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Old 09-15-2019, 08:55 PM   #11
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Thank you all for your replies. Figuring out what to do. We love our Tundra and not ready to trade it, we hope to be able to get a diesel Tundra if Toyota would ever decide on it.
My husband and I are just looking for a TT to visit state parks in the US and Canada. Thinking of being full time in a few years.
A Tundra has improved in recent years as far as a towing vehicle. On par with the Big 3? Not by any test that has been performed on them vs the big 3 that I have seen. A diesel in a Tundra? Not seen anything like that mentioned...I suppose a hope, sort of like the diesel Titan? The Titan still can't/doesn't make the cut for an HD truck as the US would think.

Little brother tried to use a Toyota HD pickup to pull his lightweight 5vr because they said it could. He ended up with a Ford 250 diesel because the Toyota didn't have the "cojones" for it. He loved it, couldn't do the job

Understand that a Tundra, is at heart, a Japanese "truck" designed by "Japanese" that have no comprehension of what us Americans do with a truck. They are learning and improving...for a 1/2 ton truck. Trying to use them for heavy duty towing....give them 10 years or so.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:38 PM   #12
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Might I ask, without ruffling any feathers, please, "We hope to be able to get a diesel Tundra if Toyota would ever decide on it" what would make you hope for a diesel Toyota?
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:06 PM   #13
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A Tundra has improved in recent years as far as a towing vehicle. On par with the Big 3? Not by any test that has been performed on them vs the big 3 that I have seen. A diesel in a Tundra? Not seen anything like that mentioned...I suppose a hope, sort of like the diesel Titan? The Titan still can't/doesn't make the cut for an HD truck as the US would think.

Little brother tried to use a Toyota HD pickup to pull his lightweight 5vr because they said it could. He ended up with a Ford 250 diesel because the Toyota didn't have the "cojones" for it. He loved it, couldn't do the job

Understand that a Tundra, is at heart, a Japanese "truck" designed by "Japanese" that have no comprehension of what us Americans do with a truck. They are learning and improving...for a 1/2 ton truck. Trying to use them for heavy duty towing....give them 10 years or so.
The Tundra is made in San Antonio Texas by Texans! The truck purports to be for heavy duty towing and off road use on their website. Highest payload for any of the Tundra configurations is 1660 lbs.
https://www.toyota.com/tundra/2020/f...8261/8272/8275
Ford F150 for 2019 has significantly higher payload ratings for many of its model configurations. The 3.5 Eco-boost max payload? 3230 lbs. (can this be right? This is one ton range!)
https://www.phillongford.com/2020-fo...g-capacity.htm

I think anyone who loves Tundra trucks and loves decent sized RVs should make up their mind which they love more cuz they don't seem to live in the same space.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:32 PM   #14
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The Tundra is made in San Antonio Texas by Texans! The truck purports to be for heavy duty towing and off road use on their website. Highest payload for any of the Tundra configurations is 1660 lbs.
https://www.toyota.com/tundra/2020/f...8261/8272/8275
Ford F150 for 2019 has significantly higher payload ratings for many of its model configurations. The 3.5 Eco-boost max payload? 3230 lbs. (can this be right? This is one ton range!)
https://www.phillongford.com/2020-fo...g-capacity.htm

I think anyone who loves Tundra trucks and loves decent sized RVs should make up their mind which they love more cuz they don't seem to live in the same space.
Yes it is, but I believe the "design" team is probably at Toyota headquarters somewhere, not at the San Antonio plant. I have to say that I'm thinking that they are at least getting some influence in their designs from the US by the way their trucks are improving. But, let's give them 10 years before we want to think of them as true "towing" trucks.
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