Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Springfield, VT
Re: 2007 Tundra vs Tacoma Towing MPG
I wish I had weighed the trailer... but with the biggest uhaul trailer I got anywhere between 11.27-14.78 mpg. This was driving from Albuquerque to Charlotte, NC, so there were plenty of mountains and high speed limits. And of course stop and go traffic going through construction zones, etc.
For a load, I had basically all of my possessions, clothes, books, important papers, computer, computer desk and chair, foot locker, 3 medium sized tool boxes, 2 bicycles and cycling gear, air bed, kitchen gear, etc. Most of the furniture stayed behind.
The trailer weighs 1800 lbs empty. Anybody have a wild guess on how much my stuff would weigh?
It would be a hard decision to figure which truck would be more suitable. If you tow only 3000 lbs the Tacoma wouldnt be working too hard, but if its everyday the Tundra might provide the added benefit of its extra power, payload cap and its weight. Definitely, either way have e-brakes installed on the trailer.
05 Tacoma 4x4 TRD DC Off-Road
Shrockworks Front Bumper, K&N Intake/AEM Filter, XM Satellite, Retrax Tonneau Cover and Yakima track rack system, OEM roof rack