We recently took a road trip to the Marble Falls area of Texas. We decided to pull a 29 foot RV trailer, using a 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax truck. Round trip was 500 miles, so we needed a truck that was up to the task of pulling 6,500 pounds of weight while still offering cabin comfort for driver and passengers.

Powerful

The Toyota Tundra CrewMax is powered by a 5.7L, V8 engine. The Tundra TRD Pro towing capacity is rated to handle up to 9,200 pounds of towing capacity and a payload of 1,560 pounds. These features gave me peace of mind that the Tundra could handle our needs. The trailer we pulled was equipped with a weight distribution hitch.

Cabin Comfort

The interior of the Tundra TRD Pro was quite comfortable for 5 people. The driver’s cabin is equipped with 2 power operated seats that are trimmed in leather. Second row seating is formed to the human body for a comfortable fit for up to 3 passengers.

An upgraded audio and navigation system with a 7 inch touchscreen were great for the long drive. There were 12 Premium JBL Audio system speakers for high quality sound.

The Drive

This area of Texas can be hilly, especially along certain stretches of Highway 35. It was important that the truck could safely navigate the hills while hauling a trailer. The Tundra TRD Pro towing capacity was more than sufficient and the ability to brake quickly was excellent. Stability was fine, though we did experience minor shifting when an 18-wheeler would speed past us.

Overall, I was pleased with the power, handling, and comfortable ride. I would recommend the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax for any family looking for a truck that can manage large loads on long trips.

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