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Back in a Toyota....New Tow Vehicle!!!
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Last month I said bye bye to my Dodge and slid back into my preferred Toyota. 

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This is a 2007 Tundra with a CrewMax Cab.  It has a 5.7 liter motor with 381 Horsepower and 401 lb of Torque.  I can tow 10,100 #'s.  :omg: Time to start looking for a bigger trailer. 

What really sold me on this particular one was the CrewMax cab.  I did loose some length in the bed (5'5" bed -vs- 6')  but I think I'd rather have the room in the cab then the bed.  I have a utility trailer when I want to haul long stuff. 

Since this truck has such high tow rating I have a Class IV hitch, not a Class III hitch.  The big difference.....I needed to get a new pin for all of my hitches.  The receiver is made from thicker steel so the typical pin I had for all of my other hitches was barely long enough.  So I bought a new longer pin.  It really puzzled me why I would need a longer pin until I realized it was a different class hitch. 

MPG is 14 around town but unlike my last truck, I do see an increase on the highway.  And when I towed my TT to the Spring Opener I only went down to 12.5.....I can live with these numbers. 

This is my 5th Toyota....I'm in my happy place. 

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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Congrats! Matt, did you get to meet Jan from the Toyota commercials?

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No, I met Brooks....I kept on wanting to ask if he had a sparrow for a pet (Brooks was the old librarian from the Shawshank redemption, who had a sparrow for a pet)

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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