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#1091 of 2007 Waiting for my TRUNDRA
Mar 23, 2007 (10:04 am)
I am driving a 2005 F150 and have ordered a Tundra DC that is scheduled for mid April. When people bash the TUNDRA, all I can say is that I have owned several newer GMC Trucks and now this 05 F150. The F150 is a snail when towing a 3500 lb boat. It has NO, read that, NO passing power. Don't try to convince me that it has. I have 27,000 miles on it. I am not bashing FORD, I love the truck but HATE the power or lack of it. I was able to try towing a 8,000 lb trailer at WILDE Toyota in Milwaukee, (The largest Toyota dealer in the midwest) and I can tell you from experience, hands on experience, that the TUNDRA tows 8,000 lbs easier than my F150 tows my 4,000 lb boat. In fact, the passing power is about the same with the empty F150 compared to the TUNDRA towing 8,000 lbs.
This is just one persons observation based on experience, not emotion.
#1092 of 2007 Thanks for the post
Mar 23, 2007 (10:44 am)
Someone without an axe to grind. Who'da thunk it?
#1093 of 2007 Re: Waiting for my TRUNDRA [joe140]
Mar 23, 2007 (11:01 am)
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, new Tundra towing power!
I can't wait.
Thanks for sharing the hands on experience Joe.
Mar 23, 2007 (12:55 pm)
Well, I haven't towed anything yet with my DC 5.7 with the tow package, but I can say that the beast has tons of get up and go. I've driven basically every truck I could my hands on and this one has everything else beat hands down. The transmission is as could as they say as well. You really don't feel it shifting through all the gears. I was worried at first about jumping back and forth but it really doesn't. With the tow/haul mode OFF, it keeps the rpm below 2000 and most of the time below 1500. I've contemplating renting a tractor just to tow something large. Overall, great truck!!!
Mar 23, 2007 (2:47 pm)
I drive by the local dealership here in San Diego every Friday after work. Today they finally had the CrewMax.
They had 2-SR5; 1 Brilliant Red, 1 Salsa Red. The Reclining rear seat and The Leg Room is very Cool. I am almost certainly buying a CrewMax, but my Practical side won't let me just yet. My wife paid $3.49 for Premium gas yesterday and I just know there are going to be some huge savings to be had on these Tundras in the not too distant future.
#1096 of 2007 Re: '07 Tundra Owner Roll Call [dssnuffy]
Mar 23, 2007 (11:01 pm)
13 posts later and there is one owner (plus one more coming in April). I'm glad you like the towing, doggboys. The New Generation Tundra does have the best towing in the class. The big V8 and six speed transmission work well together to transfer power for hauling.
Your truck is coming in from the Indiana plant, Joe140. I hope you haven't left the message board before you get your truck. I really would like to hear your report as a 2007 Toyota Tundra New Owner.
David "Snuffy" Smith
#1097 of 2007 07 Tundra towing feedback
Mar 24, 2007 (10:34 am)
Well, I have owned my 07 Tundra for a month now, and I am still amazed by the performance. I have always been a Ford owner, but none of the brands performed like the Tundra.
I have the Double Cab with the 5.7L and Tow Package.
I recently hauled 9000 lbs of hay with my new Tundra and WOW! It felt equivilant to a Ford with 1500 lbs behind it. The accelleration and braking was amazing.
#1098 of 2007 Re: 07 Tundra towing feedback [dmorrell]
Mar 24, 2007 (11:47 am)
Amazing! 9,000 pounds of hay is a ton. Four and a half actually. Little known fact: the '07 Tundra set a new world record for the world's largest hay ride.
McKinney Hayride Sets Guinness World Record All-new Toyota Tundra Easily Tows 217 People, Six Trailers
Austin - A new record for the world’s largest hayride was set yesterday at Pat Lobb Toyota in McKinney.
Some 217 children and adults, sitting atop six daisy-chained flatbed trailers covered in hay, were easily towed by the 2007 Toyota Tundra, which features a 5.7 liter i-Force V8.
“The Tundra did its job in two-wheel drive,” said Pat Lobb, owner of the dealership. “The truck didn’t even require its four-wheel capacity.”
The record-breaking hayride was part of the five-day Pat Lobb Toyota Tailgate Party, which is introducing the Texas-built truck to potential buyers.
Guinness Book of World Records approved the hayride mission and will certify its success after reviewing materials documenting the event.
#1099 of 2007 Re: 07 Tundra towing feedback [dssnuffy]
Mar 24, 2007 (12:59 pm)
ha ha, excellent!
who ya gonna call? A new Tundra owner
#1100 of 2007 Re: '07 Tundra Owner Roll Call [dssnuffy]
Mar 24, 2007 (9:42 pm)
Not a lot of owners/posters for 2 days, but both new owners (dogg and morrell) said they were impressed with the towing. Sounds like that's two for two with true truck drivers.
Thanks for the input. I am trying to get drivers' posts back on topic and give my 2 cents.
David "Snuffy" Smith