-65. Most of my toes were around town, but Iíd usually do a couple trips that were a bit longer each year. Crystal River is around 100 miles one way. Iíd make it there without stopping, but Iíd have to stop real early on the way back. Keys is a bit over 400 miles each way. I think Iíd have to stop for gas around 3 times each way.

Iím now doing those same trips with the same boat pulled by a Titan XD with the Cummins. Still has a 26 gallon tank. The XD has an extra 2000 lb curb weight, and 4wd while the Tundra was 2wd, but towing mileage is at least double. I do the CR round trip without stopping for fuel. On the Keys trips, I have to stop for fuel once each way. While a larger tank would probably let me get there without stopping, Iím sure my kidsí bladders would force a stop in there anyway.
I donít understand all the bad economy people get with their tundras. I have owned 3 different 5.7 tundras over the years and towed a 8500lbs Boat from nc to the keys every year and never got below 10 mpg.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:11 AM
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I've bought and sold a 2011 Tundra, only complaint is the micro fuel tank. Put 90,000 miles on it and never had any problems on it. I currently have a 2.7L 4x4 Tacoma that tows my 3500 lbs boat/trailer with ease, however its a manual transmission.

I'd say get the Tundra, yeah it'll have way less options than the Ford. But in the end way less electronics that'll go bad in the long run. Really a personal preference here, both are fine trucks.
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by WolpackVO View Post
I donít understand all the bad economy people get with their tundras. I have owned 3 different 5.7 tundras over the years and towed a 8500lbs Boat from nc to the keys every year and never got below 10 mpg.
Iím not saying I donít believe you but I just donít believe you... Did you ever accelerate?
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post


Iím not saying I donít believe you but I just donít believe you... Did you ever accelerate?

But you believed the dealer when he told you you only had a 20 gallon tank.

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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post


Iím not saying I donít believe you but I just donít believe you... Did you ever accelerate?
put transmission in 5th gear and towed around 65mph
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