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Re: Toyota Tacoma as a TV
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2020, 05:47:35 PM »
It looks like you have your mind made up, but, for what its worth I'll put in my 10 cents worth (7 cents US).  We just upgraded from a 2010 Nissan Frontier 4L-V6 2WD to a 2019 Silverado 1500 4x4 with the 5.3L-V8.  We are towing a 21RBS so a bit heavier than your trailer (I believe 3500 lbs curb weight).  We too wanted a 4x4 but more importantly we found our Nissan just didn't cut it especially with the numerous steep mountain passes we must climb in order to get out of the Lower Mainland.  On steep climbs it was downshifting to 2nd and in order to maintain a safe speed the engine was roaring. I feared a transmission failure if we kept it up.  Even on slight grades with a head wind I found that I was constantly giving it more gas.  My gas mileage was terrible as a result.  By the end of the day my leg was aching and being 60ish, the massages don't come as often so the pain lingered.  I haven't gone out with the new truck yet but I am expecting it to perform better than the Frontier.  I really liked the Nissan Frontier and was hoping they would introduce the diesel but no such luck.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma as a TV
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2020, 10:07:51 AM »
I too tow a 21RBS (2018 platinum).  I use a 2016 Ford F150 with a 3.5 Ecoboost and a towing package.  I went back and forth between a larger V8 and the Ecoboost.  I am sure I made the right choice.  The Ecoboost develops 420 FT/lbs of torque and 400+ HP.  We have pulled through steep mountain passes with no issue.  The tow/haul transmission feature saves my brakes on the steep declines.  I get 11 - 13 mpg when towing (65mph), 18 mpg around town when unhooked and 22 - 24 mpg on the highway when not towing and driving at speed limit or above.  The tow package also has anti sway technology but I use an anti sway tow device so I cant comment on the anti sway software in the system.  I didnt get the 4x4 which I regret but otherwise I am very pleased with the vehicle.  I have 90000 miles on the truck now with no problems so far.  20,000 of those have been towing and again no problems so far.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma as a TV
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 08:19:01 PM »
Thanks for your input guys.  This is very appreciated.