Last post on Jan 29, 2003 at 7:33 AM
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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Toyota Tundra, Engine, Suspension, Truck
Jan 06, 2003 (5:59 pm)
I would definitly get a super duty for a horse application. However, I would not undermine what the Tundra can do.
Jan 06, 2003 (9:00 pm)
Are good trucks. They are fast, comfortable, manuverable, economical, and well made. This topic, however, was started by someone who tows horses. It sounds like the Tundra could do the job if it was all that was available, and my recomendation was to get the Tundra if he tows occasionally, get the Super Duty if he tows those horses a lot.
Jan 24, 2003 (11:04 pm)
why not just ride the horses? Isn't that why you have them? : )
#14 of 16 45 MPH tow limit
Jan 27, 2003 (6:54 pm)
The 2001 Tundra was limited to 45 MPH when towing more than 2,000 pounds (per the owners manual) - did Toyota upgrade the 2002/2003 model to get rid of this restriction?
If the Tundra still has this limit get the F-250.
#15 of 16 Tundra v. F250
Jan 28, 2003 (2:32 pm)
For towing horses, get the F250. I'm hoping Toyota will come out with a "superduty" soon, but until then, we just don't have a heavy tower. As for the 45mph restriction, AFAIK, all vehicles have that warning somewhere in the manual, unless they're designed as "tow vehicles" (which means the F250/350 may not have that restriction). If you'll note, U-Haul trailers also say not to exceed 45mph. It's a CYA legal thing.
Jan 29, 2003 (7:33 am)
Get the F-250 with the 5.4 and 4.10 rearend. In crewcab shortbed form, you should get around 14-15 mpg. At least that's what most owners of this truck tell me. You'll most likely never regret getting too much truck, you WILL regret getting too small of a truck. I have an F-350 to pull an 8,000 lbs travel trailer. My truck does it with ease and therefore I am relaxed when pulling it. I also know that the truck can handle the TT in most any "accident avoidance" manuever if needed.
As far as the Tundra is concerned, I'm sure Toyota makes a fine truck. I once had an '82 SR5 with the 22R in it. I loved that little truck, never a moments trouble. But, I am more than a little cautious about accepting the Tundra's claim to 7,200 lbs of towing capacity. IMO, I think that is too much weight for that truck.