This is part two of our cross-country trip from Southern California to Colorado. We pick up the Black Series HQ19 trailer at their assembly facility near Los Angeles, CA. We drive it over 1,000 miles to get it back to our headquarters in Boulder, CO. On our way – we show you our new 2022 Toyota Tundra’s towing fuel economy, and how it handles the icy Onion Creek off-road trail. Will I get it stuck? Let’s find out.
The truck is an all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra crew cab 4×4. It’s a Limited trim with a TRD Off-Road package. This truck is equipped with a low-range transfer case, Falken Wildpeak AT tires, and a rear locking differential. The camping trailer has a very stout galvanized steel frame, aluminum frame construction, and independent suspension. This trailer is about 25 feet long. It weighs about 7,000 lbs, and it has many luxurious appointments on the inside.
This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Black Series trailers. Learn more about the rugged and luxurious Black Series HQ19 here.
After topping off the fuel tank near Barstow, CA – we traveled over 225 miles and recorded a highway towing 8.6 MPG. We encountered relatively high winds during this part of the trip, and it did not help the fuel efficiency. The next day, we made it to Moab, Utah. The goal was to drive the Onion Creek trail with the trailer in tow and find a beautiful and secluded area.
The iced-over water crossings made our progress difficult, but the Tundra had enough traction to keep going. The HQ19 camper showed its toughness and plentiful ground clearance to make it far into the wilderness.
Join the video for the adventure and stay until the end for the outtakes.