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Old 08-16-2015, 12:43 AM   #31
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We are looking at a 19 5.0 escape it's almost a done deal . A few questions if we go with Anderson ultimate hitch gooseneck how do we attach to bed of truck . I looked at rails that get bolted to truck bed but they said they would not work ?? How many 5.0 and 5.0TA use the Anderson gooseneck hitch ? Jim
If I had a fifth wheel trailer I'd seriously look into this gooseneck setup with offset 5th wheel to goosneck adapter. Seems pretty slick and Tundra compatible.

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Old 08-16-2015, 11:57 PM   #32
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Claude, we just picked up our 5.0 four days ago and have a Tundra 1794. We are currently here in BC Canada and have climbed multiple mountains over the past three days. It seems to be holding its own and I am very pleased with the performance.....well, maybe not the gas mileage! Otherwise, It does just fine.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:08 AM   #33
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Thanks MacMan, glad that you are enjoying the rig what kind of mileage your getting?
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:11 AM   #34
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Oh, you don't want to hear about the mileage! We left Texas about a month ago. Mileage went from 14.5 to 15.5 over time. Now that I have picked up the trailer I am back down to 15.3. Whatever, I love the Tundra and would do it again...it's a Toyota and the only time I should have it in the repair shop is for routine maintenance.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:19 AM   #35
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MacMan, I'm thinking you have the 5.7 which is rated 13/17 so I feel 15 on the road towing is not bad at all! I'm picking up my 21 in four weeks and will report my mileage for comparison.

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Oh, you don't want to hear about the mileage! We left Texas about a month ago. Mileage went from 14.5 to 15.5 over time. Now that I have picked up the trailer I am back down to 15.3. Whatever, I love the Tundra and would do it again...it's a Toyota and the only time I should have it in the repair shop is for routine maintenance.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:28 AM   #36
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Excellent. Good luck picking it up. Orientation was great. We stayed the first night in Cultus Lake and took a driving lesson the next day. Worked out just fine.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:44 AM   #37
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Hi Claude,

I want to echo the concern about carrying weight. With our Escape 21 the hitch weight is far less than the Escape 5 TA's weight, but we are very near the limit of what our 2005 Tundra can carry. However we carry a boat, motors (gas and electric), generator, canopy and lots of fishing gear plus generator. If you carry much gear or many passengers then a 5th wheel could be a problem, at least if you want to keep within the legal limits for your vehicle. I should tell you that in my limited experience with trucks, our 1996 Ford F150 was scary carrying the same load and pulling the same trailer as our Tundra (Ford: less power; poor brakes; terrible suspension). Both trucks were at their carrying capacity, but the Tundra was sooo much better. I gather that the new Fords are also much better, or so I'm told.

Towing weight with a Tundra isn't an issue for either a 19, 21 or 5.0TA. Even fully loaded with gear we are way below our GCVW and that with a 2005 4.7 L Tundra (285 hp). On our most challenging hills on the Coquihalla pass in BC we can do 80 kph up the steepest inclines. With your 5.7 L and a slightly lighter Escape 19 you should be smokin' up hills like a hot damn.

Driving the Coquihalla to Kamloops FULLY loaded we get between 12-13 mpg. If we were driving flatter terrain and with a bit less gear I think it might be as high as 15 mpg. On the highway around the Lower Mainland (Vancouver area for non BC'ers) I don't get better than 20 mpg.

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Old 08-18-2015, 05:20 PM   #38
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Oh, you don't want to hear about the mileage! We left Texas about a month ago. Mileage went from 14.5 to 15.5 over time. Now that I have picked up the trailer I am back down to 15.3. Whatever, I love the Tundra and would do it again...it's a Toyota and the only time I should have it in the repair shop is for routine maintenance.
Same here MacMan, we love the Tundra, solid and give us a nice ride
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:25 PM   #39
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Hi Claude,

I want to echo the concern about carrying weight. With our Escape 21 the hitch weight is far less than the Escape 5 TA's weight, but we are very near the limit of what our 2005 Tundra can carry. However we carry a boat, motors (gas and electric), generator, canopy and lots of fishing gear plus generator. If you carry much gear or many passengers then a 5th wheel could be a problem, at least if you want to keep within the legal limits for your vehicle. I should tell you that in my limited experience with trucks, our 1996 Ford F150 was scary carrying the same load and pulling the same trailer as our Tundra (Ford: less power; poor brakes; terrible suspension). Both trucks were at their carrying capacity, but the Tundra was sooo much better. I gather that the new Fords are also much better, or so I'm told.

Towing weight with a Tundra isn't an issue for either a 19, 21 or 5.0TA. Even fully loaded with gear we are way below our GCVW and that with a 2005 4.7 L Tundra (285 hp). On our most challenging hills on the Coquihalla pass in BC we can do 80 kph up the steepest inclines. With your 5.7 L and a slightly lighter Escape 19 you should be smokin' up hills like a hot damn.

Driving the Coquihalla to Kamloops FULLY loaded we get between 12-13 mpg. If we were driving flatter terrain and with a bit less gear I think it might be as high as 15 mpg. On the highway around the Lower Mainland (Vancouver area for non BC'ers) I don't get better than 20 mpg.

Bob K
Thanks for the info Bob. Can´t wait to get our 19 suppose to be ready by the end of October. We are thinking to get down south for a couple months. We have not decided where yet.
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:07 PM   #40
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A question for those with a 5.0TA and short bed pickup tow vehicle -- is anyone using a standard fifth wheel with slider option? Or not using a slider and wish they had a slider? I am still undecided between a standard fifth wheel hitch (with or without slider) and the Andersen Ultimate, I have read the comments here and all I can say is that I now feel strongly both ways between the Andersen and standard fifth wheel hitch. Thanks for your help.
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