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Freaking Low Payload

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by CaptCraig, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    Where there's a will there's a way. I'm sure you'll figure it all out.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:33 PM
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    This is actually a gasser I wanted more payload that's why skipped out on the diesel plus its almost $10k more for the diesel option thank you!
     
  3. Jun 9, 2021 at 4:09 PM
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    How do you fit wife and 4 kids plus you in vehicle?
     
  4. Jun 9, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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    15whtrd

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    TRD Pro suspension, +2 Coachbuilder shackles, 2015 TRD Pro headlights, 20% ceramic tinted windows, clear ceramic tinted front windshield, aFe drop in pro s dry air filter, TRD airflow accelerator, TRD oil fill cap, TRD 18 psi radiator cap, BDX Bullydog tuner, Weathertech floor mats front and rear, rear seat fold down mod, DNA hard trifold tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD rear swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert with color matching surround and bulge, TRD PRO headlights, aluminum oil filter canister, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate lock actuator, rear diff breather relocate, RCI front skid plate. 275/70 R18 BFG KO2s
    Maybe he’s got a bench seat up front
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    SR5 with a bench seat! It's a blessing & a curse. Nice little hideaway for your CCW in the middle though.;)
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM
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    Thanks, we're highly motivated to make this work.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    15whtrd Mr. Blonde

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    I love the versatility of my bench seat. It’s come in handy a quite a few times. I don’t necessarily like someone riding bitch, but if it needs to happen, I’m glad it’s there. Reminds me of my single cabs I’ve owned with bench seats. Move your knee, I need to shift 4th lmao.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    What i meant is he said 4 small kids... im assuming there in car seats. I love my bench seats
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:26 PM
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    I just figured with four kids, one of them has to be out of the car seat right now. Or at least in just a booster. No airbag on the center seat so this should be OK.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Remove wife, kids, trailer. Add topper and fill the gas, then haul ass!
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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    No, they wouldn't. They actually reduce the payload even further. If towing, a WDH is the only thing that truly helps.
    (Oh if you want to reduce 'squat' then sure add the bags... but you're not helping payload)
     
  12. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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  13. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Seat covers, dash mat, ext. Trans. Cooler, sumo springs, oem pwr fld tow mirrors
    Honestly, you need to think about the transmission cooler before pulling that.
     
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  14. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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    It is what it is. You can't increase it.

    It's like lowering your age or making yourself taller. It can't be done.

    Smaller trailer is your answer.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:41 PM
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    Wow, Airstreams are heavy! What kind of light weight mods are you talking about? Saw a tundra pulling one at the campground this weekend & his back bumper was about scraping the pavement!
     
  16. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    Yeah, one is in a booster & up front with me & the wife. The other three take a back seat. There's even enough room for the dog to lay down by the three in the back.
     
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  17. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:20 PM
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    Nice pack em in there!! It really is not that uncomfortable to have 3 up front done it on a few occasions
     
  18. Jun 9, 2021 at 10:17 PM
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    Wasn't bad at all minus all the 'Are we there yet?'
     
  19. Jun 9, 2021 at 10:25 PM
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    Lol my kid is 5 and i tell him if you keep asking it adds 5 more mins to our drive:rofl:
     
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  20. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:35 AM
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    So my trailer is about 6k dry, 7k wet (measured) - and we probably run it at 6.5k most of the time since I only carry 20% water. That 2nd AC reduces the advertised tongue weight slightly and I do my best to pack our crap toward the back. It tows very well.

    My Tundra mods: Bilstein shocks, E tires, rear sway bar, blue Sumo springs with top donut removed, CB rear shackles. WDH is an absolute requirement, no squat or scraping when it's properly set up. (Oh and of course one of Nick's transmission cooler kits)

    I wouldn't pull anything bigger with the Tundra though (I'm maxed out on paper), but a lot of people do. Camped next to a Tundra owner with a 33ft trailer.

    Read this thread if you haven't already:
    Post 10 has a handy XLS you can fill out
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/tow-ratings-guide-how-to-be-safe.39211/
     
  21. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:36 PM
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    Ya, I am gonna be ordering a hyperlyte 25RBHL. It’s a 30’ trailer but wife and I are looking to do travel nursing and travel X-ray for a couple years. So we want something larger we could live out of comfortably. The numbers I filled out are on the high end. So I know even at high end I’m good. I won’t be traveling with more than 20 gallons of water and luckily we will be working and scrubs don’t weight much. We pack light. I appreciate the write up. I was considering the sway bar. Not sure if I want TRD or hellwig. To many damn choices.

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  22. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM
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    The sway bar is excellent! I went with the TRD because of the price, can’t go wrong with either of them.
     
  23. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:21 PM
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    Half Assed the ride never ends

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    I put 3k in the bed last week and nothing happened.

    Just ignore the sticker and get air bags.
     
  24. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    Thats pretty impressive towing for gas, my 2018 Cummins is 2380 payload and 17680 towing, which compared to my crew max tundra is a big increase haha

    I've noticed the 6.4 hemi has been very popular in comparison to the Cummins in the small town i'm from in PA when I was visiting. People must be sick of the new diesel emissions crap
     
  25. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    I would love a bigger truck however at this point not needed. If I decide to stay travel X-ray and nursing for awhile that might be an option but until then tundra won’t let me down.
     
  26. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:22 PM
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    You are spot on with the emissions. You had better really need it in your 3/4 or 1 ton over a gasser. 100k miles and the issues start. Road going diesels don’t have the reliability that they once did. And this is coming from someone who thinks that a Diesel engine is far superior to a gas engine.
     
  27. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    My girlfriend, three boys and 2 dogs. 12000 miles in the motorhome not one “are we there yet.” Just an occasional opening of the fridge for drink or snack a toilet flush and “what state are we in?”
     
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    Lol, if only I could have them all ride in the travel trailer.
     
  29. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM
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    Can't remember what my tires are exactly but I know they're Michelin & I have a sway bar to go with my WDH despite many people mentioning how they don't need it. I think I'll be good for now as long as I just stick to the rivers & streams that I'm used to but you've peaked my interest in mods.
     
  30. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:59 PM
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    That's awesome. Kinda wish I did travel x-ray when I had the chance but I was having too much fun with my friends on my dads ski boat.
     

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