Last post on Mar 29, 2007 at 5:33 AM
You are in the Toyota Tundra
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Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Truck
#1547 of 2059 Re: 1,000 lb tow limit on the new Tundra [kdhspyder]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:33 pm)
This is correct. It's margin-of-safety CYA.
Toyota says to use trailer brakes over 1000# Gross Trailer Wgt
GM say to use trailer brakes over 2000# Gross Trailer Wgt.
Why so quick to brush this off as a non issue? Seems like a pretty big advantage for the general on this issue to me. Twice the rating. 1000# is not very much weight before you need trailer brakes. Sounds pretty lame to me, What happened to those big bad brakes on the tundra?
#1548 of 2059 Re: Towing points [kdhspyder]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:35 pm)
I will be picking up my 2007 Silverado tomorrow , Crew cab, 4x4 ,short box, Max Vortec 6.0 liter. I have reviewed the Chevy catalog and Chevy.com and it clearly states that the 2007 Silverado ( New body style ) has the 900 frame and can tow 10,500 lbs, the main reason for my purchase. The dealerships manager discussed the towing ability with me personally. You must be refering to the 2007 Silverado Classic, not the new body style. The new body style has the 900 frame. Ya, research...... The kicker here bucko is that you need the 6.0 liter motor AND the Maximum Trailering Package, which gives you a great suspension, better transmission and oil cooling and the necessary towing accessories such as shocks, wiring etc. but as I stated, it tows 10, 500 lbs.....Final analysis as I have stated many times, moot point, no argument. Either you are a Toyota guy or a Chevy guy... to each his own. I love my country and I buy American... ( oh ya a little German stuff too, but they build great stuff )
#1550 of 2059 Re: Towing points [chrmdome]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:50 pm)
Congrats on buying the best. I just got my latest Motor Trend today in the mail and skimmed through it and the Silvy won against the Tundra in a comparo.
I was shocked at Motor Trend putting a GM truck above a Toyota.
#1553 of 2059 Re: Towing points [sierra2007]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:52 pm)
But the Tundra wasn't available for the truck of the year test pal and that magazine has a tradition of bashing domestics but as of late they are supporting GM's efforts.
P.S. y'all need to get your carspace pages off the ground so we can talk
#1554 of 2059 Is it just me.....
Mar 08, 2007 (6:56 pm)
or does "sierra2007" sound alot like jreagan?
Just joined edmunds too...hmmm....